Swanson Rolls To First Win In MRS Season Opener

Waterford CT. (August 9, 2020) – 20-year old Matt Swanson, started on the pole thanks to winning his qualifying heat race, and then dominated the ‘Welcome Back’ 75-lap season opening event for the both Modified Racing Series and New London Waterford Speedbowl. The win was Swanson’s first series race and his first in a tour-type modified.

Swanson, of Avon, MA, was driving the famed # 25 Roscoe Racing-Casella Snow Plows modified for long-time MRS competitor and car-owner Gary Casella and his popular dog “Mia” celebrating her eighth birthday at Saturday’s event.

East Hampton Ct’s Anthony Flannery finished runner-up, with Canaan, NH, veteran Donnie Lashua rounding out the podium.

Long Island’s Eric Goodale and New Hampshire’s Andy Shaw finished fourth and fifth.

Heat Winners: Swanson & Jacob Perry

Race Summary:

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Waterford, CT.

Race # 1

August 8, 2020

Entrants: 13

Distance: 75-laps

Lap Leader(s): Matt Swanson (1-75)

Margin of Victory: 0.3.921

Average Speed: 47.684

Best Lap Time: 14.409

Best Speed: 93.691 Jacob Perry

Unofficial Order Of Finish: (1) Swanson, (2) Flannery, (3) Lashua, (4) Goodale, (5) Shaw),

 (6) Richard Savary, (7) Jacob Perry, (8) Diego Monahan, (9) David Eldridge, (10) Joshua Zentak, (11) Kyle James, (12) Shelly Perry, (13) Brett Meservey

Up Next :

White Mountain Motorsports Park

Saturday Sept 5, 2020

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