Archive for August 23rd, 2008

Monahan, Thomas Among Speedbowl Winners

Waterford, CT — Shawn Monahan prevailed in the 35-lap SK Modified feature on Saturday evening at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Other feature winners were Bruce Thomas Jr. (Late Model), Brandon Plemons (Sportsman), Ken Cassidy Jr. (Mini Stock), Michael Gervais Jr. (Legends), and Scott Gregory (AllStar Race Trucks).

In an ultra-fast 35-lap SK Modified feature, it was hometown driver Shawn Monahan grabbing his first feature of the season. Taking the lead immediately from the pole position, he was tested only once during the events singular restart occurring when multi-feature winner Keith Rocco spun with 9-laps remaining. Handily resisting the challenges of Jeff Paul and defending champion Rob Janovic Jr. in the closing laps, Monahan cruised-home by a car-length over Paul, Janovic, Dennis Gada, and Matt Gallo.
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Christopher Climbs Win List With Dominant Run at Mansfield

Leads Wire-To-Wire For 29th Career Victory

Mansfield, OH — Ted Christopher took sole possession of fifth place on the all-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins list when his No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet took the checkered flag Saturday night in the Whelen 150 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Christopher, who qualified sixth fastest but drew the No. 1 bead in the post-qualifying re-draw to sit on the front row, never trailed in the 157 lap race that went to a green-white-checker finish following a late caution. The win was his second of 2008 and the 29th of his career, which moved him out of a tie with Mike Ewanitsko on the all-time list.
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A Victorious Return For Ickler

Mansfield, OH — In the second venture for the NASCAR Camping World Series East to the Buckeye State, Brian Ickler took the checkered flag in the Mansfield 150 Saturday evening in Mansfield Motorsports Park to secure his third win of 2008.

For Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet), who made his NASCAR Camping World Series East debut at Mansfield a year ago and finished 11th in the race, Saturday’s win was the third of his first full season in the East. The San Diego, Calif., native added Mansfield to a resume that also includes wins at Iowa Speedway and South Boston (Va.) Speedway.
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Qualifying: Beers Wins Pole Again

Mansfield, OH — Eric Beers won his second straight Coors Light Pole Award, posting the fastest lap at the .5-mile Mansfield Motorsports Park oval.


It is the eighth career pole for Beers (No. 46 Reynold’s Auto Wrecking/Sunoco Chevrolet), who put up a lap of 15.319 seconds/117.501 mph. Beers was also fastest in practice. He edged Bobby Grigas III (No. 09 Triple-G Scaffold Services Chevrolet) by two thousands of a second. Grigas had a top lap of 15.321/118.486.

Ryan Preece (No. 3 Mizzy Construction/Reynold’s Auto Wrecking Chevrolet) was third at 15.354/117.233, followed by Billy Pauch and Matt Hirschman.

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Kaitlyn Donovan Scores First Career Win

John Robidoux and Dylan Estrella Pick Up First of Season

Seekonk, MA — Waterford, CT’s Kaitlyn Donovan followed in the footsteps of Samantha Diamond and Dianna Murphy, joining the handful of female competitors that have graced Victory Lane in the Seekonk Youth Racing Association. Kaitlyn, running her rookie season at Seekonk Speedway.  Kaitlyn started on the pole, and quickly jumped out front. Kyle DeSouza of Fairhaven settled into the second position. DeSouza stated to slide back, and fall out of the top three early on when Dave Hutchens of Somerset and Ashburnham’s Jake Spillers slid by. The top three cars started to pull away, but Adam Swift made it a four car freight train, as he settled into fourth by lap five.


As they crossed the halfway mark, Donovan continued to lead the charge, as second through fourth had not changed. Carl Medeiros Jr had worked himself into fifth, putting his New Way Auto Dodge onto the leader board. By lap 18, the leaders were starting to work lapped traffic, and when Hutch tried the outside, he got caught behind some of the slower traffic, and caused him to lose two positions, dropping the Hutchens & Sons Enterprises machine back to fourth. The GRC Steel mount of Spillers moved into second, with the Roland’s Tire racer of Swift into third.

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