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Late Model Rookie Deschenes Captures First Win at Claremont Speedway
By April May Gelineau
Jamien Deschenes of Rindge, NH shook the monkey off his back to capture
his first career victory in the Late Models. Peter Daniels returned to
his winning ways by capturing his tenth victory of the season. Bryon
Baker added to the win column with his second victory of the season in
the Pro Stocks. Ed Laquire swept the ‘Break the Bank’ series with his
win in the Street Stocks. Walt Harris captured a second win in as many
weeks in the Mini Stocks. And, Skip Harvey scored his eighth win of the
season in the Lightnings.
Dale Squires and April May Gelineau brought the field of ABC Motors Mini
Stocks to the green for the first feature of the night. The event was
marred by three cautions. Dale Squires led for the first fifteen laps
before Walt Harris was able to make the pass stick. At the checkers it
was Walt Harris, Dale Squires, John Ross Jr, April May Gelineau, and
Dave Crouteau completing the top five.
The Cellular ONE Pro Stocks were led to the initial green by Paul
Stoddard and Brad Coll. Caution was quickly out as the pack tried to
make what looked to be seven wide going into turn three. Once the field
refired, it was Brad Coll and Bob Rugg out front. A lap fourteen caution
resulted from the leader Bucky Demers finding himself with no where to
go and lapped traffic, putting him in the bank off turn three. Mike
Parks and Bryan Baker battled for the lead until lap twenty-two. Once on
the point, Baker never looked back and recorded his second win of the
season. Completing the top five were Wayne Helliwell, Mike Parks, Mike
Brousseau, and Dave Davis.
The Dunkin Donuts Late Models looked on their way to a caution free
event until about halfway. From there they seemed unable to get in a
green flag lap. Jamien Deschenes started from the outside pole and took
the lead on lap one. Deschenes survived every restart to score his first
“NASCAR” win in his racing career. Jamien was also celebrating his 17th
birthday. Finishing in the top five were Jamie Lanou, Jeff Morse,
Richard Lamotte Jr, and Dennis Greenwood.
The KIXX 100.5 Modified feature looked doomed for another long night
when caution was out on lap one for a spin in turn four. Sean Bodreau
brought the field to the green again and from there led the next 12 laps
constantly under pressure from Nils Lindstedt, Les Mardanes, and Bruce
Batchelder. Peter Daniels worked his way through the pack from seventh
and took the lead on lap thirteen and went on to score his tenth win of
the season. The race finished under a green/white checker after a last
lap caution. Sean Bodreau, Bruce Batchelder, Dwight Jarvis and Jack
Bateman finished the top five.
In the Break the Bank finale for the Asetex Tire & Auto Street Stocks,
Russell Brown and Nate Young brought the field to green. By lap three Ed
Laquire, Sam Earle, and David Anthony were running in the front three. A
lap seventeen caution saw Sam Earle’s rear end heavily damaged, and his
hopes of winning the cash gone as well. This would turn out to be Ed
Laquire’s feature to lose, which he didn’t. David Anthony, Doug Marsh,
Mark McClay and Nathan Young rounded out the top five.
The Fleming Texaco Lightning Stocks would be the only division to make
it through the night with only one caution. Skip Harvey started on the
pole and decided that was where he wanted to stay. Harvey quickly set
the pace and began to distance himself from the field. At the checkers
it was Harvey, Burke, Clow, Joe Rodgers, and Ty Lescord.
ASETEX Tire & Auto presents a full card of racing this weekend along
with the excitement of an 8-cylinder demolition derby. The first race is
at 6:06pm. It is also Scout Night. Uniformed girl and boy scouts will be
admitted FREE! (Accompanied by adult). 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 www.claremontspeedway.com or call the track
HOTLINE at 603-543-3160.