WINCHESTER, N.H. >> On Saturday, the mountains of southern New Hampshire will be echoing the sound of the mighty tour type modified engines as the Valenti Modified Racing Series will highlight the 2016 season opener at Monadnock Speedway.
The high-banked, quarter-mile track will host six exciting race divisions in addition to the Valenti Modified Racing Series including the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Lightning Stocks and Young Guns.
This past Saturday, the speedway held its annual test and tune session, where a large attendance of Valenti Modified Racing Series teams and the speedway's feature NASCAR division Sportsman Modified competitors took to the track to shake down their open wheel race machines. The Sportsman Modified teams will see a rise in new competition as new teams have registered to compete in the very popular weekly division. Some of the new competitors who were present were Mike Willis Jr, Frank Hirt III, Geoff Rollins and Cameron Sontag. The track's other weekly divisions also took advantage of the practice session.
A new crop of Young Gun competitors (ages 12-15) were also in attendance to learn their way around the track before their big debut on Saturday. The new group seemed very excited and a bit nervous, however did very well in their session and track management looks forward to seeing their growth in competition throughout the season.
The 2016 Bond Auto Spring Dash 100 will start at 5 p.m. on April 30. Pit gates open at 11 a.m., with practice starting at 2 p.m. The main grandstand area will open at 3 p.m.
For more information, log on to the speedway's website at www.monadnockspeedway.com.