It has been two weeks since we last ran, and it feels like the longest two weeks ever! Rainouts have taken a toll on the 2017 schedule as we have already endured 3 this season and at the beginning of the week, well, it looked like this would be a 4th. But we all hoped it wouldn’t happen. In Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne said, “Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.” Things worked out pretty well for Andy and while we won’t be sitting on the sands of Zihuatanejo, we will be in a better spot – at the race track – hopefully!
Last time out we saw 3 new feature winners as Craig Smith (23/52) made a late pass to pick up the win in the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets while Joe Tetreault led from wire to wire in the Pepsi Limited Sportsman to grab the checkers. 2016 champion Kodi Sabins controlled the T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcat feature event to visit KIXX Victory Lane, his 2nd top 3 in 2 starts. In the Casella Modifieds, Dana Smith held off Dwight Jarvis to gain his 2nd win of the season and by doing so, continuing to lead the division’s point standings.
All four divisions are in action this week as school’s out for summer. No pencils or books are required in the classroom of Claremont Speedway. Lessons are taught on the track!
Newport Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
Race 5’s Winners: Craig Smith (Supers), Dana Smith (Modifieds) Joe Tetreault (Limiteds), and Kodi Sabins (Wildcats)
Time: Post time is 7 PM
Weather: Party cloudy and 81 degrees. 8 % chance of precipitation
Event Hashtag: #NCWRS
Prep: Pit gates open at 3 PM with hot laps beginning at 4 PM
Running Order (tentative): Modifieds, Wildcats, Supers, and Limiteds
Pit Admission: $ 35
Grandstand Admission: $ 10 for ages 6 and over
Beer Garden opens at 6 PM
Storylines for the Week
Next week the stars and cars of yesteryear will be back for their annual visit at the speedway. The Senior Tour Auto Racers with the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets, Pepsi Limited Sportsman, and T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats will all race before a gigantic fireworks display.