Duarte, Vanasse, Potter & Savary In Victory Lane!

Duarte, Vanasse, Potter & Savary In Victory Lane!

DUARTE LEADS TRUCKS GREEN TO CHECKERS FOR FIRST CAREER WIN Mike Duarte took off from the field out of turn two on lap one and refused to relinquish the front for the balance of the race, even when challenged by the likes of Rob Murphy and John Paiva. But Paiva and Murphy engaged in a deadly duel over second, and Duarte used the opportunity to pull out to a lead, which at times was as great as 20 cars, this on lap 16. The deadly exchange between Murphy and Paiva continued through the end of the race. Duarte was able to apply the speed his 50 truck has come to be known by and rush in 2.69 seconds ahead of Murphy. Paiva ran in a half-second later with David Lougee and Darryl Church rounding out the top five. Duarte started off inside Church on the front row. Church got the jump out of the box, but Duarte lit the afterburners and had the lead coming out of turn two as Murphy moved into third. Cavallaro got past Belcher and then under Paiva onto Murphy’s tailgate. By lap four, Duarte and Church had a five-car margin on Murphy, Cavallaro et al. But Cavallaro, in the heat of battle went around between turns two and three on lap six. Testifying to his aggravation, he made a charge at Murphy as the latter passed him on caution laps but did not make contact. The field came away with Duarte and Church door-to-door until turn two, when Duarte resumed the lead, but one lap later, Cavallaro spun into turn four. Shawn DeMello made...
Casper, Paiva & Arrenegado take home Saturday Night NASCAR Wins. Douton Wins NESST!

Casper, Paiva & Arrenegado take home Saturday Night NASCAR Wins. Douton Wins NESST!

  ONE LEADER, 40 LAPS, 9 MINUTES – BIG PRO WIN FOR KEVIN CASPER It was a match-race: Kevin Casper vs. Dick Houlihan for forty laps of nonstop action. They were the front row as the green fell. They were 1-2 when the checkers waved. None of the other 21 starters got past third place in the 9 minutes it took to run as they ran across the stripe just three-tenths of a second apart. Radical Rick Martin roared over another .4 back and Angelo Belsito clocked in a second later and Tom Scully, Jr. closed out the top five just one more second off the pace. Casper and Houli had served notice in their heat races, each taking the top spot in their respective challenges. They came out loaded for bear, leaving the box door-to-door with Kevin nosing ahead. But as he’s known to do in turns one and two, Houlihan evened that back up and it wasn’t until turn four that Casper was able to scrabble his way into the lead. Mike Mitchell took a look under Houlihan, but he fired up and pulled away as as Alex Melnicki headed to the pits with problems which sidelined him for the night. Kevin scooted out to a four-car lead while Martin pursued Mitchell and was in turn shadowed by Mike Brightman and Scully. Seven laps in, Houlihan had narrowed Casper’s lead to just a carlength while Brightman, Scully and Dave Darling were running nose-to-tail over fiffh place. Ryan Vanasse was clinging steadfastly to eighth place ahead of Craig Weinstein, Kenny Spencer, Belsito and Fred Astle, all running in...
Lineham, Blais, Lallier & Murphy Victorious on Memorial Day Weekend!

Lineham, Blais, Lallier & Murphy Victorious on Memorial Day Weekend!

  MURPHY COLLECTS SECOND WIN AFTER PAIVA DQ IN TECH By Dana Rowe Rob Murphy battled John Paiva for Sport Trucks Supremacy and discovered after crossing in second place that a technical infraction had stripped Paiva of his win and moved Murph from second into Victory Lane, elevating the remainder of the division one position each. Paiva started fourth, fought a spirited battle over second with rookie trucker, Eric LeBrun for seven laps, then pried LeBrun out of his one lap in the lead. Initial leader Lenny Guy had been pulled off the front when LeBrun put his nose in underneath at the stripe. But LeBrun got loose and Paiva tore on past them both, onto the front of the field for lap 8. LeBrun pursued, but gan to fade, and tough Dave Lougee zeroed in. To add to Paiva’s concerns, Trucks champ Rob Murphy roared up into second on lap 13. Lap 14 presented the double whammy as Murphy’s teammate, Chase Belcher, followed through into fourth. Guy and Dan Johnson sat at the pole for the green with LeBrun and Paiva behind them. Lenny got the jump on Dan, while Paiva dived into third. Lougee got under Johnson to go for fourth with Cavallaro in pursuit. In lap four, LeBrun looked underneath for the lead, then slowed as the door slammed and a close-running Paiva caught him in the tailgate. Lap six and LeBrun went under again, this time making it stick and they went wheel to wheel, with LeBrun taking the lead on lap 7 and Paiva following through to second. Paiva wasted no time looking underneath...
NEW Short Track Passport Program!!!

NEW Short Track Passport Program!!!

Hey short track fans … HERE’s something to get excited about! New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and 9 other short tracks around New England are participating in a race rewards program, Short Track Passport! New Hampshire Motor Speedway wants to reward hardcore fans for supporting racing at their local track with a discount on Saturday tickets and a return voucher for purchase of Sunday tickets at NHMS’s exciting NASCAR weekend! In this passport you will find schedules of all of the participating local tracks. Simply bring this passport with you when you visit the various short track(s) and make sure you get a stamp each week or each time you go. After accumulating five stamps you are eligible for a 20% discount on Saturday NASCAR tickets at NHMS on July 18th and September 26th. The accumulation of five stamps ALSO makes the fan eligible to receive a voucher to return to the short track of their choice for each Sunday ticket they purchase for the July 19th and September 27th NASCAR Spring Cup Races at NHMS! So after you get five stamps, if you buy two Sprint Cup race tickets to NHMS they will buy YOU two tickets to a participating short track of your choice. How cool is that? Where can you get this awesome passport? We have them at our office and you can also get one at any of our ticket windows on Saturday nights! Upon entering the track, be sure to show your passport to our ticket tellers so they can stamp...
Paiva, Lallier, Pelland and Belsito find Themselves in Victory Lane!

Paiva, Lallier, Pelland and Belsito find Themselves in Victory Lane!

PAIVA CONQUERS LOUGEE ON LATE RESTART FOR TRUCKS VICTORY John Paiva came home with a feature win after a grueling contest with young David Lougee. Lougee led four-fifths of the twenty-five lapper, holding off Paiva the entire distance. But the former champ was able to storm ahead on a lap 19 restart. For a moment following a lap-19 restart, Mike Cavallaro seemed about to steal the hard-won lead away, but fell back and champ Rob Murphy, last week’s victor, sailed into third looking for room at the front. Dan Johnson took advantage of some looseness on the part of Eric LeBrun’s to sail into fifth. Cavallaro then got under Lougee into second and it took Murphy longer to make the pass, forcing him to settle for third. Rookie Johnson (just up from Fast Fridays’Pure Stocks division) then leveraged Lougee for fourth, forcing the former race leader to settle for fifth. A spin out of turn one on the first lap sent newcomer Mike Lopes to the pits for the remainder of the race. Lopes, who competed in Formula Fours then retired from racing about 20 years back, was making his first start in the division. Second time was a charm for the racing, and Lougee nosed out from the pole edging away from Chase Belcher on his shoulder. Belcher’s attempt to cross under and grab the lead failed and Lougee owned the front going into turn three. Paiva had started outside the second row, and remained above Darryl Church but slid into third as Murphy got under Cavallaro for fifth. Lougee went to a two-car lead on lap four...