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SAM RAMEAU FINISHES 12TH WITH TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES AT STAR SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

EPPING, N.H. — After a busy weekend at Star Speedway, Sam Rameau drove the Rameau Family Motorsports machine to a 12th place finish in the Tri Track Open Modified Series 100 on Saturday, May 22. Rameau finished fourth in his qualifying heat, and ran inside and around the top-15 for much of the race. It wasn’t the finish that the team wanted, but Rameau maintains second in the championship standings, just eight points off the lead, with four races remaining.

“I was just really loose the whole time,” Rameau said. “The front of the car was so overpowered… we tried so hard to get the rear planted, but just couldn’t get it right. We’re going to go home, put it on the scales, evaluate what was wrong, and go to Seekonk Speedway with a better package.”

Rameau now will take over a month off from racing and compete next with Tri Track at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 30, for their annual $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday.

Without partners like Central Mass Tree, Central Mass Truck & Equipment, Powell Stone and Gravel, Champeau Lumber, Flamingo Motorsports, Dennison Lubricants, CJ Logging Equipment, KG Coatings, AutoPlus, New England Truck & Auto Recyclers, All Phases Renovations, Performance Engines by Billy the Kid, Liberty Supply, WC Designs, Akin Automotive, MAC Tools, Waddell Communications, Frosted Frog and Schofield Power Equipment, competition wouldn’t be possible.

For more information on Sammy Rameau, visit SammyRameau.com and follow Rameau Family Motorsports on Facebook.

JON MCKENNEDY ROARS BACK TO VICTORY LANE WITH TRI TRACK AT STAR SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

EPPING, N.H. — Jon McKennedy charged by Chris Pasteryak on a restart with 35 laps to go and never looked back en route to his second career Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations win on Saturday at Star Speedway.

Jon McKennedy celebrates in victory lane at Star Speedway May 22nd 2021 Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

The Chelmsford, Massachusetts, driver broke a streak of bad luck to open his 2021 racing season with the checkered flag. McKennedy was involved in a wreck in April at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and destroyed a brand new car. The team immediately placed an order for a new ride, and they debuted it in Victory Lane with one of the most competitive fields Tri Track has seen at Star in many years. 

The race was the second of six on the Tri Track calendar for this season — named the Prelude To SBM X — setting the stage for a big 10th annual spectacular when Tri Track returns to Star Speedway on July 24. 

“Just off to a really bad start this year, tore up a lot of equipment, it seemed like we had a monkey on our back,” McKennedy said. “It feels so great to get a Modified win here at Star Speedway again. Great race, great competition. It feels great. Great to be back home at Star.”

Matt Swanson was second and Pasteryak third. 

In a race that saw varying pit strategies throughout the field, Chase Dowling took the lead early and looked to have the dominant car. While McKennedy, Swanson and Pasteryak elected to pit early, Dowling tried the opposite strategy — pit late and hoped to make his way through the field. It didn’t work out for the Roxbury, Connecticut, native, who finished 15th.

McKennedy failed to finish his qualifying race after contact and had to qualify for the race through a consi round. He started deep in the 28-car field, and drove his way to the victory. McKennedy also collected a $500 bonus courtesy of Green Construction Management LLC for being the Hard Charger of the race and gaining the most positions from start to finish.

A pair of No. 16 entries — Anthony Sesely and Ron Silk — finished the top-five in the feature. Cam McDermott was sixth, collecting a $500 bonus courtesy of Rameau Family Motorsports, while Ronnie Williams, Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley and Anthony Nocella finished the top-10.

Matt Hirschman, who finished 13th after suffering from a vibration, collected the Jerico Performance Products Fast Lap of the Race award, worth $300. Max Zachem, Tommy Barrett, Pasteryak, Williams and Hirschman won qualifying heat races (Hirschman also won the consi), worth $300 each as part of the Pepsi Challenge. 

“We had the car to do it but the driver left a little bit on the table,” Boehler Racing driver Matt Swanson said. “Three second-place finishes here in a row, we are bound to get one. I just can’t thank all of my BRE guys and my sponsors enough. They brought a winning race car to the track today.”

The Tri Track Open Modified Series returns to the track on Wednesday, June 30 at Seekonk Speedway for the annual $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday. 

For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackModifieds.com.

RESULTS:

  1. Jon McKennedy
  2. Matt Swanson
  3. Chris Pasteryak
  4. Anthony Sesely
  5. Ron Silk
  6. Cam McDermott
  7. Ronnie Williams
  8. Woody Pitkat
  9. Les Hinckley
  10. Anthony Nocella
  11. Brian Robie
  12. Sam Rameau
  13. Matt Hirschman
  14. Max Zachem
  15. Chase Dowling
  16. Tommy Barrett 
  17. Kevin Iannarelli
  18. Joey Cipriano
  19. Kirk Alexander
  20. Kyle James
  21. Earl Paules
  22. Josh Cantara
  23. Jon Kievman
  24. Justin Bonsignore
  25. TJ Bleau
  26. Austin Kochenash
  27. Carl Medeiros Jr.
  28. Andy Shaw

SAM RAMEAU HEADS TO STAR SPEEDWAY LOOKING TO REMAIN PERFECT WITH TRI TRACK IN 2021

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

PHOTO: Tom Morris Racing Photography

WESTMINSTER, Mass. — Sam Rameau and the Rameau Family Motorsports team are one-for-one so far with the Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations in 2021. On Saturday, May 1, Rameau pocketed a $6,000 check by winning the season-opener at Monadnock Speedway. Now, he looks to make it two-for-two.

Rameau is set to compete in the Prelude to SBM X at Star Speedway on Saturday, May 22 — the second race of the Tri Track season. Rameau may have previously struggled at Star — but the Westminster, Massachusetts, rising Modified star is riding a wave of confidence and momentum and hopes to maintain his lead in the series point standings.

“Star is a fun track but we need some work there,” Rameau said. “We need to improve. The last time we went there we went in blindfolded… but my crew chief Russ Hersey has plenty of experience there, so we’re looking forward to going back. I want to win the Tri Track championship this year. Even if it doesn’t go our way on Saturday, we need every position and every point possible.”

The schedule for the day includes one practice session from 11:50-12:50 p.m., with qualifying heat races set to go green at 2:30 p.m. The feature race is estimated to take the green flag around 6 p.m. and will air live on Speed51.TV for those who can’t make it to the track.

Without partners like Central Mass Tree, Central Mass Truck & Equipment, Powell Stone and Gravel, Champeau Lumber, Flamingo Motorsports, Dennison Lubricants, CJ Logging Equipment, KG Coatings, AutoPlus, New England Truck & Auto Recyclers, All Phases Renovations, Performance Engines by Billy the Kid, Liberty Supply, WC Designs, Akin Automotive, MAC Tools, Waddell Communications, Frosted Frog and Schofield Power Equipment, competition wouldn’t be possible.

For more information on Sam Rameau and Rameau Family Motorsports, visit SammyRameau.com and follow the team on Facebook.