DEALS FIRST TIME VALENTI MODIFIED WINNERS
Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the Beech
Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine this
Saturday night, August 3, and history just may
In seven previous appearances at the famed
third-mile oval, Beech Ridge offered up six
first-time winners in one way or another. An
interesting twist as New England’s premier modified
series, chosen the top touring division by Speed
51.com readers, heads up Route 95 to do battle in a
100-lap green flag feature race.
Buxton, Maine veteran David Pinkham scored his first
VMRS series win driving the Gary Casella #25 for the
first time. The year after saw Dale Evonsion win his
first and only VMRS race beating Pinkham to the
Kirk Alexander won his first VMRS race at Beech
Ridge. The following season (2008) Mother Nature
claimed bragging rights, her first.
2009 was a banner year for Jon McKennedy as he added
his first win at “The Ridge” to his championship
run. A year later Ken Barry notched his first-time
series win and a first for his well-known
Hall-of-Fame father Art Barry at Beech Ridge.
And in 2011, Mike Holdridge added his name to the
VMRS history book with his first ever career score.
Now the question is whose next. Will it happen
again? The way this season has gone, it could.
Top point men, Tommy Barrett of Millis, MA., Rowan
Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., Richard Savary,
of Canton, MA., Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA.,
and Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH., are expected. Both
Savary and Wrenn are looking for their first series
Others expected to enter include Pinkham, McKennedy,
Holdridge, two-times series champion, Chris
Pasteryak, Westbrook, Maine, driver Tony Ricci, Rob
Goodenough, and Anthony Nocella. Pasteryak has had a
good month of July. The same can be said for
Qualifying races start at 6:00 PM.
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series