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Doug Coby, Matt Hirschman & Ron Silk Part of Monaco Modified Tri-Track Entry List For Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway

SEEKONK, Mass. – With just one week left to go before the annual $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday returns to Seekonk Speedway on June 29, the stars are lining up to compete for the big prize.

Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and three-time Open Wheel Wednesday winner Doug Coby, four-time event winner and current Monaco Modified Tri-Track points leader Matt Hirschman, and current Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ron Silk are just a few of the drivers planning to compete in the 100-lap event.

Over the 16-year history of the prestigious race, Hirschman and Coby have the most wins, combining to win nearly half of the races. Last year, Hirschman dominated the race, becoming the first driver to win it four times. Coby hasn’t won the race since 2016, but has been knocking on the door, and will look to tie Hirschman for the historic mark driving his own No. 10. Silk, who has been focusing on chasing his first Whelen Modified Tour championship with Haydt-Yannone Racing this year, will return to Seekonk behind the wheel for car owner Bob Horn. In 2019, Silk dominated the race with Horn and captured the $10,000 check.

Those three competitors may be among the favorites – but there are plenty of others on the list to watch heading into next Wednesday. So far in 2022, Hirschman won the Monaco Modified opener at Monadnock Speedway in April, and Chase Dowling followed it up by winning at Thunder Road Speedbowl on Memorial Day weekend. Dowling has been successful at Seekonk before – winning the Haunted Hundred last October, as the Connecticut, native has won three of the last five Tri-Track events, with Hirschman winning the other two.

Woody Pitkat has also entered Open Wheel Wednesday driving for Doug Dunleavy. The combination is coming off a victory at Stafford Motor Speedway in their Bud Light Open Modified 80 event on June 10, and heading to Seekonk, Pitkat should be near the front of the field. 

Additional previous Open Wheel Wednesday winners scheduled to be in the field include Richard Savary, driving for Stephen Kopcik, Ronnie Williams, driving for Gary Casella, Kirk Alexander, driving for Norm Perry, Tommy Barrett and Chris Pasteryak. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Kyle Bonsignore, local favorite Jake Johnson, Brian Robie, Sam Rameau, Matt Kimball, Matt Swanson, Dan Wesson, Les Hinckley and more are also expected to compete.

Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday is a three-division program, headlined by the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series. The 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and NEMA Lites will also join a full card of racing for the mid-week event. Tickets are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com., where fans can purchase them and skip the lines on race day. Pit passes are also available online in advance. All tickets will also be sold at the track.

For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media. For more information on the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, visit MonacoModifieds.com and follow the series on Facebook for the latest updates, including from the track on race day.



SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway announced today that the track will partner with growing industry powerhouse FloRacing to broadcast three major events at the Massachusetts third-mile oval in 2022.
The inaugural FloRacing and Seekonk broadcast will be on Wednesday, June 29, when the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series headlines the annual Open Wheel Wednesday with a 100-lap, $10,000 to win race. They will be joined the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and the NEMA Lites.
The second annual Bay State Classic, headlined by the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Pro Stocks, also worth $10,000 to win with a 150-lap race, will continue the streaming deal on Wednesday, July 27. The final race as part of the deal will give fans of the winged Midgets and Supermodifieds a special treat, as Seekonk’s Boston Louie Classic, including both the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, and the debut of the New England Big-Block Supermodified Series — operated by PASS — races under the lights at Seekonk on August 24.
“Partnering with FloRacing will get Seekonk Speedway’s competitors and our track as a whole out to a fanbase that stretches across the country,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk Speedway, said. “We have been watching what FloRacing has been able to accomplish over the last few years and it’s clear they have a deep commitment to grassroots, short-track racing. We look forward to working with them.”
FloRacing has grown over the last few years to a true powerhouse in streaming of short-track action. With growth over 100% per year, Flo continues to bring together long-fragmented grassroots racing media rights on to one platform, while also expanding into other motorsports categories. FloRacing streams thousands of live races per year, and offers all of them on-demand as a replay shortly after each event. Flo also covers other types of motorsports including drag racing, motocross, super cross, snowmobile racing, and more. Not only does FloSports offer motorsports, but they also offer select Football, Hockey, Wrestling, Bikes and more.
At Seekonk, Flo will help to take the third-mile oval to continued new levels. These major events, offered each year at Seekonk, showcase some of the top talent from across the entire New England region right here at home. The track is happy to bring them to the Flo family.
“It goes without saying that when we entered short-track asphalt racing, Seekonk was at the very top of our priority list and we couldn’t be happier about this partnership,” Mike Levy, Vice Presidence, Global Rights Acquisition & Partnerships for FloRacing, said. “FloSports has long believed that grassroots racing in America has been underserved. While we’re committed to distributing the most robust live racing schedule the sport has ever seen, we also intend to drive new fans to the sport via contextual storytelling of the tracks, series, and drivers that make this sport so dynamic. We’re just getting started.”
FloSports is available by visiting floracing.com/signup, or by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. Fans can subscribe to Flo for $150 per year to enjoy thousands of live motorsports events and more.
Tickets for all of Seekonk Speedway’s 2022 racing events are now available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com. The 2022 race season will begin with NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series action on Sunday, May 1, where the Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks will compete in feature racing. The entire season will lead up to the inaugural Drive 4 For The Cup Playoff format, presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, in September.

Monaco Ford Named Title Sponsor of Tri Track For 2022

Monaco Modified Tri Track Series Set For Seven-Race Schedule

By Souza Media

SEEKONK, Mass. – Tri Track and Monaco Ford officials confirmed today they will partner for the 2022 season to showcase the Monaco Modified Tri Track Series to race fans in New England. 

The new title sponsor for the Tri Track Series comes with a new title – Monaco Modified Tri Track Series – to help showcase one of the top automotive dealerships in the region and the thrilling, 600-horsepower ground pounding Modifieds. The series will contest a seven-race schedule across four different New England states, beginning at Monadnock Speedway on April 30 and ending on October 22 at Seekonk Speedway.

Monaco Ford, now in their 100th year, opened their doors in 1922 as Monaco’s Garage and ever since have been owned and operated by four generations of the Monaco family. The dealership has grown to a top-level Ford Dealership in New England, with a deep history in short-track racing. They are the perfect fit to help elevate Tri Track to the next level – while also continuing to showcase Monaco’s history and drive to continue to evolve into the future while committing to their customers.

“Bringing Monaco Ford into the Tri Track family is special for all of us,” Ed Bennett, Managing Partner of the Monaco Modified Tri Track Series, said. “With their history in the sport and their dedication to serving customers with the best products in the market, they are going to help take us to levels we could have never imagined were possible. We’re looking forward to helping to showcase their brand while also continuing to provide the top Modified action for our dedicated race fans.”

Monaco Ford started with Peter Monaco, selling all makes of vehicles, along with being licensed to work on horse and carriages. As the business began to grow, Peter’s sons Albie, Billy, Charlie, Johnny, & Sonny were all actively involved, officially becoming a Ford Dealership in 1957. In 1972, Charlie’s son, David Monaco, became involved in the business full time and was named president of the company in 1988. David has grown the business tremendously and helped put Monaco Ford on the map as a top-level Ford Dealership in New England. As his children grew up in the dealership, David taught Chrissy and Mike how to run the business, how to treat customers, and how to make a positive impact on the community. Now, in its 100th year, since opening, Monaco Ford is co-owned by its fourth generation, siblings Chrissy and Mike Monaco.

They also have a deep set of roots in short-track racing. Specifically in the Modifieds, the family has been in the spectrum for more than six decades. They have won races, championships and more. Monaco also recently announced they will become the official Monaco Ford Safety team of Stafford Motor Speedway and also joined Stafford’s weekly contingency program. They are committed to helping short-track racers continue to showcase their talents.

“My family has been involved in modified racing since the 1950’s,” Doug D’Alessandro, Director of Service and Parts for Monaco Ford, said. “From my father owning cars, my brother’s modified wins, championship, and myself winning races in the Late Model and Pro Stock divisions in the northeast, we have been in the sport a long time. This partnership with the Tri-Track Series and Monaco Ford – where I have worked for 33 years – which includes the time I owned and operated my own race teams – is set up to be a great combination. The auto racing community has the most loyal group of competitors and fans you are going to find. I believe it will be a winning combination for both the Tri-Track Series and Monaco Ford in 2022.”

The seven-race schedule begins at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, April 30 in Winchester, New Hampshire, for 100 laps. The series will move to Vermont and Thunder Road Speedbowl for the inaugural stop at the track on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 29. From there, the Open Wheel Wednesday $10,000 to win special returns at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 29, followed by the SBM Classic at Star Speedway on July 23. The Monaco Modified Tri Track Series will return to New London-Waterford Speedbowl on August 6, Stafford Motor Speedway to headline the NAPA Fall Final on September 24 and Seekonk Speedway to crown the champion at the Haunted Hundred on October 22.

For more information on the Monaco Modified Tri Track Series visit the new MonacoModifieds.com, where you can find the full schedule, point standings, race results, series partners and more. You can also follow the Monaco Modified Tri Track Series on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news.