After a scheduled week off for Loudon, we settle in for the heat of the summer with Newport Chevrolet Buick GMC Night. Our title sponsor will be on hand with several vehicles for what is shaping up to be an action-packed night of racing. They will also be raffling off a Big Deal Plus which includes 3 years of maintenance and other great benefits – a $ 2,470 value.
The headliner of the night is the Cody Lafont Memorial Twin 25’s presented by Blue Springs Ice, Gomer’s Trucking, Joe’s Family Car Care, Marro Home Center, Kidder’s Automotive, Wade’s Ice Cream, and the Lafont family. This special event for the T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats will be run in two segments with a trophy and bonus money awarded to each segment winner. After the first segment, the field is inverted and after the 2nd segment, the lowest average finish is declared the winner. The winner’s take is $ 500. 24 drivers are eligible to compete in the event with a minimum of $ 100 to take the green. Greg Millette, Dale Squires Jr., Kodi Sabins, and Zach Lyn have all visited KIXX Victory Lane this season.
The Casella Modifieds are back as well, last running on June 9th when Dana Smith held off a charging Dwight Jarvis to grab his 2nd win of the season. Smith leads Prospect, CT’s Nick Salva by 26 points heading into tomorrow night’s event.
Jack McClay became the first repeat winner in the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets leading the final 19 laps last time out. Dylan Bodreau and the “Original” Craig Smith rounded out the podium. Rookie Chris Colburn led all 25 laps in the Pepsi Limited Sportsman feature to pick up his first career victory. David Greenslit made his return to the track a memorable one as he finished 2nd while “Hot Stuff” Kenny Thompson was 3rd.
CODY LAFONT MEMORIAL TWIN 25’S – T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcat Special Event
Last Year’s Wildcat Special Event Winner: Kim Rivet
July 7th Winners: Jack McClay (Supers), Chris Colburn (Limiteds), and Zach Lyn (Wildcats)
Time: Post time is 7 PM
Grandstand Admission: $ 10 for ages 6 and over
Grandstand gates open at 4 PM
Beer Garden opens at 6 PM
Weather: Sunny and 79 degrees
Event Hashtag: #NCWRS #LafontTwin25s
Running Order (tentative): Wildcats (Segment 1), Limiteds, Modifieds, Wildcats (Segment 2), and Supers
Pit Admission: $ 35
Prep: Pit gates open at 3 PM with hot laps beginning at 4 PM
Storylines for the Week
Next week the Northeast Classic Lites visit the speedway for some great racing action. Our Super Streets, Limited Sportsman, and Wildcat divisions round out the race card.