A comeback story we will remember for many years to come.
Last week, Dylan Estrella was up in the air on the backstretch in his No. 46 Everett’s Auto Parts Pro Stock, and landed hard, damaging the car to the point where he couldn’t even make it out in it for the feature. Luckily for him, Bobby Pelland, a close friend, and fellow competitor, went home and got his car and let Estrella compete.
This week, Estrella’s team took the damaged ride apart, sent it north to Distance Racing Chassis, and received it back just in the nick of time to get back to racing. Saturday, he took the car right to Victory Lane. The two-time Late Model champion picked up his second career victory in the Pro Stock division, dominating the second half of the race. It’s a credit to his entire Everett’s team for working extremely hard during the week and getting the car back to the track faster than ever before. His teammate, Fred Astle, was second, while Dave Darling finished third.
It was the second round of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series for the Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment Sportsman division, and Corey Fanning was the car to beat on the track. He started deep in the field, sliced through traffic easily, and dominated the race, locking himself into the final round of the Triple Crown with his second straight win. Kyle Casper, who started sixth, moved through the field for second, while Tyler Lallier was third. Steve Axon won the first Triple Crown race, so he is also locked into the final four. Casper, who has two finishes of second in the two races, is also in. Check the track social media in the next few weeks to find out who the fourth driver is.
The Seekonk Sports Trucks had a tough night, with a lot of torn up equipment by the time the checkered flag went in the air in the feature. But it was a former champion, Radical Rick Martin, who crossed the line ahead of all other challengers. It looked like Martin was going to celebrate a return to Victory Lane in the Trucks, but, a post-race disqualification cost him the chance. Second-place finisher Ed Perry was credited with his first victory of the season. Sometimes, crossing the line second at the finish works out well.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models was a battle right down to the final laps once again. This time, it was Tommy Adams, a former regular in the Sportsman division, who flexed his muscle for his second victory of the season. Adams worked his way to the front early, and passed for the lead just after a restart, also dominating the final laps. He’s found the right setup under the hood of that No. 56, and nothing seems to be slowing him down. Vinnie Arrenegado was second, and Gerry DeGaspere Jr. third.
Don’t forget, we are off from racing next week to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and see you in two weeks.