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Dan Douville Bests a Full Field for Fourth SCoNE Win of 2010

- Justin St. Louis on 02 Aug 2010

Dan Douville (#7x) won the SCoNE event at Bear Ridge on Saturday. (Alan Ward photo)Dan Douville (#7x) won the SCoNE event at Bear Ridge on Saturday. (Alan Ward photo)

(From series press release)

BRADFORD --
The Sprint Cars of New England pit area was abuzz on Saturday at Bear Ridge Speedway, where many new and returning racers with impressive credentials filled the pits. A SCoNE regular, albeit a rookie with an impressive record of championships in other dirt-racing disciplines, notched the victory as Dan Douville sliced through the field from a 11th starting position to his fourth SCoNE win of the year, and his third at Bear Ridge.

Defending SCoNE champion Tunk Berry, who hasn’t raced since June 20, returned to lead the field to green, but when the feature started, Donny Sharp, Jr., moved quickly into the first position. Berry fought back, though, retaking the lead on lap 5. One lap later, caution waved for Anthony Cain, who was making his second SCoNE start of 2010 and his first feature since an injury in an Empire Super Sprints event.

When the race resumed, Berry held on to the lead, but quickly coming through the field was Douville, who started 11th and sat fifth at the restart. By lap 7, Douville passed Nick Berry for fourth and on lap 12 he made his move on Sharp for third. Two laps later, he passed Kevin Chaffee for second. By the next lap, lap 14, Douville took the lead away from Tunk Berry and went on to win his fourth feature of 2010. Chaffee, driving his sixth different chassis of the year, finished runner-up while Tunk Berry, would have to settle for third.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Perry's Oil Service Night
Sprint Cars of New England -- Bear Ridge Speedway, Bradford, Vt.
Saturday, July 31, 2010

(Pos.-Driver-Hometown)
# - denotes rookie

1. # Dan Douville, Concord, N.H.
2. # Kevin Chaffee, Orange
3. Tunk Berry, Center Ossipee, N.H.
4. # Chris Donnelly, Orford, N.H.
5. Shawn Lawler, Mason, N.H.
6. Donny Sharp, Jr., Grafton, N.H.
7. Matt Tanner, Stephenstown, N.Y.
8. Nick Berry, Ossipee, N.H.
9. Robby Bodwell, Sanford, Me.
10. Mark Cole, Lebanon, N.H.
11. Shawn Berry, Ossipee, N.H.
12. Bruce Kimball, Lebanon, N.H.
13. James Hanson, Orwell
14. # Dalton Varney, Effingham, N.H.
15. Lacey Hanson, Orwell
16. Anthony Cain, Farifax

DNS: Si Allen, West Windsor; Clay Dow, Ossipee, N.H.

Heat Winners: Donny Sharp, Jr., Clay Dow

Top 10 Points (With Two Drop Races Considered): 1. Douville 492, 2. Donnelly 488, 3. Lawler 455, 4. Cole 433, 5. Chaffee 403, 6. Bodwell 370, 7. Dow 364, 8. N. Berry 350, 9. L. Hanson 348, 10. Kimball 339

News and Notes:

--SCoNE’s championship battle continues Fri., August 6 at Canaan Dirt Speedway and then carries over to Sat., August 7 at Big Daddy’s Speedbowl, which recently changed race nights to Saturdays. SCoNE returns to Bear Ridge for its final points race on Sat., August 21.

--Three racers made their first SCoNE start of 2010. Dalton Varney, a former 4-cylinder and ice racer, took his first feature green in his No. 03. James Hanson, who has been racing with the Empire Super Sprints (ESS), returned to SCoNE with his No. 60. And, rounding out the trio was Matt Tanner, who brought his CRSA points-leading, 305 cu. in. No. 90.

--The SCoNE Triple Crown Weekend, held during Labor Day weekend, continues to take form. The three-event weekend features extra-distance races of 30 laps each on Fri., Sept. 3 at Canaan; Sat., Sept. 4 at Bear Ridge; and Sun., Sept. 5 at Big Daddy’s. The Triple Crown will have its own points system, with the top 10 in points at the end of the weekend earning bonus money. For $20, you can participate in adding to the bonus money purse. Call Mike Kondrat at 603-539-2725 for more information or see Kondrat or your favorite driver in the pits at the next SCoNE race.

--For more information on SCoNE, visit www.nesprintcars.com.

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