51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, September 21st, 1:00pm ET


Saturday Races:

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - It may have taken Greg Morgan nearly a full season to capture his first win in the Sportsman class at Bethel Motor Speedway, but he certainly made up for lost time as he collected his second win this past Saturday, just two weeks after his initial trip to Victory Lane. Morgan started the race third, but took advantage of the situation when the cars starting on the front row made some contact and he was able to get underneath both of them to take the lead on the initial lap. Once he got out front, Morgan never looked back, as he led all 20 laps of the event on his way to the checkered flag. Outside polesitter Tyler Boniface finished second, and Dom Roselli was third.


Dan Conklin grabbed his seventh win of the season in the Sportsman class when he captured the win in the holdover event that had been postponed on August 22nd due to weather. Conklin came from the outside pole to grab the lead at the start of the race, and he sailed to victory by a comfortable margin. Morgan was second, with Roselli third.


Mike Alcaro claimed his ninth Legends victory of 2009, grabbing the lead from Chris Young on lap five. Paul Dodorico, a former three-time Legends champion at the track, finished second. Young held on to finish third. Andrew Bickford bested the field in the ten-lap Bandolero feature. He was followed to the checkers by AJ Hamilton and Mikey Policastro.

The BMS Modified division had two features, as they also ran a holdover race in addition to their scheduled feature. Both races ended with John Cote in Victory Lane. Cote was chased to the finish line by Jim Fugel and Dan Wood in the holdover race. Norm Barnes and Fugel followed Cote to the checkered flag in the night's regular event.


The ECS Auto Stores Pro Stock race was filled with plenty of door handle-to-door handle excitement that ended with Charlie Howe Jr. in Victory Lane for the first time in his career. Howe took off from the pole, but had to defend his position in several multi-car battles for the lead. The driver held off Mark Sylvester and Jesse Hilger for the win.

Gary VanOrden made two trips to Victory Lane, as he won both Street Stock events. The driver won the holdover feature from the third starting spot, and the regular feature from fourth. Brent Shaddock and Tommy Johnson were second and third, respectively, in the holdover race. In the regular feature, Johnson and Kevin Skelly crossed the line behind VanOrden.


Patty Falkena registered her first career win in the 4 Cylinder Senior feature event. She held off the likes of Russell Sniffen and Tim Styles. Jerry Kingeter won the holdover event, followed by Vinny Stanton Jr. and Steven Schmitz. Stanton Jr. was able to improve on his finishing spot in the night's regular feature, where he went on to claim the win. Schmitz and Kingeter were second and third, respectively.

Next Saturday, September 26th, is the final regular night of racing at Bethel, with an added bonus of holdover races for the Sportsman and Pro Stock classes. The track will host its "Bethel Motor Madness" weekend on October 3rd and 4th, and the season will draw to a close at the conclusion of that weekend. More information can be found at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com.

Caraway Speedway (NC) - Winston

Concord Speedway (NC) - Rain and the forecast for more of the same forced cancellation of the NASCAR Whelen All-American events Saturday night at Concord Speedway.

The threat for rain was the same for Friday night’s activities, but, the rain never fell and Friday’s INEX Legends and Bandoleros events were completed.

The Winners from Friday night:

RPM ProFormance Legends Cars:
Masters- Charles Kiser Walnut-Cove, NC #28 Kiser Racing '34 Ford Coupe
Semi Pros- Kenzie Ruston El Reno, OK #39 KMK Enterprises '34 Ford Coupe
Young Lions- Tyler Lester Dallas, NC #01 '34 Ford Sedan

Bandoleros-
Outlaws- Chris Trivette Advance, NC #01 Piedmont Oral & Plastic Surgery Center - Williams Companies, Inc. Bandolero
Young Guns- Matthew Linker Mt. Pleasant #06 J D L Homes Bandolero
Bandits- John Holleman Winston Salem, NC #4 MAACO of Winston Salem - Cuer Vilo Morado Bandolero
Beginner Bandits- Kodie Conner Kannapolis, NC #45 ConnerFab/CWRR Bandolero

Dunn Tire Raceway Park (NY) - The Western New York racing finale, Dunn Tire Raceway Park’s US Open, attracted the best of the best competition in the north east United States to the historic facility this past weekend.  Matt Hirschman won an exciting Modified feature event and also captured the overall Race of Champions Modified Tour Points Championship.  Bobby Weber captured the Late Model checkered flag while Todd Hoddick was declared the winner in the SST Sportsman feature event.  Jay Mudra and John Hewson won in the Super Stock and Street Stock features and Bobby Holmes won his first US Open TQ Midget main event.  Matt Druar continued his domination of the 4 Cylinder Division with another win and Jeremy Haudricourt won the inaugural INEX Legends race.

East Bay Raceway Park - Sandwiched in the middle of the five divisions Saturday night, the South Shore Auto Sales Late Models brought the crowd to its feet with the running of the “Scott Thompson Memorial.” The 50-lap main saw excitement at every turn. 

The race, held in honor of area racer Scott Thompson, tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2006, was originally scheduled in May. The postponement brought 33 cars to the pit area with only 24 spots available.

West Virginia racer Doug Horton caught an airplane ride to be at East Bay for this race. Horton's heat win and subsequent luck of the draw put him in the pole for the main. Former EBRP feature winner Josh Peacock was stationed at his side. Peacock took the early race lead with Jason Fitzgerald launching into second and hounding Peacock on the outside. Fitzgerald was able to prevail by lap three and held the top spot as the field raced into traffic on lap 8. Jack Nosbisch slipped onto Fitzgerald's bumper, then darted by for the lead. His advantage was short-lived when Nosbisch spun in turn four with 13 on the scoreboard. Fitzgerald regained the lead for the restart, but faced pressure from Keith Nosbisch. Keith went to the high line and gained the lead by lap 16.

There was no shortage of action deep in the field as Jeff Mathews made the march from the back toward the front. Mathews, the track's point leader, was seventh at the halfway mark. With 30 laps complete, Horton jumped back into contention to get to second. In short order, he reeled in Nosbisch, grabbing the lead on lap 38. After a restart, Nosbisch needed two laps to gain the front. A restart with six to go saw Horton try to weasel low, breaking the momentum from the field and setting Nosbisch free. Peacock tangled with Mathews over the last few laps with contact on the frontstretch. Keith Nosbisch could not be denied, earning the $3,800 victory. The rest of the top five found Peacock, Horton, Mathews and Jack Nosbisch in position. Peacock, Horton and Jack Nosbisch won preliminaries. Mathews, Doug Watson and Rich Pratt earned starting spots through the B main.

Jeff Mathews added his eighth win of the season in Gagel's Open Wheel Modifieds. Mathews used the pole start to prevail in the contest, backing up his heat win. Dale Kelley claimed second while Buzzie Reutimann came from the rear to score third. Tim Gay and Roger Crouse rounded out the top five. John Bradley also won a preliminary.

Buck Skinner was the king of the Street Stocks, gaining his seventh A main. A strong run by James Hook yielded a second place with Ed Hill, point leader Donnie Reed and Buck Woodhouse trailing. Heat winner Matthew Grissom showed early in the main, but fell out when the driveshaft dislodged. Thomas Pratt also scored a heat.

In the Motorstats.com 4-Cylinder Bombers, Raymond Vann backed up his heat win, taking the point from Jim Baker at the mid-point of the race. Mechanical problems for Baker opened the door for Robert Kissam, Curtis Book and Jimmy Odell to move up. Baker held fifth at the finish. Baker and Collin Kruse joined Vann as heat winners.

The Dirt Dauber main was collected by Kyle Kruse.

Monroe Motor Speedway (LA) - Mother Nature has done it again and rained out Monroe Motor Speedway for September 19, 2009.  Join us next Saturday night for CREED AND CREED LAW FIRM PRESENTS Bumper to Bumper Late Models, Central Oil Supply Modifieds, Payroll Plus Sport Mod, Sonic Drive-In Compacts, Thunder Stocks, Cracker Barrel Convenient Stores Legends, and Coca Cola Bandoleros.

Rockford Speedway (IL) - On a night that featured numerous thrills and spills, Alan Bekielewski’s consistency helped him hold off a determind Mark Vicencio for the 2009 Crap Scrappers Hornets championship. Bekielewski settled down in the fifth position at the beginning of the 15-lap swarm and stayed there until the end to claim the title over Vicencio. Derek Dixon held off a hard-charging Steve McBride for the feature win. Doug Rose was the star of the show though, wowing an excited crowd with his fiery displays and amazing burns in his world famous Green Mamba Jet Car. Those in attendance were also amazed by the three Monster Trucks on hand, as Doug Noelke’s “Big Dawg”, Tom Schroeder’s “Felon” and Jim Burns’ “Mechanical Mischief” put on wild displays of car-crunching, high-flying maneuvers.

Derek Dixon jumped out to an early lead in the 15-lap season finale for the Crap Scrappers Hornets and held off a late charge from Steve McBride to collect the feature win. McBride held maneuvered his way into second, working his way by Roger Schultz and Vinny Mangiaracina for the runner-up spot.

The Crap Scrappers Hornets season championship was collected by Alan Bekielewski, who managed a solid fifth-place finish to hold off Mark Vicencio by 19 points for the crown.

“It’s a great feeling and I didn’t think we were gonna do it at the start of the year,” an ecstatic Bekielewski stated after the race. “It was a total team effort and I have to thank them for all the work they did to help me get where I am. It sure feels great to win this title, especially at the Rockford Speedway.”

Schultz, Mangaracina and Bekielewski rounded out the top five.

Mark Vicencio did find some consolation, taking home the Yellowbook Hornets Challenge season crown by just seven points over Steve McBride as Derek Dixon made sweeped the night away with a win in an exciting Second Over the Line Wins Race.

Doug Rose illuminated the night, burning vans and Brett Favre jerseys in under three minutes, leaving the fans on their feet as he received a standing ovation for his amazing displays.

In the Monster Truck Showdown Race, Doug Noelke’s “Big Dawg” outlasted Jim Burns and his “Mechanical Mischief” for the win.

Noelke proved victorious again in the Monster Truck Freestyle, using a dizzying array of donuts and wheelies making the crowd scream in approval as he claimed the victory.

Mark Schroeder’s “Felon” put on an awesome show as well, using wheelstands and car jumps to impress the crowd for a second place finish.

Jim Burns’ hometown “Mechanical Mischief” put on a display, using burnouts and car-crunching moves to round out the freestyle action.

James Stanis kept his car on line to claim the Skid Cars feature, surviving a few scrapes with the wall for victory.

“Scary” Gary Oscarson put on a show for the crowd all night long, first completing an amazing jump over a wedding tent with a limo, barely clearing the structure before making a hard landing. Oscarson, once again showing his deft touch with high-flying stunts, collected the win in the Dukes of Hazzard Jumping Contest, flying further than anyone else for the victory.

Randy Dicey found paydirt, winning the Rollover Contest in grand fashion with a combined total of 15 rotations.

Racing returns to the Rockford Speedway in two weeks, as “One Great Racing Weekend” returns to the historic quarter-mile. The 44th annual National Short Track Championships will feature 11 divisions of racing over three days, starting on Friday, October 2nd with the Weekly Warriors. Saturday, October 3rd features the headlining BRP Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet in a 108 lap duel as well as three other divisions. Sunday afternoon, October 4th, will feature the headlining 200-lap Super Late Model main event that already has over 40 entries and more on the way as well as the Mid-American Stock Car Series in a 75-lap jaunt.

Seekonk Speedway (MA) - With three titles to be decided on Saturday, September 19, drivers in three divisions were on the edge. The closest battle to be had was the Pro Stock title, which saw Dave Darling leading the chase by seven over Astle, and 22 over Tom Scully Jr.

For Dave to claim his third Pro title, he had to finish no worse than second if Astle was to win. Early on, it looked like he might be the driver to beat. Moving through traffic early, Dave found himself inside the top three by the fifth lap. On lap six, he moved past early leader Dave Hutchins for second, and started chasing Rob Murphy for the lead. His bid, however, for his third championship ended on lap 13.

On a restart for a lap 12 caution, he and Murphy raced wheel to wheel for over a lap. As they came off turn two, the pair made contact, sending both drivers up the track. While Murphy was able to recover, Darling was not, and the Johnson Landscaping Dodge suffered heavy damage, ending his night. Ken Spencer was also involved and suffered race ending damage.

Tom Scully Jr came into the night with a chance at the top spot, but his bid was thwarted by a lap three caution that sent him in for repairs that cost him 11 laps. From there, all Astle had to do was finish the race and he would claim his fourth Pro Stock title, tying him with Rick Martin with four, one behind Vinny Annarummo, who holds five Pro Stock titles.

Rob Murphy did not receive any damage with the incident on lap 13, and continued to lead the race through several cautions. Murphy kept the top spot until lap 25, when Astle used the outside lane to pick up the lead, and pick up his sixth win of the season. Dave Hutchins finished second, while Kyle Casper came back from an early accident for his best finish of third. Rob Murphy finished fourth with Bobby Tripp fifth. Ray Parent, Dan O'Brien, Steve O'Brien, Craig Weinstein and Jeramee Lillie rounded out the top ten.

With only a handful of points separating Jody Tripp from Rick Martin, Tripp had to finish no worse than third if Martin won the race. Lenny Guy set the early pace and held on through two cautions. On the second restart, Martin, who started fifth, sat second, and took over the lead at the drop of the green. Martin pulled away from the field, and picked up his track leading 10th win of the season.

But that was only half of the drama. With Martin up front, Tripp had to finish third to win the title. It wasn't as easy as it sounded. With no cautions after lap 9, Tripp had a tougher time working through the traffic. Once he got his rhythm, he ran fourth for the longest time. Mike Cavallaro was making a rare appearance in the trucks this year, and held Tripp of for the coveted third position.

As the laps wound down, it appeared that Tripp would have to settle for a tie in the chase, which would give Martin the title in the tiebreaker. With four laps remaining, Tripp was finally able to muster up the pass for third, and picked up his first championship by 3 points over Martin. The top five at the finish were Martin, Guy, Tripp, Cavallaro and John Paiva.

Jody became the third Tripp to win a championship at Seekonk, adding to the family legacy.

Mike Mitchell came into the final race with a comfortable lead over Sparky Arsenault, and needed just a decent finish to pick up his first championship. The race started off with Ron Barboza jumping out front and setting the pace. While Barboza set the pace, eyes were on Mitchell, Arsenault and Ryan Lineham and Scott Serydynski. Lineham started eleventh, and started his move to the front. For the first ten laps, there was not much change in the top five, with fourth and fifth place changing hands a couple of times. With Barboza out front, Brian Spillane and Bobby Pelland III sat second and third. At the ten lap mark, Mike Lema and Lineham rounded out the top five. Lineham used the outside lane, and took over third at the halfway.

As Lineham started to challenge Spillane for second, coming off turn two, Barboza slowed up, which allowed Ryan to move into the lead as they headed into turn three. Barboza fell off the pace and retired. Chris Rioux moved into third for the next couple of circuits before Serydynski moved past into the runner up spot.

With three laps remaining, Lineham pulled up the racetrack, as mechanical gremlins cost Ryan his fourth win of the season. Instead, it was the Street Stock all-time win leader, Scott Serydynski becoming the recipient and picked up his second win of the season. Rioux held on for second, with Spillane, Pelland and Mark Henshaw rounding out the top five. Mitchell held on for an eighth place finish, which was enough for his first career championship. Arsenault wound up tenth in the final rundown.

With the Late Model Championship decided and closed out, Seekonk Speedway held a 64 lap Open Competition event. Points leader Ryan Vanasse was representing the speedway at NHMS for an Invitational, so he was not on hand. Four time champion Gerry DeGasparre had qualified and was poised to start on the outside of the front row. But an engine failure on the final lap of his qualifier kept him out of the event.

As the field took the green, Colby Fournier and Matt Breault brought the field down after the redraw. Breault took the lead and set the early pace. The second caution slowed up the field at lap six when Kyle DeSouza spun. Randy Burr lined up on the outside of Breault, and they raced wheel to wheel for the next several laps, with Burr taking over. Breault started to slide back, as Jimmy Rosenfield and Bill Bernard swapped the second position back and fourth between them. Bernard spun on lap 22, bringing out the fourth caution of the race.

As the field took the halfway, the top five were Burr, Rosenfield, Frank Duquette, Mike Cavallaro and Denny Stampfl. Another caution on lap 40 bunched the field when Ray Parent got together with Fournier. Once back underway, Burr had his hands full, as he and Duquette traded the lead back and forth, with Duquette coming out on top at lap 48. It was right after that when the final caution came out for Stampfl, who lost a left rear tire.

Burr could not keep up with Duquette on the restart, and Rosenfield moved past on the inside for second. Burr raced back and forth with Cavallaro for third over the last dozen laps, and held on at the checkered for third. Cavallaro and Bill Bernard rounded out the top five.

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Without leading a single lap and crossing the finish line in the second spot, Steve Shultz of Drums took the Street Stock feature win following post race tech in the 77-lap Mark Corbisiero Memorial Saturday at Sundance Vacations Speedway. New Jersey’s Jason Hearne held off charges by Zane Zeiner to notch his first career Sport Modified victory at the speedway and Mark Tischler notched his first win of the season in the INEX Legends division. Robert Fink notched his fourth FWD verdict of the year and Matt Custer scored the Mini Cup victory.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - On a chilly late summer night, the Waterford Speedbowl hosted Cystic Fibrosis Night and completed its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program with a first time winner and great battles in all the divisions taking center stage.  Dennis Gada returned to victory lane in the SK Modifieds and Dennis Botticello ended a lengthy hiatus to Speedbowl Victory Lane in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models.  Walt Hovey Jr. won his fourth Street Stock event of the year, Allen Coates checkered his seventh NEATV Truck Series race, and Ian Brew won his first ever Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock race. 

Friday Races:

Lee USA Speedway (NH) - The last Friday night race of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship season saw Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dracut, MA score his sixth E Keys 4 Cars-sponsored feature win of the year to lock down the title for car owner Bruce Bernhardt.

After a side-by-side battle with J.R. Baril in his qualifying heat ended with a photo-finish win for Helliwell, it was second-place points man Bryan Kruczek lined up alongside at feature time, looking to close out the season with a win.

But Kruczek found trouble right on the start, as he got out of shape and climbed the frontstretch wall, nearly flipping over as he ended his second straight race with a trip into the concrete.

Helliwell took command of the race on the restart, and he went on the collect the checkers, with Baril, Jeffrey Labrecque, Jr., Pat Floyd, Tom Fuller, Wayne Helliwell, Sr., A.J. Begin, Jeremy Harclerode, Ricky Wolf, and Mike Ordway, Jr. the rest of the top ten.

The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites joined the action once again last Friday, and it was 64-year old Jeff Horn of Ashland, MA picking up the win in the Midgets, while Paul Luggelle scored his career-first in the Lites.

The Prime Storage Late Model Sportsmen ran a pair of feature events, with 2009 champion Grant Aither of nearby Exeter coming out on top of both races to clinch the championship in style.

Aither outran Bill Ahern to capture the feature event that had been postponed on August 21, with rookie contender Ryan Green, Pete Evans, Michele Fushpanski, Frankie Eldredge, Bobby Melvin, Brian Grantz, Jesse Bousquet, and Timmy Johnson third through tenth.

In the nightcap, Aither ran flag-to-flag, leading every lap on the way to his 11th win of the year.  Ron Bolduc battled his way up through to finish in the second spot, with Ahern, Evans, Melvin, Evans, Green, Eldredge, Gary Beauregard, Fushpanski, and John DiBurro next across the stripe.

Dan Bowes claimed his first career championship in the PB Chopper Shop and Rods Small Block Supers, knocking defending two-time champ Eddie Witkum, Jr. off his throne after a breakout season.

As has become his style, Bowes ran the high line on the way to the feature win, holding off the late-closing P.J. Stergios. Witkum took third, with Billy Osborne, Tommy Tombarello, Mike Spurling, Michael Dube, Jr., Scott Keddy, and "Super Dave" Sanborn next.

Defending champion Jimmy Russell Scored his fourth feature win of the year in the Planet Aid Hobby Stocks after a slam-bang race, but it was Jim Shorey who wound up taking the coveted championship title home.

Rookie Chris Kingsley had a solid run to checker second, with Mark Parenteau, Bill Fiske, Eric Hoffman, Shorey, Jimmy Ryder, Jr., Chuck Roberto, Kenny Scott, and Pete Evans rounding out the top ten.

The David's Race cars and Components Roadrunners headed into the night with the closest battle at the track, as rookie Niko Manyati was holding a slim one-point lead over veteran campaigner Jim Piasecnzy.

Although both drivers took a turn out front early in the championship event, Tim Boyle got past in the late stages of the race to take the win.  Manyati took second to secure the championship, with Piaseczny, Shaun Waites, Jr., Lance Barthelemy, Ben Brown, Justin King, Torrey Kovalesky, James Fitzgerald, and Steve Nichols third through tenth.

Kevin Emery closed out the 2009 Ironman season with another trip to victory lane, but this was his first with the new car he built to replace the one that got destroyed just a few weeks back.

Second-generation racer Tom Harton took second spot in the main, and that was more than enough to land him the 2009 Ironman championship.  Crystal Brown, Matt Bakutis, and Matt Lambert finished up the top five.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Motor Speedway returned to racing action on Friday, September 18th with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series card of five racing divisions.  Keith Rocco took his fifth victory of the season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Dillon Moltz took his fifth win of the season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy Membrino, Jr. took down his second win of the season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Norm Sears took down win number two of 2009 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, and Stephanie Berardi scored her first career win in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

Unity Raceway (ME) -  Dale Swoboda of Hermon returned and conquered the top weekly class at Unity Raceway Friday night, charging from the rear of the starting lineup to win the Late Model main event.

Kris Watson of Hermon, Steve Rackliff of Starks, Dustin Hubbard of Unity, Kyle Gallant of Veazie, Zach Audet of New Sharon, Ryan Ripley of Waldoboro, Chelsea Young of Winterport and Kayla Allen of Bucksport all posted feature race victories on a busy racing card, while Cornville’s Shelby Kimball wrapped up the Ladies division’s Triple Crown Series title.

Behind Dale Swoboda’s back-to-front performance in the Late Model main event, a near race-long battle for runner-up honors was displayed by Winterport racers Joey Doyon and Fred ‘Pee Wee’ Brown, with Doyon prevailing as the checkered flag was unfurled. Freedom’s Dylan Turner finished in fourth position, followed by Wiscasset racer Nick Hinckley.

Super Street winner Kris Watson dominated his main event, adding to his lead in the division’s championship standings. Holden’s Steve Moulton raced to a runner-up finish, remaining one of the hottest drivers in the class, while John Kalel II of Orrington claimed third-place honors. Steve Rackliff of Starks and ‘Hurricane’ Hal Stratton of Belgrade moved into top-five finishing positions after another frontrunner, Donnie York, suffered mechanical woes late in the event.

Steve Rackliff led wire-to-wire to claim top honors in the Late Model Pro Four main event. Clinton’s Ben Clark drove from the rear of the field twice to earn runner-up honors. Jim Dennis recovered from a first-lap spin to pick up the third-place trophy. Greg Cummings of China finished fourth, followed by Jamie Foster of Benton.

Reigning Wildcat division champion Dustin Hubbard took over the lead and pulled away from the pack to earn his trip to victory lane. Winslow’s Andy Turbovsky quickly got to second position, but couldn’t catch Hubbard. Point leader Carl McAlpine of Burnham prevailed in a thrilling, racelong battle with fellow Burham racer Brent ‘Poochie’ Chase for the final podium finishing position. Another Burnham racer, Chris King, crossed the finish line in fifth position.

Kyle Gallant and Zach Audet were both feature winners in Monsta Mini division competition, with one main event held over from a wet night several weekends ago. Gallant bested Audet at the front of the make-up race in the official order of finish, after apparent winner Mike Mason of Skowhegan didn’t get through post-race technical inspection. Dylan Lancaster of Skowhegan ended up with the third-place trophy after Mason was joined at the whipping post by Augusta’s Paul Jackson. Rick Grant and Lewis Batchelder rounded out the official top five.

Audet and Gallant finished 1-2 in the regularly-scheduled Monsta Mini feature, with Mason third under the checkered flag. Reigning Monsta Mini champion and current point leader Mike Wilson of Chelsea crossed the line in fourth position, followed by Oakland’s Chris Williams.

Ryan Ripley swapped the lead with Wiscasset’s Thomas True as the two youngsters from the coast outran point leader Mike Mason of Skowhegan in the Flyin’ 4 race. Chelsea’s Mike Wilson battled with the three frontrunners for most of the race, settling for fourth position under the checkered flag. Oakland’s Chris Williams rounded out the top five..

Chelsea Young won the final race in the Ladies Triple Crown Series, while a runner-up finish in the race helped Cornville’s Shelby Kimball wrap up the three-race title. Mika Wilson of Chelsea grabbed the final trophy in the race, with the top five filled out by Alica Goodwin of Clinton and Bucksport’s Kayla Allen.

Kayla Allen wrapped up the night’s action with a win in the Enduro trophy dash. Young Matt Kimball of Cornville was second across the line, with Dan Quilla of Winterport following.


Thursday Races:

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - The season is winding down at Thompson Speedway but the excitement is still ramping up. With tight point races in all divisions, Thursday night’s feature events had major championship implications. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, scored his third Super Late Model victory of the season to bring the chase to the championship to single digits. Cam McDermott had a good point night as he scored his second win of the season in TIS Modified competition.



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