Garrett is back behind the wheel of his #99 mini stock. He took the checkered flag during his heat race on Saturday. On Sunday, he signed autographs and started to sell stars to raise funds for Make A Wish again this year. Later in the afternoon, he strapped into his car and started his hunt for the win. On lap 7 after a restart, he looked for an opening and went three wide to take second place. Soon after, he was in the front and ready for the win. When the checkered flag fell, Garrett was in the lead. What an amazing way to start the season!!!
Last night, Garrett was showcased for his driving ability and charity work on both Channel 12 and Fox News. A link to the segment should be available later this week.
This weekend, Garrett races the mid-season event. Time trialing for qualifying position and a 50 lap feature make this a weekend to get excited about. He enters this weekend 4th in points against a group of over 20 competitors.
June has been filled with some close finishes. Including one that left Garrett in second place by a margin of 0.02 seconds. Which means the other car's bumper just barely passed the line before his. Two top three podium finishes has helped everyone learn the #99's name. Check out the race footage for highlights of these races.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help Garrett reach is next goal of $1000 for Make A Wish. He is only $150 away from this goal.
In the 25-lap Mini Stock feature, Cassidy triumphed for the second straight week to begin the 2012 season. His route to victory was not easy, as he started the feature in ninth position. Bill Leonard was the early race leader, taking over from polesitter Joseph Fogarasi.
Two early cautions shuffled the running order in the middle of the pack before Ray Christian III took the top spot from Leonard with an outside move down the front chute on lap-4. Cassidy was already to second position, powering outside Leonard for the spot. Cassidy then went to Christian’s inside to become the race leader on lap-6. Behind the top two several cars battled for position for much of the remainder of the race.
Out front, Cassidy had the field covered and went on to the win. Garrett Denton and Jeffrey Cembruch were able to muscle into the top three finishing positions at the checkered flag. Leonard finished fourth with Nick Pappacoda placing fifth after rebounding from being involved in a mid-race wreck.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini Stocks (25-laps): 1. Ken Cassidy Jr., Lisbon; 2. Garrett Denton, Hope Valley, RI; 3. Jeff Cembruch, Wallingford; 4. Bill Leonard, Wood River Junction, RI; 5. Nick Pappacoda, North Branford; 6. Charles Canfield, New Haven; 7. Ray Christian III, Norwich; 8. Doug Curry, Groton; 9. Ian Brew, Wood River Junction, RI; 10. Christopher Ivory, Oakdale; 11. Wayne Burroughs, Oakdale; 12. Dale Sherman, Charlestown, RI; 13. Sean Caron, East Hampton; 14. Joseph Fogarasi, Columbia; 15. Joey DeGregorio, New Haven; 16. Floyd Chesbro, Griswold; 17. Glenn Colvin, Clinton; 18. Christina Cunliffe, Stratford; 19. Chris Garside, Waterford; 20. Jeffrey Lee, Uncasville
In the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini Stock feature, Cassidy had a stout car from the drop of the green flag. He started back in ninth position, but was in the top-five in the very early going. Jeff Cembruch raced to the early lead over Ian Brew, Charles Canfield and Garrett Denton. Cassidy moved to Denton’s inside on lap-9 for fourth position. From there, Cassidy raced by Canfield for third two laps later, bringing Denton with him into fourth and dropping Canfield to fifth. The only caution flag of the race waved on lap-13 for Joseph Fogarasi, who looped his machine between turns one and two.
Cassidy was in the lead mix following the only restart, moving up to second then bided his time with Cembruch who continued to lead. Defending division champion Glenn Colvin also emerged among the lead pack, chasing down Cembruch and Cassidy. Cassidy got around the inside of Cembruch on lap-20 and then set sail to his 32nd career victory in the division. Cembruch and Colvin battled to the checkered flag for second position, with Colvin narrowly taking the spot. Brew and Denton raced up front throughout and finished their good efforts in fourth and fifth, respectively.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini Stocks (30-laps): 1. Ken Cassidy Jr., Lisbon; 2. Glenn Colvin, Clinton; 3. Jeff Cembruch, Wallingford; 4. Ian Brew, Wood River Junction, RI; 5. Garrett Denton, Hope Valley, RI; 6. Sean Caron, East Hampton; 7. Nick Pappacoda, North Branford; 8. Ray Christian III, Norwich; 9. Charles Canfield, New Haven; 10. Bill Leonard, Charlestown, RI; 11. Joey DeGregorio, New Haven; 12. Joseph Fogarasi, Columbia; 13. Wayne Burroughs Jr., Oakdale; 14. Christina Kellerman, Stratford; 15. Doug Curry, Groton; 16. Jeff Lee, Uncasville; 17. Floyd Chesbro, Griswold; 18. Dale Sherman, Charlestown, RI; DNS � Chris Garside, Waterford