MAINE MODIFIED DRIVERS LEAD CHARGE TO OXFORD
With close to 70 drivers rostered for the 2009 True Value Modified Racing
Series season, only three competitors hail from the State of Maine. Veteran
and 3-time series winner David Pinkham, Buxton, two time series winner Tony
Ricci, Westbrook, and Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Dore,
All three Maine based race teams are expected entries, Saturday
night, July 18, for the “Maine-Ly Action Sports Night 100” for the
open-wheel ground-pounding modifieds. The race will be the third appearance
by the sixth year series as part of the annual TD Banknorth Oxford 250
Pinkham is the defending champion of the event. He passed race
leader Jean Paul Cyr with 15 laps remaining last year to go on and score the
popular victory in front of his home state crowd. He will again drive for
long time car owner Tom Greeley, of Auburn, ME.
Also expected are defending series champion, Chris Pasteryak,
Lisbon. CT., 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT., present point
leader, Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA., Rob Goodenough, W. Swanzey, NH,
Steven Masse, Bellingham, MA., Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT., Mike Douglas,
Auburn, NH., Les Hinckley, Windsor, Locks, CT., Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon
Valley, PA., and long time veteran Jack Bateman, Canaan, NH., among others.
Goodenough and Masse are tied for second in the point standings,
ten points behind McKennedy The chase for the championship has see-sawed
back and forth. McKennedy has 256 points to date. Consistent runs by
Goodenough, opening night winner at Monadnock Speedway in April, have put
the veteran racer in contention.
Practice sessions for the modifieds are at 3:00 PM with qualifying
races scheduled for 6:30 PM. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Rte 26,
Oxford, ME. For additional information log on to www.oxfordplains.com.
Spence Sr / True Value Modified Racing Series