Monday, August 20, 2012

Beech Ridge TNT ~ 8/9/12


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photo by Nichole, Hooligan Motorsports

Steve Fox Back In Beech Ridge Victory Lane!
With just two weeks remaining in the VIP Thursday Thunder Series for the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour, many different drivers were still looking to break intoVictory Laneand time was running out. The driver victorious tonight however has had his share of victories and championships in his career. The 21 car field took to the racetrack as the final event of another exciting night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, and another great show was in the making.

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On the pole was another veteran of the Tour, Chad Harrington behind the wheel of car 46 with the 2 of sophomore driver Ryan Hammar on the outside of the front row. On the start, Hammar was able to use the outside line and vault himself to the lead with Harrington in second. Just a few laps into the race however, the 17 of Terry Kirk and the 81 of Dan Winter made contact through turns one and two, which resulted in Winter going for a spin and snapping his rear axle, ending his night early after limping back to the pits. The race would stay green however. Making his way closer to the leader was former champion Steve Fox in the 88 car. He had been very close toVictory Lanethe past couple of seasons and hadn’t been able to seal the deal. He was closing in on Hammar as the laps were winding down. Closing in behind them however were the top two in TNT points, Evan Beaulieu in the 56 and Matt Bourgoine in the 38, looking to steal the show. As Hammar and Fox got racing for the lead, Beaulieu made a run on the outside for the lead and the shuffling was on from there for the race. Fox was able to get a nose underneath Hammar with two laps to go, and wrestle the race lead away. Fox was able to keep his car up front and take home his first win of the 2012 season! Beaulieu crossed the line in second with Bourgoine in third. Hammar was fourth with Harrington rounding out the top five.

After nice races, Beaulieu was able to stretch his points lead in the VIP Thursday Thunder to 21 points over Bourgoine and 42 over Charlie Buxton in third with just one race remaining. However, anything can happen in these races and the championship isn’t settled until the final checkered flag is waved. The next race for the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour is Saturday, August 11th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the quarter mile oval, racing starts at 5 PM! Be sure to get to the track next week for the final VIP Thursday Thunder race of the season, followed by an autograph session with all the drivers after the races! Tickets are just $4 and racing starts at 7PM. For more news, info and how you can get into a Legends Car, visit