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REGIONAL REVIEW: Cliche Edges Labbe at Montmagny

Posted By Tj Ingerson On September 4, 2013

Categories: Pro All Stars Series | Regional | Thunder Road | Valenti Modified

Goss Dodge-Chrysler -- GossCars.comPatrick Cliche (#5) edges Alex Labbe (#48) for the win on Saturday night at Autodrome Montmagny for his second ACT Canada Series win of the season. (Simon Fiset photo)PHOTO: Patrick Cliche (#5) edges Alex Labbe (#48) for the win on Saturday night at Autodrome Montmagny for his second ACT Canada Series win of the season. (Simon Fiset photo)

Steffen, Yates score Labor Day Wins; Doiron sweeps White Mountain

MONTMAGNY, Quebec --
Patrick Cliche scored his second ACT Canada Series win on the season on Saturday night in a 150-lap event at Autodrome Montmagny in a photo finish over rising star Alex Labbe.

The St-Jean-Chrysostome, Que., driver Cliche raced under the white flag while Labbe looked for a way past. Labbe saw his opportunity open up as the duo raced out of turn four and drag raced side-by-side under the checkered flag, which saw Cliche edge out Labbe of St-Albert, Que., by five one-hundredths of a second.

Former Series champion Donald Theetge finished third while top point driver Jean-Francois Dery finished fourth. Jonathan Bouvrette completed the top-five finishers. Patrick Hamel, Dany Trepanier, Jacques Poulin, Claude Leclerc, and Stephane Descoste completed the top-ten.

Unofficially, Dery will hold a five point lead over Cliche as the series heads into its final two events of the season on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at Autodrome Ste-Eustache. Labbe sits third, 23 points back of Dery.

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Former Tiger Sportsman champion “Double-O” Joe Steffen of Grand Isle, Vt., used the final restart of the 35-lap event to work his way past leader Randy Gonyaw to capture his tenth career win in the intermediate Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman division.

Gonyaw, of South Barre, Vt., finished second while Mike Martin finished third. Shawn Fleury of Middlesex, Vt., used a fourth place finish to jump back into the point lead by 20 points. Brendan Moodie, Chris Roberts, John Lambert, Jason Allen, and rookie Cameron Ouellette completed the top-ten finishers.

Donnie Yates of North Montpelier, Vt., won a wild 25-lap Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. Yates was forced to start at the rear of the field after he was disqualified in post-race technical inspection following his heat race.

Gary Mullen finished second while Tim Campbell celebrated his return behind the wheel with a third place finish. Kevin Dodge finished fourth, while Jennifer Getty battled back from an early race spin to finish fifth. Tommy Smith, Jaden Perry, Patrick Tibbetts, Jamon Perry, and Bunker Hodgdon completed the top-ten finishers.

Unofficially, Hodgdon clinched the division’s championship on Sunday and holds a 102 point lead over Jamie Davis.

Al Maynard of Fairfax walked away uninjured after he flipped his Street Stock over the turn three bank.

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Pro All Stars Series driver Joey Doiron posted a perfect night on Saturday at White Mountain Motorsports Park as he won both 150-lap Super Late Model events.

The Berwick, Maine driver raced his way through the field to snag the lead from Ben Rowe midway through the first 150-lap event then was forced to hold off a hard charging Derek Ramstrom in the closing stages.

In the second 150-lap event, Doiron rapidly charged his way from an 11th place starting position and walked away with the win. In between both 150-lap events, Doiron also claimed his heat race qualifying win.

Karl Allard of St-Felicien, Que., finished second to Doiron in the first 150-lap event while Rowe finished third. D.J. Shaw, who finished fifth in the first race, finished second in the second race. Cassius Clark finished third.

David Oliver posted a pair of fourth place finishes while Ramstrom finished fifth in the second 150.

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Steve Masse of Bellingham, Mass., raced his way to victory lane on Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway in the Valenti Modified Racing Series Shark Cycle 80.

Masse took the lead on lap 53 after the top two drivers Keith Rocco and Ted Christopher made contact that saw Rocco spin out of contention and Christopher penalized to the rear of the field.

Stafford SK Modified regular and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point leader Ryan Preece finished second while Norm Wrenn of Nashua, N.H., completed the podium. Ken Barry, son of the car’s owner Art, subbed for regular driver Jon McKennedy and finished fourth. Dave Etheridge, Zane Zeiner, Richard Savary, Rocco, Christopher, and Dan Meservey, Jr., completed the top-ten finishers.

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Canaan Fair Speedway was forced to postpone their final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event, which was to include a $1,000-to-win, 100-lap Late Model event, one week due to rain. The final weekly event in the Speedway’s history will now be run on Saturday, September 7.

Monadnock Speedway also pulled the plug on their event due to rain.

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Rookie Pro Series driver Evan Beaulieu of Durham, Maine, scored his first career win to close out the season on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway while veteran driver Mike Rowe was celebrated as the track’s champion.

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Todd Aldrich scored the Triple Crown win on Saturday night at White Mountain in the Late Model division as he scored wins in his heat race qualifier, bonus point semi-feature, and 50-lap feature event.

Tyler Cahoon finished second while second place point driver Oren Remick completed the podium. Former track champion Quinny Welch finished fourth, while point leader Travis Fadden completed the top-five.

Richie LaFond won the Tiger Feature over David Baron Sr., and George May. Michael Lloyd won the Strictly Stock feature over Amanda Wheeler and Elwin Sidney. Cody Smith won the Strictly Stock Mini feature over Jeremy Wyman and Michael Richards, Jr. Michael Dennis won the Kid’s Truck feature.