Monthly Archives: October 2017

Kenison closes out Speedway 51 racing season for 2017




       The best weather of the season greeted a full field of enduro warriors, and hearty race fans looking to enjoy the final racing event of 2017, Octoberfast 150 at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Jason Kenison powered his way to the lead and scored and impressive victory.


            Thirty-nine cars and mini-vans lined up to take the green flag for the 150 lap grind. Drivers from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and the Province of Quebec started three wide on the backstretch and went hammer down when the green flag waved. Several drivers took their turn at the point, but mechanical woes and on track problems changed the top five on a regular basis. Jason Kenison grabbed the lead on lap 29 and never looked back. Charlie Rockwell, James Shufelt III, Paul Hodge and Nick Gilcris all battled hard for top five finishes. Late in the race Shufelt cut a right front tire and headed to the pits. Rockwell and Hodge made contact sending them spinning in turn one. Kenison survived one last three wide scare with two laps to go, but fought his way up the middle to the checkered flag. Kenison was followed by Hodge, Rockwell, Shufelt and Nick Gilcris. Jeff Keaten, Andy Hill, Mike Giroux, Mark Lundblad and Ken Hepburn completed the top ten.




Due to a scorer mistake, Nick Gilcris lost four laps and fell from second to fifth in the final standings.


Second place finisher, Paul Hodge, who has been battling cancer this past year was ecstatic about his finish. Paul and Charlie Rockwell are good friends and they battled hard to the end. Paul was a little tired but was all smiles in victory lane.


Third place finisher, Charlie Rockwell donated a portion of his winnings to St. Paul’s School of Barton’s eighth grade class. Rockwell’s daughter Marina is an eighth grader at St. Paul’s and ironically, she was his only pit crew member.


Derby Line’s, Dylan Tester, aka DJ LOUD, a WMOO DJ in Derby, had an awesome top ten finish until scoring was rechecked. A score sheet was found left on a clipboard and that moved Mike Giroux up into the top ten, dropping Tester to 11th. Since it was a track mistake, he will still get a $50 for his finish.


            The next event on the calendar will be the Annual Banquet of Champions which will be held on Saturday, November 18th at the Town and Country Inn and Resort in Gorham, New Hampshire. Tickets are now on sale and forms can be found on the Speedway 51 website at All forms must be filled out and returned with payment no later than Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The Town & Country Inn & Resort is offering a special room rate of $72.00 plus tax for banquet attendees. To reserve a room, please call 603-466-3315.


           Source: Speedway 51 Groveton, NH

Changes ahead for 70th season at Beech Ridge

SCARBOROUGH — Beech Ridge Motor Speedway’s 70th season will offer more, more for competitors and fans alike, when engines roar to life for the first time in May.

In 2018, the NASCAR Nite series starts earlier (May 5), ends later (Sept. 8), adds a special weekday race to celebrate America, and amounts to an additional race date over the 2017 schedule

Thursday Thunder extends the season one week, beginning June 14 – Aug. 23, creating an 11-race series for its 22nd season.

Car Wars and Day of Destruction fans and teams enjoy additional dates, too:

The 2018 calendar cycles to five Friday nights in August for Car Wars performances.

The Day of Destruction moves to a standardized every-third-Saturday of the month schedule, hosting five of the popular events from May – Sept.  That schedule gives NASCAR weekly teams in particular a welcomed recovery break in expense budgets every month, and an opportunity to enjoy additional summer activities with family and friends on a Saturday night, while still increasing the overall event count.

Thunder teams will benefit alongside the NASCAR teams, as the speedway will open the pit gates for late-morning open practice sessions prior to the Day of Destruction openings.  For teams who need the fine-tuning and practice time, it’s an affordable alternative to track rentals during the heart of the season.

The full date-by-date schedule will post in the coming weeks after final date coordination is reached with touring and entertainment series.

Cassie Rocco and Maina Rufrano raise nearly $6,000 for Cancer Research with Racing for the Cure Campaign at Stafford Speedway

It's not very often that a driver like Tom Fearn can back up another  Late Model Championship after 18 years.

(Stafford Springs, CT)—As part of their Racing for the Cure campaign leading up to the NAPA Fall Final on Sept. 30, Cassie Rocco and Maina Rufrano took to the wheel of DARE Stock cars supplied by Rent A Racecar for the NAPA Fall Final feature event and in the process raised $5,903 for cancer research in the process.  Rocco is the wife of 3-time Stafford SK Modified® champion Keith Rocco and Rufrano is the wife of Rocco’s car owner John Rufrano and mother to SK Light driver Marcello Rufrano. Continue reading

DeWare sisters and Team Bubba Burger close out another strong season with multiple championship podiums

Eden Deware

12-year old Eden DeWare of Easton had a breakout year in 2017 with 5 wins wins in the Bubba Burger Junior Hydroplane Class  also with 2 wins in the AX (Novice) Class
Easton, MA – University of Vermont Freshman and BUBBA burger race boat driver, Lily Deware closed out and up and down 2017 racing season with a 3rd place ranking in the SSOA Championship. Deware expressed that the podium finish is especially gratifying after going through a four-race drought in June and July as she suffered several engine failures. Although the final national rankings will not be announced for several weeks, it is possible that Deware will also grab a top ten National Ranking in her second full season running the A Class.  During the 2017 season she also extended her streak of winning at least one race in every year she has raced. In addition to the her strong showing in the A Class, Deware had a steady year in the 300 Super Stock Class finishing in 6th place overall in the SSOA Championship. Continue reading

Haunted Hundred to Hirschman in TTOMS competition at Seekonk

Matt Hirschman

 Lineman and Gluchacki win in support divisions

Seekonk, MA (October 28, 2017):  With sparks flying, Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, made a clean sweep of the 2017 season in Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) competition; winning the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Hirschman took home $6,000 for the win plus the ‘bounty bonus’ of $1,500. Having already secured the championship for the series, the win was the capper to a dominating season; where Hirschman went 4-0. Continue reading

Matt Hirschman unstoppable in TTOMS at Seekonk-The PA driver bests a top Mod field of 36 entries

Courtesy of Speed 51

Many Modified fans were on hand to watch Hirschman overhaul a large hot field of paved track Modifieds at the Cement Palace.

Matt Hirschman celebrates his Haunted Hundred win. ( photo)0

Haunted Hundred Unofficial Results

1 60 Matt Hirschman

2 92 Anthony Nocella

3 25 Rowan Pennink

4 99 Richard Savary (Canton)

5 06 Les Hinckley

6 13 Steve Masse (Bellingham)

7 27K Andrew Krause

8 88x Keith Rocco

9 43 Ron Frees

10 15CT Chris Pasteryak

11 F16 Colbey Fournier (Berkley)

12 16 Max Zachem

13 35 Derek Ramstrom

14 82 Woody Pitkat

15 48 Johnny Kay

16 27 Matt Galko

17 85 Ron Silk (Berkley Racing)

18 88 Russ Hersey

19 9 Tommy Barrett (Millis)

20 43A Kirk Alexander

21 6 Ryan Preece

22 76 Ryan Vanasse

23 14 Blake Barney

24 12 Vinnie Annarummo

25 44 Bobby Santos (Franklin)

26 7ma Kurt Vigeant


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Four past American Racing Drivers Club midget car series Champions part of ever increasing East Coast Dirt Nationals field; inaugural Trenton race set for Dec. 1-2


micro sprint race cars

Micro Sprints on dirt and at Trenton it will be indoors on Fri., Dec. 1 and Sat. Dec. 2 but it will indoors!



TRENTON, NJ October 28, 2017 . . . Get your tickets now, don’t risk standing in line, the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Racing Fuels is going to be huge! The event, the only indoor dirt oval track race in the northeast, will be held at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd and race fans can’t wait to see the action. Continue reading

News from Capeway Rovers MX track in Middleborough

The Monster Energy Supercross drew a big crowd of fans for it's first appearance in over 30 years in Foxborough. MA  (Credit: AMA Monster Energy photo.)

Practice Sunday 10/29
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