July 3, 2015
Fifty five years ago in 1960 rain washed out the Wednesday night
racing program at what was called then, The New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
By Saturday night the skies had cleared and bad boy Dick Beauregard won the
Modified feature. Ted Stack was the non-Ford winner and Daring Dick Caso was
the Bomber winner. Freddie Schultz was the winner at the Norwood Arena.
Fifty years ago in 1965 Don Wayman
was the Friday night winner at the Stafford Springs Speedway. Rain prevailed
at the Waterford Speedbowl. Lou Lazzaro got his third feature win at the
Fonda Speedway. At Riverside Park it was George Circosta and at the
Utica-Rome Speedway Dave Kotary took the 30 lap win over Sonny Seamon and
Tom Kotary. Pete Hamilton won a 50 lapper at the Norwood Arena over Hop
Harrington, Eddie Flemke, Wild Bill Slater and Leo Cleary.
Forty five years ago in 1970, the
Albany-Saratoga Speedway ran twin features on Friday night. Bugsy Stevens
took the opener over Eddie Pieniezak and Charlie Jarzombek. The nightcap saw
Richie Evans take charge with a convincing win over Jarzombek, Stevens and
Lou Lazzaro. The big news of the week was that New Britain construction
company owner Jack Arute had taken over at Stafford which was in dire
financial trouble. Along with the speedway, Arute inherited over 1000 rain
checks. Steady Eddie Flemke, a modified legend in his own time, driving a
modified co-owned by the Garutti Bros. and Arute won the 100 lap modified
event in front of a packed house. Leo Cleary finished second and was
followed by Bugsy Stevens, Ernie Gahan and Bobby Santos. Now some 35 years
later, Jack Arute can look back with the self-satisfaction with the fact
that he saved the speedway from oblivion plus he has been a force in the
longevity of modified racing in general. Waterford and Fonda rained out. At
Plattsburg Dick Fowler out ran Guy Chartrand and Dave Gault. Fowler repeated
at Utica-Rome on Sunday. In twin 25 action at Thompson, Fred DeSarro won
both events over Flemke and Santos.
Forty years ago in 1975 Friday night
at Freeport saw Fred Harbach take the win over Charlie Jarzombek. Stafford
and Islip rained out on Saturday. Jack Arute announced that beginning on
July 20 Stafford would be running small block open competition events
against Thompson on Sunday nights. At Shangri-La, Richie Evans took the win
over Jerry Cook and Sonny Seamon and at Lancaster, Roger Treichler was the
victor. Racing at the Waterford Speedbowl was rained out. Sonny Seamon won a
100 lap Trenton qualifier at Fulton on Sunday night. Bill Slater, who had
recently left his position at Stafford, was hired as race director at
Thompson. At Thompson, the speedway management announced that they would
raise their race purse, beginning the following week. Yankee All Star League
racing at Star Speedway was cancelled due to rain.
Thirty five years ago in 1980, the
Stafford Speedway presented the Ferrara 100.With an overflow crowd on hand,
ticket booths and admission gates were closed at 8:30pm with people lined up
out to the road. Ray Miller in the Mike Greci wrenched No.01 scored an
impressive victory over Satch Worley. Richie Evans lost his stagger when a
tire grew and ended up third. Rounding out the top five were Corky Cookman
and Bugsy Stevens. Geoff Bodine was the winner of a Friday night Busch
Grandnational event at South Boston, Va. Rain washed out racing at
Riverside, Westboro, Waterford and at Wall Stadium with Islip and Shangri-La
the only Saturday night tracks to get their events in. At Islip it was Tom
McCann over Bob Park and at Shangri-La Richie Evans swept an 80 lapper over
George Kent. Thompson had a packed house on Sunday night as close to 10,000
looked on as Richie Evans beat out Ronnie Bouchard and Brian Ross. Other
weekend winners were Wayne Anderson at New Egypt on Wednesday, Ronnie
Bouchard at Monadnock on Thursday and George Kent at Spencer on Friday
Thirty years ago in 1985, Greg Sacks,
driving an R&D Winston Cup car crew chiefed by Gary Nelson, scored an upset
victory when he won the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Sacks
flew back north to Stafford for the Ferrara 100 at Stafford and were given a
standing ovation while being driven around the oval in the pace car. Driving
the Art Barry modified, Sacks tried his best but was no match for Charlie
Jarzombek who won the 100 lap modified event. Reggie Ruggiero finished
second with Brian Ross, third. The modified tour paid a visit to the Spencer
Speedway where George Kent won out over Tony Hirschman. John Blewett Jr.
went two for two as he won at New Egypt and at Wall while at Riverhead,
Wayne Anderson took the top spot over Bill Park and Fred Harbach. At
Shangri-La, Richie Evans got the jump on Jim Spencer to take the win. Rain
washed out Waterford, Riverside and Thompson. Dave Dion closed out the
weekend as he won the Oxford 250, which paid $30,000.
Twenty five years ago in 1990,
Stafford rained out but at Monadnock it stayed dry and Reggie Ruggiero took
top honors with Bruce Del, second. Donnie Bunnell held off veteran Jerry
Pearl to take a win at Waterford and at Riverside it was veteran Bob
Polverari over Richie Gallup. The Modified Tour traveled to Jennerstown
where Mike McLaughlin took the win over Tony Hirschman and Jamie Tomaino. At
Shangri-La, John Preston took the win.
Twenty years ago in 1995 auto racing
pioneer and former president of the United Stock Car Racing Club, Harvey
Tattersall, passed away at the age of 78. Bo Gunning scored his 25th career
win in a special Tuesday night event at Stafford. Due to an on track
incident and a difference of opinion with track owner Jack Arute, Chief
Starter Chris Hopkins was asked to take a week off. Hopkins took offence to
this and resigned which opened the door for Frankie Sgambato to take over
the chief starter’s role. Because of the Winston Cup weekend, Stafford was
silent on Friday. Waterford ran a non-point event on Saturday, which drew
only 12 cars. Ricky Young took the win over Richie Gallup and Chris Jones.
It took only 23 minutes and 38 seconds for the Featherlite Modifieds to run
40 laps at Loudon on Saturday. Steve Park took the lead on lap eight and
never looked back. Tony Hirshman finished second with Tim Connolly third.
Because of stoppages because of rain, it took 5-1/2 hours to run the BGNN
150, which was eventually won by Ricky Craven. Jeff Gordon was the Winston
Cup winner on Sunday. Riverside rained out but Riverhead was able to get
their show in with Tom Tillottson taking the win.
Fifteen years ago in 2000 saw one of
NASCAR's darkest days as Winston Cup driver Kenny Irwin lost his life in a
practice session accident at Loudon. Fifty-six Modifieds were on hand for
the Winston Cup weekend at Loudon. David Berghman was the Busch Pole sitter
as he established a new record of 131.415 mph. John Blewett III came from a
29th starting spot to take the lead from Reggie Ruggiero on lap 92 of the
100 lap event. It was the biggest win of Blewett's career. Mike Christopher,
who started 34th, finished second and was followed by Tim Connolly, Ruggiero
and Tom Cravenho. Jerry Marquis finished sixth and made a hasty retreat and
made it to Stafford in time to win the Friday night SK Modified feature.
Jeff Pearl won at Waterford on Saturday night over Mark LaJunnesse and Frank
Muccicharo and at Riverhead; Bill Park went pole to pole for the win. Tony
Stewart won the NHIS Winston Cup event and in victory lane, dedicated his
win to Kenny Irwin
Ten years ago in 2005 the big
news of the week was the fact that the developer who held an option on the
Waterford Speedbowl property had not renewed his option, which meant that
auto racing would continue hopefully for many years to come. Terry Eames
stated that he was looking into expanding the use of the Speedbowl property.
A tractor-trailer training school, a large-scale flea market and possibly a
drag strip are some of the ideas that have been thrown around. A drag strip
would be a mistake. Those of us who were around when the Norwood Arena in
Massachusetts decided to stage drag races can remember they were a deciding
factor in the ultimate closing of the track because of the noise problems
generated. Eames, who is also heavy into titles, announced that Pete Zanardi,
formerly the Public Relations man, had been re-titled to be Vice President
of Communications and Strategic Planning. Hope he got a big raise with his
new title. Bill Roth, who seems to be honest and up-front, would be
re-titled from being the General Manager to the Vice President/Chief
Operating Officer. Hope he got a big raise too. In other Speedbowl news it
was announced that Bill Roberts would be leaving his position as Race
Director as his primary employment location had changed. Steve Harraka would
replace Roberts. For some strange reason the speedbowl management opted to
run one of its biggest events on Saturday night directly opposite the New
London Sailfest Grucci Fireworks display. The event which consisted of 100
lap events for the SK Modifieds and Late Models with 50 lap events for
Sportsman and Mini Stocks turned into a marathon session that went close to
the midnight curfew. Ron Yuhas Jr got the benefit of Ron Silks misfortune,
as he was the eventual winner. Silk was leading the event in the late stages
when he was taken out by one of the Monahan brothers. Rob Summers ended up
second with Dennis Charette, third and Jay Miller, fourth. Corey Hutchings
paid a visit to Waterford and walked off with the 100-lap Late Model win.
Bruce Thomas finished second. Norm Root Jr won the 50 lap Sportsman event.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series traveled to Jennerstown, PA on
Saturday for the Wheeler Brothers 150. Tony Hirschman cleaned house as he
lapped all but the top five to record the win. Hirschman, who started sixth,
took the lead from Jerry Marquis on lap 48 of the 150 lap event. Marquis
faded to fourth while Chuck Hossfeld, who started seventh, finished a close
second. Ed Flemke Jr had his best showing to date as he finished third.
Jamie Tomaino started fourteenth and rounded out the top five. Point leader
Ted Christopher finished 23rd after losing numerous laps because of a leak.
Jeff Malave started fourth in the 30 lap Sunoco Modified feature at the
Thompson Speedway on Thursday night and led every lap to annex the victory.
Bert Marvin finished second with Kerry Malone, third. Todd Ceravolo and Ted
Christopher rounded out the top five. Jeff Connors was the Pro Stock winner
and Glenn Boss took the Limited Sportsman feature. Rod Rixham won the Mini
Stock feature and Shane Michalski took the TIS Modified feature. Twin
features were run for the Late Models with Woody Pitkat and Marc Palmisano
sharing victory lane.
Rain washed out the American Sleeve Bearing 100 at Stafford on Friday
night. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 24. The 2005 season
had reached the mid point with 10 events run so far. In the SK Modified
division Ted Christopher led Todd Owen by 26 points. Christopher who had run
in nine of the ten events had three wins. Owen had one win. Lloyd Agor, with
two wins, sat in third spot. Eric Berndt and Frank Ruocco rounded out the
top five. Jim Mavlouganes was the point leader in the track’s Late Model
division. Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke through for his first NASCAR Nextel Cup
victory of the season, using a two-tire strategy and holding off Matt
Kenseth to win at Chicagoland Speedway.
The International Speedway Corporation reported that their second-quarter
profit surged to a record on soaring revenue from broadcasts and corporate
sponsorships, and the company raised its financial forecast for the 2005
fiscal year. The Daytona Beach, Florida-based motor sports promoter and
racetrack owner reported net income of $26.5 million, or 50 cents a share,
up from $6.1 million, or 11 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose to $157.4
million from $131.1 million.
The Sun Oil Company announced that its Board of Directors has approved a
two-for-one stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend. The
stock split was for shareholders of record as of July 18, 2005, and shares
would be distributed on or about August 1, 2005. Holders of record of the
Company's common stock on the record date would receive one additional share
of common stock for each share of common stock they own.
Five years ago in 2010, The Thompson
International Speedway Thursday night Thunder Series resumed on a somewhat
cool but exciting night. Ted Christopher won his third feature victory of
the 2010 season at Thompson in exciting fashion. Mike O’Sullivan won a
thriller in the Super Late Models. Brother Tommy O’Sullivan, took a
commanding victory in the Late Models. Larry Barnett scored his first win of
the season in Limited Sportsman action. Brian Sullivan returned to the TIS
Modified division and returned to his winning ways while Steve Michalski
wired the field to score the victory in the Mini Stocks.
The Modified Racing Series was at the Thompson Speedway on Thursday night
for the Town Fair Tire 75. A strong field of Modifieds led by Mike Stefanik,
Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink and Les Hinkley were on hand. Hinkley took
the eventual win after Stefanik and Pennink tangled. Contact between
then-leader Stefanik and Pennink on lap 56 sent the leader Stefanik
spinning. Pennink was given the consolation flag for his involvement.
Hinckley, who was running third, inherited the lead for the ensuing restart.
Over the final 19 laps, Hinckley was able to get some distance over a heated
battle between Christopher and Jon McKennedy. It was Hinkley’s third win of
the season. Steve Masse finished fourth with Eric Goodale rounding out the
top five. Sixth through tenth were Charlie Pasteryak, Dwight Jarvis, Richard
Savory, Stefanik and Geoff Gernhard. Pennink, the last car on the lead lap,
In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division racing at the Stafford
Motor Speedway Keith Rocco picked up his second consecutive and fifth
overall win of the 2010 season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Michael
Bennett got his first win of 2010 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy
Barrett, Jr. scored his second victory of 2010 in the 20-lap SK Light
Modified feature, Dave Yardley, III scored his first career victory in the
20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood took his second win of 2010
in 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
Rocco started 15th. Rounding out the top-5 following Rocco, Eric Berndt,
and Chris Jones was Todd Owen and Jeff Baral.
The Waterford Speedbowl continued to be dominated by Keith Rocco. Rocco
took the lead early in the race then ruled in several restarts to claim his
sixth SK Modified® win of the year. Walt Hovey Jr. dominated the Street
Stock race to collect his first win of the season, extending his lead in the
championship points. Danny Field won his first Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock
race of the year in dominating fashion, while Allen Coates won the A.B. CDL
Driver Training Center Truck race and etched his name further into the
Speedbowl record books. Nicholas Sowa won the Bandolero race. Over $10,000
was raised for the Lupus Foundation of America when the event had concluded.
Rocco now had 14 wins as his season total. In addition to his six wins at
Waterford and his five wins at Stafford the then current NASCAR National
Points contender had two wins at Thompson and one win at New Smyrna. The New
Smyrna win does not count toward the NASCAR title.
The Bowman-Gray Stadium, in Winston-Salem, NC was the scene of a 100
lapper for the NASCAR Modifieds last Saturday night. Jason Myers, who is
considered an underdog, took the lead from Lee Jeffreys on lap 15 and
survived five restarts before recording the win. Tim Brown, with extreme
overheating problems, finished second and Chris Fleming was third. John
Smith and Jeffreys rounded out the top five. Point leader Burt Myers started
24th and finished sixth
At the Riverhead Raceway on Long Island a 50 lapper for the Modifieds
provided some post race fireworks. Tom Rogers JR took the win. Shortly after
taking the checker Rogers parked his car between turns three and four. He
removed his driving suit and shoes and threw them over the fence where track
officials were located. It had been rumored that he carried a traction
control device in his suit or in his shoes.
Justin Bonsignore, who has been making a name for himself on the Whelen
Modified Tour Series finished second with Chuck Steuer, third. Wayne
Anderson, who is still recovering from a recent heart attack imported Jimmy
Blewett for the night. Blewett finished fourth.
Bruton Smith, owner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway told WMUR TV in New
Hampshire he will consider moving next year's summer race if Loudon's police
chief doesn't cut the cost for providing safety details. The NHMS owner said
that if he can't reach a compromise with the town on security costs, he may
move next June's race from New Hampshire [like to maybe...Kentucky Speedway.
NHMS was asking Loudon to reduce its price tag for June's upcoming race from
$170,000 to $65,000. "No, we're not prepared to do that," said Loudon
Selectman Roger Maxfield. "The answer is no, we won't." Maxfield said he
thinks $170,000 to cover an influx of 100,000 people is reasonable, as is
Fiske's hourly rate. "He's also in control of 80 full-time officers, so
that's a large detail," Maxfield said. NHMS has suggested cutting 38 police
officers from its camp grounds and replacing them with private security
guards supported by a few officers. Fiske said that plan isn't in the best
interest of public safety. "The crime is consistent with a city of that
size," he said. Maxfield insinuated that those who go to Loudon for the
races are a violent lot. "We have alleged rapes and assaults, let alone the
DWIs." He said in a statement to the TV station.
Raymond Parks, owner of NASCAR’s first championship winning car and an
integral part of the series’ formation, died. He was 96. Parks was the last
living member of the group of men who created NASCAR in 1947 during a
meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla. He fielded the car
that Red Byron drove to the inaugural Cup Series championship in 1949,
NASCAR’s first season of competition.
In NASCAR Sprint Cup action at Sonoma, CA, Marcos Ambrose had his first
career Sprint Cup Series victory in sight when a late caution threw a
roadblock into his path. Ambrose stalled his engine while trying to conserve
gas late in Sunday's race at Infineon Raceway, where his car came to a stop
while leading with six laps remaining. He restarted and tried to re-claim
his position at the front of the field, but NASCAR ordered him back to
seventh place and Jimmie Johnson inherited the lead. Johnson then cruised to
his first career road course win, while Ambrose had to settle for a
disappointing sixth-place finish. Robby Gordon finished second.
Edwards swooped past Jacques Villeneuve on a restart with nine laps to
go, then ran away from the field to win the NASCAR Nationwide series race at
Road America on Saturday.
Last year, 2014, Stafford Speedway
played host to two of its own last Friday night as Jackie Arute and Mike Joy
co announced the racing program at the Arute family owned track. Taking down
feature wins on the night were Ted Christopher in the 40-lap SK Modified®
feature, J.J. Hill in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Jeremy Sorel was a
first time career winner in the 25-lap Xtra Mart Xtra D SK Light feature,
Duane Provost won for the second time this season in the 25-lap Xtra Mart
Xtra D Limited Late Model feature, Bill McNeil was a first time career
winner in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature, and Ron Midford, Jr. became a
two-time winner of the Champions For Charities Wild Thing Kart feature
event. The SK Lights and Ltd. Late Models each split a $500 bonus from Xtra
Mart Convenience Stores among the top-5 finishers.
In the SK Modified feature Christopher slugged it out with Ryan Preece to
score his 101st SK Modified win and his 122nd overall at the track he calls
home. Michael Gervais finished third, with Eric Berndt and Matt Dowling
rounding out the top-5.
Stafford Motor Speedway officials have announced that the purse for their
inaugural NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K event on July 4 is growing. The feature
event will have a purse of over $27,000, with a winner’s share of $5,000.
The Stafford management announced it will also pay out up to $2,000 in purse
money for qualifying heat events that will set the field for the SK Modified
feature that evening.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series was at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH
on Friday night. A somewhat light field of 18 cars were on hand for the
The funeral for VMRS competitor Jim Boniface was held earlier in the day.
Boniface lost a battle with cancer. As a tribute on his last ride the hearse
that carried him and the car that he drove made a last lap tour of the
Back at Lee, Richard Savory scored a hard fought win over Justin
Bonsignore and Steve Masse. Dwight Jarvis, Rowan Pennink and Chris Pasteryak
rounded out the top six. Savory started 11th and had the lead by lap 72.
The final event of the three race Tri-Track series will be a 100 lapper
at Seekonk on Wednesday, July 23. This race will pay $10,000 to win and will
be supplemented by a $10,000 point fund. Jon McKennedy currently leads the
point standings in the three race seriedRowan Pennink, Richard Savory, Max
Zachem and Matt Hirschman are within seven points of McKennedy.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series visited the Riverhead Raceway on
Long Island drawing 30 cars. Local favorite Eric Goodale edged his way past
Ted Christopher shortly after a Lap 170 restart and led the final 25 laps en
route to the victory in the slam-bang event that produced 11 caution periods
for a total of 90 laps. Goodale's average speed for 200 laps was 39.938 mph.
Matt Hirschman, Ryan Preece and Timmy Solomito rounded out the top five.
Thirteen of the original 30 starters finished on the lead lap. Among the
casualties was Justin Bonsginore who lost the points lead after he was
collected in a Lap 102 spin by Glen Reen and suffered right front suspension
damage. Bonsignore finished 16th. Doug Coby who survived the carnage and
finished sixth took the points lead by seven over Bobby Santos who finished
10th after starting 23rd. Bonsignore slipped to third place in the point
Following Coby at the finish was Ron Silk, Tom Rogers and Shawn Solomito.
Others were not as fortunate. Jim Zacharias wrecked out of the event and
Wade Cole was way off as he finished 46 laps in arrears. Dave Brigati had
electrical problems, finishing 19th and Woody Pitkat licked his wounds after
finishing 20th. Don Lia parked the Mystic Missile after 143 laps due to a
wreck. Rowan Pennink retired after numerous scrapes. He completed 130 laps.
Ron Yuhas jr dropped out after an accident on lap 127. Also out via the
accident route was Tommy Barrett Jr and Todd Szegedy.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour takes a weekend off before heading to the
New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The tour's top drivers will race Friday, July
11 in the non-points Whelen All-Star Shootout; the championship season will
resume Saturday, July 12 with the New Hampshire 100.
In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action at the Waterford Speedbowl Seven
racing events were run on Saturday night. Picking up NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series wins included Keith Rocco in the SK Modifieds®, Vin
Esposito in the Valenti Auto Mall Late Models and Corey Barry in the SK
Light Modifieds. Ryan Waterman scored an exciting victory in the Street
Stock race and Garrett Denton checkered the Mini Stocks. Mike Christopher
Jr. won another INEX Legend Cars feature and Corey Coates won the visiting
New England Truck Series race.
Rocco checkered his sixth SK Modified® race of the year in 12 events for
the division after an impressive crossover move landed him the lead in the
second half of the race. The 35-lap SK Modified feature was led to the green
flag by first year competitor Paul Kusheba. Rob Janovic Jr. got the jump on
the opening circuit over Kusheba, leading until the first caution flag of
the race on lap-4. Kyle James was contending for a spot among the top three
when he spun in turn four racing underneath Tim Jordan.
Janovic got a good restart over Kusheba when racing resumed. Jordan
followed into second position but the big mover was Rocco. He used a three
wide move to take fourth position in turns three and four on lap-7 just
ahead of a big incident between turns one and two behind him. Several cars
came together in a wreck, which turned out to be scary for Shawn Monahan.
After contact with Brent Sweet, his car erupted in flames in turn two,
staying engulfed until he was able to stop the car in turn three, drawing
the red flag. The safety crew extinguished the fire and Monahan fortunately
escaped the incident unscathed. Jordan got the best of Janovic on the
ensuing restart, riding the outside lane into the lead on lap-8. Rocco got
past Kusheba into third and stayed on the attack, going around Janovic’s
outside into second on lap-10. Jordan and Rocco pulled ahead to a big lead
as Janovic, Tyler Chadwick and Kusheba raced in a pack jockeying for third
position. Chadwick was able to work over Janovic and move to third, just
ahead of a spin by Zach Aszklar out of turn two to draw a caution flag on
Jordan got a great restart but Rocco sailed in to his outside in turn one
to make a run. Jordan was up to the task, holding back the charge through
turn three but Rocco’s crossover move changed the game. He went from the
high to low lane in turn four to get a run on Jordan down the front chute to
turn one. He completed the move out of turn two and was scored as the new
leader on lap-24. Rocco had to beat Jordan on three remaining restarts,
including some determined efforts by Jordan to try and recapture the top
spot. Rocco got away each time to nail down the victory. Jordan took home a
fine second place effort and Chadwick was back on the podium, finishing
third. Janovic was fourth and Joe Gada finished fifth.
In Modified racing in the Southland, Tim Brown and Mike Bohn shared twin
25 lap victories at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC. In the
first 25 lapper, Jason Myers, who registered a career-best four wins in a
season last year, was going for four wins in a month Saturday night before
things ran amuck. Brown got a jump at the start and slipped past Myers into
the lead. Myers gave Brown a shot from behind, sending Brown sideways. Brown
recovered, clipped Myers and regained the lead from Myers who hit the wall.
Bohn joined younger brother Danny Bohn as a Modified winner at Bowman Gray
and, as did his brother, won in his rookie year. Bohn is a native of New
Kevin Harvick collected the win in Friday night’s Hero Campaign 300
NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Brad Keselowski won't soon forget an eventful Saturday night in which the
same right hand that held the winner's trophy was soon bloodied and bandaged
after he broke a champagne bottle celebrating. Keselowski showed early and
often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating
the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to become the track's first repeat winner.
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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