Bill Doyle breaks thru for win
Bill Doyle of Bourne broke through and picked up his first career Pure Stock feature. Tom Blackwell jumped out to the early lead, and set the pace with a lot of pressure from behind. John Robidoux pressured Blackwell for the first several laps before Doyle moved in. While Doyle played follow the leader, waiting for an opening, defending Pure Stock champion Jesse Melberg was making his own way up on the outside. Melberg moved past Doyle for second and set his sights on the lead, just shy of the halfway point.
As the leaders headed into turn one, Blackwell slid up a little, opening the bottom groove for Doyle to make it a three wide race for the lead. When they came off the second turn, Blackwell’s car got loose, and when he corrected, he made contact with Melberg, forcing the caution to come out and both to the rear. This handed the lead over to the previous winless Doyle.
On the restart, Chris Lima made things difficult, edging him out for the lead for the next couple of laps, as they raced side by side. With just over 5 laps remaining, Lima settled behind, and tried another technique to move past, but to no avail, as he was forced to settle for second. Earl Curtin, Robidoux and Melberg rounded out the top five.
1) Bill Doyle 2) Chris Lima 3) Earl Curtin III 4) John Robidoux 5) Jesse Melberg 6) Dan Massa Jr 7) Ed Flanagan Jr Amy Arsenault 9) Mark Boisvert 10) Ed Gould 11) Dan Johnson 12) Missy Charette 13) Keri-Lyn Manfredo 14) Tim Demarderosian 15) Dave Westgate 16) Tom Blackwell 17) Dave Desrosiers