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MCKENNEDY GOES GREEN TO CHECKERS IN MODIFIED RACING SERIES AT DAV

East Chelmsford, MA driver Jon McKennedy snared the lead of the Modified Racing Series 100-lapper at Seekonk’s D. Anthony Venditti Memorial Race, Sunday, and was not headed, executing a green-flag-to-checkers win for his third series victory on the season.  The win edges him closer to the division’s championship with just two events remaining. McKennedy had two challengers through the long competition:  Richard Savary of Canton, MA and Todd Annarummo of Swansea.  Both drivers are eminently familiar with the 1/3-mile Southeastern Massachusetts asphalt and both are sons of drivers with long histories of numerous victories at the oval. Savary pushed McKennedy for the first 70 laps with a very fast car and then Annarummo, who won the previous MRS event at the Cement Palace, took over to press a challenge.  “Todd has a lot of laps here; he’s the last guy I wanted back there.  Luckily, we were able to hold him off, “said McKennedy after the finish. Stephen Masse, Bellingham, MA, Ken Barry, Preston, CT, Dave Berghman, Seekonk, MA, Les Hinckley III, Windsor Locks, CT, Ryan Preece, Berlin, CT, Max Zachem, Preston, CT, Jack Bateman, Canaan, NH, and Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA rounded out the top 10. McKennedy started the pole and had Savary on his shoulder at the start.  The eventual winner jumped to the lead and Savary locked himself in behind, and stayed there for 70 grinding laps.  Entering the 71st lap, as the...

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DARLING DOMINANT IN DAV WIN

DARLING DOMINANT IN DAV WIN Rehoboth’s Dave Darling took the lead of the D. Anthony Venditti Memorial Pro Stock race coming off turn 4 of the eighth lap and clung steadfastly to his position for the remainder of the hundred circuits of Seekonk Speedway’s one-third mile bullring.  He had started third, behind polesitter Russ Hersey, visiting from New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway.  Hersey nabbed the lead off the green flag from Warwick driver Ryan Vanasse (who started the outside pole) and led through the first eight revolutions.  Hersey clung to Darling’s rear bumper for the remainder of the race, providing a difficult affair for the winner.  Darling’s margin of victory was just a half-second over Hersey. Tom Scully, Jr. of Saunderstown, RI, finished third with division champ Fred Astle out of Westport, MA, on his bumper.  Acushnet, MA driver Mike Brightman finished fifth.  Returning drivers featured prominently in the top ten.  Somerset’s Dave Hutchins, Sr. followed Brightman across the stripe.  Hutch began the season with the division, but had taken most of the season off.  Dick Houlihan of Bridgewater, MA, returned from retirement to drive the Ellis Racing 41 over the last few races and came home seventh.  Tom Scully, Sr. joined his son in the fray and spent early parts of the race in pursuit of Hussey.  Scully, Sr. claimed eighth on the day.  Likewise Tiverton, RI driver Ray Parent, who also began the season, dropped out of the running then...

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