CELEBRATE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
13-year tradition continues Saturday, July 2, when
the Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to
Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, for the running
of the annual ‘Firecracker 100’, an annual
presentation by the speedway to coincide with the
tracks Independence Day celebration and fireworks
The role has reversed with Jon McKennedy, of E.
Chelmsford, MA, now leading reigning champion Woody
Pitkat, of Sturbridge, MA, by 18-points after last
weeks runner-up finish for the McKennedy team at
McKennedy is a three-time series champion. Both are
Three of Monadnock’s own, household names with the
VMRS, are entering the Saturday event.
W.Swanzey, NH’s, Kirk Alexander, the series
four-time champion, and all-time race winner, will
look to add his seventh ‘Firecracker’ win to his
record book. Swanzey rivals Todd Patnode and Russ
Hersey are both looking for their first
‘Firecracker’ and are listed as expected entries.
Connecticut drivers Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City,
winner of the first Monadnock race in April, veteran
Jeff Pearl, of Salem, and Geoff Gerhard, of Bozrah,
CT, are both planning to compete.
Rookie of the Year contender Colbey Fournier, of
Berkley, MA, veteran George Sherman, of Framingham,
MA, and Rob Richardi, of Easton, MA
Fans are reminded coolers are not allowed in the
grandstand because of the anticipated annual turnout
for the races and fireworks.
Qualifying starts at 5:00 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
June 30, 2016