Donahue Wins a Thunder Road Thriller on CCV Night

Donahue Wins a Thunder Road Thriller on CCV Night

Barre, VT — Graniteville’s Stephen Donahue scored the closest win of the Maplewood/Irving Oil season Barre’s at Thunder Road on Thursday, June 24. “Little Irish” went back and forth with Jim “Boomer” Morris for the final 13 laps before earning the victory by a mere 0.025 seconds as part of Community College of Vermont Night. It was the third career Late Model win at Thunder Road for Donahue, who also has multiple victories at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Donahue started eighth in the 50-lap feature and spent the first half of the event staying out of trouble. He eventually got racy and was locked in a three-car battle for second with Roberts and Brandon Lanphear when Phil Scott spun in turn one to bring out the third caution with 36 laps complete.

Morris led the field to the restart with Donahue perched on his rear decklid. The youngster nabbed the second spot from polesitter Roberts just before Andy Hill spun exiting turn four to bring out another yellow.

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Richie Simmons joins elite winners cirle in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds

Richie Simmons joins elite winners cirle in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds
Cary Hunter gets his first win in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders

Bear Ridge Speedway

JTB Towing & Recovery night Feature winners: Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Richie Simmons; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Ricky Sanville; USAC DMA Midgets (from Albany Saratoga Friday) Seth Carlson; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Todd Dunham; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Mike McClay Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Feature #1 Cary Hunter & Feature #2 Buddy Welch, WYKR Sprint Cars of New England Caleb Lamson, Granite State Mini Sprints 600cc Anthony MarVuglio, 500cc Donny Sharp.

Richie Simmons gets the monkey off his back making it back to victory lane in top position breaking his streak of four visits in the third-place spot this season in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Coming from mid pack he worked his way to the front, and after several laps of a hard-fought battle with rookie Max Dolliver who was riding on point, he was able to get by him to take over the lead. Dolliver in his best finish yet held on for second holding off veteran Jason Gray who was unable to make a move to get by him. Jordan Fornwalt and James Fadden completed your top five.

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Coby, Preece & Barney Among Drivers Returning To Tri Track For $10,000 To Win Speed51 Modified Madness at Seekonk

Coby, Preece & Barney Among Drivers Returning To Tri Track For $10,000 To Win Speed51 Modified Madness at Seekonk

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — When the Tri Track Open Modified Series returns to the track for race three of the season next Wednesday, June 30 at Seekonk Speedway, multiple returning drivers will look to knock-off polished series regulars. All competitors will be chasing a special $10,000 check in the 16th annual Open Wheel Wednesday at the Massachusetts third-mile in what has become one of the most anticipated races in Tri Track history.

Teams will return to Seekonk for the first time since 2019, with COVID-19 cancelling all 2020 Modified events that were scheduled at the Action Track of the East.

Leading the list of drivers returning to TrI Track for a shot at capturing the big check is six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, who is coming off a strong few weeks of competition. Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12, then announced a few days later that he would be making his Camping World Truck Series debut in September with GMS Racing. Coby finished a strong stint by winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Riverhead Raceway on June 20.

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SK Modified® Trio Looking to Carry Momentum of First Podium Finish Into NAPA SK 5k at Stafford Speedway

SK Modified® Trio Looking to Carry Momentum of First Podium Finish Into NAPA SK 5k at Stafford Speedway


(Stafford Springs, CT)—For any racer, there is no feeling quite like reaching victory lane for the very first time.  That first time winning feeling can almost be matched by recording a podium finish for the very first time and Stafford Speedway’s June 18 SK Modified® feature event featured three drivers who were all on the podium for the very first time.  Bryan Narducci drove the #83 Keith Rocco owned All Phases Renovations sponsored car to victory, followed by Matt Vassar in the #11 Hummel Hot Dogs Chevrolet, and David Arute in the #75 Big Haus USA Chevrolet.

Arute and Vassar broke into the SK Modified® division at the same time in 2018 with Arute winning Rookie of the Year honors.  Both drivers started out in full fendered cars before moving into the world of open wheel modifieds with Arute winning 11 Limited Late Model races from 2012-2015 and then 2 SK Light features in 2016 and 2017.  Vassar won 2 Late Model track championships at Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia before moving back north and going racing at Stafford in the Late Model division for one season in 2017 before moving up to the SK Modified® ranks. 

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Shilosky, Herman capture photo finishes in breath-taking night at Speedbowl. Abbatiello, Deshaies also post wins

Shilosky, Herman capture photo finishes in breath-taking night at Speedbowl. Abbatiello, Deshaies also post wins


WATERFORD — If you were looking for the reason why electronic scoring was invented, all you had to do was check out the action Wednesday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl during the Wild and Wacky Wednesday program.
It was impossible to determine the outcomes in two of the features with the naked eye.
Miliania Shilosky edged Joel Newcomb by 0.016 at the finish line to pull out a win in the 20-lap Bandolero feature. The X-Car feature was almost as close — Christian Herman nipped Doug Curry by 0.031 at the finish stripe to rack up with third 25-lap Wednesday win of the season and his fourth overall.

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DeGasparre & Ovitt Continue to Pace Challenge Cup Standings

DeGasparre & Ovitt Continue to Pace Challenge Cup Standings

Corliss Already into Top-10 After Sizzling Start at Thunder Road

Waterbury, VT — Even after a busy week in the New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC), two drivers continue to stand above the rest. Seekonk Speedway’s Gerry DeGasparre Jr. and White Mountain Motorsports Park’s Alby Ovitt sit one-two as the top weekly American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model racers of 2021 thus far.

East Providence, RI’s DeGasparre, a seven-time Seekonk Speedway champion, has led the NELMCC standings for five of the last six weeks. Raymond, NH’s Ovitt, an 8-cylinder Street Stock legend in his first full season running Late Models at White Mountain, was the only driver to interrupt that streak. Both remain players in the battle for a $5,000 top prize plus contingency awards from Port City Racecars/Crazy Horse Racing, Five Star Race Car Bodies, and ARBodies.

Both have gotten where they are by sticking to one track and putting up consistently excellent results. Ovitt has scored 40 or more points four times, more than any other driver so far. This includes last Saturday’s event where he came from eighth to second in a 19-car White Mountain Late Model field. DeGasparre, meanwhile, has three 40-plus point outings of his own. The latest was also this past Saturday where he charged from ninth on an 18-car Seekonk grid to finish runner-up.

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Division Line-Up Revised for Thompson Spirit of 76

Division Line-Up Revised for Thompson Spirit of 76

Street Stock Open Replaces Mini Stocks on July 7 Card

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced a change to the division line-up for the Sam Adams Wicked Hazy IPA Spirit of 76 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 7. A $1,000-to-win 8-cylinder Street Stock Open will replace the Mini Stocks on the schedule of events.

The decision was made due to concerns about car counts in the Mini Stock class at the first two Thompson Speedway oval track events. The rest of the card will remain the same, with the $5,000-to-win Outlaw Open Modified Series main event, Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, and SK Light Modifieds making up a six-division program.

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Last-Minute Slider Nets Drellos “Topless” Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Last-Minute Slider Nets Drellos “Topless” Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Roberts charges for Limited Sportsman checkers

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Demetrios Drellos continued his hot start to the dirt track racing summer at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, July 19, netting his fourth Sportsman Modified victory in the first eight weeks of the 2021 campaign. The Queensbury, N.Y., driver won the annual Father’s Day Weekend “Topless” Special and was joined in victory lane throughout the evening by Evan Roberts, Mark Norris, Chris Sumner, and Ray Hanson.

With the roofs taken off the cars in the two open-wheel Modified divisions for a different once-a-year look and feel, Drellos was the star of the headline Sportsman Modified class. The 30-lap race was well-driven with only two caution periods slowing the pace. Justin Stone led the first 11 circuits until Adam Pierson took over after the first restart, and Pierson was up front and outlasted the challengers at the final restart at lap 21.

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