Archive for September 26th, 2010

Stefanik Awarded Tour-Type Shootout Victory at Thompson; Silk, O’Sullivan Brothers, McDermott, Sundeen & Dorr Weekly Winners; Christopher, Ramstrom, Gentes, Barnett, Marcotte & Rogers Crowned Champions

Thompson, CT — On a blustery Sunday, the 2010 champions were crowned in all six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions at Thompson International Speedway. The evening also featured what would ultimately be the fourth leg of the Tour-Type Modified Shootout originally scheduled for August 5, 2010. Mike Stefanik of Coventry, RI, who crossed the stripe in second, was declared the winner of the event after post race technical inspection.

In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT, turned in a dominating performance to score his first victory of the season in the Sunoco Modifieds. Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, by virtue of his dominating season, had sewn up the championship prior to the start of the night’s events. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, made it a run to the end in the chase for the Super Late Model championship by winning the event. His rival Derek Ramstrom chased him to the checkers to secure the 2010 divisional title-his second straight.

In the Late Models, Tom O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, made winning a family affair as he posted the feature victory. Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI, wore the 2010 Late Model crown. Scott Sundeen of Douglas, MA, bested the field in the Limited Sportsman division in an attempt to dethrone Larry Barnett. He won the battle but it was Barnett of Moosup, CT, winning the war with his second straight divisional title. Keith McDermott of Scituate, RI, ran to the victory in the TIS Modifieds taking the victory from the 2010 champion R.J. Marcotte of Millville, MA. In the Mini Stocks it was Dwayne Dorr of Ledyard, CT, posting the feature victory while Chuck Rogers of Quaker Hill earned the championship.

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Seekonk DAV Race Launches Modified Racing Series Title Chase

Seekonk, MA — Following a three week break in the schedule, the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.Com, returns to action October 9, & 10, when the famed Seekonk, Speedway, Seekonk, MA., features it’s annual two-day D.Anthony Venditti Fall Classic. Again this year, the Seekonk event kicks off the final three races of the season with a hotly contested battle-taking place for the 2010 series championship. The chase to the title will also include races at Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH., and Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., later this month.

Defending series champion, Jon McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA, a winner at Seekonk last year, brings a brand new racecar into the mix and a 17-point lead over 2006 series champion, Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, Vermont. Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., is 33 points back, in third, with Windsor Locks, CT., veteran Les Hinckley, currently fourth, 42 points out of first place.

The car owners points battle is also competitive with veteran owner Gary Casella, of Saugus, MA., the head of Roscoe Racing (#25) holding a slim 9 point lead over McKennedy, owner of the (# 73) race team. CMR car owner Chuck Montville (#06) and Bonnie Jarvis, owner of Jarvis Motorsports, (# 28) are tied for third, 51 points from the top spot.

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Karl Allard Earns Wild St-Eustache 300 Win and 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship

St-Felicien’s Karl Allard claimed the win in the St-Eustache 300 and the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship after a wild green-white-checkered finish at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 26. Allard took the lead after leaders Patrick Laperle and Jonathan Urlin wrecked coming to the white flag. Laperle and Urlin ended up in the front stretch wall before the start-finish line as Allard snuck through on the low side. Allard took the white flag while the rest of the field took the yellow and white flags.

Daniel Descoste made it through the mayhem to earn second while Laperle and Urlin were unofficially scored in third and fourth respectively, as the final two cars on the lead lap. Stephane Descoste finished fifth, the first car down one lap. Alex Labbe earned the Rookie of the Year title with his sixth place finish. Claude Leclerc, David Michaud, Gaetan Lauzier and Donald Theetge completed the top ten.

Allard’s sixth win of the 2010 season was enough to earn him the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship over Laperle by 34 points, unofficially.

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Perry Wins the Battle of the Chevy’s NETS Race

Winchester, NH — The New England Truck Series (NETS), second to last points race at Monadnock Speedway’s finale this past Saturday, resulted with another first place winner in NETS opening season.

The # 83 FEB Construction sponsored Chevy, of Gee Perry of Grandby CT, took the checkered flag for his first NETS win this season.

The points battle going on is between the #16 of Willy Auchmoody, and the # 3 of Andy Lindeman for positioning of the championship race at Thompson. The second points battle going on is between the #83 of Gee Perry, and # 85 of Greg Butler Jr. for positioning of the final race for third.

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Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment’s Breast Cancer Awareness night featuring ISMA Supers next at Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk, MA — For the first time since June 25, 2005, the fastest short track cars in the world are set to invade The Action Track of the East. On Saturday, October 2, the ISMA Supers will compete in a 100 lap event at Seekonk Speedway.

Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment, located in Case Avenue in Seekonk has stepped up to the plate, and put together a schedule of events, in a Race Against Breast Cancer. October has been named Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Gary Sagar wanted to do his part in helping create awareness.

Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Champion, Johnny Benson has been signed to drive one of Brad Lichty’s cars for this event, marking the first time that Benson has been at the famous 1/3 mile oval. “I have never seen Seekonk Speedway, but I am aware of its rich racing history. Many of the ISMA teams tell me it is one of their favorite tracks. I am excited about competing at the famed “Cement Palace”, which should be a lot of fun while supporting a great cause in the fight against Breast Cancer”, said Benson from his race shop in Charlotte.

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James takes first in SK Modifieds® while Rocco takes track championship; Jordan, Plemons and Williams claim victories; Coates and Payne split Truck features

Waterford, CT — A full evening of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing was held at Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night, with six races on tap including twin 20-lap features for the A.B. CDL Driver Training Center Truck division on Truck night. Kyle James of Ashaway, RI drove a great race to claim his first career SK Modified® win. Keith Rocco of Wallingford used a third place finish to clinch the division track championship and finish off his sensational season. Tim Jordan of Plainfield won his fourth Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model feature. Brandon Plemons of Uncasville was the Street Stock winner, his second checkered flag of the year. Waterford native Chris Williams won the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock feature, another second time winner in 2010. Allen Coates of Ledyard and Howard Payne of Shelton split the A.B. CDL Driver Training Center Truck races.

The 35-lap SK Modified® feature had James and Tyler Chadwick racing for control at the drop of the green flag, with James taking the top spot. Caution waved on lap-2 when dirt was kicked up on the racing surface as Dennis Charette got off course in turn four.

James led through two restarts before Rob Janovic Jr. rocketed his way to third over Joe Perry. Janovic immediately went to work on Chadwick who had tucked in second position behind James. Rocco got around the outside of Perry for fourth to join the chase up front. James stretched his lead over the three-way battle for second between Chadwick, Janovic and Rocco to seven lengths when caution on lap-10 erased his advantage.

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