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2019 Southwick Motocross National results and coverage

By Don Williams – June 29, 2019

2019 Southwick Motocross National Results:
Musquin, Osborne Swap Moto Wins

Marvin Musquin took his second overall win of the year with a 1-2 performance at the 2019 Southwick Motocross National, with Zach Osborne taking his first-ever career 450MX moto win. Musquin, Osborne, and 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series leader Eli Tomac locked out the podium in both motos. Tomac went 2-3 for P3 overall, padding his series lead to 26 points as Ken Roczen suffered severe endurance problems. Although not quite as hot and humid as it was in Florida last week, the temperatures ran up into the 90s with humidity around 50 percent at The Wick 338 in Massachusetts.

Moto 2 start
Moto 2 start
  1. Marvin Musquin’s 1-2 earn him his second consecutive overall win of the year, and he moves into P2 in the championship standings. After qualifying first in the morning, Musquin (Red Bull KTM) grabbed the moto 1 holeshot. Musquin battled with Tomac and Roczen early in the first lap before opening a 3.7-second margin by the end of lap 2 (of 16). From there, it was clear sailing for Musquin, with his lead peaking at over 13 seconds on lap 10. Musquin didn’t quite get the start in moto 2, and he found himself battling with Roczen and Cooper Webb as moto-2 winner Osborne escaped. With 47 points on the day, Musquin passes Roczen in the standings and sits 26 points behind leader Tomac at the halfway point in the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship season.Marvin Musquin
  2. Class rookie Zach Osborne looked strong in both motos, and won a 450 National moto for the first time. Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) had it relatively easy in moto 2, as he passed Webb for the lead after a few turns on lap 1 and never looked back. Osborne was fastest almost the entire second moto, building his lead to over 11 seconds at the checkered flag. It was a bit tougher for Osborne in the first moto, as he engaged in battles with Tomac, Roczen, and Webb early on. Osborne ran in P2 for three laps a third of the way into moto 1, but Tomac had the speed and displaced him. Osborne eventually dropped far off the pace, finishing over 15 seconds behind second-place Tomac.Zach Osborne
  3. Eli Tomac never truly looked like he had the speed to be a moto winner, and rode steadily instead. Going 2-3, Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) battled with other podium hopefuls early in both motos, and had an especially tough time in moto 1. In the first moto, Tomac started in P2, dropped down to P4 on lap 4, and regrouped to regain his P2 slot by the midway point. A bad start doomed Tomac in moto 2, as he was in P8 after the first lap. Tomac moved into a podium position on lap 7, but by then leader Osborne was gone. Tomac challenged Musquin for P2 briefly before falling back into a lonely P3 to the end. Tomac only has one moto win in the last six races, yet he has a comfortable 26-point lead in the standings.Eli Tomac
  4. Ken Roczen’s collapse continues, as he went 12-10 on the day. In the beginning of both motos, Roczen (Team Honda HRC) showed that he had the speed to compete. However, Roczen did not have the endurance. Roczen was running in the 2:17s and 2:18s early in moto 1, dropping to the 2:27s by lap 12, and eventually slowing to 2:36 on the final lap. Roczen was running in P5 at the halfway point before ending the race in P12. In moto 2, Roczen seized P2 on lap 3, and then started a slow decline. He was back in P6 at the halfway point and finished in P10. Roczen opened the moto with 2:18 laps, dropping to 2:22s by lap 4, 2:27s by lap 6, and never better than 2:31 from lap 10 on. Something is seriously wrong, and he drops to P3 in the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series standings.Roczen leads Webb and Tomac
  5. Fredrik Norén impressed in his JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing debut. With less than a week on the factory RM-Z450, Norén went 5-7 on the day. The 30 points he scored put him in a three-way tie for P5 for the overall, with Jason Anderson and Justin Barcia. However, Anderson and Barcia finished ahead of Norén in moto 2, dropping Norén to P7 overall. Regardless, Norén looked great as he left his truly privateer Honda CRF450R behind. He is a former fill-in rider at Team Honda, and they must be kicking themselves for not putting him in injured Cole Seely’s seat.Savatgy leads Norén and Bogle
  6. Cooper Webb went 4-4, for his best result of the season. Webb (Red Bull KTM) doesn’t look like a threat for a moto win, even though he led a Southwick moto early, yet he does have podiums in his immediate future. Webb has finished in the top five in the last five motos, including a podium in moto 2 at High Point. Webb is closing in on Anderson in the standings, and is now just 10 points behind Anderson, who sits in P5.Webb leads, followed by Osborne and Musquin
  7. Anderson entered The Wick 338 tied with Osborne in the series standings, but lost 15 championship points to Osborne in the sand, heat, and humidity. Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) had an uninspiring 7-5 day, and now has sole possession of P5 in the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series standings.
  8. Sixes are wild for Justin Barcia. Barcia (Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing) has finished in P6 in the last four motos. Barcia sits in P7 in the standings, 43 points behind Webb.
  1. Returning from injury during the Supercross season, Aaron Plessinger made a very quiet debut in the 450MX class. Plessinger (Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing) went 18-16 on the day for P17 overall. He will need to do better.
  2. It’s Redbud next week! As is traditional over the July 4th weekend, the AMA National series lands in Buchanan, Michigan for the Circle K Redbud National. The racing schedule is a bit off from normal, as the 450MX class rides first, so keep an eye on our 2019 Pro Motocross TV Schedule to make sure you don’t miss a lap.

2019 Southwick Motocross National Results, The Wick 338, Southwick, MA

  1. Marvin Musquin, KTM, 1-2; 47 points
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 3-1; 45 points
  3. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki, 2-3; 42 points
  4. Cooper Webb, KTM, 4-4; 36 points
  5. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna, 7-5; 30 points
  6. Justin Barcia, Yamaha, 6-6; 30 points
  7. Fredrik Noren, Suzuki, 5-7, 30 points
  8. Dean Ferris, Yamaha, 8-12; 22 points
  9. Ken Roczen, Honda, 12-10; 20 points
  10. John Short, Honda, 15-9; 18 points
  11. Justin Bogle, KTM, 11-13; 18 points
  12. Blake Baggett, KTM, 10-18; 14 points
  13. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 36-8; 13 points
  14. Benny Bloss, KTM, 9-39; 12 points
  15. Coty Schock, KTM, 17-14; 11 points
  16. Lorenzo Locurcio, Kawasaki, 40-11; 10 points
  17. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 18-16; 8 points
  18. Henry Miller, KTM, 13-38; 8 points
  19. James Weeks, Yamaha, 14-27; 7 points
  20. Tristan Lane, KTM, 22-15; 6 points
  21. Ryan Dowd, Suzuki, 16-24; 5 points
  22. Ben Lamay, Honda, 25-17; 4 points
  23. Chris Canning, Kawasaki, 21-19; 2 points
  24. Tyler Bowers, Kawasaki, 19-40; 2 points
  25. Taki Koga, Kawasaki, 31-20; 1 point
  26. Toshiki Tomita, Honda, 20-36; 1 point

2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross AMA National Championship Standings (after 6 of 12 rounds)

  1. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki, 257 points (5 moto wins)
  2. Marvin Musquin, KTM, 231 (2 moto wins)
  3. Ken Roczen, Honda, 229 points (3 moto wins)
  4. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 227 (1 moto win)
  5. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna, 212
  6. Cooper Webb, KTM, 202
  7. Justin Barcia, Yamaha, 159
  8. Dean Ferris, Yamaha, 136
  9. Blake Baggett, KTM, 131 (1 moto win)
  10. Justin Bogle, KTM, 117
  11. Fredrik Noren, Honda/Suzuki, 111
  12. Cole Seely, Honda, 59
  13. Ben Lamay, Honda, 56
  14. Lorenzo Locurcio, Kawasaki, 55
  15. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 54
  16. Justin Hill, Suzuki, 51
  17. Todd Waters, Husqvarna, 46
  18. Tyler Bowers, Kawasaki, 46
  19. Benny Bloss, KTM, 39
  20. John Short, Honda, 36
  21. Henry Miller, KTM, 36
  22. Jake Masterpool, Honda, 35
  23. Toshiki Tomita, Honda, 21
  24. Dylan Merriam, Husqvarna, 18
  25. James Weeks, Yamaha, 13
  26. Taiki Koga, Kawasaki, 12
  27. Coty Schock, KTM, 11
  28. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 8
  29. Kyle Chisholm, Suzuki, 7
  30. Tristan Lane, KTM, 6
  31. Cody Cooper, Honda, 6
  32. Matthew Hubert, Husqvarna, 5
  33. Ryan Dowd, Suzuki 5
  34. Erki Kahro, KTM, 5
  35. Mathias Jorgensen, Honda, 3
  36. Chris Canning, Kawasaki, 2
  37. Dare Demartile, Honda, 2
  38. Felix Lopez, KTM, 1
  39. Brandan Leith, Kawasaki, 1
  40. Heath Harrison, Kawasaki, 1

Super Late Model Championship leader Curtis Gerry best on Applebee’s Fireworks Night at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, ME –  Curtis Gerry of Waterboro raced to his third 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model  victory of the season, topping the stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.  Gerry is the only Super Late Model competitor to win more than once at the historic Route 26 oval track so far this season.

Gerry started 12th and got the job done without the benefit of a caution period, patiently working his way up through the running order before taking the lead away from Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner, who led most of the race after prevailing in a long battle with fellow Turner competitor Shawn Martin.

Gerry came from a long way back and had plenty of steam to get by the top five once he drove his Ripley & Fletcher Ford into contention.  Rose, a former Street Stock champ seeking his second win in the top class, ended up scoring runner-up honors in front of Dixfield’s Scott Robbins.  Martin and Winterport’s Ryan Deane filled out the top five.

The Jackhammer, Shawn Knight of South Paris, put his foot to the floorboard and dominated the 30-lap Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock feature event, posting his second consecutive victory in the class.   As the raindrops began to fall and the racing surface greased up, Rick Spaulding of Lisbon manhandled his Monte Carlo to a second-place finish, holding off determined, aggressive challenges by defending champion Matt Dufault of Turner, who finished third, and three-time 2019 winner Kurt Hewins of Leeds.  Oxford’s Skip Stanley rounded out the top five.

Tyler Green of Turner wired the Bandits division field in their 20-lap main event to win for the first time this season.  Defending champion and current points leader Dustin Salley of Mechanic Falls remained atop the rankings with a runner-up finish.  Caleb Proctor of Casco was right behind the top two title contenders, with fourth spot going to Travis Verrill of South Paris.  Title contender Chad Wills of Oxford, forced to an unfamiliar back-up car, ended up with a fifth-place finish.

Owen Stuart of Naples prevailed for the fourth time this year in a 15-lap feature for Rookie division youngsters.  Championship points leader Brady Childs of Leeds rebounded from an early spin to earn runner-up honors.  Maddie Herrick of Norway finished in third position, ahead of Minot’s Derek Cook, Minot and Jeremy Turner of Norway.

Brandon Varney of Mechanic Falls, a former champion in four and six-cylinder front wheel drive racecars, earned his first main event victory in a V-8-powered, rear wheel drive car with an imptressice score in Outlaw division action.  Calab Emerson-Mains of Richmond had everyone else covered, with Rick Thompson of Naples third under the checkered flag.  Jonathon Emerson of Sabattus and Oxford’s Shaun Hinkley were also top-five finishers.

Cam Childs of Leeds officially earned the Runnin’ Rebel division victory when apparent winner Cody Childs was disqualified for a technical infraction.  On the racetrack the Childs vs. Childs battle entertained the crowd for a few laps before Cody pulled away and came out on top until the post-race inspection process.  Lewiston’s Adam O’Neil got runner-up honors in the 20-lap race, with Addie McDaniel of Bridgton ending up in third position.  Championship points leader Nathan Dubuc of Lewiston and Cody White of, South Paris were fourth and fifth-place finishers, respectively.

Will Dunphy, Jr. of New Gloucester romped to his fourth victory of the year in a 20-lap main event for the Cruiser class. Former division champ Phil Knowlton of Minot was the best of the rest with Greene’s  Luke Decoster claiming third-place hardware.  Matt Hiscock of Turner led a few laps en route to a fourth-place performance.  Carl Conant of Lewiston rounded out the top five.

Sebago teen Kolby Morrell outran Randy Green of Norway to the checkered flag to earn his second straight victory, and third of the season , in the 20-lap Sport Truck race.  Three guys from Hartford filled out the top-five rundown, with Jake Dobson claiming a third-place trophy in front of Eddie Henderson and Rick Dobson.

Breanna Spaulding of Lisbon powered to yet another 20-lap victory in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies division.  Addie McDaniel of Bridgton was gaining on the winner in the closing laps but settled for runner-up honors.  Chloe Kiley of South Paris earned the third-place trophy, ahead of Greene’s Susan Veinott and Michele Bisbee of Livermore.

A downpour forced postponement of both scheduled Figure 8 races to dates later this season.

The Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Models, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Bandits, Figure 8s and Rookies are in action next on Saturday night, July 5.  Post time is 7:00 p.m.  Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford, Maine.  For more information please visit or call (207) 539-8865.

Super Late Model (50 Laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 2 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 3 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 4 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 5 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 6 29 Austin Teras, Gray; 7 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 8 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 9 51 John Peters, Westbrook; 10 44 Rusty Poland, Windham; 11 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 12 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 13 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 14 88 Brandon Barker, Windham; 15 20 Richie Brown, Wentworth, NH; 16 21 Scxott Chubbuck, Wiscasset; 17 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 18 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast; DNS 44 Kyle Treadwell, Buckfield.

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30 laps) 1 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 2 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 3 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 4 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 5 64 Skip Stanley, Oxford; 6 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 7 27 Patrick Thorne, Standish; 8 12 Zach Bowie, Turner; 9 21 Skip Tripp, Norway; DNS 6 Brian Dolloff, Jr., Jay; DNS 17 Jim Davis, Sabattus.

Bandit (20 laps) 1 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 2 18 Dustin Salley, Mechanic Falls; 3 04 Caleb Proctor, Casco; 4 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 5 54 Chad Wills, Oxford; 6 11 Alex Mowatt, Norway; 7 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 8 44 Tyler Libby, Poland; 9 20 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 10 26x Jason Lavalley, Auburn; 11 34 Grady Doherty, Casco; 12 9 Josh Dube, Auburn; 13 17x Canden Kennie, n/a; 14 08 Mike McKinney, Bryant Pond; 15 17 Ashley Martel, Hartford.

Rookie (15 laps) 1 8 Owen Stuart, Naples; 2 1 Brady Childs, Leeds; 3 95 Maddie Herrick, Norway; 4 87 Derek Cook, Minot; 5 09 Jeremy Turner, Norway; 6 29 Sophie Green, South Paris.

Outlaw (20 laps) 1 1 Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls; 2 4 Calab Emerson-Mains, Richmond; 3 07 Rick Thompson, Naples; 4 16 Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 5 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 6 94 Cody Childs, Auburn; 7 29 Dean Hanscom, Gray; 8 27 John Lizotte, Lewiston; 9 30 Matthew Veinott, Greene; 10 39 Gerry Freve, Buckfield; 11 74 Richard Thompson, Jr., Bridgton.

Runnin’ Rebel (20 laps) 1 11 Cam Childs, Leeds; 2 14 Adam O’Neil, Lewiston; 3 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 4 15 Nathan Dubuc, Lewiston; 5 6 Cody White, South Paris; 6 84 Doug Degroat, Oxford; 7 71 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 8 18 Dustin Salley, Mechanic Falls; 9 50 AJ Smith, South Paris; 10 12 Chris Lavanway, Auburn; 11 00 Chris Giguere, Lisbon; 12 10 Corey Roussel, South Paris; 13 69 John Childs, Leeds; 14 21 Ralph Green, Auburn; 15 148 Don Smith, Oxford; 16 18x Matt Chamberlain, Bethel; DQ 95 Cody Childs, Auburn.

Cruiser (20 laps) 1 4 Will Dunphy, Jr., New Gloucester; 272 Phil Knowlton, Minot; 3 26 Luke Decoster, Greene; 4 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 5 7 Carl Conant, Lewiston; 6 50 Gerard Cote, Oxford; 7 28 William Barker, Oxford; 8 3 Charlie Hall, Jr., Oxford; 9 86 Shannon Mason, n/a.

Sport Truck (20 laps) 1 5 Kolby Morrell, Sebago; 2 2 Randy Green, Norway; 3 49 Jake Dobson, Hartford; 4 12 Eddie Henderson, Hartford; 5 05 Rick Dobson, Hartford; 6 1 Ryan Farrar, Oxford; 7 61 Derrick Drown, n/a.

Ladies (20 laps) 1 21 Breanna Spaulding, Lisbon; 2 68 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 3 16 Chloe Kiley, South Paris; 4 28 Susan Veinott, Greene; 5 30 Michele Bisbee, Livermore; 6 95 Deanna Bisbee, Greene; 7 44 Annie Chartier, Mexico; 8 47 Taylor Graffam, Hollis.

Source: Media Duffer/OPS PR

Polewarczyk has “Dream Ride” late for Star Speedway ACT win


Former ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk (#97NH) leads current point leader Rich Dubeau (#30NH) en route to his win in the Dream Ride 150 at Star Speedway. (Eric LaFleche photo)

Epping, NH – Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk Jr. put on a clinic in the second half of the Dream Ride 150 to capture his 20th ACT Late Model Tour win at Epping, NH’s Star Speedway on Saturday, June 29. “Joey Pole” took the lead from Plainfield, NH’s Rich Dubeau on lap 91 and smoked the field down the stretch to take the $5,000 top prize in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Summer Kickoff Series finale.

The win was notable on several levels beyond the prize money. Polewarzcyk broke a tie with Jean-Paul Cyr and Patrick Laperle to move into sole possession of second on the all-time ACT Late Model Tour winner’s list. He also became the sixth different winner in six point-counting events this year.

Polewarczyk started on the outside pole alongside Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell Jr., but soon surrendered that spot to E. Bridgewater, MA’s Ryan Kuhn as Helliwell set the pace. A lap-7 incident where Christopher Pelkey and Jonathan Bouvrette got together battling for the fourth spot – and Claude Leclerc paid the price – scrambled the running order early and allowed Plainfield, NH’s Rich Dubeau to quickly move up from the 10th starting spot.

Dubeau was up to third when the third caution flew on lap 19 for Bouvrette’s second incident and took the runner-up spot on the restart. He was starting to put the pressure on for the lead when Helliwell’s rear end failed on the 31st circuit, handing the lead to Dubeau and the number-two spot back to Polewarczyk.

The fourth and ultimately final caution came out two laps later for Reilly Lanphear’s spin. Dubeau pulled away initially following the restart. But the longer the green-flag run went, the stronger Polewarczyk got. The 2014 champion began stalking Dubeau in earnest as the duo worked lapped traffic near the halfway mark. After 20 laps of testing the waters, Polewarczyk swung to the high line and took the lead from Dubeau as they completed the 91st lap.

It was game-on for Polewarczyk from there. As the rest of the field began to slip and slide on worn tires, Polewarczyk stayed true, eventually drawing out to nearly a half-track lead. Despite needing to ease up some in slower traffic over the final circuits, Polewarczyk cruised to the win. He became the first repeat ACT winner at Star Speedway after also winning at the Tour’s last visit in 2013.

Dubeau finished second to unofficially retake the American-Canadian Tour points lead. Kuhn, a Tour rookie, was strong all night and earned his first ACT podium finish with a third-place result. Blainville, QC’s Bouvrette charged through the field after his early incidents to take fourth. Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek rounded out the top-5.

Another rookie, Carver, MA’s Trent Goodrow, had by far his best career ACT effort and finished sixth. Two-time defending ACT Champion Scott Payea of Colchester, VT was the last driver on the lead lap in seventh. Hampstead, NH’s Erick Sands was the highest-finishing local in eighth. Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert and Blainville, QC’s Mathieu Kingsbury completed the top-10.

The ACT Late Model Tour now heads into its summer break. The cars and stars of the Northeast will heat up once again for the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250 at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 3. Post time is 6:00pm.





Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 2 ) Joey Polewarczyk ( 97NH ) , Hudson, NH , 150 Laps

2. ( 10 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Plainfield, NH , 150 Laps

3. ( 3 ) #Ryan Kuhn ( 72MA ) , E. Bridgewater, MA , 150 Laps

4. ( 5 ) Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Blainville, QC , 150 Laps

5. ( 13 ) Bryan Kruczek ( 19NH ) , Newmarket, NH , 150 Laps

6. ( 8 ) #Trent Goodrow ( 31MA ) , Carver, MA , 150 Laps

7. ( 12 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Colchester, VT , 150 Laps

8. ( 16 ) Erick J. Sands ( 36NH ) , Hampstead, NH , 149 Laps

9. ( 11 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 149 Laps

10. ( 9 ) Mathieu Kingsbury ( 9QC ) , Blainville, QC , 149 Laps

11. ( 23 ) Dylan Payea ( 7NH ) , Milton, VT , 149 Laps

12. ( 4 ) Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 148 Laps

13. ( 7 ) Shawn Swallow ( 04NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 147 Laps

14. ( 18 ) Jason Larivee Jr. ( 70RI ) , West Greenwich, RI , 147 Laps

15. ( 20 ) Michael Toner ( 56RI ) , Portsmouth, RI , 147 Laps

16. ( 15 ) Michael Wray ( 42CT ) , Northford, CT , 146 Laps

17. ( 17 ) Reilly Lanphear ( 21VT ) , Waterbury, VT , 146 Laps

18. ( 21 ) Randy Cole Jr. ( 55MA ) , Middleton, MA , 144 Laps

19. ( 22 ) Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) , Barre, VT , 138 Laps

20. ( 19 ) Peyton Lanphear ( 22VT ) , Waterbury, VT , 32 Laps

21. ( 1 ) Wayne Helliwell Jr. ( 27NH ) , Dover, NH , 30 Laps

22. ( 14 ) Tom Mackey ( 51MA ) , Gloucester, MA , 19 Laps

23. ( 6 ) Claude Leclerc ( 11QC ) , Lanoraie, QC , 7 Laps

Lap Leaders: Wayne Hellwell Jr. 1-30; Rich Dubeau 31-90; Joey Polewarzyck 91-150. (2 lead changes among 2 drivers)

Time of Race: 49:59   Margin of Victory: 4.674 seconds

Cautions: 4 (laps 7, 7, 19, 32)

Heat Winners: Ryan Kuhn, Christopher Pelkey, Scott Payea

Consi Winner: Joey Polewarczyk

-Source: Michael R. Stridsberg American-Canadian Tour Media Director

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Ronnie Williams wins 6th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Speedway

Ronnie Williams

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the 6th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k, which paid the winner $5,000 out of a purse of over $27,000.  With the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Sales Gambler’s Challenge bonus of $5,250 with a contribution from Newtown Pools and a total heat race bonus of $1,500 from Wheelers Auto of Hamden, the total posted awards were over $34,000.  Ronnie Williams became the first SK Modified® driver to win the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K in consecutive seasons and in victory lane he pulled the 11th through 20th place finishers for the Dunleavy’s Gambler’s Challenge.  Al Saunders held off Tom Fearn in the Late Model feature to score his second win of the year, Teddy Hodgdon locked down his second win of the year in the SK Light feature, Jeremy Lavoie reached victory lane for the third time this season in the Limited Late Model feature, and George Bessette, Jr. notched his second win of the year in the Street Stock feature.

In the 100-lap NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K feature event, Marcello Rufrano took the lead at the green with Tyler Hines in second.  Hines would lose second to Joey Cipriano on lap-2 while Troy Talman was fourth and Ronnie Williams was quickly up to fifth with Keith Rocco following in his tire tracks in sixth.  Michael Christopher, Jr. took sixth from Rocco on lap-5 and he got by Williams to move into fifth on lap-6. 

Up front, Talman got around Hines to move into third and Christopher took fourth from Hines on lap-11 as Rufrano continued to hold the lead with Cipriano in second. 

With 20 laps complete, Rufrano was still in the lead with Cipriano, Christopher, Talman, and Hines making up the top-6.  Todd Owen was up to sixth with Rocco, Glen Reen, Michael Gervais, Jr., and Chase Dowling making up the top-10.  The caution flew with 26 laps complete as Nick Salva spun coming out of turn 4 and behind him the cars of John Studley and Kenny Horton got into the turn 4 wall with Tony Membrino, Jr. coming to a stop to avoid hitting Studley and Horton.

Christopher made a 2-wide move coming out of turn 2 on the restart to nearly take the lead but he was now locked in a side by side duel with Cipriano for the lead.  Christopher cleared Cipriano on lap-29 while Rufrano fell back to third in line.  Hines was fourth but Rocco made a dive to his inside in turn 3 to take the position on lap-30.  Dowling was sixth with Owen, Talman, Cory DiMatteo, and Gervais making up the top-10.

Dowling took fifth from Hines on lap-31 and he went by Rocco to take fourth on lap-32.  Owen followed right behind Dowling and he took fifth as Rocco slid back to seventh behind Hines as Christopher continued to lead Cipriano.  Andrew Molleur spun in turn 4 to bring the caution back out with 36 laps complete.

Christopher took the lead back under green with Rufrano in second.  Owen and Cipriano were side by side for third with Dowling in fifth.  Owen took second from Rufrano on lap-39 with a forceful pass in turn 4 while behind them Dowling was up to fourth and Rocco took fifth as Rufrano slid back to sixth.  Tyler Leary and Stephen Kopcik got into the turn 2 wall to bring the caution back out with 40 laps complete.

Owen got a push from Dowling to take the lead on the restart but the laps wasn’t completed before the caution came back out for a multicar incident involving Williams, Berndt, Hines, Avery, Spiers, Bolles, and several others.

Christopher and Owen went wheel to wheel for the lead back under green with Dowling in third and Cipriano and Gervais side by side for fourth behind him.  Owen got clear to the lead on lap-42 but Christopher was all over his back bumper in second with Dowling in third.  Rocco picked off several spots since the restart to move up to fourth with Gervais fifth as Cipriano slid from third back to sixth in line. 

Dowling took second from Christopher on lap-56 as Owen was still in command with Gervais fourth and Rocco still fifth.  Dowling completed his charge to the front of the field by taking the lead from Owen on lap-60.  With Dowling and Owen dicing for the lead, Christopher was able to close in on the two leaders and make it a 3-car fight for the lead.  Christopher got by Owen to take second on lap-63 but he lost the spot on lap-65 as his car appeared to momentarily lose power.  Christopher came back up to speed in third while the battle for fourth was heating up between Gervais, Rocco, and Williams.  The caution flew with 69 laps complete for a spin in turn 4 by Kenny Horton. 

Christopher’s car stumbled on the restart and he fall back several spots but the caution flew again before a lap could be completed for a spin in turn 3 by Rufrano.  Under the caution, Christopher came to pit road where his crew went under the hood to diagnose his issues.

Owen got a good run on the outside of Dowling to take the lead on the restart.  Rocco followed in Owen’s tire tracks in the outside lane and he pulled even with Dowling for second with Gervais fourth and Williams back up to fifth.  Rocco cleared Dowling and then took the lead from Owen on lap-72.  Another multicar incident at the entrance to turn 1 involving Salva, Talman, Molleur, and Matt Galko brought the caution back out with 73 laps complete.

Rocco took the lead on the restart with Dowling coming back up to second.  Owen slotted into line in third with Membrino and Williams side by side for fourth.  Owen and Membrino went through the frontstretch infield on lap-77 but both cars kept going and the race stayed green.  Owen fell back to 10th while Membrino got back into line in 12th.  Rocco and Dowling were still the top-2 cars but now Williams was up to third with Cipriano fourth and Rufrano in fifth with 20 laps to go.

Williams went by Dowling to move into second on lap-83and he began to set his sights on Rocco for the lead.  Williams was about a tenth of a second a lap quicker than Rocco and with 13 laps to go, he was right on Rocco’s back bumper. 

Williams dove to the inside of Rocco on lap-90 but wasn’t able to complete the pass as Rocco charged back out front.  Williams again tried an inside move on lap-92 but Rocco was able to fend off that challenge as well.  Williams again made a turn 3 move and the two leaders were side by side at the line to complete lap 93.  They were still side by side on lap-94 before Williams fell back behind Rocco on lap-95.  Williams got back to Rocco’s inside on lap-98 and he had the lead by a nose at the line.  They were still side by side as they took the white flag with Williams in the lead by inches.  Williams edged ahead of Rocco in turns 3+4 on the final lap and he beat Rocco to the checkered flag by half a car length.  Dowling finished third with Cipriano and Molleur rounding out the top-5.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Paul Varricchio, Jr. led the first lap but he and Richard Ciriello got together in turn 1 and collected Michael Bennett to bring the caution out with 1 lap complete.

Paul Arute and Al Saunders were now on the front row for the restart and the two cars dueled side by side for a lap before the caution came back out for a crash in turn 2 involving Shawn Monahan, Trace Beyer, and Eric Finkbein, Jr.

Al Saunders took the lead on the restart with Michael Wray, Cliff Saunders, and Tom Fearn behind him.  Paul Arute was side by side with Ryan Fearn for fifth place before clearing Tom Fearn one lap after the restart.  Cliff Saunders took second from Wray on lap-5, opening the door for Tom Fearn to follow him through and drop Wray back to fourth.  Fearn then took second from Cliff Saunders on lap-6 and began to chase down Al Saunders for the lead.

Ryan Fearn got around Arute to take over fifth on lap-15 as Al Saunders continued to hold the race lead with Tom Fearn, Cliff Saunders, and Wray behind him. 

Fearn got close to Al Saunders but couldn’t get close enough as Saunders scored his second win of the 2019 season.  Cliff Saunders finished third with Wray and Ryan Fearn rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap SK Light feature event, Robert Bloxsom, III took the lead at the drop of the green with Bob Charland immediately hounding him for the lead.  Wesley Prucker was third with Joey Ferrigno and Steven Chapman side by side for fourth.  Chapman got sideways on lap-4 but was able to save his car and he got back in line in seventh place.  The caution came out with 5 laps complete for spins in turn 3 by Nathan Pytko and Glenn Korner.

Bloxsom took the lead back under green with Charland slotting into second.  Ferrigno was third with Prucker and Jonathan Puleo side by side for fourth.  Puleo cleared Prucker on lap-7 to take fourth and Mark Bakaj got by Prucker to move up to fifth.  Charland spun in the middle of turns 1+2 to bring the caution out with 10 laps complete.  Bryan Narducci nearly spun avoiding Charland but kept going and he was able to keep his 8th place position for the restart.

The restart saw the top-6 cars run two laps side by side before Puleo got clear to the lead with Teddy Hodgdon in second.  Bloxsom was third with Bakaj fourth and Chapman fifth.  Hodgdon took the lead from Puleo on lap-14 while Bakaj was now working the outside lane against Bloxsom in a fight for third.  Bloxsom was able to hold him off and keep third while Chapman took fourth and Bakaj slid back to fifth.  Bakaj continued to slide backwards while Hodgdon continued to hold the lead with Puleo giving chase.

Hodgdon led Puleo to the checkered flag to pick up his second win of the 2019 season.  Bloxsom finished third with Chapman and Alexander Pearl rounding out the top-5.

In the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature, Kyle Casagrande led the field to the green but it was Alexandra Fearn taking the early lead at the drop of the green flag.  Jeremy Lavoie came up to second with Matt Clement taking third to drop Casagrande back to fourth in line.  Casagrande got high in turn 3 on lap-2 and slipped back to eighth as Duane Provost took fourth and Gary Patnode fifth.

Lavoie took the lead from Fearn on lap-5 and Clement was now applying heavy pressure to Fearn’s bumper in a fight for second.  Clement took second from Fearn on lap-7 with Patnode now right behind Fearn in fourth. 

At the halfway point of the race Lavoie was still leading Clement while Patnode was in the process of making a move on Fearn to take third.  The two cars touched and got into the frontstretch wall to bring the caution out with 10 laps complete.

Lavoie took the lead on the restart with Provost now in second.  Clement was third in line with David Tefft up to fourth and Kevin Crosby was fifth.  Lavoie led Clement to the checkered flag to pick up his third win of the 2019 season.  Provost finished third with Tefft and Crosby rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, Adrien Paradis, III and Travis Hydar led the field to the green but George Bessette, Jr. quickly moved into third and then made a 3-wide move on lap-2 to take over the lead.  Hydar settled into second while Paradis and Meghan Fuller were now side by side for third with Steve Kenneway and Jason Lafayette behind them. 

Paradis got clear of Fuller on lap-6 but Fuller came right back to the inside of Paradis on lap-7 and moved back into third.  Paradis’ car was loose in turn 3 and he fell back several spots before he spun coming out of turn 4.  Paradis did a 360 spin and kept moving so the race stayed green with Bessette leading Hydar and Fuller.  Kenneway was still fourth with Zack Robinson now up to fifth.

With 5 laps to go, Bessette was still in command but Hydar had closed the gap down to a car length with Fuller only several car lengths behind Hydar in third.  Hydar was right on Bessette’s back bumper as they took the white flag but he couldn’t get close enough to make a move as Bessette locked down his second win of the 2019 season.  Fuller finished third with Robinson and Kenneway rounding gout the top-5.


1) Ronnie Williams, Tolland

2) Keith Rocco, Berlin

3) Chase Dowling, Midland, NC

4) Joey Cipriano, Waterbury

5) Andrew Molleur, Shelton

6) Marcello Rufrano, North Haven

7) David Arute, Stafford Springs

8) Tony Membrino, Jr., Berlin

9) Todd Owen, Somers

10) Tyler Hines, North Haven

11) Ed Spiers, Beacon Falls

12) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

13) Dan Wesson, Monson, MA

14) Cory DiMatteo, Farmington

15) Tom Bolles, Ellington

16) Michael Gervais, Jr., Wolcott

17) Troy Talman, Oxford, MA

18) Nick Salva, Cheshire

19) Matt Galko, Meriden

20) Kenny Horton, Guilford

21) Michael Christopher, Jr., Wolcott

22) Dan Avery, Somers

23) Matt Vassar, Plantsville

24) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, MA

25) Eric Berndt, Cromwell

26) Stephen Kopcik, Newtown

27) John Studley, Framingham, MA


1) Al Saunders, Stafford

2) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

3) Cliff Saunders, Stafford

4) Michael Wray, Northford

5) Ryan Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

6) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington

7) Paul Arute, Northridge, Ma

8) Wayne Coury, Jr., Fairfield

9) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, Ma

10) Michael Bennett, Willington

11) Darrell Keane, Enfield

12) Greg DeMone, Ludlow, MA

13) Gary Theriault, Enfield

14) Shawn Monahan, Waterford

15) Eric Finkbein, Jr., Vernon

16) Trace Beyer, Stratton, VT

17) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin

18) Richard Ciriello, Reading, Ma


1) Teddy Hodgdon, Danbury

2) Jonathan Puleo, Branford

3) Robert Bloxsom, III, Stratford

4) Steven Chapman, Ellington

5) Alexander Pearl, Salem

6) Bryan Narducci, Colchester

7) Joey Ferrigno, East Hartford

8) Wesley Prucker, Stafford

9) Nick Anglace, Oxford

10) Mikey Flynn, Hampden, MA

11) Mark Bakaj, Lebanon

12) Glenn Griswold, Vernon

13) Norm Sears, Andover

14) Amanda West, Colchester

15) Noah Korner, Canton

16) Cassandra Cole, Westbrook

17) Chris Matthews, Stafford

18) Sami Anderson, Wolcott

19) Nathan Pytko, Douglas, MA

20) Bob Charland, Stafford

21) Alina Bryden, West Springfield, MA

22) Rit Dulac, Plantsville

23) Chris Bagnall, Winsted

24) Todd Clark, Bristol

25) Mark Alkas, Berlin

26) Paul French, Andover

27) Glenn Korner, Canton


1) Jeremy Lavoie, Windsor Locks

2) Matt Clement, Wethersfield

3) Duane Provost, Palmer, MA

4) David Tefft, Southampton, MA

5) Kevin Crosby, Coventry

6) Devon Jencik, Canton

7) Gary Patnode, Barkhamsted

8) Alexandra Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

9) Kyle Casagrande, Stafford Springs


1) George Bessette, Jr., Danbury

2) Travis Hydar, Woodbury

3) Meghan Fuller, Auburn, MA

4) Zack Robinson, Putnam

5) Steve Kenneway, Lowell, MA

6) Michael Hopkins, Springfield, MA

7) Tess Beyer, Stratton, VT

8) Jason Lafayette, Somers

9) Tyler Trott, East Hartford

10) Dave Secore, Jr., Union

11) Vince Gambacorta, Ellington

12) Marvin Minkler, Stamford

13) Adrien Paradis, III, Plainville

14) Paul Bourdon, Jr., Jewett City

15) Isaac Morales, Derby

Source: Scott Running/Stafford PR

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24 Hours of America recap and upcoming event 12 Hours of NY on July13 2019

24 Hours of America Recap Last week Endurance Karting headed to New Castle Motorsports Park for the first time in 2019.  With a strong field of 12 teams, teams battled it out for the top step on the overall podium as well as for podium spots in class, in this race twice around the clock.  The overall win and the Pro class win went to the team MD6 Motorsports, with a total of 1243 laps.  Segmented Lap Times took the Semi-Pro class win; Wheel to Wheel took the Pro Over 40 class win.  Marko Radisic took the win in the Solo class and also took the unofficial world record for miles in a kart in 24 hours.   

Endurance Karting would like to thank all the teams and drivers that participated in the 24 Hours of America.  

July 13: 2019 12 Hours of New York Endurance Karting returns to the Northeast for the second time in 2019 for the 12 Hour of New York.  Teams will compete in either one of our Honda Dino entries or in their own LO206 racing chassis.  

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Endurance Karting 745 Atlanta Rd., STE 208 Cumming, GA 30040

Heroes, fireworks and lots on the line For PASS racers at Oxford

NAPLES, ME (June 28) – An important weekend of racing will culminate over the next few days for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and local racers at Oxford Plains Speedway.  Following a huge Saturday night of fireworks, local Super Late Model action, and 11 divisions of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, an epic opportunity looms for PASS racers on Sunday at Oxford.  The PASS Open 100 will feature non-PASS winners competing for a chance to race their way in to the 46thAnnual Oxford 250.  The top three drivers who have not won a PASS event in the last five years will be locked into one of short track racing’s biggest events coming up in August.  But, several winning PASS drivers have expressed interest in competing in Sunday’s non-points paying 100-lapper so PASS officials will allow them to race, and if one of them finishes in the top three, they will also get a guaranteed starting spot in the 250.      

Everything actually begins on Saturday with Applebee’s night at the races featuring all 11 of Oxford Plains Speedway’s regular divisions.  Plus, Maine’s largest fireworks display and a strong field of Super Late Models.  Then, on late Sunday afternoon, The Open 100 will feature PASS non-winners racing for a chance to gain spots in the Oxford 250.  The top three non-winners in Sunday’s “Open” will get locked into the 46thAnnual Oxford 250, regardless of their overall finish.  In 2016, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. parlayed a win in the “Open” to a guaranteed starting spot in the 250, before going on to take over $25,000 for winning the biggest race of his career.  Defending Oxford Plains Speedway champion, Gabe Brown, is entered along with Ray Christian, III, Dave Farrington, Jr. and more as they compete for their shot at making the biggest Super Late Model race of the year. 

All the action gets under way this weekendat Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday with local features beginning at 6 PM featuring the Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Bandits, Figure 8’s, Rookies, Outlaws, Rebels, Trucks, Ladies, Cruisers, 4-Cylinder Figure 8’s, plus Maine’s biggest fireworks show.  On Sunday, racing begins at 6 PM for the PASS North Super Late Models Open 100, Honey Badger Street Stock Series, and the Bandit Triple Crown Series.

PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Oxford Plains Speedway, along with the 46thAnnual Oxford 250 and Lanier National 200 at Lanier Raceplex, can be found at

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

Source: Alan Dietz/PASS Tours PR

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Jankowiak wins Ol’ Boy Cup V at Lancaster National in NY

Lancaster Speedway


by Dave Buchanan | Jun 28, 2019 |


LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 28, 2019) – A near capacity crowd welcomed the 60th consecutive year of stock car racing at Lancaster Speedway @ New York International Raceway Park on Thursday night as Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. won the 5th annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial race for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

The event was the first stock car race held under the New York International Raceway Park (NYIRP) ownership group, which purchased the facility in late April. NYIRP has partnered with the management and staff of the Race of Champions to put on a six-race schedule of stock car races in 2019.

In additional action, Tim Welshans of West Falls, N.Y. earned his first career Street Stock victory at Lancaster. Josh Schosek of Hamburg, N.Y. captured his first ever win at Lancaster in the 4-Cylinders. In the NYPA TQ Midgets, Kyle Hutchinson of East Aurora, N.Y won the 20-lap feature.

A total of 25 RoC Modifieds were on hand for the first of three visits by the series this season at Lancaster. Timmy Catalano and Daryl Lewis, Jr. were scheduled to lead the field to the opening green flag. Things did not go as planned for Lewis, however, as he pulled out of line just as the field came out of turn four to take the green. He stopped on the track to put the start of the race on hold.

This moved Scott Wylie to the front row for the second attempt to start the race. Wylie capitalized on this as he grabbed the lead from Catalano when the race got under way. Eric Beers eventually settled into second followed by Patrick Emerling, Catalano and Chuck Hossfeld.

Emerling, a former Ol’ Boy Cup winner, wasted little time as he moved from his seventh starting position to take over second from Beers on lap 6. The race continued just past the halfway point without another caution as Wylie and Emerling pulled out to a slight advantage over the field.

Jankowiak started 10th after winning his heat race. He passed Hossfeld for third on lap 14, but was over a second behind the leaders at this point. Jankowiak made up the ground, and was challenging Emerling for second right before the caution came out on lap 31 for a spin by Jake Rought.

The race took a dramatic turn following a restart on lap 34. Wylie and Emerling were racing for the lead in turn two when the pair made contact. Wylie suffered a damaged left front wheel, and lost control of the car. A few cars were caught up in the chaos the ensued. Daryl Lewis, Jr. hit a Thermal Foam block protecting an infield light pole, but was able to drive away. Jack Ely suffered the worst damaged, which ended his night. Wylie’s night was also done after leading the first 34 laps.

Emerling lost momentum when he made contact with Wylie and slipped back to second place. Jankowiak was scored as the leader when the race restarted followed by Emerling, Catalano, Hossfeld and Beers.

Catalano got past Emerling for second on the restart. This allowed Jankowiak to pull away as the pair battled for position. He looked to be on cruise control to an easy victory when a pair of yellow flags on lap 48 bunched the field up one more time.

Emerling regained second on the restart, and then went after Jankowiak to try and take the lead. He hounded Jankowiak throughout the final 10 laps, looking to make an inside move. While Emerling looked to have the stronger car, Jankowiak did a masterful job of not relinquishing the inside line.

Jankowiak held on to capture the Ol’ Boy Cup V for his fourth career RoC Modified win at Lancaster. He has won four of the last ten RoC races at Lancaster dating back to the start of the 2017 season.

While he has done a lot of traveling to other tracks up and down the East Coast this season, Jankowiak was happy to be back in victory lane at the track he grew up at. “It is fun going in the truck to Riverhead, Bowman Gray and Seekonk, but this is home, and I’m glad so many fans came out to support this race tonight at Lancaster,” said Jankowiak.

Emerling had to settle for second followed by Hossfeld, Catalano and Beers. The RoC Modifieds return to Lancaster on August 17 for the 30th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110.

Front row starters Mark Hoch and Tim Welshans battled for the duration of the 30-lap Street Stock feature. Hoch led the opening seven laps from the pole while followed closely by Welshans. There was one caution during the race. It came on lap 7 when Ken Maltby and Rich Sharpe got together off of turn two.

Welshans took advantage of the restart to take the lead from Hoch. He then held off Hoch for the final 22 laps, without a caution, to capture his first ever Street Stock win at Lancaster. Hoch finished second followed by Nik Welshans, Max Northem and Tommy Wentland. A total of 23 Street Stocks were on hand.

Source: Lancaster National Speedway

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Dragon, Scott add to Thunder Road Legacies on CCV Night

Thunder Road Speedbowl lives up to its motto “The Nation’s site of excitement”!

ATTACHED PHOTO Milton’s Scott Dragon earned his second Late Model win of the season in the Casella Waste Systems make-up feature. (Alan Ward photo)

ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_5028.JPG): Vermont Governor Phil Scott rode the outside groove the victory in the CCV feature for the Late Models. (Alan Ward photo) 

ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_5013.JPG): Milton’s Sam Caron earned a long-awaited inaugural Thunder Road victory in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. (Alan Ward photo)

ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_8664.JPG): Wolcott’s Jamie Davis was in the right place at the right time to take the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – Two of the most decorated Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model drivers in Thunder Road history, Milton’s Scott Dragon and Middlesex’s Phil Scott, put another notch in their belts at Community College of Vermont Night on Thursday, June 27. Two-time “King of the Road” Dragon earned his second straight win in the Casella Waste Systems make-up feature to start the evening while Vermont Governor Scott captured his 31st career Late Model victory at the track in the nightcap.

Dragon began the double-feature event by dominating the 50-lap Casella feature that had been rained out June 14. Starting third after qualifying held two weeks before, Dragon lay back early while Montpelier’s Josh Demers set the early pace. But it wasn’t long before the “Dragon Wagon” was closing the gap, and Dragon swept around the outside of Demers for the lead just before the halfway point.

The defending champion began pulling away following a lap-27 caution for Chris Pelkey’s spin while Demers faded in the high lane. Dragon had a straightaway-plus lead over a multi-way battle for second when another yellow flew for Trevor Lyman’s spin with just five laps to go. The pause was no problem for Dragon has he marched back away in the final sprint for his eighth career Late Model victory at Thunder Road.

Polesitter Tyler Cahoon of St. Johnsbury ran up front the whole race and finished second. Fayston’s Brooks Clark completed the podium while Trampas Demers nosed out Cody Blake for fourth. Kyle Pembroke, Matt White, Jason Corliss, Josh Demers, and Josh Masterson rounded out the top-10.

In the second 50-lap feature, Phil Scott rebounded from late problems in the first main event to make a late charge for the win. Scott started sixth and rode in fourth for much of the race’s first half as Darrell Morin, Eric Chase, and Christopher Pelkey went nose-to-tail at the front. As time began to wind down, Scott wound it up on the outside groove, eventually snatching the lead from Morin on lap 35.

Chase eventually followed Scott’s lead to take second and began closing on the three-time “King of the Road” in the closing circuits. But it was too little, too late as Scott earned his second victory at Thunder Road since being elected Governor of Vermont.

Pelkey ended up grabbing third in the late going while Morin barely held off Trampas Demers for fourth. Brooks Clark, Josh Demers, Matt White, Kyle Pembroke, and Cody Blake finished sixth through 10th.

Milton Sam Caron finally earned his first career Thunder Road victory by taking the win in the 40-lap Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger feature. Caron, who spent many years in the Late Model ranks before joining the Tigers last year, inherited the top spot when Brandon Lanphear and Kevin Dodge had simultaneous tire problems while battling for the lead entering turn three on the 24th circuit.

The duo both ended up in the wall while Caron ended up in the lead. The veteran then had to survive a five-lap dash to the checkered flag after Brett Wood brought out the third caution with his own tire issues. But Caron held off fierce challenges from Kyle Streeter and Matt Potter for the long-awaited victory.

Waitsfield’s Streeter snuck back around Marshfield’s Potter when the two encountered a slow car on the final lap. Williamstown’s Micheal MacAskill beat point leader Stephen Martin of Craftsbury by a paint job for fourth. Jason Pelkey, Kevin Streeter, Logan Powers, Kelsea Woodard, and Tyler Austin also earned top-10 finishes.

Wolcott’s Jamie Davis was in the right place at the right time to get his first Allen Lumber Street Stock win of the season. The two-time champion was running third when S. Royalton’s Derek Farnham and Barre’s Tyler Pepin got together fighting for the lead with four laps to go in the 25-lap feature. Davis then held off Derby’s Tim Hunt through two more cautions, including one that triggered a green-white-checkered, to grab his 12th career victory. The result gives him sole possession of third place on the all-time Street Stock win list.

Hunt came under fire from St. Johnsbury’s Kasey Beattie on the final lap but managed to edge him out for second. Kasey Collons, Gary Mullen, point leader Jeffrey Martin, Dean Switser Jr., Tommy Smith, Scott Weston, and rookie Frank Putney completed the top-10.

Thunder Road celebrates Independence Day next Thursday, July 4 at 7:00pm with the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular. A full card of action is on tap for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors. A fantastical fireworks display by Northstar Fireworks will cap the night’s action. Admission is just $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).




Casella Waste Systems Make-up Feature

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

2. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

3. Brooks Clark ( 68VT ) Waitsfield, VT

4. Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) Shelburne, VT

5. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

6. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

7. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

8. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

9. Josh Demers ( 10VT ) Montpelier, VT

10. Josh Masterson ( 11VT ) Bristol, VT

11. Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

12. Brendan Moodie ( 94VT ) Wolcott, VT

13. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Graniteville, VT

14. Eric Chase ( 40VT ) Milton, VT

15. John Donahue ( 2VT ) Graniteville, VT

16. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Westford, VT

17. Trevor Lyman ( 25VT ) Hinesburg, VT

18. Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) Barre, VT

19. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) Washington, VT

20. Phil Scott ( 14VT ) Middlesex, VT


CCV Feature

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Phil Scott ( 14VT ) Middlesex, VT

2. Eric Chase ( 40VT ) Milton, VT

3. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Graniteville, VT

4. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Westford, VT

5. Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) Shelburne, VT

6. Brooks Clark ( 68VT ) Waitsfield, VT

7. Josh Demers ( 10VT ) Montpelier, VT

8. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

9. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

10. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

11. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

12. Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

13. Josh Masterson ( 11VT ) Bristol, VT

14. Brendan Moodie ( 94VT ) Wolcott, VT

15. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

16. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

17. Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) Barre, VT

18. Brandon Lanphear ( 86NH ) Morrisville, VT

19. Trevor Lyman ( 25VT ) Hinesburg, VT

20. John Donahue ( 2VT ) Graniteville, VT

21. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) Washington, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Sam Caron ( 07VT ) Milton, VT

2. Kyle Streeter ( 37VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

3. Matthew Potter ( 23VT ) Marshfield, VT

4. Micheal MacAskill ( 33VT ) Williamstown, VT

5. #Stephen Martin ( 9VT ) Craftsbury Common, VT

6. Jason Pelkey ( 64VT ) Barre, VT

7. Kevin Streeter ( 67VT ) Waitsfield, VT

8. #Logan Powers ( 31VT ) Middlesex, VT

9. Kelsea Woodard ( 55VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

10. Tyler Austin ( 5VT ) East Calias, VT

11. Brandon Lanphear ( 11VT ) Morrisville, VT

12. Robert Gordon ( 20VT ) Milton, VT

13. Sid Sweet Jr. ( 93VT ) Williamstown, VT

14. Mike Billado ( 8VT ) Grand Isle, VT

15. Colin Cornell ( 54VT ) E. Burke, VT

16. Michael Martin ( 01VT ) Craftsbury Common, VT

17. Jason Woodard ( 68VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

18. Chris Chambers ( 14VT ) Brookfield, VT

19. Jeff Murray ( 35VT ) Georgia, VT

20. Bunker Hodgdon ( 83VT ) Wolcott, VT

21. Cooper Bouchard ( 7VT ) Hinesburg, VT

22. Adam Maynard ( 57VT ) Milton, VT

23. Brett Wood ( 29VT ) Georgia, VT

24. Joe Steffen ( 00VT ) Grand Isle, VT

25. Kevin Dodge ( 88VT ) Barre, VT

26. Danny Doyle ( 51VT ) Chelsea, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

2. Tim Hunt ( 93 ) Derby, VT

3. Kasey Beattie ( 45 ) St. Johnsbury, VT

4. Kasey Collins ( 98 ) Berlin, VT

5. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

6. Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT

7. Dean Switser Jr. ( 16 ) Lyndonville, VT

8. Thomas Smith ( 22 ) Williamstown, VT

9. Scott Weston ( 04 ) Berlin, VT

10. Frank Putney ( 88 ) Graniteville, VT

11. Juan Marshall ( 79 ) Pittsfield, VT

12. #Cooper French ( 4 ) Northfield, VT

13. #Keegan Lamson ( 55 ) Berlin, VT

14. Tyler Pepin ( 78 ) Barre, VT

15. #Tanner Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

16. #Kyle MacAskill ( 7 ) Williamstown, VT

17. Hunter King ( 64 ) E. Calais, VT

18. #Derek Farnham ( 5 ) S. Royalton, VT

19. Royce Lussier ( 95 ) Berlin, VT

20. Eric MacLaughlin ( 6 ) Milton, VT

21. Thomas Peck ( 96 ) Barre, VT

22. Justin Blakely ( 17 ) Barre, VT

23. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT

DNS Bryan P. Wall ( 77 ) E. Kingston, NH

DNS J.T. Blanchard ( 66 ) Graniteville, VT

DNS Jacob Roy ( 11 ) Danville, VT

DNS Kelly Miller Jr. ( 0 ) Johnson, VT

Source: Michael R. StridsbergThunder Road Speedbowl Media Director

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TTOMS Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk to Williamson

Seekonk, Mass (June 26, 2019): It was quite a week for Ellington, CT, driver Ronnie Williams. Riding high after a big win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Williams rolled into Seekonk Speedway with momentum and a strong Roscoe Racing team on his side. A short-pit strategy during the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) Open Wheel Wednesday and a potent race car paid off in a big way for Williams.

Tommy Barrett, Jr. of Millis, MA and Matt Swanson of Acton, MA, also scored podium finishes.

Williams short-pitted on lap 43 while other contenders pitted after halfway, thus avoiding some tense moments in the closing stages to make a late race pass for the win and the $10,000.   

Race favorite Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, had to settle for a fourth-place finish. Todd Patnode of Swanzey, NH, quietly came home in fifth over early race leader Woody Pitkat of Bellingham, MA. TTOMS newcomer Austin Kochenash of Danielsville, PA, had a strong run all night to come home seventh. Calvin Carroll, of Andover, NJ, Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, and Jon Keivman of Deerfield Beach, FL, completed the top-ten.  

After a redraw following qualifying, Pitkat led the 27-car field into 100 green flag laps of racing. After a quick side-by-side battle with Kochenash for the top spot, Pitkat edged ahead for the lead. Anthony Sesely of Matwah, NJ, jumped into the fray getting alongside Kochenash while Matt Swanson and Silk were locked in a great battle for fourth.

Swanson began to fade slightly on the outside groove losing spots to Patnode and Mike Holdridge of Madison, CT. By lap 12, Silk had moved into second taking chase of Pitkat.  Silk was the new leader at lap 16.  Just outside of the top ten was Hirschman, Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, NY, Keith Rocco of Berlin, CT, and Williams.

Silk continued to lead a freight train that included Pitkat, Sesely, Kochenash and Patnode.  Stafford SK rivals Williams and Rocco were locked in a battle for ninth position. Leader Silk never missed a beat as he entered lapped traffic at lap 30. Holdridge continued to have a strong run in sixth position.

Silk and Pitkat had started to get some distance over third-running Sesely when the caution flew on lap 31 for a single car spin by Geoff Rollins of Groton, MA. Kochenash gave up the fourth spot to head pit side for early service; as did Carroll, Hossfeld, Brian Robie of Sunapee, NH, and Kirk Alexander of W. Swanzey, NH.  


Back under green once again it was all Silk. Patnode and Swanson looked for running room in the high groove. With the bottom proving to be the preferred line each lost ground to Holdridge and Hirschman.

On lap 37, Hirschman moved past Holdridge and into fourth. Rocco continued to move to the front;  breaking into the top -five on lap 38. The second caution of the event flew on lap 43 for a single-car spin by Carl Medeiros, Jr. of Westport, MA. Under the caution Rob Murphy of Rochester, MA, Williams, Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, CT, Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA, Dana DiMatteo, of Farmington, CT and Patnode pitted under the caution period.  

After only a single lap of green flag racing with Silk again at the point, the caution flew again for a solo spinner. The lap 44 restart looked much the same for leader Silk. Hirschman was looking to the outside of Sesely for third with Swanson in tow. Hirschman was able to complete the pass on the outside on lap 47. Hossfeld and Kochenash, who pitted early, were making their way back into contention.

At halfway, Silk continued to show the way over Pitkat, Hirschman, Sesely, Swanson, Rocco, Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH, Holdridge, Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY, and Hossfeld inside the top-ten.  The running order and the entire complexion of the race would change shortly after with the event’s fourth caution on lap 55 for an incident involving Alexander and DiMatteo. 

Under the caution most of the frontrunners headed to the pits including Silk, Pitkat, Hirschman, Sesely, Rocco, Hersey and others. The ensuing restart pitted Swanson against Rob Murphy with Jankowiak and Kochenash in the front two rows.

Swanson was the new leader on lap 55. Kochenash was dogged in his pursuit of Murphy for second. Williams and Barrett headed several rows of side-by-side racing deeper in the pack. Earlier front-runners were not making headway back toward the front. Mired in traffic, at lap 65, Silk, Sesely, Hirschman and Rocco were outside of the top-ten in the running order.

While Swanson could not shake Murphy, Williams broke into the top-five before the completion of lap 70.  With 25 laps remaining Swanson led Murphy, Kochenash, Jankowiak, Williams, Barrett, Holdridge, Carroll, Robie and Patnode.

The fifth caution of the event lap at lap 77 when the #50 of Ronnie Silk spun in turn two. The early leader would take the opportunity under the caution period to pit.  A great restart on lap 77 gave Swanson the lead free and clear quickly. Kochenash took over second with Murphy hung up on the outside. Williams moved into third.

William dove to the inside of Kochenash looking for second when the sixth caution flew on lap 80 for an uncharacteristic second spin by Silk with reports of a tire going down.  The now 20-lap shootout was set with Swanson holding the top spot over Kochenash and a charging Williams.

With heavy pressure coming from Williams Kochenash bobbled on the restart; stacking up the field. Sparks were flying inside the top-five and resulted in an accordion effect spin by Hinckley; bringing out the seventh caution.

In the second attempt at the lap 80 restart, Swanson rocketed out to the lead. Williams took advantage of the bottom groove to get by Kochenash for second.  Williams stalked Swanson for the top spot. Kochenash had a small gap in third followed by Murphy and Barrett.

The eighth caution flew when Robie came to rest on the front stretch on lap 85. With 15 laps remaining it was Swanson followed by Williams, Kochenash, Murphy, Barrett, Holdridge, Carroll, Patnode, Hirschman, and Rocco inside the top ten. Sesely, Jankowiak, Hersey, Silk, Pitkat, were next in line.

Swanson was able to gain a slight advantage over Williams on the restart. Over the next five laps, Williams applied heavy pressure to leader Swanson. Lap-after-lap, Williams looked low on Swanson.  Barrett was able to get by Kochenash and into third.  Williams had gotten alongside Swanson in a bid for the lead when a multi-car incident on the backstretch slowed the strong battle for the top spot on lap 90. Through the scuffle Hirschman had made this way into eighth.

The front two rows on the restart were Swanson and Williams, Barrett and Kochenash. Williams laid back on the restart and then immediately ducked low on Swanson in turn one. The two went wheel-to-wheel for a single lap before Williams took over the lead on lap 93. Barret was comfortably in third with Kochenash in fourth. Hirschman was coming after the restart; picking off cars. He was fifth when the tenth and final caution flew on lap 96 for a spin by Rolllins.

Williams was to set the pace for the restart with Barrett to his outside. Barrett stayed alongside Williams for a single lap before ducking behind and settling into second. Over the closing laps, Swanson had his hands full with Hirschman.  Williams flew under the checkers for the win and the $10k payday followed by Barrett. Swanson held on for third over Hirschman. Patnode quietly came home in fifth over early leader Pitkat. Kochenash had a strong run all night to come home seventh. Carroll, Silk and Jon Keivman of Deerfield Beach, FL, completed the top-ten.   

Heat Race wins went to Silk, Swanson and Hirschman. The consolation event went to DiMatteo.

Tri-Track Open Modified Series – OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY OFFICIAL RESULTS – June 26, 2019 – Seekonk Speedway (Laps Comp): 1.  Ronnie Williams, Ellington, CT (100); 2. Tommy Barrett, Millis, MA (100); 3.  Matt Swanson, Acton, MA (100); 4.  Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA (100); 5. Todd Patnode Swanzey, NH (100); 6. Woody Pitkat, Bellingham, MA (100); 7. Austin Kochenash, Danielsville, PA (100); 8. Calvin Carroll Andover, NJ(100); 9. Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT (100); 10. Jon Keivman, Deerfield Beach, FL (100); 11. Rob Murphy, Rochester, MA (100); 12. Anthony Sesely, Matwah, NJ (100); 13. Russ Hersey, Swanzey, NH (100); 14. Keith Rocco, Berlin, CT (100); 15. Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT (100); 16. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT (100); 17. Colbey Fournier, Berkley, MA (100); 18. Geoff Rollins, Groton, MA (100); 19. Andrew Charron, E. Greenwich, RI (100); 20. Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, NY (90); 21. Kurt Vigeant, Oxford, MA (90); 22. Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, NY (89); 23. Brian Robie, Sunapee, NH (85); 24. Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA (60); 25. Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH  (55); 26. Dana DiMatteo, Farmington, CT (54); 27. 50 Carl Medeiros, Westport, MA (43). DNQ: Matt Galko, Meriden, CT, Donny Hartzel, Hunlock Creek, NJ; Richard Savary, Canton, MA. 

Source: Dale Wolbrink/TTOMS PR

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Connecticut driver continues big week at Seekonk

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Connecticut Driver Continues Big Week at Seekonk

Ronnie Williams’ hot streak in Modified racing continued Wednesday night at Seekonk Speedway (MA). Just three days removed from his photo-finish victory over Anthony Nocella in the New England Short Track Showdown’s Valenti Modified Series event, Williams took the checkered flag in the Tri-Track Open Modified Series event at Seekonk.

Williams took the lead from Matt Swanson on a restart with 10 laps to go in the 100-lap event, taking the $10,000 Open Wheel Wednesday paycheck along with it.

For Williams, part of the key was pit strategy in the event.  Front runners were split between pitting at lap 43 after a caution for a Carl Medeiros spin and pitting on lap 55 after a turn-four incident with Kirk Alexander and Dana DiMatteo.

Williams was among the takers at lap 43, which allowed him to move ahead of contenders such as Ron Silk, Matt Hirschman, Keith Rocco and more who pitted 12 laps later.

“We got a little loose around the halfway mark, and we were one of the first guys to pit,” Williams explained in victory lane.  “Just slowly worked our way up there, a lot of guys pitted around lap 60.  It was a great race from there.:

It was a quick turnaround for Williams and his team after the New Hampshire triumph, but that made the second trip to victory lane on the week that much sweeter.

“It just shows how good these guys are,” said Williams.  “They went back to the shop and worked until 2:30 in the morning.  They told me that every 10 minutes today.  Hats off to them.  This is their win, I’m just fortunate enough to drive the car.”

Tommy Barrett also passed Swanson in the closing laps to take the second position, closing in on Williams over the final green-flag run but ultimately running out of time.

“We started off pretty rough today,” said Barrett.  “The car wasn’t very good out of the trailer.  They made wholesale changes on the car, and we drove up from 18thto second.  I was as fast as Williams, but we weren’t loose enough to go by him.  Maybe another couple of laps.”

While pit strategy played a role in Williams’ victory, mechanical gremlins prevented Swanson from playing any strategy game.  Due to a suspension issue, Swanson and his team elected to stay out for the duration of the race and protect their track position.

That decision led to Swanson leading the majority of the race before fading to a third-place run in the closing laps.

“We had a rear suspension problem about 20 laps into the race,” said Swanson.  “The torque arm was actually falling out of the car.  It was just a matter of hanging on.  We took over the lead there and hung on to it for a while.  We never came in to put a tire on.  Once we took the lead, we had what we had and just had to hang on to it.”

-Story by: Zach Evans, Southeast Editor

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