As the New England Pro-4 Modifieds come to the 2012 Thompson World Series for their last race of the season, there will be some exciting racing to be seen. Rob Richardi, Jr. in the #12 has clinched the 2012 New England Pro-4 Modified Championship after his win at Stafford on September 29th; however, he is on a mission to win the Thompson World Series race to complete the season with three wins in a row; Monadnock, Stafford and hopefully Thompson. In the second points position is David Richardi in the #00 who has been battling with the #07 of Phil Lausier for the second place point position. There is only 10 points separating the two coming into the Thompson race, so you will see some sparks flying with those two cars for sure. In addition, our “Limited” NEP4M has a battle going on between the #75 of Dick Dubois and the #86 of Mark Charette who are only 18 points apart for the “Limited” Pro 4 Championship. The “Limited” Pro 4’s are a division within the Pro 4’s that was promoted as a less expensive alternative to introduce more racers to an open wheeled touring racing experience. The goal with developing the “ Limited” Division was to allow racers that are currently in mini-stock racecars, to be able to move up into a touring division without having to sell all their equipment and spare parts. The “Limited” Pro-fours compete at the same time as the Pro-4 Mods creating a race within a race. We consider it a feeding division for the regular Pro-4s. (More information about the “Limited” Pro-4’s is available in our Rulebook at “Pro4mods.com).
The New England Pro-4 Modifieds have had a great year in 2012. Even with a struggling economy we had good car count and have put on some of the best shows of all the divisions at the various tracks we travel to and have had at least 4 photo-finishes for some exciting racing.
In addition, the New England Pro-4 Modifieds joined forces with the Canadian Pro-4 racecars for two shows. We hosted the Canadian Pro- 4s at our race at Twin State and we were hosted by the Canadians at Delaware and Flamboro in Canada. Unfortunately, the Delaware race got rained out but we had a photo finish at Flamboro with the #12 of Rob Richardi, Jr. and the #00 of David Richardi, with Rob ultimately being declared the winner.
The New England Pro-4 Modifieds are a unique division in that they are extremely competitive and race each other hard, but help each other out when they are having difficulties with their cars. Car count is extremely important to the club; especially as a touring division and everyone within the club goes out of their way to make sure everyone can get their cars to the races. They share parts, work on each other’s cars, etc. There are cars available for sale in both divisions. If anyone is interested, please give Rob Richardi Sr., President of the New England Pro-4 Modifieds at (508) 238-9304.
Sources: P4MNE PR