WINS 3rd ANNUAL LINCOLN TECH 80
AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
Valenti Modified Racing Series made its third and
final visit of the 2013 season to Stafford Motor
Speedway for the 3rd Annual Lincoln Tech 80. Ryan
Preece took the lead at the green flag and led all
80 laps en route to a dominating victory.
Ryan Preece took the lead at the drop of the green
and Ted Christopher moved into second as polesitter
Dan Meservey fall back to fourth as Chris Pasteryak
moved into third. Keith Rocco was fifth behind
Meservey. Rocco was applying heavy pressure to
Meservey and he made the pass for fourth on lap-10.
At the 20-lap mark of the race, Preece was still
leading Christopher with Pasteryak right behind
Christopher in a 3-car train for the lead. Rocco and
Meservey were still in the top-5 and behind Meservey
was Ken Barry, Jeff Rocco, Steve Masse, Rowan
Pennink, and Richard Savary.
As the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic
Preece began to stretch out his lead over
Christopher. But the caution erased that lead with
35 laps complete as Tommy Barrett and Bobby Drown
spun in the middle of turns 3+4. Under the caution,
Ted Christopher's car came to a stop in the infield
and he was pushed behind the wall.
Preece took the lead back under green with Rocco
moving into second. Chris Pasteryak settled in to
third, with Meservey behind him in fourth. Barry and
Masse were side by side for fifth place with
Pennink, Savary, Max Zachem, and Norm Wrenn making
up the top-10.
On lap-41 Rocco dropped out of line and began to
slow, eventually pulling his car behind the wall.
Pasteryak was now second behind Preece and Masse was
up to third with Barry behind him. Pennink was
beginning to come to the front and he worked his way
into fifth and was applying heavy pressure to the
back bumper of Barry. Pennink took over fourth on
lap-49 and he had to make up nearly a full
straightaway to catch up to Preece.
On lap-60, Masse's car slowed on the backstretch and
he limped back to the pits. This moved Pennink into
third and right on his bumper was Savary as Preece
and Pasteryak had pulled away by over a full
straightaway as the leaders navigated the lapped
traffic. Savary got around Pennink to move into
third on lap-66 while Preece continued to lead
Preece would not be caught and he led the field to
the checkered flag to record a dominating victory,
leading all 80 laps. Pasteryak finished second, with
Savary, Barrett, and Pennink rounding out the top-5.
3RD ANNUAL LINCOLN TECH 80
1) Ryan Preece
2) Chris Pasteryak
3) Richard Savary
4) Tommy Barrett, Jr.
5) Rowan Pennink
6) Ken Barry
7) Dan Meservey, Jr.
8) Norm Wrenn
9) Dave Etheridge
10) Max Zachem
11) Louie Mechalides
12) Charlie Pasteryak
13) Jeff Rocco
14) Rob Goodenough
15) Dana Smith
16) Bobby Drown
17) David Schneider
18) Danny Cates
19) Dylan Kopec
20) Steve Masse
21) Brian Schofield
22) Keith Rocco
23) Ted Christopher
24) Mike Holdridge
25) Tom Bolles
26) Todd Owen
Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway