Canaan, NH. — After a three-week summer break, the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to action, Saturday, August 12, at New London-Waterford Speedbowl as part of the Connecticut tracks annual ‘Wings & Wheels” presentation of open-wheel racing. The race is the first of two events in the month of August. The second is August 19 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME.
Woburn, MA, point leader Anthony Nocella’s lead has been trimmed to 58-points with Jeffrey Gallup, Feeding Hills, MA, still holding on to second in he standings.
Canaan, NH’s veteran Donnie Lashua, and Mike Willis Jr. of Grantham, NH, are separated by one-point. Willis will be debuting a brand new Troyer Chassis modified at Saturday’s event. Willis finished fourth in last years race.
Matt Mead, of Richmond, NH, Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, and Rob Richardi Jr, of Taunton, MA, are close in points in a battle for fifth.
Familiar faces with VMRS history have indicated their intent to compete.
Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, a two-time series champion, will make his first series start this season. Pasteryak has two VMRS wins at New London-Waterford.
Former series regular Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, returns driving the Ceravolo Race Team # 16 car with 4-time VMRS winner Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, also slated to compete.
Dennis Perry, Anthony Flannery, Dave Etheridge, and Geoff Gernhard are expected.
Qualifying begins at approximately 5:15 PM. VMRS heat races and the 100-lap feature is third in the running order, subject to change if needed.
-Valenti Modified Racing Series Press Release
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