Epping, NH - The 2011 championships were on the line at
Star Speedway Saturday night, and Josh Cantara capped
off his season with the EKeys 4 Cars Modified title
after a strong third place run aboard the Goodwin and
Anne Hannaford machine in the curtain closer.
Murphy paced the first half of the feature event, with
Steve Dickey, Jr. and Jacob Dore giving chase at the
crossed flags. Dore eventually made his way to the
front, scoring his second straight win at the checkers
over Dickey, Cantara, Richard Savary, and Murphy.
“The Jet” Ventrillo led the way for the first half of
the Outlaw main, but his night came to an abrupt end on
lap 20 when fluid on the track sent him hard into the
third turn wall. Chuck Dehney took over from there and
went on to collect the win.
Bolduc finished second, with Mitch Wendell taking home
the 2011 championship and a third place finish. Fourth
went to Rob MacRae, followed by Billy Ryder, Shaun
Waites, Sandy Lee, Lee Weldy, Stephen Dubois, and Steve
Point leader Dean Wendell had some tough luck in the
Rookie Stock main, as a mid-race trip to the pits with a
flat tire cost him the championship. Rookie contender
Bret Culleton led the first few laps before giving up
the point to veteran Bill Fiske, but Steve Dickey, Jr.
worked his way past late in the race and took the win.
Dickey went home with the feature checkers in the John
Swain entry, but it was veteran Fiske taking down the
championship by a single-digit margin when the dust
settled. John Cashman came across the stripe in third,
with Andy Nichols and Chris Augevich the rest of the top
Anthony Nadeau led the Roadrunner standings heading into
the night, but a heat race tangle put him behind the
rest of the night, and he couldn‘t hang onto the top
spot. Ricky Porter ran off to score the win in the main
over Shaun Waites, Jr., with 2011 champ Jack Victoria
filling out the podium.
Bryant won bragging rights in the Northeast Classic
Lites feature, outrunning his brother Rob, a multi-time
feature winner at Star this year, for the win. “Fast
Eddie” Gilman, Duane Skofield, and George Helliwell were
the rest of the top five.
Travis Lovejoy of Alfred, ME picked up the win in the
Truck feature over Chad Binette and Wade Hanscom, with
Shawn Brackett scoring the Mad Bomber win ahead of
Archer Bernard, Jr., Kirk Bean, Jr., David Turner, and
Ryan Villacci. Nick Ladyga won the Legends main.