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




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

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UnknownNY Sept. 19th
By Bob Finan

Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead became the first Riverhead Raceway driver since Buzzy Hedges of Wainscott in 1959 to win two stock car titles in the same year at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night celebrating in style with wins in both the 50-lap NASCAR Modifieds and 15-lap Figure Eight main events. The NASCAR Modified triumph was the 40th of Tom’s illustrious career while the Figure Eight win was his 24th with both championships making him a three time champion in both classes.

Starting from the pole in the NASCAR Modified event Rogers survived an early race challenge from Jason Agugliaro over the first 24 laps of the contest with Jason throwing all he could at the eventual winner. After Ryan Preece took the lead on lap 24 on a double file restart it was Ryan’s turn to find out if he had anything for the 2015 champion. While keeping pace with Rogers at first Preece soon realized second was as good as it was going to get in this race and in fact later in the contest had to ward off 2015 Rookie of the Year Kyle Soper for runner-up money.

At the finish it was the Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm Chevy of Tom Rogers Jr. capturing his 9th win of 2015, just one win shy of tying the single season record of 10 wins in a year set by Gary Winters (1962) and “Charging” Charlie Jarzombek (1976 & 1977) The 2015 title joins Tommy’s 2004 & 2010 championship seasons but was the first championship for veteran car owner Joe Ambrose.
Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct raced his way from 8th to runner-up money in an effort to secure a win for retiring car owners Bill & Barbara Park who just an hour after the races watched as their East West Marine Chevy was loaded into the hauler of Dave Brigati who purchased the potent racer. Kyle Soper of Manorville capped off a successful rookie year with a third place finish in the Installations by Gemini Chevy. Shawn Solomito of East Moriches and Dave Sapienza of Riverhead completed the top five.

Racing out front on a lap 2 restart was all Tommy Rogers Jr. needed to drive off to his 4th Figure Eight win of 2015 and start his 3rd career championship celebration. CJ Lehmann led the first lap before Rogers made one clean sweep on lap 2 to come from third to the race lead. Once out front Rogers wheeling the Keith Repp owned United Exhaust Shop Plymouth Coupe remained out front despite heavy pressure from Roger Maynor over the remaining laps of the race. Once out front Tommy kept the Keith Repp owned mount in the lead securing the win and 2015 championship, the first for Repp as either a driver or owner. Roger Maynor of Bay Shore was runner up in the Barrasso & Sons mason Supplies Toyota with Scott Pedersen of Shirley third in the Reliable Auto Chevy.

Coming into the 50-lap Late Model finale former champion (2013) Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead came in with the game plan of winning the race and letting the chips fall where they might. Jeremy entered the race 10-points back of defending champion Mike Bologna and inherited the lead on lap 14 during a caution period when race leader Jarrod Hayes pitted with a right front flat. Once in the lead all Jeremy could do was hope championship leader Mike Bologna would finish six spots back of him. Mike on the other hand had one of the worst nights of his career pitting twice and being sent to the rear of the field for rough riding. When the race was called at lap 26 due to the time limit Jeremy McDermott was not only declared the race winner but also the 2015 champion in the Statewide Roofing entry. Chris Lescenski of Riverhead was second in the Flemington Furs Chevy with Jarrod Hayes of Calverton roaring back from his lap 14 trip to the pits to claim third in the Chuck Deon Race Engines machine.

IMG_7001John Baker of Brookhaven like McDermott knew he had to win the 30-lap Charger race for any chance to win the 2015 championship knowing he owned the first tie breaker in races won (4) entering the race. Baker who started the race 7th did just that when he took the lead after a classic short track duel with Jimmy White Jr. who earlier won the Blunderbust race. Baker muscled his way out front with less than five laps to go in his Clean Burn Energy Systems Camaro and while taking his victory lap waited while track officials sorted out the points between him and Eric Zeh who came to the race with a 14-point bulge over Baker. Both drivers earned 612 points during the 14-race season with Baker declared the 2015 champion with five wins to Zeh’s one victory, Eric was 8th in the final race. Jimmy White Jr. of Southampton was runner-up in the Hometown Taxi Chevy with Chris Turbush of Wading River third in the Chris Mohr Landscaping entry.

Jimmy White Jr scored his second win of the 2015 campaign when he topped the 20-lap Blunderbust feature. White, who missed the first three months of racing due to shoulder surgery, took full advantage of a rare pole starting position to lead Bill Wegmann Sr. early in the race. Scott Maliszewski worked his way under Wegmann for second entering the first turn on lap 4 but would wind up never getting to the eventual race winners back bumper. At the finish Jimmy White Jr. in the Busy Bee Pest Control Cadillac was the race winner over Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park in the FB Transmission Caprice. Tim Mulqueen of Levittown placed third in the Hy-Grade Auto Body entry. Tom Pickerell of Huntington with his fourth place tally notched his second championship in a row and fourth overall in his successful driving career.

“The Real Deal” Mark Stewart of Riverhead topped the 20-lap Golden Auto Body night Super Pro Truck feature while Lou Maestri of Deer Park secured his second championship in a row and fifth overall in the class. Stewart muscled his way out front when he moved Mike Albasini out of his way early in the race. Once in the lead Mark had to survive a tough challenge from Jimmy Rennick Jr. which he did to drive off to his 11th career win in the Flash Dink Chevy. Grandfather “Dynamite” Dan Turbush of Riverhead was runner-up in the NY Auto Giant Chevy with Dave Brigati of Calverton third in the JDL Environmental Chevy. With his 8th place finish coupled with Brigati’s third place tally Lou Maestri earned the 2015 title.IMG_6881

Kevin Nowak of Medford put “Herbie the Love Bug” in victory lane for the first time in 2015 in an ultra competitive 40-lap Legend Race Car feature. “Blackjack” Bryan Kelly led the way over the first 13 laps of the tilt before Kevin Nowak raced his way underneath in turn one for the race lead on lap 14. Once out front Nowak, a winner off Long Island in 2015 drove away in his J-Tech Electric while Kelly was left to tussle with Richie Davidowitz for second. That battle intensified to the point where Kelly was sent spinning on lap 37 allowing Richie Davidowitz of East Moriches to finish second in the IGA Food Markets entry. Allan Pedersen of Center Moriches capped off a stellar 2015 season with a third place tally in the Sherwin Williams Paints racer. Dylan Slepian of Dix Hill came to the race as the 2015 Legend Race Car champion on the strength of six wins and despite a subpar night celebrated his first career championship.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Ryan Preece 3. Kyle Soper 4. Shawn Solomito 5. Dave Sapienza 6. Craig Lutz 7. Ken Darch 8. Jason Agugliaro 9. John Fortin Sr. 10. John Fortin Jr. 11. John Beatty Jr. 12. Howie Brode 13. Artie Pedersen III 14. Vinny Biondolillo 15. Dennis Krupski 16. Rob McCormick 17. Amber Fortin

Late Models: 1. Jeremy McDermott 2. Chris Lescenski 3. Jarrod Hayes 4. Kenny Alfano 5. Chris LaSpisa 6. Kevin Metzger 7. Chris McGuire 8. Peter Eriksen Jr. 9. John Baker 10. Brandon Turbush 11. Mike Bologna 12. Scott Kulesa 13. Kaitlyn Schober 14. Roger Oxee 15. Shawn Patrick 16. Tom Rogers Jr. 17. Jack Orlando 18. Kyle Soper

Figure Eights: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Roger Maynor 3. Scott Pedersen 4. Artie Pedersen III 5. CJ Lehmann 6. Mike Mujsce 7. Brian Hansen 8. Gary Fritz Jr. 9. Ken Hyde Jr. 10. Tom Ferrara

Chargers: 1. John Baker 2. Jimmy White Jr. 3. Chris Turbush 4. Ray Minieri 5. CJ Lehmann 6. Rich Wilson 7. David Roys 8. Eric Zeh 9. Steve Mastro 10. Owen Grennan 11. Mark Stewart 12. Ron Langdon 13. Eric Lutz 14. Jason Hansen

Blunderbusts: 1. Jimmy White Jr. 2. Scott Maliszewski 3. Tim Mulqueen 4. Tom Pickerell 5. Bill Wegmann Sr. 6. Ed Mistretta 7. Tom Sullivan 8. Derek Wegmann 9. Jim Laird Jr. 10. Joe Warren 11. Dennis Scott 12. Tom Puccia 13. Robert Ehrle 14. Jessica Cohan 15. Tommy Walkowiak 16. Sean Byrne 17. Ryan Zukowski 18. Jack Handley Jr.

Super Pro Trucks: 1. Mark Stewart 2. Dan Turbush 3. Dave Brigati 4. Jimmy Rennick Jr. 5. Bobby Gardner 6. Mike Albasini 7. Jerry Giordano Jr. 8. Lou Maestri 9. Anthony Vecchio 10. Dave Koenig 11. Amanda Anderson 12. Sean Glennon 13. Brian McElearney 14. Ben Vecchio

Legend Race Cars: 1. Kevin Nowak 2. Richie Davidowitz 3. Allan Pedersen 4. Ray Fitzgerald 5. Dylan Slepian 6. Johnnie Gloor 7. Eric Hersey 8. George Tomko Jr. 9. Bryan Kelly 10. Greg Harris 11. Artie Pedersen III 12. Jerry Curran 13. Steve Hersey 14. Mike Van Houten Jr. 15. Bill Fitzgerald 16. Wally Davidowitz 17. Steve DeFriest 18. Dennis Kurras 19. Steve Boland 20. Ed Cheslak 21. John Fortin Jr. 22. Vinny Delaney 23. Ken Southard 24. Kyle Ellwood 25. Ryan Lutz DQ- Shawn Wanat DNS- Jim Sylvester, Chris Rogers, Mike Rutkoski & Richie Coy