NEW ENGLAND: Race Director “Muffy” Wildermuth and Valenti Modifieds Part Ways

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CANAAN, N.H. — Wayne “Muffy” Wildermuth’s stint at Race Director for the Valenti Modified Racing Series has come to an end.

After just 10 races at the helm of the New England based modified touring series, Wildermuth and the VMRS have parted ways. He was hired as the Race Director in December of 2015 and has served at each series race this season so far, including the most recent event on Aug. 6 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Wildermuth confirmed the news to Race Chaser Online on Wednesday and also went to his Facebook page with comments of the announcement.

“My run as the Race Director with the VMRS has come to an end,” Wildermuth said. “It just didn’t work out. Some things definitely need to be changed in that series, but I am not the guy to do it. I want to thank the staff that helped me: Jerry Elliott and Laura Elliott, Terry Battle, Bobby Mac, John H Spence Sr., John Spence Jr., Timothy Bennett, Art Grey, Robert Rund and mostly Ben Dodge. Good luck to you all and good luck to the next one.”

Wildermuth becomes the latest leader of the series to part ways. Veteran Warren Alston was the Race Director for the 2015 season, but parted ways with the series in July of last year due to conflicting issues with his full-time job.

VMRS had John Spence Jr., a former series flagman, work in the role for part of the 2014 season. Prior to that, Scott Tapley — the current Race Director at Riverhead Raceway — was the one in charge. The series has struggled to hold one Race Director for a full season for many years.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the series has yet to announce a Race Director for this Saturday night’s event at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.


About the Writer

Kyle Souza is an aspiring Journalism major at the Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.  Souza is Race Chaser Online’s New England motorsports insider, covering everything from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and the PASS North Super Late Models.

When not writing, Souza works at the Seekonk Speedway as the track’s Friday night public address announcer and press writer, and is also the Media Director for both the Granite State Pro Stock Series and the Tri Track Open Modified Series.

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