NEW LONDON-WATERFORD NEXT FOR VMRS SATURDAY
Pitkat Still Point Leader / Savary Penalized
Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to Waterford,
Connecticut, Saturday, August 8, to the famed New
London-Waterford Speedbowl for the 8th annual ‘Wings
and Wheels’ event, a program with a heavy emphasis
on open-wheel racing.
Series founder Jack Bateman announced Thursday a
50-point deduction penalty against driver Richard
Savary, of Canton, MA, for his part in a last lap
crash at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) last
Saturday. Savary has been placed on probation for
the balance of the season.
Woody Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, maintains a
24-point lead over Richmond, New Hampshire’s Todd
Patnode heading to ‘The Bowl.’ Todd Szegedy, of
Ridgefield, CT, is a close third to Patnode
(254-248) with Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett, City, CT,
fourth (237) and Nashua, New Hampshire’s Norman Wrenn,
(212) fifth. All top-five point men are competing at
Defending race winner Ted Christopher, of
Plainville, CT, has indicated he plans to compete in
Saturday’s race. Christopher ended a two-year
drought last August.
Pasteryak is a two-time winner at his home track and
would like nothing more than to pick up his second
win of the season at New London-Waterford.
Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, another
former Bowl winner, returns to the VMRS driving for
veteran car owner Gary Casella. Pennink missed a few
events due to prior commitments.
Mike Willis Jr, Dennis Perry, Savary, Donnie Lashua,
and David Schneider.
The annual Open-Wheel event will also feature, SK
Modifieds, NEMA Lites, SK Light Modifieds, Pro-4
Modified’s NEMA Midgets, ISMA Supermodifieds, and
the VMRS for a 100-lap feature race.
Qualifying races start at 5:00 PM with features
races beginning at 7:00 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
August 7, 2015