Waterford, CT — Large in numbers, it was a hearty crowd of thrill-seekers converging on the shoreline oval Sunday afternoon to witness the annual Bowl’ tradition known as “Smacktoberfest”.
First on the agenda was the ever-popular “Ski Race”. Several crazies took to the tarmac armed with “skis” mounted rearward rather than a more traditional (and one could argue sane) set of tires. After several circuits of smoking, swirling directional mayhem, it was a familiar face entering victory lane. Former Saturday night Late Model racer Jeff Karns topped the field, showing all that his talents are not just limited to the more “traditional” of Bowl’ divisions. Snaring second-banana honors was Wild N’ Wacky Wednesday X-Car hotshot Patrick Williams.
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Stafford Springs, CT — Peyton Sellers emerged from a wild finish with his first career NASCAR Camping World Series East victory at Stafford Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Sellers (No. 44 Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet) won a three-car, final-laps battle with Ted Christopher and Brian Ickler for the victory in the final race of the 2008 season. In the process, Sellers secured a starting position in the postseason NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2009 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).
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First Win Of Season For Tour’s Winningest Driver
Stafford Springs, CT — Mike Stefanik capped off a dominating weekend at Stafford Motor Speedway by reaching Victory Lane in the CARQUEST Fall Final for the eighth time in his illustrious career.
Stefanik (No. 16 Diversified Metals/Ace Moldings Pontiac) won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday and used the front row starting position to his advantage as he led 129 of the 150 laps in Sunday’s race.
The win Stefanik’s eighth in the Fall Final, Stafford’s traditional season-ending race. It was also his 20th all-time win at track and the 69th in his career overall. All three totals are NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour records.
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Martin B. Bezema, 70
WRENTHAM – Martin B. Bezema, 70, of Wrentham, passed away on October 7, 2008, in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Cornell) Bezema.
Born in Hengelow, Holland on September 17, 1938, he was the son of the late Marten and Anna (Stulen) Bezema.
Martin was raised and educated in Holland, immigrating to the United States in 1957. He later served his country in the U.S. Army. He was the longtime owner and operator of Bezema Buick Pontiac GMC in Norwood, and enjoyed auto racing in his earlier days.
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