MODIFIED RACING SERIES ADDS NEW PERSONNEL
the 2014 season already drawing closer by the day,
Valenti Modified Racing Series officials have
announced the addition of two key members to the
officiating team for the new season.
Long-time official Warren Alston of Trenton, New
Jersey, and Robert Rund of Medway, Massachusetts,
joins the series in the spring.
Mr. Alston brings a long and storied history in
motorsports at both a premier flagging level and as
one the top safety officials in the region.
Fresh off a seven-year run as the chief starter and
safety inspector for the NASCAR K&N East Series, Mr.
Alston is also the chief starter and safety
coordinator for Lenny Sammons Productions and all of
their Indoor Racing events in Atlantic City,
Baltimore, Providence and Trenton.
Mr. Alston began his officiating career in 1985,
flagging at several speedways and noted touring
clubs including the famed URC Sprint Cars circuit
and the famed ARDC Midget organization.
Mr. Alston served the historic Flemington (NJ)
Speedway as the chief starter from 1993 thru 2000
and has held the same position with the United
States Auto Club (USAC) Eastern Seaboard events.
Finally and most impressive, Warren Alston was the
1996 recipient Paul Heitmann Memorial Official of
the Year Award, presented at the Race Of Champions,
for his heroic actions of pulling a driver from a
burning race car in 1995.
Robert Rund is one of the bright, up and coming,
members of the racing community and is officially
joining the VMRS for all events in 2014. Mr. Rund
worked several series events in 2013 as an assistant
to chief scorer Jenn Ready, and has consistently
shown he has what it takes to make the Valenti
Modified Racing Series the best it can be every
Mr. Rund, a civil engineer by trade, has a stellar
track record in local motorsports. Beginning with
the Tri-State Karting Club for two seasons as the
assistant scorer, he then moved on to his home
track, Seekonk (MA) Speedway, for three years in the
same capacity. Robert spent the last two seasons
with Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) as a
Series director Scott Tapley is excited to announce
the addition of Alston and Rund to the 2014 VMRS
staff. “I couldn’t be more excited to add two great
people to our already exemplary officiating staff.
"I’ve known Warren from my years as a competitor in
the NASCAR East Series and I’m so proud to have
someone of his talent and professionalism involved
with our series,” said Tapley.
About Rund, Tapley said, “Robert is a great kid, who
has a very bright future in this sport, he works day
and night to make sure he has everything correct at
all times and that type of work ethic is what our
series is all about.”
The 2014 Valenti Modified Racing Series season kicks
off in late March at the Waterford (CT) Speedbowl.
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified racing Series