April 10, 2015
Sixty years ago in 1955, Sid Dimaggio's Speedbowl History noted
that Speedbowl Race Director Rex Records resigned as president of the United
Stock Car Racing Club and formed his own American Auto Racing Club, which
would sanction the races at the Speedbowl. United president Harvey
Tattersall and his son Harvey Jr (who collectively owned 67% of United at
the time) filed a $10,000 lawsuit against Records charging that he formed
his AARC and negotiated contracts with drivers while still the President of
United. Additionally, the Tattersalls filed a motion for a temporary
injunction against Records to stop all AARC business until the suit was
settled. However, Superior Court Judge John M. Comley dismissed the motion
citing lack of evidence to the charges. The Tattersalls subsequently
withdrew their claim for $10,000 in damages. The Speedbowl season opened on
Easter Sunday under the AARC banner. Don Collins in his famous No. 106 was
the 25 lap Modified winner. Lou Tetreault was the non-Ford winner. The AARC
struggled as the season went along. Many nights, Records allowed Non-Ford
cars to run with the Modifieds in their feature since the car counts were
below average. Then later in the season, Modifieds were briefly replaced by
Late Models as the headlining division on Wednesdays nights.
Fifty five years ago in 1960,
Plainville Stadium in Connecticut ran a 25 lap open competition event which
was won by Steady Eddie Flemke who took the lead on lap 10 and never looked
back. Tony “Jap” Membrino finished second.
Fifty years ago in 1965 Ray Delisle
was the 30 lap Modified winner at was then called the New London-Waterford
Speedbowl. Charlie Savage took the Bomber main.
Forty five years ago in 1970, the
Stafford Speedway and the Thompson Speedway were running twin 25 lap
features for the Modifieds. When the Norwood Arena decided to drop the
Modifieds at the end of the 1969 season Stafford petitioned NASCAR to change
their race dates from Friday to Saturday nights. NASCAR allowed Stafford to
change their race night and in doing so opened up the floodgates at the
Albany-Saratoga Speedway to the New Englanders who wanted to race on Friday
nights. Taking the opening 25 lapper at Stafford was Carl Bugsy Stevens
driving the mighty no. 3 of Len Boehler. Ralph “Hop” Harrington driving the
famous Tant/Mitchell coupe that had been purchased by Richard Armstrong
finished second. Fred DeSarro in the Joe Brady No. 41 finished third. Jerry
Dostie and Roland LaPierre Sr rounded out the top five. Harrington won the
nightcap with Stevens a close second. Billy Greco, Ted Stack and Ed
Yerrington rounded out the top five. At Thompson on Sunday Stevens took the
first 25 lapper and was followed by George “Moose” Hewitt, Yerrington,
DeSarro and Leo Cleary who was in the Koszela Woodchopper. Hewitt took the
nightcap and was followed by Yerrington, DeSarro, Stevens and Jerry Cook.
The Fonda Speedway in New York was also running twin 25’s. Rene Charland won
the first one and was followed by Dave Buanno, Jerry Cook, Ron Narducci and
Irv Taylor. The second 25 lapper was won by Narducci with Taylor second. Wes
Moody finished third with Charland, fourth. Also running this weekend was
the Fulton Raceway where Lou Lazzaro beat out Richie Evans for the win and
Langley Field in Virginia where Ray Hendrick won in the new Tant/Mitchell
Camaro. After two consecutive rain outs the Waterford Speedbowl finally got
to run their opener. Walt Dombrowski won the 30 lap Modified feature. Johnny
DeLong was the Late Model Daredevil winner.
Forty years ago in 1975, Jack Arute
had a vision that if the Modifieds switched from 15 inch wide tires to
narrow ones the cars would be slower and the car owners would be spending
less. His heart was in the right place but his vision was mis-guided. In the
season opening Spring Sizzler Richie Evans did him one better as used eight
inch rubber that was used by NASCAR’s Winston Cup division. Evans won the
Sizzler with Eddie Flemke Sr, second. Freddie Schulz, Ronnie Bouchard and
Fred DeSarro rounded out the top five. Racing at Fulton was called because
Thirty five years ago in 1980, SJ
Evonsion was the Saturday night winner at Riverside Park Doug Hevron, in the
Mario Fiore No. 44 finished second with John Rosati, third. Richie Evans won
the 80 lap Spring Sizzler at Stafford. Brian Ross in his home built No. 73
finished second. Hevron, who won the 50 lap non-qualifiers race came from a
dead last starting position to finish third in the Sizzler. Jimmy Spencer
was fourth with Reggie Ruggiero, fifth. In Winston Cup action at Darlington,
Bill Elliott took the win. Ron Bouchard qualified sixth and finished 13th
while Geoff Bodine qualified 11th and finished seventh.
Thirty years ago in 1985, a banner
field of 99 Modifieds was on hand for the Spring Sizzler at Stafford. Geoff
Bodine, driving the Lee Allard No.99, cleaned house as he took the win over
Bugsy Stevens and Charlie Jarzombek. Bobby Vee and John Rosati rounded out
the top five. Among those who failed to finish was Richie Evans who broke an
a-frame and placed last in the 30 car field. Leo Cleary, who had been
driving for Len Boehler since Fred DeSarro had passed away, was given his
walking papers as he was informed that he was replaced by Ron Bouchard. It
was also announced that the Thompson Speedway had been granted a NASCAR
sanction for all future events.
Twenty five years ago in 1990, Jerry
Marquis made it two in a row in Modified action at Riverside Park. Marquis
drove the famous No. 2x of Bobby Judkins. Bob Polverari finished second with
Kenny Bouchard, third. Dick Trayner and Tom Bolles rounded out the top five.
During the running of the event Ricky Summers in the Bill Simons Excavator
No. 9 set an altitude record as he rode over a wheel and sailed 25 feet into
Twenty years ago in 1995, Chris Kopec
picked the pole and led from start to finish at Riverside Park on Saturday
night. Reggie Ruggiero finished second with Paul Corazzo, third. Tom
Cravenho and Ted Riggot rounded out the top five. In NASCAR Grand National
action at Hickory, NC Johnny Benson took the win after Chad Little was
knocked out of the event by Kevin LePage.
Fifteen years ago in 2000, it was
Easter weekend. Scheduled events at Riverhead, Wall and Waterford were
rained out. The only activity was the fact that Mike Liberty filed suit
against Bob Bahre and Bill France Jr. Liberty believed that Bahre and France
had lied to him and had mislead him when he purchased the Oxford Plains
Speedway in Maine.
Ten years ago in 2005, The Waterford
Speedbowl began its 55th consecutive year of staging auto races. Despite the
cool night a good crowd was on hand. Ron Yuhas Jr figured he had a tenth
place car until Shawn Monahan triggered a massive wreck that eliminated nine
of the front runners. Yuhas ended up with the victory with Chris Pasteryak
ending up second. Jeff Pearl finished third. Allen Coates won the Late Model
feature. Danny Field edged Richard Brooks to take the win in the Mini-Stocks
and Len Beebe just nipped Jeff Paul for the Legends feature. Norman Root was
the Sportsman winner.
The Whelen Modified Tour opener at the Thompson Speedway provided a
surprise ending and almost a new winner. Zack Sylvester was well on his way
to victory until a stalled car on lap 146 of the 150 lap Modified main event
bunched the field. It ended up being a green- white checkered situation.
Sylvester led the restart with Chuck Hossfeld and Ted Christopher in tow.
Hossfeld got under Sylvester going into turn one and about the same time Ted
Christopher dove underneath both of them to take the lead. On the final lap
Sylvester got by Hossfeld and raced wheel to wheel to the finish line with
Christopher It looked like Sylvester nipped him by six inches. NASCAR
officials saw it differently and awarded the win to Christopher. Hossfeld
ended up third with Mike Stefanik, fourth. Rick Fuller rounded out the top
five. Ten caution periods kept the event to a bunch of short sprints. The
longest green flag period was from lap 108 to lap 146.
Kenny Bouchard led the initial start but was quickly overhauled by Eddie
Flemke. Flemke led until lap 8 when Donnie Lia passed him. Two laps later,
Ted Christopher took the lead. The first caution came on lap 12 when Tony
Ferrante and Chris Kopec spun in turn two, collecting Tom Cloce, Kenny Barry
and Tom Bolles. Christopher continued to lead as the second caution waved on
lap 21 for a six-car tangle in turn one. The third caution flew on lap 29
for a 13-car melee. Christopher and Hossfeld swapped the lead until lap55
when many of the leaders pitted after Howie Brode and Eric Beers tangled in
turn four. Beers went head long into the fourth turn wall and suffered
shoulder injuries. Despite the many front runners pitting for tires
Christopher elected to stay out. Christopher finally pitted for tires on lap
105. Tony Hirschman, who took the lead on lap 76, paced the field until his
tires wore out as Sylvester powered by on lap 134. Christopher made a
determined charge and until the final caution when he was running third.
In Whelen Modified Tour Series news, the car counts and spectators
continued to be great. There were 46 Modifieds on hand and there weren’t too
many empty seats as a crowd estimate of 10,000 was announced. Had it not
been for the LaJoie seat and the exceptional workmanship on the Boehler No.3
Eric Beers could have suffered serious injury when he made hard impact into
the turn four wall. In other Ice Breaker action James Civali won the twin
Sunoco Modified SK type events. Dennis Botticello won the Saturday night 20
lap Late Model event and Charles Bailey III won the Sunday event. Joe Lemay
was the Pro Stock winner and Glen Boss, the Sportsman winner. Jeff Gordon
made up three laps to win the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville.
Five years ago in 2010, The Waterford
Speedbowl began its 60th season with renewed vigor with Blast Off 2010. When
fans and competitors arrived for practice on Friday many improvements were
noted including new concrete barrier walls along the front and back
straight-aways and an all new coat of paint in the grandstand area. The
shoreline oval was one of 10 tracks nationwide to receive funds through
NASCAR's Capital Improvement Grants program.
Speedbowl owner Terry Eames told the Norwich Bulletin that he was still
working on a deal to get the Speedbowl on firmer financial footing, but that
won’t affect the 2010 racing season. He also stated that any businessman
whose company is in Chapter 11 can’t say they’re in great shape. But he felt
confident that he and his creditors will agree on a plan in the next six to
nine months, and that the plan will save the place forever. Boy, was he
The biggest challenge had been fending off the creditors, something
owner/promoter Terry Eames, who bought the track in early 2009, successfully
did shortly after the 2009 season ended, when the group he heads filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Qualifying for all divisions was held in blustery, winter like weather.
With somewhere between 230-250 cars on hand, Race Director Tom Fox said the
actual count was 244, the north and south pit areas were jammed to capacity.
The Bob Valenti Modified Racing Series portion of Blast Off drew 35 cars.
Among the early casualties was Rob Goodenough who lost his left front tire
and hit the wall. Chris Jensen and Ed Dachenhausen withdrew because of
engine problems. Dave Etheridge, Jon McKennedy and Rowan Pennink were the
qualifying heat winners. Todd Annarummo was the consolation winner.
It was almost 4:30pm when the SK Modifieds ran their qualifying heats.
With the sun on the way down, the temp dropped below 40deg. Keith Rocco, Ron
Yuhas jr. and Jeffrey Paul were the SK Modified heat winners. Conspicuous by
his absence was Ted Christopher.
Feature winners Saturday were Allen Coates (25-lap All-American Series
Truck), Anthony Mocella (25-lap NEMA Lites), Norm Wrenn (25-lap Pro4
Modifieds), Max Zachem (25-lap Legends Car) and Chris Lomartire (15-lap
Sunday dawned a cloudy-windy day which kept many fans home as the
grandstand was a little over half full. Not bad considering. Keith Rocco
started the track season off right as he led pole to pole in the SK Modified
60 lapper. Ron Yuhas Jr dogged the leader in the early going but it was Todd
Ceravolo who gave the winner the biggest pressure. Ceravolo, who started
11th, moved into the second spot on lap 13 and despite eight restarts
Ceravolo could not muster the extra needed speed to out gun the leader. Jeff
Pearl turned in a fine run as he finished third after starting near the
rear. Yuhas faded to fourth while Tyler Chadwick rounded out the top five.
The Bob Valenti Auto Mall.com Modified Racing Series turned out to be
quite competitive. Doug Coby was the eventual winner but the star of the
show was Rowan Pennink who came from dead last to challenge for the lead.
Pennink actually had Coby covered at one point but Coby ran him up on a
couple of restarts and if he hadn't backed out of it he would have certainly
found himself in the wall. In the end it was all for naught as Pennink
appeared to run out of gas on a restart with 10 laps remaining. Matt
Hirschman, who came from a 17th starting spot, seized the opportunity and
took over the runner up spot to the finish. Jon McKennedy, who led the early
going finished third. Andy Seuss and Jacob Dore rounded out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Les Hinckley, Eric Goodale, Steve Masse, Dave
Etheridge and Pennink. Pre-race favorite Mike Stefanik had mechanical
problems right from the start as he completed only two laps, finishing 26th.
Other Sunday winners at the Speedbowl on Sunday were Chris Leonard in the
NEMA Midgets, Tim Jordan in the Late Models, Ed Puleo in the Street Stocks
and Danny Field in the Mini Stocks.
At Thompson, Test and Tune sessions were on Saturday from 11:00am to
6:00pm. Among those on hand was Bobby Santos III in the Mystic Missile.
According to those on hand the young gun looked extremely sharp in the
MadHouse star Burt Myers confirmed to Russ Dowd that he would be in
competition at the upcoming IceBreaker Whelen Modified Tour Series event.
Myers is one of the featured drivers in the History Channel reality series
which depicts the trials and tribulations of Modified competitors at the
Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.
Denny Hamlin passed Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and leader Jeff Gordon
following the final restart to get his third career Sprint Cup victory at
the Martinsville Speedway. The race was run on Monday due to the fact that
heavy rain pelted the state of Virginia on Sunday. Kevin Harvick was the
Truck Series race at Martinsville.
Last year, 2014 The Thompson Speedway
IceBreaker also marked the beginning of an era of live TV broadcasting of
events by FansChoice.tv which is a ground-breaking collaborative digital
platform from AMA Pro Racing, IMSA and NASCAR that will have live stream
various races not covered by broadcast television, giving fans new
opportunities to follow their favorite series. It also enhances fans’
viewing experience at the track with the ability to watch multiple cameras
on their tablet or mobile device, and access archived broadcasts on demand.
Thompson had one manned camera on the race control roof following the action
and included audio from Victory Lane Radio.
Twenty seven NASCAR Tour Modifieds were on hand at Thompson for the
season opener. The Modified Tour crews and their cars christened the all new
garage which has been built over the weekend. Woody Pitkat looked extremely
stout in the Buzz Chew Chevrolet entry during early practice. Among the
early casualties was Tommie Barrett who lost control of his Robert Our mount
and hit the wall hard between turns one and two. Other excitement included
the East Thompson Fire Truck getting stuck in the mud in the turn one area.
Woody Pitkat, from Stafford, Conn., posted a fast lap of 18.724 seconds
(120.167 mph) to take the Icebreaker pole in his first race with the Buzz
Chew Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet team. It was also the first pole position
for the Long Island based car owner. Justin Bonsignore posted a fast lap of
18.796 (119.706) to earn a front row starting position alongside Pitkat.
Both Pitkat’s and Bonsignore’s race cars are powered by the NASCAR-approved
The IceBreaker ended up being a slugfest between two Long Island based
cars. Justin Bonsignore took his fourth career victory and his second at
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Bonsignore took the lead from Woody
Pitkat for the second and final time at lap 142. Don Lia, a Long Islander
who drives a Connecticut based car, the Mystic Missile of Bob Garbarino was
also in the mix as he was leading until he found himself in the wall after
being run up the track by Pitkat on lap 123. Pitkat led the early laps of
the race, but lost the lead to Bonsignore on a lap 18 restart. On lap 21,
Pitkat challenged Bonsignore for the lead and went high in turn one only to
lose the lead to Rowan Pennink in turn four. Pennink, Pitkat and Bonsignore
settled in line nose-to-tail for several laps, but Pennink and Pitkat broke
away by a commanding ten-car length advantage.
After a long green flag run, the caution flew and tightened up the field.
A few cars opted to pit, but Pennink, Pitkat and Bonsignore were among the
majority that stayed out. Pennink wasted no time in jumping right back out
to the lead on the restart, but he would have to do it all over again after
a car spun on the front stretch at lap 63. Pennink jumped to the front
again, but Pitkat was on his bumper and applying the pressure. On lap 79,
Pitkat got a run on Pennink and was able to take over the lead. Pitkat put
two-car lengths breathing room over him and the duo pulled ahead to a
commanding two-second lead over Timmy Solomito, Bonsignore, and Ron Yuhas.
On lap 96, Pennink’s day took a turn for the worse when he hard in turn
three and his No. 93 suffered heavy damage.
A majority of the field pitted after the conclusion of the red flag.
Donny Lia inherited the lead followed by Matt Hirschman and Keith Rocco.
Green flag racing resumed at lap 105 with Lia leading the way. Coming up
quick, however, was Pitkat and Bonsignore now fifth and sixth respectively.
Bonsignore muscled his way by Pitkat en route to the third position and
challenged for second by lap 114. Bonsignore was still on the move and about
to make a run on Lia for the lead when the caution came out and relegated
him back to third. Lia drove to the lead on the lap 118 restart as Pitkat
got by Bonsignore for third. Pitkat and Bonsignore both got by Hirschman to
take over second and third. Coming around on lap 123, Pitkat drove to the
inside lane in a challenge on Lia for the lead, riding Lia high into the
turn two wall.
In the end Bonsignore pulled out to a ten-car length advantage over
Pitkat and soared to the checkered flag unchallenged. Doug Coby finished
third with Timmy Solomito and Eric Goodale, both Long Islanders, rounding
out the top five. Ron Yuhas had an extremely strong run as he came home in
sixth. Ron Silk, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece and Jim Zacharias rounded out
the top ten.
Some of the potential front runners had their problems which kept them
out of a top spot. Bobby Santos finished a distant 18th after losing laps
while repairs were made to a leaking oil line. Keith Rocco dropped out after
135 laps when his steering malfunctioned. He finished 20th. Lia was credited
with 21st and Pennink, 22nd, aster their wrecks. Tommy Barrett finished 23rd
after being forced out after 100 laps with a defective ignition. Also a dnf
was Mike Stefanik who finished 24th after losing oil pressure.
In other Sunday action at Thompson, Keith Rocco scored two NASCAR Whelen
All American Series wins in one day in both the Sunoco Modified and Late
Model divisions. Shawn Monahan of earned his second in as many days in the
Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman division while Steve Dickey, Jr. checkered the
Monster Mini Stocks. Mike O’Sullivan won the Granite State Pro Stock Series
50-lap affair and Vintage Outlaw checkers flew for Joe Baxter.
When Keith Rocco scored his two wins at Thompson plus one at Waterford it
made for three victories for the weekend. Coupled with Ed Puleo's win at
Waterford and Shawn Monihan's two wins at Thompson. sponsor Mr. Rooter had
six wins to his credit.
The No. 1 car was found to be in violation of the ACT Late Model Crate
Engine package (flywheel and external balancing). Keith Rocco, driver, of
the No. 1 car, was disqualified from his finishing position and received no
Among the missing at Thompson was 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Series Rookie
of the Year Cole Powell. Powell announced on his team's website that the
decision to skip the event was made so that he could be with his family
while his Aunt Kathy battles Glioblastoma, the most aggressive and hardest
to fight brain cancer that one can get. Ed Flemke Jr has indicated that his
driving career could be over and at 58 years of age he is making a smart
decision. He will continue to be seen at the tracks in a support and
advisory position to customers of his Race Works Chassis fabrication
Numerous changes and moves had taken place for the 2014 NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour Series. Leading the changes are three past champions that are
now with different teams than when we last saw them in last year’s Thompson
World Series. The headlining transaction saw 2012 champ Doug Coby move to
the No. 2 of Mike Smeriglio III Racing while 2008 series champion Ted
Christopher has combined his own resources with those of Berkley Racing to
return the No. 13 to the tour. Seven-time champ Mike Stefanik has reunited
with car owner Ed Marceau and will pilot a Chevrolet numbered 1 on a
In other moves, Matt Hirschman returned to the tour for the first time
since 2011 to replace Coby in the Darling Racing No. 52, and rookie Tommy
Barrett Jr. replaced Stefanik in the Our Racing No. 22. Bryon Chew also
stepped out of his family’s No. 88 and tabbed Woody Pitkat to fill the seat
for the coming season. Consequently, the Hillbilly Racing No. 79 that Pitkat
left will have rookie Spencer Davis behind the wheel for a part-time
northern slate while competing full-time with the Whelen Southern Modified
At least two new teams were set to join the tour, one for the first time in
2014. Keith Rocco, the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, plans to run all
eight Connecticut races for car owner John Rufano in the No. 48 while
Melissa Fifield will contend for top rookie honors this year in her family’s
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visited the South Boston, VA
Speedway last Saturday with 17 cars. Andy Seuss, who started second on the
grid, took the lead from pole sitter Danny Bohn, who won his second career
Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, in the opening laps and made it
look easy from there. Seuss had to survive five restarts, but was able to
handle challenges from Bohn, JR Bertuccio and Kyle Ebersole in short order.
Four-time and defending Southern Modified Tour champion George
Brunnhoelzl III charged to the front and finished second after starting from
the rear of the field. He qualified seventh, but had to drop to the rear
prior to the initial green flag due to an unapproved adjustment to the car
following qualifying. Bohn crossed the line in third for his first top-five
finish of the season followed by Luke Fleming in fourth and JR Bertuccio in
fifth. Brothers Burt and Jason Myers, Gary Putnam, rookie Joe Ryan Osborne
and Ebersole completed the top 10.
After suffering a rain-out on their scheduled opener on the last weekend
in March the Waterford Speedbowl season began this past Saturday, April 5th
when the track hosted its opening Saturday night NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series event. Chilly weather greeted fans in attendance for the opener on
Saturday night but the action on the track was hot as a first-time winner in
the SK Modified® ranks delighted the fans. Ed Puleo held off all challengers
including a late rally by defending division champion Keith Rocco. Puleo
made it two wins on the night by also picking up the Street Stock victory.
Rocco would not be outdone in the Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, scoring the
win. Another first-timer found the winner’s circle in the Mini Stocks as
Doug Curry took the victory. Jon Porter and Zach Thomas won the night’s
Super X-Car and X-Car divisions respectively, and defending Legend Cars
champion Dylan Izzo checkered that division’s opening race of the year.
Puleo put together a strong performance in taking the 35-lap NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® feature. Earlier in the night he won
his heat race and began the event in the pole starting position. He lost the
lead to Craig Lutz early on, however reclaimed the spot following a lap-7
caution flag. Puleo had to withstand multiple challenges from Lutz over the
next 25 laps as well as a late race charge by Rocco over the final two
circuits. Rocco’s inside bid coming to the white flag was not enough and
Puleo powered ahead over the last lap to claim the win, his first in the
division. Rocco came back from a spin on lap-2 to claim second with Lutz
finishing third. Ryan Preece ran a strong race to end up fourth after
starting deep in the field while hometown driver Rob Janovic Jr. finished
Rocco picked up where he left off in the Valenti Auto Mall Late Model
division one year ago. The defending division champion checkered the 30-lap
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature after starting the race in the
11th position, using the race’s only caution flag on lap-21 to catch leader
Work continued on the restoration of the grandstands. Speedway owner Terry
Eames stated " We opened with about 40% of the total seating area available.
We will continue opening sections throughout April. We plan on having
everything open by May 3rd".
The upcoming opener of the Tri-Track Modified Series at the Lee USA
Speedway in New Hampshire continued to gather momentum for the May 11 event.
To date 40 race teams have verbally committed their participation in the
event which would pay $5,000 to win plus lap money and B-Main money.
On a sad note, Mrs. Lynda Petty, wife of Richard Petty, passed away on
March 14 after a long battle with cancer.
In NASCAR Nationwide Series racing at the Texas Motor Speedway, Chase
Elliott, the 18-year-old son of 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill
Elliott, captured his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory Friday night
during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 in only his sixth series start.
In Sprint Cup racing in Texas, Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon on the last
lap after a green-white-checkered restart to score his first victory of the
2014 season during the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander
500 which was run on Monday afternoon.
That’s about it for this week from 11 Gardner Drive, Westerly, R.I.02891.
Ring my chimes at 401-596-5467.
Phil Smith has been a
columnist for Speedway Scene and various
other publications for over 3 decades.
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