GOES 2 FOR 2 AT STAFFORD
WITH VICTORY IN 5th ANNUAL VMRS 80
Valenti Modified Racing Series made its second of
three visits during the 2015 season to Stafford
Motor Speedway for the 5th Annual VMRS 80. Woody
Pitkat took the checkered flag to make himself 2 for
2 in 2015 at Stafford Speedway in VMRS feature
At the drop of the green flag, Ryan Preece led the
first lap but Todd Szegedy took the lead on lap-2.
Preece came back strong on the outside of Szegedy
and he got clear and back into the lead on lap-3.
Behind the two leaders, Steve Masse was on the
charge, moving from sixth up to third. He got around
Szegedy for second on lap-7 and he went by Preece to
take over the race lead on lap-14.
Rowan Pennink was now up to third behind Masse and
Preece and he had Woody Pitkat right on his bumper
as Szegedy fell back to fifth. Pennink got by Preece
to move into second on lap-17 and his move brought
Pitkat along with him as Preece fell back to fourth.
Preece brought his car to pit road under green on
lap-30 his race was over as his crew pushed the car
behind the wall. Masse was still in the lead with
Pitkat now second. Pennink and Szegedy were running
together in third and fourth while Mike Willis, Jr.
Pitkat used lapped traffic to his advantage as he
went by Masse for the lead on lap-43 as they were
navigating their way through a pack of lapped cars.
Szegedy was third, with Pennink fourth and Willis
still running in fifth. Dylan Kopec brought out the
race’s first caution flag with 56 laps complete as
he spun in turn 3.
Pitkat took the lead back under green with Szegedy
and Masse side by side for second. Chris Pasteryak
was fourth and Willis was fifth, just in front of
Keith Rocco. The caution came back out with 58 laps
complete as George Sherman and David Schneider spun
in turn 3.
On the restart, Schneider got turned around and into
the turn 1 wall to bring the caution right back out.
Pitkat took the lead back under green with Pasteryak
moving under Szegedy to take second. Szegedy was
side by side with Rocco for third with Masse right
behind them. Rocco got the better of the duel with
Szegedy to take third but the action was slowed
again by the caution flag for a spin by Dan Meservey
in turn 2 with 61 laps complete.
Pasteryak got a great restart and powered to the
lead, but Pitkat came back strong in turns 3+4 and
they were side by side at the line. Pitkat moved to
the front on lap-63 and Szegedy was also able to get
by Pasteryak as Rocco and Masse were fourth and
fifth. Pennink’s car dropped off the pace on the
backstretch on lap-65 and he limped back to pit
Rocco began to lose pace with the top-4 and his car
dropped off the pace on lap-73 and he limped back to
pit road. Pitkat was stretching out his lead over
Szegedy, Pasteryak, and Masse.
Pitkat cruised to the checkered flag to pick up his
second consecutive Valenti Modified Racing Series
victory at Stafford. Szegedy finished second, with
Pasteryak, Masse, and Richard Savary rounding out
VMRS 80 (80)
1) Woody Pitkat
2) Todd Szegedy
3) Chris Pasteryak
4) Steve Masse
5) Richard Savary
6) Carl Medieros, Jr.
7) Mike Willis, Jr.
8) Todd Patnode
9) Dennis Perry
10) Dan Meservey, Jr.
11) Norm Wrenn
12) Matt Mead
13) Jeff Rocco
14) Mike Keeler
15) Branden Dion
16) George Sherman
17) Colbey Fournier
18) Keith Rocco
19) Rowan Pennink
20) Bobby Drown
21) David Schneider
22) Dylan Kopec
23) Kirk Alexander
24) Ryan Preece
25) Donnie Lashua
26) Roy Seidell, Jr.
Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
June 24, 2015