7:28
As Max Papis always likes to say, “caio.” Speed51.com is signing out for the day here at NHMS.  Stay tuned to Speed51.com on Sunday for a complete wrap-up from the short track world as well as photos from the ACT Invitational at NHMS. 
7:26
The following is the official, unofficial finish of the ACT Invitational at NHMS:
1) Joey Pole
2) Wayne Helliwell Jr.
3) Jamie Fisher
4) Brian Hoar
5) Eddie MacDonald
6) Jean-Francois Dery
7) Ricky Rolfe
8) Joey Laquerre
9) Dan McHattie
10) Patrick Laperle
11) Jeff Zuidema
12) Karl Allard
13) Guy Caron
14) John Danahue
15) Glen Luce
16) Brad Babb #
17) Shawn Martin
18) Scott Payea
19) Donald Theetge
20) Alex Labbe #
21) Miles Chipman
22) Jeff Smith
23) Dennis Spencer Jr.
24) Dave Pembroke
25) Mark Lamberton
26) Quinten Welch
27) Phil Scott
28) Brad Leighton
29) TJ Watson
30) Austin Theriault #
31) Justin Holtom
32) David Michaud
33) Rich Staskowski
34) Larry Jackson
35) Scott Luce
36) Travis Adams
37) Brent Dragon
38) Jean-Paul Cyr
39) Tim Brackett
40) Randy Potter
41) Nick Sweet
42) Patrick Hamel
43) Mark Hayward
# denotes rookie 
7:23
Joey Pole in victory lane after winning the ACT Invitational. (Jim DuPont Photo)
7:16
We were told by the folks here at NHMS that officials from ACT are efforting a finishing order. 
7:10
The top-three finishers in the ACT Invitational are currently being interviewed by the media here at NHMS. 
7:07
Here’s what we have for an extremely unofficial finish:
1) Joey Pole
2) Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
3) Jamie Fisher
4) Jean-Francois Dery
5) Brian Hoar
6) Eddie MacDonald
7) Dan McHattie
8) Patrick LaPerle 
6:58
Comment From Guest 

thanks for all the up dates you guys do a great job 

6:57
We will have the unofficial rundown as soon as it becomes available.
6:53
We can tell you that Patrick Laperle unofficially finished eighth. 
6:52
We are awaiting results past the top seven.  As soon as we get those, we will share those with everyone. 
6:50
This is the first victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Ford crate engine. 
6:48
“This is just amazing right now,” said a nearly speechless Joey Pole in victory lane. 
6:45
Comment From Jerry 

Thanks for the great coverage Speed51 crew. Congratulations to Joey Pole, Wayne Helliwell & Brian Hoar 

6:43
The unofficial results are that Joey Pole has won over Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Jamie Fisher, Jean-Francois Dery, Brian Hoar, Eddie MacDonald and Dan McHattie. 
6:42
Joey Pole has won the ACT Invitational. 
6:40
There are now two laps to go.  Joey Pole has a comfortable lead. 
6:39
Quinny Welch has gone down a lap. 
6:39
There are now five laps to go. 
6:38
Joey Pole is now into the lead. 
6:38
Joey Pole is now under Wayne Helliwell for the lead. 
6:37
No. 
6:37
Comment From Yvon 

Do they have to do a pit stop ? 

6:37
Joey Pole has moved into second place. 
6:37
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. is now leading. 
6:36
Jamie Fisher leads Wayne Helliwell and Joey Pole.  All three are fairly close on the racetrack. 
6:36
There are 10 laps to go. 
6:36
Phil Scott has gone a lap down. 
6:35
Austin Theriault and TJ Watson have gone a lap down. 
6:35
The leader is working heavy lapped traffic right now. 
6:35
Joey Pole has moved up to third as Dan McHattie free falls through the top five. 
6:34
Brent Dragon has pitted under green. 
6:34
Dan McHattie is off the pace and Jamie Fisher has passed him for the lead. 
6:33
We are now at lap 43. 
6:31
Dan McHattie currently leads Jamie Fisher, Wayne Helliwell, Jean-Francois Dery and Joey Pole. 
6:29
Rich Staskowski has gone a lap down. 
6:28
We are now at lap 36. 
6:27
Travis Adams has now gone a lap down. 
6:26
Dan McHattie still has a strong lead. 
6:26
We are now at lap 31. 
6:26
Eddie MacDonald is now up to sixth.
6:24
Joey Pole has passed Glen Luce on the outside to move into fourth. 
6:23
Joey Pole is now up to the fifth position. 
6:23
Jean Paul Cyr is being black-flagged for not maintaining a race pace. 
6:23
Joey Pole is up to seventh after starting 28th. 
6:23
We are now at lap 25 of a scheduled 60 laps. 
6:23
Jean Paul Cyr is about to go one lap down. 
6:21
Dan McHattie currently leads Jamie Fisher, Jean-Francois Dery, Wayne Helliwell and Glen Luce. 
6:20
Eddie MacDonald is nearly into the top ten. 
6:19
Dan McHattie has passed Jamie Fisher for the lead. 
6:19
There is a big battle going on for positions eighth on back between Donald Theetge, Karl Allard, Dennis Spencer, Ricky Rolfe and Joey Pole. 
6:18
We are now at lap 16.
6:14
Ricky Rolfe has moved up from his starting spot of 15th into the top ten. 
6:13
We are now at lap seven.
6:13
Randy Potter and Nick Sweet have been checked and released from the infield care center. 
6:12
Glen Luce has settled into third place. 
6:12
Jamie Fisher has pulled away to a healthy lead. 
6:11
Dan McHattie has moved up to second place. 
6:11
Jamie Fisher has now moved into the lead at lap three. 
6:10
We are at lap two currently. 
6:10
Restart. 
6:04
Eddie MacDonald actually started the race in the 32nd position.  Their side skirt was too low in morning inspection, but MacDonald’s team was tied up with getting their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry ready for that race and couldn’t fix it in time.  That led to the team being penalized nine spots on the grid. 
6:03
Rich Staskowski has pulled down pit road. 
6:02
All of the drivers involved in the wreck are reported to be okay.
6:02
Glen Luce currently leads Jamie Fisher. 
6:02
A red car, possibly that of Jean Paul Cyr, was also involved in this wreck and drove away. 
6:01
Nick Sweet has heavy front end damage to his car. 
6:01
Nick Sweet, Randy Potter and Scott Payea have wrecked in turn four at lap three. 
6:00
Glen Luce has stretched to a comfortable race lead. 
5:59
Mark Hayward had driven away, but is now pulling down pit road. 
5:59
Jamie Fisher is now challenging for second place. 
5:59
Glen Luce leads into turn one. 
5:59
Here comes to second attempt at a green flag. 
5:58
Caution laps will not count today.  The race is being scored at lap zero, so we will have a complete restart. 
5:56
Patrick Hamel spun on the first lap. (51 Photo)
5:53
The start of the ACT race. (51 Photo)
5:53
Glen Luce currently leads under caution over Jeff Smith and Jamie Fisher. 
5:51
According to ACT announcer Troy Germain, Mark Hayward plans to retire after this race.  Hayward won an ACT Late Model feature earlier this season at Twin State Speedway (NH). 
5:50
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus is one of the people watching this race from pit road. 
5:49
Comment From Alison 

I am sure we all appreciate what you can give us. You folks are awesome with your coverage. 

5:48
Patrick Hamel and Mark Hayward were the two drivers involved in that wreck. 
5:48
The cause of this caution is a single car wreck on the fronstretch.  We cannot make out whose car it is yet. 
5:47
As of right now, there is no timing and scoring available for this race.  We will try our best with a limited view of the track to give you field rundowns. 
5:47
The caution is out. 
5:47
Green flag.  Glen Luce leads going into turn one. 
5:46
Glen Lice will lead the field to green.  The starting lineup can be found below. 
5:46
The pace car is off and the ACT Invitational is almost ready to begin. 
5:46
Comment From WG Newell 

Good luck to the Luce boys 

5:45
Some of the press material for this race refer to it as 50 laps, but we are fairly confident that it is 60 laps in length.  That is the first time that we have heard the 75-lap figure. 
5:45
Comment From Guest 

thought the race was 75 laps 

5:44
Comment From Alison 

Good Luck to all teams, and may it be a safe race for all. 

5:44
PASS North driver Joey Doiron is here crewing for Bradley Babb’s team in the ACT Invitational. 
5:43
Comment From jbrown 

Goodluck Tj Watson and the 04me team! 

5:43
Comment From jan 

Go Dan McHattie…Kawartha Speedway fans are cheering you on!!!!! 

5:41
The ACT teams were allowed to walk out to the outer pit wall during the pace laps to wave their team and country flags – the combination of those team colors along with the American and Canadian National flags is quite a sight. 
5:40
Pace laps for the ACT Invitational are now underway.  There are 60 scheduled laps of racing. 
5:35
Comment From Norwood Areana fan 

Good Luck Eddie MacDonald win the ACT race 

5:35
Currently, the driver introductions for the ACT Invitational are taking place.  ACT announcer Troy Germain is telling the crowd assembled here a little bit about each driver’s accomplishments while the introductions are taking place. 
5:34
Comment From Mike Ray 

Congrats to KBM,James Buescher and Turner Motorsports,what a great run for that team and young man. 

5:26
There are over 150 photos from Thursday, Friday and Saturday already posted to the Speed51.com photo galleries that can be found on the Speed51.com Facebook page.  Be sure to check it all out. 
5:11
2006 ASA Late Model South champion James Buescher finished a strong second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race here at NHMS.  Buescher dives for Turner Motorsports, which got its start in racing fielding a Super Late Model for Texas racer Chris Davidson.

The winner of the Truck Series race also has strong short track ties.  Kyle Busch has won the Snowball Derby, Winchester 400, Speedfest and the Redbud 300 in the past 18 months or so with his Super Late Model team. 

5:06
Almost every driver who was invited to this year’s ACT Invitational is here today.  Former Waterford Speedbowl (CT) track champion Tim Jordan tested here earlier this year, but had to decline his invitation to race for financial reasons. 
5:04
Patrick Laperle set a fast time in the test session for the ACT Invitational earlier this summer.  The team were happy with that result and didn’t do much since then to it.  Laperle’s team tells us that the car was on jackstands for most of the time since that test. 
5:03
Last year, having the ACT Late Model Tour here was a dream come true for its owner and promoter, Tom Curley.  When we talked to Curley earlier this afternoon, he told us that this year’s event has been just as exciting for him. 
5:02
This year’s Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) track champion Nick Sweet said that his goal today is to finish the ACT Invitational in one piece.  While he’s wrapped up the track title, he also has the biggest race of the year at the track ahead of him in next month’s Milk Bowl.  Sweet did tell us that his car was very good in the morning practice session, but that with new rubber being laid down by the NASCAR Modifieds and Trucks, there is a bit of a question as to how the track will be for this evening’s race. 
4:58
Comment From shebaz in MD 

Go Get ‘Em Randy (& Quinny too!) 02NH & 78NH 

4:58
Joey Pole tells Speed51.com that he has a good car today.  Pole has raced here in an NASCAR East Series car as well as in last year’s first-ever ACT Invitational.  He told us that there is a big difference between the two types of cars.  Mainly that the East Series cars require a lot of braking, but that when wheeling a Late Model here, you need to use almost no brake to get around. 
4:56
Randy Potter told us that he thinks his #02 Late Model will be pretty good for the ACT Invitational today.

“It was at 8:30 this morning at least,” he told Speed51.com.

Potter reports that his team freed the car up since this morning’s mini-practice session – expecting the track to tighten up before the race. They hope that they made the right call.

“You only get one shot at this today,” said Potter.

Potter is being sponsored for this race by Speedway Sports Park, which is the campground next to the track owned by Harry Franssen – who has owned and sponsored racecars throughout the years driven by Joe Bessey, Mike Weeden, Dave Dion and Joey Kourafas among others. 

4:50
As the ACT Late Model drivers prep for today’s ACT Invitational, many are watching the Truck Series race, were fiddling with their cars or comparing notes with their crews. Patrick Laperle? He’s been napping for most of the afternoon. Despite the noise that comes with being in the infield of the NHMS Magic Mile, Laperle retired to the cab of his truck this afternoon to sleep. 
4:25
Starting Line-Up For ACT Invitational
1 7ME Glen Luce
2 15CT Jeff Smith
3 18VT Jamie Fisher
4 3ME Dennis Spencer Jr.
5 71ON Dan McHattie
6 03ME Travis Adams
7 02NH Randy Potter
8 52NH Miles Chipman
9 42MA Jeff Zuidema
10 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
11 8NH Guy Caron
12 27NH Wayne Helliwell Jr.
13 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
14 07ME Scott Luce
15 51ME Ricky Rolfe
16 80QC Donald Theetge
17 5RI Rich Staskowski
18 44VT Dave Pembroke
19 78NH Quinten Welch
20 14VT Phil Scott
21 94ME Shawn Martin
22 48QC Karl Allard
23 17MA Eddie MacDonald
24 91QC Patrick Laperle
25 89VT Scott Payea
26 88VT Nick Sweet
27 37VT Brian Hoar
28 97NH Joey Pole
29 15VT Joey Laquerre
30 55NH Brad Leighton
31 55VT Brent Dragon
32 26VT John Donahue
33 4ME Brad Babb
34 57ME Austin Theriault
35 17ON Justin Holtom
36 16NY Mark Lamerton
37 60ME Tim Brackett
38 04ME TJ Watson
39 51QC Patrick Hamel
40 36QC Alex Labbe
41 84ON Larry Jackson
42 40QC David Michaud
43 77NH Mark Hayward
4:25
The ACT race will take place after the NASCAR truck race. We have 75 laps to go in that event. 
4:13
Eddie MacDonald is doing double duty here today, but his NASCAR Camping World Truck day looks to be done after contact with the wall in turns one and two. 
4:08
Check out our Facebook page to see more action from today’s practice. http://www.facebook.com/speed51
3:30
Comment From KyleMac 

Thank you so mcuh SPEED51 for all of your coverage! It was awsome an by far the best of the day! 

3:11
the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is now on the track for their 200 lapper. 
3:08
Ryan Newman’s flat tire. (51 Photo)
2:55
Ryan Newman in victory lane. (51 Photo)
2:39
When asked about being the point leader Mike Stefanik was shocked to learn about it.
“Wow, really. Woo hoo. It’s better being the point leader then not being the point leader,” said Mike Stefanik in the post-race press conference.
2:36
Jimmy Blewett said after the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race that the early incident that took several drivers out, including championship contender Ted Christopher, was “totally my fault”. 
2:34
ACT Late Model driver T.J. Watson is a lobsterman in Maine and he is continuing with an ocean theme on his racecar today. Referencing a Kyle Busch Toyota commercial, the rear TV panel of the car states “Who doesn’t love baby seals?”

Watson is starting 38th today and describes his car as a “rocket”, but he has a long way to go to get to the front in the ACT Invitational.

2:34
Jamie Fisher is running a pink paint scheme on his ACT Late Model here today to help benefit cancer awareness. 
2:33
The King himself, Richard Petty, was seen riding a golf cart through the ACT Late Model pit area earlier to check out those cars up close. 
2:33
Eddie MacDonald is starting deep in the field for both his debut race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ACT Invitational – where he will start 23rd. MacDonald said that he has a good car for the ACT race, but admits that it might not be as good as in last year’s race where he won. 
2:33
New England racing legend Dave Dion is here today to take in the racing action. As is another former NASCAR Busch Grand National North champion, Dick McCabe. 
2:32
The ACT Invitational will be 60 laps today – up 10 laps from last year’s race distance. Some of the promotional materials and schedules for this weekend still list the race at 50 laps however. 
2:32
5:45pm is the plan for the ACT race. 
2:31
Comment From LynnR59 

what time is the ACT race roughly 

2:30
Unofficial Modified FW Webb 100 Results
1 7 Ryan Newman
2 14 Jimmy Blewett
3 16 Mike Stefanik
4 12 Doug Coby
5 6 Ron Silk
6 52 Dale Quarterley
7 59 Chuck Hossfeld
8 58 Eric Goodale
9 05 Joe Hartmann
10 39 Richie Pallai Jr.
11 8 Glenn Tyler
12 18 Ken Heagy
13 46 George Brunnhoelzl III
14 33 Wade Cole
15 26 Gary McDonald
16 38 Jake Marosz
17 79 James Civali
18 76 Eric Beers
19 90 Renee Dupuis
20 4 Bobby Santos
21 3 Ryan Preece
22 17 Glen Reen
23 28 Woody Pitkat
24 2 Todd Szegedy
25 98 Erick Rudolph
26 10 Ed Flemke Jr.
27 51 Justin Bonsignore
28 91 Richard Savary
29 50 Kevin Goodale
30 36 Ted Christopher
31 82 Mike Christopher
32 99 Jamie Tomaino
33 1 Rob Summers
34 70 Andy Seuss
35 93 Rowan Pennink
2:29
Comment From beachbash02 

Congrates Ryan Newman!! Awesome race! 

2:24
Unofficially Mike Stefanik took over the point lead with his third-place finish. 
2:22
For Ryan Newman it’s his third win in three starts this season on the Modified Tour. He won here in July and last month at Bristol. 
2:21
Newman told Bob Dillner he felt tire on the last lap, but didn’t know till it wa sover that he had a flat. 
2:20
The rest of the top 10 were Chuck Hossfeld, Eric Goodale, Joe Hartmann, and Richie Pallai Jr. 
2:17
Ryan Newman pull into victory lane with a flat right rear tire. 
2:17
Dale Quarterley came from the rear of the field with a rebuilt racecar to finish sixth. 
2:17
Mike Stefanik finished third ahead of Doug Coby and Ron Silk. 
2:16
Ryan Newman Wins over Jimmy Blewett. 
2:16
Ryan Newman powered back into the lead again. 
2:16
Jimmy Blewett is under Ryan Newman. 
2:16
Final lap. 
2:15
White Flag! 
2:15
Ryan Newman has re-passed Doug Coby for the lead on the backstretch. 
2:15
Doug Coby gets the lead off turn two. 
2:15
GREEN FLAG: TWO LAPS TO GO! Newman leads to one. 
2:13
Woody Pitkat is walking down pit road and out of the race as well. 
2:12
There will still be several laps of yellow left as there is a lot of speedy-dry in the turn four area. 
2:11
Comment From beachbash02 

Nice job of covering the race. Thanks!! 

2:11
We are back under YELLOW after an 11 minute RED flag. 
2:09
Unofficially, Bobby Santos would still lead the points if the race ended now, but it would be over Mike Stefanik and not Ted Christopher, who crashed out early in this race. 
2:08
Bobby Santos has been released from the infield care center and is walking down pit road towards the garage area. 
2:03
We are still under a red flag for a lengthy track cleanup. 
2:03
Glen Reen’s car is coming back into the pits on the back of a wrecker. 
2:02
Top 10: Ryan Newman, Doug Coby, Jimmy Blewett, Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik, Eric Goodale, Dale Quarterley, Erick Rudolph, Glenn Tyler and Joe Hartmann. 
2:02
Jake Marosz will get the lucky dog under this caution. This should put him back onto the lead lap. 
2:01
Ryan Preece was under Bobby Santos going into turn three during that incident. Preece hooked his wheel into Santos’ car to cause the wreck. 
2:01
We are now under a RED FLAG at LAP 97. 
2:00
Ryan Preece has climbed out of his car and is walking around. 
2:00
This will be big for the points with Santos going out and Mike Stefanik still running. 
2:00
Ryan Preece and Glen Reen both have heavy front end damage with both of their radiators leaking badly. 
2:00
Glen Reen is also involved. 
1:59
The window nets are down on both cars. 
1:59
Bobby Santos and Ryan Preece have hit the wall hard. 
1:59
YELLOW FLAG LAP 96. 
1:59
Jimmy Blewett moves under Coby for second. 
1:59
Once again, Ryan Newman is pulling away. 
1:58
Doug Coby takes second and pulls up to Newman. 
1:58
Ron Silk has slipped back to fourth. 
1:58
Ron Silk spun his tires on the restart. 
1:58
GREEN FLAG LAP 95: Can Newman hang on? He leads the drag race to turn one. 
1:57
Ryan Newman has chosen to restart on the outside. 
1:57
Renee Dupuis has gone a lap down after that incident. She has heavy damage and might not finish. George Brunnhoelzl, III is still on the lead lap. 
1:57
One Lap to Green. We will have five laps to go. 
1:55
Just outside the top 10 are Glen Reen, Richie Pallai, Glenn Tyler, Woody Pitkat and Joe Hartmann. 
1:55
Top 10 Ryan Newman, Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik, Doug Coby, Ryan Preece, Jimmy Blewett, Bobby Santos, Dale Quarterley, Chuck Hossfeld, and Eric Goodale. 
1:54
George Brunnhoelzl, III was also involved in that incident. 
1:54
Renne Dupuis has hit the wall hard but is driving away. 
1:54
YELLOW FLAG LAP 92: 
1:53
There are now nine laps to go. 
1:53
Ryan Newman’s lead is now over two seconds. 
1:53
Point leader Bobby Santos is sixth. 
1:52
Top Five: Newman, Stefanik, Silk, Coby and Preece. 
1:52
Ryan Preece uses the low lane to get back to fifth. 
1:52
Ryan Newman’s lead is now 1.2 seconds in length. 
1:51
Jimmy Blewett has gotten stuck on the inside and lost a few positions. 
1:51
Ron Silk tried to go for second and could not make a run on Stefanik. 
1:50
Ryan Newman is .880 on the field. 
1:50
Erick Rudolph is off the track with a possible engine problem. 
1:50
Mike Stefanik is now back to second. 
1:49
Top Five: Ryan Newman, Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik, Jimmy Blewett and Doug Coby. 
1:48
Ryan Preece went low and got shuffled out of the top five. 
1:47
20 laps to go this time by. 
1:47
Ron Silk pulls down and takes second from Mike Stefanik. 
1:46
Doug Coby in sixth position has now joined the not-quite-the-lead pack. 
1:45
Top Five: Ryan Newman, Mike Srefanik, Ron Silk, Bobby Santos, and Ryan Preece. 
1:45
Positions two through five are all in a tight single file formation. 
1:45
We’re at lap 73 and Ryan Newman’s lead is nearly one second strong. 
1:44
Bobby Santos drops down and slides up into fourth on the insdie of Erick Rudolph. 
1:44
Newman’s lead is now over one half of a second. 
1:44
Newman’s lead is now 3/10th of a second. 
1:43
Ryan Newman is already pulling out to a strong lead again. 
1:43
Newman get clear for the lead off turn two and Mike Stefanik drops down in second. 
1:42
GREEN FLAG LAP 70: Newman takes the line to turn one. 
1:40
Ryan Newman is choosing to restart on the outside for this restart. 
1:40
Top Five: on the restart Ryan Newman, Mike Stefanik, Ron Silk, Erick Rudolph, and Bobby Santos. 
1:40
Mike Stefanik’s pit stop.
1:38
YELLOW FLAG: LAP 66 – Jake Marosz spins in turn two. 
1:38
Ryan Newman has a 4/10th of a second lead. 
1:37
Mike Stefanik has moved to second. 
1:36
Erick Rudolph tries for second off turn four and can’t get around Ron Silk. 
1:35
Newman has pulled out on the pack by three tenths of a second. 
1:34
Top five: Ryan Newman, Ron Silk, Erick Rudolph, Chuck Hossfeld and Mike Stefanik. 
1:33
23 drivers are currently on the lead lap, with the 24th runner being shown six laps down. 
1:33
Ryan Preece is stuck back in ninth. 
1:33
Ron Silk is settling into second place. 
1:33
Ryan Newman has taken the lead. 
1:32
Ryan Newman is now trying the inside for the lead. 
1:32
Ron Silk just slid under Erick Rudolph for the lead. 
1:32
Newman works his way to third. 
1:31
Top Five: Erick Rudoplh, Ron Silk, Bobby Santos, Chuck hossfeld, and Ryan Newman. 
1:31
Ryan Newman has also gotten back to the top 10 as Santos rockets up to fourth behind Rudolph, and Silk. 
1:30
We are at lap 50 now. 
1:29
Todd Szegedy slid up into the outside retaining wall hard which led to that incident. 
1:29
Erick Rudolph is back on the point as Bobby Santos is fifth. 
1:29
Todd Szegedy is now on pit road. 
1:28
Ryan Preece is also back in the top 10. 
1:28
Todd Szegedy has just blown up. 
1:28
No, it’s a yellow nose. 
1:28
Comment From Tenbomber 

I wonder if Rudolf has a red nose? hehe 

1:28
Bobby Santos is up to ninth as Ron Silk takes the lead. 
1:28
Todd Szegedy is now back to 18th and climbing. 
1:27
Todd Szegedy is working his way back to the front. 
1:27
GREEN FLAG: LAP 45 
1:27
Outside the top five currently are Chuck Hossfeld, Joe Hartmann, Gary McDonald, Woody Pitkat and Bobby Santos. 
1:26
Todd Szegedy will restart at the rear of the field for exiting pit road with pit equipment still with his car. 
1:26
The restart lineup will be Erick Rudolph, Ron Silk, Richie Pallai, Dale Quarterley and Glen Reen. 
1:25
Erick Rudolph now leads. 
1:25
All teams are getting tires. 
1:24
The entire top 10 has come to pit road. 
1:24
Leaders are pitting. 
1:22
We have 24 cars on the lead lap as we work the 41st lap. 
1:22
Kevin Goodale was also involved in that wreck. He has stopped on pit road after limping back to the pits and will need a tow to get back to the garage area as well. 
1:22
The car of Richard Savary is stopped on pit road and will need a wrecker to bring it back to the garage. 
1:21
James Civali will get the free pass. 
1:20
Top 10 after wreck: Ryan Preece, Todd Szegedy, Mike Stefanik, Ryan Newman, Eric Goodale, Jimmy Blewett, Bobby Santos, Erick Rudolph, Eric Beers, and Doug Coby. 
1:19
This will likely be a lengthy caution period. 
1:19
Bobby Santos dodged that wreck by the skin of his teeth. 
1:18
Christopher looks to be done after hard contact with Jamie Tomaino. 
1:17
Bonsignoire is parked up against the wall. 
1:17
Jamie Tomaino is also involved. 
1:17
Justin Bonsignoire is also involved. 
1:17
Caution – lap 38. Jimmy Blewett got into Eddie Flemke to cause that caution. Mike Christopher and Ted Christopher are also involved. 
1:15
GREEN FLAG LAP 37: Preece leads the pack to one. 
1:15
Andy Seuss has gone four laps down after that incident. We aren’t sure if he will make it back onto the track yet. 
1:15
James Civali’s car after the tire problem.
1:14
Just outside the top 10 are Justin Bonsignoire, Kevin Goodale and Richard Savary. 
1:14
On the restart, Ryan Preece will Todd Szegedy, Miek Stefanik, Eddie Flemke, Ryan Newman, Eric Goodale, Ted Christopher, Erick Rudolph and Jimmy Blewett. 
1:10
Lineup will be the same on the next restart. 
1:10
Andy Seuss drove away from the incident. 
1:10
That wreck was caused when Bobby Santos, III did not get up to speed. Santos pulled to the inside and Ted Christopher ran into him. That stacked the field up behind them all. 
1:09
Rob Summers is parked driver’s side first against the wall after a hard hit. He is okay. 
1:09
Wreck in the back of the pack: YELLOW FLAG LAP 32 
1:09
Andy Seuss is among those involved in this incident. 
1:09
According to SPEED’s Bob Dillner, the wheel on Civali’s car actually came apart whichwhich led to that issue. 
1:08
GREEN FLAG LAP 32: Ryan Preece takes the outside on the restart. We are underway. 
1:07
We are told that Civali’s spin was due to a tire problem. 
1:07
James Civali has lost a lap on pit road for repairs. 
1:06
Top 10: Ryan Preece, Todd Szegedy, Ryan Newman, Mike Stefanik, Ted Christopher, Bobby Santos, Ed Flemke Jr. Erick Rudolph, Eric Goodle and Jimmy Blewett. 
1:06
Rowan Pennink’s car was towed to the garage area and appears to be done for the day after his earlier wreck. 
1:04
YELLOW FLAG LAP 28: James Civali spins in turn four. 
1:04
Ted Christopher has cracked the top five. 
1:03
11 lead changes in 26 laps and Ryan Preece is back to the top. 
1:03
The restart from turn one.
1:03
Ted Christopher is slowly working his way to the lead. He’s eighth. 
1:02
Todd Szegedy shoot the gap in turn one on the low side and retakes the top spot. 
1:00
Preece leads Szegedy, Newman, Santos and Stefanik. 
12:59
Lap 20: Lead change again Ryan Preece takes the top spot once more. 
12:59
Ryan Newman works the high lane to take third and Bobby Santos is now up to fourth. 
12:58
Glen Reen is back to 21st after his spin. 
12:58
Mike Stefanik is now third with Ryan Newman in fourth. 
12:57
The front pack snakes around the mile track as fans come to their feet every time the top spot changes. 
12:56
Another lead change up front as Ryan Preece takes the top spot lap 13. 
12:55
Ryan Preece led the first lap on the restart, but Todd Szegedy takes the top spot again. 
12:54
GREEN FLAG LAP 10: Preece leads the restart to turn one. 
12:53
Top 10: Ryan Preece, Todd Szegedy, Mike Stefanik, Ryan Newman Bobby Santos, Ed Flemke, Jr, Ron Silk, Eric Goodale, Ted Christopher and Erick Rudolph. 
12:51
Looks like Pennink is done for the day. Reen spun and Pennink hit the wall to avoid. Ken Hagey got a chuck of that as well. Reen drove away from the scene. 
12:50
YELLOW FLAG LAP 7: Glen Reen and Rowan Pennink wreck in turn two. 
12:49
Lap 6 and Ryan Preece takes the top spot gonig into one. They are going at it likr there are 10 to go here at NHMS. 
12:49
Szegedy leads, Ryan Preece, Mike Stefanik and Ryan Newman. 
12:48
Todd Szegedy leads laps three as Santos slides outside the top 5. 
12:48
Ted Christopher is already up to 10th after two laps. 
12:47
Off turn two the yellow four of Bobby Santos fires up the inside and takes the lead after two laps. 
12:47
Todd Szegedy take the lead of turn two and will lead lap one. Newman is back to fifth. 
12:46
GREEN FLAG: We are underway here at New Hampshire! Ryan Newman and Todd Szegedy drag race to turn one. 
12:45
Reports from pit road are the track is very dirty. One LAP to green. 
12:44
Teams can not take tires and gas on the same stop. 
12:44
Ryan Newman is looking for the New Hampshire sweep from the pole today. 
12:43
Today’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event here at NHMS will air on SPEED at 1pm ET. Lifelong “Modified Guys” Mike Joy, Dick Berggren and Bob Dillner will be on the broadcast of the New Hampshire 100. Make sure to tune in and follow our Trackside Now Coverage. There will be a slight delay as SPEED doing a live-to-tape event. We are live here Trackside at New Hampshire. 
12:41
Cars are rolling onto the speedway. 
12:41
Mike Stefanik has completed a total of 4020 lap in a Modified here. 
12:41
Ted Christopher is the all-time Modified lap leader here at New Hampshire with 753. 
12:40
Former Winners in the field include: Ted Christopher, Mike Stefanik, Chuck Hossfeld, Ryan Newman, Ron Silk, and Todd Szegedy. 
12:40
This is the 52nd NASCAR Modified race here at New Hampshire.
12:39
Sprint Cup Practice just ended and he was late to his race car. 
12:39
We have just been told Ryan Newman is running down pit road to get to his car. 
12:38
Engines have fired for the Whelen Modified Tour event. 
12:36
Starting Line-up for the Modified FW Webb 100
1 7 Ryan Newman
2 2 Todd Szegedy
3 3 Ryan Preece
4 4 Bobby Santos
5 10 Ed Flemke Jr.
6 16 Mike Stefanik
7 59 Chuck Hossfeld
8 58 Eric Goodale
9 98 Erick Rudolph
10 6 Ron Silk
11 1 Rob Summers
12 14 Jimmy Blewett
13 79 James Civali
14 36 Ted Christopher
15 50 Kevin Goodale
16 8 Glenn Tyler
17 70 Andy Seuss
18 17 Glen Reen
19 90 Renee Dupuis
20 51 Justin Bonsignore
21 91 Richard Savary
22 46 George Brunnhoelzl III
23 93 Rowan Pennink
24 28 Woody Pitkat
25 99 Jamie Tomaino
26 39 Richie Pallai Jr.
27 82 Mike Christopher
28 18 Ken Heagy
29 05 Joe Hartmann
30 33 Wade Cole
31 26 Gary McDonald
32 38 Jake Marosz
33 12 Doug Coby
34 52 Dale Quarterley
35 76 Eric Beers
12:36
A few drivers with short track ties will be in today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Donny Lia, who has won in the WMT race here at NHMS in the past, will start 18th in the Truck race. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular Eddie MacDonald will start 22nd in the Truck race in his series debut, former NASCAR Weekly Racing Series National Champion Payton Sellers will start 24th and Mike Garvey, who won last week’s Pro Late Model feature at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will start 26th. 
12:31
Comment From Mike Ray 

That would be great to end the season at Charlotte,more exposure for the tour.Let’s remember how much Mr.Hackett and his family have done for the Mods at Caraway.Good Luck and Godspeed to all running today,peace,out. 

12:26
The best laps were in the 31.4-second range with most of the field running 31.7 laps. The 160 mph speed at the end of the straightaways is about right. 
12:25
Comment From Guest 

What is the average lap time or speed of the ACT cars? Have heard they are hitting approx. 160mph, is that right? 

12:25
Comment From Guest 

What’s the average speed of the ACT cars? 

12:19
There is a staggered blind draw to set the field for the ACT Invitational. Some of the bigger guns of that type of racing pick within their own group, so an odds-on favorite like Eddie MacDonald and Patrick Laperle will not start on the pole. 
12:19
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

How did they determine qualifying for the ACT invitational?? did they do heat races or time trials?? or just based on practice speeds? 

12:17
Comment From slowel 

Not to many build their cars in the barn like #71 Dan McHattie,one smart cookie. 

12:00
Speed51.com has learned that there are discussions for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC) to air live on SPEED on Thursday, October 14th.  Speed51.com will let you know if there are any further developments on this story. 
11:38
In yesterday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race here, Mike Hillman, Jr. was injured after an incident on pit road. He was transported to a local hospital, but released and is now back at the track today for his duties as the crew chief for Todd Bodine’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.

“I’m okay,” said Hillman. “I’m a little sore this morning. I was looking to carry tires and wow, now I’m laid out on the ground. I really don’t remember a whole bunch about it. I banged my head a little bit and my leg.” 

11:37
Starting Line-Up For ACT Invitational
1 7ME Glen Luce
2 15CT Jeff Smith
3 18VT Jamie Fisher
4 3ME Dennis Spencer Jr.
5 71ON Dan McHattie
6 03ME Travis Adams
7 02NH Randy Potter
8 52NH Miles Chipman
9 42MA Jeff Zuidema
10 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
11 8NH Guy Caron
12 27NH Wayne Helliwell Jr.
13 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
14 07ME Scott Luce
15 51ME Ricky Rolfe
16 80QC Donald Theetge
17 5RI Rich Staskowski
18 44VT Dave Pembroke
19 78NH Quinten Welch
20 14VT Phil Scott
21 94ME Shawn Martin
22 48QC Karl Allard
23 17MA Eddie MacDonald
24 91QC Patrick Laperle
25 89VT Scott Payea
26 88VT Nick Sweet
27 37VT Brian Hoar
28 97NH Joey Pole
29 15VT Joey Laquerre
30 55NH Brad Leighton
31 55VT Brent Dragon
32 26VT John Donahue
33 4ME Brad Babb
34 57ME Austin Theriault
35 17ON Justin Holtom
36 16NY Mark Lamerton
37 60ME Tim Brackett
38 04ME TJ Watson
39 51QC Patrick Hamel
40 36QC Alex Labbe
41 84ON Larry Jackson
42 40QC David Michaud
43 77NH Mark Hayward
11:33
Comment From Norwood Arena fan 

Good Luck to Bobby Santos win the modified race 

11:33
We ran into Super Late Model racer Mike Rowe here in the pits this morning. Rowe, like many other fans, was still taking about the closing laps of last night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race here at NHMS.

“What a shame about Tardiff…” were Rowe’s first words to us, referring to the fact that underdog Alan Tardiff was leading with just a few laps to go, but got spun into the wall by Corey Lajoie.

Rowe and Tardiff raced against each other numerous times over years past in PASS North and a few times in the Pro Series (SLM) at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) this past season. 

11:28
Last night, Ryan Preece won the SK Modified feature at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) before heading back to the track. You might expect that he’d be a bit tired this morning because of that and the fact that there was an early practice session for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. But Preece is still on cloud nine after his victory and you can’t wipe the smile off his face. As far as it being a late night, Preece told us this morning that he was back in the camping lot at NHMS by 1am this morning. 
11:25
The drivers of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are now taking part in a autograph session outside the turns three and four. 
11:20
Ryan Truex now leads Darrell Wallace Jr. by 118 points as the series heads to Dover. 
11:20
Comment From KyleMac45 

Did truex also get the points title as well? 

11:00
Ryan Truex was the first to kiss the granit here at New Hampshire. (Ken Spring Photo)
11:00
Last night’s East Series race has been the talk of the media center with the wild finish. Ryan Truex will never forget his kiss of the graint at the start finish line. A new tradition that started this weeknd. 
10:34
Comment From Mike Ray 

Good Morning Team51.com,thanks for the great coverage all weekend long! 

10:34
Comment From Robert Webster 

Good luck to the entire Santos crew from your friends in Indy. 

10:19
We don’t have the lineup yet. When we get the draw we’ll put it up. 
10:18
Comment From kvmrace 

Do you guy’s have the starting line up for the ACT race? Great job in all you do . 

9:54
No it’s still 50 lap. 
9:53
Comment From Dave 

Hey i thought they extended the ACT Invitational from 50 to 60 laps this year? 

9:42
Today’s Modified race could have big implications on the run for the 2010 Series Championship. Bobby Santos enters this race 32 points up on Ted Christopher. Santos has never won here, while Christopher has 10 career wins here at New Hampshire, five in the Modified ranks.

Mike Stefanik, a six-time Modified winner here at New Hampshire, is third in points and is only 61 points off the lead. He could be the sleeper in the points battle.

Final practice speed chart leader Todd Szegedy is fourth in points, 106 markers back.

9:34
Yesterday’s East race ended very late in almost darkness. The race started at 5pm and was 125 laps. The checkered flag flew at 7pm. The ACT race is only 50 laps and will start at 5:45pm. It should be ok. 
9:34
Comment From Phil 

will there be enough light? it was dark at the end of the east race yesterday 

9:30
Of course, we will be there all week leading up to Sunday. 
9:30
Comment From Jesse (Speedway660) 

Will Speed51.com Be Covering The Snowball Derby? 

9:30
Final Practice Speeds – Modifieds
1 2 Todd Szegedy 29.406
2 6 Ron Silk 29.474
3 4 Bobby Santos 29.488
4 76 Eric Beers 29.511
5 82 Mike Christopher 29.516
6 12 Doug Coby 29.559
7 3 Ryan Preece 29.570
8 17 Glen Reen 29.572
9 14 Jimmy Blewett 29.585
10 51 Justin Bonsignore 29.592
11 70 Andy Seuss 29.613
12 98 Erick Rudolph 29.620
13 58 Eric Goodale 29.651
14 1 Rob Summers 29.661
15 59 Chuck Hossfeld 29.692
16 16 Mike Stefanik 29.714
17 91 Richard Savary 29.723
18 93 Rowan Pennink 29.764
19 10 Ed Flemke Jr. 29.779
20 50 Kevin Goodale 29.788
21 36 Ted Christopher 29.797
22 99 Jamie Tomaino 29.806
23 39 Richie Pallai Jr. 29.837
24 52 Dale Quarterley 29.901
25 8 Glenn Tyler 29.904
26 28 Woody Pitkat 29.929
27 79 James Civali 29.978
28 46 George Brunnhoelzl III 30.098
29 05 Joe Hartmann 30.114
30 90 Renee Dupuis 30.189
31 18 Ken Heagy 30.198
32 26 Gary McDonald 30.591
33 33 Wade Cole 30.989
34 7 Ryan Newman no time
35 38 Jake Marosz no time
9:21
We are looking at a 5:45pm start for the ACT cars. 
9:21
Comment From ghislain 

at what time the act race is??? thank you for the answer 

9:20
With 43 cars in the ACT race it’s hard to predict a winner. Of course last year’s winner Eddie MacDonald is a good start as he has had a very good piece this season. Nick Sweet who finished second could be a good pick as well. MacDonald started 19th last year and took the lead with four laps to go from Brandon Watson. Last year they only started 36 cars compared to the 43 that are schedule to start today. 
9:07
We are working on practice speeds, but have been unlucky so far. 
9:07
Comment From Guest 

Any word on how quick McHattie and Jackson from Ontario were? 

9:03
Nick Sweet at speed in ACT practice. (51 Photo)
9:03
James Civali waits for practice earleir today. (51 Photo)
8:54
Check out our Facebook page to see more action from today’s practice. http://www.facebook.com/speed51
8:43
Todd Szegedy leads practice right now for the Modifieds. 
8:41
Pit road was busy this morning. (51 Photo)
8:38
Modifeds are on the track now for practice. 
8:37
The ACT practice was really clean except for the 40 of Dave Michaud having flat tires on two separate occasions. 
7:54
We are heading out to get some shots of the action of this morning’s warm-up. We will be back soon. 
7:53
Today’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event here at NHMS will air on SPEED at 1pm ET. Lifelong “Modified Guys” Mike Joy, Dick Berggren and Bob Dillner will be on the broadcast of the New Hampshire 100. Make sure to tune in and follow our Trackside Now Coverage. 
7:51
The track will soon be lined with ACT Late Models as they have a 20 minutes session as they prep for their race later this afternoon. Here is a look at the cars that will be racing today.
Dennis Spencer, Jr 3
Brad Babb 4
Rich Staskowski 5
Glen Luce 7
Guy Caron 8
Phil Scott 14
Jeff Smith 15
Joey Laquerre 15
Mark Lamberton 16
Eddie MacDonald 17
Justin Holtom 17
Jamie Fisher 18
Jean-Francois Dery 21
John Donahue 26
Wayne Helliwell 27
Jean-Paul Cyr 32
Alex Labbe 36
Brian Hoar 37
David Michaud 40
Jeff Zuidema 42
Dave Pembroke 44
Karl Allard 48
Ricky Rolfe 51
Patrick Hamel 51
Miles Chipman 52
Brent Dragon 55
Brad Leighton 55
Austin Theriault 57
Tim Brackett 60
Dan McHattie 71
Mark Hayward 77
Quinten Welch 78
Donald Theetge 80
Larry Jackson 84
Nick Sweer 88
Scott Payea 89
Patrick Laperle 91
Shawn Martin 94
Joey Polewarczyk 97
Randy Potter 02
Travis Adams 03
T.J. Watson 04
Scott Luce 07
7:42
Good point Rick. That would be a good sell. 
7:42
Comment From Rick 

That’s a great story about Quinny Welch. If he wins again today, that should be your clutch winner this week! 

7:29
Quinny Welch’s new body at White Mt. last night. (51 Photo)
7:29
Quinny Welch won last night’s Late Model race at White Mt. Motorsports Park and then the crew refitted the car with a new body on site before coming down interstate 93 to the Magic Mile. He will be one of the 40 plus ACT cars on track at the top of the hour. 
7:14
Ryan Truex won last night’s NASCAR East Series race here at NHMS. To see more check out our Trackside Now Coverage from yesterday. http://speed51.com/2010_Stories/East_Series/trackside_now_NHMS_9-17.html
7:13
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE
7:00 a.m. Speedway Spectator Gates Open
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. American-Canadian Tour Final Practice
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Final Practice
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
10:05 a.m. NASCAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Qualifying for the
TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 (2 Laps, All Positions – IMPOUND)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
12:35 p.m. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Driver Introductions for the New England 100
12:45 p.m. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
F.W. Webb 100 (100 Laps, 105.8 Miles)
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Driver Introductions for the New Hampshire 175
3:00 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 (175 Laps, 185.15 Miles)
5:30 p.m. American-Canadian Tour Driver Introductions for The ACT Invitational
5:45 p.m. American-Canadian Tour
The ACT Invitational (50 Laps, 52.9 Miles) 
7:12
Good morning and welcome to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a busy Saturday of action. Today we have the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race along with the ACT Late Model Invitational. We are joining you so early because practice for the Late Models starts at the top of the hour.

Trackside Now: NASCAR Whelen Modified & ACT Invitational – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – 9/18/10