Modified Touring Series – Monadnock Speedway – 7/8/17

Last updated: July 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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Dowling, McKennedy, and Alexander your podium at Monadnock. (Speed51.com photo)

Dowling, McKennedy, and Alexander your podium at Monadnock. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

What Won the Race: With Jon McKennedy closing rapidly behind, Chase Dowling muscled his way past TJ Bleau with around 50 to go and kept McKennedy in the mirror to win his first career MTS race and in a Tour-Type Modified.

 

The Finish: 

1 25 Chase Dowling
2 29 Jon McKennedy
3 43 Kirk Alexander
4 99 Richard Savary
5 15NH TJ Bleau
6 15CT Chris Pasteryak
7 21 Les Hinckley
8 M6 Dylan Kopec
9 0 Mike Holdridge
10 13 Cameron Sontagg
11 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr. -1
12 16 Russ Hersey -1
13 35 Andrew Molleur -1
14 69 Carlos Gray -4
15 52 Todd Patnode -24
16 4 Jeff Gallup -95
17 6 Sam Rameau -95

 

 

The Skinny: Polesitter Jon McKennedy fell back early in the race, TJ Bleau assumed the lead for the race’s first half. Chase Dowling was in the No. 25 substituting for Rowan Pennink who was running SK Modifieds at Thompson. Dowling followed Bleau for the first half, but forced his way past to the lead and drove away for the win. Dowling is coming off a major SK Modified win at Stafford on Friday night in the SK 5K.

 

Winning Quote: “I can’t thank Gary Casella enough for giving me an opportunity to drive this racecar tonight. We came here and had fun all day.” – Chase Dowling

 

On the Move: Richard Savary made a move through the field from 13th to finish 4th.

 

Biggest Loser: Todd Patnode was in the mix after starting third, but had a problem late, finishing 15th.

 

Championship Contenders: The following twelve drivers are qualified for the MTS Sunoco Quest for the Cup, the MTS Championship format. It is the points wins earned by the team they drive for over the season. Substitute drivers earn points for the team and primary driver.

Ryan Preece
Jon McKennedy
Tommy Barrett
Rowan Pennink
Chris Pasteryak
Woody Pitkat
TJ Bleau
Les Hinckley
Eric Goodale
Andrew Molleur
Richard Savary
Kirk Alexander

 

 

Feature Notebook:

-125 lap race distance

-This is the final race before the MTS Quest for the Cup

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-No issues in practice.

-Russ Hersey won at Claremont Speedway in the VMRS race, he is driving a second car for the Rameau team.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 29 Jon McKennedy
2 25 Chase Dowling
3 52 Todd Patnode
4 43 Kirk Alexander
5 M6 Dylan Kopec
6 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
7 15CT Chris Pasteryak
8 4 Jeff Gallup
9 0 Mike Holdridge
10 15NH TJ Bleau
11 6 Sam Rameau
12 16 Russ Hersey
13 99 Richard Savary
14 21 Les Hinckley
15 13 Cameron Sontagg
16 69 Carlos Gray
17 35 Andrew Molleur

 

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 15CT Chris Pasteryak
2 0 Mike Holdridge
3 M6 Dylan Kopec
4 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
5 52 Todd Patnode
6 6 Sam Rameau
7 99 Richard Savary
8 13 Cameron Sontagg
9 35 Andrew Molleur

 

Heat Two

1 15NH TJ Bleau
2 25 Chase Dowling
3 4 Jeff Gallup
4 43 Kirk Alexander
5 29 Jon McKennedy
6 16 Russ Hersey
7 21 Les Hinckley
8 69 Carlos Gray

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 35 Andrew Molleur
2 15CT Chris Pasteryak
3 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
4 0 Mike Holdridge
5 M6 Dylan Kopec
6 99 Richard Savary
7 6 Sam Rameau
8 13 Cameron Sontagg
9 52 Todd Patnode

 

Heat Two

1 15NH TJ Bleau
2 25 Chase Dowling
3 4 Jeff Gallup
4 43 Kirk Alexander
5 21 Les Hinckley
6 29 Jon McKennedy
7 69 Carlos Gray
8 16 Russ Hersey

 

 

 

Car Count: 17 MTS Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

0 Mike Holdridge
6 Sam Rameau
M6 Dylan Kopec
4 Jeff Gallup
13 Cameron Sontagg
15CT Chris Pasteryak
15NH TJ Bleau
16 Russ Hersey
21 Les Hinckley
25 Chase Dowling
29 Jon McKennedy
35 Andrew Molleur
43 Kirk Alexander
50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
52 Todd Patnode
69 Carlos Gray
99 Richard Savary

 

 

Qualifying Format: Two heat races set feature lineup. Top ten will redraw for feature.

 

Event Schedule: 

Heats: 6pm

Features: 9pm

 

Who to Watch For: Jon McKennedy, Todd Patnode,

 

Title Fight: Ryan Preece, Jon McKennedy, and Tommy Barrett are locked into the Quest for the Cup. This is the final race to get in.

 

The Track: Monadnock Speedway (1/4 mile) Winchester, NH

 

Weather: Cloudy, humid, mid 70’s

 

Next Series Race: Stafford Motor Speedway, Friday, July 21

 

 

Speed Central: Modified Touring Series at Monadnock (NH)