Archive for July 26th, 2009

Dave Darling, Ryan Vanasse, Rick Martin and Ryan Lineham repeat in ARC Action

Seekonk, MA — On Saturday, July 25, Dave Darling picked up his fourth win of the season in the ARC Pro Stocks. Ryan Vanasse picked up win number seven in the Late Models, continuing his dominance, Rick Martin made it seven for eleven, as he closes in on the All Time win record at The Action Track of the East, and Ryan Lineham picked up his second win of the season in the Street Stocks.

In the 40 lap Pro Stock main event, Jeramee Lillie jumped out to the early lead in the Houle Motorsports Chevy, and started to put some distance between he and the rest of the field. Ken Spencer settled into second for the early part of the event, but at lap 8, the Hadrose Well Drilling Chevy started to slide back a little, allowing Darling and then Tom Scully Jr by for second and third.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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Chris Perley Etches his Name into Sandusky Hy-Miler Record Books with Fourth Straight Win

Sandusky Oh – No supermodified driver had ever won four-straight Sandusky Hy-Miler 100s going into the 32nd running of the prestigious event Saturday night. Chris Perley now had the chance but also had his doubts. A sixth place finish in Friday night’s Fast 40, made him more uncertain that he could be the first 4-time consecutive winner. He wasn’t the fastest in time trials Saturday. He finished second in his heat. The Vic Miller crew set to work to make the car right. It was about halfway into the race that Perley knew he had a chance. Later that night he stood in victory lane with his fourth Hy-Miler trophy, the doubts erased. The Rowley, Mass. driver had received a call on Friday that his maternal grandmother had passed away in Florida after a bout with cancer. He chose to dedicate his record-breaking win to his “Nana.”

Said Perley in victory lane, “This is amazing. We were a little off yesterday. We worked on it today and made some changes. The crew is pretty sharp. I didn’t think we had the car tonight. I didn’t want to get down and disappoint the crew. By halfway I knew we had a pretty good car to win. It’s just unbelievable. It shows how good this crew is. I was happy to put on a show for the fans. It was kind of drawn out with the reds but it was a blast. It was fun partying. This place is great. This place is my favorite track. I would never have believed yesterday that I would have been here today.”
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Pearl grabs first SK Mod win; Cantor Checkers Midgets; Thomas, Puleo and James other victors

Waterford, CT —  The Waterford Speedbowl completed its NASCAR Whelen All-American  Series racing program on July 25 with two first time winners this season reaching victory lane.  Jeff Pearl won the SK Modified race while Adam Cantor took his first NEMA Midget event of the year.  Bruce Thomas Jr. returned to victory lane in the Late Models, and Ed Puleo and Kyle James repeated in the Street Stock and Mini Stock races.

Pearl, from Salem, jumped to the 35-lap SK race lead from his pole starting position.  The battle for second raged on behind Pearl between Tyler Chadwick, Rob Janovic Jr., Ron Yuhas Jr., and Jeff Paul.  The action was hot for several laps while they jockeyed for position.  The field raced green sorting out the running order through the first 19 laps before Justin Gaydosh of Newtown ended up against the turn one aarmco barrier, bringing out the first caution.  The lineup behind Pearl for the restart was Yuhas, Janovic, Paul and Keith Rocco.  Chadwick surrendered his spot in the top five when he went pitside during the caution.
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Cantor Opportunist At Speedbowl

Waterford, CT – Adam Cantor took the lead when Nokie Fornoro ran out of gas on the last lap and went on to win the 25-lap Northeastern Midget feature Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl. It was first win of the year and the fifth straight top-five for the Long Island driver.

Cantor (Cantor 7ny)  thought “the race was over” when he saw Fornoro (Jarett 4), who had led since lap seven, slow in the backstretch. “”I said to myself ‘I’m going to go another lap’ because I’ve gotten myself in trouble before counting laps. You’ve got to just keep digging.”

Russ Stoehr (Angelillo 45) also got by Fornoro who coasted home third. Chris DeRitis (Power  Point 99) and Jim Miller (Miller 3m) completed the top five in the caution-filled race.

Anthony Nocella led all but four laps en route to a NEMA Lites victory.. Starting fifth, the 20-lapper was the second win of the season for Nocella.
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Friday Hy-Miler ISMA Fast 40 Goes to Another New Winner, Randy Burch

Sandusky, OH – History repeated itself Friday night at Sandusky Speedway when Randy Burch took home his first-ever ISMA feature win repeating what Charlie Schultz had done in 2008. Burch, who started 4th in the 27-car stellar field of supermodifieds, grabbed the lead on lap 9 and took the Steve Stout 49 home to victory 31 laps later. Burch pulled away from the field but his nearest challenger, Dave Shullick Jr., slowly reeled in the leader toward race end with lap traffic playing a critical role. Schultz got into the mix to make things very interesting. At the end the top 3 hailed from the “Buckeye” State much to the delight of the record-breaking crowd on hand who stayed despite the past-midnight start.

Said Burch, surrounded by the large Stout crew in victory lane, “I figured Shullick would be coming. I didn’t know how close he was. I figured there were a couple other guys out there when I ran into lap traffic. And, then I realized they weren’t there. Tomorrow’s the big one. And, tonight I thought I might take it easy, but with 40 laps you just have to go. With the guys out there tonight, it was a real honor to win. These guys out here tonight are real great. It’s great that the fans stayed. It was a long night. Hopefully, we get some good weather tomorrow and get the race in. This is a great night for our team.
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