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LEE, N.H. & SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- The entire Bobby Webber Racing team knew that three races in two days was going to be a difficult task, but the team completed a solid weekend with one victory, and a top-five finish.
Bryan Kruzcek wheeled the No. 19 Hawthorne Automotive, Vynorius Companies, Hedges Excavating Late Model Sportsman to a third victory in four starts on Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in the second of double feature races. During the first race, a crash sidelined Kruczek before the finish -- but in the second race -- he charged to the front and drove away with the victory behind the wheel. It was the third win in four starts over the last two weeks in Lee's Rodfather Late Model Sportsman class.
Kruczek also wheel the No. 19 Vynorius Super Late Model to a fifth-place effort with the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Maine on Saturday, June 12. He qualified sixth in time trials, finished third in his heat race, and ran around the top five the entire race en route to a solid finish.
"One word sums up this weekend of racing for us and that is 'team'"," Kruczek said of Lee's Friday night event. "We hoped for another sweep at Lee, but the first incident out of our control put us in the pits. My crew got right to work and thrashed to rebuild the front of the body and repair the radiator and as always gave me a fast car to drive threw the field and take down win number three."
"Heading to Beech Ridge, being the place I got my first touring series win, I felt fairly optimistic about having a good run at Beech Ridge just knowing how the track can change over the day," he said of Beech Ridge's fifth-place finish. "We made minimal adjustments all day and just unloaded a comfortable car to drive and I was able to hang around the front all race and bring home a solid top-five for BWR to wrap our weekend."
The team will take a week off from the Granite State Pro Stock Series and focus on the next round of Rodfather Late Model Sportsman racing on Friday, June 18, back at Lee USA Speedway.
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EPPING, N.H. -- Bobby Webber Racing is completing final preparations for what will be a busy weekend of racing in the state of New Hampshire, and Maine, with two different cars, on Friday and Saturday, June 11-12.
Driver Bryan Kruczek will wheel both entires -- first on Friday in the Rodfather Late Model Sportsman at Lee USA Speedway -- then on Saturday with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. The last time Kruczek sat in both cars, he parked them in Victory Lane. Kruczek won both of the double feature races on Friday, June 5 at Lee USA with the Late Model Sportsman, and also is coming off a victory in his last race in the Super Late Model with the GSPSS at Star Speedway on May 8.
Friday at Lee will include two more feature races, while Saturday is a 150-lap contest that will put GSPSS stars against Beech Ridge track regulars. Kruczek looks to be in a major factor in all three races he runs this weekend.
"The Boyd Tech car (Late Model Sportsman) is just a blast to drive and I'm happy I got to complete the sweep last Friday," Kruczek said. "It definitely has grip and it's easy to drive. It was great to get back to Lee, definitely one of my most comfortable tracks to race at and I always enjoy racing there... enjoyed seeing some friends I haven't seen in a few years. Looking forward to getting back there."
On Saturday, Kruczek will head to Maine to compete with the top Super Late Model talent in the region.
"We have an awesome group of supporters behind us for sponsors and crew," Kruczek said. "Whether it is on, or off, the track, we do our best to showcase them at the front of the field on race day. We appreciate all they do for us."
Team owner Bobby Webber Jr. is also excited to return to the track this weekend, as Star Speedway, the track Webber owns, is off this weekend. He will attend both nights of racing action for the BWR team.
"This weekend is going to be fun," Webber said. "We are looking forward to attempting to go four-for-four at Lee with that car. Then, going to Beech Ridge on Saturday, we have confidence. Bryan did well there in his previous PASS car and hopefully that translates well to the Granite State Pro Stock Series. We have had some fun in the last three races we have run as a team, winning all three. There would be nothing better than to change that three wins to six wins after Saturday night."
Friday's event at Lee USA Speedway begins at 7 p.m. with feature racing, while Saturday's race day at Beech Ridge starts with time trials at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the track for both days of racing and fans are encouraged to come cheer on the No. 19 at the track.
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By Souza Media
LEE, N.H. -- It had been a few years since Bryan Kruczek had run a weekly division race at the Lee USA Speedway, but Friday Night, Kruczek and his Bobby Webber Racing team made a statement return, winning both Late Model Sportsman feature races in commanding fashion.
The team had a successful practice on opening night, with the car topping the speed charts, only to have a rain storm come in and cut the night short before a feature event could be run. So, after a week of anticipation, the Vynorious Companies, Hawthorne, Hedges Excavating machine picked up where they left off.
Kruczek started the first feature of the night towards the front of the pack, and quickly worked his way to the lead after a restart on the outside of the front row. Kruczek was able to work his way by early race leader Frankie Eldredge, and he was then able to distance himself from the rest of the pack. The Bobby Webber Racing machine finished the 25 lap race a solid 5 seconds over his nearest competitor, Frankie Eldredge crossed the stripe in second, Bobby Melvin Jr. rounded out the top three.
When feature number two of the evening hit the track, Kruczek's No. 19NH would roll off seventh in the 12-car field. In the opening laps, Cam Huntress had taken the lead while Kruczek navigated the BWR machine through traffic and up to the third spot.
On the fifth circuit, Charlie Colby worked his way by Huntress and into the lead, by this point Kruczek had worked his way up to the front duo, and two laps later, took the top spot. Again, the Hedges Excavation, Advanced Gas Distributors machine began to distance itself from the competition until the race was slowed by a caution bunching the field back together. On the restart, Kruczek rocketed his way back out to the lead with Frankie Eldredge following through into second, and Charlie Colby followed in third, which would be the way the trio would finish out the event. Kruczek crossed the line 1.6 seconds ahead of Eldredge completing the evening sweep.
Bobby Webber Racing team owner Bobby Webber also challenged Lee USA Speedway track owner Norm Wrenn to match him dollar-for-dollar for the winnings and donate the winnings to Hole in The Wall Gang, a favorite charity of the late Norm Wrenn III. Track owner Norm Wrenn matched and thousands of dollars were donated to the charity.
Bryan Kruczek and Bobby Webber Racing will return to Lee USA Speedway on Friday, June 11, for another round of the Rodfather Late Model Sportsman. Racing begins at 7 p.m. and admission is just $5 for fans in a special Fans Night at the races. The team will also compete in the Granite State Pro Stock Series event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 12. A full weekend preview will come later in the week right here on BobbyWebberRacingllc.com.
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By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WALPOLE, N.H. -- After a few weeks off, the Granite State Pro Stock Series roars back to action this Sunday, May 30, at Claremont Motorsports Park, with a Memorial Day special. As part of a full Sunday evening of racing, which will also include a special 60-lap Mini Stock madness event, Quest for the Cup double-feature races for the NHSTRA Modifieds, NELCAR Legends, Six Shooters, Pure Stocks and a 4-Cylinder Enduro, fans will have a little bit of everything in New Hampshire.
The Pro Stock portion of the evening will include multiple series champions and feature winners in competition, with the championship battle starting to take form with three of the 15 races complete. Angelo Belsito leads the standings by just six points on Devin O’Connell, while Gabe Brown sits third, eight points back. All three drivers are expected to compete on Sunday evening at Claremont.
Another driver expected is the Bobby Webber Racing pilot Bryan Kruczek, who will be driving the familiar No. 19 -- the same car he went to Victory Lane with in the last Granite State event at Star Speedway on May 8. Unlike some of his competitors, Kruczek has never stepped foot on the property at Claremont Motorsports Park -- one of New Hampshire’s trickiest race tracks. He will hope to become a quick study of the oval to be a major contender.
“I’m pretty excited to try a new adventure and hopefully get the team back to Victory Lane when we head to Claremont,” Kruczek said. “I’ve never been there before, but I’ve been watching enough videos that I get how the track races and I think it looks like a fun place. It definitely has a unique line to it.”
Kruczek proved at Star that he has the speed to get the job done, driving from the back to the front multiple times in the same race en route to victory. At Claremont, he hopes to make his job a little bit easier -- by qualifying and running up front for the entire 100-lap distance.
“Not having to chase points this year is much less stressful, and more fun for our whole team,” Kruczek said. “The goal is just to win races and it gives us the ability to hit the reset button whenever we feel it’s needed.”
Additional entries for the event include Casey Call, Josh King, Tyler Tomassi, DJ Shaw, Derek Gluchacki and more.
Adult tickets are just $25 for general admission, with seniors (65+) set at $20, and children 6-12 just $5. Any children ages five and under will be allowed free general admission. A full schedule will be available soon, but fans can expect the first green flag to fall at 4 p.m. with Pro Stock time trials.
For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit gspss.net and follow the series on social media.
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
EPPING, N.H. -- Bryan Kruczek passed the entire field -- at least twice -- en route to his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series win at Star Speedway on Saturday, May 8. Kruczek, who was fastest in time trials and won his heat race, started seventh -- but had to go to the rear on at least two different occasions. The Bobby Webber Racing driver didn’t let that slow him down, as he took the Vynorius No. 19 into Victory Lane in the third GSPSS race of the season, the Hedges Excavating 100.
“I’m out of breath,” Kruczek said, climbing from the car. “I had to pass a lot of cars out there. I can’t thank all of my guys enough, my guys are second to none. Bobby Webber lets me come out here and tells me to hand him the steering wheel or the trophy. We have some awesome sponsors.”
Kruczek’s day included contact and a spin by Jacob Dore, which sent both to the rear, and contact and a spin with Evan Beaulieu, which sent both to the rear. He pitted multiple times to the attention of his Bobby Webber Racing crew, but the car was right at the end. He passed Pole for the top spot with 24 laps to go -- however, a caution late gave Pole on last chance.
Pole edged out for the lead on the restart, crossing the line out front at lap 94 -- but slight contact a few laps later sent him backwards, and eventually spinning down the frontstretch, ending his day early. Kruczek held off a final charge from Josh King over the final laps to seal the victory.
Without the support of countless sponsors, including Vynorius, Hedges Excavating, Little Webb's Tires, Fuel & Race Parts, Jaime Webber Photography, KDW Landscaping, Ty Cooper Land Holdings, Velocita and more, the win would not have been possible.
The Bobby Webber Racing team looks forward to getting back to the track and chasing another checkered flag soon.
EPPING, N.H. -- Bryan Kruczek and the Bobby Webber Racing team are completing final preparations for the Granite State Pro Stock Series event at Star Speedway on Saturday, May 8. Returning to the home track, owned by race team owner Bobby Webber, Kruczek is looking to put together a strong run for the fans, sponsors and supporters that will be in attendance.
The team opened the Granite State Pro Stock Series season at Stafford Motor Speedway with a 12th place finish after struggling with speed most of the day. But some practice at Star, and a fresh setup under the hood, should bring the No. 19 Vynorius, Hedges Excavating machine to the front of the pack at Star.
"I'm definitely excited and ready for the weekend to get here," Kruczek said. "With the race being at our home track, in front of all of the sponsors, supporters, friends and family, it really means a lot to me and our team to go out there and be our best. I think our hard work over the last week in the shop and the track will allow us to go out there and be up front."
There will be a practice session on Friday, May 7, before the Saturday, May 8 race day at Star. Race day begins with practice from 12:20-12:45 p.m., followed by a final session from 1:05-1:30 p.m. Time trials will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by heat races and the feature event. The estimated green flag for the Hedges Excavating 100 is 5:15 p.m.
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EPPING, N.H. -- Bryan Kruczek and the entire Bobby Webber Racing team officially open their New England racing season on Saturday, April 24, at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. Set to compete with the Granite State Pro Stock Series, in the Casagrande Builders 75, Kruczek will chase a $3,000 winning prize against some of the top Super Late Model competitors from across the region.
Driving the Vynorius Piledriving, Hedges Excavating, Ty Cooper Land Holdings No. 19, Kruczek will make his return to the Connecticut half-mile after many years away. He does have a previous start with the Pro All Star Series at Stafford, but he did not finish in that race, and is hoping to change that this time around.
"I'm pretty excited to get back to Stafford Motor Speedway and get this new season of racing in New England kicked-off for our entire BWR team," Kruczek said. "I've enjoyed racing with the Granite State Pro Stock Series in the past, and look forward to doing it again this weekend, and a lot of the season."
The opener of the Granite State Pro Stock Series season will mark the beginning of Bobby Webber Racing's 2021 season schedule, which includes more than 20 races, spread between the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Open Super Late Models, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series and more. Click here for a full season schedule.
Pit gates at Stafford open at 9 a.m., with practice set to take the green flag at 12:25 p.m. Granite State Pro Stock Series time trials begin at 1:30 p.m., with heat and feature racing to follow. The Casagrande Builders 75 is set for the green flag around 6 p.m. The race can be seen live as part of a stream at FloSports.TV. Fans can purchase a yearly subscription to FloSports by clicking here.
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EPPING, N.H. -- The Bobby Webber Racing team is heading south to New Smyrna Speedway. The team will make their debut at the famed World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, driving in the Sportsman division. BWR will purchase a new car from Boyd Technologies to use for competition -- with assistance from Boyd at the track planned throughout the week to make sure the car is up to speed.
A practice session is set for Thursday, February 4, while the Sportsman division is set to compete on the first two of nine nights -- Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6. The Sportsman event on Friday will be 35 laps, while Saturday will be a 50 lap special. Each of the nine nights will air live to race fans across the country as part of NBC Sports Gold TrackPass platform, which is just $2.99 per month.
“Going to Florida -- I can sum it up in three words -- stress, nerves and excitement,” team owner Bobby Webber said. “It’s something I have dreamed of for years, getting my own team on the track at New Smyrna Speedway. I have experienced the highs and lows of New Smyrna when I traveled yearly with Lou Mechalides for over 10 years -- now, it’s time to put the Bobby Webber Racing name on the map in Florida.”
Kruczek, a multiple-time American Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series winner , is set to take his first laps at the high-banked Florida oval. Kruczek has over 20 feature wins at Lee USA Speedway in the Late Model division.
“First of all, I’m excited just to be able to race this time of year, as I’m usually plowing snow or pulling wrecked cars out of the ditch through February,” Kruczek said. “Having the opportunity to head south, knowing we have a car that Boyd Technologies has been preparing for us, it gives me confidence that we will unload with a solid car. That has my entire team pumped up.”
Although he doesn’t have laps on the track, Kruczek is familiar with the look of the track, and his experience in New England might give him an upper hand as he looks to adapt.
“I got to see New Smyrna when we visited for Speedweeks previously, so I have a decent idea of how it might race,” Kruczek said. “Running tracks like Thompson (Speedway), New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Richmond Raceway… I think I will be able to acclimate fast. I’ve been spending a lot of time on iRacing over the last month practicing… I’m excited to get some real laps in.”
Boyd Technologies has proven success at New Smyrna, and the entire Bobby Webber Racing team is excited to work with the group.
“The stress level is definitely building this week as we try to remember everything we need to pack,” Webber said. “Stress that I put on myself for expecting too much. At the same time, I’m excited to debut a brand new Boyd car that should be fast right out of the box.”
Without the support of countless sponsors, the trip south wouldn’t be possible. Associate major sponsors include Advanced Gas Distributors, Hawthorne Automotive, ASI Racewear, Body’s by Kevin, Hedges Excavating and Vynorius Piledriving. There are endless friends of the Webber Racing team that are also involved, including Fast Track Concessions, Black Flagged Podcast, RAW Motorsports, Mainely Awards, Velocita, Red Cup Racing, Capitol Renegade, Kruczek’s Garage, LCM Motorsports, Eleveight Design, Embroidery Expertees, KDW Landscaping and Property Services, the Hebbelinck Family, N.E. Race Fuels and K Cobb Botanicals. There are also others that have supported the team over the years.
“I can’t thank all of our supporters enough,” Kruczek said. “It’s truly overwhelming how fast, and how many of our current and new sponsors reached out to us to support our trip south. I’m heading down there to give 100% -- and hopefully bring home some trophies to showcase their efforts. If anyone has met Bobby Webber, they know winning is the only option. He gives me the equipment I need and direct orders to hand him the checkered flag. We have a great team, a great car, and great sponsors.”
Webber certainly is planning to win as part of the trip of over 1,200 miles.
“I’m excited to be in warm weather and be able to enjoy and continue to grow the team that my Dad helped me get off the ground,” Webber said. “It’s exciting, but the best feeling will be when we roll into New Smyrna Speedway and hit the track.”
For a full schedule of New Smyrna’s racing, visit newsmyrnaspeedway.com.
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LOUDON, N.H. — With a right-rear tire blistered and coming apart, Bryan Kruczek still was able to wheel the No. 19 Vynorius Piledriving Late Model to a third-place finish on Saturday in the American-Canadian Tour Full Throttle 75 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kruczek started just outside the top-10, per the ACT plus/minus system and worked his way into the top-five by lap 12, and ended up in the top-three by lap 25. At lap 34, Kruczek took the lead for the first time and led eight laps, before settling for second and third, for much of the remainder. A late caution gave Kruczek the chance he was looking for — lining him up to the outside of leader Wayne Helliwell Jr. — and he was able to edge ahead for a second.
But it was Helliwell who would pick up the win, while Kruczek started to feel his right-rear tire come apart. He was able to wheel the car around the ‘Magic Mile’ for the final two laps and salvage a solid third-place finish for his Bobby Webber Jr. Racing team.
“Can’t complain with a podium finish at Loudon,” Kruczek said. “The mid-race the car was really good, I thought it would loosen up as the race went on, but the second set of tires we were just tight.”
Kruczek picked up the victory in his eight-lap qualifying heat race on Friday and was strong in practice. He backed it up with a podium finish on the big stage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the race.
The next American Canadian Tour points race for Kruczek and Bobby Webber Racing will be on Saturday, October 17, the final ACT race of the season at Oxford Plains Speedway.
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STORY BY: Souza Media
OXFORD, Maine – Bryan Kruczek, driving for Bobby Webber Racing, piloted the No. 19 Vynorius Piledriving Late Model to a third-place finish in Sunday’s American Canadian Tour (ACT) race at Oxford Plains Speedway. It was the third time in the last four races at Oxford that the veteran competitor earned a podium run -- two of them wins last year, and the other this third-place finish.
The only additional race at Oxford driving for Webber ended with a mechanical failure.
Kruczek started at the bottom of the top-10 on Sunday, and slowly worked his way to the front. He reached the top-five on lap 54, in the middle of a long green flag run, and battle up to third with just under 50 laps to go. He would take the second spot on lap 116, but a few late cautions, and a loose race car, forced him to settle for third. He finished the race battling with the likes of Ben Rowe, Dylan Payea and Dillon Moltz.
"I’m happy with the finish, I thought with about 20 laps to go that we were going to be sliding backwards quickly,” Kruczek said. “I rolled the dice on a restart and took the car to the top and I got lucky and got by Dillon Moltz, then I steered it back to the bottom, made it straight and pointed it to the finish.”
Kruzcek, who knows Oxford well, feels like the race day schedule might have played in a role in how the car drove in the feature. Normally, the ACT Tour doesn’t start practicing at 8 a.m. -- but Sunday was no normal day -- fitting for the COVID era of 2020. A rain-filled day on Saturday forced officials to postpone the race to Sunday, which left the ACT Tour feature set to take the green at 11:30 p.m., hours before the prestigious Oxford 250. The green flag dropped for heat races at 10 a.m.
“We don’t usually practice that early in the morning and I know Oxford is a moody track, it changes throughout the day,” Kruzcek said. “Generally, I start the car off a bit too tight, but I decided to free the car up because I thought we would be way too tight by the end of the feature. But it went the wrong way. I was just too free at the end. I couldn’t do anything on the bottom.”
Even though he didn’t earn the checkered flag, Kruczek and team are happy with the finish against 27 of the best Late Model competitors in the region. A long list of supporters made attending Oxford’s race possible, including Vynorius Pildriving, Capital Renegade, 949 Productions, Hedges Excavation, KDW, Body’s By Kevin, Dale Shaw Race Cars, Velocita USA, Magnus Transmissions, New England Racing Fuels, Performance Parts Supply, LCM Racing, Eleveight Designs and Bill Callen Racing Communications.
The next race for Kruzcek and Bobby Webber Racing is at Thunder Road Speedway in Vermont, this Sunday, September 6, as a celebration of Labor Day Weekend with the 42nd annual Labor Day Classic 200 lapper. Post-time for the event is 1 p.m. After Thunder Road’s ACT event, the team will head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway as part of Full Throttle Fall Weekend on September 11/12 for the Full Throttle 75.
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