ACT Returns to Riverside Speedway This Weekend

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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour will return to Groveton, NH's Riverside Speedway this Sunday, June 2nd for the Bond Auto ACT 150.  It will be the first ACT race at the quarter-mile track since 2004.


With point leader Brian Hoar's plans to run a limited schedule in 2013, the door has swung wide open this weekend at Riverside for ACT's top talents.  Sophomore driver Jimmy Hebert has come out of the gate on fire, sitting second in the overall points coming into his first Late Model appearance at Riverside Speedway.  Reigning Series Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., who won the first Clash of the Titans 150 held at the speedway in 2009, will attempt to erase the 15-point deficit between himself and the upstart Hebert.


Tiverton, RI's Ray Parent will look to continue his early-season momentum at Riverside Speedway in his first appearance at the track in an ACT event. Veteran Brent Dragon will be trying to extend his impressive resume at Riverside with ACT.  He currently leads all ACT drivers in most top tens (7) and most top fives (5) in ACT events at the Groveton, NH track.


Other favorites for the 150-lap event will include Hudson, NH's Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., young guns Ben Lynch, Rowland Robinson, Jr., and Rookie leader Bobby Therrien, as well as top ten point man Chip Grenier.  Hometown favorites and former Riverside Champions Quinny Welch and Randy Potter, along with defending Late Model Champion Luke Shannon, will look to defend their home territory on Sunday in their season opening event.


The American Canadian Tour heads to Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH this Sunday, June 2nd for the Bond Auto ACT 150.  Post time is 1:30pm.


For more information, head to www.acttour.com, call the ACT Office at (802) 244-6963, or email us at media@acttour.com


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Dirty Dozen Cup: Reid Lanpher Motor Mile Speedway Race Preview





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MANCHESTER, Maine – After two consecutive Dirty Dozen Cup rainouts, Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine, returns to drive the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the Michael Huffman Memorial Twin 125-lap Late Model events at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., on Saturday, June 1. The 15-year-old Lanpher posted second-fastest time in final practice at Motor Mile and had a career-best qualifying effort of third at the track when Dirty Dozen Cup first visited the .416-mile speedway last month, but the rain intervened and the race was postponed. Racing against the reigning NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion and a number of Motor Mile Speedway track champions – including JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry, Lanpher is currently eighth in the Dirty Dozen Cup standings. This weekend marks his first race at the Virginia short track.






WHO: Reid Lanpher, Manchester, Maine
TEAM: No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Seth Kooika, Mooresville, N.C.
WHAT: Dirty Dozen Cup Michael Huffman Memorial Twin 125s
WHERE: Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va. (.416-mile oval)
WHEN: Saturday, June 1 – 2 p.m., practice; 4:45 p.m., qualifying; 7 p.m., race
Dirty Dozen Cup
LAST RACE: April 6, Southern National Twin 100s, Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. (3rd)
NEXT RACE: June 22, Motor Mile Twin 125s, Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va. (.416-mile banked oval)






  • Reid Lanpher became the youngest driver in history (14) to win an event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when he won an Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour race on the road course at the facility last May.
  • Reid Lanpher finished third in just his sixth career Late Model Stock start while driving for JR Motorsports at Southern National Motorsports Park last month.
  • Reid Lanpher won one of four PASS North Series qualifying races at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on May 5 to become the youngest heat race winner (14) in series history.
  • Reid Lanpher will compete as a teammate at JR Motorsports to Josh Berry. Berry won the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.
  • Just 15 years old, Reid Lanpher has already won Super Late Model, Modified, Legend, go-kart, Mini-Cup, motocross and snowmobile feature events in his career.







REID LANPHER, Driver of the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, On finally getting a chance to go back to Motor Mile this weekend after two straight rainouts: “I can't wait. I'm really excited. We were good in practice, and we've qualified well there (before rain), and I can't wait to see what we can do in race trim. I think we have a really good package for the races.”


On why he took to Motor Mile so quickly: “It has so much grip. Really, the tracks down south are night and day difference in grip compared to tracks up here. You can really drive off into the corners. That took a while for me to get used to, really. Once I got used to that, I started running some good times.


“I like Motor Mile. I think it's an awesome track and a great facility. It can be challenging as a driver because it's all about track position, but that's just part of it. It really didn't take me a whole lot of laps to get used to it.”


On his experience driving for JR Motorsports so far this season: “I'm having a blast. It's a lot of fun to go to the track with the guys every race. I've learned so much from them – they're so smart about race cars. I learn a billion things everytime I go down there. It's only going to help me in my racing career.


“It's been good going down there and racing against guys have been racing there weekly since the start of season, guys like (Lee) Pulliam, (Tommy) Lemons, Deac McCaskill – there are five recent track champions all in the field at the same time every week. Some of the guys we're racing against have been racing there since before I was born, so it's definitely a challenge.”




The Dirty Dozen Cup returns for Round No. 5 with a return trip Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., for Twin 125 Late Model events on Saturday, June 22... Reid Lanpher plans on racing in that after running some NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in his family-owned No. 59 Super Late Model.




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Série ACT to Open This Saturday at St Eustache

Attached Photo: StEustache.jpg - Former Series Champion Donald Theetge (80QC) and Jonathan Bouvrette (41QC) battle for position at Autodrome St Eustache in 2012.  Serie ACT will kick off the 2013 season this Saturday, June 1 at Autodrome St Eustache for the first time since 2010. (Photo Credit: Andy Allaire)


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Waterbury, VT – After a rainout last weekend at Autodrome Montmagny, Série ACT will get underway this Saturday, June 1 with the season opening event at Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, QC.


Autodrome St Eustache most recently hosted a season opening event for the series in 2010, and will serve as the kickoff to an 11-race schedule in 2013.  Série ACT underwent major improvements in the offseason, putting up over $400,000 in purse money, including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money for teams who participate in all the Série ACT events.  It is the largest purse in series history.


“My goal is to take the Série ACT Championship this year,” said Jean-Francois Dery, a title favorite in 2013 after finishing runner up in 2012.  “I am really looking forward to getting started this weekend!”


Série ACT came to St Eustache three times in 2012, seeing Dery take the victory in the first, and series champion Patrick Laperle win the final two en route to the title.  Autodrome St-Eustache will also be the venue for a midseason race on Saturday, August 10 and the season finale on Sunday, September 15th.


Other favorites for Saturday’s opening event will include top-five point contender Dany Trepanier, 2012 Série ACT Rookie of the Year Etienne Cliche, feature-winner Patrick Hamel, and up and comer Jonathan Bouvrette who finished a career-high second in last year’s season finale at St Eustache.


The ACT 100 will kick off the 2013 Série ACT season this Saturday, June 1 at Autodrome St Eustache in St Eustache, QC. Qualifying heats will start at 7pm.


For more information, head to www.acttour.com, call the ACT Office at (802) 244-6963, or email us at media@acttour.com


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Menards hosting ARCA Race Fest near Elko track Friday


For Immediate Release:

Thursday, May 30, 2013 


 (ELKO, Minn.) -- The next ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event on the schedule is the Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care Saturday, June 1.


Drivers and teams have already started motoring toward Minnesota. In fact, on Friday, several teams and drivers - and their transport haulers - will be appearing at the Menards store in nearby Burnsville for the Menards Race Fest. The event is being hailed as the "Big Rig Event."


Nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion and current point leader Frank Kimmel, driver of the Ansell-Menards Toyota for ThorSport Racing, is among the drivers committed to attending the event, being held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burnsville store at 2700 Highway 13 West.


Venturini Motorsports plans on having at least three of its teams at the event, including Justin Boston, Kyle Benjamin and Milka Duno. Also appearing with the Venturini team is Brennan Poole, last year's Akona 200 winner in what was the first appearance for the ARCA Racing Series in Minnesota.


Other teams are expected to make their way to the Race Fest as well.


Among those are WinTron Racing driver Mason Mingus, in the No. 32, 811-Call-Before-You-Dig Chevrolet, who currently ranks No. 2 in the ARCA season point standings and is coming off a pair of runner-up finishes.


Tickets are on sale now for the Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care at Elko Speedway. Tickets are $20, compared to $30 on race day, and will be available at 36 Menards stores in the Minneapolis, Minn. market.  


ARCA has scheduled two 45-minute practice sessions Saturday at Elko. The first is from 2-2:45 p.m. CT and final practice is from 3:15-4 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to set the starting grid, followed by a frontstretch on-track autograph session from 6:30-7:30. 


The season's sixth race, 250 laps and 94 miles, is scheduled for an 8 p.m. CT start Saturday, with live timing & scoring and audio coverage available on ARCARacing.com throughout the day.


The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.  



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9-time ARCA champ Frank Kimmel to make two visits to Minneapolis-area Menards stores Thursday afternoon

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, May 30, 2013 


(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - Frank Kimmel's weekend for Elko Speedway gets started Thursday when he visits two of the 36 Minneapolis-area Menards stores offering discount $20 tickets to Saturday night's race. Kimmel will be at the Cottage Grove, Minn., Menards from 4-5:30 p.m. CT with his show car and then at the Eden Prairie Menards from 6:30-8. On Friday evening Kimmel will appear with other ARCA drivers at the Burnsville, Minn., Menards from 4-7 p.m. That's an inseparable part of his race weekends.


"It's always fun to see people that enjoy what you do," Kimmel said. "We have people that come by and don't really know what's going on and why we have a racecar in front of the Menards store, but there's a lot of people that understand it and follow it and are there to get their discount race tickets.


"They're excited to talk to you about what's going to happen so it's a neat mix -- it's a lot of fun to interact with them. They all look at our ThorSport cars and see how neat and clean they are, and I think they can't believe they can see them beat and bang and race on a tiny racetrack like Elko."


ARCA has scheduled two 45-minute practice sessions Saturday at Elko. The first is from 2-2:45 p.m. CT and final practice is from 3:15-4 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to set the starting grid, followed by a frontstretch on-track autograph session from 6:30-7:30. 


The season's sixth race, 250 laps and 94 miles, is scheduled for an 8 p.m. CT start Saturday, with live timing & scoring and audio coverage available on ARCARacing.com throughout the day.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.  



Doug Donnelly, ARCA                                   



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Ce samedi 1 juin, « Ouverture officielle » de la 63e saison de l’Autodrome Drummond et les « Empire Super Sprints » sont de retour pour l’occasion

Dimanche 26 mai 2013 – Dave Paryzo – Directeur des communications


Malchanceux comme ça été souvent le cas dans les annéesprécédentes, le promoteur Yan Bussière a du procéder à l'annulation de sa « soirée découverte » en raison des pluies abondantes qui sévissaient sur Drummondville, rendant ainsi impossible la préparation de la piste.  


En revanche, ce samedi 1 juin, tout un programme d'ouverture est à prévoir avec le retour en piste des spectaculaires « Empire Super Sprints » qui rouleront sur le tracé du centre du Québec pour une 32eoccasion. Actuellement meneur au classement des coureurs, Steve Poirier #28 sera très certainement à surveiller de près, puisqu'il connaît un excellent début de saison. Cependant, Justin Barger #5 le suit de très prés mais, il ne faut surtout pas oublier nos autres représentants Québécois, Michael Parent #25, Dale Gosselin #3, Martin Roy #90, Patrick Vigneault #55 et Étienne Girard #422 qui pourraient venir brouiller les cartes.


Classement officiel (après 3 épreuves)

1Steve Poirier#28189 pts.

2Justin Barger#5184 pts.

3Kevin Ward Jr.#13183 pts.

4Dylan Swiemik#7C182 pts.

5Jeff Cook#10149 pts.


Aussi au programme, la catégorie maitresse de l'Autodrome Drummond, les Modifiés 358 qui seront en piste pour une finale de 50 tours. En 2012, sept coureurs différents en dix programmes avaient paradé dans le cercle des vainqueurs. Pour la saison 2013, plusieurs nouveaux visages ont confirmé leur présence pour tout le calendrier,c'est notamment le cas du double champion de l'Autodrome Granby (2011-2012), François Bernier #49 et l'Ontarien Chris Raabe #01.Quant à Jacques Pelletier #98, Daniel Nadeau #64 et David Côté #5, ils en seront à un premier départ en Modifié 358 sur le circuit de Drummondville.


Chez les Sportsmans, comme c'est la coutume ceux-ci devraient en mettre plein la vue avec une finale de 25 tours prévuà l'horaire. Plusieurs coureurs semblent vouloir stopper la lancée victorieuse de Steve Bernier #25. C'est le cas de Mathieu Desjardins #1M et Martin Pelletier #92 qui mettront les bouchées doubles pour récolter une première couronne de champion.  


Du côté des Lightnings Sprints, cette nouvelle saison sera importante pour l'association qui devient la troisième classe régulière de l'Autodrome Drummond, en remplacement des Pro-Stocks. Avec une moyenne de 35 voitures à chacune de leur présence, l'action risque d'être à son comble. Pour entamer leur championnat une finale de 25 tours est au programme.


Puis, les Mini-Mods et les Pro-Opens en seront aussi à un premier départ à l'Autodrome Drummond.


C'est donc un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer. Quel Spectacle !


Tout comme l'an passé, les adolescents de 13 à 17 ans pourront assister aux programmes de courses gratuitement tout au long de la saison 2013.


N'oubliez pas de visiter notre facebook, pour être au courant des dernières nouvelles et surtout des concours à venir.


Venez poursuivre la tradition avec nous. Pour de l'action à n'en couper le souffle.


L'Autodrome Drummond la F1 de la terre battue !


Dave Paryzo

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond

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Formula 1600 - classe Master

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Guy Gilain débute la saison 2013 par un podium

au Circuit Mont-Tremblant


Montréal (Québec), le 27 mai 2013.- Me Guy Gilain, avocat du bureau montréalais De Grandpré Chait et pilote inscrit dans la classe Master du Championnat Formula Tour 1600, débutait le week-end dernier sa saison 2013 de sport automobile. Champion la saison dernière, il remet son titre en jeu aux commandes d'une monoplace Van Diemen-Honda de l'équipe Britain West Motorsport, avec laquelle il a réussi à récolter d'entrée de jeu un podium sur le Circuit Mont-Tremblant.


Pour ce premier programme double (deux courses) de la saison, Guy Gilain espérait faire honneur à son titre de champion de la classe Master acquis l'an dernier. Tout débuta vendredi, avec une séance d'essais libres sur piste mouillée. L'occasion de quelques réglages avant d'aborder les qualifications et les deux courses du week-end.


Qualifié en deuxième place au départ de la course de samedi, sur piste sèche cette fois, Guy Gilain parvint à s'emparer du premier rang sitôt l'épreuve lancée mais son coéquipier Serge Lacroix profita d'une petite erreur de son rival pour s'emparer du commandement. Guy doit ainsi se contenter de la deuxième place au fil d'arrivée. « Ce fut une belle compétition, je pensais vraiment tenir la victoire à mi-course mais j'ai effectué un tête-à-queue. Heureusement, j'ai pu contrôler la voiture afin qu'elle reste sur la piste et j'ai donné le maximum par la suite pour combler mon retard mais il m'a sans doute manqué un tour ou deux pour être en mesure de tenter un dépassement sur Serge » a confié le pilote longueuillois.


Dimanche, Guy Gilain aborda la qualification en matinée avec une monoplace réglée pour des conditions de piste humide. Il réalisa rapidement le deuxième meilleur chrono mais la piste s'assécha et un problème mécanique le bloqua aux puits trop longtemps pour avoir l'occasion de retourner en piste et effectuer un nouveau tour chronométré. « Je dois avouer que j'étais fort déçu car cela m'a forcé à débuter la course depuis l'avant-dernière place sur la grille » explique-t-il, avant d'ajouter : « mais il faut croire que cela avait décuplé ma motivation car sitôt le départ de la course donné, j'ai remonté tout le peloton en moins d'un tour !» C'est en effet en tête que Guy Gilain boucla le premier tour de cette seconde épreuve du week-end.


Il mena jusqu'à la mi-course avant de connaître quelques difficultés, notamment une légère perte de puissance du moteur, et surtout un contact qui le força à abandonner. « J'ai été heurté à l'arrière, ce qui a plié la roue arrière droite de ma voiture. Il n'y avait aucun espoir de pouvoir compléter la course dans ces conditions, il m'a fallu rentrer aux puits et abandonner » mentionne Guy.


Avec une seule place de podium pour ces deux premiers rendez-vous de la saison, le bilan est évidemment décevant pour le champion Master 2012 mais Guy Gilain a prouvé qu'il demeure un candidat au titre.


Le prochain rendez-vous des pilotes de la série Formula Tour 1600 aura lieu les 7, 8 et 9 juin prochains sur le circuit Gilles-Villeneuve de Montréal, en soutien du Grand Prix du Canada de Formule 1. « C'est toujours exceptionnel de se retrouver devant ces dizaines de milliers de spectateurs massés dans les estrades, sur l'Île Notre-Dame. De plus, grâce au promoteur de l'événement François Dumontier, nous aurons la chance de disputer nos deux courses à des heures de grande attention du public, soit le samedi après-midi tout de suite après la qualification des Formule 1, puis le dimanche matin avant le Grand Prix. Je donne rendez-vous à tous au circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, on sera là pour remporter notre première victoire de la saison 2013 ! » conclut Guy Gilain.


Guy Gilain est avocat associé du bureau De Grandpré-Chait, à Montréal. À titre de pilote, il a participé à des épreuves du Championnat du Québec de Formule 1600 dans les années 1990, avant d'effectuer un retour à la compétition automobile en 2009 en Coupe Toyota. Il a débuté dans le championnat Formula Tour 1600 en 2010, décrochant deux victoires, avant de récolter le titre de vice-champion Master en 2011. L'an dernier, il a remporté le titre dans cette classe.


Il dispute cette saison le championnat grâce à l'implication de Gersol, Pole-Position Magazine, Provencher-Roy Architectes, De Grandpré Chait Avocats, LML Électrique, Promix, Bau-Val, Atelier Chalaub + Beaulieu et Pyramides Électriques.


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Grissom Holds Off Fogleman For PASS South Win At Caraway

For Immediate Release


ASHEBORO, NC (May 24) – Kyle Grissom took the lead from Brandon Ward on a lap 84 restart and held off points leader Jay Fogleman to win the "Krazy" Kevin Powell 150 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models Friday night at Caraway Speedway. Grissom's seventh career PASS South Super Late Model win moves him to within four points of Fogleman headed to the next series event in two weeks at South Boston Speedway.

            "I wasn't crazy about taking the lead that early, but I was getting good restarts and took advantage of it," said Grissom, after becoming the first two-time winner this season in PASS South.  "Once the 2 car (Fogleman) got up there, that was pretty tough, that was nerve wracking having Jay Fogleman back there those last 60 laps."

            Grissom began the night by breaking his own track record in qualifying with a lap of 100.485 miles per hour around the .455 mile Caraway Speedway.  Following the top 10 qualifier redraw, Grissom slid back to the seventh starting position while veterans Brandon Ward and Randy Gentry would move up to row one for the start.

            Ward jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag, but Gentry would take command on lap six setting a blistering early pace.  Meanwhile, Grissom was pacing himself, moving around Spencer Davis for fifth on lap 36.  Davis would slow just seven laps later, struggling through the rest of the night to eventually finish 12th.  The race would go caution free until lap 53 when Jerrick Johnson spun exiting turn four, making contact with the inside wall.

            On the restart, Ward reassumed the lead from Gentry as they entered turn one.  At halfway, Ward and Gentry continued to lead the field with Grissom and Bobby Measmer, Jr. not far behind.  The hardest crash of the night occurred on lap 78 when the caution flew for the second time in the race for a grinding crash by Karl Weber into the inside pit wall. Despite heavy damage to the car, Weber was uninjured in the incident.

            Following a spin by Measmer on lap 84, Ward struggled to come up to speed on the ensuing restart which allowed Grissom and Gentry to move into the top two spots.  Ward's strong run ended when he fell from the race just seven laps later due to clutch problems and finished 15th.

            On lap 93, Fogleman, who was driving the #2 entry from Coulter Motorsports, muscled his way by Gentry for second and set his sights on Grissom.  Despite applying heavy pressure throughout the final third of the race, Fogleman had to settle for second behind Grissom at the finish.

            "We just missed on the setup a little bit and I had to use up my tires too early, but that's just the way it goes," said Fogleman.  "To finish second and stay up in this points hunt is about all we could ask for."

            PASS South rookie Jared Irvan drove from 13th to finish third, a career best run for him.  The son of 1991 Daytona 500 winner Ernie Irvan stormed into the top five in the final 50 laps and was happy to get a strong finish.

            "That one restart when the whole inside line went backwards really helped us because I had been running the outside for a while," said Irvan.  "Towards the end, the breaks started to fade and I didn't have anything left for the leaders."

            Veterans John Batten and Justin Allison finished fourth and fifth respectively, both career bests in PASS South.  Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Powell, Measmer, Brandon Lynn, Kyle Moon, and Gentry.

            The PASS Pro Late Models returned to action and it was a familiar face back in victory lane.  Trevor Noles started first and led every lap for his series best third win of the season in the Foothill Ford 50.  Following Noles to the checkered flag were Jared Fryar, Jeff Batten, Harrison Burton and Kodie Connor.

            The PASS Pro Late Models will be in action again next weekend at Dillon Motor Speedway, while the PASS South Super Late Models will return in two weeks for a 150 lapper at South Boston Speedway. 

            For official results and updated points please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com


     PASS South "Krazy" Kevin Powell 150 – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS


1.       31 – Kyle Grissom 150                                          11.  8f – Tate Fogleman 145          

2.        2 – Jay Fogleman 150                                          12. 129 – Spencer Davis 126

3.      28 – Jared Irvan 150                                                13.   8 – Joseph Mursuli 119

4.       48 – John Batten  150                                            14.  19 – Zak Hausler 103

5.         1 – Justin Allison 150                                           15.  62 – Brandon Ward 91

6.     104 – Kevin Powell 149                                           16.  50 – Karl Weber 77

7.       51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. 149                               17.  57 – Cole Timm 57

8.       97 – Brandon Lynn 149                                          18.  36 – Jake Cole 53

9.       29 – Kyle Moon 149                                               19.  30 – Jerrick Johnson 51

10.     09 – Randy Gentry 149                                          20.  18 – Bill Catania 26




PASS Pro Late Foothill Ford 50 – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

1.     16 – Trevor Noles

2.     5f – Jared Fryar

3.     49 – Jeff Batten

4.     12 – Harrison Burton

5.     45 – Kodie Connor

6.     35 – Carl Auman

7.     02 – Walker Yates

8.     5s – Hans Seth

9.     14 – Austin Reed

10.    7 – Matt Murphy

11.   71 – Nick Robinson

12.     6 – Evan Horne

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Mueller Makes Modified History at Thunder Road

ATTACHED PHOTOS (all credit Alan Ward):
NMCS_ward1: Jamie Proctor (#52), Hunter Bates (#69), and Mike Bush (#31) run three-wide in Northern Modified Challenge Series action at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
NMCS_ward2: Bobby Therrien (#20), Vince Quenneville, Jr. (#78), and Adam Bartemy (#X) run three-wide in Northern Modified Challenge Series action at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
NMCS_ward3: Jessey Mueller celebrates his victory in the first-ever Northern Modified Challenge Series race at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
NMCS_ward4: Jessey Mueller celebrates his victory in the first-ever Northern Modified Challenge Series race at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
NMCS_ward5: Jessey Mueller (ctr), runner-up Leon Gonyo (2nd from right), and third-place Kenny Tremont, Jr. (2nd from left) in victory lane with representatives from Mekkelsen RV at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
NMCS_ward6: Polesitter Joey Roberts (#50x) takes a wild ride on the opening lap of the Northern Modified Challenge Series event at Thunder Road International Speedbowl as Cody Sargen (#55), Leon Gonyo (#4), and Adam Bartemy (#X) escape.
NMCS_ward7: Joey Roberts (#50x) and Jeff Haskins (#95) collide at Thunder Road International Speedbowl as eventual Northern Modified Challenge Series winner Jessey Mueller (#19) drives by.
NMCS_ward8: Joey Roberts (#50x) catches air as Jeff Haskins (#95) crashes at Thunder Road International Speedbowl as Joe Williams (#55L) and Kenny Tremont, Jr. (#115) drive past in Northern Modified Challenge Series action.

Teenager wins first-ever Northern Modified Challenge Series event


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                        DBS-052713-1


BARRE, VT – Jessey Mueller made stock car racing history on Memorial Day at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, winning the first-ever event for the new Northern Modified Challenge Series.  The Olmstedville, NY racer, 18, used patience and a well-handling car to avoid early wrecks and cruise to the victory in the 51st annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at the Barre, VT track.

A grinding crash in the first corner of the 50-lap race knocked polesitter Joey Roberts and eighth-place starter Jeff Haskins out with badly damaged cars; neither driver was injured.  Alex Bell of Cambridge, NY assumed the lead on the restart, but was involved in a crash on lap 7 that sent him to pit road with a broken tie rod.

Veteran driver Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY took command of the race at the restart and led the next five circuits.  Driving with a cast on his right wrist as he continues to recover from an injury sustained in the off-season, Mueller worked his way underneath Gonyo to the take the lead on the backstretch at lap 13 and never surrendered it.  The balance of the race was a well-driven affair with competitive passing and three-wide racing action.

Gonyo held on to take the runner-up spot despite contact on lap 34 that send challenger Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT spinning and the final restart with five laps remaining that set up late charges by Kenny Tremont, Jr., Hunter Bates, and a recovering Bell.  Tremont, of West Sand Lake, NY, finished a tight third behind Gonyo.  Bell withstood repeated passing attempts by Bates to rebound for fourth place.

Middlebury, VT driver Bates, 17, who also competed in the 100-lap Vermont State Late Model Championship Series race, finished fifth.  Joe Williams was sixth, followed by former Thunder Road champion Bobby Therrien, Vince Quenneville, Jr., Cody Sargen, and Adam Bartemy.

Twenty-one cars competed in the first-ever Northern Modified Challenge Series event. Qualifying heats were won by Quenneville, Tremont, and Williams.  The starting lineup was determined by random draw by a race fan, who drew the #12 pill to invert the top 12 qualifiers from the heat races.  Five caution flags and one red flag on the opening lap slowed the race.

The five-race Northern Modified Challenge Series, sanctioned by Devil's Bowl Speedway, returns to action at its home track in West Haven, VT on Friday, August 2 for the second annual C.J. Richards Memorial 67 presented by Carrara Masonry & Concrete.  Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, NH hosts the Challenge the following night, Saturday, August 3.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 50

Northern Modified Challenge Series – Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, VT

Monday, May 27, 2013


Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown-Laps Completed

(# - denotes rookie)


1.    (9) Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, NY – 50 laps

2.    (5) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY – 50 laps

3.    (11) Kenny Tremont, Jr., West Sand Lake, NY – 50 laps

4.    (3) Alex Bell, Cambridge, NY – 50 laps

5.    (16) Hunter Bates, Middlebury, VT – 50 laps

6.    (10) Joe Williams, Scotia, NY – 50 laps

7.    (6) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT – 50 laps

8.    (12) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT – 50 laps

9.    (2) Cody Sargen, Greenfield Center, NY – 49 laps

10.  (4) Adam Bartemy, Sheldon, VT – 49 laps

11.  (15) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT – 48 laps

12.  (13) Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT – 45 laps

13.  (19) Matt Atwood, Whitehall, NY – 38 laps

14.  (21) Aaron Bartemy, Sheldon, VT – 11 laps

15.  (7) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY – 11 laps

16.  (20) Jamie Proctor, Schuylerville, NY – 7 laps

17.  (18) # Emily Quinn, Schaghticoke, NY – 7 laps

18.  (14) Mike Bush, South Glens Falls, NY – 1 laps

19.  (1) Joey Roberts, Georgia, VT – 0 laps

20.  (8) Jeff Haskins, Wells, VT – 0 laps

21.  (17) # Bruce Schwab, Jr., Whitehall, NY – 0 laps


Lap Leaders: Joey Roberts – grid; Alex Bell – 1-7; Leon Gonyo – 8-12; Jessey Mueller – 13-50 (3 lead changes among 4 drivers).


Cautions: 5 (Laps 0 [red], 7, 12, 34, 45)


Heat Winners: Vince Quenneville, Jr., Kenny Tremont, Jr., Joe Williams


Upcoming Events:

·         Friday, August 2 – Devil's Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

·         Saturday, August 3 – Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, NH

·         Sunday, September 15 – Devil's Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

·         Saturday, October 12 – Canaan Dirt Speedway, Canaan, NH



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Devil's Bowl Speedway Media

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