PITS OPEN 2PM / PRACTICE 3:30PM / GRANDSTANDS OPEN 4PM / POST TIME 6PM
OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULED
FOR TUESDAY, MAY 21ST
HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Bandits will not be allowed to run a front strut cross support. Factory or not this will not be allowed.
And a reminder to all bandits, You are not to have
a front roll cage hoop supported to the
front side of the front struts
(front strut to radiator support)
5/18/13 MACMICHAEL AND HAMMOND OPEN NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES WITH WINS AT CANAAN
It was opening night on the “Awesome Asphalt”
at Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, New Hampshire,
and it was the beginning of a new era
at the NASCAR sanctioned 1/3 mile oval. Winners on Peanut’s Auto Sales and Service night included
Scott MacMichael, Walt Hammond Jr.,
Erin Vien, Kyle Currier and Tyler Travis.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series got underway with a solid nineteen car field of Newport Chevrolet Late Models taking the green in their forty lap main event. The caution plagued feature saw Scott MacMichael lead the way to the finish followed by Donnie Lashua, Ricky Bly, Guy Caron and Aaron Fellows. Chris Curtis, Kyle Welch, Matt Anderson, Tyler Alati and Jeremy Davis completed the top ten. Heat checkers flew for Caron, Fellows and Curtis.
It was the debut of the Papa Z’s Crate Modifieds at Canaan, and a solid field of twelve racers rolled into the pit area to compete in their 35 lap main event. The race was a thriller as Mike Willis Jr., and Aaron Fellows battled throughout the race running many laps side by side and swapping the lead numerous times. It all came to an end when the pair tangled bringing out the caution and handing the lead to Walt Hammond Jr. Hammond survived one final caution and will go down in history as the first Modified winner in the new division. Following Hammond to the stripe were Sid Laquire Jr., Norm Forest, Aaron Fellows and Mike Willis Jr.. Unfortunately Fellows ride failed post race inspection elevating Willis to fourth and David Greenslit to fifth. Hammond and Fellows won their respective qualifiers.
A nice field of fifteen NAPA Pure Stocks rolled to the line for their main event. Erin Vien showed that she is definitely a contender for the title in 2013 as she led from start to finish picking up the opening night victory. It was not an easy win for Vien as Chris Emerson battled her right to the finish to claim the runner-up spot. Jess Ovitt, Brian Town and Randy McGee rounded out the top five. Town and Ovitt scored heat victories.
Kyle Currier made his first start at Canaan a good one as he held off Josh Dunn in the latter stages to claim the Bond Auto Parts Bandit victory over a solid twenty car field. Newcomer, Mitchell Davis placed third ahead of Kodi Sabins and David Aiken. Davis, “Lightening” Larry Holmes and Jeremy Carter won the preliminary events.
The S.K. Bean’s Enfield Garage Daredevils saw Tyler Travis score an impressive victory over Brie-Anna Menard, Alexis Aiken, David Hunt Jr., and Ethan Alden.
This coming Saturday night, May 25th
will feature Late Models, Modifieds,
Pure Stocks, Bandits, Daredevils and the Northeast Classic Lites all presented by The Residence Inn of Hanover and Lebanon.
Post time is 6pm.
For more information about Canaan Fair Speedway’s, visit their website at www.canaanspeedways.com, or call the track hotline at 603-523-4502. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on the Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
5/14/13 $5,000 TO WIN SUBWAY FRESH FIT 150 RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST, 11, 2013
It has been brought to our attention that several Crate Mod teams are holding back from coming to race at Canaan due to the engine seals on their motor. After conferring with my Chief Technical Inspector, Charlie Rockwell, and Canaan Fair Speedway owners Chick and Sandy Henry, we have decided to allow the following crate engine seals as acceptable for the 2013 racing season. In order to get this program off the ground successfully, we are going to allow RPM sealed engines, as well as TSS (Twin State Speedway) sealed engines, as well as engines sealed by A.C.T. accepted companies including Butler & McMaster, Nat’s, Stefco, Larry’s Auto Machine, West Carlton Automotive, and Yves Goyette out of Canada.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s Tech Team reserves the right to inspect all sealed engines that compete here at Canaan. They will be treated equally but please remember, RPM is our primary source for sealing engines here at both Canaan Asphalt and Canaan Dirt Speedway’s. They will continue to be, and any necessary checking and inspecting of engines including teardowns and dynoing will be done by RPM, and results will be final. Motors may be subject to Canaan inspection along with possible weight penalties, restrictor plates, and any other modifications the Canaan Fair Speedway inspection team deems necessary. All crate engines have certain specs and guidelines that must be followed. All non-RPM sealed engines need to have a copy of their paperwork to turn into tech on opening night, or no later than week number two.
We feel this change is necessary for this exciting brand new division, as we want this to be an exciting new class that will be loved by fans and race teams alike for many seasons to come. Canaan Fair Speedway reserves the right to make adjustments in best interest of racing competition in any and all classes.
Dick Therrien Charlie Rockwell Chick Henry
SUBWAY FRESH FIT....
The postponed Subway Fresh Fit 150 presented by Bond Auto Parts, Lavalley Building Supply, and Jaycox Property Maintenance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 11, 2013,
as part of a giant tripleheader weekend at Canaan Fair Speedway, in Canaan in New Hampshire.
The $5,000 to win A.C.T. legal Late Model extravaganza will take the green flag on Sunday, August 11th at 1:30pm. The Late Models will be joined by the Canaan Pure Stocks, Bandits, and hopefully the “Wicked Good” Vintage Racers from the State of Maine, if their schedules allow for it. It will be a giant tripleheader weekend as the dirt track action will kick off with Lavalley Building Materials night featuring the SCoNE 360 Sprint Cars, plus Modifieds, Super Streets and Bombers. Post time will be 7pm. On Saturday from 10am until 3pm there will be open practice for Late Models that are planning on running in the Subway Fresh Fit 150. The pit fee for practice will be $25 for the car and driver, and $15 per crewmember. This fee gives anyone that practiced a free pass to enjoy Saturday evening’s event. Then on the asphalt on Saturday night, the NASCAR Crate Mods will take center stage running a pair of 25 lap main events. Also on the card will be the Daredevil Youth Racers, Bombers and the S.T.A.R. Classic Racers. Post time is 6pm. It will be Family Appreciation Night featuring special family pricing for Saturday night’s event with Adults paying just $8, and Jr. and Sr. tickets will be just $6. Finally on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm the Subway Fresh Fit 150 will be underway to wrap up the giant weekend. There will be two day tickets available on Friday and Saturday nights, and prices will be posted in the very near future.
“We had a really tough time squeezing this event into the schedule, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. We took everyone’s schedule and did our best to make sure this was a good open date to run the show. Tom Curley and I hammered this together and we came up with the best possible date available. We are praying that Mother Nature will shine on us for the mega-weekend.”
More details will be released in the near future.
To keep up with all the activities that go on
at the Canaan Fair Speedway,
visit the websites at www.canaanspeedways.com,
or call the Track hotline at 603-523-4502.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located at 18 Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
TUESDAY, MAY 14TH OPEN PRACTICE BOTH TRACKS PITS OPEN 4PM, PRACTICE TIL 7:30PM…..
CAR & DRIVER $20, CREWMEMBERS $10
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 10AM
MANDATORY DAREDEVIL DRIVING SCHOOL
BE THERE! ALL DAREDEVIL DRIVERS
ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE
RAIN WASHES OUT
SUBWAY FRESH FIT 150 AT CANAAN
Mother Nature forced an early cancellation of the 3rd annual Subway Fresh Fit 150 presented by Bond Auto Parts, Jaycox Property Maintenance and Lavalley Building Supply.
“We had such a dismal forecast that we pulled the plug on Friday so that the racers and race fans would not waste their money to get here and sit waiting as showers and thunderstorms danced throughout the area much of the weekend, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. We will be announcing a makeup date in the very near future.”
Over twenty teams were pre-registered for the event with numerous other drivers indicating their intention to participate. This would have been a great tune-up race for the ACT Tour event on June 15th.
The next event will be the season opening NASCAR Whelen All American Series event on Saturday, May 18, at 6pm
On the card will be Late Models, Mods, Pure Stocks, Bandits, Daredevils and the all new Bombers class.
4/25/13 UPDATE! ENTRIES ROLLING IN FOR
SUBWAY FRESH FIT 150 WINNER GUARANTEED STARTER
AT RIVERSIDE FALL BRAWL
The 3rd annual
Subway Fresh Fit 150,
the giant $5,000 to win for
ACT legal Late Model Sportsman
is presented by
Bond Auto Parts, Jaycox Property Maintenance, and Lavalley Building Supply.
The event is set to take the green flag on Saturday, May 11th at 5pm at Canaan Fair Speedway, in Canaan, New Hampshire.
The race has also taken on a significant award for the
winner of this year’s edition.
Canaan’s Dick Therrien, and Riverside Speedways GM, Dan Fournier have reached an agreement that will give the winner of the Subway Fresh Fit 150 a guaranteed starting position in Riverside’s $10,000 to win Fall Brawl scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. With a large field of cars expected for the event, this guaranteed spot will be very valuable!
“I’m extremely excited about this year’s event stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. We are looking for probably our biggest car count that we have seen thus far in the event. I am also excited about partnering up with Riverside Speedway as this is a real added incentive for the Subway race. Part of the reason for the excitement is that The American Canadian Tour will be racing here on Saturday, June 15th, and many teams will use the Subway event as a tune up for the Tour race. Early entries include 2012 winner and Canaan Fair Speedway track champion Wayne Helliwell Jr., and the popular young female driver from East Montpelier, Vermont, Emily Packard. Other notables include veteran racer Arnie Stygles who is returning to asphalt racing after a four year hiatus. Also set to compete is 2012 Canaan Pro Stock champion Jeremy Davis, plus the always competitive hometown hero Donnie Lashua, and the hard charging Chris Curtis. We are hoping for close to 35 cars for this big event!”
Support divisions for the show include Pure Stocks, Bandits, Daredevil Youth Racers, the all new Bomber class and the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association out of the State of Maine.
Admission for the event is just: $20 for adults
$16 for Jr. 12-17
and Sr. 62 &up
Kids 6-11 are just $2
while kids 5 and under are free Family packages will also be available
Canaan Fair Speedway’s accept Visa,
Mastercard and Discover,
and there will be plenty of free camping
for the weekend as
the Canaan Dirt track
will be in action on Friday night.
For more information visit the track website at www.canaanspeedways.com
or call the track hotline at 603-523-4502
You can e-mail Dick Therrien at his new e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
SPECIAL INFO FOR SUBWAY FRESH FIT 150
OPEN PRACTICE FOR LATE MODELS ONLY,
FRIDAY, MAY 10TH FROM NOON TO 5PM, PITS OPEN AT 11AM $20 CAR & DRIVER, $10 / CREWMEMBER ************************************************** THIS RACE WILL BE TRANSPONDER SCORED ONLY A.C.T. TRANSPONDERS AND CANAAN TRANSPONDERS WILL WORK WITH OUR SYSTEM. RENTALS $20 ************************************************** PITS OPEN 9:30AM FOR CANAAN CARS WITH SLABS ONLY ************************************************** THIS IS A FOUR TIRE RACE YOU MAY PURCHASE AS MANY PRACTICE TIRES AS YOU WOULD LIKE ************************************************** THIS IS A POINTS COUNTING RACE FOR CANAAN LATE MODELS ALL CARS ATTEMPTING TO QUAILFY RECEIVE 50 POINTS ************************************************** WINNER RECEIVES GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR $10,000 TO WIN FALL BRAWL AT RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY IN OCTOBER ************************************************** THIS RACE WILL BE TRANSPONDER SCORED ONLY A.C.T. TRANSPONDERS AND CANAAN TRANSPONDERS WILL WORK WITH OUR SYSTEM. RENTALS $20 **************************************************
5/3/13 GIANT SUBWAY WEEKEND SET TO GO AT BOTH CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAYS
In what is being dubbed as one of the biggest weekends in the history of Canaan Fair Speedway’s dirt and asphalt facilities, anticipation is growing as the May 10th and 11th dates edge closer. Subway is the main sponsor of the weekend, as Bond Auto Parts, Lavalley Building Supply and Jaycox Property Maintenance also add their support to this big show.
Starting off the giant weekend will be Subway of Hanover and West Lebanon night featuring Twin 20’s for the Mods, paying $500 to the winner. Joining the Mods will be the dirt Late Models, Super Streets, and Bombers. Post time is 6pm.
Plan on bringing your camper for free camping this weekend, cuz after you enjoy Friday night’s dirt opener, you will be ready for the biggest Late Model event in the history of Canaan Fair Asphalt Speedway. The $5,000 to win, Subway Fresh Fit 150 presented by Bond Auto Parts, Lavalley Building Supply and Jaycox Property Maintenance will go green at 5pm on Saturday. Some of the top Late Model drivers in the Northeast will attempt to qualify for this giant event. With very few other tracks in the Northeast running Late Models on May 11th, a large field of cars is expected. The race will carry a $17,500 purse with the winner receiving $5,000, and last place pays $300. Joining the Late Models will be the Pure Stocks, Bandits and Daredevils, Bombers and “Wicked Good” Vintage Racing.
Plan on spending the entire weekend
at Canaan Fair Speedway May 10th and 11th.
For more information check the track websites
or call Dick Therrien at 603-523-4502.
Canaan Fair Speedways are located on Orange Road,
just off of Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
Photo Credits to Mark Mckeon
4/23/13 IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE
AT CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY
Things are looking bright for the 2013 racing season and Canaan Fair Speedway’s in Canaan, New Hampshire. Driver entries have been pouring in for both the dirt and asphalt facilities and the car counts appear to be considerably larger than last years.
Some of the major changes for 2013 will be taking place on the NASCAR sanctioned oval as the elimination of both the Pro Stocks and Super Street classes allow a brand new Crate Modified class to come on board. Numbers in the new Mod class are certainly encouraging with numerous 2012 Canaan teams switching to the Modified class for 2013. Ken Cantlin, along with the father and son team of Walt Hammond, and Walter Hammond are just three of these drivers. Multiple drivers will be moving over to Canaan in many divisions since Twin State Speedway closed for 2013.
No significant changes on the Dirt track side. The dirt Mods look super strong along with the Super Street class. More than twenty Modified teams are expected to compete for the coveted championship title in 2013. You can also expect a huge field of SCoNE 360 Sprint Cars to be on hand for their six appearances.
One giant improvement for 2013 can be found high above race fans each week in the covered grandstands on the dirt track. Owners, Chick and Sandy Henry have invested several thousands of dollars to put a brand new roof atop the structure. Work is scheduled to be completed by opening night.
Canaan’s “Awesome asphalt” opens their championship season on Saturday, May 11th with the running of the 3rd annual Subway Fresh Fit 150, paying Late Models $5,000 to win. The Granite State Pro Stock Series opens up the week before on May 4th as they are leasing the facility for their first show of two at Canaan this year. Canaan dirt opens up on Friday, May 3rd for their first point counting show of the season.
For more info visit the track websites at www.canaanspeedways.com, or call the track hotline at 603-523-4502. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located just off from Route 118, on Orange Road in Canaan, New Hampshire.
4/20/13 Saturday's Practice at Canaan Asphalt Speedway
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PLEASE USE THE NEW ADDRESS FOR ALL E-MAILS.
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DICK THERRIEN CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY
4/2/13 CANAAN FAIR ASPHALT SPEEDWAY READY
YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE!!
Canaan Fair Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien,
is pleased to announce that the asphalt track will open
for practice rental sessions, Monday through Saturday. Times TBA.
Cost for the practice rental is $125 for the car and driver,
plus $10 per crewmember and fan. Cost to go into the pit area
is $10 per person regardless of age. Reserve you times
by calling Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823,
or e-mail him at email@example.com
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
For information you can call the track at 603-523-4502
or visit the track websites at www.canaanspeedways.com
3/18/13 2013 CANAAN ASPHALT TIRE RULES The following tire rules are in effect for the 2013 racing season
at Canaan Fair Asphalt Speedway:
All race teams will be allowed to purchase eight (8) race tires prior to the start of the season for their inventories. They may purchase one tire per week beginning with race #2. They may also bank one tire per week if they choose so. You DO NOT have to use your new tire the week it is purchased. This rule may be updated due to need if felt by Director of Competition. As many practice tires may be purchased as wanted, however they CAN NOT be added to your teams weekly inventory.
All race teams will be allowed to purchase ten (10) race tires prior to the start of the season for their inventories. They may purchase one tire per week beginning with race #2. They may also bank one tire per week if they choose so. You DO NOT have to use your new tire the week it is purchased. This rule may be updated due to need if felt by Director of Competition. As many practice tires may be purchased as wanted, however they CAN NOT be added to your team’s weekly inventory. The Subway 150 and the ACT Tour 150 races are both championship counting point events. They will both be four (4) tire events. Please plan accordingly.
TIRE SALES DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 9AM-2PM
CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY TEAMS SHINE AT FRANK MARATTA’S AUTO AND RACE-A-RAMA SHOW
Once again Canaan Fair Speedway race teams put on their best suits and walked away with several best appearing awards at the Frank Maratta’s Auto and Race-A-Rama Show held at
the Big E in West Springfield, Mass.
On Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd.
The show area was packed to the rafters with Classic Cars and Racecars, as well as vendor booths, and race track displays. “It was wall to wall people on Saturday from start to finish, stated Canaan Fair Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien. We showcased our track to so many new people. It was absolutely awesome!”
Taking home awards were The SK Bean Dirt Mod entry, and the Crate Mod of Michael Willis Jr. Stuart and Kathy Bean also claimed the award for best dirt car. Five glistening racecars filled the Canaan Fair Speedway’s booth. The included the #77 Dirt Mod driven by Allan Hammond, the #83 Crate Modified driven by Michael Willis Jr., The #60 Bandit driven by Debra Holmes, The #55 late Model owned by Mark Potter and to be driven by Arnie Stygles, and the #10 SCoNE 360 Sprint Car show car. A big thanks to all that participated and helped out.
Next event on the Canaan Fair Speedway calendar will be the car show at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland which is to be held on March 23rd and 24th. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 9in Canaan, New Hampshire.
NORTH CAROLINA COMPANY, CAMPER’S PARADISEJUMPS ON BOARD AT CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY’S FOR 2013
Canaan Fair Speedway’s promoter, Dick Therrien is pleased to announce that Charlotte, North Carolina based, Camper’s Paradise, has join the growing list of sponsors that are excited to take part in the 2013 race season at both the dirt and asphalt facilities.
“I was in Charlotte in November and started negotiating with Camper’s Paradise owner and founder, Justin Treadway about spreading his marketing dollars to the Northeast. We were finally able to work out the details, and Camper’s Paradise will be an associate sponsor for the giant Saturday, July 13th, Make-A-Wish night featuring the Valenti Modified Racing Series. They will also be the primary sponsor on Friday, July 12th on the dirt track,” stated Therrien.
Founded in 2009, Camper’s Paradise brainchild, Justin Treadway was a parts associate at an RV dealership that was going out of business. At that time numerous other RV dealerships were folding as well. Justin, entrepreneur that he is, decided to purchase the parts inventories from numerous stores at discount prices and turn around and pass the savings onto his customers. This model proved to be so successful that even with the economy being on the downside, his business grew dramatically. Justin has taken his company from a part time gig to a full time job, and has even had to hire employees to keep up with the demand. Starting out as just a local company, and selling on e-Bay, Camper’s Paradise has evolved into www.campersparadise.com, and has customers located throughout the world. Their warehouse is located near Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, and they are now a vendor of parts and accessories to many local dealers, and have become a full service parts supplier. For all your discounted RV parts and accessory needs, contact Camper’s Paradise at 855-784-8636, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/25/13 NASCAR AWARDS CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY $10,000 CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT FOR 2013
Canaan Fair Speedway’s General Manager, Dick Therrien, is proud to announce that NASCAR has awarded the Speedway a $10,000 matching funds, capitol improvement grant to be used during the 2013 race season.
“We are extremely excited to receive these funds to help us make a drastic improvement to the Speedway in 2013, stated Therrien. The funds will go towards building a new pit concession stand and family area. The pit concession stand is in dire need of improvement as we have way outgrown the old outdated facility that’s being used. The new, state of the art concession stand will be a major improvement to our facility! I want to thank NASCAR for awarding us one of the grants. It is greatly appreciated, and after all the weather related problems we suffered through the past two years, it is a real blessing to receive this financial support from NASCAR. ”
The NASCAR Capitol Improvements Matching Funds Program awards ten NASCAR tracks $10,000 each to help make some important updates to their racing facility. Last year, Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven won one of these awards.
Canaan Fair Speedway is located on Orange Road, which is just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire. For more information you may visit the track website or call the track hotline at 802-274-8823.
2/7/13 NEW CRATE MOD DIVISION LOOKING SOLID AT CANAAN
Canaan Fair Speedway announced the addition of Crate Mods to the 2013 schedule last fall, and it appears that interest is taking off in the fledgling
division as several teams are preparing for a championship run
at the NASCAR sanctioned Speedway.
Leading the way in hopes for a championship run is former Twin State Speedway 2012 runner-up, Mike Willis Jr. Mike will be joined by several other contenders including David Greenslit, Norm Forest, Alex and Mac MacDuffie, Shane Foss, Corey Swenson and a host of others ready to make Canaan their home in 2013.
Another team set to move to the Crate Mod ranks are the father and son team of Walt Hammond Jr., and young Walter Hammond. Walt tied for the 2012 Pro Stock championship, but lost the title on the tiebreaker system. Walter Hammond captured the Pure Stock championship on the last lap of the final event of the season. This dynamic duo also will have the talent to be up front challenging for the NASCAR Level 2 championship in 2013.
The new Crate Mod division will make their debut on Saturday, May 18th. For more information on this class and any other Canaan Fair Speedway news, visit the website at www.canaanspeedways.com, or call the track hotline at 802-274-8823. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
1/22/13 LAST CHANCE TO SECURE 2012 NUMBERS FOR 2013 AT CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAYS
Canaan Fair Dirt Speedway, and Canaan Fair Asphalt Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien wants to remind all race teams that the deadline to reserve last year’s racecar number is Thursday, January 31, 2013. After that date, numbers will be passed out on a first come, first serve basis, with no duplicate numbers allowed. There will also be no new three digit numbers allowed in 2013.
Registration forms for a NASCAR license which includes drivers, owners and crewmembers are available by contacting Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or e-mailing him at email@example.com. The 2013 NASCAR divisions include Late Models and Crate Modifieds. Registration forms for all other divisions can be downloaded from either of the track websites at www.canaanspeedways.com.
Parking slabs will only be reserved until February, 15, 2013. After that date, parking spaces will be passed out on a first come, first serve basis. The slab parking forms can also be found on the websites.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan,NH
1/17/13 TWIN STATE SPEEDWAY CLOSES IT’S DOORS
FOR 2013 - DRIVERS WELCOME
TO COMPETE AT CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY
In an unfortunate set of circumstances, Twin State Speedway owner, Dennis Fleury has cancelled racing at the Claremont Speedway for 2013. This leaves a lot of racers looking for a new track to call home.
“This is not what any of us in the sport of racing want to see. Every track that closes is a real casualty to all of us involved in the sport, stated Canaan Fair Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien. I know Dennis personally and I know how hard he has worked to keep the track going. He has put his heart and soul into the business, and finally it has taken a toll on him personally in the health department. We wish him the best of luck in selling his facility.”
Since there are numerous race teams looking for a new home, Canaan Fair Speedway has set up a direct hotline to Chief Technical Inspector, Charlie Rockwell. Rockwell can answer any technical questions you might have, and give you pointers on how your car can match up to the Canaan Fair Speedway rules package. Rules for the Mods, Late Models, Pure Stocks, and Wild Cats are very similar to what Canaan has to offer.
If you have any tech questions, please feel free to contact
Rockwell at 802-754-2822. For all other questions about
Canaan Fair Speedway contact
Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823,
or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
Feel free to visit their websites at www.canaanspeedways.com.
1/2/13 CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY’S “AWESOME ASPHALT” LATE MODELS SEE PURSE INCREASE FOR 2013
Canaan Fair Speedway’s “Awesome Asphalt” Late Model teams will see a purse increase for the 2013 racing season at the Canaan, New Hampshire speed plant. The purse increase will affect the middle of the field on back.
“We are pleased to announce this increase for our mid-field drivers, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. These teams struggle to make ends meet as the season progresses and we are hoping that this boost in the weekly purse will help them keep their heads above water! The increase will allow any team that finishes in the top fifteen positions in the feature event to at least pay their weekly allotted tire bill. Positions sixteen to twenty-four has also been bumped up as well. As many tracks cut their purses to make ends meet, we must remember without doing our best to keep the drivers racing, we all are going to lose. Last year we boosted the top three positions, and this season we are boosting the rest!”
The 2013 Late Model purse is as follows:
LATE MODEL 2013 Purse
12/19/12 CANAAN ASPHALT MODS TO BE BATTLING FOR A NEW RPM 602 CRATE ENGINE IN 2013
Big news for the all new, Crate Engine Modified class at Canaan Fair Speedway in 2013 was announced by Track General Manager, Dick Therrien, on Wednesday morning at a conference call amongst area racers.
“I am pleased to announce that the new Crate Engine Modified class here at the “Awesome Asphalt” will see one lucky team winning a brand new 602 crate engine sealed by RPM Racing Engines from Georgia, Vermont, and sponsored by several area businesses whom will be announced in the very near future, stated Therrien. This is a great incentive for the race teams that compete on a regular basis in 2013. Anyone that competes in the class for all races in 2013 will be eligible for the award. We know this is a major commitment for teams, but we want to reward the teams that support us throughout the season. One lucky eligible racer will have their number drawn at the 2013 Banquet of Champions in November, and will take home this huge prize.”
Canaan Fair Speedway opens their 2013 season in early May. There is a tentative schedule on the Track website. Canaan Fair Speedways are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire. For information you may also call Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823.
Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
Vermont Motorsports Magazine Driver of the Year
BURLINGTON, VT -- Stock car driver Wayne Helliwell, Jr., has been named the Vermont Motorsports Magazine 2012 Driver of the Year by the readers of www.vtmotormag.com.
Over 23,000 votes were cast across eleven categories in the two-week online poll at the Vermont Motorsports Magazine website. Dover, NH driver Helliwell earned 31% of the vote in the overall Driver of the Year category. The American-Canadian Tour, Canaan Fair Speedway Late Model, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series New Hampshire, and Ford Blue Oval champion finished ahead of Airborne Speedway Limited Late Model champion Bucko Branham of Plattsburgh, NY, who received 16% of the vote.
12/12/2012 STARS SHINE BRIGHT ON CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY AT NASCAR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES BANQUET
Canaan Fair Speedway was well represented this past Friday night at the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Banquet held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. Along with Canaan Fair Speedway General Manager Dick Therrien, New Hampshire State Rookie of the Year winner, Scott MacMichael and his wife Shannon were in attendance. New Hampshire State champion, and Canaan Fair Speedway champion, Wayne Helliwell Jr. was not able to attend due to work commitments. The week was filled with activities including the champion’s breakfasts, tours of various NASCAR facilities, as well as the NWAAS banquet.
New Hampshire Rookie of the Year, Scott MacMichael was surprised by the treatment that he received. “I am totally shocked at how well everyone treated us. We were given red carpet treatment all week long, and I am so proud to be a part of this NASCAR program. I want to thank Dick Therrien and the Henry family for giving us this great opportunity. It is truly an honor to be part of this. I can’t wait to get back home and start working on my racecar, as I want to get back here in 2013!”
“Scott was a great representative for Canaan at the ceremonies. He was very proud and humbled by the experience much like I was in 2011 for my first trip” stated Therrien.
The 2013 schedule is just around the corner and for more information you can visit the track website, or call the track winter hotline at 802-274-8823.
HELP WANTED FOR 2013
THE FOLLOWING JOB VACANCIES
ARE AVAILABLE FOR 2013
11/22/12 CANAAN’S DAREDEVIL YOUTH RACERS A KIDS DIVISION TO BE PROUD OF
Canaan Fair Speedway offers a very unique racing division for youngsters at the 1/3 mile speed plant located in Canaan, New Hampshire, it’s a racing class for youngsters ages ten through fifteen.
“Here at Canaan we take great pride in building our racers at a young age, under a very controlled environment, stated Track General Manager, Dick Therrien. We start the youngsters out very young but they are all heavily supervised. So many tracks have kids divisions but just throw them out there to the wolves to learn on their own. Not us! We have driving schools six or seven times a year on race day mornings. Pete Fraser and Allen Brown do a great job teaching the kids how to drive, and how to handle all the situations that may arise on the track. The kids learn how to pass, when to pass and when not to pass. They learn how to keep their car under control during all situations. Our kids also have a one way scanner in their car so that Fraser can talk with the kids during their feature event, letting them know when various situations arise on the track, and this works out great!”
The Daredevils race for just trophies each week, as there are no point battles to worry about. The cars have all the safety points that our other divisions have, and the cars are constructed so that a family member can also race the car in the Bandits as well. Each year the Daredevils have graduated several youngsters that have moved on to an upper division.
If you would like to start your youngster in the world of auto racing, contact Dick Therrien at Canaan Fair Speedway at 802-274-8823,
or visit the Track website at www.canaanspeedways.com.
Canaan Fair Speedway is located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
11/19/12 CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY’S “AWESOME ASPHALT’S” NEW BOMBER CLASS GAINING MOMENTUM
It was officially announced a couple of weeks ago, but now that word is getting out, the new entry level Bomber division at the Canaan Fair Speedway asphalt facility is sparking interest throughout the area. The division will make its debut in May on the 1/3 mile oval.
“We felt we needed an affordable, bone stock division, to let potential racers decide if this is a sport that they would like to venture into, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. We have the Bandits and the Pure Stocks, but those are highly competitive divisions, that can get costly as you progress. This division allows people to grab a junker and go racing. We started this class a couple of years ago on the dirt, and it has become hugely successful as close to sixty different drivers attempted to race in this class in 2012. We feel that with the rules package drivers will be able to race on both dirt and asphalt tracks, and maybe we will even put in a series for those interested in racing both.”
The new asphalt Bombers will be comprised of four, six and eight cylinder vehicles. It can be a car, truck, mini-van, etc. Rules for the division are being worked on as we speak, and will be released in the very near future.
More information on this new class or any of the events coming up in the future can be found on the track’s websites at www.canaanspeedways.com, or call the track hotline at 802-274-8823.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from
Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
11/16/12 PRO ALLSTAR SERIES SET TO INVADE CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY IN 2013
Once again the Pro AllStar Series Super Late Models will be highlighting the 4th of July weekend on the “Awesome Asphalt” at Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, New Hampshire. The event will take place on Saturday night, June 29th at 5pm.
“We are very pleased to announce that these super sleek, fan favorite rocket sleds will be returning to Canaan next season on one of our biggest weekends of the season, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. These guys have always packed the house and I am certain it will happen again.”
Joining the 4th of July Spectacular will be the P.A.S.S. Mods, Late Models, Bandits, Daredevils and the all new Bomber division. As has been a tradition for the last three years, Monster Trucks and fireworks will also be a huge part of the weekend. There will be plenty of free camping so plan on making a weekend of it and visit the dirt track on Friday night.
For more information and to see the new 2013 schedules, visit the track website at www.canaanspeedways.com, or call the track hotline at 802-274-8823. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
11/15/12 WAYNE HELLIWELL JR. WILL NOT DEFEND CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL TITLE IN 2013
There will be a new NASCAR Late Model champion in 2013 at Canaan Fair Speedway as 2012 champion, Wayne Helliwell Jr. from Pelham, New Hampshire will not be returning to defend his title at the 1/3 mile speed plant.
According to team car owner, Bruce Bernhardt, the potent EKeys4Cars Ford, will be doing their best to defend the American Canadian Tour championship in 2013. Bernhardt also stated that if funds allow they will also be going after the ACT Serie Castrol championship. Last year there was only one conflict between Canaan Fair Speedway and the ACT Tour schedules. This season with all the changes happening at Canaan, the 2013 schedule will not allow the flexibility that it had in 2012.
“We really hate to see Wayne and his team go, stated Canaan General Manager, Dick Therrien. They are some of the best people in the business, as they worked hard every week to be the best that they could be. They are a great bunch of guys and we sure are going to miss them! Wayne had a great season last year, and forced our drivers to work hard to catch him. Many teams closed the gap severely in 2012 by season’s end, and the title chase will be wide open this coming season. I can think of seven or eight cars that could have a shot at the title, plus a couple of other dark horse contenders. In 2013 the NASCAR Late Model championship fight is going to be a battle to the end!”
Canaan Fair Speedway will be announcing both the dirt and asphalt track schedules on Monday, November 19th. For more information on both Canaan Fair Speedway’s, visit the track website or call the track hotline 603-523-4502. Both of Canaan Fair Speedway facilities are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
11/15/12 MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO
CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY’S
AWESOME ASPHALT FACILITY IN 2013
There will be some major changes coming
Canaan Fair Speedway’s “Awesome Asphalt” facility in 2013
as Track owners and management hope to improve
the racing at the 1/3 mile speed plant.
The major changes will take place as a new class, the Crate Modifieds,
will be added to the schedule in 2013. This decision to add this class has brought in new excitement to race teams, race-fans, sponsors and management.
“The response through the meetings that have been held, and the practices that we have run has been overwhelming." stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. "Everyone loves the Modifieds, and we are looking forward to building this class from the ground up. Our Chief Technical Inspector, Charlie Rockwell, and noted crate engine guru, Rick Payea from RPM Racing Engines located in Georgia, Vermont, have fine tuned the rules for this class, and it should be extremely competitive at an affordable price. We are hoping to start out our first season with this type of racer with approximately fifteen cars. It ought to be good!”
There will also be a new Bomber class added to the asphalt schedule.
This division allows the low buck racer to get involved, as this is a bone stock class. The Bombers may run a four, six or eight cylinder vehicle, including pickup trucks, vans, hearses, etc. “This is the type of racing that gives everyone an opportunity to race. It has been extremely successful for the dirt track and we are confident it will also work on the pavement.”
Regretfully, by adding these two classes to our line-up, room has to be made. Track owners, Chick and Sandy Henry, Therrien, along with the Tech team have worked countless hours to try and figure out how to make the track more successful. “There are several reasons we feel that are holding back larger growth than what we are showing. One is definitely the economy. Secondly, we have created three divisions that all look alike, and the fans aren’t overly excited about that. Thirdly, the cost of so many big buck divisions is just not sustainable at this time.”
The decision has been made to drop the Pro Stock and Super Street divisions for 2013. High Purses and low car counts have pretty much forced these classes out the door. The expenses for running Pro Stocks are high including a staggering tire bill. The numbers fluctuated severely all season long with the field averaging about ten cars a week, with the largest number of cars being thirteen. The Super Streets suffer the same fate, as their average weekly car count was
“We are hoping both these classes can possibly convert their cars to our Late Model division which is very strong. It will be a reasonable conversion for our Super Streets, while a little more work will have to be done to a Pro Stock, Therrien pointed out. We certainly feel bad about making this tough decision but we have to look at the business aspect, and hopefully this new plan will work out for all interested parties.”
We have scheduled a meeting for all Pro Stock & Super Street teams that are interested in finding out information about
converting their racecar to a Late Model.
The meeting will be held on Saturday, November 17th,
at 11am in Canaan Hall,
located on the grounds of Canaan Fair Speedway.
For more information you can contact the track at 603-523-4502,
or visit the track website at www.canaanspeedways.com.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
11/12/12 CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY TO HOSTAMERICAN CANADIAN TOUR RACE ON JUNE 15TH
American Canadian Tour President, Tom Curley and Canaan Fair Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien have reached an agreement to bring an ACT Late Model event back to Canaan Fair Speedway in 2013. Saturday night, June 15th has been selected as the date for the Late Model Series to return to the 1/3 mile asphalt facility located in Canaan, New Hampshire. This will mark the first time the ACT Tour has raced at Canaan since approximately 2001.
“I am very pleased about the ACT Tour coming to Canaan for an event this season, stated Therrien. This will give our own Late Models a chance to shine against many of the Northeast’s finest drivers. With our own eighteen to twenty cars, and the solid field of ACT Tour cars that will be in attendance, it should make for an awesome event.”
For more information, please visit the track websites, or call the track at 802-274-8823. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are
located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY CLOSES OUT 2012 RACING SEASON WITH BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS
The 2012 Canaan Fair Speedway racing season officially ended this past Saturday night, as Subway presented the Annual Banquet of Champions at the Canaan Hall. A crowd of over three hundred people gathered to honor racers, sponsors, and crewmembers on their special night. 2012 champions included Papa Z’s Pro Stocks Jeremy Davis, Miller Auto Group Late Models Wayne Helliwell Jr., Jaycox Property Maintenance Super Streets Trevor Perreault,
NAPA Pure Stocks Walter Hammond,
and Bond Auto Parts Bandits champion Matt Boucher.
The coveted David Hollinger Memorial Award was given to Late Model team consisting of driver Jeremy Davis, and crew Michael Davis, Kim Cotton and Bob Cotton. This award is presented to a person or group who does the best with what they have available, offers a helping hand to others, and willing to share their parts and knowledge in the true spirit of the late David Hollinger whom passed away in the summer of 2011. Promoter Awards for outstanding service went to Kathy Bean, Jan Wright, Marina and Jamie Rockwell. The very special Chick and Sandy Henry Awards of Excellence went to Bruce Jaycox and Jean Ricard.
Numerous specialty awards
went out to the following:
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Pro Stocks – Keith Patnode Late Models – Emily Packard Super Streets – Matt Morrill Pure Stocks – Zac Fraser Bandits – Hunter Garduno
Pro Stocks – Keith Patnode Late Model – Dallas Trombley Super Streets – Kayla Cazares Pure Stocks – Thomas Coates Jr. Bandits – Larry Holmes Daredevils – Brie-Anna Menard
Pro Stocks – Jeremy Davis Late Models – Josh Ball Super Streets – Rich Dubeau Pure Stocks – Erin Vien Bandits – Debra Holmes Daredevils – Jack Walker
HARD LUCK AWARDS
Pro Stocks – Sulo Burbank Late Models – Chris Bergeron & Bucky Demers Super Streets – Bob Labine Pure Stocks – Erin Vien Bandits – Tim Coates Daredevils – Lauryn Rexford
That wraps up the 2012 season for Canaan Fair Speedway. Keep up on all the latest information, rules, and stories during the off-season on the track’s
website at www.canaan speedways.com.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located at 18 Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
MODIFIEDS COMING TO CANAAN ASPHALT IN 2013
Canaan Fair Speedway is pleased and excited to announce that Modifieds will be coming to race on a regular basis on the “Awesome Asphalt” in 2013. The Modifieds held an open practice on Saturday afternoon, and after the practice a meeting was held with the group in Canaan Hall, and the decision was made to bring the Mods on board for 2013.
Track General Manager, Dick Therrien stated, “I am extremely excited about this decision to bring the Mods to Canaan for 2013. They have been contacting me all summer long about racing here at Canaan. I really hadn’t given much thought until the numbers seemed significant, and there definitely seemed like it could become a reality. After a couple of meetings prior to the practice, we were hopeful an agreement could be reached. Following the practice there were several very happy teams after they saw how racy the track was, the double file racing, and the overall facility. One of the main comments was how awesome it was to be able to race side by side around the track. We were able to sit down in the meeting, chat about things with the racers and management, and came to the conclusion after a show of hands that the Mods will be at Canaan in 2013! For 2013 it will be a 602 crate division for the Modifieds, as we will look at keeping most of the same rules as to which the division has been raised upon.”
There will be an open meeting to discuss rules and payouts in the very near future for the Modified class. Please keep an eye on the Track’s website. For more information call the Track hotline at 603-523-4502. Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road, just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.
9/27/12 CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY PLACES FOURTEEN DRIVERS IN NWAASTOP 500 DRIVERS FOR 2012 RACING SEASON
Canaan Fair Speedway is proud to announce that fourteen drivers in the NASCAR Level 1 program which is the Late Model Sportsman division at the track made NASCAR’s top 500 points list for 2012.
Leading the way was 2012 Canaan Fair Speedway Late Model champion, Wayne Helliwell Jr. Helliwell wound up 14th in the National standings. Hunter Bates placed 88th, Scott MacMichael placed 149th, while Donnie Lashua ended up in a three way tie for 173rd position. Chris Bergeron is listed in 252nd, Tyler Alati placed 254th, Bruce Jaycox 276th, Emily Packard 286th, Richard Bly Jr. 289th, Dallas Trombley 357th, Tyler Fiscus 388th, Bucky Demers ranked 390th, AJ Panessiti 436th and Allen Fellows 468th.
Wayne Helliwell Jr. captured the New Hampshire State Championship title. Scott MacMichael finished third. The top twenty rundown of the State title is as follows:
“We are very proud of our racers in all of our divisions here at Canaan, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. This being our first year with NASCAR, I think we accomplished an awful lot, and our race teams all did us proud in 2012. We are looking forward to an even better 2013 racing season here at Canaan.”
16yr old Kayla Cazares chosen for the 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity!
Good morning more great news as NASCAR Just announced that Kayla has been chosen as a driver for the 2012 NASCAR Diversity program. There were over 500 applications and only 17 drivers were chosen. Kayla is the second person from NH to ever be chosen in the 10yrs the program has been in place. We will be off to North Carolina next month. Keep your fingers crossed as only 6 drivers will be chosen to become one of Revolution Racing Drivers in 2013! Special thanks to Jon Barton, Dick Therrien and Amanda Murchison for the great recommendation letters. NASCAR and Rev Racing today announced 17 candidates invited to take part in the three-day evaluation.
"We are excited to see the continued interest in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program as evidenced by the increased breadth and depth of applicants for the evaluation," said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. "The NASCAR Drive for Diversity program provides opportunities for female and minority drivers and crew members, and we are proud to be working with Rev Racing to foster great talent that will continue to enrich our sport."
The NASCAR D4D program created in 2004 is now executed by Rev Racing and the team is competing in their third season in the K&N Pro Series and Whelen All-American Series. Currently the top two rookies in the K&N Pro Series East, Kyle Larson and Bryan Ortiz are in the 2012 D4D class, while Larson and Rev Racing graduate Darrell Wallace Jr. made their national series debuts this year. Larson has top 10s in both starts in the Camping World Truck Series, and Wallace has a top 10 in all three of his Nationwide Series races.
The 2012 D4D Combine will be a three day driver evaluation of on-track performance, marketing and media aptitude, and physical fitness. Langley, a 0.4-mile asphalt oval, is the NASCAR-sanctioned track hosting the event for the second consecutive year.
"Langley truly challenges those who take part in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine," said Derik Crotts, general manager of Rev Racing, the executing partner for the program. "Participants will have several on track sessions to present their racing abilities. This will include some unique challenges that we will throw at them to make sure that they are on their game." This year's participants in the NASCAR D4D Combine, ranging in age from 15-24Devon Amos, Rio Ranch, N.M.; Dustin Ash, Las Vegas; Annabeth Barnes, Hiddenite, N.C.; Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, Fla.; Kayla Cazares, Goffstown, N.H.; Amber Colvin, Mooresville, N.C.; Jessica Dana, Olympia, Wash.; Paige Decker, Eagle River, Wis.; Cassie Gannis, Phoenix; Lindsay Katz, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Jack Madrid, San Clemente, Calif.; Kate McCall, Port Orange, Fla.; Dallas Montes, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hannah Newhouse, Twin Falls, Idaho; Dylan Smith, Randolph, Vt.; Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico; and Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Kennington Adds Award To Hot Start Earns Top Spot In Hunter Index With Sizzling Run In Canada
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One-third of the way through the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season and DJ Kennington is already making it quite clear who is the driver to beat in the 2012 championship chase.
For driver and crewmember registration forms,
parking slab registration forms, rules and any other information,
visit the track website at www.canaanspeedways.com.
You can also contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823.
All technical questions can be answered by
Charlie Rockwell at 802-754-2822.
Canaan Fair Speedway’s are located on Orange Road,
just off from Route 118 in Canaan, New Hampshire.