Ron Silk And Matt Hirschman Tied Heading To Tri-Track Mod Haunted 100 At Seekonk

(Press Release from Tri-Track Open Modified Series)

Matt Hirschman talks to official Jeff Zuidema at the Tri-Track Open Modified Series SBM 125 at Star Speedway in July

Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, and defending series champion Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, are tied in the championship point standings heading into the final race of the 2018 season for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). The champion will be crowned following the Haunted 100 for the tour-type Modifieds on Saturday afternoon. All the Haunted happenings are set for Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.

In addition to the hotly contested 100-lap Modified main event, the ground-pounders will be joined by the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) for a 150-lap Super Late Model feature event. The already stout schedule of short-track racing will also include a 50-lap Late Model race.

In TTOMS action, Chase Dowling of Roxbury, CT is only 20 points behind the lead duo of Silk and Hirschman and is very much in contention for the title. It is a tight point battle inside the top-five; all have a mathematical chance to win. Tommy Barrett and Woody Pitkat are tied for third with 262 points apiece while Russ Hersey and Matt Galko are each tied with 254 points apiece.

Only 36 points separate the top-seven TTOMS drivers heading into the final race at Seekonk. The cumulative point fund to be distributed by TTOMS is $15,000 with $3,000 being awarded to the series champion.

Over 35 cars are expected to attempt to qualify for the event including TTOMS event winners Todd Patnode, Tour regulars Matt Swanson, in the legendary Ole Blue, Chris Pasteryak, and Calvin Carroll along with hometown favorites Todd Annarummo and Colbey Fournier. Other notables include Anthony Nocella, Richard Savary, Les Hinckley, Zane Zeiner, Sammy Rameau and a rejuvenated Andy Jankowiak. It is believed that the Ed Harvey Racing team will make the haul to Seekonk as well. While eligible for the lucrative point fund, Pitkat is not expected to compete at Seekonk.

A championship is also on the line for the PASS Northern SLM Tour on Saturday. Ben Rowe from Turner, ME, Travis Benjamin of Belfast, ME, Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH, Nick Sweet from Barre, VT, Reid Lanpher of Manchester, ME, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH and Ray Christian III of Uncasville, CT, are among the notables set to do battle in the Pro All Star Series finale. A regular with the Tri-Track Mods, Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, will return to his roots racing the full-fendered family owned #35 in PASS competition.

The $1,500 winner’s share will draw a strong field of competitors for the 50 lap Late Model event presented by Propane Plus.

Gates open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 27. General admission is $27. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Qualifying will get underway at 1:00pm with 15-lap heat races for the PASS Super Late Models, 12-lap heat races for the Late Models and 15-lap heats for the Modifieds. Consolation events will be held if necessary. Feature events will be immediately following qualifying action. The schedule may be subject to change. The rain date is Sunday, October 28.

Pit gates open at 8am with admission of $37. Practice will take place from 10am to Noon in rotation.
To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

There will be an open-practice on Friday, October 26 from 12pm to 5pm. For more information contact Seekonk Speedway at 508.336.9959.

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  1. Is there a later rain date? This weekend looks like a total washout. Supposed to start raining Friday night and go through the weekend.

  2. From Tri Track and Seekonk FB pages “The Tri Track Modified series is monitoring the weather for this weekends Haunted Hundred and will have an announcement regarding and change in schedule Thursday by 4 pm. The scheduled rain date for this event is Sunday October 28th. Thank you for your understanding as we try and do what’s best for our teams and fans.” Right now it looks like rain all day Saturday into early morning Sunday but this could change at any second. Welcome to New England.

  3. All they mentioned so far was an announcement tomorrow about the weather and rain date of Sunday, which isn’t going to happen. Hopefully its rescheduled.

  4. James Schaefer says:

    Too early to say, but from what I’m looking at the entire weekend is NOT a total wash out. Weather patterns change quickly and we should know a lot more tomorrow. Sunday’s forecast looked better the last time I looked.

  5. 70's mods says:

    It’s gonna rain but even if it doesn’t, there is no way to get all that racing in before it gets too cold and too dark for anyone to care who wins anyway, especially at Seekonk where they throw the caution if a leaf falls off a tree. They should just run features. That’s right, draw for positions and run features or go by points to set the fields. Now that would be a good day of racing to end the year. 15 and 12 lap heats for all those cars and then long feature events for all three divisions is ridiculous this time of the year.

  6. Yeah, Sunday looks better than Saturday. The rain won’t be as hard on Sunday.

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  7. The tri track races have been some of my favorite shows the last few years. This year, it seems like every race has been affected by weather or the threat of weather. This weekend sure doesn’t look like it’s going to break the pattern. If they have to postpone this weekends race, I hope they make it up this year. Are there any modified races scheduled for next weekend? Do they still have the north south shoot out race, if so when is that scheduled? If they cancel, how will they decide the champion? do they declare co champions? Do they have a tie breaker in place, most wins, coin flip, rock paper scissor battle at the banquet?

  8. Geez, weather forecast just updated to a nor’easter for the weekend.

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  9. What terrible weather this week. First tornadoes in the area Tuesday, then the remnants of a hurricane turning into a nor’easter and plowing through for the weekend. It might even snow in the areas where some teams are towing from. There is not much anyone can do about it though.

  10. James Schaefer says:

    Race is now scheduled for Sunday

  11. And the weather forecast for Sunday is getting better, partly sunny!!!!

    Let’s go racing!!!

  12. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…..Lets get ready to race. Good call, the weather looks much more promising for Sunday.

  13. Thanks Jim and crew for what looks to be a great show do you have est time of conclusion?

  14. NH MOD CHASER says:

    WHAT WHAT WHAT !!!! Where are all the BIG MONEY MATT HATERS ??? Everyone is talking about the weather…OH will start bashing after the race..Good Luck Crazy…

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