Epping, NH – The EKeys 4
Cars Modified had another great race on Saturday with a
spirited battle between five time winner Jon McKennedy,
points leader Josh Cantara and five time runner-up Jacob
Dore, with McKennedy taking the lead from Josh Cantara
on a lap 28 restart to get the apparent win.
George Sherman was first
to take a turn out front, but Gary Grubisa quickly
knocked him off the point. By halfway, George Baldwin
had found his way to the front, with heavy pressure
coming his way from Cantara and McKennedy.
Cantara made it to the
lead first, but McKennedy found his way there when it
counted, leading the field under Mike Walker’s checkered
flag to collect the win. After post race technical
inspection and a follow-up inspection on Sunday the race
win was awarded to Jacob Dore with Cantara taking second
and Gary Grubisa rounding out the podium in third after
another great run.
Sumner Scott picked up
his best finish of the season in the fourth position.
Fifth went to Richard Savary. Jeff Amaral, Todd
Annarummo, Baldwin, Sherman and Frank Perry rounded out
the top ten.
The Roadrunners were on
hand to contest the Paul Brown Memorial race, run in
honor of the longtime owner/driver/sponsor who was a
huge supporter of racing in the local area. Brown
passed away last month after a lengthy battle with
A pair of qualifying
dashes was run in advance of the big feature race, with
Steve Nichols winning the first race over George Maroun
and Myles Devits, while Ricky Porter grabbed the second
win over Jack Victoria and Anthony Nadeau.
Porter quickly made his
way to the front and looked to be well on his way to
victory again in the main event, however, mechanical
woes knocked him off the lead and sent him to the pits
just after the halfway mark.
When the leader dropped
to the wayside, Nadeau took advantage of Porter’s
misfortune, and went on to score his sixth win of the
season over a fast-closing Victoria with Billy Osborne,
Doug Dawkins, and Nichols rounding out the top five.
Steve Dickey, Jr.
continued his domination in the Rookie Stocks, grabbing
yet another feature win aboard the John Swain entry.
Dickey staged a side-by-side battle with Dean Wendell
for several laps along the way, but at the checkers, he
was out front by several car lengths.
Wendell went home to
Derry with the second place trophy after another solid
runner-up effort, and he was followed across the stripe
by Bret Culleton, Tom Hough, Chris Augevich, John
Cashman, Bill Fiske, Dave Matthews, Chris Kingsley, and
The New England V-6
Modified feature event win went to Allan Rieser, Jr.,
his second straight at the Epping oval. Keith Caruso
had to settle for second after a lengthy battle with
Rieser, with Wayne Brooks, Jr., Will Williams and Eric
Vilandre the rest of the top five.
The Northeast Classic
Lites rolled out of the pits with a 19-car field for
their feature event, but a couple of early tangles
thinned the field. Among those knocked out early was
Roadrunner regular Myles Devits, who wrecked hard with
NECL standout Danny Shields on the backstretch.
Rob Bryant avoided all
the trouble and ran off to his third win of the year at
Star, with Duane Skofield, Tom Harton, Jeff Gilman, Paul
Colson, Jon Provost, Joe Janico, Eric Skofield, and Nick
Gilman next in the finishing order.
Ed Flannigan was out
front all the way to the white flag in the V-8 Enduro,
but “Enduro Bob” Murphy made his move down the
backstretch on the final lap to post his first feature
event win of the year.