OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY & INDEPENDENCE DAY THRILL SHOW!!!

OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY & INDEPENDENCE DAY THRILL SHOW!!!

    OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY: Wednesday July 1st, 2015. Pit Gates 10AM . Grandstands 4PM . Racing 7 PM Tickets $26 adults . Kids under 12 FREE INDEPENDENCE DAY THRILL SHOW: Sunday July 5th, 2015. Pit gates noon . Grandstands 2:30PM . Racing 5PM Tickets $20 adults . Kids 6-12 $10 . Kids 5 and under FREE Any questions please contact the office...
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...

RUSS WOOD TAKES NEMA LITES

One week after a difficult time with the old Cement Palace and finishing 19th in his ISMA Supermodified race, Russ Wood returned to Seekonk for the D. Anthony Venditti Memorial, hopped into his son’s NEMA Lite car and went out to dominate the field of competitors.  Russ Wood, Jr. was forced out of the event by a foot injury, so dad gladly filled the seat for him.  It was a win-win situation for Russ, Sr. and the fans. Wood, from Pelham, NH, started fifth, behind Paul Bigelow of Berlin, CT and Ryan Bigelow of East Hampton, CT.   New Ipswich, NH’s Andy Barrows and East Hampton, CT driver Randy Bigelow made up the second row.   Joe Krawiek was on Wood’s shoulder.   Also swelling the ranks were NEMA regulars Randy Cabral and Lou Cicconi, Jr. – both starting from the back of the pack. Wood jumped to third on the green and motored for 6 laps, while Paul Bigelow and Barrows battled over third.  On lap 6, Wood erupted, going around and into the lead, sending Bigelow to second.  Bigelow held the spot until Cabral came up to pass on lap 18. Wood began to stretch his lead, and was ahead by the length of a straightaway on lap 12.  Cabral and Cicconi were trading places back in the pack until Cabral began to move steadily to the front, going from eighth to second, moving up a place per lap until he had the second spot. Cicconi went to fifth on lap 16 and held that position for 5 laps, moving past Barrows into fourth. Krawiek had been moved back to fourth on Cabral’s pass into third, but he eased...

BOTELHO NABS NEMA CROWN AT DAV

Attleboro driver Keith Botelho came back to the sport and midget racing after a long layoff, in a veteran car with a veteran motor and a veteran crew.  The combination spelled victory for him as he took the lead away from John Zych, Jr. on lap 9 and lead the remaining 16 laps to the finish.  “I was expecting somebody to come by me,” said Botelho of the surprising ease of his victory.   “I knew Cicconi was back there and I was waiting for him or somebody else to come rolling by.”  Nobody could do it, and Botelho found himself in Victory Lane at race’s end. Greg Stoehr from Bridgewater, MA, took second and Zych finished third.  Rounding out the top 10 were:  Chris Leonard of Pelham, NH., Chris Deritis of Philadelphia, Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA, Chris Abold of Pennellville, NY, Cicconi of Ashton, PA, Jim Miller of Weymouth, MA, and Russ Stoehr of Bridgewater.  Russ Stoehr and Randy Cabral had come into the event with Cabral trailing the points leader by 22 points and Cabral had high hopes of gaining on Stoehr. But lap 4 trouble with a flat left front tire sidelined him from the race, dropping him to 21stoverall with just one event remaining in the NEMA season:  the World Series at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut next weekend. Zych, from Liverpool, NY, leapt off the pole and led the first nine circuits on the 63-year-old racetrack, designed originally for midget racing. Zych had a firm handle on the early stages of the race, running away from the field after the lap 4 restart for Cabral’s flat.  With Botelho on his outside shoulder, he wasted no time...