The Chrome Horn News



   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 Speedway.
   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 978-462-4252.


Source: Lee USA Speedway PR
Posted:  July 7, 2008

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