May 6, 2016
Sixty five years ago in 1951, The New London-Waterford Speedbowl
ran it’s third and final race on their crushed stone surface. Taking the win
was NEAR Hall of Fame inductee Don Rounds. Because of extremely dusty
conditions it was determined to cover the 1/3 mile oval with asphalt.
Fifty five years ago in 1961 rain
interrupted the opening night program at the Norwood Arena in Norwood, MA.
It was announced that Carl Merrill would hold the position of NASCAR Chief
Steward. Merrill would hold that position until the track closed in the fall
of 1972. Ted Stack made it two in a row in Modified competition at the New
London-Waterford Speedbowl. Stack also won a 25 lap Bomber feature. Eddie
Moody won the Bomber feature.
Fifty years ago in 1966, Friday night
racing at the Albany Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY was cancelled because of
rain. Bill Wimble took the 25 lapper at Fonda on Saturday night over Lou
Lazzaro and Pete Corey. Gene Bergin made the long haul from his home in
Manchester, Ct to Utica – Rome where he won the Sunday night 30 lap feature.
Lou Toro finished second with Jerry Cook, Dave Kotary and Don MacTavish.
Rain washed out the features on Saturday night at the Waterford Speedbowl
after qualifying had been completed. The remaining program was carried over
to Sunday where Bob Potter recorded his first feature win of the year. Eddie
Bunnell made it two in a row in the Bombers while Robbie Robertson was the
Forty five years ago in 1971, the
Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY was supposed to open on Friday night
but heavy rain changed all of that. The Stafford Motor Speedway began their
Saturday night season with twin 25's the regular format. Leo Cleary in the
Mystic Missile won the first 25-lap feature over Hop Harrington, Fred
DeSarro and Bugsy Stevens. The second 25-lap feature saw Stevens beat out
Bobby Santos and Cleary for the win. On Long Island at Islip, Cliff Tyler
was the winner with Bob Park, Al DeAngelo and Gary Winters following. At the
Waterford Speedbowl, Seabury Tripler, in what had to be the first Pinto
bodied Modified, took the win at the shoreline oval. Dick Dunn finished
second with Joe Trudeau, third. Bill Sweet broke Big Mike Daignault’s
stranglehold on the Sportsman Sedan division. On Sunday at Thompson it was
twin 25's.Bugsy Stevens took the first one over Bob Santos, Fred DeSarro,
Leo Cleary and Ray Miller. Hop Harrington in the former Tant/Mitchell coupe,
now owned by Dick Armstrong took down the nightcap. Stevens finished second
with DeSarro, third. Sunday night racing at Utica-Rome rained out.
Forty years ago in 1976, Stafford
began their regular Saturday night season on a somber note as speedway owner
Jack Arute announced that the track could possibly close in three weeks if
the crowds didn't pick up. Needless to say, a good crowd plus 52 Modifieds
were on hand. Bugsy Stevens took the win and was followed by John Rosati,
Dale Holdredge, and Fred DeSarro. It was also on this night at Stafford that
the winning team of Ronnie Bouchard and car owner Bob Johnson came to an
end. At the Islip Speedway on Long Island, Fred Harbach took the win over
Greg Sacks. The Waterford Speedbowl fell victim to rain for the second week
in a row. On Sunday, Wayne Anderson took the win at New Egypt and at
Thompson, Geoff Bodine, in the Armstrong No.1, took the win over George
Summers, Bugsy Stevens and John Rosati.
Thirty five years ago in 1981, Ray
Miller took advantage of Richie Evans' misfortune as he won the Friday night
opener at Stafford. Evans had the lead with nine laps to go when his
transmission went sour, causing him to slow. Miller, in hot pursuit, took
the lead and the eventual win. Bugsy Stevens finished second with John
Rosati, third. Evans ended up sixth. Twin 40's were on tap at Thompson on
Sunday. Richie Evans and Charlie Jarzombek each shared in the glory as the
both won. During the running of the second event, Evans and Mike Stefanik
tangled with the end result being that Stefanik ended up on his roof. Jerry
Cook was the winner at Shangri-La on Saturday and at Islip it was Fred
Harbach over Don Howe and Wayne Anderson. In Modified action at Danbury Rit
Patchen unseated Bob Riley to take a 50 lap win. Randy LaJoie returned to
victory lane as he scored the Sportsman win.
Thirty years ago in 1986, Stafford
began their Friday night season with bone chilling temperatures. Jeff Fuller
in the Jack Neusner 2x took the win. Reggie Ruggiero in the Mike Greci
No.11finished second with Charlie Jarzombek, third. Mike Stefanik and George
Brunnhoelzl rounded out the top five. Bo Gunning was the SK Modified winner.
Bob Potter made it two in a row at Waterford after coming from an 18th
starting spot. At Riverside it was Mike McLaughlin over Ted Riggott and Mike
Stefanik and at Riverhead, Don Howe bested Bob Park, Tom Baldwin and Bill
Park. Racing at the Shangri-La Speedway (Tioga) was snowed out. The NASCAR
Modifieds were at New Egypt for a 150 lapper. Wayne Anderson took the win
with Jamie Tomaino, second. Bob Park finished third. In Winston Cup action
at Talladega, the entire 42 car field qualified at over 200 mph. Bill
Elliott was the pole sitter with speed of 212.229 mph. Bobby Allison took
the win after Elliott lost a transmission with 14 laps to go.
Twenty five years ago in 1991, the
Friday night racing at Stafford was rained out. At Waterford on Saturday
night, Mark LaJunnesse was awarded the win when a post race inspection
revealed that Bob Potter’s engine contained illegal piston rods. Joe Tiezzi
ended up second with Don Bunnell, third. Kevin Debbis was the late model
winner. A newcomer by the name of Tim Connolly took the win at Shangri-la.
Andy Romano finished second. At Riverside it was Jerry Marquis over Dan
Avery and Rick Fuller and at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH,
Dwight Jarvis held off Bruce Del for the win. It rained at Talladega on
Sunday and the event was run on Monday. Harry Gant took the win. Kyle Petty
suffered a broken leg after being involved in a 17-car wreck triggered by
Twenty years ago in 1996, rain wiped
out racing at Stafford, Waterford and Riverside. It stayed dry at Riverhead
where Don Howe took the win over Mike Ewanitsko, Bill Park and Tom Tillotson.
The Busch North Series was at Jennerstown, Pa. Andy Santarre took the 150
lap win over Dave Dion, Robbie Crouch, Dale Shaw and Mike Stefanik. In
Winston Cup action at Sears Point, Rusty Wallace passed Jeff Gordon with
five laps to go and took the win. NASCAR found Wallace’s' car to be 1/4 inch
too low and levied a fine of $25,000.In other news, the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway filed suit against CART because they were calling their cars Indy
Fifteen years ago in 2001 Ted
Christopher started his weekend off with a 50 lap win on Friday night at
Stafford. Chuck Docherty finished second with Lloyd Agor, third. Curt
Brainard and Larry Ross rounded out the top five. Willie Hardie JR who won
SK Modified events at the Spring Sizzler suffered a broken collarbone as a
result of a wreck. The Featherlite Modified Tour Series was at the Waterford
Speedbowl. Reggie Ruggiero took the lead from Rob Summers on lap74 of the
200-lap contest and went on to take the win. Summers who had led from lap 1,
faded to fourth at the finish. Mike Stefanik finished second with Ted
Christopher, third. John Fortin rounded out the top five. Eleven cautions
for 62 laps slowed the event. Dennis Gada won the regularly scheduled 35 lap
SK-Modified feature over Eddie Reed JR and Ron Yuhas JR. The previously
rained out Waterford Nationals 150 was also run. Eric Berndt led all 150
laps to collect the $5,000 first prize plus $3079 in lap money. Ed Reed JR
finished second with Ed Dachanhausen, third. Bert Marvin and Mark LaJunesse
rounded out the top five. Marvin made a swift trip to Thompson later in the
day to win a 30-lap SK Modified event that was run in conjunction with the
Hooters Cup Late Models. In other weekend action JR Bertuccio went pole to
pole at Riverhead and Kenny Tremont got his 90th win at Lebanon Valley. In
Winston Cup action at Richmond, Tony Stewart took the win. Jimmie Spencer
was the Busch Grandnational winner. On a sad note, Smokey Yunick died at the
age of 77.
Ten years ago in 2006, the Stafford
Motor Speedway began their regular Friday night schedule. In the 40-lap SK
Modified feature, Jeff Baral, took the lead from Kurt Lenahan on lap-4, and
from there he held off the charge of Willie Hardie to take the checkered
flag. The race went green from lap-5 to 40, and Baral and Hardie slowly
pulled away from the field to wage a two-car battle for the win. Ted
Christopher finished third, with Eric Berndt and Frank Ruocco rounding out
the top-5. In the 30-lap Late Model feature, Woody Pitkat and Ryan Posocco
took turns swapping the lead over the final two laps of the race with Pitkat
emerging as the winner. A late caution set up a three-lap sprint to the
finish. Pitkat was the leader on the initial restart, but as the white flag
was displayed to the field, Posocco made a charge into the lead in turns
1+2. Pitkat moved back to the inside of Posocco in turns 3+4, and as they
headed towards the checkered flag, the cars touched slightly, which loosened
Posocco up enough to give Pitkat enough of a margin to take the checkered
flag first. Todd Owen, Jim Peterson, and Wayne Coury, Jr. rounded out the
top-5. Other Friday night winners were Duke Place in the SK Lights, Andrew
Durand in the Limited Late Models and Stacey Botticello in the DARE Stocks.
At the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night Rob Janovic Jr. beat back a
late challenge from Tommy Fox and went on to capture the 35-lap SK-Modified
feature, the fourth winner in as many starts. Janovic took over with 28 laps
remaining and then survived a couple restarts, the last with eight
remaining. Fox took up the challenge following a restart with 18 laps
remaining. Ron Yuhas Jr. finished third and was followed by Diego Monahan
and John Brouwer Jr. In the Late Model division a bit of road rage handed
Jay Stewart a victory. Stuart took command on a lap 13 restart and then
romped to victory. The road rage occured when Jay Lozyniak and Mark St.
Hilaire, battling for the lead spun, tangled in the front stretch. St
Hillaire was so incensed that he deliberately drove his car into that of
Lozyniaks. On the green, Stuart got away from Bruce Thomas Jr. and had a
seven-car length lead inside of four laps. Thomas got second back from Duane
Noll in the final laps. It is expected that track officials will impose a
penalty on St. Hillaire. Other Saturday night winners at the shoreline oval
were Dwayne Dorr making it four in a row in the Sportsman division, Jeff
Civardi in the Mini Stocks and Chris Bakaj in the Legends.
The Riverhead Raceway on Long Island opened for the season on Saturday
night. Veteran Chris Young held off 59 year old and the previous years track
champion Bill Park in the 35 lap Modified feature. Great runs by JR
Bertuccio as he was passing guys on the outside and also third generation
driver Eddie Brunnhoelzl III who finished 6th and also did some outstanding
side by side racing.
The Whelen Modified Tour Series was in the middle of a three week break
before resuming on Memorial Day weekend at Stafford. After two events Mike
Stefanik who won the season opener at the Thompson Speedway and finished
fourth in the Spring Sizzler at Stafford led the point standings with a
30-point edge over Ted Christopher. Christopher had a fourth at Thompson and
a sixth at Stafford. Rookie James Civali sat in third spot. Civali had a
sixth at Thompson and a seventh at Stafford and was 44 points out of the
lead. Doug Coby who won the Sizzler and finished 16th at Thompson after
being collected in a wreck, sat in fourth spot. Rounding out the top five
was defending series champion Tony Hirschman. A fifth at Thompson and a
ninth at Stafford had the former title holder 47 points in arrears. Sixth
through tenth were Reggie Ruggiero, Chuck Hossfeld, Donnie Lia,, Eric Beers
and Dick Houlihan.
The Waterford Speedbowl announced that they had added a second Whelen
Modified Tour Series date to their schedule. In addition to their previously
announced date of Saturday, July 22, the shoreline oval would run the Whelen
Modifieds on Sunday, September 24 in conjunction with the already scheduled
Town Fair Tire Fall Finale. The addition brought the series total events to
Two New York state speedways were in the process of changing hands. Long
Island racer John White purchased the Spencer Speedway in Williamson, NY and
the Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, NY.
In True Value Modified Series action Windsor Locks, CT, racer Les
Hinckley started outside front row Saturday night, shot into the lead at the
drop of the green flag and led 92 of the scheduled 100 laps of the Chappy’s
Concessions 100 presented by Northeast Waste Services and Bly Machine at the
Canaan Fair Motorsports Complex, Canaan, NH, on a night that saw thirty
seven modified racers from throughout the northeast travel to the ‘Upper
Valley” of New Hampshire, a fifty minute late start because of rain, several
persistent showers, six caution flags, a race shortened by track curfew, and
high winds that created wind chills in the upper 30’s. Because of the rain
delays the 100 lap race went green at 10:56pm; four minutes shy of a town
ordinance that prohibits a race from starting beyond 11:00pm. Hinckley set a
fast pace early on, was chased by rookie Bobby Grigas III, Marshfield, Ma,
in his strongest run yet, holding down the number two spot until lap 34 when
a support bar broke forcing the young driver to the sidelines. Danbury, Ct.,
hot shoe Ed Dachenhausen moved to the runner-up spot and chased the race
leader to the finish while Ascutney, VT, veteran Dwight Jarvis, a two time
winner at Canaan in 2004 turned in another solid run and finished third.
Chris Wenzel, Holyoke, Ma, ran a strong race to finish fourth while Gary
Casella, Saugus, Ma, rounded out the top five.
In Nextel Cup action at Richmond Dale Earnhardt JR took the win over
Denny Hamlin. Kevin Harvick won the companion Busch Series event.
Five years ago in 2011 the 40th
Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler got underway Friday, April 29 with a
practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions. Action continued on
Saturday, April 30 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified
Tour cars, along with heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly
In Whelen Modified Tour Series qualifying Doug Coby captured the Coors
Lite Pole position as he toured the 1/2 mile oval in 17.985sec. Coby was one
of four drivers limited to one qualifying lap because their spotters were
late to report prior to time trials. Second fastest and taking the outside
pole was Todd Szegedy. Defending Tour Series Champion Bobby Santos III was
third fastest followed by Eric Beers and Rowan Pennink. There were 31
Modifieds on hand for qualifying.
Bobby Santos rebounded from a blown engine in the season opening Ice
Breaker at Thompson with a win in Stafford Speedway's Tech-Net Spring
Santos, the defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, held off
points leader Rowan Pennink over the closing laps to claim the victory.
Santos opened the season with the Coors Light Pole Award at Thompson (Conn.)
International Speedway but lasted just 16 laps before engine issues ended
his day. It was Santos' third career win at Stafford and first in the
track's annual season kickoff, which was running its 40 edition.
Ron Silk edged Eric Beers for third, while Mike Stefanik finished fifth.
Erick Rudolph was sixth. Ted Christopher, three-time defending race winner,
finished seventh. Matt Hirschman, Tom Rogers Jr. and Woody Pitkat rounded
out the top 10. Pole sitter Doug Coby, finished 29th.
Starting third, Santos shot into the lead on lap one dragging Eric Beers
with him. The first caution flew on Lap 83 when Doug Coby hit the back
stretch wall. Ted Christopher led the field when they restarted on lap 90.
The second caution waved on Lap 111 when Richie Pallai and Gary McDonald
spun in turn two. The field went back to green on Lap 117. Christopher
continued to lead with Santos hot on his bumper. Todd Szegedy, Rowan Pennink
and Matt Hirschman rounded out the top five. The yellow was displayed again
on Lap 132 for debris on track. Knowing he couldn't make 200 laps on a tank
of fuel, Christopher pitted and handed the lead to Santos.
The green flag was displayed on lap 138 with Santos in the lead and
Pennink, second. Caution again, this time for Wade Cole who spun in turn one
and deposited a ton of dirt on the track which caused NASCAR Race Control to
stop the cars between turns three and four. The field returned to green on
lap 145 with Santos leading followed by Rowan Pennink, James Civali, Matt
Hirschman and Erick Rudolph.. They no sooner got going and the yellow flew
again, more debris as cars are falling apart. Santos continued to lead. Ryan
Preece was closing in on the top five when he slipped a bit. Preece and
Jimmy Blewett got together on lap 160 which resulted in Kevin Goodale going
over Preeces nerf bar thus bringing out another yellow. With 31 laps to go
the green was displayed with Santos on the point over Civali and Pennink.
Civali had a problem on lap 174 as he collected Todd Szegedy and Ed Flemke
Jr as he hit the backstretch wall.
Santos continued to lead the field as they took the green on lap 179. Ron
Silk moved into the second spot. The caution waved again on lap 183 when
Jimmy Blewett went up and over Eric Berndt after Berndt had come down on the
New Jersey driver. With the laps winding down the field went back to green
on lap on lap 186. Pennink displaced Silk from the second spot. The final
laps saw Pennink turn up the heat on Santos but the third generation racer
was not to be denied as he streaked home the winner of the 200 lap Spring
Sizzler. Following Santos at the finish was Rowan Pennink, Ron Silk, Eric
Beers and Mike Stefanik. Erick Rudolph, Ted Christopher, Matt Hirschman, Tom
Rogers and Woody Pitkat rounded out the top ten.
Twenty of the original 31 starters finished on the lead lap.
In other Stafford action, Ryan Preece was the SK Modified winner and
Woody Pitkat took the Late Models. Pitkat's team was disqualified from the
victory after being found in to have been using an unapproved mixing of
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour went back on Spring Break before
returning on Friday, May 27 at Stafford for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.
In action at the Waterford Speedbowl, Tyler Chadwick an opening lap wreck
to win the SK Modified feature, his seventh career victory at the shoreline
oval. On the beginning laps pole sitter Rookie Jeff Gallup triggered a wreck
that created a pig pile in turn two which collected cars driven Tucker
Reynolds Jr., Rob Janovic Jr., Glen Pressel, along with cars further back in
the field including Ron Yuhas Jr. and Keith Rocco. Rocco, Reynolds, Janovic
and Pressel were sidelined for the night.. On the restart Frank Mucciacciaro
went head to head with Chadwick. Chadwick spent three laps outside
Mucciacciaro before he took the lead and slowly pulled away. Shawn Monahan,
Tom Abele, Kyle James and Ron Yuhas Jr. completed the top five.
In other events, Jeff Smith won his first Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late
Model race of the season. Special Street Stock and Mini Stock memorial
events were won by Norm Root and Ken Cassidy Jr. respectively. Howard Payne
won the visiting New England Truck Series feature, Melissa Fifield was a
first-time winner in the Allison Legacy Series race. Paul Kusheba won his
first career Speedbowl feature in the Legends Cars feature, while Glen
Thomas Jr. and Frank Alessio wound up victorious in the X-Car and Super
X-Car Saturday Showdown Series races.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series was at the Monadnock Speedway in
Winchester, NH on Saturday night. Les Hinkley took a well earned win.
Constant side-by-side racing often with five to seven car battles took place
throughout the race with a couple of three-wide showdowns thrown in for good
Defending Champion Jon McKennedy and Steve Masse led the 24- car field to
green with McKennedy leading the first 11 circuits. Three-time Champion Kirk
Alexander, moved into the lead on lap 12 with heavy pursuit from McKennedy,
Jim Boniface and Louie Mechalides.
Hinckley, ailing from a stomach bug prior to race time, was running in a
solid third on laps 86 through 96. The Connecticut veteran pulled up
alongside McKennedy and powered by on lap 97 to second, and then by
Mechalides on lap 98. to go on and win the highly competitive race.
Mechalides, McKennedy, Alexander, and Goodenough followed the winner across
the line. Sixth through tenth were Jarvis, Rowan Pennink, Tim Jordan, Chris
Pasteryak and Norm Wrenn. Alexander was disqualified following a post race
In Modified action south of the Mason-Dixon line at the Bowman Gray
Stadium in Winston-Salem NC being one of the walking wounded didn't impede
the progress of Bert Myers. Burt Myers' ribs were feeling much better at the
fall of the checkered flag in the season opening GMAC Insurance 200 at
Bowman Gray Stadium.
Myers, Bowman Gray's defending Modified champion punctured a lung and
broke three ribs in a racing crash little more than two weeks ago, took the
lead with 18 laps left and went on to a relatively pain-free victory in
front of a full house at the 17,000-seat stadium. It was Myers' 45th win
overall in Bowman Gray's featured Modified Division. Myers indicated that
fresh tires were key. Myers pitted for fresh right-side tires during a
caution with 55 laps left and it paid off in the end result. Brian Loftin,
who lost his wife in an auto accident assumed the lead when Myers pitted. In
the end he finished third as Jonathan Brown edged him out for second..
Denny Hamlin grabbed the lead for the first time 44 laps into the NASCAR
Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway and dominated the
rest of the 250-lap race. Kyle Busch, his team mate, won the NASCAR Sprint
Last year, 2015, The Stafford Motor
Speedway opened their Friday night racing series under clear skies. Ronnie
Williams took the lead early and then had to hold off challenges from Eric
Berndt, Rowan Pennink, and then Keith Rocco to claim victory in the 40-lap
SK Modified® feature, Josh Wood was the winner in the 30-lap Late Model
feature, Joey Ferrigno was the winner of the 20-lap SK Light feature, Cliff
Saunders won the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, Trace Beyer won the
15-lap DARE Stock feature, and Dana DiMatteo won the 20-lap Legend Cars
In the waning moments of the SK Modified feature Pennink was right on
Williams’ back bumper with Rocco glued to his bumper in a 3-way fight for
the lead. Rocco made an amazing move to the inside of Pennink, going as low
in turn 3 as he could possibly drive his car to take over second with 3 laps
to go. Rocco was right there but he couldn’t get close enough to Williams in
the closing laps to make a move as Williams scored his first win of the 2015
season. Pennink finished third, with Berndt and Cipriano rounding out the
Sixth through tenth were Matt Galko, Ryan Preece, Michael Gervais, Jr.
Tom Bolles and Glen Reen.
The long awaited Grand re-Opening of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl
took place this past Saturday, May 2. The crowd was good and the morale of
the competitors was high as they knew for sure they would get paid for their
Keith Rocco scored a double whammy as he won the SK Modified and Late
Model features on this historical night. Rocco’s biggest threat in the
Modified event came about halfway through the event when he and Ted
Christopher made contact on a restart. Christopher brushed the frontstretch
wall during the incident. Christopher fell to third, got back to second, but
never a threat after that. Rob Janovic finished second. Rocco blamed the
bumping incident on cold tires. Christopher said it was deliberate as he
felt that Rocco rode him up. Christopher was later disqualified from his
second place finish. Christopher’s Prestige Motorsports owned ride was found
with an illegal intake manifold following the event.
The change moved Janovic to a second place finish and Craig Lutz Long
Island to third. Earlier in the day Robert Our Motorsports announced that
Tommy Barrett had been canned and Rocco would be the team's new permanent
driver on the Whelen Modified Tour Series.
Rocco now has 105 combined victories at the shoreline oval, on shy of the
record set by Phil Rondeau.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series began their 2015 season last Saturday
night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH. Todd Szegedy who finished
second in the Whelen Modified Tour opener at Thompson moved up a spot as he
took the 100 lap win at the New Hampshire oval on Saturday. Woody Pitkat who
was the WMT winner of the Spring Sizzler at Stafford, finished second. Todd
Patnoad finished third. Rowan Pennink and Les Hinckley rounded out the top
The Riverhead Raceway on Long Island opened for the season this past
Saturday. Tom Rogers scored twin 30 lap victories.
Down in the southland at the Bowman Gray Stadium, better known as the Mad
House, the season opening 200 lap Modified event was postponed a week
because of rain. Burt Myers won Saturday night’s season-opening Hayes
Jewelers 200, registering his seventh opening-night victory and fourth in
the last five years. Myers took the lead from brother and pole-sitter Jason
Myers in the 36th lap, and held off a strong challenge from his brother on a
final restart with 10 laps left. In between, he endured a scare from old
nemesis Junior Miller. On the 160th lap, Miller spun through the infield and
landed back on the track right in front of Myers. After 40 laps of
green-flag racing, Myers finally maneuvered past Miller, putting him a lap
down without incident. Jason Myers wound up second, Brandon Ward third and
Tim Brown fourth.
Dale Earnhardt jr earned his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of
the season on Sunday at the Talladega Superspeedway, outrunning teammate
Jimmie Johnson to win the GEICO 500. Joey Logano’s dominance of NASCAR
XFINITY Series races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway continued on
Logano used a great push from Elliott Sadler on the final lap to win the
Winn-Dixie 300, his second career NXS win at the Alabama track.
That’s about it for this week from 11 Gardner Drive, Westerly, and
R.I.02891.Ring my chimes at 401-596-5467.E-Mail, email@example.com.
Phil Smith has been a
columnist for Speedway Scene and various
other publications for over 3 decades.
Looking Back Archive
Smith / Looking Back A Bit