TO BE FETED SATURDAY NIGHT
McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, MA, will be crowned
champion Saturday night, November 19, when the
Valenti Modified Racing Series holds it’s 13th
annual banquet at the Yard Restaurant, in
Driving his family’s #29 Modified EXIT Realty /
Christopher’s Towing Chevrolet, McKennedy grabbed 9
wins in VMRS action; allowing him to cruise to a
dominant point’s title; his fourth in eight seasons.
Though the season was great for the Bay State racer,
he’s come close to equaling its success before. In
2009 he put together a season that captured plenty
Entering his very first touring Series in a
Modified, McKennedy combined race wins with top-ten
finishes to capture the True Value Modified Series
Championship. In 2010, showing it was no lucky
thing; he grabbed the title again.
In 2012, McKennedy jumped behind the wheel of NASCAR
Hall of Fame car owner Art Barry’s modified. The duo
handily won the Valenti Modified Racing Series
McKennedy has now won 4 VMRS Championships and, at
present, sits 2nd on the all-time win list with 24
McKennedy spoke about the championship run this week
and his success at other sanctioned races.” Lots of
work spending nearly every night in the shop but
it’s been very special because of my guys and girls
stepping-up too. Everyone was all-in and helping any
way they could.”
McKennedy furthered, “We ran the same Race Works
Chassis in every event, Eddie Flemke worked with me
and provided great support - perfect feedback to
each issue or idea.
In addition to the series champion, the top 14-point
men will be recognized.
The series annual special awards will be presented
to include the Sunoco Racing Award, Hoosier Tire
East Award, the 7-11 Award, Top Rookie Award, and
The Yard Restaurant is located at 1211 South Mammoth
Road, Manchester, NH.
Doors open at 4:30 PM. Dinner served at 6:00 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
November 17, 2016