Tri-Track Open Modified Series - New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - 8/25/16

Last updated: August 26, 2016 at 23:38 pm
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Steve Masse in Victory Lane. (Speed51.com/Rick Ibsen photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Steve Masse passed Richard Savary on a restart with 12 laps to go on the outside to win the 100 lap Ron Bouchard Memorial.

 

The Finish: 

1 13 Steve Masse 100
2 99 Richard Savary 100
3 52X Woody Pitkat 100
4 60 Matt Hirschman 100
5 00 Ted Christopher 100
6 21 Justin Bonsignore 100
7 44B Tommy Barrett 100
8 58G Eric Goodale 100
9 76 Dennis Perry 100
10 25 Rowan Pennink 100
11 50S Ron Silk 100
12 27 Andy Jankowiak 100
13 28 Dwight Jarvis 100
14 58T Shawn Thibeault 100
15 0 Mike Holdridge 100
16 M6 Dylan Kopec 100
17 11 Geoff Gernhard 100
18 15 Chris Pasteryak 100
19 28J Jeff Rocco 100
20 39 Calvin Carroll 100
21 17 Roger Coss 92
22 4 Jeff Gallup 88
23 16 Eric Berndt 77
24 12 Todd Annarummo 66
25 3 Troy Talman 61
26 50M Carl Medieros 54
27 52L Les Hinckley 35

 

The Skinny: Savary started on pole position and elected not to pit during the race, but Masse pitted midway through for a fresh right-rear tire. He charged through the field and came away with his first career Tri-Track Series victory and the $10,000 prize for first place.

 

Winning Quote: "Those heat cycles killed Savary's tires and we were lucky I was able to get around him. I got a good restart and I just stayed to the outside going into one, that tire definitely paid off at the end." - Steve Masse

 

On the Move:

After qualifying in through the second consi and starting 25th, Justin Bonsignore rallied to finish sixth and challenged for a top five in the final ten laps.

 

Biggest Loser:

After starting third, Troy Talman got into an accident on lap 61 and finished way back in 25th, 39 laps down.

 

Feature Notebook:

-Les Hinckley lost a tire and hit the wall in turn four on lap 35.

-Eric Berndt ran in the top five throughout the race, but ground to a halt on lap 77.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Keith Rocco blew up just a few minutes into the first practice today, he has withdrawn.

-Ron Silk led the first practice

-Tommy Barrett led the final practice

 

Staring Lineup:

1 99 Richard Savary
2 0 Mike Holdridge
3 3 Troy Talman
4 25 Rowan Pennink
5 13 Steve Masse
6 44B Tommy Barrett
7 52X Woody Pitkat
8 60 Matt Hirschman
9 27 Andy Jankowiak
10 52H Les Hinckley
11 12 Todd Annarummo
12 15 Chris Pasteryak
13 4 Jeff Gallup
14 17 Roger Coss
15 50S Ron Silk
16 00 Ted Christopher
17 58T Shawn Thibeault
18 58G Eric Goodale
19 28J Jeff Rocco
20 39 Calvin Carroll
21 50M Carl Medieros
22 16 Eric Berndt
23 76 Dennis Perry
24 11 Geoff Gernhard
25 21 Justin Bonsignore
26 28 Dwight Jarvis
27 M6 Dylan Kopec

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 25 Rowan Pennink
2 44B Tommy Barrett
3 12 Todd Annarummo
4 00 Ted Christopher
5 50M Carl Medieros
6 M6 Dylan Kopec
7 41 Karl Fredrickson
8 80 Dick Houlihan

 

Heat Two

1 0 Mike Holdridge
2 27 Andy Jankowiak
3 15 Chris Pasteryak
4 58T Shawn Thibeault
5 48 Jon Kievman
6 85 Mike Benevides
7 28 Dwight Jarvis
8 21 Justin Bonsignore

 

Heat Three

1 52H Les Hinckley
2 99 Richard Savary
3 4 Jeff Gallup
4 58G Eric Goodale
5 45 Dan Meservey
6 24 Andrew Krause
7 44S Dave Salzarulo
8 47 Ken Bouchard

 

Heat Four

1 3 Troy Talman
2 60 Matt Hirschman
3 17 Roger Coss
4 28J Jeff Rocco
5 16 Eric Berndt
6 8 Earl Paules
7 7 Kirk Vigeant

 

Heat Five

1 13 Steve Masse
2 52X Woody Pitkat
3 50S Ron Silk
4 39 Calvin Carroll
5 76 Dennis Perry
6 11 Geoff Gernhard
7 40 Kyle Trayner
8 58A Sal Accardi

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 M6 Dylan Kopec
2 41 Karl Fredrickson
3 44B Tommy Barrett
4 25 Rowan Pennink
5 50M Carl Medieros
6 00 Ted Christopher
7 80 Dick Houlihan
8 12 Todd Annarummo

 

Heat Three

1 4 Jeff Gallup
2 44S Dave Salzarulo
3 52H Les Hinckley
4 58G Eric Goodale
5 99 Richard Savary
6 24 Andrew Krause
7 47 Ken Bouchard
8 45 Dan Meservey

 

Heat Two

1 27 Andy Jankowiak
2 0 Mike Holdridge
3 15 Chris Pasteryak
4 85 Mike Benevides
5 58T Shawn Thibeault
6 21 Justin Bonsignore
7 48 Jon Kay
8 28J Jeff Rocco

 

Heat Four

1 3 Troy Talman
2 60 Matt Hirschman
3 28 Dwight Jarvis
4 17 Roger Coss
5 16 Eric Berndt
6 8 Earl Paules
7 7 Kirk Vigeant

 

Heat Five

1 39 Calvin Carroll
2 58A Sal Accardi Jr.
3 13 Steve Masse
4 50S Ron Silk
5 52X Woody Pitkat
6 11 Geoff Gernhard
7 76 Dennis Perry
8 40 Kyle Trayner

 

 

Consolation Race Results:

Consi One

1 50M Carl Medieros
2 76 Dennis Perry
3 21 Justin Bonsignore
4 44S Dave Salzarulo
5 85 Mike Benevides
6 40 Kyle Trayner
7 58A Sal Accardi Jr.
8 41 Karl Fredrickson
9 45 Dan Meservey
10 8 Earl Paules

 

Consi Two

1 16 Eric Berndt
2 11 Geoff Gernhard
3 28 Dwight Jarvis
4 M6 Dylan Kopec
5 48 Jon Kay
6 24 Andrew Krause
7 7 Kirk Vigeant
8 80 Dick Houlihan
9 47 Ken Bouchard

 

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consi One

1 50M Carl Medieros
2 45 Dan Meservey
3 76 Dennis Perry
4 85 Mike Benevides
5 8 Earl Paules
6 41 Karl Fredrickson
7 44S Dave Salzarulo
8 40 Kyle Trayner
9 21 Justin Bonsignore
10 58A Sal Accardi

 

Consi Two

1 48 Jon Kay
2 16 Eric Berndt
3 M6 Dylan Kopec
4 24 Andrew Krause
5 11 Geoff Gernhard
6 28 Dwight Jarvis
7 7 Kirk Vigeant
8 80 Dick Houlihan
9 47 Ken Bouchard

 

B-Main

1 44S Dave Salzarulo
2 M6 Dylan Kopec
3 85 Mike Benevides
4 48 Jon Kay
5 40 Kyle Trayner
6 58A Sal Accardi Jr.
7 41 Karl Fredrickson
8 45 Dan Meservey

 

 

Car Count: 38 Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

0 Mike Holdridge
00 Ted Christopher
3 Troy Talman
4 Jeff Gallup
M6 Dylan Kopec
7 Kirk Vigeant
8 Earl Paules
11 Geoff Gernhard
12 Todd Annarummo
13 Steve Masse
15 Chris Pasteryak
16 Eric Berndt
17 Roger Coss
21 Justin Bonsignore
24 Andrew Krause
25 Rowan Pennink
27 Andy Jankowiak
28 Dwight Jarvis
28J Jeff Rocco
39 Calvin Carroll
40 Kyle Trayner
41 Karl Fredrickson
44B Tommy Barrett
44S Dave Salzarulo
45 Dan Meservey
47 Ken Bouchard
50M Carl Medieros
50S Ron Silk
52H Les Hinckley
52X Woody Pitkat
58A Sal Accardi Jr.
58G Eric Goodale
58T Shawn Thibeault
60 Matt Hirschman
76 Dennis Perry
80 Dick Houlihan
85 Mike Benevides
99 Richard Savary

 

Qualifying Format: 

-Five heat races (Top 4 Qualify)

-Two Consi's (Top 3 Qualify)

-One B-Main (Winner Qualifies)

 

Event Schedule: 

-Heats: 5:55pm

-Consi's: 7pm

-B-Main: 8:30

-Feature (100 laps): 9pm

 

Who to Watch For: Ron Silk, Ted Christopher, Matt Hirschman, Eric Goodale, Richard Savary

 

Title Fight:

 

The Track:  New London-Waterford Speedbowl, 3/8 mile banked asphalt oval

 

Weather: Sunny and breezy around 85 degrees

 

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