East West Showdown at Albany-Saratoga
Speedway To Resume on Friday
Modified Racing Series and RoC Modified Series to Compete
Series PR Report

The much anticipated matchup of New England's Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.Com and the New York based, ROC DART Asphalt Series, resumes Friday night, May 21, when both sanctioning groups embark on the famed Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, New York.

The race, originally scheduled April 18, was rained out after two qualifying heats were completed. Forty-nine race teams were attempting to qualify for the 100 lap feature when the skies opened forcing postponement.

“Pistol Pete” Brittain, Allentown, New Jersey., won the first qualifying race while Koszela Speed Rookie Of The Year contender Norman Wrenn, Nashua, NH., passed race leader Joe Doucette, Framingham, MA., on the last lap to capture the second heat race.

The third qualifying race was the victim of rain and even sleet resulting in the decision to postpone the program until this Friday night. Another rookie candidate, Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA. was the early race leader. The 12 lap event will be restarted on lap three.

A fourth round of qualifying is scheduled as well as two last chance consolation races. 

Drivers expected to return include 2009 MRS champion, Jon McKennedy, E.Chelmsford, MA., and 2009 ROC champion, Matt Hirschman., Northampton, PA.

All Albany-Saratoga divisions will be in action. Racing starts at 6:45 PM.  Rain checks from the postponed program will be honored.

Scenes from practiceand the heat races at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Top - Leif Tillotson Photo, Bottom - Jim Dupont Photo)