TRUE VALUE MODIFIEDS TAKE POINTS BATTLE
TO ALL-STAR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
The True Value Modified Racing Series returns to action this
Saturday night, Sept 20, at the All-Star Speedway, Epping, NH., and
with only four race dates remaining on the schedule, the battle for
the series championship is heating up, setting the stage for another
close finish for the 2008 title.
In 2006, Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney,VT., and Jimmy Kuhn. Jr., W.
Bridgewater, MA., battled down to the wire with Jarvis claiming the
championship in the season finale at Lee, NH.
Entering All-Star, here is how the standings play out. Only three
points separate leader Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., and third place
driver Mike Holdridge, Madison CT. Sandwiched in the middle is
three-time champion and defending titlist Kirk Alexander, W.
Swanzey, NH., only one point behind Pasteryak and two ahead of
Holdridge. Jarvis is currently fourth with Buxton, ME., veteran
David Pinkham in the fifth spot.
Alexander, already a three-time winner at All-Star, will drive the
Marco Turcotte # 43 in Saturday’s 100 lap grind. “This point race is
fun, it’s going to be good, said the defending champion, Alexander.
Pasteryak will drive his family owned # 15 racer while Holdridge
will wheel his # 0 car at the track his boyhood idol Ollie Silva
The TVMRS returns to All-Star after a year away from the historic
quarter mile facility.
The series competed there in 2004 with Jim Boniface, Winchester,
NH., claiming the win.
Three events were staged in 2005 with local favorite, Louie
Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA., capturing one race while Alexander
grabbed two. Westbrook, ME., driver Tony Ricci won the 2006 race.
Additional expected entries include Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA.,
Rookie of the year candidate, Kenny White Jr, Weare, NH., Series
founder Jack Bateman, Canaan, NH., Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT.,
Shelly Perry, Ashaway R.I., Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA., Rob
Goodenough and Dale Evonsion, E.Hartland, CT.
12 lap qualifying heats will determine starting positions for the
100 lap green flag feature.
Racing begins at 6 PM. All-Star Speedway is located on Rte 27,