Another week of racing has come to pass. The O'Reilly's Auto Parts Granite State Mini Sprints were at Legion Speedway this past weekend and boy did we put on a nice show. The racing was its usual self tight wheel to wheel action. We ran a makeup feature for the July 19th rain out to start the night.
Congratulations to Robert Griffin (500 cc) and Ben Bachand (600 cc) for winning their respective features For July 19th make up race. The night was not as smooth as we would have liked it, as a few of the competitor's had to go to a backup car and start at the rear of the field due to qualifying their original cars. Not that it mattered much as Matt Hoyt and Shawn King still made their way to front finishing second and third, respectively. Adam Trott had his best finish of his rookie year finishing fourth. There were no cautions as the race went from green to checkers.
The 600 field was a bit smaller than expected as 2 of the 5 cars for the makeup race did not make this weekend. However, we did have a good field of 600#&39;s for the rest of the evening starting 8. Ben Bachand Got his first win in a 600 running away with the victory as point's leader Tony Shaw came in second and Austin Marceau finishing third for his best finish of his rookie year.
Once the makeup race was completed we started the regular night of racing with heats and features to run. Matt Hoyt was able to make his way to the front taking with win for the 500 class and Tim Beard won again in the 600 class.
The 500 feature saw a few cautions and a red flag brought out by Peter Belliveau when he took a spectacular ride rolling his 500 multiple times in turns three and four. He made it out with a few bumps and bruises, but his car did not do as well. The caution flags helped Matt Hoyt and Robert Griffin get to the front with Matt Hoyt taking the lead on a restart and never looked back. Tanner Siemons had a great night as he finished 3rd in the feature, but also won his heat. Rounding out the top 5 were Kyle Pittman and Shawn King.
The 600 field was again strong with 8 cars. Tim Beard go to the front quickly holding off Ben Bachand as he had his best "race" of the year fight with veterans for second, Rich Crooker and Troy Boissoneau. Ben held on to second even with all the pressure being applied. The vets were lined up behind him trying everything to get by, Troy finished 3rd with Rich and Tony Shaw rounding out the top five.
Our next race weekend is our last double header of the year. We will be at Bear Ridge Speedway September 12th and we will be at the Legion Speedway on the 13th our last trip to Legion. If you have a car bring it and let's have some fun. If you are thinking of running come check us out or if you just like racing come see some of the best racing in the northeast.