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Hull Blasts to Season Opening Victory

After rain postponed the season opener at Legion Speedway last week the Sprint Cars of New England rolled into the Bear Ridge Speedway for the season opening event.

Pole sitter Tyler Austin took the lead at the drop of the green but had to fend off a two lap challenge from Lacey Hanson before solidly taking the top spot. His run up front didn't last long however as Will Hull was on the move in his new Maxim Chassis. Hull took advantage of a lap five restart and blasted into the lead from his third position. From there Hull built a substantial lead only to have the lead wiped out by a lap 19 caution for Luke Greenwood, who coasted to a stop on the backstretch. Hull bolted back to the lead on the restart while Kevin Chaffee worked his way from his 12th starting spot up to the second position. A final caution appeared setting up a two lap sprint to the finish. On the restart Hull once again motored away although Chaffee kept it close at the finish with early leader Tyler Austin finishing third. Clay Dow and Jake Williams completed the top five.

Photos Courtesy of Alan Ward

Heat race wins went to Will Hull and Christine Boesch.

Next up for the Sprint Cars of New England is a Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader with Saturday night action May 27th at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT and a Sunday evening, $500.00 to win race May 28th at The Devils Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.

Unofficial Results
Bear Ridge Speedway, Saturday, May 12th 2017
1  Will Hull
2  Kevin Chaffee
3  Tyler Austin
4  Clay Dow
5  Jake Williams
6  Lacey Hanson
7  Ryan Avery
8  Matt Hoyt
9  Dennis McLeod
10 Marty Hutchins
11 Lauren Boisvert
12 Luke Greenwood
13 Christine Boesch
14 Barry LaValley
15 Patrick Smith




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