with the tradition of being the biggest motorsports weekend of the season,
New England’s Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.com,
will spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend, competing in two states in two
days. It’s the first time race events have been scheduled back-to-back by
the touring series. 100 lap green flag races will be run at both venues.
Airborne Speedway, Plattsburg, NY., will host the series on Saturday, May
29., for the first time. Series drivers expected to enter the “U.S. Army,
Greg Atkins Logging and Taylor Rental 100,” include 2009 series champion Jon
McKennedy, E. Chelmsford, MA., 2006 series champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney,
VT., long time modified driver Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., recent
Albany-Saratoga Speedway winner, Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, PA., 2009
Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year, Jacob Dore, Sanford, ME., and Kenny Barry,
Preston, CT. to name a few. Saturday’s race program gets underway at 5 P.M.
Sunday, May 30, the action shifts to the famed Thunder Road International
Speedbowl, Barre, VT., for the running of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day
Classic, the third appearance there by the MRS. McKennedy, Dwight Jarvis,
Pennink, Dore, and Barry are all expected to enter the Sunday program.
Last years race champion, Stephen Masse, of Bellingham, MA., is expected to
defend his first ever series win. 2008 T-Road winner, Kirk Alexander,
Swanzey, NH., has stated he plans to try and get back to victory lane at the
famed race track. Alexander is a three-time series champion and the tours
all-time feature winner.
Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., is expected to return to competition at
Thunder Road after being sidelined with health problems. Veterans Mike
Holdridge, Madison, CT., Sean Bodreau, Claremont, NH., Jimmy Dolan, Bethel,
CT., and Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT., are also expected entries.
Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year candidates, Joey Jarvis, Ascutney, Norman
Wrenn, Nashua, NH., and Kurt Vigeant, Oxford, MA., are planning to enter the
holiday program. Sunday’s race card starts at 1:30 P.M. For additional
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