51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, September 28th, 10:15am ET

Sunday Races:

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Despite several attempts to dry the race track throughout the afternoon, Sundance Vacations Speedway officials were forced to postpone the card of racing for the afternoon. With an effort to reschedule the events and due to several tracks running make up races and big shows this Saturday, officials made the call and rescheduled events for the Modifieds, Late Models, INEX Legends and Factory Stocks to Friday, October 2. It marks the first time since the 2005 season that racing will take place on a Friday evening at the speedway.

Rain showers crossed the speedway after warm ups on Sunday and within an hour the track was dry and ready for racing. Bob Wink and Paul Morgan, Jr. took Factory Stock heat race wins before the rains came again. Track drying continued and just when the surface was ready for racing, another ban of showers came through.

Several drivers were in attendance, gearing up for the 10th annual “King of the Mountain”, which is slated for the weekend of October 10th and 11th. John Fortin, the 2009 Riverhead Raceway Modified champion was in the pit area with his daughter, Amber, who also piloted a Modified during warm ups. Anthony Sesely, a regular on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was on track with the regulars, as was last year’s champion, Rusty Smith.

The pits will be open at 4 PM on Friday, October 2 and practice will start at 5:30 PM. The grandstands will open at 6 PM with heat races starting at 7 PM. Grandstand admission is only $10 and free for children 10 years of age and younger.

Sundance Vacations Speedway is just minutes from Hazleton, Pa, located on St. John’s Road, between Routes 93 and 309. Grandstand admission for all regular events is just $10 for ages 11 and older. Children 10 years of age and younger are admitted for free.

Thunder Road Speedbowl - The 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road originally scheduled for Sunday, September 27th, has been postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for next Sunday, October 4th.

The 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl is the final event of Thunder Road’s 50th Anniversary Season.

Next Sunday’s event will be the final point counting event for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors.

Saturday Races:

Airborne Speedway - Mike Reyell of West Chazy, who began racing at Airborne Speedway in a four-cylinder car on dirt 25 years ago, won the first Modified feature of his career in the Buck Supply, Atkinson Scrap Metal, Agency Insurance sponsored 30-lap season finale Saturday.

Reyell started on the outside pole and led every lap despite heavy pressure over the first 18 laps from Leon Gonyo.  Gonyo pulled into the infield on lap 18, but new runner-up Bryant Trim couldn’t catch the leader. Gonyo passed Chris Cayea for second on lap four and stayed close to Reyell through four restarts before he was sidelined with mechanical trouble. Cayea ran well in third the rest of he way. Mike Phinney and Mike Wells completed the top five.

“I think the race was maybe won on the first lap when I got to the front,” Reyell said. “This is my first win in 25 years, I’m pretty excited. I want to thank Mike Perrotte and Steve Fuller for the job they’ve done at Airborne and my sponsors Plattsburgh Radiator, Soleil Lumber and Fastenal.”

Curt Giventer of Saranac won the Versatile Trailer Sales Renegade in a last man standing 20-lap duel. Known as “Metal Man”, Giventer earned his first Airborne feature win since 1972. Dave Drake of Plattsburgh, the only other driver on the lead lap, was second. Mark Caron of Peru was third.

Tylor Terry breezed to a full straightaway win in the J&S Steel Sportsman feature ahead of Nick Heywood. Positions 3-4-5 went to Jim Bushey, Rick Frenyea and Howard Stoner.

Curtis Seymour Jr. of Plattsburgh drove to his first career win in the Monster Energy Bomber feature. Steven Bresette won the NAPA Mini-Modified feature by six car-lengths over Speedy Bresette.

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - As has been the case all too often in the Northeast this season, this weekend's racing events were impacted in many areas by weather conditions. Once again, Bethel Motor Speedway fell victim to rain that prevented the completion of the night's scheduled events.

Next weekend, October 3rd and 4th, the speedway will present its "Bethel Motor Madness" weekend, featuring two days packed with racing excitement. Each division will take part in a three-race miniseries, with two 25-lap features on Saturday and one 35-lap feature on Sunday. There will be no heat races, and all drivers will draw for their starting position for the first feature. An invert will be used to set the field for the second feature. Starting spots for Sunday's final events will be based on an average of each driver's finishes in the first two segments of the weekend. Based on total points accumulated, each division will crown a "Bethel Motor Madness" champion. While the track's regular competitors in each division are expected to take to the asphalt, it also presents an opportunity for other drivers to tackle the racing surface at Bethel in the quest for bragging rights as the miniseries champion.

The Sportsman, BMS Modified, ECS Auto Stores Pro Stock, Street Stock, 4 Cylinder, Legends, and Bandolero classes will all take to the track in competition. Gates open at 1 p.m. on both days, with hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing slated to begin at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $5 for each day's events. The "Bethel Motor Madness" weekend will conclude the speedway's 2009 season.

Concord Speedway (NC) - The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday August 26th calls for a constant day and evening of off and on showers with a near 100% probability of rain Saturday evening, thus, with the possibility of completing the Legends and Bandoleros races scheduled for today nearly non-existent, the races have been cancelled.

Friday evening’s events were postponed by rain to Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM.  Under the agreement with INEX, a double-header is not possible Sunday because the qualifying heat races Friday were not completed.  Under the INEX operating regulations, if qualifying had been completed, we could start the event Sunday at the point at which the rain forced postponement Friday and then complete another event Sunday.  As it stands, only one event can be rescheduled for Sunday, the final date for 2009 INEX national points. 

The annual Pebble Pushers Car and Truck show, Scr8pefest 2009 is still being held Saturday and Sunday on the half-mile TriOval.

Flat Rock Speedway (MI) - A gloomy day burst into sunshine about 5 p.m., setting the stage for Flat Rock Speedway's final race of the season.  Tristan Dupuis zipped to the victory in the 250 lap Enduro contest, while Mike Bershback won the 20 lap 4 Cylinder feature.  Jeff Maran's fourth place finish secured the 2009 Flat Rock Enduro 4-race Series crown.

A total of 38 cars took the Frankie Bockstanz Jr.'s green flag, and a quick pace ensued for the entire event.  Heavy traffic also was present for much of the 250 laps, which was slowed by 3 red flags.  2-time Enduro champ Michael Dailey took the lead on the start, with Danny Bennett roaring into the lead on lap 5.  Dave Arnold Jr. shadowed Bennett and grabbed the point on lap 31, only to have Tristan move by to take control on lap 38.  Zipping in and out of traffic, Dupuis tangled with a lapped car on lap 50, causing him to spin turn 2.  Dupuis quickly righted his machine and continued on, dropping back to 4th spot.  Bennett again took the number 1 spot, but Tristan closed in quickly and took control by lap 65 and never looked back.  Bennett pitted on lap 95 in a cloud of smoke, ending his fine run.  Jeff Metdepenningen, who ran in the top 3 for much of the race, got to second spot but went a lap down later in the race.  He regained that lap at the lap 145 mark, but Dupuis motored by several laps later and kept Jeff down 1 circuit the remainder of the way.  Tristan's win was worth $1000 for his efforts.  Metdepenningen was second, Bob Hochradel had a great run to take third, Jeff Maran was fourth and Robb Remick to fifth after running in the top 3 for much of the event.  Rick Johnson, Matt Ringger, Brian Ringger, Bob Swanson and Tom LaFollette completed the top ten.  21 cars were running at the finish.

Maran grabbed the 2009 Flat Rock Enduro crown.  Jeff, a former Toledo Factory Stock champion, topped Jeff Metdeppeningen for the title, with Rick Johnson third.  The final point standings will be posted this week at www.flatrockspeedway.com

Mike Bershback, returning to the driver's seat after sitting out much of the season, topped Brad Turner in a 2-car battle to the wire to win the 20 lap 4 Cylinder feature race.  Turner took over second from David Price on early on and set the stage for the duo.  Turner, the 2009 division champ, looked high and low but to no avail as Bershback took the win over Turner, Price, Dave Stadniczuk and Scott Mathews.

Flat Rock Speedway will host the Flat Rock Historical Society Flea Market Sunday, October 4 on the grounds of the Telegraph Road facility from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to the grounds is free.  For table rental information, please call 734-782-5220.

The 2010 schedule is scheduled to be released prior to the New Year. 

Florence Motor Speedway (SC) - Timmonsville, SC (September 25, 2009) The weather has been pretty good to  Florence Motor Speedway this year.  With only 2 shortened nights of racing and one complete washout that was moved to Saturday, mother nature has really smiled on the Florence Motor Speedway.  Well that wasn't the case Friday night as all  racing action on the 4/10 of a mile speedway were canceled due to rain.  This is the first time this year that we have canceled a week of racing.  But we will return to racing next week with Late Models, Super Stock, Stock 4's, Young Guns and Bomber's all back in action.

Remember to mark your calendars for November 6th, 7th, and 8th as the Fall Classic Series returns for it's 10th year.  The Allison Legacy Car Series will be back to run there 200 lap Fall Championship race.  The John Newsome Superstore Late Models will be running 125 Laps.  50 Laps for the Super Stock, Stock 4's and Bombers.  The Young Guns will be running 25 Laps.

Come and experience the excitement of Double-file Starting, Stock Car Racing at Florence Motor Speedway! Check out the special admission prices and calendar of events on our website, visit:  Florence Motor Speedway.

Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) - The Bobby Isaac Memorial at Hickory Motor Speeday, originally scheduled for last weekend and postponed to Saturday, September 26th, has again fallen victim to rain and will be made up on Sunday, September 27th.

Lanier National Speedway (GA) - With heavy rain pounding the southeast earlier this week, and with over two inches of rain expected to cover the rolling hills of Braselton, Georgia, Lanier National Speedway officials have postponed race #1 and #2 of the RaceCeiver Shootout.  The makeup date will take place tomorrow, Sunday, September 27, 2009.  Pit Gates will open at Noon, practice will start at 1pm, with the feature races taking the green flag at 2pm. 

Divisions running the 3/8th’s mile asphalt oval on Sunday will include the Bandolero’s, Legends Young Lions, Semi-Pro, Masters, Pro, INEX Thunder Roadsters, and Pro Challenge.  Also making an appearance will be the race that you can make, Spectator racing, where you the fan can tackle Georgia’s NASCAR Home Track, with your hot rod, clunker, or daily driver, head to head with other competitors. 

Grandstand admission will be $5 with children 11 years of age and younger admitted free.  Trackside parking will be $20 per vehicle, no matter how many people that you can cram inside. 

Madison International Speedway (WI) - The MIS Fall Classic for this weekend has been cancelled. Nine divisions were to take to the track this weekend but due to wet conditions and a continued threat for rain it was decided to cancel the event.

Racing resumes at Madison International Speedway in May of 2010.

Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - With practice underway and the pits still filling with race cars, rain suddenly moved across the area and put a halt to the rest of the evening at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway.

It marked the eighth such time this season that rain either postponed or cancelled entirely the racing card at the paved ¼-mile oval. That leaves just two dates to complete the remaining events. October 3 and 31.

This coming Saturday, October 3, starting at 5:00 p.m. the action will consist of all track classes.

On the docket will be the make-up Dirt Modified feature from July 25 and a regular 20 lap feature for the class which will be double points.

Wall Stadium (NJ) - Trailing Red Bank Sleep Shoppe Modified point leader Shaun Carrig of Little Falls by just five markers going into Saturday night’s Surfside Collision main event at Wall Stadium, Freehold’s Chas Okerson knew that he had to win the 40-lap feature to guarantee his first ever Modified driving title. After starting sixth, Okerson charged through the pack to take the lead late in the race to win his second main event of the year and the driving crown.

After a gigantic on track party with the fans, drivers, crews and the racecars got “Fan Appreciation Night” started, the regular season finale of the Able Ford Subaru Racing Series saw Freehold’s Steven Reed settle into the lead of the Modified 40-lapper after a couple of skirmishes in the early going. Soon title contenders Carrig and Okerson were fighting tooth and nail as they raced in second and third spots, respectively.

Okerson used a lap 10 restart to slip by Carrig for second, but that still was not enough for him to steal away the title. The turning point in both the event and the season-long race for the title came with ten laps remaining when Reed left the event while leading because of a leaking power steering pump. That moved Okerson to the front with Carrig trying to charge into the lead before fading in the closing laps.

At the finish it was six-time Pro Stock champion Okerson grabbing the win and his first ever Modified title, while Tommy Farrell of Neptune was second. Pete Brittain of Cream Ridge, Farmingdale’s Billy Cole and Carrig completed the top five.

“We wrecked this car real bad back on opening night and I wanted to park it then,” Okerson said after the race. “But my father wanted to rebuild it and my wife came up with a few extra dollars to get it back on the track. The crew and the sponsors are the people that really won this title for us.

“Luck has a lot to do with how things go in racing. I’ve had both bad luck and good luck this season. Tonight, a lot of things went my way for us to win this title.”

Mike Alcaro of Newton took the lead at the outset and drove on to win the I.N.E.X. Legend Cars 25-lap main event. Mark Tischler of Martinsville was on the leader’s bumper from start to finish and used his runner-up finish to nail down his first ever driving title. Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Mike Carroll of Hellertown, Pa. and Mike Fulton of Bridgewater were third through fifth.

As the Calabreeze Pools Sportsman division cars were on the speedway to start their 25-lapper, rain began to fall. That rain eventually forced the postponement of the Sportsman race plus the Street Stock 25-lapper and the Flanagan Retail Development 20-lapper until October 24 when those driving titles will be decided.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - With the season winding down, the points battles continue to take center stage in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions at Waterford Speedbowl.   Three championship races remain tight following Saturday night's racing and Jason Palmer became the first Saturday champion, capturing the Legends Car title.

Ron Yuhas won the SK Modified feature, Tim Jordan won the Late Model feature, Walt Hovey Jr. won the Street Stock feature and Dan Field won the Mini Stock

Volusia Speedway Park (FL) - Ninety seven cars filled the pits at Volusia Speedway Park for the final night of the 2009 points race season.  Hopes were high for those leading the points, fans were ready to see some great dirt track racing and then it started.  At first only a mist and then big raindrops cancelling the show for the night.

"I really, really wanted to get this race in," said General Manager Tonya Moscheel with a very disheartening look on her face.  "The radar looked like we would miss the worse part but obviously radar's don't always know either.  We had just finished preparing the track for the night when the mist came and came and came.  Finally, I knew it was too wet and would have taken hours and hours to prepare the track so we were forced to call the evening's events."

The final points night for the 2009 race season now has been moved to next Saturday, October 2nd, replacing the "Gotta Chance Night".

"We were closed on October 17 originally," said Moschell for Bike Octoberfest but we will now run the "Gotta Chance Night" that night".

"Gotta Chance Night" is open to all Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and 4 Cylinder Challengers drivers who HAVE NOT won a race this year at Volusia. This is the night that fans will definitely see new faces in Victory Lane.


Friday Races:

Concord Speedway (NC) - Friday September 25th’s Legends and Bandoleros races on the quarter mile track at Concord Speedway were curtailed at 9:00 PM because of rain.  Officials wanted to complete qualifying heats so that the event could be resumed on Sunday, but an initially promising radar picture finally closed back onto itself and the event was scrubbed.

The event is moved to Sunday September 27th, the last points date in the 2009 INEX season.  Pit gates open at 2:00 PM.  Practice at 3:00 and heat races at 4:45 PM.

Five Flags Speedway (FL) - While Augie Grill and Johanna Long were the big winners in Friday night's Blizzard Series (Super Late Model) finale at Five Flags (click here for Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage of the race), Chris Cotto won the 35-lap Super Stock finale, while Shannon Jackson clinched the points championship.  Cotto started on the pole and jumped out to a comfortable lead. Jackson, who entered the race with a 20-point lead over Randy Thompson, was running fourth, while Thompson was seventh, but going nowhere.

He got a boost, however, from the two cars in front of him. Jody Henderson was on the bumper of Greg Young and the two spun out. That put Thompson up to fifth, just behind Jackson. Tommy Rollins caught Cotto with five laps to go, while Jackson moved to third when Earl Polk faltered. But Rollins could never make a run on Cotto and took second. Jackson finished third and Thompson fourth.

"I was getting wore out," Cotto said in Victory Lane. "We came in with a new setup and it worked."

It was the second track title for Jackson. "We had a great year, but it was a little harder this year," he said.

Stevie Mercer won the 20-lap Sportsman feature, his second of the year. Brannon Fowler was second and points leader Randy Thompson was third.

Pete Kitchen won the Bomber feature, while William Goulet was second and third went to Michael Kitchen, who has a 12-point lead over Goulet going into the final race in two weeks.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Motor Speedway returned to racing its Final Friday Night Shoot-Out on September 25th with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series card of five racing divisions. Doug Coby took his first victory of the season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Ffearn took his second win of the season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, David Webb took down his second win of the season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Bill Davis took down his first victory of 2009 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, and Don Wood scored his second win of 2009 in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

Ted Christopher clinched the 2009 SK Modified® track championship, his record seventh championship at Stafford Motor Speedway.   Michael Gervais, Jr.'s top-5 finish allowed him to clinch the 2009 Stafford Motor Speedway SK Light Modified track championship in his rookie season.

Unity Raceway (ME) - Josh St. Clair of Liberty took the bait this time and came from shotgun position on the starting grid to win the 30-lap Late Model feature at Unity Raceway Friday night. A fourth-place finish in the event was more than enough for Frank Moulton of Burnham to claim the 2009 track championship, the 61st at the historic oval. St. Clair was slated to start his main event from pole position, but took promoter George Fernald’s $150 offer to start in the rear of the lineup.

Kris Watson of Hermon, (Super Street), Carl McAlpine of Burnham (Wildcat), Steve Rackliff of Starks (Late Model Pro Four) and Mike Wilson of Chelsea (Monsta Mini) capped off championship seasons in their respective divisions by driving to victory lane in the Friday night points finale. Tasha Dyer of Arrowsic won the Flyin’ 4 division feature, with Mike Mason of Skowhegan finishing off his season the division’s champion and a third-place finisher. Molly Feeney of Hope won the Ladies division main event, with Shelby Kimball of Cornville finishing a close second and earning the Queen’s crown for 2009. Henry Boudreau of Winterport was declared the winner in a wild enduro race. Boudreau had already clinched the championship for his class. Bradley Bosworth of Cornville added to his division-leading total of feature wins in the Teen Thunder class. The championship race in that class ended at the start of the school year a few weeks ago, with Brooke Getchell of Pittsfield outpointing her rivals.

Late Model winner St. Clair, a third-generation racer whose grandfather – Dave ‘Boss Hogg’ St. Clair – was a multi-time champion in the top class at Unity Raceway a quarter-century ago, had been offered the bait on previous occasions when he’d earned a pole starting spot in a season where he has multiple Late Model wins at more than one Maine track. Always choosing to decline the offers earlier in the season, this time he grabbed it. For quite awhile it didn’t look like he was going to make it, with perhaps the season’s best 30-lapper unfolding in front of him on the third-mile oval.

St. Clair needed about ten laps to get into the top five, while for more than half the event Chris Thorne of Sidney raced side-by-side with rookie Kevin Douglass, with Sidney’s Douglass leading most of the laps by a foot or so running in the outside groove. Another side-by-side battle behind the frontrunners saw St.Clair fifth, with no running room.

Following a short series of late-race cautions, one which saw Douglass vault Burnham’s Brian Whitney as Whitney checked up to avoid a spinning competitor, St. Clair found the space he needed, outgunning Thorne on a late-race restart and collecting the bonus in addition to first-place money. Thorne held on to finish in second spot, with Fred ‘Pee Wee’ Brown of Winterport picking up third-place spoils.

New champion Moulton crossed the line in fourth position under the checkered flag, with rookie Dylan Turner of Freedom rounding out the top five. Turner, the first third-generation driver from the well-known Freedom racing family to compete in the top class at Unity Raceway, was runner-up to Moulton in the championship standings as a freshman in the class.

Kris Watson, crowned Speedway 95 Super Street champion a couple of weeks ago, took his time working his way into contention and by early race leader Steve Rackliff of Starks. Rackliff held on to second position after Watson went by, but his apparent second-place finish was negated in post-race inspection because of a tire violation. Steve Moulton of Holden ended up as the official second-place finisher, with Vassalboro’s Ed ‘Fubby’ Drake claiming third-place hardware. Hermon’s Jeff ‘Bo’ Overlock, Jr. and ‘Hurricane’ Hal Stratton of Belgrade rounded out the top five.

Burnham’s Carl McAlpine came from deep on the starting grid to win the Wildcat feature going away. McAlpine only needed to start the race in order to reclaim his former division title from 2008 champion Dustin Hubbard of Unity. But he went out in championship style, slicing through a competitive field that saw multiple side-by-side battles ongoing throughout the event. Hubbard was runner-up in both the main event and the championship contest, with third-place at the checkered flag going to Andy Turbovsky of Winslow. Burnham racers completed the top five, with Chris King finishing fourth, in front of Brent Chase.

While Starks racer Steve Rackliff found pain in the tech line in the Super Street division, he found great joy in the Late Model Pro Four class, dominating the main event and claiming the division championship. Rackliff won the race, but not without a serious challenge from Clinton teenager Ben Clark, who finished in second position. Augusta’s Corey Walker ran with the leaders throughout the 20-lapper and finished third. Justin Trombley of Winter Harbor started near the rear of the field and drove to a fourth-place finish, with Skowhegan’s Bryan Lancaster ending up in fifth spot.

Chelsea’s Mike Wilson successfully defended his Monsta Mini division class crown with a feature race win, fighting off all challenges throughout the event, mostly from eventual runner-up finisher Justin Moore of Madison. Lewis Batchelder of Dixmont rounded out the podium finishers, with the top five filled out by Kyle Gallant of Veazie and Rick Grant of LaGrange.

Natasha Dyer had the for sale sign on her race car, and the Arrowsic teen may have added value to the Flyin’ 4 division racecar. ‘Tasha’ outdueled 2009 championship runner-up Cody Sleeper of Augusta in the 20-lap main event. Dyer and Sleeper swapped the top spot following a couple of restarts, with Dyer winning the final showdown to earn her trip atop the podium. Sleeper finished in second position, with Skowhegan’s Mike Mason finishing third. Mason had already wrapped up the division championship. Derek Cook of Wilton and Justin Moore of Skowhegan rounded out the top five.

Molly Feeney of Hope prevailed in a thrilling, paint-swapping finish with Shelby Kimball in the Ladies feature. Kimball’s runner-up finish insured her track championship in the class. Alica Goodwin of Clinton was third across the stripe, followed by Mika Wilson of Chelsea and Bucksport’s Kayla Allen. Feeney, the top winner in the class this season, missed several races and was not in contention for the title.

Cornville’s Bradley Bosworth won the Teen Thunder race in dominant fashion. Younder brother Jayson Bosworth backed up a heat race victory with a runner-up finish in the main event. Eddie Gilblair of Skowhegan finished third, followed by Daymon Dodge of Troy and Matt Kimball of Cornville.

Thursday Races:

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - It was a night to crown champions at Thompson International Speedway as the 2009 season came to an end on a beautiful Thursday night. In Sunoco Modified action, Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, took his third straight victory but it was Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT, taking the crown. Jim Banfield of S. Glastonbury, CT, had a career night winning his career first Super Late Model feature event. Teenager Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, earned his first Thompson championship.

Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI, made it two in a row in Late Model competition. John Materas of Voluntown, CT, had a joy ride on Thursday night as he clinched the championship the week before. Tom Tagg of Oxford, MA, scored his fifth win of the season in the TIS Modifieds. Tim Sullivan of S. Windsor, CT, earned the title in the division by a scant eight points.

Shawn Monahan of Waterford, CT, scored his second straight Limited Sportsman feature victory. After an eventful night, Larry Barnett recovered from an early race incident to become a multi-time Limited Sportsman champion. Randy Churchill of Niantic, CT, scored his third win of the season in the Mini Stocks. Scott Michalski of S. Killingly, CT, had a banner year to win the division’s title.

Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, made a move in the late stages of the Sunoco Modified main event to cleanly take his seventh victory of the season at Thompson.





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