MODIFIED RACING SERIES
FIRECRACKER 100 SATURDAY
Independence Day holiday weekend tradition continues
Saturday night, July 5, as the Valenti Modified
Racing Series invades the high-banked Monadnock
Speedway, Winchester, NH., for the 11th annual
‘Firecracker 100’ for open-wheel modified race cars.
The yearly event draws a strong field of cars and a
large turnout of race fans for the holiday race
program and popular fireworks presentation.
As of Tuesday, 27 VMRS race teams indicated they
plan to compete in this Saturday’s event.
The race annually pits drivers with a successful
history at the tricky quarter mile against those
that are still trying to conquer the popular western
New Hampshire speedplant.
Two drivers that have won 21 of the 37 VMRS races
contested at Monadnock, are entered
16-time Monadnock winner Kirk Alexander, the series
all-time winning driver, will compete with 5-time
Monadnock victor, legendary Dwight Jarvis, of
Ascutney, VT. also on the pre-race roster.
Add another popular Monadnock driver, multi-time
winner Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, NH, into the mix.
He’ll drive for car owner Warren Mordenti.
Current point leader Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield,
CT, a former Monadnock winner and reigning champion
and two-time Monadnock victor Rowan Pennink, of
Huntingdon Valley, PA, are entered.
Holtsville, New York’s, Justin Bonsignore, two-time
champion, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, Steve
Masse, of Bellingham, MA.and last weeks Lee winner,
Richard Savary of Canton, MA, are entered.
New Hampshire drivers, Dana Smith, of Sunapee,
‘Mister Rooter’ Rookie of the Year point leader Mike
Willis Jr, of Grantham, and Matthew Mead, of
Richmond, are all expected.
Heading to Monadnock the points chase for the series
championship shows Szegedy at an even 300 with a
22-point lead over Pennink. Bonsignore and Pasteryak
are tied for third with 263 points each. Masse has
252 points and Richard Savary, with his win at Lee
last Friday, has drawn closer to the top five with
Grandstand seating opens at 3:00 PM with qualifying
races at 5:00 PM
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series
July 1, 2014