- Racing Info
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!
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.
In just a few short days the 2014 Texas Roadhouse NEMST season will come to a close. The season championship and Thirty Racewear CT Triple Crown will be decided at the regions crown jewel event, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series. The teams have had a busy season starting 6 months ago at the road course located at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Another legendary event for the 2014 season of the North East Mini Stock Tour was held Saturday August 23 for the only Maine event of the Pine Tree State based series. With help from Tire King and Belly Busters Concessions the NEMST was able to increase the purse for the top 5 finishers of the event and offer a $750 to win payday!
Under cloudy skies twenty-seven tour style mini stocks entered the pit area to begin pre-inspection and registration for the nights 50 lap Main Event. The cars were split into 3 heats races and set off for their qualifying races shortly after 6:00 PM. Shawn Kimball, Justin Trombley, and Toby Wells all took home their respective heat race wins. By fortune of winning the first heat race Justin Trombley got to draw the invert for the starting lineup. Justin selected the chip marked for a 7 row invert.
For the second year in a row the NEMST will feature an increased payout to highlight its homecoming and only state of Maine appearance for the 2014 season. Wiscasset Speedway in Wiscasset, Maine will host the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea for the second year straight under new owners Richard and Vanessa Jordan.
History was made multiple times in central New Hampshire Sunday for the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea. The largest starting field ever for the young series assembled in the infield of New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the course of the weekend. As cars arrived they went through a vigorous safety inspection to make sure the cars were prepared for the up to 130 MPH speeds they were going to run.
Sunday morning the cars rolled from pit road and began to pace around the one mile NASCAR oval housed within the NHMS facility. After 3-4 pace laps the cars were allowed to turn up the speed and start laying down fast laps. During the 30 minute practice session multiple cars pit to make adjustments and go back out to try again. The cars were running an average speed of 110 MPH around the 12* banked track.
A very emotional victory lane showed Larsen joined with family, friends, and fellow competitors to celebrate his victory on the largest oval racing facility in New England. Please join the NEMST for their next event at Wiscasset Speedway on August 23rd. The Wiscasset event is the NEMST Homecoming and the only stop in the Pine Tree State for the 2014 series. A $750 to win and $3500 overall payout will be sure to attract cars from all over New England to Maine’s Fastest Oval! Check out www.northeastministocktour.com for additional information or Like the Facebook page for the most up to the minute updates!
Thirty Racewear Fastest Qualifier: Toby Wells (36.177s)
RH2Way Longest Traveler: Gene Purvis (353mi)
ARBodies Best Appearing Car: 2ME Rob Greenleaf
Speedway Motors Worst Appearing Car: 10CT Mitch Bombard
Mike Harnish Most Positions Gained: 2X Butch Keene
Stan Mertz Highest Non-tour Car: 9 George Fortin
Stan Mertz Dedication Awards: Erica Page, Beth Adams, Bruce Knowles, Jake Rheaume
Sunoco Race Fuels Winners Circle: Justin Larsen
Twisted Tea Brew of the Race: Desmond Skillings
Sunday August 3rd will set records for the young North East Mini Stock Tour. The highly publicized event will highlight a blockbuster year for the ever growing series on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1 mile NASCAR oval. This event will produce the highest car count to date for the series in its 6th season and also be held on the largest oval track in New England.
ARBodies Best Appearing Car Award: $100 Gift Certificate towards any ARBodies purchase
RH2Way Longest Traveler Award: $100 Gift Certificate to the driver traveling the longest distance.
NEMST Bounty on Toby Wells: $100 CASH to the driver that beats Toby Wells. Wells must finish race. *No contact, wrecks, or mechanical failure will constitute bounty payout.
Provided by Texas Roadhouse, Twisted Tea, Weidner Services, Froling Energy, Wells Family Syrup
Over $4000 total purse! $500 TO WIN!!!!
Main Event B-Main Event
1. $500 1. $200
2. $410 2. $100
3. $305 3. $50
After mechanical issues at the last event point leader Toby Wells will be hungry to recuperate the nearly 60 points he lost. Emerson Cayer, 2nd in points and the all time win leader on the NEMST. Rookies Nick Anderson and Justin Larsen have been battling in the top 3 all season, can the largest track ever bring them atop the podium for their first NEMST win? Joe Baxter has proven himself this season after repeated top finishes and sitting 5th in overall season points. These five drivers along with 60-70 more will battle for the top spot and title ‘King of the Mile’. Be sure to come to Loudon, NH to watch Northeast racing history made as the mini stocks tackle the 1 mile oval!
Saturday: NEMST trailer parking, registration, and inspection will open at 12:00 Noon
|Sunday August 3, 2014 – Oval Days|
|7:00 am – 5:00 pm||Oval Days Registration Open|
|8:00 am – 08:30 am||Oval Days Drivers Meeting Media Center|
|8:00 am – 08:30 am||Northeast Mini Stock Tour Drivers Meeting Tech Pad|
|08:30 am – 9:00 am||Northeast Mini Stock Tour Practice|
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Oval Days Track Time 15 minute sessions|
|12:00 pm – 12:45 pm||Northeast Mini Stock Tour European Style Qualifying|
|12:45 pm – 1:15 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm – 1:15 pm||Presentation of Bahre Cup Sunoco Victory Lane|
|1:15 pm -5: 30 pm||Oval Days Track Time 20 minute sessions|
|5:30 p.m. – 6:00 pm||Northeast Mini Stock Tour B Feature 12 laps or 30 minutes|
|6:15 pm – 7:30 pm||Northeast Mini Stock Tour Main Event 25 Laps|
Be sure to sign in at the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) designated window when entering the facility on Saturday or Sunday. Signing in is the only way the NEMST can receive credit for you being there to the oval event.
Upon entering the track please be parked by an NEMST official to make sure all vehicles are in correct place.
All NEMST Patrons MUST sign in at the NEMST designated window at the front gate. This window is clearly marked and this will ensure we get credit for the teams participating. Please be sure to inform anyone coming to the event to sign in following this same procedure.
12:00 Trailer parking/ Inspection Opens
Tire/Fuel sales will also be Open all day
6:00 Inspection Closes for the day
7:00 Gates open
7:15 Inspection and Tire/Fuel Sales Open
9:00 20 Minute opening practice session
12:00 30 Minute FINAL practice/qualifying session
1:00 Feature Line-up will be posted
5:15 B- Feature (12 laps) will roll out (minimum of 60 cars needed)
Main event (25 laps) will roll out following B- Feature
Starting line-up will be set by transponder times recorded in 12:00 practice session.
All cars are required to run AMB transponders. Transponders will be available to rent from NHMS and NEMST.
ALL CARS will need to pass a full safety inspection before going on the track for any practice session. If you feel there will not be enough time Sunday morning PLEASE come on Saturday to get the car inspected and ready to go.
Teams may register the day of the event. Registration is $40 for a single event or $175 for the full season.
Hoosier 23x7x13 800 $110
Hoosier 23x7x14 790 $110
Sunoco Standard (110) $10.50/gal
Limited Edition NEMST/NHMS Shirts $18 or 2 for $30
Standard 2014 NEMST Shirts $18 or 2 for $30
Transponder Rental $30
NEMST Registration $40 for single event
Payouts will be done in cash the night of the event.