PASTERYAK TO BE
VMRS CHAMPION SATURDAY
CT., driver Chris Pasteryak will be honored this Saturday night when the
Valenti Modified Racing Series presents it’s 9th Annual Awards Banquet at
the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, West Springfield, MA. Pasteryak
will be crowned series champion for the second time. He was the 2008
The 31-year-old second generation driver won three races in 2011. He opened
the season with a victory at Waterford, CT., in April, followed it with a
win at Lee, NH., in July, and a popular victory at Stafford, CT., in
September. Pasteryak drove to nine top-five finishes.
The MRS annual “Achievement” awards will be presented. Hoosier Tire East,
Sunoco Hard Charger, Mountainside Graphix Rookie of the Year, SPAFCO Most
Improved Driver, Tough Luck, Sportsmanship, Crew Member of the Year, Above
and Beyond, and Dedication to Racing awards will be handed out. The
recipients are chosen by series officials.
The prestigious “7-11” award, created by New England Hall of Fame driver and
modified great, Bob Polverari, will be presented for the 7th year to the
driver that represents modified racing in a professional manner on and off
the racetrack. Jack Bateman, Dwight Jarvis, Ed Dachenhausen, Vinnie
Annarummo, Jimmy Dolan, and Rob Goodenough, are former recipients.
Achievement presentations will be made to the top15 drivers and car owners.
Drivers Les Hinckley, Rowan Pennink, Mike Holdridge, Norman Wrenn, Louie
Mechalides, Rob Goodenough, Dwight Jarvis, Joe Doucette, Max Zachem, Tim
Jordan, Jon McKennedy, Jacob Dore, Ken Barry and Todd Annarummo, finished
second through fifteenth
The top15 car owners are: CCP Inc (Pasteryak), CMR Racing (Chuck Montville),
Gary Casella, M&D Racing (Holdridge), Advanced Gas Distributors (Wrenn),
Kevin Stuart, Ron Goodenough, Daniel Cabral, Max Zachem, Patrick Jordan,
Bonnie Jarvis, Jack Bateman, Jon McKennedy, Robert Worell, and Vinnie
Series President Jack Bateman will announce a tentative schedule for the
Social hour begins at 4:45 PM with dinner being served at 6:00 P.M. Award
ceremonies will begin at 7:30 P.M.
Source: John Spence Sr
/ Valenti Modified Racing Series
November 28, 2011