Archive for October 13th, 2010

Dave Richardi Goes Pole to Checker at Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk, MA — The RF Logic/ Bot- L Gas Pro Four Modifieds set pace at this weekend’s DAV Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway. The Pro Fours were the first feature of the night, and put on quite a show. Dave Richardi and Phil Lausier brought the field to the green. As they took off #10 Brian Vincent got a little squirrely allowing Adam Norton to sneak under. After regaining pace, Vincent was able to get back by Norton and settle into single file.

By lap six, D. Richardi had already pulled a commanding lead, while the #16 of Stan Mertz was black flagged and by lap nine the leaders began to lap the field. At this point, Mertz went spinning and pulled in to the infield and the race remained under green. Lap twelve saw some hard racing for third place between Lausier and Norm Wrenn, but it came to a halt when Robin Berghman went spinning into the dirt, bringing out the first caution of the event.

During the caution #71 Doug Meservey was in and out of the pits by the time the field went back to green flag racing. On the start, it was Richardi with the jump as Lausier got in line, and then looked to the high side. Wrenn was able to get under Lausier at this point, and Norton, Dan Meservey, Jr. and Tyler Anderson all looked to follow through. By lap 15 Wrenn was all over D. Richardi looking for the pass while further back in the pack Rob Richardi, Jr. looked to get under Vincent for 7th and Cory Cleary looked to make the same move. Richardi, Jr. then brought out the second caution of the evening when he spun. Within just two laps of the restart, the drivers were all single file, as Bergman pulled off the track and called it a night.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Sunoco World Series At Thompson Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL —  The 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will come to a close with the third and final race of the year at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17.

At Thompson International Speedway:
History
•  Opened on May 26, 1940 as the first asphalt racing surface in the United States, and the largest track in New England at the time.
•  Has one of the oldest NASCAR affiliations in the nation.
•  Held NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 1951, 1969 and 1970.
•  Has played host to 111 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any facility in the NWMT’s first 26 years of competition.
•  Features six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions as part of the “Thursday Night Thompson Thunder.”

Notebook
•  There have been 29 different race winners at TIS, led by Mike Stefanik’s 14 victories.
•  There have been 37 different pole winners at TIS, led by Jeff Fuller’s 13.
•  Bobby Santos set the NWMT qualifying record in the first race of the year at TIS, and then led 91 of 150 laps to take the checkered flag.
•  Ted Christopher has won four of the last six races at TIS, including the two previous World Series events … He also won in the NWMT’s second 2010 appearance in August.
•  The preliminary entry list for the Sunoco World Series features nine drivers who have won at TIS during their careers: Stefanik (14), Christopher (10), Ed Flemke Jr. (4), Ron Silk (3), Todd Szegedy (3), Santos (2), Eric Beers (1), James Civali (1) and Chuck Hossfeld (1).

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The UNOH Southern Slam 150 At Charlotte

Daytona Beach, FL –  The sixth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will conclude with the inaugural visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway and the running of the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on Thursday, Oct. 16. The race will be contested on the quarter-mile track located along the front stretch of the 1.5-mile speedway located in Concord, N.C.

Up To Speed
• This will be sixth time the NWSMT has visited the state of North Carolina this season.
• The NWSMT has crowned four different champions: Junior Miller (2005, 2006), L.W. Miller (2007), Brian Loftin (2008), and George Brunnhoelzl III (2009) in it’s previous five years of competition.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Data
Race:
#10 of 10 (10-25-10)
Track Layout: .25-mile oval
Banking: paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps/37.50 miles

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