Ronnie Williams Looks To Return To Tri-Track Open Modified Series Title Form In 2021


(Press release from the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series)



Team owner Gary Casella (left) and Ronnie Williams (right) after clinching the 2019 Tri-Track Open Modified Racing Series title at Seekonk Speedway (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)


Two years ago, Ronnie Williams became the second driver not named Matt Hirschman to win a Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations championship. In 2021, he looks to do it again. 

Williams, driving for veteran car owner Gary Casella, returns to Tri Track driving the familiar No. 25 he’s taken to Victory Lane before, and hopes to be consistent enough to contend for the title at the end of the six-race schedule.

“Gary can be a clown when you’re around him, it’s fun,” Williams said. “If you look at Gary, you might not think he can set up a race car… but every single place we go, we are fast. He wants to win, I want to win…. and we just work well together.”

Williams is set for another busy year as a driver, competing full-time chasing his third SK Modified championship at Stafford Motor Speedway, while also running with the Tri Track Series and some select NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Open Modified events. Over the last three years, Williams has become one of the quickest and most successful rising stars the Modified ranks in New England offers.

“It’s fun,” Williams said of all of his driving ventures. “It’s better when we are winning… last year we didn’t have as much success as we would have liked, but hopefully this year we can turn it back around and have some more fun.”

Tri Track will visit three New England race tracks in 2021 — Monadnock Speedway, Star Speedway and Seekonk Speedway. Williams has previous wins at Monadnock and Seekonk, but has yet to hold the checkered flag at Star.

“I don’t have a ton of laps at Star but I love it,” Williams said. “It’s a weird little track. We almost had a win there in the SBM when Ron Silk beat us, which was a great race. It’s one track that both Gary & I really want to win at this year. Hopefully we can get it done.”

Williams knows the competition is going to be stout, and the path to wins, or the championship, will not be easy with Tri Track.

“You have a guy like Matt Hirschman racing and a lot of people from a lot of different parts of New England coming to run with Tri Track,” Williams said. “It provides some of the best racing and brings the best drivers.”

The Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations season begins on Saturday, May 1 at Monadnock Speedway. For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackModifieds.com and follow the series on social media.

Comments

  1. These are now mask free New Hampshire TT events. All are free to wear one of course if you are more comfortable doing so. Enjoy the races.

  2. Bill Realist says

    Gary Casella and that team are class acts. The success they have had with many different drivers is staggering. That’s one of the best rides in all of modified racing.

  3. A clown you say. I would not expect a sophisticated gadabout with an elite education in a career with unlimited upward mobility to pick that particular adjective to describe a car owner that is kind of in an elite category as far as career wins is concerned. Mischievous or a big personality and a bit of a scamp perhaps. Maybe charismatic and fun to be around. “Clown” is all so inartful and pedestrian with a demeaning connotation.
    Perhaps Casella’s lively personality is one of those opposites attract kind of things seeing as how Williams seems to have that ram rod stuck up his patoot all the time. Doing his best to show that race drivers can win races and still be as colorless and tightly wrapped as an accountant that just just wrapped up an audit. Very Bill Belichick like whom Empower has a connection to. I know I’m smarter then you and put up with all this nonsense with media and fans because it’s a necessary evil to do the one thing I love and that’s competing and winning.
    With regard to Tri Track Williams only won the series one year because Hirschman missed a race with another commitment. Can he beat the master of short tracks this year, unlikely. The combined Stafford/TTOMS bonus is another matter entirely. Williams will have the 4 opens at Stafford counting if driver points are combined in the 25 and 50 at Stafford. Will he or the likes of Goodale or Dowling accumulating bonus points force Hirschman to come to Stafford for a race or two. I’m thinking the 60 will cede that particular big money unless the others racing both tracks have really bad luck but it will be fun to see what happens.

  4. Wishing Ronnie and the #25 team the best of luck. Looks as though there’s going to be a bunch of WMT regulars running Tri Track this season. Should be some great racing.

  5. wmass01013 says

    I have worn a mask at all races i have been too since the start of pandemic and will continue too a any races in 2021 whether walking around or in stands

  6. Fast Eddie says

    Wmass, same here. Mine is on most of the time even in the stands even though I don’t like it. Just got my second shot but will still wear it to protect the family and friends.

  7. I thought the entry list put out the other day was average. The usual cast of characters. JBIII in the 00. The 75 too. Both long ago announced, they are the big “newcomers” in 2021. Dowling too obviously.

    However, an interesting development today. Bob Horn Racing has slapped the letter C to the 50. Hmmmmm. Any good drivers with a last name that begins with C?

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