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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


EPPING, NH- The “4th Annual Chuck Montville Car Owner Award” will return to Star Speedway on July 30, highlighting the prerace festivities at “SBM 125 V”. The prestigious event returns after a one year hiatus as part of the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series to the Epping, New Hampshire quarter-mile oval.
    The award is voted on by a group of combined media members and devoted Modified enthusiasts, using the criteria of a car owner who exemplifies Chuck’s ‘get along with everyone’ attitude.
    Montville, who was obviously well-liked by his fellow competitors, died unexpectedly in 2013. The first award in his name brought a very emotional ceremony prior to the SBM 125 in June of ’13. The car he owned is among the more than 50 entries already recieved for SBM V, with his driver Les Hinckley still behind the wheel, having bought the car Chuck owned.
    For past recipients, Art Barry, Charlie Pasteryak and David Hill, this award meant much more than the special plaque bearing Montville’s photo and the monetary funds, which totalled $1,054.14 last season. It carries great significance to be judged in such a positive light by those who frequent the pit areas across New England and beyond.
    Montville, a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks, Connecticut put everything he had and more into his effort to bring not only success, but a car that looked immaculate despite a struggle to keep his car on the track financially.
    Donations already committed by Les Hinckley ($106), Les Hinckley Sr. ($106), Bruce Bachta ($100), Ken Zachem ($100), an annonymous but previous Montville award winner ($100), and daughters Stephanie and Kristen Montville ($106) have put this years award currently at $618 plus a special plaque to be presented prior to driver introductions on July 30.
    “His passion for this sport is what brought me and my sister closer to our dad and we couldn’t be more proud of what he accomplished,” Kristen Montville commented. “The continuation of this award to remember him means so much to both of us.”
    The SBM 125 V at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 30 will be the highest paying race in the long and storied history of the Epping, New Hampshire oval, paying a minimum of $10,000 to win and a purse that will be in excess of $50,000 thanks to multiple sponsorship commitments.
    For listings of the many businesses and race fans who are helping make the Star Speedway SBM 125 V and the entire Northeast Tri-Track Open Modified Series of five events a success, and for more information on how to make 2016 even bigger than it already is log onto the site:

The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series is Now 48 Entries Strong

Today was the last day to submit your entry for the 2016 Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series and enter they did.

48 drivers have now  submitted their entries for this summers 5 race series at Monadnock Speedway, Star Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and the New London Waterford Speedbowl.

It all starts June 11th at the Monadnock Speedway.

Look for special awards announcements and information about buying your laps to support the series in the coming days and weeks.

Updated Entry List As Of February 29:

48 Total entries

0 — Mike Holdridge
00 – Ted Christopher
04 – Branden Dion
07 – Patrick Emerling
3ma — Troy Talman
4 — Jeff Gallup
M6 – Dylan Kopec
7 – Kurt Vigeant
9 – Tommy Barrett
11 – John Beatty
12 — Todd Annarummo
13 — Steve Masse
14 — Max Zachem
15ct — Chris Pasteryak
16 – Eric Berndt
17 – Roger Coss
21 – Justin Bonsignore
23 — Mike Douglas Jr.
25 — Rowan Pennink
28 — Dwight Jarvis
29 — Jonathan McKennedy
32 – Doug Coby
33 — Rob Richardi Jr.
35 — Derek Ramstrom
39 – Calvin Carroll
41 – Karl Fredrickson
43 — Kirk Alexander
45 – Dan Meservey
46 – Jon Kievman
50 – Ron Silk
50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
52 — Woody Pitkat
52/06 — Les Hinckley
55 — Joe Doucette
58/93 – Sal Accardi Jr
59 — Matt Hirschman
66 – Timmy Solomito
68 – Johnny Bush
70 – Andy Seuss
73 – Andy Jankowiak
76 — Zane Zeiner
79 – Garrison Grubisa
80 – Dick Houlihan
85 – Michael Benevides
92 – Anthony Nocella
93 – George Sherman
96 – Dennis Perry
99 — Richard Savary