Save the date!!!
October 24th will be the date of the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Granite State Mini Sprint end of the year banquet and annual meeting. Invitations will be coming in a few weeks!
Lenny West Memorial weekend is this weekend, special first place trophies both at Bear Ridge Speedway and Legion Speedway.
Legion Speedway is having a bike give away this weekend and is looking for bike donations.
Make up feature race from July 19th at Legion speedway for both 600 and 500 divisions will be held on August 30th.
Hey Race Fans,
It felt good to all I am sure spinn'in the tires and kick'in up dirt this week. With the weather it was doubtful that we would even get hot laps in at Bear Ridge but the Racing Gods shinned upon us and granted us a beautiful race day. Although cloudy to start, the sun came out and you could feel the tension as everyone was anxious to get back on the track after a long, long couple weeks off. All the mini sprints looked great with some having new colors some having new mods all done in the off weeks from racing. Truly a bunch of talented and dedicated people in this club! I am proud to be part of it. The cars were top notch!
We had some great racing on Saturday and for the most part (other than blown motors) everyone came back to the pits in good shape and safe!
Sunday was a bit of a different story. The Racing gods were not so nice that day. With rain forecasted several heat races were completed but the night was ended early due to a heavy down poor that washed out the track. With the double header weekend, lots of race teams were up late at night doing repairs and maintenance on their rides. Most cars that raced Saturday were racing Sunday. Joe Kemp unfortunately had a blown motor and did run his car in Sunday’s race. He did run the #72 car and was able to show Sean Beinhaur that the car can win a race coming in first in his heat. In the 600’s Ben Bachand continues to gain driving experience and skill in his newly acquired 600 car finishing first in his heat race. He will be a force to be reckoned with as he continues to drive the 600! Maybe we can get Scott in the 500 and give Ben a breather between races (but who will everyone go to for help or tips if Scott Races?). LOL
Bear Ridge Speedway finishes:
500 cc 600cc
1. Tom Chaffee 1. Tim Beard
2. Shawn King 2. Kyle Belliveau
3. Matt Hoyt 3. Rich Crooker
4. Eddie Puffinburger 4. Tony Shaw
5. Tanner Siemens 5. Allison Journey
6. Sean Beinhaur 6. Nathan Patrick
7. Bob Griffin
8. Brent Warren
9. Adam Trott
10. Joe Kemp
11. Pete Belliveau
Feature Race from Legion will be made up in an upcoming race; details are still being worked out.
Don't Forget to "SAVE THE DATE" in your calendars for the end of the year Banquet.
Please take a minute to thank Nadine Coates for doing both Bear Ridge and Legion’s line ups and race coordination. It would be going horrible if I was doing it but I am trying to learn it! Keep in mind if things are not perfect in a line-up that this is Nadines first year doing this and that she is learning too and too. She has also taken most of the race line-ups at Bear Ridge which is an additional duty for her. So thank you Nadine for all your help, you’re doing a great job!!
Get those cars geared up and ready for our next double header coming up Aug 1-2. As we come into August remember that we are reaching the extreme heat days of summer and to stay well hydrated before, during and after the races. It takes about 24 hours to balance your hydration out on those hot days so plan accordingly. If you drink Gatorade, it should be cut in half to actually provide the right minerals and hydration to your body. If anyone is interested I almost always have a large blue water cooler in my trailer with water that all are welcome to.
Is there any interest in a swap meet at the end of year? If so please email me sbeinhaur@comcast .net
Points of Interest
Check out these two links, they both are sprint car related. I registered for the Dirt Vision TV and it was relatively easy. The World of Outlaws are racing this coming week in PA at Williams Grove, wish I was there!!
Dirt Vision TV
World of Outlaws
Congratulations to the two new champions:
Toby "The Tornado" Tatro in the 600cc's
and Chris Carbee of the 500cc's.
Also, Congratulations to the rookie of the year in the 600cc Kyle Belliveau and Matt Hoyt in the 500cc.
Thank you to everyone for a great season!!
GSMSRC is recommending the use of neck restraints. Rick Balla is able to get discounts on various neck restraint systems. If interested please Contact Rick at 603.398.2027.