SEEKONK DAV RACE
MODIFIED RACING SERIES TITLE CHASE
a three week break in the schedule, the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by
Bob Valenti AutoMall.Com, returns to action October 9, & 10, when the famed
Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA., features itís annual two-day D. Anthony
Venditti Fall Classic. Again this year, the Seekonk event kicks off the
final three races of the season with a hotly contested battle-taking place
for the 2010 series championship. The chase to the title will also include
races at Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH., and Lee USA Speedway, Lee,
NH., later this month.
Defending series champion, Jon McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA, a winner at
Seekonk last year, brings a brand new racecar into the mix and a 17-point
lead over 2006 series champion, Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, Vermont. Rowan
Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., is 33 points back, in third, with
Windsor Locks, CT., veteran Les Hinckley, currently fourth, 42 points out of
The car owners points battle is also competitive with veteran owner Gary
Casella, of Saugus, MA., the head of Roscoe Racing (#25) holding a slim 9
point lead over McKennedy, owner of the (# 73) race team. CMR car owner
Chuck Montville (#06) and Bonnie Jarvis, owner of Jarvis Motorsports, (# 28)
are tied for third, 51 points from the top spot.
The October event has traditionally been a competitive race program with six
different winners in the six races held to date. Hinckley took the inaugural
MRS event in 2004, with Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH., taking down the honors
Local favorite Dave Berghman, of Seekonk, captured the victory in 2006 with
fan favorite, the popular, Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA., nabbing the win
Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., on his way to the series championship scored
the 2008 win while NASCAR legend Mike Stefanik, of Coventry, R.I., won his
first ever modified race at Seekonk and his first MRS victory in 2009.
Drivers from throughout the northeast are expected to compete in the
Columbus Holiday weekend event. Qualifying races will be contested on
Saturday October 9 at 1:30 PM with the 100-lap MRS race scheduled, Sunday,
Oct 10. Feature races begin at 1:00 PM.
John Spence Sr.
/ Modified Racing Series