PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jon McKennedy, the reigning Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and past ISMA Supermodified king, is the latest entry for the Indoor TQ Midget races at Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Dec. 31.
The 25-year-old Chelmsford, Mass., competitor will be driving one of the potent cars owned and prepared by Lou Cicconi, Jr. Cicconi built and maintained cars have won three of the seven Indoor races run in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, including the last two main events. McKennedy has won three of the last four VMRS modified championships, an unprecedented achievement.
McKennedy is one of nearly four dozen TQ Midget drivers who will compete for the coveted Dunkin’ Donuts Center ‘Coffee Cup’ trophy and the lion’s share of the payoff.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers head the all star list, including 2012 championship runner-up Ryan Preece, Rowan Pennink, past champion Ted Christopher and Patrick Emerling.
Other standout asphalt modified drivers entered the Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Racing Series event is NASCAR Modified SK Modified racer Glen Reen, versatile Erick Rudolph, and Wall (N.J.) Stadium track modified championAnthony Sesely.
Outdoor TQ Midget racing specialists entered include Erik Musto, Jon Gambuti, Todd Hoddick, Matt Janisch, Paul Lotier Jr., Mike Osite, Jonathan Reid, Ryan Tidman and Rob Vivona.
The Dunkin’ Donuts Center Coffee Cup race is second of three events that make up the Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Racing Series.