Speedway 51 News

BUNKER HODGDON MAKING TRANSITION TO TIGER SPORTSMAN IN 2018

BUNKER HODGDON MAKING TRANSITION TO TIGER SPORTSMAN IN 2018

Wolcott, Vermont’s, Bunker Hodgdon is moving on up in 2018, as he prepares to transition into the Tiger Sportsman division full time at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire as well as taking in select events at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont. Bunker is the reigning 2016 and 2017 Street Stock champ at Speedway 51, and he also was the 2013 Thunder Road Street Stock champ as well a owning a Junk Yard Warrior. He started his racing career in 2006 and is extremely excited about the move up to Tigers. Hodgdon stated, “We feel that Tiger Sportsman racing will be good for us, as it is the natural progression from the four cylinder Street Stock class. We hope to move into Late Models sometime in the future, but for now we will jump in head first with the Tiger car. My whole team is looking forward to the challenge of this division, and we are hoping for success very early in the season.” Hodgdon has secured some solid sponsorship this season as Hutch Concrete, Paul Davis Restoration, Cleveland Quality Care, Shatney’s Garage, Cedarguy.com and Blaisdell Mowing and Lawn Care have all pledged their support for 2018. His main crew will return for 2018 including Dennis, Danzi and Edie, plus other friends will be helping out periodically during the season. The #83, “Orange Cheetoh” will be ready to roll, as the team is fired up for the first green flag in 2018! For more information on Speedway 51, visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more
MIKE GIROUX GRADUATING TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

MIKE GIROUX GRADUATING TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Canadian race car driver, Mike Giroux, from North Hatley, Quebec is all set to compete in the North Country Ford Late Model division in 2018. Giroux has been a regular campaigner at Speedway 51 for many years, and has been a strong contender in the Tiger Sportsman class. Giroux and his family make the haul across the border each week to compete at the high banked, ¼ mile speedway. Over the winter he purchased his Late Model machine from Kevin Boutin and has been spending countless hours preparing the Dodge for the 2018 racing season. Mike still has his Tiger Sportsman car and will be racing that as well as time allows. “We have been working every spare moment on getting race ready, Giroux explained. We have a lot of good friends helping us out here in the shop, and another group ready to pitch in at the track. We are looking forward to a lot of fun this summer!” Sponsorship for this adventure will be coming from Garage Kevin Smith from Lennoxville, Quebec. The crew will consist of family members including his son Makita, who will be racing again in the Daredevil Youth Racer class. Makita also won his first career feature in 2017. Joining Makita will be Mike’s daughter Madison and his partner in crime, Melissa. For more information on Speedway 51, visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

Speedway 51 Open Practice & Dare Devil School Saturday May 5th

Speedway 51 Open Practice May 5th PITS OPEN FOR DARE DEVIL SCHOOL – 9:30 MANDATORY DARE DEVIL SCHOOL – 10 AM PETE MARSHALL / BOB WRIGHT PITS OPEN – 11 AM FOR OPEN PRACTICE PRACTICE – 1 PM TO 4 PM   ALL SPEEDWAY 51 STAFF & EMPLOYEE MEETING 5 PM – BEER BARN... read more