Another night of action packed racing took place at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire this past Saturday night and when the final checkered flag fell winners included Erik Messier, Brendan Moodie, Ryan Ware, Makita Giroux and Nick Miller.
The best race of the night was in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman as Erik Messier held off all challengers to pick up his first win of the season. Steve Heitz and Messier battled side by side for close to twenty laps before Heitz had the rear end come out from under him off turn four and looped his mount down over turn one bringing out the caution. After a quick trip to the pits Heitz returned but was not a factor in the final rundown. Nick Gilcris challenged Messier to the finish but settled for second ahead of Craig Bushey, Ryan Boutin, and last week’s winner, Burt Spooner. Messier also carried the qualifier checkers. Jon Boutin and Bunker Hodgdon each won $250 in bonus money.
Point leader, Brendan Moodie ran away and hid in the North Country Ford Late Model feature as he easily outdistanced Craig Bushey, Brad Bushey, Mike Giroux and James Laroche. Moodie also won his heat race.
The Caron Fabrication Street Stock results are unofficial at this point until possible tech infractions can be substantiated. The unofficial top five saw Ryan Ware pick up his first career victory over Allan Birch, Dean Switser Jr., Greg Adams and Kasey Beattie. Ware and Beattie won their respective qualifiers.
Makita Giroux picked up another win in the Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevil feature as he swept both of the night’s races. He nipped Jaxon Edwards and Jesse Laquerre.
Nick Miller led all twenty laps of the White Mountains Community College Cyclone feature as he battled the entire race with runner-up Travis Moulton, Chris Ouellette, Todd Derrington and Jamie Lee. Miller carried the winner’s flag in his heat race as well.
Speedway 51 will take this weekend off, September 1st, for the Lancaster Fair. The next event will be Saturday, September 8th at 6pm, Jon Park Tractor night. For more information visit the website at www.speedway51int.com or call the hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.Finishes 8-25-2018