OPENS SATURDAY AT MONADNOCK
drivers synonymous with New Hampshire’s Monadnock
Speedway, household names in Granite State modified
racing circles, and drivers with the distinction of
leading all VMRS drivers in series victories, top
the list of entries for this weekend’s Valenti
Modified Racing Series season opener at the
The Valenti Modified Racing Series kicks off it’s
12th season, Saturday night, May 2, with the running
of the ‘Bond Auto Spring Dash 100’, the first race
on the 16-race schedule for the New England based
All-time series winner, Kirk Alexander, of West
Swanzey, NH, with 31 wins, and Les Hinckley, of
Windsor Locks, CT, second on the all-time win list
with 17 checkered flags, return to the high banks of
Monadnock where they spent many a Saturday night
battling in full bodied pro-stocks before moving to
the open-wheel modifieds.
Alexander has declared he intends to run the series
full schedule. Hinckley plans to compete in selected
Drivers with Monadnock history and success also
entering the season opener include 42-year crowd
favorite, former series champion, Dwight Jarvis of
Ascutney, Vermont. Five of Jarvis seven Series wins
have come at Monadnock.
Additionally, Todd Patnode, of Richmond, NH, a
former Monadnock champion,and series winner, will
wheel a car prepared by long-time Monadnock racer
Dan Stebbins. 2014 Rookie of the Year Mike Willis,
of Grantham, NH, is expected.
Two-time series champion, Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett
City, CT, debuting a brand new Troyer mount, will
enter the lid-lifter. 2013 Champion, Rowan Pennink
of Huntingdon Valley, PA, Modified standout Woody
Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, Richard Savary, of
Canton, MA, a five-time series winner, and Norm
Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, are expected. Wrenn announced
off-season; he plans to retire from active
competition at seasons end.
Another former series winner at Monadnock, Todd
Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, is expected.
Qualifying races start at 4:00 PM with feature races
at 5:15 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
April 28, 2015