Arena Back in Victory Lane on North East Street Stock Tour

Local Driver Scores Win at Home Track

 STONINGTON, CT – Track experience proved to be critical when the North East Street Stock Tour made their first visit of the 2016 season to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (NLWS).  Defending NESST Champion, Joe Arena, used decades of experience to dominate the 35-lap main event.

Corey Hutchings and Steve Barrett led the 18-car field to green. Immediately, Hutchings – a two-time Street Stock Champion at NLWS – pulled away, pacing the first 11 circuits.  Arena began to give Hutchings chase before he took over the top spot on lap 12.  Al Stone, III and Chris Meyer – two NLWS regulars – followed Arena through the field, and quickly were in the second and third positions, respectively.

The three would continue that way for the balance of the 35-lap main event. Frank L’Etoile and Hutchings rounded out the top five.

The Showdown at the Speedbowl was Arena’s third career NESST victory, and second of the season.  By virtue of his position at the halfway mark, Arena received the Dur-A-Flex halfway bonus.

Steve Barrett, who finished third in his heat race, fought an ill-performing car during the feature and is the recipient of the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Unlucky Dog Award.  Barrett’s full-time job is protecting our country as an active member of the military, and deserves much more recognition for his bravery and selflessness.

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The next NESST event will take place June 17 at Lee USA Speedway (NH).

Coby Hopes To Continue Streak

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NASCAR Press release

Whelen Modified Tour Returns To Stafford For Popular Event


• Two-time defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will try to make it three wins in a row at Stafford Motor Speedway, dating back to last year. The tour will visit the historic half-mile track located in western Connecticut this Friday’s for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125. Coby won the pole for this event last season and enters this race atop the standings by eight points over Timmy Solomito as he continues his quest for a third straight championship. If Coby can score his second win of the season at Stafford he would move into a tie for third-place with Reggie Ruggiero in the all-time win column at the track. An experienced field of drivers will join Coby with six former race winners expected to compete in the fourth race of the season. Previous winners joining the defending champion are Jimmy Blewett, Bobby Santos, Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk, Jamie Tomaino and Donny Lia.


TSI Harley-Davidson 125  at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway
Friday, June 3, 9:15 p.m. ET
Twitter: #TSI125, #NWMT


Time Event
11:30 a.m. Haulers Enter
12:15 p.m. Garage Opens
3 – 4 p.m. Practice
6 p.m. Coors Light Pole Qualifying
7:30 p.m. Driver Autograph Session
9:15 p.m. (approx.) 26th Annual TSI Harley-Davidson 125


Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce.

Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco Head to Spencer Speedway –

Williamson, N.Y. – (May 31, 2016) – Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., has been a staple on the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series for the past several years and this Friday, the series heads to the track where Leaty cut his teeth, Spencer Speedway just East of Rochester, N.Y.

Leaty has been a track champion at Spencer and continues to race weekly at the track in the Sunoco Modified division on Friday Nights.

“Spencer Speedway is home for us and it has played a huge role in my family’s racing history,” stated Leaty. “Every time the Series heads to Spencer it is a big night for our family, we really look forward to it and enjoy it. Hopefully we can enjoy it with a victory. That would truly make it special.”

While the Leaty name is synonymous with Spencer so are several others that participate with the Race of Champions Series. The Catalano and Lewis families also race Spencer on a weekly basis as well as participate in the Series.

“The track has given a lot of racers a great start and a place to race on Friday nights,” Leaty added. “The track has been a staple in the New York racing community for so many years. All of the great drivers in Modified history have run here at one time or another. Friday night will be another page in the history book. We’re looking forward to writing our own page.”

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, June 3, 2016. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Racing at 7:00 pm

Directions: The track is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, N.Y. at 3020 Route 104, Williamson, N.Y. 14589

What: The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, Apple Country “75”

More Information: (Track Phone: 315.589.3018) /

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