Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to action this weekend visiting the
Thompson International Speedway, Thompson, CT., for the first of two events
this season. The Sunday race, May 20,will feature, a 75-lap race for the
open-wheel modifieds with a strong field of drivers expected.
Defending series champion, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT., leads the list
of entries including several former VMRS winners and several looking for
their first series win at the historic oval.
Les Hinckley III, of Windsor Locks, CT., leads the list of past winners.
Todd Owen, of Somers, CT., Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA., Andy Seuss,
of Hampstead, N.H.., and Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., all
former Thompson winners, hope to find their way to victory lane.
Early point leader and two-time series champion Jon McKennedy, of
Chelmsford, MA., winner of the series first two races, will be looking for
his first Thompson win. Norman Wrenn, a many time winner at Thompson in
Super Late Model competition could be considered a favorite. Wrenn has
looked strong in the first two races.
Max Zachem of Preston, CT., Doug Coby, Milford, CT., Rob Goodenough, of
Swanzey, NH., and Timmy Jordan, of Plainfield, CT., will enter the special
Whelen Modified Tour hot shoes Ryan Preece, of Berlin, CT., and Ted
Christopher, of Plainville, CT., is expected.
The speedway gates open at 11:00 AM with qualifying races at 2:45 PM.