Valenti Modified Racing Series – Monadnock Speedway (NH) – 8/20/16

Last updated: August 21, 2016 at 11:01 am
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What Won the Race: Todd Patnode passed Russ Hersey around Lap 70 as Hersey had a tire going down.

 

The Finish: 

1 24 Todd Patnode 100
2 99 Richard Savary 100
3 117 Donnie Lashua 100
4 38 Mike Willis 100
5 15 Chris Pasteryak 100
6 77 Matt Mead 100
7 04 Brandon Dion 100
8 93 George Sherman 100
9 55 Joe Doucette 100
10 16 Colbey Fournier 100
11 33 Rob Richardi 100
12 52 Woody Pitkat 83
13 7NH Scott MacMichaels 83
14 19 David Schneider 83
15 43 Kirk Alexander 81
16 88 Russ Hersey 80
17 M6 Dylan Kopec 78
18 13 Steve Masse 73
19 29 Jon McKennedy 73
20 50 Carl Medieros 73
21 11 Geoff Gernhard 73
22 17 Dylan Rock 65
23 90 Jeff Pearl 65
24 27 Kevin Iannarelli 29

 

The Skinny: Patnode, a Monadnock hometrack driver, scored his second career MRS victory while chaos erupted behind him over the final 30 laps. Richard Savary was one driver that got caught up in a wreck and managed to march back to finish second. Points leader Jon McKennedy finished the night early with a broken a-frame on the 29 car.

 

Winning Quote:

 

Winning Crew Chief:  No designated crew chief

 

Winning Chassis: Troyer

 

Winning Shocks: Pro Shocks

 

Winning Engine: Unknown (according to Patnode)

 

On the Move: Richard Savary’s battle back to the front got him another runner up.

 

Biggest Loser: Russ Hersey led the first 67 laps, but a worn out tire sent him to the back and later a broken trialing arm ended the night.

 

 

Feature Notebook:

Woody Pitkat has to start last after the engine change.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Woody Pitkat had motor problems in practice, the 52 team is changing the engine.

-Points leader Jon McKennedy has an ear infection, but is ready to race tonight.

Steve Masse is making his second VMRS start of 2016. They are getting some track time in advance of a $10,000 to win show this coming Thursday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. He did say if he is up front in the closing laps he will go for the win.

 

Staring Lineup:

1 17 Dylan Rock
2 88 Russ Hersey
3 50 Carl Medieros
4 13 Steve Masse
5 24 Todd Patnode
6 117 Donnie Lashua
7 15 Chris Pasteryak
8 77 Matt Mead
9 43 Kirk Alexander
10 11 Geoff Gernhard
11 04 Brandon Dion
12 29 Jon McKennedy
13 19 David Schneider
14 7NH Scott MacMichaels
15 M6 Dylan Kopec
16 16 Colbey Fournier
17 38 Mike Willis
18 99 Richard Savary
19 55 Joe Doucette
20 27 Kevin Iannarelli
21 93 George Sherman
22 33 Rob Richardi
23 90 Jeff Pearl
24 52 Woody Pitkat
DNQ 21 Josh King
DNQ 22 Roy Seidell
DNQ 84 Brandee Tree

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 17 Dylan Rock
2 13 Steve Masse
3 15 Chris Pasteryak
4 11 Geoff Gernhard
5 19 David Schneider
6 16 Colbey Fournier
7 27 Kevin Iannarelli
8 90 Jeff Pearl
9 22 Roy Seidell

 

Heat Two

1 88 Russ Hersey
2 24 Todd Patnode
3 77 Matt Mead
4 04 Brandon Dion
5 7NH Scott MacMichaels
6 38 Mike Willis
7 99 Richard Savary
8 33 Rob Richardi
9 21 Josh King

 

Heat Three

1 50 Carl Medieros
2 117 Donnie Lashua
3 43 Kirk Alexander
4 29 Jon McKennedy
5 M6 Dylan Kopec
6 52 Woody Pitkat
7 55 Joe Doucette
8 93 George Sherman
9 84 Brandee Tree

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 16 Colbey Fournier
2 27 Kevin Iannarelli
3 17 Dylan Rock
4 90 Jeff Pearl
5 11 Geoff Gernhard
6 22 Roy Seidell
7 13 Steve Masse
8 19 David Schneider
9 15 Chris Pasteryak

 

Heat Two

1 88 Russ Hersey
2 77 Matt Mead
3 04 Brandon Dion
4 33 Rob Richardi
5 24 Todd Patnode
6 7NH Scott MacMichaels
7 21 Josh King
8 38 Mike Willis
9 99 Richard Savary

 

Heat Three

1 93 George Sherman
2 55 Joe Doucette
3 50 Carl Medeiros
4 117 Donnie Lashua
5 43 Kirk Alexander
6 M6 Dylan Kopec
7 29 Jon McKennedy
8 84 Brandee Tree
9 52 Woody Pitkat

 

Consolation Race Finish:

1 99 Richard Savary
2 55 Joe Doucette
3 27 Kevin Iannarelli
4 93 George Sherman
5 33 Rob Richardi
6 90 Jeff Pearl
7 84 Brandee Tree
8 21 Josh King

 

Consolation Race Lineup:

1 27 Kevin Iannarelli
2 99 Richard Savary
3 55 Joe Doucette
4 90 Jeff Pearl
5 93 George Sherman
6 33 Rob Richardi
7 21 Josh King
8 84 Brandee Tree

 

Car Count:
27 Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

04 Brandon Dion
M6 Dylan Kopec
7NH Scott MacMichaels
11 Geoff Gernhard
13 Steve Masse
15 Chris Pasteryak
16 Colbey Fournier
17 Dylan Rock
19 David Schneider
21 Josh King
22 Roy Seidell
24 Todd Patnode
27 Kevin Iannarelli
29 Jon McKennedy
33 Rob Richardi
38 Mike Willis
43 Kirk Alexander
50 Carl Medieros
52 Woody Pitkat
55 Joe Doucette
77 Matt Mead
84 Brandee Tree
88 Russ Hersey
90 Jeff Pearl
93 George Sherman
99 Richard Savary
117 Donnie Lashua

 

Qualifying Format: 

-Three heat races, with the top six qualifying.

-One consi race, top four qualify.

-Two provisionals

 

Event Schedule: 

Practice: 3 & 5:15pm

Heats: Around 6:30

Consi: Around 7:45

Feature (100 laps): Around 9pm

 

Who to Watch For: Jon McKennedy, Chris Pasteryak, Russ Hersey, Woody Pitkat, Steve Masse, Richard Savary

 

Title Fight: Jon McKennedy leads the points by 124 over Mike Willis Jr.

 

The Track:  Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH; Quarter-mile high-bank oval

 

Weather: Sunny and 80 degrees

 

Next Series Race: Oxford Plains Speedway (ME), Saturday, August 27

 

 

Speed Central: Patnode Survives Chaos Behind for Monadnock Win