For the first time in NEMST’s brief history the touring series is heading to one of the fastest racing facilities in New England. Thompson International Speedway is hosting their inaugural Mini Stock Challenge featuring a 15 lap NASCAR mini stock race, a 20 lap NEMST points race, and then taking the top ten from each race and holding a 20 lap mini stock shootout to see who has the fastest mini in the north east. The winner of the shootout event will be rewarded with additional purse as well as a guaranteed starting spot in the four cylinder nationals being held at Seekonk Speedway on October 2nd.

The cars will be able to reach speeds of over 105MPH down the drag strip like straights. The NEMST drivers are going to have to learn the track quickly to keep up with the Thompson regulars. Defending NEMST champion Emerson Cayer stepped up to the plate and raced the fast 5/8 mile last week to gain all the experience he could. Hot shot rookie Chris McKinstry will be sure to catch on quickly and try to pull back his point lead after technical inspection difficulties at White Mountain.

Thursday racing activites start at 3 PM with the opening of the pit gate and practice at 3:30. Qualifying heats will be run at 6:00 and features starting at 6:45. We would like to invite anyone that has yet to see the NEMST in action to come check us out on our first ever visit to southern New England!

The NEMST has had quite an off stretch since White Mountain on July 3rd, that featured a rain out at Unity on July 11th with a 24 car field waiting in the pit area, that has been rescheduled to October 10th. The next event is going to be at Wiscasset Raceway on Sunday August 8th for the NEMST’s return to their home state of Maine.