MODIFIED RACING SERIES
SET FOR SEEKONK SUNDAY
off a highly competitive race a week ago at
Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire, The Valenti
Modified Racing Series heads to the famed Seekonk
Speedway, Seekonk, MA, this Sunday afternoon May, 4,
for the first of three appearances this season for
New England’s premier open-wheel racing series, at
the historic Bay State facility.
The event, the Sims Spring Kickoff Classic, the 24th
appearance by the series at Seekonk, will feature a
100-lap green flag modified race with drivers from
throughout the Northeast expected.
Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, takes a one-point
lead in the early season point standings to Seekonk
over Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT. Pasteryak has
two wins to his credit at Seekonk.
Reigning series champion Rowan Pennink, of
Huntingdon, Valley, PA, winner of last weeks race at
Monadnock, is seeking his second Seekonk victory.
Justin Bonsignore, of W. Islip, NY, and Steve Masse,
of Bellingham, MA, podium finishers after a torrid
battle are both expected Sunday.
Additional young guns expected to make the haul
Sunday include Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, Dylan
Kopec, of Palmer, MA, Max Zachem, of Preston, CT,
and ‘Mr. Rooter’ Rookie of the Year candidates, Rob
Richiardi, of Easton, MA, and Mike Willis Jr, of
The Seekonk track traditionally produces highly
competitive fast paced VMRS races. Of the 23 events
contested to date, 13 different drivers have visited
victory lane. Les Hinckley, Vinny Annarummo, and
Louie Mechalides, have three wins each.
Sunday’s program, marking the 69th year of operation
at Seekonk, gets the green flag at 1:00. PM.
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series
April 28, 2014