KEN BOUCHARD TO ENTER TRUE VALUE RACE AT
One of the northeast’s all time modified greats will return to his
old stomping grounds Saturday night, July 5, when Ken Bouchard,
voted one of NASCAR’s all-time top 50 modified drivers, competes in
his first True Value Modified Racing Series event at Monadnock
Speedway, Winchester, NH. Saturday’s traditional race, the
“Firecracker 100,” will be a guaranteed starter event for the Sunoco
Mod-Mania weekend at Thompson , CT. , Sept 6, 7. Monadnock fans will
also be treated to a gigantic digital fireworks show, one of the
best in the state.
Bouchard, 53, Fitchburg, MA., a former competitor on the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series and Craftsman Truck Series, will compete in the
Turcotte Motorsports modified driven recently by TVMRS champion Kirk
Alexander, and earlier this year by Louie Mechalides.
Bouchard is certainly no stranger to the tight quarter mile
speedway winning races there through his long illustrious career,
the most notable being the day he suffered a flat tire with 20 laps
remaining in a 100 lap race. That day he beat his older brother Ron,
driving the famed Boehler No.3 to the checkered flag.
Several former weekly racers at the track known as “Mad Dog” will
return to the high-banks to compete in the festive event. Les
Hinckley, Dwight Jarvis, Rob Goodenough, and Alexander are expected
entries. Alexander won the Firecracker event in 2004, 2005, 2007,
with Jim Boniface capturing the 2006 race.
Ted Christopher, Ed Dachenhausen, Mike Holdridge, Jack Bateman, and
Peter Jarvis also are expected entries.
In their quest for the series championship, David Pinkham, takes a
12 point lead into Saturday nights race over young gun Chris
Pasteryak, with three-time and defending champion Alexander 20
points back from the leader. Kenny White Jr, Weare, NH., leads the
standings in the Koszela Speed Rookie-of the Year points chase.
Starting lineups will be determined by 12 lap heat races with the
feature race going 100 green flag laps. Monadnock Speedway is
located on Rte 12, Winchester , NH . Race time is 6:00 PM.
John H. Spence Sr./True Value Modified Racing Series
June 30, 2008