Valenti Modified Racing Series – Oxford Plains Speedway – 8/27/16
Last updated: August 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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What Won the Race: Anthony Nocella made the inside pass on David Schneider for the race-winning move on lap 63 in turn three.
The Skinny: David Schneider led after Woody Pitkat pitted under an early caution. Nocella worked his way up from his tenth starting spot. After Nocella assumed the lead, he held off a late challenge from points leader Jon McKennedy who settled for second.
Winning Quote: “It’s just the style of track like Beech Ridge and we have one win there. It seems like that style works pretty good and our car always seems to go good there.” – Anthony Nocella
Winning Crew Chief: “Group Effort”
Winning Chassis: Race Works
Winning Shocks: Pro Shocks
Winning Engine: Petit Racing Engines
On the Move: Anthony Nocella started tenth and went on to win the event.
Biggest Loser: Woody Pitkat led early but pitted on lap 38 and could not recover, he started fourth and finished 11th.
-Woody Pitkat led early but pitted during a lap 38 yellow
-Todd Patnode muscled David Schneider out of the way late for third place.
–Jon McKennedy sat out the first practice, they did not feel they needed the first session
Heat Race Results:
Heat Race Lineups:
Car Count: 17 Modifieds
Two heat races, field set heads up.
Practice: 1:45pm, 3:05 & 4:25
Who to Watch For: Jon McKennedy, Woody Pitkat, Chris Pasteryak, Anthony Nocella, Todd Patnode
Title Fight: Jon McKennedy has a solid hold on the points lead.
The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME; 3/8 mile semi-banked asphalt oval
Weather: Sunny and in the mid 80’s
Next Series Race: Friday, September 2 at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT)