OKTOBERFEST THIS WEEKEND
FOR VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES
former ‘Oktoberfest’ winners and three former
Valenti Modified Racing Series champions are
expected entries for this weekend’s big 15-division
three-day race program at New Hampshire’s Lee USA
Speedway Two of the former series champions visited
Lee’s victory lane in July.
This weekend’s appearance by the VMRS (October 8, 9)
at the popular season ending race program will be
the 12th for the New England touring division.
Former winners Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT,
(2006), Andy Seuss, of Hampstead, NH, (2007), Jon
McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA, (2008), and Richard
Savary, of Canton, MA, (2014), will make the trek to
Lee. Hinckley is also the defending Oktoberfest
McKennedy and two-time series champion Chris
Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, already notched wins
at Lee this summer. Pasteryak will be seeking his
third win at the New Hampshire track.
Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, a four-time VMRS
winner this season, is expected to compete.
Three-time champion Kirk Alexander, of Swanzey, NH,
Rob Richardi, of Easton, MA, David Schneider, of
Northport, NH, Geoff Gernhard, of Bozrah, CT, and
Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, are entered.
Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, Branden Dion, of
Taunton, Ma, Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA,
and Troy Talman, of Oxford MA, are expected.
This week it was announced 16-year old Dylan Rock,
of Enfield, NH, will fill in for last years champion
Woody Pitkat. Pitkat is committed to an event at
McKennedy has locked up the 2016 VMRS Driver
Championship to become the all-time series champion.
He and Swanzey, NH’s, Kirk Alexander were tied at
three titles each entering the 2016 campaign.
McKennedy has a 190-point lead over Mike Willis Jr.
in the point standings.
Taking a page from last years script, but adding a
different twist than a year ago, this year’s race
will be contested in two-50-lap events with each
race awarding points and money. Last year’s twin
50-lap events saw each segment winner awarded points
with the overall winner declared the victor. The
series changed that format for the 2016 season.
Qualifying begins at 2:00 PM on Saturday, and
feature racing on Sunday at 12 noon.
For additional information pertaining to scheduling
for the weekend, the series website:
Race winners: Jimmy Dolan (2005), Hinckley
(2006), Seuss (2007), McKennedy (2008), Kenny Barry
(2009) Steven Masse, (2010), Rowan Pennink, (2011),
Tommy Barrett, (2012, 2013), Savary (2014), Hinckley
(2015), 2016 ????
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
October 4, 2016