DIFFERENT WINNER SCORE
AT SEEKONK MODIFIED RACE?
When the True Value Modified Racing Series rolls into Seekonk Speedway,
Seekonk, MA., this weekend, a hotly contested points battle for the 2009
championship will continue, and the possibility of a sixth different winner
could be a reality.
East Chelmsford, MA., driver, Jon McKennedy, in search of his first
ever modified championship anywhere, will take a 25 point lead over Rob
Goodenough, W. Swanzey, NH., into the historic speedway, creating another
great finish to an exciting season for the sixth year series. The season
finale for the TVMRS will be at Lee, NH in two weeks.
There is plenty of business to take care of this weekend to set the
stage for the Lee race. Series teams are preparing for their last stop of
the year at the “Cement Palace.”
Qualifying races to determine the 24 car starting field for Sundays
100 lap green- flag race will take place on Saturday afternoon, and a strong
field of racers from throughout the northeast is expected to enter.
The point standings will be on everyone’s mind this weekend.
McKennedy has won at Seekonk this year; Goodenough is still in search of his
first win at the “Cement Palace.”
Steven Masse, Bellingham, MA., has snuck by Rowan Pennink,
Northampton, PA., in the point standings and is only 34 points out of first
place. Pennink and defending TVMRS champion, and two-time Seekonk winner
this season, Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., make up the top five.
The holiday weekend special has proven to be a highly competitive
event for the series.
Five different drivers have visited victory lane. Les Hinckley,
Windsor Locks, CT., was victorious in 2004, Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH.,
nabbed the 2005 event, Dave Berghman, Seekonk, captured the 2006 race,
fellow local driver Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA., scored a popular win in
2007, with Pasteryak taking down the win a year ago on his way to the 2008
Qualifying races begin at 1:30 PM on Saturday with feature races at
1:00 PM on Sunday.
Seekonk Speedway is located on Rte 6, Seekonk, MA.
Source: John H. Spence
/ True Value Modified Racing Series