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RYAN PREECE AND JON MCKENNEDY SET TO CHALLENGE HIRSCHMAN AT STAR

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 www.starspeedwaynh.com or www.tritrackmods.com. 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.

 

FLAMINGO MOTORSPORTS TO SPONSOR TTOMS AUGUST CLASSIC AT STAR

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 flamingomotorsports.com 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 starspeedwaynh.com or by follow the track on Facebook. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook.

Wyoming County International Speedway Announces Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 To Become Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100

Wyoming County International Speedway will honor Jim Pierce, a racer who competed at WCIS, with the naming of the October 14th Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 in his honor.  Pierce passed away suddenly at the age of 47 on August 5th, 2017.

In his #26 SST Modified, Pierce captured multiple feature wins at Wyoming County Speedway as well as a 2007 SST Modified Championship.  He also took home feature wins at Lancaster National Speedway, Holland Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway and competed at other local tracks in Western New York.  In addition, his son – Jim Pierce Jr. – raced his 4 Cylinder at WCIS to multiple wins and a second place points finish in the 2016 season with father serving as the son’s crew chief.

“We are truly honored to be able to show tribute to not only a fellow racer, but a friend by running the Shootout SST 100 as the Jim Pierce Memorial.  Jim was a respected competitor at WCIS who was not only a great racer but one of the ‘good guys’ in racing”, stated track owner Jim Majchrzak.

A “Lucky 15” Lap Money program for the drivers will be taking place for the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 and will be run by Lori Overdorf.  Laps are a minimum of $26 each in honor of Pierce’s racing number and are now available for purchase.  Specialty awards such as Hard Charger, Hard Luck, and more are available for sponsorship as well.  100% of the lap money raised will go towards the drivers participating in the memorial race.  To purchase a lap, please contact Lori at LOverdorf@hotmail.com or at 716-207-2824.

In addition to the lap money, a custom trophy is being designed by Dennis Murphy and RNE Precision.  Additional bonuses for participating drivers are also in development.

The Shootout at the Bullring, slated for October 14th and 15th, 2017 will feature some of the best racers from the east coast, all vying for the checkered flag.  Saturday’s events will feature the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100, NYSS 51 Championship, 6 Cylinders, 4 Cylinders, and Vintage Late Models while Sunday will feature the American Racer 100 for tour-type Modifieds, WCIS Super Stocks, Legends, and C.A.M.S. Mods.  For a full schedule of events visit www.thebullringwcis.com.

Photo Caption: 2007 WCIS SST Track Champion Jim Pierce (photo credit Rob Micoli)