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Sean Caisse Scores Third Busch East Series Win Of 2006 At Adirondack, Closes Gap On Point Leader Mike Olsen

BEAVER FALLS, N.Y. – Sean Caisse scored his third NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series victory of 2006 Saturday night in the Edge Hotel 150 presented by Casella Waste Systems at Adirondack International Speedway, closing the gap to point leader Mike Olsen to 34 points with four races remaining. Bryon Chew finished second with Olsen third, Brian Hoar fourth, and Dale Quarterley fifth.

Matt Kobyluck, seeking his third straight Adirondack victory, secured the Busch Pole with a track record performance, and for 99 laps he held off every move that fellow front row starter Caisse could throw at him. Then Kobyluck was forced to take a wide line in turn four and Caisse grabbed the lead he would never lose. Kobyluck remained Caisse’s closest challenger until he spun after contact with the third place car of Carlos Pardo with four laps remaining in the scheduled 150 lap distance. Mike Johnson could not avoid Kobyluck, putting both out of the race, elevating Chew to the runner-up spot, and extending the contest to an eventual 162 laps to achieve a green-white-checker finish.

Although he had stopped for tires while Caisse ran non-stop, Chew was not able to challenge Caisse in the two-lap dash. Olsen, who did not pit, was likewise able to hold off the fresher tires of Hoar and Quarterley. Jeff Anton, Joey McCarthy, Tracy Gordon, Ryan Seaman, and Kip Stockwell completed the top ten. Caisse averaged 57.132 miles per hour and won by 0.130 seconds.

The caution flag waved seven times for 70 laps, including a red flag at lap 127 following a second turn accident involving Rich Gould, Todd Aldrich, and Jeremy Clark. No drivers were injured. Ray Ciccarelli, making his first Busch East Series appearance won the POWERade Power Move of the Race Award for advancing from 29th starting position to finish 16th. Dion Ciccarelli, Ray’s brother, was the top finishing Sunoco Rookie contender and tied Ruben Pardo for the Sunoco Rookie points lead. Bryon Chew received the Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award after improving his last performance at New Hampshire International Speedway by 30 positions.

Caisse reduced Olsen’s point lead from 54 to 34 with four races remaining. Behind the leaders there was a major upheaval as Hoar and Chew moved into third and fourth places at the expense of Kobyluck and Johnson. Hoar, however, trails Olsen by 185 points. McCarthy and Charles Lewandoski swapped seventh and eighth places, as did Jeff Anton and Ruben Pardo with ninth and tenth positions.

NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION, BUSCH EAST SERIES
The Edge Hotel 150 Presented By Casella Waste Systems
Adirondack International Speedway, Beaver Falls, N.Y., Saturday, July 29, 2006

Finish Start Car # Driver Hometown Car Laps Money Won Reason Out
1 2 44 Sean Caisse Pelham, N.H. Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet 162 $7,521
2 4 99 Bryon Chew Mattituck, N.Y. Buzz Chew Chevrolet Chevrolet 162 $4,821
3 3 61 Mike Olsen N. Haverhill, N.H. Little Trees Chevrolet 162 $3,521
4 11 45 Brian Hoar Williston, Vt. Goss Dodge Dodge 162 $3,021
5 12 32 Dale Quarterley Westfield, Mass. EDART/Northeast Mortgage Chevrolet 162 $2,000
6 6 30 Jeff Anton Russell, Mass. Engineered Floors Chevrolet 162 $2,021
7 7 3 Joey McCarthy Randolph, N.J. The Edge Hotel Chevrolet 162 $1,821
8 10 33 Tracy Gordon Strong, Maine The Woodworks/Archer Corp. Ford 162 $1,721
9 15 06 Ryan Seaman Toms River, N.J. ERS Fleet Repair Chevrolet 162 $1,621
10 21 16 Kip Stockwell Braintree, Vt. Stockwell Racing Chevrolet 162 $1,521
11 18 14 Joe Masessa Franklin Lakes, N.J. Skin Cancer Foundation Chevrolet 162 $1,496
12 20 15 John Salemi Nashua, N.H. Waste Management Chevrolet 162 $1,446
13 22 84 Dion Ciccarelli* Severn, Md. Jamerson Motorsports/Star Sales Ford 162 $1,421
14 8 5 John Freeman* Huntersville, N.C. Freeman's Stereo & Video Chevrolet 162 $1,396
15 9 21 Carlos Pardo Mexico City, Mexico Telcel Chevrolet 161 $1,346
16 29 83 Ray Ciccarelli Ellicott City, Md. Chron's & Colitis Foundation Ford 159 $1,800
17 27 97 Brent Cross* Cortland, N.Y. Cummings Auto Machine Chevrolet 159 $1,266
18 26 24 Patrick Dupree* Onchiota, N.Y. Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet 159 $1,246
19 25 10 Pierre Borque* Ottawa, Ont. driving.ca/canada.com Chevrolet 158 $1,246
20 24 26 Scott Bouley Thomaston, Conn. Towne & Aurell Excavating Chevrolet 157 $1,246
21 28 75 Tim Cowen Ashland, Oh. Cowen Logistics Ford 154 $725
22 14 98 John Cerbone City Island, N.Y. Apache Fishing Chevrolet 149 $725
23 5 96 Mike Johnson Salisbury, Mass. Johnson Lumber Ford 146 $1,246 Accident
24 1 40 Matt Kobyluck Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Chevrolet 146 $2,246 Accident
25 13 01 Charles Lewandoski Stafford Springs, Conn. Lewandoski Construction Chevrolet 132 $1,246 Rear End
26 16 8 Rich Gould* N. Brunswick, N.J. Nassau Painting Chevrolet 126 $1,246 Accident
27 19 81 Todd Aldrich N. Haverhill, N.H. Little Trees Chevrolet 126 $725 Accident
28 23 25 Jeremy Clark* Cortland, N.Y. Drake Oil Chevrolet 125 $1,246 Accident
29 17 12 Ruben Pardo* Mexico Supercuts Dodge 121 $1,246 Accident

TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 25 minutes, 04 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 57.132 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.130 seconds
CAUTION PERIODS: 7 for 70 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 1 between 2 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Matt Kobyluck 1-99, Sean Caisse 100-160
BUSCH POLE AWARD: Matt Kobyluck, Mohegan Sun Chevrolet (16.648 seconds @ 108.121 mph) – TRACK RECORD
POWERade POWER MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Ray Ciccarelli, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Ford
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Bryon Chew, Buzz Chew Auto Group Chevrolet

UNOFFICIAL BUSCH EAST SERIES POINT STANDINGS (wins)
1. Mike Olsen (2) 1190
2. Sean Caisse (3) 1156
3. Brian Hoar 1005
4. Bryon Chew (1) 1004
5. Matt Kobyluck (1) 978
6. Mike Johnson 961
7. Joey McCarthy 948
8. Charles Lewandoski 899
9. Jeff Anton 876
10.Ruben Pardo 834

NEXT RACE: Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, Conn., Sat., August 18


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