UHRIG TAKES PURE STOCKS FROM GREEN TO CHECKERs
Pure Stock champion for 2010, Nick Uhrig of Warwick, RI, leapt off the pole and led the field from start to finish. Jamie Salley of Taunton, MA, gave chase from the outside pole to the checkers, but could not overhaul the champ on his way to the DAV win. Ed Flanagan Jr. from Warwick finished third. Rounding out the top ten were Mark Boisvert, Uxbridge, Ma, Amy Arsenault, Concord, NC, Earl Curtin III West Warwick, RI, Bill Chouinard Swansea, MA, Randy Moretti West Warwick, Doug Benoit, Swansea, MA, and Kent Hopkins, East Taunton, MA.
Uhrig went to the lead off the green with Salley on his shoulder, battling. Flanagan tried to get underneath, but Salley kept it side-by-side with Uhrig and Flanagan fell back. Bill Chouinard followed with Moretti and Curtin behind.
On lap 6, with Salley clinging to Uhrig’s back bumper, Joe Carpenter had the rim fly off his car in turn 2 and over the wall, putting the 51 car into a spin. He went off on the hook and was gone for the duration.
On the restart, Uhrig and Salley again were door-to-door at the front and they battled at the green. Uhrig claimed the lead in turn 4. Flanagan briefly held second, but Salley would not yield and reclaimed the spot. Brendan Lord spun to the grass on lap 12,
As Uhrig again grabbed the front on the backstretch after the restart, Moretti looped between turns 1 and 2, but wasn’t hit and he kept it going. Then Benoit spun, causing Vinny Pangelinan and Jamie Burch to collide. The lap13restart had Uhrig and Salley followed by Flanagan and Arsenault. Boisvert and Chouinard made up row 3.
Uhrig leapt to a big lead with Salley falling in behind. It was a straight run for Uhrig to the checkers with no further cautions. Salley kept pace as Boisvert and Arsenault dueled behind him. Chouinard was on their back bumper, looking for an opportunity. Kent Hopkins and Curtin followed. Curtin moved past on lap 17.
Uhrig had Salley locked to his rear bumper through the last 7 laps to the checkers, but all Salley could do at that point was hold on for second.