Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 51’s Fast Facts below. 


Date: June 30 – July 1


Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile, asphalt oval)


Location: 1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH 03307


Sanction: Valenti Modified Racing Series, Granite State Pro Stock Series, Northeast Mini Stock Tour & Street Stock Showdown Series


Distance: VMRS (50 laps), GSPSS (50 laps), NEMST (30 laps), SSSS (30 laps)


General Admission Tickets: Adults $20, Children $12, Senior/Military $18, Family (2A/2C) $50


Pit Admission: Two-Day Pass $75


Media coverage: Speed51.com will bring race fans Trackside Now coverage of the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown on Saturday.  51 will also be at the track providing Twitter updates and more on Friday.


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Websites: www.northeastministocktour.com, www.gspss.net, www.themodifiedracingseries.com, www.nhms.com


Track phone: 207-577-2681 (Bob Guptil, Event Promoter)


Notes: This is the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown event. The event is promoted by Northeast Mini Stock Tour promoter Bob Guptil. Ted Christopher will be looking to break a tie with Mike Stefanik on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s all-time wins list by scoring a victory in the Valenti Modified Racing Series race.  While Christopher looks to do that, Eddie MacDonald will be hoping to tie Christopher and Stefanik at the top of the wins list with a win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series feature. Pennsylvania driver Zane Zeiner will be pulling double duty in both a Modified and a Pro Stock, as will defending Northeast Mini Stock Tour champion Heywood Herriott. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour youngster Matt Swanson will be making his Granite State Pro Stock Series debut, as will four-time PASS National champion Ben Rowe. Bryan Dauzat is expected to be one of the furthest travelers, bringing his No. 97 Modified north from his home state of North Carolina. Dr. Dick Berggren will serve as Grand Marshall for the event.


VMRS Purse:  $5,000-to-win


GSPSS Purse: $3,000-to-win


VMRS Expected Entry List (As of June 27): 

Car # Driver
4 Jeffrey Gallup
6 Sammy Rameau
11 Geoff Gernhard
12MA Rob Richardi
13 Ted Christopher
13MA Steve Masse
16 Colbey Fournier
17 Donnie Lashua
19 David Schneider
22 Roy Seidell
25CT Anthony Flannery
33 Bill Dixon
34 Dave Etheridge
45 Dan Meservey
48 Jon Kievman
52 Woddy Pitkat
55 Joe Doucette
58 Eric Goodale
63 Chris Bolton
66 Andy Shaw
69 Jimmy Dolan
76PA Zane Zeiner
77 Matt Mead
83 Michael Willis
85 Jeff Rocco
92 Anthony Nocella
93 George Sherman
97 Bryan Dauzat
99 Richard Savary


GSPSS Expected Entry List (As of June 27):

Car # Driver
01 Joe Decker
4 Tommy O’Sullivan
4N Ben Rowe
05 Phil Richardson
7 Cory Casagrande
08 Mike O’Sullivan
8 Travis Fisher
12 Joe Graf
12G Derek Griffith
17 Eddie MacDonald
17H Haywood Herriott
18 Mike Scorzelli
21 Josh King
28MA Greg Nanigian
29 Barry Gray
39 Nick Lascuola
43 Devin O’Connell
49 Matt Swanson
51 Eddie Fatscher
57 Zig Geno
72 Scott MacMichael
76 Zane Zeiner
88 Kevin Casper
92 Billy Brady
96 Wyatt Alexander


Event Schedule:

Friday, June 30

7 a.m. – Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. – Haulers Enter Through Tunnel

8 a.m. – Inspection Begins (Mandatory)

9 a.m. – Practice Begins (20 Minute Sessions)

GSPSS, VMRS, NEMST & SSSS (Two Sessions Each)

11:40 a.m. – Lunch Break

12:40 p.m. – Practice Results (20 Minute Sessions)

GSPSS, VMRS, NEMTS, SSSS (Four Sessions Each)

5 p.m. – Practice Ends

6 p.m. – Garage Closes


Saturday, July 1

7 a.m. – Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. – Haulers Enter Through Tunnel

8 a.m. – Inspection Begins

8:30 a.m. – Driver’s Meeting (Mandatory)

9 a.m. – Practice Begins

GSPSS, SSSS, VMRS, NEMST (20 Minute Sessions, Two Each)

11:40 a.m. – Practice Ends

12 p.m. – Pre-Race Ceremonies

12:30 p.m. – Heats Begin

GSPSS (8 laps)

SSSS (5 laps)

NEMST (5 laps)

VMRS (8 laps)

Consis To Follow (If Needed)

3 p.m. (approx.) – Features Begin

NEMST (30 laps)

SSSS (30 laps)

GSPSS (50 laps – Break at lap 30)

VMRS (50 laps)


-Featured photo credit: Speed51.com / Rick Ibsen

Fast Facts: New England Short Track Showdown at NHMS