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    EPPING, NH- If Matt Hirschman is going to sweep the two Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri-Track Open Modified
    Series events on Wednesday at Star Speedway, he is going to have to beat at least two drivers that weren’t able to race
    in the July 29 SBM 125 at the Epping, New Hampshire quarter-mile.
    Both Ryan Preece and Jon McKennedy were racing elsewhere on that night. McKennedy was in Ohio defending his ISMA
    Supermodified points lead, while Preece was busy shocking the world by winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in
    Iowa. This time, neither has a conflict and they are looking forward to recording podium finishes as they have
    previously at Star.
    “It will be cool to get back up there,” Preece said

    following Wednesday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the Bristol Motor Speedway. “I haven’t been to Star in
    awhile. I’m excited and definitely looking forward to getting back there, and hitting another Tri-Track race. It’s going to
    be a lot of work to prepare for, but I’m excited.”
    While Preece will be towing in from Connecticut, McKennedy considers Star Speedway is his home track. The
    Chelmsford, Mass., driver led the most laps the last time he raced a Modified at Star, and he has numerous race wins in
    many different cars. He will bring his own car for this event, a car that is also a proven winner elsewhere.

    This special Wednesday event is a throwback to the 1980’s for Star. During that decade, nationally known drivers such
    as Richie Evans, Leo Cleary, Jimmy Spencer, Jeff Fuller, Mike McLaughlin  and Brian Ross battled against the locals
    like Bentley Warren, Bobby Gahan, Don MacLaren, Larry Record and Dave Thomas.
    The Wednesday, August 23rd “Flamingo Motorsports ’80’s

    Throwback 100″ paying $6,000 to the race winner is the third race of four Tri-Track Series events and promises to be
    the best one yet. The night’s racing will also include the Woody’s Strickly Stocks, Brickyard Road Runners and the L&W
    Auto Six Shooters.
    Modified practice begins at 4:30 PM, with heat races for all four divisions beginning at 7:00 PM immediately followed by
    a Tri-Track Series Modified B-Main and the four feature events. For more information and a full schedule to be posted,
    check out the Star Speedway official Facebook page, their web site www.starspeedwaynh.com or www.tritrackmods.
    com. Adult general admission is just $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and juniors, with kids 10 and under always admitted
    free of charge.
    Will Preece, McKennedy, Les Hinckley, Rowan Pennink or someone else be able to dethrone Matt Hirschman as the Star
    Speedway superstar? Be there on Wednesday night, on Route 27 in Epping, N.H. to find out.

    Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated a 28 year tradition with the annual Bud 150, the third race of the
    Whelen Modified Tour at the track as the series hit the middle point of its season with a slim points lead on the line.
    The night say dramatic finishes and hard fought battles on Thompson’s famed oval, and a rising star of motorsports
    continued his streak of victories while local track racers worked to find some much needed success as the season
    approaches its final stretch.
    Riding a high like few racers ever get to experience, Ryan Preece survived a battle of wits and strategy to conquer the
    Bud 150 at Thompson Speedway, his second consecutive victory and third in a month’s time after Preece also captured
    the checkered flag in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Iowa. The 150-lap feature came down to Preece and reigning
    champions Doug Coby after the two drivers pitted late in the event when Preece himself spun after apparent contact in
    turn two. The two drivers worked their way to the front in the last 25 laps, trading the lead several times before a last-
    lap duel was cut short when Coby blew a tire coming across the line for the white flag in his pursuit of Preece. Preece
    was awarded the victory, his fourth of the season on the Whelen Modified Tour, and said he was riding the momentum
    of his recent success in hopes of wracking up more victories to keep himself relevant in the sport he loves. “I’m riding
    the wave. I’ve got to keep winning races. My career depends on that. It’s the only way I’m going to stay relevant is by
    winning races, especially after the whole Iowa deal. It’s the only way I’m going to make a future for myself,” Preece
    told reporters after the win.
    While there was debate among several drivers over the circumstances of Preece’s spinout, which some credited as
    “strategy” and other drivers wouldn’t comment on at all, Preece himself said that he received a nudge from behind and,
    after refusing to pit earlier in the event, his tires had fallen off too much at that point to keep the car stable.
    Doug Coby was credited as the runner-up in the event after his crash froze the field coming across the line for the final
    lap. Ted Christopher and Timmy Solomito finished third and fourth and shared their thoughts after the race as well.
    “I was a good run. We ran really good at Stafford and I knew we had something to build off of with that,” Christopher
    told reporters. “I think we were best in class because we wanted to do a late pit, but we were just too free in the
    beginning. It worked out for (Preece and Coby) and I knew it was going to be one of those two guys who got through.”
    Points leader Timmy Solomito said he wants to ride the consistency into the rest of the season, hoping to keep a firm
    grip on his lead having only a slim ten-point advantage over Rowan Pennink, who captured the pole for the Bud 150 and
    finished seventh, following the race at Thompson.
    “You have to race smart, but you have to race hard too. It’s still a long time to go in the season. You don’t want to put
    yourself in a position to get wiped out early and lose points,” Solomito said. “You’ve got to run hard, but you have to be
    smooth and you have to be there at the end. We’re focusing on the big picture right now.”
    Before the Whelen Modified action the Sunoco Modifieds started off the night with an intense 30-lap feature that saw
    the points race tighten up and a familiar face return to the top of the leader board and to victory lane. Keith Rocco won
    the Sunoco race during the 2016 Bud 150 event and repeated the feat in 2017 with his second win of the season. Rocco
    outraced a hard charging Steve Masse in a bumper to bumper dash to the finish in the closing laps to take the victory
    and the points lead after Ryan Preece experienced mechanical issues early on in the event. Rocco benefited from a late
    caution that saw all three of the leaders at the time, Woody Pitkat, Ted Christopher, and Troy Talman, spin out of turn
    two. When the green waved once again Rocco took the lead and was practically pushed around the track by Masse until
    a last lap duel allowed Rocco to gain enough of a gap to win.
    “Masse was pushing us pretty good down the straightaway, but to move to dive bomb somebody and make it stick is
    pretty tough. I think his car was too free to do that,” Rocco said of the battle for the lead in the closing laps. He added
    that he felt like his team finally caught a break in 2017 as the results allowed him to overtake Ryan Preece as Rocco
    continues his quest for a second straight Sunoco Modified title. Masse held on for a second place finish followed by Ted
    Christopher and Woody Pitkat, who recovered from their on-track incident, in third and fourth and Todd Owen in fifth.
    The NorthEastern Midget Association (NEMA) Midgets were next up with yet another driver familiar to victory lane in
    Thompson taking the checkered flag. Randy Cabral continued his winning ways at the Big-T, adding to his impressive
    win total that makes him the winningest driver in the NEMA Midgets at Thompson. Cabral also claimed his second
    consecutive series win on the season and fended off a hard charging John Zych, Jr.in the closing laps to get the job
    done. “I had to keep my cool and keep going,” Cabral said. “It was awesome. I love this place.” The win wasn’t enough
    to put Cabral in the points lead for the season, but it closed up the tight battle for the championship lead going into the
    series’ next event at the Waterford Speedbowl on August 12. Kyle Hamilton, Jim Chambers, Mike Horn, and Bethany
    Stoehr rounded out the top five in the 25-lap feature.
    The Limited Sportsman 20-lap feature ended in an emotional win for Brent Gleason. It was his second consecutive
    victory at the track making him the first two-time winner in the division in 2017. Gleason found himself up front for
    much of the event, even going side by side with Shawn Monahan for nearly a full lap before taking the lead for the final
    time and holding on for the checkered flag. Gleason dedicated the win to his father, who he admitted recently got some
    bad health news, and said he wasn’t going to let anyone but him cross the finish line first. “ I knew that my car was
    better on the long run – I’m just glad it’s over. It took so long,” Gleason said referencing a red flag that slowed the race
    during a multi-car incident on lap six. The win is Gleason’s second at Thompson since he had a win disqualified for an
    improper engine. Gleasons called his recent success vindicating. “I didn’t have much say over that motor, but when we
    rebuilt it I had the say. I told them exactly what I wanted in it and we rebuilt it and while it’s a little harder to drive it
    helps it handle better. We may not have the best stuff but we’re the best team, or at least we try to be.” Shawn
    Monahan held on for second followed by Al Stone, Steve Kenneway, and Troy Waterman.
    Oval racing action returns to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, September 10 with the Sunoco 20/20
    “For the Fans” event. The evening of racing will be the final opportunity for local racing division competitors to gain
    points, wins, or momentum as the season draws closer to the October World Series of Weekend where local champions
    and the Whelen Modified Tour champion will be crowned.
    Preece charges to a win in Thompson 125

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park continued its oval racing season on Wednesday, June 14 with the Whelen
    Modified Series making its second appearance of the year at the track for the main event of the evening, the Thompson
    125. The race featured the second group qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour this season and saw Donny Lia take
    the pole, but it would be another familiar name that would come out on top at the end with Ryan Preece claiming his
    second win of the season and second career Whelen Modified win at Thompson.
    Preece certainly had to work to claim his victory as he led multiple times over the course of the event, enduring a hard
    fought battle with sophomore driver Chase Dowling, a lengthy red flag period, and battling Rowan Pennink for the lead
    in the closing laps to come out on top. Preece outran Pennink and Bobby Santo, III to cross the line first adding to his
    already extensive Whelen Modified Series resume.
    After the race Preece thanked his team, specifically owner Eddie Partridge and his wife Connie, for taking a chance to
    welcome him back to the Whelen Modified Tour fulltime in 2017 and giving him the equipment he needed to get a win.
    “It’s definitely special. I have a great bond with everybody on that time. A couple guys have been with me sense I was a
    little kid,” Preece said. “My mother gave me a great piece of advice earlier in the year before things started and said
    ‘Ryan you’re not going to have a perfect car every race, so if it’s close you need to just deal with it and do what you’ve
    been trained to do all your life.’ I’ve kind of lived by that motto now and it seems to be working out alright.”
    Rowan Pennink held on for a second place finish and credited his team for giving him a car he could compete with,
    admitting he just didn’t have the equipment to overpower a hard charging Preece in the final laps. “I had a good lead
    out there and he ran me down. When he got to me he went right by me. He had a really good car. We were just a little
    bit tight towards the end of the race there. Can’t be more proud of this team. We brought a brand new car here - (My
    team) did an awesome job preparing this thing and giving me the shot to win the race tonight,” said Pennink.
    Finishing third, Bobby Santos, III said he too felt he had a good day and was proud his team was able to get him to a top
    three finish by the end of the day. “The guys did a good job. We were just a little too tight to start the race. We pitted
    early to work on it and made some good adjustments that gave us a better racecar. Our strategy with the tires really
    seemed to work out for us tonight,” said Santos.
    Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 125 Top-10 Finish: 1. Ryan Preece (Berlin, CT); 2. Rowan Pennink (Huntington Valley,
    PA) 3. Bobby Santos (Franklin, MA); 4. Doug Coby (Milford, CT); 5. Eric Goodale (Riverhead, NY); 6. Jon McKennedy
    (Chelmsford, MA); 7. Ted Christopher (Plainville, CT); 8. Timmy Solomito (Islip, NY); 9. Andrew Krause (Holmdel, NJ);
    10. Max Zachem (Preston, CT)

    Sonoco Modified Feature Top-10 Finish: 1. Troy Talman (Oxford, MA); 2. Keith Rocco (Berlin, CT); 3. Ryan Prece (Berlin,
    CT); 4. Woody Pitkat (Sturbridge, MA); 5. Timmy Jordan (Brooklyn, CT); 6. Rowan Pennink (New Egypt, NJ); 7. Tod Owen
    (Somers, CT); 8. Steve Masse (Bellingham, MA); 9. John Studley (Framingham, MA); 10. Andrew Charron (East
    Greenwich, RI)-

    (Press Release from NorthEast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series)
    The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) announced today the 2017 schedule of events. The
    now traditional four-race schedule is a combination of mid-week and weekend shows that kicks-off at Seekonk
    Speedway in Seekonk, Ma. followed by a stop at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. and culminates with a pair of races at
    the New London Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut.
    “The schedule was a strong one to begin with,” said Wayne Darling, managing partner. “The goal simply was to
    ccontinue doing what works. The partnerships that we enjoy with these three race track is, in large part, why this
    format has been successful in the past.”
    The TTOMS season will commence on June 28 at Seekonk Speedway with the running of Open Wheel Wednesday. This
    popular event has attracted the biggest names in racing including the newly crowned NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
    champion Doug Coby, who was last year’s winner of the event. It was his third Open Wheel Wednesday victory.
    “Seekonk Speedway is excited to have the Tri-Track series back again for the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday
    featuring the $10,000 to win main modified event,” said Ed St. Germain, director of business development for Seekonk
    Speedway. “We look forward to working with the organizers and helping the series grow in years to come.”
    The second race on the schedule is the SBM VI at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 29. This two-groove bullring has
    been the site of many great Modified battles. With championship drivers like Jon McKennedy calling Star Speedway
    home, the competition is always fierce.
    “Since its inception the SBM event has been an important race to us here at Star Speedway,” said owner and promoter
    Bobby Webber, Jr. “We are happy that we were able to keep it going strong through the affiliation with the Tri-Track
    Open Modified Series over the last few years. My family and I are proud to work with a group that, like us, believes in
    the grassroots of racing.”
    The Seekonk Speedway races from the first Sunday in May till Columbus Day weekend every year.
    D. Anthony Venditti, “The Godfather of New England Auto Racing,” began construction of Seekonk Speedway in 1945.
    On May 30, 1946, the gates were opened for the first time. D. Anthony owned, operated, and promoted the Speedway
    until his death in 1991. Anthony received the promoter of the year award in 1978. His wife Irene continued till her
    passing in 2014, her son Francis, and grandson David continue the tradition of operating the speedway. Know as the
    “Action track of the East” Seekonk Speedway has been family owned, operated, and promoted for over 70 consecutive

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    Epping, NH (July 29, 2017):  Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, continued his dominance of the SBM series of Modified events at Star Speedway in
    Epping, NH, but also of 2017 Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) with his win on Saturday night.  This victory was a repeat for Hirschman in the
    SBM events and his second straight TTOMS win this season.  The victory was his fourth in the six-year history of the event.
    A caution just past halfway completely changed the complexity of the race that had been dominated by drivers who ultimately would finish outside of
    the top – five at the end of the SBM VI. The caution on lap 73, only the second of the event to that point, also set off a rash of cautions that would
    shuffle the running order. Hirschman, who had been mired deep in the field, came off pit road third; giving him the track position he needed. Over the
    final stages of the event he held off challenges from a host of notable drivers to score the victory.
    Rowan Pennink of Huntington Valley, PA, and Josh Cantara of Saco, ME joined Hirschman on the podium. Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA, and Woody
    Pitkat of Stafford, CT, rounded out the top five.
    Thanks to the tireless efforts of event founder Kevin Rice, a host of specialty awards were presented on the evening as well.
    Steve Masse #13 and Todd Annarummo #12 bring the SBM VI too the green.
    After the redraw of heat races finishers, Steve Masse led Todd Annarummo to the green flag. In the opening laps the lead duo was followed by Pitkat.
    Earl Paules and Chris Pasteryak were locked in a tight battle for fourth. Pasteryak jumped to the outside groove looking to make the pass on Paules.
    He could not make the pass and lost a subsequent position to a charging Richard Savary.
    Masse began to distance himself from second-running Annarummo as Savary began to pressure Paules for fourth.  Deeper in the field Les Hinckley and
    Nocella worked traffic looking to gain track position. Hirschman was up to tenth position from his 14th starting spot on lap 14.
    Up front Masse led with a tight pack of three cars that included Annarummo, Pitkat and Savary. Masse entered lapped traffic on lap 25. Pasteryak
    began to apply pressure on Paules once again, this time for sixth.
    Savary was able to get by Pitkat for third before the first caution of the event flew on lap 30 when Matt Galko came to rest in turn four. Hinckley and
    Seuss pitted under caution. Dillon Steuer was the free-pass car.
    On the restart, it was more of the same with Masse leading Annarummo, Savary and Pitkat. Pasteryak and Max Zachem were looking racy on the
    outside near the tail end of the top ten.
    Todd Annarummo #12, Woody Pitkat #52 and Richard Savary #99 fight for position
    Savary was all over the back bumper of Annarummo; making the pass stick on lap 38. Masse, again, was able to gain some distance on second.
    Pasteryak resumed his assault on Paules. Diving to the inside Pasteryak was able to motor into fifth. Others were able to get by Paules as well;
    dropping him back deep into the field.
    Savary had run down the leader Masse by lap 50. The lead duo had nearly a straightaway advantage over third-running Annarummo. Taking chase were
    Pitkat and Pasteryak. Carl Medeiros, Jr. was running strong in sixth position. Jon Kievman was turning in a strong performance in seventh. Hirschman
    still ran in tenth. Barrett, who started scratch on the field, hounded Nocella for position just outside of the top-ten.
    At the halfway marker on lap 62 the running order inside the top-ten was Masse, Savary, Annarummo, Pitkat, Pasteryak, Medeiros, Kievman, Pennink,
    Zachem, Hirschman, and Andy Jankowiak, who had started 18th. One lap later, Pasteryak got by Pitkat for fourth. He immediately went to work on
    Annarummo; taking the third position on lap 70.
    The best battle on the field saw Medeiros and Kievman duking it out. Medeiros held the position when Kievman got out of shape; losing several
    positions and finally coming to rest after making contact with the tire barrier on the backstretch. The ensuing caution on lap 73 proved to be a game-
    Under the caution all but two cars headed to pit road. Only two cars remained on the race track – Galko and Dillon Steuer, who was a lap down.
    Pasteryak beat everyone out of the pits followed by Annarummo and Hirschman. Pennink, Masse, Pitkat, Paules, Dwight Jarvis, Cantara, and Zachem
    were also among the top cars off pit road.  The biggest loser was Savary, who pitted from second but had to restart outside of the top-ten.

    Matt Galko in the Rick Kluth #27 and Richard Savary #99 get ready to lead the field back to green.
    On the restart, Galko and Pasteryak led the field to the green from the front row on lap 73. Pasteryak hung tight on the outside for a lap before
    settling in behind Galko. Hirschman made a bold move diving to the inside of Pasteryak before the caution flew on lap 75 for a spin by Pitkat. Also
    collected were Seuss, Paules and Holdridge.
    The top three of Galko, Pasteryak and Hirschman ran in a tight pack on the restart. Hirschman grabbed second sliding to the inside of Pasteryak on lap
    77. A single lap later he duplicated the move to take over the lead from Galko.
    The fourth caution flew on lap 78 for a single car spin by Geoff Gernhardt. On the restart, Masse was making a charge in the outside groove. Masse
    and Pasteryak went wheel-to-wheel for a handful of laps before contact sent Pasteryak spinning, the field scattering and the caution flag flying once
    again on lap 81. Masse was able to continue.  Pasteryak rejoined the field after heading pit side for service.
    It was nearly a repeat a lap later. This time with Masse and Galko battling for second but it would be Zachem that got out of shape during the scuffle;
    bringing out the sixth caution on lap 82.
    Second running Galko went way-wide on the ensuing restart opening the door for a host of cars to get by; falling outside of the top ten.
    A series of six cautions flew as the field struggled to get the stretch of laps in the 80s into the record book. The run of cautions involved the likes of
    Annarummo, Medeiros, Paules, Savary, Pitkat, Pasteryak, Kievman, Nocella, Zachem, Jarvis and Gallup.
    During all the commotion, Hirschman was able to maintain his advantage. When the dust finally settled Pennink and Cantara found themselves in the
    top-five and in the thick of the battle. On a single-file restart on lap 87, Hirschman got a great jump over Pennink. The two got away from a battle for
    third between Cantara and Hinckley. Pitkat took chase in fifth but not without pressure of his own from Masse. Nocella, who had struggled early, ran
    in seventh. Hirschman and Pennink continued to gain distance on Hinckley and Pitkat.  Hirschman began to stretch out this lead with 25 laps to go.
    The 12th and final caution on the event flew on lap 102 when contact deep in the field collected Gernhardt, Steuer and Annarummo. Under the caution,
    Hinckley headed down pit road giving up the fifth position.
    Back under green it was all Hirschman. Pennink fell into the clutches of Cantara with Masse dogging Pitkat for fourth. Pennink was able to gain some
    breathing room over Cantara but could not make a dent into Hirschman’s lead.
    With Hirschman leading Pennink, Cantara, Pitkat and Masse, the driver on the move was Nocella. He dove low on Masse on lap 112 to take over the
    fifth position. He immediately began to run down Pitkat in third. With 10 to go Hirschman stretched out his lead on Pennink, who enjoyed a sizeable
    lead over Cantara. Nocella was able to take the inside groove away from Pitkat and the position on lap 118.
    It was smooth sailing for Hirschman over the final five laps. Cantara cut into the distance to Pennink while Nocella was gaining on Cantara as well.
    Nocella was on the back bumper of Cantara as they crossed the checkers. Hirschman, who won the opener at Seekonk, is now two-for-two in Tri-Track
    Open Modified Series. Pennink, too, is having a strong season; backing up his third-place finish at the Seekonk opener with a runner-up finish at Star
    on Saturday night. A former Star Speedway Modified Champion, Cantara used ‘home track’ advantage to come home third after starting 24th on the
    field. It was his second podium finish in SBM competition. Nocella and Pitkat rounded out the top five.
    It was a yeoman’s effort for sixth-place finishing Tommy Barrett, Jr., who started scratch on the field, using a provisional to start the event. Masse,
    newcomer Brian Robie, Kievman and Zachem rounded out the top ten.
    The victory netted Hirschman nearly $7,000 in purse and bonuses.
    Heat races winners:  Todd Annarummo, Max Zachem, Carl Medeiros, Jr., and Woody Pitkat. The B-Main win went to Dillon Steuer.
    Race Results
    Tri-Track Open Modified Series SBM VI Finish-Star Speedway-Saturday, July 29, 2017:
    1.Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 2. Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, PA; 3. Josh Cantara, Saco, ME; 4. Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA: 5. Woody
    Pitkat, Stafford, CT; 6. Tommy Barrett, Millis, MA; 7.Steve Masse, Bellingham, MA; 8. Brian Robie, Sunapee,NH: 9. Jon Kievman, Deerfield Beach, FL:
    10. Max Zachem, Preston, CT: 11. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT: 12. Jeff Gallup, Agawam, MA: 13. Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT: 14. Andy Seuss,
    Hampstead, NH; 15. Carl Medeiros Jr. Westport, MA; 16. Dillon Steuer, Bohemia, NY; 17.Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT: 18. Joe Doucette, Framingham,
    MA; 19.George Sherman, Framingham, MA; 20. Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA; 21. Geoff Gernhardt, Salem, CT: 22. Matt Galko, Meriden, CT: 23. Earl
    Paules, Palmerton, PA; 24. Richard Savary, Canton, MA; 25. Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, NY; 26. Kurt Vigeant, Oxford, MA: 27. Mike Holdridge,
    Madison, CT.  
    Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the addition of a new Tri Track Open Modified Series race to be held on October 28th, 2017.

    The “Haunted Hundred” will be the fourth and final race in the 2017 Tri Track series season. The rain date for this event will be Sunday October 29th.
    The Race will feature a $6000 first place winners share of the $35,000 purse with great payouts throughout the entire field. The Haunted Hundred will
    count towards the Tri Track point fund standings.

    “We are grateful to the Venditti Family and Seekonk Speedway for hosting a second race this year,” said Wayne Darling, managing partner of TTOMS.
    “Seekonk has always been a great race track for the series. Fourteen years of $10,000 to win modified races has really put the track on the map in the
    modified racing world.”

    “As I said before…Tri Track has always been about the owners and the drivers,” stated Darling. “We committed to a four-race schedule and we plan to
    deliver that to those who support us.”

    The four race Tri Track series opened at Seekonk Speedway on June 28th with Matt Hirschman picking up the $10,000 win. The next two races will be
    at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire on Saturday July 29th and Wednesday August 23rd. The series will conclude for 2017 at Seekonk on
    Saturday October 28th.

    The October “ Haunted Hundred “will mark the end of the race season in New England. Race Director Frank Sgambato stated “with the Thompson
    World Series, Lee’s Ocktoberfest and Staffords Fall Finale all in the books, all eyes and cars will be at Seekonk for one last run.”

    The star-studded roster for the Tri Track series includes the likes of NASCAR Modified Tour champions Ryan Preece, Ted Christopher and Ron Silk,
    other former Modified champions Matt Hirschman, Jon McKennedy, Rowan Pennink, and Chris Pasteryak. Perennial favorites who have also registered
    include Justin Bonsignore, Bobby Santos III, Woody Pitkat, Eric Goodale, Todd Annarummo, Tommy Barrett, Anthony Nocella, Richard Savary and Andy

    The race card for the event will feature the 100 lap Tour Type Modified Open feature, a 50 lap Late Model event and a 30 lap Legends race. The Late
    Models will race for $1500 to win while the Legends will compete for a $750 winners share.

    “Seekonk Speedway is committed to helping make sure we can get these big shows in when circumstances stack up against their scheduled dates,
    Racers commit to supporting us on a weekly basis and for our big races , its only right to show them the respect back and ensure they get to run the
    races they have had circled on their schedule” stated Ed St Germain, Director of Business Development for Seekonk Speedway. “The Late Models and
    Legends have been two of the best divisions at Seekonk in 2017 so it was an easy move for the Tri Track management to reward them with one more
    race at the end of the year”

    The Late Models will compete under the rules package used for the Seekonk Fall Classic which aligns with the ACT type Late Model rules. Please see
    www.tritrackmods.com for rules info. The Legends will compete under the standard INEX rules package.

    Tickets for the event will be $25 at the front gate with kids under 12 free and $35 for pit access. Pits will open at 8am with practice starting at 10am.
    The show will have a 1 pm start time. The “Haunted Hundred” will also feature a costume contest for the young and young at heart with each winner
    being awarded a gift package from the Seekonk Grand Prix Family Amusement Center.

    For more information on Seekonk Speedway, fans can visit www.seekonkspeedway.com


Matt Hirschman wins open wheel Wednesday TriTrack race1
    Matt Hirschman wins Race #2 at Star Speedway