Ending the season with a BANG
Ashland, Massachusetts May 11, 2019 We had a season high 25 racers at Peter Lentros’ LenJet Raceway thanks to the five long distance visitors from the Tri-State area -
Wayne Wallace, Victor and Jonathan Feliciano, Bob Zelano and Sam Heller. I think these guys were motivated to make the trip because of our decision to run Neo cars for the first time in my 10 years involvement with MARC. What a way to end the season! These cars are fast, especially when run on Peter’s Viper track. It was great to race with these guys, reminding me once again that as members of MARC we really need to reciprocate and travel beyond our beloved New England area.
Spec Racers – Both Divisions
With Victor, Jonathan and Wayne sitting out the spec racer class, we had 22 racers sign up for a very long round robin event – approximately 3 hours long. Racing for a podium spot was tight in the Pro division with only 5 laps separating the top 4 positions. Rob Hayes took the win by a lap over John Pileggi; Sam Heller made the trip to New England worthwhile by taking third two laps behind John but two up on 4thplace finisher Ryan Archambault. In the Sportsman division Hal Pierce beat
Donny Hall for the win by 3 laps followed by Terry Ayer in third and Paul Crosby in 4th.
Modifieds – Sportsman Division
Paul Crosby capped off a very successful season by taking his sixth win in the Championship division. Erik Eckhardt, taking a break from the Pro division, tried to keep Paul honest but fell 5 laps short in this effort. Donny Hall finished 3rd followed by Hal Pierce in 4th.
Neo – Pro Division
At last year’s rules meeting, the Pro group decided to mix things up a bit and add a Neo race to the mix for this season. I’ve been a member for the past ten years and this is the first time we’ve raced Neo cars during my tenure. While the feeling might not be universal, all I can say is I had a blast! Neo cars on Peter’s Viper is just plain awesome. While we did have a number of DNFs (five to be exact), those that did finish had smiles on their faces. Greg Burstein, using a car from Ryan Archambault’s stable, took down the win which is pretty impressive considering his main gig is racing T-Jets! I guess a good driver is a good driver regardless of the class. Wayne Wallace had a good run beating Jim Macartney to the finish by sections to take down second place. Following Jim home in 4th was John Reimels to round out the podium
Thanks go to Peter for hosting and to the entire group for making our last event of the season very successful.
MARC Communication Director