ENDS VMRS WINLESS STREAK
WITH WATERFORD WIN
driver Ted Christopher, of Plainville, Connecticut,
put an end to a two-year winless streak when he won
the Valenti Modified Racing Series 100-lap ‘Wings &
Wheels’ race at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Saturday,
Christopher’s last series win was July 29, 2012.
Christopher started outside front row in the 24-car
field. Pole sitter Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA.,
took the lead at the drop of the green flag with
Christopher giving chase over the first 42-laps.
When Christopher jumped into the lead, he was never
Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, finished
runner-up for the fifth time this season. Masse
settled for third, followed by Chris Pasteryak, of
Lisbon, CT, and Tom Abele Jr, of Baltic, CT, his
best series finish to date.
Pasteryak started off the night a victim of a
qualifying race crash. The consolation race was no
better. The second-generation driver got in the
starting lineup through a series provisional giving
him the 24th and final starting position.
Pasteryak worked his way to seventh at lap 88. When
a lap-96 melee on the front stretch eliminated six
cars, Pasteryak restarted the race in fourth and
Starting 14th, Abele Jr also stayed trouble free for
a solid fifth place finish.
Sixth through tenth were Mike Willis Jr, Max Zachem,
Eric Goodale, Norm Wrenn, and Jonny Kay.
The official time of the race was 50:45 seconds.
Four caution flags were needed on laps 42, 78, 96,
Anthony Nocella, Christopher, and Pitkat, won
qualifying races, and Keith Rocco nabbed the
The VMRS returns to action Saturday, August 16 at
Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts.
August 9, 2014
Time: 50:45: 942
Margin of Victory: 0.225
Best Speed: 95.779 (Masse)
Best Lap Time: 14.095
Lead Changes: 1
Lap Leaders: (1 - 42) Masse (43 -100)
Cautions: Laps - 42, 78, 96, 97
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Christopher (2)
Bonsignore (3) Masse (4) Pasteryak (5) Abele Jr
(6) Willis (7) Zachem
(8) Goodale (9) Wrenn
(10) Kay (11) Rocco (12) Savary (13) Lashua
(14) Kopec (15) Barrett (16) Pitkat (17) Gernhard
(18) Pennink (19) Nocella (20) Pearl (21) Etheridge
(22) James (23) Medeiros
Source: John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
August 10, 2014