Epping, NH – Richard
Savary made a statement in the E Keys 4 Cars Modifieds
at Star Speedway on Saturday night, taking down his
second win in two weeks in a highly-competitive 40-lap
When the race went green,
veteran Star competitor Eric Hudson battled side by side
with Savary for the first couple of laps, but Savary
prevailed in the outside groove and eventually inched
past Hudson and moved out into the lead.
With plenty of
wheel-to-wheel battles going on further back in the
pack, Savary and Hudson quickly distanced themselves
from the field, leading the way by several car lengths
as the race ran caution-free well past the halfway
Josh Cantara was steadily
making his way through the field, and when the event’s
first yellow flag finally flew at the 35-lap mark, he
lined up third behind the lead duo. Cantara made quick
work of Hudson on the restart, but he ran out of laps
before he could get to Savary.
At the checkers, it was
Savary in for win number two on the year, with Cantara
once again settling for second place honors. Hudson
rounded out the podium in third, with Gary Grubisa,
George Sherman, Jeff Amaral, George Baldwin, Mike
Douglas, Jr., Bill Clement, and Mike Murphy closing out
the top ten.
The Outlaws were back in
town to continue their battle for the 2011 championship,
with Joey “The Jet” Ventrillo breaking out to the early
lead. Chuck Dehney was next to take a turn out front,
holding down the lead until lap eight, when brother Joe
moved past to take command.
While Chuck had his hands
full with the rest of the field, Joe went on to pick up
his first win of the season, while Chuck and several
other drivers were involved in a multi-car incident
coming across the finish line.
A winner in the previous
Outlaw race, Rob MacRae went home with runner-up honors,
followed by Mitch Wendell, Ventrillo, Steve Wilmot,
Chuck Dehney, Sandy Lee, Jimmy Ryder, Lee Weldy, and
Shane Gendron, who were credited with third through
Rookie Stock action saw
another first-time winner roll into victory lane, as
rookie competitor Bret Culleton took the lead from John
Cashman on lap 14 and went on to bring home the victory
in his Woody’s Auto Repair-sponsored racer.
Cashman had run strong
before yielding the point to Culleton, and he held on to
finish in the second spot. Billy Clement, Jr., Dean
Wendell, Bill Fiske, Chris Augevich, Dave “Hollywood”
Helliwell, Scotty Duval, Shaun Waites, Jr., and Chuck
Roberto were third through tenth.
Steve Nichols and rookie
George Maroun both led early in the Roadrunner main
event, but Anthony Nadeau quickly caught and passed both
drivers to take over. By halfway however, Jack Victoria
was knocking on the door, and he wasn’t waiting to be
A lap after the crossed
flags, Victoria dove to the low side of Nadeau heading
into turn three, and he came out of four with the lead.
It was a done deal from there, as Victoria led the rest
of the way to score his second win of the 2011 season.
Nadeau had to settle for
second, with Billy Osborne, Loren Smith, Jr., Lloyd
Chapin, Torrey Kovalesky, Myles Devits, Maroun, Ray
Patriacca, and Ken McIlvaine wrapping up the top ten