The Valenti Modified Racing Series will make their way to Massachusetts’ only asphalt race track, Seekonk Speedway, on Saturday afternoon for the running of the Valenti Auto Mall 100. Twenty-eight different teams have filed early entries for the event, which will serve as the fifth event of the season for the series.
Following a sixth-place finish last Thursday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT), Todd Szegedy retains the lead in the point standings by three points over 2013 VMRS champion Rowan Pennink as the series heads into Seekonk.
Szegedy looked to be well on his way to his first career series win in the King Cadillac GMC 75 at Thompson less than one week ago before contact with eventual race winner Tommy Barrett, Jr. on the final lap relegated him to a finish outside of the top-five.
The Ridgefield, Connecticut driver will now look towards Seekonk Speedway for his first career win in the series. Both Szegedy and Pennink, the top-two in the point standings, are among the 28 drivers to already file entries for Saturday’s event.
Another driver on the entry list for Saturday, Richard Savary, will be looking to win his second-straight VMRS event at Seekonk Speedway. Savary, of Canton, Massachusetts, brought home his second career series win just one month ago at the Seekonk 1/3-mile oval.
Joining Szegedy, Pennink and Savary will be former series champion Chris Pasteryak, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point leader Justin Bonsignore, Steve Masse, Max Zachem and a host of other talented drivers hoping to end their night in victory lane.
Qualifying for Saturday’s Valenti Auto Malls 100 will begin at 6pm ET with the green flag for the 100-lap feature scheduled to roll-off at approximately 8:30pm.
Valenti Auto Mall 100 Entry List
Valenti Modified Racing Series at Seekonk Speedway – June 7, 2014
|12||28||Dwight Jarvis, Jr.|
|13||32||Tom Abele, Jr.|
|14||33||Rob Richardi, Jr.|
|15||38||Mike Willis, Jr.|
|17||45||Dan Meservey, Jr.|
|18||50||Carl Medeiros, Jr.|
By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51. Photo Credit: Crystal Snape