Brian Robie hoists the winning trophy. (Emily Miller Photo)

Robie The Big Winner At Monadnock Speedway

WINCHESTER, N.H. – Modified superstar Brian Robie won Sunday’s 80-lap NHSTRA Modified feature at Monadnock Speedway, first setting fast time in time trials, and then leading the final 54 laps of the afternoon’s main event to top the second annual Duel at The Dog biggie.

Robie, a former track modified champion at Monadnock set fast time with a blistering circuit of 12.660 seconds Sunday, the fastest of four sub-13 drivers in the 18-car field.

By virtue of a top-four redraw, Sammy Rameau and Aaron Fellows sat on row one as the 80-lap main went green.

Rameau, who like Robie has impressed in past victories here, jumped all over the opening lead and set fast time the first 25 times around. But then Robie from row two, took control and never looked back.

Fellows, strong in third until the victim of the second of five cautions, would return to notch a top ten finish, but with Robie and Rameau setting a blistering pace, it was Kimmy Rivet, methodical all afternoon as she marched forward from row five, earning an impressive third-place finish.

Other winners on 2023 opening weekend at the storied quarter-mile speedbowl included Tim Wenzel after a post-race inspection was concluded awarding him the win in the NHSTRA Late Models Cole Littlewood, who wired the Outlaw main, and Gordon Farnum, who rocketed to victory lane in the Mini Stock feature, something he did a dozen times a summer ago.

On Saturday’s event, Colton Martin took the Pure Stock victory. Owen Zilinski led all the way to score the Young Guns victory. Steve Miller, last summer’s Six Shooter champion at Claremont, led all the way Sunday to earn his first career Monadnock victory.