The North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) is in final preparations to start their third full season of competition. Opening day for the exciting tour is slated for April 30 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. Tour founder Bob Guptill and his officials have been very busy finalizing plans and working on some special promotions and offers.

Texas Roadhouse restaurants of New England have signed on to be the NEMST’s title sponsor for the 2011 season. The grassroots growing efforts of the NEMST match up perfectly with the basic legendary principles of Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse will be offering free entrée passes to all season registered drivers this season. There will also be many publicity and autograph sessions available in many of the restaurants various locations throughout the New England region. “The huge cross marketing opportunities are really going to help the NEMST jump to the next step and help make this the premier racing series in New England. Combining the winning combinations of Texas Roadhouse and the NEMST this will for sure have a profound effect on the local racing scene all over the region.” Guptill said.

“Texas Roadhouse in New England could not be more proud to support our local Ministock Racers within our hometown communities. We plan to provide opportunities for the drivers and spectators to share in a day of Legendary Racing topped off with Hand-cut Steaks, Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs and Made-from-Scratch Sides. We wish all the drivers a safe and successful season.” Said Kirsten Sands, Regional Marketing Director for Texas Roadouse

The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour will continue to provide legendary racing at very affordable costs all over the New England region. With 11 races from April to October this will be the largest season to date ranging from high bank ¼ mile tracks to the thundering fast 5/8 mile track in Thompson, CT.

With more drivers signed up than any previous season, this year’s diverse schedule is sure to put longtime standouts like Emerson Cayer and Roger Ducharme up against the fast young guns like Calvin Rose, Mike Mason, and Matt Sonnhalter. There will be many awards given out to registered drivers this season including the Tater’s NASCAR cash, The Texas Roadhouse $50 gas card, and the Sunoco Race Fuels Hard Charger Award.

“Many companies have helped the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour build its reputation of close racing and exciting competition,” Guptill said about his New England Mini Stock Tour. “I would like to thank Skydive New England, Three Rivers Whitewater, Tater’s NASCAR Merchandise, Belly Busters Concessions, and Moody’s Collision Centers for all of their help in promoting this quickly growing new regional racing tour. Their continued support has been vital to our growth and popularity in the region.”

The NEMST season begins at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on April 30 before traveling to Star Speedway on May14. To see the full schedule and all the latest NEMST news, visit the website at