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Roger Coss Adds His Name to The Growing Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Entry List.

New Jerseys Roger Coss started racing go-carts at age of 8 so at the age of 28 he is already a 20 veteran of racing. He started racing modifieds at Wall stadium in 2010, racing at Wall for 2 years before moving onto Mahoning  Valley Speedway and the Race of Champions Tour.

He finished the 2015 season with a bang, winning the Mahoning Valley Speedway Octoberfast race and the big $6,000.00 first place money.

In 2016 with sponsorship money at a premium Roger has decided to pick races that make financial sense. Roger will still visit the Mahoning Valley Speedway from time to time and run a partial ROC schedule. But in 2016 he will also venture north and east and run all 5 Tri-Track Open Modified series races.

Today Roger Coss became the 23rd entry for the 2016 Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series.

Asked why he entered the Tri-Track series Roger had a couple of answers, first money. The Tri-Track races pay good money in all the races. Drivers  taking home $1,000.00 in a non qualifiers race was not lost on him. Second Roger is friends with the 2015 Tri-Track champion Matt Hirschman who has been pushing Roger to try the series.

His main sponsorship money comes from his father in laws company T.C. Facilities services in Stratford Ct. The fact the races are in New England will make it easier for his family and sponsors to attend the races.

Roger also told us he does have some track time at Waterford in a Legends car and at Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday in a modified. Star and Monadnock are another story as he has never been to either but he looks forward to the challenge.

Monadnock Speedway Saturday  June 11th will be his attempt at a Tri-Track race. He will join drivers like Hirschman, Pasteryak, Douglas, Pitkat, Alexander and many others trying to bring home the lions share of money.

For more on the Tr-Track Series go to Myracenews.com and Tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com

 

 

 

 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Pay Out Over $600,000 in Purses in 2016

Over the course of it’s 10-event season, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will pay out over $600,000 in prize money – a $100,000 increase from 2015. Over $220,000 of those funds will go directly to its own six divisions.

The Sunoco Modified division will have more than $12,000 in purse money on the line for their big event, the 3rd annual Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint on Wednesday, July 27. This event will see the winner walk home with $2,000, and pay out $1,500 and $1,000 to 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. The race will pay $325 for 10th and $200 to start. The first two points races of the night will be 20 laps, but it’s the final 10-lap race which will determine the purse payout, making for an exciting finish to the segment-race event.  Over the course of the 10-event season, Sunoco Modified teams will be the beneficiary of nearly $100,000 in prize money, before contingencies.

The Late Model division’s main event of the season will be their own 20/20 Sprint event on Wednesday, June 1. This segment-race format will be run the same way, with the winner taking home $1,000 at the end of the night, as well as a guaranteed starter position for the American-Canadian Tour race at the World Series. The drivers in 2nd and 3rd place will take home $700 and $575, respectively, and the total purse for the night will be $7,675.  Late Model drivers will fight for nearly $60,000 over the course of their 2016 campaign.

The big night to win for the Limited Sportsman division will be the Limited Sportsman Long Distance race on Wednesday, May 18. The winner of this 40-lap feature will take home $750, with 2nd and 3rd taking $500 and $350, respectively. The total purse for this event will be $4,255.  This is part of over $30,000 in prize money for TSMP;s Division 3 drivers.

The Mini Stock division will have the opportunity to take home a little extra at their special 25-lap feature on For the Fans Night, on Saturday, July 9th. This event will see the purse raised to $300 for the winner, $225 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd, for a total purse of over $2,000, part of the $15,000-plus to be paid to Mini Stock teams.

TSMP’s non-NASCAR divisions, the Trucks and Lite Modifieds, will also have their own purses for their 20-lap events. The Trucks will receive an evenly-distributed purse of $2,615 and the Lite Modifieds will receive $2,590 in awards.

In addition to the event purses, a healthy contingency program will be announced in the weeks leading up to the season-opening, Icebreaker.  At the season-ending awards banquet, over $25,000 will be paid out in point fund money for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Triple Crown Series.

With more races and more prize money on the line, this promises to be a strong season for car counts at the famed 5/8-mile historic oval. For more information about the 2016 season, visit our website http://www.thompsonspeedway.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for the most up-to-date information about our events.

$5, $10 Fan Appreciation Specials Included in Oswego Speedway’s 2016 Weekly Pricing

OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2016) – A week after the announcement of Oswego Speedway’s 2016 yearlong and 60th annual International Classic Weekend ticket packages, Speedway officials are happy to announce two separate fan appreciation savings specials in this year’s weekly pricing at the ‘Steel Palace.’

The first of two reduced rate specials will take place on Saturday, May 21 featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

For the first time in several seasons, the Speedway will race on three consecutive weekends in the month of May, with general admission seating available on May 21 for only $10.  Padded reserved seating will be on sale for $15.

Following the Speedway’s successful $5 admission special last year, officials have decided to provide another $5 night in 2016, with a new race date.

The past two seasons the Speedway’s track championship combatants were forced to contend on rainout weekends, hampering many fans ability to take part in the action.

This season however on Saturday, August 20 fans will be able to enjoy the 2016 Road to the Championship finales for Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, the season’s second driver autograph session, and officially begin the countdown to Classic, for only $5 general admission.

The Speedway’s 60th annual Classic Weekend will also begin with a reduced rate special, inviting fans into the front grandstand on Friday, September 2 for open practice, International Classic and SBS Classic Time Trials, as well as SBS Classic heat races for only $5.

Fans who purchase Saturday/Sunday grandstand combo tickets for Classic Weekend will receive a voucher for FREE admission to Friday night qualifying.

The Speedway’s annual Classic Weekend Party in the Pits will return to Friday night, kick-starting as soon as the checkered flag falls with post-race pit entry free to fans.

A full listing of Oswego Speedway’s weekly ticket prices is now available at the Speedway website, listed under the schedule tab.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.