NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL THIS WEEKEND
favorite Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City,
Connecticut, the leading Valenti Modified Racing
Series winner with three victories at his home
track, tops the list of entries for Saturday’s
annual Wings & Wheels race program, an open-wheel
extravaganza at the famed New London-Waterford
The series will be competing in a 100-lap main
Pasteryak is coming off a win last month at Lee USA
Speedway in New Hampshire and is currently third in
the series point standings. The second-generation
driver is a two-time series champion.
Current point-leader Jon McKennedy of E.Chelmsford,
MA, also a winner at Lee and a two-time series
winner at New London-Waterford, has a 112-point lead
over Mike Willis Jr, of Grantham, NH, entering the
Speedbowl program. McKennedy is seeking his fifth
VMRS win of the season. Willis is also making the
trek to Connecticut in search of hiks first win.
The legendary Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT,
will be looking for his second series win of the
year driving the famed Brady Bunch #00. Christopher
has also won a VMRS race at ‘The Bowl.’
Reigning Series champion Woody Pitkat, of
Sturbridge, MA, is expected, as is Speedbowl
hot-shoe Keith Rocco, of Berlin, CT, a former series
Currently fourth and fifth in the standings, Todd
Patnode, of Swanzey, NH, and Northport, New York’s,
David Schneider, are expected entries.
Dave Etheridge, Richard Savary, Russ Hersey, George
Sherman, and Dennis Perry are expected.
Anthony Nocella, Colbey Fournier, Kyle James,
Jeffrey Gallup, Geoff Gerhard, and Branden Dion,
have indicated they plan to compete.
Qualifying races start at 5:30 PM with feature races
getting the green flag at 7:00 PM.
For The Record: Former VMRS / New London-Waterford
Speedbowl winners: Chris Pasteryak, Doug Coby, Jon
McKennedy, Steve Masse, Les Hinckley, Bobby Grigas,
Rob Summers, Kirk Alexander, Rowan Pennink, Jerry
Marquis, Tommy Barrett, Keith Rocco, Ted
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
August 3, 2016