11:25
That concludes our Trackside Now coverage from Lee USA Speedway. Good night and thanks for tuning in. 
11:25
Pat Floyd won the 50-lap Late Model race here to end the night at Lee USA Speedway over Jeff Labrecque, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., JR Baril and Miles Chipman. 
10:34
Currently, we are working lap 17 of the Late Model feature here at Lee. Pat Floyd leads Miles Chipman. 
10:33
We’ll have more on the Truex vs. Wallace battle next week on Speed51.com
10:33
Here is a recap of the high points of what happened between Ryan Truex and Darrell Wallace at the end of the race. Wallace passed Truex for the lead in the grass and Truex was unhappy about that. After the race, Truex spun Wallace on the cool-down lap. Wallace taunted Truex a bit on the PA system and then was walking towards the press box when Truex was walking away. They argued and some light shoving took place. NASCAR officials were there and broke it up before it got any worse, but it is definately accurate to say that things got heated. 
10:23
NASCAR officials kept the two drivers apart and they have both walked away from each other. 
10:23
There is a shoving match going on right now between Ryan Truex and Darrell Wallace, Jr. 
10:16
Apparently, there was some type of incident between Ryan Truex and Darrell Wallace, Jr. after the race. Wallace just called Truex a “sore loser” over the PA and said that he hopes he loses the championship. 
10:16
Andy Santerre won the last three East Series races here as a driver. As the General Manager of Revolution Racing, he also visited victory lane again here tonight to sort of keep that streak alive. 
10:15
That appears to be an update from the ACT Late Model race over at Twin State Speedway (NH). Thanks JW! 
10:14
Comment From JW 

Unofficial: Hayward Rowe Fellows Potter Zuidema Watson Donahue Hoar Polewarczyk Theriault Babb Luce Dragon Laquerre Lynch Hudson Lamberton from VtMotorMag 

10:14
Comment From SideSkirt 

I’ll start caring for this series when they institute a height or age requirement like Six Flags. Nothing like what it used to be. 

10:13
Ryan Truex was just interviewed over the PA and is very disappointed on finishing second. 
10:12
This is going to be a good race to catch on SPEED on August 5th at 6pm ET. The last two laps featured a three, sometimes four, car battle for the lead. There was a spin on the final lap and everything got very wild. 
10:11
Comment From Randy Thornton 

Great job,Wish Max would have had better luck 

10:10
Comment From Matt 

DJ reminds me a lot of Joey Kaurafus back in his hayday because he’s very smooth and easy on the equipment. Not to mention he’s a very mild mannered young man. He’ll be fine. 

10:10
Rounding out the 24-car field were Todd Peck, Julian Albaraccin, Andrew Ranger and Ryan Duff. 
10:10
Just outside the top 15 were Max Gersham, Zach Germain, Jeff Anton, Ryan Gifford and Ali Kern. 
10:09
Just outside the top 10 were Miguel Paludo, DJ Shaw, John Salemi, Jason Patison and Sergio Pena. 
10:09
Andrew Smith is being credited with sixth over Matt Kobyluck, Marc Davis, Kevin Swindell and Jorge Arteaga. 
10:08
Unofficially, Darrell Wallace, Jr. has won over Ryan Truex, Brett Moffitt, Eddie MacDonald and Cole Whitt. 
10:07
That was one crazy last lap, we are still sorting out who finished where. 
10:07
Max Gresham spun on the last lap. 
10:06
Darrell Wallace, Jr. won. 
10:05
White flag. 
10:05
Darrell Wallace, Jr. now leads. 
10:05
Three-wide for the lead through a ton of Speedy Dry. 
10:05
Restart. 
10:05
Comment From gene roberts 

Great coverage 

10:05
I’m sure that there were. It was a lot of fun to see everyone who was here though. 
10:04
Comment From Paulie 

Just read back on everything I missed…thanks for pointing out some of the old Busch North guys that are there tonight. Sounds like there’s way more talent in the stands than on the track! 

10:04
DJ is very mature for his age and has shown to be a clean driver. I think he’ll come out of this disappointed, but okay. 
10:04
Comment From steve 

I hope DJ and Ryan talk about it and keep it between themselves, dj has alot of talent and a chance to go places, I hope he keeps that in mind 

10:03
Comment From Duane @ the Beach 

I agree! Great coverage… thanks! Go Eddie MacDonald! 

10:03
Comment From Ralph in PA 

The race coverage is excellent! The pre-race information was just plain great. Thanks!! 

10:03
Comment From ben wilder 

sounds like trux is taken lessens from brad k 

10:03
Comment From Paulie 

Nice of Truex to apologize…maybe he can send over a couple cans of Seawatch clam chowder to make it up to them! 

10:03
Comment From lastgard 

the best lap by lap y ever seen tank’s a lot and continue your beautifull job 

10:03
Ryan Gifford has stalled under caution. 
10:02
The cars are back under caution laps. 
9:59
Comment From Ralph in PA 

I’ll second that motion Chuck in PA. Go get ’em Eddie!! 

9:59
We are still under red flag conditions. 
9:59
Thank you for following along. 
9:59
Comment From Randy 

i agree, you guys are doing a fantastic job covering this race for us, thank you 

9:59
Comment From Jamal 

Dont blame djs crew for being mad. 

9:57
Comment From Chuck in PA 

Thanks for the great coverage. Wish we were there. Go get ’em Eddie Mac! 

9:57
We are hearing that Ryan Truex has offered his apologies to DJ Shaw over the radio for making contact with him while battling for second place. We are also hearing that a few unnamed members of Shaw’s team were very highly aggitated after the incident. 
9:55
There is a large amount of speedy dry on the track. 
9:54
I have no idea to be honest with you. 
9:54
Comment From toxicwaste 

Do you know how many cars are still on the leaders lap? 

9:54
He was running well until getting caught in a wreck. 
9:54
Comment From toxicwaste 

Ranger 23rd?? Thought he was 7th just a few laps ago.. 

9:54
I haven’t heard anything from Twin State, but if anyone out there hears anything feel free to post what you know. 
9:53
Comment From Jamal 

do u no anything about the act race at twin state? 

9:53
Not right now. The field has not been reset for the restart and there are cars everywhere parked in turn one. I’m glad I’m not the official who needs to reset the field. 
9:52
Comment From skippppppy 

can u please give us a complete run down when u can ? thanks i no its a hard job up there 

9:51
By the way, Andrew Ranger placed highly in this week’s Speed51.com Short Track Power rankings – you can see the whole story at Speed51.com
9:51
Comment From CM11 

Hi lastgard!!! nice update on Onroule!! 

9:50
We aren’t quite sure if Ryan Truex or Eddie MacDonald will be placed into the lead for the restart. We are still under the red flag. 
9:49
We just got a peek at the NASCAR Scoring monitor. Andrew Ranger is listed in 23rd – eight laps down. 
9:49
Comment From lastgard 

what about AQndrew Ranger?is he still running? 

9:48
Yes. 
9:48
Comment From Guest 

they double file restart right till the end ? 

9:48
Comment From Jamal 

Right, by the sounds of it sounds like he coulda had a shot at the lead if it wasnt for truex dumping him 

9:46
He’s got a lot of ground to make up – but if enough cars keep wrecking, who knows what could happen? 
9:46
Comment From Jamal 

Dj Shaw FTW 

9:46
Ali Kern, not Marc Davis, is the other car that was involved in that wreck. 
9:44
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

Wow, feels like an iRacing.com simulation rookie events with all these yellows. Which reminds me I need my fix of it, shame they haven’t scanned Lee yet. 

9:44
This might be a fairly long caution period. 
9:44
Multiple cars are disabled on the backstretch and three wreckers have been dispatched to clean this up. 
9:43
The other car involved in that wreck might belong to Marc Davis. 
9:43
The red flag is out at lap 116. 
9:43
Ryan Gifford, Julian Albaraccin, Zach Germain, Jeff Anton and Todd Peck and what looks like another Revolution Racing car were involved. 
9:42
Lap 116 and the caution is out again. 
9:42
Big wreck off turn two. 
9:41
Ryan Truex now leads. 
9:41
We are at lap 115. 
9:41
On the restart, Eddie MacDonald leads into turn one. 
9:41
Sergio Pena is being sent to the rear for speeding off pit road. 
9:40
After that, the running order is unclear. 
9:40
Just outside the top ten currently are Jason Patison and DJ Shaw. 
9:39
Just outside the top five currently are Jorge Arteaga, Andrew Ranger, Matt Kobyluck, Marc Davis and Max Gresham. 
9:37
Eddie MacDonald currently leads Ryan Truex, Brett Moffitt, Darrell Wallace and Cole Whitt. 
9:37
Kevin Swindell has pitted. 
9:37
Ryan Gifford has pitted. 
9:37
It’s a little more than a rub unfortunately. 
9:37
Comment From Randy 

lots of bumping and banging, I’m hearing AR has a rt ft tire rub??? 

9:36
All cars have driven away, but Ranger’s car is badly wounded. 
9:36
Andrew Ranger has heavy damage to his front end. 
9:36
Sergio Pena, Miguel Paludo and Andrew Ranger were involved. 
9:36
Caution is out on lap 107 for a turn two incident. 
9:35
Ryan Truex poked his nose under Eddie MacDonald, but MacDonald still inched away. 
9:35
Contact between the leaders. 
9:35
Ryan Truex is back on Eddie MacDonald’s rear bumper. 
9:35
We are at lap 104. 
9:35
Eddie MacDonald has now cleared Ryan Truex for the lead. 
9:34
Eddie MacDonald and Ryan Truex has run side-by-side for the lead for the last several laps. 
9:34
Ryan Truex has led briefly, but I’m not sure if he has led at the line or not. 
9:34
Ryan Truex’s hood is caved in. I;m not sure if that is from contact with DJ Shaw or Eddie MacDonald. 
9:33
Contact may have just been made between Eddie MacDonald and Ryan Truex coming out of turn four. 
9:33
Ryan Truex has looked under Eddie MacDonald multiple times for the lead. 
9:33
Ryan Truex appears to be very loose, but very quick. 
9:32
Ryan Truex is now back to Eddie MacDonald’s rear bumper. 
9:32
We are at lap 94. 
9:32
Eddie MacDonald has pulled away to a strong lead on that restart. 
9:32
Brett Moffitt and Cole Whitt are third and fourth. 
9:31
Ryan Truex will restart on the inside of the front row. 
9:31
Eddie MacDonald has elected to restart on the outside. 
9:31
John Salemi has gotten the lucky dog pass. 
9:31
DJ Shaw will restart at the rear of the field after that spin, but appears to still be on the lead lap. 
9:30
It looks like the handling is going away on Ranger’s car. It isn’t as fast as it was earlier. 
9:30
Comment From Randy 

something wrong with Andrew’s car??? 

9:30
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

Anyone actually watching live, if you have time : is Andrew Ranger losing positions from conceding too easily (Canadian politeness, lol), driving in too ragged a fashion and drifting wide, or just too slow (car or driver, I just mean speed) ? 

9:29
“That’s a tough one…” is what the announcers are saying. 
9:29
My head was buried in the laptop typing, but it is said that Ryan Truex made contact with DJ Shaw. 
9:29
The caution is out on lap 89. 
9:29
DJ Shaw has just spun. 
9:28
Darrell Wallace has now gotten by Ranger as well adn now runs eighth. 
9:28
Jorge Arteaga has just passed Andrew Ranger for seventh. 
9:28
Matt Kobyluck is now sixth. 
9:27
Cole Whitt is in fifth and running by himself. 
9:27
Brett Moffitt runs at the end of a single-file pack in fourth. 
9:27
Ryan Truex has settled back into third. 
9:27
Eddie MacDonald still leads DJ Shaw. 
9:27
Comment From Jesse 

Go DJ Shaw #60 

9:27
Brett Moffitt is trying Ryan Truex on the outside in a battle for third. 
9:26
Lap 80 restart. 
9:26
Just outside the top five are Andrew Ranger, Matt Kobyluck, Zach Germain, Jorge Arteaga and Darrell Wallace, Jr. 
9:25
It is scheduled to air on SPEED on August 5th at 6pm ET. 
9:25
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

I’m eager to see this race. Hope I’ll be able to catch Speed somewhere. Seems there’s plenty of good action, and my homeboy Ranger isn’t doing bad either (as of yet). 

9:25
Jeff Anton is being penalized to the end of the longest line for pitting too soon. 
9:25
Eddie MacDonald leads DJ Shaw, Ryan Truex, Brett Moffitt and Cole Whitt. 
9:23
Jeff Anton has gotten his car fired finally and has driven away. 
9:23
Comment From Mick 

LOL saw that coming 

9:23
Jeff Anton’s car is stopped on the backstretch and pointed out towards Route 125. That’s not a good thing. 
9:22
We are now at lap 75. 
9:22
The caution is now out for a spin by Jeff Anton. 
9:22
Jeff Anton and Ryan Gifford have made contact again. 
9:22
DJ Shaw has now closed up on the rear of Eddie MacDonald in a battle for the lead. 
9:21
There is a report of contact between Ryan Gifford and Jeff Anton, but they both continued without a caution or spin. 
9:21
We are now at lap 70. 
9:21
Eddie MacDonald now leads DJ Shaw, Brett Moffitt, Ryan Truex, Cole Whitt, Andrew Ranger, Matt Kobyluck, Zach Germain, Jason Patison and Jorge Arteaga. 
9:19
Ryan Truex is now up to fourth. 
9:19
The crossed flag are out and we are halfway through the race. 
9:19
Eddie MacDonald has pulled out to a nice lead over DJ Shaw. 
9:18
Restart on lap 61. Eddie MacDonald leads. 
9:18
Kevin Swindell. The starting grid can be found below. 
9:18
Comment From Offracing 

Who started on the pole 

9:18
Yes. 
9:18
Comment From yvon 

Is Ranger still in the top 10 

9:17
No, everyone is okay. 
9:17
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

No one leaving on a strecher, then? Good! 🙂 

9:17
There is also a report that there is a fender rubbing on the car of Brett Moffitt. 
9:17
Cole Whitt’s hood is pushed up considerably. It might be hard for him to see, but he’s staying out. 
9:17
Eddie MacDonald now leads DJ Shaw, Brett Moffitt, Cole Whitt, Andrew Ranger, Ryan Truex, Zach Germain, Matt Kobyluck, Jason Patison and Jorge Arteaga. 
9:15
It looks like sheetmetal damage only on those cars. 
9:15
Comment From Mick 

How bad is the Wallace’s car? 

9:15
Comment From skippppppy 

giff and bubba have bad damage? 

9:15
Darrell Wallace and Ryan Gifford have pitted and returned to the track. 
9:15
Max Gresham might have been involved too. 
9:14
DJ Shaw is now shown in second place. 
9:14
Cole Whitt was also involved, but he kept his car straight. 
9:13
Eddie MacDonald has some minor damage as well, but is now in the lead. 
9:13
Ryan Gifford was also involved. 
9:13
Darrell Wallace was also involved. 
9:13
Kevin Swindell led into turn one, but seemed to lose it coming out of turn two. That triggered a big wreck. 
9:12
Lap 53 restart and big wreck. 
9:12
We have heard a report that Zach Germain might be overheating. 
9:12
Marc Davis will be the lucky dog on this caution. 
9:12
Just outside the top ten are Matt Kobyluck, Zach Germain and Jason Patison. 
9:11
Kevin Swindell leads Eddie MacDonald, Darrell Wallace, DJ Shaw, Cole Whitt, Ryan Gifford, Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt,Ryan Truex and Andrew Ranger. 
9:10
We have heard a report that Eddie MacDonald is saying that his car is very tight. 
9:10
I also have a correction – the #37 car that was involved in that incident belongs to Andrew Smith and not Alex Kennedy. I’m thinking back to when Kennedy drove that car. 
9:09
John Salemi, Andrew Smith, Sergio Pena and Jeff Anton have all pitted. 
9:09
If we hear anything, I will post it. If anyone out in Iowa is following along, let us know what is going on out there please! 
9:09
Comment From Grandma 

Will you have any updates from the pro cup race in Iowa? 

9:08
That incident occurred in turn two by the way. 
9:08
All of the cars involved drove away with relatively minor damage. 
9:08
Jeff Anton, Alex Kennedy and Sergio Pena were involved in that incident. 
9:07
Caution is out. 
9:07
We are at lap 47. 
9:07
Currently, Kevin Swindell leads Eddie MacDonald, Darrell Wallace, DJ Shaw and Cole Whitt. 
9:06
We are now at lap 43. 
9:06
DJ Shaw is sitting in their shadows in sixth. 
9:06
Cole Whitt and Max Gresham are now battling hard for the fourth and fifth positions. 
9:06
Kevin Swindell now leads. 
9:05
Comment From Randy 

2 Canadian dudes appreciate it, go AR, lol 

9:05
MacDonald and Swindell crossed the line side-by-side for the lead. 
9:05
Eddie MacDonald has taken the lead into turn one. 
9:05
We will restart at lap 38. 
9:05
Looks like minor damage. 
9:04
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

Thanks for the live comments. This Canadian dude here appreciates it verily. Are Davis and Artaega out or it’s bent metal only? 

9:04
The leader has elected to restart on the outside. 
9:04
Todd Peck will be the lucky dog on this caution and is back on the tail end of the lead lap. 
9:04
Marc Davis has come off pit road. We aren’t sure if he lost a lap or not. 
9:03
Kevin Swindell currently leads Eddie MacDonald, Brett Moffitt, Darrell Wallace, DJ Shaw, Cole Whitt, Max Gresham, Ryan Gifford, Andrew Ranger and Sergio Pena. 
9:02
That caution came out at a good time for Ryan Duff as he was about to be lapped. 
9:02
Jorge Arteaga and Marc Davis were involved in that incident. 
9:01
Caution is out at lap 32 for the turn three spin. 
9:01
Kevin Swindell currently leads Eddie MacDonald. 
9:01
Todd Peck has gone down a lap to the leaders. 
9:00
We are now at lap 30.
9:00
Truex is just outside the top 10 currently. 
8:59
Comment From Mick 

Is Truex making any noise? 

8:59
Kevin Swindell is now leading again. 
8:59
Ali Kern has gone a lap down. 
8:59
Julian Albaraccin has gone a lap down. 
8:58
John Salemi has gone a lap down. 
8:58
The #40 car of Matt Kobyluck might be dragging something. There are a lot of sparks coming from his car as it sets down in the corners. 
8:57
Comment From skippppppy 

lets go marc davis!!!! 

8:57
Honestly, I don’t know what the tire rule tonight is. As far as fuel, everyone should be able to make it the distance. 
8:57
Comment From Alex Fournelle 

125 laps is a sprint… any stop for new rubber or the ol’ splash of fuel is expected? 

8:56
We are now at lap 16. 
8:56
Outside of the top five are Andrew Ranger, Brett Moffitt, Sergio Pena, Cole Whitt and Ryan Gifford. 
8:56
Eddie MacDonald now leads Kevin Swindell, Max Gresham, Darrell Wallace and DJ Shaw. 
8:55
Eddie MacDonald is back into the lead. 
8:55
We are now at lap 10. 
8:55
The top four are now running single-file. 
8:55
Deep in the pack, John Salemi has slipped high and lost several positions. 
8:54
Kevin Swindell has now taken the lead. 
8:54
Eddie MacDonald leads Kevin Swindell, Max Gresham and Darrell Wallace, Jr. 
8:53
We are now at lap four. 
8:53
Eddie MacDonald is still leading, but Kevin Swindell is looking high to get around him. 
8:53
A large cloud of tire smoke appeared from mid-pack, but everyone kept their cars straight and trouble-free. 
8:52
Eddie MacDonald has led the first lap. 
8:52
Eddie MacDonald leads into turn one. 
8:52
Kevin Swindell and Eddie MacDonald will lead the field to green. 
8:52
Caution laps do count in this series by the way. 
8:52
The lights are off on the pace car and we’ll be going green for 125 laps of racing shortly. 
8:50
Pace laps are now underway. 
8:50
Driver introductions and pre-race ceremonies are now complete. Drivers have been told to start their engines. 
8:49
Derek Ramstrom, who won last night’s Super Late Model feature at Thompson International Speedway (CT) is here tonight to watch the races with his Dad Rick.Also here are several members of Travis Benjamin’s PASS North team – including his Dad. Travis isn’t here though. He’s said to be back home in the Belfast, Maine area babysitting his young son Kaiden. If Travis is at home following along with our Trackside Now coverage, we want to tell him hello. Travis is another former competitor in what was the NACSAR Busch North Series.
8:45
Yes, this is a great time to tell everyone that tonight’s race is the Bunk Sampson Memorial. Bunk started out as a race official at Lee USA Speedway as well as other area tracks and when on to become the Series Director for the NASCAR Busch North Series. He passed away at a relatively young age and is missed by many. Sampson was one of the most respected race officials that I’ve ever seen and he was a class act. His widow and his children are here tonight. 
8:43
Comment From Scott Martel 

They doin any kind of tribute to Bunk Sampson He was one hell of a nice guy and its killin me to not be there to pay respect to his name Bunk came thru the ranks the same time as i did at the old star speedway and was one of the nicest and most fair people i ever associated with in auto racing 

8:07
They are expecting a green flag of around 8:30pm. 
8:06
Comment From Norm D 

what time do you expect the East feature to go green? 

8:06
Bobby Melvin has won the Late Model Sportsman feature. 
8:02
Back in the old days of the NASCAR Busch North Series, there was a group known as the “Mini Media”. I’m not sure who started it, but it was probably a pioneer of covering this type of racing – Alan Claffie. The Mini Media would travel together, work together and generally have a lot of fun. But as the series changed, the Mini Media pretty much disbanded. “Claff” isn’t around the tracks these days, but has become very active in a Mazda Miata club. Others just don’t have the need or budget to travel in what has become almost a national series of racing.But tonight there is a bit of a Mini Media Reunion. Penny Aicardi, formerly of the now-defunct Speedway Scene (where our founder Bob Dillner got his start in journalism) is here tonight as is Busch Sports Scene Publisher George Campbell. Two of the newer and fringe members of the group, myself (Mike Twist) and Travis Barrett are here too. I’m at the control of 51’s Trackside Now and Barrett is working with NASCAR’s PR department this evening.
7:58
PASS North driver and owner Scott Mulkern is a sponsor of D.J. Shaw’s #60 entry tonight through his business Mulkern Excavation. 
7:57
If you own a Supermodified, we know where you can find a really good driver. When the small-block Supers were on track for the warm-up laps to their feature, Maine racing legend Mike Rowe looked on and said, “I’d really love to race one of these some time.” Given that Rowe has won races in everything from a Super Late Model to a Modified, he’d be a good choice to put into a seat. 
7:55
Dave Sanborn has just won the Small-Block Supermodified race. 
7:55
There will be out of car driver introductions for tonight’s race – as long as everything stays on schedule. 
7:55
Here is the starting lineup for tonight’s race:1. Kevin Swindell
2. Eddie MacDonald
3. Max Gresham
4. Darrell Wallace, Jr.
5. D.J. Shaw
6. Andrew Ranger
7. Sergio Pena
8. Brett Moffitt
9. Cole Whitt
10. Ryan Gifford
11. Andrew Smith
12. Zach Germain
13. Miguel Paludo
14. Marc Davis
15. Jorge Arteaga
16. Ryan Truex
17. Matt Kobyluck
18. John Salemi
19. Jeff Anton
20. Ryan Duff
21. Jason Patison
22. Julian Albarracin
23. Todd Peck
24. Ali Kern
7:47
We aren’t going to have many updates from the “garage” area here tonight because the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East cars are pitting in the infield. There is no tunnel or bridge here, so to avoid being trapped in the infield, where teams are located before the race, we are avoiding the area. 
7:46
We caught up with Andy Santerre here tonight in his downtime from running the show at Revolution Racing. Santerre has won the latest three NASCAR East/North Series events here, but that streak (as a driver at least) will end tonight. Santerre could still visit victory lane again if one of his drivers – Ryan Gifford, Sergio Pena, Darrell Wallace or Marc Davis wins.Santerre might wish he was in one of the team’s car though. “This is one place where I kind of wish that I was driving at,” he admitted.
7:44
Derek Kneeland, who just missed out at getting into this year’s Oxford 250 after a qualifying race tangle with Brad Keselowski, is here tonight as the spotter for Brett Moffitt. Kneeland started racing at nearby Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME), but never drove a racecar here at lee in his career. 
7:42
There are a ton of short track drivers here tonight to just watch the race. We have told you about some of the former NASCAR North Series drivers in the house tonight and since then we have seen Mike Johnson, a graduated to the series from weekly racing at Lee, as well.We’ve also seen Beech Ridge drivers Ray Letellier and Ron Smith and White Mountain Motorsports Park Late Model regular Ben Lynch enjoying a Friday night of racing action. PASS Modified car owner Dave Weir, who fields a car for Andy Shaw, is here too – but he’s got a job to do as the spotter for D.J. Shaw.
7:04
We are going to take a bit of a walk to snap more photos and talk to a few drivers, past and present, who are here tonight. We’ll be back online shortly. Stay tuned. 
7:03
Right now, the track is cold with no activity taking place. The K&N Pro Series East drivers are now taking part in a fan autograph session. 
7:02
Modified driver Mike Ordway, Jr. is rolling out a new-to-him small-block Supermodified tonight as part of the regular racing card here at Lee. Ordway reports that his car is handling great – he can pass three cars in one corner. However, he also reports that he is down on power with his crate engine because four cars can pass him on one straightaway. 
7:01
We haven’t seen Dave Dion here tonight as one of the honored alums of the Busch North Series, but his brother Roger Dion is here to catch the racing action. 
7:00
Modified standout Andy Seuss is among those who are here in the stands tonight to enjoy the races. Seuss competed in Thursday’s open competition Modified show at Seekonk Speedway (MA), but is not racing his Mod anywhere else this weekend. 
6:58
Jerry Babb, who is the crew chief for Marc Davis’ #8 entry raced here himself as a driver in the Pro Stock (Super Late Model) ranks before moving from his homestate of Maine to his current residence of North Carolina. 
6:57
The foreign countries of Brazil, Columbia, Canada and Mexico will all be represented by drivers in the starting field for tonight’s race. 
6:56
At this point, we only have the top 20 from qualifying. 
6:56
Qualifying 16th was Matt Kobyluck. Behind him on the grid will be John Salemi, Jeff Anton, Ryan Duff and Jason Patison. 
6:53
We now have more qualifying results. Qualifying in the 11th-15th positions were Zach Germain, Miguel Paludo, Marc Davis, Jorge Artega and Ryan Truex. 
6:52
We have just seen former NASCAR Busch North Series regular Bobby Dragon, one of the greatest drivers to ever come out of the state of Vermont, here tonight to watch the races. 
6:51
We caught up with Mike Rowe for a few minutes and he’s a popular guy here tonight. In just a few minutes of talking to him, several people came up to him and told him that they were wishing that he was in a car here tonight. We’d think that Rowe would fare pretty well if he was racing tonight as he won the recent PASS North Super Late Model race here. 
6:49
Albert Johnson, who is the father of former NASCAR Busch North Series regular Mike Johnson and was the owner of the Johnson Racing #96 team when it was ont he NASCAR Tour, is here as a spectator tonight. Johnson operates Johnson Lumber in nearby Sailsbury, Massachusetts. 
6:48
We asked Eddie MacDonald what it felt like to return to an East Series car at his hometrack of Lee USA Speedway and got a mixed answer. “I’m not sure yet,” Eddie Mac replied. He said he’s not quite sure how well his car will race tonight. However, he has been in the top ten for both practice sessions and qualified ont he outside of the front row – so we expect the #71 machine to be at least pretty decent in the race. 
6:46
D.J. Shaw is one of a very few drivers who has experience here at Lee USA Speedway, but it is not in an East Series car. Shaw has raced Late Models and PASS North Super Late Models here at the track. 
6:45
The crew chief on the pole winning car of Kevin Swindell has raced at Lee USA Speedway in what was then the NASCAR Busch North Series. Robbie Harrison, a native of Scarborough, Maine, is the 2002 Series Rookie of the Year. He raced for car owner Mike Lux that season as a teammate to Mike Rowe. At Lee in 2002, Harrison finished 18th. 
6:42
The top ten qualifiers, unofficially, were rounded out by Max Gresham, Darrell Wallace, DJ Shaw, Andrew Ranger, Sergio Pena, Brett Moffitt, Ryan Gifford and Andrew Smith. 
6:39
Kevin Swindell won the pole for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race tonight. Eddie MacDonald was the second quickest in qualifying. We will have a full rundown shortly. 
6:23
Currently, just past halfway in qualifying Eddie MacDonald is on the provisional pole followed by Darrell Wallace, D.J. Shaw, Sergio Pena and Brett Moffitt. 
5:27
We are going to take a break to gather some notes and snap some photos. We’ll be back in a short while. 
5:26
Comment From Don from This Week 

I see Zach Germain is there. He ran Columbus (Ohio,USA) Motor Speedway for a season or two in Local Late Models 

5:26
Tonight there will be a Busch North racers reunion with a number of notable drivers from the history of this series here to meet fans. Expected here tonight are
Mike Rowe, Ben Rowe, Bobby Dragon, Joey Kourafas, Dick McCabe, Mike Olsen, Andy Santerre and Dale Shaw.
5:21
The last time that this series appeared at Lee was in 2004, but there wasn’t a race. The event was actually rained out, rescheduled and rained out again. It was not made up a second time and we know a few people who still have rainchecks for the show.Of the 27 drivers entered in that 2004 event, only two – Eddie MacDonald and Matt Kobyluck are here to race tonight.

Andy Santerre is here as the team manager for Revolution Racing and Mike Olsen is now a car owner in the series.

Many of the other drivers from 2004 have also found racing homes. Brian Hoar, Kip Stockwell, Mike Johnson and Barney McRae have all tried out ACT Late Models with various degrees of success. Bill Penfold is now racing part-time in PASS North. Mike Stefanik has returned to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Ryan Moore has run some PASS South races this year and Dale Quarterley hopped into the Darling Motorsports #52 Modified to win the NASCAR WMT race at Lime Rock Park earlier this year.

5:16
Thanks for tuning in. This race will also be televised on a tape-delayed basis. It will air on SPEED on August 5th at 6pm ET. 
5:15
Comment From Guest 

WIsh I was down there tonight, but I’ll enjoy BD on TV and MT on TSN! (thanks Mike!) 

5:07
Brad Leighton leads all drivers in the series with four victories at this track. Leighton no longer competes on this tour, but does run part-time schedules in both the PASS North Super Late Model Series and on the ACT Late Model Tour. 
5:06
This will be the 17th time that the tour which is now known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has raced at Lee USA Speedway. The all-time winningest driver in the series, Kelly Moore, won the first race held here in 1992. 
5:01
The fans are filing into the track for tonight’s races and we’ve just seen a familiar face to the short track world who is here to watch the event. That’s Mike Rowe – who is a former winner in this series. He’s driven many different cars through the years in what used to be the NASCAR Busch Grand National North Series including the #15 O’Connor GMC Buick Regal and a #24 Chevrolet owned by Mike Lux. 
4:59
To help the fans see the entire track better here tonight, teams had to unload their haulers and leave only their pit boxes, tire carts, awnings and utility carts in the infield. Since most of the East Series teams these days have 18-wheelers to haul around with, that was a very good idea. 
4:52
The weather here tonight is wonderful. It’s a little warm right now, but a lot less humid than things have been recently in these parts. Every cloud that is in the sky, and there aren’t many, is white and rain should not be any type of an issue during tonight’s races. 
4:51
The format for those practice speeds are postion/car number/driver/sponsor/best lap time/best lap speed 
4:50
1 9 Kevin Swindell* Curb Records/NOS Energy 15.877 85.029
2 8 Marc Davis Revolution Racing 15.927 84.762
3 0 Ryan Truex 15.933 84.730
4 6 Darrell Wallace, Jr.* Castle Packs Power 15.950 84.639
5 37 Andrew Smith* www.sprakerracing.com 16.001 84.370
6 60 D.J. Shaw* Precision JLM/Subway 16.012 84.312
7 84 Cole Whitt* Red Bull 16.017 84.285
8 71 Eddie MacDonald Grimm Construction 16.070 84.007
9 20 Brett Moffitt Game Plan for Life 16.093 83.887
10 2 Ryan Gifford* Freightliner 16.140 83.643
11 12 Jorge Arteaga Red Baron/Activision TV 16.146 83.612
12 77 Miguel Paludo* Stemco Duroline 16.187 83.400
13 24 Zach Germain* Germain Motor Company 16.205 83.308
14 35 Andrew Ranger* Waste Management Recycling 16.209 83.287
15 4 Sergio Pena* Changing Lanes 16.226 83.200
16 30 Jeff Anton East Coast Resurfacing 16.242 83.118
17 7 Ryan Duff Laughlin Performance/Pine Branch Coal 16.250 83.077
18 17 Jason Patison Lucas Oil/E3 Spark Plugs/Rockstar Energy 16.291 82.868
19 54 Julian Albarracin AAIC/Fadden Racing 16.296 82.842
20 40 Matt Kobyluck Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino 16.351 82.564
21 28 Ali Kern Hybrid Haven 16.358 82.528
22 18 Max Gresham* Gresham & Associates 16.442 82.107
23 63 John Salemi Dangerous Red 16.458 82.027
24 50 Todd Peck* tap.tv 
4:49
Here are the results of the second practice session for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitors as reported by NASCARHomeTracks.com:
4:48
Pat Floyd has won the second and final Late Model heat race over JR Baril and Travis Canney. 
4:40
Heat races for the ACT-spec Late Models are on the track right now. Jeremy Harclerode won the first 12-lap qualifier over Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Miles Chipman. 
4:38
Welcome to Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire for Trackside Now coverage of tonight’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race. 

Trackside Now: NASCAR K&N Pro Series 125 – Lee USA Speedway – 7/30/10