VMRS HEADS TO
LEE USA SPEEDWAY
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Nocella, of Woburn, MA, already a winner a Stafford,
CT, last weekend, leads the list of entries for the
special holiday presentation of open-wheel modified
racing Saturday, May 27, at New Hampshire’s Lee USA
It will mark the first time the Valenti Modified
Racing Series has competed at Lee on Memorial Day
Holiday weekend known for it’s Motorsports tradition
Lee and VMRS management three years ago broke away
from the 100-lap feature race format, and instituted
twin 50-lap races that met with both fan and
competitor approval. Now another new twist has been
created for this weekend.
25-lap qualifying heat races will establish the
starting lineup for the main event, a 50-lap $3,000
to win feature. The heat races will pay $ 500 to
The concept and payoff has drawn interest from teams
throughout New England.
Nocella tops an entry list that consisted of 24-race
teams on Tuesday. Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, MA,
and Mike Willis Jr. of Grantham, NH, runners-up at
Stafford, will join Nocella in the Saturday
afternoon race presented by Hoosier Tire East and
New England Race Fuels. (Sunoco Race Fuels).
Todd Annarummo, of Swansea, Ma, Mike Douglas Jr, of
Auburn, NH, and Josh Cantara, of Alfred ME, will
race with the series for the first time this season.
Jeff Rocco, of Wallingford, Ct, long-time veteran
Carl Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, returns to
competition, and Dennis Perry, of Pawcatuck, CT,
have indicated they plan to compete.
Matt Mead, Carl Medeiros, Dylan Rock, Donnie Lashua,
and Jeffrey Gallup, will make the trek to Lee.
Three rounds of practice will start at 12 noon.
Qualifying races begin at 2:15 PM
The Northeast Classic Lites, New England Pro-4
Modifieds, Legends, and Bandolero’s will fill out
The VMRS will return to Lee in July and October.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
May 23, 2017