Tri-Track Open Modified Series Ready To Open Season At Monadnock

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

More than 30 cars are expected in the pit area when the Tri Track Open Modified Series opens the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1 at Monadnock Speedway. The Wonder Casino 100 will mark the first of six races on the Tri Track circuit, with a lucrative purse structure and top talent from across the region set to thrill race fans in New Hampshire.

With a purse rising over $40,000, and $6,000 on the line just to the winner, drivers will be fighting it out on the high-banks of one of New Hampshire’s top bullrings. If last year is any indication, someone’s first career Tour-Type Modified win could be coming on Saturday. In August of 2020, it was Sam Rameau who shocked the fans and scored the biggest win of his career. Although he is younger, and a rising star, Tri Track veteran Les Hinckley, who has nearly won on multiple occasions, is hoping his veteran experience at Monadnock will help him finally break into Victory Lane.

Both Monadnock races in 2020 ended with sparks flying — with Craig Lutz slamming into the back of Hinckley going into the last corner and coming out on top in July — and Ronnie Williams slamming the back of Rameau coming to the line in August, but falling short. Sparks are sure to fly in the final laps of Saturday’s season opener.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to the track and kicking off our 2021 season at Monadnock,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “The talent that will be in the pit area for this event will make the price of admission alone worth it for fans to see a great race on the high-banks.”

The list of talent includes former series winners and champions, Monadnock Speedway regulars, and Tour-Type Modified standouts from across New England. NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece will attend, along with five-time and reigning Tri Track champion Matt Hirschman, who is no stranger to winning success. Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champions Justin Bonsignore and Ron Silk are also registered. Add Modified standouts Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson, Chase Dowling, Ronnie Williams, Chris Pasteryak, Anthony Nocella, and Monadnock and New Hampshire Modified regulars Ben Byrne, Matt Kimball and TJ Bleau, and you have a stout list of competitors. And that only scratches the surface.

The $6,000 winning prize is only the start of a lucrative purse for teams. Second will pay $3,250, while third will earn $2,600. The field will be set for 26 cars maximum to take the green flag, with a minimum of $1,000 going to all starters. On top of the regular purse, three contingency partners will supply additional funds to drivers. Green Construction, LLC has posted a $500 award for the driver who is the hard charger, advancing the most positions during the race, while Jerico Performance Products is posting a $300 award to the driver who posts the fastest single lap in the feature race.

Returning for the new season, the Pepsi Challenge will offer all heat race and consi race winners $300. The series will also offer a free 12-pack of Pepsi product soda, courtesy of Pepsi, to all teams attending the race at Monadnock. 

Practice runs from 2-3 p.m., with qualifying heat racing set to begin at 5 p.m. The Wonder Casino 100 will follow in the feature rotation along with other divisions. Monadnock’s own Young Guns, Classic Lites, Pure Stocks, NHSTRA Modifieds and Mini Stocks will be joined by the EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge and Tri Track.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $15 for those ages 11-18 and $5 for those 10 and under. Tickets will be available at the gate. A limited amount of camping spots are also available through the track. A test day will occur on Friday, April 30.

For more information on Monadnock Speedway, visit For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit and follow the series on social media.


  1. Just goes to show that the old school model works.

    Keep it simple. Have a purse, the cars will show up. The cars show up, the fans show up (under normal, non-pandemic conditions).

    My race schedule would be packed this year with TTOMS, NWMT, Thompson Outlaw and Stafford Open shows if not for the pandemic. 😷 We are dealing with a plethora of Modified racing options. That people aren’t wearing masks just ruins it for everyone else. Wearing a mask is the patriotic 🇺🇸 thing to do.


    No Matt hirschman mentions in the article????? Is he attending?

  3. This is gonna be a great event. Lots of big fish in a little pond.

  4. ted Baxter says

    Hey Dareal I thought it was the Trump pandelic? Hes gone now and you are still hiding in your basement? You have to be the biggest fraud ever to grace the internet. Glad all the tracks are sold out for the weekend everywhere while you continue to hide. Guess you havnt heard that you can now leave your house without a mask on haha.

    He’s on the entry list.

  6. Oh dear, ted, it is still the #TrumpPandemic, where have you been? Trump’s idiocy caused the worst pandemic in over 100 years. Only the biggest idiot can do that, and that would be Trump.

    All tracks are sold out? LOL!!!! 🤥 🤥 🤥 🤥 🤥

    If that were true, only due to the reduced capacity limits because of the #TrumpPandemic. Outdoor gatherings are still limited, masks required, etc.

    🤡 😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷

  7. Shawn, is there an updated entry list from this week? I went on the Tri-Track website today and looked at the driver roster but was wondering if guys like Jankowiak, Sapienza and Nocella made later entries.

  8. Sorry missed Nocella in the article.

  9. NH Modfan,
    This is the latest of what I’ve seen:

    0 — Devin O’Connell
    00 — Justin Bonsignore
    03 — Joel Monahan
    06 — Les Hinckley
    06 — Sam Rameau
    07 — Kyle James
    3 — Matt Swanson
    4 — TJ Bleau
    4 — Jeff Gallup
    5 — Tommy Barrett
    6 — Ryan Preece
    6 — Woody Pitkat
    6 — Ben Byrne
    7 — Kurt Vigeant
    8 — Cam McDermott
    9 — Chase Dowling
    11 — Ricky Knapp Jr.
    13 — Dylan Izzo
    16 — Ron Silk
    16 — Anthony Sesely
    18 — Max Zachem
    25 — Brian Robie
    25 — Ronnie Williams
    50 — Carl Medeiros Jr.
    50 — Matt Kimball
    50 — Joey Cipriano III
    60 — Matt Hirschman
    66 — Austin Kochenash
    75 — Chris Pasteryak
    76 — Kirk Alexander
    92 — Anthony Nocella
    93 — George Sherman
    99 — Richard Savary
    – Earl Paules
    – Glen Reen

  10. NH Modfan says

    Thanks Shawn for the update. Hopefully tonight goes well too!

  11. Just got my first vaccine shot. For those of you that are hesitant, it took 15 minutes and didn’t hurt at all. Go get vaccinated.

  12. Rob P.
    Good to hear. This past Wednesday marked 14 days for me from my first shot so apparently I’m 100 percent now.

  13. Rob p, Shawn, great news. I just had my 2nd shot a week ago. All is good. I’m not supposed to be considered fully “vaccinated” for two weeks after the last shot, so in a week I should be as good as it’s gonna get.

    But those microchips are awesome… I get HDTV now and free cable over the air too, where ever I go.

  14. 🌈🦄2020 says

    Wear your mask outside by yourself even if you’re vaccinated. Forever. It’s your patriotic duty for God’s sake! Poor Dafella still can’t go anywhere to watch a race.

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