Tri-Track Open Modified Series Announces Seven Event Schedule For 2022 Season


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



Return To Staple Tracks, Headline of Major Events To Showcase New Campaign

Tri Track Open Modified Series officials confirmed on Tuesday a seven-race schedule for the 2022 season. The series will visit six different tracks in four states spreading from April through the end of October, with the champion coronation set to return to Seekonk Speedway on October 22. 

The series will continue to showcase the top Modified talent in the Northeast region with some of the most lucrative purses and intense side-by-side racing at some of the area’s best short tracks.

“Our seven-race schedule is a strong one for modified racers and fans,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “We’re looking forward to returning to places like Monadnock, Star and Seekonk — where we have been running for years. All of those tracks are committed to Tri Track and we look forward to heading there.”

“Headlining events at Thunder Road and Stafford as part of their marquee weekends is an honor for our series. Returning to Waterford, we couldn’t be happier to showcase Tour-Type Modified racing for those dedicated fans. It should be another great year of racing for the Tri Track Open Modified Series.”

The 2022 season kicks-off in a big way in New Hampshire.

The Tri Track Modifieds will invade Monadnock Speedway to showcase the series in front of the New Hampshire race fans as part of Monadnock’s big opening weekend on Saturday, April 30, 2022. In 2021, two events on Monadnock’s high-banks were won by Sam Rameau and Chase Dowling. 

A month later, Tri Track will be part of the 59th annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 29. The Granite Capital 100 will be the first time that Tour-Type Modifieds have competed at Thunder Road since 2010, and the inaugural stop there for Tri Track.

Seekonk Speedway’s historic Open Wheel Wednesday returns to the calendar on Wednesday, June 29, with the $10,000 to win special set to return in Massachusetts. Tri Track will also conclude the season at Seekonk with the annual Haunted Hundred event on October 22.

Tri Track’s three other events will bring the drivers to three well-recognized tracks in the area for major events. Star Speedway is set to host the 11th annual SBM Classic on July 23, as Matt Hirschman will look to repeat and add another win to his resume at the Epping, New Hampshire, oval. Star’s 2021 Tri Track SBM special showcased a total winning purse for Hirschman of over $17,000.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl will host the series for the first time in six years on Saturday, August 6. The Shoreline oval located in Waterford, Connecticut, operates with some of the top racing in the area. Tri Track will also return to Stafford Motor Speedway for the second time in history, headlining the NAPA Fall Final on Saturday, September 24. In 2019, the series ran the inaugural Call Before You Dig Modified Classic 81 at Stafford, won by Chase Dowling. The series will be joined by Stafford’s historic SK Modified division and other classes.

The series will release more information about each specific event closer to the dates. Stay tuned to social media for the latest offseason news. Fans can also follow TriTrackModifieds.com, where you can purchase Tri Track apparel, check out the latest news, and more. 

Tri Track Open Modified Series 2022 Schedule

April 30 — Monadnock Speedway — Winchester, New Hampshire

May 29 — Thunder Road Speedbowl — Barre, Vermont

June 29 — Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts

July 23 — Star Speedway, Epping, New Hampshire

August 6 — New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, Connecticut

September 24 — Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, Connecticut

October 22 — Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts

Comments

  1. Just Me - The Original says

    Little confused.. Th article says Tri Track will also conclude the season at Seekonk with the annual Haunted Hundred event on October 22, but the schedule at the end says October 23 — Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts (Is it a two day event?

  2. Just Me,
    Looks like a typo in the press release. Event date is Oct. 22.

  3. Good Schedule, I was really hoping for 8 – 10 Races…… but 7 is better than 6 …. They had an Opportunity to Expand to Other Tracks which is Great for the Series…. I still would like to see a 10
    race schedule, but to adding Stafford is Awesome… I really enjoyed the last Stafford Show with Tri-Track
    and figured the way the crowd and Cars showed up… it would happen again… Quality over Quantity is
    a good way to establish the Tri-Track Brand… Establish Dates and stick with them and every one gets
    used to the months and eventually the weeks & you know when the shows are coming …..

  4. Just Me - The Original says

    Thanks Shawn

  5. Stuart A Fearn says

    just sitting here and wondering the obvious… when are they going to change the name from the “Tri-Track Open Modified Series” to the “Tri-Track TOUR” ???
    Doesn’t the word TOUR have a nice ring to it? People love the word TOUR
    Just wondering

  6. Excellent job TTOMS on a great schedule!

  7. Stuart,
    I know this topic is brought up every time the series puts more than three tracks on a schedule. I stand by my take on the subject in December 2019 – Numbers Game: No Need For Name Change For Tri-Track Open Modified Series

  8. Nice to see Waterford and Stafford on the schedule. Tri track is starting to make a move into modified country. While I prefer Tri track on the smaller bullrings a race on a half mile doesnt change the identity of the series. Overall a great schedule.

    Is Aug 6 right around the traditional Wings and Wheels date at Waterford. I wonder if they are bringing that show back. It was always a fan favorite. We still have to find out what that Whelen Nascar tour TBA event scheduled for the same date. That is looking like the only direct conflict. You also have Whelen at Jtown onf May 28th and Tri Track at TRoad on 29th. Other than those two, it looks like relatively conflict free. WHo knows if Nascar ends up changing the date around they indicated it may move to Friday.

  9. Coca leaves are probably not part of the recipe these days for Coca Cola but the name remains.
    Tri Track and it’s logo at this point are instantaneously identifiable to local fans.
    Stirring the pot can be fun but perhaps not in this case.

  10. Now if only the Speedbowl could I dunno maybe fix (or take down lol) the smaller grandstands at each end of the frontstretch, up their game in the food department (at least bring in more food trucks if that’s the way they’re going to go now) and get their act together and start selling beer it might be worth considering going back there again. I guess. Captain Creepy isn’t selling it to another racetrack operator anytime soon unfortunately.

  11. ACT equals American Canadian Tour.. I don’t think they have had a race in Canada for a few years now. Not because the series or fans didn’t want them but because you couldn’t cross the border. The name remains the same. I agree with Doug changing the name doesn’t make sense when you build up a brand loyalty with fans and competitors.

  12. Stuart A Fearn says

    Hey it’s the silly season – can’t we have fun stirring the pot some?
    Shawn – I’m fine with the TRi track part even if they have 20 tracks. To me they are coming hard and they are the “new” tour in town if you will.
    Doug & CSG – just having fun, a bit tongue in cheek with the name change. It’s ok, sometimes I can be on the wrong side, no worries 😉

  13. 🌈🦄2020 says

    I think Dafella would agree. It’s great to see tri track back at the speedbowl. They put on some good shows in the post.

  14. We love silly season don’t we? But not so silly are the problems they’re having at GM with the 602 crate engines after production was moved to the US. Steel to forged cranks was a good move but not getting the tolerances nor the oil holes properly drilled out has resulted in engine failures and a production shut down. GM says they’re on it but what does it mean for those planning and ordering engines now for the 2022 campaign?
    A tire shortage that was navigated fairly well under the circumstances and now this.
    I’ve always admired how crate engines in many ways have saved racing in the more affordable divisions. The strength being affordable reliability with the emphasis on reliability. Now reports of elevated resistance, the need to use thinner oils and production trash in the new engines is a perfect storm for a component that formerly had been considered one of the less dramatic boxes to check.
    My question is what affect if any this will have on racing for 2022?

  15. Stuart A Fearn says

    Doug,
    the responsible people are working on that as we speak. I spoke to the approved engine builder for Stafford 602’s, Don Wood at RAD yesterday about this and a couple other subjects. There is definitely a shortage even worse then before these problems came to light. Price has gone up as well. Street Stock at SMS requires stock GM no rebuild, that is the most effected class. LLM can be refreshed to GM specs by RAD so I’m fine.
    SMS is working on the situation right now. They are ahead of the problem. The good news is these motors LAST quite a while. Two or three years on a build is quite common. Power might be down slightly but change valve springs and regular maintenance and you will have a good reliable piece.

  16. Thank you Mr. Fearn for that information as well as the off season goings on at Stafford.
    For we Stafford fans the Tri Track race next fall couldn’t be much more anticipated. No it won’t be like 2020. That was a special pandemic, bottled up demand event unlikely to be repeated. However it could be something really terrific on the TTOMS schedule.
    One thing not getting much attention is the Street Stock open race. That is as new and exciting as the Tri Track race is in many ways. Open Street Stocks have a very strong following and if the money and tire rules are right has the potential to being one heck of a race addition. All the Thompson Limited Sportsman teams could make the race as well as the Speedbowl teams plus all the teams that focus on open races. Could harken back to the golden age of Street Stocks when 35 plus cars routinely showed up on a Friday night with consi’s mandatory every weak for some to make the feature.
    I hope I’m not the only one putting a pin in that particular event next year.

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