Week 6 in the books!
Submitted by: firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-06-16 at 09:18
Father's Day was a busy and exciting day at Legion Speedway, with extra divisions, no extra room in the pits, and intense on-track action! The Coupes from Bear Ridge Speedway and the POWRi Lucas Oil Outlaw Midgets were visiting series in addition to the regular weekly divisions. Fans saw racecars with with fenders, partial fenders, and no fenders hit the track for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Ames Auto Repair night Twilight Racing Challenge.
Jim Durkee had quite a night in his #9 Enfield Garage Outlaw Mini Stock. In his first race at Legion this year, he tangled with the wall coming out of turn four and hit hard with both his front and rear ends, totaling his Ford Mustang. Jim's brother Dave had much better luck, and dedicated his feature win in the #67 to Jim. This was Dave's second win of the season, surely not to be his last. In second and third were the #97 of Craig Smith and the #78 of Chris Conroy, respectively. Both Craig and Chris are regulars at the Legion who are no strangers to the winners' circle.
The Atlantic Coast Old Timers Club (ACOT) had a double header this weekend. They put on a show at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday night and followed it up with another great night at Legion Speedway. ACOT travels throughout the Northeast racing and displaying vintage racecars, some over 70 years old. #22 John Heydenreich, a nationally known midget driver, was the feature winner at Legion on Sunday, taking home the Ames Auto Repair trophy.
The POWRi Lucas Oil Outlaw midgets made their second appearance at the Legion Speedway this year, and brought all the excitement we've come to expect from these extremely talented drivers. Tim Gallant took the checkers in his #33, followed by Scott Holcomb in the #47 and Dean Christiansen in the #9.
The Peanut's Auto Super Streets are continuing to battle for the Super Four Challenge, which awards the winner with $500 and 25 bonus points. The first driver to win four races in a row between Bear Ridge Speedway and Legion Speedway gets the prize and the bragging rights! This week's winnner, Derek O'Hearn, took his fourth feature win of the season at Legion, and is now in position to win the Challenge, if he can make it three more in a row. Charlie Pickering took second in his #V8, and #525 JP Vaillancourt, who has come the closest to picking up the Super Four Challenge bonus, raced his way to third but couldn't climb any higher this week.
The Bear Ridge Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes made their first apppearance at Legion Speedway this year. The Coupes are a long-standing division at BRS, and have one more date scheduled at Legion this season, August 10. The night's victor was Billy Simmons in the #34. The second and third place cars, #33 of Melvin Pierson and #43 of Earl Maxham, Jr. appeared to struggle in the qualifier, but had it all figured out by feature time and held off the rest of the field to earn their spots in the winners' circle!
The Mike's Automotive Modifieds took the track as the final division of the day. #15x Adam Pierson was both the hard charger and the feature winner. He started eleventh and advanced 10 positions to take the checkered flag at the end of the 25-lap race. Pierson, who is becoming very well known as a DMA and POWRi midget driver, came alive late in the feature and got it done, leaving #631 Todd Buckwold, who led most of the race, in second, and #56 Chad Turck in third.
Next Sunday features the return of both the DIRTcar Modifieds and the Granite State Mini Sprints. Gates open at 12 and the green flag flies at 3.
Sportsman Modifieds: Jason Sanville
Late Model Sportsman: Matt Pike
Mini Stocks: Rich Willey
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