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McKennedy Rides Unfamiliarity to Victory

Posted By Tj Ingerson on April 1, 2012

Follow Vermont Motorsports Magazine on Twitter for Budweiser Blastoff updatesJon McKennedy had a dominating performance in his first race with Art Barry, leading all 100-laps and winning the Valenti Modified Racing Series Budweiser Blastoff 100. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)PHOTO: Jon McKennedy had a dominating performance in his first race with Art Barry, leading all 100-laps and winning the Valenti Modified Racing Series Budweiser Blastoff 100. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

--by T.J. Ingerson

WATERFORD, Conn. --
Jon McKennedy is no stranger to Valenti Modified Series victory lane. The two-time series champion sits third all-time in series victories. However, his familiar No. 73 was missing from the Waterford Speedbowl for the opening race. Read Full Story

AT THE TRACK: 2012 Budweiser Blastoff Sunday

Posted By Tj Ingerson on April 1, 2012

Follow Vermont Motorsports Magazine on Twitter for Budweiser Blastoff updatesThe morning pit party was a highlight of the Budweiser Blastoff Weekend at Waterford Speedbowl. (Ricky St. Clair/VMM photo)PHOTO: The morning pit party was a highlight of the Budweiser Blastoff Weekend at Waterford Speedbowl. (Ricky St. Clair/VMM photo)

-- by Ricky St. Clair and T.J. Ingerson

WATERFORD, Conn. --
The day has finally arrived that New England racing fans have circled on their calendars for months. Budweiser Blastoff Sunday is here. The six features on the card exhibits some of the best talent in New England. That talent and the mostly sunny weather Mother Nature has provided should result in a great day of racing. Read Full Story

Hinckley: Self-Motivated

Posted By Tj Ingerson on March 31, 2012

Follow Vermont Motorsports Magazine on Twitter for Budweiser Blastoff updatesLes Hinckley won't change his approach despite missing that elusive series championship. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)PHOTO: Les Hinckley won't change his approach despite missing that elusive series championship. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

--by Ricky St. Clair

WATERFORD, Conn. --
Les Hinckley doesn’t need any criticism to fuel his motivation for the 2012 Valenti Modified Racing Series season.

Despite 14 top-10 finishes in 15 starts last season, the Windsor Locks, Conn., native finished 14-points away from being the series champion. Hinckley said the disparagement within the New England racing community doesn’t faze him. Read Full Story

SATURDAY WRAP: Blastoff at the Bowl

Posted By Tj Ingerson on March 31, 2012

Follow Vermont Motorsports Magazine on Twitter for Budweiser Blastoff updatesThe ground pounding Modifieds prepare to practice during the Budweiser Blastoff qualifying day at Waterford Speedbowl. The lineups have now been set, and the racing season will begin at noon on Sunday. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)PHOTO: The ground pounding Modifieds prepare to practice during the Budweiser Blastoff qualifying day at Waterford Speedbowl. The lineups have now been set, and the racing season will begin at noon on Sunday. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

--by T.J. Ingerson and Ricky St. Clair

WATERFORD, Conn --
Racing season is finally here for us, as we saw race cars circle the Waterford Speedbowl today in actual competition. Hallelujah. A little rain may have delayed the start at Waterford on Saturday afternoon, but it didn't dampen many spirits. 28 Valenti Modified Racing Series cars attempted to qualify for the Budweiser Blastoff 100 lid lifter. Read Full Story