Jason Kenison Dominates Frostbite 400 at Riverside Speedway
Jason Kenison led the majority of the Frostbite 400 on his way to nab the $2000 payday at Riverside Speedway on November 2nd.
Hinesburg, VT native Eric Messier jumped out to the early lead, tailed by Frankfort, ME’s 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 “The Hammer” Leblanc made contact coming off turn 4, 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 2, jumping the berm, plowing through the chain link fence, and slamming into the guard rail down pit road. Everyone would be 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 from Sidney, ME 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 as the Groveton, NH driver sped away to victory. Kenison is now three for his last three races, winning the Street Stock Milk Bowl at Thunder Road, the Street Stock Open at the Fall Brawl last month. Hodgdon would keep the second spot secured, with Whitefield, NH’s Jon Savage picking up third. 2013 Street Stock champ Jamie Heath survived to take the fourth spot with enduro veteran Jamie Longley rounded out the top five. Richie Veilleux, Shawn McIntyre, Jeremy LaCoss, Douglass, and Jim Davis completed the top ten.
Next on tap is the Banquet of Champions for the 2013 season at Riverside Speedway on November 16th, then on December 29th the return of the “winter enduro”, the Snowball Derby. Information will be posted on facebook and our website at www.riversidespeedwaynh.com