BECOMES THIRD DIFFERENT WINNER WITH SEEKONK WIN
generation driver Richard Savary, of Canton, MA,
took the lead on lap 45 and was never headed winning
Sunday’s 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series
event at Seekonk Speedway.
Savary, who grew up watching his father George
Savary compete successfully at the famed race track,
started 3rd in a 23 car field. The victory is
Richard’s second VMRS win. He joins both Keith Rocco
and Rowan Pennink as race winners this season.
Savary piloting a brand new mount praised his new
ride for the 2014 campaign. “This is a new chassis
we got from Brad Lafontaine over the winter. We put
our running gear in it and the first two races at
Waterford and Monadnock the car was super fast. We
got into some situations and were not able to show
the speed. Today we were able to show the speed.”
Justin Bonsignore, of West Islip, NY, started 9th,
and finished second again after nabbing the
runner-up spot last week at Monadnock. “We had a
good car. Picked them off one by one. We were a
little too neutral. We probably should have been a
little tighter to start the race which might have
helped us to get through traffic but it hurt us at
the end when we couldn’t go get the 99 (Savary)
Anthony Nocella. of Woburn, MA, finished a solid
third holding off a persistent Steven Masse, of
Bellingham, MA., in the late stages of the race.
Nocella, who took the green flag from the 8th
starting position, was pleased with the podium
finish. “ It was a good car. I thought we had a fast
car in the first couple of races. We had a couple of
problems We had to strip the car right down to the
frame after Monadnock. So it was a solid run.
Thought we had a little more but we got loose at the
end. All in all it was a good run.”
Masse and Todd Annarummo, of Swansea, Ma, rounded
out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were, Jeff Rocco, Pennink, Chris
Pasteryak, Max Zachem, and Todd Szegedy.
13 of the 23 cars that started the race finished on
the lead lap.
Another fast race was scored at Seekonk by the VMRS
at 29 minutes, 16 seconds to complete the 100-laps.
Only three caution flags were displayed. The race
went non-stop to lap 100 after the third and final
caution flag on lap 34.
The series next event is Thursday, May 29, at
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT.
Race Summary: Seekonk
Speedway, May 4, 2014
Time of Race: 29:16.045
Margin of Victory: 12.231
Best Speed: 98.013 (Annarummo)
Lead Changes: 2
Lap Leaders: Zachem (1-4) Annarummo (5-45) Savary (46-100)
Cautions: Laps: 7, 32, 34
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Savary (2)
Bonsignore (3) Nocella (4) Masse (5) Annarummo (6) Rocco (7) Pennink (8)
Pasteryak (9) Zachem (10) Szegedy (11) Schneider (12) Richardi (13) Houlihan
(14) Holdridge (15) Mead (16) Owen (17) Meservey (18) Kopec (19) Wrenn (20)
Smith (21) Pearl (22) Willis (23) Bakaj
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series