Ryan Vanasse picks up second career Pro Stock feature. Bobby Pelland III, Mike Cavallaro and Paul Lallier also win.On May 12, 2012
Warwick RI’s Ryan Vanasse has been one of the hottest drivers at Seekonk Speedway over the past three plus seasons. In that time, he has won two Late Model Championships, as well as over 15 feature wins, including a division record of 11 in 2011. This year, Ryan made the full time move back to the Pro Stocks, and has continued his momentum.
Ryan moved into the lead early on, after a hard fought battle with Tom Scully Jr, and held on to win the Pro Stock main event. His win was not without concern, however. While leading, he made contact with the lapped car of Danny Cabral. Many thought that he may have bent something in the front suspension. No damage was done, and he was able to hold on through a couple of late race restarts. Tom Scully Jr of Cranston RI held on for second, with Rehoboth’s Dave Darling, Westport’s Fred Astle Jr and Kevin Casper of Somerset rounding out the top five.
Bobby Pelland proved that running on the outside last week was no fluke. The third generation driver once again used the outside lane to race for the lead. This time, it was sophomore Dylan Estrella of North Attleboro providing the challenge for the Cranston native.
Once in front, Pelland was able to hold on through several restarts and pick up his third career Late Model victory. Gerry DeGasparre of Pawtucket was second, with West Warwick’s Jeramee Lillie, Dennis Stampfl of Norwood, and Estrella rounding out the top five.
Four time Sport Truck Champion Mike Cavallaro was back to his winning ways, picking up the win on his birthday weekend. Cavallaro, of Seekonk, took over the lead from Darryl Church of Brockton just past the mid-way point of the 25 lap feature. Cavallaro opened up a one second + advantage by the time the checkered flag flew in the non-stop event. Rick Martin of Westport finished second, with opening day winner John Paiva, Church and Scott Dion rounding out the top five.
Second place is becoming the place for Paul Lallier to finish. For the second consecutive week, Lallier finished second across the stripe, but inherited the win after post-race technical inspection. Apparent winner Scott Serydynski did not make it through inspection, disqualifying him from the win. Lallier, Serydynski, and Ryan Lineham started deep in the 27 car field, but made it through the pack and raced hard for the win. Lallier inherited the lead in a three wide move with Serydynski in the third groove, but the Exeter driver moved back into the lead, and held on to the checkered, only to lose the win post-race. Lallier, of Attleboro picked up his second win of the season with Scott Cestodio, Crystal Serydynski and Sparky Arsenault making the top five officially.