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Ron Bouchard 100 Up First For Tri-Track Series in 2016

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. ___

The Northeast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is ready to get rolling with the 2016 season on the track, and it will happen this Saturday night, June 11, at Monadnock Speedway.

The 100 lap feature event, paying $5,000 to the winner, will be in honor of the late, great Ron Bouchard.

The 67-year-old who was lost in Dec. of 2015, is a former winner at Talladega in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as a standout in the modified ranks across New England for many decades.

Saturday, just before the qualifying begins, a special presentation will take place in Bouchard’s honor on the front stretch.

All drivers that will attempt to qualify for the Tri-Track 100 will be asked to come trackside in their fire suits to honor the veteran.

The 1/4 mile high-banked oval in Winchester, New Hampshire held a feature race for the Tri-Track Series in June of 2015. It was won by defending champion Matt Hirschman, who leads the list of drivers expected to challenge for the checkers this weekend.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 35 drivers have pre-ordered tires for Saturday’s race.

Other drivers expected to challenge Saturday include former Tri-Track winner Tommy Barrett, who will make his first modified start of the 2016 season. Former series winners Chris Pasteryak, Richard Savary, Ron Silk and former champion Jon McKennedy are also on the updated list.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Justin Bonsignore will unload behind the wheel of the No. 21 for Art Barry and defending Valenti Modified Racing Series champion Woody Pitkat is expected in the Stebbins Racing No. 52.

 

“Monadnock Speedway is a great race track to see the modifieds in action,” series co-promoter James Schaefer said. “With near 40 cars expected to pack the pit area, it should be an exciting night of action filled racing.”

The tentative event schedule calls for the pit gates to open for teams at 10 a.m. The thunder of the modifieds hits the track at 2 p.m. for the first of two practice sessions — it will last 30 minutes.

The second session will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Qualifying action on Saturday begins at 5 p.m. with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions of Monadnock, followed by the 12 lap heats for the Tri-Track Series.

Admission to the paddock area is $40.00 and admission for adults to the front gate is $25.00. For additional information on the raceday procedures and schedule, teams and fans can visit www.monadnockspeedway.com, or see the full event schedule by clicking here.

This will be the first of five races for the 2016 season. Next up, Seekonk Speedway holds the annual “Open Wheel Wednesday” on June 29, paying $10,000 to the winner. Star Speedway will host the series on July 30 & New London-Waterford Speedbowl will hold two races (Aug. 25 & Oct. 23);

For information on the Tri Track Series, visit us on the web at www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com, or contact Dick Williams or James Schaefer.

QUICK FACTS: Ron Bouchard Tribute 100 at Monadnock Speedway

TRACK FACTS:

1  1/4 mile, high-banked oval in Winchester, N.H.

2  Runs weekly as part of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

RACE FACTS:

1  100 lap feature event

2  Blind draw for heat race lineups

3  12 lap heat races (how many heats will be decided on Saturday)

EVENT SCHEDULE:

1  Pit gates open for modified teams at 10 a.m.

2  TTOMS practice from 2-2:45 & 3:45-4:15

3  TTOMS heat races approx 6 p.m.

4  Ron Bouchard Tribute 100 approx 9 p.m.

TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES SET TO BEGIN 2016 SEASON ON SATURDAY

    WINCHESTER, NH- The first of five big events for the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series goes green this Saturday night on the high banks of Monadnock Speedway, where an expected field of roughly 40 cars competes for starting positions in the 100-lap Ron Bouchard Tribute race.
    This event was added from the original schedule because series co-founder Dick Williams wanted to pay tribute to the former NASCAR Sprint Cup and Modified great, who lost a battle with cancer last December. Williams came up with the idea in January, and with the blessing of the Bouchard family this event was created.
    “He was one of my best friends in racing for years,” Willams said. “Anybody that knew Ronnie knew that he was the best. When I had the four race tracks I ran he raced all over for me, at all of the tracks. We just got to be friends. Anything you needed- he was there.”

    A special tribute to Bouchard will take place on the Monadnock Speedway frontstretch, beginning at 4:30 PM. Heat races for the Monadnock weekly divisione begin at 5:00 PM, with the Tri-Track Modified heats estimated to begin around 6:00 PM.

Event co-organizer Jim Schaefer has recieved well over 50 entries for teams planning to compete in at least one of the five 2016 events for the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series. As of Sunday, 40 drivers have confirmed their intentions to be at Monadnock this Saturday.

    “It is going to be one heck of a show let me tell you,” Williams excitedly stated. “I don’t think a lot of people are listening to what the fans want. The drivers like time trials because the stars are automatically in, but the fans want to see you race your way in, and that is what they will see on Saturday.”
    With five heat races, two consolation events and a 25-lap B-Main paying $1,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start, plus Monadnock’s weekly NASCAR racing besides, there will be plenty of reasons for fans to enjoy a full night of racing even before 100-laps of the most exciting and competitive Modified racing in the country begins at approximately 9:00 PM.
IMG_0658  Among the entries confirmed for Monadnock are the first two Alloy Wheels Tri-Track Point Fund Champions, Matt Hirschman and Jon McKennedy, along with early season Monadnock VMRS winner Chris Pasteryak. Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, along with proceeds from T-shirt and hat sales will again bring a point fund payout to the series as well this season.
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    Those three favorites will be challenged though from near and afar, with Les Hinckley, Rowan Pennink, Ron Silk, Justin Bonsignore, Andy Seuss, Woody Pitkat and the most recent VMRS winner Anthony Nocella are all confirmed entrants.
    Both Tommy Barrett and Steve Masse are set to compete for the first time this season, and both are always a threat to win. Monadnock “locals” Dwight Jarvis, Kirk Alexander, Russ Hersey and Todd Patnode will also be there, along with roughly 25 more drivers from across the northeast, giving it their all for Saturday night’s top IMG_0119prize of $5,000.
    The middle three Northeast Cars & Parts races to come, at Seekonk, Mass., on June 29, Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., on July 30 and at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on August 25 will each pay the race winner $10,000. The series closes out on October 23, also at New London-Waterford.

    In all an expected $275,000 will be paid out to race teams in this five race series, but more sponsor donations are always welcomed because every dime goes directly into the race event payoff and point fund. Businesses such as Nocella Reclamation & Grading/Nocella Paving and Mike Nocella and the Robert B Our Company through former Modified car owner Chris Our are a big part of this series.

“That is why this series is so special,” Williams noted. “You’ve got all of these sponsors that are involved. Tracks, fans, racers and small businesses with racing ties are all working together. In three years we have raised over a quarter of a million dollars.

    “It’s a lot more work that isn’t seen to run events this way. A lot of sleepless nights when you have something set and you’re trying to make it better and there’s just no end to it. But I’ll tell you it is so much more rewarding, especially when some of these little guys make the race and do well.”
    Any race team who is not yet entered for Saturday’s event must do so by Thursday or they will be forced to pay a late entry fee and start scratch in their qualifying heat race. Teams who have not yet ordered tires are encouraged to contasct Dan at Hoosier Tire East by Thursday as well.
    Saturday’s event will have pit gates opening at 11:00 AM and the main gate opening at 1:00 PM. Two Modified practice sessions begin at at 2:00 PM and 3:45 PM. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and college students, $10 for high school students, and children 12 and under $5.
    More information is available at: www.monadnockspeedway.com and for any late-breaking updates visit either the Monadnock Speedway or Northeast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series Facebook pages.

 

Tri Track: Northeast Race Cars Back As Title Sponsor for 2016

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. __

The Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) may not have any racing on the track until June 11, but behind the scenes, things are well underway.

The series would like to officially welcome Northeast Race Cars and Parts back as the title sponsor for the 2016 season. The company sponsored the series for 2015 and will return, bringing their parts truck to each of the events as well. Also, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists will return as the sponsor for the 2016 point fund, which begins at Monadnock Speedway on June 11.

The point fund will pay $1,500 to the winner, just like last season, and will also pay all the way down to 20th place in the standings ($300). Even though the series has five total races and all of them will count for points, the “tri” will be kept in mind. Only a drivers top three finishes will count towards the final standings. For example, if a driver finishes 3-5-6-7-3 during the five races, the finishes of 6 & 7 will be dropped.

New to the series for 2016 will be the “hard charger” and “hard luck” awards during each of the five races. Bryan Sherwood and Sherwood Racing Products will sponsor the award and any driver who was pre-registered for the season will be eligible to collect the hardware. The driver who leads the most laps in each feature will be given the “hard charger” award and will receive a $60 gift certificate from Sherwood Racing Products.

The “hard luck” award will go to the pre-registered driver who just falls short of qualifying for the main event. They will also receive a $60 certificate from Sherwood Racing Products.

The series welcomes 12 different associate sponsors for the 2016 season, helping in a variety of ways — all of which crucial to the success of each specific race. Robert B. Our Company Inc., Nocella Reclamation & Grading and Advanced Gas Distributor lead the list.

Bridgewater/Raynham Overhead Door (Joe Duarte) and Propane Plus (Tim Johnson) and Seekonk Grand Prix (Wayne Darling) are welcomed back as the sponsors for the Seekonk Speedway $10,000 to win event on June 29, as well as the entire season.

For all their racing needs, teams can visit Hoosier Tire East and Sunoco Race Fuels, two more associate sponsors. If traveling to the races from a distance, fans can get an RV from Fuller RV Rental and Sales, or can stay at the Red Roof Inn hotel. Lastly, the series wishes to thank Doug Dunleavy and Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair for his support of the series and modified racing. Lauber Greco Gilbert Bialo Tribute is also on board for the season.

On Saturday June 11, the series kicks off with a 100 lap feature event at Monadnock Speedway, in loving memory of Ron Bouchard. Multiple people have come on board as a “friend of Ron Bouchard” and put up a $250 sponsorship towards the event. The series wishes to thank Greg Narducci, Coastline Fire Protection, Fuller Car Wash, The Williams Family, Red Roof Inn and Fuller Mobile Homes for coming on board at Monadnock.

There is also a “Circle of Friends,” with sponsorship for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl events and the race at Star Speedway, the SBM.

The 2016 season includes races at Monadnock (June 11), Seekonk (June 29), Star (July 30) and two at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (Aug. 25 & Oct. 23). T-shirts and hats are available for purchase at this point and laps are being sold for all five events.

Teams are encouraged to start ordering tires for Monadnock with Dan at Hoosier Tire East.

For more information on the series, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com. Teams, drivers or fans with questions about the series are asked to contact James Schaefer or Dick Williams.

54 Pre-Registered Drivers For 2016 season:

  1. 0 – Mike Holdridge
  2. 0 – Andrew Krause
  3. 00 – Ted Christopher
  4. 04 – Branden Dion
  5. 07 – Patrick Emerling
  6. 1 – Anthony Sesely
  7. 3MA – Troy Talman
  8. 4 – Jeff Gallup
  9. M6 – Dylan Kopec
  10. 7 – Kurt Vigeant
  11. 9 – Tommy Barrett
  12. 11 – John Beatty
  13. 11 – Geoff Gernhard
  14. 12 – Todd Annarummo
  15. 13 – Steve Masse
  16. 14 – Max Zachem
  17. 15CT – Chris Pasteryak
  18. 16 – Eric Berndt
  19. 17 – Roger Coss
  20. 21 – Justin Bonsignore
  21. 23 – Mike Douglas
  22. 24 – Todd Patnode
  23. 25 – Rowan Pennink
  24. 28 – Dwight Jarvis
  25. 29 – Jon McKennedy
  26. 33 – Rob Richardi
  27. 33 – Bill Dixon
  28. 35 – Derek Ramstrom
  29. 38 – Nick Ladyga
  30. 39 – Calvin Carroll
  31. 41 – Karl Fredrickson
  32. 43 – Kirk Alexander
  33. 45 – Dan Meservey
  34. 46 – Jon Kievman
  35. 50 – Ron Silk
  36. 50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
  37. 52 – Woody Pitkat
  38. 52/06 – Les Hinckley
  39. 55 – Joe Doucette
  40. 55 – Ken Bouchard
  41. 58/93- Sal Accardi Jr.
  42. 59 – Matt Hirschman
  43. 66 – Timmy Solomito
  44. 68 – Johnny Bush
  45. 70 – Andy Seuss
  46. 73 – Andy Jankowiak
  47. 76 – Zane Zeiner
  48. 76 – Dennis Perry
  49. 79 – Garrison Grubisa
  50. 80 – Dick Houlihan
  51. 85 – Michael Benevides
  52. 92 – Anthony Nocella
  53. 93 – George Sherman
  54. 99 – Richard Savary