Lillie, Cavallaro & Scully Saturday Night NASCAR Feature Winners!

Lillie, Cavallaro & Scully Saturday Night NASCAR Feature Winners!

  THE HAMMER TAKES LATE MODELS, GREEN TO CHECKERS Nobody could touch Jeramee Lillie. The Hammer had the horses to pull away from anybody and everybody over four restarts and though Austin Blais made a determined run over the closing laps, Lillie had built a significant cushion to hold on to his victory. Blais finished a second off the pace for second. Mark Hudson had another good feature run for third while Gerry DeGasparre, Jr. and Dylan Estrella concluded the top five. In fact, Hudson and Blais divided the time in second, Hudson taking the first ten laps before giving way to Blais for the finale. He had been outside Lillie for the green, and dropped in front of TJ Moreshead as Roland Wheeler lost spped on the start. Lillie had held off to the very end of the starting box and cars at the rear were already charging forward when Wheeler lost speed and Vinny Arrenegado took all the abuse, finding himself around in turn one. It was an instant replay on the lap 0 restart. Wheeler then went below Moreshead and took a tap from Blais and went loose momentarily, but held on. On the second circuit, Lillie manufactured a five-car lead while Wheeler and Moreshead debated third, ahead of Blais and Bobby Pelland III who were contesting fifth. Pelland leapt forward on the ensuing lap, looking between Wheeler and Moreshead, who backed out while Wheeler shot forward, outside Blaise and Charlie Rose moved in under Pelland, who began dropping back. Lillie now led Hudson by eight cars as Rose moved ahead and Pelland worked underneath Wheeler....
This Week at the Action Track of the East!

This Week at the Action Track of the East!

THIS WEEK AT THE ACTION TRACK: Welcome back race fans! Last weekend we saw some great racing action on both our Fast Friday and Super Saturday program. Friday, it was a thrilling battle in the SYRA 750 that really grabbed my eyes. The field battled three and four wide on multiple occasions and Taylor Bowser made some impressive moves in route to her first win of the season. Congrats go out to her and her dad on a job well done. The Pit Party on Saturday was a huge success. It was great to see the fans down on the track showing support for the drivers and grabbing some of the candy that the drivers brought to show their thanks. Kudos to all involved in making that happen and all of the fans for coming out. It was also great to see Manny Dias return to Street Stock Victory Lane after a long, LONG layoff. Congrats go out to Manny and his crew on an awesome setup and drive on the track. Congrats to TJ Thompson in the Legend Cars and Charlie Rose in the Late Models for winning Triple Crown races last weekend as well. Now.. Onto this week at the Action Track… The Fast Friday series will continue with round one of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Pure Stock class along with the Brad Scott Memorial. Those drivers come to the track each and every week fighting for every inch they can get and put on a thrilling show. With the added five laps and the added incentive to try and chase the Triple...
Houlihan, Dias, Belcher & Rose Take Home NWAAS Wins!

Houlihan, Dias, Belcher & Rose Take Home NWAAS Wins!

HOULIHAN AVOIDS CARNAGE, TAKES FEATURE WIN Dick Houlihan stayed at the front, used every bit of the horsepower and handling Len Ellis provided him and came home at the head of a field which lost 45 percent of its participants by race’s end. Houli chased Dave Hutchins, Sr. across the initial sixteen laps – in fact, he worked the outside lane for the span before he gathered up an extra bit of speed to finally surge to the front and take over for good. At mid-race, fast and dangerous Ryan Lineham hauled the Rollie Lindblad special in on Houlihan’s bumper and the distance between them could have been measured in mere inches for the remainder of the race. Lineham was just .290 seconds in arrears at the finish. With seven laps remaining, Angelo Belsiot (who had started at the midpoint of the 20-car field) was able to get past Hutch for third and the previous race’s winner, Kevin Casper, pulled in for fifth. Thinning of the field began seconds after Houlihan had dropped in behind Hutchins on lap one. An accordion effect from a loose setup at midpack sent Ryan Vanasse climbing atop Kyle Casper’s nose coming out of turn 3. They sat, piled like pancakes in the third groove. They were lifted apart and taken to the pits. Casper was done for the night, but miraculously Vanasse was back in time for the restart. On the restart, Hutch popped out ahead of Houlihan, who elected to fight it out from the second groove. Kevin Folan continuously rushed up to Hutchins’ bumper, preventing Houlihan from dropping in. Fred Astle...
This Week @ The Action Track of the East!

This Week @ The Action Track of the East!

Article by Kyle Souza What a weekend we have on tap! This weekend the track will hold round one of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Nick’s Pit Stop Legend Cars on Fast Friday. It will be the second weekend of the Triple Crown Series action for our Fast Friday divisions. For me, the Legends Triple Crown races are some of the most exciting events the track has to offer during the course of the season. They provide side by side racing with some of the young guns here at the track that are looking for a breakthrough ride into a Saturday night division. Nick Lascuola may make a few appearances in these events this season and he will easily be a favorite. The defending champion competed last week and came laps away from a victory before contact sent him to the rear end of the field. Who will be the one to capture the checkers in the 30-lap feature event? Was it not great last week to see Mike Duarte grab a win in the Sports Trucks? He has been fast all season long and it was great to finally see him breakthrough and grab his first winning flag. Congrats go out to Richard Savary as well. He came into Seekonk and stormed through the field to collect the win in the Valenti Modified Racing Series 100. Catch the modifieds back at Seekonk once again on Wednesday July 1. On Saturday, we have the on track pit party going on before the racing begins at 4:00 PM. This is one of my favorite nights of the...
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...
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...