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TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES ANNOUNCES 2020 PURSE STRUCTURE

By Kyle Souza

Photo:Noah Watts/Myracenews

SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the purse structure for the six-race season in 2020.

Competitors will be chasing at least $6,000 to win each event, with Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday listed as a $10,000 first-place prize.

With 26 spots open for each event, the total purse per race will rise over 40,000, with drivers who qualify taking home at least $1,000 to start.

“We’re very pleased with the purse we have come up with for the 2020 season,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “Registrations are open, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this year.”

The series will also produce hard luck and hard charger awards at each event, with $300 going to each driver that earn those.

Previously announced, the 2020 point fund totals $15,000 in prize money, with the top 15 spots in the final standings earning a bonus. To register for the season, teams are encouraged to visit tritrackmodifieds.coma new website domain. If registration is completed prior to March 31, a price of $450 will be honored for all six events. Any registrations completed after March 31 will be $550. For those competitors interested in registering for just one event, the cost is just $150.

Also previously announced, the Pepsi Challenge will pay the winners of each heat race and consi race in 2020. Each heat race will pay $300 to the winner and each consi race will also pay $300 to win.

The 2020 schedule begins on Saturday, May 2, when drivers will take to the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. to open the year. After that, a stop at Claremont Speedway on Memorial Day weekend (May 24), is followed by the annual Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway, the only mid-week show, on Wednesday, July 1. The final three races include the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway (July 25), Monadnock Speedway (August 15) and the annual Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway (October 24), where the champion will be crowned.

Sponsorship packages are available for 2020, and those looking for more information can contact the series. Current sponsors include Pepsi, Meadowbrook Farm, Seekonk Grand Prix, Clarion Hotel Seekonk, Hampton Inn Seekonk, Lin’s Propane Trucks, Hoosier Tire East, Sunoco Race Fuels and Waddell Communications.

Any teams with questions ahead of the season can reach Managing Partner Ed Bennett at 732-278-6200 or Technical Inspector Director Greg Felton at 413-695-2272.

Tri Track Open Modified Series Announces 2020 Points Format

Best Five of Six Races To Be Counted Towards Championship;

Registrations Open For New Season 

By Kyle Souza 

Photo Laura Marie/Passing Bird Photography

SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the point standings structure that will be used for the 2020 season.  

As part of six events, drivers will tally points in each feature. In 2020, the champion will be decided by taking the best five out of six point totals a driver receives. Drivers will no longer be required to attend all six events to score the championship, but with a drop race factored into the totals, the new format allows for a driver to have a miscue, while still being in contention for the title.

“This will give drivers a bit more of a buffer in case something goes wrong at one of the races,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “This is just one of many announcements we will have over the next few months. We’re looking forward to getting the season underway in May.”

The entire point fund for the season totals $15,000 in prize money, with the top 15 spots in the final standings set to earn a bonus. 

The series also announced that registrations for the season are open and rules have been posted to the website. Teams can register and see rules by visiting the all-new Tri Track Open Modified Series website, tritrackmods.com, and visiting the team info page. 

If race teams complete the registration for the full season between January 16 and March 31, the charge is just $450 for six events. 

Any full season registrations made after March 31 will be $550. For those competitors interested in just registering for one event, the cost is $150 per event. Teams can send registration payment to the Tri Track PayPal account, info@tritrackmods.com, through the website.

After just a few days, more than a handful of teams have already entered. Owner Stan Mertz has entered with Woody Pitkat set to return behind the wheel, while upcoming racers Ryan Doucette and Dylan Izzo are also on the list. Joey Cipriano, a regular in Stafford Motor Speedway’s SK Modified division joins them, along with others. The list is growing daily. 

The 2020 schedule begins on Saturday, May 2, when drivers will take to the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., to open the year. After that, a stop at Claremont Speedway on Memorial Day weekend (May 24), is followed by the annual Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway, the only mid-week show, on Wednesday, July 1. The final three races include the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway (July 25), Monadnock Speedway (August 15) and the annual Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway (October 24), where the champion will be crowned. 

Any teams with questions ahead of the season can reach Managing Partner Ed Bennett at 732-278-6200 or Technical Inspector Director Greg Felton at 413-695-2272. 

Follow the series on social media via Facebook, Twitter and our new Instagram page, to find out more. 

TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES FORMS ALLIANCE WITH PEPSI

By Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Thursday they have entered an alliance with Pepsi, effective for the start of the 2020 season. 

This alliance with Pepsi is just one of many additions planned for the new season and will continue to provide drivers and race teams with additional incentives while competing with the Tri Track Open Modified Series. Pepsi products are well-known, not only across the country, but the globe.

As part of this alliance, the Pepsi Challenge has been announced for heat races at all six events during the 2020 season. Each of the heat race winners will receive a bonus as part of this Pepsi Challenge. 

“This gives us a name brand behind us, which will help us in every aspect of our series,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, and owner of Seekonk Grand Prix in Seekonk, Massachusetts, said. “We are looking forward to working with Pepsi in this alliance.” 

Both Darling and series Managing Partner Ed Bennett are working on specific details surrounding the entire season and will release more information soon. 

The Tri Track Open Modified Series website is currently under construction, with a new platform set to roll out soon. Pre-registration for the 2020 season will be released in January. 

The 2020 Tri Track Open Modified schedule includes six races at four different tracks across two different states. The season begins at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 2, and continues high up in New Hampshire at Claremont Speedway on Sunday, May 24. The tradition continues with the annual Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway on July 1, followed by a return trip to Star Speedway for the SBM 125 on July 25. The second of two stops at Monadnock Speedway on August 15, and the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway on October 24, wrap the schedule. 

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