Last Week’s Series Event
As the cars came off the haulers, trailers and rollbacks, the track opened for the event’s practice session. #13 Dave Melson and the #32 Bill Kring set atop the scoring pylon with respective times of 18.028 and 18.054 However, when it was time to qualify, it was Portage, MI Bill Kring on top with a 18.222 and Stayner, ON, Dave Melson scoring at 18.241 Other notable times: North Brunswick, NJ 58 Fred Hill at 18.395 starting 3rd, Silver Lake NY driver of the #59 Rich Warden starting 7th with a time of 18.749, Jim Windrow driving the #12 out of Concord VT starting scratch on the field in 25th. During Happy Hour, Windrow would make adjustments and turn in the 2nd fastest time at 18.222 When green flag waved, 10 laps into the event, Dave Melson lost control and his front end found the inside concrete wall ending his night being scored 25th. The race had six more cautions and 31 laps under yellow, there were 7 lead changes among 6 drivers. When the checker flag waved at lap 100, it was the #12 Jim Windrow coming from the back to edge out the victory over the #32 Bill Kring by 0.87 sec and the #58 Fred Hill joining in the podium finish -1.20 sec back. Due to the #13’s bad luck, the point standings just got tighter with Dave holding a 6 point margin with 4 events to go.
This week the Series heads back to western Massachusetts, Agawam and the infamous 1/4 mile oval known as Riverside Park Speedway. Pit gates open at 8:30 PM EST with practice, qualifying set for the 1st event at 9 PM EST. The second event starting field will be determined after a short 10 minute practice session, by the luck of the draw.