Although the 2015 weekly racing seasons are complete at some short tracks in the Northeast region, there was still plenty of action this past weekend. Check out the results from the past weekend below.
Stafford Motor Speedway – Just one race remains for the weekly competitors at Stafford Motor Speedway. Champions will be crowned at the track this weekend during the Fall Final event featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Rowan Pennink leads Ryan Preece by just 12 points in the SK Modified championship standings heading into the event.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Oval racing resumes at Thompson on October 16-18 when things heat up for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.
New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Keith Rocco’s decision to skip the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and chase an SK Modified championship at New London-Waterford Speedbowl paid off Saturday evening. Rocco won the 35-lap feature to clinch his eighth track championship at the Connecticut shoreline-oval by three points over Tyler Chadwick. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is over at “The Speedbowl,” but the track returns to action for “The Big Show” October 24-25 featuring Tour-Type Modifieds, the Granite State Pro Stock Series and SK Modifieds.
Jennerstown Speedway – The 2015 season is complete at Jennerstown.
Mahoning Valley Speedway – Eric Beers scored his second straight Modified win at Mahoning Valley on Saturday night. Beers took over the lead on lap 11 and pulled away for the victory after starting 12th on the grid. Point leader Earl Paules finished in the runner-up position to hold onto his lead heading into the final two events of the season.
Motordrome Speedway – The 2015 racing schedule at Motordrome is now complete.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is complete at Beech Ridge. Reid Lanpher (Pro Series), Craig Smith (Sport Series) and Ryan Hewins (Wildcats) are the 2015 champions at Maine’s only NASCAR oval.
Oxford Plains Speedway – Joe Pastore picked up a nice $3,500 paycheck by winning the New England Street Stock Nationals Saturday afternoon at the historic 3/8-mile Maine oval. Nick Cusack, Frank Wear, Calvin Rose, Jr. and David Whittier rounded out the top-five. The last race of the season at Oxford takes place this upcoming weekend when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North visits town for their season finale.
Speedway 95 – The last two days of racing in Hermon, Maine take place this upcoming weekend during Veterans Appreciation Weekend. The Outlaw Super Series will highlight the racing card on Saturday, while the Late Models go 150 laps on Sunday .
Spud Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Spud Speedway.
Unity Raceway – Andy Saunders led flag-to-flag to win Sunday’s 50-lap Pro Stock feature at “Maine’s Toughest Oval.” Dustin Hubbard and Donnie Alexander completed the podium. Next up at Unity is the highly-anticipated Long John Weekend featuring the $3,500-to-win Late Model feature on Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Wiscasset Speedway – Will Collins survived a rough Late Model Sportsman feature Saturday evening to finish seventh and claim the 2015 division championship. Chuck Colby charged from the 16th starting position to pick up the feature win with TJ Watson, Chris Thorne, Josh St. Clair and Andrew McLaughlin completing the top-five. While the championship battles are now settled, the track returns to action for the “Fall Fury” next Saturday, October 3 with every division in action.
Seekonk Speedway – Massachusetts’ only asphalt short track returns to action on October 3 for the $5,000-to-win DAV Fall Classic.
New Hampshire –
Claremont Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Claremont. The track will host their end of season banquet on November 7 at the Elks Hall in Lebanon, NH.
Lee USA Speedway –Lee USA Speedway is off until Oktoberfest, which will feature 18 divisions of racing, on October 10-11.
Monadnock Speedway – Results from Saturday night’s season finale at Monadnock were unavailable on the track website as of Tuesday morning.
Speedway 51 – The regular season at Speedway 51 is complete, but the biggest event of the season at the newly-renovated facility is still to come. The Fall Brawl featuring a $30,000 purse for Late Model is coming up on Saturday, October 24.
Star Speedway – The track returns to action on Saturday, October 3 to crown their 2015 season champions
White Mountain Motorsports Park – Saturday night’s feature results were unavailable on the track’s website as of Monday afternoon. Reports on Facebook indicate that Quinny Welch clinched the 2015 Late Model championship at the track.
New Jersey –
Wall Stadium Speedway – Derek Hopkinson took the checkered flag in the 40-lap Modified feature Saturday night, while Steven Reed clinched the 2015 Modified division championship. Eric Mauriello, Jimmy Blewett, Ken Matlach and Ron Frees completed the top-five. Next up at Wall is the big one, Turkey Derby XLII November 27-29.
New York –
Airborne Park Speedway – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is complete at Airborne. The 41st annual Fall Foliage 200 for the American-Canadian Tour will end the 2015 season on October 3.
Chemung Speedrome – The 2015 racing season is complete at Chemung.
Lancaster National Speedway – Matt Hirschman used a unique tire conservation strategy to win the US Open at Lancaster on Sunday afternoon. More on the race can be found on Speed51.com powered by JEGS.
Oswego Speedway – The 2015 season has come to a close at the historic New York short track.
Riverhead Raceway – Jimmy White, Jr. and Gene Burbol closed out the 2015 season at the Long Island bullring with Enduro wins Saturday afternoon.
Spencer Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Spencer Speedway.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – The 2015 asphalt season is now complete at the West Haven oval.
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – The 2015 weekly racing season is over at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement,” but the biggest event of the season, the Milk Bowl, is coming up on October 10-11.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: New London-Waterford Speedbowl