New England Truck Series



ANDY LINDEMAN WINS AT LEE USA

In his third attempt, Andy Lindeman finally brought home the trophy engraved with his late mother’s name. The Shirley Lindeman Memorial Race at Lee USA Speedway belonged to Shirley’s son Saturday night. An emotional Lindeman was presented the trophy in victory lane, and thanked series officials and the Cindy Burdick Motorsports team for sponsoring the event, which has been held at a different speedway each season since 2012. Duane Noll had won the previous two.
Lindeman started third, but moved past early leader Glen Noll by lap four. From that point on Lindeman paced the field in a green to checker event. Frank Dumichich Jr. was second, followed by series point leader Corey Coates. Rookie Tyler Chapman finished fourth, and four time series champion Chris Correll fifth.
Lindeman’s victory gives him three on the season, and leaves him within striking distance of Coates as the series’ visits Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the final event of the 2014 Season.



 

 
 NETS BANQUET TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Tickets to the 2014 season banquet are now available. Social Hour with Cash Bar will be followed by Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by
Harold Burdick and Lorraine Pard. DJ and Dancing to follow.
2014 NETS Awards Banquet
The Imperial Room
Danielson, CT


January 10th, 2015
Snow Date: Jan 11th



 


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The New England Truck Series now offers text alerts to teams and fans. We encourage teams to sign up for text alerts, as it allows NETS to quickly and effectively communicate rain-outs or other time-sensitive messages. The service is free to join, but text messaging fees from your phone provider may apply.

Just text NETRUCKS to 84483 to receive updates.


NOTES FOR NETS COMPETITORS
NEXT EVENT: NETS Banquet
  • Teams are reminded to sign up for text message alerts so we may notify you in case of rainouts. See above.
  • Rule amendment 2014-2 on Starts & Restarts has been posted to the rulebook amendment page
  • Any teams with any items to correct on their Mid Season Inspection Form must have issues corrected prior to ANY on track activity.
  • Clarification of NETS Social Media Policy, as discussed at 7/20 driver's meeting
    It is the goal of NETS to promote the racing series, its drivers, and sponsors. Social media sites, such as Facebook, are an important promotional tool to help the series grow. Our drivers, crew members, and officials all act as ambassadors for the New England Truck Series when they participate and interact on social media.
    Racing is an emotional sport. It is expected that there will be disagreements with other drivers or officials. However, the series respectfully asks that all participants maintain a professional tone in public forums. Failing to do so reflects negatively on the series, and undermines our collective goal of building a better series for all.
    If you have a problem with an official or decision, you are strongly encouraged contact the series directly to resolve the issue. Our "inbox" is always open. Likewise, if you have a problem with another driver, contact that driver directly.
    NETS is not interested in censorship. However, participants should be aware that actions on public social media by any team member that may hurt our reputation in the racing community or potentially damage sponsor relationships may be removed, and those individuals may face disciplinary action from the series under the conduct clause of the NETS rulebook.


ALLEN COATES WINS AGAIN AT SPEEDBOWL
Allen Coates again showed he has the truck to beat when it comes to Connecticut's shoreline oval. He elected to start last and drive his way to the lead in short order on his way to victory. He was helped by a number of cautions involving contenders Tyler Chapman, Andy Lindeman, Glen Noll, and Chris Correll among others. Point leader Corey Coates finished second, with Noll recovering to finish third.
Waterford was also the final event for the NETS American Sign Triple Track Challenge. Corey Coates's runner up finish secured the top Challenge spot follwoed by Andy Lindeman. Third place was a tie between Glen Noll and DJ McGouran, but Noll's third place event finish gave him a higher best finish in Triple Track Challenge events and the tiebreaker over McGouran.

 



LINDEMAN, TURBUSH SCORE DOUBLEHEADER VICTORIES

     The New England Truck Series was in action twice this weekend, and two familiar faces celebrated in victory lane. Andy Lindeman drove to victory lane at Star Speedway in a backup truck, one race after destroying his primary truck at Waterford Speedbowl. Lindeman started inside of the second row in Saturday Night's event at Star, and quickly challenged pole sitter Bert Ouellette for the lead. The field was slowed twice for separate incidents involving NETS point leader Duane Noll and Chris Correll. The restarts offered competitors a shot at Lindeman, but the 5 time series champion was not to be deterred. Corey Coates would sneak past Ouellette for second, with Chris Turbush and Tyler Chapman rounding out the top 5. Lindeman's win foils Coate's attempt to sweep the American Sign Triple Truck Challenge, however he leads the Triple Truck standings after two events.
     Chris Turbush would improve on his weekend by driving away from the field at Hudson Speedway for his second victory of the season. After an early caution for a flat tire by pole sitter Allen Coates, the yellow would not fly again, leaving little chance for the rest of the field to catch Turbush once he took over the top spot. Bert Ouellette scored his second podium finish of the weekend in second, followed by Chris Correll, Andy Lindeman, and Glen Noll.



COREY COATES FIRST REPEAT WINNER OF 2014

Corey Coates picked up his second win of the season and became the first New England Truck Series repeat winner of 2014 in a caution-filled event at Waterford Speedbowl. Coates took the lead on lap 8 and kept the trouble behind him on his way to victory over Frank Dumicich Jr, Erin Sollomitto, and Glen Noll.
The event saw a multitude of cautions, for spins, and cut tires. The most serious accident of the night saw series points leaders Duane Noll and Andy Lindeman get together coming off turn two, with Lindeman sliding the length of the backstretch on his drivers side before coming to rest in turn 3. The wreck ended Lindeman's night and caused a 15 minute delay while the track crew repaired damage to the pit entry gate. Noll would return to the event and charge back to a top 5 finish, to extend his point lead over Lindeman.
The next event for the New England Truck Series is a doubleheader weekend featuring Star Speedway on Saturday July 19th and Hudson Speedway on July 20th. The Star event is the second leg of the American Sign Tri-Track Challenge . Coates won the first leg of the Tri-Track Challengein his other NETS victory earlier this season.

 



ALLEN COATES WINS AT WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

Allen Coates took over the lead at the halfway point and never looked back en route to his first New England Truck Series win in 2014. Allen joins son Corey Coates as one of five winners in five events this season. Chris Correll followed Coates through early traffic to finish second. Allen's son Corey led early in the event but faded to third at the finish, followed by defending series champion Duane Noll and Andy Lindeman.
Noll and Lindeman remain in command of the series point standings, with only three points separating first and second. Third place Corey Coates gained ground on the leaders. Bert Ouellette is fourth, while Glen Noll and DJ McGouran are tied for 5th.

 


COREY COATES WINS FIRST AMERICAN SIGN TRI-TRACK CHALLENGE EVENT AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
Corey Coates raced from the back of the pack to the front for an impressive victory in the first event of the 2014 American Sign Tri-Track Challenge . Coates had rear axle problems in his heat race and had to start at the back of the New England Truck Series feature, but the extra distance event gave him just enough time to work through the field. He took the lead from defending NETS champion Duane Noll with four laps remaining and found victory lane for the first time in 2014. Andy Lindeman was third. Glen Noll and DJ McGouran each scored their first top 5 finishes of the season, finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Rookie contender Tyler Chapman led the first ten laps of the event and finished sixth.
By virtue of his win, Coates is now eligible to take home the entire American Sign Tri-Track Challenge bonus if he can win upcoming Tri-Track Challenge events on July 19th at Star Speedway and August 16th at Waterford Speedbowl.
The series has now seen four different event winners in four events this season. Duane Noll will assume sole possession of the New England Truck Series points lead when the series returns to action at Waterford Speedbowl June 14th.






LINDEMAN RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT MONADNOCK


Andy Lindeman showed yet again why he is a five time New England Truck Series champion by driving away from the field en route to his first victory of 2014. It was his first victory in the series in two years, and breaks the Monadnock winning streak of Duane Noll, who had won every NETS event at the 1/4 mile high banked speedway for the past two seasons.
Corey Coates started the race on the pole, but outside pole sitter Bert Ouellette got the advantage at the start of the event and moved to an early lead. Lindeman, who started third, was able to move by Coates for second and ran down Ouellette to challenge for the lead by the halfway point. Lindeman moved alongside down the backstretch and took the lead on lap 12, before driving off from the rest of the field on his way to victory. Ouellette would finish second, with Alan Coates and Duane Noll finishing side-by-side for third, and Corey Coates fifth.
Lindeman's victory moves him into a first place tie with defending champion Duane Noll atop the series points standings.



CHRIS TURBUSH TAKES WIN AT SPEEDBOWL

Chris Turbush held off a charging Duane Noll to take the checkers at the Waterford Speedbowl in the second event of the New England Truck Series season. Duane Noll finished second, followed by Alan Coates, Roger Turbush, and Chris Correll.
Alan Coates brought the field down to the green flag, and held the early lead, but Chris Turbish moved from his sixth starting position into second by lap 5. Caution for a spin by DJ McGouran would bunch the field up on lap 12, allowing Turbush to challenge Alan Coates for the lead on the restart. Turbush would battle side by side with Coates through two more cautions, but was able to get the advantage each time. Duane Noll mounted a charge late in the event, snatching second away from Coates with three to go, but ran out of time to catch Turbish. Coates finished third, followed by last week's winner Roger Turbush. Chris Correll recovered from a mid-race spin to finish fifth.




ROGER TURBUSH WINS NETS ICEBREAKER

 

Roger Turbush of Riverhead NY won the first event of the 2014 New England Truck Series Season at Thompson Speedway Raceway Park. Turbush defeated series champion Duane Noll by less than half a truck length en route to victory. Five time champion Andy Lindeman was third.
Frank Dumicich Jr. took the green flag from the pole and stretched his front row starting position to an early lead until Duane Noll was able to catch him and make a move alongside in lap 7. The two then ran side by side for the next ten circuits, trading the lead multiple times across the stripe. They would continue racing door to door until Corey Coates' engine expired with three laps remaining, causing the caution to wave.
On the restart, Chris Turbush stormed past Noll into second place, but made contact with leader Dumicich, Jr. off turn two. The contact sent Dumicich, Jr spinning into the inside wall, and resulted in an aggressive driving penalty for Chris Turbush. Noll inherited the lead with Roger Turbush alongside. On the final restart, Roger Turbush pulled away and was able to hold off a last lap charges from both Noll and Lindeman. Jason Lafayette was fourth and Frank Dumicich Sr. fifth.



NETS EXPECTS EXCITING 2014 SEASON

The New England Truck Series anticipates a large field of trucks for the 2014 Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. This will be the first event of a busy 2014 NETS Season, featuring 14 events at seven different speedways around the northeast. The trucks will return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park again in October, when they will look
to crown the 2014 Champion.
With back-to-back NETS Championships, Duane Noll (2) returns as a favorite for the 2014 points title. Other leading contenders include last year's runner up Glen Noll (72) and 4 time NETS Champion Chris Correll (7), now in a Chevrolet. Bert Ouelette (151) returns to the New England Truck Series after spending 2013 nailing down a championship in Tri-State Karts. Also returning full time are Corey Coates and Jason Lafayette (21), who both spent 2013 racing modifieds. 2013's most improved driver, D.J. McGouran (73) and 2013 Rookie of the Year Pete Cayer (69) are expected to challenge at the front of the field in 2014.
New drivers to the series this year include former modified drivers Paul Varriccio Sr. (54) and Mike Parker (93). Former Monadnock Speedway driver Trevor Lee Dyer (70) is a leading contender for rookie of the year. Kendall Metcalf (8) and Cassie Coates (98) are running for 2014 ROTY after each made limited starts in 2013.
Former truck champion Alan Coates will to return to the New England Truck Series on a part-time basis in 2014. Waterford Speedbowl modified winner Joey Gada is expected to make appearances in the series, as well as NETS 5-time champion Andy Lindeman (3). Riverhead Super ProTruck champion by Frank Dumicich Jr. (42), leads a group of New York drivers expected to compete in select New England Truck Series events. That list includes his father Frank Dumicich Sr. (5), Tyler Chapman (81), Roger Turbush (88), Christopher Turbush (81), and Dave Koenig (97)


HALTIN CUSTOMS BECOMES NEW NETS SPONSOR
Haltin Customs of Rhode Island is proud to join forces with the New England Truck Series in 2014. The fiberglass fabrication company owned and operated by Lee Hayes has been making fiberglass bodies for the Seekonk Speedway Super Sport Trucks and Street Stock divisions, as well as go cart bodies, air boxes, and other custom items for the racing community.
"I'm thrilled to introduce our products to the teams of the New England Truck Series, and look forward to supporting the race teams to build a better series," said Hayes. "We've just launched our new website at www.haltincustoms.com in an effort to better support race teams and help them find the parts they need to get to the finish line. We're in the process of developing some NETS specific roof and nose panels, but most of our products are ready to bolt on."

MAGNUS RACING PRODUCTS TO SPONSOR TRUCK SERIES
The New England Truck Series is proud to welcome Magnus Racing products of Danielson, CT as a new a contingency sponsor for the 2014 racing season. Magnus is the recognized leader in transmission and driveline products for racers around the region.
“When we began discussing the new transmission options for the New England truck Series, Magnus was the first call we made,” said NETS Race Director Chris Austil. “They have been a valuable resource for us as a series, and we’re happy to have their support in a sponsorship role as well.”
Magnus Racing Products specializes in building racing transmissions, rear ends, and drivetrain components for racing and street applications. Magnus also offers a wide array of customized accessories and drivetrain components, such as shifter brackets, linkage kits, transmission case savers, and shifters.

THIRTY RACEWEAR TO PARTNER WITH NETS IN 2014

Thirty Racewear has come aboard as a new sponsor for the New England Truck Series in 2014. Thirty Racewear offers a full line of protective equipment for racers, including suits, gloves, shoes, and fireproof undergarments. Thirty Racewear also offers race team jackets, polos, hoodies, keychains, and a wide variety of advertising, and promotional products for the fans as well.
I’m excited to have Thirty Racewear on board,” said series director Lorraine Pard. “I’ve had great business experiences with [owner] Mark Caise, and am looking forward to working with Thirty Racewear as a new sponsor for our series.”

AMERICAN SIGN TO PRESENT NETS 2014 Tri-Track Challenge American Sign Incorporated of New Haven CT will sponsor a three event Tri-Track Challenge as part of the New England Truck Series 2014 Season. The series within a series will take place at three selected events, and the three drivers who accumulate the most points at these events will split a bonus purse of $500 provided by American Sign. However, if one driver can find victory lane in all three events, they will claim the second and third place share as well, and take home the whole Tri-Track Challenge purse. The May 31st event at Monadnock Speedway, July 19th event at Star Speedway, and August 16th event at the Waterford Speedbowl will make up the 2014 Tri-Track Challenge .
"I wanted to do something special for the New England Truck Series," said Tony Lafo, President of American Sign Inc. "It's a great series, and last season I had a lot of fun competing against these guys. While I am not racing trucks this year I wanted to continue supporting the series. I look forward to awarding a check to the Tri-Track Challenge Champion at Waterford on August 16th."
American Sign was established in New Haven, CT in 1934 and is one of the largest sign manufacturers in Connecticut. The company has a reputation for not only manufacturing the highest quality signage but also for standing behind their products and always meeting or exceeding deadlines and client expectations. American Sign offers a multitude of signage products, design, engineering, installation, and service work.


NETS ADDS LEE USA SPEEDWAY TO 2014 SCHEDULE
The New England Truck Series has added yet another new track to an already robust schedule. Lee USA speedway in Lee, New Hampshire will play host to the tough trucks as part of their 29th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend on October 11, & 12th. The NETS will join over 300 racing cars representing weekly and touring divisions from all over the northeast that are expected to compete in Lee's season finale.
“It's been a few years since we have been to Lee USA, and we're excited to be heading back there,” said NETS Series Director Lorraine Pard. “Our drivers love to race everywhere they can, and as a series we do our best to give them the opportunity. To be part of Oktoberfest is really an honor, and we're really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans.”
Lee joins the growing number of speedways around the northeast playing host to the New England Truck Series in 2014 as the series expands to seven different New England speedways across a thirteen race schedule. The first event of the NETS season is the Budweiser Blast Off at Waterford Speedbowl, March 29th-29th.

INFORMATION FOR 2014 TEAMS
Teams are encouraged to download and return the 2014 number registration form as soon as possible to secure their choice for next season. All 2013 numbers that were not renewed by Dec 31st are now available for any other team to use. The deadline for team member registration forms is March 1st to ensure licenses are printed for the start of the 2014 season.

The complete 2014 rulebook is now available. 2014 Rulebook Amendments will be published here.
An archived version of the 2013 rulebook is available here for teams wishing to reference last year's rulebook.

ROCKAUTO.COM NEW 2014 NETS SPONSOR

Online auto parts retailer Rock Auto.com has partnered with the New England Truck Series for 2014. Rock Auto allows you to order auto parts online from their website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have them conveniently delivered to your door. RockAuto.com has everything from one lug nut to a new fender or remanufactured engine; all at everyday low prices. Click the rockauto.com logos on newenglandtruckseries.com to show your support.



JOHN GATES NAMED SERIES ANNOUNCER FOR 2014 SEASON

The New England Truck Series now has it's own voice, and it is a familiar one. John Gates, announcer for Waterford Speedbowl and host of Overdrive Radio, will become the official announcer for the New England Truck Series as it tours speedways throughout southern New England. Gates has been affiliated with Waterford Speedbowl since 2008, calling the action alongside Matt Buckler and Dave Baribeault. In 2012 Gates became part of the staff at Overdrive Radio, a Saturday afternoon racing program on FM 94.9 News Now in the Waterford area.
“I always felt the New England Truck Series needed an announcer to get things a little more pumped up for the fans and to give more info on upcoming and past events,” said Gates. “This really is a great series and I'm excited to help it grow.”
Series Director Lorraine Pard was excited to welcome Gates to the NETS family. “John is really someone who is going to spend a lot of time in the NETS pits getting to know the drivers and their stories, and is going to bring those stories to the fans in the grandstands everywhere we race. Having John's knowledgeable voice in the booth is an important part of being a series that fans can really connect with and want to see out there.”

 



Thompson International SpeedwayTHOMPSON SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2014 NETS PURSES
Thompson Intentational Speedway has announced the purse structure for all 2014 New England Truck Series events at the 5/8 mile oval. Purses are based on the number of trucks entered in the event. For the complete purse structure breakdown, click here.



NEW ENGLAND TRUCK SERIES ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHEDULE
The New England Truck Series has announced it's 2014 schedule, expanding to three new tracks that were not part of the 2013 schedule. The series will start and end the season at Thompson International Speedway bookends for a 13 date tour which includes multiple visits to Waterford Speedbowl and Monadnock Speedway as well. Twin State Speedway has a June event on the NETS schedule after being absent from last year's tour. Star Speedway and Hudson International Speedway will make up an exciting new doubleheader weekend for the series in July. The schedule also includes two race weekends reserved for events that have not yet been confirmed.
"We're excited to be expanding our schedule this season," said series director Lorrraine Pard. "We know racers love to race anywhere they can, and it's very exciting for us to be able to offer our teams the opportunity to compete at different facilities around the northeast. Bringing the series to Star and Hudson, and back to Twin State is great for our series and I know they're excited to have us." Click here for 2014 NETS Schedule

 


NETS NAMES CHRIS AUSTILL AS NEW RACE DIRECTOR...
Chris Austill has seen the action from the driver's seat and the official's booth, but in 2014 he will take on a new role as New England Truck Series Race Director. Austill has been an official with NETS for the past four seasons, and steps up to replace Mark Woodcock, who had held the position since 2012. The change takes place immediately, and Austill expressed excitement about the new position. "It's a great time to be involved with the New England Truck Series. We're expanding and visiting new tracks this year, and I'm thrilled to be a bigger part of helping this series grow and put on even better racing for the fans."
"Chris is an asset to the series and we're really lucky to have him. I think he's ready to step up into bigger shoes and help our series really grow," said series director Lorraine Pard. "He has a lot of experience behind the wheel and with us as an official, so he was a natural choice for the position."
Woodcock elected to step down as Race Director, citing time constraints and other commitments. "I would like to deeply thank New England Truck Series and Lorraine for this great job opportunity to serve as the Race Director for the last couple of years. The knowledge and job experience I have received will never be forgotten."
"I'd also like to thank Mark for his hard work and dedication as Race Director over the past two seasons," said Pard. "We've made a lot of gains under his leadership. I'm happy that he will be staying with us as an official, and I'm certain he will continue to serve as a great resource for the series in the future."

 


DUANE NOLL WINS AT THOMPSON,
WRAPS UP SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP IN STYLE...
Duane Noll celebrates Thompson win and Series championship
Duane Noll took the lead on lap one and never looked back en route to the New England Truck Series victory. Noll wrapped up the 2013 New England Truck Series Championship a few weeks ago, but celebrated his accomplishment in victory lane. Four-time champion Chris Correll led the field to green, and on the start Noll used the outside groove to get alongside Correll and take the lead before the caution flew for a wreck in turn four. Noll held strong through a number of restarts pressure from Correll. Frank Dumicich, Jr. got into the mix when he followed Noll’s on the high side to challenge Correll. After a brief side-by-side battle, Dumicich took over second and closed in on Noll by a single car length. Correll fall back through the field with transmission woes while former champion Andy Lindeman moved from his last place starting position into the top three. Lindeman battled with Dumicich, finally taking second position on lap 13. Dumicich was black flagged for dragging a sway bar and pulled to the infield, giving Bert Ouelette a chance to move up into the top three, But Noll pulled away to a commanding two-second lead and sailed on to the checkers unchallenged. Lindeman was later disqualified, leaving second place to Ouellette, third to Tom Metcalf, fourth to F. Dumicich Sr., and Brad Caddick rounding out the top 5.

 




 

 



Point Standings
Final Standings 2014
1. A. Lindeman 519
2. C. Coates -2
3. B. Ouellette -31
4. G. Noll -31
5. DJ McGouran -45

American Sign
Tri-Track Challenge

FINAL RESULTS
1. C. Coates
2. A. Lindeman
3. G. Noll             (t)
4. DJ McGouran  (t)
*G. Noll wins tiebreaker by virtue of best finish (3rd) in a Tri-Track event over McGouran (4th)


Last Event
Thompson 10/19
1. C. Turbush
2. B. McElerney
3. A. Lindeman
4.
DJ McGouran
5. G. Noll


Next Event
Banquet

January 10th, 2015

Gates Open: 6pm
Cash Bar: 6pm*
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Dinner 7pm*

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Waterford Speedbowl Monadnock Speedway Thompson International Speedway Star Speedway Hudson Speedway
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