Although the 2015 weekly racing seasons are complete at some short tracks in the Northeast region, there was still plenty of action this past weekend. Check out the results from the past weekend below.
Stafford Motor Speedway – “The Bulldog” Eric Berndt chewed up the competition in the 40-lap SK Modified feature on Friday night. Michael Gervais, Jr., Dan Avery, Todd Owen and championship contender Ryan Preece completed the top-five finish. Preece’s fifth-place finish, combined with Rowan Pennink’s 17th-place finish, has him now trailing Pennink by only 12 points in the championship standings with one event remaining.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Oval racing resumes at Thompson on October 16-18 when things heat up for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.
New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Ted Christopher used a bump and run move on Tyler Chadwick during the closing laps to win the 35-lap SK Modified Saturday night. Chadwick held on for second, while NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship contender Jimmy Zacharias completed the podium. The win for Christopher was his eighth of the season at “The Speedbowl.” The runner-up finish for Chadwick has him ahead of Keith Rocco by four points heading into championship night, next Saturday, September 26.
Jennerstown Speedway – The 2015 season is complete at Jennerstown.
Mahoning Valley Speedway – Eric Beers eked out a narrow Modified win over Austin Kochenash Saturday night at Mahoning Valley. Kris Graver, Kevin Rex Jr. and Brian DeFabo completed the top-five. Only 30 points now separate the top-five drivers in the championship standings with three races remaining. Earl Paules leads Kochenash by just four points at the top of the standings.
Motordrome Speedway –Joe Nicola scored the win in a 100-lap Enduro feature to close out the season at Motordrome Saturday night.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is complete at Beech Ridge. Reid Lanpher (Pro Series), Craig Smith (Sport Series) and Ryan Hewins (Wildcats) are the 2015 champions at Maine’s only NASCAR oval.
Oxford Plains Speedway – The historic 3/8-mile oval sat quiet this past weekend in preparation for the New England Street Stock Nationals paying $3,500 to the winner, which will take place on September 26.
Speedway 95 – Results from Saturday night’s action at the Hermon, Maine track were unavailable as of Monday afternoon. The track returns to action next Saturday afternoon when they will crown their 2015 season champions.
Spud Speedway – Glen Rasmussen beat out Matt Franham to win the Pro Stock feature on Sunday afternoon.. The 2015 season is now complete at Spud Speedway.
Unity Raceway – Racers at “Maine’s Toughest Oval” had a week off and will return to action next Sunday afternoon. The Pro Stocks will be featured with a 50-lap feature and will be joined by the Wildcat’s, Monster Minis and Super Stocks.
Wiscasset Speedway – Kyle Hewins put on the cowboy hat after driving his way to victory lane in the Top Gun Strictly Shootout at Wiscasset on Saturday night. Andy Saunders won the Pro Stock feature and clinched the division championship. Group #2 completes their regular season next Saturday before all divisions return to the track for “Fall Fury” on October 3.
Seekonk Speedway – Ryan Vanasse beat David Darling to the stripe by 0.171 seconds to claim the final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Stock feature of the season Saturday night. Angelo Belsito used a 15th-place finish to claim the 2015 division championship. The track will have an off weekend before returning to action on October 3 for the $5,000-to-win DAV Fall Classic.
New Hampshire –
Claremont Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Claremont. The track will host their end of season banquet on November 7 at the Elks Hall in Lebanon, NH.
Lee USA Speedway –Lee USA Speedway is off until Oktoberfest, which will feature 18 divisions of racing, on October 10-11.
Monadnock Speedway – Keith Carzello swept a pair of Sportsman Modified features Saturday night to insert himself into the championship picture with one event remaining in 2015. Carzello trails Bill Kimball by 18 entering the season finale on Saturday, October 3.
Speedway 51 – Jeff Marshall rolled into victory lane for the fifth time of the season Saturday night at Speedway 51, and as a result also celebrated the 2015 Late Model track championship. Corey Mason and Jason Corliss rounded out the podium for the 51-lap feature.
Star Speedway – The track returns to action on Saturday, October 3 to crown their 2015 season champions
White Mountain Motorsports Park – Saturday night’s feature results were unavailable on the track’s website as of Monday afternoon. Quinny Welch led Oren Remmick by 19 points in the most up to date point standings listed on the track website.
New Jersey –
Wall Stadium Speedway – Shannon Mongeau visited victory lane at the end of the 40-lap Modified feature at Wall Stadium Saturday night. Double points will be on the line for all divisions next Saturday night when the track crowns their 2015 champions.
New York –
Airborne Park Speedway – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is complete at Airborne. The 41st annual Fall Foliage 200 for the American-Canadian Tour will end the 2015 Airborne season on October 3.
Chemung Speedrome – The 2015 racing season is complete at Chemung.
Lancaster National Speedway –Lancaster is off until the 27th Annual U.S. Open featuring the RoC Modified Tour on September 25-27.
Oswego Speedway – A pair of Bond brothers scored season championships Saturday night. Bob Bond (Novelis Supermodified) and Mike Bond (Small Block Supers) both clinched championships in their respective divisions. Otto Sitterly took down the win in the 75-lap Fall Championship Supermodified event to close the 2015 season.
Riverhead Raceway – Tom Rogers, Jr. won both the battle and the war on Saturday night on Long Island. Rogers carried the checkered flag in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature and clinched the 2015 track championship. The 2015 weekly racing season is now complete at Riverhead. Cars will be on the track for the final time in 2015 next Saturday when Enduro racing takes place on the New York bullring.
Spencer Speedway – The 2015 season is now complete at Spencer Speedway.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Vince Quenneville, Jr. and Leon Gonyo split a pair of 50-lap Modified features on Vermont 200 weekend, while Josh Masterson won the 100-lap Late Model feature. Quenneville’s win and second-place finish in the second featured helped him clinch the 2015 track championship. The 2015 asphalt season is now complete at the West Haven oval.
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – The 2015 weekly racing season is over at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement,” but the biggest event of the season, the Milk Bowl, is coming up on October 10-11.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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