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Jarvis, Daniels Split Modified Feature Wins at Claremont Speedway
Claremont, NH (September 1, 2002): The largest KIXX 100.5FM Modified
fields of the year took the green flag in twin features this past
Saturday night at Claremont Speedway. Dwight Jarvis and Peter Daniels
each came away with a win by splitting the double-bill. Bucky Demers
made his third visit of the year to the winnerís circle in the Cellular
One Pro Stocks. Aaron Fellows maintains his point lead with a win in the
Dunkin Donuts Late Models. Chris Bergeron clinched the ASETEX Tire &
Auto Street Stock championship with his win. John Ross Jr. won his
fourth race of the season in the ABC Motors Mini Stocks. Colby Hodgden
captured his first career victory in the Fleming Texaco Lightning
In the first Modified feature, Kirby Monteith looked to be on his way to
a second win as he paced the field of twenty-six cars for almost 30
laps. Numerous restarts kept the field tight, but Monteith held of the
challenges. Late in the race, Peter Daniels challenged for a number of
laps, but could never nail down the pass. Late in the race, Daniels
attempted a pass and made contact with Monteith, sending him through the
infield. Daniels was sent to the rear of the pack for the incident. When
the field took the final green, Bruce Batchelder took the lead until
Dwight Jarvis made the pass for the lead with a few to go. Jarvis went
on to capture his third victory of the season followed by Batchelder,
Dennis Albro, Les Mardanes, and Daniels rounding out the top five.
In the second Modified feature, Jack Bateman dominated the action until
five laps to go when Daniels charged to the lead in a race-winning pass.
Bateman maintained second at the line and Jarvis turned in his second
top three of the day. Monteith rebounded from the first feature with a
fourth place finish and the 2002 Modified Rookie of the Year Jim Storace
rounded out the top five.
Bucky Demers went to the front of the Pro Stock field early and never
looked back as he raced to his third checkers of the season. Current
point leader Mike Brousseau tried to keep pace and did so until ten laps
to go. Mike Parks temporarily held second before Jim Boniface, Dave
Davis moved in to set sights on the leader. Demers was too strong and
Boniface and Davis came home second and third. Brousseau salvaged a
fourth place finish, followed by Parks.
One way to maintain a point lead is to win races. Aaron Fellows did just
that by winning the race for the lead early with Monica Rook in the Late
Model feature. Fellows captured his fifth win of the season by holding
off the challenges of Jamie Lanou. Also in the hunt were current
championship contenders Dennis Greenwood, Bob Hagar, and Dick Lamontte.
The trio could never muster a pass on Lanou to challenge the leader, but
did manage to stay in the championship race with their respective third
through fifth place finishes.
Nate Young was setting a blistering pace in the Street Stocks until the
caution flew for a spin just past halfway. Chris Bergeron got the jump
on the restart and charged to the lead. Another quick caution flew after
Young and Ed LaQuire got together in turn four. This moved Mark McClay
into position to challenge for the lead, but Bergeron would not give
way. A caution late in the race set up a green-white-checker finish.
Bergeron held on for the championship-clinching win. McClay finished
second followed by David Anthony, Doug Marsh, and Sam Earle.
April May Gelineau led early in the Mini Stock race before Rick Bly
moved to the front. Action slowed after point leader Walt Harris was
spun by Tommy Shepard. It was the end of Harrisí night and Bly, who
wasnít involved in the incident, but had trouble with his suspension.
John Ross Jr. checked out on the field on the restart to capture his
fourth win of the season. Gelineau turned in her best season finish in
second. Shepard finished third followed by Stu Fletcher and Steve
Ferland rounding out the top five.
Colby Hodgden was relentless in his first career win in the Lightning
Stocks. Hodgden put his ride out front early and never relinquished the
lead to a hard-charging pack. Ty Lescord finished second with Skip
Harvey, Joe Rogers and Bubba Hussey rounding out the top five.
This week is the LaValley's Building Supply Championship Night. A full
card of racing action is on tap. Division champions will be determined
and the point races couldnít be any closer. Unlike past years, there
will be no top-ten heat races. Plus, donít miss out on Elliott Sadlerís
Air Force show car, which will be on display for fans. The car was built
by the legendary Wood Brothers and was raced in the 2001 Coca-Cola 600
in Charlotte, NC. 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 www.claremontspeedway.com or call the track
hotline at 603-543-3160.