Rocco Wins VMRS – Thompson World Series 50
(Thompson, CT.) — Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT., started outside front row, fought off the challenges of Todd Szegedy and later Woody Pitkat, to go on and win the 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT Saturday night., October 17,
The win was Rocco’s second VMRS at Thompson and his 6th career series win.
Chris Pasteryak Wins VMRS 80 at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—The Valenti Modified Racing Series made its final visit of thte 2015 season to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 6th Annual VMRS 80. Chris Pasteryak took the lead from Woody Pitkat on a restart with 20 laps to go and then held Pitkat off to the checkered flag to pick up his 5th VMRS feature win of the 2015 season.
The race began with Dylan Kopec taking the lead from the pole with Norm Wrenn, Rowan Pennink, Todd Szeged, and Keith Rocco making up the top-5. The caution came out with 6 laps complete as Dan Meservey took a spin through the frontstretch infield.
Kopec took the lead back under green and he held the lead until lap-9 when Rowan Pennink moved to the front. Pennink’s time out front was short lived as Todd Szegedy took the lead on lap-12, but his time at the front was even shorter than Pennink’s as Woody Pitkat took over the lead on lap-13. By lap-20, Pitkat was still in the lead with Szegedy in second and Ted Christopher third. Keith Rocco was fourth and Kopec had fallen back to fifth.
Points Leader Chris Pasteryak Ready for VMRS 80 at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a dismal start to the 2015 Valenti Modified Racing Series season, Chris Pasteryak has turned on the afterburners with 4 wins and he finds himself leading the championship standings as the VMRS comes to Stafford this Friday night, September 4th for the VMRS 80. Pasteryak is a former VMRS winner at Stafford in September of 2011 and another win at Stafford would continue the positive surge he and his #5 team sponsored by Seals-It, Sunoco Race Fuels, Dawley’s Collision and Custom, and Bilstein Shocks have been on.
“Another win at Stafford would be great,” said Pasteryak. “Before this year, our Stafford win was my last win in a modified. It took me 4 years to get back to victory lane so I’m trying to savor every one because you never know when it’ll be your last win. It feels pretty good to be leading the points. We only got the point lead because Woody skipped the Oxford race, but we finished last in the first Stafford race that Woody won, so that’s kind of an even swap. He’s not going to go away, he’s good at the three remaining tracks on the schedule and he’s going to be tough. Todd Patnode is also good at the last three tracks and if we’re not careful, he might walk away with the whole thing.”
Pasteryak Takes Point Lead To Stafford Friday
Canaan, NH.– Thanks to a dominating performance at Oxford Plains (ME) Saturday, the absence of a couple of key men atop the point standings, and a well prepared family race car, Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, emerged from the weekend as an 11-point leader in the standings for the Valenti Modified Racing Series with three races remaining on the schedule. The first of the three is the 6th annual VMRS 80, Friday night September 4, at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, CT.
Instead of looking up at the leaders, Pasteryak will be looking over his shoulder at Todd Patnode, Woody Pitkat, Todd Szegedy, and Norm Wrenn.
Pasteryak Becomes Title Contender With Oxford 100 Win
Oxford, Maine. – Two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion Chris Pasteryak of Jewett City, CT, dominated Saturday’s running of the ‘Oxford 100’ to become the seventh different winner in seven races at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine. The race was the headline event on the eve of the 42nd running of the famed ‘Oxford 250.’
Pasteryak from his pole starting position led all but 20-laps enroute to his fourth VMRS win this season and his 10th career victory. He is now tied for fourth with Rowan Pennink, each with 10 wins, on the series all-time win list.
Hinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock
Winchester, NH. – Emotionally drained after completing a 100-lap race slowed once by a minor spin, Les Hinckley III, of Windsor Locks, CT, sat for a brief period speaking only with series officials, before exiting his race car to a cheering crowd and well wishers.
The Windsor Locks, CT, driver had just completed his journey back to racing and won the Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Victor Johnson 100’, Saturday night, Aug 22, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.