Wanted! Tiger Sportsman drivers to beat lil Brendan Moodie bounty now at $750



GROVETON — They say it can’t be done, but the stakes are higher this Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman — if any driver can win the main event other than the undefeated, self proclaimed king, Lil Brendan Moodie. Moodie has been unstoppable all season long losing only one heat race by inches to crosstown rival, Mark Lanphear. He has claimed five consecutive feature race victories at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group.

For the past couple of weeks there has been a $500 winner’s bounty posted for anyone that could win the feature event other than Moodie. The rules are simple. You can’t wreck him and he has to be on the track at the end of the race. If that happens, the winner s purse for the night is $500. Moodie who is known for his pleasant “Come and get me smirk” in victory lane has held off all challengers thus far, but, an anonymous donor has increased the bounty to $750 to defeat Moodie and win the race.

“I want to turn that smirk into a frown this week stated the donor. It’s time to see the self proclaimed king get knocked off his throne. Hopefully a lot of teams will enter the kingdom for a chance to take over the crown.”

It couldn’t come at a better time as this Saturday night, June 17, the Valenti Modified Racing Series invades Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group for a 100-lap main event. A large crowd is expected, and it would be perfect timing for a new winner. Joining the Valenti Modified Racing Series will be the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron’s Fabrication Street Stocks and the A.B. Excavating Daredevils. There will also be a Fans Meet and Greet Party on the track at intermission. Post time is 6 p.m.

For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton.





BHS Senior Sports Awards- Fall


Steve Enman XC AwardSenior Ben Bergeron won the Steve Enman Cross Country Award, presented by head coach Bob Lord. (COURTESY PHOTO)


Patricia Morgan Hood Field Coaches Nicole Arguin and Marissa Lemoine honored senior Julie Downs (center) with the Patricia Morgan Hood Field Hockey Award. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Christopher Hartman Soccer

BHS Girls Soccer Coaches AwMountie Emily Theriault (center) received the BHS Girls' Soccer Coaches Award from Mike Poulin and Craig Melanson. (COURTESY PHOTO)

North Country Family Restaurant Karts at Speedway 51

GROVETON — Things are coming together better than ever for the North Country Family Restaurant Kart series at Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosavers Group for 2017.  It was a big opening day at Lil’ Speedway 51 powered by the Autosavers Group sponsored by Waste Oil Heating Systems of Vermont.

Christopher “Cridda” Shannon of Lancaster unloaded his No. 111 kart and swept the competition in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro division.  He won the feature event, his heat, and the newly added trophy dash.  Shannon was followed by Julian Kenison of Groveton, and Cody Brown rounded out the top three.  Aaron Smith of Irasburg, Vt., won his respective heat.  

Luke Shannon of Groveton picked up where he left off in 2016 with a feature win and a trophy dash win to begin his season in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro division.  Following Shannon was the 2016 Rookie Champ Jesse Laquerre of East Montpelier, Vt., and Logan Herriott of Gorham.  Laquerre and Jesse Dunham of Fairlee, Vt., won their respective heat races.  The up and coming talented youngsters in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Jr. Mini Pro division put on outstanding races considering it is only their second year of competing for most of the drivers.  

Kaiden Fisher from Shelburne, Vt., also swept the competition with a shared win in the feature, a win in his heat and the trophy dash.  Fisher shared the feature win with second generation driver McKenna Merchant of North Concord, Vt., followed by Logan Farnsworth, Autumn Bushey and Evan Gilbert rounding out the top three awarded positions.  Merchant won her respective heat race.  This group of kids is the future of Speedway 51 and show a lot of talent at a very young age!  The first timers in the rookie class had a great first day.  Once they shook off the shyness they were unstoppable.  Jacob Dunham of Fairlee, Vt., won the trophy dash and crossed the line taking the checkers in the feature event followed by Connor Charbonneau and Kamrin Boutin.  Boutin won his respective heat race.

On Saturday, June 17, the North Country Family Restaurant Karts will be back in action with a regular event sponsored by North Country Ford of Lancaster starting at 10 a.m.  Karts race at Lil’ Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosavers Group on a special course designed just for the Karts on the asphalt in the pits.  There are four Divisions: Batch's Kwik Stop Rookie, Batch's Kwik Stop Junior Mini Pro, Batch's Kwik Stop Mini Pro, and Batch's Kwik Stop Pro.  Pit Entrance fee: $10 (under age 5 is $5 unless you are a driver). Spectator Grandstand Admission is free. The karts are not governed by Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosavers Group. Fees & sponsorship that are given support the karting program.  For more information on the kart program contact:  Jack Call (603) 636-0066 (home) and (603) 631-3233 (cell). Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook messenger.


LeBlanc returns to Speedway 51 and earns first NEMST victory

GROVETON — 2016 North East Mini Stock Tour Rookie of the Year Cody LeBlanc took to the point from his outside pole starting position and led all 51 laps, earning the Waterville, Maine resident his very first ever NEMST feature win in Groveton Saturday. Other winners on the night included Chip Grenier, Brendan Moodie, Kasey Beattie and Alexis Call.

Mother Nature tried her best to throw a knockout punch at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group, but hard work by track personnel prevailed and the entire racing card including the Kids Pit Tour was completed.