MARTIN WINS TRUCKS: HEAT RACE, FEATURE, CHAMPIONSHIP
Westport’s Radical Rick Martin had an evening for himself, Saturday, coming on strong in his number 41 pickup to take it all. He won both heat and feature and made his commanding divisional lead stick for the championship over North Attleboro’s Dylan Estrella. In fact, winning the heat race, in which Estrella finished sixth, gave him enough points to haul down the championship before starting his motor for the feature race.
Into the feature, Martin started fifth on the field and within 5 laps was at the front and stayed there for the remaining 20 laps. Dan Leach, from North Dighton, gave Martin a good chase after Martin took the lead from him, all the way to the checkers, but Martin was not to be denied. Mike Cavallaro pulled a big third on the field, followed by Ed Gannon, Lenny guy and Estrella. Ted Berube, Michael Ronhock, Jariah Roderick and Ronny Cornell rounded out the top ten.
Seekonk’s Billy Clarke led from the pole through the first lap before Leach got underneath and into the lead from his spot low on the second row. Martin gunned through right behind Leach and Clarke was stuck on the outside and a parade was marching by beneath him. Estrella and Cornell got by while Gannon and Cavallaro were door-to-door behind them.
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