TRUE VALUE MODIFIEDS TO GREEN FLAG SEASON
AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
Hard to believe that five years have already gone by since series founder
Jack Bateman rolled into Monadnock Speedway, Winchester , NH ; with race
teams in tow for the debut of his True Value Modified Racing Series. The
Canaan, NH racer will again lead his New England based touring division back
to the famed quarter mile speedway as the TVMRS kicks off it’s sixth season
Saturday night April 25, with the traditional running of the “Bond Auto
Parts Spring Dash 100.”
The season opener always brings lots of new cars, new drivers, new
challenges, and lots of optimism. They’ll be plenty of that for the 2009
season. Bateman has scheduled 16 races at speedways throughout New England.
The Monadnock lid-lifter always draws well and interest in the
season opener is high. Expected entries include three-time champion, Kirk
Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH; with the most series wins (31) to his credit.
Alexander has 14 victories at his “home track” and has to be considered an
early favorite. Windsor Locks, CT; veteran Les Hinckley, with 3 career
Monadnock wins, and 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney , VT ; with two
series wins there, always run well at Monadnock.
Throw into the mix W. Swanzey veteran Rob Goodenough, whose first
modified win came at Monadnock, and Todd Patnode, returning to the tour
after a year layoff, and it will make for a crowd pleaser. Will it be a
“homie” or an outsider in victory lane?
Mike Douglas Jr, Auburn, NH; 2008 Rookie Of The Year Kenny White,
Weare, NH; Ed Dachenhausen, Danbury, CT; former Monadnock winner, Sean
Bodreau, Claremont, NH; veteran Jimmy Kuhn, W. Bridgewater, MA; Rowan
Pennink, Huntington Valley, PA; and 2008 Most Improved driver Shelly Perry,
Westerly, RI; are all expected entries.
24 cars will start the main event with starting positions
determined by qualifying heats.
Heat races begin at 6 PM. Monadnock Speedway is located on Rte 10,
Winchester , NH
Monadnock Notes: Alexander is the defending champion of the “Spring
Saturday’s race will be the 25th TVMRS race at Monadnock.
Previous Monadnock winners include: Alexander, (14) Hinckley (3)
Peter Daniels, Sean Bodreau,Jim Boniface, Andy Seuss, and
Goodenough (1 each)
Jon McKennedy has registered and is considered a strong candidate
for a championship run. Modified greats Mike Stefanik and Ken Bouchard have
shown an interest in competing in selected events again this season.
/ True Value Modified Racing Series