|1||01||Melissa Fifield||Kenneth Fifield||Chevrolet||Kenneth Fifield||Truck Stop Northeast|
|2||1||Burt Myers||Eddie Harvey||Chevrolet||Eddie Harvey||Dunleavy Truck and Trailer|
|3||2||Doug Coby||Mike Smeriglio III||Chevrolet||Phil Moran||Mayhew Tools|
|4||3||Matt Swanson||Jan Boehler||Chevrolet||Greg Fournier||Starrett / Mosquito Free|
|5||7||Jon McKennedy||Tommy Baldwin||Chevrolet||Glenn Dixon||Accell Construction|
|6||14||Blake Barney||Richard Barney||Chevrolet||Robert Barney||Atlantic Sprinkler|
|7||15||Chase Dowling||Rob Fuller||Chevrolet||Steven Kopcik||15-40 Connection / S&S Paving|
|8||16||Timmy Solomito||Eric Sanderson||Ford||Stanley Szaban||Starrett|
|9||18||Ken Heagy||Robert Pollifrone||Ford||Desmond Gorman||Buoy One Seafood|
|10||20||Max Zachem||Ken Zachem||Chevrolet||Timothy Armbruster||Lu-Mac?s / Spafco|
|11||21||Ronnie Williams||Joseph Bertuccio||Chevrolet||Michael Bologna||Empower Financial|
|12||22||Kyle Bonsignore||Kyle Bonsignore||Chevrolet||Bobby Foley||Chalew Performance|
|13||24||Andrew Krause||Diane Krause||Toyota||John Cooke||Supreme Mfg|
|14||25||Calvin Carroll||Joe Carroll||Chevrolet||Joe Carroll||Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty|
|15||26||Gary McDonald||Sean McDonald||Chevrolet||Gary McDonald||Lakeland Landscaping Supply / TRC Electric|
|16||33||Wade Cole||Wade Cole||Chevrolet||Richard Rodenbaugh||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil|
|17||35||Andrew Molleur||Mike Molleur||Ford||Rob Fuller||Racechoice.com|
|18||36||Dave Sapienza||Judy Thilberg||Chevrolet||Tommy Grasso||DSR Racing|
|19||38||Dave Salzarulo||Richard Rodenbaugh||Chevrolet||Robert Bourne||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil|
|20||44||Bobby Santos III||Sully Tinio||Chevrolet||Bob Santos||Sully Tinio / Olivas Market|
|21||46||Craig Lutz||Russell Goodale||Chevrolet||Douglas Ogiejko||Riverhead Building Supply|
|22||51||Justin Bonsignore||Kenneth Massa||Chevrolet||Ryan Stone||Phoenix Communications Inc.|
|23||54||Tommy Catalano||Amy Catalano||Chevrolet||Dave Catalano||Catalano Motorsports|
|24||58||Eric Goodale||Edgar Goodale||Chevrolet||Jason Shephard||GAF Roofing|
|25||64||Rob Summers||Mike Murphy||Chevrolet||Steve Lemay||Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical|
|26||75||Chris Pasteryak||Charles Pasteryak||Chevrolet||Nick Walsh||Dawley’s Collision & Custom|
|27||76||Jimmy Blewett||John Blewett Sr.||Chevrolet||Rob Ormsbee||Starrett|
|28||78||Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.||Steven Sutcliffe||Chevrolet||Kevin Anderson||Last Minute Racing|
|29||82||Woody Pitkat||Pamela Hulse||Chevrolet||Jarod Zeltmann||Horton Ave. Materials|
|30||85||Ron Silk||Kevin Stuart||Chevrolet||Kenny Stuart||Stuart Automotive|
|31||89||TBA||John Swanson||Ford||John Swanson||Starrett Tools|
|32||92||Anthony Nocella||Anthony Nocella||Chevrolet||Steve Murphy||Nocella Paving / Airgas / A&D Associates|
Stafford Springs, CT. — Canton, MA, race driver Richard Savary, after many years trying, scored his first ever tour-type modified win at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, CT, Friday night August 31. Savary dominated the Valenti Modified Racing Series sanctioned ‘Lincoln Tech 80’ to win not only his first at the famed speedway, but his first VMRS race of the 2018 season. Savary last won June 6, 2015. Savary is the seventh different winner this season.
Driving the Alloy Wheel Repair / Holstein Roofing # 99, the 54-year old Savary passed race leader Chase Dowling, of Roxbury CT, on lap-26 and was never headed.
Said Savary, “The guys did a great job – had a great car under me. Just tried to pace ourselves. My spotter did a great job slowing me down. I thought there would be cautions so I really was saving as best I could in case there would be cautions.” Savary recognized engine builder Bob Bruneau, Chassis man Joey Kourafas, and the entire crew for their efforts.
Savary admitted a win at Stafford in a tour-type modified was on his bucket list. Something he’d been chasing for a long time.
“We talked about it today. We’ve come close- been fast but never finished the deal so this feels great.” Savary has won in Pro-4 modified competition at Stafford.
A solid run, his best of the season saw, Jeffrey Gallup, of Feeding Hills, MA, finish second, with Portland CT’s, Dave Etheridge finishing third.
Eric Goodale, of Riverhead, NY, and Woody Pitkat, of Bellingham, MA, rounded out the top five.
Ron Silk, Mike Willis Jr, Joey Cipriano, Sammy Rameau, and Andrew Moeller, finished sixth through tenth.
Cipriano, Dowling, and Etheridge won qualifying races. Steve Masse won the consi race.
Reigning champion Anthony Nocella was sidelined with mechanical issues. Sammy Rameau, who entered the race 18-points behind Nocella in the chase for the series title finished ninth.
Andrew Molleur made an impressive showing in Ted Anderson’s # 1 car finishing 10th; his best VMRS finish to date,
14 of the 26 drivers finished on the lead lap. Only one caution flag was needed on lap-9. The race was completed in 34 minutes 39 seconds.
The next event is the rescheduled race on Saturday September 8, at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME. The race was rained out last month.
Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Springs CT
August 31, 2018
Race # 10
Lap Leaders: Dowling (1-25) Savary (26-80)
Cautions Flags: (1) Lap- 9
Margin of Victory: 0.622
Best Lap: Jeff Malave
Best Lap Time: 19.013
Best Speed: 94.672
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Savary, (2) Gallup, (3) Etheridge, (4) Goodale, (5) Pitkat, (6) Silk, (7) Willis, (8) Cipriano, (9) Rameau, (10) Molleur, (11) Meservey, (12) Rocco, (13) Patnode (14) Malave, (15) Perry, (16) Rock, (17) Lashua, (18) Schneider, (19) Bolton (20) Sontag, (21) Robbie, (22) Dowling, (23) Doucette, (24) Flannery (25) Masse (26 DiMatteo
Canaan, NH. – It’s that time of year. School bells ringing, five races remain on the Valenti Modified Racing Series schedule. Labor Day weekend and Stafford Springs Motor Speedway. The point’s battles are shaping up for the fall season run but first things first. The annual ‘Lincoln Tech 80’ happens this Friday, August 31, at Stafford and it looks like the classroom could be full.
Close to 30-cars are expected to compete in the annual event. The roster is filled with top names in modified racing. Drivers from throughout New England are expected to compete. A point’s battle, as in the last few seasons, has tightened for the championship.
Sammy Rameau, the 16-year old driver from Westminster, MA, has worked his way into second place in the standings and is 18-points behind current leader and reigning champion- Anthony Nocella, of Woburn MA.
The battle for third heading to Stafford finds Grantham, New Hampshire’s Mike Willis Jr. and Bellingham, MA, driver Woody Pitkat, the 2015 series champion, are a point apart.
Richard Savary, rookie Cameron Sontag, Todd Patnode, and rookies Derrick Robbie, and Jacob Perry make up the top ten in points following last weeks event at Monadnock. All have indicated they plan to be at Stafford.
Additionally, Ron Silk, series winner at Loudon, NH, in June, Keith Rocco, recent series winner at Waterford, CT, Les Hinckley, 19-time series winner, Eric Goodale, Max Zachem, Dylan Izzo, and Dave Etheridge are also expected.
Donnie Lashua, Jeff Gallup, Dan Meservey Jr, Johnny Kay, Dave Schneider, and Jeff Malave, have indicated their intention to enter the Stafford event.
Main grandstand and ticket booths open at 5:15 pm with qualifying heats at 6:30 PM.