HAMPSHIRE SWING CONTINUES
AT CLAREMONT FRIDAY
days removed from an exciting finish at Monadnock
Speedway in New Hampshire, and being ranked the
number one Top-10 short track racing story for the
holiday weekend by racing website, Speed-51 powered
by JEGS, the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns
to it’s roots Friday night, July 8, with a stop at
Claremont Speedway, Claremont, NH.
The series will compete in a 100-lap green flag
race. The Claremont race marks the halfway point of
the 2016 VMRS season.
The wild finish saw Jon McKennedy, of E. Chelmsford,
MA, slip by Swanzey, NH’s, Russ Hersey in turn three
of the final lap, to score his third win of the
The same two that electrified the large holiday
crowd last Saturday is entered in the Claremont
show. Hersey has been competing at Claremont weekly
shows and has many years experience at the tricky
Granite State oval.
All-time series winner Kirk Alexander will compete
driving the famed “Super Beast” # 43 that carried
him to 31-series wins and four championships.
Two-time champion Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City,
CT, entering the event.
Todd Patnode, of Swanzey, fresh off a strong podium
finish at Monadnock, and another driver with
Claremont experience will compete.
Scott McMichaels of Newbury, NH, made an impressive
showing last weekend and is a Claremont regular. He
will compete with New Hampshire modified racers Mike
Willis Jr, of Grantham, Matt Mead, of Richmond,
Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, and Dana Smith of Sunapee.
Massachusetts drivers Colbey Fournier, of Berkley,
Branden Dion, of Taunton, and Carl Medeiros, Jr, of
Westport, are expected.
Qualifying races start at 7:15 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
July 6, 2016