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Cape Cod Café Pizza to Sponsor Pole Day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. – Fridays and pizza are a natural fit, and now Friday, July 20 has been named Cape Cod Café PizzaPole Day during NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“We love building relationships with local companies, so we’re thrilled to add Cape Cod Café Pizza to our list of partners,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “They’ve been around for a long time, delivering quality pizza to New Englanders, and now fans can enjoy Cape Cod Café Pizza during the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.”

Cape Cod Café Pizza has been in the Jamoulis family since 1947 when E. James Jamoulis purchased the Cape Cod Café and formulated a pizza recipe, working day and night to build up the business, alternating between the bar and the kitchen. In the late ‘70s, son Jim and his wife Lynne Jamoulis took over the business and made Cape Cod Café what it is today. Now, Jim and Lynne’s sons, Jonathan and Jeremy Jamoulis, carry on that tradition. Through hard work and the mentality of never cutting corners, the Cape Cod Café has consistently managed to keep the pizza tasting the same as it did in 1950. Cape Cod Café Pizza has locations in Bridgewater, Brockton, Raynham, Easton and Halifax, Mass.

“We are excited to sponsor the Pole Day as we continue to expand and grow our line of frozen pizzas throughout the region,” said Jeremy Jamoulis, owner of Cape Cod Café Pizza. “We’ll be at the speedway for the whole weekend, so come by for a slice, and then make sure you look for Cape Cod Café Pizza in your grocer’s freezer on the way home.”

Fans can purchase Cape Cod Café Pizza in their concession stand under Section L of the Main Grandstands  by Stairs 8 and at the Smoke Shack BBQ restaurant in the infield.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pole Day will set the table for a weekend full of racing. As has been the case in recent years, the qualifying will again run as a three-stage elimination format. The day will also include the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour All Star Shootout, which is a 30-minute timed event. One $10 adult general admission ticket will provide access for the entire day, and kids 12 and under get in for free.

Get the full race weekend schedule: http://www.nhms.com/events/new-hampshire-301/schedule/

For ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend and the September 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at www.NHMS.com, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Silk Scores First Valenti Modified Racing Series Win At Loudon

Loudon, NH. – Veteran modified racer Ron Silk, of Norwalk, CT, made it count Sunday afternoon when he garnered the Valenti Modified Racing Series 50-lap feature race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.

The event was part of the 2nd annual ‘New England Short Track Showdown’.

Silk bested Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, and Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT. in a hotly contested finish.

Northport, New York’s David Schneider rallied to finish fourth with series point-leader and reigning champion Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, rounding out the top five.

The win was Silk’s first with the VMRS and it ended a two-year drought for car owner Kevin Stuart. Stuart, of Lowell, Mass, acknowledged his race teams last win was two years ago. Then team driver Todd Szegedy took down the honors July 8, 2016 at Claremont, NH.

The winners share for the 50 lap Showdown was a cool $5,000.

Silk started outside front row and was quickly joined by Nocella and Woody Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, as the class of the field. The three swapped the lead position several times throughout the 50-lap sprint.

Three caution flags created very competitive restarts with several drivers making up ground and making things interesting over the final 12-laps. Jon McKennedy was making one of his late race charges when he developed brake issues and fell off the pace. Nocella was the victim of contact that forced him up the track losing positions. He overcame it for the top-five finish.  Pitkat was troubled by a kill switch issue to knock him from winning his second consecutive series race at NHMS.

The victorious Silk spoke post race with race promoter Bob Guptill. “ It’s awesome. Got off to a little bit of a rough start not of our own doing but this feels great. I love racing at this race track and I thank all you guys for putting this on.”  Silk concluded, “ all the guys who work on the car they work real hard and it feels good to be back. Thanks to Stuart Automotive, New England Framing, Henry’s Diesel, Pettit Engines and Performance Plus.

Richard Savary post race stated, “ It feels good to be out here on the podium with these guys. I didn’t have a very good heat race I blocked myself in and had to start far back in the field to get to the front to run with these guys. It’s pretty cool.”

Hinckley was making his first ever start at the Magic-Mile. Despite 19-series wins, he admitted that NHMS is a different deal. “ I had no clue and you’re at a disadvantage to start with. When you’re going so fast you’re so critical of what the cars doing -what the airs doing to it -whether it’s tight or loose. They ultimately gave me what I wanted.  I think it was opposite of what they wanted but it worked out,” Hinckley said. “It was a lot of fun to experience it and I can’t thank Art Barry enough.”

Sixth through tenth were Donnie Lashua, Mike Willis Jr, Anthony Flannery, Derek Robbie, and Jonny Kay.

20 of the 24 cars that started the race finished on the lead lap.

Heat winners were Nocella and Silk.

Next Event:

Saturday July 7, 2018.

Monadnock Speedway

Winchester, NH.

 

Race Summary:

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH.

Race # 5

June 24, 2018

Entrants: 26

Distance: 50-laps

Cautions Flags: 3

Margin of Victory: 1.043

Average Speed: 71.446

Best Lap Time: 29.808

Best Speed: 127.778

 

Unofficial Order of Finish:

(1) Silk, (2) Savary, (3) Hinckley, (4) Schneider, (5) Nocella, (6) Lashua, (7) Willis Jr, (8) Flannery, (9) Robbie, (10) Kay, (11) Rameau, (12) Etheridge, (13) Richardi, (14) Sontag ( 15) Rock (16) Dolan, (17) Shaw (18) McKennedy, (19) Doucette, (20) Bolton, (21) Pitkat, (22) Perry, 23 Dauzat, (24) Gallup

Reid Lanpher Wins The New England Short Track Showdown With Last Lap Pass

GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY SPRINGFIELD BUICK GMC

WALPOLE, NH.

Reid Lanpher Wins The New England Short Track Showdown With Last Lap Pass

sing the outside groove on the final lap, Reid Lanpher of Manchester, ME took home the victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “The bottom groove was working really good, but I knew he wasn’t going to give it to me on the last lap there” Lanpher said. “A few laps prior, I tried it up on the outside and I could get a really good run off.” “Eddie is an incredibly talented driver and its really is a cool feeling to pass him here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.”

Finishing a hard fought second, Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA battled with third place finisher Derek Griffith for many laps in the second half of the race. “He just upset my car with him on the outside” MacDonald said. “It was a great battle with him, it’s always fun to race with Derek, he’s a good racer but my car just wasn’t fast when he was on the outside of me, so it was good to finally be able to clear him.”

Former series champion in 2015 Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH hung on to third as Lanpher and MacDonald pulled away. “I had a blast racing with and outside of Eddie, it was fun as I could get a killer run up off turn 2 but he’d just get me at the end of the back straight” Griffith said. When asked if he would return to his home track July 15th at Hudson International Speedway Griffith replied “As of now yes.” “I spend every Sunday I have off up there, and it’s where I started racing.”

Abington, MA driver Nick Lascoula was near the top of the charts throughout the morning and finished fourth. “We kept to small changes throughout the morning as we were pretty fast, we didn’t want to go in the opposite direction so, we kept taking small swings.” Lascuola said. Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs CT finished a strong 5th. “We had some good positives heading into the next race at Lee USA Speedway July 6th” Casagrande said. “My guys had some great adjustments at the halfway pit stop to get us back headed towards the front.”

Results are currently un-offcial pending engine inspection of the first and second place finishing cars Reid Lanpher and Eddie MacDonald, to be completed later this week.

Un-Official Results: Reid Lanpher, Eddie MacDonald, Derek Griffith, Nick Lascuola, Cory Casagrande, Ben Rowe, Dennis Spencer Jr, Joey Doiron, Devin O’Connell, Jacob Dore, Ryan Kuhn, Josh King, Scott MacMichael, Zig Geno, Ray Christian III, Heywood Herriot, Mike Scorzelli, Gabe Brown, Matt Frahm, Jeremie Whorff.

The next Granite State Pro Stock Series Presented By Springfield GMC will be Friday, July 6th at Lee USA Speedway. For more information visit our website www.gspss.net and follow our social media channels via Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

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