Lightning Strikes at Legion!
Submitted by: cboesch on 2014-09-08 at 11:05
The Lucas Oil POWRi Outlaw Midgets brought their show to Legion Speedway for the last time this season on Sunday. Adam Pierson, a regular in the winners' circle, had car trouble and didn't make it out for the qualifier or the feature. Tim Gallant in the 33 started on the pole and was the first across the line when the checkered flew. There was fierce competition for second and third, but in the end it was Anthony Nocella in the 29 and Scott Holcomb in the 47, respectively.
The Empire Lightning Sprints out of Albany New York were also at Legion this week, for their only appearance this season. A double header was scheduled between Bear Ridge Speedway and Legion Speedway for the weekend, but the forecast of rain for Saturday led many drivers to the decision to stay home and not chance a rainout. The division runs 750cc and 1000cc mini sprints together, and even just four cars kept everyone on the edge of their seats for 25 laps. The winner was Phil Bessette in the 2, with 41u Rick Stone in second, and Nick DeNyse was third in the no. 87.
Ryan Avery and Allan Hammond go toe-to-toe. Photo credit: Kesstan LaBelle
The Mike's Automotive Modifieds ran a feature only, as they got their qualifiers in last week before the rain moved in. The sun quickly fought Dan's efforts to provide a tacky track, so drivers were left with two grooves, top and bottom, with not much in between. 01 Ryan Avery chose the low groove early on, then moved to the high groove, which was definitely the fast way around. Avery was the winner, putting himself in position for taking the championship this year. Allan Hammond had a great night in the 77 and finished second, and Adam Pierson was third in the 15x.
Many drivers had a bad night in the Peanuts Automotive Super Streets/Bond Auto Parts Pure Stock race, including Wade Prentice in the 4, Nick O'Haire in the 09, and Dennis Thorogood in the 65. No. 7W Robbie Williams was the victor in the battle for the win against 55 Derek O'Hearn, who settled for second, and third place went to Sam Comeau. No. 31 Eddie McConologue won the Pure Stock race, Ryan Ovitt was second in the 77, and Dennis Thorogood finished third in the 65.
The Enfield Garage Outlaw Mini Stocks had few cautions and close racing. John Knight was the winner in the 12k, further solidifying his points lead. With only one race remaining, no one can catch him. Last year's champion Chris Conroy finished second in the 78, putting him in position to take second in the championship this year. Third place went to Andy Johnson in the 1.
Join us next Sunday for our last race of the season. SCoNE will return with their wings back on! The Gates open at noon, hot laps at 2, and the green waves at 3.
Sportsman Modifieds: Derek O'Hearn
Super Streets: Doug Boucher
Mini Stocks: Matt Boucher
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