Canaan, NH. – The Valenti Modified Racing Series opens Labor Day weekend at the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, CT, Friday, August 29, with another 80-lap feature race on tap, the final appearance by the series there this season.

Five former VMRS winners at Stafford are slated to compete in the third event of the year at the famed half-mile facility.

Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, driving the Victory Lane Bar and Grille sponsored #9, and Keith Rocco, of Berlin, CT, driver of the Wheelers Auto, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, # 68, are expected entries in the Friday race. Both drivers are two-time series winners at Stafford.

Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, will seek his second Stafford win. Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, and Ryan Preece of Berlin, each with a victory at Stafford, are expected.

Top point men Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, and reigning champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, are entered. Three-time winner Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, is also an expected entry

Stafford’s own Woody Pitkat, fresh off a strong run at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire last weekend, will compete. Veteran drivers, Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, Dan Meservey, Jr, of Brewster, MA, and Eric Goodale, of Wading River, NY, are also expected.

Preston, CT, driver Max Zachem, and Dylan Kopec, of Palmer Mass, will compete

Stafford SK regular Matt Galko, of Meriden, CT, announced this week he will make his VMRS debut Friday night.

Galko, will be driving for car owner Norm Perry in the APE #76 Machine. “I can’t thank Norm, and the Perry family enough for this opportunity,” said Galko. “Norm builds the motors in the eNVy Motorsports #25 car so we know each other through that relationship as well, but to be making my VMRS debut, and to be making it at my home track Stafford, is just awesome.”

Main Grandstands open at 4:15 PM

VMRS qualifying starts at 6:15 PM.

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VMRS Set to Make Final 2014 Appearance at Stafford