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Lee USA 07/18 Results

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway hosted the annual El Camino Night on Friday night, with some 40 local members of the National El Camino Owners Association (NECOA) cruising the oval after the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.

This year’s El Camino Night featured representatives of every decade of El Camino, with dozens of restored vehicles representing the various generations, ranging from one of the original 22,246 built in 1959, a few of ‘60’s vintage, a handful of ‘70’s models, and several from the 1980’s taking part in the exhibition. The crowd cheered in appreciation as the El Caminos toured the track and participated in a burnout competition.

During the night’s feature racing action, the parity among teams in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, EKeys 4Cars Supermodifieds was displayed once again when rookie Kyle Saywer of nearby Kingston outran the competition to become the seventh winner in seven races this season.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series to Make Debut at Lee Speedway

Walpole, NH — The famed Lee USA Speedway will host the Granite State Pro Stock Series for the first time ever on Friday, July 25th.

The 3/8 mile, semi-banked oval has always been a favorite with racers, and now the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be a part of the track’s storied history.  The usual suspects have already entered the Seacoast 100, including Derek Griffith, Matt Frahm, Larry Gelinas, the O’Sullivan brothers, Barry Gray, Dillon Moltz, and Brad Babb, and are joined by drivers like George Helliwell, Bobby Cabral, Babe Branscombe, and Joey Squeglia.  Squeglia had set fast time in practice at the Star 100 at Star Speedway just a few weeks ago, but suffered bad luck in the feature, leaving the Derry, NH driver without the results he deserved. 

Buxton, ME’s Larry Gelinas is enjoying a strong lead at the top of the point standings, sitting 33 points ahead of second place point man Frahm after 4 events.  Gelinas has run Lee before, but doesn’t think it gives him any advantage.  Gelinas states “The same fast cars will still be at the front.  Frahm, Griffith, Babb, Moltz, they will all be there.”  Gelinas feels patience and tire management will be key to finishing strong.  “It can be hard to get traction and grip at Lee,” said Gelinas.  “A bad draw could hurt you, but there is enough room and banking that if you save your stuff, you will find yourself there at the end.”

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August Fundraiser Set for Lowinski-Loh

John Lowinski-Loh Jr. will be moving to North Carolina in November to further his racing career. Lowinski-Loh will be holding a fundraiser in August for a test with Team BCR Racing. Team BCR fields ARCA Racing Series cars for Grant Enfinger and Justin Allison. Enfinger is the points leader with victories at Daytona, Mobile, Salem and Elko.

“My crew and I were just talking,” Lowinski-Loh said. “One of my crew members was saying let’s make the leap, so I spent days researching what the next best move would be. I applied for a ARCA license and contacted BCR, who were looking for a driver in 2015.”

“That depends on how the test day goes and sponsor money,” Lowinski-Loh said. “If the test day goes well, they will help me find a sponsor and go from there. Depending on sponsors, would depend on either 10 races, more or less.”

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Lee USA Speedway 7/11/14 Race Report

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway held another exciting program of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on Friday night, with first-time winners the order of business in all five weekly divisions. The enthusiastic crowd was treated to not only a great night of racing, but a gigantic fireworks display to close things out.

The entry-level Benson Lumber and Hardware Ironman feature race was the first of the main events to take to “New Hampshire‘s Center of Speed“, with Austin Elliot of Epping leading them to the green flag. Fellow Epping resident Jeff Bennett quickly got by to take the point, and Bennett moved out to a comfortable lead after just a few laps.

Bennett maintained control well past the crossed flags while the field sorted out behind him, but as the laps wound down, the fast guys were coming in a hurry. Defending Ironman champ Travis Hollins of Milford made his move on lap 17, slipping past Bennett to grab the lead, with Evan Horvath of Nottingham hot on his heels to take second.

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Savary Overpowers VMRS Port City 100 Field

IMG_4139LEE, NH — Canton, Mass. driver Richard Savary was all smiles as he sat in victory Lane at the Lee USA Speedway after recording his second win of the season in the 2014 Modified Racing Series.

In a solemn gesture, the pace laps of the feature had the pole position open in the “missing man formation” in remembrance for Jim Boniface, who lost his battle with cancer earlier in the week.

When the field came to green pole sitter Tom Carey Jr. of Wendell Depot, Mass. led last week’s Stafford Motor Speedway winner Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield, Connecticut and Donnie Lashua of Canaan, New Hampshire in the Jack Bateman owned number 17. The three ran in a tight draft trying to break away from the fast field behind them.

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VMRS Gearing Up for Lee USA Speedway Port City 100 Friday

Canaan, NH — The Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to New Hampshire Friday night, June 27, when the series invades Lee USA Speedway, a mainstay on the series schedule since 2004.

The “Port City 100” will be the 22nd appearance by the open wheel
Modifieds at the Granite State oval, featuring a strong a battle for the series points title and six different winners in six races to date.

Drivers from throughout the Northeast are expected to head to Lee including former winners at the Rte 125 oval.
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Lee USA Speedway Results for Friday, June 20

Lee, NH – Another exciting Friday night program of weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action at Lee USA Speedway took the green flag on Friday night with a pre-race autograph session, spectator drags, the S.T.A.R. vintage racers, and the annual “Scout Night” among the added attractions.

Double features were on tap for the EKeys 4Cars Supermodifieds, and it was Mike Spurling of nearby Rochester getting the job done in the first 30-lapper, jumping out from the pole and leading flag to flag to pick up his first main event win of the 2014 campaign over Candia’s Jake Stergios and defending champ Tommy Tombarello, Jr. of Haverhill, MA

In the nightcap, Groveland, MA’s Mike Murphy looked to be well on his way to victory as he led well past the halfway mark, but rookie competitor Lance Barthelemy snuck past to take over the lead late in the race, and the Fremont driver held off a hard-charging Stergios to score career win number on in the Supermodified ranks.

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Gateway Winner Returns to Waterford, Santos in Darling’s Ride at Seekonk

Bobby Santos, III of Franklin, MA is excited for the Mr. Rooter 161 at Waterford Speedbowl on June 21. Santos won his first NEMA Midget race, the 2002 Boston Louie Memorial, at Waterford. He would reel off three of the next six races there through 2004. “I’ve had a lot of success there with the Midgets and I’d like to go down there and try to get a win if we can,” Santos said.

The multi-groove 3/8 mile oval opened as a dirt oval in 1951 and was paved after three races. The track has been a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series member since 2000.

“It’s a fun race track,” Santos said. “You can run on the outside. You can run the bottom. You get side-by-side in a race. That’s the big thing. Right now at a lot of race tracks the cars are so close in speed you kind of just gotta slam it in there and make the passes that way, where a place like Waterford you can get side-by-side and race each other hard without too much bumping and banging, just have a good clean race. It was definitely a well-designed race track. Hopefully things work out where it’s around for a long time because a lot of guys enjoy going there.”

Points leader Doug Coby opened the season with three podiums and won the most recent race at Stafford Motor Speedway two weeks ago. Icebreaker winner Justin Bonsignore and Woody Pitkat also have opened the season with top five finishes. Pitkat is only nine points away from the lead. Santos, the Spring Sizzler winner, is fourth with one win, two top fives and two top 10s.

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Zachem Wants to Maintain Momentum

Max Zachem of Preston, CT began the season looking for “a win and a chance at the championship.” Zachem has three top 10s in four starts, the best start of his VMRS career. Zachem is proud of being fourth in points. Zachem wants “another top 10 and (to) compete for the win,” Zachem said. “Looking to keep the title contention alive.” Zachem has four top 10s in his last five starts at Seekonk and was ninth last month.

Zachem finished sixth in points last season and received the Most Popular Driver Award at the banquet. Zachem changed his number from 79 to 20CT; he used the number in Legends Cars for five years. The 2009 Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour champion was “hoping it would bring back my fans from up north and some luck.”

Zachem has a busy month ahead with VMRS events at Seekonk, Stafford and Lee USA. Zachem will enter the SBM 125 at Star Speedway next Saturday and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series finale at Seekonk in August.

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Fleming Back in the Hunt

Wins Twice At Bowman Gray; National Champs Gain On Anders

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran of hardscrabble racing at one of the toughest tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series got back in Victory Lane for the first time in two years. This month he shortened the time span between wins from two years to two weeks.

Chris Fleming won modified division features at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 3 and May 17. Last Saturday night’s finishes of fourth and 10th in two 25-lap features lifted him to second in track points. He’s just eight behind leader Burt Myers entering a pair of 100-lap features this weekend.

His win drought at the tight quarter-mile paved oval was taxing.
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PIT STOP: Stock Cars in the Madhouse

Weekend Info – Touring & Weekly Schedules, Links & Notes

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, May 31. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will be the fourth series event at “The Stadium,” which hosted 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1958-71. NASCAR Next drivers and alumni won the first three visits to the .25-mile asphalt oval, a trend that is likely to continue with six members of the current class and three alumni entered in Saturday’s event.

• The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make its second attempt at the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway when it heads to the half-mile asphalt oval on Friday, May 30. Rain washed out the tour’s first attempt last Friday, but not before Bobby Santos captured the pole award in qualifying, his fourth in the last six qualifying attempts at Stafford. The veteran driver won this race during his 2010 championship season. Friday night’s event will be the second of four at Stafford this season, and the first of two under the lights.

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Hirschman in Top Form for Bullring Bash

LEE, NH — With round one of Tri-Track Open Modified Series in the record books, Modified race fans were treated to a fantastic day of racing under perfect weather conditions. 34 of the finest Modifieds competed for the 26 starting spots in the inaugural Bullring Bash. With one of the biggest pay days ever recorded, there was a “take no prisoners” attitude resulting in some damaged race cars along the way. At the end of the century lap grind, Matt Hirschman from Northampton, PA sat in Victory Lane. Matt said “This is me at my best here, these short track bullring open shows.”

After four heats, a consi and a “B” main, the field was set for 100 green flag laps of action. Jeff Rocco of Meriden, CT and Justin Bonsignore of Islip, NY paced the field to the green flag of starter John Spence Jr. Rocco wasted no time blasting into the lead followed by Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, CT. Pasteryak was piloting the Charlie Pasteryak #15 for this event. By lap five, Rowan Pennink of New Egypt, NJ made his presence known by racing into the second spot. Rocco was setting a quick pace and continued to lead with Pennink, Pasteryak, Todd Ceravalo and Todd Annarummo in tow.

The middle of the pack was tightly bunched with positions changing on each lap. With 20 laps clicked off, Pasteryak found the needed power and slid past Pennink for second, now setting his sights on Rocco’s #57. The three cars ran away with a straightaway lead over Ceravalo, Annarummo, Anthony Nocella, Pennink, Richard Savary, 14-year-old Matt Swanson and Jon McKennedy, fourth through tenth respectively.

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Bullring Bash Modified 100 at Lee USA Sunday

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Les Hinckley III to Miss Bullring Bash

“To our many race fans and friends,

Due to the continued medical issues that my family has been dealing with, regarding my 8 year old son Allen, I regretfully will not be able to attend or compete in the Bullring Bash 100 at Lee this coming weekend. I wish all those affiliated with the Tri Track Series the best of luck and hope to be part of the future events. Our racing plans will be dictated by my son’s health and determinated at a later date. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Sincerely,
Les Hinckley”

Sources: Les Hinckley 06 Modified Race Team

Three Stars of the Race Bonus Announced for ACT U.S.

Hebert, Ashline, Packard Honored

 The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a “Three Stars of the Race” award program for the 2014 race season. The program is designed to recognize three “non-podium” race teams who have had an outstanding race. Finishing position is not necessarily a criterion. The award will be based on team and/or individual effort. The award may be presented to the team based on an achievement by a crew member, crew chief, spotter, driver or owner.  

 A panel of race officials will select three stars at each 2014 point-counting event, the International 300 to be held July 20, 2014 at the Airborne Park Speedway, the Bond ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014, and the Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl held at Thunder Road on October 4-5, 2014.

The teams picked will each receive a coupon for a free American Racer Tire valued at $125.00. From the various winners, one team will be selected as the single most outstanding star of the season. That team will be awarded $1,000.00 at the annual ACT Banquet of Champions.

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McCallum Memorial/Life Celebration at Thompson Saturday

The Thompson Speedway Club House will host the Jimmy McCallum Memorial/Life Celebration on Saturday, April 19 at 6:30pm. The event recalls McCallum of Fall River, MA, who passed away on September 20. Sign ins begin at 6:30 pm. Texas Hold ‘Em is at 7:30. The event will feature hot and cold appetizers and music.

One of McCallum’s daughters, Lisa Fuller, took the opportunity to recall a local racing legend and support the future. The fundraiser will benefit the Little T Quarter Midget Club. Fuller believes an event that combines her father’s two passions has him “smiling down upon us,” Fuller said. I think he highly would approve.”

“In just going through the process and talking to all these people, that we’re connected to him has been great for me,” Fuller said.”It’s been great for my sisters. It’s helped with a lot of closure.”

“(People) expressed a desire to remember my father,” Fuller said.”And the kids at the track desperately need a scoreboard and I just mulled it around, and I connected the two. My dad loved Thompson. My dad loved racing. He loved playing cards. He loved everything about racing and cards. Since I was a baby that’s been his greatest love. So I decided that I should combine the two and use his connections to the community to help raise money for a scoreboard, which I then could in turn donate in his honor.”

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Bond Awards $10,000 for Invitational Bonuses

Fans Can Win Free Tickets and VIP Experiences

Bond Auto Parts has announced a new program for the American Canadian Tour competitors who win qualifying events and attend the prestigious Bond ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 20. Bond has put up a total of $10,000 spread across nine qualifying events for drivers and fans.

Bond has announced that they will award ACT competitors $1,000 for their first win in the nine qualifying events. Repeat winners will receive $500 for each additional win, while the other $500 will be awarded to the highest finishing driver who has not yet won or received a bonus in a qualifying event. The nine events include the first seven American Canadian Tour point counting events, as well as the Vermont Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road and the International race at Airborne. Along with the $1,000 bonus, Bond Auto will also award the 15th place finisher in each of the nine events with a $100 Bond Auto gift card.

“This sponsorship is a great way to connect the drivers and the fans of ACT throughout their season leading up to the big race at New Hampshire,” said Mark Mast, vice president of marketing at Bond Auto. “These guys are really motivated to qualify for this race, but a little extra change in their pockets only sweetens the deal.”

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Eddie MacDonald’s Strategy Leads to ACT Lee Win

Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA claimed the American Canadian Tour win in the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway (Lee, NH) on Sunday, April 13. MacDonald used strategy to claim his first career ACT win at Lee in his ninth start at the 3/8ths mile speedway. It was his fifth career ACT Late Model win.

MacDonald went from sixth to first in his heat race to claim the win and the pole in the feature with his +5 in ACT’s plus/minus handicap system. MacDonald faded back early from the drop of the green. He fell as far as 10th and appeared to ride for the majority of the event.

Ray Parent got around Ben Lynch on lap four to take over the lead. He was quickly reeled in by Quebec’s Stephane Descoste. The two battled with Descoste finally getting the advantage on lap 34. Descoste would hold the lead until the first caution flag flew for a Brian Hoar spin on lap 63. Parent used the outside lane to his advantage and took the lead on the ensuing restart. After another brief caution for a minor spin on lap 71, it looked like the remainder of the race would go caution free as Parent built a sizable lead.

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ACT Teams Test and Tune at Lee

A total of 39 American Canadian Tour Late Models took advantage of a test and tune session at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH in preparation for tomorrow’s (Sunday, April 13) 2014 ACT season opener.

Rhode Island’s Ray Parent set the fastest time of the day with a 15.819 around the 3/8ths mile speedway. Others at the top of the time charts were former ACT Lee winners Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (15.914) and Brian Hoar (15.936), as well as Ben Lynch (15.948), and Todd Davis (15.969).

Several Série ACT Quebec teams were also in attendance. Donald Theetge led the group with a 15.984 lap. Stephane Descoste (15.989), Alex Labbe (16.011) and Jonathan Bouvrette (16.138) were the other Quebec teams in attendance.

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Dual Threat: Bonsignore Takes on NASCAR WMT & VMRS Competition

High Expectations for Icebreaker Winner

Change is good for Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, NY, who began the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in victory lane. The Icebreaker was his second victory at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Ken Massa’s M3 Technology team. Bonsignore led three times for 14 laps, including the final eight circuits. He bested Coors Light Pole Award winner Woody Pitkat and former champion Doug Coby for the victory. Long Islanders Timmy Solomito and Eric Goodale rounded out the top five.

“That was wild,” Bonsignore said. “I hope everybody enjoyed it. If they didn’t enjoy that I don’t know what they’re going to post on Facebook but great car. Oh my God. I was hoping I wasn’t going to be the guy to mess it up the last 25 laps. I knew I had a little bit better car.”

“He’s (Pitkat) going to win his fair share of them,” Bonsignore said. “Hopefully we go back and forth this year … He had a great car. I knew he was going to be the guy we had to beat. They tested here last week. Everybody said they were real quick. They showed it all weekend that they were real quick. They were a tick off on their pit stop and we were just a tick better and that’s all it took. The competition is so close you guys can see it. Just drove my butt off and was able to get it done.”

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ACT Late Models Enter 23rd Season with Lee Opener

The field takes the green at the ACT Late Model Season Opener at Lee USA Speedway in 2013. (Photo credit: Alan Ward)

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour Late Models are set to enter their 23rd season of competition with their season opener at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this Sunday, April 13. This will be the seventh time the 3/8ths-mile speedway has hosted the season opener. Norm Andrews won the first ever ACT Late Model event at Sanair Super Speedway in 1992 and the first event of the season has seen a variety of tracks and winners ever since.

Over the past 22 seasons, the ACT Late Model season opener has been hosted by seven different tracks and seen 16 different winners. Only four drivers have won more than one season opener, led by ACT Champions Brian Hoar (1997, 2011, 2012) and Jean-Paul Cyr (1996, 2004, 2006). Dennis Demers (1993, 1994) and Cris Michaud (2001, 2005) are the only other drivers with multiple season opener wins.

Last year’s season opening winner Jimmy Hebert joined Andrews (1992), Demers (1993), Chris Fisher (1998), Tracie Bellerose (2000), Michaud (2001), Randy Potter (2007) and Nick Sweet (2010) as the only eight drivers to earn their first career ACT wins during a season opening event.

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Change of Plans: Medeiros Enters Blastoff Weekend at Waterford

Carl Medeiros, Jr. is thankful for rain this weekend. The Westport, MA driver will be able to finish working on his Modified in time for practice at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday. He will enter the rescheduled Blastoff Weekend at Waterford Speedbowl on April 12-13.

Medeiros will drive his father’s #50 modified. SMG Motoring, Henry’s Diesel Performance and Just Your Way Screen Printing are supporting his rookie Valenti Modified Racing Series campaign. His father Carl Sr, uncle Jim, uncle Mark, Robbie, Keith, and Kevin are the crew members.

The team will pursue the Mr. Rooter Rookie of the Year Award in a former Kevin Stuart car. Medeiros is “just hoping to get (the) car in the show and at the end of the night roll the car in the trailer. Hopefully, (I can) capture that Rookie of the Year title.”

“(The) VMRS has a lot of good cars and a ton of good names, some of the best modified drivers in the northeast,” Medeiros said. “I’m just happy to say that I’m running with these guys.”

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Turn the Page: Galko Determined to Improve

Former SK Light Modified Champion Sets Top-10 Goal

Matt Galko of Meriden, CT is eager for the potential of a new racing season.

Galko, admittedly, did not have lady luck on his side last season. Galko had one top five and five top 10s in 17 starts at Stafford Motor Speedway last season. He missed one race due to a blown engine in practice.

“We struggled a lot with the chassis at Stafford, which is why we got a new one,” Galko said. “It was a really rough season. We had some good races with a fifth place and sixth place finish with a handful of top-10′s, but we didn’t have much luck. We had some good runs in the 25 car also with a fourth and a fifth but once again our luck wasn’t there. In the 150 lapper at Waterford, we were running around sixth and our motor blew on the last lap. … So all in all, it was a tough season but that just motivates me more to come back strong next season. It helps that I’m surrounded by such great people and everyone works so hard and is determined to win.”

Galko is building a new Troyer car in advance of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford on April 26-27. If the car is not ready, Galko will use the Chassis Dynamics car that he drove last season. Regardless, he hopes to debut the new chassis this season. Galko intends to compete at Stafford full-time, pending sponsorship. He picked up additional sponsorship from Pay-less Oil, and A&R Auto Body.

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Labbé Eyes Série ACT Title

Alex Labbé of St. Albert, Quebec will return to the Série ACT full time in the #48qc Larue Industrial Snow Blower Ford Fusion for Denis Larue. Desjardins Ford, Garoy Construction, and Orleans Express will also provide sponsorship.

“We will obviously try to win the championship here in the Quebec tour. I am also looking forward to perform really good at the big races like the International 500, the Invitational at Loudon and the Milk Bowl. Even if I had a really good run (there last) year, I want a come back this year and be as competitive …  and win that thing!”

Labbé is looking to build on the momentum from last year’s runnerup points finish. Labbe ended the season with four consecutive top fives, including back to back wins at Circuit Riverside and Autodrome Montmagny. The Can-Am 200 win gave Labbé a starting spot in the Bond Auto Invitational. Labbé finished 11th in the Bond Auto Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Lee USA Speedway Announces Additional Division for 2014 Racing Season

LEE, NH —  Lee USA Speedway announces the addition of the 4 Cylinder Ironman division to the 2014 season.  This division will participating in the Division V level for the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series.  The sister division to the new division is the V6 Ironman series.  The V6 Ironman series will continue as the Division IV representative from Lee USA.

The rules package for the new division is very similar to the V6 Ironman.  The speedway tech department has worked to identify a set of rules that can allow the 4 cylinders to have a division within the NASCAR sanctioned events in the State of New Hampshire and possible recognition at the national level if found to be in the top 100 from the division across the United States.

One of the deviations from the V6 Ironman rule book is the inclusion (in a controlled manner) of foreign models, as an example the Honda.  As tech has pointed out this is a Pure Stock division met to allow the beginner a place to gain experience at an affordable cost.  To quote tech, “we will not allow the special high performance package vehicles”.

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ACT Young Guns Look to Challenge in 2014

Waterbury, VT –The best group of young talent in nearly 30 years has emerged to challenge some of the biggest stock car racing stars in the Northeast during the 2014 American Canadian Tour (ACT) upcoming season.

“Having this many talented young teams is exactly what ACT racing was designed for. All these teams have come out of weekly tracks and are now testing the longer distance events. ACT tries to create schedules that will still allow teams to race at their “home tracks” during the height of the race season. We have lots of events scheduled in early Spring and later in the Fall. Watching these new young teams develop has become one of the most fun parts of the business for me. There is nothing more exciting than to see a young racer win his/her first major event!!”, said Tom Curley, long-time promoter of ACT racing.

The new campaign is led by two former Rookie of the Year contenders, Jimmy Hebert from Williamstown, VT and Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, VT. There is a great deal of excitement about the depth of talent in the field as the 2014 campaign begins at Lee USA’s Governor’s Cup 150 on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Hebert is the defending champion of the Governor’s Cup. He also won a second event on the mile at the Sanair Super Speedway in St Pie, Quebec a year ago. Therrien is led by veteran crew chief Pete Duto and his Fast One/Subway race team. Defending ACT Rookie of the Year Therrien handily won a 150-lap feature at the White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH during his inaugural touring year in 2013.
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ACT Lee Opener Looks for Another New Winner

American Canadian Tour (ACT) teams look at Lee USA Speedway’s annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 to kickstart their race season on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The optimism is well-founded. ACT Late Models can boast 10 different winners in 11 events held at Lee since 2003.

The list of winners is impressive, with a huge diversity of experience. Starting the list of winners are two Canadian teams, featuring four-time ACT US and Canadian Champion Patrick Laperle from St. Denis, QC and NASCAR Canadian Champion DJ Kennington, St. Thomas, ON in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr, and three time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud, along with the 1995 ACT Pro Stock Champion from Fast One racing, Brad Leighton all went to victory lane at Lee USA Speedway. Pro All Star Series Champion Ben Rowe from Turner, Maine won the NH Governor’s Cup in 2008. Lee regular weekly racer Miles Chipman shocked the ACT regulars in 2010 with a win for long-time car owner David Storey.
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Kimball Visits New Hampshire Gov. Hassan

Governor Congratulates NASCAR State Champ

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bill Kimball Jr. is prepared for the season opening Spring Dash event at Monadnock Speedway on April 19, but he recently topped off his 2013 track and state championship celebrations in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan personally congratulated Kimball on his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title.

Kimball won his fourth NASCAR Sportsman Modified track championship at Monadnock in Winchester, N.H., in 2013. He also picked up points in five Small Block Supermodified division starts at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway.

“It was quite an opportunity to meet Gov. Hassan,” Kimball, 41, of Bennington, N.H., said of the Feb. 25 visit. “She was very nice. I never thought I’d get to go to the State House and meet the governor for winning a championship.

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New Race Added for 2014 Schedule!

You heard right, the Pro 4′s will be returning to Lee USA Speedway this year for Oktober Fest weekend Friday thru Sun October 10-12th!
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NETS Adds Lee USA Speedway to 2014 Schedule

The New England Truck Series has added yet another new track to an already robust 2014 schedule. Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire will host the tough trucks as part of their 29th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend on October 11, & 12th. NETS will join over 300 racing cars representing weekly and touring divisions from all over the northeast that are expected to compete in Lee’s season finale.

“It’s been a few years since we have been to Lee USA, and we’re excited to be heading back there,” said NETS Series Director Lorraine Pard. “Our drivers love to race everywhere they can, and as a series we do our best to give them the opportunity. To be part of Oktoberfest is really an honor, and we’re really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans.”

Lee joins the growing number of speedways around the northeast playing host to the New England Truck Series in 2014 as the series expands to seven different New England speedways across a thirteen race schedule. The first event of the NETS season is the Budweiser Blast Off at Waterford Speedbowl, March 29th-29th.

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