NORTHEAST: Valenti Modified Racing Series Charging Towards 2015

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WINCHESTER, N.H. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Dave Brown photo —

As the Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS) enters its 12th season of action, the driver roster and staff is quickly starting to come together. The series has announced several schedule changes and added staff for the season.

New Race Director

The VMRS has announced that long-time Northeast flagman and well-respected official Warren Alston will be taking the Race Director role for the upcoming season. Alston was the flagman for the series in 2014 and also has done work up top for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, making him a great asset to the tour and  someone who will bring along lots of knowledge and experience.

“I have a great team of fellow officials that make up our team,” Alston said. “I have been lucky to work with some of the best as race directors; Kip Childress, Ronnie Rice, Brian Vance, Dave Baker, Scott Tapley and Les Westerfield. I will do my best for the team’s competitors and my fellow officials. Thank you for the support as we look forward to a great 2015.”

Twin 50-lappers

The VMRS has announced that the June event at the Lee USA Speedway will be twin fifty lap feature events, as opposed to the originally-planned 100 lap main.  The decision comes on the heels of multiple seasons with 100 lap main events that saw extreme tire maintenance and drivers hanging around out back. The move to the twin 50 lap shootouts will force drivers to go right from the drop of the green flag and do everything they can to get to the front.

“It’s exciting that they are trying something new to make the racing better. I’m not sure if it’s going to work or not but its worth a shot,” VMRS driver Steve Masse told Race Chaser Online.

Season Opener

Series officials have released a statement via their Facebook page regarding the current status of the opening race for this season:

“The Valenti Modified Racing Series season opener has changed. Monadnock Speedway will host the opener on Saturday, April 18, with a practice session scheduled Saturday, April 11. The series is expecting to hear from New London-Waterford Speedbowl in the next couple of weeks with regard to their schedule.”

It remains to be seen what races (if any) will be held at New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the tour in 2015.  Even though VMRS has opened their season there for many years, the delay in the sale of the facility has pushed the schedule back.

For more information on the Valenti Modified Racing series, visit www.themodifiedracingseries.com.

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