Seekonk, MA — Warwick’s Ryan Vanasse was up to his old tricks, quickly coming to the front of the Late Model feature race, then dominating the rest of the way to the finish. He started the race behind polesitter Jeramee “The Hammer” Lillie from West Warwick, spent four laps edging by, and led the final 26 laps to the checkers.
Lillie had problems on the initial green flag, stalling as the field came up to speed. Ron Barboza, Jr., starting 4 rows back, bore the brunt of the action, as he nosed into Randy Burr, cracking a piece of his nose, dropping it on the track. He was black-flagged, as body metal attached to the lost piece was hanging out from the driver’s side, and retired on the fourth lap.
After working under Lillie into the lead, Vanasse led Lillie, Fall River’s John Paiva, Dylan Estrella of North Attleboro, Middleboro driver Randy Burr and Pawtucket’s Gerry DeGasparre, Jr., followed by last week’s winner, Matt Breault from Acushnet. Vanasse was holding a 5-car lead by lap 9.
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