Archive for July 5th, 2010

Laticrete Sponsorship Increases Purse for Lee Port City 100

Lee, NH — Drivers from throughout the northeast will converge on Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., Friday night July 9, when the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.Com, heads for the New Hampshire seacoast to compete in the 7th annual “Port City 100” sponsored by Laticrete.

The race is drawing widespread interest from both competitors and fans alike.

Drivers will compete for $3,000 to win and $500 to start the 100 lap green flag race while fans will also benefit by a special admittance price of only $15 for general admission seating. The speedways weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will also be on the schedule.

Windsor Locks, CT., veteran Les Hinckley, currently in a point’s battle for the series championship, appreciates the Laticrete involvement. “The more money the better. That’s what you go to the racetrack for is to put more money back into the race car. The extra money puts more prestige into it. Winning is the ultimate goal.”

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The Duque Wins Dusty Young Memorial Late Model Race. Astle, Cavallaro and Lineham top other divisions

Seekonk, MA — Frank Duquette hung tough against multi-feature winner Ryan Vanasse through the final two laps to forge a come-from-behind win in a 50-lap special late Model feature memorializing Seekonk legend Everett “Dusty” Young. Vanasse, who had held the lead through much of the race, quickly pulled to the start finish line, and stepped from his car to shake hands with and congratulate the winner. Last week’s divisional winner, Matt Breault, surged home for a third place finish, just ahead of three-time champion Gerry DeGasparre, Jr. Kyle Casper, another multi-race winner, finished out the top five.

Duquette had started fifteenth in a 17-car field, and worked his way solidly through a caution-filled race. Vanasse, meanwhile, had started seventh, but quickly moved into fourth spot as pole sitter Robert Hussey jumped off at the start to get away from Kyle Souza, who held the outside pole. Colby Fournier followed from his spot on the low side of the second row and gave chase while Vanasse moved into fourth.

Vanasse ducked under Dennis Stange for third, but Stange battled back into position, then joined Fournier and Hussey in a three-wide tour of the speedway for two laps. With Hussey getting unstable in the middle, Fournier squirted ahead from the outside and Stange followed him from the low edge of the tarmac. Hussey, getting loose, gave way and began to fall back.

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