DAVID CALABRESE WINS FIRST EVER NASCAR MODIFIED RACE AT BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM

Date: 5/18/2015 9:10:22 PM

DAVID CALABRESE WINS FIRST EVER NASCAR MODIFIED RACE AT BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ~ Just a few weeks after announcing that he would race at the Bowman Gray Speedway weekly in 2015 21 year old David Calabrese raced to victory in the second of twin 25-lap NASCAR Modified stock car races at the legendary paved oval on Saturday night (May 16). Calabrese, formerly of Toms River, N.J. and now residing in Mooresville, N.C., won in just his eighth start.

            Joseph Brown of Lewisville started from the pole and veteran Robert Jeffreys of Winston-Salem started beside him. Jeffreys and Brown bumped as they raced for the lead, with Jeffreys spinning out.

As Brown took over the lead Calabrese moved in to challenge. Calabrese challenged Brown for several laps until Brown finally spun on lap 8. Calabrese moved into the lead.

“The number two car (of Brown) was just way too free. We bumped him and slid him out of the way,” said Calabrese.

Calabrese fended off a challenge from Junior Miller of Winston-Salem and ended up taking the checkered flag. It was his first ever win at the Stadium, making him the 130th driver to win a featured event in the 67-year history of Bowman Gray Stadium. His name is added to the list that includes winners such as Richard Petty, Ralph Earnhardt, Junior Johnson and Glen Wood.

“It gives me chills whenever I think about it,” said Calabrese. “This place has been around for decades and decades – a win here is pretty awesome. I hope there’s a lot more to come for me.”

Junior Miller finished on his bumper in second, with Michael Clifton of Walkertown taking third. Jason Myers of Walnut Cove won the first Modified 25-lap race with Calabrese finishing 12th.

Diamandback Towing in Toms River, New Jersey and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems in Mooresville, N.C. currently sponsor the Calabrese Motorsports three-car team. Affordable sponsorship packages are still available for the 2015 season.

More information is available by calling 732-966-1658. The official website is calabresemotorsports.com and email will reach the team at calabresemotorsports@gmail.com



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