Canaan, NH. – Huntingdon Valley, PA., driver
Rowan Pennink and Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT., winners at
Thompson (CT) Speedway this season, hope to repeat this weekend when
the Valenti Modified Racing Series competes at the annual World
Series of Speedway Racing, Saturday night, October 13, for the first
time. Track owner Donald Hoenig added the series to the annual event
Pennink won the VMRS race in May while Christopher scored his
victory in July. Christopher will wheel Joe Brady’s # 00 car.
Pennink is currently giving chase to two-time series champion Jon
McKennedy, of E.Chelmsford, MA. Last week Pennink claimed the
victory at Seekonk (MA) Speedway closing the gap to 37 points behind
McKennedy in his chase for the title.
Pennink always runs well at Thompson. He’ll need a good run to
challenge McKennedy for the championship at Lee, NH., in two weeks
“I’m excited to go to Thompson coming down to the closing of the
season,” said Pennink. “Gonna have to start 18th there but the 25
car is always strong at Thompson so hopefully we’ll be back up
Top point men including McKennedy, Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT.,
Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH., and Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA.,
are all entered in Saturday’s event. 9-points separate Pasteryak and
Wrenn in their battle for third in the standings.
Other entries include Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT., Tommy
Barrett, of Millis, MA., Doug Coby, of Milford, CT., Todd Owen, of
Somers, CT., Max Zachem, of Preston, CT. and veteran Charlie
Pasteryak, of Lisbon.
The VMRS will battle in a 75-lap feature scheduled for a 7:30 PM
start. Qualifying races will be run at 2:15 PM.