The Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to it’s roots Friday night, July 7, to Claremont, New Hampshire, where a then new series was formulated in a school gymnasium and an upstart traveling modified tour was established during the winter of 2002.
Now, 14-years later, and coming of a successful appearance on the series biggest stage ever, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the VMRS will roll into Claremont Speedway Friday afternoon, to prepare for a 100-lap event and a full program also featuring fireworks.
Point leader Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, Mass, takes a 70-point lead into Claremont over Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills, Mass. Mike Willis. Jr, of Grantham, NH, who calls Claremont his home track, is only one point behind Gallup (157), with 2016 Rookie-of the Year, Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, fourth with (152) and Rob Richardi, of Taunton, MA, fifth
Nocella has been to victory lane this season at Stafford, CT, Groveton, NH, and Waterford, CT.
Mike Douglas Jr, of Auburn, NH, winner of his first ever series race at Lee, NH, Memorial Day weekend, is entering the Claremont program.
Friday nights show is scheduled to start at 6:45 PM. Pit gates will open at 3:00 PM. Fireworks are also scheduled. General admission is just $ 10 for ages 6 & Up.
Track operators advised earlier this week if weather is an issue, the entire program will be run on Saturday, July 8. Time to be announced.
-VMRS Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com