The Open Vintage Modified Series took to the Waterford Speedbowl on June 2nd, 2018 on a rainy, humid and generally lousy weather day. 8 cars were in attendance. Ben LeVangie brought his 41 car in for the win, followed by Jeff Hummel in his sharp-looking #2 Cavalier. Rounding out the top 3 was Gary Byington in his #30 after he charged back after a mid-race spin. Other finishers included the 04, the 7 of Jim Williams and the 70 of Doug Sogolow. Failing to answer the bell was Art Chartier after losing an engine earlier in the day.
The Open Vintage Modified schedule is now set. We’ll be starting off at Waterford with races on May 19th, June 2nd and July 7th. These are Saturday shows. July 13th and 14th we’ll be racing at Thompson, then back to Waterford on Wednesday July 25th, Saturday August 18th, and Saturday September 22nd.
Stafford will be hosting a two-race INVITATIONAL vintage modified deal; this is not under the banner of the Open Vintage Modifieds. The dates of the first race are April 28th and 29th. The second race will be on September 29th. More information about the ‘invitational’ process will be posted as it becomes known.
Details about the HMS Tire Conditioner race at Star Speedway will also follow.
The Open Vintage Modified Series appreciates your support. We have a nice looking schedule for 2018 and hope to see as many of you as possible at our events.
Once again perfect weather greeted the competitors for the final Open Vintage Modified show @ the Waterford Speedbowl. First across the stripe was Gary Byington by a whisker over the hard charging Ben LeVangie. Tom Beauregard came in third followed by Dave Morgenstein, Ralph Flannery, Jody Tripp and Doug Sogolow.
Failing to make the call for the feature was the Jim Williams car that suffered right front damage in the heat race.
The Open Vintage Modified Series wishes to thank all of our competitors for their support and we look forward to a successful 2018.
Perfect racing weather greeted the competitors as The Open Vintage Modifieds ran the Waterford Speedbowl on August 16th. Gary Byington brought home the win in the Art Chartier owned #7. Following a spirited battle with Ben LeVangie (#41), Jim Kelly (#22) came home 2nd, with LeVangie 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 were Tom Beauregard (#51) and Jim Williams #7NY). Behind them was Doug Sogolow (#70), “Super Dave” Morgenstein (#26) and Charlie Wilcox (#8). There was one quick caution for debris.
Nine cars showed up for the inaugural Open Vintage Modified show at the Waterford Speedbowl with eight cars taking the green. It was “Super Dave” Morgenstein (26) in for the win in his first time out with the series. Second went to Ben LeVangie (41) and third to Tom Beauregard (51) in his newly rebuilt Pinto. Rounding out the top five was Gary Byington in the 7CT and the 7NY of Jim Williams. The rest of the finish included Doug Sogolow (70), Ralph Flannery (201)and the 8 of Charlie Wilcox. A good time was had by all with good, clean racing in the feature under nice weather conditions.
Have a safe vintage modified? Join us on August 16th @ Waterford (a quick, early Wednesday show) for a good time!
- The next race is on July 22nd @ the Waterford Speedbowl. Be there!
To all teams that have purchased new American Racer Tires….these tires will be allowed for the Open Vintage Modified race at Waterford on 7/22. Do not buy any more new tires as we will have a new tire rule effective after that date.
NO NEW TIRES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER WATERFORD.
The past Vintage Outlaw rules are in effect except the tire rule. There are no points or monetary awards to be won.
The Open Vintage Modified Series is happy to announce 3 races dates @ the Waterford Speedbowl. We will be appearing there on July 22nd, August 16th and September 23rd. Also,the American Racer tire rule has been rescinded. Feel free to run whatever you want.
Don’t forget – we also have the HMS Tire Softener open on September 2nd @ Star Speedway.