Claremont Speedway Champions Crowned at Annual Banquet

Claremont, NH (November 11, 2002): The Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT
was the host of Claremont Speedway's annual banquet this past Saturday
evening. A large crowd was in attendance to honor the many reward
recipients.

The night kicked off with the recognition of the top ten competitors in
Claremont's six divisions. The sixty drivers that were recognized were
among 167 cars that took and official start during the 2002 season. The
top ten in each division were as follows:

Fleming Texaco Lightning Stocks
1. Joe Rogers
2. Skip Harvey
3. Tyler Lescord
4. Robert Tedford
5. Zack Lamotte
6. Mike Clow
7. Colby Hodgdon
8. Derek Hussey
9. Mike Burke
10. Ed Castor

Other awards distributed to the Lightning Stock division included the
Rookie of the Year award going to Tyler Lescord; the Most Improved
Driver award to Skip Harvey who won 9 times in 2002; the Outstanding
achievement award to Colby Hodgdon; and the Most Popular Driver Award to
division champion Joe Rogers.

ABC Motors Mini Stocks
1. Walt Harris
2. John Ross Jr.
3. Dave Crouteau
4. Dale Squires
5. Rick Bly
6. April May Gelineau
7. Steve Ferland
8. Kevin Ferland
9. Sean Page
10. Bill Richards

Other awards distributed to the Mini Stock division included the Rookie
of the Year award going to Dave Crouteau; the Most Improved Driver award
to Walt Harris who won 5 times in 2002; the Outstanding achievement
award to John Ross Jr.; and the Most Popular Driver Award to April May
Gelineau. Mini Stock Competitor Rick Bly received the Sonny Fleury
Memorial Higher Education Award and was presented a check for $250 by
STAR and NEAR. Mark Tilton received the True Value Mechanic of the Year
award in the division.

ASETEX Tire & Auto Street Stocks
1. Chris Bergeron
2. Doug Marsh
3. Ed Laquire
4. Richard Paradis
5. Sam Earle
6. Nate Young
7. Greg Sargent
8. Mark McClay
9. Eric Martell
10. Erik Smith


Other awards distributed to the Street Stock division included the
Rookie of the Year award going Fred Rogers; the Most Improved Driver
award to Sam Earle; the Outstanding Achievement award Eric Martell; and
the Most Popular Driver Award to Ed Laquire Jr. Ed Laquire Sr. received
the True Value Mechanic of the Year award in the division.

Dunkin Donuts Late Models
1. Aaron Fellows
2. Dennis Greenwood
3. Dick Lamotte
4. Robert Hagar
5. Jamie Lanou
6. Andy Courchesne
7. Joe Lanou
8. Monica Rook
9. Charlie Wheeler
10. Larry Riendeau

Other awards distributed to the Late Model division included the Rookie
of the Year award going to Jamien Deschenes; the Most Improved Driver
award to Dennis Greenwood; the Outstanding Achievement award Charlie
Wheeler who also won the Snap-On Tough Luck Award; and the Most Popular
Driver Award to Monica Rook. Todd Rook received the True Value Mechanic
of the Year award in the division. Aaron Fellows was presented with a
plaque by NASCAR representative Paul Shaffer for his third place finish
in the Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge New England Region
ShorTrack Division.

Cellular One Pro Stocks
1. Mike Brousseau
2. Dave Davis
3. Bucky Demers
4. Bryon Baker
5. Rob Williams
6. Jim Boniface
7. Steve Gauthier
8. Mike Parks
9. Matt Waite
10. Bob Rugg

Other awards distributed to the Pro Stock division included the Rookie
of the Year award going to Steve Gauthier; the Most Improved Driver
award to division Champion Mike Brousseau; the Outstanding Achievement
award to Rob Williams; Kelly Williams received the Special Team Player
Award for her dedication to the team and helping her husband turn in his
career best finish in the Pro Stock division. Bucky Demers won the Most
Popular Driver Award.

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge KIXX 100.5 Modifieds
1. Peter Daniels
2. Dwight Jarvis
3. Bruce Batchelder
4. Kirby Monteith
5. Rusty Ball
6. Les Mardanes
7. Jim Storace
8. Jack Bateman
9. Tony Ricci
10. Dennis Albro

Other awards distributed to the Modified division included the Rookie of
the Year award going to Jim Storace; the Most Improved Driver award to
Les Mardanes; the Outstanding Achievement award Peter Daniels for his
accomplishment of winning the National NASCAR Weekly Racing Series
presented by Dodge Championship; Daniels' crew chief Jim Crowell was
presented with the True Value Mechanic of the Year Award. Dwight Jarvis
won the Most Popular Driver Award. The second Snap-On Tough Luck Award
of the evening went to modified competitor Tony Ricci.

Kirby Monteith was inducted into the Claremont Speedway Hall of Fame.
Monteith was recognized for his 30 years of racing at Claremont
Speedway. First as a crew member and then as a driver, Monteith, also
known as the "Mountain Man", has racked up 35 victories in his career,
including one this past season. Monteith is one tough competitor and
rightfully takes his place in the Hall of Fame.

Claremont Speedway now goes to work finalizing the 2003 rule book and
will be releasing that information shortly. For more information about
Claremont Speedway and the 2003 season, log on to
www.claremontspeedway.com or call the speedway at 603-543-3160.