K&N Series Race At Thompson To Headline A Full Weekend Of Racing And Last Weeks Recaps.

July 13, 2018

STAFFORD CT: Friday In the Karts it was Jason Capman who won the 20 lap feature followed by Ryan Birkenshaw and Casey O'Sullivan.  In the Street Stocks, George Bessette Jr would find his way across the finish line first followed by Johnny Walker and Jason Lafayette.  The Limited Late Models would have their point leader taking the win and making his lead stronger.  In P2 last Friday was Justin Bren followed by Andy Marchese in P3.  In the Late Models, it was a familiar name that took home the win, Tom Fearn.  Following Fearn in P2 was Glen Reen and Tyler Leary. 


The SK Lights had an eventful week.  There were several cautions and unfortunately a large number of cars did not finish the feature this past week.  Early in the race, Marcello Rufrano would be out and it would hurt him in the points as now he is down to third in the chase.  Andrew Moller would also become part of an incident that would end his night early on the front stretch as got into the wall after contact with Gonyaw.  Neither racer would finish the race.  All said and done at the end of the night it would be Joey Ferrigno with his first win on the season followed by a very impressive Teddy Hodgden.  He ran the outside and showed his skill through several restarts.  He made Ferrigno work for that win.  Following Hodgden was Nauducci.  After the 11th race and lots of carnage, the top five in points are as follows - Narducci; Nocera (-6); Rufrano (-16); Hodgden (-34); Bakaj (-66)

 In the SK race, Ronnie Williams was able to make it two for two.  He took home the win AND took over the points lead from Rocco.  Williams and Erick Berndt would fight it out to the end with a close finish but it would be Williams who would prevail.  Following Berndt was Stephen Kopcik, Todd Owen, and Glenn Reen.

WATERFORD CT:  This past Saturday The Waterford Speedbowl had a full night of racing with double Mini Stock features as they started first with a makeup for the rain out that happened back on June 2nd.  In that race, it would be Jake Christian who won the race followed by Charles Canfield and Ken Cassidy Jr.  

 The Limited Sportsman would have Bo Norman winning with Adrien Paradis in second and Ryan Waterman to finish off the podium for the night.  Also in              action was the Late Models.  Ryan Morgan would take the win over Anthony Flannery and Jason Palmer in P3.  The SK feature would have Todd Owen in victory lane followed by Rob Janovick Jr and Kyle James to round out the podium.  In the second Mini Stock feature, Charles Canfield would return to the podium for the second time in one night but this time would be the winner.  In second Doug Curry and third place would belong to Sean Caron.

 Also on the race ticket this past weekend at Waterford was that of the Pro 4 modifieds. In the Pro 4 race, Brett Meservey would be your winner followed by Randy Cabral and Doug Meservey Jr.  In the Pro 4 Lite division, PJ Peters would be the winner on the night followed by Dana Willis and Tom Royer.

WINCHESTER NH: The Valenti Modified Tour returned to the high banks of Monadnock this past Saturday.  It was a strong field of cars with 25 taking the green flag and a great night of racing all around.  At the end of the 100 green flag lap event, it would be Todd Patnode who would come from deep in the field to win it.  Nocella, who had to start scratch due to engine issues that prevented him from qualifying, all the way to second on the night.  Third place would be Hersey.   The rest of the top ten run down was as follows: 4) Robie, (5) Pitkat, (6) Lashua, (7) Hinckley, (8) Alexander, (9) Perry, (10) Rameau,


 This weekend The Modified Racing Series will be in action again at Lee Speedway.  They will be breaking the race in two 50 lap segments.  It will also be a cone race.  A cone race means that they can choose if they want to restart in the top or bottom lane by which side of the cone they pick to go by as they line up to restart.  It can make for an interesting race if, for example, if the second place guy wants to start low and the leader picked the low line also it would start them actually in P3 on the restart.  It adds another level of strategy to the race.  It should be an interesting race and on top of the cone race aspect the track owner Norm Wren III has put up $100 to whoever has a higher finishing place between Derek Robbie and Jacob Perry.  

 RIVERHEAD NY:  The Whelen Modified took to the bullring for 200 laps this past Saturday. It was a familiar face back in victory lane as Home track driver Justin Bonsignore would score his 4th of the year on the tour out of 7 so far. He had to fight for this won Ryan Preece who finshed second and third was Doug Coby and was the last car on the lead lap. Sapienza fourth and fifth would be Solomito.  For full results click HERE. Bonsignore still sits on top of the points by 33 heading into Loudon next week over Chase Dowling.  Solomito, Lutz and Preece is 71 points from the top sitting 5th in the points.

THIS WEEKEND is full of some big events no matter what direction you want to head. Friday Claremont is running their weekly show with a big Street Stock event and should be a great one and some fun for a Friday!. They will race 75 green flag laps in two segment races.  There is an added $ 3,400 to the normal purse as well as $ 800 in bonuses, to tonight's Mike Richardson Sr. Memorial Race is one that can't be missed.


Stafford has another 80 lap tour type modified event and 13 lap "TC" SK shootout.


 THOMPSON CT: At the great Thompson Speedway, this weekend we will get to see not only the NASCAR K&N Pro East take to the track but it will be a special event.  This weekends event is The King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 to honor the roots of the Busch North series.  We expect to see some awesome throw back themes on some of these cars and some great racing as well.  There will be a few Northeast teams running, one being the long time CT based team of Ted Marsh with the Whelen Engineering #31 driven by Whelen Modifed Tour top gun Chase Dowing who currently sits second on the Whelen Modifed Tour in points. To read more on this great teaming up click HERE for Mod Squads  story from earlier this week as we talked With Chase Dowling, Ted Marsh and Crew Chief Todd Fisette.


 Along with the King Throwback 100 K&N event the Vintage Modifieds will be racing as well as the Lite Modifieds will be back in action!  We will also see the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman and the Mini Stocks who have all been putting on a great show so far this season.  It will be a beautiful day for racing.  Pit gates open up at 10 AM and a pass is $50.  The main grandstands open up at 2pm and general admission is $35 with seniors and military being $32.  Qualifying will start at 4PM, the K&N Pro East will run their group qualifier approximately at 5 PM with racing to follow.  Estimated completion time for the racing event 10PM.  For more information and all details go to their webpage HERE


Also Saturday in Winchester NH at Monadnock Speedway they will be having a full night of racing at the high banked bull ring along with a pit party!  Seekonk Speedway in MA will be holding their regular weekly NASCAR racing divisions starting at 6PM this Saturday for some great local fender racing.  Admission is only $14 for a full night including Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Truck and it is S.T.A.R. & Sportsman autograph night. Waterford Speedbowl is off this weekend for Sail Fest But will be back in action next week for some of  Connecticut's best weekly  action packed racing. #ModOn #ShortTrackNation



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