Valenti Modified Racing Series – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – 9/17/2016
Last updated: September 17, 2016 at 17:27 pm
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What Won the Race:
Race #1: Anthony Nocella stormed through the field late and went by Richard Savary on the outside with three laps to go in feature one.
Race #2: Jon McKennedy pulled away from Anthony Nocella late to win the second Twin 50.
Race #1: Richard Savary started second and led the majority of the race and was caught with Anthony Nocella with three laps to go. It is the fourth win of 2016 for Nocella.
Race #2: Les Hinckley started from the front row and led the first 17 laps before giving up the lead to Jon McKennedy. Anthony Nocella, the winner of the first race, closed in on McKennedy but couldn’t make the winning pass.
“Once we realized there was no caution and everybody was so spread out, my spotter said, ‘you gotta go’ so we went for it and gave it all we had to get there.” – Anthony Nocella
“He got my attention a little bit and he came on strong. We had a real good car, the last 10 or 15 I was able to give it all I had and pulled away.” – Jon McKennedy
Winning Crew Chief:
Nocella: “Group Effort”
McKennedy: No Designated Crew Chief
Nocella: Race Works
McKennedy: Race Works
Nocella: Petit Racing Engines
McKennedy: Petit Racing Engines
On the Move:
Race #1: Anthony Nocella went 11 positions from 12th to the lead.
Race #2: Nocella went from 11th to second, a gain of nine positions in the second race.
Race #1: Bill Dixon started on pole and finished 17th, a loss of 16 positions.
Race #2: David Schneider also started on pole but fell back and finished eighth.
Brandon Dion pulled off midway through the feature.
Les Hinckley jumped out the early lead but McKennedy took over the point on lap 18.
The second race went caution-free.
-Richard Savary was originally supposed to be at Oswego Speedway (NY) for the Race of Champions. The team decided to come to Beech Ridge with a poor forecast at Oswego.
-Les Hinckley is making his first MRS appearance of 2016.
Heat Race Results:
Heat Race Lineups:
Car Count: 20 Modifieds
Two Heats set the lineup.
Who to Watch For: Jon McKennedy, Woody Pitkat, Richard Savary, Anthony Nocella
Title Fight: Jon McKennedy is in firm control of the points.
The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (3/8 mile), Scarborough, ME
Weather: Sunny, breezy, and 70 degrees
Next Series Race: Lee USA Speedway, October 9