North Country Family Restaurant Karts at Lil’ Speedway 51

Press Release for immediate release: 6/30/2018

It was a big hot and muggy morning at Lil’ Speedway 51 sponsored by Caron Fabrication of Groveton, NH

Luke Shannon, 2nd generation Speedway 51 driver, of Groveton, NH unloaded his #13 kart and made a clean sweep in competition of the Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro division.  He picked up right where he left off in the 2017 season as champion of the Mini Pro division taking home the win in the feature event, his heat, and the Waste Oil Heating Systems of VT Trophy Dash sweeping the day with some heavy competition on his rear bumper.  Shannon was followed by another former Lil’ Speedway 51 driver Julian Kenison of Groveton, and Lil’ Speedway 51 2017 Pro Champion Christopher “Cridda” Shannon, of Lancaster, NH, rounded out the top three.  The Pro division has grown into a fan favorite and is providing some of the best competition in the northeast!

Kamden “The Mailman” Potter, 2nd generation driver of Danville, VT, who moved up to the Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro division after a few runs with the Junior Mini Pro division in 2017, picked up his first feature win of the 2018 season.  Following Potter was Kaiden Fisher, of Shelburne, VT who is also making his move up from the Jr. Mini Pro division, and Ashton Kenison, of Groveton, 3rd generation driver and grandson of former Speedway 51 regulars, Honkin’ Don Kenison and Shirley Nickles, rounded out the top 3. Potter won his heat race. Kaiden Fisher took home the checkers in the Waste Oil Heating Systems of VT Trophy Dash.  These young competitors are showing a lot of talent for a healthy future for our motorsports at Speedway 51!

The youngsters in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Jr. Mini Pro division put on outstanding event and is growing swiftly! Hot shoe driver Chase Robinson, of Lyndonville, VT took home another win in the feature event.  Following Robinson to the checkers was Autumn “Princess” Bushey, daughter of Speedway 51 regular Craig Bushey, of Fairfax, VT, and 3rd generation driver, Ashton Kenison, son of long time Speedway 51 regular, Jason Kenison, of Groveton, rounded out the top 3.  Logan Farnsworth, of St. Johnsbury, VT, came off the trailer hot and won both the heat race and Waste Oil Heating Systems of Vermont Trophy Dash.

The new and returning from 2017 in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Rookie class were strong and their abilities are starting to show and expand.  Tyson Shannon, of Groveton, NH, picked up where he left off and swept the day taking the checkers in his heat race, the Waste Oil Heating Systems of VT Trophy Dash, and his feature event.  Following young Shannon was Ileana Harrness, of Newbury, VT, and rounding out the top 3 was 2017 Batch’s Kwik Stop Champion, Conner Charbonneau.   The split up other Batch’s Kwik Stop feature event was won by Chloe Moodie, of Wolcott, VT, third generation driver and daughter of long time Speedway 51 racer Brendan Moodie.  Following Moodie to the line for the checkered flag was Landin Harrness, of Newbury, VT, and third generation driver Andrew Fecteau, Jr., of Morrisville, VT, rounded out the top 3.

Next Saturday, July 7, the North Country Family Restaurant Karts will be back in action with a double point midseason event in memory of Chad Kenison, forever #19, starting at 10:00 am.  Karts race at Lil’ Speedway 51 on an oval race course designed just for the Karts on the asphalt in the pit area.  There are four Divisions: Batch’s Kwik Stop Rookie, Batch’s Kwik Stop Junior Mini Pro, Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro, and Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro.  Pit Entrance Fee: $10.00 with a license and $15 without a license (under age 5 is $5.00 unless you are a driver). Spectator Grandstand Admission is FREE. The karts are not governed by Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosavers Group. Fees & sponsorship that are received support the karting program.  For more information on the kart program contact:  Phone: Jack Call (603) 636-0066 (home) & (603)631-3233 (cell), Email: or Facebook messenger.  Like us and follow us on Facebook!