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Looking Ahead: August at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. – With the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend in the rearview mirror, the focus shifts to September. But not before a jam-packed month of August that will feature a number of on- and off-track events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The speedway will transform into the ultimate athlete playground on Aug. 19 and 20 when Tough Mudder returns for the second straight season. Offering one of the most unique and challenging terrains Tough Mudder has to offer, the 10-mile, 20+ obstacle course at Tough Mudder Northeast Presented by Merrell will weave through the speedway property, including the campgrounds, woods and five-lane highway.

The month of August will also feature the return of Hot Import Nights, which will make its fifth appearance at the New England’s largest sports and entertainment venue on Aug. 26. HIN is the leading producer of touring automotive lifestyle events and the events are attended by thousands of automotive and entertainment enthusiasts each year. HIN and its drifting club partners’ event series features the rising stars of the drifting world in a lifestyle festival that includes car shows, industry models, a vendor midway, and live entertainment – all within the confines of the speedway’s infield.

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NASCAR Weekend Provides Big Win for SCC, Nonprofits

LOUDON, N.H. – Another NASCAR race weekend has sped through New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tens of thousands of fans walked through the gates last week, where they were treated to five races in three days, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301. Denny Hamlin was Sunday’s big winner, but it was also a successful weekend for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and close to 70 volunteer groups, which combined to raise more than $280,000.

“Our loyal, amazing fans never cease to amaze me with their generosity,” said Cheryl LaPrade, director of SCC’s NH Chapter. “From Ricky Craven’s golf tournament to the Ride of a Lifetime Auction to the Red Bucket Brigade, we are so thankful for anything that we can generate and put toward our region’s children. This was a huge weekend for us and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in September.”

The N.H. Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities held seven events over the course of the week, including the Laps for Charity, the Camper Appreciation Party, the Ricky Craven “One for the Kids” Golf Tournament, the Champions Breakfast, the Ride of a Lifetime Auction, helicopter rides, the Track Walk, and the Red Bucket Brigade. These events, plus miscellaneous donations, helped the SCC raise more than $140,000 for local children’s charities and groups.

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McDaniels to Pace Overton’s 301

Josh McDaniels made his annual visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday with a new role.  The New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator is the honorary pace car driver for the Overton’s 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this afternoon.

McDaniels is the latest team member to drive, joining Julian Edelman and Rob Ninkovich. They warned him about getting bumped by a driver in the front row, but McDaniels is looking forward to pacing today’s field.

“This race actually falls in a real nice time for us ’cause we’re off in the middle of June till about the 24th or 25th of July so this is the one we can come to.”

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Top 5 Effort for Bock

Brendon Bock charged from 18th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday to recorded his first top five of the season. Bock was mad because qualifying was canceled. His car was first and third in the two scuff sessions run prior to the Eastern Propane and Oil 100.

Bock was battling a loose car in the center and off the corners. Changes at halfway made the car better and allowed the Franklin Square, NY driver to return to the top five.

Bock was following the battle for the lead in the closing laps. Contact between Doug Coby and Ryan Newman brought out the caution with two laps remaining.

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Coby Awaiting First Win of 2017

Doug Coby of Milford, CT was leading Saturday’s Eastern Propane and Oil 100 with four laps to go before a late spin relegated him to an 11th place finish in overtime. Contact with Ryan Newman’s right front sent Coby spinning in turn 3.

“He (Newman) tried to split the difference of the cars, split the gap, and just clobbered me. He came over and apologized and I told him we’re just we’re all trying to win Loudon and you’re gonna put your car places where maybe it shouldn’t go and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.”

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Chase Dowling Taking Win Streak to New Hampshire with LFR Team

No. 15 NWMT Team Will Feature 15-40 Connection At Loudon Race

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (July 13, 2017) – Rob Fuller and his LFR team will be back in action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Saturday for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) race with recent two-time modified race winner Chase Dowling behind the wheel of the No. 15 15-40 Connection race car.

Dowling recently won in the EXIT Realty Modified Tour Series at Monadnock Speedway and the NAPA 5K SK modified race at Stafford Speedway and is looking forward to taking on Loudon in the premier NWMT race following his recent on-track success.

“We are coming off back-to-back wins, so it’s great to be on a roll heading into a big event such as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Loudon,” said Dowling. “I’m really looking forward to racing the Tour car again. We are fast every week in that car and we just need to put all the pieces together to finally get into Victory Lane.”
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Preece Joins Joe Gibbs Racing for 2 Races

XFINITY Series Return Leads Busy Weekend

Ryan Preece has been on a  roll since getting married on May 13. He has 3 wins at Riverhead (Modified Touring Series), Riverhead (NASCAR Whelen All-American Series), and Thompson (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) with a 3.4 average finish in 13 starts.

“We’ve been pretty good,” Preece said. “I think consistency is really just the key to running well. Everything’s just kind of been going my way. I’ve definitely been lucky at the same time but I feel like every time we show up to the racetrack I’m really happy with the car and not really changing too much so that’s always a good sign.”

The former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion has 2 wins and 4 top fives in 5 starts. His bid for a second title will include making up points from missing the Langley race. A discussion with team owners Eddie and Connie Partridge about his future set the foundation for Preece working on racecars.

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Pitkat New England Short Track Showdown Champion

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
A R Bodies, Valenti Modified Racing Series 50

The Valenti Modified Racing Series highlighted the weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and when the checkers waved Woody Pitkat of Sturbridge MA driving the Mayhew Tools sponsored #52 stood number one on the podium.

Pole sitter Steve Masse of Bellingham MA and Ted Christopher of Plainville CT charged off turn four at the drop of John Spence Jr’s’ green flag but by the end of lap one Pitkat raced by both to lead for the first of nine visits to the head of the pack.

“It was just a great day. It started out frustrating because of the tire stagger we wanted, but it turned out to be an awesome show. We put on a good show for the fans that were here. I want to thank Steve from Gunsmoke, he owns the car and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here. And this crew won me the race, we chased an electrical problem all day yesterday, it’s all them. All I had to do was hold the wheel. It’s always awesome to run with Ted (Christopher) because he’s always good up here, and its nice to see Steve (Masse) run up front because he does whatever he can do to get to the race track. It was good to see Steve up there contending for the win” Pitkat also added “There’s a lot of stuff going on in your head on what you can do and can’t do and racing with some of these people you don’t know what they’re going to do, so it was good to be up front in clean air.” Continue reading ‘Pitkat New England Short Track Showdown Champion’

Pitkat Wins Valenti Modified Racing Series Debut at Loudon

Pitkat Tops VMRS Field At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Debut

Loudon, NH. – 17-lead changes, and a hard fought battle right down to the finish, highlighted Saturday afternoon’s 50-lap race for open-wheel Modifieds when the Valenti Modified Racing Series made it’s first ever start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon New Hampshire.

Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, led the race 9-times before taking down his first VMRS win for 2017 and his fourth series victory. Pitkats’s last series win was October 15, 2016, at Thompson, Connecticut.

The race was part of The New England Short Track Showdown produced by race organizer Bob Guptill.

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GSPSS Headed For The ‘Magic Mile’

Inaugural New England Short Track Showdown Set for Saturday

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series is set for race five of the 2017 season this Saturday afternoon. The fifth race of the season will be part of the First Annual New England Short Track Showdown presented by AR Bodies, which will also include feature races for the Valenti Modified Racing Series, NorthEast Mini Stock Tour, and Street Stock Showdown Series.

Heading into the ‘Magic Mile’, Cory Casagrande leads the GSPSS championship standings in a tie with Scott MacMichael. Both drivers sit with 134 points and they hold a six-point advantage over Mike Mitchell. Behind him, Mike O’Sullivan sits 12 points back in the fourth position.

PLACE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
DATE: Saturday, July 1
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
TRACK: 1.058-mile flat oval
TRACK TWITTER: @NHMS
GSPSS TWITTER: @GSProStocks
GSPSS Contact: Mike Parks, mparks@gspss.net

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Phil Richardson Wins Wiscasset Speedway 50 Lap U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier

Seekonk, MA – Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday hosted the second of five guaranteed starter races for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, at the “Cement Palace”, Seekonk Speedway paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic.

Richardson of Herman, ME, will represent Wiscasset Speedway and is joined by Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH who won the first guaranteed starter race at Lee USA Speedway on April 30th. Davis will represent the Granite State Prostock Series. Both competitors have secured provisional starting positions.

Wiscasset Speedway joins four other tracks hosting the guaranteed starter qualifying events; Lee USA Speedway, NH. April 30th; Seekonk Speedway, MA June 17th; Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, ME June 24th; and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 1st.

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Monster Energy Cup Series Test May 30-31

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is excited to announce a FREE event to fans taking place on May 30 and 31. NASCAR will be making a pit stop prior to the New Hampshire 301 in July for a two-day test session. The track will be open to the public on Tuesday, May 30 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 31 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

As a special bonus, fans that purchase tickets on property on May 31 to the July 16 New Hampshire 301 or add on to an already purchased package will receive exclusive behind-the-scenes garage passes for the NASCAR test session that day. This access is limited and on a first-come, first serve basis (up to 150 people) – with a maximum of two passes per ticket account.

The Concord and Main Grandstands will be open along with a unique view from the Granite Ledge on the outfield in Turn 3. Viewing areas in the infield will include the Champions Club (a trackside Turn 1 area), a portion of cold pit road and the grass area in Turn 2, all of which provide close-up views of your favorite drivers racing on the track. A tram will be running throughout the day to help expedite fans to locations around the property.

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Brad Scott Memorial is U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier in June

Seekonk, MA — When the first race of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown for Prostocks is contested June 17th, at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, the 75-lap race will provide the winner an automatic starting spot for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic.

Race Promoter Gary Sagar has announced the fifth qualifying event on the schedule will remember Brad Scott, a long-time Seekonk race supporter and member of the Scott family of nearby Freetown, MA, who left their mark in racing at Seekonk and Thompson (CT) Speedways in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Cancer claimed Brad’s life 5-years ago. Two-time Seekonk Pro-Stock champion Lenny Ellis played a part in helping create the memorial race and continue the legacy of his long-time friend.
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Blewett Refocuses on Home for 2017

Veteran to Compete Parttime on NASCAR WMT

Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ will make his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start of the season this weekend. He will drive the No. 76 John Blewett Inc./TS Haulers/Starrett Tools Chevrolet for the Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. Blewett expects to run 4-6 events this season thatdo not conflict with his commitment at Wall (NJ) Stadium Speedway.

“I would love to support the Thompson, Stafford schedule,” Blewett said. “That’s always been my favorite because of the history of Thompson and Stafford and their dedication to the tour. Hopefully, we can maybe hit a Loudon race or two but it’s all kind of up in the air.”

Blewett’s focus is competing for the Wall Modified championship in his No. 19. There are benefits for Blewett’s return to Wall. The track five minutes from home is easier to find sponsors. Family and friends want to follow him at Wall when they cannot attend a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race.

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LFR Northeast Becomes Part of LFR Enterprises

Rob Fuller Acquires Business from Bob Charland

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (March 22, 2017) – LFR Enterprises, owned by Rob Fuller, has acquired LFR Northeast which was previously operated by Bob Charland.

Fuller will take over the Northeast region for modified distribution and sales for LFR Enterprises.  Charland will no longer be selling parts to the racing industry.

“Rob and I had an agreement that if I ever wanted to change direction that he would step up and take over,” said Charland. “Rob has a very unique product line that really requires a vast knowledge of this industry which he has, so this really makes sense not only for me, but the customers as well.”

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Driver and Owner Meeting Confirms 2017 Série ACT Season Very Promising

The Managing Director responsible for the Quebec auto racing association for asphalt stock car championship Late Models, Série ACT, confirmed he was very happy with the meeting at Trois-Rivières this past weekend.

Marc Patrick Roy, the Managing Director for Série ACT, who was present in Trois-Rivières for the meeting, declared that the participation at the meeting went way beyond his expectations. “The 37 people representing 22 teams in attendance, is beyond our initial expectations. Add to those present 6 other teams who had informed us of their absence, ahead of time, and I can confirm, beyond any doubt, that the competitors have a huge interest in our races and in the continued presence of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) sanction in Quebec.”

In addition to discussions around race day procedures and specific items in the rule book, Roy took the time to listen to the teams on various subjects in order to address, as best as possible, their challenges, with the ultimate objective of offering the best possible stock-car racing for the fans, while taking in consideration the economic realities associated with campaigning for an elite Championship.
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Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Event

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues that will host guaranteed starter races for this summer’s U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.

The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position

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Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position.

Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity.

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Baiz Eyes Championship in Sophomore Season

Martin-McClure Racing announced Hunter Baize as the driver of their No. 13 Reynolds Wrap Toyota Camry earlier this month. The Bremen, KY driver has high hopes for his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. The deal came together after Eric McClure contacted Baize with a couple of races remaining last season.

“We hope to win a championship,” Baize said. “I think that we’ve built a team that can. I think taking what I learned the last year, taking their success, I believe we’ll be a contender at any race we enter and I think we’ll be around in the championship discussion.”

The team had 3 wins in 12 races. Chad Finchum scored their first victory at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Austin Cindric won at Virginia International Raceway ( VIR) and Watkins Glen (NY) International.

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Harrison Burton Announces Final 2017 Plans, Includes Competing for the K&N Pro Series East Championship

Young Driver Backed by Sponsorship from Several Companies

Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Harrison Burton will be very busy in 2017. As announced earlier, Harrison has signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) to compete in a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. He recently reached an agreement with MDM Motorsports to compete for a championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East as well as racing in select ARCA races. In addition, Harrison has earned one of the coveted seats at Fury Race Cars’ factory-supported Super Late Model team which will compete at numerous marquee events, including the Snowball Derby.

With a commitment toward the future of NASCAR, six sponsors have stepped up to support Burton next season, including DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Rheem Manufacturing Company. Burton, a 16-year-old, second-generation driver, is set to begin his year at the K&N Pro Series East race in New Smyrna Speedway on February 19th.

“I’m truly fortunate to compete with three teams that will give me the best chance to have success at the highest levels. I’m incredibly grateful to have not one, but six, corporate partners so committed to my future and that of the sport,” Burton said. “DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and Rheem Manufacturing could have put their resources toward a more veteran driver, so I am extremely appreciative they chose to support me, and I am thrilled to work with them this season.”

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Chase Dowling Announced as Driver of #15 NWMT Car in 2017

15-40 Connection to Continue Partnership with Rob Fuller for Fourth Year

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (January 11, 2017) – Rob Fuller has announced that 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling has signed on to pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet in select races in 2017 for the team.

“I have been watching Chase out of the corner of my eye for the past couple seasons and I’ve been extremely impressed with what I’ve seen,” said Rob Fuller. “Having worked with the young drivers at the LFR driver development group I believe this would be a great match for us both. This is a high-profile ride and will be a great opportunity for him as well. I think he will also be a great advocate for 15-40 Connection, which is a huge part of this race team. I am highly confident we will continue to be a threat at every race we attend with Chase behind the wheel.”

“LFR will continue to develop and evolve in the NASCAR Modified division,” continued Fuller. “We will shift our focus to customer support and service while staying on top of the cars and accessories we design and distribute.”

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Pallai Returns to Modified Competition

Richie Pallai, Jr. of Yorktown Heights, NY will compete in Tour-Type Modifieds this season for New Jersey native Phil Stefanelli. Pallai will drive Stefanelli’s home-built car at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway’s IceBreaker February 12 and the World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway. The home-built car will also compete in the Southern Modified Racing Series.

Stefanelli will also field a new Fury racecar for Pallai in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener at Myrtle Beach March 18 and possibly the May 13 event. Pallai may enter additional races up north. Pallai expects to run 10-12 races, including 3 nights of Speedweeks at New Smyrna.

“Me personally selfishly I’d like to run Loudon again,” Pallai said. “I love Loudon and deep down inside if I can run one more race anywhere I’d like to race Stafford just ’cause that’s my home and I do miss running Stafford.”

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Major Short Track Racing Event is Announced for New Hampshire Motor Speedway New England Short Track Showdown will Feature VMRS, GSPSS, NEMST and Street Stock Open

2017 will bring a major racing weekend to the New England region as the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown has been scheduled to take place on the one-mile oval track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st.

The event is designed to showcase four popular classes of grassroots racing that can be found at dozens of tracks throughout the Northeast on any given summer weekend.  The race lineup will consist of 50-lap feature races for the Valenti Modified Racing Series and Granite State Pro Stock Series along with 30-lap events for the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour and open competition Street Stocks.

Weekly racers from various tracks, and tours, are encouraged to enter the events with their Tour-type Modifieds, Super Late Models, Four Cylinder Mini Stocks or V-8 Street Stock/Strictly Stock race cars. The mini stock and street stock portions will feature a $1000 to win and $75 to start payout as well as lap leader bonus money available from sponsors. NEMST rules will dictate the mini stock division and a full open competition style rule book will be released before January 10 for the street stock portion of the event.

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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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NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule for Unified Whelen Modified Tour

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – From South Carolina to Connecticut, the 2017 schedule announced today for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will test the best Modified drivers over 17 points races and two special events at some of East Coast’s most historic venues.

The new era will kick off on Saturday, March 18, with the season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway. South Carolina’s semi-banked half-mile oval held its first NASCAR event in 1958. The champion will be crowned at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the .625-mile hosts the 55th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 15.

The schedule includes 17 championship points races across seven states, including companion events with NASCAR’s national series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July and September, and Bristol Motor Speedway in August. The summer weekend at New Hampshire will also be highlighted by the invitational, non-points All-Star Shootout, and the fall will feature a non-points special event on the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Jake Matheson Racing Supports Military Families with Donation to Operation Homefront

New England Racer Donates to Support Military Families

checkpresHillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing, LLC was pleased to present a donation to Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors.

“Our team was honored to support military families this season”, Matheson stated. “We are happy to have met our goal to raise at least for $1,000 for Operation Homefront. We achieved this through promotion on multiple social media platforms, offering team gear for contributions to Operation Homefront through our website, and by donating a portion of our winnings.”

Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.jakemathesonracing.com to learn more about the important work Operation Homefront does on behalf of our military families.

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Goodie Motorsports Hires Pitkat

Woody Pitkat will return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time in 2017 driving for Goodie Motorsports. The team runs a Robert Yates spec engine and SPAFCO Chassis.

“Jeffrey (Goodale) called me asked what my plans for next year,” Pitkat said. “(He) said he couldn’t commit 100 percent next year so was wondering if I was interested in driving the car full season for him.”

The Stafford Springs, CT native ran a partial schedule fo Kevin Stuart this year with 1 top five and 7 top 10s in 13 starts.

“(It) means a lot, tough to find full-time tour team these days so to get a great opportunity like this to give a great team an opportunity to win races and hopefully contend for a championship one year. It’s just an honor and I’m so grateful to Jeff and the Goodies team picked me to drive for them.”

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Grala Earns Career Best NCWTS Finish at Hometown Track

Kaz Grala recorded a career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) finish Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In just his seventh series start, the Westborough, Massachusetts driver brought home his third top 10 and a season high seventh-place finish with his GMS Motorsports team at “The Magic Mile.”

“On Saturday we really put together one of our best races of the year,” Grala said. “We’ve had speed all year honestly, we’ve just needed the luck and track position to finish according to our speed. The whole No. 24 GMS Racing crew executed this weekend and gave us a pretty good result. I definitely think there’s more where that came from, especially as I get more used to these trucks.”

If there was ever a track for the 17-year-old driver to put together his strongest run of the year, this was it. For Grala, a Massachusetts native, the track in Loudon, New Hampshire is as close as he gets to home in the big leagues of NASCAR. To be able to shine in front of the hometown crown made his strong run even more special.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Stat Advance: New Hampshire

Analyzing the FW Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2016) —  The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, for the second of two events at the track this season. Below is a look at Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100 and some of the selected race participants.

F.W. Webb 100 Race Setup:

Always among the most popular stops on the annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, New Hampshire Motor Speedway begins the three-race stretch run to the championship. Three-time champion Doug Coby of Milford, Connecticut, holds a 20-point advantage over Holtsville, New York’s Justin Bonsignore atop the point standings after 14 races this season, while Timmy Solomito of Islip, New York, remains within striking distance, just 16 points behind Bonsignore.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire & Kentucky

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener

Martin Truex Jr. won his third race of the season in last Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener. He now has an automatic berth in the Round of 12, which starts following the upcoming Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway (Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

“Without a doubt it’s the best team I’ve ever had, it’s the best position I’ve ever been in,” Truex said after the race. “I really feel like we have what it takes to win this championship.”

Last season, the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing driver made the Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, placing fourth in the final standings.

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