TWICE IS NICE FOR MCKENNEDY
McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA., made it two wins in a row Saturday night,
winning the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100,
at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.
McKennedy driving for Hall of Fame car owner Art Barry started 18th in a
The two-time champion, driving the # 2 car won his second race of the
season, his second win at Monadnock in only his second time in the Barry
McKennedy slowly worked his way through traffic, used good tire management,
a McKennedy trademark, passed race leader Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks,
CT, on lap 78 to go on to victory.
The win was McKennedy’s 14th career VMRS victory.
Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH., topped his career best third place finish with a
solid second. Early race leader Hinckley fought power steering issues and
finished third, Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, VT., was fourth, and Jim
Boniface of Winchester, NH., rounded out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Doug Coby, Rowan Pennink, Joey Jarvis, Max Zachem,
and Louie Mechalides.
Six caution flags for minor incidents slowed the race, completed in 48
McKennedy, Chris Pasteryak, and Zachem won qualifying heats. Dwight Jarvis
nabbed the consolation race.
Next event is Sunday May 20 at Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT.
Race # 2 Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH
April 21, 2012
Distance: 100 laps
Time of Race: 48:56:269
Margin of Victory: 0.450
Best Lap Time: 12.724(Jim Boniface))
Best Speed: 70.732 (Boniface)
Lead Changes: 3
Lap Leaders: Hinckley (1-26) Boniface (27-60) Hinckley (61-78)
Cautions: Lap 40, 42, 62, 74, 85, 91
Order of Finish: (1) McKennedy (2) Wrenn (3) Hinckley (4) D.Jarvis
(5) Boniface (6) Coby (7) Pennink (8) J. Jarvis (9) Zachem (10) Mechalides
(11) Holdridge (12) Goodenough (13) Mead (14) Shumway (15) Doucette (16)
Pasteryak (17) Schneider (18 Malave (19) Barrett (20) Jordan (21) Bakaj (22)
Bateman (23) McClay (24) Annarummo.
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series