Stacked Rosters For Tri-Track Open Mod Series Haunted Happenings At Seekonk Speedway


(Press Release from Tri-Track Open Modified Series)

Events To Feature New Faces And Old Favorites

A stacked field of series regulars will be joined by some new faces when the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) heads to Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA, this Saturday, October 26 for the 2019 season finale. The Haunted Hundred will see the chase to the championship come down to Ronnie Williams of Ellington, CT, and Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA. Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, looks to end the season on a high-note with a victory and Matt Swanson of Acton, MA, will be looking for his first series win. Newcomers to the series like veteran George Brunnhoelzl III of Mooresville, NC, and young gun Joey Cipriano of Waterbury, CT will look to score an upset. 

Featuring the 100-lap main event for the ground pounders, this event has quickly become a Halloween tradition. Joining the $6,000 to win Haunted Hundred for the Modifieds is the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) for a 150-lap Super Late Model feature event and a 50-lap Late Model race paying $2,000 to win.

Grandstands open at 11am on Saturday, October 26 with racing starting at 1pm. General admission is $30. Children under 12 are admitted free.  Pit admission is $40 with gates opening at 8am for morning practice.  A rain date has been set for Sunday, October 27. 

Four-time NASCAR Southern Modified Tour champion, Brunnhoelzl of Mooresville, NC, a Long Island native, is no stranger to the bullrings of the northeast. He ran three Modified tour races in 2019 for car owner Ed Harvey. But, this will be the successful Modified veterans first start at the track they call the cement palace.  

Fresh off his first foray into Whelen Modified Tour racing in 2019, Cipriano is making his first TTOMS start at Seekonk on Saturday. Cipriano, too, made three Modified Tour starts this year. The young driver has logged many laps at Stafford Speedway having competed successfully in the SK Lite and SK Modified divisions. Cipriano has also competed in Stafford’s Open 80 Modified races this season. 

Fellow Stafford Motor Speedway regular Keith Rocco of Berlin, CT, will be making only his second TTOMS start of 2019. The first was in the Open Wheel Wednesday event, also held at Seekonk Speedway; where he finished fourteenth. 

Rocco scored his seventh SK Modified championship earlier this month during Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series of Speedway Racing. Rocco is also a three-time Stafford SK Modified® Champion and former SK Champion at the Waterford Speedbowl. He was the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National® Champion.  Among his accomplishments in Tour –type Modified competition are wins in the Valenti Modified Racing Series including two at Stafford. Rocco also has starts at Seekonk Speedway in a Late Model. 

The car count expected for the Haunted Hundred is expected to exceed 35 entries.  Other notables include Woody Pitkat, Tommy Barrett, Andy Jankowiak, Les Hinckley, Brian Robie, Anthony Sesely, Austin Kochenash, Chris Pasteryak, Kirk Alexander, Russ Hersey and Richard Savary. 

Pitkat will be pulling double-duty on Saturday, piloting both a Modified and a Late Model. He will be joined by a strong line-up of young up-and-comers like Ryan Kuhn, Derek Gluckacki, and Tyler Tomassi and cagey veterans like Charlie Rose, Jr. Mark Jenison, Ryan Lineham, Gerry DeGasparre and others. 

The Late Model rules for the event will be the same as those in effect for Seekonk’s own prestigious D. Anthony Venditti Fall Classic and can be found on the track’s website seekonkspeedway.com.  All ACT legal Late Models are all welcome.

Late model registration is available race day or online by visiting http://tritrackmods.com/registration/

Full entry lists for both the Modifieds and Late Models can be found on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series Facebook page.

There will be an open-practice on Friday, October 25 from 1pm to 5pm. For more information contact Seekonk Speedway at 508.336.9959.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.


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Comments

  1. James Schaefer says

    Cars expected to attend Saturday, Oct 26 Seekonk Speedway

    00 – Chase Dowling
    02 – Geoff Rollins
    04 – Dylan Izzo
    1 – Joey Cipriano
    3 – Matthew Swanson
    3 – Matt Galko
    6 – Woody Pitkat
    7 – Andrew Charron
    8 – Cam McDermott
    9 – Tommy Barrett
    12 – Andy Jankowiak
    16 – Colbey Fournier
    21 – Les Hinckley
    25 – Brian Robie
    25 – Calvin Carroll
    25 – Ronnie Williams
    27 – Anthony Sesely
    27 – Derek Robbie
    33 – Bill Dixon
    33 – Michael Gervais
    34- George Brunnhoelzl
    48 – Jon Kievman
    50S – Ron Silk
    50 – Carl Medeiros
    55 – Ryan Doucette
    57 – Keith Rocco
    60 – Matt Hirschman
    62 – Les Rose
    66 – Austin Kochenash
    66- Andy Shaw
    75 – Chris Pasteryak
    76 – Kirk Alexander
    82 – Mike Holdridge
    82 – Rob Murphy
    88 – Russ Hersey
    93 – George Sherman
    99 – Richard Savary
    176 – Dana Dimatteo

  2. What a lineup! WMT, ROC, VMRS, and independents all represented, including a good locals vs. outsiders mix. Can’t wait!

  3. 🎃 👻 🕷 🧹

    Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to wear your costume.

    This should be a great event, can’t wait.

  4. Thank you Mr Schaefer. Gratefully appreciated by me, as you took the time, and I know you must be busier than a “you know what” right now!

  5. James Schaefer says

    $20 per lap to the lap leader- Haunted Hundred – Saturday, Oct. 26 Seekonk Speedway. Thank you to all who supported our lap program this year.

    Lap 1 – In memory of Mike Stefanik from the Red Roof Inn
    Lap 2 – @nlarophoto
    Lap 3 – In memory of Don Toal from the Red Roof Inn
    Lap 4 – Turn 4 Productions – Stories from Victory Lane and New England Kart Racing.)
    Lap 5 – Vermont Custom Cabinetry
    Lap 6 – Doug Winicki – In celebration of the doubling of the Tri-Track Series. Congratulations!
    Lap 7 – Maci, Tri Track’s biggest fan
    Lap 8 – Pro-Tech 8
    Lap 9 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 10 – Congratulations McKenzie
    Lap 11 – In honor of Ed Flemke Jr NEAR Election
    Lap 12 – In Memory of Ricky Miller
    Lap 13 – In memory of TC 13 from Steve Planchon
    Lap 14 – Smith Racing #14
    Lap 15 – Remembering Mike Stefanik. From Rick Raducha ($25)
    Lap 16 – Hillside Lawn & Farm Repair
    Lap 17 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 18 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 19 – In memory of Bob Webber Sr
    Lap 20 – The Coil-Over Commander
    Lap 21 – In Honor of George Summers from Jerry Stearns
    Lap 22 – Good Luck to all from Don and Marilyn Toal, Rochester NY
    Lap 23 – Rebecca Cady Sechrist
    Lap 24 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 25 – Brian Sparky Denton – In Honor of Brian Robie Motorsports
    Lap 25 – In memory of Helen and David Carroll
    Lap 26 – In memory of Dorothy Higgins from Robert Higgins
    Lap 27 – Big Sexy
    Lap 28 – 28RI Bandolero ($28)
    Lap 29 – In Memory of Charles Kepley
    Lap 30 – Jan’s Recovery Service
    Lap 31 – #preecenation from Ashton Young
    Lap 32 – Good Luck to All from 716 Stump Grinding
    Lap 33 – Bill Dixon Motorsports
    Lap 34 – Synergy Signworks
    Lap 35 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 36 – Sapienza Racing
    Lap 37 – Jeff Zuidema
    Lap 38 – Jan’s Recovery Service
    Lap 39 – Jan’s Recovery Service
    Lap 40 – Jan’s Recovery Service
    Lap 41 – Jan’s Recovery Service
    Lap 42 – Good luck to all – Nowak Motorsports
    Lap 43 – In honor of Wild Bill Greco from Jim Verge
    Lap 44 – T&J Rescue Enterprises.
    Lap 45 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 46- Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 47 – #preecenation from Steve Planchon
    Lap 48 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 49 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 50 – Brent Sweet Racing in support of BHR 50S
    Lap 51 – Pedersen’s CheckerWon Motorsports
    Lap 51 – Remembering Bob Potter. From Rick Raducha ($25)
    Lap 51 – Mordenti Motorsports ($25)
    Lap 52 – David Darling
    Lap 52 – Clarion Inn Seekonk
    Lap 52 – Hampton Inn Seekonk
    Lap 53 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 54 – On The Go Photography/Candace D Caggiano
    Lap 55 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 56 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 57 – In memory of Geraldine from family
    Lap 58 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 59 – Meadowbrook Farms
    Lap 60 – Brian Sparky Denton – In Honor of Matt Hirschman Motorsports
    Lap 61 – Troy Andros – In memory of Richie Evans
    Lap 62 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 63 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 64 – and still jacked about Modified racing UticaMike
    Lap 65 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 66 – In Memory of Crew Member Archie Sherman #66sk Love your son David
    Lap 67 – In loving memory of old man Spenc from Colbey Fournier
    Lap 68 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 69 – For Guy Chartrand and the Hemi-Cuda Racing Team from the Racine family
    Lap 70 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 71 – Jim Verge in honor of Bob Polverari
    Lap 72 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 73 – In memory of Tony J – Go Andy J
    Lap 74 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 75 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 76 – A.P.E. Ashaway Performance Engines
    Lap 77 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 78 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 79 – George A. Meade
    Lap 80 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 81 – Bumper 2 Bumper Racing
    Lap 82 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 83 – Willis Racing
    Lap 84 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 85 – T&J Rescue Enterprises.
    Lap 86 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 87 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 88 – Mordenti Motorsports ($25)
    Lap 89 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 90 – Bruce Bachta and CLN Motorsports
    Lap 91 – Northeast Race Cars & Parts
    Lap 92 – In memory of our hero Don Toal – Colleen, Meghan and Thomas.
    Lap 93 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 94 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 95 – Russell Reed
    Lap 96 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 97 – James Osterhoudt
    Lap 98 – Synergy Signworks
    Lap 99 – In memory of Don Toal from the Red Roof Inn
    Lap 100 -In memory of Mike Stefanik from the Red Roof Inn

  6. I am looking forward to this one. Aside from World series this is probably my favorite race of the year. They had around 16 PASS super lates. 13 ACT Lates show up a day early for practice today.

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