SILK SCORES 10K IN SEEKONK TTOMS VICTORY

SILK SCORES 10K IN SEEKONK TTOMS VICTORY

 

Seekonk, MA: (June 27, 2018): The traditional Open Wheel Wednesday, unofficially turned Tri-Track Tuesday, saw Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, claim the victory in Tri-Track Open Modified (TTOMS) Series competition and a cool $10,000 on the eve of Independence Day. The event, which began on Wednesday June 27, was halted after only 22 laps due to rain. Less than a week later, Silk was the class of the field scoring a popular victory aboard the Bob Horn owned #50. Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, came home second. Chase Dowling of Roxbury, CT, in relief of Rowan Pennink, who could not return for the conclusion of the race, finished third.

 

Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH, recovered from a three-lap deficit to finish fourth. Home track favorite, Todd Annarummo, from Swansea, MA, completed the top five.

 

After two races of the four-race Tri-Track Series schedule, defending Series champion Matt Hirschman leads the point standings by a mere two points over Silk. The next race for the TTOMS is Saturday, July 28 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH.

 

Richard Savary led every lap of a caution-filled start to Open Wheel Wednesday before a persistent rain claimed the race at 9:25pm. With a dismal weather forecast for the original rain date of Thursday, track officials set July 3 for the resumption of the race. While nearly a week later when racing resumed, it was much of the same in the early going for Savary.

 

With the rain delay and the event tire rule, teams could pit during pace laps before the race officially went green.Hirschman, who would have lined up second for the restart, was among those to head pitside.

 

When the event officially went green again, Savary took the point with Rocco and Silk duking it out for second. Silk was able to take the spot away on lap 23. He immediately went to work on Savary for the lead. Dowling was making moves early; coming from scratch in the field.

 

The first caution of the night flew on lap 31 for a stalled Ricky Collins. Hersey received the free pass. Hirschman, who was making little progress from deep in the field, pitted once again under the caution. Dowling also headed to the pits.

 

Silk got alongside Savary on the outside groove on the ensuing restart. The two went wheel-to-wheel for several laps before Silk settled back in line in second. After a single lap, he dove low behind Savary and was able to steal the lead way on lap 35.  Silk was the new leader over Savary, Rocco, Woody Pitkat and Tommy Barrett in the top five.

 

During the green flag run, Silk was able to get a bit of breathing room over Savary. Annarummo and Sammy Rameau were making headway taking positions away from Barrett.

 

Silk had nearly a straightaway advantage over Savary as the halfway point of the event approached. Rocco ran in third followed by Pitkat, Annarummo, Rameau, Jon McKennedy, Barrett, Matt Galko and Dan Meservey, Jr. inside the top ten at crossed flags.

 

The event’s ninth (second of the night) caution flew on lap 57 for a single-car spin by Dana DiMatteo. A number of contenders pitted during the caution period including Silk and Savary. Hersey once again received the free pass to join the remainder of the lead laps car for the ensuing restart.

 

Pitkat, who had earlier taken a position from Rocco, inherited the lead for the restart. Rocco had his hands full with Annarummo and McKennedy. Annarummo took advantage of the bottom groove to battle his way into second. He immediately put pressure on Pitkat for the lead and was able to take over the top spot on lap 63.

 

Rocco ran a few cars-lengths back as McKennedy struggled in the outside grove. After quick pit work and a fast race car, Silk was already back in the top-five by lap 65.

 

Dowling continued his march to the front; taking second from Pitkat, who continued to backslide falling to fourth. Rocco faded to seventh. Early leader Savary would spend much of the second half of the race in an out of the pits.

 

The third caution of the night came out for a spin by Meservey. For the lap 70 restart, Annarummo was lined up against Dowling. Silk was third beside McKennedy. Derek Ramstrom, Barrett, Hirschman, Colbey Fournier, Rameau and DiMatteo made up the remainder of the top -ten running order when the race went back to green.

 

Annarummo was able to retain his lead with Silk taking second from Dowling on lap 71. By lap 72, Silk once again was the leader; relegating Annarummo back to second. With Silk at the point, Dowling and Annarummo ran nose to tail. A torrid battle for fourth position involved Ramstrom, McKennedy and Hirschman.

 

On lap 78, Hirschman got the better of the battle to move into fourth. His charge forward was stalled for a spin by Galko. Fournier was also involved. Silk got a strong restart at lap 79, handily taking back the lead. Hirschman got underneath Annarummo and into third on lap 80.

 

Silk could not shake Dowling. Hersey, with a strong recovery, was on the outside grove chipping away at the top ten. McKennedy got underneath Ramstrom; taking Hershey along for the ride. Hersey quickly got by McKennedy to join the top-five.

 

With 10 to go, Silk had a several car-lengths lead over Dowling, who held a similar lead over Hirschman. A distance back was Annarummo. Hersey was able to take fourth from Annarummo on lap 94.

 

Hirschman was getting racy with Dowling with five laps to go. He tried the low groove to no avail, then the high-side in his effort to get by Dowling for second. This enabled Silk to stretch his advantage. Hersey was also running down the battle for second. Hirschman able to get by Dowling in the closing laps.

 

Out front it was all Silk who cruised under the checkered flag for the win; becoming the tenth different driver to win the 10K payday of Open Wheel Wednesday. Hirschman settled for second over Dowling, Hersey, and Annarummo inside the top five. Rameau, McKennedy, Pitkat, Savary and DiMatteo made up the top ten.

 

Several cars withdrew from the event and did not return for the resumption of the race including Jon Kievman, Steve Masse, Anthony Nocella, Les Hinckley and Mike Holdridge, several of which had misfortune on the original night of racing action. Ryan Preece, who had a previous commitment with Joe Gibbs Racing to run the Nationwide Series event in Daytona, was unable to return.

 

During qualifying on Wednesday, heat race victories went to Rocco, Mike Willis, Jr., Hirschman and Pennink. Preece and Carl Medeiros took down consolation event wins. A total of 39 cars attempted to qualify.

 

Next up for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series in the SBM 125 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday, July 28. For more information visit tritrackmods.com or starspeedwaynh.com.

 

Tri-Track Open Modified Series, Seekonk Speedway, Open Wheel Wednesday, June 27/July 3 Official Finishing Order:1. Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT; 2. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 3. Chase Dowling, Roxbury, CT; 4. Russ Hersey, N Swanzey, NH; 5.Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA; 6. Sammy Rameau, Westminster, MA; 7. Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA; 8. Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs, CT; 9. Richard Savary, Canton, MA; 10. Dana DiMatteo, Farmington, CT; 11. Keith Rocco, Berlin, CT; 12. Matt Galko, Meriden, CT; 13. Tommy Barrett, Millis, MA; 14. Ron Frees, Brick Township, NJ; 15. Mike Willis, Jr., Grantham, NH; 16. Colbey Fournier, Berkley, MA; 17. Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 18. Dan Meservey, Jr., West Chatham, MA; 19.  Rob Murphy, Rochester, MA; 20. Carl Medeiros, Westport, MA; 21. Ricky Collins, Williams Grove, PA; 22. Ryan Preece, Berlin, CT; 23. Jon Kievman, Deerfield Beach, FL; 24. Steve Masse Bellingham, MA;25. Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA; 26. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT; 27. Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT.

RESUMPTION OF 10K-TO-WIN TTOMS EVENT SET FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, JULY 3

RESUMPTION OF 10K-TO-WIN TTOMS EVENT SET FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, JULY 3

 

Seekonk, Mass. (July 2, 2018): The holiday celebration kicks off early with the conclusion of the lucrative Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event at Seekonk Speedway on the eve of Independence Day, July 3.  What was once Open Wheel Wednesday is now Tri-Track Tuesday with the winner still taking home the $10,000 winner’s share.  Richard Savary will lead the field to green for the remaining 78 laps.

 

The race was red flagged at lap 22 for rain at 9:24pm on Wednesday, June 27.

 

Pit gates will open on Tuesday, July 3 at 4:30pm and the front gate at 5:00pm. The race will begin promptly at 7:00pm. All tickets purchased for June 27 will be honored. New tickets also may be purchased-general admission $10; pit passes for $20.

 

Scoring at the time of the red flag was as follows: 1. Richard Savary, 2. Matt Hirschman, 3. Keith Rocco, 4. Ronnie Silk, 5. Rowan Pennink, 6. Woody Pitkat, 7. Tommy Barrett, 8. Ryan Preece, 9. Derek Ramstrom, 10. Sammy Rameau, 11. Matt Galko, 12. Todd Annarummo, 13. Colbey Fournier, 14. Mike Willis, Jr., 15. Dana DiMatteo, 16. Ricky Collins, 17. Dan Meservey, Jr., 18. Carl Medeiros Jr., 19. Jon Kievman, 20. Ron Frees, 21.  Jon McKennedy, 22. Rob Murphy, 23. Steve Masse, 24. Russ Hersey, 25. Anthony Nocella, 26. Les Hinckely, 27. Mike Holdridge.

 

A total of 39 cars attempted to qualify for the event last Wednesday.

 

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

TALENT RUNS DEEP AT TTOMS OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY AT SEEKONK

TALENT RUNS DEEP AT TTOMS OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY AT SEEKONK

 

Annual 10K to Win 100-Lap Modified Race Set for June 27

 

Seekonk, Mass. (June 20, 2018): Seekonk Speedway has been family owned, operated, and promoted for over 70 consecutive years by the Venditti Family. Maybe more so than any other track in the northeast, Seekonk is also known for their legendary racing families.  The likes of the Astles, Berghmans and Bouchards have won races and championships at Massachusetts’ only remaining race track. On the track’s regular Saturday nights ‘newer’ family names have emerged like Johnson, Pelland, Tripp, Vanasse, and, of course,  Annarummo.

 

On Wednesday, June 27, Todd Annarummo, who has returned to his racing roots in the Pro Stocks, will jump back aboard a Modified in search of another victory at Open Wheel Wednesday for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS).  Todd and his Seekonk ‘Wall of Fame’ father Vinnie are the only father-son duo to win Open Wheel Wednesday Modified honors.

 

Open Wheel Wednesday features 100 laps of green flag racing for the tour-type Modifieds with the winner earning $10,000. As part of the racing action, both the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lights go 29 laps in honor of Boston Louis Seymour.  Grandstands open at 4pm.  Fans are invited to participate in an autograph session on the midway at 5:30pm with all drivers in competition on Wednesday night.

 

While Seekonk Speedway is steeped in family legacy, racing runs deep with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series as well.  And, all that talent will be on display during 100 laps of green flag tour-type modified racing at the ‘Cement Palace’ on Wednesday, June 27.

 

While approaching legendary status himself, defending Open Wheel Wednesday and TTOMS champion Matt Hirschman is the son of Tony, who is considered by many to be Modified racing royalty.  Ryan Preece, who is a serious threat to win the 10K payday, is a third generation driver. He is the grandson of NEAR Hall of Famer Bobby Judkins.

 

With one of the most prolific family racing histories in the field, Andy Jankowiak is in search of his first victory in Tri-Track Open Modified Series competition next Wednesday night. His racing roots date back to his grandfather and include his much-heralded mother, father and uncle.  Mother Debby holds a place in history as one of only two female drivers to score a feature win at Dunn Tire Raceway Park (formerly known as Lancaster Speedway).

 

Andy’s father Tony was a local Modified hero in New York in the ‘80s before a tragic accident at Stafford took his life.  A dedicated racer, Andy’s Uncle Tommy Druar, would go out in search of new racing adventures and had earned the nickname “the Travelin’ Man”.  He, too, was taken too soon in a crash at Lancaster in 1989.

 

Making the long-haul from Tonawanda, NY to regularly complete in TTOMS competition, Jankowiak could also be considered “the Travelin’ Man”. He is also among the sentimental favorites to win on Wednesday night.

 

Young Blake Barney drives for his grandfather Dick Barney, a legendary car owner who fielded cars for Hall of Famers Tony Siscone and Reggie Ruggiero.  Jeff Gallup is the son of Richie, a standout at the now defunct Riverside Park Speedway. A host of others like Mike Holdridge, Colbey Fournier, Dan Meservey, Sammy Rameau, Les Rose and more have followed in their father’s footsteps.

 

With the racing pedigree of the current and future stars of TTOMS, a track with a rich history and a prestigious racing event, Wednesday, June 27 is sure to make for a legendary night of racing.

 

The roster of nearly 40 preregistered drivers also includes Chase Dowling, Les Hinckley, Tommy Barrett, Stephen Masse, Rowan Pennink, Derek Ramstrom, Ronnie Silk, Woody Pitkat, Russ Hersey, Anthony Nocella, Richard Savary and others.  A complete list can be found by following Tri-Track Open Modified Series on Facebook.

 

Qualifying gets underway at 6:30pm with heat races for all divisions followed by a pair of Modified b-mains (if necessary). Feature racing will commence immediately following qualifying. General admission is $27 and pit admission is $37. A rain date has been set for Thursday, June 28.

 

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

STARS OF TRI-TRACK SERIES HEAD TO SEEKONK FOR ANNUAL OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY ON JUNE 27

STARS OF TRI-TRACK SERIES HEAD TO SEEKONK FOR ANNUAL OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY ON JUNE 27

 

 

Seekonk, Mass. (June 15, 2018): The second race of the 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) season is set for Wednesday, June 27 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.  Open Wheel Wednesday is one of the most prominent races on the annual short track racing schedule in New England. The $10,000 to win tour-type modified event for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series continues to attract a variety of different drivers and a host of fans. The evening also includes the prestigious Boston Louie Seymour Memorial event for the Northeastern Midget Association.

 

Open Wheel Wednesday features 100 laps of green flag racing for the tour-type Modifieds with the winner earning $10,000. Both the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lights go 29 laps in honor of Boston Louis Seymour. Grandstands open at 4pm.  Fans are invited to participate in an autograph session on the midway at 5:30pm with all drivers in competition on Wednesday night.

 

Qualifying gets underway at 6:30pm with heat races for all divisions followed by a pair of Modified b-mains (if necessary). Feature racing will commence immediately following qualifying. General admission is $27 and pit admission is $37. A rain date has been set for Thursday, June 28.

 

A host of previous Open Wheel Wednesday winners have filed entries for this year’s event including multi-time winner Matt Hirschman, Kirk Alexander, Tommy Barrett, Richard Savary and hometown favorite Todd Annarummo. Barrett would like to parlay his recent victory in open Modified series competition at Stafford into victory; joining Hirschman and Doug Coby as the only multi-time winners.

 

In the Seekonk 150 back on June 2, Anthony Nocella was running inside the top-five when misfortune found him; ending his bid at a win.  The young driver looks to turn disappointment into triumph and possibly $10,000 during Open Wheel Wednesday.

 

“[That race] definitely gave me more confidence,” said Nocellla. “Between the run we had in October in the Tri-Track races and that race, it definitely gives us some momentum and confidence going back to Seekonk again. Hopefully we have another strong run.”

 

Also, at the race back in October 2017, Russ Hersey looked like he may have had the best chance to beat Matt Hirschman before a spin while running second ended his bid at a win. He, too, is among the over 40 drivers who have preregistered for the event.

 

Four of the top-five finishers in the Seekonk 150, Chase Dowling, Hirschman, Rowan Pennink, and Ron Silk, will also be looking to follow-up their strong performances with victory. Other notables looking for the big payday include Ryan Preece, Derek Ramstrom, Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley, Stephen Masse and more.

 

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

HOME TRACK FAVORITE WILLIS TTOMS WINNER AT CLAREMONT

 

 

Claremont, NH: (May 27, 2018): Home track favorite Mike Willis, Jr. of Grantham, NH, scored the victory in the inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico.  A strong crowd was on hand to watch and appreciate as one of their own scored the victory over some of short track racing’s best like runner-up Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, and podium finisher and Series’ dominator Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA. Hard-charging Tommy Barret of Millis, MA, and Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, completed the top-five.

 

It was not all clear sailing for Willis, who had to overcome dogged determination by his fellow competitors and late-race restarts to capture the popular win and the $6,000 winner’s share. Hard-charging competitors locked in fierce battles from the drop of the green flag, the race was undeniably a fitting tribute to the late, great Ron Bouchard.

 

“I loved every minute of this race,” said Claremont Speedway co-owner Phil Hayes after the race.

 

By virtue of his heat race results and ensuing redraw, Willis led the 27- car field to green for the start of the Bouchard memorial race. Before a lap could be completed the caution flag flew when Sammy Rameau spun on the front stretch from his third-place staring position. Willis and Les Hinckley immediately ran out to a two-car breakaway; however, action was slowed again on lap two with a caution for debris.

 

Hinckley stayed alongside of Willis on the restart. With sparks flying Hinckley was able to grab the top spot. Hirschman had settled-in in third. Hard side-by-side racing throughout the field in the early going included a great battle between Woody Pitkat and Preece. Russ Hersey looked to be on a mission in the opening segment of the event.

 

Hinckley and Willis enjoyed nearly a straightaway advantage over Hirschman and a closing Mike Holdridge.  Silk, after being shuffled back during the early restarts, had moved back into contention. Young gun Dana DiMatteo was running strong knocking on the door of the top five. Preece had faded back to sixteenth.

 

Leader Hinckley entered lapped traffic at lap 23. But a spin by Les Rose on lap 24 brought out the event’s third caution; erasing namesake Les Hinckley’s huge lead. Under the caution Preece brought his 6NY into the pits for service. On the ensuing restart, Hinckley was able to retain his lead. Willis had his hands full with Hirschman. The two went wheel-to-wheel for a pair of laps before Hirschman claimed the position. Silk followed through relegating Willis back to fourth. Hersey took chase in fifth. Holdridge lost several positions following the restart.

Again, Hinckley was able to run out to a sizeable lead. Silk was getting racy with Hirschman for second.  Behind Hinckley the rest of the top-five -Hirschman, Silk, Willis, and Hersey- ran nose-to-tail. Another local favorite, Todd Patnode caught the group as well.

 

Silk was all over the back bumper of Hirschman during the green flag run. Rowan Pennink had joined the mix running seventh over Pitkat and Kirk Alexander. Rameau was making a nice recovery racing his way back into the top-ten. On lap 42 both Hersey and Patnode got by Willis.

 

DiMatteo saw his good run come to an end with a spin in turn four on lap 43 to bring out the fourth caution. Under the caution, Hersey relinquished fourth position to go pit side. Willis, too, pitted.

 

Hinckley had to contend with Hirschman to his outside on the ensuing restart. He was able to maintain his lead once again.  Silk was able to gain the advantage over Hirschman from the bottom groove. Silk immediately ran down Hinckley in pursuit of the lead. At halfway, Hinckley led Silk, Hirschman, Patnode, Pennink, Pitkat, Rameau, Alexander, Barrett and Brian Robie inside the top-ten.

 

With some hard racing, Hinckley and Silk made contact on lap 54 but Hinckley able to gather it up. The two made slight contact again exiting turn two on lap 56. Again, Hinckley was able to maintain the lead.

Things settled down at the head of the field with Hinckley leading Silk, Hirschman, Patnode, and Pennink. The best battle on the field was for sixth on back with Rameau, Pitkat, Barrett and Alexander.

 

While Patnode was making his charge and taking third from Hirschman on lap 63, Silk was setting his sights on Hinckley. By lap 64, Silk was the new leader. Once out front, Silk immediately gained some distance. Hirschman began to fade on the outside losing positions to Pennink, Rameau and Pitkat. With two-thirds of the race in the books, the running order inside the top-ten was Silk, Hinckley, Patnode, Pennink, Rameau, Pitkat, Hirschman, Barrett, Hersey and Alexander.

 

The fifth caution of the event flew on lap 80 for a single-car incident involving Holdridge. Under yellow only Silk, Hinckley, Patnode, Pennink, Rameau, Pitkat, Hersey, Alexander, Willis, and Matt Galko remained on the speedway. All others, including Hirschman, Preece, and Barrett, headed to pit road for service.

 

On the lap 80 restart, Silk rocketed out to the lead followed by Hinckley. Patnode made a bold move on Hinckley for second but his efforts were thwarted by the sixth caution. This time for a spin by Pitkat. Hersey was sent to the rear of the field for his involvement as well.

 

After a number of failed attempts to restart on lap 81, Hinckley was strong on Silk’s outside. But contact between the two sent Hinckley spinning. Several cars running in the top five had to take evasive action as the caution flag flew again on lap 81. The new top-ten on the restart was Silk, Patnode, Rameau, Alexander, Willis, Galko, Hirschman and Barrett, Preece and Pennink.

 

Silk set sail out front when the racing resumed. Rameau made some aggressive moves to make his way into second. Patnode lost several spots on the outside. With drivers still vying for position, Silk now had the lead over Willis, who had come through the skirmish for second.  Hirschman was back in the mix with Preece in tow with 13 laps remaining. Rameau faltered to fifth.

 

A spin by Ron Frees brought out the ninth caution on lap 89. Under yellow, Patnode headed pit side. The attempt at the restart was called back when it was deemed that Willis went early. Heeding the warning, Willis still hung strong on the outside. Silk edged up slightly; giving Hirschman a bit of room on the bottom over Silk and Willis. Thinking the better of it, Hirschman settled back into line. The running order remained Silk, Willis and Hirschman in a tight pack. Hirschman was able to take second before an incident with Calvin Carol and Alexander brought the eleventh caution.

 

Silk was able to grab his lead back from Willis on the restart. Preece was able to prevail over a heated battle for third with Hirschman.Silk continued to lead Willis, Preece, Hirschman and Barrett with less than ten laps remaining.

 

On lap 95, Willis made a bold move and was able to take the lead away from Silk. The twelfth and final caution flew for an incident that involved Chris Bolton to set up a three-lap dash for the cash.  Despite his efforts from the outside, Silk could not overcome Willis. Willis easily retained his lead; bringing Preece along and into second. Hirschman dogged Preece but to no avail. For as heated as the battle for the lead had been over the closing laps, Willis went uncontested for the win at the checkers.

 

It was a popular win for a young driver who calls Claremont home. In victory lane he was quick to acknowledge his father and the efforts of his crew. Willis received congratulations from Preece and Hirschman, his fellow podium finishers in victory lane. Kudos go out to fourth-place finishers Tommy Barrett, who after suffering mechanical woes in the consi, used a provisional to get into the field and started scratch on the 27 car field.  Silk completed the top-five.

 

A consistent performance paid dividends for sixth-place Galko. Recovering from adversity was the story for the remainder of the top-ten including Pitkat, Patnode, Pennink, and Hinckley.

 

The inaugural Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars, Central Mass Tree and Ed French & Son Paving.

 

Next up for the TTOMS is the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27. For the complete series’ schedule and to learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

 

Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100-Claremont Speedway- May 26, 2018, Finishing Order: 1. Mike Willis Jr., Grantham, NH; 2. Ryan Preece, Berlin, CT; 3. Matt Hirschman; Northampton, PA;  4. Tommy Barrett; Millis, MA;  5. Ron Silk; Norwalk, CT;  6. Matt Galko; Meriden, CT;  7. Woody Pitkat, Stafford, CT; 8. Todd Patnode, Richmond, NH;  9. Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, PA;  10. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT;  11. Russ Hersey, N. Swanzey, NH;  12. Ron Frees, Brick Township, NJ;  13. Sam Rameau, Westminster, MA;  14. Brian Robie, Sunapee, NH;  15. Calvin Carroll, Johnsonburg, NJ; 16. Les Rose, Southbridge, MA;  17. Carl Medeiros Jr, Westport, MA; 18. Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH; 19. Chris Bolton, Weare, NH;  20. Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT; 21. Bucky Demers, Cornish, NH;  22. Kurt Vigeant, Oxford, MA;  23. Josh Cantara, Sanford, ME;  24. Dana DiMatteo, Farmington, CT;  25. TJ Bleau, Troy, NH;  26. Dana Smith, Sunapee, NH;  27. Nick Salva, Cheshire, CT. DNQ: George Skora, Scott Adams, Chris Risdale

TALENT & REVERENCE PART OF TTOMS OPENER

Strong Purse, Meaningful Contingencies & Strong Roster All a Part of Season-Opener at Claremont

 

Seekonk, Mass. (Saturday, May 19, 2018): More than just the lucrative purse will be on the line for the stellar line up of teams and drivers supporting the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) Opener at Claremont Speedway over Memorial Day weekend.  Contenders like local favorites Todd Patnode, Brian Robie, Kirk Alexander and Russ Hersey along with Ryan Preece, Chase Dowling, Rowan Pennink, Ronnie Silk, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella, and, of course, defending champ and TTOMS dominator, Matt Hirschman, will be among the 30 plus teams expected for the opener.

 

“Bringing this race to Claremont Speedway has been very special for Dick [Williams] in particular,” said Jim Schaefer.  “To do it in honor of the late Ron Bouchard makes it more special. But, as important are the two additional awards that we have been able to add thanks to our strong supporters.”

 

In light of the recent passing of modified racing legendary Maynard Troyer, MyRaceNews.com will present a $106 bonus to the highest finishing Troyer-chassis entry.

 

Fan experience has always been of great importance to Series founders, Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer, and thanks to the Gerdik Family, the first “Fan’s Choice” will be awarded during the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by Spafco and Jerico.  One lucky fan will select, at their discretion, a driver to receive a bonus of $100. The “Fan’s Choice Award” will be presented in loving memory of Rick Gerdik.

 

Rick and his daughter Maria were regulars at Riverhead Raceway, Wall Stadium and Thompson Speedway. It was Rick’s wish to have “fans more involved”.

 

“This is our small way of seeing that wish fulfilled,” said Schaefer.

 

Contingency awards, like these, that honor not only great drivers but also recognize the fans, are the epitome of the Tri-Track Series.

 

Additional bonuses include The Red Roof Inn bonus for three non-qualifiers and the Sherwood Racing Products contingency. Two pre-registered teams will receive a pair of wheels; including the “Hard Charger” and the driver to lead the most laps.

 

The inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico is slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Rain date Sunday, May 27). Featuring the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds, the night’s race card also includes Super Streets, Street Stocks and the  4-cylinder Wildcats.

 

Grandstand Admission for the Saturday, May 26 event is only $25. Kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $10 and ages 5 and under are free. Pit gates open at 1PM. Practice gets underway at 3PM when the grandstands open. Feature racing is slated for 6PM.

 

For complete information on Claremont Speedway, visit claremontspeedway.net.

 

The Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars, Central Mass Tree and Ed French & Son Paving.

 

The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 28 and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk on Saturday, October 27.

 

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.