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

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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

MONTVILLE AWARD RETURNS TO STAR SPEEDWAY AS PART OF SBM 125 V ON JULY 30

EPPING, NH- The “4th Annual Chuck Montville Car Owner Award” will return to Star Speedway on July 30, highlighting the prerace festivities at “SBM 125 V”. The prestigious event returns after a one year hiatus as part of the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series to the Epping, New Hampshire quarter-mile oval.
    The award is voted on by a group of combined media members and devoted Modified enthusiasts, using the criteria of a car owner who exemplifies Chuck’s ‘get along with everyone’ attitude.
    Montville, who was obviously well-liked by his fellow competitors, died unexpectedly in 2013. The first award in his name brought a very emotional ceremony prior to the SBM 125 in June of ’13. The car he owned is among the more than 50 entries already recieved for SBM V, with his driver Les Hinckley still behind the wheel, having bought the car Chuck owned.
    For past recipients, Art Barry, Charlie Pasteryak and David Hill, this award meant much more than the special plaque bearing Montville’s photo and the monetary funds, which totalled $1,054.14 last season. It carries great significance to be judged in such a positive light by those who frequent the pit areas across New England and beyond.
    Montville, a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks, Connecticut put everything he had and more into his effort to bring not only success, but a car that looked immaculate despite a struggle to keep his car on the track financially.
    Donations already committed by Les Hinckley ($106), Les Hinckley Sr. ($106), Bruce Bachta ($100), Ken Zachem ($100), an annonymous but previous Montville award winner ($100), and daughters Stephanie and Kristen Montville ($106) have put this years award currently at $618 plus a special plaque to be presented prior to driver introductions on July 30.
    “His passion for this sport is what brought me and my sister closer to our dad and we couldn’t be more proud of what he accomplished,” Kristen Montville commented. “The continuation of this award to remember him means so much to both of us.”
    The SBM 125 V at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 30 will be the highest paying race in the long and storied history of the Epping, New Hampshire oval, paying a minimum of $10,000 to win and a purse that will be in excess of $50,000 thanks to multiple sponsorship commitments.
    For listings of the many businesses and race fans who are helping make the Star Speedway SBM 125 V and the entire Northeast Tri-Track Open Modified Series of five events a success, and for more information on how to make 2016 even bigger than it already is log onto the site: www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com.
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Kurt Vigeant Pushes Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series Entry List to 40

As the dead line approaches to get your entry in for the 2016 Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series another driver has entered to push the total entries to 40, #7MA Kurt Vigeant..  The Massachusetts driver has submitted his entry with the intention to be at all 5 races this year.

While every racing series is happy to have the top teams like Matt Hirschman, Doug Coby, Woody Pitkat, Chris Pasteryak,  Ryan Preece and others its the small teams that make this series what it is. Guys like Karl Fredrickson, Dick Houlihan , Mike Douglas Jr., Joe Doucette and yes Kurt Vigeant make up a good portion of the field and if the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series did not exist these guys might just have their cars parked in the garage, not on a race track.

I spoke to Kurt tonight and he is very happy to be a part of the Tri-Track Series. A low buck racer like Kurt has to pick and chose where he races. Kurt may be the lowest buck racer in the Tri-Track field with a small motor that he says he really has to mash on the gas to keep up. Unfortunately some nights if the car is not handling well that style of driving can eat up a right rear pretty fast.

IMG_0482 (2)Kurt’s beautiful # 7MA was at all 5 races last year and  the only reason was the purse the the Tri-Track Series pays. Going home with $1,000.00 even if you don’t finish well is a big deal for a racer like Kurt,  it helps get him to the next race. This year Kurt will try and do the same starting with Monadnock on June 11th then Open Wheel Wed at Seekonk June 29th and if all goes well be at every race on the schedule. Asked if he will race anywhere else this season and the the answer was no, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series is Kurt’s 2016 home and no where else.

Asked about his sponsors Kurt replied as you can see by the very white sheet metal on his race cars he has none. Its only him and his dad who plows snow in the winter to have money to race the following season. As everyone knows who lives in the Northeast unless you live on Mt Washington it has been a mild and relatively snow free season, so the 2016 racing budget will be tight.  As is the story with anyone who races a sponsor, any sponsor would go a long way to help  get to the race track.

If you are looking for a low buck racer to get on board with who gets the most out of what he has contact Kurt to help fill up those white fenders. Kurt’s outlook on racing his modified is “We do what we can with what we have and just have fun doing it”.

So now the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series has 40 cars entered  with 2 more days before the entry deadline. How many total cars will register and get a chance to collect part of the point fun sponsored by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, a discount on the Hoosier tires and any other bonus money to be paid out?  The full official entry list will be out soon and we will see.

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