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Sammy Rameau – Anthony Nocella Share Lee Victory Lane

Lee, NH. — 16-year old Sammy Rameau started outside on the front row, took the lead from pole sitter Brian Robie on lap-3, and went to victory lane for the first time Friday night, July 13, in Valenti Modified Racing Series action at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH.  The race was the first of two 50-lap ‘Cone’ races. Series point leader Anthony Nocella, the 2017 series champion, nabbed the second feature.

Rameau, of Westminster, MA; drove a flawless race in putting the Race Choice sponsored 6MA car in victory lane. The family operation headed up by father Randy, began their involvement in modified racing at Claremont Speedway.

Early leader Robie, of Sunapee, NH; who had never been to the Lee track until Friday, finished a solid second after a fourth place finish at Monadnock (NH) Speedway a week ago, Todd Patnode, of Swanzey, NH, finish third, Tony Ricci, of Westbrook, ME, made a late race charge to finish fourth, with Andy Shaw, of Conway, NH; rounding out the top five.

Russ Hersey, CJ Bolton, rookie Jacob Perry, Mike Willis Jr, and Woody Pitkat finished sixth through tenth.

The Lee facility has provided many firsts over the years. Twin 50-lap VMRS series races were started at Lee, the well-received ‘Cone’ race debuted Friday, and first time tour/type series drivers have found victory lane at the 3/8th mile oval.

Rameau from Westminster, MA; becomes the fourth driver in two seasons to win their first Valenti series race at the Lee track.  In 2017, Mike Douglas Jr, Dan Meservey Jr, and Troy Talman, garnered their first career tour-type wins at Lee.

The caution flag waved on laps 15 and again on lap-34. The first race was completed in 24 minutes 30 seconds.

All but one car, Anthony Nocella, involved in an early crash that forced him out of the event, finished on the lead lap (21 cars)

Race Summary   Race 1

Lee USA Speedway

Lee, NH.

July 13, 2018

Race # 7

Entrants: 22

Lap Leaders:  Robie  (1-2) Rameau (3-50)

Cautions Flags: Laps 15, 34

Margin of Victory: 2.099

Best Lap Time: 15.09    Rameau

Unofficial Order Of Finish:  (1) Rameau) (2) Robie (3) Patnode (4) Ricci (5) Shaw (6) Hersey (7) Bolton (8) Perry (9) Willis Jr (10) Pitkat (11) Sontag (12) Lashua (13) Robie (14) Richardi (15) Cantara (16) Smith (17) Rock (18) Doucette (19) Meservey Jr, (20) Sherman (21) Seidell (22) Nocella

In the nightcap, Nocella bounced back after starting 21st and paved his way to his second win of the season. The victory was the Woburn, MA, driver’s 13th win moving him to fifth on the series all-time win list.

Nocella, driving the Nocella Paving/Air Gas Chevrolet took the lead on lap-32 when he passed the events only other leader, Meservey Jr.

Patnode finished a strong second, followed by Meservey, Hersey, and Willis Jr, in the top five. Sixth through tenth were Rameau, Robie, Perry, Pitkat, and Ricci.

The second race was completed in 23 minutes.

Race Summary   Race 2

Lee USA Speedway

Lee, NH.

July 13, 2018

Race # 7

Entrants: 22

Lap Leaders:  Meservey (1-31) Nocella (32-50)

Cautions Flags: Laps 1, 5, and 23

Margin of Victory: 0.349

Best Lap Time: 14.892    Pitkat

 

Next event:

August 4, 2018

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Scarborough, Maine

Unofficial Order Of Finish:   (1) Nocella (2) Patnode (3) Meservey Jr (4) Hersey

(5) Willis Jr (6) Rameau (7) Robie (8) Perry (9) Pitkat (10) Ricci (11) Robbie (12) Smith (13) Shaw (14) Rock (15) Bolton (16) Seidell (17) Richardi (18) Sontag (19) Doucette (20) Sherman (21) Cantara (22) Lashua

Squegila Wins Seacoast 100 At Lee USA Speedway

26 cars from 7 states started the feature this past Friday night at Lee USA Speedway for the Seacoast 100. It was a beautiful summer evening of racing capped by Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH taking the checkered flag, crossing the line with his hand in the air.

Starting seventh for the feature, the #03 of Squeglia patiently made his way through the field taking the lead at lap 55 and followed through to the checkered flag. “We pick and choose the tracks we run and the car was really good on the long run.” Squeglia said. “It’s so nice to be able to race pro stocks in our backyard, thanks to Norm Wrenn and the Lee USA Speedway staff for having us.” “We were looking forward to racing with Joey Doiron but unfortunately he got caught up in that wreck.”

Coming into the Seacoast 100, Joey Doiron of Berwick ME was the points leader. Doiron stretched out a straightaway lead on the field until he hit the turn two wall. On lap 54, the #00 of Jimmy Renfrew Jr of Candia, NH quickly went up in smoke and lost all fluids throughout turns one and two. “It was a tough end to our night and not how we anticipated it, but we will be working hard to return this car to race ready status for the next race at Hudson Sunday, July 15th ” Doiron said.

Jeremy Harclerode from Newmarket, NH started 11th in the field and drove up to second. “It was a good race, it seems like whenever we come to Lee, its either me, Jeremy Davis, or Joe Squeglia fighting for the win” Harclerode said. “The outside groove was the preferred lane for sure, I could have had something for Squeglia but I don’t know if I could have got the job done.”

The Madison CT driver Devin O’Connell secured another podium finish rounding out the top 3. O’Connell has been gaining speed and experience behind the wheel of a pro stock. “This is where I made my pro stock debut and we had a good run” O’Connell said. “We’ve been slowly getting our equipment better and I’m really happy we are running up front now, we just need to get a little bit better and try and win some of these things.”

Official Results: Joe Squeglia, Jeremy Harclerode, Devin O’Connell, Jeremy Davis, Cory Casagrande, Mike O’Sullivan, Jacob Dore, Luke Hinkley, Mike Mitchell, Dennis Spencer Jr, Kevin Folan, Nick Lascuola, Josh King, Tommy O’Sullivan, Scott MacMichael, Mike Scorzelli, Steven Murphy, Ryan Green, Joey Doiron, Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Ryan Kuhn, Craig Weinstein, Ray Christian III, Bryan Kruczek, Corey Bubar, Barry Gray.

Our next event will be at Hudson Speedway Sunday, July 15th for the Gate City 100.

For more information please visit our website www.gspss.net and follow our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Lee USA Speedway ACT NH Governor’s Cup Rescheduled

Lee, HN/Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Lee USA Speedway officials announced today that the 28th New Hampshire Governor’s Cup has been postponed due to lingering snow from the past winter. The event has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 22 at 1:15pm.

The card of racing will remain the same, with the ACT Late Model Tour going 150 laps in their 33rd season opener. Lee’s R&R Late Model Sportsmen and the Northeast Classic Lites will also be in action.

“We got a lot of snow over the winter, just like much of the region did,” Lee USA Promoter Norman Wrenn, III said. “Despite the warmer weather recently, there is still a significant way to go, and we just don’t think the track can be ready by April 15. No one likes postponements, but given the current conditions, we believe pushing the event back a week will be better for teams and fans.”

The optional practice day for the ACT Late Models and for the track’s weekly divisions has also been rescheduled and will be held Saturday, April 21 at 12:00pm. The pits will open at 8:00am on both Saturday and Sunday while the front gates will open at 9:00am on Sunday.

For more information, contact the Lee USA Office (603) 554-8723 or ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com or www.leeusaspeedway.com.