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

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Jimmie Johnson Wins in Atlanta, Ties Earnhardt on Win List

 

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Johnson Earns His 76th Win And Takes Place in Record Books Along Side Dale Earnhardt

On a day that saw many green flag laps and tire management becoming a big part of the race, Jimmie Johnson in his #48 Lowes Chevrolet tied one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history Dale Earnhardt Sr. with his 76th win. Jimmie and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. are now tied for 7th

The low down force package did not lead to many cautions and at one point in the race they logged 210 green flag laps, the longest  stretch in the history of Atlanta Motor Speedway. With few cautions  and most pits stops under green only 12 cars finished on the lead lap.

A late race overtime restart in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway sealed the win for Jimmie Johnson in his  509th start. Ironically Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished right behind him in second rebounding from his crash at Daytona.  With the new overtime rules in effect a crash just before the white flag on the green, white, checker  ended  the race and put the #48 in victory lane.

February 28 2016: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr race during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. (Photo by Stephen Furst/Myracenews.com)
February 28 2016: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr race during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. (Photo by Stephen Furst/Myracenews.com)

That final restart proved costly for Jimmy Johns#4 Kevin Havick who lead a race high 131 laps and looked to be on his way to a victory. He spun his tires and then got shuffled back to 6th place in the final standings.

Other notables in the race:

#22 Matt Kenseth  in the Dollar General Toyota who had to serve a black flag penalty after his gas man put a wrench on the trunk while fueling which was violation, Matt had to pit to serve a penalty  because of that violation ruining a day  with a car capable of winning early on but ending up 19th 2 laps down.

#22 Chase Elliot in the NAPA Auto Parts #24 was happy to put Daytona behind him but had to fight a loose race ca through the 210 lap green flag run finishing as the highest rookie in 8th place.

The Busch brothers finished 3rd and 4th today. #18 Kyle the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion in the M & M’s Toyota got his second top 5 of the  season, moving from 3rd to 1 st in the point standings, a great day after starting in 39th. Kyle’s pole winning time was disallowed after qualifying moving him to 39th on the starting grid and with the lack of cautions made his 3rd place run even more remarkable.  #41 Kyle in the Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet started on the pole and led 51 laps himself but had to settle on finishing 5th one spot  behind his brother.

February 28 2016: Aric Almirola's car erupts in flames at the conclusion of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. (Photo by Stephen Furst/Myracenews.com)
February 28 2016: Aric Almirola’s car erupts in flames at the conclusion of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. (Photo by Stephen Furst/Myracenews.com)

#43 Aric Almirola’s day ending in spectacular fashion.  Aric driving the Richard Petty Motorsports Smithfields Ford. was involved in a  4 car wreck on the back stretch. The wreck pushed him back to 15th in the finishing order. His car caught fire as he circled back to the pits after his wreck but the flames were quickly extinguished, Aric was uninjured.

Next up is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt 400 on Sunday March 6th.

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Geared Up for March Shows

By: Gene Ostrowski

February 28, 2016

St. Johns, PA (2/28/2016)- The folks at Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA has been busy during the off season and with March coming in a hurry, they’re ready and set to make the 2016 season a go with a couple of much anticipated shows during the month of March.

The second Enduro event of the season, call ‘March Enduro Madness’ will kick off on Saturday, March 12 at 1 PM. Already, there are over 70 pre-registered Four Cylinders alone and with the popularity of the divisions, that number continues to grow.

Giving back to the community is what local business is all about and with that said, drivers, crewmembers and fans are asked to bring a dog or cat food item, which will be donated to a local no kill animal shelter.

Several businesses have stepped up to help out along the way as well and a few special incentives are on the line for some divisions.

Thanks to their support, not only will the top five finishers in each division receive money, but 6th through 15th in the 4-cylinder and 6/8-cylinder Enduro classes will each receive $25, which is courtesy of CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Racers Roundtable and Evergreen Raceway.

Motorsport Video Production is offering a $50 CASH prize to the driver of the car with the coolest paint scheme in the 100s. This will be one overall prize (4-cyl. & 6/8-cyl. Mixed) and not one prize for each division.

In memory of former Factory Stock champion, Mike Moyer, Jr, who passed away four years ago, the Moyer family has decided to add something special to the payout in his honor. For the 4-Cylinder and 6/8-cylinder Enduros, $25 will be given to the seventh place driver on lap number seven. In addition, $50 will be given to the seventh place finishers in each of those two classes.

As Four Cylinder drivers sign in at the office, they will be asked if they will have a passenger riding with them or not. The reason for that is that Himmer Graphics will be giving away a $100 cash prize to the highest finisher with a human passenger.

The track is offering a $10 discount for pre-registration for the Enduro. The pre-registration form is on the speedway website and must be mailed in, along with the $40 pre-registration fee. Drivers may also register at the track the day of the event for $50. The transponder rental fee is $10 and pit admission is set at $25. The pit gates will swing open at 9:00 AM.

The grandstands are slated to open at 12 noon on March 12 and grandstand admission is just $5. Children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for FREE.

The second growing event for March is slated for Sunday, March 20. The track will host a non-track points pre-season event for their regular Four Cylinder, INEX Legends and INEX Bandolero divisions. The INEX Legends and Bandoleros will receive INEX points and if 30 or more INEX Legends take the green flag for the feature, the winner will receive an impressive $500 for the victory. The extra incentive was added to the winner’s payout by track manager, Jason Makarewicz and Co-Announcer, Ted Grow.

Both, the Four Cylinders and INEX Legends drivers will draw for starting positions in an eight lap heat race, their heat race finish, mixed with a redraw will determine the starting lineup for their 30-lap main event. The number of feature laps for the INEX Bandoleros will be decided on race day, based on car count.

Pit admission is set at $35 per person for the ‘Four-Banger Sunday’ show on March 20th and grandstand admission will be $7. Kids 10 years of age and younger are always admitted for free and there is a $2 discount for veterans, handicapped and active military members.

There is no driver registration fee to compete, as the pit admission fee covers that. The speedway utilizes a Westhold scoring system. If needed, scoring transponders will be available for rental for the cost of $10.

With the exception of the top prize for the INEX Legends, the divisions racing on March 20th will be paid based on the pay scales listed on the track website. The INEX Bandolero will receive a trophy.

The pit gates on Sunday, March 20 will open at 10:30 AM and practice will start at 12:30 PM. The grandstands will be open at 12:30 PM and heat races will kick off at 2 PM.

The speedway is seeking billboard and divisional sponsors for the entire season. If interested, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com for contact information. Please like their Facebook page as well.

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