HEATED BATTLE CONTINUES FOR
TRUE VALUE MODIFIED TITLE AT SEEKONK
“The pressure's high, just to stay alive, cause the heat is
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, 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
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.