TRUE VALUE MODIFIEDS READY FOR SEEKONK
37 year racer Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA., a three time winner in
2007, leads the list of entries for Saturday nights 100 lap True
Value Modified Racing Series program at the famed Seekonk, MA.,
Speedway. The June 14 race program will be the first of three events
for the New England based series at the historic facility.
Annarummo, known around New England as “Vinnie Who,” will wheel his
Levesque’s Tree Service/Francis Farm Clambake sponsored # 12
modified racer into competition at a track he jokingly refers to as
The personable driver, a many time champion and feature winner at
‘his house’ says he needs to be prepared. “I have to be, Kirk
(Alexander) told me he’s coming to kick in my door so we have to be
ready.” he said laughing. The Annarummo team, headed up by is son
Todd, “took the car completely apart and put it back together to be
sure we are ready.”
The Seekonk event will find several race teams competing for the
first time this season.
Those expected entries include W. Bridgewater, MA., veteran Jimmy
Kuhn, Dick Houlihan, Berkley, MA., out of retirement for just the
Seekonk events, newcomers Matt Hudon, Acushnet, MA., and Bill
Boudreau, Providence, RI. and veteran Dave Berghman, Seekonk.
Point leader David Pinkham, Buxton, ME., defending and three-time
champion Kirk Alexander, W.Swanzey, NH., and 2006 champion, Dwight
Jarvis, Ascutney, VT., are entered. Alexander will drive the former
#40 car driven earlier this season and vacated by Louie Mechalides.
The car has been renumbered with Alexander’s familiar # 43 and will
be run in selected events the rest of the season by the already
three time winner this season.
Additional drivers expected include series founder Jack Bateman,
Canaan, NH., who had a strong run at the recent Thunder Road, Barre,
VT event, Connecticut hot shoes Chris Pasteryak, Eddie Dachenhausen,
and Les Hinckley, are expected to enter.
New Hampshire drivers, Sean Bodreau, Mike Douglas Jr, and Rob
Goodenough, are expected to compete as well as Massachusetts racers,
Joe Doucette, Tommy Cravenho, and Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year
contenders Kevin Ianarelli and Steven Masse.
The defending champion of the June race is Annarummo, his first
career win in a modified. He captured the Viveiros Insurance $10,000
to win race and the annual D.A. Venditti race in October. Hinckley
captured August 100 lap event at the famed speedway.
12 lap qualifying races will determine starting positions in
Saturday’s race. The feature will be 100 green flag laps. A
consolation race will be run if needed.
Race time is 6:00 PM. For additional information log on at
John H. Spence Sr./True Value Modified Racing Series
June 12, 2008