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

Decker prevails at Fonda Speedway

Super Dirt LogoFourth 2015 Super DIRTcar Series win for the “Franklin Flyer”

FONDA, N.Y. – September 26, 2015 – Billy Decker retook the lead from Brett Hearn for the second time on lap 78 and stayed in front the rest of the way to win the Mohawk Valley 100 at Fonda Speedway.

It was the defending Super DIRTcar Series (SDS) champion’s fourth series win of the season and his first at Fonda Speedway since 1988.

Decker set fast time in qualifying and started fifth in a 31-car field. He passed Hearn for the first time on lap 72 after heavy lapped traffic slowed the leader’s torrid pace.

The “Jersey Jet” had reeled in Stewart Friesen and quickly drawn off to a sizeable lead on lap 34. After his back-and-forth duel with Decker had gone Decker’s way, Hearn was overtaken by Larry Wight and was being pressured by Gary Tomkins when he went up in smoke and slowed on the backstretch, bringing out the third caution.

On the restart, Friesen came back to life and raced past Tomkins and Wight, but he couldn’t ever get to Decker whose winning margin was five car-lengths.

“I’m super happy,” Decker said in victory lane. “The guys made great adjustments on the car. I’d go where they weren’t in traffic. I love to race here and I want to thank all the Fonda fans for their support.”

Wight’s stout podium finish followed up his win at Autodrome Granby. Friesen, who led laps 13-33 and then slipped back to 6th, overtook him with five laps left. He was trying to equal Jack Johnson’s seasonal record of 12 Fonda wins.

“My car was awesome in the beginning,” Friesen said. “Then it got lazy and then it got going again. Maybe it’s the tires, I don’t know. It was weird, but finishing second to this guy is pretty good.”

Polesitter Gary Tomkins and Tim Fuller did a lot of wheel-to-wheel racing with several different cars to earn the fourth and fifth spots.

Positions 6-10 went to series point leader Matt Sheppard, Danny Varin, A.J.Romano, Jimmy Phelps and Keith Flach.

Hearn saw his chance to gain ground on Sheppard disappear on his way to the pits for a 26th place finish.

The next time out for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” Syracuse 200 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRTWeek XLIV Sunday, October 11.

Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Statistical Report; Fonda Speedway; September 26, 2015

“Mohawk Valley 100”

A-Main (100 laps): start in (*)

1. 91 Billy Decker – Unadilla, N.Y. (5)

2. 1F Stewart Friesen – Sprakers, N.Y. (7)

3. 99L Larry Wight- Phoenix, N.Y. (4)

4. 84 Gary Tomkins – Clifton Springs, N.Y. (1)

5. 19F Tim Fuller – Edwards, N.Y. (8)

6. 9h Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, N.Y. (2)

7. 93 Danny Varin – Fonda, N.Y. (10)

8. 16 AJ Romano – Johnstown, N.Y. (13)

9. 98 Jimmy Phelps – Baldwinville, N.Y. (6)

10. 43 Keith Flach – Ravena, N.Y. (11)

11. 00 Bobby Varin – Gloversville, N.Y. (23)

12. 21a Peter Britten – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (22)

13. 20c Craig Hanson – Johnstown, N.Y. (21)

14. 6H Josh Hohenfort – Gloversville, N.Y. (27)

15. 3 Mark Kislowski – Ballston Spa, N.Y. (12)

16. 24 Jeremy Wilder – Fort Plain, N.Y. (17)

17. 14G Brian Gleason – Guilderland, N.Y. (16)

18. 42 Pat Ward – Genoa, N.Y. (9)

19. 27J Danny Johnson – Rochester, N.Y. (15)

20. 8 Rich Scagliotta – Bound Brook, N.J. (29)

21. 17E Elmo Reckner – Ballston Lake, N.Y. (14)

22. 816 Jeff Rockefeller – Ballston Spa, N.Y. (28)

23. 17 Rob Pitcher – Chatham, N.Y. (31)

24. 14 C.G. Morey – Rutland, VT

25. 1 Darwin Green – Susquehanna, PA (25)

26. 20 Brett Hearn – Sussex, NJ (3)

27. 2rj Ronnie Johnson – Duanesburg, N.Y. (19)

28. 09 Connor Cleveland – Corinth, N.Y. (26)

29. 32 Vic Coffey – Leicester, N.Y. (30)

30. 85 HJ Bunting – Milford, DE (24)

31. 71 Ron Holmes – Oneida, N.Y. (20)


Jessey Mueller

Dave Rauscher

Matt Delorenzo

Korey Wilder

Pep Corradi

Vinnie Sanganetti

Qualifying Heats (8 laps, top 5 transfer, top 3 redraw)

Heat 1: Decker, Wight, Friesen, Romano, J Wilder, Hanson, B Varin, Green, Pitcher

Heat 2: Sheppard, Tomkins, Fuller, Reckner, K Wilder, Hohenfort, Corradi, Delorenzo, Sanganetti

Heat 3: Hearn, Phelps, Flach, D Johnson, R Johnson, Britten, Bunting, Coffey, Scagliotta

Heat 4: Kislowski, D Varin, Ward, Gleason, Holmes, Cleveland, Rockefeller, Rauscher, Mueller

Consi 1: Hanson, B Varin, Green, Hohenfort, Pitcher, Delorenzo

Consi 2: Britten, Bunting, Cleveland, Rockefeller, Morey, Scagliotta, Coffey, Rauscher.

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Coby Escapes With Whelen Mod Win At New Hampshire


Bumps Leader Preece On Last Lap, Gets Back In Title Hunt

Doug Coby in Victory Lane (Photo By Getty Images for NASCAR)
Doug Coby in Victory Lane (Photo By Getty Images for NASCAR)

LOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 26, 2015) – Doug Coby bumped Ryan Preece out of the race lead in Turn 1 after taking the white flag and drove away from New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday evening with the F.W. Webb 100 trophy in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action.

The contact brought out the yellow and checkered flags for Coby after Preece collected a number of other cars in the aftermath. Preece was scored in 19th at the time the caution came out.

The result was a big boost to the title defense hopes of the driver from Milford, Connecticut, who is back in the game with two races remaining on the schedule. Twenty-five tallies behind Preece entering the event, Coby moved to within 11 of new championship leader Woody Pitkat at 529-518 while Preece slipped to second at 521.

Coby was in control for the majority of the event, but Preece moved to the lead on the Lap 100 restart after the eighth of nine cautions in the event. As they exited Turn 1 of the final lap, Coby got into the back bumper of Preece, sending him up the track.

 (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

It marked the 15th career Whelen Modified Tour victory for Coby, and third at the “Magic Mile.” It was also his tour-leading fifth of the season.

Patrick Emerling ended up second for his best finish in 67 career starts. Bobby Santos was scored in third followed by Justin Bonsignore and Ron Silk.

Donny Lia, Jeff Goodale, Chase Dowling, Dave Sapienza and Pitkat brought home the top 10.

The F.W. Webb 100, the 600th race in Whelen Modified Tour history, featured 16 lead changes among four drivers. It will air on NBCSN on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back in action Sunday, Oct. 4 at Stafford Motor Speedway for the NAPA Fall Final 15

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-F.W. Webb 100 Results Saturday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 102 laps, 81.720 mph.
  2. (12) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  3. (2) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 102.
  4. (16) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 102.
  5. (6) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  6. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  7. (23) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  8. (10) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 102.
  9. (25) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  10. (3) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 102.
  11. (24) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  12. (5) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 102.
  13. (29) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  14. (28) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 102.
  15. (9) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 102.
  16. (33) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  17. (21) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 102.
  18. (27) Dave Salzarulo, Enfield, Conn., Chevrolet, 101.
  19. (17) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 101, accident.
  20. (13) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Dodge, 101, accident.
  21. (15) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 101, accident.
  22. (31) Danny Watts, Jr., Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 101.
  23. (30) Brandon Oltra, Alden, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.
  24. (14) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 98, accident.
  25. (32) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 98.
  26. (7) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 96, accident.
  27. (19) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 95, accident.
  28. (11) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 95, accident.
  29. (22) Troy Talman, Oxford, Mass., Chevrolet, 88, accident.
  30. (18) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 83, ignition.
  31. (34) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 69, handling.
  32. (20) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 62, overheating.
  33. (26) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 43, rear end.
  34. (8) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 43, suspension.


Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 19 minutes 14 seconds

Margin of Victory: Under caution

Fastest Qualifier: D.Coby (130.752 mph, 29.13 seconds)

Caution Flags: 9 for 29 laps.

Lead Changes: 14 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Coby 1-7; W. Pitkat 8; D. Coby 9-12; W. Pitkat 13-17; D. Coby 18-21; B. Santos 22-24; D. Coby 25; B. Santos 26; D. Coby 27-31; B. Santos 32; D. Coby 33-59; R. Preece 60; D. Coby 61-99; R. Preece 100-101; D. Coby 102.

Standings: 1. W. Pitkat, 529; 2. R. Preece, 521; 3. D. Coby, 518; 4. T. Szegedy, 461; 5. P. Emerling, 454; 6. E. Goodale, 435; 7. T. Solomito, 432; 8. D. Lia, 415; 9. B. Santos, 415; 10. J. Bonsignore, 412.

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