FAMILIAR NAMES ON TVMRS ROSTER
The “welcome home” sign will be waving Saturday night when the True
Value Modified Series returns to Waterford Speedbowl for the
Connecticut Army National Guard 100. Ted Christopher, Dale
Holdridge, Chris Pasteryak and Ed Dachenhausen, all successful in
the past, will be returning.
Kirk Alexander, after a third win in as many starts, leads the TVMS
back to the Speedbowl. Alexander, the defending champ, came from
deep in the field to win last fall, taking advantage of the ‘Bowl’s
outside groove. Dale Evonsion, Jon McKennedy, Les Hinckley, Jack
Bateman, Chris Wenzel and Rob Goodenough are also contenders.
Dennis Gada is guaranteed a spot by virtue of his victory in
last week’s SK-Modified feature. Shawn Monahan will be taking on the
TVMS invaders as well.
The SK-Modifieds (35 laps), Late Models (30), Sportsman (20)
and Mini Stocks (20) are also on the program. Qualifying starts at
The Army National Guard Dale Earnhardt Jr. show car will part
of a dazzling “military appreciation” display that will include
humvees, fire-fighting apparatus and bridge building equipment.
Heat races are the only way in to a TVMS feature,
guaranteeing an action-packed program. With lap times very
impressive in all divisions so far this season, there is great
anticipation to find out just how quick the more powerful TVMS cars
Christopher will be looking to make history in the Rick
Czarnecki #20. He has won in three touring divisions – NASCAR
Modifieds, Midgets and Pro 4s – at the Speedbowl. A fourth would
further insure a spot in ‘Bowl folklore for the 1993 SK champion.
Pasteryak, Holdridge and Dachenhausen have all been
successful in several divisions at the Speedbowl. Each has multiple
SK victories. Holdridge also has Sportsman and Late Model wins.
Three races in and already the point battles are raging.
Gada, after a record seventh SK championship, leads Tyler Chadwick
by 10 and Jeff Pearl by 12. Keith Rocco and Frank Ruocco are each 22
Ron Yuhas Jr. posted his first ever Late Model win last week
and now sits six behind point leader Bruce Thomas Jr. Rookie Marc
Curtis Jr. is 12 back in third.
Despite two wins, Randy Churchill trails defending Mini Stock
champion Ted Cassidy Jr. by two while Chris Douton sits atop the
Sportsman standings, four up on Al Stone III and 10 better than
Waterford Speedbowl /
Waterford Speedbowl PR
May 1, 2008