Modified Touring Series – Seekonk Speedway (MA) – 6/10/17

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Barrett and crew celebrate. (Speed51.com)

Barrett and crew celebrate. (Speed51.com)

 

What Won the Race: After taking the lead early on from polesitter Todd Annarummo, Tommy Barrett, Jr. survived multiple restarts and pulled out to a three second lead on the last run to take the win at Seekonk Speedway.

 

The Finish: 

1 9 Tommy Barrett 125
2 52 Woody Pitkat 125
3 29 Jon McKennedy 125
4 25 Rowan Pennink 125
5 58 Eric Goodale 125
6 21 Les Hinckley 125
7 43 Kirk Alexander 125
8 12 Todd Annarummo 125
9 57 Keith Rocco 125
10 M6 Dylan Kopec 125
11 4 Jeff Gallup 125
12 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr. 125
13 15CT Chris Pasteryak 125
14 6 Sam Rameau 125
15 13 Steve Masse 125
16 72 Ryan Kuhn 125
17 55 Joe Doucette 125
18 35 Andrew Molleur 125
19 0 Larry Barnett 123
20 04 Brandon Dion 88
21 99 Richard Savary 82
22 25CT Matt Galko 82
23 15NH TJ Bleau 76
24 48 Jon Kievman 55

 

The Skinny: After snagging the lead from Annarummo, Barrett was able to keep pulling out from multiple heavy hitters on multiple mid-race restarts. His biggest challenge coming from Eric Goodale who hung on to Barrett’s outside for nearly two laps. It is the first major Modified victory for Barrett since winning on the Valenti Modified Racing Series in August 2014. It is also his second career Modified victory at Seekonk, the last being on Open Wheel Wednesday in 2014. He also had son Tommy, III who was at his first race.

 

Winning Quote: “It feels very good, it’s been way too long. I’m so happy to be back in victory lane. It’s my baby’s first race that he’s ever been to, to win it for him is special.” – Tommy Barrett, Jr.

 

On the Move: Kirk Alexander moved up from 12th and finished seventh.

 

Biggest Loser: Polesitter Todd Annarummo did not have the longevity and finished eighth.

 

Feature Notebook:

-Pennink was on the receiving end of contact from Annarummo which spun Pennink around off turn four. Under yellow, Pennink brake checked Annarummo, causing the two to come together, denting bumpers on each car.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-No incidents in practice sessions.

-Ryan Preece is at Riverhead (NY) tonight.

-Eric Goodale set quick time of 12.590 seconds in the combined practice/time trial session.

-Heat Two got hot when Rowan Pennink and Richard Savary banged wheels, later in the heat, Pennink clashed with Tommy Barrett.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 12 Todd Annarummo
2 9 Tommy Barrett
3 57 Keith Rocco
4 52 Woody Pitkat
5 29 Jon McKennedy
6 21 Les Hinckley
7 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
8 25 Rowan Pennink
9 58 Eric Goodale
10 25CT Matt Galko
11 M6 Dylan Kopec
12 43 Kirk Alexander
13 15CT Chris Pasteryak
14 99 Richard Savary
15 13 Steve Masse
16 04 Brandon Dion
17 48 Jon Kievman
18 4 Jeff Gallup
19 55 Joe Doucette
20 15NH TJ Bleau
21 72 Ryan Kuhn
22 0 Larry Barnett
23 6 Sam Rameau
24 35 Andrew Molleur

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 58 Eric Goodale
2 57 Keith Rocco
3 25CT Matt Galko
4 21 Les Hinckley
5 15CT Chris Pasteryak
6 04 Brandon Dion
7 55 Joe Doucette
8 0 Larry Barnett

 

Heat Two

1 29 Jon McKennedy
2 25 Rowan Pennink
3 9 Tommy Barrett
4 M6 Dylan Kopec
5 99 Richard Savary
6 48 Jon Kievman
7 15NH TJ Bleau
8 6 Sam Rameau

 

Heat Three

1 52 Woody Pitkat
2 12 Todd Annarummo
3 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
4 43 Kirk Alexander
5 13 Steve Masse
6 4 Jeff Gallup
7 72 Ryan Kuhn
8 35 Andrew Molleur

 

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 58 Eric Goodale
2 57 Keith Rocco
3 25CT Matt Galko
4 0 Larry Barnett
5 21 Les Hinckley
6 15CT Chris Pasteryak
7 04 Brandon Dion
8 55 Joe Doucette

 

Heat Two

1 29 Jon McKennedy
2 9 Tommy Barrett
3 99 Richard Savary
4 25 Rowan Pennink
5 48 Jon Kievman
6 6 Sam Rameau
7 15NH TJ Bleau
8 M6 Dylan Kopec

 

Heat Three

1 52 Woody Pitkat
2 12 Todd Annarummo
3 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
4 13 Steve Masse
5 72 Ryan Kuhn
6 43 Kirk Alexander
7 4 Jeff Gallup
8 35 Andrew Molleur

 

Car Count: 24 MTS Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

0 Larry Barnett
04 Brandon Dion
4 Jeff Gallup
6 Sam Rameau
M6 Dylan Kopec
9 Tommy Barrett
12 Todd Annarummo
13 Steve Masse
15CT Chris Pasteryak
15NH TJ Bleau
21 Les Hinckley
25 Rowan Pennink
25CT Matt Galko
29 Jon McKennedy
35 Andrew Molleur
43 Kirk Alexander
48 Jon Kievman
50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
52 Woody Pitkat
55 Joe Doucette
57 Keith Rocco
58 Eric Goodale
72 Ryan Kuhn
99 Richard Savary

 

Qualifying Format: Second practice session set the heat lineups. Three heat races set the feature lineup. Top ten starters will redraw during prerace.

 

Event Schedule: 

Heats: Following Seekonk divisions which start at 6pm

Feature: Approx. 9:30

 

Who to Watch For: Jon McKennedy won last time out at Stafford Speedway. Eric Goodale, Tommy Barrett, Woody Pitkat, Keith Rocco, and Rowan Pennink were fast in practice. Todd Annarummo and Richard Savary are home track drivers.

 

Title Fight: McKennedy and Ryan Preece are locked into the Quest for the Cup playoff format. Any new winner tonight will also be locked in.

 

The Track: Seekonk Speedway (1/3 circular oval), Seekonk, MA

 

Weather: Sunny to start in the 80’s, dropping into low 70’s.

 

Next Series Race: Riverhead Raceway on Long Island

 

 

 

 

Speed Central: Barrett Dominates MTS at Seekonk, Returning to VL