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.

PLENTY LOOKING FOR HOME TRACK ADVANTAGE AT TTOMS SEASON OPENER

PLENTY LOOKING FOR HOME TRACK ADVANTAGE AT TTOMS SEASON OPENER

 

Seekonk, Mass. (May 8, 2018): A total of 50 cars have filed entries to compete with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) during the 2018 season. The eclectic roster includes former series champions and Modified racing standouts; veteran competitors and up-and-comers.  It is the series opener at Claremont Speedway; however, that may just provide the best opportunity for an upset.

 

With Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by SPAFCO and Jerico being the inaugural race at Claremont Speedway for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, the home track advantage could pay dividends to one of the locals.

 

The local racers may be considered by some to be dark horses to win but the likes of 2017 Tour-Type Modified champion Dana Smith and 2017 Modified feature winner Brian Robie, both of Sunapee, NH, will be among the contenders at the 1/3 mile asphalt oval. Claremont’s Tour Type Modified regulars Nick Salva of Cheshire, CT, and CJ Bolton consistently posted strong finishes in 2017.

 

Wiley veterans –the Swanzey, NH, contingent,  Todd Patnode and Kirk Alexander, both of West Swanzey and Russ Hersey of Swanzey, have racked-up impressive stats at Claremont Speedway. They will undoubtedly make a run at the victory. Cameron Sontag of Sterling, MA, and Mike Willis, Jr. of Grantham, NH, will also be on-hand to defend their home turf.

 

The inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico is slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018. The event is the first- ever Saturday night special event for Claremont Speedway. 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.

UP & COMER RAMEAU LOOKING TO TURN HEADS IN TTOMS

UP & COMER RAMEAU LOOKING TO TURN HEADS IN TTOMS

 

Seekonk, Mass. (April 9, 2018): Fresh off a top-five finish in the season opening Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Sammy Rameau of Westminster, MA, is looking for that type of consistency throughout the 2018 season with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) and beyond. At the ripe old age of 15, the kid seemingly has everything in place to reach that goal.

 

“The goal is to build our knowledge and our notebook,” said Sammy Rameau, “to run consistently without any mechanical issues to get strong finishes. We are looking for top-five finishes, but of course, wins would be good.”

 

With a veteran crew chief now in the fold, a strong family backing, supportive valued sponsors and youth and enthusiasm on his side, 2018 could just be the a breakout season for Rameau. During the off-season, Rameau Family Motorsports hired crew chief Jimmy Fuller, who has achieved many successes in short track racing.

 

Rameau began racing Quartermidgets when he was five years old. He ran Thompson’s Little “T” Speedway regularly along with national USAC and QMA events until making the leap to Legends cars at the age of 12. After one season of Legends racing at Seekonk Speedway, Rameau and his Rameau Family Motorsports Team made the jump to Modifieds.

 

“We started racing Sammy in the Modifieds at Claremont Speedway,” said Sammy’s Dad, Randy. “Jimmy Ambrose not only gave Sammy the okay to race but he was also very welcoming to us. We are very grateful to him.”

 

Ambrose is the owner of Claremont Speedway, where the TTOMS will make their inaugural start in the 2018 season opener on Memorial Day.

 

Over the past two seasons, Sammy has also made starts in the Modifieds at Monadnock Speedway and has been a regular in the Modified Racing Series and TTOMS. In 2017, Sammy posted a pair of podium finishes at Waterford and Speedway 51 in Groveton, NH. He ended the 2017 season fifth in the MRS point standings.

 

Fuller is a welcome addition to a small team run by Sammy, his father Randy and 12-year old sister Faith. As a single dad raising two kids-one with a penchant for horsepower and the other a passion for horses- (Faith rides horses), Randy is grateful for the support he and his family receives.

 

“We have some really, really good guys,” said Randy. “The Team is a combination of my friends from yesteryear and some new friends. “

 

The elder Rameau ran Strictly Stocks all over New England for many years.

 

While only being 15 years of age, Sammy can be considered a bit of a ‘throwback’. He doesn’t simply show up at the race track. He puts the skills that he learns every day while enrolled in the Machine Technology Program at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (aka Monty Tech) in Fitchburg, MA, to work in the family race shop.

 

From working on the racecars at the race shop at night during the week, to race day preparation and team management, his Dad says he does it all.

 

“His effort with the race program is really up there,” said Randy, with obvious pride. “He’s actually deeply involved with all aspects of the racing operation. He even handles all communications for the team with sponsors, track operators and officials.”

 

The team will campaign Mike Petit-powered Troyer Modifieds with financial support from Powell Stone & Gravel, Dennison Lubricants, Race Choice, K1 Race Gear and a long list of other product and contingency sponsors. Including, of course, the family owned Central Mass Tree. Rameau Family Motorsports also enjoys support from Crafton Motorsports. Matt and his family are good personal friends with Randy and family.

 

In 2018, around school and work in the race shop, Rameau will run full-time with both the Modified Racing Series and the TTOMS and possibly some NASCAR Modified Tour events.

 

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series season opener will take place at Rameau’s home track, Claremont Speedway, with the running of the inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 presented by SPAFCO and Jerico on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

 

The event will feature the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds and will also include Super Streets, Street Stocks and 4-cylinder Wildcats.

 

 

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.

 

TTOMS GEARED UP FOR SEASON OPENER AT CLAREMONT

TTOMS GEARED UP FOR SEASON OPENER AT CLAREMONT

Seekonk, Mass. (March 6, 2018):  For a host of Claremont Speedway regulars the countdown to the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) season opener has already begun. The Series’ 2018 season opens with the running of the inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

 

The 1/3 mile asphalt oval located in Claremont, NH, runs Friday nights weekly during the season and features tour-type Modifieds; giving a potential home track advantage to a group of very talented racers. Already filing entries include the likes of Russ Hersey, Todd Patnode, Chris Bolton, Brian Robbie and Mike Willis.

 

“This place has an old school racing feel,” said Hersey of N. Swanzey, NH. “Lots of local people are excited about Modified racing and the track has great owners who really care about the racers and the health of short track racing.”

 

The event, scheduled for Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, is the first- ever Saturday night special event for Claremont Speedway. 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.

 

With the Bouchard family being long-time sponsors and one-time racers at Claremont Speedway, the recent announcement of title sponsorship by Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores makes this Memorial Day special event even more special.

 

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.

 

In addition to the locals, standouts filing early entries for the 2018 season include defending champion Matt Hirschman along with Mod Tour favorites Rowan Pennink and Calvin Carroll. Long-time supporters of the Tri-Track Series Richard Savary, Les Hinckley and Mike Holdridge have committed their support in 2018. The likes of early entrants Derek Ramstrom, Jon Kievman and Andy Jankowiak continue to showcase the Series’ ability to draw a variety of driving talents.

 

Look for further updates on registered drivers and other information as the date approaches.

 

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 and Ed French & Son Paving.

 

The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100 at 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.

TRI-TRACK MODIFIED SERIES OPENS 2018 PREREGISTRATION

TRI-TRACK MODIFIED SERIES OPENS 2018 PREREGISTRATION

TRI-TRACK MODIFIED SERIES OPENS 2018 PREREGISTRATION

For Point Fund & Bonus Eligibility

 

Seekonk, Ma. (January 10, 2018): The Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) has officially opened preregistration for the 2018 season. Race teams looking to compete in the four-race schedule with eligibility for the point fund and bonus plan must register by March 31, 2018.

 

The four race schedule includes the inaugural Memorial Day 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk.  The cumulative point fund of $15,000 will be distributed among the top 20 in owners’ points.

 

The calculation of the final point standings will be slightly different in 2018. Pre-registered teams competing in three (3) of the four (4) events will be eligible for the point fund; however, points from all four (4) events will go toward determining the distribution of the point fund made payable to the top-20 registered car owners.

 

“The goal is to reward the teams who support the series but also provide an additional incentive to run all of the races on our schedule,” said Jim Schaefer, co-founder of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.

 

The preregistration fee of $450 entitles teams to a stake in the point fund as well as eligibility for the bonus plan. Preregistered car owners also receive one complimentary pit pass for each of the four races on the schedule. Checks made payable to Tri Track Enterprise LLC can be mailed to Jim Schaefer, 545 Sweezy Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901. For more information contact Schaefer via Facebook, email the series at info@tritrackmods.com or via phone at 774.229.6106 or 508.847.0565.

 

Secure online registration is also available at tritrackmods.com.

 

Managing partner, Wayne Darling is committed to keeping with the spirit that Schaefer and fellow co-founder Dick Williams created TTOMS.

 

“Every penny that is raised through registration will go to the racers,” said Darling. “This series has been and will continue to be for the racers.”

 

Over 50 teams preregistered for the 2017 season. Over 80 different drivers have competed in the Tri-Track Modified Series since its inception in 2014.

TTOMS ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHEDULE

TTOMS ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

 

Seekonk, Mass. (December 28, 2017): Officials have announced the 2018 schedule for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Featuring some traditional race events, the 2018 event will also feature a series first. The four race schedule will commence on Memorial Day weekend and conclude with the fun and festive “Haunted Hundred” with plenty of action over the summer months.

 

“We are really proud of the schedule that we have been able to put together,” said Managing Partner Wayne Darling. “It will feature some of the traditional events that we know will be action-packed, another that will build momentum after last year’s success and a whole new event to create even more excitement.”

 

The 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series season will open with the running of the inaugural Memorial Day 100 at Claremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The 1/3 mile asphalt oval located in Claremont, NH, runs Friday nights weekly and features Tour-Type Modifieds as their headline division.

 

“We have had strong car counts and we are hoping that the Tri-Track Open Modified Series event will help us build up our fan base as well,” said Claremont Owner & Promoter James Ambrose.

 

“There is not a bad seat in the house,” added Ambrose, of the aluminum grandstands that are built into the bank. Ambrose and his partners including former competitor Phil Hayes have rehabbed much of the facility since purchasing the race track.

 

Notable Claremont competitors to make starts with TTOMS in 2017 included track champion Dana Smith, Russ Hersey, Dwight Jarvis, Mike Douglas, Jeffrey Gallup, Nick Salva, Brandee Tree, Brian Robie and emerging talents Sammy Rameau,  Dylan Rock, Cameron Sontag, and TJ Bleau. A strong field will be expected on Memorial Day Weekend.

 

The prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway is set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Each year this event, with a $10,000 winner’s share on the line, draws the best-of-the-best in Modified racing. Returning to join the Tri Track Open Modified series is the equally as prestigious Boston Louie Seymour Memorial for the Northeast Midget Association (NEMA).

 

“Seekonk Speedway is excited to have the Tri-Track series be a part of the 15th annual open Wheel Wednesday and to continue the tradition of exciting, big dollar mid-week racing,” said Seekonk Speedway’s Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development.

 

Another notable event on the 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series schedule is the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, on Saturday, July 28. Strong car counts featuring talent from all over New England including some of the best northern competitors, make for a night of tight racing action at the bullring at Star.

 

“The status of this race is really what makes weekly short track racing great,” said Star Speedway owner and promoter Bobby Webber, Jr. “It is the commitment from men like my Dad and the dedication of guys like Kevin Rice, Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams. And all the teams that come out and race hard to support an event like this and the people who built it.”

 

Star Speedway will also hold a practice day on Friday July 27 for all competitors.

 

The 2018 season will culminate with the fun and excitement of the Halloween –themed Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway.  No trick, all treats are expected for this event following last year’s success where a strong crowd witnessed one of the best races of the season under picture-perfect conditions.

 

“We are looking forward to the second annual Haunted Hundred,” added St. Germain. “The management of the Tri-Track Series has been great to work with and their format works great at Seekonk.”

 

Now that the schedule has been finalized, the big question for the 2018 season will be – can anyone dethrone Matt Hirschman? There will be four great opportunities for competitors to make that happen. With a solid race schedule and the expectation for continued strong fields, the 2018 season will undoubtedly be hotly contested.

 

“On behalf of Mark Pennink and myself, we want to thank Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams for their unwavering commitment to the series and the sport and to the track promoters for their continued belief in our competitors and the product that we produce,” conclude Darling.