The Lee USA Speedway will be presenting its Annual Car Show in the Lilac Mall in Rochester, NH. The show will run from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th and will feature cars from all four of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions competing at Lee USA Speedway on a weekly basis as well as many of the touring series that will visit the speedway over the course of the season. Lee USA’s small block supermodifieds, late model sportsman, hobby stocks, and iron man will be on display as well as representatives of the Valenti Modified Series, the Northeast Mini Stock Tour, the Northeast Midget Association(NEMA), ACT Tour and the Classic Lites.
Set-up for the Lilac Mall show will be on Thursday evening March 14th at 9PM. The mall will be open for viewing from 9AM thru 9PM Friday and Saturday and 9AM thru 5PM on Sunday. Lee USA Speedway officials will be on hand from 10 AM to 2PM on Saturday for competitors wishing to register their cars for the upcoming season or to gain any additional information they may need.
Lee USA Speedway will open the season Sunday April 14th with the ACT Governor’s Cup 150. Despite winning four track titles, and the prestigious ACT Championship last season, Dover’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. has yet to claim the Governor’s Cup Trophy at his home track despite two dogged attempts. Helliwell was leading last year when tire woes relegated him to a top five position.
Over fifty cars from all over the northeast US and Canada are expected. Helliwell’s primary competition is likely to come from Pelham, NH driver Joey Pole and four time ACT champ Brian Hoar who has also won the Governor’s Cup twice.
Also on hand for Governor’s Cup Weekend will be the Northeast Mini Stock Tour which will be making its first of two stops at Lee USA this season. Four cylinder standouts include their reigning champ Danny Field of CT and NH driver Emerson Cayer. Local drivers expected to compete in the 50 lap feature event include Loren Smith, Ricky Porter, and Shawn Waite Jr.
The weekend will also feature a 50 lap late model sportsman event open to non-Lee competitors with similar rules much like rules and regulations pertaining to Oktoberfest and the Annual Late Model 100. Tires purchased at the track by outside competitors can be used at other upcoming events at the track. Lee USA Prime Storage Late Model weekly competitors will all be awarded 50 points towards the season championship for starting the feature event. Five hundred dollars will be awarded to the winner, $75 to all drivers taking the green flag in the feature. Lee USA Prime Storage champ, JR Baril, will begin his title defense against Michelle Fushpanski and Grant Aither. Other late model sportsman standouts expected are surprise Oktoberfest winner Alby Ovitt and Tony Kawejsza.
Lee USA Speedway will be open for practice for any and all competitors on Saturday, April13th. The track will open at 9AM. Practice will run from noon to 5PM. The track will re-open on Sunday for the Governor’s Cup 150 at 9AM. Practice resumes at noon with the first qualifying heat starting at 1PM. Lee USA’s NASCAR Whelen Weekly All American Series will get underway on Friday, May 3rd.