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The Tri Track Open Modified Series 2018 Schedule

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Seekonk, Mass. (December 28, 2017): Officials have announced the 2018 schedule for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Featuring some traditional race events, the 2018 event will also feature a series first. The four race schedule will commence on Memorial Day weekend and conclude with the fun and festive “Haunted Hundred” with plenty of action over the summer months.

“We are really proud of the schedule that we have been able to put together,” said Managing Partner Wayne Darling. “It will feature some of the traditional events that we know will be action-packed, another that will build momentum after last year’s success and a whole new event to create even more excitement.”

The 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series season will open with the running of the inaugural Memorial Day 100 at Claremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The 1/3 mile asphalt oval located in Claremont, NH, runs Friday nights weekly and features Tour-Type Modifieds as their headline division.

“We have had strong car counts and we are hoping that the Tri-Track Open Modified Series event will help us build up our fan base as well,” said Claremont Owner & Promoter James Ambrose.

“There is not a bad seat in the house,” added Ambrose, of the aluminum grandstands that are built into the bank. Ambrose and his partners including former competitor Phil Hayes have rehabbed much of the facility since purchasing the race track.

Notable Claremont competitors to make starts with TTOMS in 2017 included track champion Dana Smith, Russ Hersey, Dwight Jarvis, Mike Douglas, Jeffrey Gallup, Nick Salva, Brandee Tree, Brian Robie and emerging talents Sammy Rameau,  Dylan Rock, Cameron Sontag, and TJ Bleau. A strong field will be expected on Memorial Day Weekend.

The prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway is set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Each year this event, with a $10,000 winner’s share on the line, draws the best-of-the-best in Modified racing. Returning to join the Tri Track Open Modified series is the equally as prestigious Boston Louie Seymour Memorial for the Northeast Midget Association (NEMA).

“Seekonk Speedway is excited to have the Tri-Track series be a part of the 15th annual open Wheel Wednesday and to continue the tradition of exciting, big dollar mid-week racing,” said Seekonk Speedway’s Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development.

Another notable event on the 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series schedule is the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, on Saturday, July 28. Strong car counts featuring talent from all over New England including some of the best northern competitors, make for a night of tight racing action at the bullring at Star.

“The status of this race is really what makes weekly short track racing great,” said Star Speedway owner and promoter Bobby Webber, Jr. “It is the commitment from men like my Dad and the dedication of guys like Kevin Rice, Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams. And all the teams that come out and race hard to support an event like this and the people who built it.”

Star Speedway will also hold a practice day on Friday July 27 for all competitors.

The 2018 season will culminate with the fun and excitement of the Halloween –themed Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway.  No trick, all treats are expected for this event following last year’s success where a strong crowd witnessed one of the best races of the season under picture-perfect conditions.

“We are looking forward to the second annual Haunted Hundred,” added St. Germain. “The management of the Tri-Track Series has been great to work with and their format works great at Seekonk.”

Now that the schedule has been finalized, the big question for the 2018 season will be – can anyone dethrone Matt Hirschman? There will be four great opportunities for competitors to make that happen. With a solid race schedule and the expectation for continued strong fields, the 2018 season will undoubtedly be hotly contested.

“On behalf of Mark Pennink and myself, we want to thank Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams for their unwavering commitment to the series and the sport and to the track promoters for their continued belief in our competitors and the product that we produce,” conclude Darling.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Inaugural Memorial Day 100

Claremont Speedway

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

15th Annual Open Wheel Wednesday

Seekonk Speedway

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Annual SBM 125

Star Speedway

Saturday, October 27, 2018

2nd Annual Haunted Hundred

Seekonk Speedway


Dave Shullick, Michael Muldoon Claim Triple Crown Championships; Muldoon Nets $10,000 in Same Car Effort

(Jim Feeney photo)

OSWEGO, NY (September 11, 2017) – At the end of the 10-race Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, Michael Muldoon and Dave Shullick Jr. stand on top as champions with the duo netting a combined $16,000 for their efforts.

The Muldoon Racing team leads the money earnings list for the TCCS, finishing the season as the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year, while finishing second in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year.  The end result is a $10,000 pay day, which will be awarded at Oswego Speedway’s championship banquet on Saturday, November 4.

With their 9th place effort in the Star Classic, the Muldoon Racing team was able to hold off the hard charging Abold Racing No. 05 squad, who put together another top five effort at Star but finished a mere 25-points shy of Muldoon in the same car championship.

Shullick absolutely dominated the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, topping Muldoon by 130-points, thanks to the help of back-to-back Classic wins at Oswego and Star driving for John Nicotra and Jim Bodnar.  The TCCS driver’s championship will see Shullick walk out of the Oswego banquet with an extra $6,000.

Thanks to a 3rd place effort in the driver’s championship, Abold will tie Shullick on the earnings list, collecting a total of $6,000 for his efforts during the 2017 season, utilizing the same Supermodified.

Tim Jedrzejek and Otto Sitterly would complete the top five in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, claiming $1,000 and $500 respectively.

In the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, Gary Morton Racing was able to hang onto the third position with the help of driver Joey Payne at the Star Classic.  Morton, who made every race but the Fourth of July special at Oswego, earns $2,000.

Despite missing the Hy-Miler Nationals, Gosek Racing finished the season 4th in the same car race earning $1,000 with Snyder Racing finishing the top five and claiming $500.

A total of seven Supermodified teams completed the required six events in the TCCS this season, with Penix Racing and Danzer Racing finishing just outside of the top five positions.

A total of 10 Supermodified drivers completed the six race mandate with Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Snyder, and McKnight finishing out of the money in positions six through ten.

“I would like to personally thank the sponsors, teams, drivers, track and series operators, and fans that supported the TCCS in 2017,” said TCCS Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski.  “The commitment shown by these individuals to support Supermodified racing, across all platforms, did not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten.  Congratulations to all TCCS drivers and teams, especially champions Dave Shullick Jr. and Michael Muldoon, on a fantastic season.  While there will likely always be a natural line in the sand between winged and non-winged racing, I hope that we helped blur that line some while giving a little back to a dedicated bunch of racers.”

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association.  The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek – 678
7. Joey Payne – 645
8. Dave Danzer – 639
9. Tim Snyder – 630
10. Dave McKnight – 617

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 – 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 – 527

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1– Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** – Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** – Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
** – Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

Squeglia Wins his Second Star Classic!

Epping, NH-

Last years winner of the Star Classic Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH dominated at Star all weekend, taking the win for the second year in a row. Squeglia and 2016 winner Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH both had fast practice times and won their respective heats on Friday.

John Peters of Westbrook, ME started on the pole with Griffith on the outside. Squeglia started third.  Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA started deep in the field in the 17th position. Nipping at O’Sullivan’s heals in the points chase, Scott MacMichael of New London, NH started fifth and Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA who is third in points started fourth in the field.

Griffith took an early lead and held until lap 19 when Squeglia passed him to keep it the remainder of the race. Peters kept Squeglia on his toes much of the race trying to capture the lead.  MacMichael ran a good race consistently running in the top five and made several bids for the top three. Gray also raced hard throughout the race, until he was involved in a caution on lap 87 pushing him out of the top ten.

Newcomer, fourteen-year-old Jimmy Renfrew Jr. of Candia, NH also made a good show of his abilities starting 18th and finishing 10th earning himself the Hard Charger Award. Mike Mitchell of Cumberland, RI started 11th in a car leant to him by Jeremy Davis and finished fourth for the night. In the final twenty laps of the race Squeglia and Peters pulled away from the rest of the pack, racing hard for the win. Griffith finished third, Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT finished fourth. MacMichael finished fifth rounding out the top five, closing in on O’Sullivan in the point standings.

Friday, October 13, The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing 60 laps, at Thompson Speedway, in Thompson, CT. for their World Series event, which boasts 18 divisions running over the weekend. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish

1          03 Joe Squeglia

2          51 John Peters

3          12 Derek Griffith

4          1X Todd Stone

5          72 Scott MacMichael

6          09 M Mike Mitchell

7          39 Nick Lascuola

8          00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr.

9          21 Josh King

10        7 Cory Casagrande

11       44 Rusty Poland

12        29 Barry Gray

13       08 Mike O’Sullivan

14       43 Devin O’Connell

15       46 Jake Venada

16       1 Jeff Jolly

17        18 Michael Scorzelli

18        32 Nick Jenkins

19        4 Tommy O’Sullivan

20        M32 Stephen Murphy

21        42 Brad Babb


Contingency Winner

Car #


AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

12 Derek Griffith

O’Reilly Auto Parts (Last Car on the Lead Lap)

43 Devin O’Connell

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

72 Scott MacMichael

Sunoco Heat Winner

03 Joe Squeglia

Sunoco Heat Winner

12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel 4th Place

1X Todd Stone

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr.


Track: Star Speedway.

.25 mile Epping, NH

Race- Star Classic

Time of Race- 48:01.4

Best Lap Time- 13.294

Best Lap By- 51 John Peters

Cautions- (6) 15, 54, 57, 87, 88

Margin of Victory- 0.231

Lap Leaders- (2) Derek Griffith 10, Joe Squeglia 81

Troy Bregy Photos