Archive for December 5th, 2011

Preece Takes Advantage Of Opportunity

Earns First NASCAR Track Title At Stafford

Daytona Beach, FL — The 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season was a test of mettle for driver Ryan Preece. He made the grade with a championship winning year.

After four full-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour seasons, Preece, 21, of Berlin, Conn., parted with his tour team last December. He began a brief job search that resulted in two full-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified rides. He also wound up with 10 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts with four different teams.

With all those opportunities, Preece was determined to rack up the results. He won his first NASCAR track championship in the SK Modified division at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway, and was runner-up to 1010 national champion Keith Rocco in the Sunoco Modified division point race at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

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Pasteryak Crowned Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion

West Springfield, MA. — Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT., was crowned 2011 Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion last night at the 8th annual awards banquet. The event was held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Three wins, and 9 top-five finishes paved the way to the title for the 31 year old second-generation driver.

Pasteryak thanked his wife, parents, family, friends, crewmembers, and sponsors, for their support in helping him reach his goal. The new two-time champion recognized and thanked series officials and the media. Pasteryak was the series champion in 2008.

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