JANOVIC, COBY READY FOR
TRUE VALUE MODIFIED SERIES DEBUT
When the True Value Modified Racing Series competes at the historic
Waterford, CT, Speedbowl this Saturday night, May 9, several popular
Connecticut competitors that know the Waterford race track well will try to
become a first time winner with the New England based touring division. Last
season saw Buxton, ME, veteran David Pinkham win the event. He had never
seen the Waterford facility prior to his first run there.
Two drivers will be making their first ever starts with the New
England bases series. Both would like to do well in front of the home town
Doug Coby, Milford, CT, says he’s ready to compete in his new
ride, the Czarnecki Brothers entry, formerly driven by Ted Christopher.
“Hopefully it’s the first of many,” said Coby, talking about races on the
True Value schedule. “Really looking forward to it.”
As for Rob Janovic, the 2007 Waterford SK modified champion, he too
is anxious to get going, as he’s been busily preparing his racer doing all
the things needed to be ready for the opener. Janovic indicated during the
winter that he plans to run as many TVMRS dates as possible this season with
bigger plans being considered for 2010.
Jeff Pearl, 1998 SK modified champion at Waterford, is also
entered in this Saturday’s event. Pearl, no stranger to victory lane with
30 wins in Speedbowl modified action, ran strong with the TVMRS last August.
Windsor Locks, CT, veteran Les Hinckley, victorious at Waterford
last season, is a strong candidate for victory. Hinckley always runs well at
Waterford. Ed Dachenhausen, Danbury, CT, another driver with Waterford
experience, is a strong favorite as is defending series champion, Chris
Pasteryak. Pasteryak was a winner last season at Waterford, a track where
he started his career.
Series regular Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT, also launched his
career at the historic oval. He’ll be piloting his brand new Troyer mount.
In six races at “The Bowl,” six different drivers have visited
Bobby Grigas in 2006, Rob Summers and Kirk Alexander in 2007, David
Pinkham, Les Hinckley, and Chris Pasteryak, in 2008. Grigas, Summers, and
Pasteryak were first time TVMRS winners.
Saturday’s race is the second event of the season for the TVMRS.
They opened their campaign last weekend at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester,
NH, with Rob Goodenough nabbing his second series win. The True Value tour
will return to Waterford in August with the ISMA supermodifieds and NEMA
midgets. Race time May 9 is 5 PM.
Spence Sr / True Value Modified racing Series