KEITH ROCCO GETS UPSET MOTOTOWNUSA STOCK
MOTOTOWNUSA BUD LIGHT 12 PACK SERIES
March 7, 2008
Charland, Morgan, Guerard, J.
Jacobs Repeat Wins
Keith Rocco, of Wallingford, Conn., upset eight cylinder street stock
king Jonathan Routhier in MototownUSA Bud Light 12 Pack Racing Series'
last Friday night program of the season.
Ryan Charland, of Somers, returned from his Florida
Speedweeks racing to halt Sherman Baumann's Modified Light winning
streak. Joe Jacobs, of E. Hartford, and Timex Morgan, of Rochester,
Mass., won their respective second four-cylinder street stock and 600cc
micro sprint feature laurels. Marc Guerard, of Hartford won his second
Mototown 750cc micro and 1,200cc mini
sprint main "double."
MototownUSA's 12-Pack Series resumes its regular Sunday
program at noon. The Tobias
Slingshots - half-scaled dirt modified stock cars powered by 600cc
two-cylinder Briggs & Stratton
Vanguard engines - are to join the regular program March 16.
Keith Rocco, in his second start on
Mototown's indoor clay one-quarter-mile oval, came from fourth
starting spot to oust early leader Routhier along the backstretch on lap
eight of their feature. The DL
Painting Service No. 6 Chevrolet Camaro driver went on to lead the other
12 laps over heat winner
Routhier, of Canaan.
"This is my first time on dirt," said Rocco in victory lane.
"This was a street stock driven once by
Tim Sullivan at Oswego, N.Y. The track changes gives the cars more
grip." Rocco was referring to the slight banking to the track's first
two turns plus a widened backstretch. Mototown workers made the changes
to improve side-by-side racing.
Charland came back from racing at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway
Park last month to win the Modified
Lite main. The Chandler Fabrication No. 10C Pro-1,100cc. Suzuki GSXR
pilot got the drop on
polesitter Michael Keeler at the start and never looked back. Current
divisional points leader and
10-lap heat winner
Baumann, of Moodus, took second from Keeler on lap
four but could not keep
Charland from ending his four feature
Jacobs found a way past Brad Voglesong on lap three to win
the 15-lap four-cylinder shootout. The 1995 Anthony's Landscaping No. 33
Infiniti G20 pilot stretched his lead on Voglesong's Dodge Neon to where
officials called it a race on lap 15. A mechanical problem kept current
Darren Jacobs, of Springfield, Mass., from starting.
Timex Morgan swept
the 600cc micro heat and feature, leading the latter contest's distance
from the pole. He had won an earlier feature aboard the No. 2 Lafler
Chassis - 636cc Kawasaki.
Marc Guerard also went
flag-to-flag in the 750cc micro main aboard his Ciammella
Contracting/Racing Against Cancer No.
95 Henchcraft - GSXR. The driver-engine builder repeated his performance
in the 1,200cc mini sprint main aboard a similar No. 95 except for a
larger GSXR engine.
MOTOTOWNUSA BUD LIGHT FRIDAY RESULTS
Heat Winner (10 laps): Matt Norrie
Feature (20 laps): MARC GUERARD,
HARTFORD; Jimmy Broderick, Matt Norrie, Justin Phillips, Pat Kuerner,
Glenn Sullivan, Bill Singer;
(DNS) Paul Corazzo, Sr., Richard Wood, Jr.
750cc MICRO SPRINT
Heat Winner: Jeff Watson
Feature: MARC GUERARD, HARTFORD; Edward Leclerc, Jeff Watson,
Jack Arute, Randy Cabral, Matthew
Heat Winner: Timex Morgan
Feature: TIMEX MORGAN,
ROCHESTER, MASS.; Paul Bigelow, Doug Norrie;
(DNS) Jeff Rivard.
Heat Winner: Sherman Baumann
Feature (15 laps): RYAN CHARLAND, SOMERS, CONN; Sherman Baumann,
Michael Keeler, Jeremy Wilcox.
FOUR CYLINDER STREET STOCK
Heat Winner: Joe Jacobs
Feature (20 laps): JOE JACOBS, E. HARTFORD, CONN.; Brad Voglesong;
(DNS) Darren Jacobs.
EIGHT CYL. STREET STOCK
Heat Winner: Jonathen Routhier
Feature: KEITH ROCCO, WALLINGFORD; Jonathan Routhier, Dave
Yardley III, John Yagmin, Victoria
Bergenty, Trevor Lee Dyer, William Reimann.
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