The smallest race cars that will make up the second annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are riding a king-sized wave of momentum into this coming weekend’s event. So far in 2018, the North East Mini Stock Tour is seeing a season where there have been three different winners in the first four events and a total of 41 competitors who have entered a race this season.
Multi-time NEMST champion Emerson Cayer started out the season by winning the opener at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME), while Nick Anderson was the winner of the next event at Claremont Speedway (NH).
The busy month of June started out at Star Speedway (NH) where Nick Maniatis won in a 50-lap race with only one caution period. Cayer scored his second victory of the season the following week in the tour’s first visit to Hudson International Speedway (NH), where he made a backstretch power move into the lead and on to victory lane. Only two caution periods were in that 50-lap event.
New Hampshire’s own Cody LeBlanc has not won a race yet this year, but he has been a regular visitor to the podium. LeBlanc currently leads Cayer, Anderson and Maniatis in the standings. His average finish through the first four races is 2.5 and he has not finished outside the top three all season.
Dozens of drivers from through New England are expected to enter the NEMST race during the New England Short Track Showdown. The competitors race sport compact cars that are based on familiar street cars. Both front and rear wheel drive cars are used on the tour and a few of those machines include the Acura Integra, Chevrolet Cavalier, Dodge Neon, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Nissan 240 and Volkswagen Jetta.
The second annual New England Short Track Showdown will take place on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. Tickets and pit passes are available online. The link to the ticket sales can be found by visiting NorthEastMiniStockTour.com or on the New England Short Track Showdown Facebook page.
The New England Short Track Showdown is an event made up of four races that feature the cornerstone types of cars in New England asphalt short track racing. Tour-type Modifieds compete with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Pro Stocks/Super Late Models compete with the Granite State Pro Stock Tour, Street Stocks compete with the Street Stock Showdown Series and Mini Stocks compete with the North East Mini Stock Tour.
Sponsorship and marketing packages for the New England Short Track Showdown are also available to companies of all sizes and can be tailored to you’re the needs and budget of your company. For more information, please contact Bob Guptill at 207-577-2681.
For more information on the New England Short Track Showdown, please visit NorthEastMiniStockTour.com.
-North East Mini Stock Tour Press Release & Photo