SCORES EXIT REALTY MODIFIED
TOURING SERIES 125 VICTORY AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
Exit Realty Modified Touring Series made its first ever visit to
Stafford for the MTS 125. Taking the checkered flag was Jon
McKennedy, who passed Ryan Preece with 4 laps to go to take the win.
Ted Christopher streaked into the lead on the outside of Keith Rocco
to take the early lead. Kirk Alexander looked like he was shot out
of a cannon as he quickly bolted from fourth up to second at the
start with Dylan Kopec taking third with Rocco falling back to
fourth and Eric Goodale in fifth. The caution came out with 2 laps
complete for a wreck in turn 3 that involving Les Hinckley.
Christopher took the lead with lap-30 and as he moved into
third, McKennedy followed him through to move into fourth and drop
Rocco back to fifth. At the front of the field, Pasteryak was
keeping pace right with Preece, not allowing him to pull away at
There was a competition caution that came out with 40 laps complete
for cars to come to pit road for fuel only. The cars returned to the
track in the order in which they came to pit road.
Preece took the lead back under green with Pasteryak and Pennink
behind him. Kopec was working the outside lane in an attempt to get
around Pennink for third but he was unable to make a pass stick.
Rocco got around Kopec to take over the fourth position on lap-47
and Woody Pitkat and McKennedy followed him through to drop Kopec
from fourth back to seventh.
The running order remained the same unitl the caution came out with
76 laps complete for debris on the track. Under the caution, the
majority of the lead cars came to pit road for a fresh tire, which
put Hinckley out front for the restart with Carl Medieros, Jr. in
second, Chris Pasteryak in third, Pennink in fourth, McKennedy in
fifth, and Preece in sixth.
Hinckley led the first lap on the restart but Medieros went to the
lead on lap-78 but his time was short lived at the front as Preece
came back strong to his inside and took the lead on lap-79.
Pasteryak also got around Medieros and took over second with
Medieros falling back to third when the caution came out with 80
laps complete for a spin in turn 2 by Christopher.
Preece powered his way back into the lead on the restart with
Pasteryak, McKennedy, Medieros, and Pennink making up the top-5. The
caution came back out with 83 laps complete as Medieros got into the
turn 2 wall as did Alexander and Pennink.
Preece took command again on the restart with McKennedy moving into
second. Pasteryak was third with Savary fourth and Rocco in fifth.
This was still the running order with 20 laps to go in the race.
With 15 laps to go, McKennedy was all over Preece’s back bumper and
he was searching high and low for a way to take over the race lead.
McKennedy’s persistence behind Preece finally paid dividends on
lap-121 as he was able to make a move entering turn 3 to take over
the race lead. Preece wasn’t able to get back to McKennedy as
McKennedy took the checkered flag. Pasteryak finished third with
Savary and Rocco rounding out the top-5.
EXIT REALTY MODIFIED TOURING SERIES (125)
1) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA
2) Ryan Preece, Berlin
3) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon
4) Richard Savary, Holbrook, MA
5) Keith Rocco, Berlin
6) Woody Pitkat, Stafford
7) Mike Holdridge, Madison
8) Dylan Kopec, Palmer, MA
9) Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks
10) Ted Christopher, Plainville
11) Jeff Gallup, Feeding Hills, MA
12) Andrew Molleur, Shelton
13) Eric Goodale, Riverhead
14) T.J. Bleau, Troy, NH
15) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, PA
16) Carl Medieros, Jr., Westport, MA
17) Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH
18) Carlos Gray, East Hartford
19) Tommy Barrett, Jr., Millis MA
20) Sam Rameau, Westminster, MA
Scott Running /
Stafford Motor Speedway
June 2, 2017