Seekonk, MA — After a rain cancellation on July 21, the RF Logic/ Bot-L Gas Pro Four Modifieds competed in Seekonk Speedway’s Modified Madness. The drivers were able to complete practice rounds on both the 21st and 28th. The Qualifying events were won by Rob Richardi, Jr. and Franky Perry.
In the main event Stan Mertz and Dave Richardi brought the field to the green and D. Richardi was able to make the pass on Mertz via the high lane. Rob Richardi, Jr. and Dan Meservey Jr., were able to make the pass as well. Action was also heating up in the back of the back as some three wide racing action occurred between the cars of Brian Souza, Brian Vincent, George Sherman, Tyler Anderson and Perry. By lap four, 15th place starter, Adam Norton had already worked his way up to 8th position.
On lap 6 the first caution flag flew when Brian Souza and Doug Meservey spun. At this point, #29 of Joe Doucette was in and out of the pits, as Anderson and Souza both went pit side as well. D. Richardi and Richardi, Jr. brought the field to the green but caution flew again quickly as D. Richardi has some mechanical issues and the entire field jacked up. When the field went green, it was Richardi, Jr. on the inside and Meservey, Jr. on the outside. Richardi, Jr., got the jump and Meservey, Jr. tucked in behind. Third place runner, Phil Lausier was working hard for a few laps to hold off Perry. Once Perry got the position, Norm Wrenn followed suit, and it wasn’t long after that when Lausier went spinning, the caution flew for the third time, and Norton was put to the rear for the assist.
Before the field could line up, Vincent went pit side with damage to his car. When the green was thrown it was Richardi, Jr still out in front followed by Perry, Meservey, Jr., Sherman, and Wrenn. Just five laps later the caution was out again for debris and then again, for the same reason, three laps after that. This time, under caution, Wrenn exited the track for a leaking car. Once the racers were finally under green, Sherman was victim to a flat tire and Norton and Mertz went spinning through the grass as the field slowed up. Norton took his car pit side.
On Lap 20 a series of cautions occurred as Norton entered the track through the wrong tunnel into the way of traffic, Perry jumped a start and Billy Joerres stalled in turn two. Mertz exited the track at this point. Once green again, Doug Meservey and Perry tangled, collecting all of the cars on the track with exception to Richardi, Jr., Doucette, Mark Charette and Lausier. This time the boys lined up single file to take the green. Perry was able to pass three cars on the outside as Doucette passed Richardi, Jr., for the lead, but Richardi, Jr. quickly recovered and was able to pick up his first win of the season.
Sources: Amy Arsenault/Pro Four Modifieds PR