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Mother Nature Wins Majority of Races from Past Weekend

Posted By Tj Ingerson On August 14, 2012

Categories: Airborne | Regional | Sprint Cars | Thunder Road | Valenti Modified

Rain saturated the Bear Ridge Speedway infield and forced the delay of the racing action there. Bear Ridge was lucky to get their racing card in, while other tracks and series were effected by rain more severely. (Alan Ward photo)PHOTO: Rain saturated the Bear Ridge Speedway infield and forced the delay of the racing action there. Bear Ridge was lucky to get their racing card in, while other tracks and series were effected by rain more severely. (Alan Ward photo)

Rain affects nearly every event in the northeast this past weekend


The weather played a major factor in the majority of racing events over the weekend and forced the cancelation of all but a few events.

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl had its Bond Auto Parts/Make-a-Wish night washed out. The event included the always popular Run-What-Ya-Brung spectator races. That event will be made up on Sunday evening, August 19.

Thompson Int'l Speedway was able to get their NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event in. Donny Lia scored the win in the 150-lap event. Defending champion Ron Silk was 2nd, and series point leader Doug Coby finished 3rd.

The Sprint Cars of New England were rained out for a second race in a row, as Canaan Dirt Speedway officials were forced to postpone their racing program. The Sprint Cars of New England race will be made up on Friday night, August 24.

The International Super Modified Association (ISMA) had their Ollie Silva Memorial Classic at Lee USA Speedway washed out. That event will be made up this Friday night, August 17.

Albany-Saratoga Speedway were forced to cancel their racing card on Friday night due to rain, as was Stafford Motor Speedway.

Airborne Speedway lost their racing program on Saturday night due to rain. They’ll be back in action this Saturday night with the “Run-What-Ya-Brung” Modified 30-lap special event.

The Valenti Modified Racing Series event was postponed at the Waterford Speedbowl until Saturday, September 8. The mighty modifieds were to be joined by the ISMA and Northeast Midget Association on Saturday night. Those two events have been rescheduled until this Saturday night, August 21.

Canaan Fair Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Monadnock Speedway, Riverside Speedway, Star Speedway, and White Mountain Motorsports Park all lost their racing programs to rain.

The American-Canadian Tour were forced to postpone the Sanair 100 after seven laps. Wayne Helliwell, Jr., extended his point lead with the win the following day.

Bear Ridge Speedway was able to get their full racing card in after a brief delay. Richie Simmons scored the win in the 40-lap Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature, while Jas on Horniak took home the John Poor Memorial win.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway was also able to complete their racing program after a brief delay. Donnie Colpritt was able to take down the Pro Series feature win as Dave Langlois scored his first Sport Series feature win in 15 years.

Oxford Plains Speedway was unaffected by rain and allowed Billy Childs, Jr., to notch the win.

The Pro All Stars Series event at White Mountain Motorsports Park was cut short by rain after 123 laps. D.J. Shaw was the winner.

Legion Speedway was delayed by a rain shower, but was able to complete their events. Allan Hammond won the Modified feature.