Jump Start: Chris Pasteryak To Points Lead In Valenti Mod Racing Series After Oxford Plains Win

Chris Pasteryak (Photo: Tiesha DiMaggio/Vault Crew Productions)

Chris Pasteryak (Photo: Tiesha DiMaggio/Vault Crew Productions)

The late season run at a third Valenti Modified Racing Series championship kicked in Saturday for Chris Pasteryak.

Pasteryak, of Lisbon, won in domination fashion in Saturday’s 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Me.

And the victory proved big for Pasteryak in the standings.

Woody Pitkat of Stafford led the standings going into the event, with Todd Patnode of Richmond, N.H. second in the points and Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield third.

Pitkat and Szegedy were both forced to miss the event at Oxford Plains Speedway because of commitments to their NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams, which were competing Saturday in the Riverhead 200 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

With Pitkat and Szegedy missing, and Patnode finishing 10th, Pasteryak jumped from fourth to the points lead with three events remaining this year.

Patnode remains in second place with Pitkat falling to third and Szegedy to fourth. Unofficially, Pasteryak holds an 11 point lead over Patnode, with Pitkat 17 points behind in third and Szegedy 47 points behind in fourth.

Pasteryak won Valenti Modified Racing Series championships in 2008 and 2011.

Kevin Iannarelli of Groton, Mass. had a career best second place finish at Oxford and Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks was third.

The Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to action Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.


  1. knuckles mahoney says

    Well let’s see. Last 4 races for Hinckley. 2nd at the Turkey Derby. 5th at the first Monadnock race and the rear end blew out of the car in practice and had to come from the rear, came in the pits 5 times during the feature to get the car right. A win at the last Monadnock. And a 3rd last night in the 25 Roscoe Racing car. That’s pretty good I would say. I got slammed earlier this year when I said the picks to drive the 16 and 64 were terrible. The 16 has 1 top five in 12 races, and a 19th last night in one of the premier prepped cars on the tour. Sorry that just doesn’t cut it. The 64, i’m not even gonna go there, just look up the results.

  2. I’m happy for Pasteryak but not what Woody wanted to see. Woody is still in the hunt though. The 42 car did finish seventh with McKennedy driving but I don’t think the MRS awards both an owner and drivers points championship. Should make for an interesting night at Stafford on Friday.

  3. it dont what chris dose owner chamsionship wins its not divers champion

  4. Bob,
    There’s a driver’s championship and owners title.

  5. Would it not make sense for the VMRS to not have races scheduled the same day as the WMT so that drivers that want to run both series could do so? Or, do they just not want a WMT driver to win the title?

  6. jim phillips says

    They don’t want non regulars in there series

  7. But even the “regulars” don’t show up for all of their races.

  8. I believe the owner points get the check and the driver points get a trophy at the end of the year.

  9. Oxford only run the VRMS as the Saturday night portion of the Oxford 250 weekend. So, that is the only date they would probably be able to get from the track.

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