DARLING CAPTURES  $5000 DAV FALL CLASSIC AT SEEKONK

Dave Darling capped of his 2015 season with his customary elan, winning the D. Anthony Venditti Memorial – good for $5,000 and bragging rights going into the 2016 season.  He waited while Tom Scully, Jr. led the first third of the race, heavily disputed by a determined Craig Weinstein until Darling edged the latter out of second then took over the lead going into lap thirty-eight.  That was it for the leadership as Darling commanded the front for the final sixty-two laps.  Veteran Mike Rowe, payed his first visit in a couple of decades, was never outside the top five and always threatening, took track Champ Angelo Belsito out of second place with fifteen laps remaining.  Belsito wasn’t comfortable with the turn of events and mercilessly pursued Rowe to the finish, looking for any possible chance to get by.  But Rowe held off the laureate for second.  Mike Brightman drove a definitive race, grabbing fourth behind Belsito.  Weinstein, also displayed his dominant character, never dropping below fourth until Brightman got by late in the feature for a big fifth place finish. Continue reading DARLING CAPTURES  $5000 DAV FALL CLASSIC AT SEEKONK

FORTIN GRABS FIRST TRUCKS WIN AT SEEKONK DAV FALL CLASSIC

Joseph Fortin II does it up right.  His big win on the season came at the DAV Memorial.  He spring-boarded a third place to the lead on a lap 28 restart of the 30 lap feature into a major victory two laps later.  He had been chasing leader Ed Perry and Darryl Church with all three running bumper to bumper.  Church drifted up and Fortin nosed under in turn four.  There was contact and Perry spun.  At the same time, Mike Cavallaro, making a climb through the field after spinning earlier, got into Shawn DeMello, who was running his best of the season in fifth place and Demello spun. Continue reading FORTIN GRABS FIRST TRUCKS WIN AT SEEKONK DAV FALL CLASSIC

ARRENEGADO CLAIMS SEEKONK LATE MODEL DAV, LEADING GREEN TO CHECKERS  

Vinny Arrenegado capped his season which already saw two feature wins, with a big victory over Dave Hutchins, Jr. in the 50-lap Late Model race.  Arrenegado, who has shown remarkable ability at restarts used his ability to get away quickly and then worked hard to keep the hovering Hutchins at bay. Continue reading ARRENEGADO CLAIMS SEEKONK LATE MODEL DAV, LEADING GREEN TO CHECKERS  

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