MODIFIED RACING SERIES 6th ANNUAL 80-LAP RACE FRIDAY
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 race
of the season. McKennedy The East Chelmsford, MA,
driver has two wins this season and 17 total series
wins. Pitkat, with a new ride this year, would like
to nail his first this year at his home track.
11-time series winner Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett
City, CT, is entered Friday and Keith Rocco, of
Wallingford, CT, a six –time series winner, is
Stafford veteran Dave Etheridge, of Portland, CT,
will enter the Friday night race.
Framingham, MA veteran George Sherman, coming off a
popular runner-up finish at Oxford will compete.
Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, a top-five finisher
at Oxford, Mike Willis Jr, of Grantham, NH, Dave
Schneider, of Northport, NY, and Steve Masse, of
Bellingham, MA, have indicated they intend to enter
the Stafford show. Masse stated, “we’ll see,” as he
has a few things to finish up on his # 13 car to
hopefully make his first start of the season.
Qualifying begins at 6:15 PM .
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
June 24, 2016