Category Archives: VMRS- Valenti Modified Racing Series

VMRS Meeting at Stafford Speedway

With the cold weather moving into the northeast and the end of the racing season, owners and drivers can now focus their attention to the 2018 season’

   Owners and drivers aren’t the only ones planning for the future. Race tracks are getting their schedules together and series that run in the northeast are also making their plans for 2018.
   On Sunday November 19th the Valenti Modified Racing Series will hold their annual off-season meeting.
   Open to all owners, drivers and crews, the Stafford Motor Speedway will be the sight of the meeting starting at 11:00 A.M.
   This will be the perfect time to learn if there are any rule changes, to ask questions and to voice any concerns.
by Jim Snape

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