MODIFIED RACING SERIES
GOES GREEN AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
years ago Kirk Alexander was in prep mode ready to
try something new. The Modified Racing Series was
set to debut at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.
Right off the trailer Alexander was fast that night.
Potent enough to win the series opener and lay the
foundation to become the all-time Valenti Modified
Racing Series winner.
Alexander hopes to add to that total this Saturday
night when the VMRS kicks off a 16-race schedule at
the popular ¼ mile facility with the running of the
Bond Auto Parts ‘Spring Dash 100.’ Alexander has
garnered 31-series victories.
Fresh off a practice day a week ago at Monadnock
where Alexander reeled off fast laps throughout the
shake down session, the 16-time winner at his home
track was pleased how things went first time out. He
clocked a 12.7 lap time before the day was over in
the John Corliss owned # 43.
“I made changes to the car,” Alexander said this
week. “Changed some geometry. The car is more stable
and has more forward bite. Reminds me of my old
Alexander hopes to have a better season than last.
“Worst luck I have ever had in a race car. Nothing
went right. Hopefully the changes we have made will
make for a better season.”
Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, MA, the reigning
Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion is entered
for Saturday’s race. Pitkat, after the 2015 season,
moved to a race team fielded by longtime racer Dan
Stebbins, of Bernardston, MA. With Pitkat, last
years championship team members including crew
chief, Greg Feldon, Bob Norris, and Jason O’Grodnick
also moved to the Stebbins entry.
Former Series Champion Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett
City, CT., will compete this weekend in a brand new
Troyer mount. The new car last year now becomes a
new ride for his father Charlie to be run in
Former Monadnock Champion Todd Patnode, of Richmond,
NH is entered for the Spring Dash 100 lap race. Jon
McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, MA, already a
two-time winner this season in PASS South Series
competition, is an expected entry.
Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, Todd Annarummo, of
Swansea, MA, Matt Mead, of Richmond, NH, and Long
Island, NY’s Dave Schneider are slated to compete.
Newcomers Ryan Kuhn, of East Bridgewater, MA, son of
former series regular Jimmy Kuhn, and 15-year old
T.J Bleau, of Troy, NH, will debut this weekend.
Saturday’s race program begins at 5:00 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
April 26, 2016