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SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP SEASON SCHEDULE FULL OF GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

The 2018 racing season at Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosaver Group has a jam packed schedule full of entertainment for the entire family. The return to weekly competition for the North Country Ford Late Model class has fans buzzing in anticipation as they are truly looking forward to seeing the ACT type Late Models on a regular basis. Not only will the Late Models run weekly, Speedway 51 will be hosting a pair of American Canadian Tour Late Model events. This will mark the return of the ACT Tour for the first time in two years. Those two events will be held on Saturday night, June 2 as Caron Fabrication of Groveton sponsors the 151 lap event. The second ACT Tour event will be on Saturday night, July 14th as JP Sicard Inc, and Kingdom Gravel and Aggregates of Barton, Vermont will sponsor the 151 lap event. Another major 2018 event will be the return of the Pro Allstars Series Super Late Models, and PASS Mods. The sleek PASS Super Late Models will burn up the ¼ mile bullring at blazing speeds. The PASS Mods will join them. Creative Counters from Lyndonville, Vermont will be the headlining sponsors for this high energy event. Moms of Lancaster will host the downtown Groveton Car Show on Saturday, May 12th, with the Moms of Lancaster opening up the season at 6pm. Saturday, May 26th will feature the NAPA Spectacular Military night. Saturday June 30th will see the 4th of July weekend celebration which will include a Late Model 100 lap main event, and a giant fireworks display that will wrap up... read more

SHANE LABRANEY WINS WINTER BLAST 100 AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

                 It couldn’t have been a better day to host the premiere snow race in the northeast this past Saturday as the 2018 edition of Winter Blast 100 entertained a grandstand full of spectators on a beautiful forty degree day in January. One hundred and five cars, trucks, SUV’s and vans lined up on the snow covered Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. The event was sponsored by Mom of Lancaster, Batch’s Kwik Stop, the Sign Depot, Around the Clock Auto Repair, North Country Family Restaurant and Dalton Mountain Motorsports.               The day started off with the award for Best Dressed Vehicle presented by North Country Family Restaurant. The award was a beautiful trophy and $100. As all one hundred and five cars lined up on the backstretch, 10 year old Summer Boutin delivered both the Canadian and American national anthems, wowing the fans. Summer received a standing ovation for her renditions. Aaron Bennett prepared the track, and as Dick Therrien put it, “It was the best snow track I’ve ever seen. It was smooth as silk and perfect for racing.”               The race got underway a little bit late due to the huge line of people trying to get into the grandstands, but once it started the fans were hooting and hollering for their favorite drivers as it was total mayhem around the tracks. With people spinning and crashing everywhere, the racecars and their passenger (yes passenger) were having the time of their lives. Highgate, Vermont’s Richie Turner led past the half way point before Northfield, New Hampshire’s,... read more

LARGE FIELD EXPECTED FOR WINTER BLAST 100 AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Anticipation and excitement is high for the 2018 edition of the Winter Blast 100 snow race at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group. The event scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at 1:30pm has seen a record number of pre-entries come in and the phone and e-mail department can barely keep up with all the questions being asked. This year’s event is being sponsored by Batch’s Kwik Stop, Moms of Lancaster, Around the Clock Auto Repair, Dalton Mountain Motorsports and the Sign Depot. The North Country Family Restaurant will once again be sponsoring the Best Decorated Vehicle contest. Last year’s winner, Doug Bandy is set to defend his title against a huge field of snow racers. Entries have been received from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, North Caroline and from across the border in Quebec. Last year over sixty vehicles participated in the race, and more are expected for the 2018 edition. Pits will open at 9:30am and the grandstands will open up at noon. Race registration fees are $25 for the race vehicle plus $20 pit fee. One passenger per race vehicle is allowed for an extra $25 fee. All race teams MUST provide a scorer, and the scorers meeting will take place at 1pm in the main grandstands. Admission fee is $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors and Military Personnel, Teens 12-16 are just $5, and Kids 11 and under are free. Don’t miss this exciting thrills and spills event on Saturday, January 20th at 1:30pm. Registration forms and rules can be found on the track website at www.speedway 51int.com. For more info... read more

FOUR RACE STREET STOCK SERIES BETWEEN THUNDER ROAD & SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP ON TAP FOR 2018

          Chris Michaud, owner of the “Nations site of excitement”, Thunder Road, and Joey Laquerre, owner of Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group have teamed up to put together a four race series for their four cylinder Street Stocks divisions. The Series will feature two races at each of the venues.               The first of the four events will be held at Thunder Road on Thursday night, June 21st. Round number two of the Series will be the Jake McDowell Memorial Street event on Saturday night, July 7th. Round number three will head back to Thunder to be held in conjunction with their Annual Enduro which will be held on Sunday, August 5th. The grand finale of the Series takes place on Saturday, October 20th at the season ending, Octoberfast 150 Enduro.               Plans are in the works for a significant point fund for this four race series. For more info on this Series and the two tracks, visit their respective... read more