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With the Modified Racing Series making its debut appearance at Stafford Motor Speedway for the Shark Cycle 100 on Sept. 10th, the track expects to have 40 modifieds on hand. The expected entry list is made up of a wide variety of drivers with experience levels at Stafford that range from novice to expert.

Of the 40 drivers expected to vie for one of the 28 starting spots in the Shark Cycle 100, 15 of them have won a race at Stafford Motor Speedway in their racing careers. The list of Stafford feature winners that are expected for the Shark Cycle 100 inlcude Ted Christoper, Ken Barry, Ronnie Silk, Eddy Spiers, Doug Coby, Dave Etheridge, Norm Wrenn, Keith Rocco, Mike Stefanik, Shelly Perry, Bobby Santos, III, Jeff Malave, Todd Owen, Ryan Preece, and Tom Bolles.

There are also several drivers who, although have yet to record a win at Stafford, have Modified Racing Series feature victories to their credit. Those drivers include Jacob Dore, Les Hinckley, Rob Goodenough, Todd Annarummo, Steve Masse, Jack Bateman, Rowan Pennink, Dwight Jarvis, Chris Pasteryak, Eric Goodale, Jimmy Dolan, Jimmy Kuhn, Jon McKennedy, and Louie Mechalides.

The mix of Stafford and Modified Racing Series feature winners means that 29 out of the 40 drivers that are expected to try to qualify for the Shark Cycle 100 know how to find their way into victory lane. There are several drivers with championship pedigree on their racing resumes. Christopher, Coby, Rocco, Stefanik, and Perry have all won track championships at Stafford with Christopher and Stefanik also having Whelen Modified Tour championships to their credit. Christopher and Rocco are also NASCAR Whelen-All American Series national champions. Former Modified Racing Series champions that are entered for the Shark Cycle 100 include McKennedy, Pasteryak, and Jarvis.

The 2010 championship chase in the Modified Racing Series is one of the tightest races you will find anywhere in racing. Jon McKennedy, the defending Modified Racing Series champion, is currently tied with Les Hinckley for the championship lead with Dwight Jarvis only one point behind them. Behind Jarvis sits Rowan Pennink, Steve Masse, Ken Barry and Todd Annarummo, the winners of the past 4 Modified Racing Series events.

Everything adds up to a night of phenomenal modified competition as 40 cars will vie for 28 starting positions. Drivers will have to qualify for the 100-lap feature event through 12-lap heat races or the last chance 15-lap consolation race. With qualifying race positions determined by the luck of the draw, the heat races promise to be a dogfight between an eclectic mix of modified drivers with a wide range of track experience at Stafford.

Tickets for the Inaugural Shark Cycle Modified Racing Series 100 event at Stafford Motor Speedway are on sale now and are priced at $20.00 for Adult General Admission, $5.00 for Children Ages 6-14 General Admission, $23.00 for Reserved Seating, and $35.00 for Pit Passes. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or by logging onto the Online Ticket Sales section of www.staffordspeedway.com.

Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
Posted: September 2, 2010

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