GROVETON — Stark’s “Flyin” Bryan Mason scored the biggest win of his career last Saturday as he dominated the Moms of Lancaster, Lil Joey Generation Next 151 lap, Late Model spectacular at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton. Other winners included Brendan Moodie, Brandon Gray, Alexus Call, Vanessa Brown-Savage and Travis Moulton. Over 100 cars competed in the event.
The North Country Ford Late Models got off to a dismal start as it took three tries to complete the first lap. Montreal’s, Steve Cote led the first 19 laps before Bryan Mason snuck underneath him off turn four. 2016 Fall Brawl winner, Bobby Therrien then set sail to run Mason down. There were battles throughout the field as several cautions dotted the event, but none bigger than Therrien cutting down a tire on lap 89. Therrien rejoined the field and started his journey back to the front only to have his day end in the frontstretch wall after contact with Chris Lacey. Another contender emerged from the field, that being Corey Mason. Mason’s car looked like it starred in a demo derby after getting caught up in several early race cautions. Corey Mason settled for third behind Brian Mason and Stephen Donahue.
The balance of the top ten included Steve Cote, Mathieu Kingsbury, Brendan Moodie, Matt Pepin, Mike Bailey, Mike Kenison and Russell Clark. Heat checkers flew for Mike Kenison, Therrien and Cote. Bryan Mason secured a check for $5,000 for the victory and another $3,300 in lap money.
Wolcott’s, Brendan Moodie dominated the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman race, as he defeated Jason Woodard, Derrick Calkins, Kevin Boutin and Cameron Ouellette. Moodie and Calkins carried qualifying round checkers.
The Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock feature was won in the tech line as the winner of the race, Keith Normand was disqualified for an engine compression violation, handing the win to Brandon Gray of Thetford, Vermont. Stephen Martin was moved up to second position. Brent Ming, Brett Rowell and Reggie Theroux completed the top five. Gray and Normand won their respective heats.
Alexus Call grabbed the win in the A.B. Excavating Daredevil two segment event. Call from Groveton had a fourth and a first for 5 points. One point back was Jesse Dunham, followed by Cooper French, Hunter King and Julian Kenison. Segment winners include Kenison and Call.
The Twisted Tea Angels had their championship event which featured a pair of 20 lap segments. Point leader, Vanessa Brown – Savage captured the first segment, and was a surprise winner of the nightcap as Maine’s, Addie McDaniel cut down a right front tire and hit the wall just before the finish line allowing Brown to sweep the season events in the Angels. Call placed second ahead of Shawna Whitcomb and McDaniel. Vanessa Brown–Savage is the 2017 Twisted Tea Angels champion.
The White Mountains Community College Cyclones wrapped up their points season with a pair of exciting races. Island Pond’s, Travis Moulton captured the first segment and raced home second in the final race to win the overall Fall Brawl title. 2017 Cyclone champion Chris Ouellette placed second ahead of Nick Gilcris, Jamie Heath and Todd Derrington.
One more event remains on the calendar and that is the Octoberfast 150-lap Enduro scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. This will be a race for four, six and eight cylinder cars, trucks and mini-vans. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the track hotline at (802) 266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton.
Bryan Mason hoisting his trophy
From left: Cooper French, Alexus Call, Jesse Dunham