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.
Feature Finish: 1: Lindeman, 2: Noll, 3. Coates, 4: Chriss, 5: Oldham, 6: Layafette, 7: Ouellette, 8: Payne, 9: Perry DNS. Capitol Award winner: Lafayette. Racing Junk: Chriss. Road Runner: Lafayette. Hard Charger Award: Coates. Hard Luck Award: Payne. The 2011 points battle is on between first thru fourth with the next race being the halfway point of the season. NETS next race is Saturday July 23rd , with an autograph session planned for the 50 lapper race at the Waterford Speedbowl.
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