Archive for July 11th, 2009

Truex Nabs Second Win at Thompson

Rookie Takes Point Lead With Victory

Thompson, CT — Ryan Truex captured the checkered flag in a NASCAR Camping World Series East race for the second time in the last three outings as he took the Pepsi Full Fender Frenzy 100 Saturday night at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

Truex (No. 00 NAPA Toyota) battled Steve Park (No. 35 Waste Management Recycle America Chevrolet) through the last half of the race as the pair swapped the lead three times, but it was the 17-year-old Michael Waltrip Racing development driver who got past the veteran on Lap 96 and rode to the victory.

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Chris Rioux adds his name to the list of Seekonk’s Street Stock winners. Astle, Vanasse and Martin return to Victory Lane

Seekonk, MA — On Saturday, July 11, Chris Rioux added his name to the growing list of winners in the Street Stock division at Seekonk Speedway. In the nine events held this year, there have been seven different winners. Crystal Serydynski jumped out to the early lead, as outside pole sitter Bobby Pelland III slid back, allowing Chris Rioux the outside lane. The pair battled side by side for lead for the first few laps, with Rioux taking over on lap three. Former SS champ Elmer Wing III was sitting right behind the duo, and several times tried to make it three wide, but could not get the run he needed. Pelland got his groove back, and moved into second, as he worked the outside lane. The first caution came out on lap seven, when Pat Delaney had the right front suspension break.

Ryan Lineham had worked by Scott Serydynski for fifth just before the caution came out, and moved into fourth once back underway. Pelland slid up the track, and this allowed Wing and Lineham through on the bottom, and fell out of the top five by the halfway point. Serydynski was also able to follow through into fourth.  The second caution came out when Paul Newcomb Jr, Chris DeMoura and Brian Spillane got together in turn two. On the restart, Jim Silvia slid out of line, bringing Scott Serydynski with hum, and the Red Wind Shoes Chevy slapped the turn two wall, bringing the field back under yellow.

[Seekonk Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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Truex Camping World East Victor at Thompson; Ramstrom Tops in PASS 75

Zuidema, Barnett, Tagg & Taylor Whelen All-American Series Winners

Thompson, CT — Ryan Truex of Mayetta, NJ, used tire conservation to win the annual visit of the Camping World East Series event at Thompson International Speedway. Thompson regular Derek Ramstrom of W. Boylston, MA, led wire-to-wire to score a popular victory in the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) feature event.

Jeff Zuidema of N. Brookfield, MA, was back in top form in the Late Models as part of the Pepsi Full-Fendered Frenzy. “Leadfoot” Larry Barnett of Moosup, CT, extended his point lead in the Limited Sportsman division. Second-generation driver Brian Tagg of Oxford, MA, scored his first career win in the TIS Modifieds. Tim Taylor of Wauregan, CT, scored his fourth Mini Stock win of the season.

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Keith Rocco wins SK feature on Whelen Night; Thomas checkers barnburner in Late Models

Waterford, CT — The racing action at Waterford Speedbowl was fast and furious for July 11’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing event.  Keith Rocco and Danny Field picked up their fourth wins of the season, extending their points lead in the SK Modifieds and Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock divisions respectively.  Bruce Thomas Jr. and Tim Jordan put on a classic duel in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model feature with Thomas prevailing at the last moment.  Brandon Plemons picked up his first Street Stock win of the year and Jason Palmer returned to Legends Car victory lane after his ten race win streak was interrupted this past Wednesday.

Frank Mucciacciaro and Corey Hutchings led the SK Modified field to green on Whelen Night, with Milford’s Mucciacciaro taking the lead in a superb 35-lap event.  Ledyard’s Tyler Chadwick moved into second and immediately began to size up the leader, looking for a way by.  Chadwick eventually chose the high line and moved alongside on lap five.  The pair ran side by side when Mucciacciaro suddenly lost traction in the low groove in turn four spinning to the apron of the track to bring out the first and only caution on lap seven. 

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Weather Postpones Spencer Speedway 155 Until Sunday

Williamson, NY — Following constant rain throughout Saturday morning, NASCAR and Spencer Speedway officials have postponed the Spencer Speedway 155 to Sunday.

The lineup for the two heat races, to be run Sunday, will be set per the rule book. The heat races are scheduled to start at 2 p.m., with the 125-lap main event slated to take the green at approximately 3 p.m.

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NEMA Brings Experienced Hands to Seekonk

Brockton, MA — The Northeastern Midget Association returns to Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday. The top three on the club’s all-time Seekonk win list will be in the field.

Nokie Fornoro, coming off a win at Stafford Speedway in the Jarret 4, has eight career Seekonk wins. Defending champion Randy Cabral, who has won the last two at the ‘Konk, and Russ Stoehr, are tied for second with five wins apiece.

There is a seven-way tie for fourth with three wins and two of them, Jeff Horn and Greg Stoehr, will be on hand as well. Horn will again join Cabral in Bertrand cars. They were second and fifth at Stafford. Greg Stoehr will be in his own 26b and brother Russ in the Angelillo 45.

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Christopher, Posocco, Montesanto, Boticello & Fluckiger Score July 10 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Victories at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to action with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program of five divisions on Friday night, July 10th. Ted Christopher took down his second consecutive victory in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Ryan Posocco took his third feature victory of the 2009 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, John Montesanto came out the big winner in a thrilling duel with Jay Goff to score his first career victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Carla Botticello outdueled her father to take her first win of 2009 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Barry Fluckiger took down his first feature victory of the 2009 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

The 40-lap SK Modified® feature took the green with Joe Allegro, Jr. leading the first lap, but he was overtaken by Curt Brainard on lap-2. Brainard held the lead unitl lap-8 when the caution came out. On the restart, Woody Pitkat powered past Brainard in the outside groove to take the lead. Frank Ruocco followed Pitkat past Brainard, as did Ted Christopher, Jeff Malave, and Keith Rocco.

[Stafford Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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