Lee, N.H. — It was a strange finish to the season. Four hours after Flagman John Spence Jr. dropped the green flag to start the race, Steven Masse of Bellingham, MA, passed under the checkered flag to capture the season ending “Oktoberfest 100” feature race, sanctioned by the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti Automall.Com, at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, N.H., Sunday afternoon, October 24.
Jon McKennedy, of E. Chelmsford, MA, capped off a great season as he claimed the driving championship and the car owner’s title for the 2010 campaign. McKennedy joins three-time champion, Kirk Alexander, as the only other driver to win back-to-back championships. McKennedy won four races enroute to the championships.
Max Zachem, of Preston, CT., jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and led the opening six laps, until Masse motored by to take the top spot, a position he would hold from lap 7 through 100.
The race was slowed on lap 68 when Jimmy Kuhn, W.Bridgewater, MA, spun to bring out the first caution flag. At that point a persistent rain developed forcing the event to be stopped. The red flag period lasted for close to two hours while speedway officials orchestrated the task of drying out the 3/8-mile facility in very damp and cold conditions.