Archive for September 1st, 2007

Gada, Reed Double Down Winners

jeffpearl090107.jpgWaterford, CT — Jeff Pearl came from deep in the pack to win the first 25-lap SK segment of the “Double Down Shootout” at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday evening.

In the nightcap SK event, it was Todd Ceravolo followed by Dennis Gada, Keith Rocco, Tyler Chadwick, and, Jeff Paul. For the second consecutive year, Gada was the overall “Double Down” winner.

Other feature winners were Kirk Alexander (True Value Modified Series), Ed Reed Jr. and Larry Goss (Late Model), Walt Hovey and Josh Galvin (Sportsman), Ken Cassidy Jr. and Phil Evans (Mini Stock).

[Photo Gallery] by Lou Derosier
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Ed Yerrington Passes Away at 78

edyerrington2.jpgNorwich – Edwin F. Yerrington Sr., 78, of 31 Trading Cove Circle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Norwich, the son of the late Lucius Yerrington Sr. and Adelaide (Tracey) Yerrington. He married Shirley O’Rourke on March 16, 1951, at Central Baptist Church in Westerly; she survives him.He served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was the owner and operator of a service station on Route 12 in Preston. He was the president and general manager of Stafford Motor Speedway, where he was the co-creator of the SK Modified division. He also was an operator and promoter at the Waterford Speedbowl. He was an avid race car driver, racing along the East coast for over 25 years, retiring in 1990. He was the 1970 Track Champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway. He was also a technical inspector for NASCAR at Daytona International Speedway. He was an avid antique car collector and especially enjoyed showing his cars in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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