Although the 2015 weekly racing season’s 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 – Ryan Preece took over the lead on a lap 5 restart and cruised to his third SK Modified win of the season on Friday night. Ronnie Williams, Joey Cipriano, Woody Pitkat and Keith Rocco completed the top-five. Preece now trails Pennink by 36 points in the standings with two races remaining. The track returns to action this Friday night and wraps up the season with the Fall Final on October 3-4.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – For the first time ever, stock cars competed on the 1.7 mile Thompson road course this weekend. The Northeast Mini Stock Tour, North East Street Stock Tour and New England Truck Series were all in action. 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 – Timmy Jordan and Ted Christopher split a pair of SK Modified features at “The Speedbowl” Saturday night. Jordan’s win was just the second of his career, while Christopher’s was his seventh of the season. Keith Rocco leads Tyler Chadwick by nine points in the championship standings with two points-counting events remaining, including next Saturday night.
Jennerstown Speedway – The 2015 season is complete at Jennerstown.
Mahoning Valley Speedway – Track officials at Mahoning Valley cancelled their Saturday night weekly racing program due to forecasted rain. The track returns to action next Saturday for another round of weekly racing featuring the popular Modified division, where Earl Paules leads Don Wagner by 26 points.
Motordrome Speedway –The 2015 season is now complete at Motordrome.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is complete at Beech Ridge, but the track will come to life one last time this weekend for the popular PASS 400 weekend featuring the 300-lap Super Late Model race on Sunday.
Oxford Plains Speedway – Shawn Martin closed out the 2015 regular season on a high note at Oxford on Saturday night by winning the 50-lap Super Late Model feature. Tim Brackett clinched his third premier division championship at the track. The New England Street Stock Nationals paying $3,500 to the winner will take place at Oxford on September 26.
Speedway 95 – Ryan Deane picked up the Late Model win Saturday night at the Hermon, Maine oval. Andrew McLaughlin, John Curtis Jr., Wayne Parritt Jr. and Nick Jenkins completed the top-five. Racing continues at the track next Saturday, September 19.
Spud Speedway – Due to forecasted rain showers, track officials postponed the track’s season finale to next Sunday, September 20.
Unity Raceway – Andrew McLaughlin carried the checkered flag in Sunday’s 50-lap Pro Stock feature at “Maine’s Toughest Oval.” As a result of his win, McLaughlin will start from the pole position when the popular Long John 115 sees the green flag on October 11.
Wiscasset Speedway – For the second straight week a Colby was standing in victory lane at Wiscasset. Chuck Colby won the Late Model Sportsman feature with Dave St. Clair and Chris Thorne following him across the stripe. Will Collins now leads Shane Clark by just 12 points in the standings with two races remaining. The Late Models will take a week off and Group 1 featuring the Pro Stocks will be in action next Saturday night.
Seekonk Speedway – Kenny Spencer, III was victorious in the 40-lap Pro Stock feature at Massachusetts’ only asphalt oval on Saturday night. Spencer crossed the finish line over 1.5 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Mike Brightman. Tom Scully, Jr. used a third-place finish to close the gap on Angelo Belsito in the standings. He now trails by just 17 points heading into next Saturday’s championship night.
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 – Just as the Sportsman Modified feature was set to roll onto the track on Saturday night, Mother Nature hit Monadnock with an uppercut forcing them to cancel the remainder of the racing program. This sets up an all-important night of twin features for the Modified division next Saturday night to decide the season champion. Bill Kimball leads Scott MacMichael by 30 points.
Speedway 51 – Brandon Lambert led from start to finish on his way to claiming the win in the 51-lap Late Model feature. Jeff Marshall finished second and Shawn Swallow rounded out the podium. Champions will be crowned next Saturday night at the Groveton, New Hampshire track.
Star Speedway – Dave Shullick, Jr. claimed the most prestigious win of the season at Star Speedway on Satutrday night in the 50th running of the Star Classic. DJ Shaw claimed the victory in the 100-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series feature.
White Mountain Motorsports Park – Saturday night’s feature results were unavailable on the track’s website as of Tuesday afternoon. Quinny Welch led Oren Remmick by 12 points in the most up to date point standings listed on the track website.
New Jersey –
Wall Stadium Speedway – Racing on the Jersey Shore was cancelled Saturday night due to forecasted rain showers. Fan Appreciation Night takes place next Saturday night.
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 Airborne season on October 3.
Chemung Speedrome – The 2015 racing season is complete at Chemung.
Lancaster National Speedway –Lancaster is off until the 27th Annual U.S. Open featuring the RoC Modified Tour on September 25-27.
Oswego Speedway – After a week off, the track returns to action on Saturday, September 19 for the Fall Championship.
Riverhead Raceway – Rain washed away all but two divisons of racing action on Long Island Saturday night. The final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event of the 2015 season takes place next Saturday night with a special start time of 4:30 p.m.
Spencer Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Spencer Speedway.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Qualifying for Vermont 200 Weekend took place on Saturday, but a poor forecast forced track officials to push back Sunday’s feature events until next Saturday, September 19.
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 People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, is coming up on October 10-11.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: Jodi McCafferty