Epping, NH - After a week off due to bad weather, Star
Speedway had a full slate of racing action on tap
Saturday night, with a big seven-in-one program treating
fans to an action-packed night of racing on the tight
addition to the track’s regular EKeys 4 Cars Modifieds,
Woody’s Auto Strictly Stocks, Allen’s Coffee Flavored
Brandy Outlaws and Kimball Auto Body Roadrunners, the
4-cylinder Modifieds, Classic Lites, and two classes of
Wicked Good Vintage racers all took to the track as
was Wicked Good’s first-ever appearance at the Epping
oval, and the nostalgic racecars entertained the crowd
with two heats and a pair of 15-lap main events. George
Helliwell bested Rob Bryant and Duane Skofield in the
Classic Lites feature, while it was Tommy Stilphen
taking top honors in the 4-cylinder Mods.
Defending EKeys 4 Cars Modified champion Josh Cantara
survived a caution-filled 40-lapper to collect the first
feature win in his title defense, with opening night
winner Jacob Dore chasing him across the line in the
drivers had early race trouble and had to restart at the
rear of the field, but they patiently worked their way
back to the front to score a one-two finish.
Second-generation Star racer Mike Douglas, Jr. had a
strong run to round out the podium in the third spot.
the final tune-up before next week’s bid SBM 125, Todd
Patnode picked up his second straight top five with a
fourth place run, followed by Russ Wood, Jr., Rusty
Ball, Jim Boniface, Brandee Tree, Steve Dickey, Jr., and
Richard Savary, a winner the last time out.
Sands was the class of the field in the first half of
the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Outlaw Late Model
main, pulling away to a several car length lead that had
him looking unbeatable. But that all ended on a lap 22
restart, when three-wide action sent Sands spinning off
the track, ending his chances at victory.
After spending much of the night making repairs from a
heat race crash, Jimmy Renfrew not only made it out for
the feature, he found himself in the right place at the
right time at the end, picking up the lead on the
restart and holding it to the checkers for his second
win of the 2012 season.
Sands got his best result of the year in the runner-up
slot, with Joe Squeglia, Jr. taking down third place
honors. Fourth went to Shaun Waites, with Billy Ryder,
Steve Johnson, George Maroun, Barry Raymond, Sandy Lee,
and Dylan Bilodeau rounding out the top ten.
the Woody’s Auto Strictly Stocks, Keith “Slika” Ennis
gave him a hard run for the first few laps, but
“Slammin‘ Sammy” Peabody eventually moved out into the
lead and pulled away from the field. At the checkers,
Peabody collected his first career win, with John
Cashman scoring another podium in the runner-up spot.
Rookie of the Year Bret Culleton grabbed third, with
Chris Augevich fourth and Steve Douphinette fifth.
Sixth went to Chris Kingsley, and it was Randy
Carmichael, Matt Kawejsza, Andy Nichols, and Garrett
Renner across the line in seventh through tenth.
Jarrod Soucy, a regular competitor in the Hudson
Speedway Roadrunner ranks, took his first ever Star win
over veteran Seth Stickney, with 2011 champ Jack
Victoria, Billy Osborne, and Shaun Waites, Jr.
completing the top five.