Archive for June 15th, 2010

Looking Back: NEMA At Lee

Walter Gale of Norwich, CT drove the Secondo Offy to victory in the Northeastern Midget Association’s first visit to Lee USA Speedway on June 12, 1966.

It was still the third-mile tri-oval layout that was replaced by the current three-eights mile.

The Friday night, June 26th visit will be NEMA’s 26th at Lee. Veteran Jeff Horn will be looking to make it two straight.

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Rocco Ready to Go the Distance

Improves Whelen All-American Series Lead With 11th Win 

Daytona Beach, FL — As the racing season hits its summer stretch, Keith Rocco shows no sign of cooling off.

The 25-year-old from Wallingford, Conn., collected his 11th win of the season last Friday night in the 37th Annual Coors Light SK Modified 100 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. While most weekends, Rocco has a third of that distance to get to the front from his usual starting position outside the top 10, he has shown the ability to excel in the extra-distance events.

“Every week, for 30 or 40 lap races, we’re always one of the cars to beat,” Rocco said. “The problem is you run out of time sometimes. You have plenty of time to get to the front in extra distance races. They play into our hands.”

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