LUCRATIVE LATE MODEL PURSE ASSURES STRONG SUPPORT OF TRI TRACK  HALLOWEEN WEEKEND EVENT AT SEEKONK

LUCRATIVE LATE MODEL PURSE ASSURES STRONG SUPPORT OF TRI TRACK HALLOWEEN WEEKEND EVENT AT SEEKONK

 

Propane Plus Signs on as LM Race Sponsor

 

Seekonk, Mass.(September 18, 2018): When the Tri-Track Open Modified Series heads to Seekonk Speedway for the Haunted 100, not only will they be joined by the full-fendered ‘big guns’ of the Pro All Star Series but also a strong field of Late Models.  One of the highest paying Late Model purses of the season will see local favorites from Seekonk’s own Late Model division contend with invaders from throughout the northeast.

 

“With this purse and the consistency of the ACT rules, this should be one of the strongest fields for a Late Model race in recent years,” said Series Managing Partner, Wayne Darling. “And, if last year’s race is any indication, this year’s 50 lapper for the Late Models is only going to be bigger and better.”

 

The Late Model rules for the event will be the same as those in effect for Seekonk’s own prestigious D. Anthony Venditi Fall Classic and can be found on the track’s website seekonkspeedway.com. All ACT legal Late Models are welcome.

 

“Thanks in part to newly added sponsorship by Propane Plus, the winner of the Late Model race will take home $1,500,” added Darling.

 

Longtime supporters of New England racing, Propane Plus is a local, family-owned business that has earned a reputation for outstanding service. With combined storage facilities of 180,000 gallons of propane on hand, Propane Plus provides reasonable pricing and trusted service.

 

Week-in and week-out, the Late Model division is one of the most hotly contested divisions at Seekonk Speedway. Fans of the Haunted Happenings at the Speedway on October 27 should expect much of the same. Seekonk regulars already registered include multi-time track champion Gerry Degasparre, up-and-coming drivers Ryan Kuhn, Bobby Tripp, Chase Belcher, Danny Johnson, as well as veteran campaigner Manny Dias. Follow Tri-Track Open Modified Series on social media for regular updates to divisional entry lists.

 

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free. Pit gates opens at 8am with admission of $37.  The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

 

To purchase Haunted 100 apparel and to learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

HAUNTED HUNDRED PRESENTED BY TTOMS PROMISES MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS

HAUNTED HUNDRED PRESENTED BY TTOMS PROMISES MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS

Addition of PASS Northern SLM Championship Event

 

Seekonk, Mass. (August 26, 2018): With perfect Fall weather, a packed house and outstanding racing, last year’s Haunted Hundred for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event at Seekonk Speedway could not have gotten any better. But the Tri-Track Open Modified Series has been working hard to see that they do just that on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway. In addition to the hotly contested 100-lap Modified and 50-lap Late Model races, management has joined forces with the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) to add a 150-lap Super Late Model event to the already stout schedule of short-track racing.

 

Champions for both the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the PASS Northern SLM Tour will be crowned on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway. Over the next two months the anticipation for this finale event will only continue to build. While the incredibly tight point race for the 2018 TTOMS championship could be considered the highlight going into the race, so, too, will be the chase to the championship for the PASS Series.  Add to that the once- series’ dominator, Matt Hirschman has yet to visit TTOMS victory lane this season and this event will be laden with drama.

 

The likes of DJ Shaw, Travis Benjamin, Derek Griffith, Ben Rowe and many more will make the trip to the Bay State for the tricks and treats of the Haunted happenings at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.

 

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free. Pit gates opens at 8am with admission of $37.  The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

 

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

LATE RACE CHARGE GIVES PATNODE TTOMS WIN AT STAR

 

LATE RACE CHARGE GIVES PATNODE TTOMS WIN AT STAR

 

Epping, NH (July 29, 2018): It was a day late but worth the wait for Swanzey’s Todd Patnode, who claimed the top Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) honors in the seventh running of the SBM 125 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Star. The event was a holdover from the evening prior when heavy and prolonged rains forced the postponement. Under sunny skies on Sunday, Patnode held off Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, and Matt Hirschman from Northampton, PA, to score the victory.  Both Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, CT, and Tommy Barrett of Millis, MA, turned up-and-down days into top-five finishes.

 

By virtue of their heat race wins on Saturday night, Richard Savary of Canton, MA, and Russ Hersey, also of Swanzey, NH, brought the field to green for the start of the 125-lapper for the Modifieds. Savary immediately jumped out to a strong lead with Hersey falling back on the outside groove. Savary led Brian Robie of Sunapee, NH, in second followed by Andy Seuss of Salisbury, NC, Chase Dowling of Roxbury, CT, and a fast-moving Hinckley.

 

Dowling, who had fallen back slightly on the start had regained momentum and was getting racy with Seuss for third. Silk, too, looked to join the action inside the top-five. All the progress that Hinckley had made was erased after contact with Silk sent him spinning to bring out the event’s first caution on lap 9. Silk was relegated to the tail of the field for his involvement.

 

During the caution, Seuss headed to pit road. Kirk Alexander, also of W. Swanzey, who was struggling in the early going, also went pitside. On the restart, Savary continued to lead Robie, Dowling, Matt Galko of Meriden, CT and Hersey. Back under green, Dowling made quick work of Robie and set his sights on the leader Savary.  A single lap later, Dowling was the new leader. Shortly after relinquishing the lead, Savary dropped off the pace. He would retire from the event on lap 14.

 

Pitkat was also on the move passing Robie for position; taking Matt Galko along for the ride. Dowling now led Pitkat, Galko, Robie, Hersey and Carl Medeiros of Westport, MA. Hirschman had gotten shuffled back in the early going and remained outside of the top-ten in the running order.

 

Dowling and Pitkat had a two-car breakaway, as the top-ten began to get strung out. The battles however were heating up deeper in the pack with Barrett making his way through the field with Sammy Rameau in tow. Both Hinckley and Silk were making their way back toward the top-ten. Hirschman remained mired in the field.

 

Hersey spun from fifth position on lap 32 to bring out the caution. On the restart, Galko made a bid for second over Pitkat but had to settled into third. Robie began to back slide; losing positions to Medeiros and Patnode. Silk had worked his way back to seventh position followed by Barrett, and Hinckley.

 

The top two cars of Dowling and Pitkat edged ahead of a strong battle for third that included Galko, Medeiros and Patnode. Silk, now in sixth, took chase. Medeiros was looking low on Galko with Patnode right on his back bumper. Robie had caught back up to the battle from third on back.

 

By lap 50, Medeiros got the spot from Galko. Patnode and Silk followed suit. Patnode got a run on Medeiros on lap 52 to take the spot away. Both Medeiros and Galko began to falter. Dowling and Pitkat now had company at the head of the field in Patnode and Silk, who ran nose-to-tail.

 

The third caution flew on lap 57 for a spin by Mark Bakaj of Lebanon, CT. Under the caution, a long line of cars headed to pit road for service. The only cars remaining on the speedway were Dowling, Silk, Hirschman, George Sherman of Framingham, MA, and non-lead lap car Chris Bolton.

 

On the restart on lap 57, Hirschman, with track position after the caution, made a bold move on the bottom from third in a bid to take not only second but also the lead from Silk and Dowling respectively. The effort was for naught as the caution flew once again on lap 57 to negate the pass. Cars involved included Scott Adams of Berwick, PA, Calvin Carroll of Johnsonburg, NJ, and Alexander.

 

Silk stayed up alongside Dowling on the ensuing restart; however, Dowling was able to retain the lead. Using the inside grove, Hirschman was able to get by Silk to take second. Silk fell to fourth behind PItkat when thing settled down. Not content, Silk was able to grab take back the position a single lap later. Silk immediately caught the back bumper of second-running Hirschman.

 

Contact between Bakaj and Les Rose of Southbridge, MA, necessitated a fifth caution. On the lap 65 restart Hirschman looked stout on the outside groove staying alongside Dowling for the duration of two laps. He was finally able to clear Dowling to take the top spot on lap 68.  Silk looked low on Dowling over successive laps; finally edging ahead and into second on lap 72.  Medeiros was having a strong run in fourth following by Pitkat in the top five. Hinkley was making a strong recovery; having worked his way back to sixth. Silk dogged Hirschman but despite efforts could not make a move. The running order remained Hirschman, Silk, Dowling, Pitkat, Medeiros and Hinckley.

 

Contact between Hinckley and Medeiros ended with Medeiros spinning on lap 81 and the caution waving. Hinckley was penalized for over-aggressive driving and sent to the rear. Under yellow, Hirschman, Silk and Dowling headed to pit road for tires. The ensuing restart now found Pitkat, Galko, Alexander, Patnode and Robie inside the top-five.

 

Pitkat easily got the advantage over Galko on the restart. But a slide through the infield by Alexander brought out the seventh caution on lap 82. This also moved Ron Frees of Brick Township, NJ, inside the top-five.  On lap 82, Pitkat got the edge while Galko was able to tuck in behind Pitkat for second. His station did not last long as Patnode was on the move. He claimed second from Galko. He quickly caught Pitkat. Patnode got up alongside the leader Pitkat on lap 87 in turn two and was the new leader by turn four.

 

Hinckley had recovered nicely to run in fourth. Hirschman was already back to fifth with fresher tires. Silk was sixth. Dowling ran in eighth. On lap 93, Hinckley got by Galko and into third. With the top-three just ahead, the best battle on the field was for fourth with Galko holding the position with furious pressure from Hirschman and Silk. Both were able to get by on lap 98.

 

Before the caution flew on lap 99, Patnode had a few car lengths advantage over Pitkat, Hinckley, Hirschman, Silk, Galko and now Barrett. The eighth caution waved for a spin by Medeiros. On the restart Patnode held the top spot. Pitkat lost second to Hinckley. Stuck on the outside, Pitkat continued to fall back; losing positions to Silk, Hirschman, Barrett and Dowling.

 

As the laps began to wind down, the top-five jockeyed for position behind leader Patnode. Silk looked low on Hinckley for second but settled back in line in third. Hirschman stalked in fourth with Barrett and Dowling within striking distance.

 

Again with 15 laps to go, Silk began to work the bottom side; looking low on Hinckley. This time Silk was able to get alongside; finally taking over second on lap 113. Hirschman was able to use a similar move to relegate Hinckley back to fourth.

 

Silk had 10 laps to get Patnode, who held a couple of car lengths over Silk. Hirschman was a single car length back. Patnode entered lapped traffic with five to go. Silk bobbled giving Patnode some additional breathing room and allowing Hirschman to gain ground. With two laps to go, Patnode was able to extend his lead. Patnode cruised under the checkers to score the popular win and pocket $6,000. Silk had to settle for second over Hirschman. After an eventful day, Hinckley came home fourth over Barrett. Early leader Dowling had to settle for a sixth-place finish. Pitkat, Galko, Frees, and Robie completed the top ten.

 

On Saturday night during the rain delay two specialty awards were presented. Norm Perry of Ashaway, RI, owner of the #76 driven by Matt Galko, received the Chuck Montville Car Owner award and a check for $1,060. Andy Seuss accepted the first Bob Webber, Sr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award on behalf of his entire team in an emotional presentation by the Webber Family.

 

Official Finish Tri-Track Open Modified Series SBM 125, Star Speedway, Epping, NH-July 29, 2018: 1. Todd Patnode, Swanzey, NH; 2. Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT; 3. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 4. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT; 5. Tommy Barrett, Millis, MA; 6. Chase Dowling, Oxford, CT; 7. Woody Pitkat, Stafford, CT; 8. Matt Galko, Meriden, CT;  9. Ron Frees, Brick Township, NJ;  10. Brian Robie, Sunapee, NH; 11. Russ Hersey, Swanzey, NH; 12. George Sherman, Framingham, MA;  13. Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH;  14. Mark Bakaj, Lebanon, CT;  15. Les Rose, Southbridge, MA; 16. Calvin Carroll, Johnsonburg,;  17. Carl Medeiros, Westport, MA; 18. Chris Bolton, Weare, NH; 19. Sam Rameau, Westminster, MA; 20. Scott Adams, Berwick, PA; 21. Andy Seuss, Salisbury, NC; 22. Richard Savary, Canton, MA. DNS-Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT; Dale Holdridge, Madison, CT; Jon Keivman, Deerfield Beach, FL; Dana Smith, Sunapee, NH. DNQ-Jeff Gallup, Agawam, MA; Colbey Fournier, Berkley, MA; Josh Cantara, Saco, ME; Bill Dixon, N. Waterboro, ME.

STEEP COMPETITION READY FOR TTOMS AT SBM 125 AT STAR SPEEDWAY

 

 

Seekonk, Mass. (July 26, 2018): Only two drivers have ever won the SBM 125 at Star Speedway; but no less than a dozen have a realistic shot at winning the race on Saturday night when the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) takes to the track.  Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, and Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, MA, have had a stronghold on SBM victory lane.  With $6,000 going to the winner and a roster of 30 plus cars, the 125 lap event for the ground-pounding Modifieds should be one of the most hotly contested on record.

 

The most notable contender, of course, is Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT. Fresh off a third-place finish in the Xfininty Series at nearby New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past weekend, Preece looks to add an SBM victory to his already impressive resume.  Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, the most recent winner in the TTOMS series, has strong odds to repeat at Star this weekend. While winless in TTOMS competition, Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH, has had some impressive runs recently and is clearly knocking on the door of victory lane.

 

The racy quarter-mile has been good to Les Hinckley over the years.  Hinckley has posted three runner-up finishes in this race over the last four years. A win could be in the making for the Windsor Locks, CT, driver.  Josh Cantara of Saco, ME, has posted three podium finishers in the SBM; making Star Speedway his best shot to win.

 

A host of drivers that have posted Modified victories elsewhere the season will undoubtedly be in contention for victory on Saturday night.  Tommy Barrrett, Jr., of Milford, MA, has won in open Modified competition at Stafford Motor Speedway. Rowan Pennink of New Egypt, PA, has multiple wins with the Modified Racing Series (MRS) as well as a win in weekly completion at Stafford. Other MRS winners this season include Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA, Todd Patnode of W. Swanzey, NH, and Sammy Rameau of Westminster, MA, who claimed a career-first at nearby Lee recently.

 

Multi-time Southern Modified champion and Hampstead, NH native Andy Seuss, now of Salisbury, NC, looks to put his bad luck in SBM competition in the rearview to win in front of the ‘hometown’ crowd. Among those also capable of capturing a win at the Granite State’s fast quarter mile include Kirk Alexander of Swanzey, Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT, and Richard Savary of Canton, MA. Another former Modified champion Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, CT, is slated to make his first TTOMS appearance of the year.

 

The full racing card includes the 125 lap Modified main event along with Late Models, Strictly Stocks, Roadrunners and Six Shooters. Racing will get underway on Saturday, July 28 with heat races for weekly divisions at 4:30pm followed by heat race action for the Tri-Track Mods. Features for all divisions will roll-off at approximately 6:00pm and will culminate with the running of 125 laps of Modified action.

 

Star Speedway’s Strictly Stock race winner was determined by mere feet at the checkers last week. The Late Model division has found old rivalries rekindled with the likes of former track champions Charlie Rose and Bobby Cabral vying for supremacy over newcomers and other veterans alike. The night promises to be chock full of exciting racing action.

 

Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for Seniors and $20 Juniors (11-16yrs). Kids under 10 are admitted free. Early bird pit passes (that includes early practice) are $55. Pit gates officially open at 11:30am with a cost of $40. Practice for the TTOMS is scheduled for 1:00pm. More information can be found at StarSpeedwayNH.com.

 

For more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

SPECIALTY AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED BY TTOMS AT SBM 125 AT STAR SPEEDWAY

 

 

Seekonk, Mass. (July 24, 2018): When the 30+ teams roll into Star Speedway for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) SBM 125 on Saturday, July 28 they will do so for more than just the $6K winner’s payday. Teams and drivers will also be vying for specialty awards that have become a SBM tradition and add to the prestige of the event.

 

The Chuck Montville Award will be presented to one car owner who best represents the good-natured character that Chuck himself was known. Thanks to the support of Red Roof Inn, Lu – Mac’s Package Store, CGR Landscaping, Rockingham Boat, Stephanie Montville and Adam Cerbone Jr., Kristen Montville, Les Hinckley and the 06 Modified Race Team, Dale Holdridge, Cliff and Kammy Ramsdell, Maci and Greg Narducci, a commemorative plaque and $1,060 will be presented to the car owner selected by a small group of friends, fans and family.

 

“We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the annual Chuck Montville Award,” said Jim Schafer, cofounder of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. “This award will be presented to the car owner who exemplifies Chuck’s ‘get along with everyone’ attitude.”

 

The Tri-Track Open Modified is proud to present the first-ever Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award in honor of the late owner of Star Speedway, who passed away in January. The patriarch of the Webber family, Bob, Sr. has left behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten by fans and competitors alike.

 

“He was a promoter first but one who never forgot the teams who competed at his track and treated them as extended family,” Dale Wolbrink of the TTOMS. “I would like to think that he would be thrilled that we are recognizing sportsmanship among competitors in his name at his track.”

 

A commemorative trophy created by Timmy Solomito’s Natural Designs and a minimum of $100 will be presented to a competitor as selected by Tri-Track pit officials.

 

J&J Motorsports will once again present the Hard Luck Award and $500 during the SBM event at Star Speedway.

 

Racing will get underway on Saturday, July 28 with heat races for weekly divisions at 4:30pm followed by heat race action for the Tri-Track Mods. Features for all divisions will roll-off at approximately 6:00pm and will culminate with the running of 125 laps of ground-pounding Modified action.

 

Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for Seniors and Juniors. Kids under 10 are admitted free. Early bird pit passes (that includes early practice) are $55. Pit gates officially open at 11:30am with a cost of $45. Practice of the TTOMS is scheduled for 1:00pm. More information can be found at StarSpeedwayNH.com.

 

For more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES SET FOR SBM 125 AT WEBBER’S STAR SPEEDWAY ON JULY 28

TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES SET FOR SBM 125 AT WEBBER’S STAR SPEEDWAY ON JULY 28

 

TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES SET FOR SBM 125 AT WEBBER’S STAR SPEEDWAY ON JULY 28

 

Seekonk, Mass. (July 16, 2018): Since its inception only two drivers have ever found victory in the traditional SBM event at Star Speedway in Epping, NH. On Saturday, July 28, over 30 other drivers will look to add their name to this very exclusive list. SBM VII will feature– 125 Laps Tri-Track Open Modified Series and will also include Star Speedway regular divisions including Late Models, Strictly Stocks, Six Shooters and Roadrunners.

 

To date, only Matt Hirschman (4 wins) and Jon McKennedy can boast wins in this prestigious Modified event in the Granite State. But, while running strong, Hirschman of Northampton, PA, the defending series champion, has been shut-out of victory lane in TTOMS competition so far in 2018. He is undoubtedly the favorite going into the event on July 28.

 

With an expected roster of 30-plus cars an ‘upset’ could also be in the making. Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, the most recent winner with the TTOMS, looks to go back-to-back. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, is always a threat to win and he has posted a number of strong finishes in the SBM races in the past. Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, CT, has consistently been among the podium finishers at Star Speedway and is definitely due for a win.

 

Josh Cantera of Saco, ME, has also found himself on the podium a number of times in the SBM events. A former Star Speedway Modified Champion, Cantara could use ‘home track’ advantage to snag top honors.  Fresh off a win at Lee USA Speedway, young gun Sammy Rameau of Westminster, MA, is hungry for a lucrative win with the Tri-Track Series. Cagey veteran Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH, has been strong this season and looks to turn consistency into a payday.

 

Other notables who have filed entries include Tommy Barrett, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella and Richard Savary. Andy Seuss will come home to NH in search of an SBM victory.

 

And, while the future looks bright for a host of drivers, fans can look forward to enhanced lighting at Star Speedway as well with the installation of LED lights on the track’s backstretch. Others have also been installed in the pit area. This is only one of several improvements that the Webbers have made over the last year that also includes expanded pavement in the pit area with more on the horizon.

 

Racing will get underway on Saturday, July 28 with heat races for weekly divisions at 4:30pm followed by heat race action for the Tri-Track Mods. Features for all divisions will roll-off at approximately 6:00pm and will culminate with the running of 125 laps of ground-pounding Modified action.

 

Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for Seniors and Juniors. Kids under 10 are admitted free. Early bird pit passes (that includes early practice) are $55. Pit gates officially open at 11:30am with a cost of $45. Practice of the TTOMS is scheduled for 1:00pm. More information can be found at StarSpeedwayNH.com.

 

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series is proud to be a part of the Star Speedway family.

 

For more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.