Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Off to A Great Start - Race Recap!

The 2014 season is off to a great start for Hooligan Motorsports!

We began the season at Lee USA Speedway with a 10th place finish on April 13th.  The following weekend, the #8 finished 7th at Wiscasett Speedway and we finished out April with a 10th place finish at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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Ready for the heat race! #HooliganMotorsports #8 #uslegends #racing #maine

Matt kept his momentum going for the month of May, beginning the month with a 6th place finish at Beechridge Motor Speedway.  After taking his first US Legends career heat win at Speedway 95 on May 10, Matt took home 7th place in the feature.  We took advantage of a day off from the tour on May 17 and visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway / Granite State Legends Oval, taking home 6th place.  The NELCAR tour rounded out May with 3 races in 7 days... the #8 took home 5th at Wiscasset, 10th at Oxford and 6th at our "home track," Star Speedway!

First practice complete at #BeechRidge #8 #HooliganMotorsports #uslegends #racecar #maine #inex

Come by the #8 #NELCAR pit at @beechridge today and get some free @caseyjonesbones #dogtreats samples! #raceday #racing #maine #MadeinNH

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Race Day and we have blue skies!! #uslegends #racing #8 #HooliganMotorsports #NHMS

June has approached quickly and brings about the start of the Thursday Thunder series at Beechridge, where Matt started off with an 8th place finish last week.  The NELCAR tour visited Speedway 95 for the last time in 2014 on Saturday June 14, giving Matt another 5th place finish.

My current view. First night of #ThursdayThunder and it's COLD! #uslegends #racing #8 #HooliganMotorsports #raceday

On track for practice #8 #HooliganMotorsports #uslegends #racecar #maine #CaseyJonesBones #HobbyEmporium #FOR

We are excited for what's to come in 2014!  The #8 Hooligan Motorsports car currently sits in 3rd place overall for the NELCAR Tour and 8th place for Thursday Thunder.

This weekend brings us back "home" to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a combined Granite State Legends & NELCAR race... hope to see YOU there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Speedway 95 - First Legends Career Heat Win!

The NELCAR tour headed North to Speedway 95 on Saturday night for the fifth race of 2014.  Despite the rainy day, the sun was shining by the time we hit the track for practice.

On track for practice #8 #HooliganMotorsports #uslegends #inex #racecar #racing
photo by Nichole, Hooligan Motorsports

The Hooligan Motorsports #8 started on the outside pole in heat #1 and quickly moved into the lead, never looking back. 

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Matt took home his first Legends career heat win!

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Matt started the feature race on the pole and took off in front of the pack.  A few laps in, the #8 got too far up into the outside grove and spun in turn 4, sending Matt to the rear of the pack.  He worked his way back up, and recovered with a 7th place finish.

For those wondering, yes, the Hooligan Motorsports team made sure to keep up with the Bruins playoff game all evening!

Watching the #bruins game at the #racetrack #becauseitsthecup #playoffhockey #GoBs #boston #hockey #racing #HooliganMotorsports
photo by Nichole, Hooligan Motorsports


A B's win and a beautiful sunset over Speedway 95 were icing on the cake after the great day the #8 had.

Sunset over Speedway 95 last night... #uslegends #racecar #racing #sunset #sky #maine
photo by Nichole, Hooligan Motorsports




Friday, May 2, 2014

Get Your Hooligan Swag!

You may have seen the awesome new stickers we have this year, courtesy of CustomizedStickers.com...

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Or perhaps the new oval car magnets and 2014 schedule magnets, thanks to Magnets.com...

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You can get yours at any of our upcoming races - just ask!  For those of you who are not local, or won't be at the track anytime soon, you can still get some.  Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hooligan Motorsports, PO Box 1063, Windham NH 03087.  Make sure the envelope is big enough for a 4" x 6" magnet and has at least 3 ounces of postage if you want one of each.
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We are FOR Rescue - are you?

We are thrilled to partner with Friends of Rescue for another season!

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Friends of Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, non-breed-specific dog and cat rescue in North Alabama.  All of our animals are placed in foster homes and are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped.

Animal rescue is near and dear to our own hearts.  We have adopted and fostered many dogs over the years, and enjoy spreading the word. If you've visited the NELCAR pits anytime in the past 3 years, you just might recognize this face.

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Belle was one of our Friends of Rescue foster babies who stole the hearts of nearly every single person in the pit area at NHMS the day we picked her up! She found her forever home with the Cannell's (Pete drives the #49 NELCAR Legend car) and has been at the race track ever since.

Stop by our pit to find out more information about FOR, including adoption of the their amazing dogs and cats to New England!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lee USA Speedway ~ 4.13.14

The 2014 NELCAR season kicked off at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 13.  It was a very wet morning and cold day, but they did get all of the racing action in!

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We got in some practice laps on Saturday, allowing us to break in the new motor at partial speed.

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Sunday brought about the first full speed laps on the new motor.  We worked on the set-up and tried to keep up with the changing weather all day long, which resulted in the #8 picking up speed each time it hit the track.  We finished 5th in our heat race and 10th in the feature.

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The 2014 is off to a great start!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MaineRacing.com Article

Matt was recently interviewed by Chris Roy for a MaineRacing.com article.  Check out what he's got to say about the off season, having a brand new motor under the #8 hood, the 2014 NELCAR schedule, his favorite tracks and more! 

CustomizedStickers.com & Magnets.com - A Winning Combination!

We are very excited to welcome Customized Stickers back on board for a fourth year! 

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The Official Sticker of Hooligan Motorsports

"We're confident there's no easier way to order and buy custom bulk stickers than with Customized Stickers. Whether you're looking for custom bumper stickers, company logo stickers, or product labels we're happy to help! Located just outside of New York City in downtown Jersey City, NJ, we produce all of our custom stickers right here in the United States out of the highest quality papers, clear and white vinyl stocks, and UV resistant inks."

We're even more excited to announce that their sister organization, Magnets.com has come on board as a sponsor partner for 2014!

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The Official Magnet of Hooligan Motorsports

"Magnets.com has been providing customized promotional magnets Since 1997. Our 2nd generation, family owned and operated business is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Magnets.com has been recognized as a leading designer, printer, and manufacturer of custom high quality promotional and refrigerator magnets. Our 50,000+ clients - from Fortune 500's to small businesses across the world - depend on us for high quality magnets along with honest practices, free artwork and set up, and consultative customer service. Best of all, our custom magnets are made in the USA from recycled American sourced materials."

Having both CustomizedStickers.com and Magnets.com supporting the Hooligan Motorsports #8 this year means that we will have loads of great new swag for all of our fans!  Make sure you find us at the track and ask for some - whether it's in the pits, on track for one of our autograph nights, or even in the parking lot, we've got you covered. Here's a sneak preview of some of the awesome 2014 items...

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