Tommy Barrett Jr. Wins Open Wheel Wednesday Event At Seekonk Speedway

Tommy Barrett Jr.

Tommy Barrett Jr., pictured celebrating a Valenti Modified Racing Series victory earlier this year, won the Seekonk Speedway Open Show Wednesday night

As moniker’s go these days in Modified racing, there are few more harmonically perfect than “Big Money Matt”.

If there’s a big money show in the Northeast involving Modifieds of late, there’s a pretty good chance “Big Money Matt” Hirschman will be standing in victory lane when the dust settles.

But “Big Money Matt” didn’t have enough to stop the creation of a new and catchy moniker from being created Wednesday night at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway.

At the cement palace, Ten Thousand Dollar Tommy was born.

Tommy Barrett Jr. held off the late charges of Hirschman to win the $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday 100-lap Tour Type Modified event Wednesday at Seekonk.

It was the first win in the event for the teenager from Millis, Mass., who is a rookie on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, Mass. was second and Hirschman, of Northampton, Pa. third.

Todd Annarummo started on the pole for the event and led the first 85 lap. But, according to, Barrett went by Annarummo for the lead on lap 86. Hirschman followed to second place, but couldn’t find a way to the front before losing the position to McKennedy late.

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  1. Hirschman got loose into 3 and mckennedy took advantage good race

  2. Mike Ray says

    10 G Tommy;I like that;I was trying to come up w/ a nickname.Ask his mama and girlfriend,good advice from Randy Renfrow;alway’s want to make your mama happy.Thank you Shawn for your hard work.

  3. Andy Da Woodchuck says

    Where was the best modified driver in the Northeast? $10,000 isn’t chump change. I would have loved to see him battle some of the big boys here for some real cash even though everyone was picking “money Matt” even if Keith did show.We all know he hasn’t had the best of luck in tech this year maybe that’s was it. Oh well I guess he’s just only a big fish in a small ‘bowl.


  5. Andy, I would be willing to bet Keith chose to skip so he could finish fixing the Stafford car.

  6. harleycharlie says

    72 Team:say a great race we really should have been part of it but some dummy took us out in our heat.Sad part is he would have been in any ways.great place to watch a race and great people.

  7. This was one of the worst run event that i have attended. From the start not enough tires were available to the race teams(Hoosier’s fault)there seemed to be a lot of confusion on scoring on the restarts and the track crew did not have a clue on towing damaged cars.With just 3 divisions (NEMA,NEMA LIGHTS & the MODS it should have been over around 9:30 or 10:00and headed home.We didn’t get out of there until 11:15 when the car was loaded in the hauler.We didn’t get home until 1:45 am and had to get up and go to work at 5:30 am on Thursday.Makes me have second thoughts about going to a mid week event at Seekonk again

  8. Leo J Lamanuzzi says

    Great open wheel Wednesday. Great field of cars. Could of run the show more efficiently.
    Tow truck operators need lots of help. Need to reset lineup more efficient.

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