Canaan, NH – In an usual turn of events, the
Valenti Modified Racing Series will try to compete for the first
time since July 29th, when the traveling series visits Monadnock
Speedway, Winchester, NH., this Saturday, August 25.
“It’s never happened,” said series announcer John Spence, reacting
to three consecutive events postponed, forcing races rescheduled and
a cancellation. “Been here since the series started. We’ve had
rainouts but not to this extreme. The last race we ran was a makeup
date (July 29) from the July 26th show at Thompson. We have not
turned a lap since. This is the stretch drive. With Waterford
rescheduled to September 8, and Seekonk (Aug 18) cancelled, we have
six races left and some good points battles happening. We need good
weather on our side, for the competitors,fans, and track owners,”
Hopefully things will turn around this Saturday, August 25, when the
VMRS rolls into Monadnock for a 100-lap event, the final appearance
there this season.
At stake is the 22-point lead in the season standings by Jon
McKennedy, of E.Chelmsford, MA.,over Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon
Valley, PA. McKennedy has won twice at Monadnock, while Pennink, a
five-time series winner, is looking for his first there.
Former Monadnock winners, Dwight Jarvis, of Ascutney, VT., and Rob
Goodenough, of Swanzey, NH., are expected. Defending Series
Champion, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT., will also compete.