June 10, 2016
Sixty five years ago in 1951 the New London-Waterford adopted a
summer schedule which would see racing at the shoreline oval twice a week,
Wednesdays and Saturdays. The first Wednesday event was a 50 lap Memorial
Day special that was won by Chauncey “Jocco” Maggiacomo. The scheduled
Saturday night event fell victim to rain.
Fifty five years ago in 1961 Mario
“Fats” Caruso was the Saturday night winner at the Norwood Arena in Norwood,
MA. At the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Ted Stack made it five in a row in
Modified competition. Ed Moody made it two in a row in the Bombers and Arnie
Harris made it two in a row in the non-Fords.
Fifty years ago in 1966 rain washed
out the Friday night racing program at the Albany Saratoga Speedway in
Malta, NY. It stayed dry in Connecticut as Bill Wimble was the Friday night
winner on the dirt at Stafford. Jerry Dostie, driving Art Barry’s #909 was
the Saturday night Modified feature winner at Norwood. Charlie Webster
annexed his second Modified win at the Waterford Speedbowl. Eddie Bunnell
made it six in a row in the Bombers and Butch Reed took the Daredevil win.
Pete Corey edged Bill Wimble at Fonda. Ernie Gahan finished third. Kenny
Shoemaker ventured to the Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night where he held
of an up and coming Richie Evans. Pete Hamilton finished third with Eddie
Flemke and Bill Wimble rounding out the top five.
Forty five years ago in 1971,
Thompson ran twin 25's on Friday night. Bugsy Stevens took the opener over
Fred DeSarro, Leo Cleary and Bobby Santos. Leo Cleary took the nightcap over
Hop Harrington and Ernie Gahan. During the running of the second event
DeSarro got airborne on the front chute and hit an infield light pole.
DeSarro suffered bruised ribs and the Len Boehler No. 3 was severely
damaged. Joe Thomas was the Friday night winner at Malta. Dick Clark
finished second and was followed by Lou Lazzaro and Rene Charland who drove
the Bob Johnson No.17.Stafford ran a 100 lapper on Saturday night which saw
Bugsy Stevens clean house. Gahan finished second with Bob Santos, third.
Jerry Dostie put his Crown 7 in Modified victory lane at the Waterford
Speedbowl. Big Mike Daignault was the Sportsman Sedan winner. At Fonda, it
was Harry Peek over Dave Lape and at Islip, Gene Sudziak took the win. In
Open Competition action at the Fulton Raceway, Richie Evans took the 60 lap
main event over Geoff Bodine, Bryan Osgood, Ronnie Wallace and Don
Diffendorf. Jerry Dostie took the win at the Waterford Speedbowl. Dick Dunn
finished second with Seabury Tripler, third. The New England Supermodified
Racing Association ran a special event on Sunday. Eddie West and Jim Landry,
in Supers, finished one-two. Bugsy Stevens, in the Koszela Modified,
finished third. Utica-Rome on Sunday night rounded out the weekend. Dick
Fowler took the win over Sonny Seamon and Lou Lazzaro.
Forty years ago in 1976, New Egypt
started off the weekend on Thursday night. Bob Park took the win over Fred
Harbach. Friday night at Riverhead, Charlie Jarzombek beat out Tom Baldwin
and at Islip; Don Howe took the win over Harbach, Jerry Cook and Greg Sacks.
Geoff Bodine ruled at Stafford on Saturday night while the fans at Riverside
saw Bob Polverari take the top spot. Bob Potter won the Waterford 200 at the
shoreline oval. Gary Hartson was the Grand American winner. At Thompson on
Sunday, Geoff Bodine won his first of what was to be four in a row.
Thirty five years ago in 1981, with
over 6000 fans looking on, Richie Evans slugged it out with Bugsy Stevens to
take the win at Stafford on Friday night. Reggie Ruggiero finished third and
was followed by Bob Polverari and Ronnie Bouchard. Rain washed out the
action at Waterford on Saturday night. Westboro saw Ronnie Bouchard take the
win over John Smith and George Savory. Evans made it two for two as he won
at Riverside Park on Saturday night. Reggie Ruggiero finished second. John
Rosati was the class of the field at Seekonk as he outdistanced Bugsy
Stevens and George Summers Sunday action at Monadnock saw Marty Radwick take
the win over Brian Ross and SJ Evonsion. Other weekend winners were Maynard
Troyer at Spencer and at Lancaster, George Kent at Shangri-la and Charlie
Jarzombek, at Islip. Lou Funk Jr was the Modified winner and Randy LaJoie
was the Sportsman winner at Danbury. In Winston Cup action, Benny Parsons
won at College Station, Texas.
Thirty years ago in 1986, rain washed
out Stafford, Waterford, Riverside and Riverhead. At New Egypt, Tim Arre
took the win over Bob Park and John Blewett jr and at Spencer it was Tony
Hirschman over Ken Troyer and Jan Leaty. George Kent beat out Jim Spencer
and Leaty at Shangri-La and at Monadnock it was Jerry Marquis.
Twenty five years ago in 1991, Steve
Chowanski was the Friday night SK Modified winner at Stafford as he was able
to hold off Bob Potter and John Sneed. Jerry Pearl won at Waterford on
Saturday and Eddie Brunnhoelzl won the Richie Evans Memorial 76 lap event at
Riverhead. Ron Shepherd and John Preston finished one-two at Owego and at
Riverside it was Stan Greger over Bobby Gee. In Winston Cup action at Sears
Point, Ricky Rudd spun Davey Allison on the last lap and took the lead for
the win. NASCAR reacted and black-flagged Rudd, taking the win and restoring
Allison to the top spot.
Twenty years ago in 1996, Ted
Christopher won his 37th main event at Stafford. Lloyd Agor finished second
with Bo Gunning, third. Tucker Reynolds, knocking at the door for quite some
time, got his first win at Waterford on Saturday night. Jim Broderick
finished second and was followed by Scott Spaulding and David Gada. Tommy
Fox was the late model winner and popular Eric Webster was the Strictly
Stock winner. The Featherlite Modified Tour was at Jennerstown for a 150
lapper. Steve Park took the lead from Reggie Ruggiero on lap 130 and went on
to record the win. Ruggiero finished second and was followed by Tony
Hirschman, Mike Ewanitsko and Tim Connolly. Al Ermmarino was victorious at
Riverhead and at Riverside Park Eddie Spiers bea t out Richard Savory. John
Blewett III won at Flemington and Bob Dragon led 102 of 145 laps at Tioga to
record his 12th career Busch North Series win. In Busch South action, Todd
Bodine recorded his ninth career BGN win as he won the South Boston 300 over
Mike McLaughlin. In other action, Rick Martin went two for two as he won Pro
Stock events at both Seekonk and Thompson.
Fifteen years ago in 2001 Eric Berndt
went two for two as he won a 100 lapper at Stafford on Friday night and
backed it up with a win at Waterford on Saturday night. The NASCAR
Featherlite Modified Tour Series was at Riverhead on Saturday night. Mike
Stefanik, who was second fastest to pole sitter Jerry Marquis, started ninth
and took the lead on lap 106 on his way to recording his 60th Modified Tour
win. Marquis finished second with local favorite John Fortin recording a
third. Bill Park and Tom Cravenho rounded out the top five. In Winston Cup
action at Michigan, Jeff Gordon was the Busch Pole sitter and he went on to
record the 100th Winston Cup win for Hendrick Motorsports.
Ten years ago in 2006 it looked like
the proposed domed speedway in Plainfield, CT was a dead issue as town
zoning commissioners voted 4-1 to eliminate a controversial one-year-old
development district that incorporated 822 acres east of Interstate 395 near
exits 87 and 88. The commission voted unanimously to also repeal the
supporting zoning regulations that enabled the district to be established..
New England Raceway LLC, a Trumbull, CT-based firm, originally proposed the
development district, which was commonly referred to as the C5 zone.
Developer Eugene Arganese, who had previously all been run out of North
Stonington, spent the better part of the summer of 2004 garnering support
for the zoning concept and his proposal to build a nearly $400 million domed
auto racetrack. After a first failed attempt in November 2004, Arganese was
successful in getting the regulations passed and the zoning map amended to
establish the district with the Plainfield Greyhound Park on Lathrop Road at
its anchor. He secured options on hundreds of acres in the area with
promises to purchase the properties for prices much higher than market value
once he received all necessary approvals for his project. Arganese, who did
not attend the previous week’s meeting, had never filed an application for
his proposed 140,000-seat racetrack. In May, the LeBlanc family on 226
Lathrop Road filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Arganese. Family
members allege he failed to purchase their property for the $894,700 he
promised by Dec. 31, 2005.
The Thompson Speedway was scheduled to start it’s Thursday night Thunder
Series but after close to five inches of rain fell on the speedway track
owner Don Hoenig had no choice but to cancel the event.
The Stafford Motor Speedway was the scene of Summer Blast-Off Night on
Friday as the weatherman finally gave the speedway a break. In the
consecutive win category, Jeff Baral racked up his second consecutive SK
Modified feature win while Woody Pitkat took home his third consecutive Late
Model feature win. Shelly Perry was the winner of the 20-lap SK Light
Modified feature event, George Nocera, Jr. was the winner of the 20-lap
Limited Late Model feature, Steve Berardi was the 15-lap DARE Stock feature
winner, and Woody Pitkat was the winner of the Late Model 16 feature.
Conspicuous by his absence from the SK Modified feature was Ted
Christopher. Christopher had planned on competing at Stafford until federal
and state marshals raided his race shop in Plainville, CT on Friday morning
taking six cars plus truckloads of racing related equipment and parts. The
racecars that he drove belonged to Danbury Connecticut businessman Jim
Galante. Galante was arrested Friday with others as part of a federal
investigation into organized crime's influence over the trash hauling
business. Galante also owns the Danbury Trashers hockey team. Christopher is
Stafford’s all time feature winner plus a top contender on the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour Series.
At the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night, Shawn Monahan survived
seven restarts after starting on the pole and became the seventh different
SK-Modified feature winner of the season. Monahan, who battled defending
champion Rob Summers most of the way, secured one of two guaranteed spots
for the upcoming True Value Modified Series 100. Summers had a Whelen
Modified Tour commitment in Jennerstown, PA giving the second True Value
spot to Monahan’s brother Diego, a winner earlier in the season. Diego, who
finished third, fought off Rob Janovic and Dennis Gada over the final seven
laps. Other winners included Tim Jordan (30-lap Late Model), Dwayne Dorr
(20-lap Sportsman) and Ken Cassidy (20-lap Mini Stock).
The Busch East, formerly Busch North Series, got its new beginning on
Saturday night at the Greenville- Pickens Speedway in South Carolina. Live
HD Net TV coverage and a purse of $118,911 served as another slap in the
face to the Whelen Modified Tour Series. Sean Caisse, the 2005 Sunoco Rookie
of the Year, won his first career NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East
Series race. Caisse, driving for four-time champion Andy Santerre, took the
lead for the final time on lap 142 of An American Revolution 150 presented
by Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet. A near-capacity crowd at NASCAR’s second–oldest
speedway, including racing legends David Pearson and Jack Ingram,
enthusiastically enjoyed the classic short track bumping, grinding, and
three-wide racing on the nearly flat half mile track where the first live
NASCAR telecast on a major network took place 35 years ago. Brian Hoar, Mike
Olsen, Matt Kobyluck, and Bryon Chew completed the top five
Denny Hamlin did a NASCAR version of a spin and win and captured his
first ever NEXTEL Cup victory at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono 500. Hamlin
led all but one lap of the first 51 when he lost a left rear tire going into
the tunnel turn. After managing to keep it off both walls, his crew did
yeoman's work both keeping that car on the lead lap and keeping it fast and
that was all he needed as he went on to register a dominant victory. Denny
led 6 times for 83 laps and posted a 1.328 margin of victory. Kurt Busch
finished second with Tony Stewart, third. Carl Edwards drove to a dominating
win in the Federated Auto Parts 300 in Nashville, TN. He unofficially led 70
of the last 85 laps, and beat Clint Bowyer to the finish by .920 seconds. It
was Edwards' second win in the last three Busch races.
Five years ago in 2011, The Whelen
Modified Tour went back on Spring Break for another four weeks before
returning to action with the Monadnock 200 on June 25 at Monadnock Speedway
in Winchester, N.H.
Some of the tour regulars were not content to stay idle as they ventured
to the Thompson Speedway Thursday night for a 40 lap open competition shoot
out. Fifteen tour type Modifieds were on hand for the first of three events
planned for 2011. Todd Szegedy, who started fourth, took the lead for the
second and final time at lap 25 and held off a hard charging Ted Christopher
at the finish. Christopher who was debuting a new car that had just been
finished by Troyer Engineering, started on the pole position but on the long
chutes of Thompson the Jack Roush Ford prevailed with its superior
Ryan Preece finished a strong third with Mike Stefanik, fourth. Steven
Reed, who had traveled north from New Jersey, finished a distant fifth.
In the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, National Champion Keith Rocco
drove to victory lane in the Sunoco Modified Feature for his second win of
the season. The victory put Rocco, who is the divisions first repeat winner
this season, in the early season point lead.Danny Cates finished second with
Ted Christopher, third. Preece and Rick Fuller rounded out the top five.
Tough luck fell upon Todd Ceravolo who had his motor go sour on the parade
Other Thursday night winners at Thompson were Cam McDermott who scored
his second consecutive win in the 20-lap Thompson Modified feature, Rick
Gentes in the Late Models, Shawn Monahan in the Limited Sportsman while
Danny Field made it four for four in Mini Stock action.
The fields of cars continued to be a somewhat sore spot. Rick Fuller
joined the field of Sunoco Modifieds but the count remained at nine. There
were 10 Thompson Modifieds, fifteen tour type Modifieds, 10 Late Models
along with 24 Limited Sportsman and 22 Mini Stocks.
Ted Christopher had been a part of the SK Modified division since almost
day one. He has seen it evolve from a so-called used car division with home
made motors to just about being a full fledged NASCAR Tour Modified.
Originally the division rules dictated cast iron cylinder heads with stock
valve springs. When competitors started twisting the motors too much the
valve springs broke. Rules makers relented to competitor demands for racing
valve springs and the cost went up from there. Said Christopher, "The
biggest mistake Thompson made was going with motor rules that are different
than those at Stafford and Waterford" He added, "during the years of the
Tri-Track Series many of us ran all three tracks with the same motors and
the same tires, that was affordable racing and all three tracks had good
fields of cars" With the Thompson motor rules the way they are now there are
maybe five or six competitors who can actually handle the speed. "Its real
simple, just watch", he said, "there is a big difference between the top
five or six and the rest of the field so after a while some just give up and
stay home", he added. "Hopefully the Speedway management will get the rules
more in line with Stafford and Waterford which will go a long way in
bringing back bigger fields of cars."
The Stafford Motor Speedway enjoyed clear but chilly skies on Friday
night. During the week a tornado touched down in nearby Monson, MA and did
considerable damage. Those who live in the Stafford area said that all they
saw was a little wind and a lot of rain. On the track was another story. Hot
off his win at Thompson on Thursday night Keith Rocco carried the momentum
over to Stafford as he scored his second consecutive victory in the 40-lap
SK Modified® feature event, Woody Pitkat took his second consecutive victory
in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Joey Cipriano came home the big winner in
a thrilling duel for the win to pick up his second win of the season in the
20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Norm Sears picked up his second feature
win of the season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Josh Wood
picked up his first feature victory of the 2011 season in the 15-lap DARE
Ted Christopher took second from Ryan Preece at the white flag, but Rocco
was able to hold him off at the checkered flag to pick up his second
consecutive win and his third win of the 2011 season. Rounding out the top-5
behind Rocco and Christopher was Preece, Woody Pitkat, and Reen.
In action at the Waterford Speedbowl, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
action was highlighted by a 50-lap Mini Stock race, captured by Ken Cassidy
Jr., his second consecutive victory and third on the year in the division.
Tyler Chadwick came out on top of the SK Modified® feature, holding back the
last lap charges of Kyle James. Calvin Rose of Turner, ME dominated the
second half of the 50-lap Northeast Mini Stock Tour race, going on to the
win. Josh Galvin won his second Street Stock race on the season, Dan
D’addario won the X-Car feature and Rose returned to victory lane to win the
open-comp four cylinder race to close out the night’s festivities.
Keith Rocco's bid to make it three for three on the weekend was spoiled
by an early race tangle in the SK Modified feature.
In the Southland at the Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, Chris
Fleming drew the pole position for the nights 100 lap Modified main event
and stayed up front until Jonathan Brown passed him in the 34th lap. Brown
led until the 85th lap, when he slowed on a restart and triggered a
multi-car pileup. Fleming slipped past and led the rest of the way. Joseph
Brown finished second and Burt Myers, who retained his lead in the season
standings, was third. Jonathan Brown finished fourth.
The stadium also hosted NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East which turned into a
rolling demolition derby. Matt DiBenedetto took the lead at the start and
remained up front avoiding the carnage behind him in a wreck-filled Army
Strong 150. Eighty-seven of the 156 laps were run under caution.
At the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, Dave Brigati was the Modified
A special high paying open competition Modified race was held at the Star
Speedway in Epping, NH. Its a shame that only 16 showed for the event but
those that did went home with an ample payday thanks to Kevin Rice and those
who worked with him to make the event a success.
Laticrete 125 winner Jon McKennedy went home with $7,225. Second place
finisher Chris Pasteryak collected $2,875, third place James Civali took
home $2,800 and fourth place finisher Andy Seuss pocketed $1,775. Rounding
out the top five was Ryan Preece who got $3,215. Sixth through tenth were
Matt Hirschman, Rob Summers, Lou Mechalides, Ted Christopher and Rowan
In Nationwide Series racing at the Chicagoland Speedway, Justin Allgaier
saw Carl Edwards' car start to wobble as it ran out of fuel. And that's when
Allgaier knew he would be able to get around him.
Allgaier made his move for the lead coming into the third turn and once
he got by, his tank was empty, too. Somehow the momentum from having just a
little bit more fuel allowed Allgaier to coast to the finish line Saturday
night with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne closing fast on both cars.
At the Kansas Speedway Brad Keselowski led the final nine laps for his
second Sprint Cup victory in 66 races.
Sprint Cup car owner Richard Childress was fined $150,000 on Monday for
assaulting Kyle Busch, the latest incident in an ongoing feud between
NASCAR's most polarizing driver and Childress' race teams. NASCAR also
placed Childress on probation through the end of the year, finding the team
owner solely at fault for Saturday's incident at Kansas Speedway. The
65-year-old grandfather apparently approached Busch after the Trucks race,
placed him in a headlock, and punched him several times.
The 7th Annual Norwood Arena Reunion at Bezema Motors was the most
successful one yet. The dealership on the Automile was packed with an
overflow of fans, former competitors, race, classic and muscle cars as well
as hot rods. Among the drivers in attendance were Steve Delaney of Dedham,
Daryl Stampfl of Norwood, Jeff Lynch of Townsend, Gary Sager of Seekonk,
Henry Stampfl of Plainville, Mike McCullen, Demo Derby King Bob Anderson of
Brockton, Pete Desjardins of Cape Cod, 1970 Daytona 500 winner, Pete
Hamilton of Maine, Joe Rosenfield, Jr. of Bridgewater, Jim Rosenfield of
Middleboro, Fran Voss of Lexington, Jack Malone of Needham, Leo Cleary of
Hanover, Bob Healey of Stoughton, George Savory of Westwood, Jerry Capozolli
of Stoughton, Jeff Horn of Ashland, George Summers of Upton, Don McCoullough
of Walpole, Lew Boyd of Newburyport and Joey Kourafas of Randolph. Former
Norwood Arena Chief Steward Carl Merrill of Newton was also on hand.
Last year, 2015, The stars and cars
of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series made their second stop of the
season at the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night. Ryan Preece made it
two in a row as he won the TSI Harley-Davidson 125. Preece took the lead on
Lap 2 from pole sitter Doug Coby and led all but six laps. Woody Pitkat and
Timmy Solomito finished second and third, respectively. Todd Szegedy
finished fourth and Bobby Santos in fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Ted
Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Keith Rocco, Patrick Emerling and Tom Rogers Jr.
There were 5 lead changes among 3 drivers. Preece took the lead for the
final time on lap 107. Woody Pitkat used a power move to the inside of Timmy
Solomito in the final turn on the final lap to steal the runner-up spot,
while Solomitio hung on for third.
Coby, who had been running fifth in the closing laps was sent to the rear
for rough riding after triggering a wreck on lap 118. He came back to finish
13th. Fourteen of the original 31 starters were on the lead lap at the
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will next get the green on Wednesday, June
10 for the Mr. Rooter 125 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports
In regular weekly action at Stafford it was features only. Taking down
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature were Rowan Pennink, who
picked up his third win of the 2015 season in the SK Modified® feature, Tom
Fearn scored his second consecutive victory in the Late Model feature, Nick
Salva was a first time winner in 2015 in the SK Light Modified feature,
Andrew Hayes got his first win of 2015 in the Limited Late Model feature,
Zack Robinson was a first time career winner in the DARE Stock feature, and
Devin O’Connell picked up his second win of the 2015 season in the Legend
In the SK Modified 40 lapper, Pennink took the lead from Christopher with
a move in turn 4 with Joey Cipriano following suit getting around
Christopher to drop him back to third place. The caution came out with 36
laps complete as Christopher’s car got turned into the frontstretch wall.
Pennink powered into the lead on the restart with Preece locked in a side by
side fight for second with Cipriano. Preece got clear to second on lap-37
while Cipriano was now trying to hold off Keith Rocco and Reen. Pennink led
Preece back to the checkered flag to pick up his third win of the season.
Cipriano held off Rocco in a photo finish for third, with Glen Reen rounding
out the top-5.
Keith Rocco keeps rolling along at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl as
he continues to build on his record setting feature win total. Rocco
recorded his third SK Modified win of the season at the shoreline oval
bringing his track win total to 109 wins. The win also brought Rocco closer
to a career overall total of 200 wins which now total 197 which also include
victories at Thompson and Stafford Speedways.
The SK Modified win by Rocco at the speedbowl was pretty much a cake walk
as he beat out Rob Janovic and Ted Christopher. Rocco finished a close
second to Jason Palmer in the Late Model feature. Other feature winners were
Mark Panaroni (Mini Stocks), Chris Correll (SK Lights), Al Stone III
(Limited Sportsman), Randy Cabral (NEMA Lites) and Toby Wells (North East
Mini Stock Tour).
The SK Modified event was 35 laps and Timmy Jordan was the man to take
the early lead with Paul Kusheba right behind him ready to take the lead
away. Rocco took the lead with 19 laps remaining in the event. The first
caution came out with 14 laps remaining in the event. Rocco took the lead on
the restart and never trailed from that position. following Christopher in
the SK Modified event was Tim Jordan and Tyler Chadwick.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series paid a visit to the Seekonk Speedway
on Saturday night. Twenty five cars were on hand for the 100 lapper. Richard
Savary took the lead from Dylan Kopec near the halfway mark and held off
strong challenges from Woody Pitkat and Todd Szegedy to win the 100-lap
Valenti Modified Racing Series feature. Rowan Pennink finished fourth and
Anthony Nocella in fifth. Woody Pitkat, Charlie Pasteryak, Norm Wrenn,
Dennis Perry and Donny Lashua rounded off the top ten. The win was Savary's
first of the 2015 season.
Savory started the race in third spot, passed for the lead on lap 43 from
early leader Dylan Kopec and went on to win the VMRS Seekonk 100.
The Riverhead Raceway on Long Island presented the Baldwin, Evans &
Jarzombek Memorial event. Ryan Preece took the win over John Fortin and
Down in the southland at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem NC twin
25-lap NASCAR Modified features were on tap. Jason Myers held off his
brother Burt Myers to win the first 25-lap race. It was Jason Myers’ 20th
win at Bowman Gray. Danny Bohn, who was last year’s Bowman Gray’s Modified
division champion, came back from New Jersey to win his eighth race at
Bowman Gray in the night’s second Modified race. In the first Modified race,
Jason Myers had the fastest qualifying lap of the year and won wire-to-wire
to defeat his brother for the win. In the nite-cap, Bohn defeated Frank
Fleming, David Calabrese and Tim Brown.
Martin Truex led a race-high 97 laps and drove away from defending NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick after a late-race restart to
capture the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at the Pocono Raceway, his
third-career Sprint Cup victory and the second series victory for Furniture
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
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other publications for over 3 decades.
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