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Street Stock Feature Recap The Sim’s Streets stocks finished out the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series with the Bullet once again sitting as the victor. Austin Blais used the outside lane to get his way to the front, then held off a late challenge from Scott Bruneau to pick up his fifth win this season. Mike Mitchell jumped out to an early lead, a huge one at that. He had a lead of half of the race track, something we rarely see in any division, let alone the Street Stocks. Mitchell found himself way out front until the caution flew for the first time. On the ensuing restart, Ed Gagnon III and Mitchell made contact, sending both to the tail end of the field and handing the lead over to rookie contender Tyler Lallier. Lallier has been having a good clean season of late, keeping his nose clean and found himself in great position just passed halfway. That all went out the window when Scott Bruneau moved the outside lane by Lallier and set sail out front. The defending champion has struggled some this season, but looked in good position to drive his way to a win. When Austin Blais got to his bumper, Bruneau had no choice but to give up the lead to the Bullet. Blais started to drive away out front, never looking back in route to the win. Joe Kohler subbed behind the wheel of the #92 Street Stock for Glen Tavares. He found himself working his way through the field slowly but surely and eventually moved his way into the top five before features... read more
SYRA 600 Feature recap Luke LeBrun took off from his pole starting spot and never looked back in route to his first career win in the SYRA 600’s. The LeBrun and Sons Construction machine lead all twenty laps, that was only slowed up by one caution flag and only took five minutes to complete. Cassie Meservey and LeBrun brought the field to the green but Cassie quickly found herself trailing the pack after spinning from the lead in turn three on lap one. The incident also collected two-time feature winner Tim Ouellette, who took a hit in the championship standings since he wasn’t able to finish the 20-lap feature. Alex Lille was also caught up in the incident, but she was able to continue rolling and finish in the top ten at feature’s end. On the restart from the only caution of the night, LeBrun jumped out to a huge lead while multiple drivers fought for the second spot. Brittany Nichols has been struggling for most of the 2014 season, but found herself in a great spot late in the feature. She was in second, holding off challenges from Scott Serydynski and Derrick Debbis. Both of these drivers are some of the best in the class and they hounded the back end of the #05 right too the checkers. While they battled near the front, Anthony Marvin moved his machine up into the top five and eventually up to third, until Marvin and Debbis made contact on lap 17, sending Marvin sliding into the infield grass. Marvin was able to get rolling on the front-stretch, continuing on to an... read more
Sport 4 Feature Recap Eric Schwegel emerged victorious in the 20-lap Sport Feature on Friday night, holding off late race challenges from Gilbert Bradstreet and Devin Miranda. Schwegel and Garrett Kuhn brought the field down too the green flag with lots of challengers behind them. While Schwegel jumped out front, Kuhn and Bob Henry started a battle for second that backed up some of the field. While they made contact, Eric started to set sail in his #7 looking for his first career win. Tyler Boudreau turned heads early on, as he quickly moved his #21 from his 11th starting spot up inside the top 5. The A&A Auto Parts machine rolled up to the 4th spot by lap 6, but stalled out and wasn’t able to improve any further. Gilbert Bradstreet was rolling around the 1/3 mile, finding himself second and closing in on Schwegel as the field cross for the halfway point. While they started to battle for the lead, Devin Miranda and Lenny Sousa started to close in, making it a four-car battle for the feature finish. The rest of the field was stacked up closely together, with Boudreau holding off challenges from Garrett Kuhn and earlier heat race winner Mike LeFort. They gave him a hard fight, trying both the top and bottom until he was able to put a few car lengths between them. Since the top four had gapped the field by half a straightaway, the only way the rest were going to catch them was going to be a caution flag. That never came, making it a four car battle to the... read more
Pure Stocks Feature Recap for 8-21 Daniel Massa Jr finally was able to break through into Everett’s Auto Parts Victory Lane in the Triple Crown Series Finale for the Pure Stocks. Massa started third on the 18 car field, in prime position to jump to the top spot right from the start. Missy Charette brought the field to the green, with fellow lady competitor Keri-Lynn Manfredo to the outside of the front row. The two ladies battled for the first circuit, until Massa slid by Manfredo and grabbed second. When the field came off turn four on lap one, contact ensued between the #8 of Billy Chouinard and the #6 of Ed Gould. Both cars received heavy damage, sending Gould off on the hook and Chouinard pit side to the attention of his crew. Also collected in the first lap crash were Mike Henriques and John Robidoux. The damage sent Henriques pit-side for the remainder of the night, but John was able to continue racing to an eventual top five finish. When the field came back to the green, Danny Massa used the outside lane to perfection. He slid around Charette, shut the door and started opening up a gap on the rest of the field. While he did that, Dave Desrosiers gave Charette a hard fight for second, again using the outside groove to slide by and set his sights on Massa. Keri-Lynn Manfredo spun her mount in turn one on lap 8, but was able to keep rolling without a caution coming out. While she did that, former champion Randy Moretti was black flagged due to a... read more
Legends Feature Recap for 8-21 Dylan Izzo and Nick Lascoula had a classic battle in the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends feature event, that saw Izzo emerge victorious for the first time ever at the Seekonk Speedway. Izzo has come to Seekonk this season after multiple seasons of competition at Waterford Speedbowl, looking to try a new track and fight with new drivers. The domination so far in the 2014 season for Nick Lascoula has been absolutely insane. Lascoula has now won 10 of 12 feature events and has also broken the record for most consecutive wins in the tracks history. Jariah Roderick and Nick Wizialko brought the 18-car field to the green flag in front of a great crowd. While Roderick jumped out to the lead in turn one, Lascoula and Izzo worked three wide to the inside and jumped inside the top five before lap one was complete. While the field started to get single file, Travis Snow spun his 32 signs #7 in turn three bringing down the first caution of the event on lap 4. Snow was able to continue with minimal to no damage, settling in line at the tail end for the restart to come. Brandon Martinez and Brandon Packard brought the field back to the green flag, while Jesse Melberg hounded the back end. Melberg was able to slide around and get to the point, but when Snow spun again in turn three, Martinez was awarded back the lead as the scoring goes back to the last completed green flag lap. On the ensuing restart, Melberg jumped out to the lead but was... read more
SYRA 750 recap for 8-21 Shelby Donavan used a slip up by TJ Moreshead on the bottom lane to find herself moving from the tail to the front and eventually right into Victory Lane for another win on the season in the SYRA 750’s. David White brought the field down to green in his Field of Dreams #19 but had an issue on the original start that dropped him all the way to the tail end of the field. While he did that, outside pole sitter Shea Kulpa inherited the lead down in turn one and started to set sail until the caution flag flew. When the field rolled into three and four on lap one, Brandon Lille got sideways and spun down into the infield grass at the exit of turn four. The caution came out, setting up a restart with Kulpa and Donavan on the front row. Shelby used the top groove too find herself out front and immediately started leaving the field in her dust. While she did that, Joey Lembo and Taylor Bowser both were able to slide their way around Kulpa and jump into the top three. Just as Bowser started to wind up the outside in her #07. the caution flag came out for the second time when Shea Kulpa spun off turn four. Race control officials deemed that the caution was drawn intentionally and put Kulpa one lap down to the rest of the field. Once the green flag went back up into the wind, Bowser tried to work the outside of Lembo for the second spot. Lembo was fighting hard down... read more
RACE DAY! plenty of action set to roll tonight with SYRA, Sport 4’s , Pure Stocks and the conclusion on the 2014 Phils Propane Legends Triple Crown…Nick lascuola holds a narrow lead over Jordan Lamothe…can he hold on to take the title? gates open at 5:30 and the action starts at 7…only $7 for adults and kids are... read more
50 LAP $1,000 TO WIN FOR 2ND ANNUAL MANCHESTER MEMORIAL LATE MODEL RACE AT SEEKONK Bill Bernard of Holliston, owner of W. A. Bernard, Inc. of Holliston and a top-flight racer at Seekonk Speedway, has sponsored a thousand-dollar prize to the winner of the James “Crab” Manchester memorial race, which Bernard initiated following the August 2013 death of Manchester. Manchester, a lifelong race fanatic and commercial fisherman from Westport, MA, adopted Bernard’s race team and became a regular member of the crew . The laps-added, Saturday night race on August 16 will be for 50 circuits around the one-third mile oval, and all competitors are invited to participate in the Late Model division action. Leading national car buildes, Crazy Horse Racing of South Paris, Maine, has donated a plaque to be given to the race’s “Hard Charger”. To be decided by the speedway for the individual who has shown the greatest effort, whether he wins or not. According to Bernard, “He (Manchester) just stumbled upon Joe & I a few years ago. We invited him to sit a spell, have some chow, share a story or two. We adopted him, or more so he adopted us. For the last couple of seasons we all became pretty close. Crab would often bring oysters, clams and stuffies to the track to, as he put it, “Give us an edge”. We looked forward to seeing him every Saturday night and got to spend some real quality time getting to know this charismatic old devil. He was a fascinating guy you couldn’t help but love.” Manchester was a fixture at Seekonk Speedway as well... read more
DARLING TAKES PRO WIN, BRIGHTMAN HAULS DOWN TRIPLE CROWN Dave Darling shook off the past weeks of bad luck that has plagued him and once again was at his best and hauled down a win on the Pro Stock Phil’s Triple Crown 65-lap feature. Mike Brightman, on a last-minute pass of points leader Kenny Spencer, grabbed fourth place, which (added to a second and a third in other Triple Crown races) granted him the honors of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown for the 2014 season. Darling’s win, pointswise, pushed him past Fred Astle, who went out just after the midpoint thanks to a collision which yielded a nose-crushing meeting with the frontstretch wall. Spencer’s fifth kept him comfortably ahead of Darling’s second in the points column. Tom Scully, Sr. jumped away from the pole and went door-to-door with Bob Hussey, but gained the lead down the backstretch as Kevin Folan got up under Hussey and Bob Pelland III contested fourth place, door-to-door with Jake Vanada. By lap 3, Scully had a five-car lead. Folan, Hussey and Vanada were bumper-to-bumper, followed by Pelland, Kevin Casper and Dick Houlihan. The remainder of the field was two-wide behind them. Scully continued to move away and had built a straightaway lead on Folan. Hussey was another eight cars back, with Vanada hugging his bumper. Pelland had faded an additional cars. Houlihan then moved underneath Pelland into fifth and Darling followed. But Scully was running well enough to be almost a half lap in the lead. Darling took fifth from Houli and Craig Weinstein did the same on lap later. By Lap 22, Spencer... read more
8-8-14 Fast Fridays OUELLETTE OUTLASTS DEBBIS FOR SECOND FEATURE WIN Tim Ouellette derailed the Debbis Express in a tense sprint to the finish over the final six laps of the feature. Ouellette took the front after Eric LeBrun spun off turn four. It took four attempts to restart lap 13 and then another two to get the race going after a lap 14 caution. The restarts took Luke LeBrun out of the lead he had held since outrunning polesitter Colin McMullen at the start and placed Ouelette inside Anthony Marvin at the front. Points pacesetter and multiwinner Derek Debbis was outside Brittany Nichols in the second row. The wily Debbis jumped down between Ouellette and Nichols as Marvin battled for the lead, wheel-to-wheel. Ouellette, however, was equal to the task and over lap 15 went out to a three-car lead, trailing Debbis, Nichols, Marvin and Scott Serydynski, Jr. in a field whch ha quickly strung out single file. Debbis began to close, but Oullette responded by powering back up. Eric LeBrun got under Serydynski to take over fifth with two laps remaining as Debbis continued to stalk Ouellette on lap 18. But Ouellette continued to press and Debbis was unable to overtake him, finishing three-quarters of a second behind. Nichols followed in third, her best finish to date, with Marvin and Eric LeBrun rounding out the top five. At the start, Luke had zoomed away from McMullen and led all the way to the lap 13 caution, including a lap one restart. Marissa Morgan and McMullen were eased back as Serydynski moved up to second and then Ouellette followed... read more