Tri-Track Open Mod Series Set For Sweet Season Finale With Haunted Hundred At Seekonk Speedway


(Press Release from Tri-Track Open Modified Series)

Ronnie Williams (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

Ronnie Williams of Ellington, CT, could be on the verge of his second championship in 2019. Williams, the 2019 Stafford Motor Speedway SK® Modified champion, holds a 23-point advantage over defending Series champ Matt Hirschman, of Northampton, PA going into the final race of the season for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). There are 50-points up for grabs in the Haunted Hundred scheduled for Saturday, October 26 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.  

While winless in TTOMS competition this season, Matt Swanson, of Acton, MA, has ridden consistency into championship contention.  He may be a longshot for the title at 28 points behind Williams; but, not to what is undeniably a hometown crowd at Seekonk Speedway.  There’s reverence for  Ole Blue and Boehler Family Racing, who hail from just down the road in Freetown, MA.  And, the young gun, is certainly not a longshot for a season-ending victory. 

Woody Pitkat of Bellingham, MA, sits fourth in the standings with 160 followed by a tie for fifth at 158 points for both Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, and Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT. Calvin Carroll of Andover, NJ (148),  Anthony Sesely, of Matawan, NJ (146), Ron Silk, of Norwalk, CT (141) and Brian Robie of Sunapee, NH ( 139), make up the balance of the top-ten in the points chase heading into the sixth and final race of the TTOMS season. 

While points are coveted, the 100-lap main event for the ground pounders will pay $6,000 to win. 

In what is quickly becoming a traditional Halloween happening, the Haunted Hundred for the Modifieds will also include 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 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. 

Both Williams and Hirschman have posted victories with the Series in 2019. Williams is the most recent TTOMS winner at Seekonk; scoring the victory in the lucrative Open Wheel Wednesday event for car owner Gary Casella back in June. Hirschman is the defending Haunted Hundred winner. 

There are definitely a ton of spoilers in the field as well.  Pitkat and Anthony Nocella are fresh off twin 50 wins at Lee USA Speedway and Matt Galko of Meriden, CT, is still riding high from an outstanding showing in his first-ever Modified Tour start at Stafford’s Fall Final. Barrett and Richard Savary of Canton, MA, are both previous winners at the Cement Palace while Silk, Russ Hersey of  Swanzey, NH and Kirk Alexander, of W. Swanzey, NH, all would like to turn their bad luck around during the Haunted Hundred. 

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. Crazy in NY says

    Though less popular nor as well publicized than the Tour finale at Thompson just as much
    is at stake in terms of intrigue as young Ronnie Williams chases his first TTOM tile with the series
    master nipping at his heels. This will be a good one and I’m so looking forward to it. No reason a real Modified fan can’t make this event. With a great undercard on tap easily worth the 30 beans.
    We are going for the win and let the chips fall where they may. Good luck Ronnie.

  2. Hope we could possibly entice Mr Schaefer for an entry list with car numbers, just like he posted for last event. So helpful, and appreciated.
    Every seat in the house at seekonk offers a great view.
    Can’t wait.

  3. LI posts entry lists for every event across a multitude of sites with almost daily updates weeks ahead of each event. It’s not hard to find. It’s too easy for me to tell you where so I will let you do some research.

    Star Speedway posted a SBM 9 date of 7/25/2020 a few weeks ago. Can we confirm?

  4. James Schaefer says

    Teams order tires starting Oct 15 – I should have something by the 18th –

  5. Can’t wait.

    😊

  6. Thank you

  7. Wait a second. TTMS rules clearly state that you have to participate in every race to be eligible to win the TTMS Championship. How can Hirschman be in the running since he elected to leave Monadnock to run the ROC Mod race last month. Williams should run away with it anyway but anyone else who finishes behind Hirschman should have a case. I also heard Hirschman got paid for not running that race too. Not bad.

  8. Mr. Schaeffer 9/18
    “Since Tri Track started, every team has been given both points and money if they show up. We appreciate the efforts that every team makes in order to race with us. However, no money was given to Richardi and Hirschman at this race because they did not actually purchase tires for the event.”

    1. Ronnie Williams, Ellington, CT; 44 + 50 = 94 +46 = 140+46= 186+21=207
    2. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 50 + 42 = 92 + 42 = 134 +50 =184+10=194

    Seems like you shouldn’t be questioning the TTOMS rules you should be celebrating them. At Monadnock Williams finished 19th. Had Hirschman been able to stay for the rain date right about now the 25 might be looking up at him.

  9. Crazy in NY says

    ……… I also heard Hirschman got paid for not running that race too. Not bad.

    Not good . What you heard is INCORRECT. We were there but didn’t purchase tires so we didn’t
    get a dime of money nor any points.

  10. Doug my dear. I read the rules and that is what it says. MUST RUN EVERY EVENT. I can question why Hirschman is a contender since he left AND he got 10 points for showing up but his car never left the trailer. And if you want to play the “if and buts” game, Williams was running Second for a long time until his alternator failed So if that never happened, he probably wins that race and no one would have a chance at Seekonk. Hey, this game is kinda fun.

  11. Look at the post above. You got 10 points from Mr. Schaeffer himself. And if you didn’t get paid, Matt returned the check because he got one. That is what TTMS posted after the race. Points and $$$$.

  12. James Schaefer says

    1. Ronnie Williams, Ellington, CT; 44 + 50 = 94 +46 = 140+46= 186+21=207
    2. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 50 + 42 = 92 + 42 = 134 +50 =184+0=184
    3. Matt Swanson, Acton, MA; 38 + 44 = 82 + 44 = 126+26=152+27=179
    4. Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs, CT; 26 + 38 = 64 +32 = 96+32=128+32=160
    5. Tommy Barrett, Millis, MA; 34 + 46 = 80 + 22 = 102+18=120+38=158
    6. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT; 46 + 24 = 70 + 21 = 91+38=129+29=158
    7. Calvin Carroll, Andover, NJ; 32 + 34 = 66 + 25 = 91+34=125+23=148
    8. Anthony Sesely, Matawah, NJ; 36 + 28 = 64 +29 = 93+17=110+36=146
    9. Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT; 17 + 32 = 49 + 50 = 99+16=115+26=141
    10. Brian Robie, Sunapee, NH; 30 + 17 = 47 + 30 = 77+40=117+22+139
    11. Richard Savary, Canton, MA; 23 + 10 = 33 +38 = 71+14+85+46=131
    12. Russ Hersey, Swanzey, NH; 40 + 27 = 67 + 28 = 95+19=114+15=129
    13. Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH; 16 + 15 = 31 +19 = 50+30=80+40=120
    14. Matt Galko, Meriden, CT. 14 + 10 = 24 +26 = 50+27=77+42=119
    15. Mike Holdridge, Madison, CT; 15 + 25 += 40 + 25 = 65+23=88+16=104
    16. Geoff Rollins, Groton, MA; 20 + 22 += 42 + 10 = 52+22=74 + 10 = 84
    17 Andrew Charron, E. Greenwich, RI; 10 + 21 = 31 + 10 = 41+10=51+10=61
    ( Original 10 pts/$ for Hirschman was calculated soon after race was complete and was not accurate. He received 0 points for the race and received no money but because he showed up with the intentions of racing on Saturday, was not eliminated from points)

  13. Mysterious Hirschman 10 points drama solved.
    Here’s the deal SKModfan. Every single team could provide woulda, shoulda, coulda excuses for why they didn’t finish higher. Fact is parts fail and the reason they fail nor the place the car would have finished had they not failed are ever considered in the final finishing order. In fact the part failing, the rain out and Hirschman having another commitment are the exact same thing.
    The 25 has become a car that makes races better no matter where it appears or who is driving. Pennink, Dowling, Swanson, Williams all have done well in the car. I know I laser focus on it at Stafford. Hirschman however is more of a draw. It’s always a bonus to see him compete no matter where it is. He’s iconic,his exploits are unique, he’s his own tour and I just wish he’d come to Stafford.

  14. OK Doug while Matt Hirschman is a very talented driver he is NOT iconic!!!, he has the tri track series tracks down good he has a style that makes him a winner quite a bit in this series, he had good equipment and a good crew as well, a fun team to watch compete but by NO MEANS iconic, my thoughts that IF he ran Stafford, Riverhead, Thompson, NHMS he would be a top 10 guy but not the winner he is on Tri Track and ROC races, just average top 10 team.

  15. You’re right of course wmass. Morning coffee got the better of me. Electric was the word i was looking for.

  16. Crazy in NY says

    Hmmmmm..to ponder
    …… my thoughts that IF he ran Stafford, Riverhead, Thompson, NHMS he would be a top 10 guy but not the winner he is on Tri Track and ROC races, just average top 10 team.

    So iconic is defined as the narrow view of a fan (so called) who doesn’t apparently, see value is racing
    and winning at tracks like NSS, Richmond, Hickory, Caraway, MVS, Evergreen , Wall, Spencer and ….

    Go look at his WMT record the last 4 years and tell me that is average. I get i get it…2 and 51 are iconic the rest…………..
    Iconic snobbery my thoughts.

  17. YEAH OK STATS
    13 YRS
    100 WMT RACES
    3 WINS
    24 TOP 5
    54 TOP 10
    I said and average top en guy 25% top 5s, 50% top 10s 3% WINS not ICONIC
    I gave props to his tri track and ROC and local pa track wins but BURT MYERS doesn’t get ICONIC status for 9 time Bowman Gray champ or Tim Brown 10 time Champ to be iconic u have to run alllllllll tracks and win consistently

  18. Game, set and match wmass.
    Who ever used the term iconic has his head stuck up his butt. Errrrr, it was me? Oops!

  19. James Schaefer says

    Cars expected to attend Saturday, Oct 26 Seekonk Speedway

    00 – Chase Dowling
    02 – Geoff Rollins
    04 – Dylan Izzo
    3 – Matthew Swanson
    3 – Matt Galko
    6 – Woody Pitkat
    7 – Andrew Charron
    8 – Cam McDermott
    9 – Tommy Barrett
    12 – Andy Jankowiak (ROC car)
    12 – Rob Richardi*
    16 – Colbey Fournier
    21 – Les Hinckley
    25 – Brian Robie
    25 – Calvin Carroll
    25 – Ronnie Williams
    27 – Anthony Sesely
    35 – Jacob Perry*
    35 – Andrew Molleur*
    48 – Jon Kievman
    50S – Ron Silk
    60 – Matt Hirschman
    62 – Les Rose
    66 – Austin Kochenash
    75 – Chris Pasteryak
    76 – Kirk Alexander
    82 – Mike Holdridge
    88 – Russ Hersey
    93 – George Sherman*
    99 – Richard Savary
    176 – Dana Dimatteo

    * means they haven’t confirmed in the last few days.. I’m sure more will sign up. Pasteryak was surprise today.. I knew George Brunnhoelzl was probably coming last week.. Teams can start ordering tires today, and at some point I will update the list.

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