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July 2 - VMRS
Monadnock Speedway

   NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR NEWS & NOTES: CARAWAY
For the first time in his storied career in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers has accomplished something unique in 2016. The 2010 tour champion has always been known as a strong second-half performer, but this season he’s already picked up a pair of wins before July. Myers will look to add to his resume Friday if he can win the Davis Roofing 150 ay Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina. If Myers wins he will become the fourth driver in the 11-year history of the tour to win three or more races in a row at Caraway. The Walnut Cove, North Carolina, veteran won the season opener and went in to the spring break winning at the .455-mile track in April. His wins enabled him to lead the point standings by....Full Story    Entry List
   ‘OL’ BOY CUP II ‘60’ AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY THIS THURSDAY NIGHT
On Thursday, June 30 the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will take part in the 2nd annual ‘Ol’ Boy Cup ‘60’ at Lancaster National Speedway. The race pays tribute to the late Bill Colton, who along with the late Alex Friesen, put up the first Thermal Foam barriers surrounding the 1/2-mile. It was an effort that became legendary as several other speedways adopted the same or similar blocks to assist in protecting drivers. The ‘Ol’ Boy – Bill Colton – later spearheaded the “Super Fan Plan” and several other programs that helped drive Modified racing and Lancaster National Speedway forward. This race is to remember and honor those efforts as well as continue propelling the sport forward....Full Story
   CHAMP TRAIL: 06/28/16 by Phil Smith
Modified car owner Mario Fiore passed away last Thursday, June 23, after a hard fought four year battle with cancer. Fiore, who owned and prepared a NASCAR Modified for many years and has over 200 wins to his credit, was 65. Among his many drivers were Gary Coultiri, Reggie Ruggiero, Greg Sacks, Jimmy Blewett, Rick Fuller, Tom Cravenho and Jerry Marquis. Fiore was inducted into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2012. Fiore retired as a car owner early in 2001 after a win at South Boston Va. His only Whelen Modified Tour Championship came in 2000 with Jerry Marquis. Fiore was a long time car owner and was well known throughout New England with his #44 car. Fiore won track championships at tracks throughout New England....Full Story
   TRI TRACK MODS SET FOR SEEKONK 100 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY
The NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is set to open the season this Wednesday, June 29, at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts. It will be the first of what is now four races during the 2016 campaign. The first event that was scheduled for June 11 at Monadnock Speedway was rained out and unfortunately will not be rescheduled. On Wednesday, $10,000 will be up for grabs to the winner of the 12th annual Open Wheel Wednesday 100 lap feature event. The annual event, that started in 2005, has been won by many different modified veterans. In 2005, it was Donny Lia who captured the checkered flag during a last race dash with Ted Christopher. Other winners over the years include....Full Story
   SOLOMITO SCORES HOME TRACK WIN
While Timmy Solomito's first career win earlier this year was a 'dream come true,' Saturday night's victory at his home track was twice as sweet. The 24-year-old Islip, New York driver, piloted the No. 16 Diversified Metals /R.B. Enterprises Ford to the win in the Riverhead 200 at Long Island's Riverhead Speedway. To get to Victory Lane for a second time, Solomito had to hold off Justin Bonsignore in a green-white-checkered finish that capped a wild night on the historic quarter-mile.  "Since I set out on the tour, this is something I always wanted to do, win in front of my hometown crowd," Solomito said. "To finally get a win here means a lot." It was a Riverhead sweep of the podium....Full Story    Photo Gallery by Howie & Mary Hodge
   TED CHRISTOPHER WINS VMRS 80 IN JOE BRADY'S FAMOUS #00 MODIFIED AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS) headed to Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday, June 24th for 80 green laps of competitive racing and that it sure was. The event started off with flare as honorary starter Ryan Briscoe, threw the green flag. Briscoe, the Australian professional racing driver from Sydney has raced both open wheel and sports cars in Europe and America. Soon he was not only the honorary starter but also a spectator for the night. He sat on the end of his seat through the entire 80 laps of real hard modified racing with the look in his eye that he wished he was part of it. There were ten lead changes and five cautions with a lot of aggressive racing as drivers took to the....Full Story    LIVE Replay with Denise DuPont    Photo Gallery by Jim DuPont
   TED CHRISTOPHER PUTS THE BRADY BUNCH IN STAFFORD WINNER'S CIRCLE
Plainville, Connecticut’s Ted Christopher led the opening 15-laps, saw four other drivers take the point, and then diced with a red hot Jon McKennedy, of E Chelmsford, MA. in the late stages, to win the 80-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series event Friday night, June 24, at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, CT. Christopher wheeled the famed Brady Bunch # 00, the modified race car of Hall of Fame member Joe Brady who tragically lost his life last winter, the result of an automobile-pedestrian accident. Christopher was competing with the (VMRS) for the first time this season. Friday’s race was his fourth career series win. His last series victory was August 9, 2014., at New London – Waterford Speedbowl. Christopher and McKennedy battled to the end....Full Story
   TED CHRISTOPHER SCORES VMRS VICTORY IN 6TH ANNUAL VMRS 80 AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
The Valenti Modified Racing Series made its second of three visits during the 2016 season to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 6th Annual VMRS 80. Taking the checkered flag was Ted Christopher in the #00 Brady Bunch machine. At the start of the race, Ted Christopher and Keith Rocco banged wheels in the first corner with Christopher emerging out of turn 2 with the race lead. Dan Meservey, Jr. was third behind the lead duo with Carl Medieros, Jr. in fourth and Woody Pitkat was fifth. Pitkat got around Medieros for fourth on lap-3 and then went by Meservey for fourth on lap-4. Chris Pasteryak was up to fifth as he got around Medieros but he surrendered that position to a....Full Story
   MOVING ON UP by Rev. Don Rivers
This time of the year finds us celebrating graduations. People are closing a chapter on something accomplished and opening a new one. They are filled with a sense of accomplishment. They also are filled with a sense of excitement about what the future holds. Where are we on this road? Have we accomplished all there is to accomplish? Are we reaching and striving to grow and expand our world? Greetings, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Commencement speeches have a few things in common. They congratulate you for a job well done. They encourage you to spread your wings and fly. They remind you to remember all those who supported, taught and helped....Full Story
   LOOKING BACK A BIT: 06/24/16 with Phil Smith
Sixty five years ago in 1951 the Wednesday night racing at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl was cancelled due to rain. New Britain CT native “Money Bags” Moe Gherzi won the 25 lap Modified main at the shoreline oval on Saturday night.
Fifty five years ago in 1961 Emanuel Zervakas won the Yankee 500 NASCAR Grand National event at the Norwood Arena. Ernie Gahan was the Friday night winner on the dirt at Stafford. Ted Stack returned to his winning ways at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl as he won his sixth Modified feature of the year. Stack also won the non-Ford feature while Ed Moody made it four in a row in the Bombers....Full Story
   VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES 6th ANNUAL 80-LAP RACE FRIDAY
A tightened points race, the series reigning champion looking for that first win, Ted Christopher making his first VMRS start this season, the winner of the May race, Rowan Pennink, will try to go back-to-back, and Jon McKennedy, on a hot-streak since he started his season competing in southern events in March, has announced he plans to compete. It all adds up to what could be a great night of modified stock car racing when the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford CT, for the second of three events there this season. McKennedy’s win at Oxford, Maine, last weekend, brought him to within 8-points of leader Woody Pitkat, the 2015 champion, going into the sixth....Full Story
   ROWAN PENNINK LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE IN VMRS 80 AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
When the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to Stafford this Friday, June 24 for the VMRS 80, Rowan Pennink will be hoping for a repeat performance of the May 20 VMRS 80 that notched his first touring division modified feature victory at the CT half mile facility. Pennink not only won the VMRS 80 feature but also drove to NAPA Victory Lane in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event. “I’m hoping it goes just like it did last time the MRS was at Stafford,” said Pennink. “We won the MRS race with the 25 car and the SK race with the 99 car. It was a pretty good night for us and hopefully the track will be the same as it was and we can have another good show.”....Full Story
   LFR CHASSIS SECURES THIRD 2016 NWMT WIN WITH BOBBY SANTOS AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY
A familiar face recently returned to Victory Lane, as Bobby Santos and Tinio Motorsports’ LFR Chassis modified car finished first at Thompson Speedway Motorsport Park. This victory marks Santos’ 14th career win in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) and the third win for LFR Chassis this season, as the company also supplies chassis for Doug Coby. “Bobby’s win at Thompson Speedway is a huge win for the whole organization,” said Rob Fuller, President of LFR Chassis. “We’ve really raised the bar this season by having championship-caliber drivers like him and Doug Coby in LFR Chassis equipment. They’ve proven that the product we are putting out on the track is top of the line and can win anywhere at any time.”....Full Story
   JEFF ROCCO, DOUG DUNLEAVY PARTNER FOR SEEKONK OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY EFFORT
When the NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series hits the track at Seekonk Speedway next Wednesday night for the annual Open Wheel Wednesday, Jeff Rocco will have a familiar sponsor on the side of his ride. On Wednesday, Doug Dunleavy confirmed to the Tri Track Series that his company, Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, will be the primary sponsor for Rocco's efforts towards the annual $10,000 prize at Seekonk. "We're going to win this, we're not messing around," Dunleavy said. "I've already been in the winners circle up there at the $10,000 to win race with Tommy Barrett before. I sponsor Jeff's Late Model, we talked about this -- I told him I had a car to get ready for just a couple of..."....Full Story
   NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR NEWS & NOTES: RIVERHEAD
Justin Bonsignore’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship aspirations, more often than not, have centered around his performances at New York's Riverhead Raceway. Three of Bonsignore’s eight career victories have come at the tough, intense quarter-mile, where the Holtsville, New York, driver was the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion in the Modified division. He also has two career victories at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire, another of the quarter-mile bullrings where the tour has competed in recent seasons. Heading into the Riverhead 200 this weekend, Bonsignore is looking for a third straight victory at the track after completing the season sweep in 2015 — a feat....Full Story    Entry List

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