Archive for August 9th, 2008

Chadwick, Palmer Among Speedbowl Winners

Chadwick, Palmer Among Speedbowl Winners

Waterford, CT — Tyler Chadwick held off Ron Yuhus Jr. over the final 14 laps to claim the 35-lap SK-Modified feature Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl. It was the second win in three weeks for Chadwick.

The win earned Chadwick a spot in SK-Modified segment of the North-South Shootout in October.

Jason Palmer won the 50-lap National Qualifier Legends event. Tony Macrino won the 35-lap Late Model feature. Ronnie Oldham Jr. won both h Sportsman 20 lap features. Louie Bellisle ruled the Mini Stock 20 lapper.

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Coby, Hutchings, Santangelo, Foster & Wood Score Wins at SMS

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway returned to racing action on Friday, August 8 with the 18th Annual New England Dodge Dealers 150 Whelen Modified Tour event with five divisions of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.   Doug Coby nailed down his first win of the season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, defending Late Model track champion Corey Hutchings scored his first win of the 2008 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tony Santangelo was a first time winner in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Sean Foster scored his third feature win of 2008 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood took down win number 2 of the 2008 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, it was Doug Coby taking down his first feature win of the 2008 season with a dominating drive.  Zach Sylvester took the early race lead and he lead the first 8 laps before Coby took over the lead on lap-9.  Jimmy Blewett followed Coby past Sylvester and moved into second place.  The race was slowed by caution with 17 laps complete with Coby still out front.  The final 23 laps of the race ran green to checkered with Coby dominating the action.  Blewett and Chris Jones put on a spirited battle for second in the closing laps, which allowed Coby to pull away.  Blewett came home second behind Coby, with Jones, Frank Ruocco, and Wade Mattesen rounding out the top-5.
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Rain forces cancellation of Fast Friday event

Seekonk, MA — Once again, Mother Nature turned ugly Friday night, and forced the cancellation of the Fast Friday series. This is the first time of the season that the Friday series has been halted due to rain.

With only five events remaining for the Seekonk Youth Racing Association, teams are getting ready to make their final assault for the championship run. In the SYRA 600, Jake Spillers of Ashburnham, MA leads the points chase, using his Opening Night win to propel him to the top, and several top five finishes, including a second the last time they met to keep him there. He currently has a 17 point advantage over second generation racer Dave Hutchens from Somerset. Dave has been consistent this season, but has been shut out of Victory Lane. Fairhaven’s Kyle DeSouza is lurking in third, and has run the gamut of runs. From a win in week three, to barrel rolling in week four, Kyle’s rookie season has been a memorable one. He sits only two points behind Hutchens. Branden Dion of Taunton sits fourth, as he has consistently been among the top five, but has his own points battle going on, as Waterford CT’s Kaitlyn Donovan is only one point out in fifth.
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Blewett Earns Second Straight Trip to Victory Lane

Fourth Career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win

Stafford Springs, CT — Jimmy Blewett visited Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race for the second week in a row when he captured the New England Dodge Dealers 150 Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The win was the fourth of Blewett’s career, and his first at Stafford. He also won at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway on Aug. 2. He is the first-back-to-back winner in 2008, and moved up to eighth in the season points standings.

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