Touring Series News
Sweet Takes First ACT Victory at Thunder Road
BARRE -- The first 80 laps of Sunday’s Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl appeared to be a continuation of Dave Pembroke’s dominance of American-Canadian Tour events at the Barre track. After starting from the outside pole, the Middlesex driver had a full straightaway lead by lap 12 and was pulling away. That all changed on a lap 80 restart, though, as Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, Que., and hometown driver Nick Sweet arrived on the scene. Full Story | Results
Jarvis Wins Modified Racing Series at Monadnock
WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Ascutney racing veteran Dwight Jarvis scored his first Modified Racing Series win of the season Saturday night in front of a large opening night crowd at Monadnock Speedway.
Jarvis beat sophomore Jacob Dore and hometown veteran Jim Bonface to win the Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100. Full Story
Goodenough Regroups for Monadnock
WINCHESTER, NH -- Rob Goodenough returns home Saturday night and he could not be happier. After a hard crash at Waterford Speedbowl last month and a rained-out program at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Goodenough will be pleased to wheel his Hamshaw Lumber sponsored No. 1NH car onto neighboring Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 1, the next stop for the Modified Racing Series sponsored by BobValentiAutoMall.com.
The Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100 is the third event of a 19-race schedule this season for the MRS and the first of two appearances at the Winchester, N.H., oval by the popular open-wheel modified tour. Goodenough, of nearby Swanzey, N.H., is coming off his best season to date in modified competition. He was in the hunt for the series championship down to the final race of the season at Lee, N.H., ending the year as the runner-up to champion Jon McKennedy. Goodenough is a two-time MRS winner at Monadnock and the defending champion of last year's spring race.
The Waterford crash almost caused Goodenough his season before it started, and he is quick to point out that the support of his family and fellow racers allowed him to be ready for Monadnock. “The help with parts from Jacob Dore and his team, and parts and repair from Rusty Ball is the reason we are racing,” said the second generation driver.
Saturday's race is the 7th annual Spring Dash race for the MRS. Until last year, Kirk Alexander and Les Hinckley were the only winners of the April event. Flip-flopping, Alexander won in 2004, 2006, and 2008, while Hinckley won in 2005 and 2007. Expected entries include Alexander, Hinckley, Dwight Jarvis of Ascutney, Vt., Sean Bodreau, and Jim Boniface, all previous MRS winners at Monadnock. Defending series champion McKennedy is entered and still looking for his first Monadnock victory. Race time is 6:00pm. For additional event information log on to www.monadnockspeedway.com.