This Week at the Action Track of the East!

This Week at the Action Track of the East!

Talking about the upcoming weekend, here’s what we have going on. Bare with me, because it’s a TON this weekend. Fast Friday will continue with the finale of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Pure Stocks class. Amy Arsenault will come into the 30 lap feature with the points lead in the Triple Crown and we will see if she can lock that up and go home victorious. We will also have both of the SYRA classes on hand this Friday night to continue their intense battling around the 1/3 mile oval. Can Taylor Bowser continue to chip away in the SYRA 750 points championship chase? She appears to be well on her way to closing the gap before the end of the season and making things very interesting down the stretch. Look out for the Sport 4, SYRA 600 and Legends feature this weekend as well. All three classes have lots of side-by-side battling and intense racing. The Saturday night racing will have round three of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Street Stock class. That battle is heated going into the final four with four drivers ready to battle it out and see who becomes the champion with the extra glory on the line. Watch for the Trucks to return strong this weekend as well. They have had some great racing so far this season and their championship chase is getting closer and closer down to the wire. We will see if Dave Lougee can become the champion in only his second season behind the wheel. The Pro Stock championship battle will continue with...
Marchand, Caddick, LeBrun, Lamothe & Lambert grab Fast Friday wins!

Marchand, Caddick, LeBrun, Lamothe & Lambert grab Fast Friday wins!

MARCHAND LEADS 600’S GREEN TO CHECKERS FOR FIRST WIN Evan Marchand snagged the front on the drop of the green and would not let up, carrying the torch from the initial green all the way to Victory Lane for his first-ever win in SYRA 600 competition.  Only a lap 15 caution slowed the streaking Marchand enroute to win, and he was able to pull away and reassume the lead.  Trenton Goodrow served as goad to Marchand, taking second on the opening lap and harrying him the entire 20 laps.  It was his first career victory.  Marissa Morgan, Scott Serydynski, Jr and Luke LeBrun rounded out the top five. Marchand leapt off the pole as Goodrow went under Zachary Martinez into second.  Serydynski followed into third.  Anthony Marvin got outside Martinez and went into fourth followed by Morgan. Martinez was having problems with the car and by lap 3 had faded to tenth. LeBrun had leapt from ninth to sixth, passing Karlin Levesque, Corey Charette and Martinez.  Into lap three, Marchand led Goodrow, Serydynski, Marvin, Morgan and LeBrun.  LeBrun moved up to Morgan’s bumper, while Levesque passed Charette for seventh and was 8 cars back of LeBrun, who was working the outside on Morgan but could not make the pass. By lap eight, Levesque had closed on LeBrun and worked his way underneath.  Marvin, meanwhile, was troubling Serydynski over third but was refused.  Levesque then turned the tables and moved in under Marvin but was rebuffed.  LeBrun then went low on Levesque, succeeding in taking his position back.  Marchand continued to lead Goodrow and Morgan. Goodrow was looking to go around...
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...
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...

UHRIG TAKES PURE STOCKS FROM GREEN TO CHECKERs

Pure Stock champion for 2010, Nick Uhrig of Warwick, RI, leapt off the pole and led the field from start to finish.  Jamie Salley of Taunton, MA, gave chase from the outside pole to the checkers, but could not overhaul the champ on his way to the DAV win.  Ed Flanagan Jr. from Warwick finished third.  Rounding out the top ten were Mark Boisvert, Uxbridge, Ma, Amy Arsenault, Concord, NC, Earl Curtin III West Warwick, RI, Bill Chouinard Swansea, MA, Randy Moretti West Warwick, Doug Benoit, Swansea, MA, and Kent Hopkins, East Taunton, MA. Uhrig went to the lead off the green with Salley on his shoulder, battling.  Flanagan tried to get underneath, but Salley kept it side-by-side with Uhrig and Flanagan fell back.  Bill Chouinard followed with Moretti and Curtin behind. On lap 6, with Salley clinging to Uhrig’s back bumper, Joe Carpenter had the rim fly off his car in turn 2 and over the wall, putting the 51 car into a spin.  He went off on the hook and was gone for the duration. On the restart, Uhrig and Salley again were door-to-door at the front and they battled at the green.  Uhrig claimed the lead in turn 4.  Flanagan briefly held second, but Salley would not yield and reclaimed the spot.  Brendan Lord spun to the grass on lap 12, As Uhrig again grabbed the front on the backstretch after the restart, Moretti looped between turns 1 and 2, but wasn’t hit and he kept it going.  Then Benoit spun, causing Vinny Pangelinan and Jamie Burch to collide.  The lap13restart had Uhrig and Salley followed by Flanagan and Arsenault.  Boisvert and Chouinard made up row 3. Uhrig...