Sixty five years ago in 1951 there was no racing except for
Claiming Cars on Wednesday night at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Jim
Tourjee was the winner.
Sixty years ago in 1956 Dick
Beuregard, the guy everyone loved to hate, won the final Saturday night
Modified feature of the year at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, a 50
lapper. Lou Tetreault was the non-Ford winner. The Speedbowl would shift to
Sunday afternoons for the remainder of the season.
Fifty five years ago in 1961 Bob Hall
made it two in a row in dirt action at Stafford. Sam Mazzella was the 25 lap
Modified feature winner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Daring Dick
Caso was the Bomber winner .Dick Dixon was the winner of the United
sanctioned Grand American 200 lapper at the 1/2 mile speedway located on the
grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Ma.Jerry
Humiston finished second and was followed by Bob Devine, Bobby Bard and
Buddy KrebsIn a companion 50 lap Modified event Billy Greco and Danny
Galullo crossed the finish line in a dead heat. Humiston finished third with
Johnny Lobo, fourth.
Fifty years ago in 1966, Pete Corey
continued to be the master on dirt at Stafford as he took the Friday night
win. Fred DeSarro driving his home built 327 Chevy Sportsman mount won the
Bay State 200 at Norwood Arena. The following day DeSarro with a host of
others headed to the Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine for a 300 lap NACAR
Modified Championship event. Running third in the late stages DeSarro
tangled with Billy Greco and Ray Hendrick and crashed violently out of the
event. Don MacTavish took the lead with 30 to go and held off Hop Harrington
to take the win. Rene Charland finished third with Hendrick, fourth and
Bugsy Stevens, fifth. Pete Corey closed out the season at the Fonda Speedway
with a win over Jeep Herbert and Lou Lazzaro. The Utica-Rome Speedway also
ran their season finale with Kenny Shoemaker taking the win. Lazzaro
finished second with Jerry Cook, third. Sonny Seamon and Bill Wimble rounded
out the top five.
Forty five years ago in 1971, the
Modifieds headed south to Martinsville for the Fall 100 on Saturday. Fred
DeSarro finally got one of the wins that he had always wanted as he took a
convincing win over Max Berrier and Jerry Cook. Jim Hendrickson recorded his
18th win of the season at Islip on Saturday night. Mousie Kempster finished
second and was followed by Bugsy Stevens and Jerry Cook. DeSarro made an all
night ride pay off as he made it to Stafford for a Sunday afternoon double
point event, which he won. Ray Miller finished second and was followed by
Bugsy Stevens and Jerry Cook. The Fulton Raceway wrapped up their season
with a 200 lapper, which was won by Geoff Bodine. Richie Evans finished
second with Sonny Seamon, third. Paul Richardson was the Supermodified
winner at Thompson. Howie Brown finished second. Donnie Bunnell made it two
in a row as he out dueled Seabury Tripler at the Waterford Speedbowl. Jerry
Glaude finished third with Joe Trudeau and Ed Yerrington rounding out the
Forty years ago in 1976, the
Modifieds were at Martinsville for a 150 lapper. Geoff Bodine took the win
over Richie Evans, Paul Radford and John Bryant. Bob Polverari won a 100 lap
Open Competition event at the Waterford Speedbowl. Bob Gada was the Grand
Americal-Late Model winner at the shoreline oval. At Thompson on Sunday,
Ronnie Bouchard got the best of Bodine as he won the 30-lap contest. Maynard
Troyer finished third and was followed by Eddie Flemke, Ray Miller and Fred
Thirty five years ago in 1981,
Stafford ran a special event on Saturday night for the recently displaced
SNYRA Modifieds from Danbury. Sixty cars were on hand and it was Rit Patchen
taking the win over Art Davis and Lou Funk. Shangri-La ran their season
ender with Richie Evans taking the win over Doug Hewitt and Dick Clark.
Oxford Plains ran a modified special on Sunday and it was Bugsy Stevens
taking the win over Reggie Ruggiero and Billy Clarke. In Winston Cup action
at Martinsville, Darrell Waltrip took the win. Saturdays Busch Grandnational
event was won by Geoff Bodine
Thirty years ago in 1986, the Winston
Modified Tour was at Shangri-La for a 150 lapper. Jim Spencer took the win
over Jan Leaty, Geoff Bodine, Mike Mclaughlin, George Kent and Corky
Cookman. Waterford ran on Sunday with Richie Gallup taking the win over Rick
Donnelly. Rusty Wallace took the Winston Cup win at Martinsville. Pole
sitter Geoff Bodine, finished second.
Twenty five years ago in 1991, the
Monadnock Speedway ran on Friday night with Ed Kennedy taking the win over
John Zavisa. Saturday night was the original Legends Night at Waterford.
Veteran Jerry Pearl took the Modified feature but the night belonged to Ed
Moody who won the Legends race over Charlie Webster. Shangri La ran a 150 on
Saturday night which saw Jamie Tomaino take the win over John Preston. Also
on Saturday night was the Tony Jankowiak Memorial which was won by Doug
Hevron. Lancaster ran the US Open on Sunday with Reggie Ruggiero taking the
win over Jeff Fuller, George Kent and Jan Leaty. In Winston Cup action at
Martinsville, Harry Gant made it four in a row.
Twenty years ago in 1996, despite
being bounced out of the feature by the Connecticut DMV for rough riding,
Jim Broderick sewed up the Waterford Modified Track Championship with a 15th
place finish. During the event, Broderick and Ted Christopher crashed each
other with each blaming each other. Christopher was also bounced. David Gada
was the eventual winner with Jeff Pearl coming in second and Bob Potter,
third. Thompson ran a 300 lapper for the Busch North Series on Sunday. Jeff
Fuller took the lead on lap 183 and held it until the rains came and ended
the event on lap 213. Mike Stefanik ended up second with Brad Leighton,
third. In Winston Cup action at Martinsville, Jeff Gordon took the win with
Terry Labonte, second. The following Tuesday, Sept.24, it was announced that
the following weeks event at Riverside Park had been cancelled as promoter
Ben Dodge had been released from his position after an alleged dispute with
the track owner.
Fifteen years ago in 2001 Thursday
night racing at Thompson was cancelled due to rain. Ted Christopher was
declared the NASCAR New England Regional Champion by six points.
Christopher, who won 15 of the 18 events run at Thompson was also declared
the National Champion and would receive $160,000 from the point fund.
Christopher moved on to Stafford on Friday night where he recorded his 59th
win at the ½ mile oval. Eric Berndt finished second with Chuck Docherty,
Jeff Malave and Darren Menditto rounding out the top five. At Waterford on
Saturday night, Dennis Gada took the win with Eric Berndt again the
bridesmaid. Ron Yuhas finished third with Ed Reed Jr. fourth. With the World
Trade Center in New York destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the
Stafford Speedway announced that no coolers or backpacks would be allowed
inside the admission gate.
Ten years ago in 2006, The NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour was at the Waterford Speedbowl. On and off rain on
Saturday plus fog and rain on Sunday forced NASCAR and the Waterford
Speedbowl management to announce the cancellation of the event. The Town
Fair Tire Finale, including Sunday’s Whelan Modified Tour Volunteer Fire
Department 150 was rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8.
The Thompson Speedway was the scene of fever pitch competition despite
the fact that temperatures took a dive once the sun went down. Bert Marvin
of Waterford, CT was declared the winner in the Sunoco Modified division.
Les Rose, Jr. of E. Wareham, MA won the Pro Stock battle but Jeff Zuidema of
N. Brookfield, MA won the war as he clinched the divisional championship. A
pair of “Most Popular Drivers” scored victories with Marc Palmisano of
Hadley, MA taking Late Model honors and Larry Barnett of Ledyard, CT
claiming the Limited Sportsman feature win. Scott Michalski of S. Killingly,
CT was tops in the Mini Stocks and Kurt Vigeant in the TIS Modifieds.
Bert Marvin crossed the line second at the conclusion of the Sunoco
Modified feature event but came home with the victory. In post race
technical inspection, apparent winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ was
disqualified for an illegal transmission. Blewett’s car, owned by Eddie
Partridge, was using a racing type transmission that is illegal at Thompson
but is considered ok at other tracks. Marvin bested a strong field of
26-Modifieds that included two drivers vying for the NASCAR Weekly Racing
Series regional championship-Jeff Malave and Woody Pitkat. A mere six points
separated Woody Pitkat and Jeff Malave atop the Sunoco Modified point
standings; however, a dismal night for Malave gave Pitkat some breathing
room entering the final Thursday night that would feature double features
for the division.
Marvin and Keith Rocco brought the field to green; however, the action
was short-lived when on lap one the action was slowed for an incident that
resulted in front-end damage on point leader Pitkat’s machine. Pitkat was
slammed broadside by another competitor as he entered turn one. He made a
remarkable save and was able to keep his car from hitting the wall.
Suffering a flat left front tire, Pitkat was able to continue after service
from his pit crew, rejoining the field in the 23rd position.
Marvin led Rocco and a charging Jimmy Blewett on the restart. Blewett
drove by Rocco and into the second position. Malave passed Buddy Charette
for fourth and a single lap later took third from Rocco. Ricky Shawn led the
second group of cars that included Tommy Cravenho and Todd Ceravolo. By lap
10, Pitkat was solidly into the top-ten. Pitkat passed Charette on lap 11.
Meanwhile, Shawn had fallen to the challenges of Cravenho and Ceravolo.
Rocco had slipped by to the fifth position. The leader, Marvin, hit heavy
lapped traffic by the halfway marker. Malave began to pressure Blewett for
the second spot. Exiting turn four of lap 18, Malave was second. Blewett
tried in vain to catch Malave but got out of shape, in the process falling
into the clutches of Cravenho. Pitkat was pressuring Rocco for seventh when
the caution flew on lap 21 for a spin by Charette. The restart pitted Marvin
and Malave followed by Blewett and Cravenho in row two. Marvin got a great
restart to retain his spot at the head of the pack. Blewett gave Malave a
run but had to settle in for third. Contact between Cravenho and Ceravolo
from third and fourth sent cars scattering. Pitkat managed to maneuver his
way through the mess. Ceravolo and Dan LaJeunesse sustained heavy damage.
Evidently LaJeunesse doesn’t see past his hood and his spotter wasn’t paying
attention. LaJunesse was running wide open when he hit Ceravolo on the
driver’s side. The impact broke the car’s rear end and sheared off the left
front suspension assembly. The top-five for the restart were Marvin, Malave,
Blewett, Pitkat and Rocco. Again it was Marvin getting the edge. Contact
between Malave and Blewett sent Malave into the marbles and losing two
spots, one to Blewett and rival Pitkat. Blewett drove by Marvin for the lead
on lap 23. The caution flew on lap 25 for a spin by Pitkat. Malave was sent
to the tail for his involvement in the incident. Blewett led the charge to
the restart flag with Marvin in tow. Keith Rocco drilled Ricky Shawn who was
in third spot and subsequently sent Shawn spinning. Both Malave and Pitkat
were involved in the incident. Malave headed to pit road with heavy right
front damage. Pitkat was able to continue. Malave was out for the night.
Blewett sailed out to the lead on the restart with five laps remaining.
Marvin had his hands full with Rocco while Charette had to contend with
Pitkat. Over the final laps, Blewett stretch his lead apparently coming home
with his third win of the season. Marvin was able to turn his dismal luck
around with a runner-up finish turned feature victory. Rocco was credited
with a second-place finish over Charette, Pitkat, and Brian Tagg inside the
top-five. Pitkat was named Sunoco Modified “Most Popular Driver”.
The Stafford Springs Motor Speedway closed out their Friday night Dodge
Racing Series with all division championships not decided. Frank Ruocco
maintained his SK Modified points lead with his first feature win of the
2006 season, Mark Lewis picked up his first career win in the Late Model
feature, but it will be a two-man race for the championship as Woody Pitkat
and Jim Peterson are tied for the points lead. Brit Andersen was the winner
of the SK Light feature, which propelled him into a 4-way tie with Chris
Matthews, Richie Pallai, Jr., and Shelly Perry for the points lead heading
into the CARQUEST Fall Final. Andrew Durand was the winner of the Limited
Late Model feature event, but Kevin Gambacorta will head into the CARQUEST
Fall Final with a 10-point lead over George Nocera, Jr. Jeff Jolly collected
his second DARE Stock feature win of the 2006 season, but Norm Sears' third
place finish gives him a 50-point lead, meaning that he only has to start
the DARE Stock feature during CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend to become the
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, SK Modified® points leader Frank
Ruocco, of Cheshire, chose the best time to pick up his first feature
victory of the 2006 season. Ruocco quickly worked his way into second place,
and then bided his time behind Chris Jones before taking the lead for the
first time on lap-22. Ruocco had to contend with a hard charging Willie
Hardie in the closing laps, but Ruocco was able to hold Hardie off to the
checkered flag. Hardie finished second, with Woody Pitkat, Jones, and Ted
Christopher rounding out the top-5. Ruocco held an 18-point lead over Willie
Hardie, 586-568. Both Eric Berndt and Todd Owen were 50 points behind. All
other drivers were eliminated from championship contention.
In other weekend racing John Blewett III sewed up the track title at the
Wall Township Speedway and David Darling sewed up the Pro Stock title at
Clint Boyer won the Busch Series event at Dover Downs while Jeff Burton
won the Nextel Cup event.
Five years ago in 2011, The NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour made its annual stop on the road course at Lime Rock
Park in Connecticut last weekend. It was no surprise that a slim field of 21
Modifieds were on hand for qualifying. Todd Szegedy was the top qualifier as
he toured the facility at 100.182 mph. Ron Silk was second fastest. Erick
Rudolph, Justin Bonsignore and Mike Stefanik rounded out the top five.
Todd Szegedy battled back after losing the lead during on a pit stop and
then making an off-track excursion to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified 66/99
presented by Town Fair Tire at Lime Rock Park on Saturday. Szegedy, who had
experience at LRP in other racing series prior to his NASCAR career,
dominated the early action. He started from the pole in his No. 2 Wisk
Detergent/A&J Romano Construction Ford and opened up a lead of more than two
seconds early. However, he fell to fourth following a pit stop during a
caution on Lap 44. He later went off course, but quickly recovered and set
out after the leaders. After moving up to second on Lap 60, Szegedy took the
lead from Mike Stefanik a lap later and then pulled away from the field to
win by a margin of 1.796 seconds.
Stefanik finished second followed by Justin Bonsignore, Richie Pallai,
and Ted Christopher. Rowan Pennink, Erick Rudolph, Eric Beers, Kevin Goodale
and Patrick Emerling rounded out the top 10.
Previous race winner Doug Coby looked poised to go back-to-back but
wrecked while in the lead on Lap 55 and finished 18th.
The race featured seven lead changes among five drivers. Szegedy led a
race-high 49 circuits. Fourteen of the original starters were on the lead
lap at the finish. Szegedy's win propelled him into the points lead as the
series now moves to Loudon for the first of three events left on the 2011
schedule. Previous point leader Ron Silk finished 15th, one lap down.
In NASCAR weekly racing action at Thompson on Thursday night the
weatherman prevailed as the speedway cancelled due to impending rain.
The Stafford Motor Speedway closed out their Friday night season. Woody
Pitkat picked up his second win of the 2011 season in the 40-lap SK
Modified® feature event and Ryan Preece clinched the 2011 SK Modified® track
champion with a 4th place finish, Woody Pitakt picked up his second
consecutive and fifth overall win of the 2011 season in the 30-lap Late
Model feature, Kyle Spencer picked up his second win of the 2011 season with
a green white checkered pass for the lead in the 20-lap SK Light Modified
feature, George Nocera, Jr. picked up his fifth win of the 2011 season in
the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Cliff Saunders picked up his
second win of the 2011 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
Keith Rocco, who had been in contention for the NASCAR National Championship
saw his hopes vanish on lap 23 of the 40 lap event when he spun after he was
tapped by Todd Owen. Owen was sent to the rear but it was all over for Rocco
despite the fact that he rallied to finish third behind Pitkat and Glen
Reen. Preece and Eric Berndt rounded out the top five.
At the Waterford Speedbowl emotions ran high as the night rolled on,
especially in the SK Modified division. Tom Abele reaped the benefit of the
win as front running contenders Keith Rocco and Todd Ceravolo tangled while
fighting for the lead. Ceravolo, on Rocco's bumper went low into turn one on
lap 22. The instant video replay indicated that Rocco was in the second lane
and Ceravolo was in the bottom lane when contact incurred. It did not appear
to be deliberate as both had their respective lines when they drifted into
each other. In other words it was just good hard racing. Rocco spun into the
first turn wall and suffered severe race ending damage. Ceravolo, who later
apologized for being over-aggressive, was sent to the rear.
Abele and Nicole Morgillo were back on the front row for the restart,
with Mark Bakaj and Long Islander Shawn Solomito in row 2. Abele would pull
out front into turn one with Bakaj moving to second inside Morgillo. The
final 13 laps were run through the checkered flag with Abele and Bakaj
finishing one-two. Morgillo finished third and Solomito and Jeff Pearl
rounded out the top five. Ceravolo rallied to finish eleventh while Rocco
was credited with 14th in the final rundown.
Others earning victories on the night included Jeff Smith who leapfrogged
into the championship points lead by virtue of a win in the Bob Valenti Auto
Mall Late Model feature, Chris Meyer visited the winner’s circle in the
Street Stocks while Phil Evans took the win in the Mini Stocks. Completing
the feature winners on the night were Dave Garbo Jr. in the Legends Cars and
Curt D’addario in the X-Cars.
On a sad note, former Waterford Speedbowl driver Richard (Dick)
Beauregard, 85, of Hesperia, Calif. passed away on September 7, 2011. He was
born on January 2, 1926. in Norwich Ct. He was a plastering contractor in
Norwich, CT and later an insulator at the Long Beach Navel Shipyard in
Calif. He was a popular race car driver at the Waterford Speedbowl . He was
a two time champion in 1952,& 1962.
Last year, 2015, The Stafford Motor
Speedway closed out their summer season with The Final Friday Night
Shoot-Out, the final Friday night event before the season ending NAPA Fall
Final next weekend on October 3-4. Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series weekly feature wins on the night were Eric Berndt for the first time
this season in the SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn was disqualified from a
win in the Late Model feature due to a technical infraction which moved
Michael Wray up for the win and making him a first time winner, Joey
Ferrigno scored his fifth win of 2015 in the SK Light feature, Paul Arute
took down his very first career victory in the Limited Late Model feature,
Trace Beyer scored his third win of 2015 in the DARE Stock feature, and
Mikey Flynn scored his second win of 2015 in the Legend Cars feature.
Berndt made his move to the inside of Dan Avery to take over the lead
with a pass in turn 4 on lap-13. Berndt cruised to his first victory of the
2015 season with Mike Gervais, Avery, Todd Owen, and Ryan Preece rounding
out the top-5. In the Late Model event, Tom Fearn led Wray to the checkered
flag to pick up his 11th win of the 2015 season. Following the checkered
flag, Fearn’s car was found to have an unapproved tire on his car and his
team failed to execute technical inspection with the #92 car and he was
disqualified from the race, making Michael Wray a first time winner in the
Late Model ranks.
The New London-Waterford Speedbowl continues to wind down it's season
with one more Saturday night, Champions night, to go. Keith Rocco, despite
missing two events at the shoreline oval, was the point leader until bad
luck reared it's ugly head and took him out of the running in the early
going which placed him in 14th finishing position. Ted Christopher used the
classic "Chrome Horn" to shake up Tyler Chadwick with three laps to go as he
went on to record his eighth win of the year at the Speedbowl. Chadwick, who
hung on to finish second, took the point lead by four over Rocco. New York
state invader Jimmy Zacharias finished third with Joe Gada and Ed Puleo
rounding out the top five. Rocco, who knows how quick ones luck can change
in racing stated that he will go home, re-group and come back for more this
coming week. Both Rocco and Christopher will have to hustle a bit as they
are entered in team cars for the Whelen Modified Tour Series at Loudon which
is slated to run Saturday afternoon.
Other Saturday night winners were Al Stone who recorded his fifth win of
the year and Anthony Flannery in the Late Models. Stone wrapped up the
Limited Sportsman championship and Jason Palmer wrapped up the Late Model
title. Palmer finished third and actually received a gift when Keith Rocco's
car owner Scott Fearn sold Rocco's championship leading car. Ken Cassidy was
the Mini Stock winner and Joe Ferrigno backed up his Friday night win at
Stafford with a win in the SK Lights on Saturday. David Gargano was the
X-car winner and David Yardley was the Super X winner.
The Riverhead Raceway closed out their regular season. A journey that
began in 1977 at Islip Speedway and turned into one of the longest and most
successful tenures in short track racing came to a conclusion Saturday
evening September 19th at Riverhead Raceway when Barbara & Jim Cromarty
presented their final NASCAR Whelen All American Series program.
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead became the first Riverhead Raceway driver
since Buzzy Hedges of Wainscott in 1959 to win two stock car titles in the
same year at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night celebrating in style with wins
in both the 50-lap NASCAR Modifieds and 15-lap Figure Eight main events. The
NASCAR Modified triumph was the 40th of Tom's illustrious career while the
Figure Eight win was his 24th with both championships making him a three
time champion in both classes.
Starting from the pole in the NASCAR Modified event Rogers survived an
early race challenge from Jason Agugliaro over the first 24 laps of the
contest with Jason throwing all he could at the eventual winner. After Ryan
Preece took the lead on lap 24 on a double file restart it was Ryan's turn
to find out if he had anything for the 2015 champion. While keeping pace
with Rogers at first Preece soon realized second was as good as it was going
to get in this race and in fact later in the contest had to ward off 2015
Rookie of the Year Kyle Soper for runner-up money.
At the finish it was the Stakey's Pumpkin Farm Chevy of Tom Rogers Jr.
capturing his 9th win of 2015, just one win shy of tying the single season
record of 10 wins in a year set by Gary Winters (1962) and "Charging"
Charlie Jarzombek (1976 & 1977) The 2015 title joins Tommy's 2004 & 2010
championship seasons but was the first championship for veteran car owner
Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct raced his way from 8th to runner-up money in an
effort to secure a win for retiring car owners Bill & Barbara Park who just
an hour after the races watched as their East West Marine Chevy was loaded
into the hauler of Dave Brigati who purchased the potent racer. Kyle Soper
of Manorville capped off a successful rookie year with a third place finish
in the Installations by Gemini Chevy. Shawn Solomito of East Moriches and
Dave Sapienza of Riverhead completed the top five.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Series was at the South Boston
Speedway in Virginia on Saturday night. Andy Seuss took a big step toward
successfully defending his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship
in capturing the South Boston 150 at the South Boston Speedway. It was the
third win of the season and 21st of his career for the Hampstead, New
Hampshire, driver. Seuss' No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Financial
Chevrolet was out front for a race-high 142 laps for his third win on the
Four-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III followed Seuss across the
line in second and moved into championship contention. Second-year driver
Bobby Measmer Jr., who won his first career Coors Light Pole Award earlier
in the day, finished a career-best third. Frank Fleming and Jeremy Gerstner
rounded out the top five. Burt Myers was sixth, followed by Jason Myers,
Kyle Ebersole, rookie Trey Hutchens and James Civali.
Seuss cleared Brunnhoelzl on the final restart on Lap 119 and slowly
pulled away for the win.He entered the event trailing Jason Myers by one
point for the tour lead, but left South Boston with a 10-point lead over
Burt and Jason Myers with two races remaining. Brunnhoelzl is now just three
points behind the Myers brothers.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series heads for Loudon New Hampshire for
a 100 lapper Saturday. Ryan Preece currently leads Woody Pitkat by one
point. Preece has won four events this year while Pitkat has one plus five
runner-ups. Defending series champion Doug Coby is 24 points back in the
third spot with four wins to his credit. Todd Szegedy, with one win, sits in
fourth with Eric Goodale rounding out the top five.
The race will run as part of a tripleheader with the NASCAR Camping World
Trucks Series and the Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational.
In celebration of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 25th Anniversary of
NASCAR racing in New England, the Racing History Preservation Group will
have a ground breaking ceremony the North East Motor Sports Museum during
the SYLVANIA 300 race weekend.
In NASCAR Sprint Cup action, Denny Hamlin started 29th in Sunday’s
MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, spun out after two laps and fell
a lap down. And yet, he was in victory lane at the end of the day. Carl
Edwards rebounded from an early pit-road speeding penalty to finish second
and clinch a 1-2 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kurt Busch, who was the leader
when the final yellow flag flew, wound up third. Kyle Busch held off a
determined Matt Kenseth to win Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Furious 7
300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
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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