VMRS / VICTOR JOHNSON MEMORIAL 100 SATURDAY
Valenti Modified Racing Series and Monadnock
Speedway remembers one of its own Saturday night,
August 20, with the running of the annual ‘Victor
Johnson Memorial 100,’ in honor of the former
modified racer who lost his life in a house fire
five years ago.
The race, the third of three at Monadnock this
season and sponsored by Swanzey Oil, of West Swanzey,
NH, marks the final appearance of the year for the
VMRS at the Winchester, NH, oval.
Top point men Jon McKennedy, Mike Willis Jr, Chris
Pasteryak, Todd Patnode, and David Schneider, in
that order, are expected entries.
Reigning champion Woody Pitkat, Russ Hersey, Rob
Richardi, Richard Savary, Geoff Gerhard, and Branden
Dion, are also expected at Monadnock.
Last month, McKennedy electrified the Monadnock
crowd when he passed Hersey on the last lap, racing
to the checkered flag, to secure the win.
McKennedy, coming off his fifth victory of the year
two weeks ago at Waterford, CT, has a 120-point lead
over Willis Jr, with five races left on the schedule
after the Monadnock event.
Heat races begin at 6:00 PM.with feature races
rolling off at approximately 7:00 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
August 17, 2016