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Barker Steels the show at Oktoberfest!


After a three and a half hour rain delay paired with a race length adjustment to 75 laps, Brandon Barker of Berwick, ME prevailed. Starting seventh on the field Barker made his way up through eventually battling with pole sitter Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. “O’Sullivan is a good racer, I’ve watched these guys enough to know who you can race with” Barker said. “We beat and banged a bit, nobody crashed and it was fun.”

Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT was earned the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hard Charger award as he started ninth on the field and drove the #1x machine up to second place. One time taking O’Sullivan and Barker three wide on the backstretch, Stone backed out as the moisture from the earlier rain hadn’t completely left the surface and the extreme lower and upper grooves were slick.

The final restart was adjusted to single file formation as previous double file attempts were to no avail and time was at a premium. This didn’t play into Mike O’Sullivan’s hand as the pole sitter and leader of over 60 laps was eventually shuffled back to third. Still a strong result after early season woes for O’Sullivan.

Jimmy Renfrew Jr of Candia, NH finished a hectic fourth as he was doing double duty driving his street stock as well. Finishing fifth and extending his points lead Devin O’Connell of Madison, CT was at the top of the charts all day and was incredibly consistent. O’Connell finished two positions ahead of second in points Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME who ended up seventh.

The battle between O’Connell and Doiron will stay alive at Thompson Speedway Motorsports park as many feel the high speed 5/8ths mile venue is a wild card on the circuit.Our next event is Friday, October 12th on opening day of the World Series weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT

Official Results:

#16 Brandon Barker

#1x Todd Stone

#08 Mike O’Sullivan

#00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr

#43 Devin O’Connell

#93ct Ray Christian III

#73 Joey Doiron

#31nh Luke Hinkley

#72c Guy Caron

#21 Josh King

#18 Mike Scorzelli

#24m Scott MacMichael

#18f Jeff Fagan

#51nh Jeremy Harclerode

#09 Jeremy Davis

#72me Charlie Colby

#29 Barry Gray

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The regions best pro stock drivers will piloting their machines around the 3/8 mile surface of Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this Sunday, October 7th for the second and final time of the 2018 season. The GSPSS presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be headlining the final day of Oktoberfest with a 100 lap feature paired with the MRS Modified series Twin 50’s.

Two Jeremy’s, Harclerode and Davis will be back with GSPSS to improve their finishing positions and may be seen battling for the victory Sunday evening. Harclerode of Newmarket, NH had an impressive showing starting 11th in the feature fighting his way up to second back in July. Always a favorite at Lee USA Speedway Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH is looking for his first victory of the 2018 season, time may be running out for the result Davis wants but be sure to keep an eye on the #09 Sunday afternoon.

Coming off his second victory of the 2018 season Devin O’Connell of Madison, CT has showed incredible speed and consistency. Leading the points by 16 over Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME, O’Connell has a tough road to hoe over the next three events but should have podium speed notes from his third place finish back in July.

Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME will be coming back to Lee USA Speedway looking for redemption. Leading by over a straightaway in July, Doiron came into a river of oil from a failing car and destroyed the #73 in the turn one wall. Anything but a win Sunday afternoon will be an unacceptable result for Doiron.

Racing starts at Lee USA Speedway Sunday, October 7th at 2:00pm

Drivers pre-entered:

#43 Devin O’Connell – Madison, CT

#08 Mike O’Sullivan – Springfield, MA

#73 Joey Doiron – Berwick, ME

#21 Josh King – Vernon, VT

#29 Barry Gray – Belchertown, MA

#72 Guy Caron – Goshen, NH

#18 Mike Scorzelli – Feura Bush, NY

#00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr – Candia, NH

#93ct Ray Christian III – Uscasville, CT

#05 Jacob Dore – Sanford, ME

#9 Kyle Welch – Newport, NH

#39 Nick Lascuola – Abington, MA

#1x Todd Stone – Middlebury, VT

#09 Jeremy Davis – Tamworth, NH

#18 Jeff Fagan – Wayland, MA

#31 Luke Hinkley – Claremont, NH

#29nh Aaron Fellows – Croydon, NH

#24 Scott MacMichael – New London, NH

#16 Brandon Barker – Berwick, ME

#72m Charlie Colby – Newcastle, ME

#51 Jeremy Harclerode – Newmarket, NH

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Lee Oktoberfest Next For Valenti Modified Racing Series

Canaan, NH. – When the Valenti Modified Racing Series rolls into Lee, New Hampshire, this weekend, it will be four weeks since the series last raced at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Nothing has changed since then. A scheduled race at Waterford, CT, was cancelled adding the drama of a championship run to Lee USA Speedway on Sunday afternoon October 7. The season finale will be the weekend after in Thompson, CT.

The final two races could end with 16-year old driver, Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, MA, or reigning champion, Anthony Nocella, who turns age 26 next month, battling for the 2018 Championship down to the wire.

Both drivers shared victory lane at Lee this past summer. Rameau scored his first series win in July. Both have notched two wins this season.  The stage will be set for a great finish to the season at Thompson. Rameau is looking to become the youngest tour-type modified racer in Valenti Modified Racing Series history to win a series title.

The annual Lee Oktoberfest event, will feature twin 50-lap Cone Races, first tried and enjoyed by fans in August, when Todd Patnode, of Swanzey, NH, was the winner. Patnode will give it another try this weekend. Patnode said in August he thought the Cone concept, popular in southern racing circles, was good for the fans and the Lee track was the right place for the interesting concept.

Woody Pitkat, of Bellingham, MA is slated to drive the Stan Mertz # 6 on Sunday. Veteran drivers Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, and Tony Ricci, of Westbrook, ME, both coming off a strong run at Beech Ridge, are slated to be at Lee.

Dylan Izzo, of Monroe, CT, Cameron Sontag, of Sterling, MA, Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, Derek Robbie, of Bellingham, MA, Jacob Perry, of Pawcatuck, CT, Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, NH, Mike Holdridge, of Madison, CT, and Mike Willis, Jr, of Grantham, NH. are expected entries.

Additionally, Jeff Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, Dylan Rock, of Enfield, NH,

Troy, NH’s T.J. Bleau, Chris Bolton, of Weare, NH, and Roy Seidell, of East Hampton, MA, are expected to compete.

Race fans and competitors need to know; unlike in the past when qualifying races were held on Saturday and the feature race on Sunday, the entire VMRS race will be contested on Sunday, October 7.

Practice for divisions competing on Sunday will begin at 12 noon with qualifying races scheduled for 2:00 pm.


Pit Gates on Sunday open at 8:00 AM.