Valenti Modified Racing Series Gets Back At It At Waterford Wings & Wheels

(Press Release from Valenti Modified Racing Series)

After a 3-week summer break, the Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to action, Saturday , August 12, at New London-Waterford Speedbowl as part of the Connecticut tracks annual ‘Wings & Wheels” presentation of open-wheel racing. The race is the first of two events in the month of August. The second is August 19 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME.

Woburn, MA, point leader Anthony Nocella’s lead has been trimmed to 58-points with Jeffrey Gallup, Feeding Hills, MA, still holding on to second in the standings.

Canaan, NH’s veteran Donnie Lashua, and Mike Willis Jr. of Grantham, NH, are separated by one-point. Willis will be debuting a brand new Troyer Chassis modified at the Speedbowl event. Willis finished fourth in last years race.

Matt Mead, of Richmond, NH, Colbey Fournier, of Berkley, MA, and Rob Richardi Jr, of Taunton, MA, are close in points in a battle for fifth.

Familiar faces with VMRS history have indicated their intent to compete.

Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, a two-time series champion, will make his first series start this season. Pasteryak has two VMRS wins at New London-Waterford.

Former series regular Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, returns driving the Ceravolo Race Team # 16 car with 4-time VMRS winner Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, also slated to compete.

Dennis Perry, Anthony Flannery, Dave Etheridge, and Geoff Gernhard are expected.

Qualifying begins at approximately 5:15 PM. VMRS heat races and the 100-lap feature is third in the running order, subject to change if needed.

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  1. Can’t wait to see how Anthony Flannery them what you got man

  2. lets hope for nice weather. and a good turnout.

  3. Is there a rain date?

  4. Fast Eddie says:

    Sounds like the VMRS field should be a good one! Now if the weather would cooperate a little…
    I know people hate early rescheduling, but the odds of a good crowd might be a lot better (and financially helpful) if they wait until Sunday. This is one of my favorite events, but it’s tough to do the 2-1/4 hour ride with a 50-60% chance of rain, particularly after 6:00 pm. And the Speedbowl always has the infamous “fog factor” as well. The way the weather looks now they might get practice and heat races in. Sunday is supposed to be much nicer.
    I’m probably wishful thinking, but I think it would be a good idea for all tracks to have a predetermined “decision time” for races. Not something carved in stone, but something like, ” When the weather is questionable there will be a race decision posted on the website by X:XX a.m./p.m. on race day.” You never find out until the decision is actually made, and no one ever knows when that is. It would make it much easier for fans to decide if it’s worth making trip.

  5. Justafan,

    Track announced today that there is a Sunday rain date for the event.

  6. Sharpie Fan says:

    Thanks Shawn!

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