LAMBERT GOES THE DISTANCE FOR PURE STOCK WIN
BY SOUZA MEDIA
SEEKONK, Mass. — Jeremy Lambert showed plenty of speed the first half of the season, but made it clear on Friday night that he was going to be the car to beat in the 30-lap Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment Pure Stock feature. Lambert started third, was in the lead by the end of lap one, and never looked back for his first win of the year.
The Seekonk Speedway Fast Friday season added another chapter to the books with the final round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash, with no fans in attendance and following protocols from the state of Massachusetts due to COVID-19.
While Lambert drove away with the race out front, the battle inside the top-five included Danny Massa, Doug Benoit, Greg Perry and Joey Morrissette, and a caution at the halfway point tightened it all up. Massa, Benoit and Perry all started outside the top-five and had to work their way up. Lambert jumped out to the lead, pulling away after the restart, while Massa and Benoit started a heated battle for second.
Benoit, a former champion, did everything he could to hold off Massa, and did it perfectly until the final third-mile. Massa would tap the bumper on the lap before the white flag, and complete the pass on the final circuit to score second. Lambert was chased across by Massa, Benoit, Perry and Morrissette. Tommy Blackwell was sixth, followed by Timmy Ouellette, Mike Henriques, Justin Menards and Arthur Meack.
Benoit would earn the overall win in the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash Series due to his consistent finishes in the three races.
The Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment Pure Stocks are back in action next Friday night, September 18, with the first green flag going in the air at 7 p.m.