Archive for August 5th, 2007

New Southern Modified Tour championship trophy unveiled at Bowman Gray

Winston-Salem, NC — Officials with NASCAR and Whelen Engineering were on hand Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium as the new championship trophy for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was unveiled.The unique trophy was presented just before the drivers’ introduction for the Advance Auto Parts 199.

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NEMA Veteran Fornoro Visits Victory Lane at Waterford

nokiewaterford.jpgWaterford, CT — Nokie Fornoro of Stroudsburg, PA, scored his first feature win of the season in Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) competition in the 25-lapper at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT, on Saturday night. Fornoro became the sixth different winner in six races in the highly competitive series. This was Fornoro’s fourth win at the shoreline oval, ending a winless streak at the facility that dates back to 1985.

The 25-lap event took only 6 minutes, 8 seconds from green to checker; setting a new record for the Waterford Speedbowl. It may have been quick, but every second of the caution-free feature event was action-packed.

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Pearl Prevails on Nostalgia Weekend at Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — Fittingly, it was a familiar name in victory lane on Nostalgia Weekend at the Speedbowl, as second-generation racer and past champion Jeff Pearl held off Dennis Gada to grab his fifth SK Modified feature win of the season.

Other winners were Bruce Thomas Jr. (Late Model), Dwayne Dorr (Sportsman), Randolph Churchill Jr. (Mini Stocks), and Nokie Fornoro (NEMA Midgets).

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Lia In The Right Place To Grab Riverhead Victory

donnyliamillerlite140.jpgRiverhead, NY — Donny Lia’s storybook season continued Saturday night, with the latest chapter an improbable victory at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader inherited the lead when the top two cars were involved in a wreck in the closing laps and led the final six laps of the Miller Lite 140 en route to his fifth victory in eight races.

Lia was running third when Mike Stefanik and Ted Christopher were involved in an accident battling for the lead in the midst of lapped traffic.

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Darling Claims Fifth Seekonk Pro Stock Win; Stretches Point Lead

Seekonk, MA — Defending track champion and current point leader David Darling of Rehoboth, MA extended his lead atop the standings by claiming his fifth victory of the season Saturday in the 40-lap Pro Stock feature at Seekonk Speedway. Darling started 11th in the field and raced his way to the front via the outside groove in the caution-free event, passing David Hutchins of Somerset, MA on the white flag lap en route to his 24th career win at the 1/3-mile Route 6 oval.

Hutchins started on the pole opened up a substantial lead on John Dabrowski, Scott Dion, Scott Fournier, and Matt Hudon in the first dozen laps. At the halfway point, Dean Pettey had reached fifth, with Kenny Spencer, Rob Murphy, and Darling comprising the balance of the top eight. Fournier slapped the frontretch wall the next time around, ending his bid for a strong finish, while Darling motored past Murphy on the outside at lap 25. Spencer was black-flagged for a fuel leak on lap 32 and Hudon faded in the final 10 circuits after getting tangled up with another car and scraping the concrete.

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