MODIFIED DIVISION MAKES IT DEBUT
The Monadnock Modified Division made it’s debut this past weekend. Kirk
Alexander would take down the win. Alexander, in the True Value Modified
race with 11 laps to go, wrecked but on Saturday night it was whole another
story. A total of 17 cars made the trip up including 2 late arrivals. Roy
Seidell and Josh Cantara did not make the start in the feature. Cantara blew
a motor during practice in the Goodwin Hanaford 71ME Modified.
With Alexander taking down the win on Saturday, it would not come
easy. Bryan Shumway out of Belchertown, MA came in second spot. “ It’s going
pretty good. We knew we would be fast as everything held together. It’s
looking like a good field of cars. Hopefully more will show up.” Alexander
Bryan Shumway finished in the second position. Shumway has raced in
the Monadnock weekly divisions. Shumway was trying to get Alexander in the
corners but Alexander was just to fast along the straightaways. Shumway
loves the 10 race deal that the track is doing. “ Being home at Monadnock is
Jim Boniface came home in the third position. Boniface was involved
in an incident with Rusty Ball. The officials sent Boniface to the rear but
Boniface rebounded back to finish 3rd. “ I got into Rusty (Ball). I guess I
got on the throttle a little bit quicker then he did. He went around. I am
sorry it happened” Boniface stated.
Boniface got the car dialed in after running it five times last
year. Boniface thought the car was terrible. After Saturday’s night event,
he was happy with a third place finish.
Dave Berube had a top 5 run with a 4th place finish. Berube has ran
the True Value Modified Series over the past few years. This year Berube
will be calling Monadnock home. “ Were pretty pleased. Our car wasn’t
perfect. It’s a good start. Were planning on coming back.” Berube stated.
Victor Johnson came home with a top ten finish. Johnson had a pretty good
car. He was lacking on forward bite. Johnson feels that the modified
division will be very competitive. Victor’s son 13 year old Nathan ran the
Allison Legacy Series earlier in the evening.
Eric LeClair out of Southampton, MA brought his X6 Modified up.
Practice went good for LeClair and he thought he had a strong car. During
the race, he had a vibration in the transmission. “ It’s unfortunate because
the car was really fast. Will put a new transmission in it and come back 2
weeks from now.”
The modifieds will have a week off. They will return on May 16th
for a 50 lap feature event.
Source: Matt Wiernasz