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Contact: Sherrie Fleury-Lanou, 603-543-3160
Demers, Greenwood, and LaQuire Return to Claremont’s Victory Lane
CLAREMONT, NH (May 12, 2002): This past Saturday, Claremont hosted a
full night of racing action including the very popular spectator races.
The Stevens High School Band opened the night with the National Anthem
and returned to entertain the fans from trackside before the features.
New faces graced Claremont’s victory lane. Bucky Demers fought for a
victory in the Pro Stocks. Dennis Greenwood won in the Late Models. Ed
LaQuire captured the Street Stocks. Joe Rogers charged late to break
Paul Harvey’s streak in the Lightning Stocks. Sean Page went the
distance in the Mini Stocks. And, the only driver added to an existing
win for the season was Peter Daniels in the NASCAR Modifieds.
After some heavily contested Modified races the few weeks, it looked
like it was going to be an uphill battle for defending division champion
to reach the 9 win mark again. Peter Daniels added his second win of
three events on Saturday night in the KIXX 100.5 Modified feature.
Daniels started deep in the pack and waited until halfway to make a
charge to the front. Meanwhile, Sean Bodreau was setting the pace with a
great run by second place Gary Casella. Bodreau and Casella ran nose to
tail until just past halfway when Jack Bateman moved to second. Bodreau
and Bateman ran side by side for a number of laps until getting together
in turn four with less than 10 laps to go. At that point, Daniels had
position himself to inherit the lead. Daniels and Dwight Jarvis
restarted in a green, white, checker scenario after another caution, but
Daniels managed to hold off Jarvis who was followed by Bruce Batchelder
Sr., Ed Kennedy, and Kirby Monteith.
Bucky Demers started third in the Cellular One Pro Stock feature and
captured his first win of the season when it was over. Dave Davis was
the early leader and maintained his position until halfway. Mike
Brousseau in the #1 Cellular One ride applied pressure to Davis lap
after lap. Just past halfway, the two tangled in turn two. With
Brousseau and Davis sent to the back of the pack, Demers found himself
in the lead with Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Matt Waite in tow. The running
order remained the same to the checkers and Chris Ross finished fourth.
Davis managed to charge back up for a top five.
Dennis Greenwood took the ‘Red Rocket’ to victory lane for the first
time this season in the Dunkin Donuts Late Model feature. Greenwood
started ninth on the grid so he had some work to do before he contended
for the lead. Lenny Silver was the early leader followed by Mark Blair.
But, Greenwood stormed through the pack and avoided a number of early
race incidences to challenge Silver just six laps in. Greenwood took the
lead on lap eight and never looked back. Silver battled for second with
Jamie Lanou for a number of laps before the R.F. Lamotte Auto Body ride
of Richard Lamotte Jr. entered the equation. Lamotte one the battle to
finish second followed by Lanou, Aaron Fellows and Silver who slipped to
Ed LaQuire started up front in his Pro Cut sponsored car and checked out
on the field on the way to his first win of the season in the Asetex
Tire & Auto Street Stock feature. LaQuire was followed the entire
feature by Richard Paradis and Eric Martell in third. The real battle on
the track was between Mark McClay and Russell Brown for fourth. McClay
won that battle and followed the front three to the checkers with Brown
rounding out the top five.
April May Gelineau set the pace early in her CAT ride during the ABC
Motors Mini Stock feature. The caution flew just past halfway and
bunched the field back up. On the restart, Richard Bly got into Gelineau
and Sean Page became the leader in his Russell’s Gifts and Collectibles
#44. As the laps dwindled, Page stretched out his lead on John Ross Jr.
in the Ross Tire & Auto #88. Page went on to visit victory lane for the
first time this season followed by Ross, the #2 Sugar Hill Speedway
Mustang driven by Walt Harris, Dale Squires, and Kevin Vaudrien rounding
out the top five.
The Castor & Son Professional Maintenance entry of Ed Castor took the
early lead in the NAPA Lightning Stocks, but hard-charging and two-time
winner Paul Harvey moved to the point and looked to be on the way to a
third straight win. At the halfway point, the leader had a tire go down
and Joe Rogers grabbed the lead and went on to win followed by Tyler
Lescord, Castor, Mike Clow, and Colby Hodgdon in the Hodgdon Brothers
entry rounding out the top five.
This week, the Asetex Tire & Auto Street Stocks will have their first
40-lap qualifier in the “Break the Bank” series presented by Russell's
Gifts and Collectibles and Bly Machine. The first race rolls off at
6:06pm. As always, the Family Four-Pak will get 2 Adults and 2 Kids
great seats for JUST $20.00.
For more information, call the track HOTLINE at 603-543-3160 or log on
Claremont Speedway Results - 5/11/02
KIXX 100.5 FM NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds
1. #76 - Peter Daniels
2. #28 - Dwight Jarvis
3. #97 - Bruce Batchelder
4. #06 - Ed Kennedy
5. #84 - Kirby Monteith
Cellular One Pro Stocks
1. #26 - Bucky Demers
2. #24 - Wayne Helliwell Jr.
3. #9 - Matt Waite
4. #85 - Chris Ross
5. #28 - Dave Davis
Dunkin Donuts Late Models
1. #73 - Dennis Greenwood
2. #18 - Richard Lamotte Jr.
3. #35 - Jamie Lanou
4. #29 - Aaron Fellows
5. #41 - Lenny Silver
ASETEX Tire & Auto Street Stocks
1. #71 - Ed LaQuire
2. #8 - Richard Paradis
3. #88 - Eric Martell
4. #39 - Mark McClay
5. #20 - Russell Brown
ABC Motors Mini Stocks
1. #44 - Sean Page
2. #88 - John Ross Jr.
3. #2 - Walt Harris
4. #21 - Dale Squires
5. #9 - Kevin Vaudrien
NAPA Lightning Stocks
1. #3 - Joe Rogers
2. #15 - Tyler Lescord
3. #55 - Ed Castor
4. #5 - Mike Clow
5. #02 - Colby Hodgdon