As the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour season came to a close this past Saturday, you could feel the energy in the pit area as the drivers were preparing for one last shot at a victory before retiring their vehicles for the winter. This time however, the tour was back on the road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Shaun Buffington, who came into this race undefeated on the road course, was quickest in practice.
The drivers in the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour are making the trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the final race of the 2011 season. Mathew Bourgoine, driver of the No. 38 legend car, has had an amazing sophomore season with 11 top-three finishes, including two wins. His first career legend win came at Unity Raceway; his second win was a photo finish as he edged the 56 car of Evan Beaulieu at BRMS.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour made a return to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sylvania 300 Nascar Sprint Cup Series event. This race was huge not only because it had only the best of the best in New England in this invitational only event, but also because it marked a year since the first event for Legends Cars at "The Magic Mile."
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for what is one of the biggest races on the Tour. 50 laps and $400 to win on the Pro All Stars Series PASS 400 weekend, it was set to be a great race as it always is. With drivers from as far away as New Jersey, the 23 car field took to the track knowing there was just two races remaining and time was running out to make a statement before the 2011 season is over.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour returned to the Unity Raceway for the final time of the 2011 season this past weekend. With many of the newcomers in the tour who run very well at the rough track, they were going to do all they could to make their mark in the final race at Unity. For the series veterans however, they were just as competitive and ready for victory as well.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour headed to the final regular season oval race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The last time the series raced the oval, it was Tom Gray who found himself being the first driver not named Shaun Buffington, to find victory lane this season.
Buffington however, was ready to go for another win Sunday Although, he had points leader Evan Beaulieu and former Nelcar champion Max Zachem to compete against. It was set to be another exciting day for racing as the 17-car field roared to life on the quarter mile oval.
After several top-three finishes, Scott Greenwood finally broke through for a his first Middleweight Grand Prix win of the season in the Loudon Road Race Series. In the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour, Shaun Buffington reasserted his dominance after at NHMS after losing his first 2011 race at NHMS two weeks ago.
When it comes to competing in the legend car international racing, INEX is the sanctioning body who sets all the rules, specifications, and guidelines for the legend cars.
Going into the final T.N.T Legends race of the season at BRMS, Evan Beaulieu was 3 points behind Kevin Hutchinson. Starting the race in the rear of the field, the 56 legend car quickly made its way to mid pack, when a wreck took out most of the leaders including the #27 car of Hutchinson.
Evan recalls as seeing the 27 car make it through the field back towards the front and with 5 laps to go, “I knew the opportunity was there to take the championship when I saw the 27 have issues. I saw the 27 was coming back, so I was peddling hard."
Eric Wood passed Scott Greenwood on the race's first turn for the lead in the Loudon Road Race Series' Dash for the Cash and never looked back as he took the win. In Amsoil Neclar Legends Tour, Tom Gray unseated his teammate Shuan Buffington, who hadn't lost at NHMS in 2011.
The Loudon Road Race Series will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the fifth time this year with over 20 different events scheduled throughout the weekend.
At speeds of up to 175 mph, the local two-wheeled stars will tackle the tricky 12-turn, “Magic Mile” road course eyeing the series championship.
The last time LRRS raced at NHMS was the midway point of the 2011 season. Shane Narbonne led the way, capturing his third Middleweight Dash for Cash event.
With just three Thursday night races left to go, the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was back at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for round seven of Thursday Thunder. As the season is in its final stages, the racing on the track and the competition has never been better. With the first eight Beech Ridge races provided only two repeat winners, and many great finishes, tonight was set to be another great event.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s fastest racing on two wheels will be back in action this weekend as the Loudon Road Race Series takes on the 1.6-mile road course for the fourth time this season.
The last time LRRS visited “The Magic Mile” was during the 88th annual Loudon Classic and it was Shane Narbonne who stole the show. The Tyngsboro, Mass., native collected at least one checkered flag each day during the event.
Shaun Buffington, driver of the 23 legend car has won his 5th straight race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). Sunday morning prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race the NELCAR Legends took to the track to race on the 1/4 Mini Magic Mile.
The racing line up was set by qualifying practice time, Shaun’s teammate Tom Gray took the pole for the feature event.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was back at the rough and tough 3/8th mile Unity Raceway for what would sure to be another thrilling event. Going into the event, defending champion Bob Weymouth held the points lead over Evan Beaulieu and Terry Kirk, which with the two year end throwaways given to each driver for their worst two finishes, makes this to be a very interesting battle for the points lead. While the three title contenders were in their own battle, the rest of the field was ready to go for a win at Unity Raceway.
The third round of Thursday Thunder at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour did not disappoint, as usual. 21 Legends Cars took to the track and they had a tough act to follow up after a great race last week. With Kirk, Hutchens and Dore starting at the rear, it would be interesting to see who would pull off the victory tonight.
Every time the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour visits the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, there is bound to be a good show put on. This past Thursday night was even better than most with some of the most aggressive and hardest racing ever seen out of the Legends Car drivers. Normally, the cars that are open wheel for the most part are not supposed to touch without consequence, but tonight, the drivers were able to make it work, but run as clean as the tour is known for, running caution free.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was back at the famous New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past week, once again turning right and left on the difficult road course. Not only was this a regular points race, but it was a National Qualifier for the Legends Road Course Nationals being held later this year. Twenty-six Legends Car drivers, mostly oval regulars, took to the track for what would be an excellent race.
Scott Greenwood, a 20-year veteran motorcycle racer from Dunbarton, capped off a productive weekend with a Father’s Day victory and Matt Chagnot lent a timely bit of Black & Gold championship flavor to the finale of the Loudon Classic weekend of races on Sunday.
Legend cars took their turn for a 15-lap race on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway road course in between an afternoon full of motorcycle races and Chagot, a 40-year-old Legends rookie from Derry, captured 12th place in the race.
Three days of intense racing wrapped up today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as the 88th Loudon Classic came to a close.
Connecticut native Shaun Buffington continued his winning ways in the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour; capturing his fourth NHMS checkered flag this season. Buffington remains undefeated at “The Magic Mile.”
An exciting weekend of motorcycle racing will wrap up today with several thrilling events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Once again fans can check out the Sidecar Racers Association as they begin the day with a practice session before they take laps around “The Magic Mile” this afternoon.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour made the trip up to Unity Raceway for the second straight race at the tricky oval this past weekend. It was set to be a great race with a mix of rookies and veterans in the field, with the top three from last weekend starting at the rear of the field, trying to make their way to the front in just 25 laps. The Unity stands were once again packed with eager race fans, the sun was out and it was set to be a great night of racing.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour took a right turn this weekend as 16 of the best Legends drivers in the Northeast competed on the 1.6 mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The first of two road course races for the tour came during the popular 21st Annual Vintage Celebration week at NHMS. While the drivers were used to only making left turns, the added challenge of turning right, and the over 100 mph speeds, made it a very exciting race.
Shaun Buffington won the Amsoil Nelcar Legends race, which closed out the 21st Vintage Celebration. Bob Weymouth finished second. Mathew Bourgoine took third, his first career top-three. Watch the video!
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour was back in the granite state this past weekend, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The last time the tour showed at the quarter mile, it was Shaun Buffington who dominated the event and took home the checkered flag. If Buffington wanted to continue his dominance, he'd have to beat out some of the best Legends Cars drivers in the North East.
The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour traveled to Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts for the first time in over a decade and the first time the Legends Cars had ran there in six years. The small and rough track offered a unique challenge to the small and tough to drive Legends Cars and their drivers. With a lightning storm lingering in the distance and rain in the area, the teams ran through their three practices and the 21 Legends Cars took to the track for their heat races.
The 2011 Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour season got an exciting start to the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Half the field had already ran at the tight quarter mile when the series opened for the Nascar Sprint Cup Series last September, but the other half were a mix of veteran drivers and rookies who had never driven on this type of track. Many drivers describe this as the “most intense” Legends racing they had ever done and rightfully so, the race saw plenty of action and had a great finish. First up though was practice.
Legend Car racing, one of the fastest growing and most affordable types of American motorsports, will kick off its inaugural full season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Saturday afternoon, beginning approximately at 5:15 p.m.
Powered by a motorcycle engine, a Legend Car is a purpose-built race car designed to resemble the legendary American automobiles of the 1930s and ’40s. Drivers range in age from 12 to 65 years old.