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Hoosier Racing Tire to Provide Tires Designed for Champions

Lakeville, Indiana (March 10, 2016) – Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, Indiana, has a long standing tradition of providing “Tires Designed for Champions” and for the next five-years they will provide the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Fueled by Sunoco the tires that competitors utilize in all series and special events.

“We have a long standing history with Modified racing on asphalt and dirt in the Northeast” stated Hoosier Racing Tire sales manager Paul Menting. “Hoosier is excited to be a part of a great tradition that we believe has a bright future. Our commitment level is to provide racers with a quality product that they can rely on at every event.”

For the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series competitors will use the M20 / 2020 (left side) and M30 (right side) tire for competition only at the events held at Mahoning Valley Speedway while all other events in this Series will utilize the M30 (left side) and M45 (right side) designations.

The Race of Champions Dirt Modified and Dirt Sportsman Modified Series will see competitors having the option of using the D300 or D400 Modified Tire designation which has been utilized now for several years.

“Hoosier Racing Tire is one of the most recognizable names in the motorsports industry,” offered Joe Skotnicki, with the Race of Champions. “Their commitment to the competitors and supplying teams with the proper product for the application is second to none and we are proud to have them as our partner and tire supplier as we look ahead to an exciting 2016 season and the years to come.”

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The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

Tri Track Pre-Entry List Release


Though the official start of the 2016 NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) season will not come until June, the entry list is already packed with top talent from across the Northeast.

Fifty-three drivers have officially pre-entered for the 2016 season, which allows each of them to be eligible for the points championship fund, along with extra incentives that will be announced a later date.

IMG_0463Among the first fifty-three entries includes NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour defending champion Doug Coby (32), who is joined by some of the drivers that plagued him in the 2015 Whelen Tour standings. Timmy Solomito (66) and Justin Bonsignore (21) have all filed entries, as has 2015 Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and Whelen Tour front-runner Woody Pitkat (52).

Driving the No. 42 last year, Pitkat was able to capture the checkers at the non-points season finale event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. He has entered behind the wheel of car No. 52 for this season.

Also joining the list of entered drivers includes defending series champion Matt Hirschman, who will be chasing his second consecutive series crown. Hirschman won the Monadnock opener in 2015, the same track that will open this season.

Local track favorites like Todd Annarummo (12), Roger Coss (17) and Branden Dion (04) will be battling it out against names like defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified champion Andy Suess (70) and youngster Troy Talman (3MA) this year.

Former series winners Richard Savary, Tommy Barrett and Chris Pasteryak are also among those who have entered for the season, as is 2014 Tri Track champion Jon McKennedy.

The list also includes multiple former winners on the VMRS and Whelen Modified Tour, along with current Race of Champions modified stars and IMG_0120 (3)local track favorites who compete in the SK Modified division and beyond. Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Ken Bouchard has also entered behind the wheel of his No. 55.

Super Late Model stars Derek Ramstrom (35) and Dick Houlihan (80) are also on the list.

The 2016 NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series will start with a non-points event at Monadnock Speedway on June 11. The format for that race will be announced at a later date.

The official points campaign will start at Seekonk Speedway on June 30, with a 100 lap, $10,000 to win feature as part of the 11th annual “Open Wheel Wednesday,” in combination with the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites.  After a month off, the Tri Track Series will make a stop at Star Speedway, bringing back the “SBM” tradition with another $10,000 to win feature July 30.

A special $10,000 to win event on Thursday, Aug. 25 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl and a season-ending feature at New London-Waterford as part of the “Bemer’s Big Show,” will take place on Oct. 22.

TTOMS is actively selling laps for the five races this season. Those can be purchased by contacting James Schaefer on Facebook, or by phone at (516)-635-5211.

For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, fans can visit


Updated List of Entries as of March 10:

  1. 0 — Mike Holdridge
  2. 0 — Andrew Krause
  3. 00 — Ted Christopher
  4. 04 — Branden Dion
  5. 07 — Patrick Emerling
  6. 3ma — Troy Talman
  7. 4 — Jeff Gallup
  8. M6 — Dylan Kopec
  9. 7 — Kurt Vigeant
  10. 9 — Tommy Barrett
  11. 11 — John Beatty
  12. 11 — Geoff Gernhard
  13. 12 — Todd Annarummo
  14. 13 — Steve Masse
  15. 14 — Max Zachem
  16. 15ct — Chris Pasteryak
  17. 16 — Eric Berndt
  18. 17 — Roger Coss
  19. 21 — Justin Bonsignore
  20. 23 — Mike Douglas Jr.
  21. 25 — Rowan Pennink
  22. 28 — Dwight Jarvis
  23. 29 — Jonathan McKennedy
  24. 32 — Doug Coby
  25. 33 — Rob Richardi Jr.
  26. 33 — Bill Dixon
  27. 35 — Derek Ramstrom
  28. 38 — Nick Ladyga
  29. 39 — Calvin Carroll
  30. 41 — Karl Fredrickson
  31. 43 — Kirk Alexander
  32. 45 — Dan Meservey
  33. 46 — Jon Kievman
  34. 50 — Ron Silk
  35. 50 — Carl Mederios Jr.
  36. 52 — Woody Pitkat
  37. 52/06 — Les Hinckley
  38. 55 — Joe Doucette
  39. 55 — Ken Bouchard
  40. 58/93 — Sal Accardi Jr.
  41. 59 — Matt Hirschman (Defending Series Champion)
  42. 66 — Timmy Solomito
  43. 68 — Johnny Bush
  44. 70 — Andy Suess
  45. 73 — Andy Jankowiak
  46. 76 — Zane Zeiner
  47. 79 — Garrison Grubisa
  48. 80 — Dick Houlihan
  49. 85 — Mike Benevides
  50. 92 — Anthony Nocella
  51. 93 — George Sherman
  52. 96 — Dennis Perry
  53. 99 — Richard Savary

NWSMT Caraway 3/12/16 Entry List

1 Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Citrisafe /Remington SCT/Speedway Auto Auc. Ford Kim Myers Matt Cromer
2 JR Bertuccio, Centereach, N.Y. Gershow Recycling Chevrolet Joseph Bertuccio Joseph Bertuccio
4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Adams Towing & Recovery Ford Gary Myers Mike Queen
5 Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa. Ebersole Excavating Ford Bob Ebersole Bob Ebersole
11 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Davis Roofing Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Eddie Harvey
14 Trey Hutchens, III, Winston-Salem, N.C. All-Star Truck & Trailer Repair Chevrolet Bobby Hutchens, Jr. Bobby Hutchens Jr.
15 Jeremy Gerstner, Wesley Chapel, Fla. GMR Lawncare/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet Grady Jeffreys, Jr. Grady Jeffreys Sr.
22 Kyle Bonsignore, Bay Shore, N.Y. Snap On Tools Chevrolet Kyle Bonsignore Bill Bonsignore
28 George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y. Competition Technologies Chevrolet George Brunnhoelzl, Jr. George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
29 Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y. Pro-System Brakes Chevrolet George Bock Glenn Dixon
33 Austin Pickens,* Fountain Motorsports Chevrolet Gary Fountain Sr. Michael Williams
40 Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, N.C. William Smith Trucking/Lewisville Motors Chevrolet Gina Fleming Chris Fleming
46 Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
74 Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C. Powerhouse Recycling, Lead 2 Real Estate Chevrolet Kevin Hughes Bobby Measmer Sr.
77 Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn. Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Teddy Musgrave Jr.
79 Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Coors Light /Hillbilly Racing Pontiac Susan Hill David Hill
97 Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, Va. OB Builders Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Todd Cooper