Seekonk, Mass. (May 4, 2019): Fans and competitors of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently learned of the rescheduling of the Series season opener at Claremont Motorsports Park to Sunday, May 26. On the heels of that announcement comes some exciting news for short track race fans. Grandstand admission tickets purchased for Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 25 will allow ticketholders FREE admission to Claremont on Sunday, May 26 for the running of the TTOMS Claremont 100 simply by showing their Monadnock Speedway ticket stub.
“This is a great deal for race fans in New England,” said TTOMS Managing partner Wayne Darling, “and for New England short track racing. Everyone wins when track operators work together to promote the health of our sport. ”
On Saturday, May 25, at Monadnock a full racing card also includes the Granite State Pro Stock Series; all for $20 adult general admission. The tickets stub from the event will allow complimentary admission to Claremont on Sunday, May 26 for a race event that includes the stars of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, Round 1 of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup and four divisions of weekly racing.
For more information on weekly racing at both New Hampshire speedways visit MonadnockSpeedway.com and ClaremontMotorsportsPark.com. To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com or follow the series on Facebook and Twitter.
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Racing Action to Remain on Memorial Day Weekend at Claremont
Seekonk, Mass. (May 1, 2019): The Tri-Track Modified Series (TTOMS) recently announced a change to the opening event of the 2019 season. While remaining over the holiday weekend, the second annual Claremont 100, originally scheduled for Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, will now be run on Sunday, May 26 at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to move opening day for the Series,” said Managing Director Wayne Darling. “We expect the same great racing action from a strong and competitive field of cars.”
The purse for the Claremont 100 is over $50,000 with $7,000 to win, $1,200 to start and at least $500 to non-qualifiers. The 100-lap main event for the ground-pounding Modifieds will also feature round one of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup. The rain date for the event will be Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
TTOMS management is in discussions with local track ownership on a special weekend promotion for race fans. Complete details will be forthcoming.
The Claremont 100 is the first of a six-race schedule for the series that includes dates at Star, Seekonk, Oxford Plains and Monadnock Speedways. To learn more, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.
Seekonk, Mass. (April 8, 2019): With pre-registration having closed on April 1, the roster for the upcoming season for the 2019 Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) season is no joke. A strong roster of veterans and rising talent, totaling 33, will once again provide fans of the series with a season’s worth of racing excitement. A handful of other teams have registered for select events during 2019.
“We are grateful once again for the support of such amazing teams,” said Series founding partner Jim Schaefer. “The list of talented drivers that come from all over the northeast helps to make our series one of the most exciting. I truly can’t wait for the first race at Claremont.”
The list of teams scheduled to compete is highlighted by a pair of drivers, Matt Hirschman and Ron Silk, who will undoubtedly duke it out for the entire season for wins and the coveted championship. Last year’s Star Speedway winner Todd Patnode is slated to make all six starts and Mike Willis, Jr. will be on hand to defend his Claremont 100 victory.
With yet another year of Modified competition under his belt young Matthew Swanson is sure to be another contender for wins in 2019. The likes of Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley, Russ Hersey, Richard Savary, and the always entertaining Tommy Barrett can never be counted out.
Two relative newcomers to the Series, Anthony Sesely and Ronnie Williams, will add excitement all season long as they both currently plan on competing in all six races. Sesely is a PA modified standout and former TQ indoor champion. Williams will pilot the always ultra-competition entry for owner Gary Casella.
Series officials are also anticipating an exciting announcement regarding the driver of Geary Rinehimer’s entry.
Kirk Alexander, Brad Babb, CJ Bolton, Calvin Carroll, Andrew Charron, Dana DiMatteo, Colbey Fournier, Matthew Galko, Jeff Gallup, Mike Holdridge, Dylan Izzo, Andy Jankowiak, Jon Kievman, Carl Medeiros Jr., John Montesanto, Brian Robie, Geoff Rollins, Les Rose, Dana Smith, Billy Swartz and Kurt Vigeant have also filed full-season entries.
The TTOMS season kicks-off with the second annual Claremont 100 at Claremont Speedway on May 25, followed by long-established events like Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway on June 26 and the SBM 125 at Star Speedway on July 27. New to the schedule includes the Oxford 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway on August 24 as part of the prestigious Oxford 250 weekend plus a trip to Monadnock on September 14. The 2019 season will conclude with the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on October 26.
To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com. Follow the Series on Facebook and Twitter @tritrackmods.
Seekonk, Mass. (March 5, 2019): Steadfast sponsor Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores has joined forces with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) to bring some added excitement to the 2019 season with a two-race challenge. The team with the highest point total following the Claremont and Monadnock Speedway series’ events will be awarded what will undoubtedly become one of the most coveted honors in Modified racing – Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup.
“The family of the late, great racer Ron Bouchard has once again stepped up to help the Tri Track Series provide the best in modified racing,” beamed Series co-founder, Dick Williams.
Claremont legend Don Miller has also pledged his support of the Challenge Cup in memory of his son, the late Modified champion Ricky Miller.
Round one of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cupwill take place at Claremont Speedway on Saturday, May 25. The race will have a purse of over $50,000 with $7,000 to win, $1,200 to start and at least $500 to non-qualifiers. Round two is set for Saturday, September 14 at Norm Wrenn’s Monadnock Speedway. Complete race details will be released soon.
Through the combined efforts of Claremont Speedway, Tri -Track management and Don Miller, all drivers will receive free paddock admission for the two Challenge cup events as will all pre-registered owners.
The overall point’s leader of the two races will receive the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup trophy.
“With recognition of Bouchard and the Challenge Cup trophy, I get this throwback, nostalgic like feeling to what many call the Golden Age of racing in New England,” said Series’ other co-founder, Jim Schaefer.
This season will also have many feeling nostalgic as Williams has officially announced his retirement from racing promotion.
“He has really been pounding the pavement, looking for sponsors and drumming up support to make this final year the best yet and to help secure the future of the Series he loves so much,” added Schaefer.
Williams has a long and storied history of race promotion; having dedicated himself tirelessly for decades to race tracks in New England with the sole purpose of advancing racing through support of the racers themselves.
He will undoubtedly go out on top as the 2019 TTOMS season is the most robust schedule to date with six races. In addition to the Claremont and Monadnock events of theChallenge Cup, the schedule also includes Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway on June 26, the SBM 125 at Star Speedway on July 27, the Oxford 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway on August 24 and the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on October 26. During the 2019 season all competitors will vie for over quarter of a million dollars in purse money.
Pre-registration for teams looking to compete in the six-race schedule with eligibility for the point fund and bonus plan is open until April 1 and is available online at tritrackmods.com.
To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.
Seekonk, Mass. (February 18, 2019): Management of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently named Greg Felton of Belchertown, MA, as the Series Head of Race Tech. Felton has spent decades building and maintaining race winning racecars; winning countless championships along the way. He has served as a race official in recent years in Modified racing competition.
“We are really excited to have Greg on board,” said Ed Bennett, the Series’ newest managing partner. “He shares our vision of getting back to basics to provide racers with a fair, straightforward and competitive environment. With Greg’s help the Tri-Track Series will provide the best possible races and continue to build our fan base.”
Felton assumes a role most recently held by Jeff Zuidema, who will now serve as a special consultant to Norm Wrenn, Jr. at Monadnock Speedway. Wrenn officially took ownership of the Speedway on December 13, 2018.
The Tri-Track Series will return to competition at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, September 14.
“I truly believe in the TTOMS and everything Dick [Williams], Jim [Schaefer], Wayne [Darling], and the entire group have built with that series,” said Zuidema. “To think that a racing series in this day and age would give 100% of the monies back to the racer is truly amazing. I will continue to help and support, in any way, the best touring series in New England.”
While new faces will be added to the officiating staff under Felton, the team of technical inspectors will remain largely unchanged for the 2019 season.
“I have been able to interact with the Series as a competitor,” said Felton, “now I look forward to working alongside these people that I have grown to respect. And, hopefully earn the respect of the competitors who have shown such loyalty to the Tri-Track Series.”
With its most robust schedule to date, the 2019 TTOMS series will feature six races including dates at Claremont, Seekonk, Oxford Plains, Star and Monadnock Speedways. Race teams looking to compete in the six-race schedule with eligibility for the point fund and bonus plan must preregister for the 2019 season by April 1, 2019. Entries will be accepted via secure online registration or by mail.
The preregistration fee of $450 entitles teams to a stake in the point fund as well as eligibility for the bonus plan. Car owners filing full preregistration will also receive one complimentary pit pass for each race on the schedule. Individual race registration is also available for $150 each.
Teams can register for the 2019 TTOMS season by visiting tritrackmods.com/registration. Checks made payable to Tri Track Enterprise LLC can also be mailed to Jim Schaefer, 545 Sweezy Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.
For a complete schedule and more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Seekonk, Mass. (January 27, 2019): The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently announced the addition of longtime car owner Ed Bennett to the management team. With a solid foundation that includes founders Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer, Wayne Darling and a host of respected officials, Bennett adds another level of management to ensure that the Series remains strong in 2019 and beyond.
In his new role, Bennett will concentrate on the operational side of the series. He will take over the race day responsibilities previously handled by Darling, who seeks to lessen his daily role.
“I want everyone, whether it’s a promoter, owner, driver or fan, to experience a nice smooth show,” said Bennett. “The Series is perfectly capable of doing that. I’m just here to help make that happen for all six races this season.”
With its most robust schedule to date, the 2019 TTOMS series will feature six races. The season kicks-off with the second annual Claremont 100 at Claremont Speedway on May 25, followed by long-established events like Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway on June 26 and the SBM 125 at Star Speedway on July 27. New to the schedule includes the Oxford 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway on August 24 as part of the prestigious Oxford 250 weekend plus a trip to the Wrenn Family’s Monadnock on September 14. The 2019 season will conclude with the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on October 26.
Bennett, a second-generation car owner, owned Modifieds for many years. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who owned Midgets.
The addition of Bennett to the TTOMS family comes as Mark Pennink steps way. Pennink joined the Series as part of the new ownership group that included Darling.
“It truly has been a pleasure working with Wayne, Jim, Dick and everyone,” said Pennink.
As racing was always a family affair for Pennink, the recent retirement of his son Rowan undoubtedly lessened the appeal of all the traveling.
“The distance from Philadelphia makes attending the races a rather big chore,” said Pennink. “But I am happy to be continuing my support of the series; just now as a sponsor.”
Preregistration for the 2019 TTOMS season is available by visiting tritrackmods.com/registration. Checks made payable to Tri Track Enterprise LLC may also be mailed to Jim Schaefer, 545 Sweezy Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.
“During the 2019 season all competitors will vie for over quarter of a million dollars in purse money,” added Bennett. “We are going to make sure that not only is competing in this series lucrative but also fun and fair.”