CROWNED VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES CHAMPION
Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT., was crowned 2011 Valenti Modified Racing Series
Champion last night at the 8th annual awards banquet. The event was held at
the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Three wins, and 9 top-five finishes paved the way to the title for the 31
year old second-generation driver.
Pasteryak thanked his wife, parents, family, friends, crewmembers, and
sponsors, for their support in helping him reach his goal. The new two-time
champion recognized and thanked series officials and the media. Pasteryak
was the series champion in 2008.
Presentations were made to the top fourteen drivers for 2011. Les Hinckley,
Rowan Pennink, Mike Holdridge, Norman Wrenn, Louie Mechalides, Rob
Goodenough, Dwight Jarvis, Joe Doucette, Max Zachem, Timmy Jordan, Jon
McKennedy, Jacob Dore, Kenny Barry and Todd Annarummo, were all recognized.
The top 15 car owners were also recognized. CCP Inc (Charlie 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 Annarummo.
The annual “Achievement” awards, chosen by series officials, were also
Joe Doucette, of Framingham, MA., was presented the “SPAFCO Most
Improved Driver” award. Jack Bateman received the “Tough Luck” award. Max
Zachem the “Sportsmanship”Award, and “Mechanic of the Year” was presented to
Butch Shea, of the CMR (#06) team.
Timmy Jordan received the “Mountainside Graphix Rookie of the Year” award,
Gary Casella, the “Dedication to Racing” award, and this year’s recipient of
the “Above and Beyond” award was presented in memory of John Hoyt, to the
entire MRS Staff.
The prestigious “7-11” award, for professionalism on and off the track was
presented to Mike Holdridge by New England Hall of Fame driver Bob
A 15-race schedule was announced for 2012 with the first event scheduled for
March 31, April 1, at the Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT.
Source: John Spence Sr
/ Valenti Modified Racing Series
December 4, 2011