RI Shriners and Trike Races this Saturday Night!

RI Shriners and Trike Races this Saturday Night!

This Saturday Night is hosted by the Ri Shriners Clown Unit and features the Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Late Models and the Second Sport Truck Triple Crown Race as well as the Annual Kid’s Trike races!     Download the Rules and Registration here!...
Sim’s Saturday 6.21 Recap

Sim’s Saturday 6.21 Recap

6-21-14 Saturday Night, Summer Solstice FAST FRED RUNS THE FRONT – THE WHOLE 65 LAPS Fred Astle Jr. jealously guarded the lead, which he grabbed right off the pole, for the entire Pro Stock division race. Assuaging the bad luck that fate had sent him on previous evenings, he ran away from the field on each of the three cautions, including a green-white-checker on the sixty-third lap of the Brad Scott Memorial to haul down the double points on the laps-added feature. This was also the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown race. Fred was hooked up and driving straight and it seemed nothing could touch him, though Craig Weinstein and then Mike Brightman worked mightily from second place to reel him in. Astle would have none of it and continuously added to his lead. On the final restart with two laps remaining, he was equal to the task and pulled rapidly away from Brightman, who was on his outside. Mike chose to drop into second, just ahead of Kevin Casper, who had edged Weinstein out of third five laps earlier. Rick Martin also got by Weinstein on the restart for fourth, while Ryan Vanasse drove past Bob Hussey and Weinstein , grabbing the fifth spot at the finish. Most of the passing had been accomplished by lap ten. Dick Houlihan, who had started 20th made the most of the moment, moving up to eleventh, behind Martin, who was recovering from a bad start which saw him slide from eighth to thirteenth before he was able to gather the car in. But Kevin Folan got crossed up in the pack and...
6.20 Fast Friday Recap

6.20 Fast Friday Recap

6-20-14 Fast Fridays LASCUOLA OUTLASTS LAMOTH TO CHECKERS IN LEGENDS The irrepressible Nick Lascuola continued his winning ways in Legends with a run to the checkers making him undefeated on the early part of the season. This time, however, he had the returning Jordan Lamoth shadowing him the distance, then closing in at the end for a crowd-pleaser of a finish. John O’Sullivan ran a strong race for a third and divisional rookie Jesse Melberg’s fourth place proved he is mastering his new ride after stepping over from Pure Stocks last season. Matthew Carpenter ran near the front all night, bringing home a big fifth. The top-ten finishers were established by the halfway point in the 30-lap extended feature which was both a regional qualifier for the Legends national race, slated for Las Vegas and the first stop on the Phil’s Propane triple crown for the division. Lascuola started twelfth and made great leaps toward the front: going to seventh on the first circuit and to third on the second. He trailed leaders Chris Robbins and Lamoth until a lap six restart, when he zoomed to the outside and to the front. Robbins had suffered mechanic al failure which spun him to bring the caution, and his car had to be wreckered to the pits. By lap eight, Lascuola, Lamoth and O’Sullivan were nose-to-tail and rocketing away from the field. The chase pack was led by Melberg, Andrew and Matthew Carpenter and Colin Healy. Healy had come from the back after losing his right rear fender, backing into the backstretch wall following a turn two spin. He would go...
LINEHAM SCORES THAT FIRST ROOKIE WIN IN PRO STOCKS

LINEHAM SCORES THAT FIRST ROOKIE WIN IN PRO STOCKS

LINEHAM SCORES THAT FIRST ROOKIE WIN IN PRO STOCKS A pair of rookies hogged the front of the Pro Stock feature, neither budging further down the list than fourth place as Ryan Lineham hotshoed the Rollie Lindblad 48 to Victory Lane for a first rookie win. Smokin’ Joe Kohler fought off the veterans for forty laps and shot home a second behind to make it a newcomers’ 1-2 finish. Fred Astle was able to intrude on the dream for 12 laps at the middle of the forty-lapper and Dick Houlihan eased Kohler briefly to fourth at that point, but tough-driving rookies and racing fate intervened and the dynamic duo was back at the front crussing under the checkers with the veteran Scully in hot pursuit. Kenny Spencer, continuing his hot-handed season ran from 13th to fourth and was the wedge between Scully, Sr. and Scully Jr., which completed the top five. Lineham and Kohler took the front and Polesitter Lineham pulled ahead at the starting stripe. After a brief duel, Kohler dropped in with Dick Houlikhan on his bumper. Houli was being contested by Tom, Sr. Just beyond the stripe into the second stanza, Kevin Casper, Ryan Lineham and Angelo Belsito found themselves enmeshed in turn three, making their way to the infield amid a wildfire of tire smoke. Ryan and Smokin’ Joe had the front for the restart with Houlihan and Tom, Sr. at their backs. Now, Freddy and Bob Hussey were row three. Out of the box, Lineham grabbed the front and Kohler settled in. Houlihan nosed under Kohler just as Daryl Stampfl, George Kourafas and belsito...
VANASSE CLAIMS WIN IN TRIPLE CROWN FOR LATE MODELS

VANASSE CLAIMS WIN IN TRIPLE CROWN FOR LATE MODELS

VANASSE CLAIMS WIN IN TRIPLE CROWN FOR LATE MODELS Ryan Vanasse came visiting from Pro Stocks for the second week and added a win to his runnerup the previous week and it seemed as if he hadn’t moved on to Pro Stocks. He moved up from eighth to the front through a medieval battlefront of competitors and wrestled the lead from a fast Dave Hutchins, jr. Vanasse then denied all challengers by running out to huge leads for the remainder of the fifty laps. This was the first of Phil’s Propane Triple Crown events for late models. Vanasse completed the win a long 4.9 seconds ahead of runnerup Gerry DeGasparre, Jr. Roland Wheeler leapt into third, followed by Bobby Pelland III and Eddie LeClerc. Hutchins pulled away from Vinny Arrenegado at the green. As Vinny dropped in, Jeramee Lillie dueled under Charlie Rose and Bill Bernard grabbed fifth. The Hammer dropped under Arrenegado for second out of turn four on the ensung lap. Another circuit and Hutch had a three lap lead on Lillie and Bernard while DeGasparre was passing Arrenegado down low. Vanasse then moved Arrenegado back to sixth. Vinny then spun onto the backstretch after a battle with Charlie Rose, who was called for the assist. Hutch escaped The Hammer, who dropped into second , as Bernard and DeGasparre and then Vanasse and Pelland were wheel-to-wheel behind them. Bernard escaped DeGasparre, who found Vanasse on his low side, edging ahead. Dylan Estrella stood ahead of Pelland and Nick Lascuoal who were dueling for position. Lillie began to edge Lascuola, but they remained door-to-door as well as the...