N. Woodstock, NH — Following a rain-mandated change in schedule, the Pro All Stars Series and American-Canadian Tour Fall Foliage Doubleheader made up for the shift in spades. Both of New England’s top full fendered divisions unloaded thirty-two cars into the White Mountain pit area Saturday morning to compete at one of their favorite Northeast raceways.
While Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece is a part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, the David Gilliland Racing truck he drove is in the Owner Playoffs. His third-place finish at Kansas Speedway advanced the No. 17 Ford F-150 into the Round of Eight.
Harrison Burton, aboard the No. 21 DEX Imaging Mustang, struggled in the middle stages of Sunday’s Verizon 200 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then steered his way through two chaotic late-race restarts to score a Cup-career-best third-place finish.
Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece is one of the top names still in limbo for a 2023 NASCAR ride. And on Saturday, he drove like it.
LOUDON, N.H. – Doug Coby wheeled the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY to a seventh-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 16. Coby started from the second spot in the Whelen 100 and led laps early and was in the mix coming down to the final few laps of the 100-lap event.
SEEKONK, Mass. – Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby finished 14th in the Open Wheel Wednesday spectacular at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday night, June 29, racing with the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series.
Barre, VT — Friday’s 5-division card at Thunder Road opened the weekly racing series at the Barre, Vermont oval. The racing was some of the best seen at the storied highbanks this season with razor thin finishes and the fastest speeds ever witnessed at the 63-year-old speedbowl. In the end, it was Derrick Calkins who started his quest for the Myers Container Service Triple Crown on strong footing and New England ace Jon McKennedy who stole the debut show of the New England Supermodified Series.
STAFFORD, Conn. – For the first time in 2022, Stan Mertz Racing unloaded at the track for the 50th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 23-24. Driving the No. 6, Matt Galko qualified into the big dance, and led laps in the first half of the 100-lap Spring Sizzler feature. After a pit stop for fresh rubber, Galko restarted outside the top-10, but worked his way back into the top-10 quickly, and continued advancing through the field before the finish.
STAFFORD, Conn. – For the first time in 2022, the Doug Coby Racing team unloaded at the track on April 23-24, competing in the 50th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. When the 100-lap Sizzler feature took the checkered flag, Coby wheeled the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry to a 17th place finish. The team elected to try a tire strategy that kept fresh Hoosier rubber in the pit area until late in the race, with the plan to put them on and make a dash through…
The favorite line of Ricky Bobby in the film Talladega Nights was simple and straight-forward: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”. Of course, Ricky Bobby is a fictional character. But real-life NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is often attributed to the quote “second place is just the first loser”.