Chris Pasteryak Opens Valenti Modified Racing Series Season With Victory At Monadnock

Chris Pasteryak celebrates Saturday at Monadnock Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

Chris Pasteryak celebrates Saturday at Monadnock Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

Early last week Chris Pasterayak had said an open test session at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. on April 23 for his team had done well to shake some of the bugs of out his car.

Saturday at the track it looked like that effort to shake the negative out of his car paid off handsomely for his team.

Pasteryak, of Lisbon, scored victory in the Valenti Modified Racing Series season opening Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100 at Monadnock Speedway.

Kirk Alexander of West Swanzey, N.H. was second and Russ Hersey of Swanzey, N.H. third. Pasteryak started sixth in the 22-car field.

According to The Chrome Horn, Pasteryak, a two series champion, went by reigning series champion Woody Pitkat of Stafford for the lead at the halfway point and never trailed again. Pitkat ended up eighth.


  1. NH Mark says

    No surprise here. Looking at the entry list there was really only a few cars who had a shot to win. The 5 being one of them. The next two open series events at Monadnock will have all the big names in modified racing.

  2. Andy Boright says

    I thought it was a very good race. Pasteryak got the lead, but he was always challenged from that point until the end of the race. Alexander looked to have a slightly faster car, and Jon McKennedy was making a bid for the lead, when he spun out attempting to pass Pasteryak on the inside.

    I don’t think any of those “other tours” are going to have any better racing than what I saw last night, and I’m keeping my plans open for May 21st, as the big race hasn’t exactly been overwhelmed with entries. It would not surprise me in the least if there is a last minute cancellation of that event, or it gets a quick pull of the plug due to “weather”.

  3. No matter the circumstances they came prepared and won. Congratulations Chris great job!

  4. 23 cars? That’s pretty pathetic. Not long ago they were pushing 40 at the Waterford opener.

  5. Jerry the builder says

    Way to go Chris

  6. NH Mark says

    Entry list for May 21st includes Hirshman, Hossfeld, Lia, Preece, Szegedy, Goodale, Hinkley, McKennedy, Pasteryak and Seusss among others. That’s a solid top 10. A lot of championships right there alone.

  7. Not a big deal
    It is like competing with lower class drivers

  8. Andy Boright says

    The entry list for May 21st barely busts 30 cars with a lot of field fillers. As long as Larry has a say, I would not be surprised to see this show canceled. The promotion of this event certainly hasn’t been “big time”.

  9. I have my doubts about this event too but there are plenty of fast cars registered. Two drivers who ran Talledega this weekend included. The MTS Facebook page shows a lot of vendor sponsorship. I’ll give them a shot on May 21st.

  10. You can probably cross Hirchman, Hossfield, and any other ROC driver or team off the list… One of their early events in the season was rescheduled for May 21st

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