RETURNS TO CLAREMONT FRIDAY
been four years since the Valenti Modified Racing
Series last turned a wheel at Claremont Speedway,
but the likes of Dwight Jarvis, Todd Patnode, Kirk
Alexander, Russ Hersey, Mike Willis Jr, Matt Mead,
and Donnie Lashua, are eager to ‘go home’ Friday
night, July 10, when the Valenti Modified Racing
Series returns to the famed New Hampshire speedway
for the first time since 2011.
The Claremont track has been the site of much
success for Jarvis with feature wins and
championships. When the subject of Claremont comes
up and it’s storied history over the last 42 years,
the name Dwight Jarvis always pops up in
conversation. He’ll be a fan favorite Friday night.
Patnode, Alexander, Hersey, and Lashua, are veteran
racers also with success at Claremont in both
modifieds and pro-stocks. All could be factors on
their ‘home turf.’
The hometown boys are just a partial list of VMRS
drivers that will make the journey to New
Hampshire’s Upper Valley.
Series Point Leader and two-time 2015 winner Woody
Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, will make the trek
competing with the VMRS at Claremont for the first
Fellow Connecticut driver, Todd Szegedy, second in
the standings, will enter the 100-lap race looking
for his second win this season.
Patnode enters the Claremont show ranked third
followed by red-hot Richard Savary, and two-time
series champion, Chris Pasteryak.
Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, Mass, victorious
at Claremont in 2009-10, will stop off to compete
Friday night at Claremont and continue on to Oswego,
NY, to compete in a supermodified race Saturday.
Additional entries expected include, Dennis Perry,
Norm Wrenn, Dylan Kopec, Dan Meservey, Carl
Medeiros, and George Sherman.
Racing gets underway at 7:30 PM. General adult
admission is only $15.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
July 7, 2015