Category Archives: Modified Racing Series

Gallup, Nocella, Share Lee May Madness Wins

Lee, NH. – – Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills Mass, passed race
leader Mike Willis Jr of Grantham, NH, late in the race, to win the
first of two 50-lap events in Sunday’s “May Madness” at Lee USA
Speedway, Lee, NH. The victory was Gallup’s first win with the
Valenti Modified Racing Series.

Gallup, the son of former modified racer Richie Gallup, chased
after early race leader Mike Willis Jr. When Gallup took
command of the race on lap-25, it was Willis who chased the
leader to the checkered flag. Dylan Rock, of Enfield NH, finished
third, with Conway, NH’s, Andy Shaw fourth, and Anthony,
Nocella, of Woburn, MA, rounding out the top five. Cameron
Sontag, C.J Bolton, Carl Medeiros Jr, Tony Ricci, and George
Sherman finished sixth through tenth.

One caution flag slowed race on lap-45 followed by a restart

In the second race, Andy Shaw overcame a first race incident when
his crew got him race ready to become the class of the field until
Nocella had other plans. The former serious champion passed
Shaw with two laps remaining in the race. The win was Nocella’s
first of the season and his 11 th VMRS victory.
Dylan Rock scored his second podium finish in the Jack Batema

The second race was also slowed by one caution flag.
The next event for the Valenti Modified Racing Series will be
Saturday June 8, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.

Speedway 51 VMRS Race IS Cancelled

(Canaan NH) – Valenti Modified Racing Series president Jack Bateman announced Friday, the series race scheduled July 27, at Groveton, New Hampshire’s Speedway 51, has been cancelled. 

 Bateman cited a conflicting date as the reason. 

“After taking into consideration the Tri-Track Series event at Star Speedway on that date, it’s the logical thing to do . Car count is a concern and I conveyed that to Speedway 51 management. We considered another date but none would work. We are disappointed but are hoping to schedule a race next year.” Bateman said.

Cancelled Monadnock Race Moved To Claremont

Canaan NH – – Valenti Modified Racing Series president Jack Bateman announced Thursday the canceled race at Monadnock Speedway originally scheduled for Saturday May 4, will find the VMRS race moved to Claremont Speedway Friday June 14. The decision to do so was made by track co-owners Norman Wrenn Jr. and Ben Bosowski . 

Said Wrenn, “Jeff Zuidema made the suggestion to move the show to Claremont . We thought about it and decided to reach out to Jack. We will do everything we can for the competitior and fans . It’s unfortunate that we have been dealing with bad weather that has handicapped our plans but we’ll work with all involved and do everything we can.” 

Bateman was appreciative of the new track owners , Zuidema, and track manager Phil Hayes.  “ When I saw what was happening at Monadnock and what they are dealing with and the fact the series (VMRS ) is there a week after the opener , I never expected a makeup date . I am speaking for the whole series – we very grateful for their kind consideration.”