WENTWORTH, NH – With Red, White and Blue on display for the Memorial Day Weekend opener at the newly refurbished Legion Speedway, Street Stock racer Mark Brown of Rumney joined Mini Sprint ace Brian Gray of Meredith along with Outlaw Mini Stock alumnus Josh Sunn of White River, Jct., VT and multi time Modified champ Chris Donnelly of Piermont in victory lane. A good crowd was on hand to watch the Sunday twilight event, which was sponsored by S.K. Bean’s Enfield Garage.
Brown had no trouble handling the short field in the Street Stock feature. He was able to fend off the advances of J.P. Vaillancourt, who fought an ill handing car for much of the race. Marc Jenot was third and James Travis, who towed all the way in from Shapleigh, ME was fourth.
In the early stages of the Papa Z’s 600cc Mini Sprint feature, Gray had his hands full with Rick Crooker knocking at the door. Crooker’s steed lacked Gray’s speed, however, and the distance between first and second increased as the race wore on. Luke Greenwood started fifth and advanced as far as third before retiring to the pits with a mechanical issue. Spencer Allen followed Gray and Crooker across the line. On Saturday, Allen had graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden; he’s headed for the motorsports program at the University of Northwestern Ohio in the fall.