GOODENOUGH GETS SECOND CAREER WIN
Back in August of 2007, The True Value Modified Racing Series made an
appearance. At lap 42, the race would be called and not be made up. The
winner was Rob Goodenough. Goodenough could not celebrate his victory that
rainy August night but this past weekend was another story. Kirk Alexander
started second in the True Value Modified race and took the lead from the
start. Alexander would lead 89 laps but ran into bad some luck as he got
into some lap traffic and hit the wall. Alexander’s night would come into an
end giving Rob Goodenough the lead. On a restart, it was not going to be
easy for Swanzey, NH driver.
Goodenough would lead the final 10 laps with challenges from Dwight
Jarvis and Jon McKennedy. Jarvis tried to get Goodenough on the high side on
the last lap but it wouldn’t work. Goodenough got to celebrate with family,
friends and sponsors. Goodenough finished second in last year’s race and
Kirk Alexander won.
“The guys tell me every week you got to be there at the end. This
showed us tonight. You gotta be up front. You gotta have all four tires
underneath you and anything can happen and that just showed you today that
something can happen. It paid off.”
Goodenough went and tested at Twin State Speedway back on April
11th and at Monadnock Speedway on April 18th. After the Monadnock practice,
Goodenough said to the crew let’s go back to the old setup that they had
from last year. Goodenough would pretty much call this win his win from this
past weekend at his home track.
Dwight Jarvis came home with a 2nd place run. Jarvis had a loose
race car but knew that Jon McKennedy was there. Jarvis felt if he had one
more lap on Rob Goodenough that it might be a little different. In racing,
cautions can go for you or against you. With a loose race car, Jarvis was
happy to see some caution.
Jon McKennedy came home with a third place finish. McKennedy has a
new Raceworks Chassis. When the car came out of the trailer, it was great
for McKennedy. “ We started mid pack. . We were running for the lead on that
final restart and kind of got banged up a little bit. The car wasn’t the
same after. Overall happy with a third.”
Long Island native Bill Park made his Monadnock debut this past
weekend. With practice being held at his hometrack (Riverhead Raceway). Park
decided to make the long haul and it was well worth the trip. Park brought
home his car in tenth place. “ The track is nice. I like to run here again.
You got a little more room then my weekly track that I run at. The
officials, the drivers, everybody, really nice on this tour and it is a
pleasure to race with them.”
Park is a three time modified champion at the Riverhead Raceway.
Monadnock and Riverhead are a quarter mile oval. Bill Park noticed a
difference between the two quarter mile ovals. “ Riverhead you restart in
third gear. You can’t restart in third gear here (Monadnock) Your going to
fast. You got to start in high gear. If this is a quarter mile (Monadnock),
it’s a quarter mile on a white line. At Riverhead, it’s a quarter mile on
the outside wall. This not even close to Riverhead.”
Park plans to go to Riverhead this weekend and run his 2009 season
there. He may also plan to run a couple more True Value Modified races that
do not conflict with the Riverhead schedule. The True Value Modified racing
series will take this weekend off. The Series will make it’s first of two
appearances at the Waterford Speedbowl on May 9th for a 100 lap event.
Source: Matt Wiernasz