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Dow Rallies at RumTown

7/21/2020
Dow Rallies at RumTown

Saturday night at RumTown Speedway in Wentworth , NH the Sprint Cars of New England Presented by ( Sponsor Still Wanted ) was in action on a hot sunny evening. Clay Dow picked up right where he left off in 2019. He won his last time out in his own number 58 last year, and then picked up the win again this time driving the 31B entry owned by Mike Bosco. The evening started out with the FK Rod Ends Heat Race #1 . With the 31B starting up front from the pill draw, Dow got a good jump on the green flag and was out front but being pressured by the 17 of Chris Donnelly , as the laps went by the pressure was still there and the 31B of Clay Dow took down the win in the eight lap heat race, followed by the 17 of Donnelly , and the 73 of Jake Williams. O'Reilly Auto Parts Heat Race #2 saw the 71 of Jim Lowery get a great start and take the lead. Lowery who was returning to the series after a few years away took a commanding lead and won the eight lap heat race followed by the 69k of Floyd Billington and the 61 of defending series champion Will Hull. With the invert pulled the front row was set for the feature event . Due to the hot humid weather the race was shortened to 25 laps from the regular 30 laps to help track conditions for the following divisions. The front row was the 73 of Jake Williams and the 61 of Will Hull. As the green flag waived Williams got the jump over Hull and led lap one while the rest of the field raced for position . While the 31B of Dow ran third, the 91 of Scott Holcomb running fourth was diving to the bottom in turn four on lap four and made slight contact with the wall and the 17 of Chris Donnelly was able to get by . As the half way flags waived Williams had a big lead and was pulling away from Hull even further when on lap twelve the 68 of rookie Caleb Lamson spun in turn two and was nearly hit by the 73 of Williams and brought out the caution flag. On the restart Williams got out front with Hull not letting him get far away . They raced each other for the next few laps and on lap sixteen the caution waved again, this time for the 61 of Hull who was looking down low for the lead off of turn two and spun into the infield trying to make the pass,as that was happening Lamson also spun in turn four. On the lap seventeen restart Williams got out front again now be chased down by the 31B of Dow and the 17 of Donnelly. Williams was able to hold Dow back for a few laps and then Dow dove into turn one on the bottom as the 73 of Williams just missed his mark a tiny bit. Then on lap twenty two Donnelly made his way past Williams as well and chased down Dow to the finish. At the line it was the 31B of Clay Dow of Barnstead , NH taking down the win in his first time sitting in the car owned by Mike Bosco of Harwington CT. Chris Donnelly finished second followed by Jake Williams , Travis Billington with a side by side battle for fourth with the 91 of Scott Holcomb, positions six thru ten were the 71 of Jim Lowery, 69k of Floyd Billington,61 of Will Hull, 2 of MIke Horsch and the 68 of Caleb Lamson. Rick Stone in the 41u had a DNF with mechanical issues. It was a great race for the good crowd of race fans to watch. Unless you were a Jake Williams fan I guess . Jake had a big lead and was looking to park it in Victory lane until the yellow flag. Jake is a great kid and will have many more chances to win. That's why we can't wait to do it again. Also it was good to see long time car owner Mike Bosco get a feature win.

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Our next race is Saturday August 1 at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford ,VT. Hope to see you there. Stay well and Stay safe

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