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Richie Gilpatrick Dominates in the Sportsman Modifieds
Submitted by: Alan Ward on 2017-07-09 at 20:05

Legion Speedway was back in action Friday night with an extra division program due to the amount of rainouts already suffered this season. The O'Reilly Auto Parts Twilight Racing Series saw Richie Gilpatrick win both his heat and the Feature in the Peanut's Auto Sportsman Modifieds, Matt Pike claimed his second win in the Homestead Creations Sportsman Late Models with Jonathan Baker taking the first win of his career win in the Rand's Hardware Outlaw Mini Stocks. The Sprint Cars of New England were on hand, running Round one of the Triple Crown Series rained out last weekend with Claw Dow taking the win. The Wingless Auto Group was also pitside with Wade Prentice claiming the victory.

Richie Gilpatrick blasted into the lead from the outside pole position when the initial green flag flew in the Peanut's Auto Sportsman Modifieds. Gilpatrick, who was never seriously challenged for the duration of the event, survived a single caution along the way for a three car incident in turn three with 13 laps complete to take the dominating victory. Multi time winner Ricky Sanville was second with rookie Tanner Siemons third. Lenny Pillsbury and Jason Sanville completed the top five.

The Sprint Cars of New England were on hand tonight for round one of the Triple Crown series. Claw Dow led the entire distance but had to fend off the challenges of Chris Donnelly and Matt Hoyt to take the win. Donnelly and Hoyt waged a race long duel for the runner-up position with Hoyt using a lapped car to his advantage late in the race to seal the second spot. Donnelly was third followed by Dan Douville in fourth and Jake Williams fifth.

The Homestead Creations Sportsman Late Model Main Event saw Dave Stearns jump to the lead from the pole position at the drop of the green, maintaining the lead until Bob Crawford moved to the front with six laps complete. Crawford maintained the top spot until a very patient Matt Pike worked his way around Crawford on lap twelve. From there Pike maintained the top spot to take his second win of the season. Crawford had his best run of the season finishing second with Russ Coutu third. Scott Heath and Dave Stearns completed the top five.

Photo by Kathy Ward

The Rand's Hardware Outlaw Mini Stocks Main Event found Tim St. John lead through a couple of cautions before losing the lead to Sean Lantas for a lap. The intense battle up front then saw St. John move back to the point for a single lap before Erin Aiken took the point. Her lead only lasted alp before Lantas reclaimed the lead. His lead only lasted a lap before the caution flew. On the restart Jonathan Baker powered to the front and led the rest of the event to take the first feature win of his career. Dave Durkee finished second with Eric Castiglioni third, David Flanders fourth and early leader Tim St. John fifth.

The Wingless Auto Club saw their Feature Event go caution free with Dan Bowne leading the first lap before Wade Prentice took the top spot. Prentice held off multiple challenges in the caution free event from both Troy Comeau and Mike Horsch to take the win. Horsch would claim second with Comeau third. Si Allen and Courtney Prentice completed the top five.

This Friday night at 7:00PM, July 14th Ryezak Oil presents the Mid-Season Championship for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Twilight Racing Series with double points awarded in all divisions and a 50 lap Feature for the Peanut's Auto Sportsman Modifieds. The visiting division this week will be the Granite State Mini Sprints and also added to the card due to the numerous rainouts is an Enduro.

This Friday will also be the last week to sign up for the Kids Club to be eligible for the Kid's Bike Giveaway which will be July 21st. Also added to the July 21st schedule are the Sprint Cars of New England.

The Legion Speedway is located on Route 25 at the Wentworth/Rumney NH Town line with racing every Friday Night at 7:00 PM.

Images courtesy of Big Al's Photo

Unofficial Results-Legion Speedway, Friday July 7th 2017
Peanut's Auto Sportsman Modified Feature
1  Richie Gilpatrick
2  Ricky Sanville
3  Tanner Siemons
4  Lenny Pillsbury
5  Jason Sanville
6  Jeff Huntington
7  David Heath
8  Brian Whittemore
Homestead Creations Sportsman Late Model Feature
1  Matt Pike
2  Bob Crawford
3  Russ Coutu
4  Scott Heath
5  Dave Stearns
6  Travis Smith
7  Doug Boucher
8  Chris Clarke
9  Hunter Nutter-DNS
Rand's Hardware Outlaw Mini Stock
1  Jonathan Baker
2  Dave Durkee
3  Eric Castiglioni
4  David Flanders
5  Tim St. John
6  Erin Aiken
7  Eric Prescott
8  Earl Fleming
9  Mike Lique
10 Matt Harrington
11 William Partridge
12 Chris Cole
13 Nick Comeau
14 Sean Lantas
15 Jacob Brown
16 Rich Willey
17 Jack Cook
18 Tyler Trembely
Sprint Cars of New England
1  Clay Dow
2  Matt Hoyt
3  Chris Donnelly
4  Dan Douville
5  Jacob Williams
6  Lacey Hanson
7  Tyler Austin
8  Patrick Smith
9  Dennis McLeod
10 Christine Boesch
11 Barry LaValley
12 Derek Jeanson
13 Will Hull
14 Lauren Boisvert
15 Luke Greenwood
16 Rob Giroux
Wingless Auto Club
1  Wade Prentice
2  Mike Horsch
3  Troy Comeau
4  Si Allen
5  Courtney Prentice
6  Dan Bowne
7  Dylan Cook




Thank You to the 2018 BillBoard Sponsors!

Sportsman Modifieds: Jason Sanville

Late Model Sportsman: Matt Pike

Mini Stocks: Rich Willey

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Kids 11 and under$2.00
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