Donnelly Makes History at Legion Speedway
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May 18 Wentworth, NH Norman R. Roulx
May 18, 2014 was the first day that a nationally sanctioned event was ever held at the speedway. This national sanction was the DIRT car Sportsman Modifieds. An agreement between CV Elms and April May Preston from Bear Ridge Speedway and Si Allen at the Legion Speedway made this happen. This division has been running at the Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT for several years. They will be running once a month at the Legion this racing season.
DIRT Modified results: first heat race, Chris Donnely #20c, Kevin Caffee 73, and Derick Graham #10, second heat #24 Jordan Fornwalt, #77 Alan Hammond, and #1 Jack Cook. The Mod feature had only one caution on lap one when the #15 of David Heath hit the wall in turn four. The rest of the 30 laps went non stop. After display excellent dirt racing skills the three drivers that received Peanut's Auto trophies were: Gary Siemans #5 for third, Kevin Chafee #73 second and the winner's trophy went to Chris Donnelly #20c.
Super Street results: heat races were won by JP Vaillancourt #525 and Derek O'Hearn #55. O' Hearn celebrated his birthday on Sunday. The feature event once again saw drivers displaying great driving skills bring fans to their feet in the finishing laps. Peanut's Auto of Canaan, NH gave trophies to Derek O' Hearn #55 for third, Wade Prentice for second and Charlie Pickering in his #8 picked up the win, this was his first late model win in his career.
OutLaw Mini Stocks again had fierce competition. Dave Durkee picked up the heat win Jon Knight #12k would come back to win the Peanut's Auto feature with Jim Dukee #9 taking second and #87 James Davis third.
Pure Stocks action would see a repeat win for Ryan Ovitt #77 in the feature. Ronnie Bryson #5x finished second and the Peanut's Auto second place trophy would be his first in his come back year. Third place was captured by rookie Kathy Ottati her first trophy in auto racing.
The Out Law Midget show put the icing on the cake as drivers from all over the northeast came in for their first show of the season. Feature result saw Josh Sunn winning the event in 77m the #47 of finishing second and Adam Pierson #76 third.
Memorial Day weekend will see a regular show for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Twilight Racing Challenge and the Granite State Mini Sprints. Post time 3pm Sundays.
Sportsman Modifieds: Jason Sanville
Late Model Sportsman: Matt Pike
Mini Stocks: Rich Willey
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