Eastern Propane & Oil 100
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st.
|RACE||EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100|
|PLACE||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.|
|DATE||Saturday, July 21|
|TIME||2 p.m. ET|
|TELEVISION||NBCSN, Wednesday, July 25 — 7 p.m. ET|
|TRACK LAYOUT||1.058-mile oval|
|2017 WINNER||Bobby Santos III|
|2017 POLE||Ryan Preece|
|EVENT SCHEDULE||Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.Saturday — Garage Opens: 7:30 a.m., Qualifying: 9 a.m., Autograph session: 11 a.m.-Noon; Eastern Propane & Oil 100: 2 p.m.|
CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 36 cars, including provisionals.
The first 30 cars will secure starting positions based on qualifying. The remaining six spots will be awarded through the provisional process.
Qualifying will consist of two consecutive qualifying laps per vehicle. Faster lap determines qualifying position.
After qualifying all vehicles will proceed immediately to the impound area. Only minor adjustments will be permitted following qualifying (i.e. stagger checked, set tire pressure, plug in generators, install radios and driver drink bottles). Stagger must be checked without jacking up the vehicle.
The EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100 will be 100 laps (105.8 miles).
The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twelve (12) tires per team. Four (4) tires used for qualifying must be used to begin the race. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.
|PLACE||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.|
|DATE||Friday, July 20|
|TIME||2:10 p.m. ET|
|TELEVISION||NBCSN, Saturday, July 28 — 12:30 p.m. ET|
|TRACK LAYOUT||1.058-mile oval|
|2017 WINNER||Ryan Preece|
|2017 POLE||Rowan Pennink (random draw for pole)|
|EVENT SCHEDULE||Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.|
|Entry list for this race: Friday July 20th 2:10 Start|
|1||2||Doug Coby||Mike Smeriglio III||Chevrolet||Phil Moran||Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy Truck & Trailer|
|2||3||Rowan Pennink||Jan Boehler||Chevrolet||Greg Fournier||Cape Cod Copper / Mosquito Free / USNE|
|3||6||Ryan Preece||Ed Partridge||Chevrolet||Jeff Preece||TS Hauler|
|4||7||Jon McKennedy||Tommy Baldwin||Chevrolet||Tommy Baldwin||Accell Construction Inc.|
|5||07||Patrick Emerling||Jennifer Emerling||Chevrolet||Jan Leaty||Buffalo Auto Auction|
|6||16||Timmy Solomito||Eric Sanderson||Ford||Stanley Szaban||Starrett|
|7||25||Calvin Carroll||Joe Carroll||Chevrolet||Stash Butova||Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty|
|8||36||Dave Sapienza||Judy Thilberg||Chevrolet||Tommy Grasso||Sapienza Enterprises|
|9||44||Bobby Santos III||Sully Tinio||Chevrolet||Bob Santos||Sully Tinio / Olivas Market|
|10||46||Craig Lutz||Russell Goodale||Chevrolet||Douglas Ogiejko||Riverhead Building Supply|
|11||51||Justin Bonsignore||Kenneth Massa||Chevrolet||Ryan Stone||Phoenix Communications Inc.|
|12||57||Andy Seuss||Bryan Dauzat||Chevrolet||Todd Cooper||OB Builders|
|13||58||Eric Goodale||Edgar Goodale||Chevrolet||Jason Shephard||GAF Roofing|
|14||64||Rob Summers||Mike Murphy||Chevrolet||Steve Lemay||Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical|
|15||77||Ryan Newman||Mike Curb||Chevrolet||Teddy Musgrave Jr.||Curb Records|
|16||82||Woody Pitkat||Danny Watts Jr.||Chevrolet||Jarod Zeltmann||Horton Ave. Materials|
|17||85||Ron Silk||Kevin Stuart||Chevrolet||Kenny Stuart||Stuart’s Automotive|
|18||89||Matt Swanson||John Swanson||Ford||John Swanson||Starrett|
|19||97||Bryan Dauzat||Byran Dauzat||Chevrolet||Todd Copper||OB Builders|
|20||99||Jamie Tomaino||Cheryl Tomaino||Pontiac||Cheryl Tomaino||Atlantic Sprinklers|
|Entry list for this race: Saturday July 21st 2:00PM Start|
|1||01||Melissa Fifield||Kenneth Fifield||Chevrolet||Chad Dow||Truck Stop Northeast|
|2||2||Doug Coby||Mike Smeriglio III||Chevrolet||Phil Moran||Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy Truck & Trailer|
|3||3||Rowan Pennink||Jan Boehler||Chevrolet||Greg Fournier||Cape Cod Copper / Mosquito Free / USNE|
|4||6||Ryan Preece||Ed Partridge||Chevrolet||Jeff Preece||TS Hauler|
|5||7||Jon McKennedy||Tommy Baldwin||Chevrolet||Tommy Baldwin||Accell Construction Inc.|
|6||07||Patrick Emerling||Jennifer Emerling||Chevrolet||Jan Leaty||Buffalo Auto Auction|
|7||14||Blake Barney||Richard Barney||Chevrolet||Robert Barney||Atlantic Sprinkler|
|8||15||Chase Dowling||Rob Fuller||Chevrolet||Steven Kopuk||15-40 Connection|
|9||16||Timmy Solomito||Eric Sanderson||Ford||Stanley Szaban||Starrett|
|10||18||Ken Heagy||Robert Pollifrone||Ford||Desmond Gorman||Buoy One Seafood|
|11||21||Ronnie Williams||Joseph Bertuccio||Chevrolet||Michael Bologna||Empower Financial Advisory|
|12||23||Joe DeGracia||Paul Degracia||Chevrolet||Jimmy Zacharias||PJ DeGracia Contracting|
|13||24||Andrew Krause||Diane Krause||Toyota||John Cooke||Supreme Manufacturing|
|14||25||Calvin Carroll||Joe Carroll||Chevrolet||Stash Butova||Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty|
|15||26||Gary McDonald||Sean McDonald||Chevrolet||Chad McDonald||Lakeland Landscaping Supply / TRC Electric|
|16||33||Wade Cole||Wade Cole||Chevrolet||Richard Rodenbaugh||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil|
|17||36||Dave Sapienza||Judy Thilberg||Chevrolet||Tommy Grasso||Sapienza Enterprises|
|18||38||Dave Salzarulo||Linda Rodebaugh||Chevrolet||Robert Bourne||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil|
|19||44||Bobby Santos III||Sully Tinio||Chevrolet||Bob Santos||Sully Tinio / Olivas Market|
|20||46||Craig Lutz||Russell Goodale||Chevrolet||Douglas Ogiejko||Riverhead Building Supply|
|21||51||Justin Bonsignore||Kenneth Massa||Chevrolet||Ryan Stone||Phoenix Communications Inc.|
|22||54||Tommy Catalano||Amy Catalano||Chevrolet||David Catalano||Catalano Motorsports|
|23||57||Andy Seuss||Bryan Dauzat||Chevrolet||Todd Cooper||OB Builders|
|24||58||Eric Goodale||Edgar Goodale||Chevrolet||Jason Shephard||GAF Roofing|
|25||64||Rob Summers||Mike Murphy||Chevrolet||Steve Lemay||Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical|
|26||77||Ryan Newman||Mike Curb||Chevrolet||Teddy Musgrave Jr.||Curb Records|
|27||78||Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.||Steven Sutcliffe||Chevrolet||Kevin Anderson||Close Enuff Racing|
|28||82||Woody Pitkat||Danny Watts Jr.||Chevrolet||Jarod Zeltmann||Horton Ave. Materials|
|29||85||Ron Silk||Kevin Stuart||Chevrolet||Kenny Stuart||Stuart’s Automotive|
|30||89||Matt Swanson||John Swanson||Ford||John Swanson||Starrett|
|31||92||Anthony Nocella||Anthony Nocella||Chevrolet||Steve Murphy||Nocella Paving / Airgas / A&D Assoc.|
|32||97||Bryan Dauzat||Byran Dauzat||Chevrolet||Todd Copper||OB Builders|
|33||99||Jamie Tomaino||Cheryl Tomaino||Pontiac||Cheryl Tomaino||Atlantic Sprinklers|
Seekonk, Mass. (July 16, 2018): Since its inception only two drivers have ever found victory in the traditional SBM event at Star Speedway in Epping, NH. On Saturday, July 28, over 30 other drivers will look to add their name to this very exclusive list. SBM VII will feature– 125 Laps Tri-Track Open Modified Series and will also include Star Speedway regular divisions including Late Models, Strictly Stocks, Six Shooters and Roadrunners.
To date, only Matt Hirschman (4 wins) and Jon McKennedy can boast wins in this prestigious Modified event in the Granite State. But, while running strong, Hirschman of Northampton, PA, the defending series champion, has been shut-out of victory lane in TTOMS competition so far in 2018. He is undoubtedly the favorite going into the event on July 28.
With an expected roster of 30-plus cars an ‘upset’ could also be in the making. Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, the most recent winner with the TTOMS, looks to go back-to-back. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, is always a threat to win and he has posted a number of strong finishes in the SBM races in the past. Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, CT, has consistently been among the podium finishers at Star Speedway and is definitely due for a win.
Josh Cantera of Saco, ME, has also found himself on the podium a number of times in the SBM events. A former Star Speedway Modified Champion, Cantara could use ‘home track’ advantage to snag top honors. Fresh off a win at Lee USA Speedway, young gun Sammy Rameau of Westminster, MA, is hungry for a lucrative win with the Tri-Track Series. Cagey veteran Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH, has been strong this season and looks to turn consistency into a payday.
Other notables who have filed entries include Tommy Barrett, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella and Richard Savary. Andy Seuss will come home to NH in search of an SBM victory.
And, while the future looks bright for a host of drivers, fans can look forward to enhanced lighting at Star Speedway as well with the installation of LED lights on the track’s backstretch. Others have also been installed in the pit area. This is only one of several improvements that the Webbers have made over the last year that also includes expanded pavement in the pit area with more on the horizon.
Racing will get underway on Saturday, July 28 with heat races for weekly divisions at 4:30pm followed by heat race action for the Tri-Track Mods. Features for all divisions will roll-off at approximately 6:00pm and will culminate with the running of 125 laps of ground-pounding Modified action.
Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for Seniors and Juniors. Kids under 10 are admitted free. Early bird pit passes (that includes early practice) are $55. Pit gates officially open at 11:30am with a cost of $45. Practice of the TTOMS is scheduled for 1:00pm. More information can be found at StarSpeedwayNH.com.
The Tri-Track Open Modified Series is proud to be a part of the Star Speedway family.
For more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.