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

 

Payout Released For NHMS

On February 18, 2015,

The full CASH payout has been released for NHMS on July 5, 2015

This does not include any prizes or bonuses that will be given to many of the competitors. Prize totals are currently over $3000 worth of product.

A current list of prizes and bonus award criteria will be released as soon as possible.

 

NHMS Payout


1  $   1,000
2  $       650
3  $       600
4  $       550
5  $       500
6  $       400
7  $       300
8  $       200
9  $       175
10  $       150
11-15  $       100
16-30  $         75
31-43  $         50

 

 

 

 


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On August 3,  2014 the North East Mini Stock Tour and its sponsors Texas Roadhouse, Twisted Tea, Froling Energy, and Weidner Services made history at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. For the first time in track history an entry level stock car division ran on the 1 mile NASCAR circuit. During the previous season the NEMST ran on a number of configurations along the NHMS Road Course and Mini-Oval within turns 1 and 2.  The Magic Mile was a completely different animal. Speeds were estimated to reach an astonishing 130MPH, faster than most of these cars have ever gone before, and set one of New England’s fastest growing tours on the largest track in the region.

 It was a recipe for renowned success or epic disaster. Small production based 4-cylinder stock cars on a track quadruple the size of many drivers home tracks within New England. The event went off without a hitch as one caution for a stalled car on the back stretch was the only problem during the 25 lap main event. A first time winner was crowned as Justin Larsen beat out Toby Wells earning a cool $100 bounty bonus and many teams attended their first ever NEMST event. 36 cars from 7 states came to test their machines in the first running of the Magic Mile 25.

 On July 5, 2015 the Magic Mile event is back for the 2nd consecutive season and bigger than ever. The payout has been increased to $1000 to win with over $6800 being given to the 43 car starting field. In addition to the large purse increase over $3000 worth of prizes have been offered to drivers finishing in the top positions including a set of Nitro Helmet Speakers from RH2Way.com for the winner.

 Joining the NEMST for their first time on the Magic Mile will be the Pro All Stars Series super late models. The PASS tour will run a National Points event along the NEMST. PASS promoter Tom Mayberry and NEMST promoter Bob Guptill have set up this date to provide a high profile event on a day that many other tracks and series are off. “Working with the PASS tour has been great. I am excited to be able to share this day with them as their cars will rocket around the speedway. NHMS is a place everyone dreams to run at. The Super Late Models will surely have to add this date to their calendar” said NEMST promoter Bob Guptill.

 On July 4, 2015 teams for both series will be able to park, unload, and tech their cars for the Sunday event. There will be a short practice period in the afternoon along with practice, qualifying, and features on Sunday. Pit prices and a full event schedule will be released shortly for teams to prepare their machines for this legendary event.

 For all the details on the NEMST 2015 campaign please visit our website at www.northeastministocktour.com or visit our Facebook and Twitter accounts @neministocktour for the latest information about the season, sponsors, and teams!

 

The North East Mini Stock Tour is proud to welcome back presenting sponsor Twisted Tea for its second year partnering with fast growing mini stock series. In 2014 the NEMST had its most successful season in its 6 year history including groundbreaking Triple Crown Championships for North and South drivers as well as the 1st annual Magic Mile event held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Averaging 28 cars per event and over 70 cars for the season the NEMST pushes into 2015 with excellent momentum.

 “I am very excited to welcome Twisted Tea in for their second season with the NEMST. Twisted Tea is a great fit for the NEMST, our drivers and fans fit their brand models perfectly. During the 2014 campaign we realized some excellent brand strategies for the NEMST and its partnering companies.” Said NEMST promoter Bob Guptill.  

 In addition to partnering with the NEMST for its second consecutive year, Twisted Tea has also partnered with NEMST veteran Desmond Skillings and his #90 Acura Integra. Desmond’s car will once again feature the Twisted Tea colors and be modeled along the same lines of the Richard Petty Motorsports #9 NASCAR Ford Fusion.

 The 2015 NEMST season is fast approaching. For all NEMST information visit our website at www.northeastministocktour.com or check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts @neministocktour! We hope to see you at an event during the upcoming season!

 

As the North East Mini Stock Tour rolls into Oxford Plains Speedway on June 27 for their ACT/NEMST special event the touring mini stocks will have the 3rd Annual NEMST Homecoming Race. For the past two seasons the NEMST has held their homecoming event at Wiscasset Speedway as that was the only Maine date on the schedule, however for the 2015 season the state of Maine will host 3 events in the months of May, June, and August.

 Along the lines of previous years the Homecoming Event will feature an increased payout for the top 5 positions with $750 to win, and $500, $400, $300, $200 for the remaining top 5 positions. The feature event will also run 50 laps with a 30 car starting field. “Bringing the NEMST to Oxford, my home track, and being able to offer this extended purse once again is such an honor. I want the teams to enjoy OPS as much as I have!” said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill.

 The past two Homecoming events have been won by New Hampshire’s Toby Wells during his dominant NEMST seasons, however the Maine competitors have been hot on his heels and ready to regain their state during the 2015 season. The increase in Maine events have made a lot of northern New England teams take another look at the NEMST for 2015 competition.

 The North East Mini Stock Tour continues its show season in Marlborough, MA for The Racer’s Expo on February 6 and 7. The 2015 season kicks off on Sunday April 12 at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH. Please visit www.northeastministocktour.com for additional schedule and event information.

 

The upcoming 2015 season, and 7th in NEMST history, continues to offer something for everyone in the new year. Following announcements of two dates at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway and a brand new event at the 1.7 mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour is returning to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. The announcement brings current drivers back to a facility that has been missed over the past 3 tour seasons.

 On May 2nd with the Pro All Stars Series the NEMST will run a 50 lap feature on one of the nicest facilities in New England. “Beech Ridge is one of the hardest tracks on the equipment and drivers of the NEMST. A win at Beech Ridge ranks you in the top tier of drivers in New England. For a team to build and compete well at Beech Ridge it definitely shows the caliber of competition on the track” said promoter Bob Guptill.

 Adding Beech Ridge to the 2015 schedule will mark the third event in Maine, the home state of the North East Mini Stock Tour. In addition to two dates at Oxford Plains Speedway including one during the famed Oxford 250 weekend, 2015 will be a sure bet for pine tree state teams to increase their level of competition by adding new tour-style events.

 For more information about the NEMST including its schedule, sponsors, and up-to-the-minute news check out the website at www.northeastministocktour.com or via facebook at facebook.com/neministocktour 

 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is a track rich in history along multiple facets of motorsports. In the early days cars pushed the limits along the first paved oval in the nation and later on along a road course the had been nearly forgotten until 2013. In 2013 TSMP officials announced that the road course of yesteryear would be reconstructed along the premier details that TSMP is known for.

 In 2014 numerous road course series and clubs attended the facility posting videos and results for many people to dream about racing on such a magnificent track. No oval track cars competed on the course that ran along the pit area pavement of the oval primary design.

 The 2015 season continues to shape up as the best yet for the 7th year entry level series. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s 1.7 mile road course will host the thunderous mini stocks on September 12. The race will be the first time oval stock cars compete on the newly constructed road course. Along the construction timeline of TSMP’s road course teams continually asked about the NEMST competing along the brand new track. It never became more apparent until our visit to this past years World Series that really made the drivers ask more and more about holding an event at the facility.

 Since 2012 the North East Mini Stock Tour has ran on the 1.6 mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Car counts have been strong and the competitors love our yearly visits to the road course for the challenge of being the king of the road course.” Said promoter Bob Guptill. “Given the rich history of road racing and stock car tradition at Thompson, it made sense to Lou and I to this event together. We’re excited to showcase some of the northeast’s finest grassroots racing series.” Said Josh Vanada from TSMP.

 The North East Mini Stock Tour kicks off its stock car season on April 12 at Lee USA Speedway. For more information about the NEMST please visit www.northeastministocktour.com or for TSMP www.thompsonspeedway.com 

 
preface: Over the past seasons many drivers have asked about interpretation of series rules. All of us at the NEMST hope that the following bulletin will clear up some questions many current and future teams may have.

 

Over the past few seasons many new teams have joined the North East Mini Stock Tour, mixing well with the veterans that have been with us from the early seasons. It is by far the most satisfying feeling seeing different makes and models of cars from all over an entire region competing with one another and continuing to raise the bar week after week and year after year.

 Since the inception of the NEMST is has been designed and planned to be By Racers, For Racers. Many people will see numerous areas within the rule books season after season that leave many levels of interpretation up to the teams running. This is not considered cheating, or bending, or trying to ‘pull the wool’ over technical officials eyes.

 Multiple teams have taken advantage of these ‘Gray Areas’ to some extent. Some teams more than others. We, the officials of the NEMST, encourage teams to take advantage of holes in the rules and areas that are less defined than others. Many series and facilities often say “If it is not IN the rules then don’t do IT”. For the most part that is not our feeling along the lines of the NEMST. We want teams to research, experiment, and ‘own’ their cars as well as their performance. By taking advantage of these gray areas teams can gain valuable tenths off of their lap times at most tracks.

 Please verify with NEMST Officials by phone, text, or email that the areas being used are legal and that modifications within one sections gray areas do not make cars illegal from other sections of the rule book.

 We appreciate everyone’s support through the seasons that have been finished so far as well as in the future. The NEMST is in great standing and continues its steady growth year after year due to the best teams, fans, and drivers the northeast has to offer!

 

The Pine Tree State is where it all started for the North East Mini Stock Tour back in 2008 with a vision by founder Bob Guptill to have a group of the best mini stock drivers in the region traveling to the best facilities for a yearly series. Entering the tours 7th season only a handful of races have been held in Maine, Guptill’s home state, but there will be two Maine events in 2015!

 “Having races in Maine has always been great to expose the best of Northern New England with the best coming out of New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Bringing the tour to Oxford in 2015 on some of the biggest weekends is just incredible. We are honored to be part of ACT’s return to Oxford and on the Legendary 250 weekend!” Said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill. NEMST’s Maine events have always held great car counts and fierce competition dating back to the early days of the touring series. Names like Greenleaf, Trombley, Audet, Mason, and Collins have always been right on the heels of the Cayers, Wells, Baxters, and Kings. Putting both of these events on will truly show us the best competitors in New England.

 On Saturday June 27 the NEMST will make its first visit to Oxford Plains Speedway to join in with the ACT Tour for their first standalone event at the track since being purchased by PASS president Tom Mayberry. For the second visit of the season the NEMST will visit during Oxford’s biggest week, the Oxford 250 Weekend, to put on a 50 lap main event on Saturday night preceding the 42nd Annual 250 lap Pro Stock National Event.

 Formerly the NEMST has had one scheduled event at Oxford but rain forced the cancellation of that event late in the 2011 season. The return to Oxford should provide some of the largest fields NEMST competitors have ever seen. Please stay tuned to the NEMST facebook page and website for additional schedule information as it comes available.

 

For the first in the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour history the regular season closed out at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series. Thirty-Two tour style mini stocks showed up for the Inaugural event. Two time champion Emerson Cayer entered the event 72 points behind friend and point leader Toby Wells. The closest battle within the points happened to be for the 3rd spot and Rookie of the Year. Nick Anderson and Justin Larsen were only separated by a mere 3 points.

 On Friday evening teams lined up and ran their heat races with an impressive showing from Justin King moving from last to first in only 3 laps to win his heat. Larsen and Wells would also win their respective heat races in dominating fashion. The 4th year driver, King, drew an invert of 2 rows for the feature to be held on Saturday. According to NEMST procedures no current season feature winners may start in the top 10, Wells and Larsen would start 10th and 11th.

 On the front row it would be Nick Maniatis and Justin King to lead the field to the green flag. After a long long day with multiple rain showers the NEMST feature rolled onto the speedway at about 10:45 PM. The field thundered down the front stretch with tight 2,3, and 4 wide action all throughout the 32 car field. King broke out to the early lead but was in a dog fight with Maniatis that would soon include Thomas, Sonnhalter, and Larsen.

 Wells had clinched the NEMST Championship presented by Twisted Tea after his heat race win but would still battle for is victory in the Thirty Racewear CT Triple Crown. Thirty Racewear owner Mark Caise announced early in the season that a brand new custom firesuit would be given to any driver that could win all 3 Triple Crown events. Wells had previously won Stafford and Waterford entering the Thompson event.

 After a lap 7 caution for the stopped car of Eric Pelletier in turn 4 the field fired away once again. Maniatis would take the advantage this time with King, Thomas, and Wells battling hard behind him. Twisted Tea sponsored Desmond Skillings continued his tough luck on lap 14 as an engine grenade collecting Doug Curry into the turn 3 wall.

 The field struggled to get under way with 4 cautions in the next 2 laps taking its toll on many top 5 competitors including a spin for Justin King, the wall for Beth Adams and Nick Maniatis, and a penalty to the rear for Justin Larsen. Mitch Bombard also made hard contact with the turn 3 wall.

 The field finally got restarted on lap 16 with Toby Wells breaking out to the lead being followed by Thomas, Pete Zakarite, Justin King, and Nick Anderson to round out the top 5. Wells had an emotional victory lane celebration for his first ever championship in decades of racing everything from endures to pro stocks.

 Nick Anderson would up as Rookie of the Year by 1 point over a hard charging Justin Larsen over the final 4 laps. The top 10 in NEMST points and champions in both Triple Crowns will be honored at the year end banquet being held on November 22 in Nashua, NH. For additional NEMST information please visit www.northeastministocktour.com or check us out on Facebook!

 
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