Archive for October 28th, 2009

Rowe Adds Beech Ridge, Maine Titles To Legendary Career

One of New England’s all-time greatest drivers switched gears in 2009, and ended up very satisfied with his change of scenery.

Mike Rowe, 59, of Turner, Maine, won The Pine Tree State’s 2009 NASCAR championship. He launched to state champion status from his 2009 NASCAR Pro Series (Late Model) division track championship at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. The .333-mile paved oval is acclaimed as one of the top motorsports and family entertainment facilities in the nation.

A seasoned veteran, Rowe sounds like he had an enjoyable experience in 2009. Not only did he compete full time at Beech Ridge for the first time in his life, he also joined a team for which he had never driven before. He ended up adding some polish to a fabulous career.

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Barry Scores First, McKennedy Wins True Value Modified Crown

Lee, NH — Irish eyes were smiling Sunday afternoon as Kenny Barry won the race and Jon McKennedy won the series title capping off the season for the True Value Modified Racing Series, at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH.

For Barry, it was his first win with the New England based series as he bested a field of 25 competitors. The Preston, CT., driver was the fifth different winner of the “Oktoberfest 100.” Barry also became the 12th different winner in 15 races this year and the second first time winner in as may weeks that had veteran Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT., knocking on the door at the finish. The 2006 champion finished 0.173 behind the winner in Sunday’s race.

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