Sunday Jan. 8th the VMRS held its annual meeting at the Stafford Motor Speedway clubhouse. The turnout of modified teams heard VMRS founder and president Jack Bateman discuss the 2017 racing schedule and ground rules for the upcoming season. There are no rule changes for the division and spec motors were unanimously voted out by
the owners/drivers in attendance
Traction control was another topic being discussed and the decision was to not allow any form of traction control. Any team found running the device will be disqualified for the entire season.
Bobby Summers of Hoosier Tire was on hand to answer questions and announce prices will not increase from last year. Also in attendance was a member from the SK division that normally competes at the Stafford Motor Speedway and New London/Waterford Speedbowl. Some SK teams are interested in running selected events with the VMRS and would like to have a set of rules adopted so they can compete competitively with the VMRS teams. Such rules may be fourth coming shortly.
As far as the schedule, the VMRS will kickoff the 2017 season on Friday May 19th at the Stafford Motor Speedway with an always exciting 80 lap feature. Then eight days later, Lee U.S.A. speedway will host the VMRS for the Lee 125. This event was normally a twin 50 event but this year it will consist of three 25 lap heats with their own payoff of $500.00 to win, $350.00, $250.00, $200.00, $100.00 leading to a 50 lap
feature paying $3000.00 to win.
Probably the most exciting race on the VMRS schedule has to be the first ever visit to the one mile NHMS in Loudon NH. That 50 lap marathon will take place on Sat. July 1st with practice on Friday, June 30th. That race will pay $5000.00 to win, $1000.00 to take the green. A test and tune day will take place in May.