VMRS AIRBORNE RACE TO SUNDAY
weekend weather forecast calling for showers and
thunderstorms throughout the Northeast and in the
Plattsburgh, NY, area Saturday afternoon and
evening, forced Airborne Park Speedway operators to
move Saturday’s race program, to a Sunday (Sept 7)
afternoon card and a 1:00 pm start time.
Series President Jack Bateman announced Friday; pit
area gates would open at 8:00 AM, with three hourly
15-minute practice sessions beginning at 10:00 AM.
The first qualifying heat race will go off at 1:00
PM, with the VMRS 100-lap feature scheduled first,
with respect to drivers making return trips
throughout New England, Long Island, NY, and
The point’s battle continues to be close with the
14th race of the season featuring reigning champion
Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, only seven
points in front of Holtsville, NY, hot-shoe Justin
Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT sits third in
the standings and like Bonsignore, still seeks his
first win of the season. Pasteryak is only 35-points
out of first place.
Three-time 2014 winner Richard Savary, of Canton,
MA, is an expected entry in Sunday’s race. Savary is
currently fourth in points with Max Zachem, of
Preston, CT currently fifth. Zachem is enjoying his
best VMRS season to date.
Mike Willis Jr, Dan Meservey Jr, Donnie Lashua.,
Jeff Malave, Carl Medeiros, and Matt Mead have
indicated they plan to compete.
The only time the series visited the Plattsburgh
track was May 29, 2010 when fans witnessed a wild
finish and violent crash as Pennink and Les Hinckley
came together when they passed the checkered flag.
Hinckley, who today runs a limited schedule, was the
race winner. Pennink on Sunday will be chasing the
checkered flag that eluded him that night four years
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series
September 5, 2014