CANAAN, N.H. — Multi-time modified stock car racing champion Kenny Tremont Jr., earned his first victory on the Northern Modified Challenge Series Sunday, taking a convincing win in the Subway Fresh Fit 50 at Canaan Fair Speedway.
The win was the 303rd of Tremont’s career.
By virtue of a blind draw, Tremont started on the outside of the front row in the 50-lap main event on the third-mile oval, lining up next to Vince Quenneville Jr.
The opening laps took their toll, drawing four caution periods in the first eight circuits. The restarts set up an entertaining faceoff between Quenneville and Tremont, however, and Tremont surprised even himself in using the tricky outside lane to grab the lead each time. Quenneville was able to lead only the second lap of the race before Tremont pulled out to a comfortable advantage.
The final 42 laps of the race went off without incident, allowing for several battles for position.
As Tremont navigated lapped traffic in the late stages of the race, Quenneville and Ron Proctor, who had a race-long fight for the runner-up spot, caught Tremont at the front. Tremont held on for the win, though, followed in order by Quenneville, Proctor, Leon Gonyo, and Todd Stone.
Gonyo fought off a constant challenge from Stone for virtually the whole race distance. Stone, who won the Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial 67 event for the Northern Modified Challenge Series at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on August 2, recovered from a qualifying crash that saw his car fly off the track and require substantial repairs to score the finish.