Plenty Of Extras At Tri-Track Open Modified Series Monadnock 100 On Saturday At Monadnock Speedway


(Press Release from Tri-Track Open Modified Series)

Whether it is racing excitement, sentiment or cold hard cash, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) always has something extra for fans and competitors alike. Saturday night, September 14 at Monadnock Speedway will be no different. With extra incentives built into an already robust purse, the stout field of Modified competitors will pull out all the stops in pursuit of victory; ramping up the racing action for fans of the series, open-modified racing and Monadnock Speedway. 

The winner of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Store Challenge Cup will be decided on Saturday night. When the checkers fall on Round #2 of the Challenge, the driver with the best overall finish including Round #1 at Claremont Speedway, held earlier this year, will receive the coveted Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup trophy and $500 bonus courtesy of James Osterhoudt.

With the support of Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores, the Bouchard and Miller Families and Kathy Maffei-Thompson, competitors will receive a minimum of $1,100 to take the green flag for the Monadnock 100. Thanks to the continued generosity of the Don Miller and the Miller Family, all Tri-Track Open Modified Series drivers in competition on Saturday night will receive complimentary admission in honor of the late Ricky Miller. 

The stacked field of competitors is expected to reach over 30 including the most recent Series winners Matt Hirschman, Ronnie Williams and Ron Silk. Other drivers to watch during the Monadnock 100 include Chase Dowling, Matthew Swanson, Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley, Tommy Barrett and Richard Savary. Some other notables include a relative newcomer to the Series Austin Kochenash, who showed promise earlier this season, and former SK Modified Champion Rob Janovic, making his first start of 2019. The trio of hometown favorites – Kirk Alexander, Russ Hersey, and Todd Patnode- cannot be counted out. 

Pre-race ceremonies on Saturday evening will include a tribute to the late Carl and Treva Merrill. This dynamic duo indelibly changed the face of New England racing.  Carl, an honored Army Air Corps veteran, who, for over 60 years, served in various capacities from flagman to chief steward to race director at several speedways in the Northeast including Thompson and Monadnock Speedways as well as the now defunct Westboro Speedway. He had no greater role than that which he served at Norwood Arena. With his guiding presence in the late 60s and early 70s, Norwood was one of the nation’s best of its time. 

Treva was an integral part in Carl’s racing career even taking an active part in the operations of the Speedways from selling tickets to running the souvenir concessions and even selling 50/50 tickets. She was as stalwart supporter of her husband of over 60 years. Carl and Treva passed away in January and May of 2013, respectively.

Paula Bouchard will serve as the Grand Marshall for the event.

Practice gets starts at 2pm. Qualifying for all divisions gets underway at 5pm including 15-lap qualifying heat races for the Modifieds. There is a Sunday rain date for the event.  

Adult general admission for a full racing card that also included Young Guns, Pure Stocks, Late Models, and Sportsman Modifieds is $30. Senior (65+) general admission is $20. General admission tickets for kids ages 11-18 are $10 and kids 10 and under are admitted free. Pit entry is $40.

For more information visit the Tri-Track Open Modified Series at TriTrackMods.com and Monadnock Speedway at MonadnockSpeedway.com

Entry List -Tri-Track Open Modified Series -Monadnock 100

Saturday, Sept 14 Monadnock Speedway
00 – Chase Dowling
02 – Geoff Rollins
04 – Joey Jarvis
04 – Dylan Izzo
3 – Matthew Swanson
3 – Matt Galko 
6 – Woody Pitkat 
6 – Benjamin Byrne
7 – Andrew Charron 
8 – Cam McDermott 
12 – Rob Richardi 
13 – Cameron Sontag
15 – TJ Bleau
16 – Colbey Fournier
21 – Les Hinckley
24 – Todd Patnode 
25 – Brian Robie
25 – Calvin Carroll 
25 – Ronnie Williams
27 – Anthony Sesely 
35 – Jacob Perry 
43 – Tommy Barrett
50S – Ron Silk
50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
51- Rob Janovic
60 – Matt Hirschman 
66 – Austin Kochenash
74 – Manny Dias 
76 – Kirk Alexander 
82 – Mike Holdridge 
88 – Russ Hersey
93 – George Sherman
99 – Richard Savary
176 – Dana Dimatteo 




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Comments

  1. When you scan the wonderfully eclectic field you’re viewing the future of Northeast modified, non NWMT racing. My view it’s a good thing.
    On the other end of the spectrum you could argue the Cup series may be located. At the top of the food chain but low in terms of interest. Note to NASCAR; don’t have a Brickyard race in Indiana at the beginning of football season.
    Congrat(ulation)s to our man Ryan Preece. A nice 16th place finish that may not make headlines but is noteworthy nonetheless.

  2. 34 and counting! This should be a great event! Also, the weekly Sportsman Modifieds usually have some good racing as well.

  3. This Monadnock Tri Track race has been one of the races I looked forward to all year when all the schedules came out. I really hope the weather works out for this show. Thunderroad rescheduled their labor day show against them which might hold the crowd down a little. Further I believe the ROC has a race scheduled against them which may keep a few NY guys from racing. So there are a few factors going against them this weekend. I would like to see Wrenn and tri track have a great crowd because this series at that track has the makings of something very special. Sounds like Rob Janovic doesn’t see the Bowl opening up too soon. I always wanted to see him race at some of the other tracks in the area. I wonder if he is in his SK or did he put together another motor for this show. It will be interesting to see how he does. I will be rooting for him. The bowl has some good drivers but they seem to stay at the bowl.

    I didn’t watch any of the “big time’ Nascar races over the weekend but I don’t think many could draw much of a crowd on NFL opening day Sunday. How was the crowd at Thompson Sunday? It is nice to hear that Ryan Preece had a good finish. I did watch the Eldora World 100, close to 100 cars for a 3 day event (thurs-sat) with the main paying 52k to win and 4 prelim races paying 10k each. Just dirt late models for 3 days. It was paradise. The crowd was amazing, they had a 50/50 over 80k saturday. So if you think racing is dying, it isn’t. There are fans out there. The tracks/sanctioning bodies just have to offer something people want to see for a fair price.

  4. you would think that Thompson and Stafford could have a payout like Eldora – the Thompson 300 was like that till the NASCAR Tour came in.

  5. Crazy in NY says:

    A Dog sandwich for me this weekend with Lanny caster as the bread. Fri TnT conclusion (starts on lap7) hike 340 miles to Monad on Sat then back again for the US Open on Sunday. Monday…dig a hole for me.

  6. James Schaefer says:

    Cars expected to attend Saturday, Sept 14 Monadnock Speedway

    00 – Chase Dowling
    02 – Geoff Rollins
    04 – Joey Jarvis
    04 – Dylan Izzo
    1 – Andrew Molleur
    3 – Matthew Swanson
    3 – Matt Galko
    6 – Woody Pitkat
    6 – Benjamin Byrne
    7 – Andrew Charron
    8 – Cam McDermott
    12 – Rob Richardi
    13 – Cameron Sontag
    15 – TJ Bleau
    21 – Les Hinckley
    24 – Todd Patnode
    25 – Brian Robie
    25 – Calvin Carroll
    25 – Ronnie Williams
    27 – Anthony Sesely
    35 – Jacob Perry
    43 – Tommy Barrett
    50S – Ron Silk
    50 – Carl Medeiros Jr.
    51- Rob Janovic
    60 – Matt Hirschman
    62 – Joseph Kendall
    66 – Austin Kochenash
    74 – Manny Dias
    76 – Kirk Alexander
    82 – Mike Holdridge
    88 – Russ Hersey
    93 – George Sherman
    99 – Richard Savary
    176 – Dana Dimatteo

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