Woody Pitkat Finishes 9th in Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
STAFFORD, Conn. — Driving the Twisted Tea No. 6 in the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway, Woody Pitkat and the Stan Mertz Racing team put together a solid effort with a ninth-place finish on Friday, June 11.
Pitkat started the day with two successful practice sessions and finished fifth in his qualifying heat race. Before the feature, Pitkat attended an autograph session, where he joined fans of his home track to meet and greet with those in attendance. During the feature, the Twisted Tea machine ran consistently around the top-10 and finished a solid ninth in the 27-car starting field.
DAVID OLIVER DOMINATES LATE TO WIN GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The story heading into Saturday’s Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway was about whether or not the local Pro Stock regulars could compete with the series regulars and come out on top.
After 150 laps of tough racing around the flat Maine oval, local track regulars proved to be the dominant force. David Oliver passed local favorite Joe Pastore with less than 40 laps to go and drove away to his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series victory. Pastore crossed the line 1.428 seconds back in the runner-up spot, while Rusty Poland, another local favorite, was third. Garrett Hall was fourth and Bobby Webber Racing driver Bryan Kruczek fifth.
Carey Breaks Through with First ACT Victory in Spring Green
N. Woodstock, NH — New Salem, MA’s Tom Carey III became the 81st different winner in ACT Late Model Tour history by taking the Caron Fabrication Spring Green at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 12. Carey snuck past eight-time track champion Quinny Welch in lapped traffic just before the halfway mark of the 121-lap event and then hung on in a checkered-and-yellow finish to get his first American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory.
Groveton, NH’s Welch started on the pole thanks to a +3 in qualifying under ACT’s “plus-minus” system with Carey to his outside. After calamity struck on lap 10, with Dillon Moltz and Dylan Payea getting torn up in an accordion effect from Joey Laquerre’s spin, Welch spent the next several laps fighting for his racing life. Carey hung with him on the initial restart before Herman, ME’s Mike Hopkins dove inside both of them entering turn 3 on lap 13. Hopkins couldn’t make it stuck against Welch, though, and settled in behind the local hero as Carey made a smart move to hold third.
Wall Scores Tiger Triple Crown Victory at Thunder Road
Pembroke, Pelkey, and Smith Take Victories in Friday Special
Barre, VT — East Kingston, NH’s Bryan Wall Jr. captured the biggest win of his career and of the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger season at Thunder Road on Friday, June 11. Wall inherited the lead with 22 laps remaining in the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series 100 and held off Waterbury Center’s Kelsea Woodard down the stretch as part of a double-feature night for the Tigers live on FloRacing
Wall, who entered the night as the point leader, rolled off 15th for the Triple Crown feature that had been postponed a week by rain. The third-generation racer steadily climbed to fifth over the first 73 laps, dodging a half-dozen cautions for various incidents.
In the next five circuit, Wall caught two big breaks to go with his fast car. Milton’s Sam Caron had led from the start, but entering turn three, Craftsbury’s Mike Martin got into the back of Caron. The contact sent Caron spinning and put both driver to the rear of the field.
Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard, the four-time and defending Flying Tiger champion, wound up with the lead. Wall scooted underneath polesitter Kevin Streeter for second on the restart, then had the best view in the house as his teammate Woodard broke a rim with 22 laps remaining to bring out the event’s eighth caution. Woodard was able to return for the restart, but the misfortune meant the end of his winning hopes.
Doug Coby Wins Superstar Racing Experience Feature at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway welcomed the Superstar Racing Experience for its inaugural race that was shown live on CBS. The SRX cars took to the Stafford half-mile for 2 heat races before the 100 lap feature began. Greg Biffle won the first heat race where the field was inverted for the second heat race, which would set the starting lineup for the feature. Doug Coby won the second heat to score pole position for the 100-lap main event that he would go on to win in domination fashion, leading 80 of the race’s 100 laps.
The 100-lap SRX feature event took the green flag with Doug Coby and Michael Waltrip leading the field to the green. Coby took the lead at the drop of the green flag while Tony Stewart quickly took second from Waltrip. Ernie Francis, Jr. was fourth and Tony Kanaan was fifth. The caution came out on lap-4 when Francis made contact with Waltrip to send Waltrip into a spin in turn 3.
Michael Christopher, Jr. Wins TickMike.com SK Modified® All-Star Shoot Out at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway played host to the TickMike.com SK Modified® All-Star Shoot Out as part of the Superstar Racing Experience event held Saturday night, June 12th. The 50-lap race was broken down into three segments with the first 2 segments 20 laps each and then the final stage was 10 laps. Andrew Molleur won the first stage, but Michael Christopher, Jr. was the big winner of the night by winning the second stage and then winning the final 10-lap stage to take home a total of $5,000.
The 50-lap TickMike.com SK Modified® All Star Shoot Out took the green flag with Todd Owen and Teddy Hodgdon bringing the field to green. Owen took the lead at the green flag with Marcello Rufrano going around Hodgdon for second on lap-2. Andrew Molleur was on the move from his 5th starting position and he took the lead from Owen on lap-4. Owen slotted into second with Hodgdon third, Michael Gervais, Jr. fourth and Rufrano in fifth. This top-5 ran unchanged to the end of the first stage of 20 laps with Molleur taking the win and the $1,000 bonus that went with winning the first stage. The top-10 cars were inverted after the first stage, which put Mike Christopher and Tyler Hines on the front row for the beginning of the second stage of 20 laps. Andrew Molleur decided to restart the second stage in 15th place to set himself up for a potential $1,500 bonus if he won the final 10-lap stage.
Josh Harrington first repeat winner in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Seth Carlson beats out Will Hull for the win in the USAC DMA Midgets
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank make up features’ winners: C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Todd Dunham; Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Segment one Jason Porter, Segment two Jason Porter, Segment three Jason Porter overall Jason Porter.
Hoosier Tire East night Feature winners: Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Jason Gray; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Josh Harrington; USAC DMA Midgets Seth Carlson; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Lucas Wheeler; Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Feature #1 Devin Bell & Feature #2 Spencer Braley; Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduros next event 6/26/2021.
Thunder Road Bringing the Excitement with Packed Friday Night Card
Barre, VT — Barre’s Thunder Road begins the weekly racing season in earnest this Friday, June 11. With three championship divisions, the Myers Container Service Triple Crown 100, and a visit from the New England Antique Racers, fans will have plenty to talk about whether they’re watching at the track or live on FloRacing.
The huge Friday program has a special 6:30pm post time to fit all the excitement in. Racing begins with the 100-lap Triple Crown showdown for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, which was postponed from last week’s Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic due to unexpected rain showers. Tiger stars like four-time champion Jason Woodard, Triple Crown champions Jaden Perry and Mike Martin, Sam Caron, and Logan Powers will go at it in the series opener. Waitsfield’s Kevin Streeter and Milton’s Caron are slated to lead the field to the green flag.
From there, the evening moves straight into the regular event. A full card is scheduled for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and RK Miles Street Stocks. It will be an extra-busy night in the Flying Tiger pits with 140 laps of feature action.