The Chrome Horn - Looking Back A Bit with Phil Smith


July 19, 2013

   Sixty years ago in 1953, Freddy Luchesi continued his winning ways at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl as he won the Wednesday night 25 lap Modified feature. Red Foote was the Saturday night winner. Ray Legary was the non-Ford winner on both nights.

   Fifty five years ago in 1958 Dick Beauregard was the Wednesday night Modified winner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Ray Delisle won a 50 lap Mid-Season Modified Championship event on Saturday night. Charlie Webster and Beauregard were the non-Ford winners.

   Fifty years ago in 1963 Area Auto Racing News reported that the Eastern Bandits remained at their home base, the Norwood Arena in Norwood, Mass. Bandit leader Eddie Flemke made a wise choice as he won the Saturday night NASCAR Modified feature. Charlie Webster was the 25 lap Modified winner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Walt Dombrowski was the Bomber winner. Racing on the Dirt at Stafford Springs was rained out.

   Forty five years ago in 1968, the All Star League visited Fonda on Wednesday night. Lou Lazzaro made it three in a row as he took the 100-lap win. Jerry Cook finished second with Ron Narducci, third. Stafford fell victim to rain on Friday night It stayed dry at Malta where Eddie Pieniezek took the win over Richie Evans, Bob Bruno, Jerry Cook and Bernie Miller. At Norwood on Saturday night, Bugsy Stevens took the win. Jerry Cook beat out Andy Romano and Dick Clark at Fonda and at Fulton, Maynard Troyer got his first of 45 wins at the upstate New York track. Ernie Caruso collected the checker at the Riverside Park Speedway. At the Waterford Speedbowl Daring Dick Caso was the Modified feature winner. Bill Sweet was the Late Model Daredevil winner. The Bugman continued his win streak as he won at Thompson on Sunday night and at Utica-Rome, Ken Platt was a surprise winner over Al Tomasi, Lou Lazzaro, Maynard Forette and Dick Clark.

   Forty years ago in 1973, Albany-Saratoga ran on Wednesday night. Jerry Cook took the win over Richie Evans and Maynard Forette. Friday at Albany-Saratoga, Evans took the win with Eddie Pieniezak, second. On Saturday at Stafford, Ronnie Bouchard made it four in a row. Bob Potter scored his first and only win of the season at the Waterford Speedbowl. Sleepy Knapp was the Grand American Late Model winner. At Tioga, it rained. Evans carried his winning ways over to Utica-Rome where he won the Sunday night feature. Jerry Cook finished second and was followed by Fred DeSarro and Andy Romano.

   Thirty five years ago in 1978 Geoff Bodine continued his domination of the Yankee All Star League as the mid week series visited Stafford. New Egypt ran the same night with Richie Evans taking the win. Bodine continued his roll as he returned to Stafford on Friday night to take another win. Evans finished second with Bugsy Stevens, third. At Riverhead it was Charlie Jarzombek over Greg Sacks and Tom Baldwin and at Spencer, Mark Newton took the win. On Saturday at Waterford, Dick Dunn beat out Moose Hewitt and Bob Potter and at Seekonk Ronnie Bouchard hit the stripe ahead of Eddie St. Angelo. Islip saw Don Howe in victory lane over Jarzombek and Baldwin and at Riverside, Richie Evans held off Stan Greger for the win. Evans took another at Utica-Rome on Sunday and at Thompson, Fred DeSarro inched out a win over Leo Cleary.

   Thirty years ago in 1983, Superman Greg Sacks was invincible as he won the Tuesday night Modified Madness at Stafford. Riverside ran on Wednesday with S.J. Evonsion beating out Stan Greger. At New Egypt it was Richie Evans. Bugsy Stevens took a popular win at Stafford on Friday night, holding off Kenny Bouchard and at Spencer, Doug Hewitt and Jim Spencer finished one-two. Saturday night at Waterford, Tommy Fox went pole to pole and won his first Modified event. Dickie Doo Ceravolo finished second. At Seekonk it was Leo Cleary and in Winston cup action at Pocono, Tim Richmond was the pole sitter and the race winner.

   Twenty five years ago in 1988, John Jensen was the SK Modified winner at Stafford. Bob Potter finished second. Potter rebounded to win the Saturday night feature at Waterford. Riverside ran twin features with John Rosati and Reggie Ruggiero taking the checkers. On Long Island, at Riverhead, Bob Park took the win. The Modified tour was at Thompson on Sunday. Mike Stefanik took the win over Rick and Jeff Fuller.

   Twenty years ago this week in 1993, Riverside Park hosted the Modified Tour Series on Wednesday night. Ricky Fuller started on the pole and led the entire 150-lap distance and took the win. Ed Flemke jr. finished second with Jeff Fuller, third. Pre race favorites Mike Stefanik and Reggie Ruggerio wrecked and dropped out early. Friday night at Stafford saw Steve Chowanski win and on Saturday at Waterford, Ronnie Rocco went pole to pole for the win with Bob Potter, second. Lennie Fischer won at Riverhead and on a sad note, upstate New Yorker, Eddie Pieniezak passed away at the age of 60.

   Fifteen years ago, in 1998, it was a busy week. Riverside ran a triple-header on Tuesday. Mike Ewanitsko, Todd Ceravolo and Ed Carroll each pocketed $5,000 for their respective wins. At Stafford on Friday, Mike Stefanik won the BGNN 150 by one foot over Rick Fuller and Tom Carey. Bob Potter was the SK winner over Bo Gunning. Stefanik traveled to Holland N.Y. on Saturday where he recorded his eighth victory of the season. Reggie Ruiggeio finished second with Tim Connolly, third. Bill Anderson won at Riverside and at Riverhead, JR Bertuccio recorded his first win. Mike Christopher won on Sunday at Thompson. Three spectators were killed during the CART 500 when tires and suspension parts went over a 15-foot fence after an accident. Jeff Gordon was the Winston Cup winner at Pocono and in BGN action at South Boston, Tim Fedawa took the win.

   Ten years ago in 2003, in Thursday night Thunder action at Thompson, Ted Christopher had luck on his side as he dodged numerous wrecks to record his second win of the year at the fast 5/8-mile oval. Kerry Malone led the early going until an over aggressive Jeff Malave put the leader into the wall on lap 6. Track officials felt that Malave’s move was deliberate and put him to the rear of the field. Ron Yuhas Jr. then held the lead until lap 20 of the 30-lap feature. After a re-start, Christopher got under Yuhas to take the lead and went on to record the win. In the mean time Malave worked his way back to the front. His night ended after an encounter with Todd Ceravolo. Malave hit the wall. After making repairs, Malave was able to re-start and ended up finishing in seventh spot. Yuhas ended up in second spot and was followed by Ceravolo, Eric Berndt, Bert Marvin and Bobby Santos III. Other Thursday night winners at Thompson were Norm Wrenn in the Pro Stocks, Jeff Plakias in the Late Models, Glenn Boss in the Limited Sportsman and Eric Bourgeois in the Mini-Stocks.

   At the Stafford Speedway on Friday night double SK-Modified features were run. Chris Jones ended a long dry spell as he garnered his first victory since September 1998. Jones passed Todd Owen on a lap 10 re-start and went on to lead the remaining 40 laps. Kerry Malone finished second and was followed by Ron Silk, Chuck Docherty and Lloyd Agor. Defending track champion Bo Gunning crashed out of the first event and after bringing out a back up, won the nite-cap over Jim Civali, Willie Hardie, Frank Ruocco and Mike Holdredge. Ryan Posocco won a special 100-lap event presented for the track’s late models.

   The Busch North Series was at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night. Kelly Moore took the win after Matt Kobyluck had set fast time and led the first 54 laps before crashing out of the event after an encounter with a lapped car while under caution. Mike Stefanik ended up in second spot. In SK Modified action at the shoreline oval Chris Pasteryak recorded his first ever-modified win. Ed Reed Jr. ended up second after Dennis Gada, who crossed the finish line in second spot was penalized and put last on the lead lap for ignoring the black flag. Ron Yuhas Jr. finished third. John Fortin got his second win at Riverhead and Tim Arre took the win at Wall Township.

   The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour series traveled to the Adirondack Speedway in up state New York. Despite threatening weather and one red flag period the tour prevailed and the event became history. Chuck Hossfeld was the Busch pole sitter and drew sixth starting spot. Tony Hirschman drew the pole and led the first 97 laps. Hossfeld led from lap 98 to 123 and race winner Todd Szegedy led from lap 124 to lap150. Szegedy, who started 17th, was forced to pit during a caution on lap 44 with a flat. The field had just resumed to move after a red flag for rain. Ed Flemke Jr. had his best finish in quite a while as he finished second, four seconds behind the winner. Flemke, who started 24th, mustered a late race charge that saw him go from eighth to second in the final 45 laps. Jan Leaty started 16th and passed Hossfeld on the final lap to finish third. Hossfeld and Ted Christopher rounded out the top five. Nine caution periods kept the field slowed for 53 of the scheduled 150 laps. It was a very competitive event as 15 of the original 32 starters finished in the top ten.

   In Winston Cup action at Pocono, Ryan Newman was the Busch Pole sitter. Newman took the lead from Jim Spencer with 43 laps to go as he went on to take the win. Kurt Busch finished second. Scott Wimmer was the Busch Racing Series winner at Pikes Peak.

   Five years ago in 2008, the Seekonk Speedway, located on the gateway to Cape Cod in Massachusetts was the scene of a special 100 lap Mid-week Modified Special. Matt Hirschman, fresh off his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Series win just 4 days prior, showed the kind of groove he has gotten into, as he drove under the checkered flag $10,000 richer. Dick Houlihan finished second, while Chuck Hossfeld was third. Kirk Alexander and Jon McKennedy rounded out the top 5. Rob Summers, Kenny Bouchard, Ted Christopher, Bobby Grigas and Eric Beers rounded out the top ten.

   When the 24 car field rolled out for the 4th Annual Viveiros Insurance Modified Madness, it was Matt Hirschman and Bobby Grigas III sitting on the front row. In a race that saw only 3 cautions, it wasn’t enough to slow Matt from putting his name in the record books as the fourth driver to pick up the $10,000 grand prize. When the green flag dropped, Matt took command, and let the rest of the field fight for second. And fight they did. Grigas held on for second for several laps, until the Viveiros Insurance sponsored Chevy of Dick Houlihan jumped into second by lap 10. Ryan Preece had worked himself into third by that point, and was putting pressure on Houlihan. The first caution came out on lap 14, when Eric Beers spun in turn 2. John Fortin’s machine broke, and needed assistance as well. Dave Berghman had moved into fourth, with Grigas fifth. Chuck Hossfeld, Ed Dachenhausen, Ted Christopher, Rob Summers, and Jimmy Blewett made out the top ten. After a false restart, the field was back underway. Hirschman continued to set the pace but behind him, positions were up for grabs. Ryan Preece used an inside move on Houlihan and put the Boehler 3 into second, and began to pressure the leader. By lap 25, Berghman was running third, with Houlihan and Hossfeld the top five. One driver on the move was defending True Value Modified Champion Kirk Alexander was passing cars wholesale style. Between laps 25 and 30, he moved up 6 positions on the outside, and wasn’t done yet. He passed Grigas, but had almost a full straightaway of distance ahead to Hossfeld. At the halfway point, the top six remained unchanged, while Ed Dachenhausen, McKennedy, Les Hinckley, and Grigas rounded out the top ten. The gap between Hossfeld and Alexander had shrunk to a couple of car lengths at this point, and by lap 55, there was a new fourth place runner. Hirschman was started to close in on the tail end of the field, and the drivers behind him knew then had to start making a move. About this time, Berghman started to flex some muscle, and he looked to the outside of Preece, trying to pick up second. As the leaders ran through heavy lapped traffic, they were jockeying for position, trying to use the lapped cars as picks. Lap 67 saw the second yellow of the event when Carl Pasteryak spun just in front of the leaders. Everyone was able to make it through unscathed. As the field completed lap 70, Dave Berghman and Ryan Preece made contact, sending Preece around. Berghman was sent to the rear for the contact.

   Hirschman continued his win streak with a decisive victory at the Oswego Speedway in Upstate New York on Saturday night.

   The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour continued on their mid-summer break before moving to the Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway for the next date on the schedule. The Miller Lite 140 would take place on Saturday, Aug. 2. Chuck Hossfeld continued to lead the point standings with 1020, Ted Christopher was second with 925, Todd Szegedy was third with 896, Matt Hirschman, fourth with 823, Eric Beers, fifth with 797, Mike Stefanik, sixth with 789, Ed Flemke, Jr. seventh with 777, Rowan Pennink eighth with 766, Ronnie Silk, ninth with 751 and Ryan Preece, tenth with 692.

   Many of the Modifieds that normally follow the tour rolled out for the 77 lap Tom Baldwin, Richie Evans, Charlie Jarzombek Memorial race at the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island last Saturday night. . On the pole was Bill Park, who set fast time at 11.580 during time trials, and to his outside was Chuck Steuer, whose 11.609 in time trails was also impressive. The field was paced by sponsor Axel Anderson Inc. tow trucks and a repair van, and the JJ White Concrete #1 coupe of Charlie Jarzombek, with it’s left side drive train, right side driver configuration, a great innovation in it’s time, designed by Charlie and his brother, Rick Jarzombek. Jimmy Blewett took the coveted win over Bill Park, Jason Bonsignore, Rowan Pennink and Howie Brode rounding out the top 5.

   The True Value Modifieds were at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine on Saturday night. David Pinkham took the 100 lap win over Jean-Paul Cyr, Dwight Jarvis, Jon McKennedy and Les Hinckley. Seventeen cars were on hand.

   The Thompson Speedway’s Thursday Night Thunder program resumed with Fred Astle, Jr. and car owner Rollie Lindblad standing in victory lane after the night’s 50-lapper for the Pro Stock division. A host of drivers scored their second wins of the season including Woody Pitkat in the Sunoco Modified division. Other repeat winners included Marc Palmisano in the Late Models; Jay Sundeen in the Limited Sportsman division; Kurt Vigeant in the TIS Modifieds, and Tim Taylor in the Mini Stocks.

   The Sunoco Modified main event started with a bang. Contact between pole sitter Josh Steeves and Tommy Cravenho sent Steeves spinning in front of the field. A number of good cars were collected including point leader Kerry Malone, Keith Rocco, Jimmy Blewett, Josh Sylvester, Bobby Grigas III, Shelly Perry, and several others. A number of other cars sustained damage but were able to continue. Todd Ceravolo headed down pit road for service to his machine as well. The only contender not able to rejoin the field for the restart was Rocco, who suffered right front suspension damage.

   When racing went green, Cravenho led a pair of laps before relinquishing the position to Woody Pitkat, who made an impressive move on the outside to take over the lead. Cravenho immediately had his hands full with Bert Marvin. Things settled down with Cates running in fourth and Blewett, who had reappeared, in the top-five. Ten-laps in, the best battle on the track was the three-car battle for sixth position with Eric Goodale, and rookies Josh Sylvester and Tim Sullivan. The youngsters got a bit of a lesson from veterans Kerry Malone and Todd Ceravolo as they worked their way into the seventh spot behind Goodale.

   The second caution flew when Anthony Burr made hard contact with the outside wall. Under the caution both Ceravolo and Blewett headed down pit road for service once again. On the restart, Pitkat retook his place at the head of the field. Marvin worked over Cravenho to take over the second position. A lap shy of halfway, Malone was able to skate past Goodale to enter the top-five for the first time during the night. Rocco had rejoined the field a number of laps down. While making a bid for the fifth spot, Goodale spun on lap 16 to bring out the caution. The top-three remained Pitkat, Marvin, and Cravenho on the restart. Under green, Malone resumed his bid at a strong finish taking over the fourth spot from Cates. Ceravolo looked racy once again as well as he worked on Sylvester. The front three had stretched out their advantage on the green flag run. With five to go Pitkat enjoyed a comfortable lead over Marvin and Cravenho. Malone could not seem to erase the distance to the trio. Sylvester made a short-lived bid on Cates for fifth.

   At the checkers, it was all Pitkat. Marvin crossed the stripe in second ahead of Cravenho. Malone extended his point lead with his fourth-place finish while Cates continues to be quietly consistent with another top-five finish.

   The Whelen All-American Series NASCAR race event at Stafford Motor Speedway saw Woody Pitkat victorious in the 40-lap SK Modified feature event, Ryan Posocco drove to his third consecutive Late Model feature victory, Chris Matthews scored his sixth victory of the 2008 season in the SK Light Modified feature, Bill Davis scored his third victory of the 2008 season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and John Kasper drove to his first career victory in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event.

   In the 40-lap SK Modified feature event, it was Woody Pitkat taking down his second feature win of the 2008 season. Glenn Griswold took the early lead ahead of Jimmy Blewett and Chris Jones. Zach Sylvester and Woody Pitkat both moved past Jones as did Ted Christopher. Griswold was still the race leader when the caution came out with 13 laps complete. On the restart, there was a major pileup of cars in turn 1. Griswold and Blewett continued their duel for the lead on the restart, but on lap-14 Griswold got loose and spun in turn 4 to bring the caution out. Pitkat took the lead from Blewett on the restart and began to pull away from the field. Christopher moved into second with Keith Rocco behind him in third place. The race ran green to the checkered flag with Pitkat continuing to stretch his advantage over Christopher and Rocco. Pitkat took the checkered flag a full straightaway ahead of Christopher and Rocco in a dominating drive. Frank Ruocco came home fourth, with Doug Coby rounding out the top-5.

   At the Waterford Speedbowl Keith Rocco won the 35-lap SK Modified feature. Other feature winners were Allen Coates (American Race Trucks), Mark Cooper (Sportsman), Jeff Mehlenbacher (Mini Stock), Rob Corey (Super-X Car), and Curt D`Addario (X-Car).

   Veteran Don Fowler led the charge in the 35-lap SK Modified feature, and stayed there until a series of late-race restarts bunched the field. Jousting with both Jeff Pearl and Keith Rocco, his lead evaporated on lap twenty-three when Rocco bolted into the top spot, followed closely by Pearl. It was Rocco’s second-consecutive and fourth victory of the season. Pearl, Ron Yuhas Jr., Fowler, and defending champion Rob Janovic Jr. followed. Rocco, a second-generation racer, dedicated his win to the late Jay Miller.

   A familiar face entered victory lane in the American Race Truck Garry Hufton Memorial 100, as it was former Speedbowl Late Model and Sportsman champion Allen Coates prevailing. Starting from deep in the pack, Coates took the lead from teammate Scott Gregory on lap sixty-four. Battling with current ARTS point-leader Andy Lindenman for several circuits during the final stages, Coates stole the lead for keeps with only a handful of laps remaining. It marked the first-time that Coates had ever competed in the division. Following Lindeman was Doug Dunleavy, Chris Correll, and Tony Naglieri.

   In some shocking news it was learned that Jay Miller, a regular in the SK Modified division at the Waterford Speedbowl, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 16. Miller was a third generation racer and the son of New England Antique Racers Hall of Fame member Ray Miller. It’s a tough thing to deal with when a parent loses a child and anyone who has been there understands the grief and sorrow. Miller, who just recently garnered his first win, was 35.

   In NASCAR Nationwide Series action Carl Edwards passed Jason Leffler with 49 laps remaining Saturday night and cruised to victory at the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, marking his second win at Gateway in three years in front of a nearly hometown crowd. Joey Logano, 18 and in just his fifth race, finished second after starting fourth. He led twice, for 42 laps. Jason Keller was third. Edwards won his second race on the Nationwide circuit in 21 starts. Landon Cassill, who finished sixth, started a five-car accident that brought out a red flag with 84 laps left. He sent Scott Wimmer into the wall with a tap to the back bumper, causing a chain reaction that knocked out Wimmer, Mike Bliss, last-year's winner Reed Sorenson and Steve Wallace. NEXTEL Cup Series drivers enjoyed a weekend off.

   Last year, 2012. Internet news site RaceDayCt reported that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series took a big hit when car owner Ed Whelen decided to shut down his operation and sell his equipment and long time car owner Bob Garbarino indicated that he was fed up with the way NASCAR treats the Modifieds and hinted that he may also be packing it in in the not so distant future. Whelen owned the cars driven by Ted Christopher. Whelen didn't like the way NASCAR was heading as far as lack of television support, sub standard purses and the fact that the sanctioning body's attempt to "save the car owners money" is nothing more than a sham to get competitors to use the same "spec" engine. The NASCAR rule makers had all but ruined the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series divisions with their IROC type Cars of Tomorrow. Next will be the Modifieds or what's left of them. Long time car owner Bob Garbarino also voiced his displeasure with the way NASCAR has treated the division.

Chad Little, the Whelen Modified Tour Series director continued to paint a pretty picture that NASCAR was doing everything it can to make it better and more affordable for the car owner. Former New England Speedway official Tony Leckey said it best when after reading Little's statement said the way it came across was "The door is open and I’ll listen to their comments all the time but at the end of the day we’re going to make a decision and sometimes they like it and sometimes they don’t.” That tells you everything you need to know about how much NASCAR values your input. All Chad did was validate what Bob Garbarino said. The promoters and local officials bear the wrath for this but at the end of the day, NASCAR could care less.

   Thursday night Thunder at Thompson saw Keith Rocco earn his second victory of the season after taking the lead from Kerry Malone on a restart at lap five. Malone took the early lead with Rocco and Dennis Perry on his bumper. Malone had just pulled away when the first caution of the night flew for Perry, who lost the right front on his machine. Malone and Rocco brought the field back to green on the restart with Rocco taking the lead out of turn one. Malone, Ryan Preece, and Ted Christopher rounded out the top-four as they all pulled away from the rest of the field. On lap eight, Preece dove to the bottom groove heading into turn one and drove by Malone, who was left to fend with the challenges of Christopher. Preece set his sights on Rocco, who had pulled ahead to a comfortable five-car length lead as Christopher drove by Malone for the third spot. Rocco greeted lapped traffic at the halfway mark with Preece closing up some of Rocco’s lead, but it was still all Rocco up front. The race went caution-free as Rocco drove to the checkers unchallenged. Following Rocco and Preece were Ted Christopher, Kerry Malone and Richie Gallup.

   Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All American Series action included Jason Chicolas who added his name to this season’s win column in the Limited Sportsman division, Tommy O’Sullivan in the Late Models, and Mike O’Sullivan in a special 50-lap Super Late Model race. Jay Sundeen won an exciting contest with John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. that resulted in both drivers coming across the finish line sideways in the Thompson Modified feature. Cam McDermott and Dave Trudeau were winners in their divisions.

   There were nine Sunoco (SK) Modifieds on hand for the event.

   At the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night rain prevailed and wiped out the SK Modified twin 75's until this Friday night, July 27.

   In Saturday night action at the Waterford Speedbowl Shawn Monahan picked up his first win of 2012 by getting the best of Keith Rocco in a spirited duel over the final 15 laps. Monahan started from the pole and led all but one lap. Tyler Chadwick was able to get by Rocco to finish second. Rocco came home third and was followed by Diego Monahan and Tom Abele. Corey Hutchings won his third Street Stock feature on the year while Wayne Burroughs picked up an exciting first-ever win in the Mini Stock division. Corey Barry won his second consecutive SK Light Modified race, Dana Dimatteo won his second Saturday Series Legend Cars event of 2012 and Chris Garside took a hometown win in the Saturday Series for the X-Car division.

   In NASCAR Southern Modified action at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem NC points leader Tim Brown edged Burt Myers in the first 25-lap Modified race, and Austin Pack bumped leader Chris Fleming around Turn 2 of the last lap in the second race and went on to a victory.

   In NASCAR Modified action at the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island Ryan Preece won the Tom Baldwin, Richie Evans, Charlie Jarzombek Memorial 77 lapper. NASCAR's Jerry Cook presented the trophy.

   American-Canadian Tour late-model star Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. dominated the 39th annual TD Bank Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway Sunday. The ACT veteran wheeled his Ford-powered Pole’s Automotive machine to one of the biggest paydays in Oxford 250 history, earning $45,500 after leading more than 200 laps.

   Elliott Sadler held off a charge by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on a green-white-checker finish to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup division had the weekend off.

   That’s about it for this week from 11 Gardner Drive, Westerly, and R.I.02891. Ring my chimes at 401-596-5467. E-mail:

Phil Smith has been a columnist for Speedway Scene and various
other publications for over 3 decades.

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Pete Corey                                             Tony Mordino                                          Jeep Herbert

   Lou Lazzaro                                                Ray Legary                                            Maynard Troyer

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