McKennedy Wins At Monadnock On Last Lap Pass

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesMcKennedy Wins At Monadnock On Last Lap Pass

Winchester, NH. — It was a perfect lead-in to the tracks annual fireworks presentation. The final 9-laps were explosive as drivers made their last run at a strong finish. Chris Pasteryak dove under David Schneider to fifth, Todd Patnode, dove under Steve Masse for a podium finish, but it was the battle for the win that was the grand finale.

Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, NH, dominated the annual Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Firecracker 100’ at his home track taking the lead on lap-21 and holding it until a last lap showdown with Jon McKennedy, of E.Chelmsford, MA, before a large crowd at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night July 2.
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Valenti Modified Racing Series 6th Annual 80-Lap Race Friday

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesValenti Modified Racing Series 6th Annual 80-Lap Race Friday

Canaan, NH. – A tightened points race, the series reigning champion looking for that first win, Ted Christopher making his first VMRS start this season, the winner of the May race, Rowan Pennink, will try to go back-to-back, and Jon McKennedy, on a hot-streak since he started his season competing in southern events in March, has announced he plans to compete.
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Valenti Modified Racing Series Moves On To Stafford Friday

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesValenti Modified Racing Series Moves On To Stafford Friday

Canaan, NH. — After a three week layoff following the first race of the new season at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire, the Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to the famed Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, Connecticut, Friday May 20.

The series will compete in an 80-lap feature race.

Reigning series champion, Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, leads the list of entries for the first of three scheduled events this season at the historical half-mile.
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Pasteryak Claims Valenti Modified Racing Series Season Opener

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesPasteryak Claims Valenti Modified Racing Series Season Opener

If the opening event at the Monadnock Speedway on Saturday night, April 30, is any indication of how things will go this year, then this should be one of the best racing seasons to date.

Thirteen years ago Larry Cirillo, promoter of Monadnock, gave series founder Jack Bateman the opportunity to showcase the new Modified Racing Series. Bateman must have done something right because the MRS has opened all but two seasons at the high-banked 1/4-mile speedway.

In the end a packed grandstand witnessed some hard fought side-by-side bumper-to-bumper action with Chris Pasteryak of Jewett City, Ct. besting a stellar field to take down his first victory of the MRS 2016 season. It was his 11th win overall with the MRS putting him 4th on the all time win list.
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Rocco Wins VMRS – Thompson World Series 50

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesRocco Wins VMRS – Thompson World Series 50

(Thompson, CT.) — Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT., started outside front row, fought off the challenges of Todd Szegedy and later Woody Pitkat, to go on and win the 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT Saturday night., October 17,

The win was Rocco’s second VMRS at Thompson and his 6th career series win.
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Hinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesHinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Winchester, NH. – Emotionally drained after completing a 100-lap race slowed once by a minor spin, Les Hinckley III, of Windsor Locks, CT, sat for a brief period speaking only with series officials, before exiting his race car to a cheering crowd and well wishers.

The Windsor Locks, CT, driver had just completed his journey back to racing and won the Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Victor Johnson 100’, Saturday night, Aug 22, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.
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