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Haunted Hundred Set for October 28

The racing community simply loves this time of the year with the fanfare of title chases and big year-end races. With Stafford’s Fall Finale, Lee’s Oktoberfest and Seekonk’s D. Anthony Vendetti Memorial in the books, a couple of outstanding events still remain on the schedule including the prestigious Thompson World Series of Speedway Racing. With over three weeks and other season-ending events still set to run, 26 teams have already filed entries for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) Haunted 100 at Seekonk Speedway.

While children are counting down the days until Halloween, race fans are counting down the days to the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway. Racers are hoping to be counting the winner’s purse of $6,000.

Matt Hirschman’s prowess has been well-documented throughout the season with his domination of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and Evergreen Raceway Park and his success with the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and other local tracks in the Northeast. While Hirschman has been undefeated in TTOMS competition this season, his fellow competitors have quite impressive accolades themselves during the 2017 season.

Among the stout roster of drivers already entered for the Haunted Hundred are winners from every Modified racing series in the northeast.

The likes of Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, and Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA, have found victory in the ultra-competitive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Pennink also has a Modified Racing Series (MRS) victory to his credit in 2017. Of course, Preece has also racked up a win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has been victorious on the Modified Touring Series (MTS) this season as well.

Other TTOMS regulars with MRS wins include Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT and Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA.  With four MRS victories so far this season, Nocella has already wrapped up the series championship with one race to go. He is also a past winner at Seekonk Speedway and will be considered one of the favorites in the Haunted Hundred.

Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, MA, scored a victory during 2017 in MTS competition at Stafford Speedway. The talented young driver is also the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) point leader going into the final race at Thompson next weekend. McKennedy was disappointed with his runner-up finish in the TTOMS Open Wheel Wednesday race at Seekonk in June and will be looking for redemption.

Other notable drivers having filed entries for the Haunted Hundred include Calvin Carroll of Andover, NJ and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY. Carroll is the leader in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings for the Whelen Modified Tour. Jankowiak has duked it out with the likes of Hirschman all year in the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour. Back on September 24, Jankowiak bested not only Hirschman but a full-field of strong competitors to capture the series victory in the U.S. Open 125 at Lancaster National Speedway. With multiple feature wins with the Race of Champions this season, Jankowiak hopes to ride the wave of success to Seekonk.

The current roster – which will undoubtedly grow over the next few weeks – features drivers representative of eight states and Canada. In fact, from Alberta Canada, Karey Stular of Ardrossan, has got be the sentimental favorite and a favorite among his fellow competitors.

On Saturday, October 28 when the Tri-Track Open Modified Series takes to the track for the final time in 2017 at the Seekonk Speedway, the roster will include a tremendous amount of talent; not only of the winners from the four modified touring series but many up-and-comers as well.

Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28. Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general admission is $25 and children 12 and under are admitted free.  Also on the racing card is a 50-lap main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the INEX Legends. Building on a Seekonk Speedway Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the costume contest. The rain date for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

Riverhead Raceway Quick Results – September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 Quick Results

Qualifying

Riverhead Modified Crate Time Trials
1    98    David Brigati    12.616
2    88    Michael Rutkoski    12.684
3    24    Justin Brown    12.695
4    74    CJ Lehmann    12.709
5    63    Dylan Slepian    12.787
6    99    Kevin Orlando    12.800
7    12    Dennis Krupski    12.843
8    2    Peter Bertuccio    12.848
9    36    Kurt Krieger    12.958
10    27    AJ DeSantis    13.375
11    11    Michael Rommeney    13.510
12    51    Jason Hanson    13.705
13    19    Scott Pedersen    14.032


INEX Legend Heats
Heat #1
1    02    Kyle Ellwood
2    3    Mike VanHouten
3    91    Jonathon Parsons
4    17    Vinny Delaney
5    6    Eric Hersey
6    62    Mike Benson 
7    80    Steve Woytysiak
8    12    Joey Villatoro

Heat #2
1    09    Brad Van Houten
2    5x    George Tomko Jr.
3    24    Ray Fitzgerald
4    89    Ed Cheslak
5    07    Silas Hiscock
6    16    Mike Mortimer
7    45    Tony Colandro
8    1    Matt Brode

Heat #3
1    2ny    Jim Sylvester
2    1A    Artie Pedersen III
3    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
4    21    Jerry Curran
5    29    Dennis Kurras
6    14    Riely O’Keefe 
7    0    Stephen Coleman


Super Pro Truck Heats
Heat #1
1    77    Sean Glennon
2    66    Mike Albasini
3    38    Owen Grennan
4    1    Lou Maestri
5    28    Eddie Schutze

Heat #2
1    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
2    98x    Dave Brigati
3    18    Mark Stewart
4    46    Jack Handley 
5    16    Dennis Cunningham


Blunderbust Heats
Heat #1
1    77    Tim Mulqueen
2    5    Alyssa Poprocky
3    34    Eric Zeh
4    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
5    10    Jim Laird
6    7    Tom Sullivan
7    51    Thomas Puccia

Heat #2
1    00    Tommy Walkowiak
2    4    Tom Pickerell
3    52    Joshua Creel
4    88    Wayne Meyer
5    76    Bill Wegmann Jr.
6    1    Cody Triola
7    38    Derek Wegmann


NASCAR Modified Heats
Heat #1
1    19    David Schneider
2    07    John Baker
3    11    Dillon Steuer
4    15    Kyle Soper
5    96    Howie Brode
6    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
7    5    John Beatty Jr.
8    34    CJ Lehmann

Heat #2
1    84    John Fortin Sr.
2    49    Chris Young
3    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
4    88    Roger Turbush
5    70    Dylan Slepian
6    03    Brad Van Houten
DNS    98    David Brigati



Features

September 2 Rain Out – NASCAR Modifieds 40
1    7    John Baker
2    84    John Fortin Sr.
3    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
4    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
5    98    David Brigati
6    15    Kyle Soper
7    96    Howie Brode
8    11    Dillon Steuer
9    88    Roger Turbush
10    49    Chris Young
11    34    CJ Lehmann

Riverhead Modified Crates 30
1    98    David Brigati
2    74    CJ Lehmann
3    24    Justin Brown
4    12    Dennis Krupski
5    88    Michael Rutkoski
6    63    Dylan Slepian
7    99    Kevin Orlando
8    2    Peter Bertuccio
9    11    Michael Rommeney
10    27    AJ DeSantis
11    19    Scott Pedersen
12    51    Jason Hanson
13    36    Kurt Krieger
 
INEX Legends 20
1    09    Brad Van Houten
2    02    Kyle Ellwood
3    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
4    24    Ray Fitzgerald
5    17    Vinny Delaney
6    1A    Artie Pedersen III
7    2ny    Jim Sylvester
8    3    Mike Van Houten
9    21    Jerry Curran
10    45    Tony Colandro
11    91    Jonathon Parsons
12    62    Mike Benson 
13    6    Eric Hersey
14    07    Silas Hiscock
15    14    Riely O’Keefe 
16    80    Steve Woytysiak
17    12    Joey Villatoro
18    5x    George Tomko Jr.
19    0    Stephen Coleman
20    89    Ed Cheslak
21    1    Matt Brode
22    29    Dennis Kurras
23    16    Mike Mortimer

Super Pro Trucks 20
1    66    Mike Albasini
2    18    Mark Stewart
3    77    Sean Glennon
4    38    Owen Grennan
5    98x    Dave Brigati
6    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
7    28    Eddie Schutze
8    46    Jack Handley 
9    1    Lou Maestri
DNS 16 Dennis Cunningham
 
Blunderbusts 20
1    10    Jim Laird
2    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
3    77    Tim Mulqueen
4    38    Derek Wegmann
5    52    Joshua Creel
6    7    Tom Sullivan
7    1    Cody Triola
8    88    Wayne Meyer
9    4    Tom Pickerell
10    51    Thomas Puccia
11    5    Alyssa Poprocky
12    34    Eric Zeh
DQ     00    Tommy Walkowiak
DNS        76    William A. Wegmann

NASCAR Modifieds 40
1    19    David Schneider
2    96    Howie Brode
3    15    Kyle Soper
4    84    John Fortin Sr.
5    5    John Beatty Jr.
6    7    John Baker
7    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
8    3    Brad Van Houten
9    11    Dillon Steuer
10    70    Dylan Slepian
11    49    Chris Young
12    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
13    98    David Brigati
14    88    Roger Turbush
15    34    CJ Lehmann
 
Figure 8’s 15
1    43    Tom Rogers Jr.
2    65    Greg Harris
3    9    Gary Fritz Jr.
4    27    Scott Pedersen
5    10    Tom Kraft
6    9    Vinny Delaney
7    48    Eric Zeh
8    21    Bob Dalke
9    11    Tom Ferrara
10    32    Charles MacWhinnie
11    88    Brian Hansen
12    29    Dan Lynch

Mini Stocks 30
1    7    Mike Mujsce Jr
2    73    Paul Wojcik
3    1    Bryan Kelly
4    66    Brendan  Esposito
5    97    Steve Fuller
6    15    Joey Warren
7    72    Robert Dugre
8    17    Tony Collingsworth 
9    68    Russ Jansen
10    24    Ryan Warren
11    45    Preston Prydatko
12    3    Joe Cooke
13    95    Chris Elixson
 
National Stock Car Demolition Derby
Winner – Jamie Kilkenny
Judges Choice – Jason Savoy
Fans Choice – Tom Kilkenny

WILL HAUNTED HUNDRED BE A TRICK OR TREAT FOR TTOMS COMPETITORS AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY?

Final TTOMS race of the Year Scheduled for Sat. Oct 28

Seekonk, MA (September 18, 2017): It could be said that Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, puts the fear into the competition when he arrives for a NorthEast Racecars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event. Hirschman has yet to be defeated in TTOMS competition this year; winning the opener at Seekonk Speedway in June and sweeping the two Star Speedway races. The drivers of TTOMS will have one final chance to break Hirschman’s spell at the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on Saturday, October 28.

Hirschman hopes to take the witches broom and sweep not only the Seekonk events but the entire Tri-Track Open Modified Season. Slated to be the final event in the northeast for the 2017 racing season, the roster of drivers looking to play spoiler should be extensive and impressive. The 100-lap Modified race will pay $6,000 to the winner.

Also on the racing card is a 50-lap main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the INEX Legends.

Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28. Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general admission is $25 and children 12 and under are admitted free. The rain date for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.

Building on a Seekonk Speedway Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the costume contest.

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Seekonk Speedway and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series have collaborated to create a fun and festive shirt to commemorate the Haunted Hundred. The limited edition shirt is available for preorder online untilOctober 7, 2017 for $15.00 for sizes small through extra-large. Larger sizes are priced at $20.00. A small quantity will available for sale at the track. To check out the design or to preorder, visithttp://tritrackmods.com/merchandise/

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