Epping, NH - A familiar face was sitting in victory lane
at the end of the E Keys 4 Cars Modified feature event
on Saturday night, with multiple-time 2011 feature
winner Richard Savary making his first trip of the 2012
season to the winner‘s circle.
After taking over the top spot from early leader Vinnie
Annarummo on lap four, Savary looked to be well on his
way to victory until a late-race restart gave everybody
one last shot at the win. With side by side racing
until the finish, Savary was up to the task, holding on
to post his first win of 2012.
Patnode came on strong in the late laps to finish in the
runner-up spot by a car length, followed by opening
night winner Jacob Dore, Kevin Iannarelli, Annarummo,
defending champ Josh Cantara, Leo Oliveira, Rusty Ball,
Steve Dickey, Jr., and Brandee Tree.
Squeglia, Jr. took down his first feature win of the
year in the Allen’s Coffee Brandy Outlaw Late Models,
outlasting a field of 21 entries to collect the win.
After picking up a win in his qualifier, Squeglia
completed the sweep with an impressive run to win the
champ Mitch Wendell scored a strong second place finish,
with Gary Beauregard, Matt Robinson, Barry Raymond, Jr.,
Jimmy Ryder, Sandy Lee, Billy Ryder, and Rob MacRae
closing out the top ten finishers.
Woody’s Auto Strictly Stock action saw former champion
Steve Douphinette take down his first win of the year
after an action-packed feature event, with 2011 Rookie
of the Year Bret Culleton grabbing his best finish of
the year in second ahead of opening night winner Chris
Augevich, Matt Kawejsza, Andy Nichols, Sammy Peabody,
and John Cashman.
Veteran “Uncle Dana” Sullivan set the pace in the early
laps of the Kimball Auto Body Roadrunner main, but in
the end, it was Ricky Porter taking down the checkered
flag. Doug Dawkins made his 2012 debut and came out
with a solid runner-up effort, with Shaun Waites, Jr.,
Emil Maroun, and Ken McIlvaine rounding out the top
NELCAR Legends and Senior Tour Auto Racer (STAR) antique
racers rounded out the night’s action with a trio of the
feature events, and the 25-car Legends field had the
crowd on the edge of their seats, going green to checker
without any yellows.