Driver Watch !

Congratulations to all who raced and the champions in the 2014 racing season. I think the Camping World Truck race @ Loudon, NH,Sept.20th was the best that I have seen in 5 years, Nascar, Nationwide Race at Kansas, 43 car entry list and two Female Drivers entered, Milka Duno #29 Rab Racing Toyota, 3rd attempt and Jennifer Jo-Cobb, a Kansas native and her 10th career start in the Nemechek #87 . Sept.27th a SK Modified Champion is crowned for a 9th time at Stafford Speedway, Conn. Teddy Christopher finish's third after being sent to the rear and claims the prize. Keith Rocco wins the Sk Modified and the Late Model Championships at the Waterford/Speedbowl,Conn.The Valenti Modified Touring Series, Keith Rocco (3) wins at the Waterford Speedbowl Oct.5th, Oct.11-12 Lee USA and Thompson Speedway Oct. 18-19th Rowan Pennick, Justine Bonsignore, or sleeper Richard Savory ? Who's equipment will survive three races in 14 days ? Whelen Mod. Tour, Doug Coby 2012 Champion, 24th or better at Thompson claims the Crown. Can Ryan Preece hold the 10 point lead over Keith Rocco for SK Mod.Track Championship at Thompson ? Late/Model Rick Gentes +16 points and Glenn Boss, back to back years for all the marbles ? Sam Hornish Jr. to drive for Richard Petty Motorsports #9 in 2015 ?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank You for Tuning in tonight. 224 photos & stories from Thompson to Follow !

all photo's by W.Gauvin Barber
#9 TOMMY BARRETT'S  FRONT NERF BAR
WOODY PITKAT'S CHARIOT
ISMA 150 MILES PER HOUR, NO SPOTTERS !
Champion Mike Veins
# 55 Nick Anderson beat the Best !

Dick Berggren, Hall of Fame
Bellingham's#13 Steve Masse Winner ! Pole to Checker !
6 Time Champion L/M Burrillville's own Rick Gentes  74 career wins +
Champion Justine Bonsignore, Great Crew !
As #70 Rick Gentes finished race for the Championship !
Hall of Famer Dick Berggren and Wayne G. Barber
2nd place Donnie Lia and winner Ryan Preece
 
Ryan Preece !
99 % capacity !
2013 Valenti Champion and a third today, 2nd for 2014, Rowan Pennick

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Waterford Speedbowl on the Chopping Block Sat. 10/18/14 Noontime

Waterford,Conn.  The future of the Waterford/ Speedbowl race track will likely be decided this Saturday. A foreclosure auction is scheduled to take place at the 3/8 th mile asphalt oval track Saturday at noon. Terry Eames,current owner of Waterford Speedbowl, confirmed to Racedayct today that the odds of him refinancing the track are slim to none at this point in time.
 A demolition derby and enduro scheduled for Saturday at the track could very well be the last events held at the track, which opened 64 years ago.
  The forclosure auction slated for Saturday was scheduled for January.Eames has twice before prevented the track from going up for auction, but this time it appears there is nothing Eames can do to stop it . Source NSSN staff at nationalspeedsportsnews.com

NEMA Bethany Stoehr and NEMA Light Megan Cugini

Whelen Modified 2012 champion Doug Coby and 2014 ?
Terry Eames last Straw ?

Valenti Modified Racing Series Lee USA Results

#99 Richard Savory from Canton Mass. and a former guest on the "Race Chatter in the 2014 race season claims his 4th victory and second this season at Lee, USA in New Hampshire. Savory also now has 5 career wins in the series to tie Andy Seuss who just won the 2014 NASCAR Southern Modified Championship.
The points race was tied between  2013 champion #25 Rowan Pennick and #21 Justine Bonsignore after Pennick won his point paying heat race. Savory and #44 Woody Pitkat, fresh off his two big wins this year in the NASCAR Whelen North Series,also won their heat races. Woody won my hard charger of the race award after spinning out on lap #49 and having to pit because a tire went down and still stayed hitting  his marks for a solid podium finish. A restart with 20 to go tightened the field to Pitkat's advantage
  Bonsignore said, started dead last via taking a provisional and a season high 5th second place finish,we had a game plan of just riding around similar to what the #9 (Barrett) does because it usually works nine times out of ten. The caution fell our way at the end. We did what we had to do and not get into anybody. It was a little weird with the 9 (Barrett). I don't know what was going on there, but it was a good day for us. It would be an honor to go to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and win a championship for the legendary Art Barry and Spafco team, these guys work their tails off every night in the shop and I get to just show up and drive. Source, Valenti P/R Dept. and James Snape.
 Rookie of the year candidate #38 Mike Willis Jr. of Grantham, NH, improved his rookie record by leading the first 19 laps and a final top 5 finish before losing the lead to #76 Dennis Perry of Pawcatuck, Conn. who then set the pace to lap 81. Perry garnered his season and career best 4th place finish in the race and cannot wait for the green flag at Thompson to drop.
  Savory who had a good starting slot of the 6th hole then made his move on lap 81 to score the victory.  On lap #85 the field knew that #9 (Barrett) was being black flagged but he still stayed out on the race track. Savory did not play the game of trying to run him down on his worn tires and to bring his race car home in one piece after what will be three races in 14 days to end the 2014 racing season.
 27 race cars made up the qualifying field for the event on the large season ending event at Lee USA and 24 made the starting field. Drivers,Kirk Alexander, CJ Bolton, and Greg Hurley DNQ
 After a pre-race drivers meeting that warned of aggressive driving would not be tolerated, race director John Spence Jr. backed up that warning by disqualifying #9 Tommy Barrett Jr., for being to aggressive with his front bumper and a three wide pass.
 The roller coaster season comes to a climax this weekend with Justine Bonsignore holding a comfortable 37 point advantage. Pennick took the lethal points hit on lap #80 with his ignition system failed in the race car and had to park it.The contest will be for bragging rights for #2 through 4 in the final standings. Pennick, Savory or #5ct Chris Pasteryak who is still looking for his first win in 2014. With the #66 Keith Rocco entered in the race, do not count him out after snagging three wins on his short schedule in the Valenti Modified Racing Series...Wayne

      1 # 99 Richard Savory
      2 #21 Justine Bonsignore
      3 #42 Woody Pitkat
      4 #76 Dennis Perry
      5 #38 Mikes Willis Jr. (R)
      6 #16 Keith Rocco(Father in laws race car)
      7 #51 Russ Hersey
      8 #5ct Chris Pasteryak
      9 #28 Dwight Jarvis
     10 #04 Joey Jarvis
Barrett's front nerf bar  Photo Share Face Book by Mario Fiore
 

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photo by simply the best, Crystal Snape



 photo by Crystal Snape
2nd win in 2014 at Lee, 4th of the year and 5th of his Valenti Racing Career, Richard Savory !

Monday, October 13, 2014

Reminder, NO Race Chatter tonight Columbus Day and special programming at WNRI

Almost the second Female Track Champion at Riverhead !

Barrett's front Chrome Horn !


Get Well Soon Steve ! 

NETS ONE MORE TO GO BABY !