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With our newest spotlight, we focus on one of the top championship contenders in 2013 in Steve Masse
Steve kicked of the 2013 season in victory lane at Waterford in the VMRS Budweiser Blastoff. After the victory at Waterford, Masse had to come from deep in the field at the series next stop, at Monadnock Speedway, and battled his way to a 13th place finish. Currently, his family run team sits tied for 3rd in Valenti Modified Racing Series point standings with veteran, Mike Holdridge.
Masse continues to assert himself as one the top modified drivers in New England each time he's on the race track and will always be one to watch when the Valenti Modified Racing Series comes to your home track.
Now lets get to know a bit more about Steve Masse here in the MRS Spotlight.
- General -
Name: Stephen Masse
Hometown: Bellingham, Massachusetts
Favorite movie: Semi-Pro, Will Ferrall is hilarious
Favorite food: Pepperoni pizza
Other than racing, do you participate in other sports, if so what sports? Golf, Wiffle Ball, basketball, poker and the best Monopoly player ever
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would quickly look to invest it so I could continue making money to fund my racing career
If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Competitive
- Racing -
Favorite race track? Thompson Speedway, because it's fast
How did you get started in racing? My uncle started racing a Street Stock at Thompson and when I was 7 he brought me down to the Little T (Quarter Midget track) to watch from there I was hooked
What is your greatest accomplishment in racing? Winning the 2013 VMRS Budweiser Blastoff. I put all my time into the car the whole off season and was really banking on starting off strong, and I was able to.
Who has inspired you most in your career? I take inspiration from everyone that puts a positive effect on my life and racing career
If you had to pick one, what’s more important to you, wins or championships? I would much rather have multiple wins in a season then winning a championship. I think people remember the winners most of all.
In your racing career, where do you want to be in 5 years? I would like to be working for some type of racing organization. It wouldn't matter to me if it were driving or wrenching, I could have fun doing either one.
What 3 drivers, past or present from any series or track, would you want lined up behind you on a green-white-checkered restart and why? Mike Stefanik, Ted Christopher, and Jon McKennedy. I've been learning from and watching these guys race over the years and I would love to beat them.
How do you want to be remembered? That I was able to pass people cleanly
Who do you want to thank for making your 2013 race season possible? El Gee Products, RI Dolls, R&R Landscaping, FK Rod ends, Nu-Foam and my mom and dad