Epping, NH – Current
points leader Josh Cantara has been in the thick of the
championship battle in the E Keys 4 cars Modifieds at
Star Speedway all season long, but until Saturday night,
he had been unable to crack the win column with the Anne
and Goodwin Hannaford entry.
Cantara finally shook the
monkey off his back this week, taking the lead from
George Sherman six laps into the 40-lap main event, and
holding off a tough challenge from Jacob Dore in the
late stages of the race to claim his first victory of
Dore grabbed second place
honors, with Jon McKennedy rounding out the podium in
the third spot. Richard Savary was forced to run a
backup car after a hard wreck at Thompson, CT on
Thursday night shelved his four-time Star winning mount,
and he collected a fourth place finish with it.
Early leader Sherman was
fifth across the stripe, with Brandee Tree, Sumner
Scott, George Baldwin, Gary Grubisa, and Eric Hudson
finishing up the top ten.
Double features were the
order of business for both the Rookie Stocks and
Roadrunners, with the Rookies first to take Mike
Walker’s green flag. Connor McDougal was quickly out to
the lead in the first Rookie Stock main, but he lost the
point to Bill Fiske nine laps in.
Steve Dickey, Jr.
followed Fiske to the front, but he couldn’t find a way
past and Fiske held on to collect hi second win of the
year. Dickey, McDougal, Dean Wendell, Chris Augevich,
John Cashman, Scotty Duval, Bret Culleton, and Chris
In the nightcap, Culleton
led first with Augevich taking the point next, but
Dickey was a man on a mission. After a runner-up to
start the night, Dickey charged past Augevich with six
laps remaining to checker first in the second feature
Augevich had a good points night with a fifth in the
first race and a runner-up finish in the second, with
McDougal getting a pair of third place finishes in the
twin 25-lap features. Wendell and Culleton wrapped up
the top five in the second feature.
There was no stopping
Jack Victoria in the Roadrunner portion of the program,
as he dominated the action to score wins number five and
six on the season. In the fist feature, George Maroun
led the way for the first nine laps before giving up the
top spot to points leader Anthony Nadeau.
Nadeau maintained the
lead until the five to go mark, when Victoria made his
move. At the checkers, it was Victoria in for the win,
with Nadeau, Doug Dawkins, Maroun, Loren Smith, Jr.,
Myles Devits, Steve Nichols, Ken McIlvaine, and Billy
Osborne next in the rundown.
Devits and Dawkins
battled for the lead early in the second feature event,
but when the pair tangled and ended up at the tail of
the field four lap in, Victoria found himself out front
With Nadeau in the pits with mechanical woes, Victoria
cruised unchallenged to his second win of the night,
with Smith, Devits, Nichols, and McIlvaine rounding out
the top five. Dave McCarthy picked up the V-8 Enduro