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Arena Wins Third North East Street Stock Tour Race of 2016

Veteran Driver Scores Win at NH’s Lee USA

STONINGTON, CT – Joe Arena is proving that 2015 was no fluke. The Bristol, CT-driver won his third North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) race of the season last Friday night at Lee USA Speedway.

Steve Kenneway and newcomer Jordan Pearson led the field of later model production cars to the green flag. Immediately, Kenneway took control over the top spot, while Arena advanced from his third starting position into second. Pearson settled into third.  Kenneway and Arena would battle side-by-side for the first 17 laps of the event.

On lap 18 Arena made his move, wrestling the lead away from Kenneway.  Meanwhile, a little further back, Jim Boyle advanced past Pearson to take control over the final podium spot. The top three would run that way for the duration of the 35-lap event.   Frank L’Etoile, who advanced from deep in the starting field, and local driver Patrick Tanguay rounded out the top five.

The victory was Arena’s fourth, his third this season, and second in a row. By virtue of his position at the halfway mark, Arena received the Dur-A-Flex halfway bonus.

Steve Cole, who was involved in a heat race skirmish that ended his day, is the recipient of the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Unlucky Dog Award.

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The next NESST event will take place July 3 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

Shaw out battles Griffith & Kruzcek for Seacoast 100 Victory

Rich Hayes Photos

Lee, NH – The showers predicted by the weather forecast on Friday never came to Lee as drivers suited up for the Seacoast 100. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH started on the pole with Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH on the outside of the 21-car field.  This week saw the addition of new competitors adding to the already tough competition in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

Dore & Squeglia Lee USA (Rich hayes Photo)Shaw took the lead early, however throughout the night he had competition from Hudson native Derek Griffith, Davis, and Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, NH. The caution flag flew early in the evening on lap nine for Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT.  Then shortly after, the pack checked up and Mike Parks of Walpole, NH ruined his newly replaced nose, creating an uphill battle for him the rest of the night.

Jacob Dore, winner at White Mountain Motorsports Park started ninth and started his charge for the front early on in the race.  By lap 72 he was running with the top five. When on lap 78 Jeremy Davis saw the end of his night as his motor blew in turn two. This put Dore in position with the top four of Shaw, Griffith, and Kruczek.  Unfortunately his luck ran out on lap 84 when Dore and Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH made contact in the turn one wall ending his night.

Seacoast 100 top 3 from L to R 3rd Btyan Kruczek 1st DJ Shaw 3rd Derek Griffith (Rich hayes Photo)The final restart saw Shaw pull away, as Griffith and Kruczek battled for second. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA started ninth and made his way up fourth. Bobby Baillargeon did well finishing fifth to round out the top five.   Jeremy Harclerode who started fifth was strong all night, only slid one spot finishing sixth. Bobby Cabral of Kingston, NH started the race in 16th and worked hard gaining position throughout the race finishing seventh.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing Friday June 17 at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH.

Unofficial Finish

1          60        DJ Shaw

2          12        Derek Griffith

3          00        Bryan Kruczek

4          29        Barry Gray

5          82        Bobby Baillargeon

6          51 NH  Jeremy Harclerode

7          14        Bobby Cabral

8          66        Mike Parks

9          01        Bill Helliwell

10        53        Tyler Fiscus

11        1          Cory Casagrande

12        40        Mike Mitchell

13        32        Steven Murphy

14        05        Jacob Dore

15        03        Joe Squeglia

16        09        Jeremy Davis

17        42        Guy Caron

18        51        Bill Ahern

19        08        Mike O’Sullivan

20        63        John Selemi

21        23        Glenn Martel

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck $100.00) 05 Jacob Dore

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place $100.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap $100.00) 40 Mike Mitchell

Coilover (Feature winner $300.00) 60 DJ Shaw

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place $ 50.00) 00 Bryan Kruczek

Five Star Bodies (5th Place $50.00) 82 Bobby Baillargeon

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 09 Jeremy Davis

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 60 DJ Shaw

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Magnus Racing (2nd Place $100.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Powertrain (4th Place $100.00) 29 Barry Gray

RB Performance  (3rd Place $50.00) 00 Bryan Kruczek

RB Performance (7th Place $50.00) 14 Bobby Cabral

Seymour Performance (Random Draw $50.00) 51 NH Jeremy Harclerode

Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) 12 Derek Griffith

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel) 09 Jeremy Davis

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel)) 60 DJ Shaw

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel) 12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel (5th Place $100.00) 82 Bobby Baillargeon

Hinckley Wins Lee Oktoberfest – Pitkat Takes Point Lead

172936_10150398948535360_6414793_oLee, NH. — Windsor Lock, Connecticut, veteran Les Hinckley III, raced to victory Sunday afternoon at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH, in that tracks annual presentation of the ‘Oktoberfest 100. The win was Hinckley’s second this season.

The Valenti Modified Racing Series event was contested in two 50-lap races. Hinckley was credited with the overall win by virtue of his third place finish in the first segment, and his first place finish in the second 50-lap sprint.

In the opening race, Woody Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, grabbed the lead from pole-sitter Jon McKennedy and went on to victory. McKennedy settled for second followed by Hinckley, Mike Willis Jr, and Todd Patnode. Sixth through tenth were Dennis Perry, Donnie Lashua, David Schneider, Kevin Ianarelli, and Dylan Kopec.

In the second 50-lap race, Kirk Alexander, of W. Swanzey, NH, took the early lead but when the checkered flag fell, it was Hinckley rolling to victory lane from his 19th starting position, winning his 19th VMRS career race and his fourth at Lee.

Mike Willis Jr. made a great late race charge to finish runner-up with Norm Wrenn, Pitkat’ and McKennedy, rounding out the top five.
Keith Rocco, Alexander, Schneider, Todd Szegedy, and Donnie Lashua, completed the top ten.

Hinckley was declared the overall winner while Pitkat regained the lead
in the point standings. Pitkat is now 7-points (450-443) ahead of Chris Pasteryak, who led by 21-points going into the weekend.

The final race of the year is at this weekend’s annual World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT. Qualifying takes place on Friday, October 16, with 50-lap season ending feature on Saturday, October 17.
Race Summary:
Race #1
Margin of Victory: 1.027
Average Speed: 41.923
Best Speed: 89.038 Rowan Pennink (# 25)
Best Lap Time: 15.162

Race Summary:
Race # 2
Margin of Victory: 0.339
Average Speed: 48.183
Best Speed: 88.752 Les Hinckley III (06)
Best Lap Time: 15.211
Unofficial Order Of Finish: (1) Hinckley, (2) Pitkat (3) Willis Jr, (4) McKennedy, (5) Wrenn, (6) Schneider, (7) Lashua, (8) Kopec (9) K. Rocco, (10) Seuss, (11) Ianarelli, (12) Alexander, (13) Szegedy (14) Patnode, (15) Perry, (16) Pasteryak, (17) Pennink, (18 Doucette, (19) Swanson, (20) Holdridge, (21) Storace, (93) Sherman, (23) Mead, (24) Medeiros.