Canaan, NH. – A tightened points race, the series reigning champion looking for that first win, Ted Christopher making his first VMRS start this season, the winner of the May race, Rowan Pennink, will try to go back-to-back, and Jon McKennedy, on a hot-streak since he started his season competing in southern events in March, has announced he plans to compete
It all adds up to what could be a great night of modified stock car racing when the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford CT, for the second of three events there this season.
McKennedy’s win at Oxford, Maine, last weekend, brought him to within 8-points of leader Woody Pitkat, the 2015 champion, going into the sixth race of the season. McKennedy The East Chelmsford, MA, driver has two wins this season and 17 total series wins. Pitkat, with a new ride this year, would like to nail his first this year at his home track.
11-time series winner Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, is entered Friday and Keith Rocco, of Wallingford, CT, a six –time series winner, is expected.
Stafford veteran Dave Etheridge, of Portland, CT, will enter the Friday night race.
Framingham, MA veteran George Sherman, coming off a popular runner-up finish at Oxford will compete.
Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, a top-five finisher at Oxford, Mike Willis Jr, of Grantham, NH, Dave Schneider, of Northport, NY, and Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA, have indicated they intend to enter the Stafford show. Masse stated, “we’ll see,” as he has a few things to finish up on his # 13 car to hopefully make his first start of the season.
Qualifying begins at 6:15 PM .