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Different Format On Tap For Tri Track Series October New London Waterford Event

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All the marbles will be on the line at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl when the Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series concludes an action packed weekend on October 25.

Unlike the four races prior in 2015, the series season finale will be a non-points event. At the Speedbowl in September, Matt Hirschman was crowned the 2015 Tri Track Series champion after finishing on the podium in the Dunleavy’s 100.

This event will also hold a completely different format than any of the other four races this season. There will be no short distance heat races followed up by consolation races and a B-main feature. Instead, this event will be started with two 35 lap “qualifying feature’s” that will determine who will advance into the big show.

The series will use a blind draw to line up the twin 35 lap feature’s, splitting the car count exactly in half. For example, if forty cars show up at the Speedbowl on that Sunday, twenty will be in the first feature and twenty will be in the second feature.

From there, the top eleven finishers in each one will transfer into a 65 lap, $5,000 to win main event. The 65 lap feature that will conclude the afternoon will include 22 drivers, plus up to four provisional spots that could be added by series officials.

Payout for the 35 lap qualifying races:

$3,000
$2,000
$1,500
$1,000
$800
$700
$650
$600
$550
$500
$450
$400
13-24 in the qualifying races will pay $400.

Payout for the 65 lap feature:

$5,000
$3,000
$2,500
$2,000
$1,500
$1,000
$800
$700
$600
$500
$400
Series officials will also award a $200 bonus for 34 teams that competed at the Lee USA Speedway and Monadnock Speedway events earlier in the season.

Also in attendance on the Sunday afternoon will be New London-Waterford Speedbowl Mini Stocks, who will hold a 50 lap feature event. The $2,000 to win “Battle of the Sound,” for the Legend Cars, will also be 50 laps in distance. The series wishes to thank all of the fans, drivers, teams, sponsors and officials for the support during the 2015 racing season.

Anyone with any questions regarding the New London-Waterford Speedbowl event, can contact James Schaefer or Kyle Souza. To register, teams should fill out the necessary form at http://tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com/registration-for-oct-25-new-london-waterford-speedbowl/.

For more information, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com

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The New London-Waterford Speedbowl NASCAR Whelen All-American Series results 9/26

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September 26th brought the final points race of the 2015 season at the New London- Waterford Speedbowl.

The first division to take the track was the Bandoleros, these cars would usually run on a Thursday night. The 12 lap feature went green flag the entire race.  Andrew Morin Jr. held the lead until the double checkered flags. Anthony Marvin was second, Nicholas Hovey was third.

Roger Turbush
Roger Turbush

The next division to race was the New England Truck series. Roger Turbush took the lead to start the 25 lap feature. The first caution of the event came out with 23 laps remaining in the race. Bert Ouellette took the lead on the restart. With only 20 laps remaining in the event Rodger Turbush took the lead back. The second and final yellow came out with 15 laps remaining in the race. Rodger Turbush held the lead until the double checkered and ended up winning the race. Bert Ouellette was second, and Ed Puleo was 3rd

The third division to take the track was the Limited Sportsman. Monte Gibbs was the person to lead the pack to the start of the 25 lap  feature. Gibbs held the lead until the yellow flew with 7 laps remaining and at that point Al Stone III took the lead. Stone III was the winner of the event, Monte Gibbs was second, and Brandon Plemmons was 3rd. Al Stone III becomes the 2015 Limited Sportsman champion.

The fourth division to run their 30 lap event was the late models. Ray Christian III took the lead on the start of the race. Jim Banfield took the lead only a few laps later and held that lead until the half way mark. Jason Palmer took the lead with 15 laps remaining in the race. The first caution came out with 15 laps remaining in the event and the second caution was thrown on the restart. Bruce Thomas Jr. took the lead with 11 laps remaining in the event and held that lead to the double checkers. Bruce Thomas Jr., was the winner of the event, Jason Palmer was second, and Jeff Smith was 3rd. It was determined one week ago that Jason Palmer would be the 2015 SK Modified champion

The fifth feature of the night was the SK light modifieds for their 25 lap feature. Larry Goss lead the field to the start of the feature. Paul Buzel took the lead away from Goss only 1 lap into the race. There was a series of cautions and Buzel held the lead through those cautions. It was with 3 laps remaining in the event that Josh Galvin took the lead away from Buzel. Galvin held the lead until the double checkers were thrown. Paul Buzel was second and Al Stone III was 3rd. It was determined at the end of the feature that Paul Buzel was the 2015 SK Light Modified Champion.

The sixth feature of the night was the mini stocks for their final 25 lap feature of the 2015 season. Brad Caddick was the driver to lead the field to the green flag. The first caution was thrown on the second lap of the feature and the second yellow came out on the restart. Wayne Burroughs Jr. took the lead on the restart and held the lead until the last few laps when Sean Caron took the lead. Sean Caron was able to hold the lead until the double checkers. Wayne Burroughs Jr. was second and Kenny Cassidy Jr. was 3rd. It was determined at the end of the feature that Wayne Burroughs Jr. was the 2015 Mini Stocks champion.

The seventh feature of the night was the legends cars for their final 25 lap feature of the 2015 season. Cory Dimatteo took the green flag with the field following. Dana Dimatteo took the lead away and held the lead until the double checkered. Dana Dimatteo won the feature, Cory Dimatteo was second, and Johhny O’ Sullivan was 3rd.

The eighth and final event of the regular season was the 35 lap SK Modified feature. Zach Slyvester took the green flag and held that lead through all of the 3 cautions. Diego Monahan took the lead with 33 laps remaining in the event. Two laps later Keith Rocco took the lead away and held that lead until the final double checkers of the season. Keith Rocco was the winner of the event, Ted Christopher was second, and Joey Gada was 3rd.

 

New England Truck Series

  1. Rodger Turbush
  2. Bert Ouellette
  3. Ed Puleo
  4. Frank Dumicich Jr.
  5. Frank Dumicich Sr.
  6. Cassie Coates
  7. Pete Cayer
  8. Josh Stringer

9       Mark Stewart

 

Limited Sportsman:

  1. Al Stone III, Durham CT
  2. Monte Gibbs, Killingworth CT
  3. Brandon Plemons, Uncasville CT
  4. Ed Gertsch Jr., East Haven CT
  5. Allen Coates Sr., Ledyard CT
  6. Glenn Colvin, Clinton CT
  7. Norm Root Jr., Old Saybrook CT
  8. Charles Beal, Ledyard CT
  9. Brandon Fisher, Plainfield CT
  10. Corey Coates, Ledyard CT
  11. Jack Aquilina, Oakdale CT
  12. Tommy Silvia, Groton CT
  13. Tim Morse, Southbury CT
  14. Jason Chicolas, Sutton MA
  15. Joe Plonski, Worcester MA
  16. Thomas Shea, New London CT
  17. Jon Porter, East Lyme CT
  18. John Blake, North Haven CT
  19. Armand Cote Jr., Rocky Hill CT
  20. Walter Hovey Jr., Chaplin CT

 

Late Models:

  1. Bruce Thomas Jr.,
  2. Jason Palmer, Berlin CT
  3. Jeff Smith, Old Lyme CT
  4. Ray Christian III, Groton CT
  5. Chris Garside, Waterford CT
  6. Anthony Flannery, East Hampton CT
  7. Walter Sutcliffe, East Haven CT
  8. Charlie Rose, Tiverton RI
  9. Richard Duranti, Quaker Hill CT
  10. Ken Morin Jr., Old Saybrook CT
  11. Scott Rotherforth, Glastonbury CT
  12. James Banfield, South Glastonbury CT
  13. Brandon Warren, Chicopee MA
  14. Matthew Carlson, Griswold CT
  15. Mike Sweeney Jr., Meriden CT
  16. Al King, Webster MA

 

SK Light Modifieds:

  1. Josh Galvin, Oakdale CT
  2. Paul Buzel, Trumbull CT
  3. Al Stone III, Durham CT
  4. Paul French, Andover CT
  5. Victoria Bergenty, Plainville CT
  6. Calvin Therrien, Vernon CT
  7. Chris Gombos, Naugatuck CT
  8. David Arute, Tolland CT
  9. Rick Williams, Haddam CT
  10. Nock Salva, Prospect CT
  11. Nick Riso, Wallingford CT
  12. Brett Gonyaw, Vernon CT
  13. Tony Membrino, Berlin CT
  14. Andrew Molleur, Shelton CT
  15. Vinny Anglace, Ansonia CT
  16. Carlos Gray, East Hartford CT
  17. Alan Benincaso, Trumbull CT
  18. Joe Ferrigno, East Hartford CT
  19. Larry Goss, North Windham CT
  20. Corey Barry, Plainfield CT

 

Mini Stocks:

  1. Sean Caron, East Hampton CT
  2. Wayne Burroughs Jr., Oakdale CT
  3. Kenny Cassidy Jr., Lisbon CT
  4. Brad Caddick, Wyoming RI
  5. Charles Canfield, East Haven CT
  6. Christopher Ivory, Oakdale CT
  7. Mark Panaroni, Ivoryton CT
  8. Nick Pappacoda, North Branford CT
  9. Dale Sherman, Charlestown RI
  10. Corey Caddick, Shannon RI
  11. Matt Guertin, Plantsville CT
  12. Jordan Hadley, Quaker Hill CT
  13. Dave Trudeau, Mansfield CT
  14. Larry Loomis Jr., Moosup CT
  15. Nathan Taylor, Preston CT
  16. David Sylvia, Preston CT
  17. Ian Brew, Wood River Jct RI
  18. Doug Curry, Groton CT
  19. Andrew Krixeminski, Haddam CT
  20. Ray Christian III, Groton CT

 

Legends Cars:

  1. Dana Dimatteo, Farmington CT
  2. Cory Dimatteo, Farmington CT
  3. John O’ Sullivan, Salem CT
  4. Mikey Flynn, Hampden MA
  5. Scott Limkemann, Oakdale CT
  6. Joey Ternullo, Middletown CT
  7. Michael Blaskey, Bethany CT
  8. Kyle Rodgers, Waterbury CT
  9. Caterina LaBella, Plainville CT
  10. Timothy DePizzol, North Franklin CT

11   Andrew Molleur, Shelton CT’

  1. Joshua Zentek, East Haven CT
  2. Cassandra Cole,
  3. Brandon Remson, Norwalk CT
  4. David Lespinasse, Milford CT

 

SK Modifieds:

  1. Keith Rocco, Berlin CT
  2. Ted Christopher, Plainville CT
  3. Joey Gada, Salem CT
  4. Diego Monahan, Quaker Hill CT
  5. Zach Sylvester, Lebanon CT
  6. Tyler Chadwick, Ledyard CT
  7. Timmy Jordan, Plainfield CT
  8. Paul Kusheba IV, Monroe CT
  9. Rob Janovic Jr., Waterford CT
  10. Anthony Ryan Jr., Ridgefield CT
  11. Ryan Morgan, Mystic CT
  12. James Larsen, East Hartford CT
  13. John Montesanto, North Branford CT
  14. Frank Mucciacciaro Jr., Milford CT
  15. Wendell Dailey, Gales Ferry CT
  16. Jeff Fialkovich, Shelton CT
  17. Paul Buzel, Trumbull CT
  18. Michael Benevides, Westerly RI
  19. Dylan Izzo, Monroe CT
  20. Ed Puleo, Branford CT
  21. Tom Pinson, Colchester CT
  22. Dominic Capuano Jr., East Haven CT
  23. Adam Gada, Bozrah CT

New London Waterford Speedbowl Tri Track Open Modified Series Race #4

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WATERFORD — When Les Hinckley III of Windsor Locks thinks about the Tri Track Open Modified Series, one word comes to his mind — “competition.”

“It’s as competitive as any racing series you’ll find in New England,” Hinckley said. “There are top notch drivers from every division that competes in the Northeast. The heat races are stacked with great drivers. Then if you have to go to the consolation races or the B Mains, it doesn’t get any easier. You’re surrounded by great cars.”

Hinckley, however, has watched the first three races in the Tri-Track series from the disabled list. He competed in the opening Valenti Modified Racing Series event at Monadnock Speedway, but then was operated on to have a disk removed from his neck.

His return was a memorable one. After being idle for three months, he came back and won in his comeback race, the Valenti Series Victor Johnson Memorial 100 at Monadnock Speedway on Aug. 22.. Then on Aug. 29, he was pinch-hitting for Ryan Pennink in the Gary Casella Automotive No. 25 and finished third.

His toughest challenge will take place Sunday. He be driving his own car, the 06, in the Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair 100 at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, a track on which Hinckley has had mixed results.

“We won a Valenti race there a few years back, and we’ve also crashed there,” Hinckley said. “But we’ve always been quick there.”

Hinckley will be surrounded by open-wheel all-stars. Drivers such as Ryan Preece, Doug Coby and Ted Christopher on the Whelen Tour, Chris Pastryak, Woody Pitkat and series point leader Todd Annarummo from the Valenti Series, Matt Hirschman and Andy Jankowiak from the Race of Champions Series and George Brunnhoelzl and Andy Seuss will be in action. Also entered is one of the most talented teen-age drivers in the Northeast, Tommy Barrett.

Hinckley, however, should be motivated by the competition.

“This is what we do best; we know we’re going to have a fast car,” Hinckley said. “It‘s all about the circumstances you find yourself in. Sometimes they shine on you. Sometimes they bite you.”

The money is also a motivator — an overall purse of more than $50,000, with $5,0000 going to the winner. A driver can also pocket $1,000 by winning the Ballard Trucking Circle of Friends B Main. It will be one of the most lucrative races ever held at the Speedbowl.

Team will be allowed to change one tire during the race, putting an extra layer of strategy into the 100 laps.

“The guys who put a right rear tire on in the last race had a difficult time getting back through the field,” Hinckley said. “We’ll probably plan on making a tire change. That’s something we always plan on before the race. But that plan is always subject to change during the race. It all depends on what happens. That’s a decision that Butch Shea, my crew chief, will have to make.”

Hinckley is just happy to do what he does best — rubbing fenders with the best drivers in the Northeast.

During the past five years, one of those drivers has been Keith Rocco. He has won more races than anyone at the Speedbowl including two victories last year on the Valenti Modified Racing Series with a full-powered Modified.

His No. 68 car will be in action Sunday to take a shot at the $5,000.

Sunday is going to be an eventful day,” Rocco said. “I’d love to see about 50 Modifieds show up.”

Rocco says he has a car that can run with anyone.

“My car is pretty fast all the time,” Rocco said. “Whether we pit for a tire or not depends on how the race goes. George Savery didn’t change a tire when he won the Tri-Track race at Seekonk, so he proved it can be done.

“Tire strategy will be important. We just don’t know what our strategy is yet.”

He doesn’t have to know until Sunday afternoon.

Practice starts at noon Sunday, with the first qualifying heat races starting at 1:30. The Speedbowl’s SK Lites and Late Model divisions will be in action.

Following the consolation race and the Ballard Trucking Circle of Friends Race, the Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair 100 will take place.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $8 for juniors 13-16, Children 12-and-under always are admitted free.

For more information, contact speedbowlct.com or call 860-442-7223.