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REGIONAL REVIEW: Willis Scores Canaan Modified Championship

Posted By Tj Ingerson On August 27, 2013

Categories: Granite State Pro Stock | Regional | Valenti Modified

Mike Willis, Jr., ran to his seventh win of the season at Canaan Fair Speedway and secured the divisionPHOTO: Mike Willis, Jr., ran to his seventh win of the season at Canaan Fair Speedway and secured the division's first championship on Saturday night. (Lin-Mat photo)

Baillargeon repeats in Hugger; Patnode scores first career VMRS win

Mike Willis, Jr., ran to win number seven on the season in the Crate Modified Division at Canaan Fair Speedway and secured the championship in the first year division.

The Grantham, N.H., driver dominated the season, and continued his domination in the 50-lap finale. David Greenslit finished second, while David Miller, Jr., Bruce Jaycox, and Kenny Cantlin completed the top-five finishers.

Rich Dubeau posted the low score in the two-segment Late Model feature. Dubeau finished second in the first segment and third in the second segment. Tyler Alati finished second after he combined a segment one win with a fourth place finish in segment two. Donnie Lashua finished third overall with a second segment win combined with a fifth place finish in segment two. Point leader Scott MacMichael and Allen Fellows completed the overall top-five finishers.

Jess Ovitt win the NAPA Pure Stock feature over Erin Vien and Matt Morrill. Michaell Davis won the Bond Auto Parts Bandit feature, while 11-year-old Alexis Aiken won her fourth straight Daredevil race.

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Bobby Baillargeon successfully defended his Hudson Hugger 100 win on Sunday night at Hudson Speedway as he led all but two laps en route to his second career Granite State Pro Stock Series win.

The Kingston, N.H., driver traded the lead with sophomore campaigner Derek Griffith over the first few laps before Baillargeon was able to pull away. Hometown driver Griffith settled for second while New Salem, N.H.’s Matt Frahm finished third.

Mike Parks, Jay Sands, Mike O’Sullivan, Tom O’Sullivan, Keith Caruso, Larry Gelinas, and Barry Gray completed the top-ten finishers.

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Todd Patnode of Richmond, N.H., scored his first career Valenti Modified Racing Series win on Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in the Swanzey Oil Victor Johnson Memorial 100.

Patnode started 10th in the 25-car starting field and snagged the lead after a lap 83 restart from Dwight Jarvis.

Reigning series champion Jon McKennedy finished second with Jarvis third. Max Zachem, who led the majority of the event, finished fourth and point leader Rowan Pennink completed the top-five finishers.

Monandock regular Russ Hersey finished sixth, while Todd Owen, Chris Pasteryak, Dana Smith, and Jeff Pearl completed the top-ten finishers.

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Jim Boardman of Ashby, Mass., held off charges from Canaan Dirt Speedway Tom Forward and point leader Randy Howe to score the upset win on Friday night.

Forward would settle for second with Howe third. Jason Sanville and T.C. Forward completed the top-five finishers.

Josh Sunn won the Outlaw Midget feature over Dana Shaw, Jeff Champagne, Scott Holcomb, and Dean Christensen. Jason Giguere won the Super Street feature over Dallas Hammond and Derek O’Hearn. Robbie Williams wrapped up the championship in the Late Model division with a win over Ryan Christian and David Lavoie. Kevin Boucher won the Bomber feature.

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Joe Kendall beat them all on Saturday night at Monadnock speedway as he dominated the Sportsman Modified event. The win was Kendall’s first of the season.

Nathan Johnson finished second to Kendall, while point leader Bill Kimball, Steve Fifield, and Tyler Jarvenpaa completed the top-five finishers.

Josh Wood came out on top of a hard fought battle with Eddie Brehio, III, to score his first career Super Stock win. Brehio held on for second, with John Lavoie, Craig Smith, and Dave Striebel third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.

Beth Adams ran out to a big lead and held on despite a late race restart to score the win in the Mini Stock feature. Kim Rivet, Mike Stebbins, J.T. Cloutier, and Kevin McKnight completed the top-five finishers.

Tim O’Shea won the Lightning Stock feature over Kyle Boniface and Chris Davis. Cole Littlewood and Samantha Macomber split the Young Guns feature events.

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Will Avery scored a triple crown win on Saturday night in the Late Model division at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Avery seized control of the 50-lap main event from the start and pulled away to score his first career win. Ryan Olsen finished second while Stacy Cahoon, Timmy Churchill, and Tyler Cahoon completed the top-five finishers.

Tom Keith won a special 50-lap Strictly Stock feature after he took the lead on lap 17 and cruised to the win. Elwin Sidney, III, finished second to Keith, while Chandler Potter, Lucas Wheeler, and Bobby Taylor completed the top-five finishers.

Jeremy Wyman won the Strictly Mini feature while Ben Belanger finished second. Apparent third place finisher Dustin Jackson was disqualified for failing to meet the division’s height requirements, which handed the final podium spot to Desirae Sicard. Michael Dennis scored the win in the Kid’s Truck division.

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Corey Mason scored the $1,000-to-win, 100-lap Late Model event on Saturday night at Riverside Speedway.

Mason worked past Quinny Welch on the final restart of the race to score the win. Welch would settle for second, while Brandon Lambert, Matt Carbone, and Luke Shannon completed the top-five finishers.

Jenna Randall won both the Street Stock feature and the Angel feature on Saturday night. Randall ran to the lead early in the Street Stock feature and finished ahead of Jared Plumley and Anthony Lacoss. In the Angel feature, Randall worked the outside lane to the win and finished ahead of Tina Leveille and Siera Sanschagrin.

Jerrad Ledger won the Limited Late Model feature over point leader Doug Laleme, Jourdan Davis, Mike Paquette, and Aaron Smith. Nate Swallow won the Pure Stock feature while Anthony Benoit won the Daredevil feature.