Category Archives: Tri Track Open Modified Series


Matt Hirschman Star Speedway June 29th 2017 Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

EPPING, NH- If Matt Hirschman is going to sweep the two Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series events on Wednesday at Star Speedway, he is going to have to beat at least two drivers that weren’t able to race in the July 29 SBM 125 at the Epping, New Hampshire quarter-mile.

Both Ryan Preece and Jon McKennedy were racing elsewhere on that night. McKennedy was in Ohio defending his ISMA Supermodified points lead, while Preece was busy shocking the world by winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Iowa. This time, neither has a conflict and they are looking forward to recording podium finishes as they have previously at Star.

“It will be cool to get back up there,” Preece said

Ryan Preece Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

following Wednesday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the Bristol Motor Speedway. “I haven’t been to Star in awhile. I’m excited and definitely looking forward to getting back there, and hitting another Tri-Track race. It’s going to be a lot of work to prepare for, but I’m excited.”

While Preece will be towing in from Connecticut, McKennedy considers Star Speedway is his home track. The Chelmsford, Mass., driver led the most laps the last time he raced a Modified at Star, and he has numerous race wins in many different cars. He will bring his own car for this event, a car that is also a proven winner elsewhere.

Richie Evans at Star 1984 Photo: Cynthia Tebbetts

This special Wednesday event is a throwback to the 1980’s for Star. During that decade, nationally known drivers such as Richie Evans, Leo Cleary, Jimmy Spencer, Jeff Fuller, Mike McLaughlin  and Brian Ross battled against the locals like Bentley Warren, Bobby Gahan, Don MacLaren, Larry Record and Dave Thomas.

The Wednesday, August 23rd “Flamingo Motorsports ’80’s

Bentley Warren 1984 Photo: Cynthia Tebbetts

Throwback 100″ paying $6,000 to the race winner is the third race of four Tri-Track Series events and promises to be the best one yet. The night’s racing will also include the Woody’s Strickly Stocks, Brickyard Road Runners and the L&W Auto Six Shooters.

Modified practice begins at 4:30 PM, with heat races for all four divisions beginning at 7:00 PM immediately followed by a Tri-Track Series Modified B-Main and the four feature events. For more information and a full schedule to be posted, check out the Star Speedway official Facebook page, their web site or Adult general admission is just $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and juniors, with kids 10 and under always admitted free of charge.

Will Preece, McKennedy, Les Hinckley, Rowan Pennink or someone else be able to dethrone Matt Hirschman as the Star Speedway superstar? Be there on Wednesday night, on Route 27 in Epping, N.H. to find out.



Seekonk, Mass. (August 12, 2017): Officials from the NorthEast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) announced recently the addition of Flamingo Motorsports of Palmer, MA, as the title sponsor for the August Classic at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, on Wednesday, August 23. This ‘throw-back’ mid-week show at Star Speedway is reminiscent of the days of the Yankee All Star League.

The Flamingo Motorsports 100 -lap main event for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series will pay $6,000 to winner and $1,000 to take the green flag.  A strong field of cars is expected at the New Hampshire bullring. Following practice, racing will get underway at 6:00 pm.

Located in Palmer, Mass., Flamingo Motorsports specializes in ATV, watercraft, and utility vehicle products and services; providing sales and financing as well as exceptional service by certified technicians authorized by Can-Am, Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, BRP, Kawasaki, and Karavan.  They offer regular specials and an online warehouse. Visit for complete details.

“We are thankful for Eric [Sanderson] and Flamingo Motorsports for coming on to support this race,” said TTOMS managing partner Wayne Darling. “Eric is well-respected in our sport and his backing of the August Classic continues to bring prominence to our series and the well-deserving competitors.”

Owner Eric Sanderson is a longtime supporter of short track racing in the Northeast. He is not only a championship car owner on the Modified Tour; but also, as sponsorship to a host of short track racers locally and now a strong corporate supporter of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series

With a stated mission to offer the latest in parts and products at the best prices, and with unparalleled service, Flamingo Motorsports pledges to make every experience both beneficial and enjoyable. It is a philosophy shared by the teams and officials of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series to the fans, host tracks and each other.

Additional details on the night’s events will be forthcoming by visiting or by follow the track on Facebook. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, log on to or find the series on Facebook.

SBM VI Bonus Money Paid at Star Speedway July 29th 2017


$1,006 PLUS A PLAQUE– 5th Annual Chuck Montville Car Owner Award *Sponsored by Kristen and Stephanie Montville, Les Hinckley Jr., and Les Sr., Bruce Bachta, Ken Zachem, Kammy Ramsdell,  , Tisdell Transmission, Seuss Racing Team, and Charlie Pasteryak. (Plaque sponsored by Mainely Awards). Recipient: DALE HOLDRIDGE

$600 to the leader of lap three- “Howie Hodge Memorial Lap”- To honor SBM III Grand Marshall and Hall of Fame Photographer Howie Hodge.*Sponsored by , Kevin Rice, Rosann Dachenhausen, Bobbi and Steve Seuss, Shane Ryan Bailey and Bruce Bachta. Winner: STEVE MASSE

$344 cash plus a $100 Carbon Fiber Radio Box to the leader of lap 44- Total Value $444- “The Waddell Communications Mario Fiore Memorial Lap”- To the leader of lap 44, honoring SBM II Grand Marshall and NEAR HoF Car Owner Mario Fiore. Sponsored by Shawn Waddell of Racing Electronics with money added by Shane Ryan Bailey. Winner: STEVE MASSE

$500- J&J Motorsports Tough Luck Award- Sponsored by John and James Gouldey. Voted on after the race by attending media. Co-Winners: $250 RICHARD SAVARY- $250 MIKE DOUGLAS JR.

$500- “Rockingham Boat First Timer Award”- To the highest finishing driver who has never raced a Modified at Star Speedway. Sponsored fully by Rockingham Boat of Hampstead, NH. Winner: BRIAN ROBIE

$300- “Highest Finishing Father Award“- Sponsored by former NYS Fairgrounds Dirt Modified Champion car owner Carl Rice. Winner: MATT HIRSCHMAN

$300- “Highest Finishing NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Regular”- Sponsored by Rockingham Boat. Winner: ROWAN PENNINK

$200- “Hard Charger Award”– Sponsored by Woody’s Auto Repair and Towing of Pelham, NH. Winner: JOSH CANTARA

$200- “Halfway Bonus”– To the leader of lap 63- Sponsored by Bruce Bachta. Winner: STEVE MASSE

$100- Heat Race #1 Winner– Sponsored by Rockingham Boat of Hampstead, NH. Winner: TODD ANNARUMMO
$100- Heat Race #2 Winner– Sponsored by Bruce Bachta. Winner: MAX ZACHEM
$100- Heat Race #3 Winner– Sponsored by Woody’s Auto Repair and Towing of Pelham, NH. Winner: CARL MEDEIROS JR.
$100- Heat Race #4 Winner– Sponsored by R.D. MacRae Vinyl Home Exteriors, Billerica, Mass. Winner: WOODY PITKAT

$200- “Tisdell Transmission Fast Timer Award“- Paid to the Heat Race winner turning the fastest last lap of the heats. Sponsored by Tisdell Transmission of Londonderry, NH. Winner: MAX ZACHEM

$141- “Joe Brady Memorial 10th Place Award“- Paid to the driver running tenth place on lap 41 to remember Brady’s car #41 and also his TEN New Smyrna Speedway Championships. Sponsored by Brady Bunch Racing. Winner: MAX ZACHEM

$100- “Joe Brady Memorial 10th Place Award– Paid to the driver running tenth place on lap 100 to support the Brady Bunch current car #00, and Joe’s TEN New Smyrna Championships. Sponsored by Rosann Dachenhausen. Winner: JON KIEVMAN

$100 and a plaque- “Mainely Awards Best Appearing Car Award”– Sponsored by Mainely Awards Trophies of Maine and Steve Perry. Winner: WOODY PITKAT

$100- “First Car One Lap Down Award”– Sponsored by Rockingham Boat of Hampstead, NH. Winner: JOE DOUCETTE

$100- “Red Roof Inn Longest Tow Bonus”– Driver with longest trip to Star excluding Seekonk race recipient Karey Stular. (Open to pre-entered drivers only). WINNER: JON KIEVMAN

$100- “Red Roof Inn Hard Luck Award– Decided on by Jim Schaefer only. (Open to pre-entered drivers only.) Winner: MIKE DOUGLAS JR

$60 Certificate- “Hard Charger“- Sponsored by Sherwood Racing Products. Winner: JOSH CANTARA

$60 Certificate- “First Non-Qualifier“- Sponsored by Sherwood Racing Products. Winner: CALVIN CARROLL

$625- Lap money paid $25 per lap to the leader of SBM VI for laps 101-125– In Memory of longtime SBM 125 supporter Mark Wiernasz. Sponsored by Kevin Rice. Winner of all laps: MATT HIRSCHMAN

$250- “Highest Finishing RoC Tour Regular”– Sponsored by Fred Wilcox. Winner: ANDY JANKOWIAK

$$$- Guaranted Starter Bonuses- The Winner of the July 29 SBM VI will be a guaranteed starter for the August 23 Star Speedway Tri-Track 125 AND for the North-South Shootout on Nov. 3-4 in Concord, NC. Winner: MATT HIRSCHMAN