Updated - Monday, June 14th, 5:30pm ET
Wednesday Races -
Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Waterford Speedbowl cancelled Wednesday evening's scheduled Wild 'n Wacky racing program due to rain.
Thompson International Speedway (CT) - A persistent drizzle and the forecast for late afternoon and evening showers prompted officials at Thompson International Speedway to cancel the Thursday, June 10th Town Fair Tire race program. The event was to have been the continuation of the June 3rd race which was washed out before the first feature event could be completed.
The race program, that will include the much anticipated Tour-Type Modified Shoot Out along with Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Super 6 divisions, will be run in its entirety on Thursday, June 24th. The 50-lap Late Model race scheduled for that evening will be moved to August 19th.
Those holding rain checks from the June 3rd race are urged to keep them in a safe place as they will be honored on June 24th. Pits will open at 3 PM, grandstands will open at 4:30 PM and the first race will go green at 6 PM.
Caraway Speedway (NC) - Mack Little of Kernersville, often referred to as “Spudman” by his fans, continues to dominate the Nascar Sportsman victory lane at Caraway Speedway. Little captured the wins in both 30 lap feature events. Dustyn Triplett of Lexington, Wayne Hill of Winstons Salem, Kirk Sheets of Walkertown and Matt Hill of Winston Salem rounded out the top five finishers.
In the 35 Lap Late Model Super Truck event Jimmy Wallace of Lexington adjusted well to the new Goodyear treaded tire by capturing the win. Coy Beard of Lexington and Danny Willard of Winston Salem rounded out the top three finishers.
In the 20 Lap Mini Stock event AJ Sanders of Mocksville took home the win. John Davis of Lexington, Steven Sanders of Lexington, Michael Kitchin of Archdale and Archie Sanders of Mocksville rounded out the top five finishers.
In the 25 Lap Street Stock event Michael Worthington took home the win.
In the 25 lap Legends event former track champion Daniel Hemric took home the win. Dennis Lamber, Bayley Currey, Sean Shalvoy and Luke Demis rounded out the top five finishers.
Dixie Motor Speedway (MI) - The first jewel within the 2010 Dixie Cup Triple Crown Series for the Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models was on Friday, June 11th at the Dixie Motor Speedway Presented by Draper Auto Group as a packed house witnessed the best Super Late Model drivers in the Midwest go head to head in the running of the 2nd annual East VS West Shootout 100 Presented by Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan.
After 100 grueling laps around the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval and the dust finally settled, it was 2009 Kalamazoo Speedway Super Late Models Track Champion, Terry Senneker standing in the Citizen's Bank of Frankenmuth Victory Lane with his #37 Senneker Performance Chevrolet after winning the first of three races that make up the Dixie Cup Triple Crown Series.
Five Flags Speedway (FL) - Friday night winners at Five Flags Speedway were D.J. VanderLey (Pro Late Models), Earl Polk (Super Stocks), Steve Buttrick (Sportsmen) and Mike Goraum (Bombers).
Florence Motor Speedway (SC) - After some beating and banging last week that saw Rudy Branham take home the victory in the Late Model division the same was to be expected with them this week. Averitt Lucas won the pole and quickly jumped out to a full straightaway lead over Raef Judd, Archie Adams Jr, Rudy Branham and Justin Shorter. Shorter and Branham would be the best battle all night. Branham would never allow Shorter to get by but Shorter did look several times off turn four. A caution for debris with ten laps to go bunched up the field but Lucas was too strong. As he went on to claim the victory. Raef Judd was second, Archie Adams. Jr. third, Rudy Branham fourth and Justin Shorter was your top five.
Nobody could touch Jon Martin in the Super Stock division. He had everybody covered. Tanner Rodonis and Cody Parker both spun in the thirty lap feature event and both where able to rebound to second and third. Clint Coker was fourth and William Hutson was fifth.
Russ Turner Jr. continued his domination of the Stock 4 Cylinder division winning yet again. He and Jarrett Smith put on a heck of a show the final fifteen laps with Turner Jr. taking the win. Smith was second, Emory Herring third, Leon Vinson four and Adam Dowling fifth.
Lee USA Speedway (NH) - The PB Chopper Shop and Rods Small Block Supers saw the third different
winner in three weeks as P.J. Stergios made his first appearance of the season count with a trip to victory lane over a competitive field of the open-wheelers.
George Perreault, Jr., Butch Valley, Jr., and Tommy Tombarello, Jr. all took turns out front before Stergios got there, but once he was in the lead, Stergios opened up a comfortable margin and cruised away to score the victory in his 2010 debut.
Tombarello once again checkered in the second spot, followed by "Super Dave" Sanborn, Valley, Billy Osborne, Eddie Witkum, Jr., Mike Spurling, Perreault, Mike Netishen, and Steve Dickey, Jr.
Defending champion Grant Aither continued to run strong in the Prime Storage Late Model Sportsman portion of the program, this time scoring feature win number five on the season, tying him atop the track win leader board with Small Block ace Justin Belfiore.
After leading the first half of the LMS feature event, Bill Ahern had to settle for second place honors, with Ron Bolduc, Tony Kawejsza, Michele Fushpanski, Ryan Green, Timmy Johnson, Jesse Bousquet and Josh Ball next across the stripe.
Stephen Dubois looked like he was the class of the field in the Picnic Table Factory Hobby Stocks, but he received a penalty after the race which cost him the win. Todd Bregy found himself in the right place at the right time, and was awarded the victory.
The penalty to Dubois resulted in Bregy's division-leading third win of the 2010 campaign, with Brian Thompson, Eric Hoffman, Patrick Tanguay, and Kenny Scott, Jr. moving up to round out the top five.
The same fate befell apparent winner Tim Boyle in the David's Race Cars and Components Roadrunner main, as his trip to victory lane was nullified by a post-race penalty as well. Lloyd Chapin moved up a spot to claim his fourth win of the season as a result.
Steve Nichols wound up with the second-place trophy, with Dana Faulkner collecting his first podium finish of the year in the third position. Troy Washburn came across the line in fourth, with early leader Torrey Kovalesky rounding out the top five.
Jacob Rheaume broke out to the early lead in the American Auto Parts Ironman main event, but Glen Billings quickly caught him and challenged for the spot, eventually getting the best of the rookie and moving past to take over the point.
Billings went on to collect his first win of the year, with Kyle Roy coming up just short in the runner-up slot. Jack Victoria made his way from deep in the pack to finish third, with Chris Martel and Jason Hodgdon finishing up the top five.
Madison International Speedway (WI) - After a rough start to his season, Zack Riddle reversed his fortunes tonight by winning the 40 lap feature for the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models. Four other drivers also won features with Bobby Wilberg (Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman), Todd Ambrose (Club LaMark Hobby Stocks), Chester Ace (Roto Rooter Bandits) and Max McNamara (Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends) taking home the honors on a warm and humid night of racing at Madison International Speedway.
Orlando Speedworld (FL) - David Rogers won the Orange Blossom 100 Super Late Model race on Friday at Orlando Speedworld (FL) over Joe Winchell, Marty Pierce, Dick Anderson and Jared Allison.
Sandy Lee won the Sportsman race, David Russell won the Mini Stock feature, Critter Saille won in Legends cars, Shane Setorus won the Strictly Stock feature, Mark Hooven won the Bandolero Young Gun race and Michael Held won the Bando Bandit feature.
Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Motor Speedway returned to racing action with the 37th Annual Coors Light SK Modified® 100 on Friday, June 11th.
Keith Rocco defended his 100-lap victory from one year ago and scored his fourth win of the 2010 season, Ryan Posocco picked up his first win of the 2010 season and the 40th win of his Late Model career at Stafford in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Frank Cardile scored his second victory of 2010 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Dan Flannery scored his third win of 2010 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Cory Casagrande picked up his second win of 2010 in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
Toledo Speedway (OH) - The 2010 edition of the All American Coach/Qualite Sports Lighting Fastest Short Track Show in the World at Toledo Speedway once again lived up to its billing. An unbelievable run by Derek Snyder in time trials lowered the track mark to 12:656 for the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, while Charlie Schultz got into the 12 second bracket for the MSA/Oswego Winged Super Modifieds with a lap of 12:999. But the loudest ovation of the night went to Tim Ice, the 2-time Toledo Late Model champ, as Ice scored his first-ever Super Modified victory Friday night. Jason Blonde took the Sprint car main. The evening included a 1 hour, 45 minute rain delay that began during the first heat race of the night.
"I can't believe it, I can't believe that it happened here at Toledo," exclaimed Ice in the Sunny D Winner's Circle, referring to his big win. "I love this track and this means so much to me," added the Iceman. Tom McGuire of All American Coach and Nick Page of Qualite presented the 5 foot trophy to Tim in post-race ceremonies. Ice had a great battle with Gene Lee Gibson early on, finally getting to the top spot on lap 17. 2 red flags slowed things when Jack Smith and Talon Stephens tagged the wall in turn 2. Both drivers were ok but the cars suffered major damage. The race only went 1 more lap on the restart as fast qualifier Schultz and Trent Stephens tangled coming out of turn 4 on lap 17, stopping the race again. Ice wasted no time as he zipped by Gibson on the restart and sailed out front. A yellow flag with 2 laps to go bunched the field, but Ice pulled away on the way to his popular win. Tim Jedrzejek, who pitted on the first red flag, was on the fly in the final laps, getting by teammate Mike Lichty on the final lap to grab second, with Lichty third, Brandon Fisher was fourth after a great run in the late stages, while Bobby Dawson was fifth. Gibson, Trent Stephens, Kyle Edwards, Tim Paller and Lou Cicconi rounded out the top ten. Gibson and Edwards won the heat races.
Former track record holder Jason Blonde took command on lap 24, sailing by leader Dave Baumgartner to win the exciting 30 lap Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint main event. Jason Goff was strong early on, but dropped out on lap 18 while Baumgartner was in charge. Blonde was on the move and used lapped traffic to his advantage, taking the lead from Dave on lap 24 coming out of turn 3. Jason took the checkered flag over a fast-closing Ryan Litt, Jimmy McCune, Eddie Kelly, Jeff Bloom, Jim Swain, Geoff Kaiser, Bill Tyler, Sondi Eden and Kevin Feeney. Heat race wins went to McCune, Tyler and Litt. In addition to Snyder's 12:656 lap, 3 others got into the 12's; Blonde at 12:802, Litt at 12:864 and Baumgartner as 12:869. A lap 10 red flag slowed the feature when David Price II tagged the turn 4 wall and landed on his side in the front straight. David was fine, but his car was not.
Airborne Speedway (NY) - Richard Tisseur of Chateauguay, Quebec kept Patrick Dupree at bay - after a caution with seven laps remaining erased his eight car-length lead - and he went on to record his first DIRTcar Modified win on Green Lee Tools/AFLAC Night Saturday at Airborne Speedway.
After 16 green flag laps began the 30-lap feature, Tisseur took the lead from Vince Quenneville as Andy Heywood, Mike Reyell and Dupree ran 3-4-5. Dupree, seeking his third consecutive win, moved into third on lap 18 and sped around Quenneville for second on lap 20.
Tisseur’s winning margin was 15 feet. Heywood finished third well ahead of Quenneville in fourth with Reyell fifth. “I didn’t mind that Patrick was coming after me,” Tisseur said. “That’s the fun of racing.”
Positions 6-10 went to Todd Ormsby, Chad Blair, Leon Gonyo, Mike Wells and Bryant Trim. Craig Reyell had his best run of the season go for naught when he failed to come up to speed for the lap 17 restart while running fourth.
Bucko Branham worked underneath Jamy Begor with seven laps left and raced off to his second straight J&S Steel Sportsman win. Shawn Duquette caught Begor for second on the white flag lap. Jim Bushey finished fourth. Tylor Terry completed the top five.
Lonnie Rivers of Cadyville won the Versatile Trailer Sales Renegade feature. Rivers passed runner-up Robert Gordon on lap 13 of the 25-lap event. Lance Rabtoy of Fairfax, VT placed third.
Josh Durivage, Curtis LaGrave and Scott Richner finished 1-2-3 in the Monster Energy Bomber feature. Rick Doner of Ausable Forks carried the NAPA Mini-Modified checkers.
Bear Ridge Speedway (NH) - Once again, for the loyal fans who throw caution to the wind despite what the weather man says, some of the best dirt track racing in New England was seen by the 99Rock weekly racing divisions sponsored by Bond Auto Parts at Bear Ridge Speedway. Rain early in the day made for, what has been heard around the pit area, one of the fastest tracks they have had in a long time which made for great racing.
It was Modified Madness for the 99ROCK weekly racing series Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds, with a record 138 laps sponsored for the event. Madness equals more money paid out on each lap, and with this many laps sponsored the money paid out on each lap was doubled which offered more to the drivers down the line. Three 25 lap segments were run and three 25 laps of edge of your seat racing was seen.
The segment one field of cars was brought to the green by Ryan Dutton #21 Bradford VT due to his 31 laps sponsored and turned in one week prior to the event which earned him the pole position. Dutton capitalized on his start and held off the full field of cars to lead every lap of the event. Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH starting sixth on the grid found himself mired in traffic unable to advance past fourth till late in the segment. By lap 21 Siemons had worked his way up to 2nd, getting past Jack Cook #1nh Moultonboro NH who finished behind him in third. Fourth and fifth were claimed by Adam Pierson and Bryan King.
Segment two was lined up from the inverted finish of segment one, cars on the track at the checkers. Justin Comes making the trek from over the mountain on graduation day cashed in on some extra bucks for the first several laps until Travis Shinn #11 Rumney NH claimed the lead and held on for the remaining laps to claim segment two. The three men on the move advancing the most positions in this segment were Bryan King #X Corinth VT who came home in second, Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH crossing the line in third, and Adam Pierson who came home fourth. Danny Eastman finished the top five.
The final segment once again inverted gave last week's feature winner the honor of setting the pace, but some early mix-ups and cautions, made it easy picking for the seasoned veterans to work their way to the front. Adam Pierson #15 Fairlee VT was one of those drivers who got to the front and set sail on the field claiming segment three. Jason Gray #00 E Thetford VT came home in second with Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH in third. Rounding out the top five were Danny Eastman and Mike Dunn.
The overall finish is a combination of the three segments and if your name is in bold each time, there is a pretty good chance you will float to the top overall. Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH by virtue of his one 2nd place finish and two thirds was your overall winner with Adam Pierson #15 Fairlee VT in third, and Bryan King #X Corinth VT in third. Fourth went to Jason Gray and fifth to Danny Eastman.
In the 99 Rock weekly racing series Journal Opinion Fast Fours #11 Josh Sunn White River Jct VT is setting himself up to be the driver who leads the most laps, and wins the most races for the season as he claimed his fifth in a row victory over the two competitors who are just waiting for his bad mojo to kick in. #57 Mark Harran St Johnsbury VT once again finished in the bridesmaid position, second, with #25 Andy Johnson Wilder VT in third.
In the 99 Rock weekly racing series Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes it looked like Steve Ellsworth #21 Corinth VT was going to finally make his way back to the first place spot, but a late race nap by Ellsworth gave Bryan King #X Corinth VT just the opportunity he was looking for, taking the lead from Ellsworth on lap 15 and holding on till the end. The only driver here who is probably still napping is King, running double duty in the mods and coupes, King recorded over a 120 laps between the two machines!. Chris Carbee was hoping to bring home the first triple crown of the season winning his heat and the Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature event, but a medical problem made holding on to his fifth place position about all he could handle. We hope that he is able to concur this plaguing illness and come back to claim the triple crown another day! Crossing the line in third was Jason Horniak #3 Bradford VT.
In the 99 Rock weekly racing series KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets Thomas Placey #22 Bradford VT is slowing regaining his rhythm, as he was finally able to get thru traffic and take the lead on lap 14 and keep all four wheels on his machine until the checkers waved. Joining Placey in victory lane for the first time this season was Mike Ryan #86 Chelsea VT, with Karl Sheldon #19 St Johnsbury VT in third. Bobby Bell and David West completed the top five.
The 99 Rock weekly racing series A Notch Above Limited Late Models took to the track for their feature with Jason Blake and Tyler Stygles #50 Bradford VT leading the way. Stygles got the jump on Blake and proceeded to dust the field. The battle for position would fall to Blake and Jeremy Hodge #17 Newbury VT with Hodge able to claim the spot. This would be for third place as last week's feature winner #61 Will Hull E. Montpelier VT had set sail on the field in an effort to concur Stygles but was only able to cross the line in second.
The 99 Rock weekly racing series Hannaford Supermarkets Hornet Queens were buzzing around the track with Misty Bell in the #19 of Karl Sheldon flying away from the field. Melissa King in the #99 of Michael Pittman was unable to close the gap having to settle for second place with Donna Racine in the #24 of Bobby Lee Bell coming home in third.
The Weglarz Property Service and Excavation mind race leader award winners for Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night were: were #11 Josh Sunn in the Journal Opinion Fast Fours and #22 Thomas Placey in the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - Mike Rowe won the Pro Series 100 feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) over Aaron Ricker, DJ Shaw, Richie Dearborn and Tony Ricci.
Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - For the second week in a row, the management and officials at Bethel Motor Speedway saw their plans to get some racing action in halted by Mother Nature. Heat races were underway when the skies opened up and an intense downpour forced the cancellation of the remainder of the night’s events. Speedway officials are planning to run the holdover races for the INEX Legends and the Jeff Bank 4 Cylinder Senior divisions on June 19th, with the remainder of the holdover races being scheduled in the coming weeks. June 12th was slated to be Camera Night at Bethel, which will also be rescheduled for a future date.
Heat races for the majority of the divisions were run prior to the rain. Legends heat race wins went to Carl Blandina and defending track champion Mike Alcaro. In the Jeff Bank 4 Cylinder Senior division, two-time 2010 feature event winner Paul Curry walked away with the heat race win. Rich Wheeler and Gary VanOrden Jr. scored wins in the Street Stock heat races. Opening night BMS Modified feature event winner Skip LaPolt drove to victory in that division’s heat race. Mikey Policastro grabbed the checkers in the JTR Enterprises Bandolero heat race. Only one of two scheduled Sam’s Towing Pro Stock heat races were run, with Norman Barnes claiming victory.
Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) - The recent “Madhouse” television show placed a lot of attention on a few select drivers at Bowman Gray Stadium – but Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg is determined to make sure that the fans know his name too.
While Tim Brown of Cana, VA and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove turned in disappointing qualifying times, Jeffreys soared during his qualifying run. The #77 car of Jeffreys had the second fastest time of the night, with the pole going to Terry Gaither of Walkertown.
Jeffreys was able to beat Gaither into turn one during the first lap to take over the lead. He then sped away from the field in dominant fashion to take the checkered for the first 25-lapper for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series.
“It’s a tough one tonight – it’s hot,” said Lee Jeffreys, who understands that the key to his victory on Saturday was his fast qualifying lap. “A lot of the other guys had some problems,” said Jeffreys. “It rained this afternoon and we didn’t know what the track was going to be like. We ended up second in qualifying, we got a good jump on them, and everything worked out well.”
Gaither fell in right behind Jeffreys to take second. John Smith of Mount Airy claimed third.
The race didn’t end so favorably for Jason Myers of Walnut Cove or Junior Miller of Danbury. Myers was bumped out of the way as he and Miller raced. Myers then returned the favor by ramming the car of Miller. Myers was forced to pit.
Miller attempted to race on, despite a bent nerf bar which was applying pressure to his tire and creating a stream of smoke behind the #69 car. When the race restarted, Miller couldn’t keep up the pace and was nudged to the side by Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem.
The Four Seasons Home Improvement “Madhouse Scramble” sent Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second Modified race. On the outside pole was Chris Fleming of Mount Airy.
Brown, who had finished in last place in both of last week’s races due to mechanical problems, was aching for a win. He grabbed the lead as the green flag fell but quickly had to deal with shots to the bumper from Fleming. Then, as Brown began to pull away from Fleming, John Smith moved up to second place and put the pressure on Brown.
But the #53 car of Brown was able to stay up front to take the victory. “It’s going to get the whole morale of the team back up, because we’ve been pretty down on ourselves lately. I’m sure everybody will be pumped up after this,” said Brown.
John Smith finished second. Lee Jeffreys, who fought his way up from 10th, finished in third.
In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville brought home the win in the first race. Branch started on the outside of the front row with Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem on the pole. As the two competitors played mind games during the start of the race, Branch got the jump on Robertson and never looked back. Kyle Edwards of King and Tommy Neal of Walkertown finished second and third.
For the start of the second race, Daniel Beeson of Kernersville and Barry Edwards of Pinnacle were sent to the front row. Beeson shot out into the lead in the beginning, but Edwards was able to finesse his way past Beeson halfway through the race.
Edwards claimed the victory, Kevin Neal of Walkertown took second, and Beeson finished third.
Jody Fritts of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Kenneth Stimpson of Lewisville and Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem finished second and third.
In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Saturday was the Craftsman Stadium Stock 50 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Stadium Stock competitors. Jason Keaton of Mocksville battled with Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem and Charlie Curry of Lexington, but he was able to defend his lead and claim the checkered. Curry finished right behind him in second, with Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall taking third.
Drew Moffitt qualified on the pole but was later disqualified after post-race mechanical inspection.
Canaan Fair Speedway (NH) - The racing program at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH) was rained out on Saturday night. ACT regular John Donahue had been planning to race in the Late Model race at the track tonight on the heels of a top ten finish in Friday's ACT race at Lee USA Speedway.
Caraway Speedway (NC) - Saturday night's races were rained out.
Coastal Plains Speedway (NC) - T.J. Barron won his fourth Limited Late Model feature in a row at Coastal Plains Speedway on Saturday, holding off a hard charging Taylor Howard during the fifty lap event.
Barron led early from pole with Howard right on his bumper. The two quickly distanced themselves from the rest of the field, as Brandon Hobbs and Jerry Burns fought for third. As the leaders continued to pull away the race to watch was for third as John Whaley came up through the pack after another disappointing qualifying result to challenge Hobbs and Burns.
By lap ten Whaley took third place comfortably and began to close the gap to the leaders. On lap twenty a relentless Howard got by Barron and it looked like the Wilmington, NC driver's race winning streak was about to end.
Barron wasn't letting his streak go without a fight, and on lap thirty-three he retook the lead, only to have the race's only caution come out as he made the pass, putting Howard back in front for the restart. John Whaley's charge to the front came to an end as he whitewalled his right rear. A bolt that fell out of the track bar put Whaley's car in the wall.
Howard held on for the restart but with thirteen laps to go Barron got back into the lead. Jerry Burns assumed third place and the running order stayed that way until the last lap. While Barron and Howard took the checkers there was a mad scramble coming out of turn four for third, with Brandon Hobbs winning the spot, and Brandon Clements just edging burns for fourth by a bumper.
Hobbs knew the last lap was going to be a Hail Mary run. “We were fighting a loose condition toward the end,” said Hobbs, “but all in all it was a good car tonight.”
In second Howard said he didn't need the race's only caution period. “The yellow probably hurt us a little bit,” said Howard. “We didn't need to cool our tires down. We were in a situation where we thought the car would stick and we would be in good shape. We had T.J.'s car good and hot at that point, but it don't always play out in our favor, so we'll take it and come back next week and do a little homework.”
In victory lane Barron acknowledged that this one wasn't easy. “I had to work pretty hard for this one. Taylor had a good car. We were pretty evenly matched there. I don't know what happened to him at the end but I like racing like that. It was good and clean.”
Concord Speedway (NC) - Weekly racing divisons took a week off at Concord Speedway (NC) for the running of the Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pull.
Dells Raceway Park (WI) - Mother Nature could not deter racing at Dells Raceway Park this past Saturday. As storms moved out of the area, Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Bandits, and American Super Cups took on Wisconsin's Showcase Short Track.
Setting the fast qualifying time for the Late Model Division this week was Rich Schumann Jr with a time of 14.307 seconds. For the feature event, double file restarts were debuted in all classes, allowing a number of drivers to gain positions quickly and giving fans an exciting show. Bobby Kendall started the feature on the pole, however an early caution allowed Dan Lensing to move to the front and by mid race he had taken the lead. Challenging Lensing, Kendall continued to fight for first but got tangled in lapped traffic giving Lensing the opening he needed to bring home his first checkered flag in the Late Model division. Nick Nolden won the fast dash; Rocky Breezer and Corey Jankowski won their heat races.
As the new Sportsman division continues to grow each week, competition is heating up. Last years track champion in the Bandit division, Brian Warner, returned and set fast time with a 15.584. Starting mid-pack in the feature, Daron Fish would take the lead only four laps into the race and sailed into Victory Lane for his first feature win of the season. Rick Coppernoll won the heat race.
In the Pure Stock division, Dave Trute, in his freshly painted #2 car, was fast qualifier with a time of 15.729 seconds. Starting in the back of the field for the feature, Trute would need to work his way past front runners Bic Arendsee and Don Fassett. Proving he had the fastest car of the night, Trute took over the lead from Arendsee and claimed his second feature win of the season. Bill Zeman won the heat race.
For the third time this season Brandon Junget set fast time in the Bandit Division with a 17.383. Kelsey Schultz picked up her first win ever in the B-Feature and transferred into the main event with Ren Revels, Andrew Portzen, and Steven Rozek. In the feature, James Junget would start in third place and quickly move to the front of the field, while brother Brandon would start farther back. However by the time the checkered flag waved James Junget was in the lead, with Brandon right behind him. Kurt Kolden, James Junget, and Josh Bisbee won their heat races.
East Bay Speedway (FL) - The list of winners got a little longer after Saturday night racing action at East Bay Raceway Park. For the second time in three weeks, there were four new winners crowned.
The first came in the Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel Street Stocks as Clarence Pratt went wire to wire to claim his win. Clarence, twin brother of point leader Thomas Pratt, has had to endure the short end of the sibling rivalry, but gained bragging rights for the week. “One more lap and they would have had me. It was breaking up,” he said in victory lane. The “they” was four-time feature winner Donnie Reed who came home second. Eric Moon claimed third with Thomas Pratt and John Clark rounding out the top five. Moon, Buck Woodhouse and Reed won their heats.
The second new name is actually new only in 2010 as the driver returned to a spot where he had been many times before. “Superman” Sport Allen got back behind the wheel of an East Bay Sprint and charged to victory in his first regular season appearance. Allen had moved to second, then inherited the lead when Gene Lasker climbed the turn three wall, coming to rest in the frontstretch with badly damaged suspension. The incident also relegated point leader Tim George, who was in the top five, to a tail restart. Allen was followed by Travis Bliemeister, making his first start in more than two years. Third went to George, followed by Tony Agin and Clint Reynolds. Danny Jones (weight) and Kerry Gilbert (carburetor) lost top five finishes at the tech shed. Heats were won by George, Agin and Allen.
Josh Peacock secured his fourth win of the season, making a late race pass on Travis Varnadore. Peacock made countless attempts to secure the lead, but each was wiped out by a caution flag. He finally sealed the deal on the 22nd lap of the 25-lap main. David Schmauss slipped past Varnadore for second. Ted Erskine and John Koller claimed fourth and fifth, respectively. Varandore and Peacock had heat wins.
For the Limited Late Models, a new name stepped to claim the win. Daniel Woody, who dabbled in the Late Model class, made a strong move to take the lead from point leader J.R. Prather Jr. in the late stages and claim his first Limited Late Model win. Prather padded his point lead with a second place finish with Forrest Gough, John Bradley and Dan Darnell finishing in the front half. Gough was the winner of the only preliminary.
Raymond Vann admitted to playing hooky last week from action in the motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. “I took a week off to go fishing,” he said as he caught the big one Saturday night with the 15-lap feature win. Vann had to hold off a charging Johnnie Alexander. Matthew Odell made a late race charge for third. Richard Humfeld ran in the top five for the entire race, claiming fourth. Jeff Porter rounded out the top five in the 30-car field. Patrick Tabb Jr., Alexander and Elliott Morgan won heats. The feature race was delayed for 30 minutes after Morgan hit the backstretch wall and required the assistance of track safety crews.
Brett Phillips locked up the first win in Dirt Dauber action with Kendall Phillips along for the ride.
East Carolina Motor Speedway - The finest stars and cars of Eastern North Carolina roared back into action Saturday night as East Carolina Motor Speedway opened for the 2010 racing season.4 action packed divisions greeted fans to the stock car capital of eastern North Carolina on a beautiful Saturday night.
The Super Stock 4 cylinder drivers opened the evening events with Kevin Peace grabbing the checkered flag to kick off the 2010 season followed by Jeremy Bohne and David Boyd.Pearce thanked his family,friends and sponsors from victory lane.
The U-Car feature was a real barn burner with David Wooten standing in victory lane at the conclusion of the action packed feature event.Wooten brought home the checkered flag nipping David Allen Rawls and Clifton Wilson at the stripe!Wooten thanked the fans,his family and sponsors.
The C&G Limited Late Model 50 lap feature was next up with eastern North Carolina veteran,Thomas
Burbage picking up the win.Kevin Routree and Wesley Johnson came home in 2nd and 3rd place.Thomas
thanked his grandparents,his family and Advance Auto Parts from victory lane.
The Super Stock feature winner was J.J.Pendergrass who picked up his beautiful trophy in victory lane. Matthew Meeks and Jimmy Meeks rounded out the top 3 finisher's in the feature.Pendergrass thanked the fans,his family and sponsor's from victory lane.
Evergreen Speedway (WA) - Saturday night June 12 at Evergreen Speedway the US Army presented ‘Extreme Night at the Races’ to a rousing success. The warm dry weather brought out a good crowd. The night started with the ‘School Bus Domino Jump’ and the extreme night was underway. The Super Figure Eight division winner is Steve Peters. In the Stinger 8 division the main was won by Mike Middleton. The Cub Scouts Hornet division had two mains to accommodate all the cars. The first was won by Billie Williams and the second by Ken Moi. The roll-over contest winner is Ryan Williams with a total of 5-3/4 rolls in the two rounds. The night ended with more extreme action with the ‘Dual Car Explosion’ and the ‘Gauntlet Battle’ both bringing the crowd to their feet.
Flat Rock Speedway (MI) - An extremely warm and muggy evening greeted a large crowd that ventured to Flat Rock Speedway Saturday for the Marco's Pizza School Bus Figure 8 race. Billy Earley took the bus event, while Greg Studt grabbed the 50 lap ARCA Figure 8 feature. Cory McCaughey led the pack in the ARCA Factory Stock contest, while Mike Bershback claimed top honors in the ARCA 4 Cylinder main.
K-C Raceway (OH) - Jeff and Vickie Schrader's K-C Raceway announced the cancellation of the popular Budweiser "Fan Appreciation Night" for Saturday, June 12 after heavy rains hit the speedway for the second week in a row. Rained out with no make-up date at this time is the prestigious "Tecumseh 30" for Outlaw Sprint Cars plus Hobby Stocks and AMRA Advanced Services Modifieds.
Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY) - Saturday's race were rained out.
Lucas Oil Speedway (MO) - Officials with Lucas Oil Speedway cancelled Saturday's racing action due to a series of late afternoon heavy rain showers at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks"
Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - As a successful and seasoned veteran of Mahoning Valley Speedway, Bobby Jones knows a thing or two about winning races at the ¼-mile. His accomplishments include 10 Pro4 Late Model wins and the 1994 division crown and 11 Modified triumphs.
This past Saturday night the personable Jones furthered his endeavors with a rousing victory in one of the infamous 100-lap Modified races to his resume.
Montana Raceway Park - Defending Montana Raceway Park Lucas Oil Super Late Model champion, Alex Lessor, nabbed his first victory of the 2010 season with a strong late race performance in the ARCA West Ignite Late Model Series NAPA Battle of the Borders 150.
Mark Owens, Chris Skelton, Agni Howell and Wrango West rounded out the top-5 running order.
New Smyrna Speedway (FL) - Zack Donatti (Limited Late Models), Cody Blair (Pro Stocks and E-Modifieds), Bobby Holley (Super Stocks), Jack Lenzen (Sportsman) and Wes Railing (Strictly Stocks) awon at New Smyrna on Saturday night.
Orange Show Speedway (CA) - Jeff Peterson, a 19-year-old rookie in the JAM Sportswear Late Model class, looked like a polished veteran Saturday night at Orange Show Speedway.
Peterson, a Riverside (Ca.) resident, set a record in qualifying at the ASA Member Track, then outdueled Tim Smith for the win in the 50-lap main event.
Smith, of Bakersfield (Ca.), started on the pole in the 15-car field and led the first 14 laps around the quarter-mile oval before Peterson nudged him aside in Turn 1 on lap 15. Smith regained the lead on lap 28, but Peterson got it back 11 laps later and managed to open enough of a gap to take himself out of harm’s way.
Peterson got his Pepsi/Van Gordon Racing Toyota Camry/Chevrolet to the finish 1.180 seconds ahead of Smith, with Toni McCray, Logan Mainella and Matt Goodwin rounding out the top five.
“Barefoot Billy” Ziemann, of Bloomington (Ca.), closed the night by winning the 30-lap Pick-A-Part Outlaw Figure 8 feature over Tony Curtis and Steven Tanner after Rod Proctor was foiled by a flat tire.
Past champion Kyle Meyer, of Highland (Ca.), started on the pole and led all the way to win the 35-lap Pick-A-Part Street Stock main event and Dan French, of Claremont (Ca.), took the lead midway through the 35-lap race for the Interstate Batteries Factory Fours and held off reigning champion Dwayne Blay to claim his first win. French had finished first May 22, but had been disqualified when his Toyota truck failed the post-race technical inspection.
The debut of the USAC Ford Focus and Jr. Focus series produced two good races – a 30-lap Ford Focus main won by Eli Schrock, of Culpepper, Va., and a 20-lap Jr. Focus feature won by Austin Farley of Brighton, Colo.
But the Ford Focus race also featured a frightening crash just past the midway point when Kyle Cline, of Apple Valley, Ca., got upside-down on the back straightaway and was hit by several other cars. Cline walked away from the accident, but was given medical treatment in the pits.
Owosso Speedway (MI) - It was A.D.S. / Advanced Drainage Systems Night at the Owosso Speedway as the action packed evening was highlighted by the World Famous Hot Dog Race and the night started with the special event as 23-time defending Hot Dog Race Champion, George "The Animal" Harris was trying to make it 24 wins in a row.
There was a moment of dramatics prior to the start of the race for Harris as his familiar #75 Bannister Bar Chevrolet wouldn't start due to a dead battery, the Brant, Michigan native jumped behind the wheel of cousin, Ricky Moore's #09 Town and Country Auto Salvage Chevrolet and took advantage by leading the entire way to score his 24th consecutive Hot Dog Race Win and he received a standing ovation for his efforts.
Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Dennis Spencer, Jr. won Saturday night's Late Model feature at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) over Scott Luce, Tommy Ricker, Tim Brackett and T.J. Brackett. ACT standout Joey Pole raced at Oxford tonight and finished 11th. Those results are unofficial pending shock inspection.
Other Oxford winners this week were Kurt Hewins (Strictly Stocks), Matt Moore (Mini Stocks), John Patria and Josh Childs (Outlaw Races One and Two) and Deanna Robertson (Ladies).
Rockford Speedway (IL) - The clock hasn’t struck midnight on Tim Sargent’s dream season just yet. The South Beloit hotshoe collected his second feature victory of the 2010 season at the Rockford Speedway tonight leading 28 laps of the 30-lap headliner and padding his points lead in the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models. BJ Sparkman found his way into victory lane in the Budweiser American Short Trackers while Matt Lundberg navigated into the winner’s circle for the first time this season in the Bargain Hunter Sportsman’ main event. Jason Van Hise, Ed Ensor, and Jacob Van Wazer also collected feature victories this evening.
Seekonk Speedway (MA) - For the third time this season, Mother Nature forced the management at Seekonk Speedway to cancel the show. This time, it was the Modified Racing Series presented by Valentiautomall.com that took the hit. This was to be the first of three visits to the Bay State oval and the only opportunity for the competitors to gear up for the Open Wheel Wednesday Modified Madness to be held on July 21.
Speedway 660 (NB) - Speedway 660 fans came out again in big numbers for the 2nd event of the year with the Pro All-Star Series 200 headlining Saturday night’s event in the Geary woods. Three divisions on this night would see action including the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and the LeisureFamilyRV.com Street Stocks.
In the LeisureFamilyRV.com Street Stock division it was Mike Francis out of Saint John taking home the checkers in an impressive run up through the field. Francis who started 10th took the lead off a caution involving the leader at the time Heidi Cooper. Francis took advantage of his good fortune and passed Heidi’s father Rodney Ness on lap 12 to take the lead for good. Francis takes home his first win of the year while Rodney Ness and Rick Cashol rounded out the top three respectively.
In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division, in an uncharacteristic rough race, saw local favourite Richard Atkinson take home the checkers. Atkinson was strong all day leading 2 of the 3 practice sessions with fastest time. He started in 7th position and quickly powered his way to the top three in fewer than 10 laps, and then off a restart on lap 17, Atkinson had the preferred line on the outside and made his way to the front. Atkinson would have a couple challengers in Dave Bigger and Randy Moore but this night belonged to the #40. Dave Bigger got his first podium finish of the year finishing 2nd and Randy Moore finished a strong 3rd after a tough opening in week.
Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Heat and humidity set the stage Saturday for the drivers and fans at Sundance Vacations Speedway. A late race caution was all that Mountaintop’s Paul Morgan, Jr. needed to overtake Eric Wink for his third Factory Stock win of the season. Scott Hubler of Coplay cruised to his fourth straight Pennsylvania Asphalt Legends victory of the season before the skies opened up at the start of the Late Model feature, forcing track officials to postpone the remaining events until Saturday, June 26.
Unity Raceway (ME) - David Folsom I of Skowhegan broke a victory lane dry spell in come-from-behind style Saturday night in the headline 35-lap Late Model feature race at Unity Raceway.
While Folsom ran with the leaders throughout the event he at one point yielded the pacesetting position to reigning track champion Frank Moulton of Burnham. But Folsom was up to the task and the veteran competitor who first raced at Unity some three decades ago outgunned the young reigning king and drove to victory lane for well-deserved accolades.
Moulton held on to earn runner-up honors in front of Mike Hodgkins of Jefferson, a multi-time former track champion making his first appearance in four years. Hodgkins charged back from the rear of the pack after an early caution waved when the returning kingpin was spun from behind. Ed “Fubby’ Drake probably passed more cars than any of his rivals in a fourth-place run. Markus Lowe of Jackson rounded out the top five. Seventh-place finisher Jeff Burgess of Fairfield was also a notable contender and early frontrunner.
Visiting NELCAR Legends Cars chased third-generation oval track competitor Bobby Timmons of Windham under the checkered flag. Kevin ‘K-Man’ Hutchens of East Waterboro led the first half of the 20-lapper before Timmons was able to work his way from the eighth starting spot into the lead. Hutchens turned back an extended challenge by Durham’s Evan Beaulieu to claim runner-up honors. Beaulieu got the third-place trophy, with Topsham’s Bobby Weymouth and Alan Smith of Lincoln rounding out the top five.
Nate Weston continued his early-season domination of the Racin’ Paper Super Street division, staying up front throughout the 20-lap main event. Norridgewock’s Shawn Austin spent several laps racing on the outside of Weston, even inching ahead at times, but a late spin that didn’t produce a caution flag cost the challenger any shot at a trophy. Nick Huff of Orrington claimed runner-up honors, with Winslow’s Mike Fortier claiming a career-best third-place finish in the race. Austin rebounded for fourth, in front of Donnie York, who ran better than his fifth-place finish would indicate.
Corey Walker of Augusta romped to a wire-to-wire victory in the 20-lap Uncle Henry’s Late Model Pro Four feature. Former division champion Steve Rackliff of Starks was the best of the rest, chasing Walker throughout the main event for the class. Cary Davis of Solon worked traffic well and claimed third-place hardware in front of Skowhegan’s Bryan Lancaster and Madison’s Mike Mason.
Benton’s Lance Chapman jumped out to a healthy early lead and outran early-season dominator Reggie Bickford of Oakland to the checkered flag in Monster Energy Drink Monsta Mini Feature action. Chapman and Bickford were joined on the podium by Skowhegan’s Dylan Lancaster, who fought off a late challenge by reigning division champion Mike Wilson of Chelsea. Bob Grady of Pittston rounded out the top five.
Cornville’s Bard Bosworth – the most prolific feature winner last year in Unity Raceway’s Teen Thunder class – picked up his first feature victory in an adult class while holding off veteran racer Zach Audet of New Sharon in the Aable Auto Parts Flyin’ 4 division main event. Bosworth was flawless while setting then pace, especially when dealing with lapped traffic. Skowhegan’s Shdaow Folsom drove to the final podium finishing position, in front of Augusta’s Cody Sleeper and Brian Nickerson of Noridgewock.
Samantha Letourneau of Benton cruised to an impressive victory on the combined feature race for Waterville Oaks Ladies and Geo & Sons Teen Thunder divisions. Norridgewock’s Austin Clemons was the top-finishing teen.
The 25-lap Enduro race to wrap up the night’s competition was won by Lucas Porter of Norridgewock. Ken Pelotte and Rob Paddock grabbed sosond and third-place hardware.
Upper Peninsula International Raceway (MI) - Over 2,500 fans and 73 competitors convened to show their support for the Upper Peninsula International Raceway opener Saturday despite inclement weather. Although the skies stayed murky all evening, at the end of the night one thing was clear – racing belongs in Escanaba.
Adam Johnson raced from a last-place starting spot in the small car division to win the curfew-shortened, mayhem-filled feature event. Johnson raced his way to second in the 18-car field and inherited the win after Luke Sanville tangled with a lapped racer to bring out the final caution of the race.
Due to the two inches of rain received Friday, the newly-deposited clay surface had its rough portions, which led to a caution-marred feature for the small cars. Scheduled for 25-laps, the field was led to green by pole sitter Guy Hubble, who led the first three circuits of the event. Hubble had to survive several early cautions for stalled machines.
After a lap-two restart Sanville had charged into the top three. Sanville swung to the outside of Hubble on lap three and snatched the lead exiting turn four. As Sanville hit the stripe, Rodney Lemerand’s machine stalled entering turn three, brining out the third caution of the race. On the restart, Johnson, who had worked his way through traffic using the high line, swiped the second spot from Hubble using the high groove.
Two more cautions ensued due to stalled cars. On each restart, Adams was able to challenge early, but faded off the back bumper of Sanville. While the two leaders broke away from traffic, John Bordeau used the high line to work his way to third by lap seven.
Another caution for the stalled racer of Kyle Adams set up a final chance for Johnson to surpass Sanville. As he did on the prior restarts, Sanville broke away from Johnson and the remainder of the pack. Sanville’s luck turned sour, however, when he tangled with the lapped car of Bradley Osterman. The caution flew for Sanville, the lead was given to Johnson and officials were forced to end the race on lap ten due to curfew.
Bordeau was credited with second, Kim Sanville was third, Steve Labre fourth and Robbie Iverson rounded out the top five.
The Micro Sprints split into three divisions for their feature events. The highlighting division was the 650 class, which contained several former asphalt late model drivers.
After winning the heat race earlier in the evenings, Nick Pinar proved tough to beat in the 650 class feature. With an invert after the heat race, Pinar watched Jason Kressin and Ben Ives lead the field to green. Kressin marched away from Ives at the drop of the green. Ives brought out the lone caution in the 12-lap feature when he looped his Micro Sprint exiting turn four on lap two.
Pinar restarted alongside Kressin, but was unable to capture the lead on the restart. After tucking behind Kressin on lap three, Pinar decided to test the outside. Exiting the final turn, Pinar took the lead for good at the start/finish line on lap four. Watching Pinar speed away, Kressin held on for second and Scott Degnan secured third.
The 600 class of Micro Sprint saw a less decisive margin of victory by Paul Hoskings. Cole Possi used his outside-front-row stating position to secure the initial lead. On lap three, Possi spun exiting turn two, handing the lead to Hoskings. Hoskings held a comfortable lead until lap six when Trenton Stone moved into second.
A lap-seven caution for a Bill Gagne spin erased Hoskings’ lead. On the restart Hoskings disposed of Stone, only to see Stone regenerate with two laps remaining in the 15-lap feature. Although he was close enough to strike, Stone was unable to mount an attack on the lead spot and was forced to settle for second. John Mathias finished third.
Just as in the 650 class, there was a sweep by the feature winner of the Kids’ class. Jordan Ives won his heat race and lapped the other two competitors in the 10-lap feature event.
The Tough Truck/Car division determined the final feature of the evening. After the 18 entrants wowed the crowd in their first runs, times dropped in the second time trips for all but four drivers. Dan Arts recorded the fastest time, completing the course in 21.79 seconds. Scott Lamarche (22.46 seconds) and Bill Quarfoot (22.48 seconds) rounded out the top three.
Virginia Motor Speedway - The night looked promising with a large field of cars in the pit area, but at 6pm a huge storm blew into the area dumping a large amount of rain on the speedway forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel WXGM Night activities. An announcement will be made at a later time as to when WXGM Night will be rescheduled.
Volusia Speedway Park (FL) - Mark Whitener won the Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep Late Model race at Volusia on Saturday night over Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Johnny Collins, Joe Kump and Shane Williams.
Wayne Hammond wont he Budweiser Modified feature. David Clegg won the Sportsman race.
Wall Stadium (NJ) - Tommy Farrell of Neptune and Freehold’s Steven Reed each posted long awaited victories Saturday night at Wall Stadium as each held off tough competition for 50-lap main event wins in Touring Modified stock car action. Charlie Kremer III of Toms River, Sportsman division, Carl Thomas of Tinton Falls, Street Stock division, Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y., Legend Cars division and Chris Felber of Brick, Factory Stock division, were support division winners.
In the first Touring Modified 50-lapper, Farrell took advantage of a pole starting position, determined by the luck of the draw, to rocket to the lead at the outset. Anthony Sesely of Matawan was his first challenger before losing the second spot to Reed on lap 31. As Sesely slipped through the field, Reed chased Farrell while Pete Brittain of Allentown and Howell’s Ken Woolley, Jr. advanced to third and fourth.
At the checker flag Farrell enjoyed a slight margin of victory, while Reed, Brittain, Woolley and Sesely completed the top five.
The second Modified 50-lap race saw Danny Sammons of Trenton vault to the lead early with Tony Ferrante, Jr. of Franklin Square, N.Y. and Woolley second and third. Woolley soon took command of the race, while Sesely, Reed and Howell’s Jamie Tomaino advanced to the top four spots.
Sesely soon moved to second and began to attack Woolley. Just before the halfway mark the pair tangled with Woolley spinning from the lead and Sesely heading to the pit area for repairs. Reed was now the leader.
The second half of the contest saw Reed as the top man, but Farrell was looking to make it a perfect night as he rode second. This duo then wrestled all the way to the checker flag with Tomaino finishing third, Sesely fourth and Chas Okerson of Freehold, fifth.
Kremer raced into the lead with seven laps complete in the Sportsman 25-lapper and then drove on to his second win of the season. Kevin Davison of Howell chased him most of the way before settling for second, with Brick’s Robert Sutphin, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City and Toms River’s David Calabreeze completing the top five.
Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth crossed the finish line first in the Street Stock 25-lapper, but when his car failed a post-race inspection Thomas was awarded the win. This duo had wrestled the entire race before the checker flag waved. Howie Conk of Jackson was second, Beachwood’s Bill Vanderveen, third, Richie Byrne, fourth and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg, fifth.
When leaders Trevor Alspach of Willingboro, Mark Tischler of Martinsville and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River all had trouble in the closing laps, Nowak was there to race through the carnage and on to his first win of the year in the INEX Legend Car 25-lap feature race. New York invader Tom Hartensveld impressed many by finishing second, while Joe Mongeau of Brick, Kenny Van Wickle of Spring Lake and Brian Spencer of Edison were third through fifth.
After trying for years with countless close finishes, Felber took the lead on the second lap and grabbed his first ever victory in the 20-lap nightcap for the Flanagan Retail Development Factory Stocks. Former champ Rob Longo of Wall chased him to the line, with Rick Siddons of Beachwood, Brick’s Paul Hartwig and John Bowers of Point Pleasant completing the top five.
Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Waterford Speedbowl was forced to cancel tonight's scheduled NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program due to rain.
Cornwall Motor Speedway (Ont.) - In a main event slowed by 11 yellow flags, it was a fitting conclusion for the yellow no. 83x Total Site Development/Bicknell entry steered by talented teenager Tim Sears Jr. as he made a sizzling debut leading flag-to-flag Sunday night in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series ‘Benson Auto Parts 30’ at Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Slinger Super Speedway (WI) - Dennis Prunty won Sunday's Super Late Model race.
Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - Several diehard fans and enduro competitors came out Sunday to visit Sundance Vacations Speedway for round no. four of the Mountain Madness Enduro Series. When it was all said and done, Mike Parisi scored his first career victory in the 6/8-cylinder car division and Kenny Harper took the victory on the 4-cylinder event. Gregg Harris took top honors in the 6-cylinder car/truck division.
Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - Montpelier’s Senator Phil Scott led flag to flag in the Late Model 50 lap feature at Thunder Road during Sunday’s (June 13) Ferguson Waterworks twilight special. Scott rebounded from a wreck on Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day weekend, in which he couldn’t complete the 100 lap distance. It was the 26th career Thunder Road Late Model win for Scott who holds the record over Cris Michaud and Dave Pembroke who each have 15 wins.
The Senator was chased to the line by Jamie Fisher who barely edged out Cris Michaud by a fraction of a second at the line. 2010 Memorial Day Champion Dave Pembroke took fourth followed by 2010 Merchants Bank 150 Champion Nick Sweet rounding out the top five. Rich Lowrey finished sixth followed by Reno Gervais, Jerry Lesage, Joey Laquerre and Tracie Bellerose completing the top ten. Bellerose came from dead last on the 24 car field after being involved in a wreck in her heat race. The feature event saw just two cautions for minor spins.
Williamstown’s Mike Ziter earned his third career Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman win after taking the lead on a restart with just under 10 laps remaining in the 35 lap feature. Ziter and 2009 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Champion Jimmy Hebert got by Joe Steffen who led the majority of the race. Steffen would hold on for third followed by Tony Rossi and George May rounding out the top five. Derrick O’Donnell, Shawn Fleury, Josh Demers, Pete Ainsworth, and Eric Badore completed the top ten.
West Topsham’s Tim Campbell earned his eighth career Allen Lumber Street Stock win as hw took the checkers in the Main Event over Joe Blais, Will Hennequin, Travis Hull, and Mike MacAskill completing the top five. Lincoln, VT’s Gary Bashaw won the Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Junkyard Warriors Reserve Feature.
Cabot’s Ken Christman earned his third Junkyard Warrior win in three starts as he was the top finishing Warrior. He was followed by Brock Parrott and Josh Erwin.
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