Sim’s Saturday Recap 7.26

Sim’s Saturday Recap 7.26

PARENT REVISITS FOR BIG LATE MODEL WIN It’s been a while since Ray Parent’s number 17 has graced the Cement Palace’s bullring. But Ray had some time off from the ACT tour that’s consumed his time of late, and decided to drop in. And he’s rehabbing from the shoulder injury which sidelined him from a Tour feature recently. But Ray said in his blog: “Went to the orthopedic doctors and got a shot of WD-40 in the shoulder. I have a small tear in my AC joint. May have to come back next week for another squirt. But will be good to go for our next race!!” If his performance tells the tale, the WD-40 did the trick. Ray came from a ninth-place start to spoil Nick Lascuola’s rookie win bid with five laps remaining, then held him off for a 1/3 of a second victory margin. Dylan Estrella, Bobby Pelland III and Bill Bernard piled pell-mell across the line behind them. The other 17 in the race – Vinny Arrenegado – roared off the pole into a lead he jealously guarded for the first eight circuits. Eddie LeClerc got under Dave Hutchins, Jr. as Charlie Rose dropped below Lascuola. Rose got on Lascuola’s bumper with Jeramee Lillie in pursuit. Lascuola went under LeClerc into second on lap four with Lillie following to third. Parent got past Hutch and Rose, into position behind Lillie, But Charlie Rose and Mike Marfeo got together between turns one and two, bringing the first caution. Arrenegado now saw Lascuola out his side window, as the latter had passed LeClec prior to the caution....
Fast Friday 7.25 Recap

Fast Friday 7.25 Recap

JOHNSON OUT-BRAWLS CHOUINARD FOR TRIPLE CROWN WIN Nicholas Johnson and Billy Choinard went door-to-door for the final eight laps of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown for Pure Stocks. It was a brawl that concluded with the crowd looking to the pylon for the winner after they battled under the checkers in a dead heat. The electrionics concluded that Johnson had his second win – second in as many races – by the miniscule margin of four thousandths of a second! The final restart arose on lap 26, as leaders Randy Moretti and Mark Murphy tangled in turn one with Moretti going into a spin and Murphy joining him at the back on the assist. Chouinard took the pole, looking down eight laps to the finish, with Johnson on his shoulder. Chouinard grabbed the front, and Jamie Birch snugged up to his bumper, sticking Johnson on the outside. He elected to stay out there and whipsawed back and forth alongside Chouinard. Daniel Massa, Murphy and Dan Johnson went three-wide behind them, Nick was alongside Chouinard on lap 24 as they went wheel-to-wheel across the stripe. Birch clung to third as the pyrotechnics fired off in front of him. Murphy broke from the three-wide to challenge Birch. Chouinard grabbed a nose on Nick in lap 26, but Johnson toiled back alongside by lap 28. Choinard was two feet up on Johnson under the white silk and through turns one and two. Johnson found some power down the back stretch and edged forward. He pulled even with Chouinard entering the final stretch and they drag-raced to the checkers with the crowd on...
BARRETT WINS $10K OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY

BARRETT WINS $10K OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY

    Tommy Barrett , Jr. chased Todd Annarummo for four-fifths of the hundred-lap Open Wheel Wednesday feature, including laps 24-30, but Annarummo was well set up and a native driver at Seekonk. He led the way, with Barrett sniping incessantly at his back bumper. Barrett was seldom far from that bumper and often soliciting a way around. It wasn’t until a lap 81 restart, following Branden Dion’s motor failure, that the fireworks’ gand finale hit the track. They ran door-to-door, whipsawing the lead until Barrett, running the outside, dropped under Annarummo. There was contact as Barrett moved across Annarummo’s tail and then he powered through. Annarummo surged back on the outside but a lap 87 spin involving Steve Masse, Anthony Nocella and Kyle James brought out the caution. For the first time, Barrett had the pole on a restart. He went to the front. Annarummo dropped in behind, but bounced back to the outside. Matt Hirschman jumped ahead into the opening setting Annarummo in third. Barrett dueled Hirschman until lap 97 when Hirschmann went to the outside, then slowed suddenly, taking Annarummo backwards with him. Jon McKennedy leapt from fifth to second for the final three laps and chased Barrett across the line. Hirschmann and Annarummo recoverd and pursued them, finishing third and fourth. Richard Savary charged in fifth. Annarummo nabbed the lead at the outset and Barrett settled on the attack behind him. Savary went to third, while Hirschman and Justin Bonsignore traded fourth for seven laps, then Hirschman settled in. Bonsignore continued in fifth until Rowan Pennink displaced him on lap 13. First caution flew on...
RANDY CABRAL HAULS DOWN NEMA’S BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL CROWN

RANDY CABRAL HAULS DOWN NEMA’S BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL CROWN

  Randy Cabral from Plymouth calls Seekonk home track and it showed in his quest for the Boston Louie Memorial. He worked constantly forward from his tenth place start, a position per lap at first, then more gradual as the laps wore on. Meanwhile, another local driver – Raynham’s “Dangerous Paul” Scally, had been cruising out to a half-lap lead. The last Scally wanted to see was the caution evaporating his dominating lead. But Doug Coby spun into turn 4 and the yellow flew. Scally went out to a four car lead as Seth Carlson looked under, then fell back. Cabral went around Carlson’s outside into second and began to close the gap. With 4 laps remaining in the 29-lap race (29 was Louie Seymour’s car number) and coming off a caution restart, Cabral looked under “Dangerous Paul” and found his way to the lead. Todd Bertrand then went outside to ease Scally back to third. And with two laps remaining, Avery Stoehr relieved Scally of third. Bertrand made a run at Cabral, but Cabral held him off for a .281-second win. Bertrand and Scally followed with Seth Carlson claiming fifth. Scally roared off the pole with outside polesitter Michael Barnes taking a look under but Scally shut the door. Doug Cleveland grabbed third, followed by Jim SantaMaria and Kenney Johnson. By lap 4 the Dangerous One had a stratightaway lead as Cleveland took second. Cleveland was all over Barnes, then looked under, pushing ahead into second on lap six. By lap 9, Scally was passing lapped traffic and had nearly a half-lap on the field. Cabral passed Cleveland...