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SILK & HIRSCHMAN TIED HEADING TO TTOMS HAUNTED 100

PASS Super Late Model Championship Also on the Line

 Seekonk, Mass. (October 23, 2018): Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, and defending series champion Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, are tied in the championship point standings heading into the final race of the 2018 season for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). The champion will be crowned following the Haunted 100 for the tour-type Modifieds on Saturday afternoon.  All the Haunted happenings are set for Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.

In addition to the hotly contested 100-lap Modified main event, the ground-pounders will be joined by the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) for a 150-lap Super Late Model feature event. The already stout schedule of short-track racing will also include a 50-lap Late Model race.

In TTOMS action, Chase Dowling of Roxbury, CT is only 20 points behind the lead duo of Silk and Hirschman and is very much in contention for the title. It is a tight point battle inside the top-five; all have a mathematical chance to win.  Tommy Barrett and Woody Pitkat are tied for third with 262 points apiece while Russ Hersey and Matt Galko are each tied with 254 points apiece.

Only 36 points separate the top-seven TTOMS drivers heading into the final race at Seekonk. The cumulative point fund to be distributed by TTOMS is $15,000 with $3,000 being awarded to the series champion.

Over 35 cars are expected to attempt to qualify for the event including TTOMS event winners Todd Patnode, Tour regulars Matt Swanson, in the legendary Ole Blue, Chris Pasteryak, and Calvin Carroll along with hometown favorites Todd Annarummo and Colbey Fournier. Other notables include Anthony Nocella, Richard Savary, Les Hinckley, Zane Zeiner, Sammy Rameau and a rejuvenated Andy Jankowiak. It is believed that the Ed Harvey Racing team will make the haul to Seekonk as well.  While eligible for the lucrative point fund, Pitkat is not expected to compete at Seekonk.

A championship is also on the line for the PASS Northern SLM Tour on Saturday. Ben Rowe from Turner, ME, Travis Benjamin of Belfast, ME, Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH, Nick Sweet from Barre, VT, Reid Lanpher of Manchester, ME, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH and Ray Christian III of Uncasville, CT, are among the notables set to do battle in the Pro All Star Series finale. A regular with the Tri-Track Mods, Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, will return to his roots racing the full-fendered family owned #35 in PASS competition.

The $1,500 winner’s share will draw a strong field of competitors for the 50 lap Late Model event presented by Propane Plus.

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Qualifying will get underway at 1:00pm with 15-lap heat races for the PASS Super Late Models, 12-lap heat races for the Late Models and 15-lap heats for the Modifieds. Consolation events will be held if necessary. Feature events will be immediately following qualifying action. The schedule may be subject to change. The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

Pit gates open at 8am with admission of $37.  Practice will take place from 10am to Noon in rotation.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

There will be an open-practice on Friday, October 26 from 12pm to 5pm. For more information contact Seekonk Speedway at 508.336.9959.

WILLIAMS & SCHAEFER TO BE RECOGNIZED BY TTOMS; WILLIAMS TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHALL FOR HAUNTED 100 AT SEEKONK

Seekonk, Mass. (October 17, 2018): The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOM) will pay tribute to its founders Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer on Saturday, October 27 during the running of the series’ season finale at Seekonk Speedway. The two are the driving force behind the continued success of the series. Williams will serve as the Grand Marshal for the event.

“Nobody in this sport works harder for not only the owners and drivers of Modified racing but the fans as well,” said Managing TTOMS partner Wayne Darling. “Every discussion starts and ends with how the event will impact the teams and the fans.”

Dick Williams has been a fixture in northeast racing for decades. He was a race promoter in the early 80s even promoting multiple tracks in one year. After a rather long hiatus from the sport, Williams along with his band of “Racing Guys” that includes Wayne Coats returned to his roots to raise money for a variety of races in support of the drivers and teams.

Jim Schaefer is best known as the Long Island Maniac. Hailing from Long Island, he spent much of his time supporting the racers at Riverhead. In 2005, he began traveling to more and more race tracks. He gained notoriety in the heyday of the online message board Mod Series Scene with his positivity. His screen name was Long Island Mod Maniac. His reputation grew while working to raise additional money for Modified Tour teams at Riverhead.

“We complement each other,” said Schaefer of his relationship with Williams. “I mingle with the fans, he deals with the track and the teams.”

After connecting through the urging of the Zachem family several years back, Schaefer and Williams have shared a common goal to bring affordable racing to modified teams with solid payout and forged a strong friendship along the way. The dynamic duo recruit drivers, negotiate with race tracks and vendors, solicit sponsors and provide exceptional service long after the agreements are reached.

“The Tri-Track Series was the best thing that happened to modified racing in a long, long time and if not for Jim & Dick it would have never became a reality,” said multi-time Series champion Matt Hirschman. “I still remember being at the 2013 Thompson World Series when the idea of the series was just some scribbles on a note pad and a conversation piece going into the off-season. It quickly gained momentum and became what it still is today – the best short track open modified events of any season.”

Most importantly Schaefer believes it is the mutual respect that he and Williams have for one another that has been the key to their success.

“We tend to agree 99% of the time. The other 1% we civilly work things out.”

It is this same philosophy that has earned Williams and Schaefer the support of team and tracks like. And, the admiration of the entire Tri-Track Open Modified Series team.

“It will feel good to honor these guys during the show,” added Darling. “It will be great to see Dick as the Grand Marshal.”

The Haunted 100 is set for Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA. In addition to the hotly contested 100-lap Modified main event, the ground-pounders will be joined by the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) for a 150-lap Super Late Model feature event. The already stout schedule of short-track racing will also include a 50-lap Late Model race.

Champions will be crowned in both the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the PASS Northern SLM Tour.

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free. Pit gates opens at 8am with admission of $37.  The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

HAUNTED HUNDRED PRESENTED BY TTOMS PROMISES MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS

Photo Tom Morris

Addition of PASS Northern SLM Championship Event

Seekonk, Mass. (August 26, 2018): With perfect Fall weather, a packed house and outstanding racing, last year’s Haunted Hundred for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event at Seekonk Speedway could not have gotten any better. But the Tri-Track Open Modified Series has been working hard to see that they do just that on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway. In addition to the hotly contested 100-lap Modified and 50-lap Late Model races, management has joined forces with the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) to add a 150-lap Super Late Model event to the already stout schedule of short-track racing.

Champions for both the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the PASS Northern SLM Tour will be crowned on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway. Over the next two months the anticipation for this finale event will only continue to build. While the incredibly tight point race for the 2018 TTOMS championship could be considered the highlight going into the race, so, too, will be the chase to the championship for the PASS Series.  Add to that the once- series’ dominator, Matt Hirschman has yet to visit TTOMS victory lane this season and this event will be laden with drama.

The likes of DJ Shaw, Travis Benjamin, Derek Griffith, Ben Rowe and many more will make the trip to the Bay State for the tricks and treats of the Haunted happenings at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free. Pit gates opens at 8am with admission of $37.  The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.