51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, August 17th, 12:30pm ET

Sunday Races:

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - While dirt Sportsman talent showed up from across the area to compete in SportsmanStock 2009, it was local resident Justin Holland who was in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 50-lap, $1,000-to-win event. It was Holland's second win in as many attempts on the Bethel pavement in 2009. Holland won his heat race and started on the pole. He led every lap on his way to victory. Dan Conklin crossed the line second, with Eddie Redner third.

In the Legends division, Mike Alcaro notched his eighth win of the season. Alcaro started sixth and distanced himself from Tim Brockhouse and George Cushman to grab the win. Andrew Bickford won the Bandolero race over Joseph Graf Jr. The Street Stock race was won by Kevin Skelly.

Slinger Super Speedway (WI) - Dennis Prunty battled with Jamie Wallace and Collin Bamke before capturing his second feature win of the season in the Pomp’s Tire Fan Appreciation 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Nathan Matz won the 25-lap super late model semi-feature and he along with second place finisher Jerry Eckhardt transferred to the main event. Larry Epright finished third while Ron Ragan and Aaron Katzenberg were fourth and fifth. Al Schill was the winner of the super late model fast dash and Collin Bamke was the fastest qualifier at 11.537 seconds.  

Corey Funk held off a hard charging Chris Blawat to score his first career feature win in the 35-lap late model main event.

Mike Borchardt Jr. charged to his fifth win of the season in the 35-lap Midwest Sportsman feature and in a twist of events, promptly delivered a rose to Miss Slinger in victory lane.

Brad Dahmer made his debut in the Sport Mod division a success by driving to the win in the 25-lap feature over Ron Schmitt and Bill Tandetzke.

After many strong runs this season, Stephanie Losiniecki finally put it all together to score her first career Thunderstock feature win in the 18-lap main event.

John DeAngelis recovered from an early setback in traffic and charged through the field to take the win in the 16-lap Slinger Bee feature.  Tom Elsinger Jr. was the winner of the Speedway Guest Car race and John O’Mara drove his Mazda to the win in the Spectator Eliminator events. Willie Van Camp edged Rick Bruskewicz to win the exciting Figure 8 race and Kyle Ulig closed the evening by winning the demolition derby.

Speedway 660 (NB) - With any new venture it can take time to get things rolling.  This seems to be the case with the Front Wheel Drive Enduro.  Due to the fact that this Enduro featured a totally new division of cars and would be a stand alone event (without any other divisions present) officials at Speedway 660 were looking to have teams pre-register in advance of Sundays FWD Enduro 200.  To date there have not been enough drivers registered to hold an event. 

“We have tried our best over the years to ensure that we provide the highest quality of product to our fans therefore if would not be fair to them to host an event with a very low car count as indicated by our registrations” said Co-owner Chris Johnston.  “We certainly do appreciate the teams that have built FWD Enduro cars and those who are working on them so we plan to host a FWD Enduro 100 in conjunction with our Big Car Enduro 200 on Labour Day Monday.  We feel this will give teams an extra few weeks to prepare and will be a great addition to our season finale event”. 

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Brad Kline, a two time Sundance Vacations Speedway Street Stock champion lost his life back in March of this season. The 26 year old loved the big money, “all out” races and through the efforts of his entire family, friends and fellow competitors the Brad Kline Street Stock Shootout Memorial kicked off Sunday at his home track. The event featured two Street Stock race segments, with the second segment winner declared the overall victor. In a very close battle to the finish, Richie DiMarco grabbed the win in segment #1 and Joe Barbush of Drums, Pa completed a last lap pass on Chip Wanamaker to claim the overall victory in what many called the best Street Stock racing of the season. Paul Lotier, Jr. visited victory lane in his Tobias SpeedSTR after their first ever visit to the speedway and Kyle Hieber took the Tobias Slingshot win. Several dirt modifieds ran an exhibition “Dirt Mods on Asphalt” event and Ricky Ross, Jr. took the victory.      

Saturday Races:

Bear Ridge Speedway (VT) - New faces grace the checkered flag strip Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway during the 99ROCK weekly racing series events sponsored by Swenson Insurance Agency of Bradford VT.

In the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets Mike Ryan led every lap but the ones that matter, in what looked to be his best run of the season. Ryan seemed unstoppable, until his machine stopped. From the infield it sounded like that engine has seen its last lap, and Ryan with just two to go would go from first to fourth in the blink of an eye. Ryan’s misfortune was the fortune of one of the new faces in victory lane, as Mike Chapin #37 Chelsea VT having worked his way from eighth to second, saw that spot turn to first and has first win of his career. Following Chapin to victory lane was your current points leader, and seeming unstoppable at being crowned the champ in this division, Tom Placey #22 Bradford VT. The third and final victory lane spot would be occupied by Bobby Bell #24 St Johnsbury VT.

The Journal Opinion Fast Fours was the other division to see another first time face to the winners spot this year as Steve Bell #10 St Johnsbury VT was finally able to capitalize on his starting spot, perfect track conditions for him, and a green to checkers event. Bell would be accompanied by Andy Johnson #12 Wilder VT and Ryan Dutton #21 Bradford VT who finished in that order.

The A Notch Above Limited Late Models competitors have their work set out for them if they hope to knock Danny Eastman #8 Thetford Ctr VT from the top of this heap. Rest assured “it ain’t over till it’s over” but if Eastman continues at the pace he is at, he will surely be crowned the champ in this the first year back at the Ridge for the division. Eastman would once again come from the back, move to the outside, and work his way to the front, in what looked as easy as a Sunday afternoon drive. Unable to stop him from making his way by, Jeremy Hodge #17 Bradford VT and Shane Race #22 Strafford VT, would have to settle for the other two victory lane spots in that order.

The Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes with some new faces in the field would be one of the three divisions to go green to checkers, which meant that if you were going to get it done, you needed to get it done early. Josh Harrington #71 Topsham VT came from deep in the field and picked up the tails of his car driven by Jason Horniak #3 Bradford VT. Harrington would work Horniak hard for a great battle for the lead, but when the checkers waved, Horniak crossed first with Harrington in second, following the dynamic duo in third was Billy Simmons #16 Bradford VT.

The BOND Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds managed to cut their cautions in half from the week before, putting on yet another whale of a show for the fans. Mike Dunn after winning his first ever heat race in the Sportsman Mods, brought the field to the green and held off the seasoned veterans for several laps, before being over taken by the some of the best of the best. One such driver was Chris Donnelly #17 Orford NH, having seen Eastman in the Limited Late Models making it work on the top, decided he would try it at well. Donnelly like Eastman was able to make it work, and would get by Wayne Stearns #1d Thetford Ctr VT, and Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH on the outside to take the lead and sail on for the win. Stearns and Siemons followed him across the line in that order.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - Mike Rowe had to make a late race charge to win his third Pro Series race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and in the process widened his point lead in the NASCAR division. Keith McKinnon led the opening laps until Jay Sands took over at the front on lap 6. Sands would go to work to open up a lead over the field in a race that would go caution free.

Mike Rowe was riding in the 8th position at this point of the race and went to work on the competition. Rowe moved to 5th on lap 11 and kept charging until he picked off Aaron Ricker for third on lap 12. The assault was not done yet as Rowe moved past McKinnon for second on lap 24 and set his guns on Sands who was 12 car lengths ahead.

Rowe reeled Sands in lap after lap until the 32nd lap when he got to his rear bumper and the 33rd lap when he blew into the lead. Rowe used just enough power over the final 7 laps to stay in front for his third consecutive win with Jay Sands finishing second and Keith McKinnon third. David Oliver and Aaron Ricker were fourth and fifth.

Reggie Leeman shook off weeks of miserable racing luck and dominated the 35 lap Sport Series feature event. Travis Buzzell led the opening 8 laps until Leeman disposed of him to take over the point. The only caution flag of the race appeared on lap 25 but that was not enough to slow Leeman as he easily sailed under the checkered flag for the win. Buzzell was second with Doug Wolfe third. Dalton Gagnon and Ben Tinker took the fourth and fifth place honors.

Paul Lund was in the right place at the right time Saturday night to win the Wildcat feature race. Lund went into the lead from the pole position and was cruising along with 8 cars lined up behind him. Randy Snow took a shot at the lead on lap 16 and 3 laps later found himself out in front. As Snow crossed the start/finish line on lap 26 suddenly his car slowed with a mechanical problem forcing Lund to take evasive action so as to not pile into him. Lund found himself back in the lead for the final laps and the victory. William Morris was second followed by Steve Benincasa, Lyman McKeage and Mike Ramsey.

Shawn Brackett took the lead late in the Road Runner main event and in the process extended his division point lead significantly. Don Dinsmore and Dave Turner swapped the lead early on until Brackett took over on lap 11 and cruised to the win. Turner finished second with Ray Letellier third. Matt Dow and Ed Connolly were next at the finish.

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - Daniel Hemric headed from North Carolina to Bethel Motor Speedway and showed the Northeast crowd why he currently sits atop the INEX Asphalt Pro division points standings. The 18-year-old made a clean sweep of the day, as he had the fastest car in practice, set fast time, won his heat race, and came from the eighth starting spot to win LegendStock 2009. Hemric won by nearly a full second over Connecticut's Jason Palmer. Minnesota driver Tim Brockhouse finished third. Joe Fresco was the recipient of the Hard Charger Award. Andrew Bickford won the Bandolero race.

In the Pro Stock division, Bobby Policastro took down his first win of 2009, grabbing the lead at the drop of the green from his outside pole starting spot. Eddie Lindstadt was the winner of the 4 Cylinder Senior feature, while Billy Curry notched another win in the 4 Cylinder Junior class.

Dunn Tire Raceway Park (NY) -  Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate with Dunn Tire Raceway Park’s stock car program and an action packed night was the result.  “Superman” Sege Fidanza flew into Modified Victory Lane for the second time this season while Billy Burd also continued his winning streak in the SST Sportsman division.  Tim Garlock notched another win for the season while Ken Hejna was declared the winner in the 4 Cylinder feature, taking home his first win of the season.

Grundy County Speedway (IL) - Coming from his 9th starting slot, three time track champion, Brett Sontag, from Joliet, passed race leader Pat Kelly on lap 12 and went on to capture his sixth late model feature win of the season at the Grundy county Speedway, in Morris, Illinois.

Driving a Ford Fusion prepared by Advanced Race Cars and sponsored by NI Steel, RDCS Inc., Sontag Speed Supplies, Joliet Junior College, CPC Powder Coatings, and JP's Bar & Grill, Sontag was able to maintain a four car length lead over Kelly to the checkered flag.

A good battle heated up for the third spot, with Chris Cooling, Larry Schuler, Billy Knippenberg Jr and Ricky Baker battling for position for most of the 30 lap event, with Cooling leading the way across the finish line for third, followed by Baker, Schuler and Knippenberg Jr.

In Mid-American racing, Hank Tews inherited the lead on the second go around when leader Frank Slabenak had a problem on the speedway.  Tews pulled away as the field backed up behind Chuck Yuris, who refused to give up his second spot to Stacy Kelley.  With Tews enjoying a twelve car length advantage, Yuris was able to pull away from the pack but was never able to challenge Tews, who took home his first feature win of the season in his GPIMAGE.COM – G Graphics Products sponsored Monte Carlo.  Following Tews and Yuris under the checkered was Kelley, Geoff VeZain, Ron Vandermeir Jr and fast qualifier Ron Willems Jr.

Rookie Mitch Garfield finished eighth, and still holds on to the second spot in points, twenty-eight marks behind Chad Proctor and just three points ahead of third place in points Vandermeir Jr

In Street Stock action, John Cary, from New Lenox, led the early goings, with Billy Rud taking over the top spot on the fifth go around

Coming from his fifteenth starting berth, current point leader Chad Bayuk, from Joliet, came up to challenge Rud, then took the top spot away six circuits later.  With four laps remaining in the twenty-five lap main event, Rud was running on Bayuk’s bumper, with Rick Dawson and Mike Szekely joining in the tight formation.  Rud got knocked out of the way, with Szekely moving to the number two slot and Dawson to third, but neither driver had anything for Bayuk, who sped under the checkered flag five car lengths ahead.

Szekely, Dawson, Rud, Chris Woodall and David Einhaus filled in the top six positions.

In the final feature of the night, Mark Sontag Jr., from Shorewood, overtook Chet Hartley for the lead on lap six of the twelve lap event, with Jim Beasley following in Sontag’s shadow.  Sontag was able to hold the top spot to the finish, giving the young driver who is quickly becoming a veteran, his sixth feature win of the season.  Hartley held on for a third place showing, followed by Shelby Eplin, Brian Struck, Cyle Lindemuth and Hank DeLair.

The win was enough to put Sontag on top of the points list, topping Jim Beasley by just one point as the season begins to winds down.  Racing continues every Friday night through Labor Day, at the Grundy County Speedway, located just north of I-80, on Rt 47, at the Fairgrounds in Morris, Illinois.

Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) - It was a crazy night as Hickory Motor Speedway fans flocked to the track for some fast paced racing action as Sig's Tire Centers presented Fan Appreciation Night featuring $5 tickets and a whole lot of fun for everyone in attendance.  The Catawba Science Center was also on hand with creepy, crawly and slithering critters on the paddock area drawing the attention of the fans that walked by.  The racing action included appearances by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series featuring the Bojangles Late Models, the Advance Auto Parts Limited, the Bad Boy Mower Super Trucks, the Hickory 4 Cylinders and the Hickory Street Stocks.  Fans were also part of the racing action as they competed in the Sig's Tire Center “Tire War” by rolling tires down the front stretch with selected drivers from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series field.

The Bojangles Late Model 50 lap feature event was filled with nail biting excitement, as the field experience it's first caution on lap the first lap when the #57 of Grant Wimbish and the #36 of Neil Meredith made contact coming out of turn three sending both cars spinning around.  The action was smooth and clean with drivers like the #88 of Dexter Canipe Jr. moving into the lead by lap five and the #33 of James Goff working his way to the front of pack making clean passes as he worked his way up front.  With five laps to go the #7 of Ashley Huffman put himself in position to inch ahead and overtake the #6 of Cole Miktuk moving into the fourth spot, Huffman made the pass and grabbed the position on lap 47. 

On the final lap the #51 of Josh Wimbish brought out second and final caution of the feature when he spun out in turn four.  The last laps came down to a green, white, checker finish that was full of excitement as Canipe Jr. and the #10 of pole sitter Andy Mercer ran nose to nose until they came to turn four on the final lap when Canipe Jr. bobbled heading out of the corner allowing Mercer to inch ahead grabbing the checkers.  Canipe Jr., Goff, Huffman and the #43 of Jesse LeFevers wrapped up the top five.

The Advance Auto Parts Limiteds kept up the excitement as the #5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. worked his way through the field looking for a win during the 35-lap event.  On lap 20 the #33 of Cory Joyce tagged the #6 of Brandon Hudnall, sending Hudnall for a spin in turn four causing the first caution of the event to wave.  On the restart Canipe Jr. took the lead while Joyce worked his way into the top five after being sent to the back of the pack for being involved in the earlier caution.  With ten laps to go Joyce positioned himself under the #24 of Taylor Doggett as he looked to move into the third place position, grabbing the spot on lap 29.  The second and final caution flew as the #25 of Nick Proffitt spun out on the backstretch on lap 31.  The final lap was intense as the #17 of pole sitter Kyle Mansch got under Canipe Jr. looking to move back into the lead.  The two ran door to door as they came around turn four with Canipe Jr. wheeling it into victory lane leaving Mansch to settle for second.  Joyce, Doggett and the #32 of Justin Sorrow made up the top five respectively.

The Bad Boy Mower Super Trucks field was certainly filled with a bunch of “bad boys” as they headed on to the track for their 35 lap, caution filled feature event.  The first caution came out on the first lap as the #11 of pole sitter Thomas Beane spun out on the backstretch, the #25 of Mark Johnson also spun around as the field came down the back stretch trying to avoid the spinning ride of Beane.  Caution number two fell on lap two when the #4 of Ernie Harris spun around heading into turn two after being tapped by the #5 of Johnny James.  The third caution quickly followed on lap three as the #29 of Ricky Dennie spun out in turn one after making contact with the #0 of Jody Church.

The field made a few clean laps until the fourth caution waived on lap five as James, the #15 of Jenn Crossman, the #33 of Jeremy Birch and the #10 of Barry Williams bunched up heading into turn one.  Birch whipped around collecting Williams sending both trucks hard into the outside wall.  The remaining laps were clean and smooth as the #6 of Brandon Setzer led the field across the finish line leaving the #44 of Ron Hall, Beane, Johnson and Harris to complete the top five respectively.

The action continued as the Hickory 4 Cylinders hit the track for a 25 lap event, with the first caution falling on lap two as the #16 of Michael Tucker bumped the #21 of Todd Harrington as the field headed into turn three.  Tucker slapped the outside wall as Harrington slammed into Tucker's stopped ride sending Tucker airborne landing on the hood of Harrington.  The second and final caution flew during the restart as the #59 of Donn Wardo spun out in turn four.  The rest of the race ran without a hitch with Harrington even making it back out on the track to take the checkers with the rest of the field.  The #4 of pole sitter Adam Beaver led the field to victory with the #18 of Devon Haun, the #09 of Randy Canipe, the #17 of Curtis Pardue and Harrington in tow to make up the top five.

The Hickory Street Stocks got the action started early as the #1 of Taylor Stricklin quickly moved up into the top five by lap five from his last place starting position during the 30 lap event.  The first caution flew on lap eight as the #89 of Chris Lafferty spun around as he headed out of turn four.  The second caution quickly followed as the #88 of Josh Burchette and the #03 Kevin Eby made contact as they headed out of turn three on the restart, sending Eby for a spin.  As the field came around the track the #4 of Shane McKee connected with the spun out Eby, calling for officials to bring out the red flag for clean up.  At the restart Sricklin was in prime position as he sailed passed the #15 of Waylon Flynn taking over the lead.  A third caution came out on lap 18 when Flynn experienced cosmetic issues with the driver side sheet metal on his hot rod. 

Caution number four was soon to follow as Flynn and the #9 of Jon Austin connected in turn two sending Flynn spinning around and putting Austin out of the race.  The fifth and final caution waved at the restart as double wrecks occurred.  The #99 of Jonathan Smith bobbled coming out of turn two and fish tailed down the backstretch, as he entered turn three he collected Flynn and the #32 of Jeremy Harrell.  Meanwhile Stricklin and Burchette made contact heading into turn three sending Burchette hard into the outside wall.  It was smooth sailing during the last three laps as the #83 of Marshall Sutton led the field to the checkers with the #40 of David Smith, Flynn, Smith and Harrell following behind to complete the top five.

Illiana Speedway (IN) - Jeff Cannon won Saturday night's 25-lap late-model feature at the ASA-sanctioned Illiana Motor Speedway.

Lake Erie Speedway (PA) - Lake Erie Speedway was in full swing Saturday night with a full schedule of races plus Career Concepts Night at the Races, Pennsylvania State Employees Appreciation Night, American Cancer Society and The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs Night.

The first race of the night featured the Boyer RV Center Bandoleros. Eleven Bandoleros raced for twelve laps; with #81 Michael Walker leading the race for all twelve. #21 Alexis Wilson took the second position early in the race. #23 Devon Moore pulled out during Lap 6 and didn’t return to the race. #26 Anthony Riforgiato and #1 Brandon DeBrakeleer competed for third position during Laps 10 and 11, but DeBrakeleer took the third position and held onto it for the remainder of the race. Walker held his lead to finish the race in first place, Wilson in second, DeBrakeleer in third, Riforgiato in fourth, and #69 Brody Wood finishing in fifth place.

The next feature race were the Jensens Target Collision Compacts that raced for fifteen laps. #17m Rich Miller started the race off in the first position, with no clear second position until #95 Jonathan Breads took over in Lap 6. #77 Julie McAvoy moved into third position during Lap 7 with a slew of contenders on her bumper. Breads made one last attempt to pass Miller during Lap 14 but was unable to make the pass. Miller finished in first place, Breads in second, and McAvoy, #34b Brandon Huffman, and #21 Mike Neubauer in third, fourth, and fifth places.

The Street Stocks were next on the track to race twenty laps. #55 Ken Moore Jr. jumped out to an early lead but was closely trailed by #83 Russ Conti and #1 Jeff Campbell. Conti took the lead during Lap 5 with #21 Dave Wilson moving into the second position. During Lap 6, #19 Kaity Kicinski spun out, causing the first yellow flag of the night. Wilson moved into first position during Lap 8 and never looked back. #67 Dillan Napier removed himself from the race and didn’t come back. Campbell took over the second position during Lap 14, and Conti moved into third position. #11 Ed Hall spun out in Lap 15, causing the second yellow flag of the race to be thrown. Wilson finished the race in first place, followed by Campbell in second place, Conti in third, #99 Dennis Kszos in fourth place, and Moore Jr. in fifth.

Next, the Career Concepts Legends were up. Twelve Legends began the race, with #9 Larry Occhibone taking an early lead and #3 Zac Carter close behind. #25 Steve Sunday passed Carter during Lap 6, while #39 Jeremy Haudricourt took the third position. Sunday took over the first position during Lap 10, but Occhibone and #21 Patrick Lyden continued the fight for second position. #8 Justin Hines moved into fourth position while coming from the back during Lap 18 after passing a string of cars. Hines then took over the third position during the last lap but did not advance any further. Sunday lead the rest of the way to finish in first place, Lyden in second place, Hines in third, Occhibone in fourth place, and Haudricourt in fifth.

The Dodge Modified feature was next on the track. #22 Ken Moore began the race in first position, and #17jr. James-Paul Weisser in second position. #77 Dave McAvoy moved into the first position during Lap 11, when a caution flag was thrown after Weisser spun out and was forced to move to the back of the pack. #24 Randy Culver quickly moved up next to McAvoy in second position during Lap 14. #32 Eric McCray held the third position for many laps and battled to take the second position away from Culver. Weisser spun out into the wall again during Lap 21, causing yet another caution flag to be thrown and Weisser to end his race by walking into the pits as his car was towed from the track. McAvoy barely held the lead for first position, while Culver finished in second, McCray in third place, #14 Carter Mook in fourth, and #13 Nate Carlson in fifth place.

The last race of the night featured the Plyler Overhead Door Late Models. #24 Dave Rigan started the race out in front, followed by #59 Bryce Scott and #17 Chris Bailey Jr. #04 Bret Guzik moved into third position during Lap 13 with #55 Matt Barndt on his bumper. The first caution flag of the race was thrown when Scott and #56 Rich Skora tangled during Lap 26 and Scott fell to the back. Guzik was then able to take over the second position and #65 George Skora III close behind in the third position. Barndt still remained in fourth position and #17 Chris Bailey Jr. in fifth position going into Lap 31. With ten laps to go, Rigan took an even bigger lead and remained in first position to come in first place. Guzik finished in second, Skora III in third place, and Skora and Barndt in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

Lanier National Speedway (GA) - Editor's Note - Thanks to loyal reader Zach, we have this winner's report from Lanier - Saturday night winners from Lanier National Speedway(GA) were: Kason Plott-Bandelero Bandits, Dalton Robertson-Bandelero Young Gun, Garrett Smithley-Bandelero Outlaw, Kyle Plott-Legends Semi Pro,... Andrew Smith-Legends Pro, Mike Brooks-Legends Master, Kyle Benjamin-Pro Challenge, Doug Sexton-Street Stock, Aaron Calvert-Mini Stock, David Murphy-Iceman, Jeff Chadwick-Sportsman, Jimmy Motes-Open Wheel Modified, Paul Antley-SuperTrucks.

Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - A week ago the question was, ‘Can anyone stop John Bennett?’ As it stands the answer remains no, at least for now as the Lehighton ace was parked in familiar ground by night’s end, Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Victory Lane.

And, not only was it his second straight and unprecedented sixth triumph of the season, it also marked a milestone as Bennett becomes the first driver at Mahoning to reach the 50-win mark. 19 of those have come in a Modified.

Bill Teel took second with James Pritcard, Jr., grabbing a season best third. Lonnie Behler and Chip Santee completed the top five.

Late Model point leader Todd Stehle of Lehighton capitalized on the misfortune of Frankie Althouse and in doing so was able to race to his fourth win of the season.

Althouse had been in the lead from lap two and was nicely holding off Stehle. However, just prior to lap 15 Althouse came upon back-marker Todd Geist in turn four and as he tried to sneak under him, Geist made slight contact and forced Althouse to back off.

Stehle immediately went to the high side and seized the lead. He then stayed smooth to the finish en route to win number four. Last week’s winner Austin Kochenash was second.

In Street Stock action Justin Mooney of Lehighton started fifth, got to second on lap 11 and then made his race winning pass on Chris May, who was having his run of the season, at the completion of lap 14.

He then had no problem in scoring his third ’09 win over Brian Labar and younger brother Josh Mooney.

In the Street Stock make-up feature from July 11, Randy Ahner, Jr., of Jim Thorpe, passed Alan Schlenker on a lap 13 restart and then gradually pulled away to his third win of the year. Top two point-men Shawn Sitarchyk and TJ Gursky finished second and third.

Lehighton’s Kevin Graver, Jr., enjoyed a banner night as he tied then broke not one but two Pro4 Late Model records.

The make-up Pro4 Late Model event was a record tying one as Graver notched his ninth win and equaled the single season mark originally set by Tyler Haydt in 2000.

Graver went around Dave Chapman at the midway mark and then held off teammate Jim Wismer, Jr. The win put him even in class victories with Jeremy Miller at 23.

Graver then returned to win the regular scheduled feature, his record 10th and 24th overall.

In the history setting run Graver began from seventh spot and by the time he reached leader Jake Kibler on lap 10 they then went into an awesome side-by-side battle. Kibler, looking for his first win, was barely clinging to the lead as Graver run just inches to his right.

With two laps remaining Graver found the needed power to overtake Kibler and drive into the record books.

Chad Jones of Perkasie scored his second straight and division leading fourth Dirt Modified win of the season in what was easily the most dominating class win this year.

Jones took the lead from Alex Mayer on lap two and then pulled away to a commanding four second win over Randy Thomas.

New Smyrna Speedway (FL) - David Rogers beat Rich Clouser, Chad Pierce, Kevin Dicks and Zack Donatti in the Super Late Models at New Smyrna on Saturday night.  Anthony Sergi won in Pro Trucks, Cody Blair won in Mini Stocks, Scott Smith won in Super Stocks and Chris Brannon won in Strictly Stocks.

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - The fans watched Ricky Morse seemingly become the ninth different winner in 12 Oxford Networks Late Model features this season Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

The technical inspection staff discovered something different, awarding Tim Brackett the 40-lap victory after Morse was disqualified for an illegal carburetor spacer in his ride.

Brackett became only the second repeat winner of the season in Oxford's top division, joining four-time winner Travis Adams.

Don Wentworth held off Adams' charge at the line for what would become second. Jeff White wound up fourth, with Shawn Knight fifth.

Skip Tripp's bid for a record-shattering 19th career Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock victory fell one spot shy and was stymied by a rookie.

Rick Spaulding borrowed the Dennis Dee memorial #88D and led wire-to-wire for the 30-lap win, his first in the Championship Series.

Tripp took second, followed by Mike St. Germain, Matt Williams and Larry Emerson.

Spaulding was the second rookie to find victory lane on the evening.

When leaders Jimmy Childs and Darrell Moore tangled at the front of the Allen's Mini Stock field, rookie Calvin Rose Jr. was in the right place to inherit his second straight 30-lap triumph.

Rose denied a late charge from point leader Justin Karkos to score the victory. Defending champion Ashley Marshall completed the top three, trailed by first-year Mini competitor Jake Burns and Larry Melcher.

Guy Childs stormed to his second Chimney Tech Outlaw victory of the season, breezing to the front in an action-packed, 20-lap encounter.

Steve Moon emerged from a nine-car battle for second with Josh Childs, Chris Burgess and Jerry Freve giving chase.

Dottie Patria tightened her grip on a likely second straight Agren Appliance Saturday Showdown title with her sixth Allen's Ladies victory of the season.

Tori Burgess and Missy Morgan continued the theme of terrific nights for rookies, finishing second and third. Missy Blash was fourth with Annie Chartier a career-best fifth.

Owosso Speedway (MI) - 15-year-old Harley Smith wins her first career Sport Stocks Feature at Owosso Speedway on Saturday night. 

Riverhead Raceway (NY) - Ever since he strapped into Dave & Cindy Brigati's second car, NASCAR  Modified rookie driver Timmy Solomito of Islip has been very impressive and Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway the 17-year old driver won his second NASCAR Modified feature of 2009.

"Dynamite" Dan Turbush of Riverhead won his second consecutive Charger  feature event when he passed young talent Frank Scimeca Jr. with just two  laps remaining in the race for his 53rd career triumph.

Rockford Speedway (IL) - Jon Reynolds Jr. might have thought his shot at the championship was over just three short weeks ago, but after a wild night at the Rockford Speedway that featured “Driver X” finding victory lane in the 40-lap Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models feature for the second time in three weeks as well as seven-time track champion Ricky Bilderback finish 17th and lose his points lead, the race for the title is tighter than ever. Reynolds Jr. held off the new points leader and defending champion Jerry Gille for the victory tonight, picking his way through the field early and holding on late to close up to just 24 points behind Gille. Fred Nason made it a clean sweep on the evening to collect the hardware in the Bargain Hunter Sportsman while John Provenzano celebrated Old Timer’s Reunion Night at the historic quarter-mile by winning the Illinois Vintage Racing Association feature and Alex Papini collected the victory in the Mtn Dew RoadRunners headliner.

Seekonk Speedway (MA) - Gerry DeGasparre JR used a restart with 2 laps remaining to edge out late race leader Ryan Vanasse for his third victory of the season. Gerry started 11th in the 15 car field, and had to chase down Vanasse, who took the lead on lap 17, moving around Matt Breault. It was the third win of the season for DeGasparre, and his 29th Late Model victory, putting him in alone at the top of the Late Model All Time win list.

Tyler Thompson was the early leader in the 30 lap feature until Breault was able to get past and into the lead. Matt held the top spot for 13 laps, with rookie points leader Mike Cavallaro running second. Vanasse moved into second on lap 15, and into the lead at lap 17. When Marc Curtis spun on lap 24, Vanasse led with Cavallaro, Breault, DeGasparre and Jake Vanada rounding out the top five.

Cavallaro got the jump on the restart, and led lap 25 by a nose on the outside. As the raced down the backstretch, Breault took a look under Vanasse and made it three wide for the lead. As they raced into turn 3, Breault got into Vanasse, who rode into Cavallaro, spinning the Gemini Auto Sales 87. Breault went to the back for the assist.

Another restart on lap 28 closed the field up and gave DeGasparre a shot for the win. On the second take, the two raced side by side for the final two laps, with the 4-time Late Model Champion edging out Vanasse by .035 at the stripe for the win.

As the field came off of turn four for the checkered, Jimmy Rosenfield got loose and spun up the track, taking the Phil's Propane Toyota to the wall. Casper found himself on his roof just past the start/finish line. Casper climbed out unhurt, but a little shaken and sore.

Jody Tripp made it five on the season, as he moved under Russ Borges for the win on lap 22 in the 25 lap feature. Jason Heroux was the early leader, and set the pace for the first four laps. Borges, who has been fighting bad luck all season long, took over the lead on lap five.

Once out front, Borges started to pull away from Heroux, and then Mike Ronhock, who ran second for several laps. Mike tried to close in on the leader, but the purple and yellow Ford was strong at the top. Tripp moved into second at lap 14, and started to close in on Borges.

With five laps remaining, Tripp moved under Borges, only to find the Ford was tough on the outside. The pair raced side by side for three laps before Trip finally secured the lead at lap 22. Over the final lap, Borges fell to third, as points leader Rick Martin followed Tripp into second.

In the 25 lap Street Stock feature, Swansea's Patrick Delaney led from green to checker for his first win of the season. Delaney is back full time in 2009, but has only had a couple of good runs this year, plagued by troubles, bad luck and mechanical failures. Delaney held on through three cautions in the main event.

Roland Wheeler ran second for the first few laps until Crystal Serydynski moved into the runner up spot after a lap 3 caution. Chris Beauleau ran third, holding off several challengers. He took over second on a lap 14 restart, but fell back out of the top five over the last five laps.

Reigning Street Stock Champion Sparky Arsenault started eleventh, and used patience to move through traffic. He took over third on lap 16, and slid past Beauleau on lap 21. Charlie Rose Jr, making his first appearance behind the wheel of Ken Rego's #12 was following Arsenault through the pack, and moved into fourth behind Sparky on lap 16. Charlie slid back to sixth before rebounding to fifth in the final tally.

Mike Mitchell came into the night 35 points ahead of Arsenault in the championship chase. He fell as far back as fifteenth on lap five, making the climb forward a difficult one. By lap 10, Mitchell was into the top ten, moving into the top five with eight laps remaining. Mitchell could only make it into the top three by races end. Steve Axon and Charlie Rose Jr rounded out the top five.

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Punished with bad luck this season, Berwick’s Brian DeFebo finally got the monkey off of his back and went to victory lane with his Modified Saturday at Sundance Vacations Speedway. For the third straight time this season, Zane Zeiner of Bath scored the Late Model victory and Mike Moyer, J. of Hazleton visited victory lane for the sixth time this season. With two TQ Midget features on tap, Austin Fehr picked up his first career victory and Matt Janisch scored the win in the second feature.

Wall Stadium (NJ) - Jimmy Blewett has won longer races, higher paying racers and bigger races, but his victory in the Able Ford Subaru Racing Series at Wall Stadium Saturday night was probably one of his most important. The young Howell veteran took advantage of a second starting spot, determined by the luck of the draw, to race to victory in the first ever “John Blewett III Memorial 76,” a race presented in memory of his late brother who passed away in a Connecticut racing accident two years ago.

Blewett took full advantage of that front row starting spot as he led the 76 lap race for Red Bank Sleep Shoppe Modified stock cars from start to finish. Shaun Carrig of Little Falls was Blewett’s first challenger, before eventual runner-up Steve Reed of Freehold advanced to second on lap 19. Reed then chased Blewett to the checker flag, with Tim Arre of Toms River, Carrig and Freehold’s Chas Okerson completing the top five.

In just his seventh start, Andrew Krause of East Brunswick led from start to finish claiming his first ever 25-lap win in Calabreeze Pools Sportsman division action. Brick’s Robert Sutphin and Kevin Eyres of Colts Neck were right on his bumper most of the way, while Dan Roslin of Little Egg Harbor and Howell’s Kevin Davison were fourth and fifth.

Brick’s Bryan Gardella fought off the challenges of Howell’s Robert French to win his first 25-lap INEX Legend Cars main event of the season. Mark Tischler of Martinsville, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Zach Alspach were third through fifth.

Carl Thomas of Tinton Falls grabbed his fifth win of the year in the Street Stock 25-lap feature after taking the lead from Beachwood’s Bill Vanderveen with a lap 13 pass. Vanderveen was the runner-up, followed by Gregg Miranda of Hazlet, Howell’s Dave Jennings and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg.

After threading the needle with a three-wide back stretch pass on lap 12, Paul Hartwig, Jr. of Brick went on to win his second 20-lap Flanagan Retail Development feature race. Union’s Joey Helberg was second, while Whitey Miller of Jamesburg, Mike Bilello of Neptune and Hackettstown’s Richard Petey, who was the early leader, wrapped up the top five.

Volusia Speedway Park (FL) - Johnny Collins won both the regular and the make-up features for the Late Models at Volusia on Saturday night.  Jeff Matthews won the Modified feature.  Grady Christian won in Street Stocks, Matthew Schell won in Thunder Stocks and Gilbert Epsy won in Four Cylinder Challengers.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Tyler Chadwick won Saturday night's SK Modified race at Waterford over Ron Yuhas Jr., Jeff Paul, Keith Rocco and Jeff Pearl.

White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) - Oren Remmick won Saturday night's Late Model feature race.

Friday Races:

Florence Motor Speedway (SC) -  It was another exciting John Newsome GM  Superstore Late Model Stock Car feature at Florence Motor Speedway this, Friday  night.  The top two qualifying positions set a sheer tenth of second in  difference.  That’s the way they crossed the finish line, and more formidably  raced each other cleanly for forty laps.  It was former champion, Michael  Elliott starting second and winning the feature, while current champion Jamey  Lee started first only to finish second, after an intense race.  Lee was much
quicker in the corners but lacked being able to get past Elliott when he’d  muscle off down the front and back, stretches.  Justin Shorter and Raef Judd  continued their rematch of the previous week, with Shorter finishing third to  Judd in fourth.  Archie Adams Sr. rounded out the top five, still running strong  50 years behind the wheel.

Russ Turner Jr. has been working hard to get back to victory lane in the Stock 4  Cylinder division and it finally paid off.  He beat Larry Wayne Disher, Timmy  Flowers, Jarrett Smith and Emory Herring to the checkered flag after they ran  thirty laps.

Todd Amerson conquered the Super Stock field, but only after a serious run for  the bounty.  The youngest Rodonis brother, Tanner was giving Amerson a fit while  the elder Austin was lurking continuously.  Tanner fowled out on the last lap to  collect a top five finish.  Austin finished second followed by Clint Coker and
Bubba Bailey.

Michael Grooms won the Young Guns feature and performed a back flip before  giving the crowd his post race interview.  Ricky Windham won the Bomber feature  and is preparing for the upcoming special feature on September 4th.  You’ll want  see this race and the Allison Legacy Car Series on September 11th. 

Lee USA Speedway (NH) - The cars and stars of the International Supermodified Association rolled into town for the running of the Ollie Silva Memorial Classic 75-lapper at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, and the Supers entertained the capacity crowd with a spectacular show.

Nearly 30 of the ground-pounders were on hand for the event, although former Lee Small Block Super competitors Butch Valley, Jr. and Dave Duggan were sidelined with mechanical problems in practice, and didn't take part in qualifying.   Jeff Abold, Danny Lane, and Lou Cicconi picked up the wins in the three heat races that set the lineup for the main event.  Craig Rayvals took a wild ride in the second qualifier, destroying his machine when he slammed the turn three wall. 

The remaining 26 cars put on a fast and furious feature event, with Pennsylvanian Lou Cicconi stepping out to the early lead.  Cicconi held the point for the first 30 circuits before losing the spot to the hard-charging
Russ Wood of nearby Pelham.  Wood opened up a big lead in the middle portion of the race, but Mark Sammut turned up the wick and was on the move in the late going.  Sammut caught Wood with time running out, and he ducked to the low side heading into turn one with two to go.

After starting 16th on the grid, Sammut went on to post his second career ISMA win, with Wood, Chris Perley, Jeff Abold, Ben Seitz, Jeff Holbrook, Cicconi, Rob Summers, Danny Lane, and Mike Lichty the rest of the top ten.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models continued the chase for the 2009 season championship, and it was veteran driver "Chargin' Charlie" Rousseau taking down the win in the 50-lap E Keys 4 Cars-sponsored feature event.

Katrina Canney led the early laps, with A.J. Begin taking the high groove to the lead on lap ten.  Bryan Kruczek quickly made his way past both Canney and Begin to take a turn out front, leading the field at the halfway mark.  With ten to go, points leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Rousseau joined the lead battle, making it a three-way dogfight up front.  Rousseau eventually came out on top, with Helliwell, Kruczek, Jeffrey Labrecque, Jr., Begin, Canney, Bobby Baillargeon, Tom Fuller, and Pat Floyd the rest of the top

In Prime Storage Late Model Sportsman action, Gary Beauregard put in a solid run and took down his first win of the year, holding off multi-time feature winner Grant Aither to score the victory.

Michele Fushpanski led the field to green and stayed on the point until the event's first caution fell on lap eleven for separate spins by Bill Ahern and Sulo Burbank.  Ryan Green held the second spot at that point, but Aither was up to third and coming fast.  As expected, Aither quickly made it to the front, but quite unexpectedly, he lost the spot to Beauregard a few laps later.  Beauregard was good the rest of the way, taking down the win when the checkered flag flew.

Aither had to settle for the runner-up finish behind Beauregard, with "Piranha Pete" Evans, Fushpanski, Brian Grantz, Ahern, Bobby Melvin, Green, Burbank, Gary Modugno, and Jesse Bousquet the remainder of the top ten.

Rookie competitor Billy Osborne had a strong start in the PB Chopper Shop and Rods Small Block Super main event, jumping out to the lead on an early-race restart. Osborne pulled away to a comfortable lead over the first 12 laps, but a caution brought him back to the field.  Dan Bowes ran the high groove to the lead on the restart, with P.J. Stergios following him to the front.  The pair battled hard for the next several laps, with Stergios finally taking the lead inside the ten to go mark.

Once he cleared Bowes, Stergios was in command the rest of the way, picking up his second win of the year at the checkers.  Bowes, Osborne, Tommy Tombarello, Jr., Mike Spurling, Eddie Witkum, Jr., Mike Netishen, Johnny Burke, and Mike Dube, Jr. closed out the top ten.

Eric Hoffman led the first five laps of the Planet Aid Hobby Stock main before giving up the lead to Jim Shorey, who went on to score the win in the Jeff and Nancy Trask entry.

Patrick Tanguay grabbed his best finish of the year in second, followed by the previous' week's winner, Ron Washburn, Bobby Glass, Jimmy Russell, Hoffman, Bill Fiske, Lance Barthelemy, Chris Kingsley, and Kenny Scott.

After battling mechanical woes for most of the summer, Tim Boyle returned to his winning ways in the David's Race Cars and Components Roadrunner feature, beating out former champ Ben Brown to get the win.  Jim Piaseczny had a solid run to finish third, with Steve Nichols, Loren Smith, Niko Manyati, Justin King, Cris King, Torrey Kovalesky, and James Fitzgerald rounding out the top ten finishers.

Kevin Emery once again topped the American Auto Parts Ironman main, with Tom Harton, Crystal Brown, Troy Washburn, Matt Lambert, Warren Harvey, and Matt Bakutis next in the rundown.

Madison International Speedway (WI) -  Great weather brought out a large crowd, an excellent car count, and exciting racing as fans of all ages were treated to a night of features as part of Swiss Colony Night at Madison International Speedway, an ASA member track.

When the night was over there were seven drivers who took home feature wins:  John Baumeister Jr. in the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models, Bryan Reffner in the Super Late Models, Bobby Wilberg in the Brown Heating and Air Conditioning Area Sportsman, Bobby Selsing Jr. in the Weaver Auto Parts Hobby Stocks, Kyle Padfield in the Roto Rooter Bandits, and Aaron Moyer in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends.

Ross Kenseth won the Big 8 Late Model race for the second time at MIS.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Speedway returned to action with five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions taking to the track for USG Event Night on Friday, August 14th.  Ted Christopher was the winner in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Ryan Posocco was the winner in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Brit Andersen was the winner in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Kevin Gambacorta won the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Barry Fluckiger was the winner in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - Charlotte’s Rich Lowrey won for the second time in three events in the Late Model division at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Lowrey’s win on Pepsi Night was his second feature win of the 2009 season, along with his win last Thursday night, August 6. Dave Whitcomb led the majority of the race before losing the battle with Lowrey in the final two laps. Whitcomb held on for second followed by Jamie Fisher in third. Grant Folsom and Cris Michaud rounded out the top five. Jean-Paul Cyr widens his lead in the championship point standings with his sixth place finish. Nick Sweet finished seventh followed by Matt White, Craig Bushey and Jerry Lesage.

Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien won his second career NAPA Tiger Sportsmen feature after surviving a wild final lap. Therrien took over the lead with just under five laps remaining and weaved his way through a wreck on the final lap to take the win. Matt Potter just beat Derrick O’Donnell to the line to claim second with O’Donnell third. Young Cody Blake finished fourth followed by Joe Steffen in fifth.

Martin Ingram of Essex Jct. captured his first career Allen Lumber Street Stock victory on Pepsi night. Ingram started on the pole but had to battle the entire race to hang on for the win. Rookie Tucker Williams finished second followed by Michael Moore in third. Greg Adams came home fourth followed by another rookie Danny Doyle in fifth.

Donnie Yates of North Montpelier was the top finishing Power Shift Junkyard Warrior for the second night in a row. Yates was chased to the line by Ken Christman and Kevin Wheatley for the Warrior top three.

Unity Raceway (ME) - Fred Brown of Winterport outran all troubles developing behind him in a wild Late Model feature, topping the Friday night racing card at Unity Raceway. Steve Rackliff of Starks and Bradley Bosworth of Clinton each won a pair of feature races, with other victories posted by Glenburn’s Steve Moulton, Unity’s Dustin Hubbard, Veazie’s Kyle Gallant, Skowhegan’s Justin Moore, Molly Feeney of Hope and Henry Boudreau of Winterport.

Thursday Races:

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - A persistent drizzle and a forecast for continued showers forced Thompson Speedway and NASCAR officials to postpone the running of the New England Dodge Dealer’s presentation of the Bud 150. The new date will be Thursday, September 3rd.

The Bud 150 features the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series “Super 6” divisions. This annual race, presented by the New England Dodge Dealers, is a fan favorite and its new date will provide a great kick off for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - Shawn Duquette of Morrisonville, NY survived a ride on Thunder Road’s infamous “Widowmaker” during the third and final Tiger Sportsmen Tri-State Series 100 to unofficially clinch the title. Duquette won the first to Tri-State Series races at Airborne Speedway and Canaan Fair Speedway on his way to building up a 22 point lead in the championship point standings. Just under halfway through the 100 lap feature that lead disappeared as he wrecked just after the start-finish line.

At that point Jason Bonnett took over the point lead and only needed to finish in the top nine if Duquette didn’t return. After about 20 laps of hardwork by his crew, Duquette was able to return to the race and pick up several more valuable spots. In the end it was just enough as Duquette tied with Bonnett with Duquette winning the tie breaker because of his previous two wins.

Shawn Fleury of Middlesex, VT took home the win in the ACE Hardware Tri-State 100 after an intense battle with Derrick O’Donnell. O’Donnell would hold on for second followed by Jimmy Hebert, Brendan Moodie and Scott Coburn rounding out the top five.

In Late Model action Nick Sweet of Barre scored his first career victory in a Late Model stock car. He was chased to the line by Jamie Fisher, Cris Michaud, Phil Scott and point leader Jean-Paul Cyr to complete the top five. Dave Pembroke, who was in second place in the championship point standings headed into the night, took a rough ride off the top of turn two and finished 25th.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the Power Shift Junkyard Warriors are running together once again. Lincoln’s Gary Bashaw captured the win for the Street Stocks followed by Dave Whitcomb and Tucker Williams. Donnie Yates of North Montpelier was the top finishing Warrior, while Kevin Dodge and Kevin Streeter finished second and third.

Wednesday Races:

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Chris Coolidge, Doug Degroat and Josh Childs all won Outlaw features while Ryan Hewins and Bill Spraugue won in Running Rebel action on Wednesday night.  Other winners were Cathy Manchester (Ladies), Bill Grover (Renegades) and Kevin Oliver (Sport Trucks).

Rockford Speedway (IL) - It was only fitting that on the 2009 Wild Wednesday finale at the Rockford Speedway, the action ratcheted up a couple extra notches as “Chargin” Charlie Frisch put on a show, coming from the back to the front twice to edge out Gene Marocco for the win in the 25-lap Mtn Dew RoadRunner Super Summer Series headliner. Marocco would exact his revenge in the point standings though, holding off Frisch’s late efforts to claim the 2009 Mtn Dew RoadRunner Super Summer Series crown by just 31 points. In a wild Crap Scrappers Hornets feature event, two cars flipped and the leader crashed with just two laps remaining as Justin Pearson survived the carnage to claim the checkers. Dwight Dunlap, Lloyd Hawkins, Aaron Moyer, Sabrina Gantz and Cory Cootware also collected feature victories on the evening.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Mother Nature ended Wild ‘n Wacky prematurely, however not before fresh faces and a few repeat winners reached Speedbowl Victory Lane.  Frank Alessio was a first time winner in the Super X-Cars, youngsters Tony Flannery and Chris Lomartire returned to the winner’s circle and Dylan Payea won the first ever New England Champ Kart Series event held at the ‘Bowl.  Mike Marvin won the HDRA 100 foot drags.

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