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Tri Track Open Modified Series Announces Return to New London-Waterford Speedbowl

LONG ISLAND, N.Y.

The Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) announced two more dates for their 2016 schedule on Friday morning, with a double return to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut on tap for the organization.

The Speedbowl will host the first of the two races on Thursday night Aug. 25, with $10,000 up for grabs to the winner of the 100 lap feature. A second event will be on Sunday Oct. 23 as part of the 2nd annual “Bemer’s Big Show.”

“I think the most important thing is that there a such a wide variety of all the touring divisions that come together, it’s the ultimate race of talent and the guys that put the show on care so much about the drivers and the teams. We’re really excited to have Tri Track back again,” said Speedbowl General Manager Shawn Monahan. “There were a few dates other series had so we weren’t able to go with the original plan and with potential construction going on, it was to risky to do an April race like I had talked about with Dick Williams. We decided to go with the Thursday night [in August] and as for the October date, that October show is going to be a knockout deal.”

The format for the October show is still undecided at this point — though the format for the August show will be the classic heat races, consolations and B-main leading up to the 100 lap feature for a $10,000 payday.

The addition of the Waterford Thursday night race makes three $10,000 to win features already scheduled for the 2016 season. Events at Seekonk Speedway (June 29) and Star Speedway (July 30) will also have a prize of $10,000 for the winner.

In 2015, the Tri Track Series ran two races at Waterford with one in September and the other in October. Woody Pitkat scored the win in the 65 lap race in October, but it was Ron Silk winning the 100 lap race in September.

IMG_0658Defending Tri Track Series champion Matt Hirschman said that the addition of Waterford to the schedule will provide some exciting racing for fans in Connecticut.

“Waterford is a track I really like, but it is probably the toughest on the schedule because of the experience many drivers in the field have there,” Hirschman said. ”The other Tri Track Open Modified Series venues have modifieds there as only special events, where Waterford runs SK’s weekly and a lot of drivers came up through there at some point in their career. The place produces some great side by side racing where sometimes the outside can be to your advantage.”

Three of the four races scheduled for 2016 will be part of the championship point fund, with a final decision on which three races to be announced in the near future.

The series continues to work with the sponsors from the 2015 season, hoping to secure them once again for the upcoming campaign. Officials are also hoping to bring on board some new sponsors for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in helping out can contact James Schaefer on Facebook, or series Media Director Kyle Souza.

Race teams are encouraged to begin preparation for the 2016 season. Series officials will be contacting drivers from across the Northeast in early January to begin the registration process for the year ahead.

For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com 

New London-Waterford Speedbowl photo

 

THE SBM 125 MODIFIED OPEN RETURNS TO STAR SPEEDWAY IN 2016 AFTER ONE YEAR HIATUS

EPPING, NH- It’s back and it is going to be even bigger than in 2014, when the quarter-mile Star Speedway on Route 27 in Epping, New Hampshire held their highest paying race in the track’s long and storied history. It was also one of the best.
    Today an agreement was reached between the Webber family and the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series representatives,  Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams to present SBM V on Saturday night, July 30th, and this premiere Tour-Type Modified Open event will now pay a minimum of $10,000 to win!
    SBM IV was a race held in June of 2014 that fans are still talking about to this day. Numerous drivers raced for the lead in the closing laps before Jon McKennedy raced to the victory and a $6,175 payday. Last place in that event paid $1,650 in large part because of race fan donations that in the end made it the highest paying race in Star history. In fact, a 13th place finish in SBM IV paid a whopping $4,141.
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    This 2016 version of the SBM 125 comes on the heels of a 2014 event that was dubbed, “One of the top ten best Modified races that I have ever seen,” by the voice of the Modifieds for decades at tracks from Maine to Florida, Ben Dodge. And with a running start on obtaining sponsorship through the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Series, it will almost certainly exceed the payoff from the 2014 event because of the expected support from sponsors and race fans alike.
    “I am so excited to see the Modifieds return to Star for SBM V,” said track promoter Bob Webber Jr., who helped finalize the deal just today. “It was difficult not having the SBM last year. Both fans and competitors wanted it so badly, but the scheduling just didn’t work in our favor.

    “Every competing Modified driver that I have seen since that last race has been asking. Fans have been asking, and I have been working to bring the Open Show concept SBM back to where it all started. I am thrilled that we were able to make it happen for 2016, and with a summer date, this will surely be a marquee event of the 2016 season, and not just at Star Speedway.”IMG_1120

Defending race winner Jon McKennedy was eying a different venue for July 30 in 2016, but those plans have changed since he heard the news today. The Chelmsford, Mass., standout considers Star to be his home track.

    “That is the best news I’ve heard all year and the year is almost over,” McKennedy said upon learning of the SBM 125’s return. “To have the SBM at the top of my list of races to run in next season is awesome. Just awesome. I can’t wait to get back there and try to win it for a third time.”
    More details of the 125-lap SBM V, on Saturday night July 30 will be finalized soon and can be found on the track website: www.star-speedway.com, on the Official Star Speedway facebook page, or through the Northeast race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series facebook and web pages following the Christmas holiday season.

 

Open Wheel Wednesday Returns June 29th 2016 Plus The Tri-Track Will Be Back in 2016

 IMG_1777 (2)The First official Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified race announcement was made yesturday with the annual Open Wheel Wednesday show returning to Seekonk Speedway June 29th 2016. The Tri-Track Open Modified Series invades Seekonk Speedway competing in the  $10,000 to win 100 lap main event. The open wheel Modifieds will again be joinedIMG_1713 (2) by the annual The Boston Louie NEMA Midget Race with NEMA Lites rounding out the card for the very popular annual Mid Week Show. Last years show featured a big win by Richard Savary over a large  field of modifieds, a great Boston Louie NEMA midget race won by Todd Bertrand and NEMA Lite midgets won by PJ Stergios.  Signup for teams wishing to enter the Tri-Track modified race will start after Jan. 1 2016  and entry forms will be available then. We spoke to Jim Schaefer the Long Island Mod Maniac  today and he confirmed that the Tri-Track Open Modified series will be back in 2016. They are talking to tracks to set the dates for next years races and will be announcing additional dates as they become available.  As always laps will be sold to support the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track races and you can contact Jim to reserve your laps. The series is looking for additional sponsors for 2016 and if you are interested you can contact Jim or Dick Williams.