Maine and New Hampshire would be the point of interest of three forms of racing this week when land velocity racers converge on Loring July 13-16, New Hampshire Motors Speedway hosts 4 main races in Loudon and the New England Forest Rally headquarters at Sunday River Resort in Bethel.
It’s a type of weekends the place you’ve got to select of venue and dwell with it. I selected Loring since it is just minutes away.
Just one land velocity occasion is deliberate for 2022 on the website of the previous Loring Air Drive base in Limestone, the Loring Timing Affiliation Maine Occasion. The races will function Canadian rivals for the primary time in three years. Gilles Chaisson will probably be taking pictures for 275 mph on his new bike. Pam and Gary Beineke from Massachusetts will probably be returning with their 71 Superbird humorous automotive and searching for the elusive 300-mph mark.
Ron Keselowski will probably be returning to the Loring occasion with out his brother Bob, who handed away December 21, 2021, from most cancers. Ron’s brother was as soon as fractions of a second from holding the quickest automotive velocity ever at Loring.
The present document holder, Jason White, of Northwood, New Hampshire, will probably be again at Loring together with his Dad, Fran. They won’t be racing Fran’s VW Beetle, merely hanging out. Jason was an integral a part of Dan Parker’s latest Guinness World Document set at Spaceport USA on March 31, 2002, at 211 mph. The catch you ask? Parker is blind and drove whereas White sat within the passenger seat prepared to help ought to that want come up.
Racing at Loring will probably be 9 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the New England Forest Rally this week at Sunday River Resort in Bethel, one crew from central Maine will probably be defending their 2021 Open AWD Regional title, Rez-Racing from Indian Island. Brothers Nate and Robert Sockalexis will probably be racing their 1995 Subaru Impreza. The automotive left the manufacturing facility as a front-wheel drive and has since been transformed to all-wheel drive.
Bangor’s Final Ditch Racing crew — consisting of John Cassidy driving and his son John Cassidy co-driving — will probably be a menace in Open AWD Regional class. Robert Sockalexis talked about that he acquired his begin in rally racing engaged on the service crew for Cassidy.
Sockalexis mentioned, “I attended EMCC Auto Tech program in 2005 with the only goal of giving myself a leg up in Motorsport. By no means as soon as labored as a tech within the business. I delight myself in with the ability to sort out most jobs in my little storage, apart from mounting tires, alignments and different specialised gear jobs.”
“Our race automotive is powered by 2.0L turbo Subaru with 6 velocity STI transmission, roughly 240 horsepower on the wheels. I purchased the race-prepared engine block from Final Ditch Racing, and constructed the engine from there and I additionally constructed principally every part however the roll-caged chassis myself right here in my storage.”
Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway options the Filth Duels on the flat observe adopted by a doubleheader Saturday with Xfinity Crayon 200 at 2:30 p.m. adopted by the America 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at 6 p.m. NASCAR Cup drivers will compete within the Ambetter 301 Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire, will probably be competing within the Xfinity race driving the Sam Hunt Racing Toyota. This will probably be Griffith’s third Xfinity Collection begin this season.
“I do know the Xfinity Collection automotive goes to race a ton otherwise than a Late Mannequin, however I like Loudon,” Griffith mentioned. “Hopefully that and my expertise there falls into my favor. I simply need to have a very good displaying. I’ve to do my job one of the best I probably can. I’ve acquired a few begins within the automotive with this crew, so now I understand how issues work. I do know what I must deliver to the desk.”
Griffith, it’s possible you’ll recall, was the winner of the PASS Aroostook Financial savings & Mortgage Firecracker 200 at Spud Speedway in July 2018.