The Chrome Horn News



   “The pressure's high, just to stay alive, cause the heat is on.”
   It was Glenn Frey who sang those lyrics on the 80’s hit song, “The Heat Is On,” and that top-ten tune appropriately fits the season wind down for the True Value Modified Racing Series.
   Once again the series title is going right down to the wire. Only this time it’s three drivers involved in the best finish in series history. In 2006, the championship run went down to the last race at Lee USA Speedway with Dwight Jarvis besting Jimmy Kuhn. Jr. for the crown. This chase involves the defending champ, Kirk Alexander and two new names looking for their first, Chris Pasteryak and Mike Holdridge.
   Holdridge, still looking for that first checkered flag with the tour, emerged from Lee last weekend as the runner-up. His season long consistency and the ability to stay out of trouble has put him seven points (558) behind point leader Pasteryak.(565) Pasteryak has made an incredible rebound from the Thompson crash last month and has put the wild ride behind him. He has also managed to stay at the top of the heap. Alexander dropped to third, nine points off the top. (556)
   This weekends Seekonk race will be crucial heading to the finale at Twin State , Claremont , NH . When the checkered flag drops sometime Sunday afternoon, the heat will be turned up a notch. It’s making for a storybook finish
   “Behind those doors, it's a wilder ride you can make a break, you can win or lose, that’s a chance you take, when the heat's on you.

   Another point’s battle that is drawing interest is the Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year chase between Kenny White Jr and Joe Doucette. Only 14 points separate the two heading into Seekonk.

   Look for Todd Annarummo to debut in his Dad’s # 12 car at his home track, Seekonk. The many time Seekonk winner and champion, Vinnie, plans to get out from the behind the wheel and turn the driving over to his son.

   We hear that Louis Mechalides will be back in the #40 “Flyin Creamsicle” this weekend,

   Ken Bouchard is considering giving the Konk another shot, and former Rookie of the Year Peter Jarvis will also make the trek

   The TVMRS race at Seekonk is the fourth appearance by the series at the fall finale.

   Les Hinckley (04), Andy Seuss (05), Dave Berghman (06), and Vinnie Annarummo (07) have visited victory lane.

   TVMRS officials and competitors were saddened this week to learn of the passing of Kirby “Mountain Man” Monteith. For years Monteith drove modifieds all over the land but is best remembered at Claremont (Twin State) and Monadnock Speedways. The Unity, NH, driver competed with the series in its first two years of operation. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 13th at 11:00 o'clock at, Methodist Church, Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH . There are no calling hours.


Source: John H. Spence Sr./ True Value Modified Racing Series PR
Posted:  October 10, 2008

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