Seekonk, Mass. (May 8, 2018): A total of 50 cars have filed entries to compete with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) during the 2018 season. The eclectic roster includes former series champions and Modified racing standouts; veteran competitors and up-and-comers. It is the series opener at Claremont Speedway; however, that may just provide the best opportunity for an upset.
With Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by SPAFCO and Jerico being the inaugural race at Claremont Speedway for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, the home track advantage could pay dividends to one of the locals.
The local racers may be considered by some to be dark horses to win but the likes of 2017 Tour-Type Modified champion Dana Smith and 2017 Modified feature winner Brian Robie, both of Sunapee, NH, will be among the contenders at the 1/3 mile asphalt oval. Claremont’s Tour Type Modified regulars Nick Salva of Cheshire, CT, and CJ Bolton consistently posted strong finishes in 2017.
Wiley veterans –the Swanzey, NH, contingent, Todd Patnode and Kirk Alexander, both of West Swanzey and Russ Hersey of Swanzey, have racked-up impressive stats at Claremont Speedway. They will undoubtedly make a run at the victory. Cameron Sontag of Sterling, MA, and Mike Willis, Jr. of Grantham, NH, will also be on-hand to defend their home turf.
The inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico is slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018. The event is the first- ever Saturday night special event for Claremont Speedway. Featuring the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds, the night’s race card also includes Super Streets, Street Stocks and the 4-cylinder Wildcats.
Grandstand Admission for the Saturday, May 26 event is only $25. Kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $10 and ages 5 and under are free. Pit gates open at 1PM. Practice gets underway at 3PM when the grandstands open. Feature racing is slated for 6PM.
For complete information on Claremont Speedway, visit claremontspeedway.net.
The Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars, Central Mass Tree and Ed French & Son Paving.
The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 28 and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk on Saturday, October 27.
To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.