EDDIE D. WINS AT LEE,
PASTERYAK TAKES POINT LEAD
Still feeling the effects of his employment supervisor passing last
week, coupled with winning his first race with the True Value
Modified Racing Series, Danbury, CT., driver Ed Dachenhausen was
filled with emotion when he exited his modified racer Friday night
July 11, after beating fellow Connecticut drivers, Les Hinckley,
Windsor Locks, and Mike Holdridge, Madison, to the checkered flag to
capture the “The Mill 96” modified race at Lee USA Speedway, Lee,
The race, sponsored by Manchester NH radio station “96.5 the Mill”
was checkered on lap 96 in honor of the classic rock station. Glad
that the station’s radio frequency was not located higher on the FM
band, Dachenhausen said, “We could have made it to 100 but that 96th
lap seemed like an eternity. We knew Les (Hinckley) was back there
and knowing how well he runs at Lee, we were glad to see the
checkered flag wave.” Hinckley won the race a year ago.
“This was special for a lot of reasons. It’s our first and it was
Nil’s first since Plainville in the 80’s. (Car owner Linstedt) We
knew we were fast. We have been fast all season. We were quick at
Thunder Road and we were fast here tonight. It’s good to be getting
back to tracks we’ve already been at this year.” Dachenhausen likes
that advantage for set up purposes.
Hinckley and Rob Goodenough, Swanzey, NH., brought the field to
green with Hinckley taking the top spot immediately and holding it
for the first 27 laps until Goodenough moved by, a position he would
hold until the 67th circuit. Goodenough set a fast pace, picking up
the Black Mountain Painting half-way contingency at lap 48, and he
held down the lead until a fast approaching Dachenhausen grabbed it
away on lap 68.
Dachenhausen would hold the lead to the finish but would be chased
to the end by Hinckley . On late race restarts, Hinckley would pull
up alongside the race leader only to find Dachenhausen pull away.
And not far back was Holdridge, with another strong run, finishing
third, followed by David Pinkham, Buxton , ME. , and Koszela Speed
Rookie of the Year contender Joe Doucette, Framingham, MA., fifth.
Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg , MA. , in only his second TVMRS event,
drove a smooth race to finish sixth in his own racer, while 2006
champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT., with no power steering ,
muscled his way to a seventh place finish, Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon,
CT., Vinnie Annarumo, Swansea, MA., and Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH
rounded out the top ten.
The win by Dachenhausen marks the second time a Connecticut driver
has won his first TVMRS race at Lee. On October 30, 2005 Jimmy
Dolan, Bethel. , captured the Oktoberfest race. Like Dachenhausen,
Dolan’s win was a long time coming.
Pasteryak emerged from Lee taking over the point standings lead by
four points over defending champion Kirk Alexander. Pinkham fell to
third with Holdridge and Hinckley fourth and fifth. Going into
Oxford Plains , ME. , July 19, Pasteryak has 310, Alexander 306,
Pinkham 292, Holdridge 286 and Hinckley 276.
The next event in the 19 race schedule is Saturday night July 19 at
Oxford Plains , ME for the “Maine-Ly Action Sports Night 100” Kirk
Alexander is the defending champion. Race time is 6:30 PM.
Race Summary: Race # 9
Lee USA Speedway, Lee , NH (0.333 miles)
July 11, 2008
“The Mill 96” (laps)
Lap Leaders: Hinckley (1-27) Goodenough (28-67) Dachenhausen
Race Time: 39:21:680
Margin of Victory: 0.174
Caution Periods: (4)
Entries: 20 (15 cars finished race on lead lap)
Sunoco Race Fuels Hard Charger: Holdridge
Black Mountain Painting Half-Way: Goodenough
Sherwood Wheels: Doucette
John H Spence Sr / True Value Modified Racing Series PR
July 13, 2008