Szegedy Modified Mania WMT Winner at
Hirschman Dominates RoC & Owen Surprise TVMRS Winner,
Blewett, Wrenn, & Marcotte Also Score Mania Victories
With Tropical storm Hanna but a memory, Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield,
CT, ended nearly a one-year drought with his win in the Whelen
Modified Tour 150 under crystal clear blue skies as part of Modified
Mania at Thompson International Speedway on Sunday. Matt Hirschman
of Northampton, PA turned in a dominating performance to win the
75-lap main event for the Race of Champions. Todd Owen of Somers,
CT, was declared the winner in a wild 75-lapper for the True Value
Modified Racing Series (TVMRS). In weekly series action, Jimmy
Blewett of Howell, NJ, was the winner in the Sunoco Modifieds and
R.J. Marcotte of Millville, MA, in the TIS Modifieds. Norm Wrenn of
Nashua, NH, was the winner in the visiting Pro-Four Modifieds.
Szegedy took the lead on a late race restart to earn
his first win of the 2008 season in Whelen Modified Tour action.
After rain forced the cancellation of time trials on Saturday, point
leader Ted Christopher started the Whelen Modified Tour evs second
start of the year on the Tour. Veterans Reggie Ruggiero and Rick F.