The Chrome Horn News



    Point leader and defending series champion Kirk Alexander, Swanzey, NH., returned to his home race track Saturday night, started last in a 26 car field, passed cross town rival Rob Goodenough on lap 86, to win the” Bond Auto Parts 100” in front of a near capacity crowd at Monadnock Speedway. The True Value Modified Racing Series event was Alexander’s 28th career victory and his third season opening win at the track known as “The Dog.”
    Pole sitter Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., set a torrid pace holding off the constant challenges of 2007 Rookie of the Year, Peter Jarvis, Acutney, VT., Jarvis stayed within striking distance of Pasteryak with Bryan Shumway, Belchertown, MA., last years winner, Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT., and 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, in hot pursuit.
    By lap 20, Danbury CT’s Ed Dachenhausen worked his way into fifth and ran strong until a late race mishap would force him to the sidelines.  The race pace was fast early on with the first of six caution flags not displayed until lap 38 for a Chris Wenzel spin. The Holyoke, MA. veteran was able to rejoin the race which stayed under green until lap 54 when a David Pinkham, Buxton, ME, and Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA spin drew the caution.
    On the restart, Peter Jarvis vaulted into the top spot and held it until lap 66 when Goodnough powered by. At this point, Alexander was fast making his move to the front and by the lap 70 marker, the three-time champion was in third and quickly closing in on Jarvis.
    Lap 73 saw Alexander pass Jarvis setting up a great battle with Goodnough for the top spot. A caution period slowed the pace on lap 85 resulting in Alexander motoring by Goodenough on the restart lap. The two former Monadnock pro-stock standouts raced hard and clean often side by side bringing the crowd to it’s feet several times. When the checkers dropped on the 100th circuit, Alexander’s margin of victory was a car length and a half over Goodenough.
    Goodenough, Pinkham, Dwight Jarvis, Peter Jarvis, Hinckley, Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT., Pasteryak, Dale Evonsion, E.Hartland, CT., and Rookie of the Year contender Kenny White.Jr, Weare, NH., rounded out the top ten.
    Qualifying heats were won by Pasteryak, Shumway, and Peter Jarvis.
    The next stop for the TVMRS will be Saturday May 3, at the Waterford CT Speedbowl with heat races starting at 4:30 PM.

Bond Auto Parts 100
Monadnock Speedway
Winchester NH
April 26, 2008

Race Leaders: Pasteryak (1-54) P.Jarvis (55- 65) Goodenough (66-85) Alexander (86-100)
Caution Flags: 6
Race Time: 51:03
Black Mountain Painting Award: ½ way leader: Pasteryak
Sunoco Hard Charger: Alexander

Order Of Finish:
(1) Alexander (2) Goodenough (3) Pinkham (4) D.Jarvis (5) P.Jarvis (6) Hinckley (7) Holdridge (8) Pasteryak (9) Evonsion (10) White (11) Douglas (12) Berube (13) Wenzel (14) Bateman (15) Masse (16) Dachenhausen (17) Doucette) (18) Dolan (19) Ianarelli (20) Spiers (21) Perry (22) Bodreau (23) L’etoile (24) Shumway (25) McKennedy (26) Cravenho.


Source: John H. Spence Sr./True Value Modified Racing Series
Posted:  April 27, 2008

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