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    Every sports team has or wants their own dynasty. Kirk Alexander has pretty much started his own dynasty after winning his 2nd race in a row at Monadnock Speedway after starting in the 26th position. All it took for Alexander was 86 laps in the 100 lap event and led the rest of the way. It was Alexander's 28th win on the series. "Race was great! Car was a little tight but we worked around it", Alexander said. "Battled with a lot of guys. I can remember following Rob up through and having him go on the outside and making the hole so I just follow him through. He was fast tonight. He was really good. It came down to the restart". Goodenough did not give up the lead without a fight. "Taken nothing away from Rob, he was on the edge of a win tonight. The cautions came when we needed them. Made for some racing".
    Rob Goodenough came in 2nd place. "We were trying to stay clean from the back. We didn't have a very good heat race and started 15th. The car was really good. I got to the front a little quicker then I wanted to. We used up quite a bit of tire halfway through the race. The car was just great tonight. Kirk just had a little bit more that I couldn't do. I am just real pleased with what the crew gave me tonight to run with", Goodenough said. With fans wondering can Kirk Alexander be beaten? "Well we had a lot more for him tonight. It would have been nice to win the race. I was just as happy to run as well as I did with him. I knew what he ran here last year and changed it around a little bit. I felt good running with Kirk".
    David Pinkham out of Buxton, ME came home with a 3rd place finish. "It was a really good night. Started out actually slow in practice, we didn't have a very good car and worked on it and got better",
Pinkham said He had a very good qualifying run. "Had a good start till halfway through. Just got a little crazy there and got into a mess and had to go to the rear of the field. Came back up and got a 3rd place finish." Pinkham was happy with the finish. "Guys did a great job just having a good time and a lot of fun." Pinkham is racing one of the old Peter Daniels cars. "It's a really good car. This was actually a Peter Daniels car that Ben Rowe had purchased and raced a couple of times and wrecked it at Waterford. Tom (Greenly car owner) ended up buying it. We sent it out and had a new front clip put on it. We rebuilt the car". Pinkham is a three time track champion at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. One was in a limited sportsman and the other two were in an open wheel modified.
    Les Hinckley out of Windsor Locks, CT came home with a 6th place finish in the Chuck Montville Racing #06. "It was an eventful one. We were up to 3rd early. The car was dragging so something was going on. Caution came out and noticed the left front was going down. We had to come in and pit and come from the back. It was a mess coming back up through traffic. There were guys all over the place and stuff happening. A lot of wrecks that were going on that didn't get finished. It was crazy. We came back up to 6th. We had a really good race car. We weren't able to show it entirely. It was a good night all in all." Hinckley said. Hinckley's car had a little snug in the center of the corner. "All in all it was pretty good. I think if the race played out a little differently, we would have had a shot to win this thing." Hinckley said
    Shelly Perry out of Ashaway, RI came home with a 21st place finish after running her first Monadnock race. "Well it wasn't too bad. We went out there even though we didn't do the full 100 we did see the checkered." Perry said. "Happy the car is in one piece and this is my first time at this track. Pretty excited we were able to stay out there and hang in there. It's pretty fun, the turns are so different. It took a lot of getting used to. Definitely would love to come back and do the next 100." Perry said. Shelly does plan on running the True Value schedule and on the off weeks she will either run at Thompson or at Stafford. Shelly Perry purchased a modified from Peter Daniels. Very interesting enough Peter and Shelly were the same height so the car was perfectly set up.
    The next stop for the True Value Modified Racing Series will be on Saturday May 3rd at the Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut. With many fans wondering can Kirk Alexander make it 3 wins in a row. "Anything is possible." Alexander said.


Source: Matt Wiernasz / The Chrome Horn
Posted:  April 30, 2008

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