With the 2019 Winter Blast 100 less than two weeks away, pre-entries are coming in at a record pace as we approach the Saturday, January 19th race date. The track has been recently inspected a six inch crusty base has formed with another five inches of fresh snow on top. It looks like the best track you could ask for will be waiting for the huge amount of entrants expected. Sponsorship this year is being brought to you in part by White Mountains Community College, Mom’s North Country Powersports, Batch’s Kwik Stop, Optical Expressions Berlin from Berlin, Vt. and the Best Dressed vehicle sponsor, North Country Family Restaurant.

“I am extremely excited about Winter Blast 2019 as people have been registering and calling us about rules and other questions pertaining to the event”, stated Promoter, Dick Therrien. “Everyone that calls says they are bringing more than one car, some up to a half a dozen and that makes me a little nervous as we might have to park them on top of each other” laughed Therrien. Last year 103 vehicles lined up for the 100 lap grind, and this year appears to be one that will break last year’s record. So far entries have been received from every State in New England, plus New York. Many phoning with question are from Canada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.

The pits will open on Saturday morning at 9am, with Safety checks also starting at 9am. The grandstands will open at noon. All teams must provide a scorer for each car and ONLY SCORERS will be allowed in the scoring area. The pit meeting and scorers meeting will be held at 1pm. The scorers meeting will be held in the main grandstands. Scorers are reminded to bring numerous pencils and something to help cover their score sheets in case of bad weather. Post time is 2pm. Bad weather date will be on Sunday, January 20th with the same times happening.

Prices for the 2019 Winter Blast 100 are: General admission grandstands are Adults $12, Seniors 62 & up and Military Personnel $10, Teens 12-16 is just $5 and Kids 11 & under with a paying adult are free. Pit fees are $25 to register a vehicle or to be a rider, plus $20 pit fee for all (not included in registration fee).

Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. For more information visit our website at www.speedway51int.com. You may also call Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or e-mail him at dprdick@gmail.com.