After a breakout season last year, featuring its largest fields on record, the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) enters the new year with a growing roster of the best talent in New England dirt racing and an exciting slate of races for 2011.
The methanol-drinking, mud-throwing, fire-breathing, winged monsters will duke it out for 12 points-paying races in 2011 at the area racetracks of Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.; Big Daddy’s Speedbowl in Rumney, N.H.; and Canaan Dirt Speedway in Canaan, N.H.. Plus, the fan-favorite Triple Crown Weekend returns—featuring three days of racing at SCoNE’s three flagship tracks during Labor Day Weekend. Also, an additional special may occur during the weekend of June 17–19.
SCoNE’s roster continues to grow with many racers throwing their hat into the ring for the new season. Veteran dirt modified driver Russell Christian has registered the No. 07. Another wily veteran, Jim Lowrey, who has a wealth of experience in open-wheeled cars on pavement and on dirt, will run the No. 3 of the 2010 champion car owner Si Allen. Two Granite State micro sprint drivers—Johnny Chestnut and Matt Robie—plan to the make move into full-size sprint cars with SCoNE in 2011. With assistance from Nick Berry Racing, newcomer Mike Banner also plans to make his SCoNE debut.
Challenging an exciting rookie class will be the majority of last year’s cast that thrilled New England dirt racing fans, including 2010 champion Chris Donnelly, Triple Crown winner Dan Douville, and past champions Mark Cole, Tunk Berry, and Shawn Lawler.
For more information on SCoNE, visit www.nesprintcars.com.
2011 Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) Schedule
Race 1 – Canaan Dirt Speedway – May 13
Race 2 – Big Daddy’s Speedbowl – May 15
Race 3 – Canaan Dirt Speedway – June 3
Race 4 – Bear Ridge Speedway – June 11
Race 5 – Big Daddy’s Speedbowl – June 12
Race 6 – Bear Ridge Speedway – July 9
Race 7 – Canaan Dirt Speedway – July 15
Race 8 – Big Daddy’s Speedbowl – July 17
Race 9 – Bear Ridge Speedway – July 30
Race 10 – Bear Ridge Speedway – August 13
Race 11 – Big Daddy’s Speedbowl – August 14
Race 12 – Canaan Dirt Speedway – August 19
Triple Crown Weekend
Race 1 – Canaan Dirt Speedway – Friday, September 2
Race 2 – Bear Ridge Speedway – Saturday, September 3
Race 3 – Big Daddy’s Speedbowl – Sunday, September 4
Special Show (Tentative)
June 17, 18 or 19 at TBA
Upcoming SCoNE Appearances
Feb. 25-26 – The Racin’ Preview at Portland (Maine) Expo
Feb. 25-26 – The Racers’ Expo at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Mass.