Archive for August 29th, 2010

Yagmin, Navin & Lawhead Among Waterford Speedbowl Sun. Night Winners

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was in action Sunday evening hosting a night of Old School Enduros, Burnout Contest and Motorcycle Stunt man Luke Duke Emmons. The winner of each Enduro pocketed $1,000 for their efforts.

John Yagmin of Tolland won the 100-lap 8-cylinder Enduro, first outdueling James Consalvo of East Hartford then held on to top Danny Figueiredo of Wethersfield over the final laps. Consalvo was a factor for much of the event, racing Yagmin for the lead over a lengthy portion of the race.

Consalvo dropped off the pace at a lap 85 red flag however, leaving a shootout between Yagmin and Figueiredo. Yagmin’s margin of victory was just five car lengths at the conclusion.

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Rebroadcast from Boston Louie Memorial Classic at Seekonk Available

Boston, MA — The action picked up on Saturday, August 28, 2010 when the winged wonders, the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites, hosted the 14th Annual Boston Louie Memorial Classic event at the Seekonk Speedway.

NEMA announcer Peter Falconi called the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites racing action from flag to flag, as well as, providing post race victory lane celebrations. KC & Brian Hanaford produced the re-broadcast of this event from their Boston studios.

A slim 22 points separate leader Randy Cabral and Russ Stoehr as the Northeastern Midget Association makes ready for the coveted Boston Louie Memorial Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway.

Boston Louie Broadcast

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Earl Curtin III and Christine Cavallaro pick up career firsts. Taylor Therrien and Dave Hutchins Jr repeat

Seekonk, MA — On Friday, August 27, Earl Curtin III used the high line to pick up his first career Pure Stock Victory. Earl started eleventh in the 23 car field, and was able to use the high and low lanes to find himself up front. Curtin crossed into the top five on lap eleven, and into second with six laps remaining. A timely caution for Earl came out on lap 20, when Melissa Charette lost what was an eighth place run. Bill Chouinard was leading the race, and did all he could to hold off the rookie, but was they races wheel to wheel over the last five laps, Curtin was just a touch stronger. As the duo battled off turn four, they both slid high, and Curtin touched the outside wall with his right rear bumper cover. But it was not enough to slow his momentum, and he went on to edge the former champion by .018 at the finish line.

Outside pole sitter Jeremy Lambert followed Melissa Charette for the first eight circuits, but moved out front on lap nine. The Westport native was looking for his first win before Chouinard snuck in and took over the lead on the twelfth circuit. Lambert was able to get back out front for the next few laps as they swapped the lead back and forth several times. A caution on lap 16 paired them back up, and Chouinard held off Lambert and led until the final three laps.

Melissa Charette led the first eight laps. The Taunton native tried to hang out up front, but slid back through the top ten. She was sitting eights when she spun on lap 20. She was able to work her way back to sixteenth at the final rundown.

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Chadwick goes back-to-back in SK Mods; Thomas, Stone and Cassidy back in Victory Lane

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl returned to action on Saturday with another round of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on Night of Electricity, presented by Electrical Contractors Incorporated. Tyler Chadwick of Ledyard won his second consecutive SK Modified® race and third on the season. Groton’s Bruce Thomas Jr. and Lisbon’s Ken Cassidy Jr. won their third races of the year in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model and Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock divisions. Al Stone of New Haven rounded out the winners by taking his third consecutive Street Stock win, his fifth overall on the year.

Doug Coby raced to the lead on the initial lap of the 35-lap SK Modified® feature race coming from his second starting position. Joe Perry settled into second ahead of Joe Gada, Todd Ceravolo and Chadwick over the race’s opening circuits. The field quickly singled out and clicked off the early laps.

Just outside the top five, Tucker Reynolds Jr. challenged and took sixth position from Jeff Pearl on lap 12. The leaders began jostling for position, first with Chadwick finding his way around Ceravolo to fourth. Moments later, Gada slipped inside Perry for second and brought Chadwick and Ceravolo both by Perry on lap 13. That action was slowed when point leader Keith Rocco spun in turn four while battling in the back half of the top ten. Rocco, Pearl and defending champion Ron Yuhas Jr. were among those headed pit-side for adjustments during the caution.

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Flannery takes 50-lap Legends National Qualifier

Anthony Flannery of East Hampton, CT won Saturday’s 50-lap Raceceiver National Legends Tour event at Waterford Speedbowl, his seventeenth win at the track in 2010. With the win, Flannery, the track’s Wednesday series track champion, earned an automatic berth in the Legends Nationals at Langley Speedway October 7th-9th.

After the race Flannery felt a great relief. “It takes a lot of pressure off qualifying (at Langley for the Nationals). It will give me time to focus practicing my car, to dial it in for the feature. We look forward to going down and representing Waterford Speedbowl the best we can”.

The race began with David Garbo Jr. before caution on lap 2 saw Joey Mucciacciaro spin in turn two to bring out the first caution flag.

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Abold, Nocella Dominate at “The Louie”

Seekonk, MA – Jeff Abold became the first back-to-back Boston Louie Memorial winner Saturday night, dominating the 14th running of the Northeastern Midget Association’s headliner at Seekonk Speedway.

Coming from the 14th starting spot after setting fast time (11.071), Abold (Seymour 4) needed only 10 laps to take the lead from Anthony Marvuglio. Only a late restart and brief challenge from point leader Randy Cabral slowed the run.

It was a complete sweep for the sponsoring Seymour family, Anthony Nocella (Seymour 29) coming from ninth to win the NEMA Lites feature. Nocella also withstood a late restart threat before besting Andy Barrows (Barrows 81) and Randy Cabral (Scally 4).

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#4 – Jeff Abold

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Jimmy Weller Breaks Through at SoBo for First PASS South Victory

Naples, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South fans that have followed the series’ super late model cars and stars over the past two seasons saw a racer come into his own Saturday night at South Boston (VA) Speedway when Jimmy Weller scored his first PASS super late model victory in the PASS SoBo 150

Weller has made big strides all season long and he was able to seal the deal by surviving a lap 135 restart alongside teammate Ryan Blaney. Veteran Jay Fogleman rounded out the podium with his third place run.

Blaney’s runner up finish was enough to move him atop the championship point standings after Preston Peltier, who entered the night as the point leader, struggled his way to a tenth place finish after getting caught up in an incident around the event’s half way point.

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