The inaugural round of the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge Series is set to bring a wide variety of stars from both the Modified and Legend Car ranks of the Northeast to White Mountain Motorsports in northern New Hampshire this Saturday, August 10. Already, the pre-race entries boast an impressive list of race winners and series champions.
Among the former champions is Woody Pitkat, the two-time and defending champion of the Valenti Modified Racing Series, who also boasts track titles at Stafford Motor Speedway and wins on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Three-time VMRS champion Kirk Alexander has also thrown his name into the mix, along with the 2017 VMRS titlist Anthony Nocella, who is one of the latest entries.
One of the most successful drivers in the history of the Pro All Stars Series Modifieds, Andy Shaw will also be in attendance. The five-time PASS Mod champ has proven himself as a contender since moving to the Tour-type Modified ranks, and looks to be one in the 100-lap Thunder in the Mountains feature.
Two of the hottest drivers currently in Northeast Modified racing will also be attendance, including current Race of Champions Modified Series points leader Andy Jankowiak, who is making the long haul from western New York. Mike Willis Jr. currently leads the points race in the Valenti Modifieds, and he is also looking for a big win in his home state.
Drivers such as Russ Hersey and Richard Savary come in boasting many feats over their racing careers, including in Modifieds, while Jacob Dore heads to White Mountain looking to make a big splash on the open-wheel side after success in the full-body Pro Stock ranks.
There are also plenty of drivers looking to make a huge get in this first ever Bullring Bash event, including Matt Galko, Bill Dixon, Sal Accardi Jr, CJ Bolton, George Sherman, Cameron Sontag, Bill Dixon, and Joey Jarvis.
On the Legend Car side, Jessica O'Leary, Reagan Parent, Jordan Churchill, Kevin Oliver, Noah Korner, Michael Blaskey, Peter Bennett, John O'Sullivan, Kevin Nowak, Mason Levesque, and Joe Marfeo are also looking to claim the honors in their class, who will go for 35 laps on Saturday night.
Many in northern New England are expected to jam the stands at White Mountain Motorsports Park for the Thunder in the Mountains event for the Bullring Bash. For those unable to make the trip, Speed51 has you covered on Summer Thunder TV presented by PFC Brakes with a live broadcast and on-demand full replay following the racing action on Saturday night.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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