Historic win at Seekonk for Scott Payea

SEEKONK, MA – It’s come down to who can beat Scott Payea on the American Canadian Tour and Saturday at Seekonk Speedway – for a record-breaking fourth consecutive race – the answer was nobody.

 

Payea started ninth in the Harrison Redi-Mix/RPM Motorsports No. 37. He led for the first time on lap 27 when he went around Seekonk regular Ryan Lineham who had been dicing hard with Jimmy Hebert.

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Twelfth Place Finish for Eddie MacDonald at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

Eddie MacDonald scored a 12th place finish in the K&N Pro Series East’s United Site Services 70 at NHMS on Saturday, July 15. The K&N series returned to the Loudon track for the annual NASCAR Cup weekend.

Eddie Mac posted a 15th place start in qualifying but was moved to the 20th position after sustaining an infraction in tech. The Grimm Construction Chevy moved into the 12thposition despite fighting a loose condition. Eddie Mac never got the caution he needed to bunch up the field that quickly spread out after the only caution on lap four. The 70 lap feature took only 39 minutes and forty-five seconds to run leaving no opportunity to make any significant progress.

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Travis Benjamin dominant in non-stop Make-A-Wish 150 PASS North Super Late Model race at Star Speedway

photo by Norm Marx

Epping, NH – Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Maine nailed down his first Pro All Stars Series victory of this season with a dominant performance in Saturday night’s Make-A-Wish 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.

After swapping the early lead with six-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark in the opening laps, Benjamin pulled away from the pack, leading by almost four seconds by the time eventual runner-up Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine made it to second position.

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Lee USA Speedway 7/7/17 Race Report

photo by Rich Hayes

After running the table in 2016, with no rainouts slowing the championship chases in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions, three straight rainouts early in the 2017 campaign had drivers chomping at the bit to get back in action at Lee USA Speedway on Fridaynight.

In addition to the weekly divisions, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) and Northeast Classic Lites were on the schedule, and it was a longtime Lee regular who made the headlines in the 100-lap GSPSS feature event.

Joe Squeglia of Derry, who started his racing career some 25 years ago in the Hobby Stocks at Lee USA, took advantage of a late-race incident to collect yet another Lee USA checkered flag in the P & H Electric, Automart-sponsored machine.

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Eddie MacDonald Finishes Thirteenth in the K&N Pro Series East Race at Thompson

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

Eddie MacDonald returned to Thompson Speedway Motor Sports Park for Saturday’s Busch North Throwback 100 after an eight year series hiatus to post a thirteenth place finish. The Grimm Racing Team honored legendary Busch North driver Andy Santerre by displaying the Aubuchon Hardware paint scheme for the race. While the period wrap was a huge hit with Santerre and Busch North fans, the desired outcome was not achieved.

Eddie Mac started the 100 lap feature event in the 15th position and appeared to have a competitive car early on but the car developed a loose condition by lap 20 with the Rowley veteran saying, “It felt good early in the race and I was able to pass cars but then it really started getting loose so we decided to pit on the lap 31 caution for a minor adjustment. Even that little bit just flipped it and it was too tight. We made another pit stop but the car never got to where we needed it to be. In hindsight, we probably should have left it alone but we were trying to make something happen.”

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PASS Super Late Model score at Beech Ridge snaps bad luck streak for Joey Pole, Jr.

photo by Norm Marx

Scarborough, Maine – Joey Pole, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire outgunned reigning Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Champion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine on a pair of late-race restarts to claim victory in the PASS 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Saturday night.

After taking the lead on the 105th lap restart, Pole held off the current track champion of the oval they were racing on, Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, and a determined Mike Hopkins of Hermon to seal the deal.  For Pole it was his first win of the season after winning three times on the PASS North trail last year, snapping a bad luck spell this year that has seen him fail to finish at least four races he was leading or had led due to equipment failure.

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