With threatening weather in the forecast, track officials were in hurry-up mode from the drop of the first green flag, but every feature made it into the record books before the rains moved in.
Sparky MacIver scored his second win of the year in the 350 Supermodified main, Bret Culleton topped the Strictly Stocks for his first 2015 win aboard the Mike White entry ,and Melinda McCarthy took home her first-ever win at Star, taking the Roadrunner checkers on Saturday night at the famed Epping oval.
Griffith outran polesitter Mike Parks to grab the lead early in the 100-lap run, and with few cautions to slow the pace, he ran off to collect the checkers in convincing fashion, with Parks, Dillon Moltz, Babe Branscombe, and Joe Squeglia the rest of the top five.
Rookie Stephen Duphily lead the early going in the 350 Super main, with veteran John Leonard pressuring for the lead closing on halfway. The lead duo made contact on lap 14 coming off turn two, with Leonard sliding off the track and flipping over, just missing the backstretch tire barrier.
Sparky MacIver got past Duphily shortly after the restart, and he held off a strong challenge from two-time winner Mike Netishen to score the victory. Netishen, Rookie of the Year contender Jarrod Soucy, Duphily, Billy Osborne, Brandee Tree, and John Burke were next across the stripe.
Bret Culleton brought the Mike White M & W Auto entry to victory lane for the first time in the 2015 season, running off to collect the Woody’s Auto Strictly Stock checkers by a comfortable margin. Culleton outran Mike Williams of Epsom, followed by Chris Kingsley and 2014 champ Steve Douphinette,
Austin Erickson was sixth across the line , followed by Keith “Slika” Ennis of Haverhill, MA , Mike Scott, Jason Ryan of Salem, Michele Fushpanski of Seabrook, and Bobby Bouchard.
The Roadrunner feature brought a crowd-pleasing result, with Melinda McCarthy taking home her first-ever win in the 25-lap main event. “Mad Max” Dolliver was up late in the race to score second, with points leader Justin Storace third at the checkers.
Fourth went to Bob Williams, followed by Jef James, Jason Plouffe, the 7P, Paul Wainwright, Josh Demers, and Max Chaput.