Tri-Track Open Modified Series Geared Up For Season Opener At Claremont

(Press Release from Tri-Track Open Modified Series)

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 Robie 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.

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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.

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  1. Looking forward to a great Tri Track 2018.

    My only request this year is to see the 2 car at the Seekonk Open. Coby vs Money Matt is the heavy weight battle the people want see. We’ll probably get it during the Seekonk WMT race there but why not the Open too. The 2 team has been put on notice. Lets do this.

  2. Fast Eddie says

    Looking forward to adding Claremont to my “tracks I’ve been to” list! The TriTrack events are always the best modified races of the season!

  3. Best modified races of the season. The NWMT may take issue with that. I’ll raise you any number of SK features at Stafford for side by side and pack racing. And is every Tri Track race created equal in terms of excitement? But yes, they’re branding and limited schedule is something Staffords Opens can only hope to emulate.

  4. Fast Eddie says

    Doug, for a weekly series, I agree that the Stafford SK’s are the best, and I think the SK Lights there are a close second. I am only able to go to some of Stafford’s bigger shows, and the best part about going is three fields of Modifieds. However, the added drama of up to 40-45 cars looking for 24 spots with heats and consis looking to win the “big bucks” is really cool as well. Hopefully Stafford’s open events will have a similar kind of intensity.

  5. With Claremont Seekonk and Star they should call it battle of the bullring been to Seekonk but never to Claremont or star. May have to change that this summer.

  6. Agreed in total!

  7. Already had the Coby Hirschman battle at Seekonk last year. Coby dumped Matt and went on to win.

  8. NH MOD CHASER says

    Rob p. Claremont & Star are excellent tracks for MODIFIED racing!I don’t know where you are from but welcome to NH racing

  9. That was last year, I want a rematch(es).

    Fast Eddy, check your numbers. Who had 40-45 cars? That’s a little inflated.

  10. RaceDayNH says

    I hope a lot of people do make it out who have never been to Claremont. They usually don’t get the marquee events like Monadnock does and I bet this event will leave a good impression on those who have never been… very tricky track with 2 completely different ends. If any track can equalize big $ and small $ teams, you will see it here

  11. Fast Eddie says

    NH Mark, I’ being ever optimistic,although there was one Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk with 40 cars.

  12. Beautiful track. Couldn’t be any easier drive up 91. Tri Track, you betcha. Regular racing they struggle. 10 ish modifieds. A lot of Super Streets that are mostly Late Models.Limited Sportsman and Wildcats. Low ticket price of $10. Even with low car counts that’s a value. Looks like not a bad seat in the house.

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