MODIFIED RACING SERIES
RETURNS TO OXFORD 250 WEEKEND
hot summer schedule and 10th anniversary season
continues this weekend, Saturday, July 20, when the
Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to Oxford,
Maine, for the 40th annual TD Bank 250 weekend. The
series will be making its sixth appearance at Oxford
in the last seven years.
In previous events, five different drivers have
visited victory lane at the famed oval. Two are
One is popular local favorite, David Pinkham of
Buxton, expected to compete in the Tom Greeley owned
# 22. Pinkham is a three-time series winner and the
2008 winner of the Oxford race.
Joe Doucette, of Framingham, MA, has run a limited
schedule this season but will return to the site of
his first and only series win. Doucette electrified
the crowd in 2011 when on lap 97; he passed for the
lead to a thunderous roar from the grandstands
Westbrook, ME, driver Tony Ricci, winner of two
series races in 2006, is also expected.
Two-time series champion, Chris Pasteryak, of
Lisbon, CT, will make the trip to Oxford. Pasteryak
is coming off two consecutive second place finishes.
Jim Boniface, of Winchester, NH, Rob Goodenough, of
Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, Mike Holdridge, of
Madison, CT, and Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA, are
The July weather is not all thatís hot this week as
the VMRS points standings are still close after last
weeks race at Canaan.
Tommy Barrett (244) thanks to his Canaan win last
week has opened an 18-point lead over Louie
Mechalides (226) and Rowan Pennink, who are tied for
second. Richard Savary is right behind (222). Norm
Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, is currently fifth in the
Barrett, of Millis, MA, is the only driver to repeat
this season. Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA, and
Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA, also have visited
victory lane. All five top point men are expected to
enter the Oxford race.
The first of three practice sessions will begin at
3:00 PM with qualifying heat races at 7:00 PM. The
100-lap green flag VMRS race is slated for a 9:00 PM
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series