GROVETON, N.H. – Jason Kenison led the majority of the Frostbite 400 on his way to nab the $2,000 payday at Riverside Speedway Saturday night.
Eric Messier jumped out to the early lead, tailed by Bobby Seger. Kenison ran down the duo quickly and swapped the lead with Seger multiple times within the first quarter of the race. The first major red flag flew when Jake Plummer and Matt Leblanc made contact coming off turn four, resulting with Leblanc in the fence and Plummer’s car engulfed in flames down the front stretch.
Bill Fiske’s Dodge Intrepid made contact during the incident, resulting in a stuck throttle. Fiske tried to corral his car but went careening over turn two, jumping the berm, plowing through the chain link fence, and slamming into the guard rail down pit road. Everyone was OK and the race would continue.
Cars would dwindle down throughout the race, as the stress of 400 laps would start to take their toll on the cars. Running in second place for most of the race, Kevin Douglass had one of the fastest cars on the track until his Acura Integra blew the motor, leaving Douglass limping around the track.
Joel Hodgdon inherited the second spot, but didn’t have enough to challenge Kenison he sped away to victory. Kenison is now three for his last three races, winning the Street Stock Milk Bowl at Thunder Road and the Street Stock Open at the Fall Brawl last month. Hodgdon would keep the second spot, with Jon Savage picking up third.