BUSY SEASON AHEAD FOR
TRUE VALUE MODIFIED CHAMPION PASTERYAK
To say that defending True Value Modified Racing Series champion Chris
Pasteryak is excited over the opportunity that’s come his way would be an
understatement. Three weeks ago, the Lisbon , CT ; standout, received a
surprise phone call that would change his plans for 2009. Wayne Darling,
long time car owner, who fields a racer on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour,
asked Pasteryak if he would have any interest in driving his #59 racer in
seven WMT races. “I was shocked and flattered that he would consider me.
That’s a good car and good team all around. I am grateful for the
opportunity,” said the second generation driver.
Pasteryak said it was important to him that he still supported the True
Value Modified Racing Series. “The way it looks, we are only going to miss
three shows with the True Value tour” He admits it is going to be tough to
defend his title but an opportunity like the Darling offer does not come
Pasteryak will be a busy man when the season starts in April. He
will pencil in dates on the shop calendar for both series that will make for
an exciting and hectic 2009 season. “ Wayne indicated he likes to run for
points, so we’ll do seven races with him, plus we’ve decided to run the blue
car (father Charlie’s car) the other seven dates, and we’ll campaign the new
car (new Troyer car) with the True Value series.” Pasteryak stated.
Series Operations Manager John Hoyt said he’s pleased that the 2008
True Value Modified Racing Series champion has been afforded a quality ride
with NASCAR’s oldest division. “Everyone involved with our series is very
happy for Chris. The key is we have not lost him, he’ll still be with us,
but we are extremely happy that our guy, our champion, was considered by
Wayne Darling. We wish him the very best with his new endeavor. We’ll be
pulling for him,” Hoyt concluded.
About True Value Modified Racing Series
Based in Canaan , New Hampshire ; the True Value Modified Racing
Series tours five New England states hosting 18 events at 11 tracks. Feature
races are 100 laps, contested among as many as 70 registered race teams that
use high-horsepower, low-slung, wide-tired, open wheel-type modified race
cars that reach speeds approaching 140 mph. The Series has enjoyed
unprecedented success among fans and competitors in its five-year-history
for highly technical cars, professional race teams, heat race qualifying
format, and affordability for teams and fans. Series sponsors include True
Value Hardware Stores, Sunoco, and Dart Machinery.
/ True Value Modified Racing Series