SEEKONK, Mass. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued unknowns about the start of the racing season in New England, Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday that Open Wheel Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 26. The event was originally slated to take place on July 1.
The new date will see the same divisions in action, with the annual $10,000 to win Tri Track Open Modified Series event leading a packed night of mid-week racing. The NEMA Lites return for their own feature, and new in 2020, the SMAC 350 Supers hit the track at Seekonk for the first time as part of the annual event. Full details around the schedule for the day will be released at a later date, but racing will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, follow the track on Facebook or visit seekonkspeedway.com. For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit the series on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit tritrackmodifieds.com.
Claremont NH – The Month of May is usually the first full month of the race season in New England, unfortunately that will not be the case in 2020. As the country battles the Covid 19 pandemic, The Claremont Motorsports Park season, unfortunately is on hold. “The health and safety of our fans and race teams is our number one priority”, stated track operator Mike Parks. “As much as we want to be at the track every Friday night we will respect the directives of our Governor”.
The Tri Track Modified Series event scheduled for Sunday May 24th is also on hold for the foreseeable future. Several conversations have taken place between series owner Wayne Darling and Parks and once a solid time line is established every attempt will be made to reschedule.
“We are in a situation where we have more questions than answers. We want to get the gates open just as soon as we can whether that is for practice or competition” said Parks. “If we can come up with a way to work with the state and get open for practice we will do that”.
At this time the posted schedule has been put on hold with the intention of picking it up on the date permitted. If for any reason something changes track officials will adjust accordingly.
During a break in recent track preparations Parks lamented, “this is not how we envisioned our first venture in season long track promotions. Hopefully the racers and fans will continue to stay positive and be ready to come back when the situation allows.”
As with many events across this country the Tri Track Open Modified event at Monadnock Speedway has been postponed.
From the Tri Track Series: “The Tri Track Open Modified Series event at Monadnock Speedway, scheduled for May 9, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health and safety of our race teams, drivers, staff and fans continues to be paramount during this unprecedented situation. The series will continue to abide by guidelines given by local government and public health officials.
At this time, Tri Track officials are working together with Monadnock Speedway to come up with a reschedule date that will fit both parties.”
As soon as a make up date is announced w will have it on Myracenews.