Canaan, NH – The Valenti Modified Racing Series 10th Anniversary Tour wraps up July with a stop at Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT, this Thursday, July 25.
The series, coming off a very competitive event at Oxford, ME, this past weekend, also features a hotly contested points battle for the 2013 championship.
Millis, MA, driver Tommy Barrett saw his 18- point lead cut to two by Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, the Oxford, winner.
Both drivers are expected entries for the Thompson show, the second of three races there this year. The first event was lost to rain in May.
Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, will head to Thompson now ranked third in the point’s race. Savary recently stated he is not concerned about the point standings but is more focused on winning races. The second-generation driver has a lot of experience at the Thompson oval.
Louie Mechalides of Tyngsboro, MA, and Norman Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, will enter the Thursday night special.
A host of others expected include, two-time series champion Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, Dan Meservey Jr, of Brewster, Ma, Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, and reigning series champion, Jon McKennedy, of E.Chelmsford, MA.
Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, last year’s winner of the July event, confirmed his intent to enter the race on Monday.
Thompson Speedway has announced, anyone holding tickets for the rained-out May 15th race is urged to use them this week. The May 15th tickets are the official rain checks for this event. However, if those tickets are not used on July 25, they will be accepted for any Thompson race event of equal or lesser value.
Qualifying heat races are scheduled for 6:00 PM with an autograph session scheduled for 7:30 PM on the speedway midway.
The headline event, the ‘Thompson 75’ is slated for an approximate 8:30 PM start.