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Paul Lallier Takes Checkered In Seekonk Sportsman; Linwood Cowen, Sr. Passes at Age 67; Perry, Lambert Issued Warnings

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ “As soon as I took the lead, I hit the afterburners and I was outta here!”  Those were the comments of Paul Lallier in victory lane as he compared his No. 70 Stafford Electric / Chaz’s Auto Body Sportsman to a jet engine’s dramatic flame and jolt of thrust. Dick Benoit and defending champion Scott Bruneau […]

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Bruneau Wins Seekonk Sportsman; Fanning and Casper Charge Through Field; Speedway Finally Races Rain-Postponed Opener.

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ “It was a tough one, but we held on to it.” Those were part of the comments that Scott Bruneau made after parking his Phil’s Propane No. 74 in victory lane. The defending Sportsman champion started on the outside of the second row and managed to repeatedly hold off restart challenges by John Hanafin and “Sparky” […]

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Tempers Flare at Waterford’s Wild “Full Fender Throwdown”; On-Track Brouhaha Erupts Between Limited Sportsman Drivers Waterman and Stone; Fans Feud; Hadley Takes Checkered

By DAVID M WIERNUSZ A crash following a three-wide battle for the lead ended up with Limited Sportsman diver Al Stone III exiting his race car to chase down fellow competitor Ryan Waterman. Waterman, who was still strapped in his No. 75, evaded Stone’s foot pursuit by first backing up, banging into the front end of Jon Porter’s parked No. […]

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Rain Interrupts Seekonk Opener; Murphy Sidelined for On-Track Infraction; Sportsman Roster Shuffles

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ Rain showers brought a premature end to Seekonk Speedway’s Sunday afternoon opening event. Each of the four divisions – Pro Stocks, Sportsman, Sport Trucks and Late Models – were able to complete their qualifying heats. However, three laps into the first feature event light rain started to fall bringing a close to the day’s racing. The […]

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Podium Finishes for Blewett and Hirschman, Colton was all Smiles at Myrtle Beach – PTD Exclusive

By DEAN REYNOLDS MYRTLE BEACH, SC – For the second consecutive year, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opened it’s campaign at Bobby Lutz’s Myrtle Beach Speedway. What tour regulars would call the toughest half-mile of them all with a surface that throws more curves at you than Greg Maddux. Just one year prior, the 150 lap your event came down […]

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LFR Scores Pair of Top Five Finishes in NASCAR Whelen Modified Opener with Dowling and Bonsignore – PTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Chase Dowling and Justin Bonsignore both kicked off their chase for the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title at the Myrtle Beach Speedway this past weekend. For Dowling it marked his first year chasing the title while Bonsignore has been a mainstay over the past several seasons. The duo each brought their LFR chassis’ home in the […]

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Bonsignore’s Consistency Pays Off to Win First Ever TC Cup as Indoor Auto Racing Series Champion – PTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Justin Bonsignore opened the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels with a win before backing that up with a pair of third place finishes, one in Allentown and another in the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City. That allowed the NASCAR Whelen Modified tour regular to head to Albany as the indoor series point leader. […]

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