Once again perfect weather greeted the competitors for the final Open Vintage Modified show @ the Waterford Speedbowl. First across the stripe was Gary Byington by a whisker over the hard charging Ben LeVangie. Tom Beauregard came in third followed by Dave Morgenstein, Ralph Flannery, Jody Tripp and Doug Sogolow.
Failing to make the call for the feature was the Jim Williams car that suffered right front damage in the heat race.
The Open Vintage Modified Series wishes to thank all of our competitors for their support and we look forward to a successful 2018.
Perfect racing weather greeted the competitors as The Open Vintage Modifieds ran the Waterford Speedbowl on August 16th. Gary Byington brought home the win in the Art Chartier owned #7. Following a spirited battle with Ben LeVangie (#41), Jim Kelly (#22) came home 2nd, with LeVangie 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 were Tom Beauregard (#51) and Jim Williams #7NY). Behind them was Doug Sogolow (#70), “Super Dave” Morgenstein (#26) and Charlie Wilcox (#8). There was one quick caution for debris.
Nine cars showed up for the inaugural Open Vintage Modified show at the Waterford Speedbowl with eight cars taking the green. It was “Super Dave” Morgenstein (26) in for the win in his first time out with the series. Second went to Ben LeVangie (41) and third to Tom Beauregard (51) in his newly rebuilt Pinto. Rounding out the top five was Gary Byington in the 7CT and the 7NY of Jim Williams. The rest of the finish included Doug Sogolow (70), Ralph Flannery (201)and the 8 of Charlie Wilcox. A good time was had by all with good, clean racing in the feature under nice weather conditions.
Have a safe vintage modified? Join us on August 16th @ Waterford (a quick, early Wednesday show) for a good time!
- The next race is on July 22nd @ the Waterford Speedbowl. Be there!
To all teams that have purchased new American Racer Tires….these tires will be allowed for the Open Vintage Modified race at Waterford on 7/22. Do not buy any more new tires as we will have a new tire rule effective after that date.
NO NEW TIRES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER WATERFORD.
The past Vintage Outlaw rules are in effect except the tire rule. There are no points or monetary awards to be won.
The Open Vintage Modified Series is happy to announce 3 races dates @ the Waterford Speedbowl. We will be appearing there on July 22nd, August 16th and September 23rd. Also,the American Racer tire rule has been rescinded. Feel free to run whatever you want.
Don’t forget – we also have the HMS Tire Softener open on September 2nd @ Star Speedway.
Art Chartier has stepped away from being the head of the Vintage Outlaws operation. Gary Byington, of New England Racing Fuel fame, is now in charge and is in the process of creating news rules to level the racing playing field, as well as new rules aimed at lowering the cost of our racing. The series has 3 confirmed dates for the Waterford Speedbowl and they will be posted soon. The series has been renamed “Open Vintage Modifieds”.
If you have any questions about the new series contact Gary @ 860-558-5292 between the hours of 7:00AM and 9:00PM.
The Vintage Outlaws invaded the Thompson Speedway on May 19 and raced in conjunction with the annual Thompson Historic Invitational event. The top 5 finishers were Jim Lowrey (07) followed by Derek Robbie (7NY), Gary Byington (7CT), Wade Gagner (12) and Doug Sogolow (70). The next event is @ Star Speedway on May 27th. If you have an acceptable car come run with us for some good, clean fun!