2015 NEMST Lee USA Preview

On April 21, 2015,

After one of the snowiest, coldest, and longest winters that many of us can remember it finally appears as spring may just be upon us and our favorite season of all is here, Racing Season! Following the North East Mini Stock Tour’s most successful season in 2014 many top teams as well as new teams have been hard at work all winter long. The 2 week postponement of the Lee USA event to April 26 has helped many teams get ready for the blistering season about to take off.

 2014 Champion Toby Wells is itching to kick off the new year as he prepared the car for the also postponed Vores Cup in Indianapolis slated to be held on March 28. The $1250 to win event has been pushed back to this Friday April 24, and yes, Toby still plans on making the trip west to show he is one of the best in the country. While Toby is making his trip east, hopefully with a big check and trophy, many other NEMST teams will be testing and tuning their cars at Lee USA Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s 2015 season opener.

 The NEMST would like to thank its returning sponsors Texas Roadhouse, Twisted Tea, Thirty Racewear, Sunoco Race Fuel, an RH2way.com as well as new sponsors Environmental Engines and Speedway Sports Park in Loudon, NH. 2015 is the 7th season in competition for the NEMST and there are 10 races scheduled for the upcoming season.

 Notable contenders for this years championship include the aforementioned Wells and numerous other consistent front runners including Justin King, Joe Baxter, Justin Trombley, Mike Viens, and Nick Anderson. Drivers that struggled in 2014 have also made vast improvements to their machines and are eager to hit the track. Desmond Skilings, Nic Skillings, Jake Rheaume, and Mitch Bombard all have new or rebuilt cars for the seasons kick off event.

 Many new to the NEMST drivers have been busy in the offseason building new cars. Richard Sprague, Jim Linardy, Devin Miranda, Kale Billings, and Mike Metcalf will all be fighting for Rookie of the Year honors leading into the 2015 banquet. To help drivers compete through the entire season a host of awards will be there to propel drivers late into the year, a $25 bonus will be awarded to all heat race winner on behalf of Environmental Engines. A $700 to win purse has been posted by RH2 for the most southern NEMST points event of the year at New London Waterford Speedbowl. As well as a huge $1000 to win race at the famed NHMS 1 mile oval, $750 to win homecoming event at Oxford Plains, and August 29th’s A.J. Roberti Memorial also at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 To keep up with all of new happenings within the North East Mini Stock Tour be sure to get to Lee USA Speedway on Sunday April 26 for the first event of the season in conjunction with the ACT tour. You may also like us on Facebook or visit our website at www.northeastministocktour.com . As always please visit our sponsors as they make a lot of this possible and if you cannot use their services at the very least acknowledge their support of the NEMST and the sport we all love.

 

Just months ago no one knew if the New London Waterford Speedbowl would see a lap of action during the 2015 season. Thanks to the hard work of all those involved racing is back at the Speedbowl! The NEMST will be attending on hand at the NLWS on Saturday June 6th with a special 50 lap feature event presented by RH2Way. RH2Way has doubled the winners share for the action packed event Speedbowl fans have come accustomed to.

 "Gino has always been there when our teams needed it. People like him really make the motorsports community we all live in revolve. We are proud to have RH2Way back as a sponsor once again and in such a big way." said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill. Along with the support at our NLWS event RH2 will also be giving out numerous products throughout the 2015 season at various events. Be sure to support RH2Way.com for all of you motorsports communication needs.

For additional information about the 2015 season visit our website at www.northeastministocktour.com or for what RH2 has to offer at www.RH2Way.com. The 2015 NEMST season kicks of Sunday April 26 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH along with the ACT Late Models for a 50 lap feature event.

 

A new partnership has been created that will benefit all involved with the North East Mini Stock Tour. Environmental Engines is an up and coming company that offers ultra high performance motor oils and fluid additives for all internal combustion engines. Through their specific line of lubricants and additives NEMST teams will be able to save money at the track and getting there in their tow vehicles.

 From in-line fuel atomization devices to an additive for every fluid in your car, and 30,000 mile service interval oils are sure to help out folks involved with the NEMST. Their products will be available at discounted rates through a special promotional code for all NEMST teams and fans. Guaranteed to gain horsepower and torque on all engines these fluids and additives are for you. For more specific product information please visit their website at www.environmentalengines.com .

 “We are proud to partner with a new company that shares the values and growth that we have at the NEMST over the previous years. As more and more teams implement the products into their own vehicles we are sure the products will catch on like wildfire.” Said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill. Environmental Engines will also be sponsoring new bonus awards to be given out at the conclusion of each event. Please visit the Environmental Engines booth on the midway at a track near you!

 The 2015 NEMST season kicks off April 26 at Lee USA Speedway with the ACT Tour for a 50 lap main event. Please visit www.northeastministocktour.com for more information and like us on Facebook!

 

August 29, 2015 will mark history for the NEMST. Not only will it be its second date at Promoters Bob Guptill’s home track but it also marks the first time the young touring series will visit the famed Oxford 250 weekend. The 250 is the richest 1 day event in America and draws over 10,000 race fans for its weekend long festivities and camping.

 The NEMST was created in 2008 with ideas that 4-cylinder race cars from all over the region could run together competitively and provide a great show for the fans. Growth has been quick with the help of key drivers, teams, and fans. One of those fans was a family friend of Guptill, A.J. Roberti was a child who spent more time in the garage or on his ATV than he did in school. Motorsports were surreal for the youngster bringing all of his passions together. On September 28, 2011 at just 14 years old A.J. was ripped away from his family, friends, and any future relationships he would’ve grown by an accident near his home.

 A.J. loved to be wearing on Guptill’s cars week in and week out with his father Albert and his brother Jake who also made starts in the mini stock division as well. To honor A.J. and his family the 250 weekend event for the NEMST will be a memorial event. “A.J.’s passion helped pushed the NEMST to what it has become today and we want to honor him for standing by. I was deeply saddened when we lost him but can’t wait to put on this event for his family.” Said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill.

 As part of the weekend the NEMST will run a 50 lap feature on Saturday night joined alongside the Valenti Modified Racing Series. On Sunday the 250 will take center stage as the Super Late Models of the Pro All Stars Series will qualify and race for the $25,000 winner’s purse.

 The NEMST kicks off its 2015 season on April 26 at Lee USA Speedway for the Governors Cup alongside the ACT Tour for a 50 lap event. For additional information please visit www.northeastministocktour.com or like us on Facebook for the most up to date information about the upcoming season.

 

The TSMP Road Course test and tune session originally scheduled for 4/25/15 has been moved to June 27, 2015. This will give teams plenty of time to make changes before they hit the twisty course for competition on September 12, 2015

 

Season Opener Postponed

On March 26, 2015,

Due to the snow still lingering in Southern NH the season opener has been postponed until April 26 with practice on the 25th. Please adjust your schedules to reflect the postponed date.

 

Best Appearing Car Contest

On March 22, 2015,

We will be holding a best appearing car contest following the Lee USA event. All cars attending the Lee event will be eligible. We will hold online voting on our Facebook page to determine the winner!

Get those rides is tip top shape for April 12!

 

Tire Sale Update!

On March 10, 2015,

Due to the amount of snow still in the New England region the tire truck will not be able to get in to meet our preseason sale.

We have about 35 tires in stock. The rest will be in April 6-8. 

The 35 tires we have will be sold FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Priority will be given to the teams that are racing the Vores Cup in Indianapolis.

Please contact Bob to reserve and pay for your tires out of the first 35. 207-577-2681

 

Point System Changes

On March 5, 2015,

For the 2015 season we will be changing the way points are earned in the NEMST. 

 

Heats: Winner will get 5 points, with 4, 3, 2, 1, and 1 for every other position will be given.

 

Features: LAST will earn 1 point. Every position ahead of last will earn 1 additional point per position. Example: 25 car feature, Winner will get 25 points, last will get 1. 20 car feature, Winner will get 20 points, last will get 1. 

 

Feature winner will receive 2 Bonus Points

Sunoco Hard Charger (car who improves starting position the most) will receive 2 Bonus Points. 


With the growth of the series over the recent seasons we feel this system will provide excellent point battles. This will also make race attendance over the entire season very important. 

 

The previous point system was 80 to win 75 for 2nd, and -3 per position. Heats awarded 17 points for a win, 15 for 2nd, and -1 per position.

 

Please provide feedback on the new points system.

 

Tires and Fuel Preseason Sale!

On March 3, 2015,

For ALL teams needing tires and fuel to start the 2015 season we will be in the parking lot at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on SATURDAY APRIL 4,2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  


23x7x13 Hoosier 800 and 23x7x14 Hoosier 790 will be available. If other sizes are needed please contact Bob Guptill to place your order for pickup.

Tires are $110


Sunoco 110 (standard) fuel is also available. 

Fuel is $10.50/gallon

 
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