TRUE VALUE MODIFIEDS READY TO ROCK AT LEE
The popular True Value Modified Racing Series returns to the
seacoast Friday night July 11th, as Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH .,
play’s host to “The Mill 96” for the 600.h.p. ground pounding
modifieds. Manchester Radio Station “96.5 the Mill” will be on hand
with giveaways from the classic rock radio station. The NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series will also be in competition. The modified
race will be the second appearance of the year by the TVMRS.
Air personality Jeff Lawrence will serve as pace car driver for the
main event. The veteran disc jockey said “Our slogan is Shut Up and
Rock, the modifieds will Shut Up and Pound Ground. I’ve been around
racing for years, modifieds are a great division. Our listeners are
in for a treat with these guys.”
The 2008 season has been exciting right from the April 20th opener
at Lee. A heated battle has developed for the points championship
between Buxton, ME., veteran David Pinkham, second generation racer
Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon , CT. , and three-time and defending
champion Kirk Alexander, Swanzey, NH., winner of the April race.
Alexander last weekend copped his 30th career win at Monadnock
Kenny White Jr., Weare, NH, sits atop the point standings in the
Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year point’s chase. White is coming off
an impressive 12th place finish two weeks ago at Waterford, CT. “We
set a goal coming out of Waterford to lead the point standings,”
said the Weare, NH., driver. White added, “We feel we have
progressed, we set our goals modestly. We would like to finish top
ten in the point standings for the year, if not we’ll set that as a
goal next year.” The second generation driver looks forward to the
Lee race. “I’ve always liked Lee. We ran the Busch car there and we
ran good at last years Oktoberfest. Its home for us. A lot of family
and friends will be there that can’t make the two and three hour
trips the series does.
Expected entries include former winners at the Route 125 oval.
Alexander has three wins in five seasons at Lee, Les Hinckley is a
two time winner and is the defending champion of the July race. Tony
Ricci, Louie Mechalides, Andy Seuss, Jimmy Dolan, and Jim Boniface
have all garnered wins at “NH’s Center of Speed .” Jonathan
McKennedy, a former 350 Supermodified racer at Lee, is also an
expected entry as is former Lee hobby stock driver Mike Douglas Jr.
The Friday night race program highlights the tracks weekly
divisions. The One Stop Toy Shop Late Models, Prime Storage Late
Model Sportsman, Mac Tools Supermodifieds, Planet Aid Hobby Stocks,
Roadrunners, and Ironman will be in action.
Miles Chipman, Wayne Helliwell Jr., defending champion J.R. Baril
and Bryan Kruczek lead the list of entries for the Late Model
division while Jeffrey Locke, Jim Lowery, Dan Bowes and Eddie Witkum
Jr, the point leader, headline the Supermodified division.
Ageless veteran Bobby Glass returns to Hobby Stock action fresh off
an exciting victory last week while the Late Model Sportsman stars
and cars featuring Grant Aither, Wayne Helliwell, Dan Eaton,
defending champ Boe Green and Bobby Melvin will be in competition.
Road Runner ace Tim Boyle will try to make it two wins in a row.
Qualifying begins at 7:15 PM For additional information call
Lee USA Speedway PR
July 7, 2008