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Haunted Hundred To Showcase Best of Modifieds, Late Models & Pro Stocks

Championship Battles on the Line in Three New England Touring Divisions at Seekonk

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Noah Watts/Myracenews

SEEKONK, Mass. — On Saturday, October 23, Seekonk Speedway roars back to life for the final time in 2021 with the return of the Haunted Hundred. The Saturday afternoon special, which begins at 1 p.m., will showcase the top stars from the Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Late Models from across New England with the Tri Track Open Modified Series, Pro All Star Series and American-Canadian Tour. 

All three divisions will crown their champions during the special event in three 100-lap races.

In the Tri Track Open Modified Series title battle, Matt Hirschman leads by 27 points and will essentially just need to take the green flag in the 100-lap race to clinch a record sixth series title. Hirschman’s title would be his second consecutive and sixth in the eight-year history of Tri Track. The only two drivers to defeat him in the points standings were Jon McKennedy (2014) and Ronnie Williams (2019). This year, Hirschman has two wins — living up to his “Big Money” nickname by winning over $17,000 at Star Speedway in the SBM Classic, and the $10,000 check at Seekonk in August as part of the annual Open Wheel Wednesday. He hopes to bookend his season with a third win and a title coronation at the Action Track of the East.

Although chances are slim, runner-up Chase Dowling is also mathematically eligible to win the championship. Dowling will be honored just prior to the drop of the green flag for heat races as the winner of the Call 811 Before You Dig Modified (CBYD) Challenge, which has earned him a $8,111 check courtesy of the team at CBYD. The challenge combined the six Tri Track events with the four Stafford Motor Speedway Open Modified races, and Dowling earned enough points to clinch the crown one race early.

Some of the best Modified talent in the region will join Hirschman and Dowling looking for the $6,000 check in the Haunted Hundred Tri Track feature. Three-time and reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore, six-time NASCAR champion Doug Coby, Matt Swanson, Ron Silk, Les Hinckley, Chris Pasteryak, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Sesely, Anthony Nocella and more are expected. 

Tri Track will also debut a new system for the lineups in qualifying heat races at Seekonk. 

Tri Track will eliminate the blind draw that drivers have been doing to set the lineup — and instead will base qualifying starting spots off a final scuff session that will occur on race day. In between practice and heat races, all cars will be required to go over the scales in the reserve order of practice speeds, with the slowest cars first. Teams will be grouped by practice speed and sent out on the track during the scuff session in groups of five. They will then be part of a four-lap green flag session, with the fastest individual lap time from the four-lap session for each car determining the heat race lineup. Once the lineups are set, the top-four from each heat will be inverted to make the starting grid. For the feature, Tri Track will re-draw a number of cars from zero through 12 through a spin of a wheel in front of race fans between consi and feature racing.

Joining the mighty Modifieds are the stars of the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series. In the ACT title chase, Ben Rowe and D.J. Shaw are caught in the middle of a stranglehold looking to decide the champion between the two of them. Rowe leads Shaw by just one point entering Seekonk, a place where both of them have plenty of experience in Pro All Star Series Pro Stocks. They will be two of many drivers doing double-duty during the day, as both Rowe and Shaw look to sweep the top-10 in all 10 ACT events this year. Former Seekonk Speedway Late Model champion Ryan Kuhn will also be doing double-duty.

They will be chased by some of Seekonk’s best weekly Late Model drivers who will look to defend the home turf. Champion Vinnie Arrenegado Jr., Chase Belcher, Gerry DeGasparre Jr., Josh Hedges, Richie Murray and more will look to defeat invaders like Tom Carey, Thompson Speedway World Series winner Derek Gluchacki, Jimmy Hebert and more. 

On the PASS Pro Stock front, the series invades the third-mile for the third time this year. Drivers are already familiar with the tricky third-mile, but if the first two races are any indication, we could be looking at a third winner in three races. Johnny Clark dominated the inaugural Bay State Classic in July, winning a $10,000 prize, while last month, DJ Shaw passed Seekonk champions Dave Darling and Tom Scully Jr. to score the victory. All four of those drivers will be joined by PASS invaders like Kate Re, Eddie MacDonald and former Seekonk Legends Cars champion Jake Matheson. Seekonk’s own Pro Stock stars like Darling, Scully, Ryan Vanasse and Dylan Estrella will look to defeat them all. Derek Griffith leads the PASS National point standings heading to Oxford Plains Speedway this weekend, while Johnny Clark has run away with another PASS North title this year. Clark is also leading the PASS North New England standings, while Griffith appears to be running away with the PASS national crown.

An optional Friday practice will take place on Friday, October 22, from 12-5 p.m. Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. for teams and overnight hauler parking will be allowed. Camping is not allowed at Seekonk Speedway. On Saturday, pits open at 8 a.m., grandstands open at 11 a.m., and the drop of the green flag for heat racing begins at 1 p.m. 

Race day tickets are available in advance at seekonktickets.net or will also be available at the track on the day of the race. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12, with those five and under free in the grandstands. 

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact passracing@roadrunner.com or visit www.proallstarsseries.com.  Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates. For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit tritrackmodifieds.com and follow the series on social media.

Gluchacki Breaks into ACT Victory Lane at World Series Saturday

Griffith, Owen, Barnett Among Winners in Final Prelude to Thompson 300

Daniel Holben photo

Thompson, CT — North Dartmouth, MA’s Derek Gluchacki scored one for the locals by winning the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Sunoco World Series 75 presented by Twisted Tea at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, October 9. The 19-year-old got the lead early and was never seriously challenged en route to his first career ACT victory as part of Twisted Tea Saturday for the 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.

It was a fitting place for Gluchacki to break through. The ACT sophomore began his racing career at the Little T Speedway quarter midget track right next to the high-banked oval. His dominating victory came as part of an eight-division card in the final prelude to the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300 on Sunday, October 10.

Raymond, NH’s Alby Ovitt started on the pole and led the first three laps before Gluchacki took over. The new leader took advantage of some serious dicing between Ovitt, Patrick Emerling, Brian Tagg, and others to build up a big lead.

Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe and Center Conway, NH’s D.J. Shaw, the top two drivers in the ACT standings, eventually sliced their way through the pack to third and fourth. Shaw then got the break on a lap-24 restart for Jacob Burns’ turn-four spin, shooting past Ovitt and Rowe on the outside to second as Gluchacki darted away again.

Just when Shaw was starting to close the gap on Gluchacki, Burns looped it again to bring out another yellow on lap 40. Then as the field came to the green flag, Tom Carey III — the winner of the local Late Model feature the night before — got turned around from the fourth spot. John Donahue, Burns, and Walter Sutcliffe all got caught up in the carnage.

Once the track was cleaned up, it was more of the same for Gluchacki. He again used his short run strength to pull away, and this time, he was good on the long run, too. The only potential threat to Gluchacki’s dominance was a pack of five lapped cars that he caught with just over 10 laps to go. But the leader got through clean while Shaw was hung up behind double-wide battling, sealing the deal for Gluchacki to become ACT’s sixth first-time winner of 2021.

Shaw took second with Rowe in third. Rowe had previously won his heat race, which unofficially kept his point lead over Shaw at a single point with only one event left on the calendar. Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert, a former Thompson Speedway winner, was solid all night to take fourth. Woody Pitkat, Ovitt, Ryan Kuhn, Tagg, Mike Benevides, and Emerling rounded out the top-10.

Hudson, NH’s Derek Griffin pulled the season sweep at Thompson Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models. Griffin started 12th for the 75-lap feature and steadily worked his way through the pack. He eventually caught Austin MacDonald just past the 20-lap mark and effortlessly swung past him for the lead.

Griffin wasn’t out of the woods yet, though. A series of cautions between laps 64 and 69 allowed MacDonald, Corey Casagrande, Eddie MacDonald, Ben Rowe, and others who had been battling throughout the field to take their shot. The field was shaken up even further on lap 67 when Johnny Clark and Dave Farrington tangled racing for the fourth spot, sending the other contenders scattering.

The closest call for Griffin when he wandered up the track in turn one on the ensuing restart. But he was able to recover and motor to a bookend victory after his Thompson Icebreaker triumph in April.

MacDonald came back to take second late in the race as Casagrande began to fade. Early leader Eddie MacDonald was third with Ben Rowe, Casagrande, Ryan Kuhn, Jake Matheson, Devin O’Connell, Josh King, and Clark completing the top-10.

Somers, CT’s Todd Owen snapped Keith Rocco’s Sunoco Modified winning streak by just 0.016 seconds in the second round of their Triple Crown Series. Owen started seventh for the 30-lap feature and spent the first half of the race riding in the middle of the top-10 as Rocco and Teddy Hodgdon duked it out at the front.

A lap-17 caution after R.J. Marcotte’s car went up in smoke let the field catch up to the lead duo. Owen had followed Mike Christopher Jr. past Troy Talman for fourth just before the yellow, and he quickly swept around Christopher and Hodgdon on the restart. The new Stafford Motor Speedway champion then dove inside Rocco in the third turn to lead lap 22 only for Rocco to return the favor a lap later.

Owen spent the next six laps plotting and scheming for his final move as Hodgdon, Christopher, and Jonathan Puelo joined the fight. Entering turn three for the last time, Owen went low and put his nose out front. Rocco got a run off the final corner, but Owen beat him to the stripe by the thinnest of margins.

Hodgdon took third hot on their heels pursued by Christopher and Puelo. Ronnie Williams, Talman, Danny Cates, Brett Meservey Jr., and Paul LaPlante completed the top-10. Rocco will have a comfortable lead in the season-long standings entering Sunday’s finale while Owen unofficially leads Rocco by a point for the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series.

Freeport, NY’s Gerard Giordano Jr. beat Todd Owen to the punch with a last-corner pass of his own to win the 35-lap EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge feature. Giordano laid low early in the main event as Old Saybrook, CT’s Andrew Morin showed the way. East Providence, RI’s Connor Souza then showed his muscle following the second caution, going to the inside of Morin with 16 laps to go.

The duo spent the next three laps side-by-side before Souza secured the point. Giordano grabbed the second position three laps later as Souza pulled away. But when Emma Monahan tried to take third from Morin, she lost the back end in turn one, going for a spin that also collected Jim Boyle and Randy Burr.

That set up a four-lap dash for cash. Souza held off Giordano on the initial restart after a brief tussle. But coming into turn three on the final lap, the two made contact, which allowed Giordano to get inside. They swapped paint all the way to the checkered flag with Giordano prevailing by about a foot. Morin took third with Nathan Smith, Devon Jencik, Dave Koenig, Kyle Gero, Lucas Leone, Lloyd Anderson, and Jim Boyle also getting top-10 finishes.

Moosup, CT’s “Leadfoot” Larry Barnett completed a comeback season by motoring to the victory and the championship in the Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen. Barnett inherited the second spot when Troy Waterman and Nick Hovey got together on lap four. On the restart, fellow title challenger tried to make a move on leader Scott Sundeen. Ryan Waterman, who entered the feature tied with Barnett for the point lead, was involved in the ensuing melee that along with Sundeen, Jeffrey Van Pelt, and Kristopher Kay.

That handed Barnett the lead, which was the best place to be as five more yellows flew over the next 13 laps — culminating with Fanning spinning through the infield on the lap 17 restart. Barnett held stead throughout it all, fending off Putnam, CT’s Zachary Robinson for the victory and his first track championship since 2010.

Troy Waterman recovered from this early incident to take third. Travis Jurcik, Brent Gleason, Van Pelt, Al Stone III, Jon Porter, Tyler Trott, and Fanning filled out the rest of the top-10.

Kingston, MA’s Randy Cabral got closer to the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) championship by winning the 25-lap Shane Hammond Memorial. Cabral snagged the lead from Ben Seitz on lap eight and quickly built up a comfortable margin.

John Zych Jr. passed Seitz for second shortly followed a restart for Jake Trainor’s mechanical failure, and Zych seemed to be closing on Cabral. But as Zych came out of turn four with seven laps to go, his engine gave up the ghost. That left Cabral clear to cruise for the victory. Seitz, Avery Stoehr, Todd Bertrand, and Joey Payne completed the top-five.

Oxford, MA’s Nick Anderson left the North East Mini Stock Tour field behind on the way to a convincing victory. Anderson and Desmond Skillings started the 20-lap feature in the third row and needed just one lap to become the front two. The only caution came on the following circuit when Raymond Herman Sr. lost a right front tire.  Anderson blew Skillings away on the restart and was in another area code by the race’s end.

Skillings was able to beat off the charges of Mike Viens and Nick Maniatis for second. Emerson Cayer rounded out the top-five. Berlin, NH’s Cody LeBlanc clinched the North East Mini Stock Tour championship with a sixth-place finish.

Randy Cabral picked up his second win of the night by going flag-to-flag in the Harry Kourafas Memorial for the Pro 4 Modifieds. He left a trio of Meserveys in the dust, wiring the field for victory in the 22-lap feature. Brett Meservey, Doug Meservey Jr., and Brayden Meservey chased him across the finish line. Craig Phillips was the Pro 4 Limited winner followed by Kurt Lester and Douglas Vinor.

The 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing concludes Sunday, October 10 at 12:30pm with Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series. Justin Bonsignore, Doug Coby, Ron Silk, Mike Christopher Jr., Ronnie Wiliams, and Patrick Emerling are just some of the Tour-type Modified drivers who will chase a guaranteed minimum $20,000 top prize. The Sunday card also includes the final round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series plus the NEMA Lites, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks. Admission is $40 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact passracing@roadrunner.com or visit www.proallstarsseries.com.  Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For general Thompson Speedway inquiries, call (860) 923-2280, email oval@thompsonspeedway.com or visit www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.

THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK — Thompson, CT

TWISTED TEA WORLD SERIES SATURDAY

SUNOCO WORLD SERIES OF SPEEDWAY RACING DAY TWO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

ACT LATE MODEL TOUR

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 4 ) Derek Gluchacki ( 03MA ) , North Dartmouth, MA , 75 Laps

2. ( 11 ) D.J. Shaw ( 04VT ) , Center Conway, NH , 75 Laps

3. ( 5 ) Ben Rowe ( 4ME ) , Turner, ME , 75 Laps

4. ( 12 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 75 Laps

5. ( 15 ) Woody Pitkat ( 07MA ) , Bellingham, MA , 75 Laps

6. ( 1 ) Alby Ovitt ( 35NH ) , Raymond, NH , 75 Laps

7. ( 13 ) Ryan Kuhn ( 72MA ) , E. Bridgewater, MA , 75 Laps

8. ( 3 ) Brian Tagg ( 9MA ) , Oxford, MA , 75 Laps

9. ( 8 ) Mike Benevides ( 50RI ) , Westerly, RI , 75 Laps

10. ( 2 ) Patrick Emerling ( 91CT ) , Orchard Park, NY , 75 Laps

11. ( 9 ) #Erick Sands ( 36NH ) , Derry, NH , 75 Laps

12. ( 10 ) Tom Carey III ( 5MA ) , New Salem, MA , 75 Laps

13. ( 21 ) Robby Gordon Douglas ( 27NC ) , Charlotte, NC , 74 Laps

14. ( 17 ) Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 74 Laps

15. ( 6 ) Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 74 Laps

16. ( 7 ) Jacob “Rowdy” Burns ( 30RI ) , East Greenwich, RI , 74 Laps

17. ( 20 ) Walter Sutcliffe ( 78CT ) , East Haven, CT , 74 Laps

18. ( 14 ) Glenn Boss ( 3CT ) , Thompson, CT , 74 Laps

19. ( 22 ) #Kevin Vaudrien ( 11NH ) , Brattleboro, VT , 74 Laps

20. ( 19 ) Matt Anderson ( 49NH ) , Franklin, NH , 74 Laps

21. ( 18 ) Jamie Aube ( 41VT ) , Bow, NH , 74 Laps

22. ( 23 ) #Tom Sheehan ( 65NH ) , Bow, NH , 71 Laps

23. ( 16 ) John Donahue ( 26VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 40 Laps

DNS #Dennis L. Dumas ( 15NH ) , Raymond, NH

Lap Leaders:  Alby Ovitt, 1-3; Derek Gluchacki, 4-75. (1 lead change among 2 drivers)

Time of Race: 39 minutes, 44 seconds   Margin of Victory: 4.188 seconds

Cautions: 3 (laps 24, 40, 40)

Heat Winners: Derek Gluchacki, Ben Rowe, Tom Carey III

PASS SUPER LATE MODELS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. Derek Griffith ( 12G ) Hudson, NH , 75 Laps

2. Austin MacDonald ( 13M ) Pictou, NS , 75 Laps

3. Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) Rowley, MA , 75 Laps

4. Ben Rowe ( 4 ) Turner, ME , 75 Laps

5. Cory Casagrande ( 7CT ) Stafford Springs, CT , 75 Laps

6. Ryan Kuhn ( 72 ) E. Bridgewater, MA , 75 Laps

7. Jake Matheson ( 52 ) Hillsboro, NH , 75 Laps

8. Devin O’Connell ( 43 ) Madison, CT , 75 Laps

9. Josh King ( 21 ) Vernon, VT , 75 Laps

10. Johnny Clark ( 54 ) Hallowell, ME , 75 Laps

11. Joe Kendall ( 4NH ) Winchendon, MA , 75 Laps

12. Brandon Barker ( 88 ) Windham, ME , 75 Laps

13. Dan Winter ( 81 ) Deerfield, NH , 75 Laps

14. Kate Re ( 10 ) Harrison, ME , 75 Laps

15. Brandon Turbush ( 17X ) Manorville, NY , 75 Laps

16. Dave Farrington Jr. ( 23 ) Jay, ME , 75 Laps

17. Michael Mitchell ( 40 ) Cumberland, RI , 67 Laps

18. Mike Scorzelli ( 18S ) Feura Bush, NY , 67 Laps

19. Rowland Robinson Jr. ( 20 ) Steuben, ME , 64 Laps

20. Derek Gluchacki ( 48 ) N. Dartmouth, MA , 63 Laps

21. Anthony Constantino ( 14ME ) Turner, ME , 34 Laps

22. D.J. Shaw ( 60 ) Ctr. Conway, NH , 10 Laps

23. Derek Ramstrom ( 52X ) Worcester, MA , 10 Laps

SUNOCO MODIFIED TRIPLE CROWN SERIES ROUND #2

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Todd Owen ( 81 ) Somers , CT

2. Keith  Rocco ( 57 ) Berlin , CT

3. Teddy Hodgdon ( 55 ) Danbury , RI

4. Mike Christopher Jr. ( 82 ) Wolcott , CT

5. Jonathan Puleo ( 7 ) Branford , CT

6. Ronnie Williams ( 50 ) Tolland , CT

7. Troy Talman ( 3 ) Oxford , MA

8. Danny Cates ( 2 ) Chaplin , CT

9. Brett Meservey Jr. ( 67 ) Brewster , MA

10. Paul LaPlante ( 02 ) N. Scituate , RI

11. Joe Allegro Jr. ( 08 ) Vernon , RI

12. Michael Gervais ( 33X ) Wolcott , CT

13. John Lowinski-Loh ( 33 ) Thompson , CT

14. Andrew Molleur ( 35 ) Shelton , CT

15. Chase Cook ( 8 ) Norwich , CT

16. Adam Gada ( 27A ) Bozrah , CT

17. Cody Rose ( 62 ) Worcester , MA

18. R.J. Marcotte ( 25 ) Millville , MA

19. Tyler Barry ( 18 ) Griswold , CT

DNS Chris Viens ( 38 ) Somers , CT

DNS Christian Turrisi ( 76 ) Clinton , CT

VANDI AUTO SUPPLY LIMITED SPORTSMEN

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Lawrence P. Barnett ( 73 ) Moosup , CT

2. Zachary Robinson ( 89 ) Putnam , CT

3. Troy Waterman ( 7 ) Danielson , CT

4. Travis Jurcik ( 51 ) Moosup , CT

5. Brent Gleason ( 01 ) Griswold , CT

6. Jeffery Van Pelt ( 13 ) East Providence , RI

7. Al Stone III ( 52 ) Durham , CT

8. Jon Porter ( 38 ) East Lyme , CT

9. Tyler Trott ( 80 ) E. Hartford , CT

10. Corey  Fanning ( 47 ) Mapleville , RI

11. Bert Ouellette ( 93 ) Ellington , CT

12. Kevin Mason ( 37 ) West Warwick , RI

13. Charles H. Stott III ( 10 ) Medway , MA

14. Aaron Plemons ( 67 ) Uncasville , CT

15. Edward  Flanagan, Jr. ( 5 ) Warwick , RI

16. Kristopher Kay ( 8 ) Dudley , MA

17. Nicholas Anderson ( 00 ) Oxford , MA

18. Samantha Dell ( 28RI ) Pascoag , CT

19. Jacob Coutu ( 33 ) Moosup , CT

20. Tommy Shea ( 45 ) Somers , CT

21. Nicholas Hovey ( 16 ) Chaplin , CT

22. Ryan Waterman ( 75 ) Danielson , CT

23. Tim Poulin ( 22T ) N Grosvenordale , CT

24. Scott Sundeen ( 36 ) Sutton , MA

DNS Jason Finkbein ( 46 ) Manchester , CT

DNS Doug Benoit ( 12 ) Swansea , MA

EXIT REALTY PRO TRUCK CHALLENGE

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Gerard Giordano Jr. ( 15 ) Freeport, NY

2. Connor Souza ( 38 ) East Providence, RI

3. Andrew Morin ( 10 ) Old Saybrook, CT

4. Nathan Smith ( 55 ) Greene, RI

5. Devon Jencik ( 23 ) Canton, CT

6. Dave Koenig ( 97 ) Oceanside, NY

7. Kyle Gero ( 90 ) Baltic, CT

8. Lucas Leone ( 1 ) Southington, CT

9. Lloyd Anderson ( 48 )

10. Jim Boyle ( 02 ) East Windsor, CT

11. Randy Burr ( 32 ) Middleboro, MA

12. Chris Taylor ( 5 ) East Lyme, CT

13. Jim Thompson ( 87NH ) Bristol, CT

14. Rick Ashlaw ( 28 ) South Windsor, CT

15. Ethan Brown ( 25 ) Floral Park, NY

16. Ariana (Ari) Jencik ( 33 ) Canton, CT

17. Emma Monahan ( 78 ) Waterford, CT

18. Johnny Silva ( 67 )

19. Devin Deshaies ( 01 ) Burrillville, CT

20. Josh Stringer ( 29 ) East Killingly, CT

21. Andy Pellegrini ( 6 ) North Grosvenordale, CT

NEMA MIDGETS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Randy Cabral ( 74 ) Kingston, MA

2. Ben Seitz ( 17 ) Pocassett, MA

3. Avery Stoehr ( 39 ) Lakeville, MA

4. Todd Bertrand ( 47 ) Danielson, CT

5. Joey Payne ( 45 ) Fairlawn, NJ

6. Doug Cleveland ( 87 ) Sudbury, MA

7. John Zych Jr. ( 9 ) Mendon, MA

8. Mike Horn ( A1 ) Ashland, MA

9. Jake Trainor ( 8 ) Medway, MA

10. Richie Coy ( 19 ) Ringwood, NJ

11. Eric Bacon ( 26 ) Brimfield, MA

12. Chris Vosey ( 3 ) Gloversville, NY

13. Chase Dowling ( 20 ) Roxbury, CT

14. Jim Chambers ( 21 ) Atkinson, NH

15. Jim Santa Maria ( 97 ) Burlington, CT

NORTH EAST MINI STOCK TOUR

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Nick Anderson ( 55 ) Oxford, MA

2. Desmond Skillings ( 90 ) Antrim, NH

3. Mike Viens ( 85 ) Seekonk, MA

4. Nick Maniatis ( 63 ) Hooksett, NH

5. Emerson Cayer ( 88 ) Contoocook, NH

6. Cody Leblanc ( 7NH ) Berlin, NH

7. Tim Paquette ( 93 ) Bennington, NH

8. Nic Skillings ( 11 ) Hillsboro, NH

9. Tom Silva ( 31 )

10. Ken Marier ( 1 ) Littleton, NH

11. Kevin Moore ( 04 ) Moosup, CT

12. Pat Houle ( 57 ) Vernon, VT

13. Andrew Farnham ( 09 )

14. Bill Schoeler ( 84 ) Warwick, RI

15. Jeff Heath ( 36 ) Chicopee, MA

16. Timmy Shepard ( 33X )

17. Raymond Herman Sr. ( 91 )

18. Nadine Coates ( 40 ) Newport, NH

19. Richard Fournier ( 20 ) Warwick, MA

DNS Dave Trudeau Jr. ( 97 ) Mansfield, CT

PRO 4 MODIFIEDS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Randy Cabral ( 0 ) Kingston, MA

2. Brett Meservey ( 93 ) Chatham, MA

3. Doug Meservey Jr. ( 67 ) Harwich, MA

4. Brayden Meservey ( 5 ) Brewster, MA

5. Ben Ashford ( 24 ) Randolph, VT

6. Ed Field ( 38 ) Deep River, CT

7. Craig Phillips ( 66L ) Oakham, MA

8. Kurt Lester ( 57L ) Suffield, CT

9. Douglas Vinor ( 55L ) Harrison, MI

Sanborn Snaps Long PASS Winless Drought at Milk Bowl Friday

Cookson Comes Out of the Blue for PASS Modified Win

Alan Ward photo

Barre, VT — East Parsonfield, ME’s Trevor Sanborn broke a decade-plus winless streak on the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) by soaring to victory in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road on Friday, October 1. Sanborn took the lead from Jeremy Davis just past halfway and kept five-time PASS Super Late Model champion D.J. Shaw at bay to win as part of Milk Bowl Friday on FloRacing.

It was Sanborn’s first PASS North win since 2010 and his first PASS National victory since 2008. To top things off, it came in Sanborn’s first-ever start on the Barre high banks.

Tamworth, NH’s Davis started on the pole and led the first eight laps before former “King of the Road” Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg took over. Therrien pulled away at first, but came back to the field, with Davis retaking the top spot at lap 21. Ben Rowe, Sanborn, Jake Matheson, and others followed Davis past Therrien as the handling went further and further south on the Fast One Motorsports car.

The lone caution on lap 27, which came after Rowland Robinson Jr.’s engine exploded in a fireball on the backstretch, bunched things up again. Davis darted away, though, as the pack duked it out behind him. Rowe faded on the restart as former champions Shaw, Johnny Clark, and Derek Griffith tried to fight out of the back. However, Sanborn and Matheson were able to hold them off.

As the race neared halfway, Davis’s lead began to shrink. Sanborn slowly but steadily closed the gap, and after sizing Davis up, he went around the outside to take the lead on lap 78.

Shaw moved into the second spot not too long after as Davis began to backslide. But by then, Sanborn had already built up a straightaway lead. Shaw slowly inched towards Sanborn and was able to get within a few car lengths multiple times. But every time he did, Sanborn turned up the wick, expertly navigating through the lapped traffic. With no caution flag to let Shaw draw alongside, he could only watch through his windshield as Sanborn rolled to a convincing win.

Hillsboro, NH’s Matheson, an 18-year-old in his first season with PASS, had the best run of his career by taking third. Griffith got around Davis late and finished fourth. Davis, Scott McDaniel, Kate Re, Dan Winter, Josh King, and Clark rounded out the top-10.

Pittsfield, ME’s Max Cookson came on like a shot in the final laps to get his fifth PASS Modified win of the season. Cookson started 10th for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel 50, but barely made the starting grid after replaced a hub that seized up following his heat race win. He then spent most of the race mired in the middle of the top-10 as Bridgton, ME’s Troy Morse held several other challengers to build up a lead.

With about five laps to go, Cookson went into turbo mode. He swung to the outside from fifth and flew past Brandon Varney, Spencer Vaughn, and Shawn Knight in short order. Cookson then ran down Morse with less than two laps to go. Coming out of turn four to take the white flag, Morse drifted high and bounced off the wall. Cookson darted underneath to take the mesmerizing win.

Morse was able to nurse his car home for second. Knight held off A.J. Cates and a spinning Vaughn for third. Varney, Garrett Lamb, Jake Madore, Spencer Morse, and Zach Nicholson completed the top-10. Unofficially, Cookson will take the point lead from Lamb by just two markers.

Waitsfield’s Kyle Streeter, a Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger veteran, scored one for the hometown crowd in the Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series. Streeter finished third in the first of two 25-lap Milk Bowl-style segments, chasing Bangor, ME’s Kris Watson and reigning Flying Tiger champion Mike Martin across the line.

The field was inverted for the second 25-lap segment. Chaos struck less than two laps in when Brandon Gray, Jason Woodard, and Chris Riendeau went three-wide entering turn three. Riendeau and Woodard touched with the contact sending Woodard into the Gray machine. Gray pounded the wall while Woodard, Martin, and Watson piled in. Of the four, only Watson was able to continue.

As Tanner Woodard pulled away at the front, Watson chased Streeter through the field. Streeter eventually reeled in Kaiden Fisher for second and got past him with three laps to go. Watson caught Fisher as Streeter was completing the pass but could not find a way around the youngster. As a result, both Streeter and Watson finished with five total points. Streeter, who had to sit out most of the Thunder Road season due to a shoulder injury, was awarded the victory thanks to his better finish in the final segment.

Watson took home a second-place trophy for his nearly 10-hour round trip to and from Thunder Road. Tanner Woodard’s Segment 2 victory gave him third in the overall. Riendeau and Martin completed the top-five.

East Thetford’s Matt Sonnhalter drove his four-cylinder pickup truck to victory in the 50-lap North East Mini Stock Tour feature. Sonnhalter was running fourth when Cale Skillings slapped the turn-two wall on lap nine to bring out the only caution. He knifed past Braden Morrie and early leader Brian Putney on the restart, then set his sights on Ken Marier at the front.

After stalking Marier for 15 laps, Sonnhalter finally got an opening when Marier slid wide in turn four. Sonnhalter filled the hole, took the top spot on lap 28, and rumbled home to the checkered flag.

Littleton, NH’s Marier settled for second while Springfield’s Braden Morrie had a strong run in third. Tim Paquette and Mike Viens were fourth and fifth. Former champion Cody Leblanc finished seventh in a car borrowed from Thunder Road Street Stock racer Jeffrey Martin after Leblanc’s ride blew an engine in practice.

The Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day program originally scheduled for Saturday, October 2 has been cancelled due to a rainy forecast. Thunder Road will make an announcement around 4:00pm on Saturday regarding the status of Northfield Savings Bank Vermont Milk Bowl Sunday. If the forecast permits it, the Saturday and Sunday shows will be condensed into a one-day format starting at approximately 12:30pm. This would include qualifying and the three-segment Milk Bowl plus support division action. Visit www.thunderroadvt.com for further updates.

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THUNDER ROAD SPEEDBOWL — Barre, VT

LENNY’S SHOE & APPAREL MILK BOWL FRIDAY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

PASS SUPER LATE MODELS

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 6 ) Trevor Sanborn ( 29 ) E Parsonfield, ME , 150 Laps

2. ( 13 ) D.J. Shaw ( 60 ) Ctr. Conway, NH , 150 Laps

3. ( 4 ) Jake Matheson ( 52 ) Hillsboro, NH , 150 Laps

4. ( 11 ) Derek Griffith ( 12G ) Hudson, NH , 150 Laps

5. ( 1 ) Jeremy Davis ( 09 ) Tamworth, NH , 149 Laps

6. ( 3 ) Scott McDaniel ( 14 ) Livermore, ME , 149 Laps

7. ( 10 ) Kate Re ( 10 ) Harrison, ME , 148 Laps

8. ( 9 ) Dan Winter ( 81 ) Deerfield, NH , 148 Laps

9. ( 16 ) Josh King ( 21 ) Vernon, VT , 147 Laps

10. ( 12 ) Johnny Clark ( 54 ) Hallowell, ME , 147 Laps

11. ( 8 ) Stephen Donahue ( 26 ) Graniteville, VT , 145 Laps

12. ( 14 ) Anthony Constantino ( 14ME ) Turner, ME , 144 Laps

13. ( 2 ) Ben Rowe ( 4 ) Turner, ME , 113 Laps

14. ( 5 ) Bobby Therrien ( 5X ) Hinesburg, VT , 87 Laps

15. ( 18 ) Dave Getchell ( 66 ) Cornville, ME , 65 Laps

16. ( 15 ) Tim Brackett ( 60B ) Buckfield, ME , 35 Laps

17. ( 7 ) Rowland Robinson Jr. ( 20 ) Steuben, ME , 27 Laps

DNS ( 17 ) Derek Ramstrom ( 35 ) Worcester, MA

Lap Leaders: Jeremy Davis, 1-8; Bobby Therrien, 9-20; Davis 21-78; Trevor Sanborn, 79-150. ( lead changes among  drivers)

Time of Race: 34 minutes, 40 seconds   Margin of Victory: 0.437 seconds

Cautions: 1 (lap 27)

Heat Winners: Johnny Clark, Jeremy Davis

PASS MODIFIEDS

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 10 ) Max Cookson ( 39 ) Pittsfield, ME , 50 Laps

2. ( 1 ) Troy Morse ( 6M ) Bridgton, ME , 50 Laps

3. ( 2 ) Shawn Knight ( 25 ) South Paris, ME , 50 Laps

4. ( 12 ) A.J. Cates ( 2 ) Lyman, ME , 50 Laps

5. ( 4 ) Spencer Vaughn ( 7 ) Canton, ME , 50 Laps

6. ( 6 ) Brandon Varney ( 1 ) Auburn, ME , 50 Laps

7. ( 14 ) Garrett Lamb ( 38 ) Windham, ME , 50 Laps

8. ( 5 ) Jake Madore ( 66 ) Arundel, ME , 50 Laps

9. ( 13 ) Spencer Morse ( 31 ) Naples, ME , 50 Laps

10. ( 11 ) Zach Nicholson ( 21 ) Cir. Ossipee, ME , 50 Laps

11. ( 8 ) Dan Morris ( 33ME ) Lewiston, ME , 50 Laps

12. ( 9 ) Zach Bowie ( 00 ) Greene, ME , 28 Laps

13. ( 3 ) Alex Ricker ( 9 ) Tamworth, NH , 28 Laps

14. ( 7 ) Michael Davis ( 17 ) Tamworth, NH , 24 Laps

HONEY BADGER BAR & GRILL STREET STOCK SERIES

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Seg. 1, Seg. 2, Total

1. Kyle Streeter ( 37VT ) , Waitsfield, VT, 3, 2, 5

2. Kris Watson ( 35 ) , Bangor, ME, 1, 4, 5

3. Tanner Woodard ( 68NH ) , Waterbury Center, VT, 6, 1, 7

4. Chris Riendeau ( 4VT ) , Ascutney, VT, 5, 5, 10

5. Mike Martin ( 01 ) , Craftsbury Common, VT, 2, 8, 10

6. Kaiden Fisher ( 18 ) , Shelburne, VT, 8, 3, 11

7. Brandon Gray ( 00VT ) , Thetford, VT, 4, 9, 13

8. Jason Woodard ( 68VT ) , Waterbury Center, VT, 7, 7, 14

9. Brian Robie ( 64 ) , Sunapee, NH, 9, 6, 15

DNS Cody Schoolcraft ( 31K ) , Claremont, NH

NORTH EAST MINI STOCK TOUR

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Matt Sonnhalter ( 33VT ) East Thetford, VT

2. Ken Marier ( 1 ) Littleton, NH

3. Braden Morrie ( 99 ) Springfield, VT

4. Tim Paquette ( 93 ) Bennington, NH

5. Mike Viens ( 85 ) Seekonk, MA

6. Pat Houle ( 57 ) Vernon, VT

7. Cody Leblanc ( 7NH ) Berlin, NH

8. Brett Jackson ( 31 ) Bethlehem, NH

9. Brian Putney ( 87 ) East Corinth, VT

10. Desmond Skillings ( 90 ) Antrim, NH

11. Cale Skillings ( 95 ) Antrim, NH

DNS Dustin Jackson ( 37NH ) Bethlehem, NH

DNS Steve Heath ( 0 ) Milo, ME