Valenti Modified Racing Series Management Releases Race Director Guy Beaudoin

Valenti Modified Racing Series owner Jack Batmen confirmed Tuesday that Guy Beaudoin has been released as the racing director for the series.

Bateman said he had to make the decision to release Beaudoin after he was involved in an altercation Friday evening at Stafford Motor Speedway.

“We have to part ways with Guy,” Bateman said. “I like him and I think he’s a nice guy, but it wasn’t working. What happened Friday wasn’t the only reason, but we had to do something after that.”

Beaudoin was brought on as assistant race director for the series in July and served as racing director for the last four events.

It’s unclear who will serve in the race director capacity for the series going forward. There are three events left in the season, at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway on Saturday, at Thompson International Speedway on Oct. 13 and at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. on Oct. 21.

Beaudoin was involved in an altercation with Brian Crowley, a crew member for Gary Casella’s Valenti Modified Racing Series team, in the parking lot at Stafford Speedway late Friday. Stafford was hosting the CarQuest Fall Final racing card Friday-Sunday.

Casella fields a car in the Valenti Modified Racing Series for driver Rowan Pennink. Beaudoin said he had issues with members of the Casella team since taking over as race director.

“Gary Casella always thought we were going after him,” Beaudoin said.

On Friday evening Beaudoin approached Crowley in the parking lot at Stafford Speedway inquiring about issues between the Casella team and series officials. Crowley said he didn’t want to have a conversation about the ongoing issues and asked Beaudoin to move away from him. When Beaudoin continued to approach Crowley and bump him several times, the verbal argument escalated and briefly became physical between the two.

Later in the evening Casella charged at Beaudoin and confronted him about going after Crowley before onlookers got between the two.

Bateman said Tuesday that he has not decided yet if there will be any penalty for anybody involved with the Casella team.

“Jack Bateman never asked me what happened,” Beaudoin said. “He said ‘I heard there was incident.’ He never let me tell my story. … Why should I lose my job and them not be penalized. They wanted me out, they got me out. They got what they wanted.”

Attempts to reach Crowley on Tuesday evening were unsuccessful.

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