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Groton driver zooms to first-place finish at Lee USA Speedway


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LEE, NH — Geoff Rollins becomes the first person to win two feature events in the North East Street Stock Tour, as the Groton, MA driver picked up the victory in the “Friday Night Lights” event, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, at Lee USA Speedway.

Rollins jumped to the lead at the start of the race, pulling away from Larry Barnett at the drop of the green.

His lead was erased on lap 9, when Matt Morrill came to rest in turn 4 after suffering a broken right-front suspension.

Rollins would fend off Chris Douton and John Hanafin, and increased his lead on the field until the second and final caution flew for Bryan Town, who was involved in an incident with Charlie Beal, sending both drivers to the back of the pack.

On the ensuing restart, Douton was glued to Rollins’ back bumper, but an electrical issue sapped power from Douton’s Ford Thunderbird, as he slowly dropped back.

Anthony Belfiore took advantage, and took the second spot from Douton, setting his sights on Rollins.

Belfiore chipped into Rollins’ lead, and made a last ditch effort in the final corner of the race, but Rollins held on to earn back-to-back victories on the tour.

“The car was really good on restarts,” Rollins said.

“There was so much work put in this car to get it done in two weeks, it’s unbelievable.”

Rollins made it a perfect night, picking up the feature win in the Late Model Sportsman weekly division at Lee USA Speedway.

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