Last weekend, in three different regions of the racing spectrum, 100-lap, high dollar races were held for asphalt Modifieds.
Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway’s SK 5k, Holland (NY) Speedway’s RoC Tour race and Wall (NJ) Stadium’’s Garden State Classic were three events and each of them were tinged with controversy.
At Stafford, Ryan Preece came from the rear three times, missed two leaders spinning in front of him, and won.
At Holland, Patrick Emerling won a crashfest that turned nasty when officials called the race three laps early.
At Wall Stadium, Anthony Sesely survived, then benefitted when leader Zane Zeiner was disqualified for jumping a restart with two laps left.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Preece, Emerling and Sesely, each in their own ways, sidestepped the adversity that enveloped most of the their competitors and kept four wheels on their cars to win.
Victory amongst carnage. It is the stuff of which news is made!