GETTING TO KNOW: DAVID
by Matt Wiernasz
David Pinkham out of Buxton, Maine drove in the # 22 Thomas Greenly modified
on the True Value Modified Racing Series in 2008. The driver has won three
track championships at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. He
won a modified championship back in 1993 at Twin State Speedway in
Claremont, NH and ran one NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in 1994. Pinkham
would get 2 starts on the True Value Modified Racing back in 2005. He would
win his first career race at his home track at Beech Ridge. Pinkham likes
the series because it has great drivers and that there is a lot of respect
for one another. Pinkham's modified is an old Peter Daniels Modified.
Daniels sold his modified to Ben Rowe. Rowe when a couple races with the
modified. Rowe ran the 2007 True Value Modified Season Opener at the
Waterford Speedbowl. Rowe's modified ended up getting wrecked in that race
and did not run the modified. Thomas Greenley bought the modified and
Pinkham drove it.
Pinkham started off the season with great runs in 2008. He would
finish in the top 3 at Lee and Monadnock. At Waterford, he would get his
first win of the season. On July 4th weekend at the Monanock race, Pinkham
blew a motor was not able to compete in that race. The following week at Lee
USA Speedway, Pinkham would then borrow Gary Casella's modified which is the
25 and renumber it to the 22. Pinkham finished in the fourth spot. He would
then pick up another win at Oxford Plains. As the season would go on for
Pinkham, the bad luck started. He would go to Beech Ridge in August where
that race would be rained out. The series would then travel to Wiscasset.
“We broke a rocker up there (Wiscasset). We ended up running a bad set of
tires. It was a bad night. We finished. It wasn’t our best performance.” At
Waterford, Pinkham's bad luck continued with a 24th place finish. Pinkham
went to Monadnock and came home with a 9th place finish.
Pinkham would run until Thompson. David and Ted Christopher would
be involved in an incident on the last lap. After Thompson, Pinkham did not
run on the True Value Modified Series in 2008. David Pinkham will return to
the True Value Modified Racing Series in 2009.
/ The Chrome Horn