Archive for June 27th, 2009

Paul Wins Second Straight in SKs; Thomas, Coates, Oldham and James also win

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl celebrated Norwich Night on June 27, honoring the City of Norwich’s 350th birthday with great racing. Jeffrey Paul picked up his second consecutive SK Modified win, Bruce Thomas Jr. returned to Speedbowl victory Lane in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, while it was veteran competitor Allen Coates taking the checkered in the NEATV Truck Series.  Kyle James and Ronnie Oldham Jr. rounded out the night’s winners capturing the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock and Street Stock events respectively.  With threatening skies looming overhead during the evening, the full five-division event was completed by 9:15pm.

The 35-lap SK Modified main event was led to the green by Joe Perry and Frank Mucciacciaro. Perry would take the lead on lap one, but Salem drivers Jeff Pearl and Dennis Gada were both in hot pursuit from the drop of the green.  Pearl made a daring inside maneuver on Perry in turn three on lap two to take command. Gada followed Pearl past Perry while Rob Janovic Jr., previous event winner Paul, and points leader Keith Rocco settled in to the top-five. The first caution waved on lap five for a tangle between Wayne Arute and Rich Hammann. When racing resumed, a melee on the restart ended with Pete Pavone taking a hard shot into the turn three wall. Dennis Charette was also involved.
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Streak of Different Winners Continues with Busch Win in Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax

Loudon, NH — Kyle Busch became the 23rd different visitor to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with his win in the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax.

“That’s pretty cool,” said Busch of the streak.  “Not a lot of race tracks can say that.”

Busch took the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go.
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John Donahue Dominates the White Mountain 150

N. Woodstock, NH — John Donahue of Graniteville, VT dominated the White Mountain 150 American-Canadian stock car race at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH. Donahue earned the pole starting position after receiving a plus 7 in the ACT Tour’s plus-minus handicap system. No one could keep up with the blistering pace he set as he led every lap of the event and lapped all but the top ten.

Brent Dragon earned the runner-up position followed by Nick Sweet, Eric Williams, and Ben Rowe rounding out the top five. Scott Payea came home sixth, Cris Michaud seventh, Tyler Cahoon eighth, Brad Leighton ninth and Pete Potvin was the last car on the lead lap and finished tenth.
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Lia Avoids Last Lap Crash to Win NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100

Loudon, NH —  Donny Lia avoided a last lap wreck to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“Cautions breed cautions,” said Lia, as another late-race crash set up a two lap sprint for the checkered flag.

Ted Christopher recovered from early engine trouble to lead the closing laps.

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Lia Escapes For New England 100 Victory

Second Career Win For Lia At ‘Magic Mile’

Loudon, NH — The New England 100 ended with a wild scramble on the last turn of the last lap that wiped out two of the leaders and provided Donny Lia his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Points leader Ted Christopher led at the white flag, with Lia, Todd Szegedy and Ron Silk jockeying for position. Lia dove inside of Christopher as he headed into Turn 3. Moments after Lia took the lead, Szegedy swept underneath both to the front of the line. As they came out of the final turn heading to the checkered flag, all four bounced off each other, with Christopher collecting Szegedy into the wall as Lia slipped by to grab the win.

Ed Flemke Jr. wound up second, followed by Silk and Rowan Pennink. Christopher managed to gather the car enough to get it across the line and salvage a fifth.

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Cabral Beats Teammate Newman at Lee USA Speedway

Lee, NH – Randy Cabral passed Bertrand Motorsports teammate Ryan Newman coming out of turn two on lap 13 and went on to score a convincing win in Friday night’s 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature at Lee USA Speedway.

After taking second on a lap 11 restart, Cabral needed only two laps before slipping past NASCAR Sprint Cup star Newman. Only a lap 22 caution impeded his romp to a second win in as many 2009 races.

Cabral called grabbing second on the restart as key to the win, his first ever at Lee. Lining up third, he “just stayed on it and followed Ryan. It was one of those let’s see what happens moves.”
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NASCAR Announces Modified Race Broadcasts

Bristol Race Will Air Same-Day, Fall New Hampshire Date Also To Be Televised

Loudon, NH —  NASCAR announced today that the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at Bristol Motor Speedway will be broadcast on SPEED.

The UNOH Perfect Storm at Bristol, a 150-lap combination race between the two NASCAR Modified divisions, will mark the first appearance for both the Whelen and Whelen Southern Modified Tours at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” in Bristol, Tenn. The UNOH Perfect Storm at Bristol is set to go green at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 and SPEED will broadcast the event on a 45-minute tape-delay beginning at 7 p.m.
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Waterford Speedbowl Debuts New Web Site

The Waterford Speedbowl is racing tonight with Norwich Night and its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program of SK Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Trucks.

Jun 27, 2009 – Welcome to the NEW!!!!!

Welcome to the all new!!!

We couldn’t be more excited and happy about our new website!! This is now your one stop source for all things Speedbowl!! Some new features you will find with this site as you navigate throughout are…

-Up-to-date lap times!!

-Full driver rosters with the ability for the drivers to create and edit their own driver profiles, including adding a picture of the racecar!!

-Up-to-date finish orders and points as the races conclude!!

-Finishes posted for the entire evening or by division!!
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Randy Cabral Wins NEMA Race at Lee USA

Randy Cabral won the NEMA race at Lee USA Speedway Friday night over NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, making it a Bertrand team 1-2 sweep.  Former NEMA champion Russ Stoehr finished third with Mike Keeler and Adam Cantor rounding out the top-5.

In the NEMA Lites feature, Jake Stergios took down the win over Edward LeClerc, Jr., Russ Wood, Jr., Paul Lugelle and Rick Hart.

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Adam Bates Wins Friday Night PASS North Show

Adam Bates showed his mastery of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine once again and won Friday night’s PASS North Super Late Model race there over Johnny Clark, Richie Dearborn, Kelly Moore and Donnie Whitten.

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Rain forces cancellation of Fast Friday Series

Seekonk, MA –For the third time in four weeks, a mid-afternoon shower and the threat of heavy thunderstorms forced Seekonk Speedway management to pull the plug on yet another Fast Friday show.

With the Valvoline Independence Day Celebration next weekend, the Fast Friday Series will take a break. The Fast Friday Series returns on July 10, when the NEMA Lites join the Pure Stocks, Seekonk Youth Racing Association, and the all new Sport4’s for their second event as part of the Fast Friday Series. The Pure Stocks will run on the Valvoline Thrill Show on July 5th.
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