GOODENOUGH PREVAILS IN WILD FINISH AT
It was one of the wildest nights in recent memory as the True Value Modified
Racing Series kicked off it’s sixth season in front of a large crowd
Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH; and when the dust
settled after nine caution periods, Rob Goodenough, Swanzey, NH; notched his
second career win capturing the “Bond Auto Parts 100 Spring Dash” for
open-wheel modified race cars.
Goodenough started fifth in a 24 car field and was in the hunt for
the lead throughout the race. Cross town rival Kirk Alexander took the top
spot at the drop of the green flag and fought off all that was thrown at him
from Peter Jarvis, Ascutney, VT; Ed Dachenhausen, Danbury CT; and
Through eight caution periods, Alexander set a torrid pace until
lap 89 when while trying to pass a slower car, the three-time champion made
contact with a safety barrier knocking himself out of the race and wiping
out a chance at an unprecedented15th career win at his “home” track..
When the race resumed, Goodenough paced the field to the finish
with 2006 series champion Dwight Jarvis chasing him to the checkered flag
finishing a half car length behind the winner.
Goodenough upon arrival Saturday morning stated “I guess we are
really home, I got my color back (blue) and my number” (1NH). In victory
lane the veteran racers said, “This is really like our first win,” referring
to a rain shortened victory at Monadnock in 2007.
Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA; Dachenhausen, Sean Bodreau,
Claremont, NH; Rowan Pennink, Huntington Valley, PA; Mike Douglas, Auburn,
NH; Joe Doucette, Framingham, MA; Jack Bateman, Canaan NH; and Bill Park,
Long Island, NY rounded out the top ten.
Qualifying heat races were won by P. Jarvis, Alexander, and
Dachenhausen, with Pennink winning the 15 lap consolation race.
The next stop for the True Value Modified Racing Series is May 9,
at the Waterford CT ; Speedbowl.
Race Summary: Race # 1
Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH Distance: 100 laps
Time of Race: 1:01:49:166
Margin of Victory: 0.121
Lap Leaders: Alexander 1- 89, Goodenough 90-100
Cautions: (9) (Laps 16, 21, 26, 35, 47, 57, 57, 89, 92)
26 race teams entered event
24 cars started race, 14 finished (12 cars finished in lead lap)
Sunoco Hard Charger: Pennink
Sherwood Wheels Award: Bodreau
Order of finish: (1) Goodenough, (2) D Jarvis (3) McKennedy (4)
(5) Bodreau (6) Pennink (7) Douglas (8) Doucette (9) Bateman (10) Park (11)
P. Jarvis (12) Dolan (13) Cleary (14) Masse (15) Holdridge (16) Alexander
(17) White (18) T Annarummo (19) Patnode (20) Dore (21) Ianarelli (22)
Hinckley (23) Ricci (24) R. Perry.
Next Event: May 9, Waterford CT
/ True Value Modified Racing Series