Pairo Takes OVS Win
(8.20.12) Paul Pairo of Andover NJ. picked up his first win of the season in the NY State Shootout. After starting on the pole for the feature Pairo wasted little time in distancing himself from the rest of the field. Second place starting Super Dave Parker and third place starter Tommy Kosch had a fierce battle for second spot with Kosch finally getting by on an inside move off turn 4. Kosch then set his sights on Pairo who had built up a 3/4 straight away lead. Kosch caught Pairo with 5 laps remaining but could not get by. Paul Pairo drove an outstanding race and made no mistakes. Even as Pairo and Kosch raced through lapped traffic Pairo never made a mistake. Back in the field Super Dave Parker, Big Daddy Don Boonstra and Roberto Gonzales put on a race of there own as the trio of drivers had a dog fight of a battle with Parker taking home 3rd, Boonstra 4th and Gonzales 5th. Thanks to Pairo Electrical Contractors for sponsoring the nights races.
Next up on the WFMT schedule is the lightning fast Shellhammers Speedway on Sept. 8th.
Paul Pairo holds off Tommy Kosch as the two former champions battle for the win at OVS.
(Photo courtesy of John Sainz)
Tommy Kosch leads Roberto Gonzales and Dave Parker.
(Photo courtesy of John Sainz)
Kosch Takes Asphalt Win at Wall
(8.8.12) The last minute addition of Wall Stadium to the WFMT schedule didn't trip up dirt master Tommy Kosch as he took the win in front of the saturday night crowd at Wall Stadium in an event that was a combined show with the MOM modifieds. The Trenton Tornado, Tom Ervin, pocketed the $100 as the modified winner over John Kazmierski and Andrew Schuster.
Robin Ervin started the RKE Athletic sponsored race on the pole from her heat race win and jumped out to an early lead with Kosch, Arnold Riley and Marty Kendall in pursuit. Kosch was able to make the pass at the 3/4 mark to take the lead while Kendall and Riley battled for 3rd, with Kendall edging out Riley on the last lap. Kenny Lund nursed home his damaged car from a heat race tangle for fifth and newcomer, Bill Richards rounded out the field in sixth
Tommy Kosch took the $100 for the WFMT feature win.
(Photo courtesy of Randall Farhy)
Tom Ervin took home another feature win in the MOM portion of the event.
(Photo courtesy of Randall Farhy)
Bethel Rained Out
(7.28.12) With heavy rains this morning and more rain and thunderstorms expected tonight, Bethel Motor Speedway has cancelled tonights racing program.The next WFMT event will be at Oakland Valley on August 18th.
Bethel Date Moved to July 28th
(7.10.12) The WFMT event scheduled for Saturday July 21st has been moved to it's raindate of July 28th. Our debut at Bethel last year was one of the highlights of the season exposing a new audience to microstock racing and hopefully this event will be a good one also. We already have sponsorship of the race confirmed with Frankie's Hot Dogs possibly more on the way.
(7.6.12) The WFMT race scheduled for Saturday July 7th has been postponed till further notice. We hope to be back at Shellhammers on Sept. 8th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Shellhammers Date Called Off
(5.1.12) With a turnout of less than three cars expected, this weekends event at Shellhammers has been cancelled. A decision will be made shortly concerning the future of the series.
2012 WFMT Season Opener Rescheduled
(4.2.12) Due to rain this past weekend, Oakland Valley Speedway was forced to cancel their pre-season practice, which has pushed thier race dates up one week along with the WFMT season opener originally scheduled for April 7th. We will be using our raindate of April 14th which will also be Oakland Valley's Season Opener as well. The open practice session at OVS originally scheduled for last weekend will now be held on Sat April 7th from 1-6.2012
Mahoning Valley Engines WFMT Legal
In our ongoing efforts to promote micro stock racing, the WFMT has agreed to allow the Mahoning Valley microstocks Sealed LO 206 package to compete with the WFMT this season.
2012 WFMT Schedule Finalized
The World Formula Modified Tour is proud to announce that the 2012 schedule has been finalized. The seventh season of racing has the tour returning to all of it's regular tracks, both new and old in a spread out schedule that runs from April to October. Oakland Valley Speedway opens the season on April 7th, and will host four events including the Twin 20's on June 2nd. Shellhammers Speedway is back after a weather plagued 2011 with three events, and Bethel Speedway will see action with a July race date. Returning to the schedule this year is Poughkeepsie Speedway, which will host two special events - The Jack Bellinato Memorial and the season ending Empire 50. The WFMT tried our best to avoid as many conflicts as possible with other tracks to give everyone the opportunity to experience some new venues, with Bethel and both Poughkeepsie dates falling on off weekends for Wall's Sunday Series. The complete schedule can be found on the schedule page.
Also, we are close to securing a location for our awards banquet and should be making an announcement shortly.
Lund Sweeps at Novemberfest - Parker Takes Title
With both of their title hopes coming down to the final event of the year, Don Boonstra and Dave Parker came into Novemberfest each with a plan in mind - to keep the other behind them at the finish. Things got underway quickly in the first feature, with Boonstra jumping into the lead with Parker in hot pursuit, but on the forth lap, Parker lost the handle on the 38 and looped it in turn four but didn't draw a caution, allowing Boonstra to gain almost a half track lead as Kenny Lund and Ted Harris took evasive action to avoid Parker. As the laps wound down, Lund mounted a charge and was on the bumper of the 55 just past the halfway point. Boonstra appeared to have some trouble holding the lower line which gave Lund the opportunity to make an inside move off of turn four with five to go to take the lead. Meanwhile, Parker came back from almost being a lap down turning the fastest laps of the race to pass Boonstra on the final lap finish on Lund's bumper. Jeff laPierre was forth followed by Ted Harris who suffered a DNF after having a tire go down.
The second feature again started with the champoinship contenders on the front row and again Boonstra jumped out to the early lead, while a bobble by Parker let Harris and Lund sneak by. Lund quickly moved up to second but this time Boonstra was on the defensive by keeping his car on the bottom forcing Lund to make multiple attempts on the outside, but wan't able to complete the pass. Parker had now moved up to third but if Boonstra was able to stay out front, the title would be his by one position! But as quickly as it was looikng like the veteran Boonstra was was going to take his first title, disaster struck when the clutch came apart with less than five laps left and sending the 55 into the infield and out of the race. The 17 of Lund was on a rail and went on for the win followed by Parker and Harris at the line. Newcomer, Jeff LaPierre did not start the event .
With Super Dave's second and third place finishes, he took his first World Formula Modified Tour Driver Championship; even the points drop, which only Boonstra and Parker were eligible for did not affect the outcome of the title fight. For Parker, it was his second title in two years, his first coming as the track champ at Wall Stadium in 2010. Despite the heartbreak of the last race, Don Boonstra still took home the Car Owner 's championship, driving the same car in all events while Parker ran different cars on dirt and asphalt. Kenny Lund was able to advance to third in the driver's points with a strong end to the season.
The World Formula Modified Tour would like to thank all the drivers and crews that participated on the tour this year making it a competitive and fun season. See everyone in 2012!
Season Title to be Determined at Novemberfest
With one race left in the books, the season long points chase will all come down to Novemberfest this weekend at Oakland Valley Speedway, with Don Boonstra and Dave Parker both seeking their first WFMT title and tied for first place honors. While Parker started off strong with a win at the season opener at Shellhammers and also took the last event at Oakland Valley, Boonstra hasn't visited victory lane this year but has been consistant all season long with 6 top fives. This will be the first time in the history of the WFMT that the points are tied going into the last race and with twin 20 lap features being run, it'smost likely that the champion won't be crowned until the last checked flag waves.
Another big story of this season has been the weather - four events were pushed to make up dates by rain and extreme heat only to have each and every one rained out entirely. While this hurt some driver attendance, it helped others. Kenny Lund, running a limited schedule was as far back as 15th in the points just prior to the halfway point of the season, but with the slew of late season rainouts and making the few races that didn't get cancelled, he is only a few points out of third heading into the last event. Paul Pairo hasn't finished out of the top three in the limited starts he has made this season, but will be looking to end the year on a high note with another trip to Oakland Valley's victory lane.
Please note that the starting times are different for Novemberfest - on Friday there will be an open practice with gates opening at 2pm and practice will be from 4-9pm . On Saturday, gates open at 8am with practice begining at 10 am. Racing usually begins around noon. Be advised that there are no heats for this event -we will be running features only. Line ups will be done by a draw at sign in for both races, there will be no iversion of the second feature like we usually do. We will work with the track to try to get us out as early as possible.
Super Dave is Super at Oakland Valley
"Super" Dave Parker of Nazareth, Pa. marched to his second win of the year in dominant fashion, sweeping the heat and the feature at Oakland Valley Speedway and making it a dead heat with one event to go for the season championship between himself and veteran, Don Boonstra, who came home forth. Parker started on the pole after drawing the no invert chip and led all 20 laps, while former champions Tommy Kosch and Kenny Lund waged a nip and tuck battle for second for the entire distance, with Kosch taking the runner up spot. Jeff Lapierre made his first start of the season, but encountered problems on the grid and wasn't able to take the green for the feature.
The next and final event of the season will see the series returing to Oakland Valley Speedway for Novemberfest twin 20's on Novemer 5th..
PA Shootout Falls Victim to Weather
Three times rescheduled still wan't enough to beat out the weater at Shellhammers again as the final trip by the World Formula Modified Tour was cancelled due to rain.E
Shelly's Postponed Again
First It was the rain, this time a flood has called for the postponment of the PA Shootout at Shellhammers. The after effects of tropical Storm Lee caused the Schukyll River to rise well above flood stage, swamping the pit areas and the infield of the track. Fortunately, there wasn't any major damage caused to the speedway and we will be back to try again on Shellhammers last event of the season on September 24th.
Oakland Valley Falls to Rain
TOnce again, Mother Nature wins out-due to the impending hurricane, we have cancelled this Saturday's make up event at Oakland Valley. While there might be a weather window to get the race in, we don't want (or expect) people to have to drive home in what is looking to be some really bad weather.
This will set up the final three races to all be special events, with the next race being the rescheduled Pa. Shootout at Shellhammers, followed by the Empire 50 and the Novemberfest Twin 20's both at Oakland Valley.
Rain Strikes at Shellhammers Again
For the second time in as many weeks, rain was the all that ended up in victory lane at the high banked Shellhammers Speedway, raining out the make up date from last weeks rained out, Pa. Shootout. The skies opened up just as the cars were about to hit the track for warmups, and the steady rain ended racing for the day. The next WFMT race will be in two weeks on August 27th at Oakland Valley. This is the make up event that was postponed from July 23rd.
PA Shootout at Shellhammers Postponed
With a 70 to 80% chance of rain forecast for today, and many teams not committing due to the weather, we have postponed the PA Shootout to it's scheduled raindate of Aug 13th.
Ervin Takes Bellinato Memorial
Trenton NJ's Tom Ervin kept his perfect record intact with his third win in as many starts as he was awarded the win after Nick Cottone was disqualified in the post race inspection. Ervin and Carl Weinacker led the 12 car field to the green, with the Trenton Tornado getting the jump at the start. Forth place starter, Nick Cottone moved up to second by lap 2 and set his sights on Ervin, slowly reeling him in, while behind the pair points leader Don Boonstra marched from the 8th starting spot up to 3rd by lap 4. By lap 8, Cottone and Boonstra had run down Ervin and the trio had opened up some ground on the rest of the field as a tight battle was being waged over the fourth position between Jeff & Carl Weinacker, Dave Parker and Kenny Lund. At the halfway point, Ervin slid high coming out of turn two and Cottone was able to get by to take the lead, allowing Boonstra to battle it out with Ervin over second. The following lap, Boonstra went around in turn two, while at the other end of the track Kenny Lund and Jeff Weinacker both turned around bringing out the caution. Going back to green on lap 12, Ervin roared around the outside to retake the lead from Cottone with defending Sunday Series champion, Dave Parker now up to third. Meanwhile, while Boonstra's misfortunes continued as he got locked together with Kenny Hammond exiting turn 2 dropping both to the rear. Cottone was all over Ervin again by lap 16 with the two running side by side for the lead, but the caution waved again on lap 17 for a spin by Kenny Lund in turn two to set up a green-white -checker finish. The caution waved again before a lap could be completed, when Dave Parker spun in turn three trying to go under Boonstra. Going back to green, Cottone pulled inside Ervin coming to the white flag and completed the pass down the backstraight and was first across the line, followed by Ervin and Carl Weinacker. Jeff Weinacker and a rebounding Don Boonstra rounded out the top five. However, in post race tech, Cottone's car was disqualified for having the left rear too far inside the rubrail, handing the win over to Ervin. By finishing fifth, Boonstra extended his point lead to 12 over Dave Parker. The next event on the schedule is the Pa. Shootout at Shellhammers on August 6th.
Bellinato Memorial at Wall Stadium
The second running of the Bellinato Memorial could end up being one of the biggest events of the year-possible record car count and possibly one of the biggest payouts for a microstock race in recent history. Thanks to our generous sponsors, AFX Fencing of Monroe Twp and RKE Athletic of Wall, if the car count goes over 20, the purse could pass the $500 mark! It's also worth noting that this would be the first time that both the WFMT & ATQMRA will be racing on the same bill.
Enigne Seal Info
Effective immediately, motors can still be purchased from any supplier, but they must then be sent directly to JC Specialty for teching and sealing. The same rule applies to freshening a motor. The ONLY seals that will be recognized by the tour are from JC. JC Specialty is the official supplier of the WFMT.
Oakland Valley Event Postponed
The upcoming round of the WFMT at Oakland Valley is postponed and will be run on it's scheduled raindate of August 27th. The forcast of the continued extreme heat is expected to keep the turnout low, and we would rather reschedule than run with a light field. Everyone will have the week off to prepare for the Bellinato Memorial at Wall on July 30th. See ya then!
Ervin Becomes First Multiple Winner
The Trenton Tornado, Tom Ervin became the first two time winner in 2011 WFMT competition by going two for two at Bethel Motor Speedway. Ervin moved past polesitter, Don Boonstra on the opening lap, but Boonstra kept pace with Ervin until Super Dave Parker was able to take second just past halfway. As the laps wound down, Parker was able to reel in the veteran Ervin in the closing laps and made a bid for the top spot in turn one, but came up short. Parker recovered with a strong run down the backstretch and dove low in turn three to pull along the side of the 99, but got loose and lost the handle in turn four, sending the 60 Over spinning as Ervin went on for the win. Boonstra came home in second to break the tie for first place in the points with Parker and take over the series lead while Parker finished third. Kenny Lund had an axle bearing issue and failed to finish the event.
Ervin Takes Innaugural Bethel Event
Tom Ervin of Trenton, NJ was the fith driver in as many races to visit victory lane in 2011 and the second driver this season to win in their first WFMT start, making this one of the most competitive seasons in history. Newcomer, Kyle Bostick beat Ervin to the stripe, but failed post race tech after a thrilling march through the field at the fast 1/4 mile oval.
Jeff Weinacker had a WFMT first also on the night, but not the kind he wanted after being the first driver to ever draw the full invert chip after winning the heat. With the full field inverted, Mike Scott and Gary Scheffen led the 11 car field to the green, but points leader, Don Boonstra jumped to the lead on the backstretch on the initial lap. Kenny Lund got the lead on lap 2 and held on of several laps, until Tom Ervin made it through the pack and took the lead on lap 6 with Kyle Bostick in tow. As the two distanced themselves from the rest of the field, Jeff Weinacker, Super Dave Parker and Jeff Miller were coming through the pack, with Miller, who started scratch on the field after having tire issues in the heat, being the first to get to the front, taking third away from Lund just before the halfway point. Meanwhile Bostick was able to get around Ervin for the lead just past the halfway mark. Parker was up to forth in another lap and Weinacker was into the top five with two to go. Bostick crossed the line in front of Ervin, followed by Miller, Parker and Weinacker, but in post race tech, the 16Q was too wide, handing the win to Ervin. Parker's third place finish tied him with seventh place finisher, Don Boonstra for the series point lead. The tour takes two weeks off due to the July 4th weeknd before returning to Bethel on July 9th.
Kosch & Bostick Split Twin 20's at Oakland Valley
With another solid field of eleven cars pulling into the OVS pits, Tommy Kosch of Little Falls and newcomer Kyle Bostick of South Plainfield both found their way to victory lane at Oakland Valley Speedway this past Saturday in the first special event of the season. It was Kosch's first win of 2011 and the 26th of his career in WFMT action, out pacing Carl Weinacker and defending champion Paul Pairo in the evening's first feature. First time WFMT participant, Kyle Bostick used his front row starting spot to lead the nightcap wire to wire to take is first series win in his first event. Pairo had his second top three of the night with a second place run that moved him into the top five in points, while veteran Don Boonstra used another solid run to take the points lead with a third place finish. The tour takes a week off before making their innuagural trip to Bethel Speedway for the first asphalt race of the season on June 18th.
Pairo wins 1st of season at OVRP
Reigning WFMT Champion Paul Pairo of Andover, NJ picked up his first win of the year over a tough field of 12 racers. After winning his heat Pairo picked a invert 3 chip to set the field for the feature. The invert put WFMT all time win leader Tommy Kosch on the pole for the feature. Most thought that the race was over at that point, but Pairo had other ideas. Kosch jumped out to an early lead with 3rd starting Pairo jumping into 2nd getting by 2nd place starter Carl Weinecker. Pairo eyed up Kosch seeing he was fitting an ill handling car and on the second lap took full advantage coming off the 4th turn as Kosch's car slipped up. From there on Pairo set a toured pace. There was plenty of action all throughout the field. With the race going green all the way the rest of the field fought for every position on the track. Jeff Weinecker and Don Boonstra had a fierce battle going on for the 3rd position as did Dave Parker and Carl Weinecker. At the checkers it was Pairo taking the win with Kosch 2nd Jeff Weinecker 3rd a closing Don Boonstra 4th and Shellhammers winner SUPER Dave Parker coming home in 5th just beating out Carl Weinecker at the line. Full race rundown is in the results section.
Dave Parker Takes Season Opener at Shellhammers
"Super" Dave Parker of Nazareth, Pa. didn't let debuting a new car or seeing a different track for the first time stand in his way for getting to victory lane in the twice rescheduled World Formula Modified Tour season opener. Parker started on the pole after winning an eventful heat race and jumped to the lead ahead of Don Boonstra and Kenny Lund. Caution flew on lap four when Lund stopped on the track with throttle issues, but Parker was able to stay in command on the restart and put some distance on the field. The 47M of Mike Scott was marching through the field and was up to third just past the halfway point, when he pushed up off of turn four and got into Boonstra, sending them both into the wall and handed second to Roberto Gonzales. Ted Harris also spun trying to avoid the tangle but all were able to restart. Parker again maintained his lead on the final restart and went on to the win, his first on dirt, followed by Gonzales and Kenny Hammond. Ted Harris and Mike Scott rounded out the top five.
The series will be back in action on May 21st at Oakland Valley Speedway.
WFMT Season Opener Canceled
While Oakland Valley Speedway has not cancelled as of now (7:35am) the World Formula Modified Tour has canceled the race due to the weather-with forecasts showing a 90-100% chance of rain, we'd like to save our competitors the expense of traveling when a rainout looks inevitable. So, for the first time since the series began, the season opener has been rained out. The next race will be next Saturday, April 30 at Shellhammers Speedway.Gates open at 12 noon and practice starts at 3:30. We will be the last class out in practice (17th) and our races will be 8th in the order (32 classes possible) according to the track website. Hope to see everyone next week! No More Rain!!!
WFMT Season Opener Postponed
With the threat of persistant rain forecast for the Southern New York region on Saturday, The World Formula Modified Tour has postponed it's season opener to it's scheduled rain date of April 23rd. We made the decision to postpone the event early to save our competitors the expense of traveling and getting rained out. See everyone next Saturday!
WFMT 2011 Rule Updates
Here are the updates to the WFMT rule book following our rules meeting. Most ammendments were to gray areas and things that needed clarification and shouldn't effect any cars out there. With opening day just around the corner, please try to arrange to have your car inspected before raceday!
WFMT 2011 Schedule is Complete
The World Formula Modified Tour 's 2011 schedule is finally complete after several months of planning and readjusting. Some years, the schedule comes together effortlessly, but this year was a real challenge with coordinating available dates with the tracks to put together a diverse season while avoiding holiday weekends, allowing for potential rainouts and keeping traveling to a minimum.
Oakland Valley Speedway returns as the series' flagship track, hosting six events including the Season Opener, Twin 20's, the Empire 50 and the season ending Novemberfest. Returning to the schedule for 2011 is the highbanked, Shellhammers Speedway in Leesport Pa. for 3 events. Also returning to the schedule will be Wall Stadium for a single race, but for the first time, the WFMT will be a visiting division as part of their regular Saturday night racing program. New to the to tour, the freshly repaved Bethel Speedway will play host to two events as part of their regular Saturday night show.
The complete schedule can be found on the schedule page. With the increased car counts last season and signifigant interest from new competitors looking to join the series, 2011 is shaping up to be our best season yet!
WFMT Rules Meeting & Pre Season Tech
The World Formula Modified Tour will be holding a rules meeting to discuss proposed and suggested rules changes for the 2011 season along with a chance to have your car teched prior to opening day. The meeting will take place on Sunday March 6th at 1 pm at Tommy Kosch's in Little Falls. Please contact Tommy if you are planning to attend or are planning on bringing a car to be teched so we can get a head count.The address is:
70 Cedar Grove Rd.
Little Falls, NJ 07424
WFMT Awards Party
The World Formula Modified Tour will be celebrating the 2010 season with our awards party on January 15th in Andover NJ. All drivers, crews, family and friends are invited to attend as we will be handing out trophies and awards and discussing the coming season. Please RSVP so we can get an idea as to how many people will be attending. If you'd like to bring anything (food drinks, etc. door prizes) let us know.
World Formula Modified Tour Awards Party
Jan. 15th 2:00 PM
198 Andover/Sparta Road (Route 517)
Andover, NJ 07860
Congratulations to Paul & Becky Pairo!
A big congratulations to 2010 WFMT Champ, Paul Pairo and his wife Becky on the birth of their daughter, Danika Lynn on Dec. 8th.
Pairo & Kosch Split Novemberfest - Pairo Takes WFMT Title
When the dust setled on the 2010 WFMT season at Oakland Valley Speedway's Novemberfest, the series two dominant drivers were in victory lane; one overcoming adversity and the other taking the season points championship. Paul Pairo went to victory lane for the forth time in 2010 in the first scheduled 25 lapper, effectively wrapping up the title and the always dominant, Tommy Kosch took his seventh win of the season behind the wheel of Roberto Gonzales' L car in hte second feature.
In the first feature, Carl Weinacker and Pairo led the thirteen car field to the green with Pairo taking the led from the outside and never giving it up for the entire distance. Starting from the rear, Kosch quickly sliced his way through the field and moved past points challenger Kenny Lund for third on lap four but his charge to the front would unravel on lap six after hard contact with the wall coming off of turn two and bringing out the red flag. Pairo maintained the lead over Carl Weinacker on the restart with Lund back in third. As the laps wound down, a bobble by Lund off of turn four allowed Jeff Weinacker to get inside of the 17 and take the third spot. At the checkers, it was Pairo, Carl & Jeff Weinacker, Lund and Ted Harris who also came from deep in the field to round out the top five.
Nine cars lined up for the second 25 lapper, with Kosch taking over for Roberto Gonzales in the L. Jeff Weinacker and Ted Harris led the field to the green, with Weinacker jumping to the point at the outset. Kosch was able to wrestle the lead away by the midway point, while Carl Weinacker worked his way throught the field to make it up to third. Meanwhile, Pairo who also started in the back pulled off after 5 laps as Kenny Lund tried to get all he could racing hard with Dave Parker and eventually getting past the 2010 Wall Champ, and then having a race long nip and tuck battle with Ted Harris over the fourth spot. At the checkers it was Kosch, Jeff Weinacker, Carl Weinacker, Harris and Lund making up the top five. Dave Parker, Don Boonstra and Noel Scheffen rounded out the cars running at the finish.
After the final points tabulation, the point drops only tightened the difference between Pairo and Lund by eight markers, giving the championship to last year's rookie of the year, Paul Pairo. Don Boonstra held onto third in the final standings after his day got off to a rough start after heavy contact with the backstretch wall did signifigant damage to both ends of the 55. Aided by several drivers, crew and a long length of time before the feature, repairs were made to get the veteran driver back on the track and complete both features.
The WFMT would like to extend a big thank you to all the drivers who competed in this record setting year which saw more drivers and cars in competition than ever before. Five different drivers scored wins and nine drivers made thier first starts with the series in 2010. We are currently working on the 2011 schedule and the details for our awards party, which will be posted soon.
Novemberfest Up Next-Championship To Be Decided
The World Formula Modified Tour wraps up it's fifth season of racing at Oakland Valley Speedway's season ending Novemberfest on November 6th. The twin 25 lap feature event will be the last chance for microstock racers to see action in 2010 and is looking to draw a record car count for the series.
"The largest number of cars this year has been 14 twice and it's looking like we can surpass that number at this event with the interest that we've gotten so far", stated promoter Kenny Lund. "With a little luck, we could see as many as 20 cars."
The event will be two points paying 25 lap features to be run on Saturday, November 6th with a slightly different format than the typical WFMT race; due to the event format and large number of entries in all the classes competing that weekend, there will be no qualifing heat races. The feature line ups will be set by a blind draw for the first feature and a full inversion of the same draw for the second feature.
In the event of rain, the racing will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7th. If the enitre weeknd's events are canceled due to weather, it will move to the following weekend.
The following hotels are from the OVS website:
Days Inn Wurtsboro - 845- 888- 2727 (closest to the track)
Mictrotel Inns and Suite (Crystal Run Middletown) 845-692-0098
Hampton Inn and Suites (Crystal Run Middletown) 845-344-3400
Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing (Matamoras PA) 570-491-2400
Expected Entries (as of 10/18)
17- Kenny Lund
More info on parking and updates to the entry list will be made as the info becomes available.
Pairo Moves Closer to Title with OVS Victory
World Formula Modified Tour point leader Paul Pairo captured his second win in a row and third of the season this past Saturday at Oaklnd Valley Speedway and extended his point lead on Kenny Lund in the rescheduled event from the Wall Stadium closure. After winning the heat and pulling the no invert chip, Pairo and 2010 Wall WF/CS champ, Dave Parker lead the field to the green on the chilly night NY night. Third place starter, Ted Harris jumped into second at the drop of the green and put constant pressure on Pairo for the entire 20 lap non stop run looking for his first WFMT victory, but Pairo was able to hold off the challenges when the checkers waved by .5 seconds to take the win. Dave Parker crossed the line third, followed by Lund and Nick Cottone. Don Boonstra, Noel Scheffen and AMSRA vet and WFMT newcomer, Fred Kendall rounded out the finishing order. Pairo's win stretched his point lead to 52 markers with the current drops over Lund going into the final round at Novemberfest. On the strength of his fifth top three of the season, Ted Harris locked up the WFMT Rookie of the Year honors.
Wall Date Rescheduled
The Sept 25th race date at Wall Stadium that was lost due to the closure of the track has been moved to Oakland Valley Speedway on October 16th with no scheduled rain date.
Pairo Prevails in Empire 50
Newton, New Jersey's Paul Pairo showed that his title run is for real by taking his second checkered flag of the season and extending his point lead over Kenny Lund in winning the Empire 50 at Oakland Valley Speedway on Sept. 11th. With a beautiful raceday greeting the drivers, heat winners Tommy Kosch and Carl Weinacker lead the record tying 14 car field to the green with Kosch getting the jump after the first two starts were waved off. Pairo and Lund quickly moved into second and third. The only caution of the event waved on lap 6, when Ted Harris had a right rear go down causing him to spin and get collected by Kevin Pross, ending the night for both. On the ensuing restart, Kosch held on to the lead as Pairo and Lund went bumper to bumper batteling for second. Don Boonstra moved up through the field to the third spot, with past Wall winners, Jeff Weinacker and Dave Parker close behind. Closing in on the halfway break, Pairo and Lund began to tighten the gap on Kosch, whose typically perfect 1K began to sound ill but the six time winner maintained his lead at the refueling break. The complexion of the race was to change dramatically, however as the dominant Kosch was unable to restart, relegating him to an 11th place finish and handing the lead over to Pairo. Despite nursing a badly overheating engine due to a rock taking out the fan, Lund managed to hang on Pairo's bumper for the remaining 25 lap caution free run, but couldn't make the move for the top spot and had to settle for second. Wienacker was able to get the best of Boonstra in the closing laps after a long dual to take third, with Boonstra and Parker rounding out the top five. Roberto Gonzales rebounded form spinning to avoid the Harris/Pross tangle in the first segment to finish sixth while seventh went to asphalt standout and dirt first timer, Mike Mee.
Wall Closure Affects WFMT Schedule
With the unexpected announcement of the closing of Wall Stadium last week, the World Formula Modified Tour schedule has been forced to face the possibility of dropping a date from the 2010 schedule. Moving the race and keeping the same date would find two big microstock races on the same weekend, with Snydersville having an open comp, $200 to win event on Friday, the 23rd. "Rather than to go head to head with another track and force drivers to choose to either run one or the other or have a very demanding weekend, I feel that it's in the best interest of racing to leave the date alone", said WFMT promoter Kenny Lund. "There are several possibilities being explored so we do not have to lose a race. Depending on what the majority of drivers would like to do, a decision will be made soon."
Dave Parker Takes First WFMT Checker After Winner Runs Afoul in Post Race Tech
"Super" Dave Parker of Nazareth, Pa. took top honors at the World Formula Modified Tour's visit to Wall Stadium on Family Fun Night. It was the first World Formula Modified Tour victory for the current Wall Sunday Series point leader and his sixth win of the season. Don Boonstra and Parker lead the 14 car field to the green in front of a large crowd at the Jersey Shore oval. Heat race winner, Jeff Weinacker wasted little time in getting to the front from his third starting position with his father, Carl Weinacker and Parker right on his bumper. After a lap 6 caution for a spin by Roberto Sanchez, Parker was able to keep Weinacker in his sights with the elder Weinacker, Boonstra and Noel Scheffan keeping the pressure on. The second caution flew for a tangle in turn three between Roberto Gonzales and Jeff Miller, but both were able to continue. While Weinacker took off on the restart, there was action back in the pack that found "Uncle" Nick Cottone and newcomer Rob Nerl rubbing wheels coming out of turn two allowing Kenny Lund to get by for fifth. With the laps winding down, Weinacker drove to a comfortable lead over Parker as his father's car threw a chain with two to go allowing Boonstra to move up to third. Weinacker was first across the stripe, followed by Parker, Boonstra, Scheffan . Kenny Lund rounded out the top five. In post race tech, Weinacker's 42 was found to be too wide, handing the win to Parker. Noel Scheffan declined the mandatory motor tech for an unsealed powerplant as did Carl Weinacker, elevating Boonstra and Lund to second and third respectively. Roberto Sanchez came home a career best fourth and Nick Cottone rounded out the top five.
The series will be back in action at Oakland Valley Speedway for the Empire 50 on Sept. 11.
Kenny Lund Drives to Victory Lane at Oakland Valley
After battling months of bad luck both on and off the track, Jackson, NJ's Kenny Lund reversed the fortune by taking the win at Oakland Valley Speedway on August 7th, his first at the Cuddeback, NY oval to become the fourth different winner in 2010. Points leader, Paul Pairo lead the field to the green and immediatley jumped to the point with Lund and Don Boonstra in tow. Lund closed the gap and began putting pressure on Pairo before making an inside move on the backstretch and taking the lead going into turn three just before the halfway point. Adam Kievit spun in turn one to bring out the caution a lap later. On the restart, Lund was able to maintain the lead as Ted Harris took over third from Boonstra. With Lund pulling away, Pairo turned up the wick on the Pairo Electric R7 to try to catch the leader, but looped it in turn one on the final lap, relegating him to fifth. Ted Harris was second across the stripe, his second runner up finish in as many races, while Adam Kievit rebounded from his earlier spin to get past Boonstra for third. The points battle is heating up as the series heads to Wall Stadium on August 21st where the possibility of a record car count could be reached.
Sponsorship Added to Wall Stadium Event-Big Car Count Expected
The World Formula Modified Tour is proud to announce sponsorship of the upcoming Wall Stadium event on August 21st from Eye in the Sky Security of Whitehall, Pa. Recognized as one of the top providers of security personnel in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, Eye in the Sky's services include armed and unarmed guards, corporate security services and bodyguards in addition to many other security operations. More information about the company can be found on their website enforcementofficers.net
They are also sponsors of Wall Sunday Series regular and part time WFMT driver "Super" Dave Parker.
Early reports regarding entries for the "Family Fun Night" event could see a series high number of cars in competition with a combination of tour regulars, Wall Sunday series regulars and part-timers from both programs adding up to almost a 20 car field.
Paul Pairo Takes First Career Win at Snydersville
Newton, New Jersey's Paul Pairo showed that his stranglehold on the WFMT points is no fluke, by taking his first career feature win in the Pocono Shootout this past Friday at Snydersville Raceway. Pairo jumped from the pole position at the start and led all 25 laps en route to the win. Snydersville stalwart, Ted Harris settled for second ahead of Don Boonstra and Roberto Gonzales. An unexpected short field gave positive reviews of the new Snydersville track surface, which as recently resurfaced with new clay and banking added to the turns. Snydersville regular Jim Ackerman was not in action due to a family illness and tour regular Kenny Lund missed the event due to work commitments. Some weather reports calling for as much as a 60% chance of rain also kept some of the usual competitors from making the trip to the Poconos. The tour is idle this weeknd before returning to action at Oakland Valley Speedway on Aug. 4th.
Congratulations to the Kosch Family
The participants of the World Formula Modified Tour and microstock racers around the region would like extend a heartfelt congratulations to Tommy Kosch and his wife Eileen on the birth of their daughter, Allison Marie, on July 21st.
Kosch Cleans Up at Oakland Valley
With most area tracks getting rained out from heavy storms in the tri-state area the World Formula Modified Tour and Oakland Valley Speedway beat the odds and got a full night of racing in the books with the make up feature from the June 5th Twin 20's and the regularly scheduled show that shook up the point standings. Tommy Kosch continued his dominance by taking both features and moving to second in the points, but it will be short lived, as the series' winningest driver will be taking a two month hiatus as he awaits the arrival of new addition to his family.
With several cars not making it back to OVS for the rained out feature from 6/5, Kenny Lund lead the field to the green, only to be passed by Kevin Pross on the outside with Kosch in tow. Pross was able to hold off Kosch for several laps until Kosch made his move going into turn three on lap six and began to put some distance between himself and the rookie of the year contender. Kenny Lund was able to run down Pross and make the move for second a couple of laps later, bringing Don Boonstra with him while Paul Pairo was monting a charge from the back of the pack. On the final lap, Pairo got under Lund going into three to steal second, followed by Lund, Boonstra and Arnold Riley at the stripe.
With Kosch on the pole for the nightcap, he wasted no time by taking off at the start and never looking back. The caution waved on lap four when Kevin Pross and Don Boonstra tangled and went around in turn three, but both were able to continue. Going back to green, it was still Kosch, followed by Pairo and Lund as Boonstra and Pross went on a tear moving up throught the field to reclaim third and fourth, respectively. Lund crossed the line in fifth followed by Jeff Miller in Mike Scott's 47 and Arnold Riley in Kenny Hammond's #9. With a fifth place finish, Lund dropped back to third in points. Don Boonstra made the biggest points gain of the night, moving from tenth to fifth, Pross gained two positions to move up to fourth. The drivers of the WFMT would like to extend a big "Thanks" to the staff at OVS for sticking it out and getting the show in. The series has the next weekend off before returning to action at the newly resurfaced Snydersville Raceway on July 23rd.
Double Features this weekend for WFMT
The World Formula Modified Tour will have a busy weekend after the July 4th break with two features on tap at the Oakland Valley Speedway. In addition to the regularly scheduled 20 lap event, the second feature of original Twin 20's from June 5th that was posponed, will be made up. The starting line up for the make-up feature, which was set from the first feature finish is as follows.
1. 60-Dave Parker
2. 17-Kenny Lund
3. 22-Jim Ackerman
4. 5-Nick Cottone
5. L-Roberto Gonzales
6. 3-Kevin Pross
7. 46-Arnold Riley
8. 2-Ted Harris
9. 55-Don Boonstra
10. R7-Paul Pairo
11. 42-Jeff Weinacker
12. 1K-Tommy Kosch
13. 47-Mike Scott
Greenwood Valley Western Swing to Kosch
Tommy Kosch extended his unprecidented win record to twenty two, by winning the World Formula Modified Tour feature on June 19th at the Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa. Kosch and seven other drivers made the tow west and an uncommonly rough track had everyone scrambling in the scorching 90 degree heat to find the right setup. Taking to a freshly watered track for the heat, Kosch used the "low & slow" line around the bottom to drive past the leader Ted Harris and the rest of the field that were running the drier, middle groove. With no invert being drawn, Kosch used the pole position to his advantage and jumped to the lead and drove off as Arnold Riley came from mid-pack to battle with Ted Harris for the second spot. After several laps of side by side racing, Riley was able to get by and bring Adam Kievit's 46 home in second. Following Riley at the checkers were Harris and Paul Pairo to round out the top five.The Hard Luck Award of the day went to rookie Kevin Pross, who suffered persistant chain problems in the warm-ups, heat and feature that kept him from turning any laps at speed.
The WFMT would like to thank JC Specialty for donating products to the drivers making the tow west. After taking the holiday weekend off, the WFMT heads back to Oakland Valley Speedway on July 10th for a regular show, plus the make-up of the rained out 2nd Twin 20 from June 5th. Have a happy and safe holiday and see you all at the races!
Hotel Info for Greenwood Valley
The host hotel for the Greenwood Valley weekend is the Econo Lodge in Bloomsburg (right off of the Exit from Route 80 to the track) Mention that you are racing at the Greenwood Valley Action Track when you make your reservation and you will get a reduced rate of $80.00 for the night. The number for the hotel is 570-387-0490-make your reservations soon so you can make sure you get a room!
Kosch & Mother Nature Dominate Twin 20's at Oakland Valley
Tommy Tommy Kosch extended his streak of feature wins yet again this past weekend at Oakland Valley Speedway by Taking the first half of the "Twin 20's" this past weekend. A drizzle that began just after the first feature was in the books became a torential downpour that led to a postponement of the rest of the nights racing. The second feature will be made up when the tour returns ot Oakland Valley on July 10th.
With the tempature's in the 90's it was a day of firsts as thirteen cars signed into the pit with the tour regulars being joined by OVS first timers Jeff Weinacker and Dave Parker and rookie Mike Scott. Also new to the fast oval were former Snydersville dominators and now tour regulars Ted Harris and Jim Ackerman. Arnold Riley was making his first WFMT start in two years behind the wheel of Adam Kievit's 46 and ageless veteran and 2009 MOM champion, "Uncle" Nick Cottone was also making his first OVS start since Novemberfest of 2008.
Heat race winners, Kosch and Don Boonstra led the largest field of cars in over two years to the green as Kosch got the jump and never looked back. Behind him however, a battle of epic proportion was taking place as Wall winner, Jeff Weinacker and new tour regular, Ted Harris used the low line to jump up to second and third on the start while Boonstra settled into fourth. Jim Ackerman and points leader, Paul Pairo gave chase and began to run down the top four with Pairo taking the fith spot on lap five. Boonstra got by Harris for third on the seventh circut and Pairo was on his bumper two laps later. The duo ran down Weinacker just past the halfway point and Pairo was able to get the upper hand on Boonstra by lap seventeen and set his sights on second place in the final laps but it would be to no avail as Weinacker held the runner up spot at the checker with Pairo, Harris and Boonstra completing the top five.The full results are posted on the results page.
The checkers couldn't have waved soon enough for Kosch, who began to have mechanical issues with the usually flawless 1K as a header cracked in the late stages. With a full field inversion for the second feature, things were looking to get interesting with Kosch facing coming from the back of the pack with an ill performing car and Paul Pairo and rookie Kevin Pross both posting faster identical lap times in the first feature. The individual best lap times in the 20 lap flag to flag feature were a scant .333 second separating the top 10 for one of the most competitive field in WFMT history.
The World Formula Modified Tour heads west to the Greenwood Valley Action Track for the next stop on the tour on June 19th.
Big Car Counts Expected for Twin 20's at Oakland Valley
With the microstock racing season in full swing and new cars showing up at area tracks every week, the annual late spring Twin 20's at Oakland Valley Speedway could be on track to have a record setting car count on June 5th. As Wall Stadium takes a two week break, it will open the door for the tour regulars to be joined by several new faces as well as some returning alumni. 2008 points runner up, Don Boonstra, original series driver and 4 time winner, Arnold Riley and Jamesburg's Roberto Sanchez are all planning on returning to WFMT competition on the fast 1/5 mile and Wall Stadium standout Dave Parker may also be making his first career start on dirt after a strong second place WFMT debut at the Bellinato Memorial on April 24th. Jim Ackerman and Ted Harris have made the jump to being regulars on the tour and the Snydersville regulars are sure to be stiff competition for all. Several new faces looking to make their first WFMT start are Krystle Riley, and Jamesburg Gang members Mike Scott and Kenny Hammond. As more drivers finalize their plans, the car count could very easily grow into the 20's making for one of the most exciting nights of microstock racing in recent memory.
Kosch Wins in Return to Snydesville
Little Falls NJ's Tommy Kosch drove to another World Formula Modified Tour feature win this past weekend at Snydersville Raceway in the series' return to the tight Pocono bullring. Snydersville regular Jim Ackerman was to lead the eight car field to the green, but contact from outside pole sitter, Adam Kievit before the flag waved resulted in a dragging nerf bar that put the potent 22 in the infield. Ted Harris brought the field to the green but the caution waved before a lap was in the books for a spin by Roberto Gonzales in turn 3. With the green back out, Harris jumped to the top spot as Kosch moved under Kievit bringing Kenny Lund and Paul Pairo with him. Harris and Kosch battled for the top spot for several laps while Lund nursed a car damaged from a heat race incident along in third with heavy pressure from Paul Pairo. The current points leader got by the ailing Lund in turn one, while Kosch got the upper hand on Harris for the lead. As the laps ticked off, Pairo ran down Harris and made a last lap bid for the runner up spot but Harris prevailed at the line by a bumper. Pairo, Lund and Keivit rounded out the top five. Jim Ackerman won the regular Snydersville class over Billy LaRue, Ted Harris & Walter Morrison.
The tour takes the next two weekends off and returns to action on June 5th for Twin 20's at Oakland Valley Speedway.
Bellinato Memorial Win for Wienacker
Jeff Weinacker of Mount Arlington, NJ drove to a convincing victory in the Jack Bellinato Memorial in the World Formula Modified Tour's first ever visit to the fast oval at Wall Stadium on April 24th. Carl Weinacker led the eleven car field to the green but Kenny Lund got the jump from outside of the front row to take the lead by time they reached the backstraight, but the caution flew as Don Boonstra spun coming out of turn two calling for a complete restart. Lund again got the jump on the start, but New Brunswick's Mike Mee dove low into turn one to take the lead asthe field came off of turn two. Jeff Weinacker got by Lund for second going into three and set his sights on Mee. Lund slid high off of the tricky turn two the following lap, opening the door for asphalt first timer, Paul Pairo. Up front, Weinacker drove to the inside of Mee to take the lead and wasn't challenged for the rest of the 15 lap distance, while Dave Parker and Kevin Pross battled Mee for the runner up spot, with the pair getting by in the closing laps. Mike Mee and Paul Pairo rounded out the top five. By virtue of his fith place finish, Pairo jumped to the top of the WFMT points for the first time in his career.
After a two week break, the tour heads north to Snydersville Raceway in Stroudsburg, Pa. for their first visit in three years, where the regulars will face the always tough Snydersville regulars on their home turf.
Kosch Takes Season Opener at OVS
Tommy Kosch of Little Falls NJ picked up where he left off in 2009 by winning the season opener for the World Formula Modified Tour at Oakland Valley Speedway on April 17th. Paul Pairo & Kenny Lund led the field to the green with Pairo getting the lead and Roberto Gonzales moving up to secound by lap 2. Kosch was on the move, however, following Gonzales to the lead and then driving by a lap later. Adam Kievit passed Lund for fourth on lap 8 only to get loose with 5 to go, handing the position back to Lund. Meanwhile, Pairo was all over Gonzales as the two battled for the runner up spot, with Gonzales holding off the 2009 Rookie of the year at the finish. Pairo was followed across the line by Lund, Keivit and Kevin Pross, making his first start in his own #3. Jeff Miller did not start the feature.
The World Formula Modified Tour is back in action this weekend at Wall Stadium for the Jack Bellinato Memorial as part of Family Fun Night at the Jersey Shore oval. Adult admission is only $8.00 and children 11 and under are free. For more info, go to the Wall Stadium website.
Sponsorship Added to Bellinato Memorial
We are proud to announce that RKE Athletic of Wall, NJ has agreed to sponsor the Jack Bellinato Memorial race at Wall Stadium. RKE Athletic is a screen printing and embroidery company that supplies sports uniforms to many scholastic, Pop Warner and youth league sports in the central Jersey region. Find out more about RKE Athletic at their website, www.rkeathletic.com
Season Opener & Bellinato Memorial Flyers online
Just finished up a couple of flyers for the first two events of the year. Click either image to download a bigger version
Pre-Season Inspection & Fee Reduction
To avoid the usual rush on opening day, please make an effort to have your car inspected before opening day. Contact Tommy Kosch to arange a time at 201-303-3857 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After some discussion, it was decided to lower the car inspection and driver registration fees this season from $25 to $20 each. The temporary license fee of $10 remains the same.
Early Season Date Changes & Site Updates
There has been a change to the schedule concerning Wall Stadium. The planned May 1st event has been moved up one week to April 24th. The scheduled rain date for the Season Opener at Oakland Valley will be moved from April 24th to May 1st. I've been trying to keep the website updates happening somewhat regularly-if you have updated car photos, sponsor info, need to update or create your driver profile, please e-mail the info to: email@example.com
The tracks section has been updated with all the participating tracks information and I'll be working on updating the stats shortly.
WFMT Gears Up for 2010 Season
After a snowy winter, the 2010 racing season is just around the corner. The fifth season of racing action for the World Formula Modified Tour will find the series returning to the tour type format, with twelve events taking place at four tracks across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. New this year is the addition of raindates for almost all races to help allieviate the weather issues that shortened the 2009 season, return trips to Greenwood Valley Action Track and Snydersville Speedway and the first visits by the tour to Wall Stadium.
The season kicks off at the newly renamed Oakland Valley Speedway on April 17th, the first of six events at the Cuddeback, NY oval. The tour will then head to the Jersey Shore on May 1st for the first of three Saturday night races on the fast 1/5 mile paved oval for the resurection of the Jack Bellinato Memorial, a regular staple of the former AMSRA schedule paying homage to the late Pine Brook Speedway promoter, After the first of two visits to the bullring at Snydersville on May 14, the tour will head back to Oakland Valley for Twin 20's on June 5th before heading west to Greenwood Valley on June 19th. Other special events will include the Empire 50 at Oakland Valley Sept. 11 and the Novemberfest Twin 20's to close out the season on November 6th. The full schedule with all rain date information can be found on the schedule page. The WFMT is currently seeking event, point fund and product sponsors for the racing season. If you know of anyone who would like to get involved, please get in touch with someone from the club for details.
The World Formula Modified Tour is looking for some help with videotaping and photographing the races this season. If you know of anyone that would be interested, please get in touch with a WFMT representative.