CHASING TRUE VALUE TITLE AT TWIN STATE
Thanks in part to Mother Nature washing out the originally planned
race program last month, the re-scheduled “Ricky Miller Memorial
100,” presented by New England Outdoor Furnaces, will be the final
2008 touring race for modified race cars in New England, Sunday
afternoon, Oct 26, at the Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH.
The race, the first sanctioned by the True Value Modified Racing
Series at Twin State, will decide the 2008 series championship. Two
Connecticut racers are battling it out for the title. Both are
seeking their first championship with the fifth year series.
Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., takes a 17 point margin into the
historic New Hampshire speedway over Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT.
Pasteryak is coming off a convincing win at Seekonk, MA., last
weekend. It was Pasteryak’s second win of the year.
In the Koszela Speed Rookie-of-the-Year title run, Weare, NH.,
driver Kenny White Jr., has a 24 point cushion over runner-up Joe
Doucette, Framingham, MA.
Sunday’s race, honoring the late Ricky Miller, a former Twin State
racer, NASCAR modified competitor, and Riverside Park standout and
champion, will serve as a fundraiser for the Victory Junction Gang
Camp. Miller, a very popular driver with fans and competitors alike,
passed away in 2004.
When previously announced in March, Donnie Miller, father of the
late racer, disclosed his intent to make the event a fundraiser
choosing to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp organization.
Miller stated, “I want this event to mean something special and that
is why I decided to make it a fundraiser for Kyle and Patty Petty’s
fine organization. Miller added, “They founded this camp to help
chronic and terminally ill children.”
Miller’s goal of $15,000 is close to reality as all 100 laps have
been sponsored by area businesses and fans setting a strong
foundation for what organizers have been trying to attain.
In addition to an afternoon of racing that also will highlight the
Northeastern Midget Association, Pepsi Modifieds, and New England
Pro-4 modifieds, fans will have the opportunity to win a number of
door prize type raffles to also benefit the Victory Junction Gang
Camp. A crisp $1,000 bill will be given away to some lucky fan
holding a race admission ticket by Donnie and Barbara Miller,
parents of the fallen racer.
Retired driver Donnie Ayer has been named honorary starter for the
race. Retired drivers Peter Daniels and “Rocket” Roger Raymond are
both slated to compete. Daniels will drive the Luke Royea, owned and
prepared # 2 car, while Raymond will officially retire at the
conclusion of the race driving his famed # 162 modified for the
The race, the last touring race of the season, is drawing interest
outside the TVMRS. Any additional information pertaining to race
entrants will be announced as they are received.
Practice for all divisions begins at 10:00 with heat races for all
“Open Wheel Sunday” competitors scheduled for 1:00 PM. For
additional information, call 603-543 -3160.