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Jarvis Hoping Home Track Advantage Helps, Hirschman To Sub At Twin State

- Justin St. Louis on 14 Oct 2010

Dwight Jarvis heads home to Twin State Speedway this weekend. (Leif Tillotson photo)PHOTO: Dwight Jarvis heads home to Twin State Speedway this weekend. (Leif Tillotson photo)

(From series press release)

Dwight Jarvis, the veteran racer from Ascutney, Vt., knows a thing or two about Twin State Speedway. He has been a multi-time winner and a champion there during his long illustrious career, and the 2006 Modified Racing Series champion hopes his knowledge and success at his old stomping grounds will benefit him this weekend when the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by, returns to its roots as part of the third annual "Fall Challenge" at the Claremont, N.H., facility.

The popular open-wheel series, recently added to this weekend's 10-division program, comes to the Upper Valley with a very competitive finish to the season and a two-car battle for the title between Jarvis and defending champion, Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, Mass.

Jarvis finished 12th in the 100-lap event at Seekonk, Mass., last weekend. McKennedy won the event, his third this season. That resulted in Jarvis dropping back 41 points behind McKennedy. With only one race left at Lee, N.H., after this weekend's two-day program, Jarvis hopes for strong finishes the next two weeks.

Northampton, Pa., driver Matt Hirschman was named Monday as a substitute driver for Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Hirschman will pilot the Gary Casella-owned No. 25 while Pennink is committed to race at Thompson, Conn. Hirschman won the 2008 Fall Challenge race at Twin State, and is the 2010 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour Champion.

Additional expected entries include, Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, Conn., Steven Masse of Bellingham, Mass., 2008 champion Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, Conn., Ken Barry of Preston, Conn., Todd Annarummo of Swansea, Mass., Rob Goodenough of Swanzey, N.H., and Jack Bateman of Canaan, N.H., another long-time veteran with many years of Twin State experience.

Previous winners of the MRS portion of the Fall Challenge are Hirschman in 2008 and the 2009 Koszela Speed Rookie of the Year, Jacob Dore of Sanford, Me.

Qualifying races take place on Saturday at 1:30pm, with feature races on Sunday at 12:00 noon. The MRS race is scheduled for a 3:00pm start.


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