Archive for July 6th, 2010

Mike Ordway Takes Xtremely Hot Tuesday Show at Stafford

Stafford Springs CT — It’s been a while since 50-year old Mike Ordway Sr. has stood in an ISMA victory lane. He’d spent several years out of competition, but Tuesday night he showed neither the heat nor his absence from regular supermodified competition had slowed him down. He put the Vic Miller number 1 into second just past the lap 10 mark and slowly reeled in race leader Bob Magner who possessed a healthy lead. Twelve laps later Ordway Sr. took the lead and was only challenged slightly after a series of late race yellows bunched the field behind him. It was his first ISMA win since July 23, 2004. The win was Ordway Sr.’s career 31st in ISMA. He stands fourth on the All-Time win list behind Perley, Wood and Warren.

“Car was really good tonight,” said the veteran Fremont, NH driver. ” I owe it all to the crew for putting it back together after Waterford where it was wrecked. They worked on it for three straight weeks and to have it run like this is unbelievable. That’s why Chris won so many races.

“All and all we had a good night. I was surprised the track stayed tight. Usually when it’s hot like this the track gets really loose. It’s great driving for Vic Miller. He only lives down the street from me and we have a lot of fun. I kept watching the board to see who was where. I didn’t see anyone come up until that last restart. I just pushed a little harder to pull away from them. Thanks to everyone who worked on the car, to Carquest and to the fans tonight. It was a hot one!”

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Norm Wrenn Captures Fourth Win of the Season at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT – July 6, 2010 – With 17 cars on hand, the RF Logic/Bot-L Gas Pro Four Modifieds of New England were the opening act for Stafford Motor Speedway’s Carquest Extreme Tuesday Event. Adam Norton and Norm Wrenn took the checkers in their respected heat races.

Phil Lauiser brought the field to the green on the initial start of the feature, but it wasn’t long before Rob Richardi, Jr. was able to make the pass for the lead. By lap two 11th place starter, George Sherman, was up to 5th place while Adam Norton and Tyler Anderson were also on the move through the pack.

Dave Richardi, #00, had problems on lap 5, as he fell through the field to the back of the pack. On lap 7, he and #11a of Danny Meservey, Sr. spun and Richardi made contact with the wall, drawing the first caution of the night.

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