Archive for April 15th, 2012

Silk Emerges Victor In Wild Mod Tour Finish; Preece, O’Sullivan, Ramstrom, Boss, Sundeen and Poulin Score Icebreaker Wins

Thompson, Conn. — Ron Silk celebrated his eighth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in an extended 159-lap event after Rowan Pennink was posted for not allowing Silk, who chose to take the inside groove for the final restart, to set the pace. He officially jumped the restart.

“I had a better car than Rowan (Pennink),” said Silk after the race. “Before the last restart, he had me up in the marbles. He didn’t even give me a chance to have a line. You can’t beat the leader to the line. If you do, you have to lift. I’m happy to win and we had a better car than he did. I ran him down and passed him with 15 to go. The rule is in black and white. You can’t beat the leader to the line.”

Silk started the race in eighth and led just one time throughout the race distance taking the lead at lap 138 when he dove underneath Pennink in turn three. The win marked his fourth at Thompson International Speedway, and his first during Icebreaker weekend.

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Brian Hoar Wins Second Straight NH Governor’s Cup

Eight-time American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT claimed his second straight NH Governor’s Cup 150 season opener at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Sunday, April 15. Hoar escaped a late race assault from multi-time Lee USA Speedway Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH to earn the win.

Jeff Taylor of Farmington, ME led early in the event after starting on the pole with a +6 in ACT’s plus/minus handicap system. Helliwell worked his way from the fifth starting position to take over the lead on lap 10 and appeared dominant for the next 60 laps. However, Ben Rowe of Turner, ME came from the 10th starting position to run down Helliwell just before the halfway mark. Rowe also appeared to have the race in hand until Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA took over the lead with 118 laps complete.

Hoar and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH came flying through the pack after pitting around lap 117 for fresh tires. Polewarczyk caught MacDonald on lap 130 but got into the back of him coming off turn two sending them both to the rear. That brought out the fourth caution of the event and handed Hoar, who came from the 9th starting spot, the lead.

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Waterford Speedbowl 4/14 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Results

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl returned to action Saturday evening with another round of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing, treating to fans in attendance to a quickly paced and fiercely competed event. Scoring dramatic wins included Keith Rocco of Meriden, who rallied late in the 35-lap SK Modified® feature to come out with his second win of the year and Ken Cassidy Jr. who won his third straight Mini Stock feature to begin the season. Both used moves in the final laps to score wins. Tyler Jackson of Milford picked up his first career win in the SK Light Modified race and Chris Meyer of North Franklin found Victory Lane in the Street Stock feature. In Saturday Showdown Series action, Dan Butler of Waterford won the Super X-Car feature race and Scott Limkemann of East Lyme scored the win in the accompanying X-Car event.

The 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® feature got underway with Tom Abele Jr. rocketing into the race lead over Nichole Morgillo when the green flag unfurled. Tyler Chadwick raced inside Morgillo, taking second position as the field thundered down the back chute on the opening lap. Ed Puleo settled into fourth position and the top cars singled out and clicked off some quick laps.

By lap-7, the top four remained unchanged with Diego Monahan racing to fifth. Action further back had Keith Rocco looking for racing room at the back half of the top-ten, locked in an entertaining battle with Rob Janovic Jr. Out front, Abele’s lead grew to over a half straightaway ahead of Chadwick. Things heated up on lap-11 when Keith Rocco finally wheeled alongside Janovic for eighth position, clearing him and setting sights on his twin brother Jeff Rocco. Keith got the upper hand on the battle for seventh place on lap-13.

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