Archive for July 25th, 2009

Brian Hoar Scores Career Win Number 24 at Beech Ridge 150

Scarborough, ME — Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT notched career win number 24 in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Hoar started in the ninth position and moved into the lead on lap 37 by passing local favorite Aarron Ricker. Hoar then appeared to have the race in hand as he was chased through lap traffic by Randy Potter during an 80 lap green flag run.

After a couple of late cautions Eric Williams moved up into second place and challenged Hoar for the win right down to the end. Williams would come home second followed by Cris Michaud while Potter held on for fourth and Maine native Ricky Rolfe finished fifth. Coming home sixth was Jay Laquerre followed by Brent Dragon, John Donahue, Scott Payea, and Nick Brown rounding out the top ten.

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Sanchez & Sanchez pick up SYRA victories. Cestodio, Therrien and Barret also visit Victory Lane

Seekonk, MA — On Friday, July 24, Willie Sanchez picked up his first career win at Seekonk Speedway in the Seekonk youth Racing Association 600 class. In the 750 SYRA main event, his older brother Casey picked up his first win of the season as well. It is only the second time in the 64 year history that brothers have won on the same night.

The reigning Pure Stock Champion, Scott Cestodio picked up his division leading third feature win of the season. Melissa Jodat took the early lead, but was overtaken by Carlos Silvia. Silvia had his hands full with a hard charging Tom Blackwell trying to overtake him. While they were fighting for the lead, Cestodio moved to the outside and overtook the top spot on lap eight, and never looked back.

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Wrenn Back to His Winning Ways at Lee

Lee, NH — The Pro Four Modifieds of New England (PFMNE) once again battled Mother Nature yesterday as they completed their seventh race of the 2009 season on Friday, July 24, at Lee USA Speedway. Sponsored by Bot-L-Gas and RF Logic, the 25-lap main event was the second round of the Triple Crown Series. The #1m of Norm Wrenn and the #4 of Cory Cleary provided the entertainment as both worked their way from the back of the field to the front. But Wrenn had just enough to hold off the advances of Cleary as the checkers unfurled-claiming his sixth victory of the season.

When the 11-car field took the green flag, it was Franky Perry and Rob Richardi, Jr. bringing them down.  Perry got the advantage with Robin Berghman looking inside of Wrenn.  The two continued to battle until Wrenn made contact with the outside retaining wall, causing him to lose several positions.  But by lap four, he made up the ground he lost and moved by Berghman. Two laps later, Cleary used the outside lane to pass Vincent coming out of turn two. Wrenn continued his quest for the top spot on lap seven, as he drove around the #07 of Phil Lausier, the #13 of George Sherman, and Richardi, Jr.  He then set his eyes on the leader, Franky Perry, who continued to set the pace.
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Frank Ruocco Wins 6th Annual CARQUEST SK® 150 at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to action with the biggest SK Modified® event of the 2009 season, the 6th Annual CARQUEST SK® 150. Frank Ruocco came up the big winner, as he led the final 130-laps to score his first SK Modified® feature victory of the 2009 season. In other NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, Dillon Moltz took down his fourth win of the 2009 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Brit Andersen took his fourth win of the 2009 season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Norm Sears took his first career Limited Late Model feature win in 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Albert Saunders became the first repeat DARE Stock feature winner of the 2009 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

The CARQUEST SK® 150 took the green with Matt Gallo going to the outside of Dave Salzarulo to take the lead. Salzarulo settled into second, with Brad Hietala, Frank Ruocco, and Tom Bolles making up the top-5.

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