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Tri Track Mods Set For Seekonk 100 Open Wheel Wednesday

SEEKONK, Mass. __

The NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is set to open the season this Wednesday, June 29, at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts. It will be the first of what is now four races during the 2016 campaign. The first event that was scheduled for June 11 at Monadnock Speedway was rained out and unfortunately will not be rescheduled.

13509078_10206908398094147_7616927459016325612_nOn Wednesday, $10,000 will be up for grabs to the winner of the 12th annual Open Wheel Wednesday 100 lap feature event. The annual event, that started in 2005, has been won by many different modified veterans. In 2005, it was Donny Lia who captured the checkered flag during a last race dash with Ted Christopher.

Other winners over the years include Matt Hirschman (2008 & 2012), Kirk Alexander (2006), Vinny Annarummo (2007), Chris Pasteryak (2009), Todd Annarummo (2010), Doug Coby (2011 & 2013), Tommy Barrett (2014) and Richard Savary, who is the defending winner behind the wheel of his Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists No. 99.

More than 40 drivers will pack the paddock area hoping to qualify for the big dollar event — but it will not be an easy task. Qualifying heats will begin at 7 p.m. and if drivers are not able to qualify through the heat race rounds, they will have the chance to head into the consolation races. Finally, if drivers can’t find their way through the consi rounds, they will have a chance at winning the B-Main, a 25 lap feature where the winner earns himself a guaranteed spot in the 100 lapper.

13524564_10206908397374129_104938620091109608_nAmong the entered drivers include the two Tri Track Open Modified Series champions, Jon McKennedy and Matt Hirschman. Both are searching for a solid finish to get some points towards the remainder of the season. Modified veterans and former winners of the OWW event Coby, Alexander, Pasteryak, Todd Annarummo, Barrett and Savary will all be hoping to put their name on another trophy and collect another big check.

However, all the others will be chasing their first Tri Track win at Seekonk it’s a stout field of competition coming in. Ted Christopher has entered behind the wheel of the famous Brady No. 00 and Art Barry has prepared a ride for current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Justin Bonsignore, who will pilot car No. 21.

Others on the entry list include young drivers like Branden Dion and Ryan Kuhn, along with veterans like defending Valenti Modified Racing Series champion Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley, Ron Silk and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour defending champion Andy Seuss.

Fans are asked to rise to their feet on lap 44 to honor a veteran Wednesday night. Longtime modified car owner Mario Fiore, who passed away last week, was a championship team owner on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2000 and the racing community lost a legend this past week. On lap 44, fans are asked to stand and hold four fingers up from each hand to make the 44 all around the 1/3 mile oval. Barrett will honor Fiore while changing his car number to 44.

The event will also include two other divisions on the racing card. The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will both compete in 29 lap feature events in the annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial feature races.

Qualifying heats get underway at 7 p.m., with the consolations, B-main and the 100 lap, $10,000 to win feature event to follow. Admission to the front gate for Wednesday’s show is $25 and the paddock fee is $35.

For more information on the NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, fans can visit www.seekonkspeedway.com


QUICK NOTES: Open Wheel Wednesday Tri Track 100 at Seekonk Speedway 

Track Facts:

  1. 1/3 mile oval in Seekonk, Massachusetts
  2. Noted for weekly Friday and Saturday night racing; Saturday under NASCAR banner
  3. Created by the late D. Anthony and Irene Venditti

Race Facts:

  1. 12 lap heat races
  2. 12 lap consolation races
  3. 25 lap B-Main feature
  4. 100 lap A-main feature
  5. $10,000 to win

Event Schedule:

  1. Pit gates open at 10 a.m.
  2. Practice starts at 3:15 p.m. — rotating rounds with all divisions in attendance
  3. Front gates open at 4 p.m.
  4. Heat racing begins at 7 p.m.

Current Entry List:

  1. 0 – Mike Holdridge
  2. 00 – Ted Christopher
  3. 04 – Branden Dion
  4. 1 – Anthony Sesely
  5. 2 – Doug Coby
  6. 3MA – Troy Talman
  7. 4 – Jeff Gallup
  8. 12 – Todd Annarummo
  9. 13 – Chase Dowling
  10. 13 – Steve Masse
  11. 15CT – Chris Pasteryak
  12. 16 – Eric Berndt
  13. 17 – Roger Coss
  14. 21 – Justin Bonsignore
  15. 23 – Mike Douglas Jr.
  16. 24 – Todd Patnode
  17. 25 – Rowan Pennink
  18. 27 – Andy Jankowiak
  19. 28 – Dwight Jarvis
  20. 28 – Jeff Rocco
  21. 29 – Jon McKennedy
  22. 33 – Rob Richardi
  23. 39 – Calvin Carroll
  24. 40 – Eddie LeClerc
  25. 43 – Kirk Alexander
  26. 44 – Tommy Barrett
  27. 45 – Dan Meservey
  28. 47 – Ken Bouchard
  29. 50 – Ron Silk
  30. 50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
  31. 52 – Woody Pitkat
  32. 52 – Les Hinckley
  33. 55 – Joe Doucette
  34. 57 – Keith Rocco
  35. 60 – Matt Hirschman
  36. 66 – Austin Kochenash
  37. 68 – Johnny Bush
  38. 70 – Andy Seuss
  39. 76 – Dennis Perry
  40. 80 – Dick Houlihan
  41. 85 – Mike Benevides
  42. 85 – Todd Szegedy
  43. 93 – George Sherman
  44. 99 – Richard Savary

Seekonk Speedway Photos

Monadnock Speedway Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series Race One

When the Star SBM was run several years ago who knew in 2016 there would be a series like the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.  Race one did not go as well as planned as only 16 cars and a less than full grandstand disappointed many involved. Fast forward to 2016,  people like Dick Williams and the Racing Guys, James Schaefer and Kevin Rice have put their heart and sole into this series which boasts some of the largest car counts of any series, modified or other in New England.

Speaking to James better know as the LImodmaniac  on a regular basis we  know the amount of time he, Dick Williams and others spend beating the bushes for sponsors, race teams and fans. Sponsors like Alloy Race Wheels, Northeast Race Cars and many others including thousands of dollars from the fans themselves. From last fall and to now they have relentlessly spent their time putting together this series.

If you are a fan of modified racing and don’t know about the series you just are not paying attention. Saturday at Monadnock about 40 confirmed entries will take to the 1/ 4 mile  high banks to see who can take home the $5,000.00 first place money.

What makes the event even more special will be the tribute to a great racing legend that passed away over the winter, Ron Bouchard. IMG_0066 (2)The Monadnock race has been named in Ron’s memory and many fans in attendance will be there to saute the former NASCAR modified and Winston Cup driver.  Ron’s brother Ken Bouchard  has entered this  race named for his brother.

Looking over the confirmed entry list there are some well known names that you expect to see at a race as big as this. Matt Hirschman,  and Andy Jankowiak who both had tough calls to make with the IMG_0033ROC racing at Lake Erie,  NASCAR WMT drivers Ron Silk, and Rowan Pennink, plus Andy Seuss, Woody Pitkat  Chris Pasteryak and Justin Bonsignore and many others.

There also  are drivers who may not be the top funded teams but are at the race track every week because of their love of the sport. Drivers like  Karl Fredrickson, who when he finished second or third in a Tri-Track non qualifiers race a couple of years ago and won more money than any other race in his career at Lee Speedway. Mike IMG_0336 (2)Holdridge is back after working his way in to the feature with the B-main win after a couple of early spins in his heat and the consolation race and a never say die attitude. Mike earned one of his biggest paydays at last years Monadnock race.  Also returning to the track this week will be  Tommy Barret who this week confirmed he will be at there Saturday night.

IMG_0639Last years Monadnock  race was a barn burner won by Matt Hirschman after Woody Pitkat and Chris Pasteryak tangled opening the door for Matt.

The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series kicks off its season Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway Winchester NH. with the 100 lap Ron Bouchard Tribute race.

Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Monadnock 100 Entry List:

0 – Mike Holdridge
06 – Les Hinckley
1 – Anthony Sesely
3MA – Troy Talman
4 – Jeff Gallup
7 – Scott MacMichael
9 – Tommy Barrett
11 – Geoff Gernhard
13 – Steve Masse
15CT – Chris Pasteryak
16 – Eric Berndt
17 – Roger Coss
21 – Josh King
21 – Justin Bonsignore
24 – Todd Patnode
25 – Rowan Pennink
27 – Andy Jankowiak
28 – Dwight Jarvis
29 – Jon McKennedy
33 – Rob Richardi Jr.
39 – Calvin Carroll
41 – Karl Fredrickson
43 – Kirk Alexander
50 – Ron Silk
50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
52 – Pitkat A Woody
55 – Ken Bouchard
58- Sal Accardi Jr
60 – Matt Hirschman
68 – Johnny Bush
70 – Andy Seuss
21/76 – Dennis Perry
84 – Brandee Tree
85 – Michael Benevides
88 – Russ Hersey
92 – Anthony Nocella
93 – George Sherman
99 – Richard Savary

Tri Track: Northeast Race Cars Back As Title Sponsor for 2016


The Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) may not have any racing on the track until June 11, but behind the scenes, things are well underway.

The series would like to officially welcome Northeast Race Cars and Parts back as the title sponsor for the 2016 season. The company sponsored the series for 2015 and will return, bringing their parts truck to each of the events as well. Also, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists will return as the sponsor for the 2016 point fund, which begins at Monadnock Speedway on June 11.

The point fund will pay $1,500 to the winner, just like last season, and will also pay all the way down to 20th place in the standings ($300). Even though the series has five total races and all of them will count for points, the “tri” will be kept in mind. Only a drivers top three finishes will count towards the final standings. For example, if a driver finishes 3-5-6-7-3 during the five races, the finishes of 6 & 7 will be dropped.

New to the series for 2016 will be the “hard charger” and “hard luck” awards during each of the five races. Bryan Sherwood and Sherwood Racing Products will sponsor the award and any driver who was pre-registered for the season will be eligible to collect the hardware. The driver who leads the most laps in each feature will be given the “hard charger” award and will receive a $60 gift certificate from Sherwood Racing Products.

The “hard luck” award will go to the pre-registered driver who just falls short of qualifying for the main event. They will also receive a $60 certificate from Sherwood Racing Products.

The series welcomes 12 different associate sponsors for the 2016 season, helping in a variety of ways — all of which crucial to the success of each specific race. Robert B. Our Company Inc., Nocella Reclamation & Grading and Advanced Gas Distributor lead the list.

Bridgewater/Raynham Overhead Door (Joe Duarte) and Propane Plus (Tim Johnson) and Seekonk Grand Prix (Wayne Darling) are welcomed back as the sponsors for the Seekonk Speedway $10,000 to win event on June 29, as well as the entire season.

For all their racing needs, teams can visit Hoosier Tire East and Sunoco Race Fuels, two more associate sponsors. If traveling to the races from a distance, fans can get an RV from Fuller RV Rental and Sales, or can stay at the Red Roof Inn hotel. Lastly, the series wishes to thank Doug Dunleavy and Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair for his support of the series and modified racing. Lauber Greco Gilbert Bialo Tribute is also on board for the season.

On Saturday June 11, the series kicks off with a 100 lap feature event at Monadnock Speedway, in loving memory of Ron Bouchard. Multiple people have come on board as a “friend of Ron Bouchard” and put up a $250 sponsorship towards the event. The series wishes to thank Greg Narducci, Coastline Fire Protection, Fuller Car Wash, The Williams Family, Red Roof Inn and Fuller Mobile Homes for coming on board at Monadnock.

There is also a “Circle of Friends,” with sponsorship for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl events and the race at Star Speedway, the SBM.

The 2016 season includes races at Monadnock (June 11), Seekonk (June 29), Star (July 30) and two at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (Aug. 25 & Oct. 23). T-shirts and hats are available for purchase at this point and laps are being sold for all five events.

Teams are encouraged to start ordering tires for Monadnock with Dan at Hoosier Tire East.

For more information on the series, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com. Teams, drivers or fans with questions about the series are asked to contact James Schaefer or Dick Williams.

54 Pre-Registered Drivers For 2016 season:

  1. 0 – Mike Holdridge
  2. 0 – Andrew Krause
  3. 00 – Ted Christopher
  4. 04 – Branden Dion
  5. 07 – Patrick Emerling
  6. 1 – Anthony Sesely
  7. 3MA – Troy Talman
  8. 4 – Jeff Gallup
  9. M6 – Dylan Kopec
  10. 7 – Kurt Vigeant
  11. 9 – Tommy Barrett
  12. 11 – John Beatty
  13. 11 – Geoff Gernhard
  14. 12 – Todd Annarummo
  15. 13 – Steve Masse
  16. 14 – Max Zachem
  17. 15CT – Chris Pasteryak
  18. 16 – Eric Berndt
  19. 17 – Roger Coss
  20. 21 – Justin Bonsignore
  21. 23 – Mike Douglas
  22. 24 – Todd Patnode
  23. 25 – Rowan Pennink
  24. 28 – Dwight Jarvis
  25. 29 – Jon McKennedy
  26. 33 – Rob Richardi
  27. 33 – Bill Dixon
  28. 35 – Derek Ramstrom
  29. 38 – Nick Ladyga
  30. 39 – Calvin Carroll
  31. 41 – Karl Fredrickson
  32. 43 – Kirk Alexander
  33. 45 – Dan Meservey
  34. 46 – Jon Kievman
  35. 50 – Ron Silk
  36. 50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
  37. 52 – Woody Pitkat
  38. 52/06 – Les Hinckley
  39. 55 – Joe Doucette
  40. 55 – Ken Bouchard
  41. 58/93- Sal Accardi Jr.
  42. 59 – Matt Hirschman
  43. 66 – Timmy Solomito
  44. 68 – Johnny Bush
  45. 70 – Andy Seuss
  46. 73 – Andy Jankowiak
  47. 76 – Zane Zeiner
  48. 76 – Dennis Perry
  49. 79 – Garrison Grubisa
  50. 80 – Dick Houlihan
  51. 85 – Michael Benevides
  52. 92 – Anthony Nocella
  53. 93 – George Sherman
  54. 99 – Richard Savary