McCaskill, Nasse Win at South Boston; Berry & Rouse CARS Champions

The CARS Tour traveled to the freshly paved and unbelievably fast South Boston Speedway this past Saturday for their final event of the 2017 season. The Late Model Stock field was twenty plus cars strong, and the Super field was set at about fifteen.  Brandon Setzer would win knock out qualifying for the Super Late Model portion, and Phillip Morris would win the pole in Late Model Stock. The points coming into this final event were extremely tight in both divisions between Cole Rouse and Setzer in Supers, and Josh Berry/Layne Riggs in Late Model Stock.

The first event of the night was the Late Model Stock portion of the CARS Tour, led to the green by Layne Riggs and Phillip Morris. Layne Riggs had a rear end failure early on in this event which would end his bid for a title. The race was now between Josh Berry and teammate Anthony Alfredo, but up front, it was all Phillip Morris. Deac McCaskill kept Morris within striking distance for most of the race until he finally made his move. Once Deac had gotten around Morris, the #01 machine went up in smoke due to a blown engine. Josh Berry would struggle most of the night to find any kind of speed but managed to seal the CARS Tour title by a couple points over teammate Anthony Alfredo. Deac McCaskill would go on to win the event in dominant fashion over a hard-charging Stacy Puryear and Timothy Peters.

Arguably the best CARS Tour Super Late Model event took place Saturday night at South Boston. Brandon Setzer and Christian Eckes led the field to the green. Setzer would jump out to an early lead over Eckes until an early spin by Jared Fryar brought out our first caution. Setzer would lose the lead to Eckes on the restart and pace behind him until around halfway. Right before our halfway caution, Setzer would lose control of his #6 machine in turn number three, the contact would, unfortunately, end his night and his chances at a Championship. Eckes would lead the field until Jake Crum moved him out of the way on a restart, resulting in Eckes having to work his way back up through the field. On his way through the field Eckes had contact with Cole Rouse on the front stretch resulting in Rouses’ car upside down against the catch fence in turn one, luckily for Rouse, he had locked up the championship at this point. Stephen Nasse had inherited the lead at this point while Jake Crum was hot on his tail. Crum ended up moving Nasse with about eight laps to go, Crum was penalized for rough driving which then gave the lead to Zane Smith and Jared Fryar. Fryar would be run over by Smith in turn three which would bring out, you guessed it, another late race caution. Nasse, Crum, and Craig would have a three-wide battle on the next restart with three laps to go. Coming to the checkered flag Matt Craig would send Jake Crum in turn three and Stephen Nasse would slip under both of them and steal the win. After the race tempers would flare between the Craig and Crum crew resulting in a pit road brawl. Matt Craig would finish second, Zane Smith third and Dan Speeney fourth.

Sources: Brad Newman

Jerico Performance Heading Back to the Top of Short Track Racing

Concord, NC — In the late 1970’s, Jerry Hemmingson started Jerico Performance in Concord, North Carolina.  Winchester Capital, which owns Jerico Performance products, has brought on Mike Sangermano, a veteran in the transmission and rear end world, to head up research and development at Jerico and spearhead future growth of the company. The plan, according to Sangermano is to bring Jerico back to the forefront of short track racing as the leading transmission and rear end builder and parts supplier. 

Sangermano states that to help with this, Winchester Capital has committed all of the financial resources needed to update machinery and move the company forward. Winchester Capital likes the performance products and racing industry and is looking for other potential acquisitions, according to Sangermano.

To help him with the business, Sangermano has three-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Waddell Wilson and a dedicated staff. Together they are bringing new life into the Jerico brand by redesigning the company’s headquarters, to planning some big changes to the Jerico business model.

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We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Division Champions to be exact

Inside look at who is in contention for these divisions!
The most anticipated event of the year is upon us. The award-winning 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by King Cadillac GMC will be here in only hours! 18 Divisions will be taking on the 5/8 mile high banked oval competing for the greatest treasure of them all. 14 of those divisions will also be crowning their 2017 champions after. These drivers have been neck and neck all season keeping that championship dream close. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Thompson Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series, American Canadian Tour, Valenti Modified Racing Series, Northeastern Midget Association, Northeastern Midget Association Lites, New England Pro 4 Modifieds, Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series, Northeast Mini Stock Tour, The Street Stock Showdown Series, and International Supermodified Association, will all be crowning a division champion this year. Let’s break down each division on who is in contention for the title!
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has a total of 5 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Doug Coby (563 Points), Justin Bonsignore (553 Points), Timmy Solomito (551 Points), Ryan Preece (544 Points), and Eric Goodale (538 Points).
NASCAR Whelen All American Series has a total of 12 drivers who are in points contention for the championship in their respected divisions. For the Sunoco Modified Division: Keith Rocco (314 Points), Todd Owen (302 Points) and Ryan Preece (294 Points). For the Late Model Divison: Ray Parent (286 Points), William Wall (257 Points) and Woody Pitkat (231 Points). For the Limited Sportsman Division: Shawn Monahan (300 Points), Scott Sundeen (271 Points) and Brent Gleason (252 Points). Finally for the Mini Stock Division: Wayne Burroughs Jr. (307 Points), Eric Bourgeois (282 Points) and Jacob Perry (249 Points).

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Glen Reen Wins Stafford Late Model Track Championship

Stafford Springs, CT — Rewind to the 2016 season when Glen Reen teamed up with car owner Rob Russell to drive his #31 LifeCare Family Chiropractic Late Model at Stafford.  They had one goal, to win a championship.  That goal was quickly snuffed out when a blown engine in only the third race of the season sidelined them for much of the year.  The #31 team was able to come back for the final 6 races of the season and scored a late 2016 season win to lay a foundation for the 2017 season.

Fast forward to 2017 where Reen and the #31 team quickly established themselves as championship contenders with podium finishes in three of the first four races of the 2017 season.  Reen grabbed his first win of the season on June 23rdand after a second place finish on July 7th, he found himself at the top of the points standings.  Once Reen was the Late Model points leader, he remained the points leader for the remainder of the 2017 season but the title race was tight throughout the season.  Reen’s biggest lead of the season was 24 points following his third and final victory of the season on Sept. 8th, but that was followed by his only finish outside the top-10, an 11thplace finish on Sept. 15th that trimmed his point lead down to 10 points.  With the margin still at 10 points heading into the season ending NAPA Fall Final, Reen came home with a 5th place finish to take the title by 8 points over Tom Fearn, who was the 2016 Late Model champion.

“It’s extremely special to win a championship, especially after we’ve been second so many times,” said Reen.  “It’s an honor but it really hasn’t sunk in yet that we won the championship.  I was folding up the championship flag that they gave me in victory lane and I kind of looked at it and thought holy crap, this thing is really mine.  There was a lot of people out there that didn’t think I would be able to go from a modified to a full fendered car.  I think I adapt to new things pretty quickly and I think we proved that this season.  I still have a lot to learn but with Rob Russell and all his guys working on the car and all the terrific sponsors we have on board that allows us to come here every week, we won this championship.  I don’t come here to make friends like Teddy Christopher always said, I come here to win.  A lot of people think I’m too aggressive and we were aggressive this season and a couple of times we were too aggressive and we got black flagged but when everything stopped, we won the championship and I’m extremely happy and proud to be the champion this season.”

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Keith Rocco Captures Third Career SK Modified® Championship at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — With the dust settled on the 2017 season at Stafford Motor Speedway, Keith Rocco and the #88 Wheelers Auto team are the SK Modified® track champions.  For Rocco, the championship is his third SK Modified® crown at Stafford, putting him alongside Geoff Bodine, Mike Christopher, Bo Gunning, Bugsy Stevens, Bob Potter, and Ted Christopher as the only drivers in Stafford’s history with three or more modified championships.

Rocco’s 2017 season was a season of consistency paired with clutch performances when he needed them the most.  Rocco scored top-9 finishes in each of the first 10 races of the 2017 season and he was the SK Modified® points leader from late June through mid-AugustDespite his run of consistent finishes, Rocco was struggling to find NAPA Victory Lane.

“We just struggled with the car we had,” said Rocco.  “We never found a sweet spot for it and it didn’t have a real good size window for being off a little on the setup.”

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Snowball Derby Testing Dates Available at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Race teams hoping to gain experience ahead of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway will have a variety of ways to do exactly that prior to the race on Sunday, December 3 in Pensacola, Florida.
In addition to the practice sessions scheduled during the race weekend and the Snowball Derby Preview on Saturday, November 18, test days are available for teams needing additional testing prior to the prestigious race.

“We’re looking forward to the November 18 Snowball Derby Preview.  It’s a good day to see what the competition will yield for the weekend.  For teams who need testing prior to Snowball Derby weekend and can’t make that date, there are other days available for private testing,” said Snowball Derby Promoter Tim Bryant.

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CARS Tour Late Model Stocks to Kick Off 2018 Season Racing for $10,000 at Tri-County

Mooresville, NC 10/12/17 – With competition at the track winding down for the 2017 season the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS Tour) has announced a huge race to kick off the 2018 Late Model Stock (LMSC) season.  The opening race to be held at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, North Carolina will pay the winner of the event $10,000 as part of a record purse for the Late Model Stock portion of the series.

“This will be our fourth season running the Late Model Stocks and we have had their support from the beginning.  The consistent car counts at every event and the loyalty of the driver’s year after year allows us to go all in for the 2018 late model stock season.  We look to make this a signature event by holding it early in the year and prior to the national and local point events beginning” said Jack McNelly, owner of the CARS Tour.

The Do The Dew 150 will be held at Tri-County Motor Speedway on the afternoon of March 10th as a daytime event.  The Hudson, North Carolina oval has been on the CARS Tour series schedule since its inception and has consistently provided the best racing the series has to offer starting in 2015 with a 100 lap event won by Brayton Haws that saw seven lead changes amongst four different drivers.  Just this season Garrett Campbell and Josh Berry dazzled the fans in attendance with racing that many dream to witness on a regular basis.

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2018 INDYCAR Schedule Builds on Consistency, Adds Portland event

• Sixteen races return from this year’s schedule, most retaining same slot
• Phoenix Raceway event reverts to preferred first weekend in April
• Important Pacific Northwest market re-entered with return to Portland International Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017) – Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races.

Sixteen of the 17 races from this year’s exciting and momentum-building season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot on the calendar to further capitalize on their date equity. The newcomer to next year’s schedule is Portland International Raceway, which hosted Indy car races under CART and Champ Car sanction from 1984-2007, including what is still the closest race finish in Indy car history on a road or street course. The Portland event is set for Labor Day weekend in 2018.

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Busy Weekend Set for Oxford Plains Heading into PASS North Finale

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – With another change of season upon us, so it is for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds this Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.  It is part of an even bigger weekend at Oxford Plains that will see the Oxford Acceleration Series and Armageddon Of Destruction on Sunday afternoon.

The championship fight for New England’s most prominent Super Late Model championship has come down to, for all intents and purposes, Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce, both former winners of the storied Oxford 250.  While former champions Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw are still mathematically eligible to win another title, it has really come down to Benjamin and Luce.

In recent weeks, Benjamin has been able to stretch his advantage to 25 points over Luce, who has struggled recently at the Oxford 250 and last time out at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  Benjamin claimed the title in 2012 while driving for his family-owned team and will be looking for Pettit Motorsports second championship in the last three years.  Given Benjamin’s recent performances and his history at Oxford Plains Speedway, the edge may fall to him over Luce this weekend.  But, with a big field of cars expected at Oxford Plains once again, an early problem would bring Luce, Rowe and Shaw all back into play.

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Nocella Team Championship – 50 Lap Shootout Highlights VMRS Thompson Finale

Canaan, N.H. – Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park provides the stage, and the Valenti Modified Racing Series the final curtain, as the 2017 season comes to a close at this weekend’s 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, Oct 13,14 & 15.  The VMRS wraps up it’s 14th year of operation with a strong field of race teams entered and Woburn, Massachusetts based modified team Nocella Racing, and driver Anthony Nocella, officially becoming the series eighth different champion.

The final race will settle close finishes where series veterans and newcomers have been battling all season.  Long-time racer Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, mired in second place in the standings is now only 11-points ahead of Mike Willis Jr, of Grantham, NH, who very quietly put some strong finishes together to sneak into third and finding himself in a battle for second in the finale.

Rookie of the Year candidate, Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, is only three points behind Willis and 14-points behind Lashua. 15-year old Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, MA, Colby Fournier, of Berkley, MA, and Matt Mead, of Richmond, NH, are also close in the standings.

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Thompson Sunoco World Series Up Next

Two Races Left in 2017 for GSPSS

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will roll into Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Friday afternoon for race 11 of the 2017 season. The Sunoco World Series 60 lap main event is the second-to-last race of the season for the New England based Pro Stock touring series.

Heading to Thompson, Mike O’Sullivan holds a 14-point lead in the championship standings as he seeks another title on the series. The Springfield, Mass. driver hasn’t won yet this season, but his runs inside the top five during the year have placed him at the front of the pack among those regulars.

Behind O’Sullivan, Scott MacMichael sits second, just 14 points back in his Rookie of the Year campaign. MacMichael will obviously lock up the Rookie title, but will also be looking to pull off a championship in just his first season driving Pro Stocks. The former Late Model competitor has taken the jump to Pro Stocks extremely well.

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Kyle Busch Returning to Five Flags for 50th Annual Snowball Derby

Pensacola, FL — One of NASCAR’s biggest stars will be making his way back to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway this December.  2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has filed an official entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. The Las Vegas, Nevada driver will pilot the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for 300 laps around the historic half-mile oval on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

“The Snowball Derby is the biggest race in the Late Model industry and with this year being the 50th annual event I feel like it’s going to be extra special,” Busch said.  “Tim Bryant and all of his staff, as well as everyone at Speed 51, they always do such a great job promoting this event and the fans always turnout because the racing is exciting.”

Busch has fielded entries as a car owner in recent years for drivers such as 2013 race winner Erik Jones and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell.  This year, with the NASCAR banquet in Las Vegas being changed to an earlier date, the schedule will allow the 2009 Snowball Derby champion to take another serious run at Super Late Model racing’s biggest prize.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Thompson

Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour enters Sunday’s Sunoco World Series 150 with six drivers in mathematical contention to capture the 2017 driver’s championship. Entering as the points leader, four-time champion Doug Coby has the chance to add to his already impressive resume by capturing a fifth career title.

Coby has five career Thompson wins, including the 2015 Sunoco World Series, where he celebrated the victory and the championship all in one. A fourth straight title and fifth overall would make Coby the only driver in the modern era to capture four straight titles. Only Jerry Cook (4, 1974-77) and Richie Evans (8, 1978-85) have accomplished that feat in NASCAR Modified history.

Behind Coby, Justin Bonsignore’s impressive summer stretch places him just 10 points back heading for the finale. Although Bonsignore has never won the title before, Thompson has been of his best tracks. He has five career wins on the high-banks and is the defending winner of the Sunoco World Series 150.

Timmy Solomito enters the finale 12 points back, with four wins on the season. Ryan Preece is 19 points behind, even though he missed two races. Eric Goodale is 25 points back and Rowan Pennink is 33 off the lead. Although Pennink and Goodale still have a mathematical shot at the title, they are going to need some luck to leapfrog to the front.

Below is a statistical look at the six drivers still in contention for the title, including their 2017 overall and Thompson statistics and their career on the 0.625-mile Connecticut oval.

DRIVER STARTS WINS POLES LAPS LED AVG. FIN. TSMP 2017 AVG. FIN. TSMP CAREER AVG. FIN.
Doug Coby 15 1 2 622 7.5 12.3 10.7
Justin Bonsignore 15 0 0 3 7.3 11.3 11.9
Timmy Solomito 15 4 3 408 8.7 4.6 8.8
Ryan Preece 13 5 1 471 4.4 10 10.1
Eric Goodale 15 1 0 34 8.5 3.6 12.5
Rowan Pennink 15 1 1 179 9.2 3.3 11.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the driver’s championship is still plenty up for grabs, the owner’s championship chase is nearly all but wrapped up. Car owner Ed Partridge has put three different drivers behind the wheel this season: George Brunnhoelzl III, Jon McKennedy, and Preece. Even though Preece missed two races, the car still has received points and sits 40 points ahead going for the finale. Nearly all Preece needs to do is start the race on Sunday and the No. 6 and Partridge will win the owner’s title.

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Race: Sunoco World Series 150
Place: Thompson (Conn.) Speedway Motorsports Park
When: Sunday, October 15
2016 Winner: Justin Bonsignore
2016 Polesitter: Timmy Solomito
Event Schedule: Saturday Oct. 14: Practice: 11:15-12 p.m., 12:30-1:15 p.m., Qualifying: 3:15 p.m. Sunday Oct. 15: Sunoco World Series 150: 3:30 p.m.
Track Twitter: @ThompsonSpdwy
Event Hashtag: #SunocoWorldSeries
Track Contact: Taylor Therrien, (860)-923-2280taylor@thompsonspeedway.com
NASCAR IMC Contact: Jason Christley, (386)-547-2469jchristley@nascar.com

RACE CENTRAL LIVE: EVENT SCHEDULE & ENTRY LIST

FAST FACTS:

The Race: Sunday’s season-finale is the 16th and final points championship race of the 2017 season for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. This will be the fourth and final appearance of the season on the high-banks of Thompson.

The Procedure: The starting field is 36 cars, including provisionals. The first 30 cars will qualify through the group qualifying process with the remaining six spots being awarded through the provisional process. The race is schedule for 150 laps covering 93.75 miles.

The Track:  The 0.625-mile banked asphalt oval opened back in 1940 as the only asphalt track in the country. The track has held 137 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races in its history – the most of any facility on the current schedule.

Race Winners: There have been 35 different tour drivers that have rolled into Thompson’s Victory Lane. Mike Stefanik leads all drivers with 15 career wins on the high-banks. Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Santos III each have five wins and lead all active drivers.

Pole Winners: There are 47 drivers who have a Coors Light Pole Award at Thompson. Doug Coby leads all active drivers with five poles at Thompson.

Sunoco World Series 150 Notes:

Carroll Chasing Sunoco Rookie Honors: Entering the last race of the 2017 season, the battles for the driver’s and owner’s championship is not the only points title that will be locked up on Sunday. Andover, New Jersey, native Calvin Carroll has competed in all 15 races so far this season and has a best finish of 13th at Langley in the points events. Carroll finished on the podium in the non-points special at Charlotte last Friday night. The 17-year-old driver is hoping to lock up the Sunoco Rookie of the Year chase. Walter Sutcliffe Jr. enters the race trailing him, in second.

Blewett Back; Cugini Debuts: Sunday’s Sunoco World Series 150 will bring Jimmy Blewett back to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition for just the second time this season. The Howell, New Jersey, driver finished 24th after crashing out of the Icebreaker in April, but has six wins in his 122 career Whelen Modified Tour starts. The last of those came at Stafford in August of 2016. On the other end of the spectrum, Dan Cugini will make his debut on Sunday driving the No. 20 in place of Max Zachem, who continues to recover from an injury. Cugini has competed on the NEMA Midgets in New England and been successful for many years.

Myers & Harvey Return: Two former NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions return to competition on the same team at Thompson. Former championship driver Burt Myers has teamed with owner Eddie Harvey to make a run at the victory in the Sunoco World Series 150. Myers has just two career Thompson starts and he finished 14th in both of those races. However, the Walnet Cove, North Carolina, driver has 19 career Whelen Southern Mod Tour wins to his credit as well as two championships. In April, Harvey put Andy Seuss behind the wheel at the Icebreaker, but Seuss finished 17th after being involved in a wreck.

Goodale Brings Momentum: Eric Goodale is rolling into the season-finale with some momentum off his victory in the NAPA Fall Final at Stafford two weeks ago. Even though Goodale has never won a race at Thompson, the Riverhead, New York, driver has inside the top eight in all three races at the 0.625-mile oval so far this year. Goodale has shown speed all season and finished inside the top 10 in the last four series events.

Long Shot For Pennink: Even though Rowan Pennink enters Sunday’s race with a mathematical shot at the championship, it’s a long shot that he will end up the champion. However, that doesn’t mean the 2017 season wasn’t a success. Pennink returned Boehler Racing to Victory Lane in the Icebreaker at Thompson as they celebrate their 60th season of competition. Pennink has 11 top 10s in 15 races with an average finish of 9.2. He captured his first career pole in August on the high-banks of Thompson.

HOME TRACKS: Rocco Leads SK Modified Field

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will also include their NASCAR Whelen All American Series championship battles on Sunday afternoon. In the Division I SK Modifieds, Keith Rocco enters with a 12 point lead over Todd Owen. Ryan Preece enters third, 20 points back. In the Division II Late Models, Ray Parent enters the Sunoco World Series up by 29 points over William Wall.

Sources: Jason Christley/NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

NWMT Thompson 10/15/17 Schedule
Whelen Modified Tour
DAY TIME EVENT
Saturday, October 14 8:00 a.m. Garage Opens.
11:15 a.m. to Noon Practice.
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Final Practice.
3:15 p.m. Qualifying.
5:00 p.m. Garage Closes.
Sunday, October 15 10:00 a.m. Garage Opens.
11:00 a.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.
12:35 p.m. Pre-Race Ceremonies.
2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Driver Autograph Session. (Behind Grandstands)
3:30 p.m. SUNOCO WORLD SERIES 150
All times local; subject to change

NWMT Thompson 10/15/17 Entry List
Whelen Modified Tour
Series:
Whelen Modified Tour
PRINTABLE FORMAT (PDF)

CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF
0 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Brady Bunch Racing/Copeland Toyota & Chevy Chevrolet Brian Brady Scott Anderson
1 Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H. Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Glen Billings
2 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const. Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Phil Moran
3 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Cape Cod Copper/JDL/USNE Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
6 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn. TS Hauler/Hoosier Tire of Calverton Chevrolet Ed Partridge Jeff Preece
11 Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Dunleavy Truck & Repairs/LFR/Citrusafe Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Eddie Harvey
14 Cory Oslund, East Hampton, N.Y.* Keith Grimes Excavating Chevrolet Brian Midgett TBA
15 Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn. 15-40 Connection Chevrolet Rob Fuller Steve Garrepy
16 Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Starrett Tools Ford Eric Sanderson Stanley Szaban
18 Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y. Buoyone Chevrolet Greg Gorman Greg Gorman
20 Danny Cugini,Marshfield, Mass.* Anytime Rental/Lu-Macs Chevrolet Ken Zachem Max Zachem
21 Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn. * Gershow Recycling Chevrolet Joseph Bertuccio Stash Butova
24 Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J. Supreme MFG Co. Chevrolet Clifford Krause John Cooke
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric Chevrolet Sean McDonald Gary McDonald
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendal Oil Ford Wade Cole Richard Rodenbaugh
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet Judy Thilberg Tommy Grasso
38 Manuel Dias, South Attleboro, Mass.* Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh Robert Bourne
39 Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J.* Power With Prestige/Cruising With Betty Chevrolet Joe Carroll Geary Rinehimer
44 Bobby Santos III, Franklin, Mass. Sully Tinio/Olivas Market Chevrolet Sully Tinio Bob Santos
46 Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y.. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
48 Kyle Soper, Manorville, N.Y.* Eastport Feeds Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Tom Soper
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet Kenneth Massa William Michael
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Roofing Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
63 Austin Pickens, Orlando, Fla.* West Orange Nurseries Chevrolet Steve Pickens Rob Fuller
64 Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn. Hoosier Tire East/Fastrock Electric/Hughes Motors Chevrolet Mike Murphy Ron Yuhas Jr.
76 Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J. Jimmy Blewett Inc./Starrett Tools Chevrolet John Blewett Sr. Rob Ormsbee
77 Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn. Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Theodore Musgrave Jr.
78 Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn.* Last Minute Racing Chevrolet Steven Sutcliffe Kevin Anderson
82 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Horton Ave. Materials Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr. Aaron Clifford
85 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. Stuarts Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet Robert Katon Kenny Stuart
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. Starrett Tools Ford John Swanson John Swanson
92 Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass. Nocella Paving/Airgas Ford Anthony Nocella Jason Decambra
99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet Cheryl Tomaino Trey Tomaino
* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

Must See Racing Announces Partial 2018 Calendar

HOLLY, Mich. — The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro has revealed the majority of its 2018 racing schedule, featuring many of the tour’s traditional race dates and a brand-new venue that is joining the series for the first time.

Next year, Must See Racing will kick off its schedule with the seventh-annual Southern Shootout, which returns to Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the third-consecutive season on April 20-21.

The two-day weekend will serve as the season-opener for both the Must See Racing North and South divisions.

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Lee USA Spedway 10/8/17 Race Report

Lee, NH – The annual Advanced Gas Distributors Oktoberfest event attracted race teams from all over New England for the traditional season-ending event at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed over the weekend, featuring ten divisions of racing action on the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

Saturday’s calendar featured qualifying for all ten divisions, with the Pure Stock main one of two run as part of the day one program.  Claremont’s Zach Lyn came home as the big winner in that one, outrunning a full 24-car field to post the win.

Former Lee USA Pure Stock champion Jesse Tellier came on strong late in the race to checker second aboard the Rob Carleton entry, with perennial Oktoberfest contender Matt Gauffin overcoming some mid-race issues to round out the podium in third with his beautifully prepared Saab.  Chris Fultz and Kyle Currier rounded out the top five finishers.

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Rufrano, Saunders, Walker, & Giordano Score Fall Final Saturday Feature Victories at Stafford Speedway; DiMatteo & Provost Clinch Track Championships

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway kicked off its final race event of the 2017 season with feature events for its SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions, as well as a feature event for the Mr. Rooter Truck Series as part of the Saturday NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend festivities. Taking feature wins were Marcello Rufrano in the SK Light feature, Cliff Saunders in the Limited Late Model feature, Johnny Walker in the DARE Stock feature, and Gerald Giordano, Jr. in the Mr. Rooter Truck Series feature. There were two track championships also decided with Cory DiMatteo becoming the SK Light champion and Duane Provost won his second consecutive Limited Late Model championship. Johnny Walker is the DARE Stock track champion for the second consecutive season after clinching the title last Friday night.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Todd Douillard took the lead the green with a flurry of 2 and 3 wide action behind him. Cory DiMatteo quickly took second with Brett Gonyaw third, Marcello Rufrano fourth, and Glenn Korner in fifth. Amanda West and Ed Chicoski spun in turn 2 to bring the caution out with 4 laps complete.

Back under green DiMatteo took the lead but he would lose the lead to Rufrano on lap-9. Gonyaw took second as DiMatteo fell back to third with Dan Wesson up to fourth and Korner was fifth. Wesson took fourth from DiMatteo on lap-12 as Gonyaw was homing in on the back bumper of Rufrano for the lead.
With 2 laps to go, Rufrano had pulled away slightly from Gonyaw, who now had Wesson all over his back bumper for third. Rufrano took the checkered flag to pick up his fourth win of the 2017 season with Gonyaw, Wesson, DiMatteo, and David Arute rounding out the top-5. DiMatteo’s fourth place finish was good enough to make him the 2017 SK Light champion.

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The 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series, Cole Cup For 360 Sprints, and DIRTcar Sportsman Close Out Utica-Rome Speedway Season with Special Super Dirt Week Pregame Event

VERNON, NY- Coming up this Tuesday, October 3, is the final on-track event of the season for the popular Vernon oval as it kicks off Super DIRT Week with some Tuesday Night Thunder action.  A $4,000 to win 100-lap 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series event, the $3,000 to win Cole Cup for the 360 Sprints, and a $1,000 to win Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman main event will serve as a huge pre-game event to get things rolling for Super DIRT Week. 
A total of 11 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series events have been held at the Utica-Rome Speedway with Alan Johnson claiming the victory in the most recent one on August 26, 2004.  A huge field is expected this Tuesday in pursuit of the $4,000 win, with drivers from all over the Northeast and Canada invading the Vernon oval.  The current 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series standings is dominated by Canadians with Steve Bernard leading over Chris Raabe, Mathieu Desjardins, Mario Clair, Steve Bernier, Carey Terrance, Lance Willix II, Jordan McCreadie, Michael Parent, Alex Therrien, Simon Perreault, and Danny Johnson.  Joining the talented field will be a strong contingent of local and weekly track regulars, led by 2017 Utica-Rome Speedway Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified champion Matt Sheppard in the Sweeteners Plus numbered 92s.  Joining Sheppard will be Gypsum Express teammates Larry Wight and Pat Ward, Marc Johnson, Robby Bellinger, Mike Maresca, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Ryan Arbuthnot, with Billy Whittaker and Bobby Varin also showing interest.  The list of drivers goes on and it be a hotly contested 100 lap main event, potentially being the most exciting event of the season.
 
In the past two seasons when the 360 Sprints have competed at Utica-Rome Speedway to kick off Super DIRT Week, the combination of cooler temperatures and earlier sunset have led to some blistering lap times for the winged Sprints along with some intense racing action.  Former World of Outlaw and current Pennsylvania Posse driver Lucas Wolfe scored the win in this event last season and is expected to be on hand Tuesday to defend his win.  This year’s event will be the 2017 Cole Cup, paying $3,000 to the winner of the 25-lap A-Main, should again attract many of the top drivers in the region. Many of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint stars including 2017 ESS champion Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Danny Varin and Bobby Varin, Jonathan Preston, Chad Miller, Brett Wright, Shawn Donath, Chuck and Kelly Hebing, and Dave Axton are just some of the names you could expect this Tuesday. The Cole Cup, an annual event for the 360 Sprints, pays homage to previous track owner Gene Cole who played a pivotal role in strengthening 360 Sprint racing in Central New York with multiple annual events held at the track each season.

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Knepper & Meents Memorial Weekend

Belleville, IL – With a handful of races left for the 2017 season, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League look to the two-day show at Belle-Clair Speedway on September 29th and 30th.

Set to honor two of the Metro Saint Louis region’s most recognized supporters of open-wheel racing, Friday night’s show on 9/29 will be the rescheduled 26th Annual Knepper Memorial. Saturday’s show will be the 13th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial. Both nights the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be joined by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League. With every POWRi event to date at Belle-Clair Speedway claimed by weather, fans, drivers, and teams are chomping at the bit to take on the high-banked 1/5 mile.

During her years with MARA, Charlene Meents was instrumental in keeping midget racing alive in the Midwest, especially the St. Louis area. She played an important role in maintaining MARA’s presence in some of the country’s largest and most notable races, including the Belleville Nationals and the Chili Bowl Nationals. Though she passed away in 2003, Meents is remembered by many as a friendly face who welcomed them to each MARA event. Along with her friends and family, the Charlene Meents Memorial keeps her racing legacy alive.
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Cocopah Speedway Set to Host Three-Night Lucas Oil ASCS Season Finale

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2017) The deserts that surround Somerton, Ariz. are the destination for the 2017 Season Finale for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with three nights of racing at the Cocopah Speedway on deck, November 9, 10, and 11.
“Cocopah Speedway is a great facility. The track is well done every time we roll through the gates, and its location usually offers teams and fans great weather to come out and enjoy the racing and giving them three nights, it’s going to be big,” said ASCS founder, Emmett Hahn, on the series going three days at the Arizona oval.
The three nights of racing will be preceded by a practice night on Wednesday, November 8.

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2018 Chili Bowl Breakfast of Champions to Benefit Bryan Clauson Racer’s for Autism

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2017) A chance to eat breakfast with some of racing’s biggest stars and legends, while benefiting the work that was began by one of its greatest ambassadors. The 2018 Chili Bowl Breakfast of Champions will take place on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Fair Meadows, located just east of the River Spirit Expo Center from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CT)
Produced by Bart Stevens with RadiusNation.net, tickets for the event go on sale on October 2, 2017, at http://www.chilibowlboc.com. Cost is $100 per person, and money goes to benefit Bryan Clauson Racer’s For Autism.
“It looks like we should have nearly all of the drivers who are still with us today present, as well as Bryan’s father, Tim Clauson to sit, meet, and eat with everyone who wants to participate. It’s just a unique opportunity gives fans a chance to sit down and actually have breakfast with a past champion of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals,” said Stevens who also coordinates the Racer’s Reunion.

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Snowball Derby “King” Bickle Heading Back for 50th Running

Pensacola, FL – Rich Bickle is the most decorated driver in the history of the Snowball Derby. Bickle leads all drivers with five career wins in the “granddaddy of all short track races,” but he hasn’t been back to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida since he finished second in 2002. Now, for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, the “Snowball Derby King” is headed back to Pensacola in search of his sixth Tom Dawson Trophy.

During the 1990’s, no driver was more dominant at the historic Florida half-mile than Bickle. In addition to his five victories (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999), Bickle had an average finish of 8.4. His lowest finish was 36th in 1992, but that was due to an engine failure.

Even the first year Bickle went to Pensacola in 1989 he almost won the race. He finished a close second to Rick Crawford.

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Rice Race Prep Announces F1600 Expansion for 2018

Indianapolis, IN – Rice Race Prep announced today it is adding three cars for the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season. The Greg Rice-run team won the F2000 Championship Series title in 2016, as well as the F1600 Masters Class Championship the same year.

“After seven years of preparing customer cars in Formula Race Promotion’s F1600 Series, we are adding three new team cars for the 2018 season,” Rice said. “These will be available for arrive and drive use.”

The cars come way of Chastain Motorsports and are all Mygale/Hondas.

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ASCS Mid-South Headlining Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2017) The annual tribute to Ralph Henson is next for the ASCS Mid-South Region at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday, September 30.
Henson, who passed away in October 2007, enjoyed over 35 years behind the wheel. Entering its 10th year, the Saturday affair at “Hammer Hill” will see the winner pocketing $2,046, with the race paying $346 to start. The top-six in Passing Points after Heat Races will also get a shot at extra money in the Xtreme Towing Dash for Cash.
Derek Hagar is the defending champion of the Ralph Henson Memorial, holding off Sammy Swindell for the victory one year ago. In nine events up to this point, there have been eight different winners with Zach Pringle standing as the only driver with a pair of wins in 2010 and 2011.

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Casey’s Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway Next For Lucas Oil ASCS National and Nebraska 360 Series

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2017) One of the fastest ovals in the Midwest is on deck for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series with the $5,000 to win, $500 to start Casey’s Midwest Fall Brawl on Saturday, September 30.
 
A unique event, the 2016 edition saw the melding of a Late Model style format with Sprint Car flair that propelled Terry McCarl to victory in the SnowPlow.com No. 24. A double Heat Race format that is used in the Silver Dollar Nationals, the same format will again be used for the 2017 showdown.
 
On top of the $5,000 winner’s check, Searsboro Telephone, Co. will also dole out $1,000 to the night’s Hard Charger, who did not use a Provisional. Another $300 will be given out as well in the podium draw.
Since 1996, a total of 15 events have been held at I-80 Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with 13 winners. Danny Lasoski and Wayne Johnson are the only repeat winners.

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Testing guidelines set for 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season

• Manufacturers, teams receive sufficient time to test new universal aero kit
• Open tests scheduled for Phoenix Raceway, Barber Motorsports Park, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017) – INDYCAR is providing ample time for manufacturers and teams to learn the new universal aero kit during offseason testing, with the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series announcing testing guidelines for the 2018 season.

The testing regulations, developed in cooperation with series teams and manufacturers, have been distributed to INDYCAR stakeholders and are split into offseason and in-season testing categories.

The offseason testing window began Monday and runs through March 29, 2018. The in-season testing window runs from March 30-Sept. 16, 2018.

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Vermont Milk Bowl Full of Prestige for Drivers

Barre, Vt. – The 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Saving Bank is just days away at Barre’s Thunder Road. The latest edition of the historic event will come to the starting grid at 1:00pmon Sunday, October 1, capping what will be an action-packed weekend featuring the best Late Model racers and teams in the region.

Excitement has been building all month for the historic event that dates back to 1962. With its unique three-segment format and storied tradition, the Milk Bowl has taken on a special significance to the teams that compete in it, and dozens of top drivers will be looking to join the exclusive fraternity of winners or add another entry into the record books.

“The Milk Bowl is the most prestigious race for me,” defending Milk Bowl Champion Nick Sweet of Barre said. “I know there are guys that aspire to bigger and better things, but I’m telling you, this hometown race is the biggest thing in my racing career. So I can’t wait for this weekend. It’s going to be hard to top what I’ve accomplished the last couple years, but hopefully, we can go out there and do well. Ultimately, the key is to have fun. I don’t know the cow’s name this year, but I’d really like to meet her!”

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Doug Coby Hopeful for Another Stafford Victory in NAPA Fall Final

Stafford Springs, CT — With 8 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories at Stafford Speedway since 2012, Doug Coby and the #2 Mayhew Tools team have become synonymous with success at the Connecticut half-mile facility.  Coby has continued his good fortunes at Stafford with second place finishes in both the NAPA Spring Sizzler® in April and the Stafford 150 in August.  While the 2017 season didn’t get off to the best of starts for Coby and the #2 team they find themselves leading the points standings coming to Stafford for the first time this season and what better track for Coby to try to extend his point lead than Stafford.

“This year has been a weird season,” said Coby.  “We haven’t won as much as we have in the past couple years but we’ve had some really consistent finishes.  We’re coming off a 14th place finish at Loudon, which was pretty disappointing.  We led most of the race and then kind of got knocked around at the end.  We’re coming to Stafford hoping to win and at the very least hoping to extend the point lead heading into Thompson in a couple of weeks.  We’re excited it’s Stafford and we’ve been so good there the last 4 years or so.  It’s a great spot for us to come back to having just got the point lead.  I’d like to say I like our chances but I liked our chances last week at Loudon and everywhere else we’ve gone this year.  It really hasn’t been our year to go out and dominate with wins like we have in the past.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we went out and had a good run, led a lot of laps and won, or if Ryan or someone else wins the race. Anything can happen and I’m just hoping to get out of Stafford with the point lead and go to Thompson with another shot at winning the championship.”

Coby began the 2017 season with 3 finishes of 13th or worse in the first 4 events and he was 51 points out of the lead after the Langley race.  From there, Coby and the #2 team have slowly but steadily climbed their way back into championship contention with a 6-race string that saw them post a win, 4 second place finishes, and a fourth.  Coby says that this streak has him and the team hungry for a win at Stafford in the NAPA Fall Final.

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Bradford USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Race Results

Hull Wins DMA Finale; Championship to Christensen

Bradford, VT……..Will Hull of Plainfield, Vt. won Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Speed2 DMA Midget points finale, passing Joe Krawiec on lap six and leading the rest of the way. Jeff Horn took second ahead of Krawiec, John Heydenreich, and newly-crowned series champion Dean Christensen.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 23, 2017 – Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Seth Carlson, 2, Matczak-14.399; 2. John Heydenreich, 22, Givens-14.456; 3. Dean Christensen, 69, Miller-14.500; 4. Joe Krawiec, 1B, Miller-14.513; 5. Will Hull, 3, Matczak-14.536; 6. Jeff Horn, 1A, Mossman-14.548, 7. Derek O’Hearn, 5, Matczak-14.621; 8. Manny Dias, 42, Dias-14.630; 9. Adam Whitney, 12, Whitney-14.777; 10. Alex Rose, 11, Rose-14.825; 11. Jeff Champagne, 77, Champagne-14.876; 12. David Moniz, 9, Moniz-14.951; 13. Bobby White, 68, White-15.045; 14. Robert Spino, 64, Spino-15.222.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Will Hull, 2. Jeff Horn, 3. Joe Krawiec, 4. John Heydenreich, 5. Dean Christensen, 6. Adam Whitney, 7. Derek O’Hearn, 8. Manny Dias, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Bobby White, 11. Seth Carlson, 12. David Moniz, 13. Alex Rose. NT

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NEAR Mitchell-Ratta Media Award to Veteran Reporters Danko, Herzig

Prestigious auto racing honor shared between longtime journalists

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – The New England Auto Racers (NEAR) Hall of Fame has named two longtime stock car racing journalists, Brian Danko and Tom Herzig, to receive the 2017 Mitchell-Ratta Media Award.

Bearing the names of respected motorsports writers Charlie Mitchell of the Norwalk (Conn.) Hour and Jack Ratta of the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, the annual award recognizes reporters dedicated to racing in the region.  Past recipients include writers Chris Economaki and Mark “Bones” Bourcier, and radio host Dave Moody.

Danko and Herzig will be honored at the NEAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, November 12, at Maneely’s Banquet Hall in South Windsor, Connecticut.  For more information including placing a ticket order, visit the official NEAR website atwww.NEAR1.org.

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J. Stergios Celebrates Milestone Wiscasset 65 Lap Victory

The Northeastern Midget Association Lites division visited the Wiscasset Speedway this past Saturday night.  A full field of Lites competitors were on hand, and beautiful weather & a standout crowd greeted the club to the Richard & Vanessa Jordan facility.  NEMA’s first attempt in many years at a 65 lap event – to celebrate the Club’s 65th year, went off with few issues, and at the conclusion, it was Jake Stergios taking his family owned #11 to victory in the feature event. 
 
When the Lites field came down to the green, veteran Paul Scally blasted out into the lead.  Immediately, Scally set a torrid pace, as he quickly began to distance himself from the field.  By lap ten, Scally, running some of the fastest times of the day, was already at the rear of the field and began picking off lapped cars one by one.  
 
Behind Scally, Danny Cugini, Ryan Locke, and Ben Mikitarian were all battling for position in a very close pack that ran under a blanket for positions two through ten. 

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