Complete with a long green flag run in the Buckeye 150, the drivers of the White Gate Services Modified Tour for East Coast Thunder were on their game on Sunday night at Toledo Speedway. The driver who brought the best plan of attack to the race track though was Jim Windrow as he led fifty-nine laps en route to his third victory of the 2010 season! Windrow, from Danielson, CT pulled away from Mica Williams (Lakeland, FL) on the final restart with under fifteen laps remaining to solidify the victory.
The real battle at the end was for third as Selden, NY’s Jeff Rogers had to hold off Todd Taylor (Waterford, CT) over the late laps for the final podium position. Joe Doucette, who made his first White Gate Services Modified start of the 2010 season came home in fifth. Doucette ran many of the opening laps in the top five but it was an incident between series veterans Chuck McClure (Moundsville, WV) and Bobby Ambroceo (Walpole, MA) with under five laps to go that opened the door for the #055.
Many of the first laps in the Buckeye 150 were run under the green flag. Taylor dominated the opening half of the race, leading a race high seventy-nine laps before hitting pit road for his green flag stop. Ryan Doucette stayed out on the track and had the whole field one lap behind his pace but a pit stop violation under caution set his back in the running order, finishing seventh in the end. Seven cautions slowed the event as four leaders (Taylor, Windrow, Ambroceo and Ryan Doucette) swapped the lead seven times. Pete Sindone was the hard charger of the evening as he gained seven positions en route to an eighth place finish. Windrow will inherit the point lead as Chris Forster (Baltic, CT) was absent from the Ohio track on Sunday.
The East Coast Thunder drivers are back on Sunday, October 3rd for the running of the Richard Tilley Sr Foundation 250 from Talladega Super Speedway. The tailgaters will be haulin’ the mail in the draft starting at 5:40pm EST, only on RLMtv!
Until then, keep the hammer down and we’ll see you at the track!