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Jonathan McKennedy Awarded “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Augusta, Maine – At this past weekend’s 29th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, open wheel Modified standout Jonathan McKennedy was awarded the “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year”.

Sponsored by Mainely Motorsports Television, ( and its popular Host Steve Perry, the honor is a tell-tale of top-Series driver results from the past season.

Host Steve Perry explained, “The Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” is a comparison of best season to best season of all our top New England drivers from ACT, MRS, NASCAR, and PASS competition.

“During the 2016 season,” continued Perry, “this driver stood out above all the rest.

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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Lee USA Schedule Announced

Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH released its schedule for this season. Division special races are to be announced.

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First Annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Headlines 11-Race Schedule for Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. — The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) announced an exciting 11-race schedule for the 2017 season on Saturday. The schedule includes events in four different states across a total of 10 different race tracks, giving plenty of variety for both drivers and fans.

Headlining the schedule will be the first annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

The season will begin with a stop at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 30, a three-eighths mile flat track in Lee, N.H. In 2016, championship runner-up D.J. Shaw scored the victory at Lee, holding off Derek Griffith and Bryan Kruzcek in the final stages to take the checkered flag.

The GSPSS will attempt the inaugural event at the quarter-mile Riverhead Raceway for a second time in 2017, this time on Saturday night May 20. In 2016, drivers practiced for the event but rain forced the cancellation and there was no reschedule date.

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2017 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule Announced

Event Day Date Track Location Laps
1 Sa/Sn April 8/9 Lee USA Lee, NH 150
2 Sa/Sn April 29/30 Thunder Road Barre, VT 150
3 Sunday, May 7 Devil’s Bowl West Haven, VT 100
4 Saturday, June 17 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 150
5 Saturday, July 15 Seekonk Seekonk, MA 100
6 Saturday, August 5 Beech Ridge Scarborough, ME 100
7 Saturday, August 19 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 100
8 Sunday, September 3 Thunder Road Barre, VT 200
9 Sunday, September 10 Devil’s Bowl – VT 200 weekend West Haven, VT TBA
10 Saturday, October 14 Thompson Thompson, CT 75

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Lee USA Speedway 10/23/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway closed out the 2016 racing season with the running of 13 feature events which had been postponed at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” two weeks earlier, and it was Chelmsford, MA Modified ace Jon McKennedy who was clearly the star of the day.

With twin 50-lap feature events on tap for the Valenti Modified Racing Series, McKennedy was in the proverbial driver’s seat, and he capped off his 2016 championship run with dominating wins in both ends of the twinbill to cement his fourth career series championship title.

McKennedy wasn’t the only driver to double up during Oktoberfest 2016, though it took Hudson, NH Super Late Model standout Derek Griffith a couple of weeks longer to score his two wins. Griffith had won the opening Oktoberfest Super Late Model 50-lapper on Saturday night, October 8, but when rain washed out Sunday action, he had to wait two weeks for the re-schedule to complete his sweep.

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“Pair of Treys” for Eddie MacDonald at Lee USA Speedway’s Oktoberfest

Eddie MacDonald posted third place finishes in the Pro Stock/ Super Late Model and Late Model features to complete the rescheduled Oktoberfest at his family owned track on Sunday, Oct.24. Due to heavy rain on the second of two days of racing two weeks ago, the Sunday event was completed to end the Lee USA season on a chilly blustery day.

The “Outlaw” piloted the Dave Lemieux owned PS/SLM Chevy to a solid third place finish in fifty lap feature. Eddie Mac drove the famous Flame #17 GTO to a third place finish in the 40 lap Late Model race.

“We are very pleased to have EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates with us on the Pro Stock as well as the Late Model,” said Eddie Mac. “Derek Beatrice has been a strong supporter of our racing program and even sponsored the Oktoberfest weekend at the track and our team and family appreciate everything he has done. EXIT Realty will again be on both cars next weekend at Seekonk Speedway and we look forward to even better finishes. We were a little off today but know we can improve to finish off our season with solid runs.”

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McKennedy Hits the Double at Lee VMRS Finale

Lee, NH. – 2016 Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion Jon McKennedy closed out the season Sunday afternoon sweeping both ends of the twin 50-lap features races at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway.  The tracks annual ‘Oktoberfest’ was completed Sunday after being postponed by rain two weeks ago.

18-cars returned to Lee from an original field of 26 on October 8.

In the first segment, McKennedy bested David Schneider, of Northport, NY, Andy Seuss, of Hampstead, NH, Geoff Gerhard, of Bozrah, CT, and West Swanzey, NH, veteran Russ Hersey.

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McKennedy Wraps Up Fourth Championship Season at Lee Sunday

Canaan, NH. – Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, Massachusetts, will ride a championship wave into New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway Sunday, October 23, to put the final touch on an incredible season as the Valenti Modified Racing Series closes out the 2016 campaign.

McKennedy, driving the # 29 Exit Realty, Christopher’s Towing, L. H. Wheeler Chevrolet, will be looking to sweep both ends of the scheduled twin-50-lap feature races, part of the annual Oktoberfest event that was postponed by rain two weeks ago.

The 29-year old driver becomes the series all-time championship leader with four titles surpassing Kirk Alexander. McKennedy also moved into second place on the all-time series win list with 22 victories. Alexander leads that category with 31 wins.

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Lee USA Speedway 10/8 Race Report

Lee, NH – Mother Nature was the big winner on Oktoberfest weekend at Lee USA Speedway, picking up her first win of the 2016 racing season due to heavy rains that resulted in a complete washout of Sunday‘s scheduled feature events.

“New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” had gone rain-free for the entire 2016 season, starting with annual American Canadian Tour (ACT) season opener back in April, and continuing through the entire 16-week Friday night regular season from late May through early September.

Unfortunately, the perfect season was not to be, and last Sunday’s feature event action fell victim to wet weather and was postponed to Sunday, October 23. A dozen feature events remain to be run to close out the 2016 season at the fast 3/8th’s mile speed plant.

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Eddie MacDonald Returns Home to Lee USA Speedway for Oktoberfest

Eddie MacDonald’s return to his family-owned Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. track for Oktoberfest presented by EXIT Realty, produced a second place finish in the Pro Stock/Super late Model 50 lap feature and first in the Late Model heat on Saturday, October, 8. Another 50 lap PS/SLM race and a 40 lap Late Model feature were slated for Sunday but heavy rains forced a rescheduling for Sunday, October 23, beginning at noon.

A late week decision was made by Team MacDonald to run the Dave Lemieux owned Chevy Pro Stock along with the famous “#17 “Flame” Late Model GTO that won three Bond Invitational races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and two Oxford 250’s with many other victories in the record books.

With little work the EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Late Model was ready to go performing well in Friday’s practice and finishing first in the heat on Saturday. The EXIT Realty Pro Stock proved to be more difficult to get into shape after sitting idle for most of the racing season. Eddie Mac drove the car to victory in the first ever Super Late Model race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last season. The first glitch came after the first practice Friday when the transmission bound up followed by a rear end problem that required changingSaturday morning. Repairs were made in time for the heat race only to get run over on the start causing a flat time and torn up fender. Quick repairs were made as Eddie Mac returned to the track to complete five heat laps.

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Lee Oktoberfest this Weekend for Valenti Modified Racing Series

Canaan, NH. — Four former ‘Oktoberfest’ winners and three former Valenti Modified Racing Series champions are expected entries for this weekend’s big 15-division three-day race program at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway Two of the former series champions visited Lee’s victory lane in July.

This weekend’s appearance by the VMRS (October 8, 9) at the popular season-ending race program will be the 12th for the New England touring division.

Former winners Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT, (2006), Andy Seuss, of Hampstead, NH, (2007), Jon McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA, (2008), and Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, (2014), will make the trek to Lee. Hinckley is also the defending Oktoberfest champion.

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Lee USA Speedway Announcement for 2017

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway still has a couple of on-track events to go before closing out the 2016 racing season, but it’s already time for the first big announcement regarding what’s in store for 2017 at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.

Still celebrating their 30th year steering the LEE USA ship, track owners Red and Judy MacDonald are pleased to announce the return of Joe Bassett to the staff for the 2017 campaign. In preparation for next year, Bassett will be assuming the role of General Manager as soon as he can tie up a few loose ends at his current gig with the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

No stranger to Lee USA’s racers and fans, Joe is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to grow the highly-successful speedway operation in the coming years. Bassett will be assuming the position soon to be vacated by the retirement of Bill Callen, who’s been a familiar face and filled countless roles since joining the staff back before the turn of the century.

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Lee USA Speedway 9/9/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway closed out the regular Friday night season for the weekly competitors in the five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with all 16 of this year’s scheduled events making it into the record books dating back to opening night on May 27.

The 2016 champions were crowned in all divisions, with second-generation racer Dave “Hollywood” Helliwell of Pelham taking down the title in the Supermodifieds to close out his first year competing in the track’s headlining NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division.

Hollywood’s not the first member of the storied Helliwell clan to accomplish that feat, he follows in the footsteps of older brother Wayne, Jr., who although better known for his exploits aboard full-bodied racecars, culminated his Lee USA career with a title run in the famed Witkum Brothers Racing Super.

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Lee USA Speedway 8/12/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models invaded Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with Granite Stater Derek Griffith of Hudson collecting his first career series win in the 150-lap main event.

Griffith outdueled series veteran Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, MA, after chasing the early-race leader over the first third of the event, then swapping the lead back and forth several times in the late stages of the race before finally moving ahead for good.

At the checkers, it was Griffith in for his first career PASS win, with all of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing following him across the stripe. Ramstrom finished second, with Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin, Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Mike Hopkins, Joey Pole, and ageless veteran Mike Rowe rounding out the top ten.

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Lee USA Speedway 8/516 Race Report

Lee, NH – North Ridgeville, Ohio’s Dave Shullick, Jr. scored his second straight win in Lee USA Speedway’s “Ollie Silva Memorial Classic” for the high-powered machines of the International Supermodified Association (ISMA), as the open-wheelers put on a tremendous show in front of a packed house at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.

Former Lee champion Dan Bowes of Byfield, MA and Mike McVetta of Wellington, OH led the field to the green flag, with McVetta out quickly to set the pace. McVetta remained at the head of the field through the halfway mark, collecting a cool $1,000 bonus from longtime Supermodified supporter Ed Shea of Shea Concrete Products.

As the 75-lapper wore on, Canadian ace Mike Lichty got the better of McVetta on lap 49, but he could only hang on until lap 55, when Shullick completed his charge to the front after starting the race in the tenth spot. It was smooth sailing from there, as “Shoe II” went on to lead them under the checkers for his third overall Ollie Silva Memorial win.

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Lee USA Speedway 7/22/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – The Valenti Modified Racing Series rolled into town for the first of two 2016 appearances at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” on Friday night, with Jon McKennedy of E. Chelmsford, MA and Chris Pasteryak of Preston, CT taking down the wins in the twin 50-lap feature events.

McKennedy took the checkers ahead of Todd Patnode, Richard Savary, Mike Willis, Jr., Anthony Nocella, Dave Schneider, Geoff Gernhard, Donnie Lashua, Todd Szegedy, and Rob Richardi, Jr. in the first 50, while Pasteryak beat McKennedy, Nocella, Jeff Gallup, Savary, Schneider, Matt Mead, Patnode, Richardi, and Russ Hersey in the nightcap.

In the regular weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series feature events, second-year, second-generation Supermodified driver Mike Keddy of Raymond was the star of the night in the EKeys4cars Supermodifieds, taking down his first career feature win the 30-lap main event.
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Lee USA Speedway 7/8/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway showcased another program of weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action on Friday night, featuring the “Supermodified Special” with twin-25’s for the Supers, regular feature events for the LMS, Hobby Stocks, and Ironman competitors, and double features on tap for the Pure Stocks due to rain the week before. Another appearance by the Northeast Classic Lites rounded out the racing schedule for the night.

Rookie contender Dave Helliwell of Pelham, NH scored his second win of the 2016 season in the first 25-lapper for the Supers, taking the lead from Mike Murphy of Groveland, MA on lap nine, and eventually holding off a hard-charging Kyle Sawyer of Raymond to pick up the checkers with a .386 margin of victory.

Two-time 2016 winner Lance Barthelemy recovered from early-race problems to collect third pace honors, followed by Mike Spurling of Rochester, Moe Lattime of Kingston, Tilton’s Jim Lowrey, Jr., Mike Keddy of Raymond, Murphy, Jim Barker of Meredith, and Leslie Keyser of Northfield.

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Results from Friday, June 24, 2016

Lee, NH – 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.

Joe Squeglia, Jr. of nearby Derry, who spent much of his early career turning laps at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” in Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Pro Stocks dating back to the early 1990‘s, was the big winner when the checkers flew to end the fast-paced 150-lap main event.

Squeglia grabbed the early lead on the long-distance run, but Newmarket’s Bryan Kruczek got past to lead the middle portion of the race in the A Family Cab-sponsored entry. Not to be outdone, Squeglia worked his way back past to lead the final laps, posting his first career touring series victory aboard the Piquette and Howard Electric/Automart/Cairns Equipment ride.
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Eddie MacDonald Will Race Pass All Star Series Event at Lee USA Speedway on Friday

Eddie MacDonald will team up again with Super Late Model owner Dave Lemieux in the PASS 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, June 24. The pair joined forces to win the first ever SLM race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last year and hope to repeat that performance at the very familiar surroundings of Lee.

“I am very excited to race Dave’s car at my family’s track,” said Eddie Mac. “A win would be extra special since it would help celebrate my parent’s thirtieth year of operation at Lee. I have raced there since I was a kid in high school and my parents have been my greatest supporters in my racing career. We have been working hard in the shop so hopefully we will be very competitive even though this will be our first race in this car this season. Bobby Cabral built the car and will be our crew chief for the race and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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Lee USA Speedway 6/17/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – The cars and stars of the Northeast Street Stock Tour (NESST) were the added attraction at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, joining the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season weekly divisions for a full night of entertainment on the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

When the NESST main went green, Lowell, MA racer Steve Kenneway, the 2013 Thompson Speedway Limited Sportsman champion, moved out quickly to set the pace, with Joe Arena of Bristol, CT up to challenge by the ten lap mark The lead duo ran side by side battling for the lead for the next several laps, and stayed that way approaching the crossed flags.

Kenneway and Arena ran nearly even for the first half of the race, with Kenneway sliding around the high groove, but maintaining the advantage as Arena worked the low side. The pair were several car lengths ahead of the field and off the decide the race among themselves, and it was Arena who eventually prevailed to collect the win.

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Lee USA Speedway 6/10/16 Race Report

Lee, NH -Fans at Lee USA Speedway were treated to a full program of racing action on Friday night, with the throwback racecars of the Senior Tour Auto Racers (STAR) and the Northeast Classic Lites on hand to join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season weekly divisions for a full night of entertainment on the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

Veteran Classic Lites racer Ed Gilman of nearby Sandown took his first career Lee USA checkered flag, taking the lead from defending champion Eric Skofield of Plaistow halfway through the main event. Tom “Hulk” Harton of Barnstead challenged Gilman the rest of the way, but “Fast Eddie” held on to post the win.

The Gilman family have been strong supporters of both Lee USA and the Northeast Classic Lites for years, and after eight seasons and dozens of races trying, the winner’s circle interview showed that Gilman was clearly thrilled that he finally made his way to victory lane at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed“.

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Lee USA Speedway 6/3/16 Race Report

Lee, NH -The Granite State Pro Stock series invaded Lee USA Speedway to join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season weekly divisions on Friday night, with DJ Shaw of Center Conway taking down the GSPSS 100-lap win in impressive fashion.

Shaw and Jeremy Davis of Tamworth led the field to green for the GSPSS main, with some intense competition that saw the lead swapped several times along the 100-lap distance. Davis quickly moved past polesitter Shaw to gain the point, where he stayed past the 20-lap mark.

By lap 30, Hudson’s Derek Griffith, the series’ defending champ, had worked past to take command, but he was under quickly attack with Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket who pressured him right through the halfway mark. Davis and Shaw had settled into third and fourth at the crossed flags, saving their tires for a late-race run.

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Granite State Pro Stocks Ready for Lee USA Speedway

Granite State Pro Stocks Set for Lee; Griffith, Cabral Return to Action

WALPOLE, NH — Two races down, nine left to go for the New England based Granite State Pro Stock Series during the 2016 campaign.

Jacob Dore scored the victory at White Mt. Motorsports Park in the opener two weeks ago and 2013 series champion Mike O’Sullivan returned to GSPSS victory lane last weekend on the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway.

With two races into the record books, the series is ready for race three — another 100 lap feature event. This time, it will happen on the 3/8 mile Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. It will be the first Friday night race of the season for the GSPSS on Friday, June 3.

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Lee USA Speedway 5/27/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway opened up the 2016 weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season on Friday night, with 2014 Rookie of the Year Lance Barthelemy of Fremont taking down top honors in the 30-lap EKeys4cars Supermodified feature event.

Leslie Keyser of Northwood brought the field to green, and he quickly moved out to the lead as the field sorted out behind. 2014 champ Jake Stergios of Candia brought the race under caution after just two laps when he was sent into the backstretch wall, sliding to a stop in a shower of sparks in turn three.

While the Witkum Brothers team got Stergios back on track after a quick trip to the pits, Keyser once again took command when racing resumed, moving out to set to the pace with Barthelemy hot on his heels and 2015 Oktoberfest winner Mike Murphy of Groveland, MA right behind.
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Lee USA Speedway’s Governor’s Cup 150

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway swung open the gates Sunday afternoon to drop the green flag on the 2016 season with the annual running of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model event.  The traditional season-opener also featured the NEMST Mini Stocks and Northeast Classic Lites doing battle at “New Hampshire‘s Center of Speed“.

Many special guests were on hand for the season-opening activities, including New Hampshire’s Governor Maggie Hassan, and legendary local rocker Charlie Farren, who sang the national anthem before the afternoon’s main event.

The Northeast Mini Stock Tour got the honor of being the first feature that took to the fast 3/8th’s mile for the new season, with Zach Audet claiming a convincing victory in the 50-lap feature event.  2014 Lee USA Late Model Sportsman champ Niko Maniatis came up just short for the second straight year scoring runner-up ahead of Haywood Herriot.

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Audet Prevails In NEMST Opener at Lee

2016 Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea-4/26/16

The 2016 season opener may have been postponed by two weeks, however, the competition garnered the extended offseason bringing 27 tour style mini stocks to the Lee USA annual Governors Cup race. Veterans of the NEMST lead the way throughout Saturday practice with lap times approaching mini stock record speeds.

On Sunday, the cars were unloaded and prepared for a single practice session before lining up for the 3 heat races. In practice, the 19 driven by Zach Audet of Skowhegan hounded the 42, former Toby Wells car, that was purchased in the offseason by Jarrod Soucy an NEMST rookie. Other notable front runners were two-time champion Emerson Cayer, 2015 Rookie of the Year Haywood Herriott, Nick Maniatis, Matt Sonnhalter, and Mike Parker.

The heat races ran caution free with the teams of Nick Maniatis, Matt Sonnhalter, and Haywood Herriott. Nick Maniatis drew the invert chip of 3 rows following NEMST procedures and setting up a thrilling feature line up. 2 of the fastest cars in the field Jarrod Soucy and Mike Parker would make up the front row for the largest starting field in NEMST history.

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Lee USA American Racer Three Stars Announced


Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program will continue in 2016. The program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at ACT US tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the recipients. 

The three stars are chosen by officials and winners will receive certificates for the use of a free American Racer tire at a future Tour race of their choosing during 2016.

The awarding of the stars does not allow for anybody in the top three to receive the recognition. Again this week it would be difficult not to recognize the outstanding effort, strategies, and excitement that Scott Payea brought with his RPM team victory. Payea joined Wayne Helliwell Jr., Ray Parent, Alex Labbe, Quinny Welch, and Todd Davis who made the 30th opening day at Lee one of the most exciting races during the long history of ACT at Lee USA.  

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Payea Captures First Win of the 2016 Season

Waterbury, VT – Milton, VT’s Scott Payea took the lead for the second time of then afternoon on lap 117 and never looked back winning the NH Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.

Payea drove a smart and patient race from his third starting spot, running up front all day, the leading laps 49-54 and saving his tires for the late run sprint to the finish. Defending race winner and 2015 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr., raced to a second place finish coming from the 9th starting spot with Rhode Island’s Ray Parent ending a strong weekend in third. St-Albert, Quebec’s Alex Labbe finished fourth with Quinny Welch of Lancaster, NH rounding out the top 5. Nineteen-year-old Emily Packard raced to a sixth place finish with last week’s Oxford 100 winner Bobby Therrien finishing seventh. The “outlaw” Eddie MacDonald was eighth with Kyle Welch and Brad Babb rounding out the top ten.

The ACT Tour heads to “The Nations Site of Excitement” Thunder Road for Merchants Bank 150 Sunday, May 1st with the downtown Barre car show set for Saturday, April 30th.

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Eddie MacDonald Races in His NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Season Opener at Bristol

Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing Team will open the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season in the 5th annual Pittlite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Eddie Mac will pilot the Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Chevy in the first of the five-race partial schedule the team will compete in this season.

Eddie Mac has achieved great success on “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” posting a win in 2014, a seventh in 2013, and an impressive sixth place finish after recovering from a flat tire in last year’s race with the Rowley, Mass. veteran driver saying, “We love racing at Bristol and feel we have a chance to win every time we come here. We had a great car last year but got a flat (lap 49) to go a lap down but we came all the way from the rear to post a sixth place finish. Rollie (LaChance) has a great set up for Bristol so we hope we can run up front and be there at the end.”

Thirty cars are entered in the highly competitive series comprised of many Sprint Cup-affiliated teams, yet the small team based in Newburyport, Mass. continues to raise eyebrows despite competing in a partial schedule. The #71 finished last season with a solid second place finish at Dover International Speedway and hope to carry that momentum this weekend. Along with Bristol and Dover (Sept. 30), the Grimm Construction Chevy will race at Stafford Motor Speedway (Ct.) on June 17, New Hampshire Motor Speedway onJuly 16, and Iowa Speedway on July 29. Eddie Mac will also compete in many, if not all of the scheduled American-Canadian Tour races.

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