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Austin Theriault to Drive Three races for JR Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2014) – Austin Theriault will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this season, as JR Motorsports has signed him to drive three races in the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Theriault, a 20-year-old late model racer from Fort Kent, Maine, will make his debut on May 18 at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet replete with primary branding from SPY, the eyewear brand behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Signature 88 Collection and innovative Happy Lens™ technology. The upper-rear quarter-panels of the car will carry the logo of Dirty Mo Radio, the internet home for Earnhardt Jr.-related podcasts throughout the NASCAR season.

“SPY is happy to offer continued support to the JR Motorsports team and be a part of the exciting Nationwide Series debut of Austin Theriault,” said Michael Marckx, SPY CEO and president. “On the heels of our commitment to Dirty Mo Radio, this is only the beginning of the excitement SPY looks to bring to NASCAR, and we’re happy to do it with JR Motorsports.”

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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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NHMS Working on Night Race for 2015

Since joining Twitter in late February, Jerry Gappens has received multiple inquiries about a night race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Executive Vice President & General Manager of NHMS tweeted today that he is working with NASCAR and broadcaster partner NBC about a night race at the 1.058 mile oval. He elaborated in an earlier post that he would seek approval from the town of Loudon, once he received approval from both parties.

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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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Jordan Lamothe to Barry Light Modified at Thompson; Woodstock Driver Eyes Stafford Legend Car Run

Jordan Lamothe of Woodstock, CT will be driving the #39 D-Mac and Son Plumbing and Heating Light Modified at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Karl Barry. The ride became available for Lamothe after Corey Barry, who drove the car last season, was offered another Light Modified ride. Lamothe has known the Barry family back to his days in the quarter midgets and was offered the car at Thompson.

“I have to thank the Barry family, my parents, Overhead Door Company of Worcester, Waddell Communications, all the sponsors on the car and Chris Merchant for stepping up and being my spotter, even though he has a hectic schedule,” Lamothe said.

Plans for Lamothe have changed since November, when he was considering an ACT Late Model and 600 dirt car races in Pennsylvania. February races in the Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Winter Nationals at Auburndale Speedway are possible.

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Texas Roadhouse NEMST Schedule Released

We have posted our tentative schedule. We will be adding a couple more dates in the coming days but this is a good place for your guys to start making your plans. Please note the special events that are going on at EVERY event this season.

2014 Texas Roadhouse NEMST Schedule
Saturday April 26 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT Connecticut Triple Crown #1
Saturday May 31 Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, CT Connecticut Triple Crown #2
Saturday June 14 Riverside Speedway Groveton, NH $1000 to WIN!!
Sunday June 22 Legion Speedway Rumney, NH 1st Annual NEMST Invade the Clay
Saturday July 19 Star Speedway Epping, NH Northern Triple Crown #
Sunday August 3 NHMS Loudon, NH The Magic Mile, 1 mile oval
Saturday August 23 Wiscasset Speedway Wiscasset, ME $750 to WIN!!!
Saturday September 13 TBA TBA Northern Triple Crown #
Fri, Sat October 17,18 Thompson Speedway Thompson, CT World Series, Connecticut Triple Crown #3
**** Additional dates to be added
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UNOH to Sponsor September Truck Race

LOUDON, NH — As part of its marketing platform to promote the world’s first High Performance/Motorsports degree curriculum that takes students from the classroom to the racetrack, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) signed an agreement today to become the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20.

The UNOH 175, which will drop the green flag at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, will mark the return of the Camping World Truck Series after a two-year hiatus.

The marquee event of three races on Sept. 20, the 175-lap truck feature makes for an electrifying Saturday of racing at the 1.058-mile oval. The UNOH 175 will be followed by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s F.W. Webb 100 at 3:30 p.m. and the American-Canadian Tour’s Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational at 5:00 p.m.

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NEMST Set to Conquer the Magic Mile August 3rd!

2014, the 6th year in competition, will hold many firsts for the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea. On June 22, history will be made as the entry level touring series will hit the dirt banks of Legion Speedway in Rumney, NH for their appearance on a non-asphalt surface. Later on in the season, however the NEMST will conquer another new race track that has been on the eyes of many racers.

On August 3rd the mini-stocks of the NEMST will make their way around the largest oval racing facility in New England, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NEMST has been involved with NHMS via their 1.6 mile road course and ¼ mile mini oval over the past two racing seasons. This season the NEMST will see a new version of the 1200 acre NHMS campus. The Magic Mile has been a staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule since 1992 and will now be a part of the NEMST’s 2014 campaign.

The NEMST will run a 25 lap feature event Sunday August 3rd as part of the 24th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration Oval Days. Qualifying events are still being planned and will be forwarded shortly. “We are proud to have had such a great series of events to announce this off season including new tracks, revolutionary events, and some great new marketing partners. The 2014 season will mark the return of a number of past NEMST drivers as well as great new teams breaking into the touring sector.” NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill said.

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NELCAR Announces Organizational Changes and 2014 Schedule

Durham, ME – The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour is gearing up for their 21st season in 2014. After a successful 2013 season, the Tour is eager to get things started in 2014. Many changes are taking place for the Tour including a new president, more racetracks and rule changes to help continue the growth of the largest Legends Car tour in the United States.

The first change came during the annual banquet, where the Nelcar board of director’s election was held. Terry Kirk, who has been at the helm for close a decade, decided to step down as Nelcar President, and handing the keys over to Brett Alexander. Alexander has been involved with motorsports since he was born, as his father, Bob Alexander, is a Maine racing legend. After racing several seasons himself, Brett now owns the car for his son, third year Legends Car driver Wyatt Alexander. Kirk will continue to serve as the official parts dealer of the Nelcar Tour with New England Legends Sales & Service.

“I’m very excited to take over as Nelcar president,” Alexander said, “I have many new ideas to continue to grow this Tour and we have a great group of directors, drivers and teams that will help make this transition easier.”

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Bond Named ‘Official Auto Parts Retailer’ of NHMS

LOUDON, NH — New Hampshire Motor Speedway vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens (right) and Bond Auto Parts vice president of marketing Mark Mast shake on a new deal that makes Bond the “Official Auto Part Retailer” of NHMS.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens (right) and Bond Auto Parts vice president of marketing Mark Mast shake on a new deal that makes Bond the “Official Auto Part Retailer” of NHMS.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Bond Auto Parts officials announced today a contract renewal, ensuring the New England-based company will serve as the “Official Auto Parts Retailer” of the speedway through 2016. The agreement also extends the entitlement sponsorship of the American-Canadian Tour Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational -something it’s done for the last two years.

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North vs. South: Mods Clash in All-Star Shootout

LOUDON, NH — The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series; the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East; and the battle for the Camping World RV Sales 301 pole will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. Plans Waterford Run in 2014

Busy Season Ahead for Thompson Late Model Rookie of the Year

John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. of Milford, MA confirmed on Sunday that he would be competing at Waterford Speedbowl full-time in 2014. “(It’s) something new and (I) heard from my friend CJ Sherman on (Keith) Rocco’s team to come up, so I figured we will run a season,” Lowinski-Loh said.

He will return to Thompson Speedway for their seven events along with a “handful of Seekonk races and ACT Tour races.” Lowinski-Loh will enter the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model races at Airborne, Lee USA, New Hampshire, and the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road. Additional races may be added.

With a year of Late Model experience, Lowinski-Loh is optimistic about next season. “(I’m) giving it everything I got,” Lowinski-Loh said. “2014 title at Thompson with wins, and wins at Waterford with a strong points finish; also win a few at Seekonk and a few tour races.”

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Andy Seuss to Continue with Ideal Racing; Park in #09 Entry

Seuss Enters Fourth Season with Ideal Racing

Andy Seuss of Hampstead, NH confirmed on Sunday that he will return to Ideal Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. A regular on the circuit since 2008, Seuss has never finished outside the top-five in points. He has won seven races since joining Eddie Harvey’s Ideal Racing team in 2011.

Seuss drove the #11 Tammie Davis/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet to third in points last season. Three consecutive wins at Caraway and Southern National last fall surged Seuss from fifth to third in the standings. Seuss’ most recent win at Southern National was his 15th series victory, placing him second on the all-time win list.

“I think we’re on top of our game,” Seuss said. “(We) need to keep the momentum going and need a little luck”

“We are ready to roll,” car owner Eddie Harvey said. “Everything is in place to take (the) title back to Ideal Racing.” Ideal Racing won back to back Whelen Southern Modified championships with George Brunnhoelzl, III in 2011 and 2012.

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Cole Powell to Test ARCA Car at Daytona

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Cole Powell of Mount Brydges, Ontario will test at Daytona International Speedway this week in advance of his ARCA Racing Series debut on February 15, 2014.

“(It) just happened though connections with people knowing people and we were guided towards Empire,” Powell said.

Empire Racing is based in Mooresville, NC and owned by John Corr. The car will be either #8 or #48. There are no additional ARCA races are planned at this time. Powell could not provide specifics regarding a potential ride in the NASCAR Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m really excited to get to the track this week for the test and finally get to feel what it’s like to drive Daytona Speedway,” Powell said. “It’s going to be a dream come true.”

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2014 K&N East Schedule Announced

Florida Swing Kicks Off 16-Race Slate

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season kicks off with a Florida doubleheader and covers a combination of historic short tracks, NASCAR national series combination events and a pair of road courses.

The East portion of NASCAR’s top step on its developmental ladder will cover 16 events and culminate with the finale at the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway.

New additions to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule include the season-opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway – followed by the return to Daytona International Speedway for the UNOH Battle At The Beach – as well as running the road course at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.

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2014 Whelen Modified Schedule Announced

Fourteen Race Schedule Covers Seven Tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule features a strong lineup of traditional dates along with a pair of marquee non-points events.

The Whelen Modified Tour’s 29th season will see 14 championship points events spread across four states. Added to the season-opening non-points UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway is another special event paired with the June visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

When the tour makes its summer visit to New Hampshire, the points race on Saturday, July 12, will be preceded by a unique, invitation-only 25-lap shootout the day before. The race will feature a limited field and is only open to past NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions and race winners, along with 2013 Sunoco Rookies of the Year for both tours.
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Champion Profile: Ryan Preece

Earns Mod Tour Title After Two Runner-Up Finishes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The disappointment was written all over Ryan Preece’s face following the 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway, where he had just finished as the championship runner-up finish for a second time. But there was also a hint of defiance from Preece that – looking back – may well have been the first step toward attaining the tour title in 2013.

“To finish second just makes you want it that much more,” Preece said. “After finishing second twice, you start to wonder about will you ever get one. It’s such a great feeling to be able to finally get it this year.”

CHAMPION CAR OWNER: ERIC SANDERSON  |  CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: SLY SZABAN

Preece, from Berlin, Conn., joined the Whelen Modified Tour full-time in 2007 as the first driver to take advantage when the minimum age for competitors was lowered to 16 for competitors. He won for the first time in his second season, and in his third campaign in 2009 Preece finished second in the final standings to Donny Lia by just 16 points. Three more years would pass before Preece had another shot at the title.

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Champion Car Owner: Eric Sanderson

Second Mod Tour Title For Veteran Team Owner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Eric Sanderson has been having fun as a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car owner for nearly two decades, so the 2013 season must have been a blast.

Sanderson’s No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports team registered four wins and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 races with Ryan Preece behind the wheel to take home a second Whelen Modified Tour title for the organization.

Sanderson, originally from Monson, Mass., got his first taste of auto racing as a teenager going to watch the races at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. It wasn’t long before Sanderson and a few friends decided to build a car and he entered Stafford’s All-American Sportsman division as a driver/owner in 1969.

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Champion Crew Chief: Sly Szaban

Fourth Tour Title Was A Unique Experience

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Stanley “Sly” Szaban earned his fourth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2013, but this one was a different experience for the veteran crew chief.

Szaban was the crew chief for first two, and the most recent, of Mike Stefanik’s seven tour titles. With Stefanik’s extensive résumé behind the wheel, Szaban often deferred to the driver’s experience when calling the shots. But Szaban’s fourth title came in his second season working with the now 23-year-old Ryan Preece. The difference in eras meant Szaban needed to take a different approach to reach the same goal.

“After working with Mike Stefanik – with 30 years of racing and all of the success he had – to be a part of all of that and then to take on a new and younger driver, you pretty much have to change your way of thinking and the way you do things,” said Szaban, who has now been with the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports team for 10 years.

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ACT 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT — The American Canadian Tour (ACT) released its 2014 schedule which is highlighted by visits to nine (9) different Northeast tracks. The schedule includes a total of twelve (12) events with nine (9) Championship point counting events and three popular ‘special’ events on the calendar.

The traditional event to open the 2014 campaign on April 12-13 will once again be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. The ACT has been visiting the 1/3 mile oval since Red and Judy MacDonald purchased the speed plant in 1987. “It is just one of those relationships that have endured throughout the past 25 years. We tried to help Red and Judy when they first started, and they have been there for us whenever we needed help over the years. This kind of relationship, in this type of business, is generally very rare, but greatly appreciated” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour, which was established in 1986.

The home of the ACT, Thunder Road International Speedbowl will host its only point counting event with the Merchants Bank 150 on opening weekend April 26-27. Next up will be the historic Spring Green 114 to be held at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT on Sunday, May 4. This will be the fourth opening day Spring Green event at the super fast ½ mile oval.

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ACT Serie Quebec 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a nine-race schedule for the Série ACT 2014 season. Entering the eighth (8th) year of championship stock car racing, both the opening ACT event to be held May 24, 2014 and the final event, September 14, 2014 will be held at the Autodrome Ste Eustache (ASE) outside of Montreal. ASE will also host a third event on July 05, 2014.

Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste. Croix, QC is the oldest affiliated track with ACT. Promoters Jean and Guilluame Bergeron host three events. Events will be held on May 31, 2014 and August 02, 2014. The spectacular 5/8th mile track that sits along the St. Lawrence River, just minutes from Quebec City, will also host the 5th annual Can-Am 200 on Saturday, August 23rd. The event will see the very best of the Quebec teams compete in a grueling 200 laps against the best of the ACT US teams.

Autodrome Montmagny will have an ACT event on June 07, 2014. The fast 1/3rd mile will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the traditional 250-lap race on August 30, 2014.

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Camping World Truck Series Returns to NHMS in 2014

Trucks Return to Magic Mile in 2014

LOUDON, NH — Absent from the Magic Mile since 2011, the 175-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will run on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Absent from the Magic Mile since 2011, the 175-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will run on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. NHMS

Anchored by its two traditional NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014, the 24th consecutive year of NASCAR racing at the 1.058-mile oval. The Truck Series will join NASCAR’s top-tier national touring series, the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series as featured events next July and September.

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Spice of Life: Kenseth Wins SYLVANIA 300

LOUDON, NH — Start No. 500 was a good one for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader. Matt Kenseth cruised into the history books in Sunday’s SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, joining Richard Petty as the only driver to ever win his 500th-career start. It was also the second straight victory in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for Kenseth, who now leads the 10-race playoff by 14 points over teammate Kyle Busch.

It was the second consecutive 1-2 finish for Kenseth and Busch, respectively, who made Joe Gibbs Racing the first team to accomplish that in back-to-back Chase races.

“If there was ever a track where I just wanted to get through the weekend, it would be here,” said Kenseth, who led a race-high 106 laps on Sunday en route to his seventh win of the season, and becomes the 12th different race winner in the last 12 Sprint Cup races in New Hampshire. “I had some anxiety about coming here, because I just have never been strong at this track.”

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NOTEBOOK: Kwasniewski’s Day Ends Quickly

K&N East Points Leader Wrecks Early; Last Lap Strategy For Mods

LOUDON, N.H. – Dylan Kwasniewski took a hard hit, both literally and figuratively, on Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

While running second to eventual race-winner Cole Custer, Kwasniewski was involved in a vicious wreck on the backstretch just 34 laps into the North American Power 100. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point leader’s mangled No. 98 was hauled back to the garage on a flatbed truck, and his advantage over Brett Moffitt in the overall standings was slashed nearly in half.

A dazed Kwasniewski wasn’t entirely sure what had happened as the field came through the first two corners on an early-race restart.

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Eddie MacDonald Wins 3rd Bond Auto ACT Invitational; Pockets $8,300

Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts claimed his 3rd Invitational win in the 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 21. MacDonald pocketed $8,300 for his efforts as he fended off ACT Champions Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Brian Hoar. MacDonald has previously won the ACT Invitational in 2009 and 2011.

The “Outlaw” MacDonald worked his way through the field from his 26th starting position and seemed to settle in to the top five through the halfway mark. Polesitter Travis Stearns and Quinten Welch swapped the lead over the first dozen laps and two of the three total cautions. Following the second restart, eight-time ACT Champion took the point and battled with Welch until the third and final caution at the halfway point.

On the final restart of the 50-lap event, Helliwell and Hoar broke out to the point with MacDonald in tow. MacDonald took over the lead on lap 35 and held off Helliwell over the final 15 laps. Helliwell could get to his rear bumper, but couldn’t find the momentum to make the pass. MacDonald and Helliwell were followed to the line by Hoar, Aaron Fellows and 2010 ACT Invitational winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Tom Carey, Jr., Quinten Welch, Quebec’s Jean-François Déry, Nick Sweet and Glen Luce completed the top ten.

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Custer Speeds To Another Win

Rookie Pulls Away For K&N Pro East Victory At New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. — A month after becoming the youngest winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history, 15-year-old Cole Custer from Ladera Ranch, Calif., returned to Victory Lane Saturday in the North American Power 150 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Custer, the son of Stewart-Haas Racing executive Joe Custer, was making just his 12th career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start and had a dominating weekend. He was fastest in Friday practice, won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing, and led a race-high 60 laps.

He also won from the pole Aug. 2 at Iowa Speedway.

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Clouds Will Part, Capacity Crowds Will Come

LOUDON, NH — New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials are expecting a capacity crowd for Sunday’s SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

A limited number of Laconia Grandstand seats in Turn 3 are still available, as well as general admission and walk-up tickets. While the weather forecast is calling for an overcast morning, officials are encouraging fans to come to the Magic Mile as planned.

“We feel very confident that the SYLVANIA 300 will take place on-time, as scheduled. We have seven track dryers to help dry the track quickly if it’s necessary,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. “We welcome our fans to bring their ponchos; whatever makes them the most comfortable. And we will be ready to drop the green flag for the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.”

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Szegedy Ends Slump In Style

Last-Lap Pass Claims Whelen Modified Win At NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. — Todd Szegedy didn’t want to wait any longer.

The Ridgefield, Conn., driver dove underneath Donny Lia for the lead heading into Turn 3 of the white-flag lap and emerged with the victory Saturday afternoon in the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the process, he ended a career-long 28-race winless streak on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman made a late bid for the lead coming out of Turn 4 on the final lap but settled for second. Lia, Bobby Santos and Patrick Emerling rounded out the top five.

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Field Set for 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational

The field has been set for the 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The most recent American Canadian Tour U.S. winner, Travis Stearns of Auburn, ME will lead the field to green later this afternoon (Saturday, September 21). Veteran Jamie Aube of N. Ferrisburg, VT will line-up to his outside.

The 43 car field made it through the morning practice with only a couple incidents. 2010 Bond ACT Invitational winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH set the fast time. Brian Hoar, Quebec’s Alex Labbe, Dany Trepanier and two-time Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald completed the top five fast times.

The 43-car field will be set to go green this afternoon following the K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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NOTEBOOK: Tinio Putting Best Foot Forward

Custer’s Speedway Program Up To Speed, Suarez Lends Help

LOUDON, N.H. – In July of 2012, Tinio Racing made its first career appearance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, one that didn’t exactly get off to an auspicious start.

The Massachusetts-based crew scrambled just to find its way around the sprawling New Hampshire grounds and scurried to have the car ready to practice when the track went green for Modified teams.

Fast-forward to 2013, and Santos was fastest in the 90-minute Whelen Modified Tour practice Friday morning before qualifying fifth for Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100.

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