June 27, 2021
New Brunswick youth racers at Speedway 660
Though we, on the USA facet of the Canadian border, are unable to attend the races at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick, racing goes on. Drew Greenlaw Racing, a Late Mannequin Sportsman crew based mostly in Eastport, as of now can not but race at Speedway 660 which they take into account their dwelling observe.
As soon as once more, this season, UpNorth Motorsports might be following the exploits of Greenlaw and a pair New Brunswick racers additionally of their early 20’s who name Speedway 660 dwelling. They’re Ryan Messer, Harvey, N.B. and Ian Rasmussen, New Denmark, N.B. Each used to race at Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine. Messer competed in particular races and Rasmussen within the weekly collection.
Final night each younger males did exceptionally effectively with Messer ending first and Rasmussen third within the 100-lap function.
Ryan Motorsports’ Ryan Messer, Harvey, New Brunswick, continued his wonderful begin for 2021 with win quantity two in a row at Speedway 660 this season. He took the season opener earlier this month. (Michelle Roy, Speedway 660)
Crew chief and father Robb Messer, described the win saying, “We had an amazing run final night time at 660. Our season has gotten off to an ideal begin for us with races beginning a bit later and the automotive counts being smaller as a result of border restrictions between provinces, we had the chance to actually get a deal with on the 2 new automobiles we constructed over the off season.”
“We’re working with GD Fabrications out of Saint John N.B. this yr who put in Clattenburg Racing Fabrication (CRF) clips and rear upgrades to each of our automobiles. This has actually helped our program and gotten us off to an amazing begin.”
“The restrictions are lifting and I imagine the large occasions and large automotive counts we noticed final summer season are simply across the nook. We really feel like we’re prepared and searching ahead to the remainder of the season!”
New Denmark, New Brunswick racer, Ian Rasmussen made his 2021 season debut with a aptitude. The teenager completed third in his newly refurbished automotive. (Nathan Robinson Images)
Rasmussen additionally had a CRF clip put in by Geoff Armstrong (proprietor of GD Fabrication). He’s usually on the observe supporting his clients or operating their home automotive with Steve Halpin. With Armstrong’s help the Rasmussen Motorsports crew completed on the rostrum. In 2020 they’d one podium end.
“It was a 100-lap function at Speedway 660 and my first begin there this yr,” mentioned Ian Rasmussen. “We completed second within the warmth and ran between second to fourth all night time lengthy within the function. Within the last ten laps of the race, we had a very good battle for third between myself, Dave O’Blenis and Brent Roy. We have been capable of come out on high (ending third).”
“So far as for the automotive, it’s the identical automotive we had final yr simply rebuilt after a giant crash on the finish of the yr. Geoff Armstrong at GD Fabrication and Racecars did plenty of work to it over the winter to get it rebuilt and higher than ever!”
The highest 5 at Speedway 660 within the Professional Inventory Division:
- Ryan Messer, Harvey, NB
- Kevin Moore, Fredericton, NB
- Ian Rasmussen, New Denmark, NB
- Dave O’Blenis, Boundary Creek, NB
- Brent Roy, Hanwell, NB
The Late Mannequin Sportsman division might be that includes an prolonged function with 200 laps this Saturday July third.
Austin Theriault reveals what his is as much as in podcast
Although not driving a inventory automotive in 2021, Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault may be very lively in racing as a driving coach. He’s working with some younger drivers aiding them with communications strategies which permit the crew to expertise success each on and off the observe.
Vermont based mostly, Unusual Deeds podcast hosted by Tom Corbett Junior and Justin St. Louis hosted Austin Theriault on Episode 19 on June 18. The hosts requested some probing questions which gave the viewers perception into what he’s to this point. The interview is nearly two hours in size.
Kody has one other busy race weekend
Kody Swanson within the “Ringer” automotive at Eldora Speedway as a part of the SRX Sequence race three. Swanson went to a back-up automotive for the 50-lap function. (Jordan Swanson picture)
Podium finishers at Eldora SRX race. Left to proper Kody Swanson 2nd, Tony Stewart winner, Helio Castroneves third. (SRX picture)
My Midwest connection, Dan Martin with 4-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves who completed on the rostrum on the SRX races. (Dan Martin picture)
Instantly after the SRX race Swanson received within the #21 Silver Crown automotive that was a naked chassis on Thursday night. Swanson began 14th and completed third. The subsequent day, Swanson was again in his Tremendous Late Mannequin at Kil-Kare Speedway the place he completed fourth after beginning sixteenth. (Jordan Swanson picture)
After six hours of IMSA endurance racing, CORE Autosports completed second by 1.635 seconds. Within the seat for the finale was Colin Braun. Jon Bennett with a Maine connection mentioned, ““It was definitely an in depth race. We put the automotive ready to do effectively, however racing is racing.
“It’s all the time a compromise once you’re operating within the center; you’ve received to maintain the automotive in a single piece, however you additionally have to go as quick as you may. I believe my center stint was good and, ultimately, we had an opportunity for a win, nevertheless it wasn’t within the playing cards. Colin did an amazing job. George did a implausible job. We chased the dealing with towards the top, however we’re pleased with the consequence and it bodes effectively for our race subsequent week” (CORE Autosports picture)
Picture of the Week
Flying 7 racer Marcia Buck Barker on the grime at Latimore Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Following Barker within the #5 is Joe Henshaw and Sam Ruppert #11. ( Christopher Hockley picture)
Let’s go racing,
Soli Deo Gloria (Matthew 5:16)