MODIFIED RACING SERIES HEADS TO
STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY
to 30-race teams have indicated they plan to enter
the Valenti Modified Racing Series event this
Friday, September 1, at Stafford Motor Speedway,
Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
Drivers from throughout New England will be
competing in the 8th annual VMRS 80-lap race.
Series point leader Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA,
will be attempting to sweep both VMRS events held at
Stafford this year. He started the season in May
with a victory in the series season opener. Since
then, Nocella has been to victory lane three times
most recently at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway,
Scarborough, ME. The win put 76-points again between
Nocella and his closest competitor now Donnie
Lashua, of Canaan, NH, who moved ahead of Jeffrey
Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, after the Beech Ridge
race. Gallup and Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, MA,
continue their quest for Rookie Of The Year honors.
Only 34-points separate Gallup and 15-year-old
Rameau with three-races remaining.
Stafford ace Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT,
will enter the VMRS race. Christopher has already
been to victory lane this season having garnered the
100-lap event at Waterford, CT, two weeks ago.
Additionally, Dave Etheridge, of Portland, CT, is
expected to compete, as is Kyle James, of Ashaway,
RI, who has run strong with the series this season.
Former series champion Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon
Valley, PA, is expected to compete, as is New
Hampshire regulars, Mike Willis, Jr, Matt Mead, and
Berkley, MA, driver Colbey Fournier.
Former PASS Modified champion Andy Shaw, of Center
Conway, NH, will make his first start at Stafford
coming off an impressive run at Beech Ridge, and
Westbrook, ME driver, Tony Ricci, will be in the
Czarnecki Brothers # 20 car after a podium finish at
Beech Ridge. Troy Talman, of Oxford, MA, will
compete. Already this season, Talman has a win at
Lee, NH, and was runner-up last weekend at ‘The
An autograph session for fans will be held
immediately following qualifying races that begin at
6:15 pm. The evening will be capped off by a
gigantic fireworks display to usher in the Labor Day
John Spence Sr. / Valenti Modified Racing Series
August 28, 2017