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One Streak Ends and Another Continues at Claremont Speedway
, NH (July 28, 2002): Saturday night, Peter Daniels was looking
to extend his win streak in the KIXX 100.5/93.5FM Modified division and
did just that by capturing his seventh win in a row. In the Cellular One
Pro Stocks, there hadn’t been a repeat winner since the beginning of the
season. Dave Davis became the first repeat winner on Saturday. Jeff
Morse grabbed his first victory of the season in the Dunkin Donuts Late
Models. Nate Young returned to victory lane in the ASETEX Tire & Auto
Street Stocks. John Ross Jr. captured his third win of the season in the
ABC Motors Mini Stocks. Skip Harvey returned to his early season form by
winning his sixth feature event in the Fleming Texaco Lightning Stocks.

Rookie Jim Storace lead the Modified field down to the initial green and
for the first 25 circuits. Storace was maintaining his best run of the
season while receiving pressure from Dennis Albro. Back in the pack,
Bruce Batchelder, Dwight Jarvis, Jack Bateman, and Peter Daniels were
dicing their way to the front in a long green flag run. The caution flew
on lap 25 for Harry Wheeler who had spun in turn 4. The field paired off
for a double file restart and Daniels, whom had worked his way to the
top three, overtook Storace for the lead and brought along Jarvis. With
nothing but clear track, Daniels and Jarvis battled to the line with
Daniels grabbing the checkers for the seventh week in a row. Jarvis,
Storace, Batchelder, and Albro rounded out the top five.

Wally Brown had an impressive run in the Pro Stocks and looked like he
would be the tenth different winner in as many weeks as he maintained
the lead for the first third of the race. Bryon Baker challenged Brown
for the lead on lap ten and Mike Parks decided to he would get in on the
action by taking it three wide into turn three. Needless to say, that
just doesn’t work. Several cars were collected in the incident, but
Brown made it through. On the restart, Dave Davis made his way by Brown
for the lead and never relinquished the point, even on a couple of
restarts. Walt Hammond applied heat from second place, but settled for
that spot when the checkers flew. Brown held on for third, and Parks
worked his way back up for a fourth place finish followed by Mike
Brousseau in fifth. It was the largest Pro Stock field of the season.

Jeff Morse started on the front row in the finale to the ‘Stash the
Stash’ series in the Late Model division. Morse stayed out front after
receiving challenges first from Rookie Jamien Deschenes through the
halfway point and then by Richard Lamotte for the second half of the
forty-lap event. The pressure didn’t slow Morse and he went on to
capture his first win of the season. Lamotte finished second and
maintains his lead in the points and also was the top finishing ‘Stash
the Cash’ qualifier. The fan that was paired off with Lamotte walked
away with a nice cash prize. Jamie Lanou finally shook the monkey off
his back and finished third. Bob Hagar and Aaron Fellows rounded out the
top five.

Nate Young charged to the lead on the first lap of the Street Stock
feature and checked out on the field. The race was on for second between
Ed LaQuire, Doug Marsh, and Chris Bergeron. When the checkers flew,
Marsh ended up with the advantage and the second place spot. LaQuire
finished third followed by Bergeron and Erik Smith rounding out the top
five with one of his best finishes of the season.

John Ross Jr. and Walt Harris put on a great show for the fans in the
Mini Stock division. Ross jumped out to an early lead, but Harris reeled
him in by lap seven and applied pressure until the pair crossed the line
for the checkers. In the end, Ross grabbed his third win of the season
and Harris finished second. Dave Crouteau turned in another solid top
three finish followed by April May Gelineau and Bill Richards who
rounded out the top five.

Skip Harvey returned to victory lane in the Lightning Stock division for
the sixth time this season. Harvey has had a few weeks of bad luck, but
that appears to be behind him as was the rest of the field on Saturday
night. Joe Rogers finished second followed by Ty Lescord rounding out
the top three.

Action resumes this Saturday with a jam-packed card of racing. ABC
Motors and Claremont Savings Bank present the finale to the NASCAR
Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modified ‘Carquest Triple Crown”
series 50-lap event. In addition, the antique racers of NEAR/STAR return
to Claremont speedway for the first time this season. The first race is
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, log on to or call the track HOTLINE at 603-543-3160.