Seekonk, MA — Jamie Salley jumped out from his outside pole start and never looked back in the 25 lap Pure Stock feature, picking up his first win of the 2010 season. In a race that went green to checkered, Salley opened up a commanding lead, winning by over 6 seconds over Amy Arsenault. Salley had been shut out since late last season, but had been running well in each event.
Amy picked up her best finish of the season, moving her way up to second by the sixth circuit, but could never close in on Salley. In the closing laps, Randy Moretti closed in and put heavy pressure on the Pawtucket native, missing the runner-up spot by .150 seconds.
Points leader Nick Uhrig had to start in the final starting spot by virtue of his victory in the last event. With no cautions to bunch up the field, and heavy traffic, the Warwick native was only able to work himself into sixth by the final lap. His closest points chaser is former Pure Stock Champion Bill Chouinard. Bill started 15th in the 24 car field and was able to find his way into fourth. This will tighten up the chase for the Championship a bit as we inch closer to the halfway point. Earl Curtin rounded out the top five.
1) Jamie Salley 2) Amy Arsenault 3) Randy Moretti 4) Bill Chouinard 5) Earl Curtin 6) Nick Uhrig 7) Vinny
Pangelinan 8) John Robidoux 9) Ed Flanagan Jr 10) Melissa Jodat 11) Doug Benoit 12) Dirk Eykelhoff 13) Mark
Miranda 14) Jamie Burch 15) Jeremy Lambert 16) David Desrosiers 17) Chris Lima 18) Derek DeMoura 19) Dan
Massa Jr 20) Tim DerMarderosian 21) Bill Doyle 22) John Frias 23) Melissa Charette 24) Paul Morin
Ashley Kuhn became the first driver in the Seekonk Youth Racing Association (SYRA) to unseat previously
undefeated Dave Hutchins Jr. In doing so, the Plymouth native picked up her first career win in the SYRA ranks.
Ashley started on the outside pole, but fell back to third by lap three, when Hutchins moved past for second. He
immediately put pressure on leader Bob Perry. Over the first dozen laps, Hutchins and Perry swapped the lead back and forth as they raced wheel to wheel. Just shy of the halfway, Perry and Hutchins tangled, taking both of them out of contention.
Ashley inherited the lead with Kaitlyn Donovan of Waterford, CT lined up along side. Once back underway,
Donovan tried every move in her portfolio to unseat Kuhn, but at every move, Ashley was ready. She held on at the checkered by .141 over Donovan for her first checkered flag. Donovan, Perry, Nate Bubello and Hutchins rounded out the field.
In the SYRA 600 25 lap feature, Jason Enos II took his first win of the season. Jason started eighth on the field
and took over the lead from David Lougee of Taunton on lap five after the first restart of the event. During the caution, it was noticed that Lougee was leaking fluid, and was forced to pit. Enos picked up at the top of the field with opening night winner Casey Sanchez glued to his rear bumper.
The win almost didn’t happen, as on lap 16, Lougee was fighting with the leaders to stay on the lead lap, and spun as the leaders were splitting him off of turn four. It was determined that the caution came out for Lougee, and not
for Enos, as he spun into the infield, and was allowed his running position back. Sanchez put pressure on Enos over the final laps, but to no avail, and had to settle for second. Branden Dion, Curtis Rolando and Tylar Nailor rounded out the top five.
1 ) Jason Enos 2) Willy Sanchez 3) Branden Dion 4) Curtis Rolando 5) Tylar Nailor 6) Tyler Boudreau 7) Shelby
Donovan 8) Nick Lascoula 9) Christine Cavallaro 10) David Lougee 11) Chase Belcher
Coventry RI’s Taylor Therrien lead from the drop of the green and picked up her first checkered of the season in the Sport4 division. Dave Westgate finished second with Ken Silva, Frank Alteri, Bob Henry and Ed Gould rounding
out the field.
Fast Friday action continues on July 16, when the V6 Modifieds return for their second event of the season. They will join the Pure Stocks, Sport4’s and the Seekonk Youth Racing Association. Adult admission is only $5.00,
with kids 12 and under FREE. For more information, you can check us out at seekonkspeedway.com, or on Facebook.
Sources: Kevin Boucher/Seekonk Speedway PR