a four-point lead into Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT., Thursday, Rowan
Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA., hopes to repeat his performance in May,
when he captured the Valenti Modified Racing Series, 75-lap feature, his
fifth series victory.
Pennink leads two time series champion Jon McKennedy, of E. Chelmsford, MA.,
in the series standings.
Both drivers have not been to victory lane since spring. McKennedy opened
the season with back-to-back wins in April. Pennink has not won since he
scored at Thompson May 20. Both have made it interesting going into
Thursday’s race. Pennink has two wins at Thompson, McKennedy has yet to win
One driver who has been hot is Windsor Locks, CT., veteran Les Hinckley III.
Hinckley has visited victory lane in two of his last three races. He won at
Thompson in 2010.
Series defending champion Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT., a six-time series
winner, is entered. Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA., a former Thompson
winner, (2007) will compete.
Veteran drivers, Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH., and Mike Holdridge, of Madison,
CT., are entered. They are currently fourth and fifth in the point
Todd Owen, of Somers, CT., Doug Coby, of Milford, CT., Jeff Malave, of
Manchester, CT., Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT., Rob Goodenough, of
Swanzey, NH., and Max Zachem, of Preston, CT., are expected.
VMRS qualifying races are scheduled for 6:00 PM.