Monthly Archives: June 2016

Doug Coby earned his third $10,000 check for winning the Modified portion of Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk

Tri-Track Series continues to pick up momentum for 2016.

One of the largest crowds in 16 years converged on the Seekonk Speedway to see the Tri Track Series Modified Open on Wednesday night, June 29.


Doug Coby now has three $10,000 checks signed by Action Track of the East in his career.Coming into Wednesday June 29, Coby had scored the victory at the annual Open Wheel Wednesday Modified event in 2011 and 2013.

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For the 13th year the VMRS will head for Monadnock Speedway to celebrate The Fourth on Saturday night


It was another busy Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

The July 4th weekend has become a tradition with the Valenti Modified Racing Series taking center stage.

A 13-year tradition continues Saturday, July 2, when the Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, for the running of the annual ‘Firecracker 100’, an annual presentation by the speedway to coincide with the tracks Independence Day celebration and fireworks display. Continue reading

This July 4 weekend will be an excellent opportunity at Oxford Plains for contenders to get seat time for the 43rd Annual Oxford 250

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The 43rd H P Hood Oxford 250 in late August is the premier race of the season for the PASS Super Late Models. The July 4 weekend at Oxford Plains will be a good opportunity to get some seat time on that 1/3 mile oval in preparation for that big event.

With the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 less than two months away and with over 40 cars already entered, racers from across the continent are starting to focus their efforts toward one of short track racing’s biggest events.  This weekend a huge opportunity will be presented to Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers on the “Road To The Oxford 250.”  On Sunday, a special 100 lap event for PASS non-winners and drivers who have competed at Oxford Plains Speedway over the last five years will award the top three finishers a guaranteed provisional for this year’s HP Hood Oxford 250. Continue reading

Granite State Pro Stock Series moves to Groveton, NH at Speedway 51 this Saturday night, July 2


This Saturday night, July 2 the Granite State Pro Stock Series moves into Speedway 51 in Groveton, NH

Speedway 51, a quarter-mile asphalt oval in Groveton, New Hampshire, will place host to the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) this coming Saturday night, July 2. It will be the fifth of 11 races on the 2016 schedule for the GSPSS. Continue reading

The NAPA Gamblers Challenge is back at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday, July 8

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The NAPA Gambler’s Challenge is back at the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night, July 8


The NAPA Auto Parts Gamblers Challenge presented by Dunleavy Truck and Trailer is back in 2016 on Friday night, July 8.  After paying out an impressive bonus of nearly $8,000 in 2015, the challenge will once again consist of drivers paying $100 to enter with a dollar for dollar match provided by Doug Dunleavey of Dunleavey Truck and Trailer Repair.  The drivers have the bonus on the table but the fans get to decide how it will be distributed.  Race fans can log onto to cast their vote for how the bonus should be distributed.  The top-3 bonus structures in online polling will then be pro-rated and placed into a bucket for the winner to draw out of in victory lane.  The 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k was a thriller till the end and was capped by an epic finish with winner Ryan Preece selecting the “winner” pill signifying the bonus be paid to the winner and a payout of $12,850. Continue reading

Lee USA Speedway results

Friday night action in southern NH can be found at the Lee USA Speedway.

Friday night action in southern NH can be found at the Lee USA Speedway.





The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models rolled into Lee USA Speedway 26 strong on Friday night, running along with the five regular NASCAR Whelen All American Series season weekly divisions for another full night of racing action on the quick 3/8ths mile oval. Continue reading

Devil’s Bowl will have two nights of racing over the Fourth-of-July Weekend

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway in W. Haven, VT plans a big holiday weekend on the paved half-mile and the dirt track in the infield.



Devil’s Bowl Speedway promises to be the site of Southern Vermont’s biggest, loudest, and most exciting holiday celebrations during the annual “Firecracker Weekend” on July 2-3.  The two-night spectacle will keep Rutland County rumbling on both Saturday and Sunday with NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing on asphalt and dirt, kids’ bicycle giveaways, a pair of smash-‘n’-crash Enduro races, and the region’s biggest Independence Day weekend fireworks shows. Continue reading

Monadnock Speedway results

It was another busy Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

It was another busy Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

It was a great night of racing for Monadnock Speedway this past Saturday night. The night started with an on track party where fans were able to get down on the track to meet and greet their favorite drivers. Drivers gave out candy and swag to the fans. The Vintage Outlaws made an appearance along with a full night of regular divisions.

The latest from the Tri Track Series Modified Open at Seekonk this Wednesday, June 29

Tri-Track Series continues to pick up momentum for 2016.

The first Tri-Track Series event of 2016 will go off this Wednesday night, June 29 at Seekonk Speedway in MA.

The NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is set to open the season this Wednesday, June 29, at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts. It will be the first of what is now four races during the 2016 campaign. The first event that was scheduled for June 11 at Monadnock Speedway was rained out and unfortunately will not be rescheduled. Continue reading

Springfield Modified car owner Mario Fiore passes away

Mario W. Fiore

Mario W. Fiore, known regionally and nationally as an owner of championship-winning race cars, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Springfield.

Born August 15, 1950 to Mario A. Fiore and the late Anne (Myoski) Fiore, Mario was the 2000 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship car owner. He was also a proud member of the New England Auto Racers (NEAR) Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2012, his first year of eligibility.
After graduating from Cathedral High School, Mario attended Western New England College and also served in the United States Army. He later worked in construction and was a member of Local 999. His passion was auto racing, a sport he discovered as a teenager at the Riverside Park Speedway.
His earliest successes came with his friend and driver, Gary Colturi, before Gary’s death in a highway accident. Mario subsequently employed a number of drivers; his NASCAR championship in 2000 came with Jerry Marquis, and the Fiore no. 44 had a long run of success with Reggie Ruggiero.
Together, Fiore and Ruggerio won track championships at Riverside Park in 1979, 1984, and 1988; Monadnock Speedway in 1979 and 1988; and Stafford Motor Speedway in 1983. They also won often at Thompson Speedway. Fiore was the winning owner in the 1987 Race of Champions at Pocono International Raceway, a two-time winner at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway, and a repeat champion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
Though he retired as a car owner in 2001, Mario’s skills as a mentor kept him in the limelight, as several of his former crewman reached prominence as NASCAR team members and race car builders. Mario worked diligently and tirelessly to campaign for the MGM Builders and became quite close to Mike Mathis. In that space of time Mario befriended Tommy Barrett and worked with him until the very end. Barrett’s abilities are undeniably great. Mario was greatly proud of him and called him his son. Mario’s magnetic personality attracted the best.
Besides his father, Mario is survived by his brother Louis and sister Cindy of Springfield; his longtime friends Margaret and John Rosati, many relatives and special friends. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home on 220 North Main Street in East Longmeadow.
The funeral take place on Wednesday, June 29th beginning at 8:45 am at the funeral home, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Springfield, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mario’s memory to D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, 3350 Main St, Springfield MA 01107. Visit for more information or to share a memory.


Source: MA Live