MODIFIED SERIES PREPARES FOR TWIN BILL
races in two days. Thanks to Mother Nature.
What was to be the second of three races for the
Valenti Modified Racing Series at Thompson CT
Speedway, Thursday’s August 22 event will now be the
fifth attempt by speedway management to conduct a
feature race for the series in 2013.
Rain-washed out the initial program on May 19
following the completion of qualifying races. Three
subsequent dates have been washed out since.
Thompson and VMRS management hope to finally put an
event in the record books Thursday.
Last year’s race winner Ted Christopher, of
Plainville, CT, will attempt to make it two in a
Two-time series champion Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon,
CT, is expected to enter the program. Louie
Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA, Jeff Rocco, of
Meriden, CT, and point leader Rowan Pennink, of
Huntingdon Valley, PA, are expected.
Qualifying heat races begin at 6:00 PM. An autograph
session will be held at 7:00 PM
Saturday night, August 24, the series rolls into
Winchester, NH, at Monadnock Speedway for the final
appearance of 2013. Saturdays race, presented by
Swanzey Oil, will be the ‘Victor Johnson Memorial
Local favorites, Rob Goodenough, of Swanzey, NH, Jim
Boniface, of Winchester, Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney,
VT, Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, and Les Hinckley, of
Windsor Locks, CT. are expected. Hinckley will be
making his first VMRS start of the season. Heat
races start at 6:00 PM.
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series