ISAIAH NEWCOMB TAKES DOWN AN IMPRESSIVE WIN IN BANDOLERO OUTLAWS

BY SOUZA MEDIA

Isaiah Newcomb dodged a lap one incident, and then quickly found himself out front of the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaw feature, taking down his first win of 2020 on Friday night. Newcomb, the son of Late Model and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars driver Paul Newcomb, dominated most of the race.

On lap three he moved to the inside of early leader Nick Chaber Jr. and began to distance himself from the rest of the Outlaw field. He would never look back driving the No. 22.

The race was the first of three in the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash, a three-race series for each of Seekonk’s Fast Friday divisions.

Week two of the Fast Friday season took place with the same restrictions as the season opener, following guidance from an Executive Order from the state of Massachusetts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was held with no spectators and all social distancing protocols were followed by track staff and competitors alike. Face coverings were required when social distancing wasn’t possible.

Samantha Dell and Nick Chaber Jr. led the field to the initial green flag, but contact in turn one sent Dell around and to the rear of the field. On the restart, Chaber Jr. pulled out to an early lead, closely trailed by Newcomb. Two laps later, Newcomb made his move to the inside of Chaber, and began to pull away.

Meanwhile, the No. 64 of Steven Bowden had worked his way into the third spot by lap five, followed by Giovanni Ruggiero and Brenden LaBelle. The top-five would run this way until the 13 lap mark, when opening night winner Reese Bogue made a move to the inside of LaBelle and took the fifth spot. Newcomb was followed to the line at the finish by the 00 of Chaber in second, the 64 of Bowden, Ruggiero and Bogue.

LaBelle was sixth, followed by PJ Evans, Dell, Grant Harkin and Nicholaus Bulkeley. The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandelero Outlaws return to the cement palace next Friday, August 1st, with the first feature event on the track at 7 p.m.