Results October 14th, 2012
(Text and Photos by Bob Hayes)

Hudson Speedway concluded its 65th consecutive racing season on Sunday October 14th. Racing got started late after an hour and half rain delay but with the help of drivers and spectators driving around the wet oval in race cars and personal vehicles the track was dried quickly.

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights


Thunder Light Kris Scroeder had some trouble just after crossing the finish line

The first feature to race was the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights. Max Chaput of Nashua NH led the first half of the feature while Nick Dombroski of Derry NH and Andrew Morin of Nashua NH were closing in on him. Dombroski got to Chaput first and took to the outside lane. Dombroski spent four laps on the outside of Chaput finally getting by him with two laps to go. Dombroski held on to the lead till the end of the race. Chaput had a career best second place finish followed by Morin, Kris Schroeder and Jarrod Howard. Chaput won the heat.


Schroeder's car afer his problems at the end of the feature

Andrew Morin is the 2012 B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights points Champion.

Roadrunners


Roadrunner Feature Winner Seth Stickney

Seth Stickney of Stratham NH made his fourth appearance in the Roadrunners and left with his third winners feature winners trophy. Stickney started deep in the nineteen car field and charged forward to the lead by the midway point. Stickney was untouchable after he took the lead and cruised to victory. Following Stickney were Jarrod Soucy of Marlboro MA, Jen Lord of Lowell MA, Doug Dawkins of Haverhill MA and “Hammerdown” Henshaw of Raynham MA. Stickney and Meegan Lord won the heats.


Roadrunners: Black cars wth orange numbers are the hot setup

Todd “Hammerdown” Henshaw won the 2012 Roadrunner Championship. Henshaw won the title with consistency, with just one win but a bunch of top fives.

Rookie Stock


Roookie feature: (82) Jason Ryan with leading the feature with pressure from Heath Tourtellotte

Jason Ryan of Salem NH picked up his second Rookie Stock win of the season. It wasn’t easy for Ryan as he had Heath Tourtellotte of Ware NH on his bumper the last half of the race. Tourtellotte had to settle for second followed by Jerry Lepage of Nashua NH, John Morin Jr. of Nashua NH and Dan Murphy Jr of Pepperell MA. Ryan and Scotty Duval won the heats.

Jerry Lepage won the 2012 Rookie Stock Championship. Lepage has made steady progress in his four years of racing placing 8th in his first year, 5th in his second year, 3rd in his third year and now is at the top of the Rookie Stocks.

New England V-6 Modifieds


V-6 Modified (7) Bill Matatall led the first half of the feature

Bruce Harrison of Hudson NH won the New England V-6 Modified main. Bill Mattatell was running his best race of the year leading the first half of the race before Harrison took over the top spot. Allan Mann placed second followed by Allan Reiser of North Brookfield MA, Eric Vilandre of New Bedford MA and Lenard Johnson of Millis MA.


V-6 Modified-Bruce Harrison won the V-6 Modified feature

Allan Reiser is the 2012 New England V-6 Modified champion. Resier won a close championship battle with Allan Mann that came down to the last lap.

Grand Enduro

Bob Murphy won the Grand Enduro.

4-Cylinder Enduro

Josh Adie of Dracut MA won the 4-Cylinder Enduro.


4-Cylinder Enduro Winner Josh Adie

The 2012 Hudson Speedway banquet is being held in conjunction with Star Speedway’s banquet on November 10th 2012 at Lenzi’s Mill House in Dracut MA.


Results October 7th, 2012
(Text and Photos by Bob Hayes)

Outlaw Sportsmen

 
Outlaw Todd Warren taking the checkers

Todd Warren was the man to beat in the Outlaw Sportsman on Sunday Oct 7th at Hudson International Speedway. Warren has been slowly improving the last few season and finally got his breakthrough first win in the last appearance of the Outlaw Sportsman at Hudson Speedway in 2012. Warren had a few podium finishes and led a lot of laps this season and put it all together to go home with the winners spoils.

Warren started on the outside pole and spent a lap or two in overtaking pole-sitter Ron Lord. Warren stretched his lead while perennial front runners Geoff Rollins and Dean Wendell were making their way up through traffic. At the half-way point of the thirty-lap feature Rollins had caught Warren and Wendell was just a car length or two behind Rollins. From that point on Warren made no mistakes slicing through lapped traffic better than Rollins and Wendell and hung on to to drive under starter Bob Munroe’s unfurled checked flag for a well deserved victory.

Rollins finished second in the 2012 Outlaw Sportsman Champion. Wendell was third followed by Matt Bosowski and Pinky Tuscadero. Lord won the heat.


Outlaw Todd Warren

Roadrunners


Roadrunner Kelly Cunningham losing contiol with the checkers in sight

Kelly Cunningham snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the Roadrunner main. Cunningham started on the outside pole and quickly jumped out to a big lead in the caution-free race. Cunningham still had a big lead going into turn three on the last lap but over-drove the corner and went from the bottom of the track straight to the top and off into the dirt off the track. Cunningham gathered it back together while holding the lead and headed down the front stretch toward the checkers but his momentum was slowed and Niko Maniatis blasted by him just feet before the finish line. Cunningham was second followed by Jake Joslin, Erica Page and Bill Osbourne. Manatis and Page won the heats.


Niko Maniatis beating Kelly Cunningham to the finishh line

B&L USED AUTO PARTS Thunder Lights

Kris Shroeder won his fourth B&L USED AUTO PARTS Thunder Light main of the season. Shroeder started second to last in the field and blasted his way to the front within a few laps. Nick Dombroski started last in the field and followed Schroeder up through the field until he was running a close second to Schroeder. Dombroski was on Shroeder’s bumper for the rest of the race but wasn’t able to muster a challenge and had to settle for second place. Andrew Morin came back from a early race spin to finish third followed by Max Chaput , Jarrod Howard and Mckayla Lord.


Thunder Light's Kris Schroeder taking checkers

Rookie Stocks

Jason Ryan took advantage of his pole position starting spot to lead the first laps of the Rookie Stock Main. Chad Wendell started fifth and made his way up towards the front and took over the point from Ryan at the halfway mark. Wendell cruised to the win from that point with Ryan hanging on to finish second followed by Jerry Lepage, John Morin, Jr. and Billy Clement, Jr.


Rookie Stock Chad Wendell

V-6 Modifieds

Allan Reiser won the V-6 Modified feature. Reiser was followed by Bruce Harrison, Eric Vilandre, Allan Mann and Lenard Johnson.


V-6 Modified Allan Reiser

Spectator Race & Spectator Drags

Mr. Symonds won the Spectator Race and the Spectator Drags.

 
Spectator Drags World Champion Scotty Duval

Flagpole Race

Scott Duval won the Flagpole Race World Championship.

Sunday October 14th is Pumpkinfest 2012. The season finale includes Double Point Championships for the New England V-6 Modifieds, Roadrunners, Rookies, and Thunder Lights. Enduros are also on tap along with the Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. For the kids there will be Bike and Power Wheel Races at 11:30am plus kids trick or treat and a costume contest. Gates open at 11am and the first auto race goes green at 1:00pm.


Results for September 16th, 2012
Text & photos by Bob Hayes

Outlaw Sportsmen

Geoff Rollins padded his points lead with a win in the Outlaw Sportsman division at Hudson International Speedway on Sunday afternoon September 16th. Kevin Aberle led the first few laps until Rollins made his way up from his fifth starting spot to take the lead. Rollins had to contend with a very fast Jay Maki in the mid-point of the race but Maki faded and Rollins cruised to victory after that. Following Rollins were Kevin Kephart, Todd Warren, Dave Blanchard and Matt Bosowski.


Outlaw feature winner Geoff Rollins(in orange car)in his heat chasing the yellow car of Kevin Kephart

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Nick Dombroski won the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights. Dombroski started 3rd on the grid and was in first place before lap one was completed. Dombroski was chased the entire caution-free race by Andrew Morin but Morin wasn’t able to mount a challenge and had to settle for second. Kris Schroeder was third followed by Max Chaput and Jarrett Howard.


Thunder Light-top 3; Kris Schroeder, Nick Dombroski & the Phantom

New England V-6 Modifieds

Allan Mann won the New England V-6 Modified feature. Mann had to battle hard and not make any mistakes the last five laps as he had both Allan Reiser and Bruce Harrison on his bumper taking turns trying to get past Mann. At the finish, Harrison was second and Reiser third. Eric Vilandre finished fourth. Brian Vincent finished fifth.


V-6 Modified; Allan Mann

Rookie Stock

Chad Wendell won the Rookie Stock feature. Wendell started sixth and took the lead from Jerry Lepage in the early going and never looked back. Lepage finished second followed by John Morin, Jr., Scotty Duval, and Billy Clement, Sr.


Rookie Stock; Chad Wendell with Flagman Bob Munroe

Roadrunners


Roarunner heat; (47) Jef James chasing Nick Fissette and Jen Lord with Hammerdown Henshaw on the outside

Jarrod Soucy won the Roadrunner feature. Todd “Hammerdown” Henshaw started in the ninth starting position on the grid and finished second followed by Jen Lord, Austin Erickson, and Scott Regan.

Roadruuner Top 3; Jen Lord, Jarrod Soucy & Hammerdown Henshaw


Spectator drags; Ben Bosowski won both the Spectator Drags And Spectator Race in his mustang

Racing resumes at Hudson Speedway on September 30th with Enduros, New England V-6 Modifieds, Roadrunners, Rookies, B and L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Drags, Spectator Race, Flagpole Race plus Kids Bike Races and Power Wheels races. Gates open at 11am. Kids races start at 11.30am. Racing starts at 1pm.


Results for September 3rd, 2012
Text & photos by Bob Hayes

Roadrunners

Jef James of Dracut MA won his first Roadrunner feature in two years on Labor Day Monday Sept. 3rd. James has had nothing but bad luck the past two seasons but persevered through the hard times and took home the winners hardware. James started fifth on the grid and took the lead from early race leader Peter Raby on lap two. James had no time to waste because Nick Fissette of Pelham NH was making his way through traffic and was gaining on James as each lap clicked off. On the final lap Fissette was a just a car length or two behind but couldn’t get a run and had to settle for second. Following Fissette across the stripe were Todd Henshaw of Raynham MA, Mitch Bombard and Jen Lord of Lowell MA. Bombard won the heat.


Roadruuner; Jef James with his much better half, Jen

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

"Kaptain" Kris Schroeder of Haverhill MA wheeled his Schroeder & Sons Automotive #66 to a convincing win in the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights for his third feature win in the last five races. Following Schroeder across the stripe were Andrew Morin of Nashua NH, Nick Dombroski of Chelmsford MA, Mckayla Lord of Dracut MA and Max Chaput of Nashua NH. Schroeder won the heat.


B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights winner "Kaptain"Kris Schroeder celebrates his feature win.

Rookie Stocks

John Morin, Jr. of Nashua NH picked up the Rookie Stock win followed by Scotty Duval, Jerry Lepage, Mike McHugh, and Dean Wendell of Derry NH. Lepage won the heat.


Rookies; John Morin, Jr. taking checkers in feature

New England V-6 Modifieds

Bruce Harrison of Hudson NH won the New England V-6 Modified feature followed by Bill Mattatall, Allan Reiser, Lenard Johnson and Eric Vilandre. Mattatall won the heat.


Bruce Harrison in the black duece won the New England V-6 Modified feature

4-Cylinder Enduro

Carlos Esquivel won the 4-Cylinder Enduro followed by Mark Hansen and Jesse Tellier.

Grand Enduro

Corrie Merritt won the Grand Enduro followed by Roland Laplante and Dave Levine.

Hudson Speedway has a week off on Sept 9th and racing resumes on Sunday Sept 16th with the New England V-6 Modifieds, Outlaw Sportsman, Roadrunners, Rookie Stocks, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Gates open at 11AM with the first race at 1PM.


Results September 2,2012
Text & photos by Bob Hayes

Outlaw Sportsmen


Outlaw Feature; Matt Bosowki Holding off Dean Wendell and Geoff Rollins at the finish line

Matt Bosowski scored his first win since 1978 this past Sunday at Hudson International Speedway. The fifty-nine year old veteran of five decades of auto racing won in the competitive Outlaw Sportsman division. Bosowski started on the pole position but Todd Warren, who started on the outside pole, led the first lap. Bosowski took the lead from Warren on lap two. The win wasn’t easy for Bosowski as he had multiple challenges from the likes of Geoff Rollins, Kevin Kephardt, Dean Wendell and Rob Wilcox all taking turns trying to get past him. Bosowski survived a few caution periods followed by restarts and as the laps wound down the pressure on Bosowski was intensifying. Bosowski had Geoff Rollins right behind him and Dean Wendell had taken to the outside groove to pass Rollins and went to work on Bosowski. Bosowski was up to the challenge as he took the checkers just a few feet in front of Wendell as Rollins was still glued to his bumper. Wendell was second followed by Rollins, Kephardt, and Warren. Bosowski and Wendell won the heats.


Outlaw Sportsman; Matt Bowsowski with his wife Debra and his son Ben

Rookie Stocks


Rookie heat; Bill Clement

Jason Ryan has been making big improvements in last few months and it came to fruition with his first ever feature win in the Rookie Stocks. Ryan, of Salem NH, stared fourth and quickly found his way into the lead. Ryan had to deal with some heavy hitters with former Rookie Stock Champions Scotty Duval and John Morin Jr. all over Ryan as laps wound down. At the stripe Ryan was on the inside with Duval making a challenge on the outside but Ryan beat Duval by just a few feet and Morin Jr. was just a car length behind Ryan. Duval finished second followed by Morin, Jr., Jerry Lepage and Dan Murphy, Jr.


Rookie Stock; Jason Ryan beating Scotty Duval and John Morin, Jr. to the finish line


Rookie Top Three; John Morin, Jr., Jason Ryan & Scotty Duval

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Nick Dombroski won the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights. Dombrowski led every lap of the 12 lap feature. Andrew Morin finished second and got close to Dombrowski , almost making a pass as the two made contact coming off turn four but couldn’t finish the pass and had to settle for second. Kris Schroeder ran third the entire race and was gaining on the front duo but ran out of time and finished third. Jarrod Howard was fourth.

Roadrunners

Seth Stickney made his second appearance of the season at Hudson Speedway and left with the winners hardware for the second time. Points leader Todd Henshaw was second followed by Nick Fissette, Mitch Bombard and Erica Page.


Roadruuner; Seth Stickney

Jason Carroll won the Spectator Drags.

Ricky Fissette won the Spectator Race.

Bobbo Williams won the Flagpole Race.


Flagpole Race; Sotty Duvalll in a duscussion with the tire


Flagpole Race; Scotty Duval almost over. 

Sunday Sept 9th is an off week at Hudson Speedway. Racing resumes Sept 16th with the Outlaw Sportsman, New England V-6 Modifieds, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Roadrunners, Rookie Stocks, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Gates open at 11am with the first race at 1pm.



Granite State Pro Stock Series Hudson Hugger 100 Results
by Mike Parks; Phone: (603) 924-2594; Email: gsprostocks@hotmail.com
PHOTOS byt Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com except as noted


Bobby Baillargeon (#82) fends off Granite State Pro Stock Series point leader Bobby Cabral (#14) and
Rich Eaton (#4) during late race action in the Hudson Hugger 100.


Bobby Baillargeon led all 100 laps after starting on the pole position to earn his first series win.

Bobby Baillargeon was virtually untouchable as the veteran stock car racer led all 100 laps and claimed his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series win at Hudson Speedway in Hudson, NH in the Hudson Hugger 100.

 


Bobby Baillargeon celebrates his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series win.

The Kingston, NH driver drew the pole position in the top-eight redraw and set up his winning effort. Baillargeon was able to pull out to sizable leads, but a late race restart on lap 94 put Granite State Pro Stock Series point leader Bobby Cabral to his outside. Baillargeon prevailed on the final restart at Cabral got shuffled back on the outside and cruised to his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series win.


Keith Caruso (02) Geoff Rollins in Pro-Stock feature (Bob Hayes Photo)

Rich Eaton of Seabrook, NH glued himself to the back bumper of Baillargeon and followed him into the runner-up position. Jay Sands, also of Seabrook, NH, restarted fifth and was able to follow the path of Baillargeon and Eaton into the third position. Sands earned the hard charger award as he worked his way from his 13th place starting position to finish third.


Pro Stock feature-Derek Griffith inside of Barry Gray (Bob Hayes Photo)

Cabral, of East Kingston, NH, settled for fourth. Mike Parks, of Walpole, NH, restarted behind Cabral on the final restart and finished fifth. Barry Gary, Keith Caruso, Carl Eriksson, Geoff Rollins, and Josh King completed the top ten finishers.


Rich Eaton a bit loose in the Pro Stock feature (Bob Hayes Photo)

Eight cautions slowed the event and took about one hour to complete. Cabral and 15-year-old Derek Griffith scored the heat race wins. Baillargeon became the fourth different winner for the Granite State Pro Stock Series this season, which has yet to feature a repeat winner.

 
Granite State Pro Stock Series podium finishers (l-r): second place Rich Eaton, winner Bobby Baillargeon and third place Jay Sands.

Baillargeon moved into second place in the Granite State Pro Stock Series point standings, 22 markers behind Cabral. Eaton moved into third place, 26 points behind Cabral. Parks slid back to fourth, 28 points back, and Barry Gray moved into fifth, 34 points behind.

 
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Hudson Hugger 100
Granite State Pro Stock Series -- Hudson Speedway, Hudson, NH
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Finish Position Start Position Driver Hometown Laps Run
1. (1) Bobby Baillargeon, Kingston, NH, 100 laps
2. (4) Rich Eaton, Seabrook, NH, 100 laps
3. (13) Jay Sands, Seabrook, NH, 100 laps
4. (2) Bobby Cabral, East Kingston, NH, 100 laps
5. (6) Mike Parks, Walpole, NH, 100 laps
6. (7) Barry Gray, Belchertown, MA, 100 laps
7. (11) Keith Caruso, Millbury, MA, 100 laps
8. (8) Carl Eriksson, Deep River, CT, 100 laps
9. (10) Geoff Rollins, Groton, MA, 94 laps
10. (3) Josh King, Vernon, VT, 93 laps
11. (5) Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH, 83 laps
12 (14) Fran Colson, Gardner, MA, 58 laps
13 (12) Jay Maki, Fitchburg, MA, 24 laps
14 (9) Phil Meany, Gardner, MA, 23 laps





Did Not Start: Matt Frahm, New Salem, NH





Lap Leaders: Bobby Baillargeon (1-100)
Cautions: 8 (24, 40, 56, 56, 60, 80, 83, 94)
Heat Winners: Derek Griffith, Bobby Cabral

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will head back to Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH on Saturday, September 8 for the JBH 100, which was postponed from August 4. Post time is set for 6:00pm.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series can be found on the internet at www.gspss.net, as well as Facebook. Information on Monadnock Speedway can be found at www.monadnockspeedway.com .


Results August 26th, 2012
Text & photos by Bob Hayes

Rookie Stocks

Chad Wendell of Derry NH won the “Mighty” Mike Lewis Memorial race for Rookie Stocks on August 26th at Hudson Speedway. The race honored the longtime Hudson and Star Speedway competitor. Lewis was a much loved and respected racer who won the 1992 Strictly Stock championship at Hudson. Lewis was a hard-charger who raced with the Dale Earnhardt Sr. trademarked number “3” on his door. Lewis tragically lost his life in a garage accident in 1998 while prepping his car for battle in the Street Stock division at Star Speedway.


Rookie Heat-Charlie Coombs

The Lewis Memorial race was fifty laps that were broken up in to two twenty five lap segments. Wendell was first after the first segment but had to contend with Roger Tanguay, Sr. of Lowell MA on his bumper in the closing laps of the segment.

The second segment lined up the way the cars finished the first segment with Wendell on the pole and Tanguay. on the outside pole. Wendell led the first few laps but Tanguay got by him on lap 3. Tanguay’s lead was short-lived as he was sent to the pits because of fluid leaking from his car. Wendell inherited the lead when Tanguay pitted. After the race resumed, Wendell led to the finish. Billy Clement, Jr. was running second as laps wound down and seemed to close a bit on Wendell but ran out of time and finished second. Dan Murphy Jr. of Pepperell MA was third followed by Jerry Lepage of Nashua NH and “Rockin” Ronnie Robinson of Weare NH. Wendell and Scotty Duval won the heats.

Roadrunners

Billy Osbourne of Plaistow NH won the Roadrunner feature followed by Todd “Hammerdown” Henshaw of Raynham MA, Erica Page of Raymond NH, Nick Fissette of Pelham NH and Jef James of Dracut MA.


Roadrunners Erica Page, Billy Osbourne & Hammerdown Henshaw

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Kris Schroeder of Haverhill MA survived a bumpy first half of the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights feature and won his second feature in three weeks. Following Shroeder over the finish line were Andrew Morin of Nashua NH, and Nick Dombowski of Tyngsboro MA.


Thunder Lights Kris Schroeder

Spectator Drags

Ricky Fissette of Dracut MA won the Spectator Drags.

Flagpole Race

Gage Harron of Nashua NH won the Flagpole Race.

Spectator Race

Ben Bosowski of Hudson NH won the Spectator Race.


Spectator Race-Ben Bosowski with trophy girl Jaime Webber

It’s a doubleheader weekend at Hudson Speedway on Labor Day weekend with racing on both Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon. Both days have the Rookie Stocks, B and L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Roadrunners, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Sunday includes Outlaw Sportsman racing and Monday includes the New England V-6 Modifieds and Enduros. Both days the gates open at 11AM and the first race is at 1PM.


Results August 19th
Text & photos by Bob Hayes

Outlaw Sportsmen

Geoff Rollins of Groton MA won the Outlaw Sportsman feature on Sunday August 19th at Hudson Speedway. Rollins came in to the race nine points behind Kevin Kephart in the championship points battle but Kephart had mechanical issues and finished seventh so Rollins came out twenty plus points ahead.


Outlaw winner Geoff Rollins with his son James


Matt Bosowski led the first quarter of the Outlaw feature until Rob Wilcox got by him. Rollins was moving forward and took to the high side to try to pass Wilcox. Rollins spent a few laps on the outside of Wilcox but finally got by him and motored on to the win. Dean Wendell of Derry NH also got by Wilcox and finished second. Wilcox was third, George Baldwin of Lowell MA was fourth and Todd Warren was fifth. Bosowski and Wilcox won the heats.

Roadrunners

Peter Raby of Manchester NH had his best outing in a decade in the Roadrunner feature. Raby led the first half of the twenty lap race that was won by Billy Osbourne of Plaistow NH. Todd Henshaw of Taunton MA was second followed by Raby, Nick Fissette of Pelham NH and Jen Lord of Lowell MA. Lord and Fissette won the heats.



Roadrunner top 3; Peter Raby, Billy Osbourne, Todd Henshaw

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Andrew Morin of Nashua NH picked up another B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light feature. Kris Schroeder of Haverhill MA was running in second for most of the race until Nick Dombroski of Tyngsboro MA made it by Schroeder in the closing laps and Dombroski finished second. Schroeder was third followed by Max Chaput of Nashua NH and Jarrod Howard of Pepperell MA.

Rookie Stocks


Rookie winner John Morin has his arm around his brother Andrew Morin, Thunder Lite winner

John Morin, Jr. of Nashua NH won the Rookie Stock feature. Morin Jr. started tenth and moved up quickly. Morin moved into the top spot by the halfway mark and wasn’t challenged after that. Jerry Lepage of Nashua NH was second followed by Scott Duval of Manchester NH, Roger Tanguay, Sr. of Lowell MA and Jason Ryan.


Rookie Feature; Dan Murphy in the middle of three wide racing

V-6 Modifieds

Bruce Harrison of Hudson NH won the New England V-6 Modified feature followed by Henery Siriano, Brian Vincent, Lenard Johnson and Eric Vilandre.


V-6 Modified winner Bruce Harrison

Spectator Race

Matt Bosowski’s son, Ben Bosowski of Hudson NH won the Spectator Race.

Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval won the Flagpole Race.

Sunday Night August 26th is the “Mighty” Mike Lewis Memorial race for Rookie Stocks. The Granite State Pro Stock Series returns for the 100 lap “Hudson Hugger” plus the Roadrunners, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. The gates open at 4PM and the first green flag is at 6PM.


Results for August 12th,2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Roadrunners


Don Hayes in the late 40's

Jarrod Soucy of Marlboro, MA won the 10th annual Don Hayes Memorial for Roadrunners on Sunday August 12th at Hudson Speedway. Don Hayes was the speedways photographer/videographer from the tracks beginnings in 1948 until 2001. Hayes was a photo buff when he returned home from World War II and found that shooting auto racing fulfilled his passion. The Midgets were in their golden age when he began shooting but stock cars quickly took over the local scene. He captured all the action on his cameras. Don got sick after the 2001 season and passed away just before racing season in April 2002 but his memory will live on with the photos and videos that he took of the early days of local stock car racing.

The race was run in two segments with the winner being the driver with the best combined finish. Billy Osbourne of Plaistow, NH looked to be cruising to the first segment win until Soucy came along in the closing laps and passed Osbourne with two laps to go. Soucy held on to cross under the checkers first.


Don Hayes Memorial winner Jarrod Soucy with Hayes' Grandchildren (L-R) Jake Hayes, Jen Borsini holding Hayes' great grandson

Soucy started mid-pack in the second segment and dodged cars and caution flags to take first again so there wasn’t any chance for anyone to get best combined finish except Soucy. Second combined finish through fifth combined finish were Doug Dawkins of Haverhill, MA, Dana Faulkner of Tewksbury, MA, Todd Henshaw of Taunton, MA, and Chris Waites of Haverhill, MA.

Rookie Stock

Roger Tanguay Sr. of Lowell, MA led most of the Rookie Stock feature but had Billy Clement Jr. of Manchester, NH right on his bumper waiting for a chance to pounce. Clement got that chance with five laps to go and slid passed Tanguay and went on to win. Tanguay was second followed by John Morin, Jr. of Nashua, NH, Steve Dickey of Londonderry, NH and Jerry Lepage of Nashua, NH.


Rookie Stock-Bill Clement, Jr.with his dad Bill Clement, Sr.

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Kris Schroeder of Haverhill, MA picked up his first career win in the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights. Schroeder jumped out to a big lead early in the race. Nick Dombroski of Tyngsboro, Ma had a bad start and lost a lot of ground to Schroeder. Dombroski was chasing down Schroeder getting closer as each lap passed but ran out of time and had to watch from second place as Schroeder took the checkers. Max Chaput of Nashua, NH was third.


B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light Kris Schroeder

Spectator Race & Spectator Drags

Brian Simonds of Litchfield NH won the Spectator Race and the Spectator Drags.

Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval of Manchester NH won the Flagpole Race.


Scotty Duval ready to rumble in the Spectator Drags

Racing action on August 19th at Hudson Speedway includes the Outlaw Sportsman, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Rookies, Roadrunners, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Gates open at 4pm and racing begins at 6PM.


Results for August 5th, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Nick Dombroski of Tyngsboro, MA broke Meegan Lords win streak with a dominating win in the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights on August 5th at Hudson International Speedway. Lord of Dracut, MA was second followed by Max Chaput of Nashua, NH, Kris Schroeder of Haverhill, MA and Jarrett Howard of Pepperell, MA.

Outlaw Sportsmen


Outlaw Sportsman: (75)Matt Bosowski holding off (79)Kevin Kephart and Geoff Rollins

Dean Wendell of Derry, NH picked up his third Outlaw Sportsman feature of the season. Following Wendell over the finish line was Geoff Rollins of Groton, MA, Googles Baldwin of Lowell, MA, Kevin Kephart of Enfield, MA and George Frost, Jr. of Gardner, MA.


Outlaw Sportsman: Dean Wendell

New England V-6 Modified

Allan Mann of Hudson, NH won the New England V-6 Modified feature. Mann was followed over the stripe by Henry Sirigano of North Prescott, MA, Allan Reiser of North Brookfield, MA, Eric Vilandre of New Bedford, MA and Lenard Johnson of Milllis, MA.

Rookie Stock

John Morin, Jr. of Nashua NH won the Rookie stock Main. Roger Tanguay, Sr. of Lowell MA led the first fifteen laps of the twenty lap race but lost the lead to Morin on a restart with five laps to go and Tanguay finished second. Following Tanguay across the finish line was Jerry Lepage of Nashua, NH, Chad Wendell of Derry, NH and Bill Helliwell of Pelham, NH.

Rookie Roookie Stock top three: Roger Tanguay, Sr. ,John Morin, Jr. & Jerry Lepage

 

Roadrunners

Todd “Hammerdown” Henshaw won his first ever Roadrunner feature. Henshaw started 8th in the field and was methodical in slicing his way to the lead. Tim Higginbotham was right on Henshaws bumper as laps wound down. Henshaw made all the right moves in the final laps as he and Higginbotham caught and started lapping slower cars. Higginbotham had to settle for second place. Third through fifth were Kelly Cunningham, Tommy Lord and Erica Page.


Roadrunner Todd Henshaw

Spectator Drags

Eric Sands of Farmington, NH won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Ryan Simonds of Litchfield NH won the Spectator Race.

Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval won his 100thcareer Flagpole Race.

August 12th at Hudson Speedway is the 10th Annual Don Hayes Memorial race for the Roadrunner division. The memorial race for Hudson’s longtime photographer/videographer is twin 25 lappers for the 4-cylinders with the best combined finish talking home the oversized trophy and the embroidered checkered flag that was used exclusively for the Don Hayes race. The purse is also increased for the race. The B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights will also be racing plus the Rookies, Roadrunners, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Scotty Duvals’ Flagpole Race. Gates open at 4pm and the first race is at 6pm.


July 29th Results
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Outlaw Sportsmen

George Baldwin of Lowell MA won his first Outlaw Sportsman feature of the 2012 season on July 29th in just his second appearance of the year at Hudson Speedway. Baldwin started third on the outside lane and used the outside lane make his move forward. Todd Warren of Rutland, MA was leading when a caution came out about five laps into the race and that put Baldwin on the outside pole for the restart. Baldwin was quick to grab the lead after starter Steve Gran dropped the green flag to restart the race. Baldwin stretched his lead from that point while Warren was holding off Jay Sands for third. With five laps to go Baldwin caught slower cars that were racing side by side and Warren began closing in Baldwin. Baldwin cleared the two slower cars after a few laps and held on to win. Warren finished second and Sands was third. Geoff Rollins of Groton, MA was fourth and George Frost, Jr. of Gardner, MA was fifth. Baldwin and Kevin Aberle won the heat races.


Outlaw Sportsman: George Baldwin

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Max Chaput of Hudson NH led the first half of the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights feature. Chaput had Andrew Morin of Nashua, NH right on his bumper and Morin had Nick Dombroski of Tyngsboro, MA right on his bumper. Chaput was doing a good job of holding off the boys but Meegan Lord of Dracut, MA came along and caught the front trio. It took Lord just a lap or two to slice through the field and capture the top spot. Lord drove on to the win while Morin finished second and Dombroski was third. Chaput was fourth and Kris Schroeder of Haverhill, MA was fifth. Morin won the heat race.

Roadrunners

Seth Stickney of Kingston, NH won the Roadrunner feature. Stickney was racing four nights earlier at Star Speedway when his engine expired. Stickney and his crew thrashed for a few nights in the garage building a new engine and installing it in his VW Scirocco and it paid off big for them. Tim Higginbotham of Taunton, MA ran his best race of the year and finished second. Todd Henshaw of Rehoboth, MA was third followed by Erica Page of Raymond, NH and Nick Fissette of Pelham, NH. Stickney and Joe Holden won the heat races.


Roadrunner feature: Seth Stickney (22) on his way to victory lane

Rookie Stocks

Chad Wendell of Derry, NH won the Rookie Stock feature. Wendell started seventh and quickly made his way up to second. Roger Tanguay, Sr. of Lowell, MA was leading with Wendell not far behind him when Tanguay spun coming off turn four handing the lead to Wendell. Wendell was followed over the finish line by Billy Clement, Jr. of Manchester, NH, John Morin, Jr. of Nashua, NH, Jason Ryan of Prescott, MA and PJ Murphy of Groveland, MA.


Rookie Stock: Chad Wendell with his dad Mitch Wendell

Spectator Drags

David Piper of Goffstown NH won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Michael Coombs of Lowell MA won the Spectator Race.

Flagpole Race

Buddy Wilkins of Dracut, MA and Scotty Duval of Manchester, NH had an epic battle for first place in the Flagpole Race with Wilkins coming out on top.

Sunday August 6th the Outlaw Sportsman Division is back at Hudson Speedway along with the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Rookies, Roadrunners, New England V-6 Modifieds, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Gates open at 4PM and the first race is at 6PM.


Results July 22nd
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Roadrunners

Erica Page won her first ever Roadrunner feature on July 22nd at Hudson International Speedway. Peter Raby started in the outside pole position and took the lead when the green flag dropped to start the race. Raby held the top spot for the first six laps of the race until mechanical woes sidelined his car. Page took over the lead at that point. A mid-race wreck involving Jen Lord, Jef James and Johnny Reefer brought out a red flag. James was checked out by EMS and released, Reefer walked away while Lord raced on but the cars of James and Reefer were badly damaged and towed off the track. When racing resumed Page continued to lead but had to fight off Nick Fissette before she could claim her winner's trophy. Fissette had to settle for second. Joe Holden continues to improve and came home third. Tim Higginbotham was fourth and Todd Henshaw was fifth. Page and Jen Lord won the heat races.


Roadrunner Erica Page

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Meegan Lord has raced four times in the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights this season and now has four feature wins to show for her efforts. Andrew Morin led most of the feature until Lord wrestled the lead from him in turn one with laps winding down. Max Chaput was second. Morin was third and Jarrett Howard was fourth. Lord also won the heat race.


Thunder Lights Meegan Lord

Outlaw Sportman

Geoff Rollins picked up the Outlaw Sportman feature win. Kevin Aberle led first but lost the lead and the nose of his car when he spun in turns three and four and got clipped by another car that ended his day. Kevin Kephardt took over from there and managed to keep the lead through a few restarts. With the laps dwindling down Geoff Rollins beat Kephardt to turn one on the last restart of the race and cruised to victory. Kephardt was second and Ron Lord was third. George “Goggles” Baldwin was fourth and Dean Wendell was fifth. Aberle and Todd Warren won the heat races.


Outlaw Geoff Rollins

Rookie Stocks

Jerry Lepage got the win in the Rookie Stocks. Second through fifth were Billy Clement Jr., Scotty Duval, John Morin, Jr. and Mike McHugh. Clement and Roger Tanguay Sr. won the heat races.

New England V-6 Modifieds

Allan Reiser won the New England V-6 Modified feature followed by Bruce Harrison, Allan Mann, Leonard Johnson and Eric Vilandre. Harrison won the heat race.

Spectator Drags

Ben Bosowski, second generation Bosowski driver, won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

José Amanna won the Spectator Race.


Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval won the Flagpole Race.

The Outlaw Sportsman are back on July 29th along with the Rookies, Roadrunners, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. The gates open at 4pm and the first race is at 6pm.


Results July 15th
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes


Santa and one of his elves with a few friends

B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights

Meegan Lord won her third straight B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights feature at “Christmas in July” July 15TH at Hudson International Speedway. Lord led every lap of the race. Andrew Morin was second and Max Chaput was third.


B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights winner Meegan Lord

Rookie Stocks

Scotty Duval won his second feature of 2012 in the Rookie Stocks. The two-time Rookie champion had to fight hard for this win. Jerry Lepage was never far behind him and in the last few laps got beside him but couldn’t complete the pass. Lepage was second. Mike McHugh continues to improve and took home a podium finish with his third place run. After a tough couple of weeks Roger Tanquay, Sr. was happy to finish fourth. John Morin, Jr. finished fifth. Sixth through tenth were Billy Clement Jr., Chad Wendell, Jason Ryan, Bill Helliwell and Tyler Nelson.


Scotty Duval leading Jerry Lepage just before taking the white flag

Roadrunners

Jef James led the first half of the twenty lap Roadrunner feature. Hollywood Helliwell was right on James bumper as they passed the halfway point. Helliwell blasted by James the next lap and drove away from the field and into victory lane. James was second. Johnny Reefer had his second podium finish in as many weeks with a third place finish. Erica Page was fourth. Tommy Lord was fifth. Sixth through tenth were Carlos Esquivel, Jake Joslin, Justin Beecher, Jen lord and Scott Regan.

Full-Size Enduro

Travis Nevers won the Full-Size Enduro followed by Dave Lavine, Keith Lavine and Charlie Grifffith.

4-Cylinder Enduro

Richard Beauchesne won the 4-Cylinder Enduro followed by Steve George, Paul Wainwright, Joe Holden and Leon Keniston.

Spectator Drags & Spectator Race

Ryan Symonds won both the Spectator Drags and Spectator Race.

Flagpole Race

Justin Radcliffe won the Flagpole Race.

July 22nd at Hudson Speedway is the first of three straight weeks of the Outlaw Sportsman plus Rookies, Roadrunners, B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Gates open at 4pm and the first race is at 6pm.


July 8th Results
Photo credit Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com

Granite State Pro Stock Series Gate City Classic 100 Results


The Granite State Pro Stock Series Gate City Classic 100 goes green before a near capacity crowd

Veteran stock car driver Bobby Cabral was able to add another Gate City Classic win to his already illustrious racing career by winning the Granite State Pro Stock Series Gate City Classic 100 at Hudson Speedway in Hudson, NH on Sunday night, July 8.

The East Kingston, NH racer Cabral took the Gate City Classic 100 lead on lap 28 but was penalized to the rear of the field by officials for his involvement in a lap 28 caution. Cabral then began his charge back through the field, and secured the lead on lap 80. Cabral then held off in spite of a series of late race caution flags to put another Gate City Classic trophy on the mantle.


Bobby Cabral (#14) races inside of Barry Gray (#29) on a late race restart

I wasn’t going to be denied tonight,” Cabral said in victory lane. “We lost one at Monadnock [Speedway] and my guys worked hard on this car. I wanted to put this car in victory lane. I picked and chose [lanes] and tried not to wear my stuff out. And here we are.”

Cabral led 22 laps en route to his Gate City Classic 100 win.


            Gate City Classic 100 winner Bobby Cabral

Veteran Mike Parks of Walpole, NH rallied from a lap one incident to take the second position. Parks’ car slid through the infield and struck a light pole, which cut the right front tire. Parks moved into the second position late in the race and challenged Cabral for the top spot, but settled for second. Bobby Baillargeon of Kingston, NH rebounded from a mechanical failure in his heat race to finish third in the Gate City Classic 100. The transmission in Baillargeon’s car tore to pieces and the crew borrowed a transmission from a fellow competitor to return to the track. Geoff Rollins of Groton, MA battled all race and was rewarded with a fourth place finish. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA led the Gate City Classic 100 late but settled for fifth.

Reid Lanpher, Jay Sands, Cark Eriksson, hometown racer Derek Griffith,  and Keith Caruso completed the top ten finishers, unofficially.

A near capacity crowd packed the Hudson Speedway to see the return of Pro Stock-type stock cars for the first time since the 1990s.

I haven’t raced here since 1997 or 98,” Cabral said. “This is a great little place. To see so many people in the stands and all the cars up and down the road, it’s just a great feeling. I’m happy for the [track owner] Webbers and for the series. It was a great night for everybody. I think we put on a show and I think the fans loved it.”


Bobby Cabral celebrates his Gate City Classic 100 win with crew members, family, and friends

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will make its second appearance at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH on Saturday, August 4 for the JBH 100.

 
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Gate City Classic 100
Granite State Pro Stock Series
Hudson Speedway, Hudson, NH Sunday, July 8, 2012
Finish
Position
Start
Position
Driver Hometown
1. (5) Bobby Cabral East Kingston, NH
2. (12) Mike Parks Walpole, NH
3. (15) Bobby Baillargeon Kingston, NH
4. (9) Geoff Rollins Groton, MA
5. (13) Barry Gray Belchertown, MA
6. (8) Reid Lanpher Manchester, ME
7. (7) Jay Sands Seabrook, NH
8. (4) Carl Eriksson Deep River, CT
9. (14) Derek Griffith Hudson, NH
10. (10) Keith Caruso Millbury, MA
11. (3) Fran Colson Gardner, MA
12. (1) Rich Eaton Seabrook, NH
13. (2) Josh King Vernon, VT
14. (6) Dennis Maxfield Fitchburg, MA
15. (11) Zig Geno Canterbury, NH
16. (16) Babe Brandscombe Nottingham, NH
17. (17) Pete Fiandaca Fitchburg, MA
18. (18) Jason Maki Fitchburg, MA

 Lap Leaders: Rich Eaton (1), Fran Colson (2), Eaton (3-27), Bobby Cabral (28), Colson (29-54), Barry Gray (55-79), Cabral (80-100)
Time of Race: 1:07:58
Margin of Victory: 1 car length
Cautions: 9 (1, 27, 28, 68, 73, 82, 93, 93, 97)
Heat Winners: Fran Colson, Rich Eaton

Editor's note: If you enjoyed the ProStock show at Hudson, write to the Tour headquarters at
gsprostocks@hotmail.com
and tell them.

More Results from July 8, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes


 Cabral putting pressure on Barry Gray in Gate City 100

Thunder Lights

Meegan Lord won her second straight B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light feature. Lord started on the pole and led every lap of the caution free race. Andrew Morin started right behind her and stayed within a few car lengths for the entire race. Morin could get to her bumper but couldn’t find a way past Lord as she ran a flawless race. Morin had to settle for second. Nick Dombroski finished third.

Roadrunners


Roadrunner feature-Hollywood Heliwell taking the lead from Erica Page

Dave “Hollywood” Helliwell won the caution free Roadrunner feature. Erica Page led most of the first half of the race until Helliwell took over. Jen Lord caught Page after that and they battled for second for the rest of the race with Page coming home second and Lord third. Joe Holden is running better every week and finished fourth. Tommy Lord was fifth. Sixth through tenth were Nick Fissette, Todd Henshaw, Jef James, Scott Dunklee and Jake Joslin. Leon Keniston finished last in the feature. Jen Lord and Holden won the heats.

Rookie Stocks

The Rookie Stocks also ran a caution free feature with Chad Wendell ending up in victory lane. Jason Ryan led the first few laps of the feature until Wendell slipped past him. Wendell built a sizable lead with Ryan running in second and Mike McHugh running third. Behind McHugh there was terrific battle for fourth on back that included six cars beating and banging on each other until John Morin, Jr. and Steve Dickey got free of the pack. Morin and Dickey were able to get past McHugh and Ryan to finish second and third respectively. Billy Clement, Jr. was forth. Ryan was fifth. Sixth through tenth were Bill Helliwell, McHugh, Jerry Lepage, Scotty Duval and Tyler Nelson. Lepage and Ryan won the heats.

Spectator Drags

Michael Coombs won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Erik Haley won the Spectator Race.

Flag Pole Race


Flagpole Race

RaceScotty Duval won the Flagpole Race.

Tow Truck Drags

Jumpin” Mike Walker won the Tow Truck Drags.

July 15th is “Christmas in July” with Enduros, Rookies, Roadrunners, B and L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. Santa Claus will be there with fun for the kids including a costume contest. Gates open at 4:00pm and the first green drops at 6:03pm.


Results July 1st, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Rookie Stock

Billy Clement, Jr. won his first Rookie stock feature of the 2012 racing season in convincing fashion on July 1st. Mike McHugh led the opening circuits while Clement was blasting his way towards the front. Clement caught McHugh and took to the high side and spent just a lap or two toying with McHugh before he powered on by. Clement had to contend with a few restarts nearing the end of the race. His good friend Heath Tourtellotte was on the outside of him on each restart but Tourtellotte had nothing for Clement as he settled into second after each restart. Tourtellotte crossed the line second. Chad Wendell was closing in on second as the checkers fell and finished third. Steve Dickey was fourth and Jerry Lepage was fifth. McHugh and John Morin Jr. won the heats.


Rookie Stock Billy Clement, Jr.

Roadrunner

Hollywood Helliwell won the Roadrunner feature. Helliwell started 11th and was involved in a first lap pileup that involved 8 cars but was lucky to just get some minor sheet metal damage. Helliwell restarted last after the pileup and was on rails, passing cars like they were standing still. Helliwell took the lead after the halfway mark but had to contend with a hard charging Billy McCarthy, Jr. A caution with just a few laps remaining bunched the field for a restart with Helliwell on the pole and McCarthy on the outside. McCarthy beat Helliwell to the first turn on the restart and was able to hold him off for a lap but Helliwell was too strong and got past McCarthy Jr. to win. McCarthy held on for second followed by Todd Henshaw, Jen Lord and Tommy Lord.


Roadrunner Hollywood Helliwell telling assitant track announcer, John Esburnett, how he manages to win a lot

New England V-6 Modified

Allan Reiser, Jr. won the New England V-6 Modified feature. Reiser took off at the drop of the green from his outside pole starting position and led every lap. Allan Mann was running lap times close to Reiser's but Reiser had jumped out to such a big lead that Mann had no chance to close in. There was a fantastic battle for third between 4 cars with Eric Vilandre leading the way. Brian Vincent was fourth for a while trying to get past Vilandre while Vincent had a lot of pressure from behind from Bruce Harrison. After the all the beating and side by side racing Vilandre held onto third. Harrison got by Vincent to nab fourth place and Vincent came home fifth.

Thunder Light

Meegan Lord made her first Thunder Light appearance of the season. Lord started on the pole but was chased by Nick Dombroski and Andrew Morin who were running just a few car lengths back for the entire race. With just a few laps to go Lord cut a tire and Dombroski and Morin roared by her slowing machine. Dombroski crossed the line first followed by Morin and Lord rumbled her way across the finish line in third.


Thunder Lite Nick Dombrowski

Grand Enduro

Travers Nevers won the Grand Enduro followed by Dave Lavine and Dave McCarthy.

4-Cylinder Enduro

Issac Chabot won the 4-Cylinder Enduro followed by Jay Kezer, and Tow Mater Keniston.

Spectator Race & Spectator Drags

Brian Simons won the Spectator Race and the Spectator Drags.

Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval won the Flagpole Race.

On Sunday, July 8th the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be at Hudson for a 100 lap race aptly named the Gate City 100. The Rookies, Roadrunners, B&L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race will also be on tap. Gates open at 4:00PM ET and the first green flag flies at 6:03 PM ET. Adults are $15. Seniors and Jr’s are $12. Kids (10 and under)are free with a paid adult.


Results June 24th
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Rookie Stock

Roger Tanquay, Sr. won his second Rookie stock feature of the 2012 racing season. Tanguay won after a race long dual with Billy Clement , Jr. with Clement never more than a car length or two behind Tanguay. Tanguay started third in the grid while Clement started seventh. Tanguay made it to the front within a few laps of the drop of the green flag and Clement was soon on his bumper. Clement saw an opening down low early in the race and went for it but the opening closed up as the two went into turn one with the cars making contact. Clement got very loose but he was able to collect his car and continue the chase. Clement was able to mount challenge after challenge on the outside but wasn’t able to make a pass. Although Clement had to watch from second place as the checkers fell above Tanguay he could hold his head high knowing he raced as hard and clean as he could and gave the crowd a great race. John Morin, Jr. was third followed by Steve Dubois. Tanguay, Sr. and Jerry Lepage won the heats.


Rookie Stocks Roger Tanguay, Sr.

Outlaw Sportsman

Kevin Kephardt won his first Outlaw Sportsman feature of 2012. Todd Warren has shown a huge improvement over last year and led the opening laps until Kephardt came along and took the lead. In the closing laps, Dean Wendell was closing in on Kephardt but ran out of time and finished second. Warren was third. Goggles Baldwin made his first appearance of the 2012 racing season at Hudson and finished a respectable fourth. George Frost Jr. was fifth. Warren and Kephardt won the heats.


Outlaw Sportsman Kevin Kephardt

Roadrunners

Jack Victoria and Hollywood Helliwell finished first and second in the Roadrunner division. Tommy Lord led the opening laps of the race. Johnny Reefer had another fine run in his beat up old Dodge neon bringing home a third place trophy. Todd Henshaw was fifth. Peter Raby spun out twice and finished fourteenth. Victoria and Tommy Lord won the heats.


Roadrunner Jack Victoria

Thunder Lights

Nick Dombroski won the Thunder Lights.

Flag Pole & Spectator Drags

Scotty Duval won the Spectator Drags and the Flagpole Race.


Scotty Duval, Family, Friends & Neighbors

Spectator Race

George Glass won the Spectator Race.

Sunday, July 1st the New England V-6 Modifieds are racing at Hudson. The Rookie Stocks, Roadrunners, Thunder Lights, Spectator race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race are also on tap. Gates open at 4pm ET with the first race at 6:03 ET.



Results June 17th
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Thunder Lights

Nick Dombrowski gave his Dad a nice present on Father’s day by winning his first ever Thunder Lights feature event. Dombrowski led the caution-free event from the drop of the green til the checkers fell. Andrew Morin had won the previous three Thunder Light features but fell behind early and couldn’t make up the ground he lost and finished second. Max Chaput finished third.


Top Three Thunder Lights with their dads, Andrew Morin, Nick Dombrowski & Max Chaput

New England V-6 Modifieds

Allan Mann made his trek up to Hudson from Cape Cod worth it as he pulled down his first ever New England V-6 Modified feature win. It wasn’t easy for Mann as he had Brian Vincent and Bruce Harrison freight-training right behind him just waiting for him to slip. Mann was up to the task and crossed the finish line less than a car length ahead of Vincent who finished second and Harrison in third.


V-6 Modified Allen Mann

Roadrunners

Billy Osboune survived an early race skirmish with Tom Lord and the fourth turn tire barrier to win his first Roadrunner feature this season. Jef James finished a strong second but didn’t have enough to catch Osbourne’s "Flyin Brian" #55 VW. Johnny Reefer was third followed by Dave "Hollywood" Helliwell in fourth and Todd "Hammer Down" Henshaw nailed down  fifth.  Mitch Bombard had a solid sixth place finish in his first Hudson appearance with "Papa Tom" Lord seventh.  Scott Dunklee, Jake Joslin and Bob Fields in his WM #66 rounded out the top ten


Roadrunner  Feature Winner Billy Osbourne enjoys victory lane with his #1 fan

Rookie Stocks

Defending Champ John Morin Jr. won the Rookie Stock feature for his  first feature win of the season.   Morin made a strong bid for the top spot diving under leader Jerry Lepage on the front straight to make the pass going into turn one. Bill Helliwell was making a move under Morin Jr. at the same time and made it three wide until Helliwell ran out of room and had to back off. Morin went on for the win as Lepage held on for second with Helliwell all over him in third. Scotty Duval and Chad Wendell rounded out the top five.  Morin's win makes him the fifth different winner in five races run so far this season

Flagpole Race

Scotty Duval made a perfect bump and run on Buddy Wilkins to win the Flagpole Race. Duval punted Wilkins on the last lap around the “flagpole” and slipped past for the win with the crowd on their feet cheering for the two popular drivers.

Spectator Race

Duval "Doubled up" also winning the Spectator Race.

Spectator Drags

Tim Galakas won a hard fought five lap Spectator Drags final elimination.

On June 24th Hudson starts their Summer Sunday Evening Schedule with the Outlaw Sportsman plus Rookie Stocks, Roadrunners, Thunder Lights, Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race.

Gates open at 4:00pm EDT with Hot Laps at 5:00 and the first race goes green at 6:03pm EDT.


Results: June 10th , 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

The Wendell brothers both picked up the winners trophies in their respective divisions on Sunday June 10th.

Outlaw Sportsman

Dean Wendell was the first brother to win taking the Outlaw Sportsman feature. “Diamond” Rob Wilcox jumped out to the lead early in the race and seemed to be on cruise control holding a big lead over the rest of the field lap after lap. This was Wilcox’s second appearance of the season at the speedway. In his first race he had to pull off early while leading with mechanical issues and this day was no different as he exited the speedway near the halfway point. Wendell took over the top spot at that point and held off a hard charging Kevin Kephardt who finished second. George Frost Jr. who was racing for the first time in six years and making his first Hudson start since 1995 finished third. Frost Jr. dedicated his podium finish to his dad who passed away on May 7th of this year. Ron Lord Jr. was fourth. Stan Maki was fifth.


Top 3 Outlaws-Dean Wendell, Kevin Kephardt & George Frost Jr.

Rookie Stock

Chad Wendell won the Rookie Stock Main. Wendell’s win came in his fourth start since moving up from Hudson’s youth racing division. Wendell started on the pole and quickly built a five car length lead. At the halfway point Wendell still held the large lead but Heath Tourtellotte was beginning to chip away at it. While Tourtellotte was chasing down Wendell, he had John Morin Jr. all over him trying to get by. Wendell’s lead was slim by the time he took the white flag but held on for his first Rookie stock win. Morin Jr. was second. Tourtellotte was third followed by Corrie Merritt and Jerry LePage.


Rookie Stock-Chad Wendell with his family

Roadrunners

Hollywood Helliwell won another Roadrunner feature. Jarod Soucy was right in Helliwell’s tire tracks for most of the race but Helliwell was flawless and Soucy couldn’t get a run on him and had to settle for second. Jen Lord was third followed by Todd Henshan and Jake Joslin.


Roadrunner-Hollywood Heliwell

Thunder Light

Andrew Morin won his third B&L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light main in a row followed by Nick Dombrowski and Max Chaput.


Thunder Light-Andrew Morin

Spectator Drags

Matt Aptarian won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Justin Amani won the Spectator Race.

Flagpole Race

Daytona Beach Florida’s Buddy Wilkins won the Flagpole Race. Wilkins overcame a pit road speeding penalty late in the race to win his second race in as many weeks.

This coming Sunday June 17th at Hudson is Rookies, Roadrunners, B&L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights plus a fifty lap 4-Cylinder Enduro and Spectator Race, Spectator Drags and Flagpole Race. The gates open at 2pm and the first green flag drops at 4:03pm.


Results: May 28
th, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

A special Memorial Day program went into the record books at Hudson International Speedway on Monday afternoon, with a full card of stock car and Enduro action entertaining the crowd on another perfect afternoon for racing.

Thunder Light

 
Runner-up Nick Dombrowski and B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light feature winner An"Drew" Morin.

Andrew Morin picked up the Thunder Light win over Nick Dombrowski to start off the day’s feature event activity, and the action got even tighter as the day went on.

New England V-6 Modifieds


V-6 Modified top 3 - Alan Mann, winner Allan Rieser Jr. and Brian Vincent.

The New England V-6 Modifieds made their first appearance of the year on the high banks and the open wheelers put on a terrific battle to the finish in their feature event. At the checkers it was veteran Allan Rieser Jr. picking up the win after knocking off early leader Alan Mann to take the lead at mid-race. Brian Vincent moved up late to challenge Rieser but he had to settle for second with Mann third across the line followed by returning veteran "Wild Bill" Mattatall and Eric Vilandre.

Roadrunners


Roadrunner feature winner Louie Maher

Twenty Roadrunners took the green for the main event with Erica Page breaking out of the pack early to lead the way with three wide racing everywhere behind her. Erica was impressive in her time out front but former champion Louie Maher eventually slipped past and took down the feature win. Page scored a solid runner-up finish with Jarrod Soucy placing a strong third, charging back from deep in the pack after a mid race skirmish and Dave “Hollywood” Helliwell finishing fourth after a picking up the win on Sunday afternoon. Fifth place went to Nick Fisette, with Johnny Reefer, Jen Lord, Scott Dunklee, Tom Lord, and Todd "Hammer Down" Henshaw the rest of the top ten.

 
Roadrunner top 3 - Jarrod Soucy, feature winner Lou Maher & Erica Page

Rookie Stock


Rookie Stock feature winner Bill "the Other Brother" Helliwell

Heath Tourtellotte set the pace for the first few laps of the Rookie Stock feature but Bill Helliwell worked the low side and quickly made his move for the lead. Once out front, Helliwell was in command the rest of the way, holding off a late charge from John Morin, Jr. to take down his first checker of the 2012 season. Jerry Lepage took third place honors with Tourtelloutte, Roger Tanguay, Chad Wendell, Tyler Nelson, Jason Ryan, Rob DeAlmeida, and Scotty Duval finishing up the top ten.

4-Cylinder Enduro


4-cylinder Enduro top 3 - runner-up Jonathan Fultz, winner Rich Beauchesne & Leon "Special K"Keniston

Rich Beauchesne picked up the win in the 40-lap 4-cylinder Enduro with Jonathan Fultz, Leon Keniston, Christopher Fultz and Isaac Chabot second through fifth.

Full-Size Enduro


Full Size Enduro top 3 - Corrie Merritt, winner Roland LaPlante & "Travelin Travis Nevers

Roland LaPlante grabbed the Full-size Enduro win with Corrie Merritt, Travis Nevers, Dave McCarthy and Dave Levine the top five.

Spectator Races


 One-on-one drags winner Scotty Duval

Scotty Duval won the five-lap wrong-way finale to score the spectator one-on-one drags win, with Hudson International legend Buddy Wilkins taking the trophy in the ten lapper.


Spectator race winner Buddy Wilkins

Flagpole Race


Flgpole race winner Brian Harron

Brian Harron rounded out the day’s winners with a victory in the flagpole race.

Hudson Speedway takes a week off next Sunday, June 3, returning to action on June 10 with a special twi-light schedule, with gates opening at 2:00 p.m., practice at 3:00 p.m., and racing at 4:03 p.m. featuring a full program of Outlaw Late Models, Rookie Stocks, and Roadrunners, along with spectator one-on-one drags, a spectator race, and a flagpole race.


Results: May 27th, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Outlaw Sportsman


Outlaw Sportsman Dean Wendell

Dean Wendell picked up his first Outlaw Sportsman feature win of the 2012 racing season this past Sunday May 27th. Todd Warren led the first half of the race before Wendell made it past him. It was Wendell’s race after that. Geoff Rollins also got past Warren and finished second while Warren held on for a third place finish. Kevin Kephardt was fourth and Peter “The Travelin’ Man” Fiandaca was fifth.

Roadrunner


Roadrunners Feature Winner Dave "Hollywood" Helliwell

Hollywood Heliwell got his first Roadrunner feature win of the season. Nick Fisette was second in a car he bought a few seasons ago from Helliwell. Jen Lord picked another podium finish with a solid third place in the highly competitive, caution free event.

Rookie Stock


Rookie Stock Feature Winner Roger Tanguay in the 8sr. "Dream Machine"

Roger Tanguay won the Rookie Stock feature. Tanguay led from the drop of the green until the checkers fell. Corrie Merritt started in the back and was making a strong charge to the front.  Merritt made it to second and was gaining on Tanguay each lap until he slowed and exited the speedway, ending his fine run with mechanical woes. Jerry Lepage out-duelled Bill Heliwell for third with Scotty Duval and Heath Tourtelotte rounding out the top five.

Thunder Lights


B&L Used Auto Parts Thunder Light Feature Winner Andrew Morin

Andrew Morin won the Thunder Lights feature with Brandon Amidon second in a back up car as his own car was not quite ready..

Flagpole Race


Flagmen Steve Gran won the Flagpole Race

Hudson starter Steve Gran traded his flags for a steering wheel and won the Flagpole Race.  Scotty Duval lent Gran use of his car for the race so it was Duval and his family on the flag stand waving the flags for the race.

Spectator Drags

Melissa Coombs won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Scotty Duval won the Spectator Race.

There is no racing on June 3rd. Racing resumes on June 10th with the Outlaws, Rookies, Roadrunners, Thunder Lights, Spectator Drags, Spectator Race and Flagpole Race. The gates open at 2pm and racing starts at 4pm.


Results: May 20th, 2012
Text & Photos by Bob Hayes

Roadrunner Division

Jarrod Soucy took the Roadrunner Division veterans to school by winning in his first ever Roadrunner feature on Hudson Speedways 65th opening day on May 20th. Soucy was co-champion with Chad Wendell last season in the Thunder Lights, Hudson’s youth division. Soucy didn’t miss a beat in stepping up and racing in the faster and tougher Roadrunner division. Soucy started seventh and had patience and waited for the right time to make passes. Hollywood Helliwell had the lead with two laps to go and by then Soucy was on his bumper. Soucy got under Helliwell coming off a corner and took the white flag in first place and hung on to win.

Erica Page also made the leap from Thunder Lights to the Roadrunners. Page led from the drop of the green until after the halfway mark when a caution flew. Page had a poor restart and got shuffled back in the pack and finished ninth. Page has always raced front wheel drive cars but this season is in a rear wheel drive. Once she gets a little more seat time in the car we will surely see her in victory lane with the checkers in hand.

Helliwell finished second, defending Roadrunner Champion Nick Fissette was third, Jef James finished fourth in a dent less new car that replaced the car that looked like a pretzel he has been racing the last few years.

Thunder Lights

Austin Erickson won the B & L Used Auto Parts Thunder Lights feature. Erickson took the top spot at the drop of the green and never looked back. Erickson drives with the famed “LL” on his door, in honor of the father/son duo of Choppy and Goggles Baldwin who won many features in the “LL” at Hudson and help Erickson with his racing. Nick Dombrowski was second.

Outlaws


Wilcox spinning as his helper drives past on the outside

The Outlaws battled hard all race beginning with an early race turn three pileup that took out Jimmy Renfrew and badly damaged Matt Bosowski’s fine looking racer. Kevin Aberle did a fine job leading many laps while Geoff Rollins and Rob Wilcox beat the bag out of each other. Rollins got into Wilcox coming off turn two and sent him spinning into the infield bringing out a caution. While under caution Wilcox did his best Kyle Busch impersonation and drove into Rollins car and cutting Rollins front tire. Rollins pitted and his crew quickly changed his tire to get him back in the race.

After the fireworks were over Aberle continued to lead with Kevin Kephardt right in his tire tracks. Wilcox was on the move and caught the front duo and took to the high side to continue his march forward. Wilcox made it into the lead but his lead was short lived as he exited the speedway with engine problems two laps after taking the lead.


Geoff Rolllins taking to the outside to pass Kevin Kephardt for the lead late in the race

Kephardt had gotten past Aberle by this point in the race but now Rollins was the one on the move as he reeled in the leader. Rollins worked on Kephardt for a few laps and made his move for the lead as laps wound down taking the win with Kephardt in second and Aberle third. Dean Wendel was fourth and Ron Lord was fifth.


Geoff Rollins in victory lane

Rookie Stock

Two-time Rookie stock champion Scott Duval led the opening laps of the Rookie Stock feature until defending champion John Morin Jr. took over the top spot before the halfway point of the race. Morin Jr. was out front for just a few laps when he slowed with mechanical issues and dropped out of the race. By the drop of the checkers Duval was back in front followed closely by Jerry Lepage, Bill Helliwell, Roger Tanguay and Nick Clement, fresh off his graduation saturday from Plymouth State College. Congratulations to Nick and his twin brother Bill Jr. who graduated the same day from University of New  Hampshire.

4-Cylinder Enduro

Richard Beauchenes won the 4-Cylinder Enduro followed by Jay Kezer and Isaac Chabot.

Full Size Enduro

Roland Leplante won the Full size Enduro followed by Dave McCarthy and Dave Levine.

Spectator Drags

Jim Gelakas won the Spectator Drags.

Spectator Race

Andrew Harmon won the Spectator Race.

You can double your fun on Memorial day weekend with racing on Sunday May 27th and Monday May 28th.





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