Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour driver Reid Lanpher has been hired to drive for JR Motorsports in 2013. He will compete in a Late Model at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.
Tom Gray became the fourth driver to win an Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour race on the NHMS road course in five 2012 races, while his teammate, Shaun Buffington, wrapped up the NHMS Points Championship.
Shaun Buffington won the Saturday race of what will be a weekend doubleheader for the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour on the NHMS road course.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour returned to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past weekend as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 weekend.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials unveiled the new on-site Granite State Legend Cars dealership, a quickly growing and lucrative new business that serves the Northeast and Canada.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was back at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this past weekend for the final time of the 2012 season.
Going into the second round of V.I.P. Thursday Night Thunder at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Evan Beaulieu was on the stretch of six straight second place finishes, and a win would be almost out of the question coming from the rear of the field, but with a track that had plenty of grip after a week of great New England weather, it could be anyone's race.
The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour was back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for one of the most insane weekends of the year, the 89th annual Loudon Classic, otherwise known as “Bike Week.” The field has been getting tight in recent road course races, as last year’s dominating driver, Shaun Buffington, has been shut out in the two road course races thus far this season by Evan Beaulieu and Reid Lanpher. However, on Sunday, he knew he had a shot to win and did not disappoint the many fans who came out to enjoy their day at “The Magic Mile.”
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour returned to Speedway 95 this past weekend for the first time in three years. The 3/8s mile track is located in northern Maine in the town of Hermon. While rain cancelled all other events in all of New England, there was a big crowd on hand for the Dysart's Northeast Legends Showdown with hopes that the weather wouldn't spoil the party. The 14 car Legends field was ready to do battle and run for a big purse in the first annual Dysart's Northeast Legends Showdown.
Throughout the first five Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour races, there had been five different winners. In a season that has shown much more competition than we have ever seen, it was almost like nothing changed in the third Moat Mountain NHMS Series races of the season.
Shaun Buffington was once again the fastest car all day, and took the feature win, becoming the first repeat winner of the season.
Entering the fifth race of the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour season, the last four races had produced four different winners. The pack has been getting tighter and tighter and that was never so evident as it was on the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
While the normal cast of characters, Shaun Buffington, Evan Beaulieu and Matt Bourgoine fought for the lead for much of the race, it was the young sophomore driver Reid Lanpher who was able to take the lead late and pick up his first ever Legends Car win.
Shane Narbonne led the Loudon Road Race Series back to NHMS for the 2012 season with a win in the "Dash for the Cash" Middleweight Grand Prix. In NELCAR, Evan Beaulieu picked up his first NHMS win by holding off Shaun Buffington.
The majority of NHMS fans won't visit "The Magic Mile" until NASCAR does in mid-July, but they're missing a lot of good racing action before that major weekend. The track heats up in April and doesn't cool down until the end of October and there's plenty of on-track action throughout the seven-month season.
The race season can officially be considered underway at NHMS, as the Loudon Road Race Series kicks off 2012 with the first of seven race weekends on Saturday.
Wyatt Alexander of Ellsworth, Maine is one of the new young guns in the Amsoil NELCAR Legend Series. Wyatt, like most young drivers, got started in go-karts and is now taking the next step moving into a legend car. “After karting for 8 seasons I decided it would be a great development series to enter. A new challenge in my motorsports career.”
The 2012 Amsoil NELCAR got underway last weekend as the drivers took the green flag at Unity Raceway. This weekend NELCAR is heading to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) to take on the 1.6 mile road course. Evan Beaulieu hope to take the number 56 legend car to victory lane and get his 1st win of the season.
RPM: What have you been doing in the off season?
Beaulieu: Of course getting ready for this season.
Mathew Bourgoine finished the 2011 Amsoil NELCAR race season with a trip to victory lane as he took the checkered flag at the prestigious 1.6 mile road course, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). “The last lap felt like it would never end, but it did and it feels great to go into the 2012 season with that win under my belt.”
Like a Nor’ Easter storm sweeping across New England, Dan Winter is ready for his sophomore season in the Amsoil NELCAR Legend Series.
The NELCAR Legends kicks off its race season Saturday, April 21st at Unity Raceway in Unity, Maine. Like most drivers, Dan has spent these winter months getting ready for the 2012 race season. Building a new 1934 Ford coupe legend car as well working on the 1937 Chevy sedan from last season.