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TALENT & REVERENCE PART OF TTOMS OPENER

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Strong Purse, Meaningful Contingencies & Strong Roster All a Part of Season-Opener at Claremont

Seekonk, Mass. (May 19, 2018): More than just the lucrative purse will be on the line for the stellar line up of teams and drivers supporting the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) Opener at Claremont Speedway over Memorial Day weekend.  Contenders like local favorites Todd Patnode, Brian Robie, Kirk Alexander and Russ Hersey along with Ryan Preece, Chase Dowling, Rowan Pennink, Ronnie Silk, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella, and, of course, defending champ and TTOMS dominator, Matt Hirschman, will be among the 30 plus teams expected for the opener.

“Bringing this race to Claremont Speedway has been very special for Dick [Williams] in particular,” said Jim Schaefer.  “To do it in honor of the late Ron Bouchard makes it more special. But, as important are the two additional awards that we have been able to add thanks to our strong supporters.”

In light of the recent passing of modified racing legendary Maynard Troyer, MyRaceNews.com will present a $106 bonus to the highest finishing Troyer-chassis entry.

Fan experience has always been of great importance to Series founders, Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer, and thanks to the Gerdik Family, the first “Fan’s Choice” will be awarded during the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by Spafco and Jerico.  One lucky fan will select, at their discretion, a driver to receive a bonus of $100. The “Fan’s Choice Award” will be presented in loving memory of Rick Gerdik.

Rick and his daughter Maria were regulars at Riverhead Raceway, Wall Stadium and Thompson Speedway. It was Rick’s wish to have “fans more involved”.

“This is our small way of seeing that wish fulfilled,” said Schaefer.

Contingency awards, like these, that honor not only great drivers but also recognize the fans, are the epitome of the Tri-Track Series.

Additional bonuses include The Red Roof Inn bonus for three non-qualifiers and the Sherwood Racing Products contingency. Two pre-registered teams will receive a pair of wheels; including the “Hard Charger” and the driver to lead the most laps.

The inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico is slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Rain date Sunday, May 27). Featuring the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds, the night’s race card also includes Super Streets, Street Stocks and the  4-cylinder Wildcats.

Grandstand Admission for the Saturday, May 26 event is only $25. Kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $10 and ages 5 and under are free. Pit gates open at 1PM. Practice gets underway at 3PM when the grandstands open. Feature racing is slated for 6PM.

For complete information on Claremont Speedway, visit claremontspeedway.net.

The Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars, Central Mass Tree and Ed French & Son Paving.

The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 28 and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk on Saturday, October 27.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

PLENTY LOOKING FOR HOME TRACK ADVANTAGE AT TTOMS SEASON OPENER

Seekonk, Mass. (May 8, 2018): A total of 50 cars have filed entries to compete with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) during the 2018 season. The eclectic roster includes former series champions and Modified racing standouts; veteran competitors and up-and-comers.  It is the series opener at Claremont Speedway; however, that may just provide the best opportunity for an upset.

With Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by SPAFCO and Jerico being the inaugural race at Claremont Speedway for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, the home track advantage could pay dividends to one of the locals.

The local racers may be considered by some to be dark horses to win but the likes of 2017 Tour-Type Modified champion Dana Smith and 2017 Modified feature winner Brian Robie, both of Sunapee, NH, will be among the contenders at the 1/3 mile asphalt oval. Claremont’s Tour Type Modified regulars Nick Salva of Cheshire, CT, and CJ Bolton consistently posted strong finishes in 2017.

Wiley veterans –the Swanzey, NH, contingent,  Todd Patnode and Kirk Alexander, both of West Swanzey and Russ Hersey of Swanzey, have racked-up impressive stats at Claremont Speedway. They will undoubtedly make a run at the victory. Cameron Sontag of Sterling, MA, and Mike Willis, Jr. of Grantham, NH, will also be on-hand to defend their home turf.

The inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico is slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018. The event is the first- ever Saturday night special event for Claremont Speedway. Featuring the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds, the night’s race card also includes Super Streets, Street Stocks and the  4-cylinder Wildcats.

Grandstand Admission for the Saturday, May 26 event is only $25. Kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $10 and ages 5 and under are free. Pit gates open at 1PM. Practice gets underway at 3PM when the grandstands open. Feature racing is slated for 6PM.

For complete information on Claremont Speedway, visit claremontspeedway.net.

The Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars, Central Mass Tree and Ed French & Son Paving.

The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 28 and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk on Saturday, October 27.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

Dore kicks off 2018 GSPSS season with Claremont 100 Victory!

WALPOLE, N.H. –

Jacob Dore driving the #05 overcomes an incredibly stout field to take home his first victory in a full bodied car at Claremont Speedway this past Saturday night. #14 Matt Frahm of Salem, N.H. Pressured Dore in the closing laps but spun out with just a few laps to go. “I was getting nervous with Matt but, I trust him a lot, we’ve raced together before, I didn’t think we were as fast as he was.” Dore said.

23 cars began the 100 lap feature presented by Springfield Buick GMC. The competition was close as after final practice, the top 12 cars were within one tenth of a second. But, by lap 3 a few cars had been retired after a melee where the #93 of Ryan Greene of Berick, M.E. ended up on top of the #9H driven by Kyle Welch of Newport, N.H. Which drew out the red flag.

His entire ride side body work removed #73 Joey Doiron finished second. “I would like to have a little less damage and hopefully things will settle down after everyone got this one under their belt.” Doiron said. “We’ll be ready for Waterford and I think it will be a track we will run really good at.

Drivers Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Kyle Welch, Jeff Jolly, Devin O’Connell, Josh King, and Ryan Greene had significant damage early on in the feature.

2017 ARBodies Rookie of the Year Scott MacMichael of Newbury, N.H. finished third, “It was awesome! I probably should have been fifth but with Frahm spinning later in the race things just worked out.” MacMichael said.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be returning to the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, May 26th for a unique race format. Triple 35 lap features with time trials setting the field.

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RESULTS: Jacob Dore, Joey Doiron, Scott MacMichael, Barry Gray, Jeremy Davis, Cory Casagrande, Luke Hinkley, Ray Christian III, Matt Frahm, Nick Lascuola, Mike Scorzelli, William Wall, Byron Baker, Ryan Greene, Jimmy Zullo, Mike O’Sullivan, Tommy O’Sullivan, Devin O’Connell, Josh King,

Photo Credit (John Miller)