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Williams Wins On Last Lap In Wild Finish At Loudon.

Loudon, NH. – In a race that saw many lead changes, Tolland Ct’s Ronnie Williams
made certain he’d be leading when it counted – on lap-50 and he did by about a foot, to
capture his second win of the season in Sunday’s Valenti Modified Racing Series feature
race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH. It was Williams second win this
season with the series.
The race was part of the third annual New England Short Track Showdown

William’s bested Anthony Nocella, of Woburn MA, in a drag race to the checkered flag,
with Jeff Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, who finished third, Chase Dowling, of Roxbury,
CT, fourth, and Mike Willis Jr, Grantham, NH, rounding out the top five.
Williams on Saturday was forced from the second round of practice when the Casella #25
was sidelined with a blown engine.
The decision was made to return to Saugus, MA to replace the damaged motor. Upon
return, Williams went out and won the opening heat race on Sunday.
The victory was worth $5000, 00
Four caution flags slowed the race on laps 2, 20, 39, and 42. A red flag was displayed on
lap-20 after veteran driver Roy Seidell spun in turn two and was struck by Dave
Etheridge who was running a strong race. Seidell after extrication was transported to a
local hospital alert and conscious.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series next competes at Monadnock Speedway July 6
Order of Finish:

  1. Ronnie Williams
  2. Anthony Nocella
  3. Jeff Gallup
  4. Chase Dowling
  5. Mike Willis Jr
  6. Andrew Molleur
  7. Rob Richardi Jr
  8. Dylan Rock
  9. Derek Robbie
  10. CJ Bolton
  11. Brian Robie
  12. Donnie Lashua
  13. Max Zachem
  14. Brad Vanhouton
  15. Anthony Flannery
  16. Andy Shaw
  17. Dave Etheridge
  18. Todd Owen
  19. Cam Sontag
  20. Roy Seidell
  21. David Schneider
  22. Kevin Ianarelli

Greenwood Dethrones “The King of the Classic” in the 96th Annual Loudon Classic

LOUDON, N.H. – The 96th Annual Loudon Classic, the longest-running motorcycle race in America, was a fierce battle through wet conditions, ending with two generations of Greenwoods on the podium on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ending the reign of “The King of the Classic,” Scott Greenwood took the win with his son Sam in third, sandwiching Cole Hall in second.

“I’ve been trying hard the past couple years to beat Shane in dry conditions,” said Scott Greenwood. “I was looking forward to making another attempt this weekend, but the rain came, and you never know what happens in the rain. I’m comfortable in the rain; I like riding in the rain. I’m sure Shane will be back stronger next year for sure.”

Today’s win marks Scott Greenwood’s fourth Loudon Classic victory, dethroning Narbonne, who was dubbed “The King of the Classic” in 2018 after his fourth consecutive Loudon Classic victory and seventh overall.

Scott Greenwood led all 20 laps, while Cole Hall, Sam Greenwood, Alex Guilbeault and Shane Narbonne had a tight battle for second, third and fourth for most of the race. Narbonne worked his way up from his 18th place start to reach third by lap five and second at the halfway point before wrecking in turn five with six laps to go, ending his run early. After a strong restart following the second red flag of the race, Guilbeault, who took an early second place at the start of the race, dropped to seventh after crashing in the exit of turn two with 10 laps to go and returned to second with Hall close behind. Hall made the pass on Guilbeault with four laps to go, taking second, and Sam Greenwood took third with three laps to go, leaving Guilbeault to eventually finish fifth after dropping behind Kristopher Hopkins, who finished in fourth.

“It feels good; I’m super stoked,” said Sam Greenwood when asked how it feels to be standing on the podium with his dad on Father’s Day. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him.”

John Beaulieu ran away with the win for the amateur class after launching off the start and never looking back for the entirety of the race.

Today’s 96th running of the Loudon Classic closes out a successful nine days of activities on- and off-track for motorcycle enthusiasts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during Laconia Motorcycle Week.

The Loudon Classic has been held on-site since long before the speedway was built when it was simply a road course known as Bryar Motorsports Park.

For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 19 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Bronson Victorious in the Bauman Brother Battle at The Flat Track

LOUDON, N.H. – American Flat Track, “America’s Original Extreme Sport,” proved to be just that as the riders roared into New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, kicking up the dirt and bringing fans of all ages to their feet. The intensity of the inaugural Laconia Short Track presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys peaked as the sun set over The Flat Track and the checkered flags flew. Bronson Bauman took the AFT Twins win, earning his first AFT premier class victory, while Mikey Rush scored a back-to-back win for the AFT Singles.

Beating his older brother Briar by half a second, Bronson led all 25 laps despite the challenging conditions as the track changed from lap to lap. Multiple restarts diminished Bronson’s lead allowing his brother to stay within striking distance throughout the entirety of the race.   

“I have no idea how I was able to pull this off, but I am stoked,” said 22-year-old Bauman. “With so many red flags and all the stopping and going, it was honestly starting to get to me a little bit.”

This finish proved to be a role reversal from last year’s Williams Grove Half-Mile, where Briar got the best of Bronson. Following the Bauman brothers home for third was Jake Johnson.

In the AFT Singles main event, Mikey Rush took the lead in lap eight, held on to it for the final 10 laps and took the checkered flag, clinching his second consecutive AFT Singles main event win. The 17-lap feature also involved multiple restarts, which brought the field back together, but on the final restart, he was able to pull away for nearly a two second victory.

“It feels great,” said 32-year-old Rush. “Hats off to my team. They’ve given me a good motorcycle, everything is flowing right now and hopefully we can keep this thing going. This is a good Father’s Day gift for me.”

Rounding out the AFT Singles podium with a second place finish was Dalton Gauthier and bringing some international flavor to the podium with a third place finish was Max Whale from Australia.

Fans can relive the action of the Laconia Short Track presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys on Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. on NBCSN.

Full race results: http://www.AmericanFlatTrack.com/Results/default

For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 19 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.