COULD TWIN STATE HOST TRUE VALUE TITLE RACE?
Even Nostradamus would not have laid odds on this one. Jeanne
Dixon.?” No way, she’d stick with world event predictions. Both are
famous for their prognostications and likely would have uttered the
phrase, “Who would have thunk it?” That question rings true thanks
to what Mother Nature has created.
The just concluded weekend, complete with heavy rains and tropical
storm Kyle grabbing headlines has forced the unimaginable. Twin
State Speedway , Claremont , NH., five years after the formation of
the True Value Modified Racing Series, possibly hosting the deciding
race for the series 2008 championship, Sunday, Oct 26. To steal a
line from Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione, “Can you believe it”?
The series returning to the historic New Hampshire speed plant has
created huge curiosity. Add the fact the race is honoring one of
Twin State’s finest competitors, the late Ricky Miller, throw in a
popular fundraiser for one of auto racings favorite charities,
Victory Junction Gang, add the potential for the championship to be
decided at the re-scheduled closer, the new date creates an
interesting twist to an event fans and competitors are anxiously
looking forward too.
“Stranger things have happened.” said John Hoyt, series director of
operations. “What a way to end the season if it goes down to the
finale at Twin State .” He continued, “That race is a homecoming for
many of us. To have it end there certainly was not planned but it
adds a little something extra to what is going to be a special day.”
Three races remain on the 2008 schedule and three drivers are
battling it out for the championship. Chris Pasteryak takes an 11
point lead (533) into Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., Oct 4th, 5th, at
that tracks annual Oktoberfest weekend. Defending and three-time
champion Kirk Alexander is second, (522) but only four points ahead
of Mike Holdridge. (518) 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis is fourth (482)
and David Pinkham fifth. (428)
“One’s been there and two are looking to nail their first,” said
Hoyt. “It speaks volumes to the kind of season we have had. Car
counts were off mid-season but we still have had quality races. It’s
a tribute to our competitors that have delivered another outstanding
season. No one has dominated. Granted Kirk has five wins but we have
eight different winners with three races remaining.”
In the Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year point chase, Kenny White.
Jr. leads Joe Doucette 307 to 297 heading into Lee this weekend.
Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA., will host the series on Oct 11, 12
for the annual D.A.V Festival of Racing.