Five dollar grandstand tickets, double features and the completion of the 61-lap Pro Late Model feature paying $1,000 to win built the framework for the successful night.
Both the Late Models and Wildcats have been rained out in the two weeks previous to Friday night, meaning double features for both divisions both this Friday and the next. The Late Models started the night off right, completing the second half of their weather interrupted 61-lap feature with a $1,000 bonus for the winner. Rain halted the race at lap 29 and that’s right were things picked up again. Todd Davis had the lead and the car to beat as well, pulling away from the pack while several cars battled for second place. Dallas Trombley fought back and forth with Mark Merrill and anybody else, sometimes dropping back to third only to come roaring back into second once again.
The final ten laps saw five cautions as the racers battled it out, bringing the field back together and keeping Davis in striking range of Trombley. The checkers flew before Davis could be challenged; giving him his first win of the season and the bonus check. Trombley finished second and Merrill took third.
Their second feature race of the night went to Dennis Stange, who survived being on the outside of a three-wide situation in turn four and down the front stretch, narrowly avoiding a run in with the wall, and pulling ahead and away for the victory. Trombley took his second runner-up finish of the night, beating out Davis who was making some serious headway at the end of the feature. Results of the second Late Model feature are unofficial pending part testing by track officials. Dana Smith took the top spot in the Modified feature, followed by Arthur Heino Jr. and Nate Kehoe finished third after coming through the pack. Chris Wilk proved to be the fastest Super Street, but he was hotly pursued by Russ Davis sporting a car on loan from the Hinkley family after blowing his engine the week before. Davis made the best of his practice laps with the car to put together the second place finish just ahead of Scott MacMichael in third.
The Strictly Stock division is still looking for a way to beat Joey Jarvis, who took his sixth consecutive win, hanging back in the pack for much of the feature before zipping up to the front for the checkered flag. Ben Poland finished second and Kyle Davis got third.
The Wildcats doubled their feature for 100-laps of racing. In the first race Kyle Small streaked away from the pack and made good use of lap traffic to keep his competitors at bay. Eric Danieli finished second and Robert Leitch took third. The second feature was nearly a mirror image of the first before Small pulled off the track and Leitch took up the lead and held on for the checkered flag. Danieli took another second place finish and Jeremiah Losee took third. Greg Jacobs took off on the field in the Sportsman feature, creating a big lead and winning without a challenger. The battle for second place was between Jeff Murray and Seth Melcher, with Murray coming in second with a rear view mirror full of Melcher in third.
Twin State Speedway returns to action Friday night sponsored by Osgood Welding in Claremont featuring the ACOT antique racing tour and the Q106 and the Wolf race. Looking ahead the track will feature the Pro-4 Mods and a Super Streets feature with $500 to win sponsored by Jim’s Caps and Trailers in Newport.