Estrella, Bruneau, Astle & Paiva pick up NWAAS Wins!

Estrella, Bruneau, Astle & Paiva pick up NWAAS Wins!

  ESTRELLA GRABS CHECKERS FOR FIRST LATE MODEL REPEAT WIN Dylan Estrella worked his way forward to again spoil a long run at the front by Mark Hudson. This came enroute to Estrella breaking the standoff in repeat winners in the division, which has stood through May, June and into July. Charlie Rose worked the final ten laps to gather in yet another second place finish, just ahead of Bobby Pelland III. The three-four finish keeps Rose and Pelland in first and second in points in the closest points spread among speedway divisions. Hudson held on for fourth while last week’s winner, Gerry DeGasparre, Jr., claimed fifth. Hudson came off the pole into the lead as Vinny Arrenegado slid under outside polesitter Jeramee Lillie. Lillie fired it up and tried to push back alongside Hudson but remained alongside Arrenegado. But the duo rubbed fenders and Lillie loosened, heading him back along the outside. Arrenegado took over second while Estrella got under Lillie. As Estrella moved ahead, Rose pulled underneath. Lap three saw Hudson, Arrenegado and Estrella leading with Rose ahead of Nick Uhrig who was holding Lillie outside. Pelland awaited the two-stack to break down with DeGasparre on his bumper followed by Austin Blais. Hudson ran out to a four-car lead as Estrella got under Vinny. He pulled into second on lap six and Rose ducked under Arrenegado, who got loose but made a great save. Estrella began to close the lead, which was down to 3 cars on lap eight. Arrenegado and Rose were another eight cars back, running nose-to tail followed by Uhrig. Estrella was cutting deeply...
LaMothe, Murphy, Lebrun, Caddick & Levesque Nail Fast Friday Wins!

LaMothe, Murphy, Lebrun, Caddick & Levesque Nail Fast Friday Wins!

LAMOTHE TAKES FOURTH WIN, NOTCHES TRIPLE CROWN SLOT Jordan Lamothe added to his three early season wins with a big victory in the second round of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown, taking the lead after a lap-15 restart, depriving Ryan Kuhn who had led the initial 23 circuits in the 30-lap feature. He also surprised Brandon Martinez, who had shown as the hot pursuer and had lined up outside Kuhn for the restart. But Lamothe was inside Brandon Hammond in the second row. Kuhn ran wheel-to-wheel with Martinez, then pulled ahead. Martinez dropped into second ahead of Lamothe, Jake Johnson, Ray Parent, Jr. and Chris Robbins. Lamothe looked underneath, but Martinez slammed the door. Kuhn worked out to a three-car lead as Lamothe got under Martinez and into second. A lap later, Lamothe had closed on the leader and the lead trio ran nose-to-tail. Lamothe then nosed under into the lead. Martinez followed into second. Lamothe was able to hold onto the lead through four more restarts in the caution-filled feature to claim the victory. Johnson moved up to second, and TJ Thompson moved into third. Hammond and Martinez were fourth and fifth, respectively. Kuhn came off the pole at the start, and rocketed away. Parent got under Joey Lembo for second but Thompson, who started low on the third row, roared up and tapped Parent’s rear bumper, putting Thompson into a turn 4 spin. The race restart saw Kuhn away very fast and Parent under Lembo for second as a four-wide situation opened up at mid-pack. Kuhn had all the boosters blasting as he went out to a...
This Week at the Action Track of the East!

This Week at the Action Track of the East!

Welcome back to the Action Track of the East, New England racing fans. I’m glad to see each and everyone of you here this weekend for is now already going to be the halfway point of the season. This week we have more round two action of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series as drivers prepare for the finale in the coming weeks. Fast Friday will see round two for the Nick’s Pit Stop Legend Cars with more than 25 cars expected to be in battle for the extra distance feature. With 30 laps and double points up on the line, there is no telling what could happen. Jordan Lamothe will return after missing action last week due to a vacation and will be looking to pounce. He has gone winless in the last two races after winning three quick feature events right off the bat. You will see names like Jesse Melberg, Brandon Martinez and Chris Robbins battle it out for glory in round two. Joining the Legend Cars will be the SYRA 600 and SYRA 750, Pure Stocks and Sport 4. It will be interesting to see if Corey Caddick can repeat in the Sport 4 class, after dominating and driving away by more than half the track last week. It was an impressive showing for sure. The SYRA drivers have seen some interesting feature races so far. Hard battles throughout the field which has included some hard crashes have highlighted the action. On Saturday night, we have the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series round two for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pro Stock division. The...
Degasparre, Adams, Church & Lineham with NWAAS Wins!

Degasparre, Adams, Church & Lineham with NWAAS Wins!

  DEGASPARRE ROCKETS FROM GREEN TO CHECKERS Gerry DeGasparre, Jr. exploded from the outside pole to start the extra-laps Mike Marfeo, Jr. Memorial race (also stop two on the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown) to take the lead down the frontstretch and never yield the lead. This, despite an intense effort by Nick Uhrig, who made DeGasparre’s life miserable for forty laps out of fifty. Uhrig spent the race all over the leader’s rear bumper, charging at any and all opportunities and often trying to create some of his own. But at the end of the race, DeGasparre had a .2-second lead and a trip to Victory Lane. Still, it was his first of the season and a change in what the Late Model multi-champ admits has been a difficult year for the team. Dave Hutchins, Jr., who had run second from lap three to lap 11, ran in for third, followed by points leader Charlie Rose and Bobby Pelland III. DeGasparre revealed to the crowd that Mike Marfeo, Sr. had been spotting for him in the memorial, which turned out to be his 50th career win. Missing, however, he told the crowd, was his father, Gerry, Sr., who is awaiting surgery. Polesitter Ron Barboza, Jr. battled DeGasparre at the start, but went to second ahead of Uhrig and Hutchins, who ran by into third on lap two. Mark Hudson then pulled alongside Uhrig. But Curtis Rolando’s spin brought out the caution. Degasparre and Barboza set up for the restart and DeGasparre ran to the front. Barboza dropped into second and pursued but Hutch eased him back to third. Uhrig,...
O’Sullivan, Moretti, Toner, Caddick & Serydynski Take Home Fast Friday Wins!

O’Sullivan, Moretti, Toner, Caddick & Serydynski Take Home Fast Friday Wins!

  O’SULLIVAN HOLDS OFF MARTINEZ IN LEGENDS SEAT-SQUIRMER John O’Sullivan nailed down his first Legends divisional win in heroic fashion, surviving a 13-lap dogfight with Brandon “Batman” Martinez, Chris Robbins and Ryan Kuhn. Martinez had moved past O’Sullivan on lap 15 immediately after depriving Ryan Kuhn of second, but O’Sullivan battled back one circuit later. They locked nose-to-tail with Robbins and Kuhn bearing down on them as they roared toward the finish. Martinez caught O’Sullivan with a drop-under move when they made a lap 22 restart and was headed away, but was halted by a four-car wreck on the same lap. They lined back up but this time O’Sullivan defended well and they brawled to the finish line, O’Sullivan holding Martinez off for a .2-second win. Robbins roared in .3 back while Kuhn grabbed fourth, still on the same second. Colin Haley ran in for fifth. Shileigh Martinez, Brandon’s Sister, leapt off the outside pole at the outset and O’Sullivan passed polesitter Brendon Hammond into second. But Ray Parent was around between turns one and two, bringing a lap 2 restart. Shileigh was off the pole rapidly as O’Sullivan pursued but Brandon Packard spun in turn one for a second lap two caution. She was away again, but this time O’Sullivan came back for a duel and Robbins, who had come from seventh on the green nosed past into second. Packard, Kuhn and Brendan Hammond gave chase until Jessica O’Leary lost speed ane Jesse Melberg spun trying to avoid her. Again, Shileigh pulled rapidly away, this time from Robbins. But the duo roared up on either side, creating a...