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Racing Season Begins at Lebanon Valley

Tyler Barry, Maroon Tribune Reporter

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     The racing season starts on April 14th at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, NY and the drivers and fans are ready to open the 60th season with a bang. The drivers of the Modified division (the main division) are ready to put on a show after having hot laps (practice) last Saturday.

Last year’s champion Kenny Tremont, driver of the 115 car, is looking to add to the all-time wins lead and the all-time championships lead this season. Andy “the Wild Child” Bachetti, Brett “the Jet” Hearn, JR Heffner, Eddie Marshall and Donnie Corellis all have to say otherwise because they are all looking for redemption this year.

Andy Bachetti is actually a local driver. He is from Sheffield and has been racing at the valley for 10 years now. He is not the only local driver though, Peter Carlotto of the 12c Obanhein Electric car is from Housatonic and is an employee at the school as a janitor. He races in a lower division, the Budget Sportsman, He came in fourth last year but last year’s winner, Jason Harrington, is moving up to the Modified’s. So Pete, Whitey Slavin and Tim Hartman Jr. will be fighting for the championship this year. Another local driver, Brett Haas, from Pittsfield, won the Sportsman division last season as a rookie. He blew the completion out last year as a rookie.

Chad Jeseo, winner of the Prostock division and Bob Palmer, winner of the Purestock are also looking to repeat this year in the lower divisions.

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