Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jerry Marquis Named Grand Marshal of NAPA Fall Final Weekend at Stafford Motor Speedway

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that modified great Jerry Marquis will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final.  Marquis will send the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the green flag for their 150-lap race with the most famous words in motorsports.
Marquis has a long and storied career in New England Motorsports.  Marquis has collected over 150 feature wins and 23 track championships during his career.  Marquis is also a former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, wining the title during the 2000 season driving the #44 car owned by Mario Fiore and he is a 2-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series regional champion, winning the Northeast Region in 1991 and the New England Region in 1999.  When it comes to his racing career just at Stafford Speedway, Marquis has some impressive numbers. 
Marquis is a 3-time Stafford Speedway track champion, winning the Late Model Sportsman championship in 1980 and 1981 and he was the 1999 SK Modified® track champion driving for Rob Chowansky’s team.  Marquis nearly pulled off a championship double during the 2000 season but he came up just short of Ted Christopher in the race for the SK Modified® crown while he won the Whelen Modified Crown.  Marquis has won a total of 16 races at Stafford spread across the LM Sportsman, ProStock, K&N Pro Series East, SK Modified®, and Whelen Modified Tour divisions, including the 2004 Spring Sizzler.  Marquis will be inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame this year along with Ken Bouchard, Ricky Craven, Nokie Fornoro, George “Moose” Hewitt, Dwight Jarvis, and Randy LaJoie.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve as the Grand Marshal and I kid with my wife now that this just means I’m at a point in my career where I’m old,” said Marquis.  “But there’s so many drivers who have come through Stafford so this is definitely an honor.  You work hard at racing and you have a lot of fun and meet a lot of people, but it’s always nice to be able to meet and talk with the fans when you go back to the track and they still recognize you and appreciate what you’ve done to put on shows for them.  Being inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame is a great honor for me and I have a lot of great memories at Stafford.  I think my favorite Stafford memory was when we won the Modified Tour 300-lap race.  I was running for Mario Fiore that year and having that team behind me, it was so much fun and those guys put me in position to win in more races than I can remember that season.  I remember our final pit stop during that 300 I told all the guys that we’ve got this race in the bag because the car was phenomenal that day.  We passed Mike Ewanitsko for the lead and it was a big accomplishment for me to be racing against Art Barry’s car and Mike was one of the hardest charging drivers that I raced against.  Winning that race was a huge reward for us and I’ve had a very gratifying 34 years in racing.”
The 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend gets underway on Saturday, October 1st with practice sessions for Stafford’s Whelen All-American Series divisions, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets, Mr. Rooter Truck Series, and the Whelen Modified Tour.  Action continues with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars, along with heat races for all divisions with feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets, and Mr. Rooter Truck Series divisions wrapping up Saturday’s on track activities.  The Legend Cars feature will be a national qualifier event.  The NAPA Fall Final continues on Sunday, October 2nd with the NAPA Auto Parts Pit Party from 11am-12noon followed by Stafford’s SK Modifieds® and Late Models joining the Whelen Modified Tour in feature action. 
Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office.  Tickets are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating will be priced at $42.00 for all ages.  All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.  Visit your local participating NAPA Auto Parts Store for discount tickets.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

MacDonald on Top for Fifth Time at Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Loudon, NH – Eddie MacDonald reigned supreme once again at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24, taking the lead from Jimmy Hebert with five laps to go in the Eighth Annual Auto Parts ACT Invitational en route to his fifth career victory in the event.
Rowley, MA’s MacDonald started 31st on the grid and was running third to Williamstown, VT’s Hebert and Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien when the event’s fourth caution came out for a four-car wreck in which both Aaron Fellows and Mark Jenison made hard contact with the turn one wall. Therrien got the jump on the initial restart, but the advantage was erased when Brian Tarbell spun in turn two, bringing the caution back out before a lap was completed and thus sending Hebert back to the point.
On the second restart attempt, MacDonald dove three-wide to the inside entering turn one, completing the third-to-first pass on the backstretch. Though Hebert and Alex Labbe dogged MacDonald following a final caution for Jonathan Bouvrette’s backstretch spin on lap 46, “The Outlaw” held strong to take home the win and an $8,100 payday.
Hebert jumped to the initial lead over polesitter Kyle Welch and looked like the driver to beat for much of the event. Rowland Robinson, Jr. nosed ahead for a circuit following a lap-nine caution for an incident involving Bucky Demers and Donald Theetge, but otherwise it was all Hebert as he and Woody Pitkat drove away from the pack in the middle stages.
Therrien and MacDonald came on strong as the race entered its second half, and both had caught Pitkat when Nick Sweet spun exiting turn four to bring out the third caution on lap 35. Hebert was able to fend off a surge by both on the restart, but the pair of cautions with five laps remaining gave MacDonald the break he needed to capture the victory.
Hebert settled for second, while Labbe came from the 30th starting position to finish third. Dillon Moltz came home fourth after starting 26th, with Therrien completing the top-five. Tom Carey III took sixth in his first start at “The Magic Mile”. Robinson, Pitkat, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., and Ray Parent rounded out the top-10.
The ACT Late Models head to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl next Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 for the 54th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday will feature time trials and Triple 50 qualifying races to set the 30-car starting field, with the three-segment Milk Bowl on Sunday. Mini Milk Bowls for the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will also be on the card. Post time is 1:00pm both days. Admission is just $30 for a two-day ticket or $10 for a Saturday-only ticket, with kids 12 and under admitted free.
For more information, contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.


EIGHTH ANNUAL BOND AUTO PARTS ACT INVITATIONAL
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Car #     Hometown   Laps
  1. ( 31 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 50 Laps
  2. ( 2 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 50 Laps
  3. ( 30 ) Alex Labbé ( 48QC ) , St-Albert, QC , 50 Laps
  4. ( 26 ) Dillon Moltz ( 5CT ) , Waterford, CT , 50 Laps
  5. ( 4 ) Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) , Hinesburg, VT , 50 Laps
  6. ( 13 ) Tom Carey III ( 5MA ) , Petersham, MA , 50 Laps
  7. ( 15 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. ( 28ME ) , Steuben, ME , 50 Laps
  8. ( 12 ) Woody Pitkat ( 07MA ) , Sturbridge, MA , 50 Laps
  9. ( 28 ) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. ( 97NH ) , Hudson, NH , 50 Laps
  10. ( 25 ) Ray Parent ( 17RI ) , Tiverton, RI , 50 Laps
  11. ( 24 ) Jean-François Déry ( 21QC ) , Québec, QC , 50 Laps
  12. ( 10 ) Josh Masterson ( 11NY ) , Charlotte, VT , 50 Laps
  13. ( 11 ) Ray Christian III ( 93CT ) , Uncasville, CT , 50 Laps
  14. ( 21 ) Dany Trépanier ( 19QC ) , St-Edouard, QC , 50 Laps
  15. ( 18 ) Mike Ziter ( 54VT ) , Barre Town, VT , 50 Laps
  16. ( 3 ) John Donahue ( 31ME ) , Graniteville, VT , 50 Laps
  17. ( 39 ) Joel Monahan ( 03MA ) , Whately, MA , 50 Laps
  18. ( 19 ) Adam Gray ( 97MA ) , Granby, MA , 50 Laps
  19. ( 1 ) Kyle Welch ( 9NH ) , Lempster, NH , 50 Laps
  20. ( 5 ) Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) , Guildhall, NH , 50 Laps
  21. ( 7 ) Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) , Danville, VT , 50 Laps
  22. ( 40 ) Patrick Cliche ( 5QC ) , Levis, QC , 50 Laps
  23. ( 20 ) Bucky Demers ( 26NH ) , Cornish, NH , 50 Laps
  24. ( 14 ) Matt Anderson ( 49NH ) , Franklin, NH , 50 Laps
  25. ( 33 ) Brian Tarbell ( 15ME ) , Springfield, VT , 50 Laps
  26. ( 34 ) Jean-Pierre Ouimet ( 59QC ) , Terrebonne, QC , 50 Laps
  27. ( 38 ) Simon Roussin ( 6QC ) , Québec, QC , 49 Laps
  28. ( 37 ) James Linardy ( 77MA ) , Somerville, MA , 49 Laps
  29. ( 32 ) Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) , Washington, VT , 49 Laps
  30. ( 36 ) Jim Zullo II ( 10NY ) , Claremont, NH , 48 Laps
  31. ( 9 ) Chris Riendeau ( 4VT ) , Ascutney, VT , 47 Laps
  32. ( 27 ) Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Blainville, QC , 46 Laps
  33. ( 22 ) Brad Babb ( 15NH ) , Windham, ME , 46 Laps
  34. ( 17 ) Aaron Fellows ( 29NH ) , Croydon, NH , 45 Laps
  35. ( 16 ) Brian Tagg ( 3MA ) , Oxford, MA , 45 Laps
  36. ( 35 ) Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 45 Laps
  37. ( 6 ) Ryan Olsen ( 61NH ) , N. Haverhill, NH , 42 Laps
  38. ( 29 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 35 Laps
  39. ( 8 ) Quinny Welch ( 78NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 34 Laps
  40. ( 41 ) Donald Theetge ( 80QC ) , Boischatel, QC , 9 Laps
  41. ( 23 ) Patrick Laperle ( 91QC ) , St-Denis, QC , 6 Laps


Bonsignore Finds Success At Magic Mile

Justin Bonsignore celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the FW Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at the "Magic Mile."
Posted by Wayne G. Barber

LOUDON, N.H. -- Justin Bonsignore knows if he's going to catch Doug Coby in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship race, he's going to need to all the points he can get in the final three races.
And that means finding success at a place that's long plagued him: New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Mission accomplished for the Holtsville, New York, driver Saturday afternoon. Bonsignore dominated the FW Webb 100, lead 77 laps and holding off the field in a green-white-checkered finish to score his first win at the "Magic Mile."
"It doesn't get any bigger than this," said Bonsignore. "To do it here at New Hampshire, on the big stage, hasn't sunk in yet. I don't know if it ever will. It's a huge honor to be here at honor and to be called a winner now it unbelievable."
Ron Silk finished second, followed by Coby, Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Matt Swanson and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman.
Rowan Pennink led five laps and was in contention for the win when engine issues on Lap 98 ended his day. It also brought out the race's final caution and pushed the event to 106 laps. On the final restart, Bonsignore was able to get a push from Silk to pull away from him and Coby en route to the checkered flag.
Bonsignore entered the event with an average finish of 17.4 in 14 previous starts at New Hampshire. He had only led two laps on the 1.058-mile oval.
It was Bonsignore's 11th career win. His previous NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories came at his home track, Long Island's Riverhead Raceway (four wins), Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (four wins) and New Hampshire's Monadnock Speedway (two wins).
It was also Bonsignore's third win of the season. More importantly, it allowed him to slice seven more points off Coby's lead. Coby, the three-time tour champion, holds a 13-point advantage on Bonsignore with two races remaining.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will race in the NAPA Fall Final 150 at Connecticut's Stafford Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2, before concluding the season in Thompson's Sunoco World Series 150 on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Patrick Emerling finished sixth at New Hampshire, while Jimmy Blewett, Max Zachem, Timmy Solomito and Donny Lia rounded out the top 10.

1951Justin BonsignorePhoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet106485Running
2682Ron SilkHorton Avenue Materials Chevrolet106431Running
342Doug CobyDunleavy Repair/A&J Romano Const Chevrolet10641 Running
41889Matt Swanson *Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing Chevrolet10640 Running
557Ryan NewmanMenards/Aggressive Hydraulics Chevrolet10639 Running
6137Patrick EmerlingBuffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet10638 Running
784Jimmy BlewettStarrett Tools/Mayhew Tools Dodge10637 Running
81920Max ZachemLu-Mac's Package Store/VWS Chevrolet10636 Running
91216Timmy SolomitoDiversified Metals Ford10635 Running
1078Donny LiaSypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet10634 Running
11159Chase DowlingS&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy's Repair Chevrolet10633 Running
121646Jeff GoodaleRiverhead Building Supply Chevrolet10632 Running
132075Shawn SolomitoEastport Feeds Chevrolet10631 Running
142171Jimmy ZachariasHorton Avenue Materials Chevrolet10630 Running
151064Rob SummersHTE/Dell Electric/Complete Const. Chevrolet10629 Running
161158Eric GoodaleGAF Roofing Chevrolet10628 Running
172299Jamie TomainoDunleavy's Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet10627 Running
182626Gary McDonaldLakeland Landscape /TRC Electric Chevrolet10626 Running
192333Wade ColePerf Engines/Kendall Oil/Johnson Chassis Chevrolet10625 Running
2033Rowan PenninkCape Cod Copper/Canto Paving Chevrolet98251Engine
212538Gary Byington *Perf Engines/Kendall Oil/Johnson Chassis Chevrolet9123 Handling
221756Craig Lutz *Lutz Motorsports Chevrolet6722 Accident
231436Dave SapienzaSAP Enterprise/Wine Country Chevrolet5221 Accident
24185Woody PitkatStuart's Automotive Chevrolet27211Accident
25241Melissa FifieldEastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet1919 Clutch
26244Bobby SantosTinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records Chevrolet1418

Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 Final Top Division 1 Driver Standings


Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Despite coming up short to Matt Bowling, it was another banner year for Keith ( Kid Rock) Rocco.
The 31-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut, won 14 races and collected 30 top fives and 39 top 10s in 45 starts in the Modified divisions at Connecticut’s three tracks: Thompson, Stafford Motor Speedway, and New London-Waterford.
RACE-BY-RACE:
Keith Rocco, the 2010 national champion, finished in the top five in the national standings for the ninth straight season. He also won his ninth straight Connecticut championship. Rocco has races remaining at Thompson and New London-Waterford. While they won’t count toward national or state standings, those events do go to the track’s respective championships. If Rocco were to win both – he holds the points lead at each track – it would give him 13 career NASCAR Division I track titles and move him into a tie for third all-time.

Wayne Burroughs Jr.,#20 who has competed in the Mini Stock Division at Connecticut's New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, finished third.

1Matt BowlingSouthern Natl, East Carolina, Motor Mile, S Boston, Kingsport, Anderson, Caraway, Dominion49143542678
2Keith RoccoStafford, Waterford, Thompson45143039672
3Ty MajeskiLacrosse, Madison Intl,Rockford, Elko, New Smyrna26142125669
4Nick SmithDominion, S Boston21121819638
5Lee PulliamS Boston, Myrtle, Southern Natl, Motor Mile, Caraway35162629629
6Trevor HuddlestonIrwindale, Tucson22112122627
7Ted ChristopherWaterford, Stafford, Thompson3632130607
8Rowan PenninkThompson, Stafford, Waterford2961926606
9Taylor HoldawaySunset2471419605
10Nick JoanidesIrwindale2191920595

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: NHMS

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Doug Coby continues to pace the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour field as they head back to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Separated by just 36 points at the top, the top three drivers in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standings are putting on a show as the season roars through its stretch run into the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, this weekend.
In each of the last two races on the schedule, Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and Timmy Solomito have occupied all three of the podium spots at the checkered flag. Coby and Solomito have four wins apiece this season — including Coby’s win at Oswego Speedway and Solomito’s win at Seekonk Speedway in the two most recent races — with Bonsignore sandwiched between the two of them. Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, leads Bonsignore by 20 points and Solomito by 37.
Coby, Bonsignore and Solomito finished 1-2-3 at Oswego, and then the trio finished 3-2-1, respectively, at Seekonk. In the race at Riverhead, prior to the stop at Oswego, Bonsignore and Solomito finished first and second.
Nobody is giving an inch, and they now take the championship battle to Loudon, one of the few tracks on the schedule where wild point swings are common. Last season, for instance, Coby — who has four career Loudon wins — qualified on the pole but was caught up in a mid-race accident and finished 30th.
Even though Bonsignore and Solomito are searching for their first wins on the largest oval on the schedule, everyone knows that Loudon is once again key to any serious championship aspirations.
Race:F.W. Webb 100
Place:New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
When:Saturday, September 24
Time:3:30 p.m. ET
Track Layout:1.058-mile asphalt oval
2015 Winner:Doug Coby
2015 Pole Sitter:Doug Coby
EVENT SCHEDULE:Friday, September 23 – Garage opens: 6 a.m.; Practice: 10-11:20 a.m.; Qualifying: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24 — Garage opens: 10:30 a.m.; Driver Autograph Session: 11-11:45 a.m.; F.W. Webb 100: 3:30 p.m.
TWITTER:@NHMS
EVENT HASHTAG:#FWWebb100
TRACK CONTACT:Kristen Lestock, (603) 513-5708, klestock@nhms.com
NASCAR IMC CONTACT:Jason Christley, (386) 547-2469, jchristley@nascar.com
FAST FACTS:
The Race:
The F.W. Webb 100 is the 15th of 17 championship points events in the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season. It is the second and final race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Procedure: The starting field is 36 cars, including provisionals. The first 32 cars will qualify through the two-lap time trial qualifying process while the remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 100 laps, spanning 105.8 miles, and there will be a 5-minute break at or near Lap 51.
The Track: This is the 65th race for the Whelen Modified Tour at the 1.058-mile slightly banked oval, dating back to September 1990. The Tour has held two races annually at the the track every year since 2001, with the lone exception coming in 2011 when three races were contested at the track.
Race Winners: There have been 20 different winners in the 64 previous Whelen Modified Tour races at Loudon. Mike Stefanik leads all drivers with eight career NHMS wins.
Pole Winners: There have been 26 different pole winners at NHMS, led by Jan Leaty with six career poles. Doug Coby has four career starts from the top spot.
F.W. Webb 100 Notes:
Coby Is ‘Magic’:
Three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and current point leader Doug Coby of Milford, Connecticut, has won the last two Tour races at ‘The Magic Mile,’ including the most recent race at the track in July. In this race last year, Coby started on the pole and led 88 laps en route to the victory. He has won four of the last eight races held at New Hampshire dating back to this race in 2012.
Not Much History: While New Hampshire Motor Speedway held it’s first Whelen Modified Tour race in 1990, Timmy Solomito doesn’t have a lot of experience with the track. Solomito, of Islip, New York, has made five career starts at Loudon and has yet to post a top-10 finish. He has three consecutive finishes of 12th at NHMS dating back to the start of last season. But, Solomito’s breakout season this year hasn’t slowed — he earned his first career Tour win at Thompson in the season opener in April, and he’s currently tied with Coby for the series lead with four wins this season, including the most recent race at Seekonk.
Kryptonite: New Hampshire Motor Speedway hasn’t been kind to Justin Bonsignore’s championship hopes over the years. The Holtsville, New York, driver has made 14 career starts at NHMS with only three top fives and five top 10s. The good news for Bonsignore is that recent history suggests he’s turning a corner — he finished fifth in this race a year ago and was eighth in the July event this summer. In 2014, Bonsignore finished third in the final Tour standings, his best career championship finish, but he finished 25th in this race that year to derail his title hopes.
He’s An All-Star: Bobby Santos III only has one official win this season, at Thompson in the second race of the season there, but he also has a win at Loudon. Santos won the annual Whelen All-Star Shootout at NHMS in July, the day before the New England 100 points-paying event.  Santos might be on an upswing heading into Loudon, where he has one win and 10 top 10s in 20 career starts, after finishing fifth in the most recent race at Seekonk. That finish was the first top five for the Franklin, Massachusetts, driver since finishing third at Thompson in August.
Winning: Doug Coby, Timmy Solomito and Justin Bonsignore are the only Whelen Modified Tour drivers with multiple wins this season, with Coby and Solomito having Tour-leading four wins through the first 14 races. Bonsignore has two wins, both in the second half of the season. Ron Silk, Bobby Santos III, Jimmy Blewett and Eric Goodale won the other events on the schedule.
NASCAR Home Tracks: New Hampshire plays host to K&N Pro Series East annually
While this weekend’s F.W. Webb 100 is a companion event to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway also plays host to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East once each summer. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races there twice a season.

Nocella & McKennedy Share Maine Twin 50’s Again

Posted by Wayne G. Barber & Photos by Simply the Best, Crystal Snape

Scarborough, ME-- For the second time this season, at speedways in the State of Maine, Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, Massachusetts, and Jon McKennedy, of E. Chelmsford, Massachusetts, each captured Valenti Modified Racing Series Twin 50-lap feature races this time at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, in Scarborough, on Saturday.




Earlier this season, in June, the pair pulled off the feat at Oxford Plains Speedway.




Both races were caution flag free and run off in 13-minutes.




In the first 50-lap go, Nocella started 12th in a 19 car field, and smoothly worked his way to the front besting early race leader Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, and Todd Annarummo, of Swansea, MA, at the checkered flag.




The win was Nocella’s fourth of the season and his sixth VMRS win.




“ We wanted to take our time a bit and save the tires,” Nocella said in victory lane. “50-laps you have to work for it especially coming from the back. Just tried to pace ourselves. When we realized no cautions my spotter said you better get going so we went for it,” Nocella said.



Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, MA, and McKennedy, rounded out

the top five.

In the second 50-lap race, McKennedy rolled off in the seventh starting spot quickly making his way to the point with Nocella in hot pursuit from his 11th starting position. Annarummo moved into third where he would finish. McKennedy would nail down his seventh win of the year and 22nd career series victory.



For McKennedy the beat goes on.“ In the first race we started further back and finished fifth so we made some changes for the second race and obviously the car was really good. The starting spot obviously helped. We got the lead and I set my own pace.”



Nocella was runner-up “Decent car but going hard the first time the car got free we got to him and got along side but I couldn’t get by him. The guys gave me a good car. It was a good run, concluded Nocella.



Annarummo drew a few laughs from the podium. “I got the same trophy. (third place) One each for the kids so they don’t have to fight over it,” said a smiling Dad pleased with a second top three finish.

Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT, and Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, finished fourth and fifth



Bill Dixon and Savary nabbed heat races.



Next event: Lee USA Speedway October 8 & 9



Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Scarborough, ME.

Race 1 (50-Laps)

Entries- (20) 19- cars started race

Did Not Start: Matt Mead # 77 (Engine)
Cautions: None

Time of Race: 13:05:496

Average Speed: 77.754

Best Lap Time: 14.977 (Savary)

Best Speed: 80.043 (Savary)

Margin of Victory: 0.841





Unofficial Order Of Finish: (Race # 1) 1. Nocella, (2) Savary, (3) Annarummo,

(4) Pitkat, (5) McKennedy, (6) Kay, (7) Cantara, (8) Ianarelli, (9) Lashua, (10) Hinckley, (11) Schneider, (12) Willis Jr, (13) Fournier, (14) Haley, (15) Doucette, (16) Richardi, (17) Dixon, (18) Dion, (19) Sherman.



Race 2 (50-Laps)

Entries- (20) 17-cars started race

Did Not Start: Brandon Dion (Engine) George Sherman (Engine)
Cautions: None

Time of Race: 13:07:884

Average Speed: 76.907

Best Lap Time: 15.343 (McKennedy)

Best Speed: 78:133 (McKennedy)

Margin of Victory: 0.945





Unofficial Order of Finish: (Race #2) 1. (McKennedy, (2) Nocella, (3) Annarummo, (4) Hinckley, (5) Lashua, (6) Fournier, (7) Pitkat, (8) Schneider, (9) Savary, (10) Cantara, (11) Doucette, (12) Willis Jr, (13) Haley, (14) Richardi, (15) Dixon, (16) Kay, (17) Ianarelli


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Seekonk Sports Trucks Championship Race with 1 to Go !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Trucks
PosDriverCar #     City, StatePointsBehind
1   Michael Cavallaro (8 wins)   80   Seekonk MA1013Leader
2   Chase Belcher (2 wins)   81   W. Wareham MA1000-13
3    Mike Duarte (1 win)   50   Dighton MA952-61
4   Leonard Guy  (1 win )   77   New Bedford MA893-120
5   Josh Hedges  (1 win )   38   ROCHEST MA822-

50 points for win and 5 points for a heat win