Racing resumed this past Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire after a two week absence due to bad weather, but the Gods shined brightly on the ¼ mile paved speed plant, and provided a great night of racing. Winners included Patrick Laperle, Craig Bushey, Brent Ming and Makita Giroux. The night was sponsored by Caron Fabrication of Groveton.
Patrick Laperle, the Canadian ace, slipped by Scott Payea with one lap to go after a caution on lap 148 of the 151 lap event made for an exciting shootout with Laperle taking his first win on American soil in eight years. Scott Payea, Rich Dubeau, Corey Mason, Mike Kenison, Russ Clark, Craig Bushey, Shawn Swallow, Chip Grenier and Dylan Payea completed the top ten. (See the full article, and complete finish list on our website at www.speedway51int.com).
It was the Bushey and Gilcris show once again in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman main event as the pair raced side by side over the final seven laps before Bushey edged ahead for his second win of the season. Gilcris, Bunker Hodgdon, Ryan Boutin and Brandon Lanphear completed the top five. Bushey and Jason Kenison won their respective qualifiers.
Brent Ming grabbed the lead after Dean Switser Jr. and Ryan Ware tangled in the Caron Fabrication Street Stock feature with seven laps remaining and cruised to his first win of 2018. Greg Adams rolled home second ahead of William Hennequin, Switser and Ware. Ware won the preliminary round.
Canadian youngster, Makita Giroux inherited the lead after Hunter King and Jesse Dunham tangled late in the race in the Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevil Youth Racer feature. Dunham and King both recovered to claim the second and third spots ahead Laci Potter. Dunham won the qualifying round.
Speedway 51 will be back in action this coming Saturday night with a full card of racing including the North Country Ford Late Models, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks and the Claudette and Dean’s Place Daredevils will all be in action. The White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Lady Angels will make their season debut as well. Post time is 6pm.
For more information on this event and others please visit the website at
www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located at 78 Craggy Road in the quite little town of Groveton, New Hampshire.