TO FIRST VMRS STAFFORD VICTORY
Pennink's victory at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday
night was extra special. The Huntingdon Valley,
Pennsylvania, driver notched first tour-type
modified win at the famed Connecticut oval, his
first win since April of 2014, and he delivered on
car owners Gary and Kim Casella's anniversary.
It was the 11th career series win for the 2013
Pennink jumped into the lead from his pole-starting
position until reigning champion Woody Pitkat, of
Sturbridge, MA, slipped by and led field through lap
60 when the race was slowed for the only caution
When the race resumed, Pennink motored into the lead
and was never headed.
Pennink spoke post race about the strong run for the
Saugus Massachusetts based team.
"It's awesome to get back to victory lane with the #
25 car especially here at Stafford. We've had a lot
of good runs here and never been able to close the
deal off. Tonight we had the car to do it and we got
it done. Glad to finally get a Stafford win
(tour-type car) under my belt."
Pitkat, Keith Rocco, of Wallingford, CT, Dave
Etheridge, of Portland, CT, and Mike Willis Jr,
rounded out the top-five.
Carl Medeiros Jr, Charlie Pasteryak, Todd Annarummo,
Geoff Gernhard, and Dan Meservery Jr, finished sixth
Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Springs CT.
May 20, 2015
Heat Race Winners: (1) Pennink (2) Pitkat (3)
Caution Flags: (1)
Time of Race: 31:59:035
Best Lap Time: 18.656 Rocco
Best Speed: Rocco : 96.484
Margin of Victory: 0.827
Lap Leaders: Pennink (1-4) Pitkat (5-60)
Next Event : Speedway 51, Groveton, NH. , May
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Pennink, (2)
Pitkat, (3)Rocco, (4) Etheridge, (5) Willis, (6)
Medeiros, (7) Pasteryak,
(8) Annarummo, (9) Gernhard, (10) Meservey, (11)
Talman, (12) Schneider, (13) Nocella, (14) James,
(16) Fournier, (17) Mead, (18) Richardi, (19 Lashua,
(20) Doucette, (21) Kuhn, (22) Smith, (23) Seidell
John Spence /
Valenti Modified Racing Series
May 22, 2016