The Chrome Horn - Looking Back A Bit with Phil Smith

September 23, 2016

  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 top five.

  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 DeSarro.

  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 track champion.
  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 Seekonk.
  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 Joe Ambrose.
  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 .400-mile oval.
  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 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,

Phil Smith has been a columnist for Speedway Scene and various
other publications for over 3 decades.

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