Monday, August 6, 2012

Beech Ridge TNT ~ 8/2/12

After a career best finish at Beech Ridge last week, the #8 suffered a DNF when a coil wire came unattached on Lap 3.

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photo by Nichole, Hooligan Motorsports

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Jacob Dore Is Back To Winning Ways at Beech Ridge

While there have been many new drivers on the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour since Jacob Dore won his last series title in 2007, he hasn’t forgotten how to get the job done in a Legends Car. Now running a Modified full time, he runs occasionally in the Legends Car, and can always put up good results. He was able to pick up the win on Re/Max night of VIP Thursday Thunder in front of a packed house at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. The 19 car Legends field took to the track as the last race of the evening for their feature event, and put on a show as they always do.

On the pole for Re/Max night was the “racing realtor” Ed Getty in car 10, on the outside was Dore in car 05. On the start, the two drove side by side through the first two corners, before Dore was able to edge his blue machine out in front and pace the field around as the leader. The racing behind them got very dicey on lap three as an ignition problem on the 8 of Matt Chagnot bunched up the second half of the field and had many drivers scrambling for position. Back to the race for the lead, right behind Dore was longtime rival Bob Weymouth in the 399. Those two would pull away from the rest of the pack as they dueled it out for the race lead. Behind them however was some intense three and sometimes four wide action behind them as the field sorted itself out. At the finish, Jacob Dore was able to hold off Weymouth, and take the victory! Weymouth was second while Matt Bourgoine continued his late season charge and finished third. Matt Grant continued his impressive rookie season with a fourth place run while Peter Craig had his best finish as he rounded out the top five.

It was another great night on Re/Max night at VIP Thursday Thunder as the fans were treated to another great show. With the third place run Bourgoine moved to just 18 points behind Beaulieu who finished seventh in the points standings. The next race for VIP Thursday Thunder is next Thursday, August 9th at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. With just two races left and a close point’s race up front, anything can, and will happen at VIP Thursday Thunder. Racing starts at 7PM and tickets are only $4! For more news, info and how you can get into a Legends Car, visit!