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July 31. 2013 3:38PM

Tom Herzig's Trackside: Point standings starting to matter


On Track This Week

Thunder Road: Tonight, 6:30; Sunday, 6 p.m.

Canaan Dirt: Friday, 7 p.m.

Lee USA: Friday, 6:45 p.m.

Bear Ridge: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Canaan Asphalt: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Monadnock: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Beech Ridge (Maine): Saturday, 7 p.m.

Riverside: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Star Speedway: Saturday, 6 p.m.

White Mountain: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Hudson: Sunday, 6 p.m.

Legion: Sunday, 5 p.m.

Wayne Helliwell Jr., car owner Bruce Bernhardt and the rest of EKeys4Cars No. 27 Ford Late Model team would like to see the American Canadian Tour book even more races at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Helliwell won for the second time this season at the Vermont track Sunday after several lead swaps with Rhode Island racer Ray Parent.
They are the only two wins this season for the defending champion, but he's consistently finished near the front, which has him sitting atop the Tour standings. Helliwell leads Joey Polewarczyk Jr., who ran third at Devil's Bowl, 845-786.Travis Stearns of Auburn, Maine, had his best finish of the season as the Devil's Bowl runner-up. ACT races at Sanair Speedway in St. Pie, Quebec, this Saturday.

There was no catching Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y., after he took the lead on lap 17 of the Town Fair Tire/Whitcomb 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Monadnock. Sources say there was a big crowd on hand and some good racing behind Bonsignore, who picked up his third career win.
Doug Coby had a few restart chances to overtake Bonsignore, but it didn't happen. Coby and third-place Rowan Pennink came from out back, saved their tires as best they could and gained track position when others went in for new rubber. Ryan Preece remains the Tour point leader. The Whelen Tour is at Stafford Friday night.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series is at Monadnock Saturday for the John Holt Memorial. Holt was instrumental in founding both the GSPSS and the Valenti Modified Series. Matt Frahm of North Salem won the most recent Pro Stock Series race at Monadnock. Barry Gray won the inaugural JBH Memorial event last year.

The Valenti Mods were rained out at Thompson last week. This week's stop is Beech Ridge Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.

Lee USA is making up a previously rained out Hobby Stock 50-lapper Friday night. The Hobby Stock point standings are crowded at the top. Patrick Tanguay of Lebanon, Maine, is the point leader (464). Jim Piaseczny of Merrimack holds down second (453), followed by Paul Phalen of Pelham (446) and Wade Worster of West Newfield, Maine (441). Grant Aither of Kingston is the Late Model Sportsman point leader.
"MoneyBags" winner Tommy Tombarello of Haverhill, Mass., leads the Benson Lumber & Hardware Small Block Supermodifieds.
Jamie Heath of Waterford, Maine, won the Jake McDowell Memorial 100 for four-cylinders at Riverside Speedway. Jason Kenison of Groveton was the runner-up.

The father-son combo of Tom Forward and TC Forward, of Lyme, finished first and third in the Papa Z's Modified feature last Friday on the clay at Canaan Dirt Speedway. DJ Robinson was sandwiched between the Forwards in second. Lebanon's Randy Howe holds the Modified point lead, with Ryan Avery of Campton in second, 50 points back.
Chris Donnelly, of Fremont, always a danger to win the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified main at Bear Ridge, proved it again last week by coming from 21st in a 22-car field to take the checkers. Another Bear Ridge stalwart, Adam Pierson, of Bradford, Vt., won the USAC Midget feature.

The usual suspects are leading the Modified division at Star Speedway. The top three drivers are Jacob Dore of Sanford, Maine, Josh Cantara of Wells, Maine, and Max Zachem of Preston, Conn.
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, once a successful regular on the ACT circuit, and a recent top-five finisher in the PASS Oxford 250, recently finished fifth in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Night of Stars at Lucas Oil Raceway Park outside Indianapolis for Brad Keselowski Racing. Theriault, perhaps the most likely New England driver to next advance into NASCAR's Nationwide, or even Sprint Cup Series, started seventh.

"There really wasn't a bottom groove there, or really, even a second groove," Theriault said. "Most everyone was running at the top of the track. That's where we were the fastest too, but we never ended up on the outside on any of the restarts."
Quinney Welch, of Lancaster, was first to the line in the Late Model main at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Travis Fadden of North Haverhill is the Late Model points leader — 43 points up on Oren Remick.

The Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England return to action at Legion Speedway in (you say Wentworth, I say Rumney) Sunday.

Thunder Road in Barre, Vt., races tonight and Sunday this week. Hudson, which got one feature in before rain last week, goes Sunday at 6 p.m. with double features for Outlaws, Roadrunners and Rookie Stocks.


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