Play Ball! It’s Little League Night tomorrow night as we welcome our first touring series of the season. The North East Mini Stock Tour is set to invade the speedway with their high speed hi-jinks. Over 30 cars are expected to qualify for the 50 lap event with $ 500 to win. In the tour’s first event at Lee USA Speedway on April 23, Glen Thomas finished first with Justin Trombley and Jarrod Soucy rounding out the podium. Defending Wildcat Champion Kodi Sabins and part-time regular Matthew Gauffin are likely to compete in the event. Last year over 30 cars attempted to qualify, the largest field for the NEMST last season.
With the 4-Cylinder Nationals scheduled for September 15, this will be an opportunity for several traveling teams to try out the track for the first time. That event is 100 green flag laps with $ 1,500 to win and an $ 8,000 purse.
We also have our Run What You Brung event as the Spectator Drags will be taking place during the intermission.The R.E. Hinkley Super Streets, Pepsi Limited Sportsman, and T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats will all be in action as well.
North East Mini Stock Tour 50 Laps
Last Year’s Winner: Mike Parker
Last Week’s Newport Chevrolet WRS Winners: Mark McClay (Supers), Tyler Janovsky (Limiteds), Dale Squires Jr (Wildcats)
Time: Post time is 7 PM for the night’s racing card
Weather: Mostly Cloudy and 66 degrees
Prep: Pit gates open at 3 PM with hot laps beginning at 4 PM
Pit Admission: $ 35
Grandstand Admission: $ 10 for ages 6 and over/Little Leaguers 12 and under in uniform are free.
Story Lines for the Week
Next week all four Newport Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series’ divisions are in action with the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets’ Dean Smith 52-Lap Memorial Race headlining the night’s event card. Look for more information next week.