by Kyle Souza
David Darling just continues to dominate.
Saturday, he put on another clinic en route to his victory in the second round of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Pro Stock division. Darling started deep in the field, but that was no deciding factor in the final outcome. He toasted much of the competition, sliding around them on the bottom with ease, and passed Tom Scully Jr. for the top spot before rolling to the win. He opened his points lead even more in search of another title.
Richie Murray is truly a one-of-a kind rookie. He may have those yellow stripes on the back of his Seekonk Sport Truck, but don’t let those fool you. He knows how to get the job done at the Action Track of the East. Murray started deep in the back, but confidently moved his way up through, passing Mike Cavallaro and Barry Shaw Jr. three-wide for the lead. From there, it was clear sailing. With just two months to go, Murray is in a good position to search his first track title.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model feature saw Bobby Tripp finally break back into Victory Lane. Driving the Everett’s No. 88, Tripp has been starting at the front of the field each week, but hadn’t quite been able to seal the deal until Saturday. He started from the pole, and never looked back en route to the win. It might have been a bit hairy if there was a restart, with Mark Hudson and Dan Johnson wrapping the podium. You know both of them were going to be tough to beat if a late caution had stirred things up.
Veteran Sparky Arsenault seemingly rolled to the victory in the 25 lap Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment Sportsman feature event. Arsenault has been finishing inside the top three the last few weeks, but just couldn’t quite seal the deal. This week, he wasn’t going to be denied. He clicked off the fastest lap of the feature, and it showed in the final laps while he was pulling away from the rest of the pack. Steve Axon worked through the field for another second-place effort, while Ant Kohler returned and put up a solid third.