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MURPHY COLLECTS SECOND WIN AFTER PAIVA DQ IN TECH By Dana Rowe Rob Murphy battled John Paiva for Sport Trucks Supremacy and discovered after crossing in second place that a technical infraction had stripped Paiva of his win and moved Murph from second into Victory Lane, elevating the remainder of the division one position each. Paiva started fourth, fought a spirited battle over second with rookie trucker, Eric LeBrun for seven laps, then pried LeBrun out of his one lap in the lead. Initial leader Lenny Guy had been pulled off the front when LeBrun put his nose in underneath at the stripe. But LeBrun got loose and Paiva tore on past them both, onto the front of the field for lap 8. LeBrun pursued, but gan to fade, and tough Dave Lougee zeroed in. To add to Paiva’s concerns, Trucks champ Rob Murphy roared up into second on lap 13. Lap 14 presented the double whammy as Murphy’s teammate, Chase Belcher, followed through into fourth. Guy and Dan Johnson sat at the pole for the green with LeBrun and Paiva behind them. Lenny got the jump on Dan, while Paiva dived into third. Lougee got under Johnson to go for fourth with Cavallaro in pursuit. In lap four, LeBrun looked underneath for the lead, then slowed as the door slammed and a close-running Paiva caught him in the tailgate. Lap six and LeBrun went under again, this time making it stick and they went wheel to wheel, with LeBrun taking the lead on lap 7 and Paiva following through to second. Paiva wasted no time looking underneath... read more
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Hey short track fans … HERE’s something to get excited about! New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and 9 other short tracks around New England are participating in a race rewards program, Short Track Passport! New Hampshire Motor Speedway wants to reward hardcore fans for supporting racing at their local track with a discount on Saturday tickets and a return voucher for purchase of Sunday tickets at NHMS’s exciting NASCAR weekend! In this passport you will find schedules of all of the participating local tracks. Simply bring this passport with you when you visit the various short track(s) and make sure you get a stamp each week or each time you go. After accumulating five stamps you are eligible for a 20% discount on Saturday NASCAR tickets at NHMS on July 18th and September 26th. The accumulation of five stamps ALSO makes the fan eligible to receive a voucher to return to the short track of their choice for each Sunday ticket they purchase for the July 19th and September 27th NASCAR Spring Cup Races at NHMS! So after you get five stamps, if you buy two Sprint Cup race tickets to NHMS they will buy YOU two tickets to a participating short track of your choice. How cool is that? Where can you get this awesome passport? We have them at our office and you can also get one at any of our ticket windows on Saturday nights! Upon entering the track, be sure to show your passport to our ticket tellers so they can stamp... read more
PAIVA CONQUERS LOUGEE ON LATE RESTART FOR TRUCKS VICTORY John Paiva came home with a feature win after a grueling contest with young David Lougee. Lougee led four-fifths of the twenty-five lapper, holding off Paiva the entire distance. But the former champ was able to storm ahead on a lap 19 restart. For a moment following a lap-19 restart, Mike Cavallaro seemed about to steal the hard-won lead away, but fell back and champ Rob Murphy, last week’s victor, sailed into third looking for room at the front. Dan Johnson took advantage of some looseness on the part of Eric LeBrun’s to sail into fifth. Cavallaro then got under Lougee into second and it took Murphy longer to make the pass, forcing him to settle for third. Rookie Johnson (just up from Fast Fridays’Pure Stocks division) then leveraged Lougee for fourth, forcing the former race leader to settle for fifth. A spin out of turn one on the first lap sent newcomer Mike Lopes to the pits for the remainder of the race. Lopes, who competed in Formula Fours then retired from racing about 20 years back, was making his first start in the division. Second time was a charm for the racing, and Lougee nosed out from the pole edging away from Chase Belcher on his shoulder. Belcher’s attempt to cross under and grab the lead failed and Lougee owned the front going into turn three. Paiva had started outside the second row, and remained above Darryl Church but slid into third as Murphy got under Cavallaro for fifth. Lougee went to a two-car lead on lap four... read more
Are you or someone you know a photographer? Do you have any experience with photography and would like to join the staff at Seekonk Speedway? We are currently looking for a photographer on Saturday nights at Seekonk Speedway. If you or someone you know it interested, please have them contact Taylor at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-336-9959! Please click the picture below to view our photo... read more
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DARLING DOMINATES PRO STOCKS Following a laundry list of opening day agonies, Dave Darling leapt off the outside pole on the second event of the season, led 32 of 40 laps run, then held off a charging Angelo Belsito for a big win to bring his season into early focus. Belsito had climbed his way from tenth to finish second just a third of a second back and held off Dick Houlihan by another third of a second. Fred Astle was another quarter second off Houlihan’s time and Mike Brightman commanded fifth only a second off the winning time. He lined up outside Brightman for the green and the duo battled through the first dozen circuits. Brightman set the pace from the low groove for the first seven before Darling could edge a nose past following a lap 7 restart following a Mike Sullivan spinout. He shut the door in turn three on the following lap and only Ryan Lineham, working the outside on lap 27 could push a nose past for a lead. Opening day winner Tom Scully, Jr. came up from twelfth to harry Brightman to the finish line. Seven cautions slowed the feature, but failed to mar the intensity of the competition. Following the lap 7 restart, Jake Vanada faded from third as Houlihan moved in behind Brightman and Astle, who had held fifth in early going moved to fourth. Astle and Houlihan dueled, exchanging the lead twice until Houli edged around Brightman’s outside into second. Lineham had been picking up ground from his ninth place start and was working on Astle, getting by into fourth... read more
Tom Scully, Jr. spent the first 25 of 40 laps running hard in third with Kyle Casper leading the first 21 and then giving way to Radical Rick Martin, who knows more ways to beat you at The Konk than probably anybody. But the second-generation racer had some tricks left. He hung tough and at the finish claimed the laurels in a hard-driven contest that ran its first 25 laps without caution in a field of 21 cars. Only one competitor was unable to complete the full forty laps. Martin had slipped under Casper when the latter came loose on lap 21. Scully took second from Casper on a lap 26 restart. Martin on pole, Casper outside and Scully on Martin’s bumper. Under the green, Martin pulled ahead and Scully locked onto his bumper. Tom then looked under the Radical One, but caution flew as Bobby Pelland III spun in turn one. Rick had the advantage at the green and Casper tried to slide under Scully, but Tom dropped in and slammed the door. The battle continued with Casper looking for a way past until lap 31, when Ryan Lineham brawled past with Angelo Belsito in tow. Contact between Dave Darling and Craig Weinstein spun Darling and Weinstein was called for the assist, sending them to the rear along with Mike Brightman, who had been collected. Martin held pole with Scully outside for the restart. Tom ratcheted up and they battled door-to-door. Lineham fixed on Martin’s bumper and Belsito dropped into fourth. Lineham kept looking under Martin and Scully powered up outside. Scully took the lead on lap... read more
Saturday: 8am Car Show and Go begins 9am Pit gates open for NWAAS practice 10am Rookie practice 11am Regular Rotation begins 1pm Car Show burn out drags on the practice will resume until 5pm after that. 2pm Car show awards Sunday: 8am Pit gates open 10am: Practice begins 11am: Front gates open 1pm: Let’s go racing! Schedule subject to... read more