Updated - Sunday, 1:30pm ET
ACT Late Model Series - Waterford Speedbowl completed three feature events before the rain came, halting the remainder of June 13’s race program just 28 laps into the Nutmeg State 100 lap ACT Late Model Tour event.
The completion of the ACT Tour race will be next Saturday, June 20. Event tickets from June 13 will be honored as rain checks for June 20 or any remaining 2009 event of equal or lesser value. The qualified 35-lap SK Modified race will be made up at a future date to be announced.
The Nutmeg State 100 got underway shortly before 8:00pm with New Hampshire’s Brad Leighton taking the lead from his outside pole starting spot. The race ran caution free through lap 28 when the cars of Howard Payne and Joey Doiron came together in turn one. The restart found trouble for Speedbowl SK Modified competitor Ron Yuhas Jr., as he took a hard trip into the turn 3 wall requiring a lengthy cleanup. While under caution, the raindrops began to fall and the race was red flagged.
ACT Quebec Series - Sean Kennedy of Dunrobin, ON won the Toromont CAT 100 at his hometrack, Capital City Speedway. Kennedy took the lead from another local Matt Moffiitt on lap 25 and never looked back. The Capital City Speedway regulars used their experience on the third-mile oval to their advantage and two of them finished in the top five.
2008 ACT Tour Champion Patrick Laperle won a late battle with Jonathan Urlin to capture the second place position. Urlin came home third, followed by Matt Moffitt, and Yvon Bedard rounded out the top five. Last week’s winner, Donald Theetge finished sixth, chased to the line by Daniel Descoste, Pier-Luc Ouellette, Brandon Watson, and Ken Baird finished in the top ten.
ARCA RE/MAX Series - Parker Kligerman, in the Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, battled from one lap down, and then held off series rookie Austin Dillon during a last-lap shootout to win the Racing for Wildlife 200 Friday afternoon at Michigan Int'l Speedway, earning his second career series victory in his 10th series start.
1) Kligerman 2) Dillon 3) Chase Miller 4) James Buescher 5) Joey Coulter
ASA Northwest Tour - Jay Sauls (Puyallup, WA) made up for a bad start to the season with a come from behind to win his first iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour feature in 2009. Sauls started in last position after a mechanical problem during qualifying at Stateline Stadium Speedway in Post Falls, ID. Finishing on the podium the second race in a row Joey Tanner moved up a step to second. Mike Longton’s (Moxee, WA) streak of two wins in arrow came to an end finishing third.
Sauls lost a rear spring during qualifying and had a bad two laps putting him at the back of the pack for the start of the iRacing.com 125 lap feature on the .250-mile oval. He methodically kept working his way to the front. On a green/white/checker restart Sauls moved to the inside of the second row on the commit cone restart. With the front two Kevin Richards (Newman Lake, WA) on the inside and Jared Vorse (Olympia, WA) on the outside mixing it up on the restart. The two got into it as they were in turn three heading to the white flag. Richards spun and Vorse was penalized giving the hard earned win to Sauls.
ASA Late Model Challenge Series - Brian Campbell started 11th, but worked through the pack to win Saturday night's ASA Late Model feature at O'Reilly Raceway Park (IN).
1) Campbell 2) Drew Brannon 3) Willie Allen 4) Brent Downey 5) Ross Kenseth
Brighthouse Challenge Series - David Rogers won Friday night's Brighthouse Challenge Series race at Orlando Speedworld (FL).
1) Rogers 2) Joe Winchell 3) Matt Bowers 4) Rich Clouser 5) Brian Finney
CRA Super Series - Brian Campbell won Wednesday night's Rowdy Busch 125 at Berlin Raceway over Chris Koslek. Elewhere in the field, Chris Eggleston finished in third, Terry Van Haitsma fourth after a battle with fifth place finisher Kyle Busch and sixth place Scott Hantz.
CRA Street Stock Series - Jason Thompson started on the outside of the front row, took the lead on the second lap and was never seriously challenged as he dominated the CRA Street Stock, Gibo Chew Memorial 75 at Mt. Lawn Speedway. A native of nearby Shirley, IN Thompson showed the way around his home track, with the racing for second through fifth tight. Jeff Lane finished second, Chuck Cook third, Joe Beaver fourth and Calvin Parham fifth.
ISMA Supermodifieds - Russ Wood beat an ISMA field that included NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champ on Friday night at Toledo Speedway. It was his first win since 2005.
1) Wood 2) Ordway Jr. 3) Chris Perley 4) Stephens 5) Mark Sammut
Outlaw Super Late Models - Dakota Carlson passed two-time Dixie Motor Speedway Champion Steve Sauve on lap 83 to take the victory in the East vs. West Shootout 100 Friday night at the Birch Run, MI track. Harold Fair Jr. set fast-time in qualifying.
1) Carlson 2) Mike Root 3) Johnny Belott 4) Sauve 5) Mike Lumberda Jr.
Outlaw Super Late Models - Phil Massuch did a little spin and win in the 110-lap Stan Perry Memorial race Friday night at Angola Motor Speedway in Indiana. Massuch beat Mike Kugler and a hard-charging Steve Needles for the $10,010 victory in the Outlaw Late Model special event. Speed51.com will have the story this week.
1) Massuch 2) Kugler 3) Needles 4) Scott Hantz 5) Jack Landis
PASS North Super Late Models - It’s not over till the last lap. This was the case in the Pro All Star Series 200 on Saturday night at Speedway 660 (NB).
In the early laps of the race pole sitter, DJ Shaw and Kelly Moore battled for the lead. It wasn’t long before Saint. John’s Lonnie Sommerville had moved up to challenge for the lead from Kelly Moore. Sommerville soon had the #28 Ford of Kirk Thibeau knocking on his door. The two of them battled for most of race. Restart after restart, they would take turns sprinting out into the lead. Quietly moving up was the #4 of Ben Rowe. He had been in the top five for most of the race. Throughout all the cautions and mechanical problems, Sommerville had remained up front until after the break at half way. After that Sommerville experienced minor mechanical problems causing him to lose positions and eventually spin out. After the problem was fixed Sommerville began moving back up towards the front but ending up a little short. He still had a very good finish after all that.
In the closing laps of the race Ben Rowe had moved in into the lead and never looked back. Rowe held off the #98 of Adam Bates and the #97 belonging to John Flemming for the win.
True Value Modified Racing Series - Jon McKennedy made it two-in-a-row by winning Saturday night's True Value Modified Racing Series event at Seekonk Speedway (MA).
1) McKennedy 2) Dwight Jarvis 3) Jimmy Kuhn 4) Vinnie Annarummo 5) Dave Berghman
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