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   The Chrome Horn - Modified Racing Series




When it comes to the Modified Racing Series, the historic Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, Ct, seems to bring out the best in everyone. Since 2006, eight different drivers in nine races have visited victory lane at the famed speedway.

Only one competitor has been able to repeat. Doug Coby of Milford, CT., hopes to become the first three-time series winner at “The Bowl” when the popular touring division, featuring 600 horse powered modifieds and sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.com, competes Saturday, August, 14, as part of the 3rd annual Wings and Wheels race program.

The 100-lap green flag race already has 29 teams pre-registered as of Tuesday Aug 10.

This weekend’s event will feature a hotly contested three-way battle for the championship with 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT., defending series champion, Jonathan McKennedy, E.Chelmsford, MA., and Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT., a 13 time race winner, entered in the event. Each driver has already sat atop the standings this season.

McKennedy is currently 11 points off the top with Hinckley only 17 points from first place. Jarvis has put together two consecutive strong outings at Canaan, NH., and Scarborough, ME., finishing second in both races to move him into the point lead.

To date, 10 different drivers in 11 races have visited victory lane. Last year the series received national achievement recognition for 12 winners in 15 races.

Last season’s winner, Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon, Valley, PA., has entered the race hoping to return to victory lane. Also entered are Steve Masse, Bellingham, MA, Ken Barry, Preston, CT., Eddy Spiers, Beacon Falls, CT, Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT., and Charlie and Carl Pasteryak, Jewett City, CT.

Waterford ace Keith Rocco, Wallingford, CT., is scheduled to make his first start in a brand new Troyer chassis car owned by Lowell, MA., businessman Kevin Stuart. Stuart will also have his team car at Waterford for veteran driver Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA.

Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year contenders, Max Zachem, Preston, Geoffrey Gernhard, Salem, CT., Joey Jarvis, Acutney, Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA., Norm Wrenn, Nashua, NH, have also entered.

Saturday’s race program starts at 5pm with feature races scheduled for a 7 PM start.

Source: John H. Spence Sr. / Modified Racing Series
Posted: August 10, 2010

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