Seekonk, MA. – It took four years for Nashua, New Hampshire driver Norm Wrenn to find victory lane with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, but the wait came to an end Saturday night, when ‘Stormin’ Norman stormed off the fourth turn to the checkered flag to capture the ‘Seekonk 100’ in front of a cheering crowd at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
Seekonk Next For Valenti Modified Racing Series
Canaan, NH. – With the month of August in high gear, the Valenti Modified Racing Series travels to Seekonk (MA) Speedway, Saturday night, August 16, for another 100-lap green flag race, the series final appearance of the season at the Route 6 oval.
Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, driver of the Art Barry Spearpoint Racing # 21 continues to lead the point’s standings, thanks to his fifth runner-up finish last weekend at Waterford, CT.
The Bonsignore/Barry team is an expected entry for Seekonk.
Canaan, NH. – The Valenti Modified Racing Series rolls into Seekonk Speedway this Saturday, June 7, for the second of three scheduled races at the famed oval and the early points battle continues.
29 race teams from throughout the Northeast have filed pre-race registrations for the ‘Valenti Auto Mall 100.’ The series top point men will grab most of the attention. Last month’s winner at the ‘Cement Palace’ will also draw his share.
Ridgefield, Connecticut’s Todd Szegedy holds a slim 3-point lead over reigning champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, who has already garnered a win at Monadnock Speedway in April. Szegedy still seeks his first with car owner Kevin Stuart.
Canaan, NH. – Coming off a highly competitive race a week ago at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire, The Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to the famed Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, this Sunday afternoon May, 4, for the first of three appearances this season for New England’s premier open-wheel racing series, at the historic Bay State facility.
The event, the Sims Spring Kickoff Classic, the 24th appearance by the series at Seekonk, will feature a 100-lap green flag modified race with drivers from throughout the Northeast expected.
Seekonk Speedway ready to kick off 2014 season.
With the long offseason coming to a close on the local racing scene, Seekonk Speedway is ready to kick of their 69th season with a 2 day event.
Saturday, May 3rd will be the Classic & Custom Car Show & Go. Starting a 9am, custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display for all to see, with the Mass Cruisers on hand. At 1, the cars are invited to journey onto the 1/3 mile oval for the burn out drags.
Tom Scully Jr, Anthony Nocella, Gerry DeGasparre, Mike Mitchell and Mike Cavallaro are 2013 DAV winners at Seekonk.
Tom Scully Jr picked up his second DAV Fall Classic win on Saturday, holding off a hard charging Derek Ramstrom over the final laps. Kevin Folan and Ken Spencer raced wheel to wheel for the lead, with Spencer edging out Folan at the line on the 3rd lap. As the field headed into turn one, Dave Hutchins spun high in the turn. It looked like it would be a single car incident until Mike Brightman, Dave Darling and Dave Silvia made contact, eliminating all at the time. Silvia returned many laps behind.
Spencer took control and set the pace for the next dozen laps with some pressure from Scully. Spencer held on through a pair of restarts, but couldn’t hold off the Wheelock’s NAPA Auto Group Ford as on the sixteenth circuit, Scully moved past and into the lead. By the quarter-mark, Scully held a several length lead over Spencer, Larry Gelinas, Craig Weinstein and Derek Ramstrom.
Nick Lascoula, Jay Fortin, Tyler Boudreau, Dave Lougee & Joey Lembo pick up Seekonk Fast Friday DAV wins.
In a legendary 2013 season, Abington’s Nick Lascoula had won just about everything there was at Seekonk. The 2013 Nick’s Pit Stop Legends championship, the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Championship and Seekonk’s INEX Pro division Championship, to go along with eight feature wins. On Friday night, he picked up his third DAV Fall Classic title.
Lascoula started on the pole in the 25 lap finale, and was clearly the driver to beat. Stephen Kopcik hung with Lascoula all he could, keeping within a couple of car lengths but had his hands full with Chris Robbins and TJ Thompson, who swapped the third position back and forth. Over the final laps, Robbins fell back to fourth and battled with Jesse Melberg, hosing off the former Pure Stock Champion.
Kevin Folan started on the pole, and led the first 30 laps of the 40 lap Pro Stock feature. Mike Mitchell, Dave Silvia and then Ken Spencer all took turns trying to hunt down the Pro Stock sophomore. At the halfway point, Folan had a 4 car length lead over Spencer, Mike Brightman, Tom Scully Jr and Ryan Vanasse.
The first caution came out on lap 30, when Bob Hussey and Daryl Stampfl got together. From there, the lead was about the place that no one wanted to be. On the restart, contact between Brightman and Folan sent the 17 around, and Brightman to the pits. Dave Darling and Tom Scully Jr were involved as well.
Spencer and Vanasse battled for the lead on the restart, and Spencer lost the back end and spun, bringing out the caution.
Ed Flanagan Jr picked up his first win in over 2 years in the 25 lap Pure Stock feature. Dan Johnson of Rehoboth jumped out at the green and set the pace for the first half of the event. Flanagan ran second for a bit before Jamie
Salley got by and tried to chase down the rookie. With the leaders racing, the point championship contenders, John Robidoux and Earl Curtin III, were battling each other for position. The pair raced together, swapping positions in the top five as they tried to work through the field.
While they were racing for the fourth position, at the lap 12 mark, the pair made contact, and Curtin could not hold on, hitting the wall and ending his night.
Ryan Vanasse jumped behind the wheel of Bill Bernard’s team car and rolled to his first win in the LM division in over two years, like he never left. The two-time LM champion started fifteenth on the starting grid and used a couple of early cautions and some timely openings to battle for the win.
Branden Dion brought the field down and jumped out front until Dillon Moltz, looking for some redemption, moved around the rookie for the lead. Moltz held onto the lead through a couple of early cautions, including one that included Dillon Estrella and Gerry DeGasparre.
At the halfway point, Moltz started opening a sizeable lead, which went away after Bill Bernard spun with just 10 laps remaining. Vanasse had moved to third, and moved past Lineham for second. By this time, Moltz was fighting a right front tire that was going down, and couldn’t hold off The Rocket, as Ryan moved around the CT native for the lead with seven laps remaining. Vanasse held off Moltz and DeGasparre on a final Green-White-