Valenti Modified Racing Series – Lee USA Speedway (NH) – 5/27/17

Last updated: May 30, 2017 at 10:35 am
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Your podium of Douglas, Savary, and Nocella. (Speed51.com photo)

Your podium of Douglas, Savary, and Nocella. (Speed51.com photo)

 

What Won the Race: Mike Douglas, Jr. led all 50 laps from the pole holding off a late race charge by Richard Savary and Anthony Nocella.

 

The Finish: 

1 23 Mike Douglas, Jr
2 99 Richard Savary
3 92 Anthony Nocella
4 06 Les Hinckley
5 12 Todd Annarummo
6 14 Dana Smith
7 83 Mike Willis
8 85 Jeff Rocco
9 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
10 76 Dennis Perry
11 75 Carl Pasteryak
12 16 Colbey Fournier
13 17 Donnie Lashua
14 77 Matt Mead
15 4 Jeff Gallup
16 6 Sam Rameau
17 12X Rob Richardi
18 47 Dylan Rock
19 48 Jon Kievman
20 66NH Andy Shaw
21 35 Andrew Molleur
22 81 Josh Cantera
23 69 Jimmy Dolan

 

 

The Skinny: Douglas powered from fourth to win his 25-lap heat race early in the day, giving him the pole for the 50-lap feature. He ran a consistent 50 laps, surviving three restarts and outrunning both Savary and Nocella who went on the attack late. It is the first career VMRS win for Douglas and it comes at his home track, Lee USA Speedway.

 

Winning Quote: “It’s Lee, to me this is home, this coming home to your parents on Thanksgiving, it’s like that. It’s a good feeling to win here.” – Mike Douglas, Jr.

 

Winning Crew Chief: Mike Douglas, Sr.

 

Winning Chassis: Race Works

 

Winning Shocks: Pro Shocks

 

Winning Engine: Home built Chevrolet 358

 

On the Move: Anthony Nocella recovered from a sub-par heat race, going from 18th to finish third in the feature.

 

Biggest Loser: Jon Kievman started 7th but fell back finishing 19th.

 

 

Feature Notebook:

-No major incidents during the race.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Woody Pitkat is in Indiana supporting Bobby Santos in the Little 500.

-George Sherman was unable to make it to Lee with metal in the oil.

-Jeff Rocco was unable to participate in his heat race with a faulty oil pump. The Stuart’s Automotive team was able to effect repairs.

-Josh Cantara had a loose wheel in his heat race.

-Dennis Perry edged Todd Annarummo in a photo finish for heat three.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 23 Mike Douglas, Jr
2 17 Donnie Lashua
3 76 Dennis Perry
4 14 Dana Smith
5 4 Jeff Gallup
6 12 Todd Annarummo
7 48 Jon Kievman
8 99 Richard Savary
9 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
10 75 Carl Pasteryak
11 83 Mike Willis
12 12X Rob Richardi
13 77 Matt Mead
14 16 Colbey Fournier
15 66NH Andy Shaw
16 6 Sam Rameau
17 35 Andrew Molleur
18 92 Anthony Nocella
19 06 Les Hinckley
20 47 Dylan Rock
21 81 Josh Cantera
22 69 Jimmy Dolan
23 85 Jeff Rocco

 

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 23 Mike Douglas, Jr
2 14 Dana Smith
3 48 Jon Kievman
4 75 Carl Pasteryak
5 12X Rob Richardi
6 66NH Andy Shaw
7 06 Les Hinckley
8 81 Josh Cantara

 

Heat Two

1 17 Donnie Lashua
2 4 Jeff Gallup
3 99 Richard Savary
4 83 Mike Willis
5 77 Matt Mead
6 6 Sam Rameau
7 47 Dylan Rock
8 69 Jimmy Dolan

 

Heat Three

1 76 Dennis Perry
2 12 Todd Annarummo
3 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
4 92 Anthony Nocella
5 16 Colbey Fournier
6 35 Andrew Molleur
7 85 Jeff Rocco (DNS)

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 06 Les Hinckley
2 14 Dana Smith
3 81 Josh Cantera
4 23 Mike Douglas, Jr
5 48 Jon Kievman
6 12X Rob Richardi
7 75 Carl Pasteryak
8 66NH Andy Shaw

 

Heat Two

1 17 Donnie Lashua
2 83 Mike Willis, Jr
3 4 Jeff Gallup
4 77 Matt Mead
5 99 Richard Savary
6 6 Sam Rameau
7 69 Jimmy Dolan
8 47 Dylan Rock

 

Heat Three

1 12 Todd Annarummo
2 85 Jeff Rocco
3 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
4 92 Anthony Nocella
5 16 Colbey Fournier
6 35 Andrew Molleur
7 76 Dennis Perry

 

 

Car Count: 23 Valenti Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

06 Les Hinckley
4 Jeff Gallup
6 Sam Rameau
12 Todd Annarummo
12X Rob Richardi
14 Dana Smith
16 Colbey Fournier
17 Donnie Lashua
23 Mike Douglas, Jr
35 Andrew Molleur
47 Dylan Rock
48 Jon Kievman
50 Carl Medeiros, Jr.
66NH Andy Shaw
69 Jimmy Dolan
75 Carl Pasteryak
76 Dennis Perry
77 Matt Mead
81 Josh Cantera
83 Mike Willis
85 Jeff Rocco
92 Anthony Nocella
99 Richard Savary

 

 

Qualifying Format: 

Three 25-lap heats, $500 to win.

 

Event Schedule: 

Heats 2:30

Features: 4:00

 

Who to Watch For:

Anthony Nocella won the season opener at Stafford Motor Speedway. Les Hinckley, Mike Willis, Jr., and Jeff Rocco are also expected to be contenders.

 

Title Fight:

Anthony Nocella leads the points after Stafford.

 

The Track:

Lee USA Speedway (3/8 mile), Lee, NH

 

Weather:

Mostly cloudy, 70 degrees

 

Next Series Race:

June 17, Speedway 51, Groveton, NH

 

 

 

 

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