CELEBRATE 10 YEARS WITH LEE USA SPEEDWAY FRIDAY
two New Hampshire speedways hold the distinction of
being there since the beginning. Jumping on board
early on when the Valenti Modified Racing Series
began 10 years ago. Winchester’s Monadnock Speedway
and the famed Lee USA Speedway share the honor.
This Friday night, June 28, the 3/8-mile speedway in
Lee will host the popular open wheel modified series
for the 10th consecutive summer. The Laticrete
sponsored ‘Port City 100’ will be contested as part
of the 10th annual celebration of New England’s
premier modified racing organization.
Since June 9, 2004, when Jim Boniface captured the
inaugural event, Red and Judy MacDonald, owners of
the facility have welcomed the series to their race
A hotly contested battle for the points lead
continues after four completed races. Following last
weeks race at Stafford, CT, the top five positions
in the standings has shuffled a bit. The closeness
of the points chase is expected to provide for some
great racing at Lee.
Tommy Barrett Jr, of Millis, MA, victorious at
Stafford this season and Lee last fall, moves into a
tie with Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA, with
132 points each. Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon
Valley, PA, is only two points back in third, with
Richard Savary, of Canton MA, 18 points back in
fourth, and Steven Masse, of Bellingham, MA, fifth,
24 points from the lead.
The current top five drivers are expected to enter
the Lee event.
Reigning and three-time series champion, Jon
McKennedy, of E. Chelmsford, MA, is expected to
compete. Veteran Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, VT,
will be looking for his first win of the year.
McKennedy and Mechalides are former ‘Port City’
Racing gets underway at 7:00 PM.
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series