TO OKTOBERFEST WIN
AT LEE FOR SECOND SERIES WIN
Hersey of Swanzey, NH, drove to his second win of
the season Sunday afternoon when he captured the
‘Advanced Gas Distributors’ 75- lap modified race
sanctioned by the Valenti Modified Racing Series.
The race was part of the 34th annual Oktoberfest
race program at Lee USA Speedway, Lee. NH. The win
was also the second for long-time car owner Warren
Point leader Anthony Nocella, of Woburn,
Massachusetts’s finished runner-up, and in doing so,
locked in the 2017 VMRS championship.
Westbrook, Maine, veteran Tony Ricci returned to the
series this season after taking a break from
modified racing and finished a strong third.
Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, Massachusetts, at age
15, made a late race charge to finish in a
respectable fourth place, followed my Grantham, New
Hampshire’s Mike Willis Jr.
Early race leaders Les Hinckley III, and Jeffrey
Gallup, finished sixth and seventh, 17-year old Ryan
Doucette an impressive eighth, Mike Douglas ninth,
and Jimmy Zacharias, rounded out the top-ten.
13 of the 18 cars that started the race finished on
the lead lap. The race was slowed by three caution
periods for minor spins.
The VMRS wraps up the 2017 season this coming
weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,
Thompson, Connecticut with qualifying on Friday,
October 13, with a 50-lap feature race on Saturday,
October 14th scheduled.
Heat winners: (1) Douglas (2) Hinckley
Unofficial Order of Finish – (1) Hersey (2)
Nocella (3) Ricci, (4) Rameau (5) Willis Jr (6)
Hinckley (7) Gallup (8) Doucette (9) Douglas (10)
Zacharias (11) Traynor (12) Lashua (13) Rock (14)
Fournier (15) Richardi Jr (16) Bolton (17) Mead,
John Spence Sr. / Valenti Modified Racing Series
October 9, 2017