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Results from Star Speedway in Epping, NH


June 24th, 2018
Shawn Buffington battles his way to NELCAR victory at Star
Jim Storace, Jay Townsend, JT Cashman, Tommy Trempe & Mike Rucci Get Wins Before The Rain Came
Rich Hayes PREpping, NH – With rain showers all around the area once again, Star Speedway officials somehow found a way to put an almost complete racing program into the record books.  Despite a rain delay that interrupted the program for a few minutes, everybody on the schedule except the 350 Supers got their feature events in before the rains returned.
The NELCAR Legends and Senior Tour Auto Racers (STAR) were moved up in the feature event lineup to ensure the traveling racers got to race, with Shawn Buffington taking down the checkers in the Legends main after a rough and tumble battle with Noah Korner throughout most of the 25-lapper.
Beautifully-restored 1960’s-era cars were the big winners in STAR action, with Tommy Trempe of Jaffrey winning the “A” main in his sharp Mustang, and Mike Rucci of Worcester, MA picking up the winner’s trophy in the “B” main in a unique Corvair-bodied Modified.
In the Woody’s Auto Strictly Stock main, Ray Dinsmore of Sanford, ME grabbed the early lead, and he stayed out front for the first 12 circuits before second-generation racer Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. of Candia knocked him off the point.  Renfrew immediately began to pull away from the field, but on lap 19, he dropped out of the race with obvious mechanical woes that started with smoke trailing, and ended with flames under the hood of his once-fast racer. Kingston ace Jim Storace inherited the lead with Renfrew’s demise, and he outran teammate Bill Fiske of Chester to score yet another feature win.  Michele Fushpanski of Salisbury, MA came home third, with Dinsmore and Jeremy Scott of Salem fourth and fifth.
Pittsfield’s Jason Hodgdon led the Brickyard Roadrunner main for the first couple of circuits before Aaron Day moved past and took over the point, but it wasn’t long before the previous week’s winner, Dan Sweeney of Barrington slipped past Day and took command.  Day’s night went south just a few laps later and ended early with a lost wheel and a shower of sparks. Sweeney eventually yielded to top spot to Jay Townsend of Nashua, who held the lead until the checkers to score his second win of the season.  Sweeney, Andrew Harmon of Farmington, Peter Raby of Manchester, and Andrew Gillis of Ashland, MA were the rest of the top five.
Rookie J.T. Cashman of Danvers, MA jumped out to the lead at the start of the L & W Auto Repair Six Shooter main event, holding off an early-race challenge from Scott Byron of Haverhill, MA to maintain the top spot.  Byron eventually lost the second spot to Pittsfield’s Cody Hodgdon, who quickly set his sights on leader Cashman. With the checkers in the air, Hodgdon moved to the low side, but his last-lap charge came up short by about a bumper cover, with freshman Cashman holding on to score his first career win.  Hodgdon, Byron, Jason Terrio of Epping, and Jeremy Decourcy rounded out the top five.
The 350 Supermodified “Jen Garland Memorial” was the only feature event lost when the persistent showers finally won out, setting up double features for the 350’s next week.  Pit gates will open at 2:30, with practice at 3:30, and the rained out feature hitting the track at 5:30 to start the night’s action.
Late Models, Strictly Stocks, Roadrunners, Six Shooters, Star Troopers, and a 50-lap 4-cylinder Enduro will make up the regularly scheduled program.

Todd Buckwold tops in Sportsman Modified Twin 20’s at Legion Speedway

Submitted by: AW on 2018-06-24 at 16:10

It was Dyer’s Welding/Upper Valley Line-X night at the Legion Speedway with Twin 20’s on tap for the Peanut’s Auto Sportsman Modifieds along with race number two for the Homestead Creations Limited Late Models between Bear Ridge Speedway and Legion Speedway. The Rand’s Hardware Mini Stock had a regular show with the Wingless Auto Club also on hand.The Peanut’s Auto Sportsman Modifieds ran Twin 20’s with the best overall combined finish getting the win. The first race saw David Heath jump into the lead from the pole with Matt Lashua second. The races’ only caution flew with three laps complete and on the restart Matt Lashua would power into the lead, bringing Ryan Christian to second with him. A lap later Todd Buckwold slipped by Heath into third and that is how the top three remained for the duration of the race with Matt Lashua taking the win, Ryan Christian second and Todd Buckwold third. The Second race found Jeff Huntington quickly take the top spot with Josh Currier and Wayland Childs swapping the second spot a couple of times. After the caution flew for Josh Currier, a victim of a flat tire, Todd Buckwold quickly made his way to second on the restart with Ryan Christian moving to third. The top three remained the same the rest of the way with Huntington first, Buckwold second and Christian third. The overall win went to Todd Buckwold with Ryan Christian second and Matt Lashua third. All three drivers amassed five points with the tiebreakers being finishing position in the second race. Jeff Huntington was fourth and David Heath fifth.

The Homestead Creations Sportsman Late Model Main Event saw Kelly Miller lead the first lap before Travis Smith made an inside move as Miller slipped up the track. Matt Pike also took advantage of Millers’ slip and take the second position. A lap later Ryan Christian also got by Miller, advancing to third. By the time the race reached the halfway point Toby Stark, who started seventh, started to pressure Christian for third, successfully completing the pass a few laps later. At the checkers it was Travis Smith with the win, Matt Pike second and Toby Stark third. Ryan Christian and Kelly Miller rounded out the top five.

In the Rand’s Hardware Mini Stock Main Event Rich Willey flew to the lead from his fourth starting spot before a lap was complete, but his lead was short lived as just two laps later Jack Cook claimed the top spot with Tim St. John moving to second, dropping Willey to third. A few laps later Jacob Brown, who started ninth, made his way to third and four laps later make his way into second and set his sights on leader Cook. Brown and Cook tangled racing for the lead, causing a caution and handing the lead to Sean Lantas. Lantas held the lead the rest of the way to take his first win of the season. Points leader Erin Aiken made a last lap pass coming to the Checkers to take second at the line with David Flanders third. Jacob Brown and Justin Carbee completed the top five.

The Wingless Auto Club made their third appearance of the season with a caution free event that found Doug McPhail take advantage of Mark Cole’s mechanical misfortune as Cole broke while leading, handing the lead to McPhail, who would go on to take the win. Jamie Glidden was second with Adam Trott third.

Joining the regular divisions of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Twilight Racing Series this Friday night at 7:00PM, June 29th will be the second appearance of the season for the Bear Ridge Speedway Sportsman Coupes. An Enduro will complete the night.

The Legion Speedway is located on Route 25 at the Wentworth/Rumney NH Town line with racing every Friday Night at 7:00 PM.


Unofficial Results-Legion Speedway, Friday June 29th, 2018

Peanut's Auto Sportsman Modified Feature

   1. Todd Buckwold
   2. Ryan Christian
   3. Matt Lashua
   4. Jeff Huntington
   5. David Heath
   6. Wayland Childs
   7. Josh Currier
   8. Stephen Lary
   9. Lenny Pillsbury
   10. Ricky Sanville

Homestead Creations Sportsman Late Model Feature

   1. Travis Smith
   2. Matt Pike
   3. Toby Stark
   4. Ryan Christian
   5. Kelly Miller
   6. Scott Heath
   7. Russell Coutu
   8. Tyler Trembely
   9. Todd Dunham

Rand's Hardware Outlaw Mini Stock

   1. Sean Lantas
   2. Erin Aiken
   3. David Flanders
   4. Jacob Brown
   5. Justin Carbee
   6. Tim St. John
   7. Jack Cook
   8. Tim Davis
   9. Mike McClay
   10. Rich Willey
   11. Austin Tallman
   12. Jason Gaudette
   13. Cody Copeland-DNS
   14. David Comeau-DNS

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Chuck Hossfeld holds off Mike Leaty for Ol’ Boy Cup 60 at Lancaster, NY


LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 29, 2018) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. held off hard-charging Mike Leaty to win the fourth annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial presented by Thermal Foams on Thursday night at Lancaster National Speedway. Leaty made a last lap challenge on Hossfeld, but came up just a few feet short as Hossfeld won by .019 seconds.

In X-Press Signs Stock Car Series Action, Joe Mancuso of Buffalo won the 30-lap Race of Champions Super Stock feature. Andy Cryan of Buffalo was victorious in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stock for the fourth race in a row. In the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders, Jason Anasiewicz of Alden, N.Y. scored his first feature win of the season.

Hossfeld showed plenty of speed right off the trailer as he topped Race of Champions Modified Series qualifying with a quick lap of 16.932 seconds. He went on to win his heat race and then drew second for his starting position in the 60-lap main event.

Daryl Lewis, Jr. drew one better than Hossfeld and started on the pole for the fourth edition of the Ol’ Boy Cup 60. Eric Beers and Kevin Miller started the race in the second row.

Lewis took off with the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Hossfeld, Beers and Patrick Emerling. That foursome pulled away from the field during the first third of the race.

Mike Leaty was just as fast Hossfeld to start the night, but his luck wasn’t as good. Leaty was second fastest in qualifying and he also won his heat race. His luck ran out during the redraw and had to start 11th for the feature. The short distance of the race forced him to move to the front quickly. It took Leaty 14 laps to work his way up to fifth place.

From there his luck started to change as the caution flag waved for the first time on lap 20 when Tommy Catalano stopped on the track with a mechanical issue. This bunched the field back up and gave Leaty a chance to challenge the leaders.

The restart also benefitted Hossfeld as he took the lead from Lewis when the race resumed.

Two more cautions just past the halfway portion of the race allowed Leaty to move his way through the top five. Leaty took over second from Lewis with 25 laps to go.

The race came down to a battle between Hossfeld and Leaty. Leaty chased “The Hot Shoe” and appeared to have the faster car in the closing laps. Leaty had two potential bids for the lead come up short. The first saw Leaty make contact with Hossfeld in turn one, and it forced him to save the car from spinning out. He regrouped and made another attempt with less than 10 laps to go, but the car pushed up the race track in turn two.

Lapped traffic and a last lap attempt decided the race. Leaty pulled the outside of Hossfeld in turn three on the final lap with a trio of lappers just ahead. Hossfeld and Leaty raced side-by-side to the checkered flag with Hossfeld crossing the finish line first by about a half of a car length.

For Hossfeld it gave him his second-straight win at Lancaster after winning the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam on June 16. It was his tenth career Race of Champions Modified Series win at Lancaster, and his first RoC Series win since July 2016.

Leaty took the defeat in stride and was happy with a second place run for his best finish of the year. Lewis finished third for his second-straight top three finish at Lancaster. Patrick Emerling and Daren Scherer rounded out the top five.



Tommy Barron finished second. Tim Gullo bounced back from an early race spin on the backstretch to finish third. Tommy Reese and Anderson completed the top five.

Andy Cryan continued his win streak in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Cryan passed Ken Maltby for the lead on lap seven, and he then drove away for the final 18 laps for his fourth win in a row. Maltby placed his second for his best run of 2018. Kyle Sharpe finished third in his first race of the season.recorded top five finishes.




Fast Qualifier: Chuck Hossfeld – 16.932 seconds

Heat Winners: Mike Leaty, Camden Barber, Chuck Hossfeld

4th Annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Presented by Thermal Foams finish: CHUCK HOSSFELD, Mike Leaty, Daryl Lewis, Jr., Patrick Emerling, Daren Scherer, Andy Jankowiak, George Skora III, Karl Hehr, Amy Catalano, Eric Beers Scott Wylie, Zack Knowlden, Timmy Catalano, Kreig Heroth, Tyler Rypkema, Alan Bookmiller, Jack Ely, Danny Knoll, Jr., Kevin Miller, Tommy Catalano, John Barber, Camden Barber, Chris Ridsdale

Source: Lancaster National Speedway

Donahue makes thrilling charge to break into winner’s circle on CCV Night


Thunder Road Speedbowl lives up to its motto “The Nation’s site of excitement!

Barre, VT – Graniteville’s Stephen Donahue joined the ranks of Maplewood/Irving Late Model winners at Barre’s Thunder Road by charging to the win on Community College of Vermont (CCV) Night on Friday, June 29. The third-generation racer took the lead for good from Washington’s Ricky Roberts on lap 38 of the 50-lap feature and sped away for his first Late Model win on the Barre high banks.

Roberts gad grabbed the lead off the outside pole and opened up a big advantage multiple times during the first half of the event. But following the race’s only caution flag on lap 9 for an incident involving Tyler Cahoon and Jim “Boomer” Morris, Donahue began his charge. From eighth on the starting grid, the sophomore competitor flew up the outside. He got around rookie Brendan Moodie for second lap 27 and was at Roberts’ doorstep just five laps later.

Donahue went right to work on Roberts, eventually putting the nose ahead on lap 35. But the two slapped doors entering turn 3 a lap later, and Donahue lost control just enough for Roberts to regain the top spot. Donahue quickly got his bearings back, retaking the lead two laps later and going on to the win.

Milton’s Scott Dragon made a similar charge up the outside, coming from 12th at the start to swipe second from Roberts in the closing laps. Roberts was able to nip Jason Corliss for 3rd in a photo finish at the line. Moodie, Marcel J. Gravel, Darrell Morin, Matt White, Christopher Pelkey, and Cody Blake rounded out the top-10. Both Dragon and Corliss made big gains on point leader Trampas Demers, who spent most of the night mired in traffic en route to a 15th-place finish.

Waitsfield’s Kyle Streeter kicked off the night by going back-to-back in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. Streeter started outside pole for their Casella make-up feature, as the line-up had been set prior to his win in last week’s feature. He grabbed the lead from polesitter Brett Wood following the event’s only caution on the opening lap and, after opening up a nice gap in the middle stages, held off his father Kevin Streeter late for a family sweep of the top two spots.

Morrisville’s Brandon Lanphear came out on top of a lengthy battle with Barre’s Cameron Ouellette for third. Joel Hodgdon, Mike Martin, Joe Steffen, Dwayne Lanphear, Trevor Lyman, and Tyler Austin completed the top-10.

In the Flying Tiger nightcap, it was Steffen who stood in Victory Lane for the 17thtime in his career. “Double O Joe” quickly worked his way forward from 13th on the grid and swung around early leader Colin Cornell on lap-23 restart. He then held off Brandon Lanphear on a 3-lap sprint after the event’s third and final caution. With the win, Steffen tied Joey Laquerre for second on the all-time Flying Tiger win list, just one back of Brendan Moodie.

Lanphear finished second for his fourth straight podium finish. E. Burke’s Cornell barely edged Oullette for third, marking his first time on the podium at Thunder Road. Matt Potter, Hodgdon, Lyman, Dwayne Lanphear, Martin, and Chris Chambers also earned top-10 finishes.

Barre’s Patrick Tibbets made a special delivery in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks to capture his second career victory. The full-time mail carrier had dogged outside polesitter Scott Weston for much of the 25-lap event when the first caution came out on lap 20 for a hard crash off turn 3 involving Justin Town and Justin Blakely.

Tibbets had his bumper out front one lap later when another caution flew for Stephen Martin’s spin. He then used the inside on the final restart to walk away to the win.

Weston crossed the line in second but was disqualified in post-race technical inspection for a tire infraction. Barre’s Jeffrey Martin inherited the runner-up spot while Tunbridge’s Gary Mullen completed the new podium. Jamie Davis, Tim Hunt, Tommy Smith, Kasey Beattie, Bryan P. Wall, Troy Kingsbury, and Tyler Pepin rounded out the top-10. Point leader Matthew Smith was forced to retire early due to damage sustained in a heat-race crash that also saw Will Hennequin end up on his lid.

The tech line also played a major role in the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors as Graniteville’s Frank Putney inherited his first career win. Putney crossed the finish line second after dogging S. Royalton’s Derek Farnham for much of the 30-lap event. But Farnham failed technical inspection due to tire and camber violations, handing Putney the victory.

E. Montpelier’s Brodie Frazier became the new 2nd-place finisher followed by Williamstown’s Kyle MacAskill. James Dopp, Fred Fleury, Eric Chase, Sean McCarthy, Chris Davis, Haidyn Pearce, and Jayme Lee also earned top-10 finishes.

Hinesburg’s Caden Frost dove to the inside of Warren’s Sean Lawson coming to the white flag to be crowned the winner of the 3rd Annual Vermont Brewer’s Cup. Garin Frost, Eric Spoerl, and Andrew Puchalik completed the field.

Thunder Road kicks off its Independence Day doubleheader this Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00pm with the annual Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular. A full card of championship action for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will be followed by one of the biggest fireworks shows in the region.





Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) Graniteville, VT

2. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

3. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) Washington, VT

4. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

5. #Brendan Moodie ( 94VT ) Wolcott, VT

6. Marcel Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

7. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Richmond, VT

8. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

9. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Barre, VT

10. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

11. Mike Bailey ( 00VT ) S. Barre, VT

12. #Evan Hallstrom ( 1VT ) Northfield, VT

13. Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) Barre, VT

14. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

15. Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) Shelburne, VT

16. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

17. Eric Chase ( 40VT ) Milton, VT

18. Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) Barre, VT

19. Joey Laquerre ( 15VT ) E. Montpelier, VT

20. Mark Norris ( 22ME ) Benson, VT




Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

2. #Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

3. #Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

4. Cameron Ouellette ( 90 ) Barre, VT

5. Joel Hodgdon ( 36 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

6. Michael Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

7. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

8. Dwayne Lanphear ( 40 ) Morrisville, VT

9. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT

10. Tyler Austin ( 5 ) East Calias, VT

11. Brett Wood ( 29 ) Georgia, VT

12. #Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

13. #Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

14. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT

15. Matthew Potter ( 23 ) Marshfield, VT

16. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

17. Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT

18. Adam Maynard ( 57 ) Milton, VT

19. Colin Cornell ( 54 ) E. Burke, VT

20. Michael MacAskill ( 33 ) Williamstown, VT

21. Chris Chambers ( 14 ) Brookfield, VT

22. Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

2. #Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

3. Colin Cornell ( 54 ) E. Burke, VT

4. Cameron Ouellette ( 90 ) Barre, VT

5. Matthew Potter ( 23 ) Marshfield, VT

6. Joel Hodgdon ( 36 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

7. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT

8. Dwayne Lanphear ( 40 ) Morrisville, VT

9. Michael Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

10. Chris Chambers ( 14 ) Brookfield, VT

11. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT

12. Brett Wood ( 29 ) Georgia, VT

13. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

14. Tyler Austin ( 5 ) East Calias, VT

15. Adam Maynard ( 57 ) Milton, VT

16. Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT

17. #Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

18. #Jeff Murray ( 35 ) Georgia, VT

19. Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

20. John Drinkwine ( 98 ) Barre, VT

21. #Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

22. Sid Sweet Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

23. #Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

24. Michael MacAskill ( 33 ) Williamstown, VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Patrick Tibbetts ( 48 ) Barre, VT

2. Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT

3. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

4. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

5. Tim Hunt ( 93 ) Derby, VT

6. Tom Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT

7. Kasey Beattie ( 45 ) St. Johnsbury, VT

8. Nick Pilotte ( 27 ) Jefferson, NH

9. Troy Kingsbury ( 39 ) Waitsfield, VT

10. #Tyler Pepin ( 78 ) Barre, VT

11. Logan Powers ( 31 ) Middlesex, VT

12. Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

13. #Juan Marshall ( 79 ) Pittsfield, VT

14. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT

15. Dean Switser Jr. ( 16 ) Lyndonville, VT

16. Justin Blakely ( 17 ) Graniteville, VT

17. Justin Town ( 53 ) Barre, VT

18. Matthew Smith ( 44 ) Essex Jct., VT

DSQ Scott Weston ( 04 ) Berlin, VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Frank Putney ( 88 ) Graniteville, VT

2. Brodie Frazier ( 17 ) E. Montpelier, VT

3. Kyle MacAskill ( 07 ) Williamstown, VT

4. James Dopp ( 0 ) Northfield, VT

5. Fred Fleury ( 98 ) Graniteville, VT

6. Eric Chase ( 13 ) Berlin, VT

7. Sean McCarthy ( 86 ) Williamstown, VT

8. Chris Davis ( 69 ) Berlin, VT

9. Haidyn Pearce ( 4 ) Berlin, VT

10. Jayme Lee ( 18 ) Williamstown, VT

11. Todd Raymo ( 26 ) Swanton, VT

12. Andrew Casavant ( 64 ) E. Hardwick, VT

13. Jesse Gerrow ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

14. Issac Spaulding ( 96 ) Wolcott, VT

DSQ Derek Farnham ( 5 ) S. Royalton, VT


Pos., Driver, Hometown, Brewery

1. Caden Frost, Hinesburg, VT, Frost Beer Works

2. Sean Lawson, Warren, VT, Lawson’s Finest Liquids

3. Garin Frost, Hinesburg, VT, Frost Beer Works

4. Eric Spoerl, Waterbury/Stowe, VT, The Alchemist

5. Andrew Puchalik, tunbridge, Upper Pass


Source: Michael R. Stridsberg

Thunder Road Speedbowl
Media Director
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