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Scott Serydynski Grabs Checkered in Seekonk Sportsman; Fanning Black Flagged For Fluid Leak; Murphy’s Spin Mangles Baxter; Adams Edges Melberg – PTD Exclusive

By DAVID M WIERNUSZ “We were trying to hold on because I knew we had a good car,” said Scott Serydynski as he was catching his breath after his third Sportsman win of the season. “Unfortunately we got a little banged up in the front, which wasn’t too bad, we were still able to stay up front and we were […]

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Paul Lallier Holds Off Serydynski, Grabs Seekonk Sportsman Win; Baxter Flexes Mid-Season Muscle; Melberg Breaks Rotor; Bruneau Tops Points

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ “A little slow and low never hurt anybody!” was the word from a very happy Paul Lallier in victory lane as he discussed his late race driving strategy that closed the door on the inside to hold off a persistent challenge from Scott Serydynski.  “It was a little iffy with the 22 (Serydynski) behind me but […]

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Streaking – Hirschman Wins Sixth Consecutive Feature at Holland International Speedway; Emerling, Kochenash, Wylie Finish in Top Five – PTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Lake Erie Speedway, Jennerstown Speedway, Evergreen Raceway, Seekonk Speedway, Oswego Speedway and now Holland International Speedway. That’s a list of the tracks that Matt Hirschman has won consecutive features at after winning Saturday night’s Thunder in the Hills 100 at Holland giving him six in a row. “Best I’ve ever had now by far,” stated Hirschman of […]

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Ryan Flood Grabs First Career Win in Seekonk Sportsman – Bruneau Comes Up Short; Track Officials Penalize Lallier for Murphy Bump; Tempers Flare.

    By DAVID M WIERNUSZ   “Finally we got it.  It’s been a long time coming – four years in the making,” said Ryan Flood, the eighteen-year-old driver from Sandwich, MA marking his first trip to victory lane in the Sportsman division.  When asked about the wall of cars that that closed in on him on all sides at […]

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Team Nicotra Continues Oswego Dominance as Shullick Bags Another Win – PTD Exclusive

By JORDAN DELUCIA The 2017 racing season is halfway over and Oswego Speedway has run six events so far. Dave Shullick Jr has won four of those. Two-thirds, 67 percent, most – whatever term you use, there’s no denying Nicotra Racing’s dominance at ‘The Steel Palace’ so far this year. However, Saturday night’s victory came a little differently than did […]

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Rob Murphy Overcomes Driveshaft Problems – Grabs Checkered in Seekonk Sportsman; Bruneau Maintains Points Lead Over Fanning and Lallier; Seven Winners in Eight Races

    By DAVID M WIERNUSZ “Don’t die on me!  Don’t die on me!” is what Rob Murphy was saying to his No. 1 Barboza Trucking Sportsman for most of twenty-five lap main event before he pulled it into victory lane for his first win this season. “[The car] was fine.  Then ten laps in it made a pop like […]

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