Doucette And Buffington Defend NHMS Track Champion Titles For 2019


(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Shaun Buffington (left) and Rick Doucette (right) were named the 2019 NHMS Track Champions for the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and legend car division of J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series (Buffington) and the Loudon Road Race Series (Doucette) at the annual awards banquet that was held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Saturday, November 16. (Photo: Courtesy NHMS)

More than 60 riders and drivers from this year’s Loudon Road Race Series, MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series were recognized at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Saturday, November 16.

LOUDON, N.H. – The 2019 champions from three local racing series were honored at the annual awards banquet held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Saturday, November 16. Two New England racers – Rick Doucette of the Loudon Road Race Series and Shaun Buffington of the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and the legend car division of J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series – each took home 2019 Track Champion titles from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in their respective series.

Doucette is no stranger to winning, making this his ninth Loudon Road Race Series (LRRS) Track Championship. This win marks his third year in a row, and prior to that, he won the title consecutively from 2010-2015. This year, the Sandown, N.H. native will be going home with a total of 11 trophies. Not only is Doucette the champion of the Combined 300 Superbike, Formula 50 Lights, GTL and Lightweight Grand Prix expert divisions, he is the first runner up in the Middleweight Superbike, Combined 300 Supersport and Formula 40 Lights expert divisions and the second runner up in the Combined 500 Superbike, Heavyweight Superbike and Middleweight Grand Prix expert divisions.

“It was a good season,” said Doucette. “I’m happy to defend again, but we’re going to try one more time – I want an even 10. It’s been a fun year, as always, and I like celebrating with everybody that I race with.”

Vicente Frontinan received the Loudon Road Race Series Amateur Achievement Award after being named the champion of the Middleweight Supersport, Middleweight Formula 40, Formula 40 Unlimited, GTU and Middleweight Grand Prix amateur divisions.

Buffington, who is the Track Champion in both the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and the legend car division of J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series for the seventh time, had a phenomenal 2019 season at NHMS, landing on the podium after every single race, that included 19 first place finishes, two second place finishes and three third place finishes. Buffington also took home the 2019 Master Road Course and Oval World Championship at the Road Course World Finals, which were held at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Ga. on November 3.

“Being the only one to have won it here is pretty special,” said Buffington, a Plainfield, Conn. native. “Championships aren’t won on the track necessarily. A lot of hard work goes into it, both in the off season and during the season. We just got back from Atlanta, where we all had a lot of success, so it definitely makes tonight more fun, and everybody can celebrate. This was the best year I’ve ever had racing as far as setting the goals and actually meeting all of those goals, and we’ve already started getting ready for next year.”

Brianna McHugh from the Loudon Road Race Series, Matt Haufe from the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and Tom Searles from the legend car division of J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series were all recognized as rookies of the year in their respective series.

The Loudon Road Race Series, Road Course Series and Oval Series* will all return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the spring of 2020 for another season of close side-by-side racing.

2020 Schedule:

Loudon Road Race Series

May 2-3 and 16-17

June 19-21

July 4-5 (off-site at New Jersey Motorsports Park)

August 1-2 and 29-30

September 19-20

October 3-4

Road Course Series

May 2-3, 9 and 16-17

June 20-21 and 27

July 25

August 1-2 and 29-30

September 11

*The Oval Series schedule is TBD and will be posted on NHMS.com at a later date.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the November 28, 2019-January 5, 2020 Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, the June 13-20, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 11-12, 2020 Full Throttle Fall Weekend visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

–NHMS–

Complete List of 2019 Champions

Loudon Road Race Series:

Expert

Track Champion: Rick Doucette

Combined 300 Superbike: Rick Doucette

Combined 300 Supersport: Shawn Barron

Combined 500 Superbike: Benjamin Gloddy

Combined 500 Supersport: Benjamin Gloddy

Formula 50 Lights: Rick Doucette

Formula 40 Lights: Charles “Jesse” Sandoz

Formula 40 Unlimited: Eric Wood

GTL: Rick Doucette

GTO: Tyler Wasserbauer

GTU: Scott Greenwood

Heavyweight Superbike: Scott Greenwood

Heavyweight Supersport: Scott Greenwood

Lightweight Grand Prix: Rick Doucette

Lightweight Sportsman: Brett Guyer

Lightweight Superbike: Charles “Jesse” Sandoz

Lightweight Supersport: Steven Heider

Middleweight Formula 40: Scott Greenwood

Middleweight Grand Prix: Scott Greenwood

Middleweight Superbike: Scott Greenwood

Middleweight Supersport: Scott Greenwood

Motard: Elijah Block

Moto 3: Shawn Spear

Super Singles: Kevin Allen

Super Twins: Charles “Jesse” Sandoz

Thunderbike: Charles “Jesse” Sandoz

Ultralight Grand Prix: Brett Guyer

Ultralight Superbike: Peter Gaboriault

Unlimited Grand Prix: Eric Wood

Unlimited Superbike: Eric Wood

Unlimited Supersport: Eric Wood

Amateur

Amateur Achievement: Vicente Frontinan

Formula 50 Lights: Michael Dimond

Formula 40 Lights: Stephen Biehl

Formula 40 Unlimited: Vicente Frontinan

GTL: Charles Blumberg

GTO: Thomas Hynes IV

GTU: Vicente Frontinan

Heavyweight Superbike: Anthony DiCecca

Heavyweight Supersport: Paul Hosue

Lightweight Grand Prix: Charles Blumberg

Lightweight Sportsman: Brooks Saunders

Lightweight Superbike: Charles Blumberg

Lightweight Supersport: Charles Blumberg

Middleweight Formula 40: Vicente Frontinan

Middleweight Grand Prix: Vicente Frontinan

Middleweight Superbike: Brian Fernald

Middleweight Supersport: Vicente Frontinan

Motard: Brooks Saunders

Moto 3: Jeff Vader

Super Singles: Daniel Zimmer

Thunderbike: Kevin Fogg

Ultralight Grand Prix: Michael Zoner

Ultralight Superbike: Michael Dimond

Unlimited Grand Prix: Brian Fernald

Unlimited Superbike: David Caldwell

Unlimited Supersport: Brian Fernald

MOAT Mountain Road Course Series:

Track Champion: Shaun Buffington

J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series (Legend Division):

Track Champion: Shaun Buffington




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