Archive for June 19th, 2012

Espotito Wins NETS Race at Waterford

Vinney Esposito of Waterbury CT, takes his first win from points leader Duane Noll of Monroe CT, in the 25-Lap New England Truck Series feature race last Saturday night at the Waterford Speedbowl.

On the pole #151 Ford of Bert Ouellette with the # 11 Chevy of Vinney Esposito on the outside set the pace as they rolled off turn four starting NETS feature race. Before getting to turn three, Vinney took over the lead position from Ouellette with #2 Chevy of Duane Noll in tow. On lap nine, #75 of Corey Coates takes third place position with Ouellette and #8 Dodge of Tom Metcalf following behind. On lap fifteen, with mechanical failure, the #6 Chevy Truck of Mike Ledoux had to park for the night. By lap nineteen, the #21x Chevy of Jason Lafayette takes over fourth position with Metcalf, Ouellette and #19 Chevy of Nate Bubello of MA .

Newcomer DJ McGouran, #46 Ford truck, held on to eighth position respectively doing well with his first race in a truck. Pulling up the rear #72 Chevy of Glen Noll and #03 Ford truck of John Brand ending the field.

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Speedbowl encourages fans to ‘remember Richie’ at Mr. Rooter 161

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race a tribute to racing legend

Waterford, CT (June 19, 2012) – The legacy of Richie Evans’ racing career is well heralded by race fans up and down the eastern seaboard.
Everywhere Evans towed his iconic orange #61 Modified, memories seemed to be born. The undisputed “king” of Modified racing and  ine-time NASCAR Modified champion left his mark on the sport not only by the hundreds of trips made to victory lane, but also by the lasting impressions left on those he encountered along the way.

When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour gathers at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday in a special 161-lap tribute race, Evans will be remembered.   While the unique lap-count honors a legend in the open-wheel Modified ranks, the legacy of Richie Evans will be carried forward through the memories the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee made for those in the racing community.

“Almost every track you go to around the northeast has connections to Richie Evans” offered Speedbowl promoter Terry Eames. “He touched many supporters in our immediate community – fans, car owners, competitors, officials – just as he seemed to do everywhere. There’s no shortage of Richie stories here…that impact is what made Richie Evans special.”

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Mr. Rooter 161 At Waterford Speedbowl

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline the racing action at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl on Saturday, June 23 with the Mr. Rooter 161. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers on the tour:
Selected Driver Highlights:
Eric Beers (No. 45 Horwith Freightliner/John Blewett Inc. Ford)
• Has two wins, nine poles and 73 top 10s in 174 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
• Has a pole and two top 10s in seven starts at Waterford Speedbowl. Best finish was third in 2005.
Eric Berndt (No. 46 North End Auto Parts/Cape Cod Aggts Chevrolet)
• Has a pole and eight top 10s in 60 career NWMT starts.
• Has finishes of 21st and eighth in two previous starts at Waterford.
• Has 15 career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified wins at Waterford.
Jimmy Blewett (No. 76 John Blewett Inc./Ling Trucking Chevrolet)
• Has five wins, a pole and 29 top 10s in 89 career NWMT starts.
• Has three top 10s in four races this year. Had three top 10s across 16 races the two previous seasons.
• Finished 28th in his only previous start at Waterford in 2006.

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