Archive for July 27th, 2008

True Value Modified Series Heads to Historic Beech Ridge Saturday

Canaan, NH — Modified racing returns to the State of Maine, Saturday night, August 2, when the True Value Modified Racing Series makes it’s annual stop at the famed Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME. This weekend’s race will be the fourth appearance by the New England touring series and all previous winners have indicated they are heading to the Pine Tree State. The Beech Ridge event has delivered very competitive races, surprises, and first time winners.

David Pinkham, Buxton, Me., currently in a battle for the 2008 series championship, will be a strong fan favorite as he’ll drive a Maine based racer owned by veteran car owner Tom Greeley, Auburn, ME. The Greeley/Pinkham combo has been in victory lane this year at Waterford, CT., and just over a week ago at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME. Pinkham captured the inaugural Beech Ridge race in 2005.
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TSR Stays On Track at Monadnock

Southbury, CT — The team was full of anticipation unsure if this weekend’s cars set up would suit its new driver. The first practice was shortened due to the track getting oiled down by another competitor. Mike used good judgment and as a veteran pulled off the track knowing he had enough information on the car to relay back to the rest of the team.

After a debrief with the crew they went to work on the changes to be made to the car. The Second warm up and heat proved what this young and talented team is made of although the TSR 63 failed to qualify in the heat race by one position every change made throughout the night improved the car.
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Monadnock NEMA Honors To Santos

Winchester, NH — Coming from the ninth starting spot, Bobby Santos III grabbed the lead with two laps remaining and captured the 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway. It was the third win of the season for Santos who was making his first-ever start on the quarter mile.

Santos, in the family #98, “took the line away” from Nokie Fornoro (Jarret #4) in one and two. It capped an amazing run to the front over the final eight laps. It was his 11th career NEMA win.
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Ron Barboza Jr Picks Up First Street Stock Win of Season at Seekonk

Scully Jr, DeGasparre Jr, and Bowser Win as Seekonk Speedway Starts the Second Half of 2008

Seekonk, MA –Saunderstown RI’s Tom Scully Jr started off the second half of the season the same way he started off the season, in Victory Lane in the ARC Pro Stocks. Tom started seventh on the start, and used the outside lane to find himself picking up his third win of the season.

Scott Dion and John Dabrowski brought the field down for the green in the 40 lap ARC Pro Stock feature. While the pair raced wheel to wheel, Joey Cerullo spun his Flood Auto Group mount in turn 2 to bring out the first caution of the night.
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Race Fans Get Bonus This Thursday at Thompson

Thompson, CT — Fans of Thompson International Speedway’s Thursday Night Thompson Thunder will enjoy extra events this Thursday night, July 31st.  Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Mini Stocks will be featured in an extra distance event and the exciting Late Model division will race in two feature races.

The double features for the Late Models are the result of a make up race going back to the Icebreaker last April. The rains came on that Sunday afternoon and forced the event to be re-scheduled. The 20-lap event will be run this week in addition to a full schedule of Thompson’s “Super 6” racing divisions.

July 31st will also be the biggest night of the season for the ever-popular Mini Stock division. Each racing division at Thompson has an extra distance race as part of their schedule. The spotlight will be on the Mini Stocks this week.
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Coby, Chadwick, Jordan Among Speedbowl Winners

 Waterford, CT — Winning Saturday evening’s Town Fair Tire Night twin 35-lap SK Modified features were Doug Coby and Tyler Chadwick.      .          

Other feature winners were Tim Jordan (Late Model), Al Stone III (Sportsman), Ben Bargnesi (Mini Stock), and Max Zachem (Legends).     

In the first of two 35-lap SK Modified features, pole-sitter Doug Coby battled with Jeff Paul during the opening stages. Upon a restart with fifteen circuits remaining the leader faltered, causing a chain-reaction that damaged several top cars, most able to return after going pitside. Entering the midway point, it was again Coby and Paul, with Rob Janovic Jr. closing quickly. During the final laps, Coby took total command. Rounding-out the top-5 was Paul, Janovic, Jeff Pearl, and Shawn Monahan.

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