TO VMRS OFFICIALS ROSTER FOR 2017
some it will be a reunion of sorts, others a new
experience, and they’ll be some helping out --
because it’s what they do.
A new look officials roster is in place for the 2017
season and it will be’all in’ when the Valenti
Modified Racing Series kicks off the season on
Friday night, May 19, at Stafford Motor Speedway,
New to the series will be Race Director Cory
Boudreau, a long-time racer with ties to Seekonk
Speedway as a competitive Late Model driver, a
former Technical Inspector at Seekonk and Thompson
for over 10 years, and Seekonk Race Director for
their Friday and Saturday programs last season.
Boudreau, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, is also
involved with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.
He will assume the position vacated by Tim Bennett
at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Boudreau is eager for the opening race at Stafford.
“ I am looking forward to a new adventure with the
Valenti Modified Racing Series meeting new drivers
and some I haven’t seen in awhile. I am looking
forward to working with the VMRS drivers who show
respect and race each other without the contact you
see in other series. This is a good group.”
The Technical Staff is stacked this season with the
return of Larry Frappier after taking a season off
with brother Pete lending his expertise as needed.
Two new names have been added to bolster the staff
going from championship race teams to officiating
for the first time.
Greg Felton, long involved in modified racing has
been added as Technical Advisor and veteran crewman
Bob Norris will also join the staff.
Both have been a part of the A-Team championships
with Kirk Alexander and most recently with Series
Champions Woody Pitkat and Car Owner Peter Kulessa
Larry Frappier returns after taking a season off to
work with Technical Director Bob MacIlvene.
And lastly, longtime ISMA Supermodified flagman
Donnie Horvath has been added to the VMRS staff.
He’ll share the flagstand responsibilities with John
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
May 8, 2017