Five action packed divisions of racing to be headlined by the $3500 to win Rocky Ridge Trucks 150 lap pro stock race this Sunday, September 2nd at 5:00pm at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH. Joining the Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC is the North East Mini Stock Tour. Their 50 lap event this Sunday night will be a good test of mettle for their 100 lap $1500 to win national event on September 14th.
Local flavor will be abound with a 40 lap $1000 to win Super Street feature, a 35 lap $750 to win Street Stock feature, and a 25 lap Wildcat feature. But that's not all, many local stars will be coming back to Claremont Speedway to join the GSPSS regulars for our 150 lap main event. Guy Caron, Aaron Fellows, Byron Baker, Jimmy Zullo, Luke Hinkley, Ricky Bly, and Josh King are some of the 26 drivers pre-entered into the big show.
And a big show it will be, “We are thrilled this is the first GSPSS promotion of a full event with the help of Springfield Buick GMC and Rocky Ridge Trucks” series President Mike Parks said. “With our support divisions everything looks incredibly stout as the response has been huge.” “Coming on this weekend is Asetex Tire & Auto in Claremont, NH whom will be posting fast time awards during time trials, $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third.” “This certainly will be one of our largest events of the 2018 season.”
General Admission: $20, children ages 6-12 $5, Pit Gate Admission: $40
Racing begins at 5:00pm
Drivers pre-entered for the Rocky Ridge Trucks 150:
#08 Mike O'Sullivan #05 Jacob Dore #39 Nick Lascuola #18 Mike Scorzelli #29 Barry Gray #00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr #93ct Ray Christian III #21 Josh King #72 Guy Caron #43 Devin O'Connell #7 Cory Casagrande #9 Kyle Welch #73 Joey Doiron #42 Aaron Fellows #09 Jeremy Davis #m32 Steven Murphy #24 Todd Patnode #11 Bryon Baker #10 Jimmy Zullo #1x Todd Stone #31 Luke Hinkley #09nh Ricky Bly #40 Mike Mitchell #15 George Bessette #4 Tommy O'Sullivan #60 DJ Shaw
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CLAREMONT, N.H. – Ricky Bly and Bryan Town each did what he had to do Friday, August 24, at Claremont Speedway, expanding their respective points leads with feature wins as the 2018 season hits its championship stretch run.
With only five events still scheduled this season, Bly, in the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets, and Town, currently atop the Pepsi Street Stocks, each earned his second consecutive victory lap to add to his respective points lead. Their gains, though, were minimal as next-in-line-to-the-throne pilots Dylan Bodreau and Chris Riendeau both turned in runner-up performances to stay very much in the title hunt.
In the T-Bird Mini Mart Wild Cats, divisional super man Zach Lyn was second fastest on the track but tops in the tech line to expand his championship points lead to more than two weeks’ worth of markers over his closest competitor. As September nears, Lyn’s second title in a row seems almost a foregone conclusion.
Jack McClay and Craig Smith led the Super Streets to the green to start their 40-lapper, with a lap-one jingle putting the caution flag quickly in play and sending a handful of cars pitside, forced to then refire from deep in the field. Among those losing valuable turf were Mark McClay and Ben Poland.
Jack McClay and Smith paced the thundering pack for the first five go-rounds, with Dylan Bodreau then storming into the deuce slot and gluing himself in McClay’s shadow. Ricky Bly claimed third on lap ten and the lead trio ran nose-to-tail.
Bly, who entered the night’s action with a slim, four-point, lead over Bodreau in his quest for back-to-back titles, was in perfect position when the Bodreau/McClay wobble occurred on lap 15. Seizing the momentary opportunity, the Sunapee speedster quickly took the lead and then never looked back en route to his third win of the summer, his second in as many weeks.
Bodreau spent the rest of the race glued to Bly’s bumper but had to settle for second on this night. Jack McClay was strong in third, with Poland and Mark McClay recovering from their opening-lap woes to finish fourth and fifth. Bly now leads the points parade by seven markers. Smith, who struggled with mechanical bugaboos throughout the event, finished 14th on the night, suffering a big hit to his title aspirations.
Dave Greenslit set fast time for the first ten laps of the Pepsi Street Stock 25-lapper, then giving way to points leader Bryan Town, who’d started back in row four. Seven-time 2018 feature winner Chris Riendeau, who entered the night’s action only seven points behind Town, got up for second on lap 16 but could advance no further.
With the race run caution-free after lap one had been completed, Town’s blistering pace was no match for the rest of the field. He would take the checkers nearly 20 lengths ahead of Riendeau.
Lenny Silver, currently third in the title chase, was also third on the night. Greenslit came home fourth, with Robbie Streeter earning the five spot. Town’s four-point gain on the night, left him 11 ahead of Riendeau entering next Friday’s twin-25s.
Zach Lyn won the caution-free Wild Cat 25-lapper after Jim Carley’s first-under-the-checkers ride fizzled in tech. Rookie Haydon Grenier, who’d earlier scored his first career heat race win, was again rock-solid in second, with rookie phenom Kyle Templeton coming home third. Seth Melcher and Raven Streeter completed the top five.
Next Friday, August 31, the Pepsi Street Stocks will run double features. The Super Streets and Wild Cats will be in action too, with post time set for 7 p.m.
Fans are reminded that the third open Modified event of the season, this one a 75-lapper, will be run on Saturday, September 8. For more information, please visit www.claremontspeedway.net.
CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY AUGUST 24 TOP TENS: SUPER STREET: Ricky Bly, Dylan Bodreau, Jack McClay, Ben Poland, Mark McClay, Hayden Scott, Tyler Lescord, Ken Fowler, Ryan Currier, Justin Littlewood. STREET STOCK: Bryan Town, Chris Riendeau, Lenny Silver, Dave Greenslit, Robby Streeter, Kenny Thompson, Jeff Morse, Briana Akusis, Ken Thompson, Lucas Wheeler. WILD CAT: Zach Lyn, Haydon Grenier, Kyle Templeton, Seth Melcher, Raven Streeter, Cody Schoolcraft, Kyle Currier, Kirby Goodrich, Chris Carver.
CLAREMONT, N.H. – Nutmeg State Modified ace Ronnie Silk led the final 16 laps of the Claremont Open Modified 100 Saturday, August 18, to pocket the $4,000-plus winner’s purse at the Thrasher Road speedplant.
While the former Whelen Modified champion was the night’s big winner, both Ricky Bly and Bryan Town left the oval with big smiles in place too; each having won his division’s feature race and, in so doing, reclaimed the top spot in his respective 2018 championship race. Rookie star Kyle Templeton was the night’s Wildcat winner.
Dana DiMatteo set fast time for the first 22 go-rounds of the Modified 100, then giving way to Les Hinkley, who, as he had done earlier this summer in a Tri-Track Series event here, piled up lap after lap atop the leader board.
Hinkley had the point when a routine caution on lap 80 sent most of the front runner’s pitside for fresh rubber. Todd Patnode elected to chance staying on old rubber, staying out and taking the lead, with Silk, then third, pulling up behind him on the restart, before taking his first lead of the race three laps later.
Hinkley was quickly back up to second but had to content himself with the runner-up finish, glued to Silk’s bumper. Patnode, Chase Dowling, and Russ Hersey completed the top five.
Ben Poland took the lead from Tyler Lescord on lap two of the R.E. Hinkley Super Street 40-lapper, then opening a comfortable margin as Dylan Bodreau, Ricky Bly, and Mark McClay battled for second. A lap-21 brushup sent Bodreau to the turn-three grass and McClay to Poland’s side.
Bly charged into second on lap 24 and took the lead five laps later, then picking up a dash of gold paint on his backside before darting off to victory. Poland, strong all night, earned the runner-up hardware, with Bodreau roaring back to third on the final trip around the third-mile oval. McClay and Ken Fowler rounded out the top five.
The win was Bly’s second of the summer but only his first in a points race. It moved him back atop the chart, two markers ahead of Bodreau, whose last-lap dash to third saved him from going four down.
Robbie Streeter and Briana Akusis brought the Pepsi Street Stocks to the green but, after an opening lap Kenny Thompson looper, Bryan Town quickly took control.
The second caution of the race brought seven-time winner Chris Riendeau to Town’s bumper and the battle was on. The two would trade paint over the next 13 laps, with Riendeau finally muscling into the lead on lap 22, only to have a Mike Salois looper put Town back at the point.
With Riendeau firing from outside, Dave Greenslit hooked onto Town’s shadow to take second but Lenny Silver, who’d refired from the back earlier in the event, had saved his best for last, rocketing into second as the checkers waved. Greenslit was third, with Thompson and Riendeau completing the top five.
Town’s visit to Daddy’s Pizza Victory Lane placed him eight points ahead of Riendeau with a half-dozen events remaining in the season.
Rookies Cody Schoolcraft and Kyle Templeton led the T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats to the green, with Templeton – currently second in points – taking command on lap four and then never looking back en route to his second victory of the summer.
Seth Melcher inched past Schoolcraft for second on lap ten but the rookie, in only his third career event, would budge no more. With Templeton winning by a country mile, both Melcher and Schoolcraft posted career-best finishes. Erin Aiken, in a rare 2018 appearance, was strong in fourth, and rookie Haydon Grenier came home fifth. Schoolcraft had earlier scored his career-first heat race victory.
Claremont Speedway will return to action next Friday, August 24, with a full three-division card of racing plus, for the younger set, another fun round of Big Wheel racing. The Super Street, Street Stock, and Wildcat divisions will all be in action, with post time set for 7 p.m.
CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY AUGUST 18 TOP TENS: MODIFIED: Ronnie Silk, Les Hinkley, Todd Patnode, Chase Dowling, Russ Hersey, Tommy Barrett, Dana Smith, Brian Robie, Jeff Murray, Kirk Alexander. SUPER STREET: Ricky Bly, Ben Poland, Dylan Bodreau, Mark McClay, Ken Fowler, Tyler Lescord, Hayden Scott, Ryan Bell, Alex Poisson, Justin Littlewood. STREET STOCK: Bryan Town, Lenny Silver, Dave Greenslit, Kenny Thompson, Chris Riendeau, Briana Akusis, Robbie Streeter, Erin Aiken, Chris Emerson, Mike Salois. WILDCAT: Kyle Templeton, Seth Melcher, Cody Schoolcraft, Erin Aiken, Haydon Grenier, Raven Streeter, Jim Carley, Kyle Currier, Mikayla Duval, Ken LaFont.
CLAREMONT, N.H. – Mark McClay romped to victory Friday, August 10, at Claremont Speedway, scoring a no-doubt-about-it win in the 40-lap Super Street main event. It was the Charlestown pilot’s third stop of the summer in Daddy’s Pizza victory lane.
Pepsi Street Stock ace Chris Riendeau earned his track-high seventh triumph of the summer but could gain no championship ground on foe Bryan Town, whose runner-up finish left him still a single point from the top of the leader board. And in the T-Bird Mini Mart Wild Cats, Zach Lyn put together another perfect 55-point night to remain miles ahead of the field in his quest to duplicate the championship he roared to a summer ago.
Ben Poland’s hope for back-to-back Super Street victories evaporated quickly, as the Charlestown hot shoe’s potent 00 ride looped along the frontchute at the drop of the green, collecting a stray competitor as it stopped mid-track in turn one; done for the night before the opening lap was completed.
Mark McClay, firing from outside on row one, would lead all the way, setting a blistering pace ahead of first pole man Ken Fowler and then top points-chasers Ricky Bly and Dylan Bodreau.
The top three would be set by lap six, with Bly in the deuce slot and Bodreau glued to his bumper in third but, while McClay would win by nearly a full straightaway, the action in his mirror was furious. Bodreau was briefly in second on lap 24 and the two would trade paint over the final ten circuits before Bly completed his runner-up performance to close to within two markers of the division-leading Bodreau.
Jack McClay, in his second run of the summer, took the checkers in fourth, and Fowler completed his strong night’s work in fifth. Mark McClay’s victory bumped him from seventh in the points parade to fifth with seven events still ahead.
Briana Akusis led the first six go-rounds of the Street Stock 25-lapper, then giving way to division strongman Bryan Town. A lap later, Chris Riendeau had powered into second and the battle was on.
Riendeau muscled under Town through turn four to lead as lap 16 went in the books and then held his adversary at bay the final nine flights around to earn his track-high seventh win of the 2018 season. With Town second, the 14-year-old Akusis finished her impressive run with her career-first podium finish.
Dave Greenslit was fourth, and Kenny Thompson, whose team had labored to replace their clutch after practice, came home fifth. Town’s runner-up feature showing, coupled with his earlier heat race victory, left him only one point behind Riendeau in the race to the championship.
Kyle Currier led the first three laps of the T-Bird Mini Mart Wild Cat feature, giving way to Jeff Morse on lap seven and then watching iron man Zach Lyn cruise by on the next go-round. Morse would give Lyn a strong run, pitting while leading on lap 19 as Lyn then took charge and stormed off to his fifth win of the season. Rookie powerhouse Kyle Templeton was second on the night; Seth Melcher came home third, with Currier and Haydon Grenier rounding out the top five. Templeton and Lyn topped the heats.
Next Saturday, August 18, Claremont Speedway will host one of its biggest events of the summer, the 100-lap Claremont 100 Open Modified event, with many of the top names in the sport coming to town to vie for the $4,000 winner’s purse up for grabs in this huge event
There will be no Friday night racing this week. Post time for Saturday’s big event is 6 p.m., with the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets, Pepsi Street Stocks, and T-Bird Mini Mart Wild Cats all supporting the headlining Mod Squad.
CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY AUGUST 10 RESULTS: SUPER STREET: Mark McClay, Ricky Bly, Dylan Bodreau, Jack McClay, Ken Fowler, Alex Poisson, Tyler Lescord, Tyler Searles, Craig Smith, Andrew Martell. STREET STOCK: Chris Riendeau, Bryan Town, Briana Akusis, Dave Greenslit, Kenny Thompson, Lenny Silver, Robbie Streeter, Nick Little. WILD CAT: Zach Lyn, Kyle Templeton, Seth Melcher, Kyle Currier, Haydon Grenier, Jon Alden, Raven Streeter, Jim Carley, Ken Lafont, Chris Carver.