NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Ron Yuhas, Jr. also finished in the top five, coming home in the fourth position. Several other Speedbowl regulars suffered misfortune during the race however, including the drivers who would eventually finish in the last three positions.
Fans in the stands seemed to feel that Payea jumped the restart where he would ultimately take the lead, but Payea explained that he was having a hard time getting a handle on how restarts were done at the Speedbowl.
“The weekly racers here, they restart differently than we do,” Payea indicated. “We were
just trying to get in sync. [Thomas] would go, then I would go, and it just wasn't together,
and we finally got it together there.”
In other Speedbowl action, former Whelen Modified Tour regular Doug Coby picked up his
first SK Modified win of the season, Lou Bellisle won for the first time in a decade by
taking home the Mini-Stock trophy, and Brandon Plemmons won the Sportsman feature.
ACT will return to action on Saturday, June 21st at Oxford Plains Speedway for the Dunkin'
ACT Nutmeg State 100: 1. Scott Payea, Milton, VT., 2. Bruce Thomas Jr., Groton, CT.,
3. Brad Leighton, Center Harbor, N.H., 4. Ron Yuhas Jr., Groton, CT., 5. Nicholas Sweet,
Barre, VT., 6. Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, 7. Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME., 8. Jonathan
Urlin, London, ON., 9. Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT., 10. Brent Dragon, Milton, VT. 11. Scott
Dragon, Milton, VT., 12. Patrick Laperle, St-Denis-sur-Richeliue QC., 13. Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT., 14. Glen Luce, Turner ME, 15. Pete Potvin III, Graniteville VT., 16. Eric Chase, Milton, VT., 17. John Donahue, Graniteville VT., 18. Rick Thompson Jr., Derby VT., 19.Leon Heckbert, Wilton, ME., 20. Joe Becker, Jeffosonville VT., 21. Don Theetge Boischatel, OC., 22. Steve Fisher, Shelburne VT., 23. Trampas Dermers, South Burlington, VT., 24. Joe Curioso, Pawcatuck, CT., 25. Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury VT., 26. Rich Staskowski, Hope Valley RI., 27. Ricky Wolf Jr, Northwood NH., 28. Allen Coates, Ledyard, CT., 29. Tim Jordan, Jewett City, CT., 30. Ed Reed Jr., Groton, CT.
SK MODIFIED (35): 1. Doug Coby III, 2. Tyler Chadwick, 3. Dennis Gada, 4. Jeff Paul, 5. Keith Rocco, 6. Ron Yuhas Jr., 7. Jeff Pearl, 8. Shawn Monahan, 9. Rob Janovic Jr., 10. Justin Gaydosh, 11. Todd Ceravolo, 12. Wendell Dailey, 13. Frank Mucciacciaro Jr., 14. Don Fowler, 15. Jay Miller, 16. Ed Reed Jr., 17. Glen Pressell III, 18. Rich Hammann, 19. Bill Benoit, 20. Mile Sweeney.
SPORTSMAN (20): 1. Brandon Plemons, 2. Al Stone III, 3. Mark Cooper, 4.Ronnie Oldham Jr., 5. Josh Galvin, 6. Jack Aquilina, 7. Jim Procaccini, 8. John Puglisi, 9. Ed Lamb Jr., 10. Chuck Rogers, 11. Kevin Burr, 12. Walter Hovey Jr., 13. Kevin Talbot, 14. Nate Appell, 15. Joe Nogiec, 16. Ed Clark, 17. Chris Meyer.
MINI STOCK (20): 1. Lou Bellisle, 2. Randy Churchill Jr., 3. Phil Evans, 4. Chris Williams, 5. Ken Cassidy Jr., 6. Andrew Becker, 7. Ian Brew, 8. Jack Aquilina, 9. Ray Christian III, 10. Christina Cunliffe, 11. Sean Caron, 12. Jeff Mehlenbacher, 13. Mark Panaroni, 14. Jackie Wolfram, 15. Ryan Cipows, 16. Charles Canfield, 17. Bill Leonard, 18. Ben Bargnesi, 19. Jeff Miller, 20. Nick Pappacoda, 21. Jeff Civardi.