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Christopher Claims Victory in Pro Stock 100 at Claremont Speedway
Claremont, NH (August 26, 2002): After rain washed out the Saturday
program at Claremont, management decided to run the show on Sunday. Ted
Christopher claimed his first career win at Claremont Speedway in the
Cellular One/Brownies Auto Pro Stock 100. Peter Daniels captured his
twelfth win of the season in the KIXX 100.5 Modifieds. Joe Lanou scored
his first win of the season in the Dunkin Donuts Late Models. Another
first time winner was Rich Paradis in the ASETEX Tire & Auto Street
Stocks. Walt Harris scored his fifth win of the season in the ABC Motors
Mini Stocks and Skip Harvey captured his ninth in the Fleming Texaco
Twenty-five cars took the green flag in the Pro Stock 100 lap extra
distance event. Bucky Demers was the leader for almost the first half of
the race with Walt Hammond, Dave Davis, and Barry Gray hanging tight,
nose-to-tail. The field reeled off twenty-eight green flag laps before a
series of cautions slowed the action. The running order remained fairly
unchanged until more cautions slowed the action over the next 20
circuits. Barry Gray made the pass for the lead on a restart and the top
five started to change its appearance. Gray had to hold off numerous
challenges from Ted Christopher and Davis. With 20 to go, caution flew.
On the ensuing restart, Davis and Roger Raymond touched going into
three. Davis spun and Raymond maintained his forward momentum.
Christopher moved to the lead on the same restart and never looked back.
At the checkers, it was Christopher, Gray, Rob Goodenough, Matt Waite,
and Jim Boniface rounding out the top five. Mike Parks, Davis, Mike
Brousseau, Rob Williams, and J. Caron completed the top ten.
If the top ten wasnít full of enough talent, fans will surely look
forward to next seasonís race if season veterans like Punky Caron and
Roger Raymond return with the young talent of Wayne Helliwell Jr. to
shake off some of the bad luck they experienced in the race.
Dwight Jarvis looked to be on his way to his third win of the season
after passing early pacesetters Tony Ricci and Jim Storace. But, by lap
thirteen, Peter Daniels had cleared traffic and had his sights set on
Jarvis. Jack Bateman kept pace with Daniels as they pulled up on Jarvis.
With two to go, Daniels looked inside for the pass, but it wasnít until
the last lap that Daniels made the pass stick winning by a half a car
length. Bateman held on for a third place finish followed by Kirby
Monteith in fourth and Ted Christopher rounding out the top five.
Joe Lanou took the lead on lap one in the Late Models and lead for the
first seven laps until caution flew. On the restart, Chris Curtis moved
by Lanou until caution flew again. On the restart, Lanou got the jump
and raced to the checkers for his first win of the season. Larry
Reindeau finished second followed by Dennis Greenwood. Chris Curtis
slipped to fourth position and Jamien Deschenes rounded out the top
A rough and tumble Street Stock event only saw one change for the lead.
Doug Marsh led early until spinning on one of many restarts at halfway.
With Marsh refiring from the rear, Rich Paradis grabbed the lead and
fought off the pressure from Chris Bergeron who finished second. David
Anthony turned in another solid finish in third followed by Marsh, and
Mark McClay rounding out the top five.
Dale Squires once again dominated most of the Mini Stock feature, but it
was again Walt Harris who would spoil Squires day by passing the leader
with five laps to go. Harris went on to win his fifth race of the
season. Squires maintained second. Dave Croteau gained a position in the
points with his third place finish. Rick Bly and John Ross Jr. rounded
out the top five.
Ty Lescord led half of the Lightning Stock feature until being spun by
Bubby Hussey. Skip Harvey grabbed the lead on the restart and went on to
score his ninth win of the season. Mike Burke finished second followed
by Lescord who worked his way back to third.
NAPA Auto Care Centers will present an action packed night of racing
this Saturday as the ABC Motors will go extra distance in a 30-lap main
event. Plus, there will be a DOUBLEHEADER for the Modifieds who will
compete in twin 35-lap events. And, if that wasnít enough, Spectator
Racing returns once again to Claremont Speedway. 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. General admission will be $12.00. For more
information, log on to www.claremontspeedway.com or call the track
hotline at 603-543-3160.