Archive for September 7th, 2009

Astle Flies to fifth checkered. Cavallaro, DeSouza and Bruneau roll to first victories. Uhrig repeats on Sunday

Seekonk, MA — Flyin Fred Astle picked up his fifth win of the season in the Pro Stock 40 lap feature. Rob Murphy led the first lap of the main event before the first caution came out on lap 1 when Jeramee Lillie spun. Dave Hutchins was also involved. Once back underway, it was Taunton’s Ken Spencer getting the jump and setting the pace. Ken opened up a comfortable lead over Murphy, who held on for second until Astle came by at lap 12. Once into second, Fred started to hunt down Spencer.

Points leader Dave Darling was methodically working his way through the traffic after starting 13 in the 17 car field. But as he used the patience that brought him two previous championships, his points lead was disappearing as Astle and Tom Scully Jr raced further up the field.

Bu lap 20, Astle had caught Spencer for the lead, with Scully just moving past Murphy for third. As the two leaders raced, the fans were expecting more fireworks between the two veterans, as they had tangled on the final lap of their qualifier as they crossed the finish line. But the confrontation never culminated, as Astle moved his Wood Frame Structures Chevy underneath Spencer and moved into the lead on lap 23.
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Rocco Closes Ground On Morris

Nets a win and a fourth at Waterford, while national points leader wrecks at South Boston

Needing a win to stay in the hunt for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title hunt, Keith Rocco did just that Saturday night. After a fourth-place finish in the first 25-lap SK Modified feature at the Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl, Rocco capped the evening with a win in the second feature.

The Wallingford, Conn., driver entered the weekend 34 points behind Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. Rocco was tied with Omaha, Neb. driver Bill Leighton Jr. with 801 points.

Morris and Leighton were both in action Saturday night, as well. Morris wrecked while battling for the lead at South Boston (Va.) Speedway and did not finish the race, while Leighton finished sixth at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.
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