10:45
10:45
That'll do it from us here at Speed51.com. We thank you all so much for following along with us all day long. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Valenti Modified Racing Series 80-lap feature event from Stafford Motor Speedway. We really enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Congratulations to Tommy Barrett Jr. on the win.

10:42
Comment From Gil

Thank you for reporting.

10:42
Comment From Lenny

Congrats to Barrett on the win,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

10:42
VMRS 80 Unofficial Results:

Pos. No. Driver
1 9 Tommy Barrett
2 68 Keith Rocco
3 21 Justin Bonsignore
4 25 Rowan Pennink
5 42 Woody Pitkat
6 5 Chris Pasteryak
7 99 Richard Savary
8 53 Norm Wrenn
9 0 Mike Holdridge
10 58 Eric Goodale
11 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
12 17 Donnie Lashua
13 45 Dan Meservey Jr.
14 76 Matt Galko
15 52 Chris Bakaj
16 22 Roy Seidell Jr.
17 20 Max Zachem
18 00 Ted Christopher
19 66 Dylan Kopec
20 15 Charlie Pasteryak
21 38 Mike Willis Jr.
22 2 Jeff Malave
23 31 Ryan Preece
24 13 Steve Masse
10:30
"My spotter actually told me the last time we were here that he (Barrett) did the same exact thing," said Rocco. "He restarted third and he stuck it down on the apron. He got us last time and he got us this time. Once he got us I was driving for everything I had."
10:29
Barrett on his three-wide move for the win: "I honestly thought that was our only chance at winning. I tried doing it on the restart before that and just got loose. I got a really good restart and Keith washed up a little and that gave me the little extra room I needed."
10:26
Tommy Barrett gets another win at Stafford (Speed51.com Photo).
10:09
We are going to head downstairs for victory lane. We will bring you the finishing order as soon as it's available to us.
10:08
CHECKERED FLAG: Tommy Barrett scores the win at Stafford over Rocco, Bonsignore, Pennink and Pitkat.
10:08
WHITE FLAG: Tommy Barrett flies under the flagstand. One lap remains for Barrett.
10:08
Lap 78: Barrett leads Rocco by over a third of a straightaway now as he crosses under the flagstand with two laps to go.
10:07
Lap 77: The best battle on the track is for fourth as Pitkat pursues Pennink.
10:07
Lap 75: Barrett's lead continues to increase over Rocco. Make it ten car lengths now.
10:06
Lap 73: Goodale goes under Holdridge for ninth in turn one but can't complete the pass.
10:06
Lap 72: Barrett's lead over Rocco is now about eight car lengths. It's another ten back to Bonsignore in third.
10:05
Lap 71: Richard Savary shoots under Norm Wrenn to take over seventh in turn three.
10:05
Top 10 Running Order (10 to go):

Pos. No. Driver
1 9 Tommy Barrett
2 68 Keith Rocco
3 21 Justin Bonsignore
4 25 Rowan Pennink
5 42 Woody Pitkat
6 5 Chris Pasteryak
7 53 Norm Wrenn
8 99 Richard Savary
9 0 Mike Holdridge
10 58 Eric Goodale
10:04
10:03
Lap 64: The top three drivers are evenly spread. About five car lengths separate each of them.
10:03
Lap 63: Bonsignore still hasn't gotten by Rocco as now that battle is for second.
10:02
Lap 62: Barrett leads Rocco by five car lengths as they make their way through turn three.
10:01
Lap 58: Pitkat looks to the outside of Chris Pasteryak in turn one and gets the spot off turn two.
10:01
GREEN FLAG: Tommy Barrett makes it three wide for the lead in turn two and pulls it off. Barrett clears Rocco for the lead off turn four.
9:59
Goodale, Meservey, Lashua and Bakaj come to pit road under this caution.
9:59
Max Zachem has brought his car back onto the race track.
9:59
YELLOW FLAG: A spin by Chris Bakaj on the frontstretch brings out the caution flag just as Bonsignore was about to complete the pass for the lead on Rocco.
9:58
Lap 57: Bonsignore tried the bottom in turn one again but couldn't complete the pass off turn two.
9:58
Lap 55: Bonsignore closes back in on Rocco for the lead and looks to the bottom in turn one but falls back in behind Rocco off turn two.
9:57
Lap 54: Tommy Barrett gave Christopher a shot in turn four the last time by as he looks for third and now Christopher is off the pace and brings his car to pit road.
9:57
Lap 52: Rocco now stretches his lead to a couple car lengths over Bonsignore but now Bonsignore is coming back.
9:56
Lap 51: Rocco clears Bonsignore but the red no. 21 is still all over the back of Rocco.
9:56
GREEN FLAG: Rocco and Bonsignore come off turn two side by side and remain that way through turn four as they come back around.
9:53
Mike Willis' no. 38 is one the hook and is being taken to the infield along with Charlie Pasteryak's no. 15. The track crew is working to clean up the rest of the mess on the backstretch.
9:53
Zachem was forced to take his car behind the wall to fix the damage from the last caution.
9:52
Savary has driven his car to pit road. His team has begun work on the rear of his no. 99 car.
9:52
9:51
YELLOW FLAG: Charlie Pasteryak, Savary, and Mike Willis are involved in a hard crash on the backstretch on the restart.
9:51
GREEN FLAG: Rocco leads the field through turn one.
9:50
Pitkat is now 15th. Pennink is 16th.
9:49
Top 10 Running Order for the Restart (49 complete):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 9 Tommy Barrett
4 5 Chris Pasteryak
5 00 Ted Christopher
6 99 Richard Savary
7 15 Charlie Pasteryak
8 53 Norm Wrenn
9 58 Eric Goodale
10 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
9:47
Woody Pitkat is being ruled as in the crash by series officials even though he drove away from the incident. He's being sent to the back.
9:46
Zachem is on pit road. The engine is off so they can pull away the front nerf bar which has been slammed in.
9:46
Pennink got a big run under Bonsignore in turn three. He got loose underneath Bonsignore and backed up to Tommy Barrett who got into the back of Pennink. Pennink wiggled, overcorrected and turned right up into Zachem. They then slid up to the outside wall and collected a couple others.
9:44
YELLOW FLAG: Pennink, Zachem, Pitkat, and a couple others involved in a big crash in turn four but almost every car is able to drive away.
9:44
GREEN FLAG: Rocco blasts his way to turn one and clears Bonsignore.
9:43
The lights are out on the Stafford Motor Speedway Dodge Charger pace car. Keith Rocco to the inside. Bonsignore on the outside.
9:43
Comment From Dee

go Tommy Barrett......silent friends

9:43
Top 10 Running Order for the Restart (49 complete):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 25 Rowan Pennink
4 20 Max Zachem
5 9 Tommy Barrett
6 42 Woody Pitkat
7 00 Ted Christopher
8 15 Charlie Pasteryak
9 45 Dan Meservey Jr.
10 53 Norm Wrenn
9:42
9:42
Ryan Preece is done for the rest of this race. He has taken his car behind the wall and unstrapped. He'll watch the rest of this one from the infield before heading down to Langley, Virginia to race in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Langley Speedway tomorrow night.
9:40
Chris Pasteryak, Eric Goodale, Richard Savary, and Dylan Kopec have hit pit road.
9:39
Top 10 Running Order (Lap 50):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 25 Rowan Pennink
4 20 Max Zachem
5 9 Tommy Barrett
6 5 Chris Pasteryak
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 00 Ted Christopher
9 99 Richard Savary
10 58 Eric Goodale
9:39
YELLOW FLAG Lap 50: Chris Bakaj has come to a stop in the grass on the backstretch. He now has refired and drives away.
9:38
Lap 50: Rocco and Bonsignore are less than a straightaway back from a pack of six cars at the tail end of the field.
9:38
9:37
Lap 46: Pitkat finally gets underneath Christopher and takes over the seventh spot off turn four.
9:37
Lap 45: Pitkat looks to the high side of Christopher in turn three but falls back in line off turn four.
9:36
Lap 44: Zachem continues to hound Pennink for third but has yet to figure out how to get by.
9:36
Top 10 Running Order (Halfway):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 25 Rowan Pennink
4 20 Max Zachem
5 9 Tommy Barrett
6 5 Chris Pasteryak
7 00 Ted Christopher
8 42 Woody Pitkat
9 99 Richard Savary
10 58 Eric Goodale
9:35
HALFWAY: Rocco still leads by a car length over Bonsignore. Then it's five car lengths back to Pennink.
9:34
Lap 38: Tommy Barrett, fresh off a WMT win at Bristol, has made his way into fifth place.
9:34
Lap 36: Ryan Preece is off the pace. He pulls his red no. 31 to the bottom off turn four and now is heading to pit road.
9:33
Lap 34: Still single file through the top ten but Zachem is all over Pennink for third.
9:32
Lap 31: Zachem took a look under Pennink for third the last time through turn three but gets back in line.
9:32
Lap 30: Steve Masse has taken his car behind the wall and parked it. He's done for the night.
9:31
Lap 28: Pennink and Zachem are slowly starting to close back in on the leaders. Just about five car lengths back.
9:31
Lap 27: Pitkat closing in on Christopher for eighth in one of the best battles on the track as Steve Masse heads to pit road from the back of the pack.
9:30
Lap 25: Rocco has his biggest lead of the night. A two car length lead.
9:30
Lap 23: Christopher dives under Goodale and Pitkat follows for eighth and ninth.
9:29
Lap 22: Bonsignore takes the lead off turn four but Rocco crosses under and gets the lead back off turn two.
9:29
Lap 21: Bonsignore is still all over Rocco and now Bonsignore looks under Rocco for the lead in turn one.
9:28
Comment From sha

Go masse.

9:28
Lap 19: All single file through the top ten.
9:28
Top 10 Running Order (15 laps complete):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 25 Rowan Pennink
4 20 Max Zachem
5 31 Ryan Preece
6 5 Chris Pasteryak
7 9 Tommy Barrett
8 58 Eric Goodale
9 00 Ted Christopher
10 99 Richard Savary
9:26
Lap 13: Preece closes the gap on Zachem for fourth as Zachem closes in on Pennink for third.
9:26
Lap 11: Preece dives underneath Chris Pasteryak for fifth in turn three.
9:25
Lap 10: Even as Rocco and Bonsignore battle they've stretched their lead over Zachem to six car lengths.
9:25
Lap 9: Rocco goes back under Bonsignore in turn one and takes the lead again in turn three.
9:25
Lap 8: Bonsignore gets under Rocco in turn two and takes over the lead in turn three.
9:24
Lap 7: Ted Christopher has fallen to the bottom of the top ten as Bonsignore goes back after the lead.
9:24
Lap 6: Rocco gets a great run off turn two, dives under Bonsignore in turn three and takes the lead off turn four.
9:24
Lap 5: Rocco closing rapidly on Bonsignore for the lead.
9:23
Lap 4: Rocco shoots under Pennink for second in turn two and takes it into turn three.
9:23
Lap 2: Christopher and Preece make contract in turn two both continue on.
9:23
Lap 1: Bonsignore clears Zachem off turn two. Rocco moves up to fourth quickly.
9:22
GREEN FLAG: Justin Bonsignore leads the field to the green flag and into turn one.
9:21
Hot laps complete. Modified Racing Series 80 up next. #mods
9:20
Comment From Chuck

Masse from the back to the front!

9:18
As always we now turn it over to you, the fans. We want to hear from you. Who gets the job done tonight? Does Bonsignore get his first VMRS win? Does Keith Rocco win another one at Stafford? It's your turn to let us know what happens.
9:18
Thanks to Connor Sullivan and the large crowd on hand here at Stafford Motor Speedway the command has been given, the engines are fired and the cars are rolling onto the race track.
9:17
We are moments away from the command to fire up the motors. We here atSpeed51.com powered by JEGS thank you all so much for following along with us all day long. We hope you've had fun with us today and enjoy the next 80 laps as we bring it to you.
9:16
Justin Bonsignore thinks he has what it takes to get the job done tonight, but still said he'd be shocked if his first win in this series came at this race track as he's struggled here in the past.
9:15
Eric Goodale is ready to go (Speed51.com Photo).
9:15
Justin Bonsignore will lead the field to the green (Speed51.com Photo).
9:01
The cars are making their way onto the mini mile for driver introductions where we shall make our way now to get some last minute thoughts from the drivers.
8:57
So that does it for the NWAAS events tonight. All that remains is 80 heart-pounding laps for the ground-pounders of the Valenti Modified Racing Series around Stafford Motor Speedway.
8:56
8:54
Josh Wood gets his first ever win in the Late Model 30-lap feature.
8:50
Josh Wood had a straightaway lead over Adam Gray with six laps to go but a spin in turn has brought out the caution and erased that lead.
8:38
The Late Models have taken to the race track and have doubled up to begin their 30-lap feature.
8:33
After much deliberation by the officials Ted Christopher is scored as the second place finisher and Doug Coby is third.
8:28
CHECKERED FLAG: Rowan Pennink scores the win in the SK Modified feature. Too close to call for second place between Ted Christopher and Doug Coby.
8:28
WHITE FLAG: Pennink pulling away a bit as Coby and TC side by side for second.
8:27
GREEN FLAG: Pennink clears Coby off turn two.
8:27
So the drivers have doubled up for another restart. This time it's a green-white-checkered. Pennink to the bottom. Coby on the outside.
8:26
8:24
Cipriano's white no. 84 is taken to the infield on the hook of a tow truck. The car is a lot shorter at the front than it was a few minutes ago.
8:22
YELLOW FLAG: Joey Cipriano is in the wall hard on the backstretch to bring out the caution flag. Chase Dowling was also involved.
8:21
Lap 38: Preece has fallen back to third.
8:21
Lap 37: Pennink dives by Preece in turn three for the lead and Coby tries to follow.
8:21
Lap 37: Nose to tail for the first three spots as Doug Coby has joined the battle.
8:21
Lap 36: Pennink comes right back and is all over Preece in turn two.
8:20
GREEN FLAG: Preece shots by Pennink and takes over the lead.
8:20
The lights are out on the pace car. The field has doubled up. Five lap shootout. Pennink on the inside. Preece on the outside.
8:19
Ryan Preece edged just ahead of Avery for second place moments before the caution flag came out. He managed to nose ahead before they reached the start/finish line so Preece will be scored in second place for this restart.
8:18
YELLOW FLAG: An incident involving Sean Foster and Nichole Morgillo on the frontstretch has brought out the caution flag once again.
8:17
GREEN FLAG: Pennink gets a great jump and clears Avery off turn two.
8:17
The drivers have doubled up for the restart. Pennink to the inside of the front row. Avery to the outside. Six lap shootout for the win.
8:15
8:15
YELLOW FLAG: The caution is out for a spin in turn four. That will erase Pennink's nearly two-second lead over Avery.
8:15
Lap 33: Preece dove underneath Avery in turn one. They made contact. Preece got sideways but managed to save it and keep the spot over a hard-charging Woody Pitkat.
8:13
Lap 30: Preece is now all over the back of Avery for second.
8:12
Lap 27: As Avery and Pennink battle Preece starts to close in. Pennink is under Avery as they go through turn three. Pennink emerges with the lead off turn four.
8:11
Lap 25: Pennink has caught Avery for the lead. He is all over the back of Avery's black no. 10 car as they go through turn four.
8:10
Lap 20: Rowan Pennink is the fastest driver on the track and he just made his way by Preece into second.
8:08
Lap 15: Preece has made his way by Christopher into second and Pennink followed into third. Now Pitkat is under Christopher for fourth with Foster right behind.
8:07
Lap 10: Foster has fallen back to fifth. Preece has made his way to third and Rowan Pennink is following in fourth.
8:05
LEAD CHANGE: Dan Avery takes over the lead from Foster in turn four but they still battle side by side with Christopher and Preece lurking.
8:05
Lap 5: Sean Foster leads. Ryan Preece has already made his way to fourth.
8:03
8:03
The SK Modifieds are on track and are doubling up behind the pace car to begin their 40-lap feature event. Matt Galko and Sean Foster will lead the field to the green flag.
7:53
Joey Ferrigino scores the win in the 20-lap SK Light feature.
7:51
7:51
Officials have decided to give the leaders involved their spots back. They were deemed to not be in the crash even though their spins at the front of the field triggered the crash.
7:49
A six car crash just took place in turn three on the first lap of a green-white-checkered in the SK Light feature. It started when the leaders went around as they battled for the win. A few other cars piled in after the track started to clog up.
7:47
VMRS 80-Lap Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 21 Justin Bonsignore
2 20 Max Zachem
3 25 Rowan Pennink
4 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
5 68 Keith Rocco
6 00 Ted Christopher
7 5 Chris Pasteryak
8 31 Ryan Preece
9 99 Richard Savary
10 58 Eric Goodale
11 38 Mike Willis
12 15 Charlie Pasteryak
13 42 Woody Pitkat
14 2 Jeff Malave
15 66 Dylan Kopec
16 13 Steve Masse
17 53 Norm Wrenn
18 45 Dan Meservey Jr.
19 76 Matt Galko
20 17 Donnie Lashua
21 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
22 0 Mike Holdridge
23 22 Roy Seidell Jr.
24 52 Chris Bakaj
7:47
VMRS officials have determined that since only 24 cars came to race there will not be a consolation race. All 24 cars will start tonight's 80-lap race. Justin Bonsignore and Max Zachem will lead the field to the green flag.
7:43
Nephew of Ted Christopher and son of Mike Christopher, Mike Christopher Jr. is making his SK Light debut at Stafford tonight. He has 20 wins in the Legends division at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) this season.
7:41
The SK Light Modified feature is underway. Four laps are complete out of the 20-lap distance.
7:28
Duane Provost scores the win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature over Austin Bessette.
7:17
The Limited Late Model feature is about to go green.
7:12
The VMRS autograph session is underway behind turn four (Speed51.com Photo).
7:11
#BudClassicWeekend: Kody Graham was fast time in practice. Can he do it in #Fast14 time trials for the #BudClassic200 pic.twitter.com/MBCKHVQEEu
7:11
The consolation race for the VMRS is lining up behind the backstretch. That race will get underway shortly and we will have the starting lineup as soon as it is made available.
7:06
Scott Fanning takes the win in the 15-lap Dare Stock feature. It's Fanning's first ever win at Stafford Motor Speedway.
6:52
6:51
A massive crash on the backstretch took out at least three cars with about four others involved right at the start of this race as we haven't even completed one lap.
6:49
The Dare Stocks have taken to the race track to begin pace laps before their 15-lap feature race.
6:47
Stafford had a fly-over just prior to the singing of our national anthem, but it wasn't a plane. It was a flock of geese. About 50 geese landed on the backstretch grass as Stafford P.A. announcers Ben Dodge and Matt Buckler narrated their descent. The geese are now being chased away by two track workers on ATVs.
6:44
The Stafford grandstands continue to fill up as the sun sets behind turn one (Speed51.com Photo).
6:40
6:40
Now that the heat races are completed the Stafford Motor Speedway Two-Seat SK Modified has taken to the race track. Normal driver, Bob Potter, is apparently sick so SK driver Todd Owens is driving the two-seater this evening.
6:37
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #3 Finishing Order:

Pos. No. Driver
1 20 Max Zachem
2 21 Justin Bonsignore
3 99 Richard Savary
4 15 Charlie Pasteryak
5 66 Dylan Kopec
6 45 Dan Meservey
7 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
8 52 Chris Bakaj
6:36
CHECKERED FLAG: Zachem holds off Bonsignore to win the third heat race.
6:35
WHITE FLAG: Bonsignore takes second and goes after Zachem.
6:35
Lap 10: Bonsignore dives under Savary in turn three and they run side by side down the frontstretch.
6:34
Lap 8: Bonsignore is roaring to the front. He looks under Savary but couldn't get it done on this lap.
6:34
Lap 7: Bonsignore goes to the bottom of Pasteryak and takes over third in turn one.
6:33
Lap 6: The top four comes back together like a rubber band. Savary all over Zachem.
6:33
Lap 5: Bonsignore takes over fourth from Kopec off turn four and sets his sights on Pasteryak for third.
6:33
Lap 4: Bonsignore continues to hound Kopec as they go down the backstretch.
6:32
Lap 3: Bonsignore all over Dylan Kopec for fourth.
6:32
Lap 2: Chris Bakaj dropping rapidly through the field.
6:32
GREEN FLAG: Max Zachem and Richard Savary lead the field to turn one. Zachem already clear of Savary.
6:31
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 20 Max Zachem
2 99 Richard Savary
3 15 Charlie Pasteryak
4 52 Chris Bakaj
5 66 Dylan Kopec
6 21 Justin Bonsignore
7 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
8 45 Dan Meservey
6:31
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #2 Finishing Order:

Pos. No. Driver
1 25 Rowan Pennink
2 9 Tommy Barrett
3 31 Ryan Preece
4 38 Mike Willis Jr.
5 2 Jeff Malave
6 53 Norm Wrenn
7 17 Donnie Lashua
8 22 Roy Seidell
6:29
CHECKERED FLAG: Pennink takes the win in the second heat race over Barrett.
6:29
WHITE FLAG: Pennink distances himself by two car lengths over Barrett.
6:28
Lap 11: The top three come back together as Preece closes back in.
6:28
Lap 10: Pennink takes over the lead off turn two.
6:28
Lap 9: Pennink shoots to the bottom in turn three. Side by side for the lead as they go by the flag stand.
6:27
Lap 7: Barrett and Pennink are nose to tail about five car lengths ahead of Preece.
6:27
Lap 5: Pennink goes to the outside in three but cuts underneath Barrett off turn four. Barrett still leads.
6:27
Lap 4: Preece looks to the outside of Pennink in turn three but Pennink keeps the spot.
6:26
Lap 3: Pennink and Preece both get by Willis and set their sights on Barrett for the lead.
6:26
Lap 3: Preece takes over fourth on the outside and now Pennink takes over second by Willis in turn four.
6:26
Lap 2: Barrett leads by a couple car lengths over Mike Willis. Side by side four second on back through the field.
6:25
GREEN FLAG: Tommy Barrett and Donnie Lashua flash under the green flag towards turn one.
6:24
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
2 17 Donnie Lashua
3 38 Mike Willis Jr.
4 31 Ryan Preece
5 25 Rowan Pennink
6 53 Norm Wrenn
7 22 Roy Seidell Jr.
8 2 Jeff Malave
6:24
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #1 Finishing Order:

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 00 Ted Christopher
3 5 Chris Pasteryak
4 58 Eric Goodale
5 42 Woody Pitkat
6 13 Steve Masse
7 76 Matt Galko
8 0 Mike Holdridge
6:22
CHECKERED FLAG: Keith Rocco wins the first heat race over Christopher and Pasteryak.
6:22
WHITE FLAG: Rocco takes the white flag as TC falls back a couple car lengths.
6:22
Lap 10: Christopher looks under Rocco in turn one but Rocco holds the lead.
6:21
Lap 9: Single file through the field that time by, but Christopher is still all over Rocco.
6:21
Lap 7: Christopher almost got into the back of Rocco in turn four. He checked up and Pasteryak almost got alongside Christopher.
6:20
Lap 6: Christopher looked to the bottom in turn three but wasn't able to get under Rocco.
6:20
Lap 5: Rocco gets past TC going into turn three and takes back the lead.
6:20
Lap 4: Rocco goes to the bottom and gets under TC in turn three. TC still leads at the line.
6:19
Lap 3: Rocco takes a higher line through turn one and pushes Christopher down the backstretch.
6:19
Lap 2: Goodale flies by Steve Masse and into fourth in turn one.
6:19
GREEN FLAG: Rocco and Christopher lead the field through turn one. Christopher gets the advantage on the outside of turn two.
6:18
The lights are off on the pace car. We are going racing.
6:16
The cars are making their way to the race track for this first heat race.  
6:15
This first heat race should be interesting to watch with Rocco and Christopher starting together on the front row. The last time the Modified Racing Series was at Stafford it was Rocco and Christopher with the two fastest race cars before Christopher was involved in a crash. Rocco went on to win that.  
6:13
VMRS Qualifying Heat #1 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 00 Ted Christopher
3 13 Steve Masse
4 5 Chris Pasteryak
5 0 Mike Holdridge
6 58 Eric Goodale
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 76 Matt Galko
6:09
6:09
We are just a few short minutes away from the start of the first qualifying heat race for the Valenti Modified Racing Series. John Spence, the voice of the Modified Racing Series is about to move into the broadcast booth alongside Ben Dodge and Matt Buckler to get things underway tonight.
6:08
5:45
NWAAS practice has concluded here at Stafford. Everybody has a bit of a break right now. Heat racing for the Valenti Modified Racing Series will begin in about 30 minutes.
5:41
5:11
Justin Bonsignore's car sits on jackstands in the pit area (Speed51.com Photo).
5:10
This sticker of Richie Evan's famous no. 61 is placed on the dash of Max Zachem's no. 20 car (Speed51.com Photo).
5:01
Eric Goodale debriefs with his team after practice (Speed51.com Photo).
5:00
4:59
We are rolling through NASCAR Whelen All-American Series practice right now. The Limited Late Models are currently on track. Rotating practice for NWAAS ends at 5:45.
4:59
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 20 Max Zachem
2 99 Richard Savary
3 15 Charlie Pasteryak
4 52 Chris Bakaj
5 66 Dylan Kopec
6 21 Justin Bonsignore
7 50 Carl Medieros Jr.
8 45 Dan Meservey
4:58
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
2 17 Donnie Lashua
3 38 Mike Willis Jr.
4 31 Ryan Preece
5 25 Rowan Pennink
6 53 Norm Wrenn
7 22 Roy Seidell Jr.
8 2 Jeff Malave
4:58
VMRS Qualifying Heat #1 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 00 Ted Christopher
3 13 Steve Masse
4 5 Chris Pasteryak
5 0 Mike Holdridge
6 58 Eric Goodale
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 76 Matt Galko
4:56
VMRS Practice #1 Results:

Pos. No. Driver Time
1 21 Justin Bonsignore 18.657
2 66 Dylan Kopec 18.679
3 13 Steve Masse 18.705
4 99 Richard Savary 18.723
5 25 Rowan Pennink 18.740
6 15 Charlie Pasteryak 18.748
7 2 Jeff Malave 18.767
8 68 Keith Rocco 18.774
9 9 Tommy Barrett Jr. 18.803
10 45 Dan Meservey 18.844
11 31 Ryan Preece 18.878
12 58 Eric Goodale 18.897
13 38 Mike Willis Jr. 18.931
14 00 Ted Christopher 18.991
15 17 Donnie Lashua 18.994
16 42 Woody Pitkat 19.073
17 5 Chris Pasteryak 19.144
18 76 Matt Galko 19.147
19 20 Max Zachem 19.310
20 53 Norm Wrenn 19.471
21 50 Carl Medieros Jr. 19.516
22 52 Chris Bakaj 19.536
23 22 Roy Seidell Jr. 19.945
24 0 Mike Holdridge No Time
4:44
Woody Pitkat hangs out in the pit area after practice (Speed51.com Photo).
4:43
4:43
Ted Christopher's team works to repair his steering rack (Speed51.com Photo).
4:06
VMRS' lone practice session has just concluded. We are going to head down into the pits to speak some drivers and teams to hear how they felt this session went.
4:01
Five minutes remain in this session.
3:58
Chris Pasteryak passes the flagstand as caution is displayed (Speed51.com Photo).
3:57
Steve Masse on track (Speed51.com Photo).
3:52
3:44
Practice is back underway. Justin Bonsignore is one of about 10 cars on track right now.
3:42
The caution is out in this session to inspect the race track. Ted Christopher's car appeared to be leaking some fluid his last time on track. The team is investigating the issue now.
3:39
At this time we do not have an entry list, but there are 24 cars here for the VMRS 80-lap event.
3:37
Woody Pitkat flashes under the Whelen All-American Series billboard (Speed51.com Photo).
3:36
Ted Christopher at speed (Speed51.com Photo).
3:36
Comment From Lenny

is Ryan Preece in the race?

He is. He will be in the red 31.
3:25
3:25
Keith Rocco goes through turn four (Speed51.com Photo).
3:24
Rowan Pennink at speed (Speed51.com Photo).
3:21
We apologize that we are not able to bring you the practice leaderboard currently. Timing and scoring is currently down.
3:15
Cars are taking to the track to begin their practice session.
3:14
Top 20 Points After (Monadnock):

Pos Car Driver TOTAL
1 #25 Rowan Pennink 483
2 #21 Justin Bonsignore 473
3 #5CT Chris Pasteryak 454
4 #20CT Max Zachem 429
5 #99 Richard Savary 426
6 #85 Todd Szegedy 357
7 #13 Steve Masse 316
8 #38 Mike Willis Jr 313
9 #53 Norm Wrenn 286
10 #66 Dylan Kopec 264
11 #92 Anthony Nocella 222
12 #68 Keith Rocco 209
13 #00 Ted Christopher 192
14 #28 Dwight Jarvis 182
15 #19 David Schneider 178
16 #77 Matthew Mead 178
17 #58 Eric Goodale 166
18 #9 Tommy Barrett Jr 166
19 #32 Tom Abele Jr 157
20 #57 Jeff Rocco 145

3:11
VMRS 80 Schedule of Events:

VMRS Practice: 3:15-4:05

Main Grandstands Open: 4:15

VMRS Driver's Meeting: 5:15

VMRS Qualifying Heats: 6:15

National Anthem: 7:00

Features Begin at 7:00 in the following order:

Dare Stock- 15 Laps

Limited Late Model- 20 Laps

VMRS Consi- 15 Laps

SK Light Feature- 20 Laps

SK Feature- 40 Laps

Late Model Feature- 30 Laps

VMRS Feature- 80 Laps

3:08
Hello and welcome to today's Trackside Now coverage of the Valenti Modified Racing Series 80-lap event from the Stafford Motor Speedway (CT). The pit area is filling up and soon the grandstands will be as well on what is shaping up to be an absolutely beautiful Friday for racing.

We thank you for joining us here at Speed51.com powered by JEGS. We hope you will enjoy our coverage of this evening's festivities as much as we will enjoy bringing it to you.

3:05
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Trackside Now: Modified Racing Series at Stafford (CT) – 8/29/14