BEECH RIDGE BOUND SATURDAY
a week off because of last Friday’s cancelled event
at Devils Bowl Speedway in Vermont,, the Valenti
Modified Racing Series heads to Maine Saturday
night, August 1, to the famed Beech Ridge Motor
Speedway, in Scarborough.
The series will be competing in twin 50- lap
features for only the second time. The format change
was tried earlier at New Hampshire’s Lee USA
Speedway and was well received by fans, track
management, and competitors.
Series founder Jack Bateman made the announcement
earlier this month after receiving suggestions the
same concept might be effective at Beech Ridge.
“After Lee I called track manager Bill Callen and
asked him what he thought of the Lee race. He
thought it was great,” said Bateman. “When I
contacted Andy Cusack at Beech Ridge he was all for
Bateman stressed the payoff and points awarded for
the event will be from the final finish.
Woody Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, takes a
34-point lead over Todd Patnode, of Richmond, NH,
into “The Ridge.” Richard Savary, of Canton, MA,
Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, and Chris
Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT,
The Beech Ridge appearance always brings a local
touch, as three drivers with Beech Ridge experience
will enter Saturday’s race.
Tony Ricci, of Westbrook, ME, garnered series wins
in 2006 at Lee and Star Speedways. Minot, ME,
veteran Bruce Haley, and former Star Speedway
champion, Josh Cantara, of Alfred, ME, will debut
Kirk Alexander, Jon McKennedy, and Mike Holdridge,
all former Ridge winners, are planning to compete.
Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, returns to
the Gary Casella #25.
Post time is 7:00 PM. Additional information at
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
July 29, 2015