Archive for May 27th, 2011

SCCA Highlights NHMS Holiday Weekend

Loudon, NH — The New England Region Sports Car Club of America will zoom around New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s road course this weekend beginning Saturday through Sunday.

The SCCA will host its NERRC Triple Play and NARRC Double Play regional races at “The Magic Mile” with 20 minute qualifying sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning, followed by racing in the afternoon.

During SCCA weekends car enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of sports cars including racing sedans, sports racers and open-wheel racers throughout the weekend.

During all SCCA event weekends, infield wristbands (good for the entire weekend) can be purchased at the speedway’s main gate for $25. Children 11 and under are free. For more information or to register visit http://www.ner.org/.

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Preece Dominant in Sunoco Modified Feature; Douton Takes Limited Sportsman Extra-Distance Race; Gelinas, Materas, McDermott and Field among Thompson Winners

Thompson, CT — On the 71st anniversary of its first race, Thompson International Speedway hosted 95 race cars in the 6 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT scored his first career Sunoco Modified victory. Chris “Moose” Douton took a borrowed ride to victory lane in the extra-distance Limited Sportsman event. Larry Gelinas posted his first victory of the season in Super Late Model action.

John Materas of Voluntown, CT continued his early season success with his second win of the year in the Late Models. Cam McDermott of Scituate, RI earned his first win of the year in the TIS Modifieds. Danny Field of Deep River, CT notched his third win on the season in the Mini Stocks.

Ryan Preece led pole to pole to score his first victory of the season in the caution-free 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature. Danny Cates and Ryan Preece were on the front row for the green flag, Preece controlled the event from when he took the lead off turn 2 and was never headed. Keith Rocco tried to advance on the low line past Todd Ceravolo but was kept at bay. Ted Christopher, whose car was repaired after a broken tie rod in the heat race, was up to fifth by lap 12.

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