Archive for October 14th, 2007

Cabral Wins; Seitz Champ In NEMA Season Finale

Randy Cabral and Ben Seitz were both opportunists Sunday. Cabral won the caution-free 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature at Thompson Speedway’s World Series. Seitz’ sixth place finish turned out more than enough to capture a record fourth straight driver’s championship.

It was the 16th and final event in NEMA’s 55th season.

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Cassius Clark Wins PASS North Event at White Mountain

Naples, ME — Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine scored his second Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model of the year in Sunday’s season finale at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH). Clark fought a spirited battle for the lead throughout much of the race with Trevor Sanborn.

Mike Rowe won his heat race and finished second in the feature event, but could not gain enough points to catch his son Ben Rowe in the championship standings. Ben finished fifth despite having a tire that was going flat. His finish locked up the 2007 PASS North championship. Ben is now a four-time series champion.

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Santos Scores First NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win In Season Finale At Thompson

Thompson, CT — Twenty-two-year-old Bobby Santos III scored his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at the track he grew up watching racing.

Santos (No. 3 Roby’s Propane/Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet) led 109 laps, including the final 32, in winning the Xtra/Mart 150 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

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Santos III Scores First Career WMT Win in Ole Blue at Thompson; Perley, Cabral Winged Winners; Blewett, Connors, Levesque Also Feted

Thompson, CT — The 34th Annual World Series is now in the record books ending a bittersweet racing season at Thompson International Speedway. Adding their names to the history books were Bobby Santos III of Franklin, MA, in the Whelen Modified Tour; Chris Perley of Rowley, MA, in the International Supermodified Association (ISMA); and Randy Cabral of Plymouth, MA, in the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA). Also garnering World Series glory was Jimmy Blewett of Howelll, NJ, in the Sunoco Modifieds, Jeff Connors of Ellington in Pro Stocks, and a surprise winner in the Late Models Ron Levesque, Jr. of Tiverton, RI. Ben Seitz had a run for the ages when the young driver from Pocassett, MA, scored an unprecedented fourth Northeastern Midget Association driving championship.

For the second week in a row, a new winner has graced victory lane during a Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson International Speedway. After competing in the Busch Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte and jumping a plane back to New England, Bobby Santos III took the lead from Matt Hirschman on lap 131. Veteran Reggie Ruggiero came storming back through the pack after his pit stop to finish second. Hirschman finished third.

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True Value Modified Season Finale Set for Lee USA Speedway Oktoberfest

Canaan, NH — The True Value Modified Racing Series will conclude the 2007 season with a 100-lap event on Sunday, Oct. 21 during the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. Kirk Alexander of Swanzey, N.H., the newly crowned series champion, is looking forward to returning to Lee.

“I really enjoy racing at Lee,” said Alexander. “It’s a challenging track and there is a lot of room to race. The key to racing at Lee is conserving your tires.” Alexander clinched the third True Value Modified Racing Championship of his career with a second place finish at Seekonk, Mass. on Oct 7th. He will travel to Lee hoping to win the final race of the year.

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