11:42
That concludes our coverage of tonight’s race from Stafford Motor Speedway. Be sure to visit Speed51.com in the coming days for a feature story on this event and Todd Szegedy’s victory. Thank you for tuning in. Good night.
11:41
Valenti Modified Racing Series
Town Fair Tire 80
Stafford Motor Speedway (CT)
Unofficial Results

1. Todd Szegedy
2. Ted Christopher
3. Keith Rocco
4. Rowan Pennink
5. Eric Goodale
6. Tommy Barrett, Jr.
7. Justin Bonsignore
8. Steve Masse
9. Chris Pasteryak
10. Richard Savary
11. Anthony Nocella
12. Timmy Solomito
13. Ryan Preece
14. Max Zachem
15. Dave Etheridge
16. Tom Abele, Jr.
17. Dan Meservey, Jr.
18. Jeff Malave
19. Norm Wrenn
20. Matthew Mead
21. David Schneider
22. Dylan Kopec
23. Dana Smith
24. Todd Owen
25. Tom Carey, Jr.
26. Mike Wills, Jr.

11:29
We have talked to Todd Szegedy and his winning car owner Kevin Stuart for an upcoming story on Speed51.com, so stay tuned for that in the coming days.
11:21
Todd Szegedy and the #85 team in victory lane.   (Speed51.com Photo)
10:56
We will be going down to victory lane to gets photos and story material. There will be a bit of a lull for that to happen.
10:56
Ted Christopher finishes second ahead of Keith Rocco and Rowan Pennink.
10:55
Finish – Todd Szegedy wins!
10:55
Lap 78 – Todd Szegedy has two lapped cars ahead of him.
10:54
Lap 76 – Leader Todd Szegedy is in his own zip code.
10:54
Lap 75 – Keith Rocco is trying high and low, but Ted Christopher is holding on to second place.
10:53
10:53
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10:53
We are now working lap 74 of 80.
10:53
Keith Rocco is all over Ted Christopher in the battle for second.
10:53
10:52
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10:52
Lap 70 – Todd Szegedy leads Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco, Rowan Pennink and Eric Goodale.
10:51
Lap 67 – Todd Szegedy is closing in on some lapped traffic.
10:51
Lap 66 – :Leader Todd Szegedy is pulling away.
10:50
Lap 63 – Keith Rocco is closing in on Ted Christopher for second.
10:49
10:49
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10:49
Lap 60 – Todd Szegedy now has four car lengths on Ted Christopher.
10:49
Lap 58 – Todd Szegedy leads.
10:48
Lap 57 – Todd Szegedy and Ted Christopher bumped twice in turns three and four battling for the lead.
10:48
Lap 56 – Todd Szegedy is shadowing leader Ted Christopher.
10:48
Rowan Pennink has passed Eric Goodale for fourth.
10:47
Lap 53 – Todd Szegedy dove under leader Ted Christopher at the end of the front stretch, but backed out before turn one.
10:46
Keith Rocco is now closing in on second place runner Todd Szegedy.
10:46
Eric Goodale is trying the outside of Keith Rocco for third.
10:46
Restart – Ted Christopher gets another good restart and still leads.
10:45
Justin Bonsignore, Anthony Nocella, Chris Pasteryak and Richard Savary currently round out the top ten.
10:44
Just outside the top five is Tommy Barrett, Jr. in sixth.
10:43
10:43
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10:43
Todd Owen gets the free pass on this caution. He is now scored six laps down.
10:43
Tom Carey, Jr. is reportedly done for the night.
10:42
Matthew Mead spun in turn two.
10:42
Caution – Lap 50 (According to Scoring)
10:41
Restart – Ted Christopher has nailed another great restart and still leads.
10:41
Currently, Ted Christopher leads Todd Szegedy, Keith Rocco, Eric Goodale and Rowan Pennink.
10:40
10:39
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10:39
This is the second caution of the race.
10:39
Dylan Kopec is the driver who went around in turn four.
10:39
Caution – Lap 51 – Spin in Turn Four.
10:38
10:38
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10:38
Keith Rocco is up to third.
10:38
Eric Goodale is now sliding back. He is currently fourth.
10:38
Lap 48 – Ted Christopher currently leads Todd Szegedy.
10:37
Todd Szegedy did not pit as was first reported.
10:37
Restart – Ted Christopher has taken the lead.
10:36
Eric Goodale will retain the lead as the race track was considered to be blocked and he was not an “accident car”.
10:35
This incident occurred coming out of turn four. Leader Eric Goodale had to come to a stop to avoid hitting the carnage. He did not hit anything.
10:34
Todd Owen, Norm Wrenn, David Schneider and Tom Carey, Jr. were all involved in this incident.
10:33
Lap 44 – Caution
10:33
Dan Maservey, Jr. has been lapped.
10:32
It’s just past halfway and there are no cars in the infield as of yet.
10:32
Matthew Mead has been lapped.
10:32
Halfway – Lap 40 – Eric Goodale leads Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco, Todd Szegedy and Rowan Pennink.
10:31
Lap 37 – Ted Christopher is closing in on leader Eric Goodale again. Keith Rocco is some distance back.
10:30
Ted Christopher is driving the #00 Brady Bunch Modified here tonight. That iconic red and white machine is one of the most storied Modifieds in New England.
10:29
10:29
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10:29
Eric Goodale has put some distance between him and Ted Christopher again.
10:28
Justin Bonsignore started tenth and currently runs sixth.
10:28
Even though this race has gone green the whole way so far, there is still a full straightaway before there are any cars in danger of getting lapped.
10:27
Rowan Pennink sits in fifth – a little further back.
10:27
Lap 25 – Eric Goodale leads Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco and Todd Szegedy.
10:26
Ted Christopher is reeling in leader Eric Goodale.
10:26
The top four cars have now broken away from the field.
10:25
10:25
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10:25
Keith Rocco has now passed Rowan Pennink for fourth.
10:25
Lap 18 – Eric Goodale leads Ted Christopher, Todd Sezgedy, Rowan Pennink and Keith Rocco.
10:24
Tom Carey got very sideways in turn two, but somehow saved it and kept going without a caution being needed.
10:23
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10:23
Eric Goodale is pulling away. He is by far the quickest competitor on the track right now.
10:22
Lap 10 – Eric Goodale now leads.
10:22
Lap Nine – Eric Goodale looks under Ted Christopher for the lead.
10:22
Eric Goodale is on the move and up to second.
10:22
10:21
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10:21
Lap Six – Eric Goodale is up to fourth from a start of seventh.
10:21
The first seven cars are single file at lap five.
10:20
Lap Two – Rowan Pennink drove it in deep to move to third.
10:20
Lap Two – Ted Christopher and Todd Szegedy are pulling away.
10:19
Todd Szegedy is drafting up to Ted Christopher.
10:19
Start – Ted Christopher gets a nice jump on the field and leads.
10:19
80 laps is the distance for tonight’s race. Only green flag laps will count.
10:18
There is no timing and scoring feed available for tonight’s race – I will do it the old fashioned way and type updates as quickly as my fingers will go.
10:18
Comment From Scott Kazan

where is the timing and scoring?

10:18
Pace laps are underway.
10:16
The command has been given for drivers to start their engines – and now the deafening roar of a field of full blown Modifieds has cut through the air.
10:15
10:15
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10:15
The reason for Tom Bolles being excluded from the starting lineup was that he was underweight after post consi inspection.
10:09
There is a lineup change at the rear of the field. Todd Owen has made it into the race and Tom Bolles has been taken out of the lineup due to an issue in technical inspection.
10:07
The cars of the Modified Racing Series are heading out onto the track.
10:05
The pit carts of the Valenti Modified Racing Series are being pushed into the infield for the Town Fair Tire 80 event – which is up next.
10:01
There will be in car introductions tonight for the 80-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature race.
10:00
10:00
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10:00
Jim Peterson has won the Late Model feature over Jay Stuart and Jim Mavlouganes. There is no shortage of experience on that podium.
9:59
There is a healthy crowd here tonight at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT).
9:47
The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models are now on track for their 30-lap feature. Currently, Jim Peterson leads Adam Gray and Jay Stuart at lap14.
9:45
9:45
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9:44
Comment From Scott Kazan

thank you bob dillner on what you do for the sport!

9:44
Bob will get to see some short track tour action this weekend at Sonoma as the NASCAR K&N West Series hits the road course. Visit NASCARHomeTracks.com for more information.
9:43
Comment From Bob Dillner

More than 20,00 feet in the air on the way to Sonoma, CA, but still able to check out all the coverage from one of the greatest tracks there is… Stafford Motor Speedway. Nice job Mike & Speed51.com and good luck to all in the VMRS feature.

9:43
Tonight’s polesitter for the MRS race, Ted Christopher, is so much a part of the history here at Stafford Motor Speedway that he has a grandstand named after him. TC has won in everything from a Late Model to a Modified to a PASS North Super Late Model to what is now a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car at this track.
9:40
9:40
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9:40
Valenti Modified Racing Series
Feature Lineup

1. 00 Ted Christopher
2. 42 Tom Carey, Jr.
3. 85 Todd Szegedy
4. 66 Dylan Kopec
5. 25 Rowan Pennink
6. 32 Tom Abele, Jr.
7. 58 Eric Goodale
8. 21 Justin Bonsignore
9. 92 Anthony Nocella
10. 11CT Timmy Solomito
11. 68 Keith Rocco
12. 45 Dan Meservey, Jr.
13. 19 David Schneider
14. 2 Jeff Malave
15. 5CT Chris Pasteryak
16. 53 Norm Wrenn
17. 14 Dana Smith
18. 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr.
19. 99 Richard Savary
20. 31 Ryan Preece
21. 78 Tom Bolles
22. 34 Dave Etheridge
23. 13 Steve Masse
24. 38 Mike Willis, Jr.
25. 20CT Max Zachem
26. 77 Matthew Mead

9:18
Chase Dowling has held off a charging Woody Pitkat to win the SK Modified feature. Pitkat got down into the dirt in turn three and gave it his all to win, but it was all Dowling at the line.
9:17
Restart – Chase Dowling continues to lead.
9:15
Lap 41 – Ronnie Williams has spun to bring out the caution.
9:14
Lap 39 – Chase Dowling leads on the restart.
9:12
Lap 37 – Chase Dowling leads Dan Avery, Woody Pitkay, Doug Coby and Ted Christopher in the SK Modified feature.
9:10
Dan Avery has now moved up to second with 10 laps to go in the SK Modified feature.
9:06
Jay Sundeen has spun on the frontstretch at lap 28.
9:05
9:05
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9:05
Woody Pitkat is now up to second at lap 26.
9:03
Chase Dowling continues to lead at lap 22.
9:03
Lap 20 – Chase Dowling now leads over Doug Coby.
8:55
Lap 14 – Tom Bolles went plowing through the infield, but kept the car straight and the green flag stayed out.
8:54
Restart – Michael Gervais, Jr. still leads.
8:51
Lap 12 – Caution – Rowan Pennink has stopped in turn two.
8:50
8:50
Kurt Lenahan half-spun on the backstretch, but continued on and no caution was drawn.
8:49
Restart – Lap Five – SK Modified feature – Michael Gervais, Jr. got a nice restart and still leads.
8:44
Lap Five – We went back to green and Michael Gervais, Jr. continued to lead. However, the caution came back out for a turn four incident involving Matt Galko among others.
8:42
8:42
Today’s coverage of the Valenti Modified Racing Series at Stafford Speedway is presented by Maxima Oil. MAXIMA RACING OILS was created for world-class racers, men and women who challenge the limits of possibility. Their demands on equipment drive us to look beyond conventional ideas and to exceed industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, formulate solutions and execute at the highest levels of competition. A simple goal to make things better than ever thought possible. Click here for more information.
8:41
Caution – Lap One – There was an incident in turn three between Troy Talman, Tom Bolles and Rowan Pennink.
8:39
Green Flag – Michael Gervais, Jr. leads lap one of the SK Modified feature.
8:36
The SK Modified feature is now on track for their pace laps. Michael Gervais, Jr. is starting on the pole.
8:35
We had a hiccup with the computer, but after a reboot we are back online. Richard Savary won the SK Modified Consi over Ryan Preece, Tom Bolles, Dave Etheridge, Steve Masse, Mike Wills, Jr. and Max Zachem.
8:27
Lap Eight – Ryan Preece made an outside pass on Dave Etheridge to move into the third position.
8:26
Dave Etheridge currently runs third.
8:26
Lap Four – Richard Savary is challenging Tom Bolles for the  lead in the MRS Consi.
8:25
Richard Savary, fresh off a podium finish in te SBM 125 at Star Speedwa (NH) last weekend is running in second.
8:24
Restart – Tom Bolles gets the jump here again and continues to lead.
8:24
There is a report that Dave Etheridge is leaking rear end gease from his car.
8:22
The caution is out on lap two due to a spin by Matthew Mead.
8:21
The green flag has come out for the MRS consi and Tom Bolles takes the early lead.
8:21
The MRS Consi is on track.
8:21
There are a record number of SK Modifieds here tonight for the NASCAR Whelen All-American portion of the racing program. 29 SK Modifieds signed into the pits. Only 27 will start tonight’s feature.
8:18
Valenti Modified Racing Series Consi Line-Up

1. 52 Christopher Bakaj
2. 78 Tom Bolles
3. 17 Todd Owen
4. 99 Richard Savary
5. 38 Mike Willis, Jr.
6. 34 Dave Etheridge
7. 77 Matthew Mead
8. 20CT Max Zachem
9. 13 Steve Masse
10. 22 Roy Seidell, Jr.
11. 31 Ryan Preece

The top seven will advance to the MRS feature race.

8:15
Welcome to Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, where the summer sun is setting and we are set for 80 green flag laps of Valenti Modified Racing Series action as well as the regular NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions. The weather is great and the racing promises to be hot here tonight.

Trackside Now: Valenti Modified Racing Series at Stafford (CT) – 6/20/14