“Round N Round” Blog by Scott Parker

NewYork Sports Show

As I pulled into the parking area at the Bowl last night I was a little surprised at the amount of cars already in the parking lot. It was a perfect weather day here in Southeastern CT and with all the entertainment options offered and a great shoreline and beach options, it was a little surprising to see.This was a good thing. I was looking forward to the extended 60 Lap Street Stock Feature and of course the rest of the show. I was a little let down by the lack of cars in both SK and SK Lights. Only 8 SKs on the premises and 11 SK Lights. This is not a criticism by any means. I’m guessing here that as the weeks have passed the number of wrecks, some rough driving and what a few drivers in the divisions called a lack of consistency regarding on track calls and tech issues, that this could be part of the issue. These divisions seem to have decent numbers at other facilities.The Bowl offers what many feel is the best racing in the area. It is a shame that for a variety of reasons,the car counts in these two divisions continue to dwindle. I’m hoping this changes.

Troy Talman took full advantage of his starting position as he finally made it to Victory Lane. Rob Janovic and Todd Owen put on a spirited battle for second and third with Janovic getting almost completely sideways at one point and avoiding disaster. The Vojan team has been at this a long time and always have beautifully prepared equipment. Owen did get second place but the 51 team has seemed to find their mojo after a difficult few seasons.

Ray Christian, III ran away with the Late Model feature after being snookered last week. Jason Palmer and Brody Monahan displayed some great racing to also finish on the podium. Young Monahan continues to impress no matter what he’s driving.

Mini Stocks continued to be the show as there was great action between the top 6 or 7th place cars throughout. Jared Roy proved to be the man as he seemed to break free from the pack and let the rest of the top 6 sort it out between themselves. Great side by side racing to the checkers by all these guys with John Bavallaco getting second and Chris Garside in the 83 garnering 3rd.

SK Lights did their thing with John O’Sullivan holding the checkers. Isiah Newcomb was second and Eric Bourgeois was in the third position.

In the extended Street Stock Feature a familiar face grabbed the microphone as Matt Buckler made a surprise appearance to call the action. It was great to see Matt and everyone is happy that he’s on the mend. It was a dominant win for the 67 of Aaron Plemons as he was well out front until a caution with 13 to go bunched up the field. It was Plemons, Tony Macrino and Ed Gertsch when the green was displayed with Macrino trying desperately to get under or get past the 67 of Plemons. All three showed great respect and raced hard but clean. The order would remain the same at the checkers as Plemons picked up the biggest win of his career.

Looking forward to next Saturday Night as the NEMA Midgets make their second appearance of the season


Well Wishes and Prayers go out to Ben Dodge who is not feeling well. Ben is a Great dude and a guy whose contributions to Motorsports throughout New England are endless.

Remember to bring a friend to the races. Comments and Criticisms are welcome at scotzo59@gmail.com.

  • Scott Parker

    Scott Parker,First and Foremost,Is a 60 Year Old Race Fan.I have also been a NASCAR Crew Member for Various Teams and a Nascar Car Owner.I have attended Circle Track Races for over 40+ Years throughout the Northeast at Various Venues starting Many Years Ago at Plainville Stadium.I do not consider myself an Expert on Motorsports or Writing By Any Means,But feel like i can bring an Honest and Fair perspective through my experiences,That will Inform and hopefully Entertain Readership.

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