A trio of Canadian drivers will be headed back to Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire this coming Saturday night at 6pm as racing will resume after a weekend off for the Lancaster Fair. Three Canadian drivers have been competing at Speedway 51 all season long and are bringing lots of race fans with them. 


Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Jamie Laroche has had a very successful year thus far in the Creative Counters / Vermont Solid Surface Late Model Series as he currently sits just outside the top five in the season long point standings in sixth position. Laroche has had a couple of strong outings this year and is looking for another one this weekend. The driver of the #50 is looking for a breakout weekend for all of his crewmembers and fans alike.

North Hatley, Quebec veteran Mike Giroux will be returning after a race absence due to mechanical problems. Giroux who has raced at Speedway 51 drives truck for a living and his work schedule didn’t allow him to prepare his car for the previous race. Giroux has always been a solid racer and would like nothing more than to come up with a solid weekend. The #36 Late Model team is all ready to go, and very anxious to get back on track.

The third regular from north of the border is 12 year old Makita Giroux from North Hatley, Quebec. Giroux was the Daredevil Youth Racer champion in 2018, and has moved up to the Sportsman Tiger division for 2019, taking over the helm from his dad, Mike Giroux. Makita has taken his time graduating to being competitive and last week sat on the pole for the feature event. Makita is showing great improvement each time out and will be a strong competitor in the near future. The young man is currently sitting 10th in one of the most competitive divisions at the Speedway.

It will be a full night of racing for all divisions as the Late Models will race for 75 laps in their next to last point race for 2019. The card will also feature the Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks, Daredevil Youth Racers, the wildly exciting Bone Stocks and the Annual Kids Pit Tour. The grandstands open at 4pm with Adults just $14, Seniors & Military Personnel $10, Teens 12-16 are only $5, while Kids 11 & under are free. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. For more information visit their website at, or contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or e-mail him at