Wenzel scores second win of 2022 in the NHSTRA Modifieds at Monadnock
Story By: Matthew Wiernasz
Photo By: Emily Miller
WINCHESTER, NH- Nathan Wenzel took down his second win of 2022 in the 40-lap NHSTRA Modified race at Monadnock Speedway this past Saturday. Brian Robie set fast time in time trials but Wenzel redrew for the pole position. Wenzel led all 40 laps as the race went caution free. Points leader Tyler Leary moved into second on lap 3 but Brian Robie moved into second on lap 23. Robie finished the race in second and Leary finished in third. Todd Patnode finished in fourth and Ben Byrne rounded out the top five.
The points battle is heating up heading into Saturday’s season finale. Leary holds an eight-point lead over Ben Byrne as it will also be the season finale for the Whitcomb Five Series
Cole Littlewood crossed the finish line first in the 50 lap Late Model Sportsman for the ring event but failed post-race inspection. Craig Smith won the event and Ricky Bly won the Late Model Sportsman for the Ring Championship.
Gordon Farnum, Jr continues his dominance in the Mini Stock division as he won the 25-lap race. Farnum took the lead from Kevin McKnight on lap and was able to lead the rest of the way. Louie Maher finished in second as he moved into second on lap 8. Kevin Clayton finished in third. Christopher Sontag finished in fourth and Kevin McKnight rounded out the top five.
J.D. Stockwell won the 25-lap Pure Stock race as he passed Chris Davis with 10 laps to go. Davis finished second. William Graham finished third. Zach Zilinski finished in fourth and Jim Rhodes rounded out the top five.
Steve Miller, Jr won the 25-lap Six Shooters race and the Six Shooters championship. Steve Miller, Sr finished second. Michael Yeaton finished third and Garrett Barry finished fourth.
Aaliyah Tacy took the lead from Hunter Duquette on lap 10 in the 15-lap Young Guns race. Markus O’Neil finished second. Addison Brooks finished third. Traver Michaud finished fourth and Jaylan Harris rounded out the top five.
This Saturday will be the season finale at Monadnock Speedway featuring the Whitcomb 5 Series season finale for the NHSTRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, Spectator Races, Young Guns, King of The Hill Enduro, and the kids Big Wheel race.
The Pit Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. while the grandstands open at noon Practice will also begin at noon with qualifying set to begin at 2:00 p.m. Feature racing to follow after qualifying.