Canaan, N.H. – Lisbon, CT., driver Chris Pasteryak will be honored this Saturday night when the Valenti Modified Racing Series presents it’s 9th Annual Awards Banquet at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, West Springfield, MA. Pasteryak will be crowned series champion for the second time. He was the 2008 champion.
The 31-year-old second generation driver won three races in 2011. He opened the season with a victory at Waterford, CT., in April, followed it with a win at Lee, NH., in July, and a popular victory at Stafford, CT., in September. Pasteryak drove to nine top-five finishes.
The MRS annual “Achievement” awards will be presented. Hoosier Tire East, Sunoco Hard Charger, Mountainside Graphix Rookie of the Year, SPAFCO Most Improved Driver, Tough Luck, Sportsmanship, Crew Member of the Year, Above and Beyond, and Dedication to Racing awards will be handed out. The recipients are chosen by series officials.