Ladyga Scores in Legends Nat’l Qualifier; Morsehead Jr, Donovan, Dombrowski and Doyle Win Seekonk Friday Mains

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The weather was picture perfect when the cars rolled into the back pit gate on Friday night. The first leg of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown series for the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends was on tap and was sure to bring a few outsiders to compete for the extra points and the National Qualifying position.

The Legends event saw the continuation of the domination of Nick Ladyga. Coming into the night, Nick had won the first two races that were run, and this night would be no different. Nick Lascoula jumped out to the point early on, but a restart just before the halfway point saw Ladyga take the lead.

The second half of the race saw a great battle for fourth between Joey Parker and newcomer Brandon Bock. Ladyga hung on and won the 30 lap feature, with Lascoula second, Dana Dematteo third, Parker fourth and Bock in fifth.

The SYRA 600 class has struggled to keep their race under the green flag for a long run this season. Early on some single car spins (including one with one from the leader at the time) slowed the race up a lot.

The race at the front once things went green, was a four car battle for victory. TJ Morsehead Jr found himself out front, setting the pace for much of the second half of the 20 lap feature. David White was on his tail for the duration of the race  but just could never find a lane to get by. TJ hung on for his first win, with White second and Matt Barboza Jr third.

The SYRA 750 class only has seven cars but they put on a thrilling show. The Donovan sisters led the field to green, but it was Kaitlyn Donovan who showed she wasn’t being stopped. She moved out front of her sister Shelby and pulled away until Curtis Rolando came to her deck lid.

Curtis gave her a shot to the outside and inside but it wasn’t enough to knock her down. Kaitlyn picked up her first win of the season with Ronaldo coming home second.

The Sport 4 class continues to grow every week. It was great to see Henry Lavallee back out front late until Lenny Sousa and Michael Glad collected him while battling for the lead at lap 15 of the 20 lap feature.

That opened the door for Jeff Dombrowski who found himself picking up his first career win at Seekonk Speedway. Devin Miranda came home a strong second on the night.

The Pure Stocks put on some great side-by-side racing as always on Friday night. Just before the halfway point, a three-wide battle for the lead caused leader Thomas Blackwell and Jesse Melberg to go for a spin in turn one.

That gave the point to Bill Doyle, who pulled away and picked up his first win of the season in the Pure Stocks. Chris Lima came home second, with Earl Curtin backing up his opening night win by finishing third.

Photo Credit:  Seekonk Speedway / Ed St. Germain

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