CLAREMONT, N.H. -- Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, Mass. earned his first True Value Modified Racing Series victory of the season on Friday night at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, N.H., while home-track favorite Dwight Jarvis of Ascutney, Vt. finished second.
Jarvis, a 13-time track champion at Twin State and the 2006 TVMRS champion, came from the 24th and final starting position to briefly lead the Granite State Harley-Davidson 100 after the halfway point, but lost the lead to three-time TVMRS champion Kirk Alexander of West Swanzey, N.H. on lap 68. Three laps later, McKennedy passed both Jarvis and Alexander on the backstretch to take command. During the shuffle, Jarvis took second place away from Alexander, and the three held on to finish in that order.
Eddie Dachenhausen finished fourth, one spot better than point leader Steve Masse, winner at Barre's Thunder Road two weeks ago. The balance of the unofficial top-ten was completed by Chris Pasteryak, Les Hinckley, Rob Goodenough, Sean Bodreau, and Mike Holdridge.
Springfield driver Bruce Batchelder returned to the series to finish 13th, while Peter Jarvis, Dwight's brother, finished 15th.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Granite State Harley-Davidson 100
True Value Modified Racing Series -- Twin State Speedway, Claremont, N.H.
Friday, June 5, 2009
1. Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass.
2. Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney
3. Kirk Alexander, West Swanzey, N.H.
4. Eddie Dachenhausen, Danbury, Conn.
5. Steve Masse, Bellingham, Mass.
6. Chris Pasteryak, Jewett City, Conn.
7. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, Conn.
8. Rob Goodenough, Swanzey, N.H.
9. Sean Bodreau, Claremont, N.H.
10. Mike Holdridge, Madison, Conn.
11. Jacob Dore, Sanford, Me.
12. Joe Doucette, Framingham, Mass.
13. Bruce Batchelder, Springfield
14. Doug Coby, Milford, Conn.
15. Peter Jarvis, Ascutney
16. John Cleary, Madison, Conn.
17. Jimmy Dolan, Bethel, Conn.
18. Eddy Spiers, Beacon Falls, Conn.
19. Mike Douglas, Jr., Auburn, N.H.
20. Butch Perry, Ashaway, R.I.
21. Rowan Pennink, Huntington Valley, Pa.
22. Shelly Perry, Westerly, R.I.
23. Todd Patnode, Swanzey, N.H.
24. Jack Bateman, Canaan, N.H.