by Kyle Souza
They say the first win is the hardest to get, but from there they come much easier. That definitely seems to be the case for Samantha Dell. The rising Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaw star captured her third consecutive victory in a feisty 15-lap battle at Seekonk Speedway on Friday night.
Dell had come close to winning countless times before she finally broke into Victory Lane just three weeks ago. Friday, for the third straight time, she exited the car in celebration as track announcer Kevin Boucher met her trackside. She’s definitely figured something out both under the hood and on the track, and with another win, she also took the points lead.
In the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandit division, Reese Bogue is on a similar streak of success. Bogue scored his third consecutive win in the division on Friday, padding his points lead as the second half of the championship schedule gets underway. It didn’t look like he was the dominant car for much of the feature, as Adam Harrison rocketed to the top spot at the drop of the green and led much of the distance, before slipping off turn two and handing the race to Bogue.
The Sport 4 division competed in their second round of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series, and Karlin Levesque was the driver locking himself into the final four by scoring the victory in the 25-lap feature. Levesque was second to AJ Manuel in the final laps, when for the second straight week, gremlins struck Manuel and he lost the top spot. Manuel was able to settle for second, while Levesque celebrated his first win of the season.
The Pure Stock division runs through Greg Perry this year. Early in the 25-lap feature, it was Marissa Morgan who looked like she was going to score her first career win, leading the way in front of a large crowd of veterans. But, when Morgan’s right-front tire starting losing air, Perry took advantage, sliding by en route to his first win of the campaign. Perry didn’t really need to win to hold his points lead, but the victory certainly helped extend it.
It was another tough race for the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars. With 21 drivers not giving an inch on the track, there is bound to be some accidents throughout the race. This week, it was Brandon Martinez who scored his first win of the season during his part-time schedule. Eric Lebrun put together a strong race, and was leading before Martinez was able to take the top spot.
Join us next next week for some more Fast Friday action!