Archive for July 10th, 2011

Scully Jr, Vanasse, DeMoura and Cavallaro all repeat at Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk, MA — Tom Scully, Jr. of Cranston, RI used a last minute pass on the backstretch of the final lap of the Pro Stock feature to gain his second wind of the season over Dave Hutchins Sr. of Somerset.

Hutchins was roaring, as he took off from his outside pole position and stationed a fast, good handling car at the front for 39 ½ laps. Jake Vanada chased him for the first part of the race, the Berkley driver bitterly yielding ground.

Acushnet’s Mike Brightman had been annoying both Scully and Hutchins from his position in third, trying to get under Scully each time he went to the outside for a pass, but unable to succeed. He finished third, protecting his points lead on the division as his primary antagonists, Westporter Fred Astle, Jr. and Dave Darling of Rehoboth finished behind him in fourth and fifth.

The leaders entered the backstretch on the final lap, and Scully suddenly burst around Hutchins and into the lead as they entered turn 3. Brightman closed on Hutchins, who had left some room down low, but Hutch closed the door; there was contact and he got loose in the rear. Brightman eased off and they crossed behind Scully, 1-2. Astle and Darling followed, with all four of the leaders on the same second.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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Andy Lindeman Wins NETS Feature at Monadnock

Winchester, NH — Andy Lindeman of Poestenkill NY, driving the # 3 Dawson’s Towing sponsored Chevy truck, wins the New England Truck Series feature event at Monadnock Speedway Saturday July 9th tightening up the points battle.

The 25 lap feature event starting lineup on the pole, Derek Chriss of Averill Park, NY driving the #12 Chevy truck sponsored by Dawn Engwer Wholesale Florist, on the outside, Bert Ouellette of Dayville, CT in the #15 Ford truck sponsored by Sundeen Furniture led the field. At the drop of the green flag, Chriss led the pack into turn one with Lindeman moving from fourth to second in the first lap and then taking the lead from Chriss on lap six.

With Lindeman pulling away from the pack the battle was for second. Chriss, and Rookie Jason Lafayette of Somers, CT driving the #21X Chevy truck sponsored by Pete‘s Car Star, along with Duane Noll of Monroe, CT the #2 truck sponsored by Sparkling Angels Cleaning battled for the position.

At the halfway mark, Chriss held onto second with Noll in third. Rookie Corey Coates of Ledyard , CT #75 sponsored R+G Seal Coating Chevy held onto fourth with Lafayette in fifth. By lap seventeen, the #38 of Rookie Ronnie Oldham of Westbrook, CT sponsored Trans Shoreline Quick Lube Ford moved up to sixth position with continuing mechanical issues. On lap nineteen, the #0 of Howard Hurricane Payne of Shelton CT, sponsored NEATV Motorcross Chevy truck retired to the infield ending his night with failed mechanical issues. The last lap of the race battle for second and third positions was on in turns three and four when Noll made his move to take second while Coates push on thru from fifth to take the third place finish of the race.

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SCoNE Champ Chris Donnelly Re-Repeats in Sprint Car Passfest at Bear Ridge Speedway

Bradford, VT — When he won in both a Sprint Car and a Modified last week, defending Sprint Cars of New England Champion Chris Donnelly made history by becoming the first driver in the 44 years of Bear Ridge Speedway to win features in two divisions on the same night. This week he did it again.

The Piermont, NH resident started eleventh in the 25 lap SCoNE feature and methodically worked his way through traffic until lap 10 when he passed pole sitter Bob Giuliani for the lead. A 24 lap green flag run provided Donnelly with the opportunity to lap all but the first seven cars. The win was Donnelly’s third in four SCoNE starts so far this season.

“Never in my wildest dreams,” Donnelly said in victory lane, “it’s been phenomenal. I was able to just take my time, let them get sorted out and then pick them off at the bottom. I had a feeling that the top might be good, but everybody was running the bottom or the middle. When I got through the traffic I did try the top and apparently that was the fast way around. Lapped traffic got a little dicey, but the car is still super good and we’re not changing anything. I enjoyed myself because SCoNE is a great bunch to race with.”

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Pasteryak Nabs Lee Port City 100 Win, Ties Pennink For Point Lead

Lee, NH — Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, passed race leader Joe Doucette on lap 52 to go on and win the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Laticrete “Port City 100” Friday night, July 8, at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH.

The win was Pasteryak’s first at Lee, his second of the season, and his fifth career victory with the VMRS,

Pasteryak becomes a guaranteed starter for next weekend’s big race at Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, NH., the 4th annual “Ricky’s Race for Kids,” July 16.

Pole-sitter Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA., was the early leader until Doucette, of Framingham, MA., took the top spot on lap three. Doucette took command for the next 49 laps as he fought off Mechalides and then several side-by-side attempts by Pasteryak for five circuits before the 2008 series champion was able to move by.

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