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                        1 7 44 Bobby Santos Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet 110 47 4 Running
    2 14 2 Doug Coby Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet 110 42   Running
    3 13 13 Ted Christopher J&R Pre-Cast/Cape Cod Aggregates Chevrolet 110 42 1 Running
    4 6 7 Ryan Newman Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet 110 40   Running
    5 2 16 Ryan Preece East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford 110 40 1 Running
    6 8 51 Justin Bonsignore chem3.com Chevrolet 110 38   Running
    7 4 22 Tommy Barrett, Jr. * Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks Chevrolet 110 37   Running
    8 18 70 Andy Seuss Rockingham Boat Chevrolet 110 36   Running
    9 1 6 Ron Silk TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet 110 37 2 Running
    10 10 12 Chuck Hossfeld Robert B. Our Co./Cape Cod Agrgts. Chevrolet 110 34   Running
    11 5 75 Timmy Solomito * Eastport Feeds/Alex Anderson Inc. Chevrolet 110 33   Running
    12 25 52 Matt Hirschman Furnace & Duct Supply/Seekonk GP Chevrolet 110 32   Running
    13 24 3 Jimmy Zacharias * Cape Cod Copper/Central States Chevrolet 110 31   Running
    14 23 99 Jamie Tomaino Dunleavy's Repair/N.A. Contractors Chevrolet 110 30   Running
    15 26 33 Wade Cole Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 110 29   Running
    16 28 38 Dave Salzarulo * Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 107 28   Running
    17 22 93 Rowan Pennink Monk Mechanics Hand Cleaner Chevrolet 102 27   Accident
    18 19 4 Donny Lia Mystic Missile Racing Dodge 101 26   Accident
    19 12 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing/RBSCorp.com Chevrolet 97 25   Accident
    20 16 7 Patrick Emerling Emerling Chevrolet Inc. Chevrolet 94 24   Accident
    21 29 26 Gary McDonald Lakeland Landscape/TRC Electric Pontiac 93 23   Running
    22 3 15 Todd Szegedy 15-40 Connection Chevrolet 89 23 1 Engine
    23 20 8 Glen Reen Reflex Energy/Baja Construction Chevrolet 88 21   Accident
    24 17 21 JR Bertuccio Gershow Recycling/Hagerman Systems Chevrolet 81 20   Accident
    25 15 88 Woody Pitkat Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Restaurant 69 19   Engine
    26 27 18 Ken Heagy Buoy One Seafood Ford 67 18   Engine
    27 21 64 Ron Yuhas, Jr. Fast Track Electric/Hughes Motors Chevrolet 56 17   Transmission
    28 11 79 Spencer Davis * Hillbilly Racing/Coors 21 Means 21 Pontiac 53 16   Running
    29 30 1 Melissa Fifield * Allstate Insurance Chevrolet 24 15   Handling
    30 9 1 Mike Stefanik Cady's Tavern Chevrolet




    Pennink Takes Point Lead Into Stafford Speedway Friday Night


    Canaan, N.H. -- Reigning Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley,
    Pennsylvania, sits atop the point standings when the series returns to Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford,
    Connecticut, Friday night, July 18.

    The race, the fourth annual ‘Lincoln Tech 80’ is the 9th race of the 17-race schedule.

    Pennink moved into the point lead after a fourth place finish last weekend at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.
    H., where he claimed his only win this season, in April.

    The standings have taken on a different look at the half way mark of the 2014 campaign.  

    Consistency has kept Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, the two-time series Champion, in the hunt since the outset,
    and a solid runner-up finish at Monadnock has put the second generation driver back in second place only four
    points behind Pennink.

    Another picture of consistent, Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, N.Y, is only six points back in the standings in his first
    full year with the VMRS. Bonsignore has knocked on the door several times this season seeking his first win. He
    enters the halfway point of the schedule a candidate for a series title.

    Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT., slipped from leading the standings to fourth place after a tough outing at
    Monadnock and a 20th place finish.  Szegedy will be right at home at Stafford. He was victorious there last month.

    And the plot thickens with the veteran Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, red-hot with three wins and now fifth in the
    standings after a slow start.
    Savary heads to Stafford with back-to-back wins at Lee and Monadnock. He won the May race at Seekonk.

    Inaugural Lincoln Tech 80 winner Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT., is a confirmed entry. Also expected is Steven
    Masse, of Bellingham, MA, Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, Connecticut drivers, Max Zachem, of Preston, and
    Dave Etheridge, of Portland, and ‘Mr. Rooter’ Rookie of the Year point leader, Mike Willis Jr of Grantham, NH.

    Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, a two-time series winner at Stafford, is also expected to compete.

    34 cars entered the event last year. Another strong turnout is anticipated.

    Qualifying races start at 6:15 P.M.  




                   Valenti Modified Racing Series Firecracker 100 Saturday

    Canaan, NH. -- An Independence Day holiday weekend tradition continues Saturday night, July 5, as the Valenti
    Modified Racing Series invades the high-banked Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH., for the 11th annual
    ‘Firecracker 100’ for open-wheel modified race cars.

    The yearly event draws a strong field of cars and a large turnout of race fans for the holiday race program and
    popular fireworks presentation.

    As of Tuesday, 27 VMRS race teams indicated they plan to compete in this Saturday’s event.

    The race annually pits drivers with a successful history at the tricky quarter mile against those that are still trying to
    conquer the popular western New Hampshire speedplant.

    Two drivers that have won 21 of the 37 VMRS races contested at Monadnock, are entered

    16-time Monadnock winner Kirk Alexander, the series all-time winning driver, will compete with 5-time Monadnock
    victor, legendary Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, VT. also on the pre-race roster.  

    Add another popular Monadnock driver, multi-time winner Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, NH, into the mix. He’ll drive for
    car owner Warren Mordenti.

    Current point leader Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, a former Monadnock winner and reigning champion and two-
    time Monadnock victor Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, are entered.

    Holtsville, New York’s, Justin Bonsignore, two-time champion, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, Steve Masse, of
    Bellingham, MA.and last weeks Lee winner, Richard Savary of Canton, MA, are entered.

    New Hampshire drivers, Dana Smith, of Sunapee, ‘Mister Rooter’ Rookie of the Year point leader Mike Willis Jr, of
    Grantham, and Matthew Mead, of Richmond, are all expected.

    Heading to Monadnock the points chase for the series championship shows Szegedy at an even 300 with a 22-
    point lead over Pennink. Bonsignore and Pasteryak are tied for third with 263 points each. Masse has 252 points
    and Richard Savary, with his win at Lee last Friday, has drawn closer to the top five with 242 points.

    Grandstand seating opens at 3:00 PM with qualifying races at 5:00 PM  



             Savary First To Repeat With Lee VMRS Win


    Lee, N.H. – Richard Savary used a different approach Friday night breaking away from the norm. He charged to
    the front from his 11th starting position, challenged early front runners Tom Carey Jr., and Todd Szegedy, to take
    the lead on lap 55 and go to win the Valenti Modified Racing Series sanctioned ‘Port City 100’ at Lee USA
    Speedway, Friday night, June 27.

    The win was the Canton, Massachusetts., drivers second this season and his third career VMRS victory.

    Instead of doing what most drivers do when competing at Lee, hang back and save their tires for the second half of
    the race, Savary changed his strategy and ran hard early on to put himself in contention for the lead.

    “This is the first time here for all of us with this new right rear tire so nobody knew what it was really going to do. I
    took a page out of the Steve Masse book. He seems to get to the front and try to hang there. I thought I’d give that
    a try tonight. Late in the race we had good clean restarts. Hard racing. I think if the 21 (Bonsignore) was in front of
    me I would have had my hands full but I’m glad it was someone like him driving the car behind me.”

    Savary continued, “We weren’t very good in practice so we made a lot of changes. We rode and then got to the
    front. I have to thank Justin (Bonsignore) for being a gentleman. I got a little aggressive with him for a couple of
    laps when we were racing for the lead. He gave it back to me going into three and four for the white (flag). That’s
    racing. I tried to give him as much room as I could on the outside but I wasn’t going to give up either.”

    Holtsville, NY., driver Bonsignore came on late in the race to pressure Savary for the win. Bonsignore showed
    frustration in victory lane.

    “ I’m tired of finishing second, that’s four out of seven this year. We’ll just continue with consistency to get
    ourselves back in it. That’s the first time here with the MRS so I’m pretty happy”

    Bonsignore also voiced frustration when talking about making a bid for the lead.

    “Gotta find where the rules are here. I mean I was up there against the wall down there in (turn) one and had him
    beat. Can’t be upset with second but when your going for the lead you got to be a little more consistent. We’ll go to
    Monadnock (July 5) and try and get the W.”

    Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA., finished third. Not the kind of night he hoped based on his game plan.

    “Usually here people save tires and go slow so I thought I’d switch it up a bit and pick the pace up..It really didn’t
    work out. We didn’t have the best car tonight. A third place finish is still good and we’ll take it.”

    Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, VT, made another of his late race charges to finish fourth, with Rowan Pennink, of
    Huntingdon Valley, PA, rounding out the top five.

    Sixth through tenth were, Chris Pasteryak, David Schneider, Carey, Donnie Lashua, and Max Zachem.

    Qualifying heat winners were Lashua, and Szegedy. Lashua was substituting for Todd Owen.

    18 cars entered the event. 15 finished on the lead lap.
    The race was completed in 32 minutes, 35 seconds with only two caution flags needed for minor spins.

    The series moves to the Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, Saturday night, July 5, for the Firecracker 100.

    Lee USA Speedway
    June 27, 2014
    Entrants (18)
    Distance 100-laps
    Time of Race: 32:48:405
    Margin of Victory: 0.072
    Best Speed: 90.995
    Best Lap Time: 14.836  
    Best Lap By: Tom Carey Jr
    Lap Leaders: Carey (1-54) Savary (55-83) Bonsignore (89)
                         Savary 85-100
    Lead Changes  (3)  
    Cautions: Laps- (72, 83)

    Unofficial Finish: (1) Savary (2) Bonsignore (3) Masse (4) Jarvis (5) Pennink (6) Pasteryak (7) Schneider  (8)
    Carey Jr  (9) Lashua (10) Zachem (11) Mead (12) Szegedy (13) Willis (14) Wrenn (15) Smith (16) Medeiros (17)
    Nocella (18) Cyr





    Justin Bonsignore  2014 Icebreaker  WMT  winner
NASCAR Race Number 3
Unofficial Race Results For The TSI Harley-Davidson 125 - 06/06/2014
Stafford Motor Speedway - Stafford, Conn. - 0.5-mile banked paved oval
Total Race Length 104 K - 130L - 65 M
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Points B/Points Status
1 2 2 Doug Coby Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet 130 48 5 Running
2 9 51 Justin Bonsignore chem3.com Chevrolet 130 42 Running
3 1 44 Bobby Santos Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet 130 42 1 Running
4 6 93 Rowan Pennink Monk Mechanics Hand Cleaner Chevrolet 130 40 Running
5 10 88 Woody Pitkat Buzz Chew Chev./TSI Harley-Davidson Chevrolet 130 39 Running
6 4 6 Ron Silk TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet 130 38 Running
7 5 07 Patrick Emerling Emerling Chev./Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet 130 37 Running
8 17 13 Ted Christopher J&R Pre-Cast/Cape Cod Aggregates Chevrolet 130 36 Running
9 13 16 Ryan Preece East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford 130 35 Running
10 15 8 Glen Reen Reflex Energy/Baja Construction Chevrolet 130 34 Running
11 3 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing/RBSCorp.com Chevrolet 130 33 Running
12 12 64 Ron Yuhas, Jr. Fast Track Electric/Scorpion Const Chevrolet 130 32 Running
13 11 75 Timmy Solomito * Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc. Chevrolet 130 31 Running
14 16 52 Matt Hirschman Furnace & Duct/Seekonk Grand Prix Chevrolet 129 30 Running
15 8 4 Donny Lia Mystic Missile Racing Dodge 129 29 Running
16 21 89 Shawn Solomito * Cystic Fibrosis Fdn./Acme Sanitary Chevrolet 127 28 Running
17 18 38 Dave Salzarulo * Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 126 27 Running
18 23 26 Gary McDonald Lakeland Landscape/TRC Electric Pontiac 124 26 Running
19 22 33 Wade Cole Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 123 25 Running
20 7 22 Tommy Barrett, Jr. * Canto Paving/Ferguson/Waterworks Chevrolet 112 24 Accident
21 19 99 Jamie Tomaino Dunleavy's Repair/N.A. Contractors Chevrolet 112 23 Accident
22 24 01 Melissa Fifield * Allstate Insurance/Easter Boats Chevrolet 108 22 Running
23 20 18 Ken Heagy Buoy One Seafood Ford 101 21 Steering
24 14 48 Keith Rocco Wheelers Auto/Mr. Rooter Chevrolet 81 20 Engine
RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Bobby Santos, Time: 18.327 Seconds, Speed: 98.216 mph
Failed to Qualify: (1) Richie Pallai, Jr. (#39).
Time of Race: 0 hrs., 53 mins, 6 secs Average Speed: 73.446 mph Margin of Victory: 0.394 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 104-111 (Cars #4, 18 accident (Turn 1) [8]); 113-117 (Cars #22, 99 accident (Turn 3) (Red Flag 3 mins.) [none]); 122-127 (Car #52
spinout (Turn 4) [75]). 3 for 19 laps.





    June 7, 2014

    Masse (2) Bonsignore  (3) Wrenn  (4) Zachem (5) Schneider
    (6) Todd Szegedy (7) Pasteryak (8) Gernhard (9) Willis (10) Kay
    (11) Mead (12) Savary (13) Jarvis (14) Kopec (15) Houlihan (16) Pennink (17) Medeiros
    (18) Pearl (19) Nocella (20) Holdridge (21) Smith (22) Abele (23) Richardi (24) Meservey
     
    Barrett Wins On Last Lap Pass At Thompson

    Thompson, CT. -- 19-year old Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, cashed in on a lap 66 caution flag, moved to second on the restart, then passed race leader, Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, on
    the final lap to win the Valenti Modified Racing Series 75-lap feature race Thursday night at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, Connecticut.

    Barrett’s victory was his seventh series win and his first series victory at Thompson. Barrett becomes the fourth different winner in as many races this season.  

    Barrett, piloting the # 9 Victory Lane Bar and Grill modified, started outside front row and fell back several positions.

    “We tend to lay back but I wanted to stay up front and not let those guys (leaders) get to far away from me. It was just the way we wanted it. Top ten, top five. At the end we got the caution I
    needed and got a good restart.,” Barrett explained in victory lane. “ They told me on the radio we were faster than those guys up front. “I got up on the wheel and did what I had to do”

    Barrett’s victory is his seventh series win and his first series victory

    Reigning champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., started 19th and finished a strong second at the end.   
    “We started a little further back than we like too. A race going green like that a long time and everyone spread out we tried to take it easy and save our stuff. At some point you gotta go when
    the laps are counting down. We had a slight vibration, the 9 (Barrett) and 85 (Szegedy) were wicked fast so I’m happy with a second.”

    Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, chased Szegedy from the start of the race and finished a strong third.

    Richard Savary, of Canton, MA., and Dave Etheridge, of Portland, CT., rounded out the top five.

    Szegedy, Tom Carey Jr, Anthony Nocella, Jeff Malave, and Chris Pasteryak, finished sixth through tenth.

    26 cars started the race with 10 cars finishing on the lead lap.

    34 teams attempted to qualify. Heats winners were Keith Rocco, Ryan Preece, Barrett, with consolation races going to Max Zachem, and Chris Pasteryak.   


    The series returns to Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, Saturday June 7.

    Race Summary:
    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
    May 29,2014
    Entrants (34)
    Distance: 75-laps
    Time of Race: 40:13:709
    Margin of 1.206
    Best Speed: 119.218 (Szegedy)
    Best Lap Time: 18.873
    Lead Changes: 1
    Lap Leaders: Szegedy (1-74) Barrett (75)
    Cautions: Laps- 1,66,68

    Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Barrett (2) Pennink
    (3) Christopher (4) Savary (5) Etheridge (6) Szegedy
    (7) Carey Jr. (8) Nocella (9) Malave (10) Chris Pasteryak
    (11) Schneider (12) Zachem (13) Jeff Rocco (14) Willis Jr.
    (15) Kopec (16) Meservey Jr. (17) Owen (18) Abele Jr.
    (19) Masse (20) Keith Rocco (21) Goodale (22) Bonsignore
    (23) Holdridge (24) Preece (25) Seidell Jr (26) Charlie Pasteryak
                                                                                  
    Savary Becomes Third Different Winner With Seekonk Victory

    Seekonk, MA. – Second generation driver Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, took the lead on lap 45 and was never headed winning Sunday’s 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series event at
    Seekonk Speedway.

    Savary, who grew up watching his father George Savary compete successfully at the famed race track, started 3rd in a 23 car field. The victory is Richard’s second VMRS win. He joins both
    Keith Rocco and Rowan Pennink as race winners this season.

    Savary piloting a brand new mount praised his new ride for the 2014 campaign. “This is a new chassis we got from Brad Lafontaine over the winter. We put our running gear in it and the first
    two races at Waterford and Monadnock the car was super fast. We got into some situations and were not able to show the speed. Today we were able to show the speed.”

    Justin Bonsignore, of West Islip, NY, started 9th, and finished second again after nabbing the runner-up spot last week at Monadnock.“We had a good car. Picked them off one by one. We
    were a little too neutral. We probably should have been a little tighter to start the race which might have helped us to get through traffic but it hurt us at the end when we couldn’t go get the
    99 (Savary)

    Anthony Nocella. of Woburn, MA, finished a solid third holding off a persistent Steven Masse, of Bellingham, MA., in the late stages of the race. Nocella, who took the green flag from the 8th
    starting position, was pleased with the podium finish. “ It was a good car. I thought we had a fast car in the first couple of races. We had a couple of problems We had to strip the car right
    down to the frame after Monadnock. So it was a solid run. Thought we had a little more but we got loose at the end. All in all it was a good run.”

    Masse and Todd Annarummo, of Swansea, Ma, rounded out the top five.

    Sixth through tenth were, Jeff Rocco, Pennink, Chris Pasteryak, Max Zachem, and Todd Szegedy.

    13 of the 23 cars that started the race finished on the lead lap.

    Another fast race was scored at Seekonk by the VMRS at 29 minutes, 16 seconds to complete the 100-laps. Only three caution flags were displayed. The race went non-stop to lap 100 after
    the third and final caution flag on lap 34.

    The series next event is Thursday, May 29, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT.

    Contact: John Spence Sr
    603-801-7640

       Contact: Jim Schaefer (516) 635-5211

       TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES AND DUNLEAVY'S ADDS INCENTIVE FOR RACE TEAMS

           RIVERHEAD, NY- The Tri-Track Open Modified Series, with the help of the Connecticut based Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Repair and Doug Dunleavy have just
    finalized a deal to help encourage teams from afar to compete in the biggest Modified Open events of the year.

       For each event, beginning with the May 11, "Bullring Bash Powered by Sunoco" at NH's Lee USA Speedway, the three race teams traveling the furthest distance to race
    will share a total of $1,000 regardless of their results on raceday.

       "I asked Jim Schaefer, who has worked so hard to make these events a success how I can help, Dunleavy said. "He suggested that we help out the teams traveling the
    furthest. We don't want teams to get discouraged by travel expenses, because these three races are going to be worth the trip."

       The car being hauled the most miles- not the driver- as determined by Google Maps, will be paid $500 by Dunleavy's. The second furthest traveled car will be worth
    $300, and the third longest distance will pay $200 on top of the guaranteed purse money available to every team who attempts to qualify for the May 11 race at Lee.

       This bonus will also apply to the other two Tri-Track events. The fifth running of the SBM 125 at NH's Star Speedway on Saturday, June 14 which already has a
    guaranteed purse of more than $41,000 and growing. The July 23 Seekonk 100, on "Open Wheel Wednesday" will close out the three race spectacular, paying out an
    additional $10,000 point fund, sponsored by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Quincy, Mass.

       This added bonus from Dunleavy's brings the expected payoff for the Sunday, May 11 "Bullring Bash Powered by Sunoco" to roughly $45,000. This brand new major
    event, made possible by 'The Racing Guys' group, is set up to pay every entrant a minimum of $300 to non-qualifiers and $1,000 to qualified cars.

       The new bonus is only open to race teams who send in their entry blanks prior to the early entry deadline, which is May 4 for Lee. A number of early entries have
    already been received, as the event now only two weeks from Sunday.
       Heading the list of those already entered are two former winners at Lee in previous Valenti Modified Racing Series events at the three-eights mile oval. Both Les
    Hinckley and Chris Pasteryak are pre-registered, and either could leave Lee on May 11 with more than $7,000 in their pocket from a race win, including bonus lap money.

       Max Zachem is also entered. He too has found success at Lee, earning finishes in the top three previously, and it would be no surprise if he is able to find the fastest
    way around Lee as well. Drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, such as Ryan Preece and Justin Bonsignore will be among those entered, as will Race of
    Champions stars Matt Hirschman and Andy Jankowiak and many, many more.

       With a one tire change being allowed during the 100-lap race, and a field of quality drivers not seen in years at Lee, almost any one of the drivers who qualify through
    the four competitive heat races will have a shot at the $5,000 plus bonuses first place payday.

       Sunday, May 11 is the date, and because the available date falls on Mothers Day, ALL MOTHERS will be given a $5 discount off the $25 general admission price for
    this event. The Small Block Supermodifieds, Hobby Stocks and Classic Lites will also run feature events.

       For more information log onto the track web site at: www.leeusaspeedway.com, www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com or check out the Tri Track Open Series Facebook
    page.
      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                         Pennink Repeats As Spring Dash Winner At Monadnock

    Winchester N.H. – With a large crowd braving bitter cold temperatures looking on, reigning Series Champion Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA., made it back to back wins when he
    won the “Spring Dash 100” Valenti Modified Racing Series event Saturday night, April 19, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.

    The victory was Pennink’s 10th career VMRS win and his third at the Monadnock oval.  

    Pennink started on the pole in a 25-car field driving a brand new mount for car owners Gary and Kim Casella, of Saugus, MA.

    Pennink led the first five laps before turning over the lead to Justin Bonsignore, of W. Islip, NY., who fast became the class of the field. Bonsignore, driving for noted car owner/fabricator Art
    Barry would lead the event until the halfway mark.

    The second half of the race is when things got interesting setting the stage for a great finish that left fans buzzing.

    Pennink reclaimed the lead on lap 51 and help it to lap 67. Bonsignore snatched it back for laps 68 and 69. Pennink took the lead back for the final time on lap 70 and held to the finish.

    The racing behind the leader in the late stages was intense. Bonsignore and Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA., staged a torrid duel often side by side with Masse winning out and slipping into
    second on lap 83.

    Bonsignore gave chase for 10 laps when he pulled up alongside Masse and made the pass on lap 93 to secure the runner-up position.

    Masse settled for third, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, after a late race charge, finished an impressive fourth, with Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT. fifth.

    Pennink in victory lane stated, “It was a great race. Justin and Steve ran a really hard race. They pressed me really hard.”

    The winner’s new car was strong all day in only it’s second outing. “Gary, Bob, all the guys did a good job putting this car together to get it ready for Waterford. They did an amazing job here
    today and I can’t thank them enough.”
      
    Sixth through tenth were; Dwight Jarvis, Matt Mead, Dylan Kopec, Max Zachem, and Mike Willis Jr.

    The race, slowed by eight caution flags, was completed in 54 minutes, 15 seconds.

    Heat winners were; Szegedy, Willis, and Pennink.

    Next event is Sunday, May 4.

    Race No. 2 of 17- Monadnock Speedway
    Entrants: 26 (25 starters)
    Distance: 100 laps
    Time of Race:  54:15:583
    Best Lap Time: 12.775  (Holdridge)
    Lead Changes: 4 (2 drivers)
    Lap Leaders: Pennink (1-5) Bonsignore  (6-50) Pennink (51-67)
    Bonsignore (68-69) Pennink (70-100  
    Cautions: 8 Laps 1,12,26,26,34,53,58,83

    Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Pennink, (2) Bonsignore, (3) Masse, (4) Pasteryak, (5) Szegedy, (6) Jarvis, (7) Mead (8) Kopec (9) Zachem (10) Willis, (11) Owen (12) Douglas (13) Rocco (14)
    Bakaj (15) Savary (16) Wrenn (17) Schneider (18) Richardi (19) Smith (20) Alexander (21) Nocella (22) Carey (23) Holdridge (24) Seidell (25) Cyr.

                      
    Old  NEW'S
    Doug Coby   HD 125  winner
Steve Masse  VMRS   Seekonk
    Tommy Barrett VMRS     Thompson
    Santos  wins  Loudon