Tag Archives: David M. Wiernusz

Ed Perry Grabs Checkered in Exciting Seekonk Sportsman; Axon Places Second; Fanning Jumps To Early-Season Point Lead Over Bruneau

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ Ed Perry drove the wheels off his Dutch Auto Body No. 06 to take the win in Seekonk Speedway’s Sportsman twenty-five lap feature event. Perry, who started on the pole, was under constant pressure from Corey Fanning and Steve Axon. “We tried to hang one or two on the outside; hopefully they would bunch up behind […]

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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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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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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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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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