The Chrome Horn News



   When he last exited his race car at Claremont, NH., soon after learning he was officially the 2008 True Value Modified Racing Series champion, Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., said smiling, “I’ll have to write a speech now.”
   Indeed he will, and have it ready, for the fifth annual True Value Modified Racing Series Awards Banquet, Saturday night, November 15, at Francis Farm, Rehoboth, Mass.
   A speech goes with the territory, all part of being the top gun, the best of the best, the driver to beat, the one that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner. The new champion, Pasteryak, was, and is, all of the above.
   He was a front runner all season, he fought off everyone that came close to him in the standings, he sat atop the point rankings for a long stretch, he overcame a crash that almost thwarted his run for the title, and he won his first two career modified races. Those achievements paved the way to the series title making the 28 year old racer only the third champion in the history of the five year series. He joins three-time titlist Kirk Alexander, and 2006 champion, Dwight Jarvis, in that category.
   In addition to crowning of the new champion, several achievement awards, selected by series officials, will be presented. Special recognition will be made to the 2008 Hoosier Tire East Award winner, Sunoco Hard Charger Award winner, Black Mountain Painting Half-Way Award winner and the 2008 Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year, Kenny White, of Weare, NH .
   The fourth annual “7-11 Award,” named in honor of New England Hall of Fame member, modified great, Bob Polverari, will be presented. Former recipients are Dwight Jarvis, Jack Bateman, and Ed Dachenhausen. The award is chosen by the former winners and will be presented by Polverari.
   Doors will open at 5:00 PM with a social hour. A buffet style dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The awards program is scheduled for an 8 PM start, followed by music and dancing, provided by 25 year veteran disc jockey, Armand Berube. Special accommodations have been arranged for banquet attendees at the Ramada Seekonk, 940 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA . Be sure to mention the True Value Modified discount.
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Source: John H. Spence Sr./ True Value Modified Racing Series PR
Posted:  November 11, 2008

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