As both founder, and one of the top drivers of New England's Pro-4
Modified division, popular Dan Merservey Sr.'s racing career began
really gaining steam during the 1970's at a small dirt track nestled
within the confines of the small Cape Cod community of Chatham,
An almost immediate success with fans, the 4-cylinder division soon
outgrew its humble roots. In 1978, the Pro-4 Modified class began a
weekly residency at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts, remaining a
popular draw for a number of seasons.
Subsequent campaigns saw the series go on the road, competing at
virtually all of the regions short tracks. The division served as a
springboard of success for many racers who would later graduate to
various NASCAR endeavors.
During his decades-long New England racing career, the seemingly
tireless Merservey has contributed much to the regionís auto racing
community. Club founder, respected championship-caliber racer, and
promoter, he's been involved in virtually every facet of the sport.
In 1975, he served as the final promoter of the Lakeville Speedway,
a former Massachusetts dirt half-mile oval.
In addition to his Pro-4 endeavors, Merservey has also successfully
competed in several other series including the NASCAR Whelen