North Country Dart News 4-17-17

Results 4-3-17:
Northern Pounders 8 Junkyard Dogs 7
Dent Guys 10 Northway Bank 5
Berlin Bowling Center 9 AutoNorth 6
Wang's Garden 15 Misfits 0
X-Men 11 Legion 4
 
Results 4-17-17:
Dent Guys 15 AutoNorth 0
Junkyard Dogs 9 Berlin Bowling Center 6
Northern Pounders 9 Northway Bank 6
Wang's Garden 13 Legion 2
X-Men 10 Misfits 4
 
Standings:
National Division
1. Dent Guys 118-62
2. Junkyard Dogs 109-71
3. Northern Pounders 96-84
4. Berlin Bowling Center 93-87
5. AutoNorth 65-115
6. Northway Bank 59-121
 
American Division
1. Wang's Garden 138-40
2. X-Men 108-71
3. Misfits 58-118
4. Berlin Legion 51-127
 
National Tons: 1. Kevin Allain 3133, 2. Dan Croteau 2351, 3. Rob Pettis 1978, 4. Jun Jun Law-As 1690, 5. Barry Vaillancourt 1525.
Amercian Tons: Les Glover 1373, 2. Pete Savard 1056, 3. Will Croteau 867, 4. Sharon Glover 648, 5. Jesse Peters 666.

New England short track shootout signs ARBodies as title sponsor

Grassroots event is set for June 30-July 1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By Mike Twist

When the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was announced back in December, it was designed to be an event for the grassroots asphalt short track racer. The concept of the event is to put those dedicated competitors on the largest racing stage of New England to have a shot at glory.

So now, as a presenting sponsor for the race weekend is unveiled, it is only natural that a company that is dedicated to the needs of the short track racer will enjoy the naming rights to the event.

ARBodies will serve as the presenting sponsor for the race, which is now to be known as the New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies.

“We are happy to extend our partnership with ARBodies beyond the NEMST and SS Showdown Series to offer competitors in all fendered divisions certificates to get them through the tough times the sports brings to us all. ARBodies has been a staple in all levels of motorsports and this event highlights beginners to premier divisions, a natural fit.” Said NESTS promoter Bob Guptill.

Based in Greenbrier Tennessee, AR Bodies is one of the founding members of the ABC (Approved Body Configuration) program in place at speedways and in touring series throughout the United States and Canada. AR Bodies manufactures a full line of track tested and proven race car bodies and components. Visit them online at www.arbodies.com.

Most competitors entered in the New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies are already loyal customers to the company. From teams in the Granite State Pro Stock Series who use full ABC body packages to teams in both the Street Stock Showdown Series and on the North East Mini Stock Tour who may use anything from ARBodies nose and tail pieces to full Muscle Car body kits, it is not hard to find the brand's products in the garage area.

The New England Short Track Showdown Presented by ARBodies is made up of four races that will feature the cornerstone types of cars in New England asphalt short track racing. Tour-type Modifieds will run with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Pro Stocks/Super Late Models will run with the Granite State Pro Stock Tour, Street Stocks will run with the Street Stock Showdown Series and Mini Stocks will run with the North East Mini Stock Tour.

The event will be a fun one for experience race fans and newcomers to the sport alike. June 30, 2017 will kick off an all day practice for the 4 racing divisions in a rotating format while Saturday July 1, will see a single round of practice for the divisions followed by pre-race ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and heat racing events starting at 1 p.m. sharp. Heats and consolation races will be run as needed and then features will kick off around 3 p.m.

Discounted tickets are available for purchase through MyRacePass.com. Various options are available for the race.  Team members and fans can purchase an all-access pit pass that is good for both Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st for $60 online or $75 at the track. Grandstand Admission is for Saturday only and has been set at a pre-purchase price equal to many local track options on a Saturday night.  Grandstand admission is $15 online or $20 at the track.  Children’s tickets are $10 online or $12 at the track. Military members and senior citizens can purchase tickets for $12 online or $18 at the track.  A special family package for two adults and two children is available for $50 and will be priced the same online or at the track. On the day of the race, there will be two will call windows operating to ensure a speedy process of claiming pre-purchased tickets.

For more information on the New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies, please visit NorthEastMiniStockTour.com.

 

 

Softball and baseball players named to all conference and all state teams

GORHAM — Several Gorham baseball and softball athletes were recently recognized with post-season honors.
Named to the Softball Granite State North Team were Lauren Gralenski, Jacqui Hallisey and Natalie Harmon. Harmon was also named Conference Player of the Year
N.H. Softball Coaches Association All State Team laurels went to: Harmon, first team; Jacqui Hallisey, first team; and Lauren Grralenski, second team. Chris Partenope was named Coach of the Year.
Baseball Granite State North Team honors were bestowed on Sam Sjostrom.
N.H. Baseball Coaches Association All State Team members include: Sam Sjostrom, second team; and Hunter Desilets, third team.

Marquee names file entries for New England short track showdown

GSPSS and VMRS Drivers Lead Up New Hampshire Entry Lists

 

Several marquee names in short track racing have filed official entries or committed to racing in the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies.  The event is scheduled for June 30-July 1, and some of the top names in Northeastern racing are making their plans to head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to compete.

The Valenti Modified Racing Series has attracted one of the biggest winners in NHMS history, Ted Christopher, to the event.  Christopher has won races at the Magic Mile in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Division and on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  He also has competed in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series at the track.

Former VMRS champion Woody Pitkat and multi-time PASS Modified champion Andy Shaw have also entered the race.  Standout Modified team owner Kevin Stuart has entered his No. 85 modified into the show with a driver to be announced.  A pair of drivers from outside New England will race at NHMS as well.  Zane Zeiner is coming from Pennsylvania while Louisiana native and current North Carolina resident Bryan Dauzat plans to compete in the Showdown.

On the Granite State Pro Stock Series side of the race event, several notable Super Late Model drivers will join up with the GSPSS regulars to fill out the entry list.  The most notable ones are young gun Derek Griffith, former PASS North and PASS National champion Ben Rowe and another of the winningest drivers in NHMS history, Eddie MacDonald.  Like Ted Christopher, Eddie MacDonald has also competed in the NACSAR Monster Energy Cup Series at NHMS.

More names are expected to be added to the entry list in coming weeks.  Only confirmed, and not just probable, entries are being announced for this event at this time.

The New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies is made up of four races that will feature the cornerstone types of cars in New England asphalt short track racing.  Tour-type Modifieds will run with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Pro Stocks/Super Late Models will run with the Granite State Pro Stock Tour, Street Stocks will run with the Street Stock Showdown Series and Mini Stocks will run with the North East Mini Stock Tour.

The event will be a fun one for experience race fans and newcomers to the sport alike.

June 30, will kick-off an all-day practice for the four racing divisions in a rotating format while Saturday July 1, will see a single round of practice for the divisions followed by pre-race ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and heat racing events starting at 1 p.m. sharp. Heats and consolation races will be run as needed and then features will kick off around 3 p.m.

Discounted tickets are now available for purchase through MyRacePass.com.  Various options are available for the race.  Team members and fans can purchase an all-access pit pass that is good for both Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, for $60 online or $75 at the track.

Grandstand Admission is for Saturday only and has been set at a pre-purchase price equal to many local track options on a Saturday night.  Grandstand admission is $15 online or $20 at the track.  Children’s tickets are $10 online or $12 at the track.  Military members and senior citizens can purchase tickets for $12 online or $18 at the track.  A special family package for two adults and two children is available for $50 and will be priced the same online or at the track.

On the day of the race, there will be two will call windows operating to ensure a speedy process of claiming pre-purchased tickets.

For more information on the New England Short Track Showdown presented by ARBodies, please visit NorthEastMiniStockTour.com.