New England Dwarf Car Series
Harris Sweeps Twin 25’s at Hudson
Hudson, NH –
After an extended time off due to rain the New England Dwarf Car Series was back in action. 19 Dwarf Cars rolled into The Family Fun Track looking to do battle. With current points leader “Top Gun” Tom Harwood (29) out the points battle is starting to heat up with 2nd place “Caveman” Kenny Scott (72) and “The Skoal Bandit” Justin Harris (29NH) sitting just behind him entering the days race. Harris would use two wins to take the top spot in the points and set his eyes on a championship.
The first of the two features would see the lineup set by chip draw. Chris Sullivan in the 0No and “Cupcake” Sarah Hodgdon in the 31H made up the front row. The Sullivan took the early lead but the race would be slowed before a lap could be completed as the 88 of Eric Williams dove the car in low going into turn 3 making contact with the 23 of “The Mullet Man” Jeremy Rodiman and the 19 of Chris Waites causing Rodiman to make contact with the inside wall while Waites went up and off the track. William’s day would be over as he broke something in the rear end and Waites would not return in this feature. With no lap completed it would be a complete restart with Sullivan and Sarah Hodgdon and Sullivan would look to take right back off where he left off but it would be a caution again as the 67 of Alan Robidas made contact with the 30 of Duane Skofield spinning in the middle of the field sending cars scrambling but everyone was able to keep going. Sullivan would take the lead on the drop of the green as Ryan Carman took his 08 to the 2nd spot and Sarah Hodgdon settled into the 3rd spot. With hard racing thru out the field they were able to start click off some laps. The man on the move was Justin Harris in the 29NH who moved from his 13th starting spot into the 3rd spot on lap 8. Harris would start putting the pressure onto the top 2. The battle for 5th was a 4 car battle and it would be Cody Hodgdon in the 31 that would prevail. Harris snuck around Carman on lap 13 for 2nd spot. Lap 15 the caution would fly as the 94 of Doug Dawkins and the 04 of Stu McCormick spun out of turn 2. McCormick would head pit side as his race was over. It would be a single file restart but Harris would get to the outside of Sullivan thru turns 1 and 2 and power past him on the backstretch. Cody Hodgdon would take the 4th spot on the restart and would bring “Caveman” Kenny Scott in the 72 car into the 5th spot. Lap 19 the caution would fly one more time for the 08x of Caden Roberts spinning out of turn 2. Single File restart one more time as Harris would walk away from the field as the battle for 2nd and 3rd would be heat up. Harris took the win with Sullivan 2nd, Carman 3rd, Cody Hodgdon 4th and Scott rounding out the top 5. Bumpy’s Auto Service of Salem, NH provided a $50 bonus to the feature winner which is always much appreciated by the drivers.
The 2nd Feature would be set by inverting the lead lap cars in feature number 1. Young Caden Roberts in the 08x and veteran driver Doug Dawkins in the 94 made up the front row. Dawkins took the early lead with Zach Ziliniski in the 7z in hot pursuit. Derek Marsand in the 92 running 3rd as Alan Robidas in the 67 tried anyway he could to get around him. On lap 3 Robidas dove the car to the low side going into turn 1 for the 3rd spot but went a little too hard making contact with Ziliniski spinning him out. Avoiding contact was the 25 of Tim Griffith but going to the high side he broke something on the rear of the car ending his evening. Dawkins and Marsand restarted on the front row but it was a bad start. They would rerack the field and try it again with Dawkins taking the top spot with Duane Skofield in the 30 right on him. Justin Harris in the 29NH wasted no time on the restart to insert himself into the conversation too but as Harris was making the pass for the lead the caution would fly for Robidas spinning on his own. Harris took off in the lead on the restart with Dawkins and Skofield. “Caveman” Kenny Scott in the 72 raced into the 4th spot. Skofield made the pass for the 2nd spot on lap 9 as the battle for 3rd heated up between Dawkins, Scott and Cody Hodgdon in the 31 as something broke on the Cody Hodgdon machine. Ryan Carman in the 08 would inherit the 5th spot. At the end it was Harris in 1st, Skofield in 2nd, Dawkins in 3rd, Scott in 4th and Carman in 5th. Bumpy’s Auto Service of Salem, NH provided a $50 bonus to the feature winner in this feature as well.
As always we thank American Racer for providing such a great tire for our competitors. Additionally Bumpy’s Auto Service of Salem, NH for their continued support of the drivers. We will be back in action at Hudson Speedway once again on Sunday, August 13th.
Article Credit: Ryan Lawliss
Submitted By: Mark Beaudry