Category Archives: VMRS- Valenti Modified Racing Series

Nocella Team Championship – 50 Lap Shootout Highlights VMRS Thompson Finale

Canaan, N.H. – Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park provides the stage, and the Valenti Modified Racing Series the final curtain, as the 2017 season comes to a close at this weekend’s 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, Oct 13,14 & 15.  The VMRS wraps up it’s 14th year of operation with a strong field of race teams entered and Woburn, Massachusetts based modified team Nocella Racing, and driver Anthony Nocella, officially becoming the series eighth different champion.

The final race will settle close finishes where series veterans and newcomers have been battling all season.  Long-time racer Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, mired in second place in the standings is now only 11-points ahead of Mike Willis Jr, of Grantham, NH, who very quietly put some strong finishes together to sneak into third and finding himself in a battle for second in the finale.

Rookie of the Year candidate, Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, is only three points behind Willis and 14-points behind Lashua. 15-year old Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, MA, Colby Fournier, of Berkley, MA, and Matt Mead, of Richmond, NH, are also close in the standings.

The list of entries on Wednesday featured 31-cars that indicated they plan to compete at Thompson. A blend of veterans and today’s young star’s make up the raceday roster.

Former series champions, Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, and Woody Pitkat, of Sturbridge, MA, will compete. Recent Fall Final winner at Stafford Motor Speedway, Eric Goodale, of Riverhead, NY will drive for owner Todd Ceravolo, Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, Keith Rocco, of Berlin, MA, and 19-time VMRS winner, Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT, will wheel a car for owner Ted Anderson.

Chase Dowling, of Roxbury, CT, will drive the famed Brady 00 car, Matt Galko, of Meriden, CT, and Blake Barney, of Jackson, NJ, will also compete.

Qualifying on Friday begins at 5:00 PM.  An autograph session with VMRS competitors is scheduled at 4:00 PM on Saturday, with feature races beginning at 5:00 PM Saturday.

The VMRS is scheduled third in the running order (feature) .

 

THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK 2017 SUNOCO WORLD SERIES OF SPEEDWAY RACING SCHEDULE PRESENTED BY KING CADILLAC GMC

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00 AM 5:00 PM NWMT REGISTRATION
8:00 AM 8:00 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 AM PIT TICKET SALES BEGIN
8:30 AM EOD PRO SHOP OPEN
9:00 AM HAULERS ENTER
9:00 AM NWAAS DRIVER REGISTRATION OPENS
11:00 AM 12:55 PM ROTATING PRACTICE
(NWAAS, LITE MOD, MRPTS, NEMST, STREET STOCK, PRO 4, STAR, ERE)
12:00 PM 3:00 PM NWAAS CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS (GARAGE)
1:00 PM 1:25 PM GSPSS PRACTICE
1:30 PM 1:55 PM VMRS PRACTICE
2:00 PM GRANDSTANDS & MIDDLE GATE OPEN
2:00 PM 2:25 PM GSPSS FINAL PRACTICE
2:30 PM 2:55 PM VMRS FINAL PRACTICE
3:00 PM 3:55 PM ROTATING PRACTICE

3:40 PM NWMT HAULERS PARADE THROUGH PUTNAM
4:00 PM 4:50 PM ISMA PRACTICE
5:00 PM NWAAS LATE MODEL QUALIFYING
TO FOLLOW LITE MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE(S) (8 LAPS) (IF NECESSARY)
TO FOLLOW GSPSS QUALIFYING RACE(S) (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS MINI STOCK QUALIFYING RACES (6 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW VMRS QUALIFYING RACES (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW STREET STOCK QUALIFYING RACE(S) (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMST QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW GSPSS CONSOLATION RACE (IF NECESSARY) (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW VMRS CONSOLATION RACE (IF NECESSARY) (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LATE MODEL RACE (25 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ERE RACE (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW GSPSS RACE (60 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW STAR MODIFIED RACE (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW STAR SPORTSMAN RACE (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW LITE MODIFIED RACE (20 LAPS)

8:30 PM ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:30 AM PIT TICKETS SALES BEGIN
6:30 AM 5:30 PM NWMT REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM 9:30 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM HAULERS ENTER
7:00 AM 11:00 AM BREAKFAST BUFFET (RACEWAY)
7:00 AM EOD PRO SHOP OPEN
8:55 AM 10:15 AM FINAL ROTATING PRACTICE
(NEMA, NEMA LITE, NWAAS, MRPTS, PRO 4, NEMST, STREET STOCK)
9:30 AM GRANDSTANDS & MIDDLE GATE OPEN
10:20 AM 11:05 AM ISMA FINAL PRACTICE
11:15 AM 12:00 PM NWMT PRACTICE
12:05 PM 12:25 PM BREAK
12:30 PM 1:15 PM NWMT FINAL PRACTICE
1:20 PM 2:20 PM ACT FINAL PRACTICE

TO FOLLOW NEMA QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ISMA QUALIFYING RACES (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LIMITED SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING (8 LAPS)
3:15 PM NWMT QUALIFYING (2 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ACT QUALIFYING RACES (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMA LITE QUALIFYING RACES (6 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW PRO 4 QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ISMA CONSOLATION RACE (10 LAPS) (IF NECESSARY)
TO FOLLOW ACT CONSOLATION RACE (IF NECESSARY)
4:00 PM 4:30 PM VMRS AUTOGRAPH SESSION (MIDWAY)
5:00 PM 11:00 PM DINNER BUFFET (RACEWAY)
TO FOLLOW PRE-RACE CEREMONIES
TO FOLLOW NEMA RACE (25 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ACT RACE (75 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW VMRS RACE (50 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS MINI STOCK RACE (15 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW MRPTS RACE (35 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW PRO 4 RACE (22 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMST RACE (20 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW STREET STOCK RACE (20 LAPS)

10:00 PM ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME

Sunday, October 15, 2017

7:00 AM 11:00 AM BREAKFAST BUFFET (RACEWAY)
8:30 AM 5:00 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM 2:00 PM NWMT REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM EOD PRO SHOP OPEN
10:00 AM PIT, GRANDSTANDS & MIDDLE GATE OPEN
TO FOLLOW RWJM CHAPEL SERVICE

12:00 PM 12:30 PM ISMA FIRE ENGINES
12:35 PM PRE-RACE CEREMONIES
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SUNOCO MODIFIED RACE (30 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LIMITED SPORTSMAN RACE (20 LAPS)
2:15 PM 2:45 PM NWMT DRIVER AUTOGRAPH SESSION

TO FOLLOW NEMA LITE RACE (20 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW ISMA RACE (50 LAPS)
3:30 PM (APPROX) NWMT SUNOCO WORLD SERIES 150

5:15 PM ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME

Monday, October 16, 2017
2:00 PM CAMPERS MUST BE REMOVED FROM PROPERTY

We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Division Champions to be exact.

Inside look at who is in contention for these divisions!
       The most anticipated event of the year is upon us. The award winning 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by King Cadillac GMC will be here in only hours! 18 Divisions will be taking on the 5/8 mile high banked oval competing for the greatest treasure of them all. 14 of those divisions will also be crowning their 2017 champions after. These drivers have been neck and neck all season keeping that championship dream close. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Thompson Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series, American Canadian Tour, Valenti Modified Racing Series, Northeastern Midget Association, Northeastern Midget Association Lites, New England Pro 4 Modifieds, Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series, Northeast Mini Stock Tour, The Street Stock Showdown Series, and International Supermodified Association, will all be crowning a division champion this year. Let’s break down each division on who is in contention for the title!
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has a total of 5 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Doug Coby (563 Points), Justin Bonsignore (553 Points), Timmy Solomito (551 Points), Ryan Preece (544 Points), and Eric Goodale (538 Points).
NASCAR Whelen All American Series has a total of 12 drivers who are in points contention for the championship in their respected divisions. For the Sunoco Modified Division: Keith Rocco (314 Points), Todd Owen (302 Points) and Ryan Preece (294 Points). For the Late Model Divison: Ray Parent (286 Points), William Wall (257 Points) and Woody Pitkat (231 Points). For the Limited Sportsman Division: Shawn Monahan (300 Points), Scott Sundeen (271 Points) and Brent Gleason (252 Points). Finally for the Mini Stock Division: Wayne Burroughs Jr. (307 Points), Eric Bourgeois (282 Points) and Jacob Perry (249 Points).
American Canadian Tour has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Scott Payea (905 Points), Dillion Moltz (865 Points), and Jason Corliss (772 Points)
Valenti Modified Racing Series has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Anthony Nocella (444 Points), Donnie Lashua (360 Points), and Jeffrey Gallup (336 Points)
Northeastern Midget Association has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Randy Cabral (1251 Points), Jim Chambers (1201 Points), and Avery Stoehr (1171 Points)
Northeastern Midget Association Lites has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Danny Cugini (2028 Points), Jim Chambers (1945 Points), and Ryan Locke (1823 Points)
New England Pro 4 Modifieds has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Brett Meservey (256 Points), Rob Richardi, Jr. (253 Points), and Norm Wrenn III (245 Points)
Mr. Rooter Pro Truck Series has a total of 4 drivers who are in contention for the championship on the final race. Out of the 4 drivers whomever finishes higher is your overall winner. Those 4 Drivers are: Andy Lindeman, Gerard Giordano Jr., Frank Dumicich Jr., and Josh Stinger
Northeast Mini Stock Tour has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Emerson Cayer (222 Points), Nick Anderson (198 Points), and Cody Le Blanc (196 Points)
Street Stock Showdown Series has a total of 3 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Corey Hutchings (61 Points), Joe Arena (58 Points), and Frank LeToile Jr (56 Points)
International Supermodified Association has a total of 4 drivers who are in points contention for the championship: Jon McKennedy (1403 Points), Tim Jedrzejek (1379 Points), and Mike McVetta (1272 Points) and Dan Bowes (1272 Points)
       Exciting competition to come at the Sunoco World Series. The competition layout has 5 features on Friday, 8 Features on Saturday, and 5 Features on Sunday! For more information about the 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing please visit Thompsonspeedway.com.