With addition of Zachem to the Mertz Racing program,current driver and owner Stan Mertz has decided to step out of the seat to concentrate on car owner duties. This was Stan's second year competing in the Sunoco Modified Series after competing for seven years in the Pro Four Modified Series.
I'm really excited to see Max in the car for this event. I've watched him race over the past few years and have been impressed with his driving abilities."Mertz said".I know he will preform to our expectations and show the power that our Ashaway Performance Engine package has.
This will be the first start for Zachem in the series. Zachem replied,"I'm excited about the opportunity Mr. Mertz has given me. I can't wait to be out with the best Modified drivers in the Northeast at the premier facility, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park."
Mertz Racing has competed in all of the 2014 NASCAR SK Modified events at Thompson, as well as the Tri-Track Series events with Woody Pitkat as the driver. Pitkat finished the 2013 Sk Sunoco Modifed Series at Thompson with a tie with Keith Rocco at 450 Points but Rocco was awarded the Championship by having more wins than Pitkat. Woody Pitkat also has more than 70 career wins at Stafford Speedway,Conn. in different divisions in his stellar career.
Driver Max Zachem Track Records
Zachem is fresh off a hard fought 4th place finish at Monadnock Speedway Aug. 23,2014 in the Valenti Modifed Tour Series
2000-2006 Quarter Midgets= 10 Championships/70 wins/ and over 250 Trophies racing from New England to the State of Florida 2006-2011- Legends Style Race Cars = 3 Championships with multiple wins, racing from Maine to Georgia
Since 2010 Mazx Zachem has competed in the Valenti Modified Racing Series. He has finished in the top 10 in points every season and has accumulated many special awards that include 2010 Dart Steel Head Champion, 2011 Sportsman of the Year, 2012 Spafco Most Improved Driver.2013 Most Popular Driver. As of Aug. 24th 2014 ,Zachem has 13 top 5's and 39 Top 10's in his Modified Career on the VMRS. Zachem also made his debut in the Whelen Series at Thompson and finished 6th at the World Series.
I was told that Mertz Racing purchased the new Troyer Modified from Brad Lafontaine, Northeast Racecars at the very beginning of the racing season. The race car is pre-pared by the team at APE
Motorsports and is powered by Ashaway Preformance Engines.
It takes a lot of support from sponsors to operate a race team and these are just of the few who make it happen. Mertz Racing marketing partners include,
Just Get Dirty Racing Apparel, Whitingsville, Mass.
Morning Side Lawn and Landscape- Whitinsville, Mass.
Daimond Chevrolet, Gmc of Auburn Mass.
Graffittyiworks Sign Company- Whitingsville, Mass.
Ashaway Performance Engines- Ashaway, R.I.
|Photo by Mertz Racing pr|
|Photo by simply the Best, Crystal Snape at Monadnock Speedway Sat. Aug. 23,2014|