Duarte, Vanasse, Potter & Savary In Victory Lane!

Duarte, Vanasse, Potter & Savary In Victory Lane!

DUARTE LEADS TRUCKS GREEN TO CHECKERS FOR FIRST CAREER WIN Mike Duarte took off from the field out of turn two on lap one and refused to relinquish the front for the balance of the race, even when challenged by the likes of Rob Murphy and John Paiva. But Paiva and Murphy engaged in a deadly duel over second, and Duarte used the opportunity to pull out to a lead, which at times was as great as 20 cars, this on lap 16. The deadly exchange between Murphy and Paiva continued through the end of the race. Duarte was able to apply the speed his 50 truck has come to be known by and rush in 2.69 seconds ahead of Murphy. Paiva ran in a half-second later with David Lougee and Darryl Church rounding out the top five. Duarte started off inside Church on the front row. Church got the jump out of the box, but Duarte lit the afterburners and had the lead coming out of turn two as Murphy moved into third. Cavallaro got past Belcher and then under Paiva onto Murphy’s tailgate. By lap four, Duarte and Church had a five-car margin on Murphy, Cavallaro et al. But Cavallaro, in the heat of battle went around between turns two and three on lap six. Testifying to his aggravation, he made a charge at Murphy as the latter passed him on caution laps but did not make contact. The field came away with Duarte and Church door-to-door until turn two, when Duarte resumed the lead, but one lap later, Cavallaro spun into turn four. Shawn DeMello made...
Lebrun, Kulpa, Westgate, Desrosiers & Lamothe Take Fast Friday Wins

Lebrun, Kulpa, Westgate, Desrosiers & Lamothe Take Fast Friday Wins

LEBRUN GOES FRONT TO BACK TO FRONT FOR 600 WIN Luke LeBrun saw the whole field in his SYRA 600 win: he kicked off the feature by taking the front from the pole position, outdistancing Anthony Marvin, then spun out of turn four to find himself at the rear of the field. He worked his way back to fourth behind Alexandra Lillie, Scott Serydynski, Jr and last week’s winner, Karlin Levesque, who was leading. Serydynski, troubling Levesque for the front, came loose in turn two, tagged Levesque and a mad scramble ensued, with Lillie involved and LeBrun eking his way around the swarm – and onto the pole for the restart. Levesque was pit-bound for the evening. Race officials warned the competitors that any further cautions would end the race, already long with restarts on the opening lap, laps 3, 5, 6, and two tries at lap 12. The lap 16 restart saw LeBrun escape Marvin, who surged back up before Luke took control out of turn two. Marvin continued to try to wrest the lead away, but Charette got into Serydynski and was around as Marvin chased LeBrun over the stripe under the yellow/checkered flags, ending the race. Marissa Morgan escaped and crossed in third, while Charette nabbed fourth. Lillie ducked through for fifth. Serydinski was able to hold on to his car and finished sixth, the last car running. LeBrun had stormed out of the box with Marvin alongside at the outset, finally gaining the advantage in turn one. Lillie got under Marvin into second with Serydynski giving chase and Marvin falling in behind him. Morgan and...
Casper, Paiva & Arrenegado take home Saturday Night NASCAR Wins. Douton Wins NESST!

Casper, Paiva & Arrenegado take home Saturday Night NASCAR Wins. Douton Wins NESST!

  ONE LEADER, 40 LAPS, 9 MINUTES – BIG PRO WIN FOR KEVIN CASPER It was a match-race: Kevin Casper vs. Dick Houlihan for forty laps of nonstop action. They were the front row as the green fell. They were 1-2 when the checkers waved. None of the other 21 starters got past third place in the 9 minutes it took to run as they ran across the stripe just three-tenths of a second apart. Radical Rick Martin roared over another .4 back and Angelo Belsito clocked in a second later and Tom Scully, Jr. closed out the top five just one more second off the pace. Casper and Houli had served notice in their heat races, each taking the top spot in their respective challenges. They came out loaded for bear, leaving the box door-to-door with Kevin nosing ahead. But as he’s known to do in turns one and two, Houlihan evened that back up and it wasn’t until turn four that Casper was able to scrabble his way into the lead. Mike Mitchell took a look under Houlihan, but he fired up and pulled away as as Alex Melnicki headed to the pits with problems which sidelined him for the night. Kevin scooted out to a four-car lead while Martin pursued Mitchell and was in turn shadowed by Mike Brightman and Scully. Seven laps in, Houlihan had narrowed Casper’s lead to just a carlength while Brightman, Scully and Dave Darling were running nose-to-tail over fiffh place. Ryan Vanasse was clinging steadfastly to eighth place ahead of Craig Weinstein, Kenny Spencer, Belsito and Fred Astle, all running in...
Lamothe, Kun, Levesque, Westgate & Toner Win Opening Day Fast Friday Style!

Lamothe, Kun, Levesque, Westgate & Toner Win Opening Day Fast Friday Style!

  LAMOTHE SLICES TO OPENING NIGHT LEGENDS WIN Jordan Lamothe wasted no time in showing the opening night crowd at Fast Friday Night’s opener that he hasn’t lost any of last year’s speed in a slicing duel with a quick crew of challengers and coming out ahead by a quarter-second. Jesse Mel berg was snarling at his bumper for the final ten laps, making the journey an uncomfortable one, but Jordan held him off to the checkers. Also slicing in on the hunt and giving Melberg fits over the closing laps was John O’Sullivan, who roared into the fray on Melberg’s tailfeathers. Colin Haley had hardly been outside the top five all evening, and he snarled into the dogfight for the final eight circuits to score fourth place, just ahead of Jake Johnson. Chris Robbins inaugurated the excitement by leaping off the pole with Nick Wisialko trying to keep pace while Mel berg and Lamothe pursued from the second row, Lamothe working the second groove on the wide side. Haley stole fifth from O’Sullivan and chased Lamothe while Melberg elevated from second and set course to intercept Robbins, who had a ten car lead by lap four. By lap six, the duo was lapping the tail end of the pack. Lamothe disengaged from the field and tore after Robbins and Melberg as they began navigating dense lapped traffic. The overtaken were a problem on lap 12 as Brandon Martinez was trapped by a slow-mover. Martinez and Haley were running fifth and sixth but the tangle had Haley in a spin to bring caution. Melberg and Robbins roared out of...
Lineham, Blais, Lallier & Murphy Victorious on Memorial Day Weekend!

Lineham, Blais, Lallier & Murphy Victorious on Memorial Day Weekend!

  MURPHY COLLECTS SECOND WIN AFTER PAIVA DQ IN TECH By Dana Rowe Rob Murphy battled John Paiva for Sport Trucks Supremacy and discovered after crossing in second place that a technical infraction had stripped Paiva of his win and moved Murph from second into Victory Lane, elevating the remainder of the division one position each. Paiva started fourth, fought a spirited battle over second with rookie trucker, Eric LeBrun for seven laps, then pried LeBrun out of his one lap in the lead. Initial leader Lenny Guy had been pulled off the front when LeBrun put his nose in underneath at the stripe. But LeBrun got loose and Paiva tore on past them both, onto the front of the field for lap 8. LeBrun pursued, but gan to fade, and tough Dave Lougee zeroed in. To add to Paiva’s concerns, Trucks champ Rob Murphy roared up into second on lap 13. Lap 14 presented the double whammy as Murphy’s teammate, Chase Belcher, followed through into fourth. Guy and Dan Johnson sat at the pole for the green with LeBrun and Paiva behind them. Lenny got the jump on Dan, while Paiva dived into third. Lougee got under Johnson to go for fourth with Cavallaro in pursuit. In lap four, LeBrun looked underneath for the lead, then slowed as the door slammed and a close-running Paiva caught him in the tailgate. Lap six and LeBrun went under again, this time making it stick and they went wheel to wheel, with LeBrun taking the lead on lap 7 and Paiva following through to second. Paiva wasted no time looking underneath...