This weekend, Speed51 will bring you another great batch of live racing from some of the biggest fall events across short track nation. Up in New Hampshire, Lee U.S.A. Speedway will be the center of attention in New England with Russ Conway’s Oktoberfest being the setting for many divisions this weekend, including the Valenti Modified Racing Series and Granite State Pro Stock Series on Sunday, October 6.
For those who can not make it to the 3/8-mile oval in the Southeast corner of the Granite State, you can see both the VMRS and GSPSS live on the Speed51 Network.
This Sunday marks the beginning of the final championship push for both of the New England tours, with their final races coming up in the coming weeks.
The Tour-type Modifieds of MRS will lead off the Speed51 broadcast with a pair of 50-lap features. Each race will pay full points towards the season title, making the weekend critical for the top points contenders; including Mike Willis Jr. who is seeking his first career MRS championship title, but also looking to add to his win total. He will face off against many veteran challengers, including former champions Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella and Kirk Alexander.
The popular ‘cone rule’ will be in effect for all restarts in both MRS features with each driver choosing either the inside or outside line on mid-race restarts. There will also be additional award given at the end of the day for the driver who accumulates the most driver points in both of the Twin 50 features.
The day will also see the Granite State Pro Stock Series in action for a full 100-lap feature on Sunday evening. The Lee Oktoberfest round marks the the second of four races in consecutive weeks to close out the 2019 season for GSPSS.
Maine driver Joey Doiron leads the points coming into the weekend with a pair of GSPSS in 2019, the last of which came at Lee back on July 5. But Doiron has a pair of Connecticut drivers keeping him their sight, including defending GSPSS titlist Devin O’Connell, and Star Classic winner Ray Christian III.
The familiar faces of the Series will also have to overcome some top local talent, with 2016 Oxford 250 winner Wayne Helliwell Jr. and 2018 PASS National champion Derek Griffith expected to throw their names in the hat on Sunday.
For those who can’t make it to New Hampshire’s Center of Speed on Sunday, all you need to see these two great series live on Speed51.com is monthly or yearly subscription to the Speed51 Network. With it, you’ll have even more live broadcasts to close out the year plus dozens upon dozens of race highlights, recaps, interviews, and more.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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