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 Finish: 

1 92 Anthony Nocella
2 29 Jon McKennedy
3 24 Todd Patnode
4 19 David Schneider
5 117 Donnie Lashua
6 15 Chris Pasteryak
7 33 Rob Richardi
8 55 Joe Doucette
9 16 Colbey Fournier
10 93 George Sherman
11 52 Woody Pitkat
12 04 Brandon Dion
13 33ME Bill Dixon
14 38 Mike Willis
15 81 Josh Cantera
16 77 Matt Mead

 

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.

 

Feature Notebook:

-Woody Pitkat led early but pitted during a lap 38 yellow

-Todd Patnode muscled David Schneider out of the way late for third place.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Jon McKennedy sat out the first practice, they did not feel they needed the first session

 

Staring Lineup:

1 16 Colbey Fournier
2 19 David Schneider
3 04 Brandon Dion
4 52 Woody Pitkat
5 29 Jon McKennedy
6 33 Rob Richardi
7 38 Mike Willis
8 15 Chris Pasteryak
9 77 Matt Mead
10 92 Anthony Nocella
11 33ME Bill Dixon
12 24 Todd Patnode
13 81 Josh Cantera
14 117 Donnie Lashua
15 93 George Sherman
16 55 Joe Doucette

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 16 Colbey Fournier
2 04 Brandon Dion
3 29 Jon McKennedy
4 38 Mike Willis
5 77 Matt Mead
6 92 Anthony Nocella
7 81 Josh Cantera
8 55 Joe Doucette

 

Heat Two

1 19 David Schneider
2 52 Woody Pitkat
3 33 Rob Richardi
4 24 Todd Patnode
5 15 Chris Pasteryak
6 33ME Bill Dixon
7 117 Donnie Lashua
8 93 George Sherman

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 16 Colbey Fournier
2 55 Joe Doucette
3 04 Brandon Dion
4 77 Matt Mead
5 92 Anthony Nocella
6 38 Mike Willis
7 29 Jon McKennedy
8 81 Josh Cantera
9 33ME Bill Dixon

 

Heat Two

1 93 Russ Hersey
2 33 Rob Richardi
3 19 David Schneider
4 117 Donnie Lashua
5 52 Woody Pitkat
6 24 Todd Patnode
7 15 Chris Pasteryak
8 2X Paul Kusheba

 

 

Car Count: 17 Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

1 04 Brandon Dion
2 2X Paul Kusheba
3 15 Chris Pasteryak
4 16 Colbey Fournier
5 19 David Schneider
6 24 Todd Patnode
7 29 Jon McKennedy
8 33 Rob Richardi
9 33ME Bill Dixon
10 38 Mike Willis
11 52 Woody Pitkat
12 55 Joe Doucette
13 77 Matt Mead
14 81 Josh Cantera
15 92 Anthony Nocella
16 93 George Sherman
17 117 Donnie Lashua

 

Qualifying Format: 

Two heat races, field set heads up.

 

Event Schedule: 

Practice: 1:45pm, 3:05 & 4:25

Heats: 5:45

Race: 9:30pm

 

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)

 

 

 

Speed Central: Nocella Charges Ahead for MRS Win at Oxford