Nocella takes first place at weekend race

Speedway 51 Jericho OutdoorsJericho Outdoors of Berlin sponsored the race event held at Speedway 51 in Groveton Saturday night. Pictured with the group that was on hand to give out awards in Victory Lane are the Valenti Modified top three, from the left; second — Jeffrey Gallup, winner ± Anthony Nocella, and third place Sam Remeau. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO)

BHS Senior Sports Awards- Winter

Unified Basketball coaches Head coach Karen Turgeon (back row, center) honored seniors (from left) Tiffany Poirier, Julia Gray and Julie Downs with the Unified Basketball Coaches awards. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Spirit Coaches AwardBrianne Mourneau (left) received the Spirit Coaches Award. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Michael Francis Walsh BaskeHead coach Pete Peare honored senior Myra Arsenault (left) with the Michael Francis Walsh Basketball Award. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Girls Ice Hockey Coaches AwCoaches Scott Valliere and Aisha Rai Thompson honored Rylie Binette (center) with the Girls Ice Hockey Coaches Award. (COURTESY PHOTO)

David Max Agrodnia BasketbaCJ Wedge (center) was given the David Max Agrodnia Basketball Award from coaches Jared Lauze and Dave Morrissette. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Boys Ice Hockey Coaches AwaOwen Dorval (second from left) received the Boys' Ice Hockey Coaches Award from coaches Corey Claude Riendeau, Mike Poulin, and Matt Soprano. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Moodie and Brown-Savage stay undefeated at Speedway 51

By Dick Therrien

 

GROVETON — Clear skies and red-hot racing prevailed last Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, as two winning streaks continued at the high banked, quarter-mile speed plant. Winners included Brendan Moodie, Dean Switser Jr., Bryan Wall, Chris Ouellette and Vanessa Brown-Savage.

It was the Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock Special which was run in three 15-lap segments and Switser Jr. captured all three segments to pick up his second victory of the season. Bunker Hodgdon raced home second ahead of Brett Rowell, Jared Plumley and Jason Picard.

Moodie made it one for the thumb as he scored his fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman. Kevin Boutin, Mike Giroux and Bill Stebbins Jr. completed the field.

Wall nipped Kyle Labounty in a near photo finish in the highly entertaining A.B. Excavating Daredevil youth division. Alexus Call, Hunter King and Garrett Labounty completed the top five. Wall also captured the heat race.

Ouellette defeated a very competitive field of White Mountains Community College Cyclones garnering his first win of the season. Matt Mason, Todd Derrington, Garrett Labounty and Jamie Carbone rounded out the top five.

Savage-Brown kept her winning streak alive holding off Jamie Carbone to pick up her third straight victory, keeping her undefeated on the season in the Twisted Tea Angels. Alexus Call and Courtney Bradley placed third and fourth.

This Saturday night, June 17, the Valenti Modified Racing Series invades Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group. The VMRS group will race a 100 green flag laps. There will also be a Meet and Greet on the track at intermission for the fans. 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. Post time is 6 p.m.

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

 

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.