August 1, 2014
Sixty five years ago in 1949, Charlie Barry was the 20 lap
feature winner at the Buffalo Civic Center.
Sixty years ago in 1954 rain
prevailed for the second week in a row, wiping out both nights of racing at
the New London Waterford Speedbowl.
Fifty five years ago in 1959, George
Janoski made it three in a row on the dirt at Stafford Springs. Bill Slater
and the V-8 were in top form winning the Wednesday night 25 lap Sportsman
feature at the New London Waterford Speedbowl. Charlie Webster was the
non-Ford winner and Ben Hewitt was the Bomber feature winner. Ted Stack was
the Saturday night Sportsman winner at the Speedbowl. Tom Sutcliff was the
non-Ford winner and Walt Dombrowski was the Bomber winner at the Connecticut
shoreline oval. Bill Rafter won a 50 lapper at the Buffalo Civic Stadium.
Fifty years ago in 1964, Steady Eddie
Flemke led the Eastern Bandits to Fort Dix [New Egypt] Speedway in New
Jersey where he won a 100 lap Modified National Championship event. Other
weekend winners were Pete Corey at Fonda, Wally Dallenbach at Old Bridge and
Jim Hendrickson at Islip. Bill Dennis won a 100 lap NASCAR Modified event at
the Old Dominon Speedway in Virginia. Ernie Gahan ended Bill Wimble's streak
at six on the dirt at Stafford Springs. George Janoski and Kenny Shoemaker
finished second and third. Ray Delisle was the Modified winner and Ed Gladue
was the Bomber winner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Forty five years ago in 1969,
Stafford ran a 100 lapper with Nathan "Smokey" Boutwell in the Garuti-Arute
No.14 taking the win. Bob Santos in the Art Barry 909 finished second and
was followed by Jerry Cook, Freddie Schulz and Jim Hurtibuis in the Bob
Judkins 2x.At the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Maynard Forette took the win
over Lou Lazzaro and Ron Narducci. Saturday night at Norwood saw Freddie
Schulz in the Dick Armstrong No.14 take the win. Bob Melnick finished
second. Daring Dick Caso made it two in a row in Modified competition at
Waterford. Wayne “Mysterious” Smith was the Daredevil winner. At Fonda,
Jerry Cook got a win. Lazzaro finished second and was followed by Rene
Charland and Kenny Shoemaker. At Islip it was Lou Hennessy over Jim
Hendrickson and at Airborne Park it rained. Merv Treichler was the 30 lap
Modified winner at the Lancaster Speedway in western New York. Boutwell made
it two for two on the weekend as he won at Thompson on Sunday night. Fred
DeSarro in his own No.00 finished second with Leo Cleary in the Koszela 15,
third. Double points were on tap at Utica-Rome on Sunday and Lazzaro was
there to take the gold. Bugsy Stevens finished second with Dick Clark,
Forty years ago in 1974, Riverhead
ran on Thursday with Charlie Jarzombek taking the win over Fred Harbach.
Racing at Freeport on Friday, rained out and on Saturday at Islip, Lou
Hennessy again finished ahead of Hendrickson. Stafford ran a 100-lap double
point event on Saturday night with Ronnie Bouchard in the Bob Johnson 17
beating out Bugsy Stevens in the Koszela 15. Dick Watson won the 30 lap
Modified main at Waterford. Ron Cote was the Grand American late model
winner. Shangri-La also ran a 100 lapper and it was Richie Evans over Dave
Nichols. Utica-Rome ran a Trenton qualifier and it was Geoff Bodine taking
the top spot with Evans settling for second.
Thirty five years ago in 1979, Geoff
Bodine was at Stafford, on Friday night, in the Lee Allard No.99 and cleaned
house. Dick Caso finished second with Ed Flemke, third. Bodine had also won
two nights earlier as he beat out Charlie Jarzombek and Jeff Fuller. New
Egypt also ran on Wednesday. Jerry Cook turned the tables on Richie Evans as
he took the win. Like Bodine did in New England, Cook repeated on Friday
night as he won at Spencer. Maynard Troyer finished second with Doug Hewitt,
third. At Seekonk on Saturday night, Ronnie Bouchard took the top spot over
Eddie St Angelo. Charlie Jarzombek took the win at Islip and Ronnie Rocco
made it two in a row at Plainville. Other weekend winners were Reggie
Ruggiero at Monadnock, George Kent at Shangri-La, Jack Bateman at Claremont,
Rick Donnelly at Waterford and Ronnie Bouchard at Thompson. As a side note,
during the running of the strictly stock feature at Monadnock an out of
control competitor with a stuck throttle flew through the pit area and did
considerable damage to a truck owned by Brian Ross.
Thirty years ago in 1984, the
Thompson Speedway ran their 300 outside pole qualifier on Wednesday night.
George Kent took the win over Richie Evans and Jim Spencer. Stafford ran a
100 lapper on Friday night, which saw Brett Bodine get the best of Reggie
Ruggiero for the win. At Spencer it was Doug Hewitt and at Riverhead, Don
Howe won a 75-lap Circle of Champions event over Jim Spencer and Bill Park.
Waterford hosted twin 25's on Saturday night with Bob Potter and Dickie Doo
Ceravolo sharing the top spot. Also on Saturday, a 150-lap Circle of
Champion’s event was run at Islip. Tiger Tom Baldwin used his home track
advantage and took the win. Bob Park was second with Wayne Anderson, third.
Twenty five years ago in 1989, Teddy
and Mike Christopher finished one-two in SK modified action at Stafford on
Friday night. Dan Avery won at Monadnock over Dwight Jarvis. The mod Tour
was at Riverside with Ruggiero taking the win over Mike Stefanik and at
Riverhead, Bill Park took the win over Chris Young.
Twenty years ago in 1994, John Sneade
was the Wednesday night SK winner at Thompson. Scott Poirier and Mike
Christopher followed but were disqualified because of illegal cylinder
heads. At Stafford on Friday night, Mike Paquette took the win over Bo
Gunning and Steve Chowanski. The Mod Tour Series was at Holland on Saturday
night and it was Jeff Fuller taking the top spot. Mike Ewanitsko finished
second and was followed by Bruce Dell, Steve Park and Ricky Fuller.
Waterford ran a 125 lapper with Jeff Pearl scoring a big win over Todd
Ceravolo, Dave Gada and Mike Gada. On lap six of the event, Jim Broderick
and Vinnie Anglace tangled, collecting Larry Lanphear, Dennis Gada and
Dennis Gada. Gada's gas tank was ripped open and a bad fire erupted. No one
was hurt but the cars of Lanphear and Gada were destroyed in the fire. Lou
Lazzaro got his 112th career win at Fonda and Tom Tillotson went pole to
pole at Riverhead. Riverside saw Chris Kopec in victory lane.
Fifteen years ago, in 1999, Curt
Brainard made it two in a row at Stafford. Tommy Fox finished second. At
Waterford Dennis Gada won the feature over Ed Dachenhausen. The action was
just as hot off the track as it was on as race director Tony Lecky walked
out after a difference of opinion could not be settled between himself and
track operator, Terry Eames. At Riverside it was Jim Broderick over Ricky
Miller. The Featherlite Modified Tour was at Loudon along with the Busch
North Series and Craftsman Trucks. The mods and BGN's drew 19000 while the
trucks had a real light crowd. Tony Hirschman took the lead from Jan Leaty
with 11 to go and went on to take the 100-lap victory. Ted Christopher
finished second with Mike Ewanitsko, third. Tom Carey was the Busch North
Ten Years ago in 2004, the NASCAR
Featherlite Modified Tour was at the Seekonk Speedway on Saturday night. For
the better part of the 2004 season Chuck Hossfeld had been in a slump.
Hossfeld broke the chain on Saturday night as he won the Coca-Cola 150 at
the track known as the cement palace. Hossfeld qualified fourth behind Busch
Pole sitter Don Lia. Hossfeld re-drew third and after following early leader
Eric Beers for 67 laps took the lead and went on for the eventual win. Beers
faded to fourth at the finish as Don Lia and Dick Houlihan moved into the
top three. Jeff Malave rounded out the top five. The event, the only one at
Seekonk for 2004, drew 39 Modifieds and an almost packed house. Championship
contender Eddie Flemke Jr. suffered a major setback after being involved in
two separate incidents. The second one, on lap 102, did him in as he hit the
wall and ended up exiting the track on the business end of a wrecker. Flemke
ended up in 26th spot. Tony Hirschman, who had been chasing Flemke all
season, survived an early race tangle and came back to finish 10th and
gained enough points to take the lead. Flemke led the troops as the tour
prepared to head to Long Island. Rick Fuller, John Blewett III, Ted
Christopher, Bob Santos III and Hirschman rounded out the top ten at the
finish of the event. Four caution periods for 27 laps kept the average speed
at 62.243 mph.
The Busch North Series was at the Adirondack Speedway in up state New
York Saturday night. Matt Kobyluck took the win over defending series
champion Andy Santerre.
In Thursday night Thunder at the Thompson Speedway Kerry Malone made it
two in a row in the Sunoco SK-type modified division. Malone took the lead
after an early restart and despite a lot of pressure from Ted Christopher
and Bo Gunning was able to cruise to the win. Christopher was a little down
on power and put most of his efforts into racing with Gunning who ended up
settling for third. Christopher finished second. Bert Marvin and Jeff Malave
rounded out the top five. Todd Ceravolo, who was contending for the point
lead, suffered a setback as his engine blew mid-way in the event. Joe Lemay
held off David Berghman to won the Pro Stock feature and Larry Barnett took
the top spot in Limited Sportsman action. Corey Hutchings won his fourth
Late Model feature and Scott Michalski was the top dog in Mini-Stock
Ted Christopher continued his hot streak as he won the 31st annual Coors
Light 100 at Stafford on Friday night. Christopher, who now had four in a
row at Stafford, drove a somewhat conservative race as he took the lead from
pole sitter Steve Chowanski on lap 56. James Civali, who had been the only
driver to break Christopher’s win streak in the last seven events finished
second. Willie Hardie finished third with Chuck Docherty and Woody Pitkat
rounding out the top five. Chowanski ended up 23rd and defending race winner
Eric Berndt ended up 24th. Chris Matthews was the late model winner and Eric
Grant won the 15-lap Dare Stock feature.
It was Nostalgia Weekend at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.
Many big names from years gone by were on hand. A tip of the hat to Tom
Ormsby and Pete Zanardi who spent countless hours putting the program
together. In racing action at the shoreline oval Ron Yuhas Jr. ended a long
dry spell as he garnered his first SK Modified feature win of the year. It
wasn’t easy as it took close to an hour to run the 35-lap feature that was
slowed numerous times for various wrecks and spins. In the end Yuhas
endured. James Civali, who led until lap 23, finished second. Dennis Gada,
Rob Janovic and Jeff Pearl rounded out the top five. Larry Goss of North
Windham won the Late Model feature over Corey Hutchings and Jay Lozyniak was
the victor in the Sportsman division. A new competitor by the name of Mike
Manifold outpaced Richard Brooks to win the Mini-Stock feature. Many were
wondering if Manifold was a relative of Rex Kahrs or Will Fade!
The Nextel Cup and the Busch Racing Series divisions of NASCAR were in
action. The Busch Series visited the Pikes Peak Raceway in Colorado and the
Nextel Cup division was at the Pocono International Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Greg Biffle raced in both events. At Pikes Peak he went from last to first
as he recorded a win. At Pocono in the Nextel Cup Pennsylvania 500 Biffle
settled for fourth. Jimmie Johnson dominated the event as he won, hands
down. Mark Martin finished second but had nothing for the winner. Kasey
Kahne finished up in third spot.
On the speedway stock market scene, the big news was that Boundless
Motorsports settled their differences with former World of Outlaws President
Ted Johnson and that Boundless had finally closed the deal for complete
ownership of the DIRT organization. Boundless Motorsports shares closed out
the week at 3.50.
Five years ago in 2009, It was damned
if you do and damned if you don’t sometimes in racing. On Thursday night at
the Thompson Speedway Drivers Meeting Mike Chapman, the new Competition
Director (Traffic Cop), again addressed the drivers telling them that rough
driving, taking out the leader, would not be tolerated. Keith Rocco, who has
been at the center of some of the more aggressive driving asked Chapman if
it was ok to “move” a competitor out of the way as long as you didn’t force
him to crash. Chapman’s answer was, “Test Me and you will find out”. During
the running of the first of the two 30 lap Sunoco (SK type) Modified Rocco
found himself crashed into the concrete wall between turns one and two after
coming in contact with Ted Christopher. From his vantage point in the
officials tower Chapman made the call to put Christopher to the rear for
what looked like a deliberate move. In all honesty that’s the way it looked!
After listening to a conversation between a driver, who was behind the pair,
with his crew chief, it was said that Rocco had over corrected after
bouncing off of Christopher’s nerf bar and had crashed himself into the
wall. With six laps left Christopher came back to finish seventh. Woody
Pitkat ended up taking the win over Danny Cates, Jimmy Blewett and Todd
Ceravolo. Rocco ended up in 15th spot. Chapman’s second call of the night
was to put Super Late Model competitor Rick Fuller to the rear for “Playing
Games” on numerous restarts. Fuller was not happy but that’s the way the mop
Kerry Malone won the second 30 lap Sunoco Modified event that went off
without incident. Malone started on the outside pole and led wire to wire.
Ted Christopher finished second. Keith Rocco finished third after his crew
thrashed to replace his entire right front suspension that had been severely
damaged. Woody Pitkat had the misfortune of having his engine blow.
All in all, it was a great night of racing that was completely over by
9:15pm. A very strong crowd was on hand. It was announced that Bob Duval
from NASCAR was on hand. If he was there he made like the invisible man!
Other Thursday night Thunder winners at Thompson were Tim Taylor in the
Mini Stocks Norm Wrenn in the Super Late Models, John Materas in the Late
Models, Chris “Mouse” Douton in the Limited Sportsman and Brian Tagg in the
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour closed out their “Summer Break as they
converged on the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island on Saturday night, August
1. Ryan Preece, driving the Mighty No.3 of the Boehler family went pole to
pole to win the 150 lap event. Preece, who was also the Coors Light Pole
sitter had the car that no one could catch. Ted Christopher was an early
threat. His efforts came to an end on lap 83 when he sustained suspension
damage after hitting the wall. His 20th place finish cost him the series
point lead which is now held by Todd Szegedy who finished 8th. Because of
the fact that the Riverhead event had a sub-standard purse, $54,035, there
were only 15 Whelen Tour Modified regulars on hand. Riverhead regular Dave
Brigati finished in the second spot with Howie Brode, third. Justin
Bonsignore finished fourth with Glen Reen rounding out the top five.
Had it not been for the fact that the Riverhead regulars and a few of the
True Value competitors made up the field the car count would have been
light. Many of those who previously supported the tour decided to stay home
rather than be guaranteed to lose money. In many cases NASCAR and the tracks
brag about their race purses. There was no mention of the total purse until
after the event was run. Like in Christopher’s case, many of the tour
regulars on hand had less than good days. Mike Stefanik finished 19th with a
broken radiator while Donnie Lia finished 23rd and Ron Silk finished 27th
with blown engines.
Lou Modestino reported that the New Hampshire Motor Speedway appeared to
be a choice of the Indy Racing League to get one of those events in 2010,
according to the Union Leader of Manchester, N.H. It’s all due to the fact
that the Milwaukee Mile is in financial trouble and owes the IRL a
significant sum of money, which is unpaid for an event held there just after
this year’s Indy 500. The Union Leader also reported that NHMS would like
the IRL date to fall between the first NASCAR Nextel Cup date of July 3 and
the second Cup date of Sept. 12 of 2010. The Milwaukee Mile also owes a
considerable sum to NASCAR which recently sanctioned a Nationwide Series
At the Waterford Speedbowl, Rob Janovic Jr. and Ernie Bertrand were first
time winners in the SK Modified and Late Model divisions respectively, while
it was Al Stone III winning his fourth Street Stock event, Allen Coates
continuing his unbeaten streak in the Trucks, and Curt D’addario Sr. winning
the X-Car race. The Modified, Late Model, and Street Stock point battles
were all shaken up following the completion of their feature events. Rob
Janovic Jr. and Tyler Chadwick brought the SK Modified field to green, with
Waterford native Janovic moving out front on lap one. Ledyard’s Chadwick
tucked in behind Janovic and stayed on the leader’s bumper. Salem drivers
Corey Hutchings and Dennis Gada joined Ledyard’s Jeff Paul and points leader
Keith Rocco in a tight pack dicing for position behind the top two. Rocco,
moved to fourth on lap five then moved inside Hutchings for third by time
the field completed lap nine. Up front Janovic wasn’t able to shake free
from Chadwick. The pair raced together several car lengths in front of Rocco
who was moving in after taking over the third spot. Paul was holding off
Gada for fourth further back.
The field continued racing under green through halfway. Rocco had reached
the leaders, beginning to pressure Chadwick for second on lap 20. The
event’s first caution waved on lap 21 for Norwich’s Tom Abele who spun off
turn four. On the restart Janovic held the advantage by the time the field
reached turn one. Rocco was able to move into second past Chadwick and
started to pressure Janovic for the top spot. Rocco’s top points competitor,
Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton, emerged into the top five with 12 laps remaining.
He immediately made an inside move on Paul for fourth. Glenn Griswold of
Vernon spun off the front stretch as Rocco darted inside Janovic with seven
laps remaining. The move would have given Rocco the lead, however caution
waved for the Griswold machine stranded on the apron of turn one.
The ensuing restart was pivotal in the outcome of the event and points
battle. Janovic again took over by turn one on the restart, while Rocco
looked to build momentum in the outside lane. Chadwick was intent on
challenging the leaders from third. Contact into turn three resulted in
Rocco spinning around and the cars of Rocco, Chadwick and Hutchings
pummeling the turn three wall. Rocco and Chadwick were both done for the
night, while Hutchings was able to resume from the rear after heading to the
pits. From there, Janovic prevailed on the final restart over Yuhas to go on
to his first victory in over a year. Yuhas finished second and was able to
close the points gap to within four points of Rocco. Past champions Janovic
and Gada were also able to close within striking distance. Paul, Gada, and
Pearl rounded out the top five finishers in the race.
Making his SK Modified debut was Jeffrey Gallup. Gallup is the son of
Richie Gallup who was a terror in the SK Modified ranks years ago.
The inaugural Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway came down to a two-man
battle between points leader Kyle Busch and top series regular Brad
Keselowski. Keselowski passed Busch with eight laps left and held on to win
for his fourth career NNS win.
In Nextel Cup action, Denny Hamlin dominated the triangle Pocono Raceway
track like few others have, taking the checkered flag on Monday to snap a
50-race winless streak and win there for the third time in eight career
starts. The race had been delayed a day because of rain. Clint Bowyer was
third. Sam Hornish Jr. was fourth for his best finish in a Cup car, and
Kasey Kahne was fifth.
Last Year, 2013, Thursday night
Thunder at the Thompson Speedway was cancelled due to rain for the second
week in a row. Thursday marked the third time this year weather has effected
the Valenti Modified Racing Series at Thompson. The division was scheduled
to run a feature at the track on May 19, but that was cancelled because of
Sunoco Modified competitor Dennis Perry was at the speedway and gave this
report. "Went to Thompson today to grab a couple trucks and wow have they
torn it up. Will be interesting to see how they run the show next week as
there is barely any tar or grass in the pit area. The only tar is in the
line where they have the tours pit and the road out back is all dirt now.
Guess we will all be going old school and pitting in the dirt again. Just
hope the idiots who come off the track ticked off don't tear up the dirt
roads so the nose on the mods drag".
At the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night the Whelen Modified Tour
Series was in town. Doug Coby brought back fond memories of Geoff Bodine and
Ray Hendrick who raced at Stafford back then and would lap the field on
their way to victory. Coby did just that with a dominating run that put him
in victory lane and back in contention to defend his series title. Ryan
Preece, who continues to lead the point standings went from the penthouse to
the outhouse on the next to last lap as he went from second spot to 16th
after incurring a flat tire which resulted in a spin.
Donnie Lia, who has had a so-so season in the Mystic Missile reaped the
benefits of Preece's misfortune as he inherited the runner-up spot. Ted
Christopher, pole sitter Bobby Santos and Ron Silk rounded out the top five.
Coby's performance was so strong he was able to lap all but the top seven.
following Silk on the lead lap was Eric Goodale and Woody Pitkat. Rounding
out the top ten and down a lap were Mike Stefanik, Cole Powel and Ron Yuhas
Jr. There were 26 Modifieds on hand for the event that drew a standing room
In other Friday night action at Stafford, Eric Berndt was a first time
winner on the season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Adam Gray extended
his streak of consecutive podium finishes to 11 with his fourth win of the
season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Ronnie Williams took down his
second win in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Albert Saunders claimed
his second win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Brandon Michael
scored his first win of the season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
Like Coby, Berndt reaped the benefits of Ryan Preece's misfortune. Preece
was the class of the SK Modified field but was the victim of contact and
ultimately a spin by Dan Avery. It was a possible payback as Preece had
moved Avery out of his way earlier in the event.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series returned to action Saturday at Beech
Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me. Steve Masse took the lead with
seven laps to go and went on to win the 100 lapper. Anthony Nocella finished
second with Chris Pasteryak, third. Richard Savory and Rowan Pennink rounded
out the top five.
Masse started on the pole and led the first 63 laps before giving way to
David Pinkham in a restart on lap 64. Pinkham led through lap 92 and then
faded to finish 9th.
Action at the Waterford Speedbowl saw Diego Monahan go pole to pole, but
had to survive nine caution flags before winning the 35-lap SK Modified
feature. Other winners in the Speedbowl's weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series were Keith Rocco in the Late Model feature, Bill Leonard in the Mini
Stock race and Corey Barry in the SK Light Modified feature.
Monahan was lucky to be out front of a wild SK Modified race. In addition
to the nine caution flags, Monahan had to endure 13 restart attempts. Point
leaders Rocco and Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry found themselves among the
lead pack only to meet misfortune over the event. Rocco spun off turn four
on lap 11, restarted at the rear and worked back up to the front only to get
caught up in another incident battling Tyler Chadwick for third on lap 21.
After pitting for a flat left rear tire, Rocco got back into contention for
the win and had the final shot at Monahan on the final restart with two laps
remaining. He lined up outside of Monahan, but couldn't find any traction in
the top groove of the track and Monahan went on to record his first win
since 2007. Rocco finished in second while Ceravolo rebounded from a spin on
lap-17 to come back for third.
Down in the south land at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC
twin 50's for the NASCAR Modifieds were run on Friday night and the NASCAR
Southern Modified Tour visited on Saturday night.
Tim Brown, who registered his 69th career victory and is two away from
matching Junior Miller’s record total, held off challenges by Dean Ward, who
was the fastest qualifier for the first time this season, and then Burt
Myers to win the first 50 lapper. In the second 50 lapper, Jason Myers
survived a three-lap drag race with pole-sitter Tommy Neal and then fended
off challenges from Danny Bohn through four more restarts on the way to his
fourth victory of the season and 14th overall.
Ryan Preece usually competes at the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island on
Saturday nights. This week he turned right instead of turning left at the
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge exit as he headed to North Carolina. The 700 plus
mile drive paid off as he won the pole starting position and after leading
all 199 laps at the flat quarter mile speedway, recorded his first win in
NASCAR’s Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Preece survived nine restarts and
was able to outdistance Burt Myers who finished second.
Canadian driver Cole Powell finished third for the second straight year
in the tour race at Bowman Gray. Danny Bohn was fourth, and Tim Brown fifth.
Woody Pitkat, who also made the the 12 hour trip, fell on misfortune and
At the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island twin 30's were run for the
Modifieds. Timmy Solomito and Howie Brode took the wins.
Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit road penalty and overheating issues
to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa
Kasey Kahne beat out Jeff Gordon in the Pocono Sprint Cup event.
Tony Stewart's championship chances were officially over for the season.
The three-time NASCAR champion broke his right leg Monday night at Southern
Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, where he flipped his 360 winged sprint car while
leading with five laps remaining in the 30-lap feature.
That’s about it for this week from 11 Gardner Drive, Westerly, and
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Phil Smith has been a
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other publications for over 3 decades.
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