TRUE VALUE MODIFIED RACING SERIES BANQUET
TO HONOR PASTERYAK
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, Ill
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
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