Tony Macrino Wins 25 Lap Street Stock Feature
July 8, 2023 by Shawn Courchesne
“My trailer is not something you can’t just grab someone’s pickup and haul it there,” Owen said. “So it made it a little bit more of a project. The Flannery’s are just awesome people. They had a truck to help us out. They let me borrow a $300,000 truck to get my trailer home. Nobody in this world nowadays would ever do that. They’re just good people.”
Owen took the lead from Kyle James on a restart with two laps remaining and went on to win the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday at the Speedbowl. It was the second consecutive victory for Owen, the reigning division champion, who went winless in his first six starts at the track this season before last week.
“I don’t know what happened up front,” Owen said. “Timmy and Eric wrecked. I was going to be fourth. They made contact, Timmy overcorrected and pounded the fence and they put Eric to the back. I had a restart next Kyle James and drove by him.
“Tonight we were a little off. We were going to be fourth. I was OK with that, go home in one piece. Sometimes in my racing career I’ve been the guy to not have the luck go my way. Tonight it definitely went my way.”
Owen came into the night third in the SK Modified division standings at the Speedbowl with Jordan on top and Berndt second, 10 points off the lead. At the end of the night Owen had moved to second, two points behind Jordan. Berndt sits third, six points off the lead.
Derryck Anderson Jr. took the checkered in the 30-lap Late Model feature but was disqualified following postrace tech inspection giving the win to Josh Hedges of New Bedford, Mass. PJ Evans of Uncasville was second and Jason Palmer of Berlin third.
Posted: to Racing News on Thu, Jul 13, 2023
Updated: Thu, Jul 13, 2023