Doug Coby, Matt Hirschman And Ron Silk Highlight Monaco Modified Tri-Track Roster At Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday

With just one week left to go before the annual $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday returns to Seekonk Speedway on June 29, the stars are lining up to compete for the big prize.

Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and three-time Open Wheel Wednesday winner Doug Coby, four-time event winner and current Monaco Modified Tri-Track points leader Matt Hirschman, and current Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ron Silk are just a few of the drivers planning to compete in the 100-lap event.

Over the 16-year history of the prestigious race, Hirschman and Coby have the most wins, combining to win nearly half of the races. Last year, Hirschman dominated the race, becoming the first driver to win it four times. Coby hasn’t won the race since 2016, but has been knocking on the door, and will look to tie Hirschman for the historic mark driving his own No. 10. Silk, who has been focusing on chasing his first Whelen Modified Tour championship with Haydt-Yannone Racing this year, will return to Seekonk behind the wheel for car owner Bob Horn. In 2019, Silk dominated the race with Horn and captured the $10,000 check.

Those three competitors may be among the favorites – but there are plenty of others on the list to watch heading into next Wednesday. So far in 2022, Hirschman won the Monaco Modified opener at Monadnock Speedway in April, and Chase Dowling followed it up by winning at Thunder Road Speedbowl on Memorial Day weekend. Dowling has been successful at Seekonk before – winning the Haunted Hundred last October, as the Connecticut, native has won three of the last five Tri-Track events, with Hirschman winning the other two.

Woody Pitkat has also entered Open Wheel Wednesday driving for Doug Dunleavy. The combination is coming off a victory at Stafford Motor Speedway in their Bud Light Open Modified 80 event on June 10, and heading to Seekonk, Pitkat should be near the front of the field. 

Additional previous Open Wheel Wednesday winners scheduled to be in the field include Richard Savary, driving for Stephen Kopcik, Ronnie Williams, driving for Gary Casella, Kirk Alexander, driving for Norm Perry, Tommy Barrett and Chris Pasteryak. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Kyle Bonsignore, local favorite Jake Johnson, Brian Robie, Sam Rameau, Matt Kimball, Matt Swanson, Dan Wesson, Les Hinckley and more are also expected to compete.

Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday is a three-division program, headlined by the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series. The 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and NEMA Lites will also join a full card of racing for the mid-week event. Tickets are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com., where fans can purchase them and skip the lines on race day. Pit passes are also available online in advance. All tickets will also be sold at the track.

For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media. For more information on the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, visit MonacoModifieds.com and follow the series on Facebook for the latest updates, including from the track on race day.

Comments

  1. Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 says

    Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6

    First Place………0 points
    Second Place….2 points
    Third Place……..3 points
    Fourth through the final finisher assigned points equal to their finishing position.
    “Mulligan”-Worst finish (aka highest score) dropped from scoring leaving your 5 best counting toward your final score.
    Any car that doesn’t show, has an equipment failure or otherwise doesn’t make the feature to be assigned a score equal to the number of feature starters plus one and can be dropped via the mulligan.
    Lowest point total wins.
    Tie breaker- All six picks scored.

    Entries

    1 Cory Plummer
    1 Dave Etheridge
    2 Frank Letoile Jr.
    5CT Chris Pasteryak
    6 Samuel Rameau
    06 Les Hinckley
    07 Kyle Bonsignore
    9 CT Chase Dowling
    10 Doug Coby
    11 Matt Kimball
    13 Dylan Izzo
    15 MA Jake Johnson
    20 Max Zachem
    21 Richard Savary
    24 Todd Patnode
    25 Ronnie Williams
    25 NH Brian Robie
    27 Derek Robbie
    50 Ron Silk
    50W Dan Wesson
    50M Carlos Medeiros
    55B Robert Bloxsom III
    60 Matt Hirschman
    76 Kirk Alexander
    88 Woody Pitkat
    89 Matthew Swanson

  2. Smooth Operator says

    The first years of this race were great with action packed heat races and stacked consolation races. At only $20 to get in, it was one of the best ticket values anywhere.
    16 years later it still pays $10k to win. I doubt the rest of the purse has changed little, if at all.
    However the cost of a ticket has only gone up a whopping 75%!!!

  3. Smooth Operator,
    And that $35 ticket price is pretty much on par with tickets across the board in Southern New England for most high quality Tour Type Modified events. Also, for comparison sake. Average ticket price for a Patriots Home Game: $90.89 in 2006; $131.45 in 2021. Average ticket price for an NHL game: $43.13 in 2006; $94 in 2021. Average ticket price for an NBA game: $46.99 in 2006; $94 in 2021.

  4. you are comparing professional sports where salaries increase every year by the millions – race purses do not.

  5. Fast Eddie says

    It’s still $10k, a good purse and tritrack does more than 1 along with a few $6k races. Overall the biggest payouts for modifieds per season, some of the best racing to go with it!

  6. 60 25nh 50 25 6 07

  7. Fast Eddie says

    50, 60, 88, 10, 21, 5ct

  8. Ok my picks.
    50-60-9ct-50-25-88

  9. 🍸🍸🍸 Liz Cherokee 🍸🍸🍸 says

    50, 60, 10, 9ct, 15, 06 (I’ll celebrate with a Silk Stocking Cocktail 🍸 or three 🍸🍸🍸)

  10. Viva race fan says

    60. 10 ,50 ,88 ,6 ,9 ct

  11. Getserious says

    9, 60, 50Silk, 10, 15, 76

    Someone missed the original poster’s point. Ticket prices, the incoming cash has gone up by thousands of dollars. But the purse has not gone up. I think it’s a very valid observation.

  12. Only 25 cars… unlike years ago.

  13. Steve,
    Where’s the 25-car entry list you’re referring to?

  14. 1st post???

  15. Steve,
    Ok, I wasn’t aware a choose list in the comments section for a pick contest was now the official entry list for an event. Guess you learn something new every day.

  16. Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 BOOK KEEPER says

    Look I really hate to be seeing controversy focused on the entry list I provided since I’m just trying to get a credible list to the players in the Pick 6 ASAP. I got this from the MMTTS site. It’s on the roster page where the teams are shown signing up for specific events. I’m fairly certain that it’s a credible list for the most part and while there may be adds and drops it’s good enough to make picks from.
    For the record………
    FORUM PICK 6 ENTRY LISTS ARE NOT OFFICIAL IN ANY RESPECT AND NEVER HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED AS SUCH!!!!!!!!

  17. Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 Selection Update says

    Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 Selection Update

    AIJ…..60 25nh 50 25 6 07
    Eddy…50, 60, 88, 10, 21, 5ct
    Ken L..50-60-9ct-50-25-88
    Liz C..50, 60, 10, 9ct, 15, 06
    Viva…60. 10 ,50 ,88 ,6 ,9 ct
    Gets..9, 60, 50Silk, 10, 15, 76
    Doug..9ct-60-25-25nh-15-88

  18. Book Keeper,
    No issues at all.

  19. Fast Eddie says

    Ken L, trying to help, which other 50 do you have, W or M?

  20. Suitcase Jake says

    SEEKONK OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY >>>>> MODIFIED PICK”EM……..
    HAVE FUN = BE HAPPY……
    1. Big Money Matt H #60
    2. 25 Williams
    3. 9CT Dowling
    4. 10 Coby
    5. 50 Silk
    6. 15 Jake Johnson
    I may have to revise my pick later .. Old Blue has never missed this show in their BACKYARD …. So i wonder who will be in that seat ……????????????????????

  21. wmass01013 says

    https://monacomodifieds.com/entry-list/

    PICKS
    10 9 60 88 50(SILK) 06

  22. Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 Update says

    Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 Update

    AIJ…..60 25nh 50 25 6 07
    Eddy…50, 60, 88, 10, 21, 5ct
    Ken L..50-60-9ct-50-25-88
    Liz C..50, 60, 10, 9ct, 15, 06
    Viva…60. 10 ,50 ,88 ,6 ,9 ct
    Gets..9, 60, 50Silk, 10, 15, 76
    Doug..9ct-60-25-25nh-15-88
    Jake…60-25-9ct-10-50s-15
    wmass..10 9 60 88 50s 06

    Latest Entries
    3 Matt Galko
    28 Paul Charette
    92 Anthony Nocella

    As far as I’m concerned change your lineup at any time for any reason up to the race. Please just say “revised” and I’ll switch it out.

  23. 9CT, 60, 10, 50, 25, 88

  24. Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 (Important update) says

    Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday Forum Pick 6 Update

    Entry list updated yesterday

    1 Dave Etheridge
    2 Frank Letoile Jr.
    3 Austin Beers
    04 Joey Jarvis
    4NH Tommy Barrett
    5 (or 75) Chris Pasteryak
    06 Les Hinckley
    06MA Samuel Rameau
    07 Kyle Bonsignore
    9CT Chase Dowling
    10 Doug Coby
    13 Dylan Izzo
    15MA Jake Johnson
    20 Max Zachem
    21 Richard Savary
    24 Todd Patnode
    25 Ronnie Williams
    25NH Brian Robie
    27 Derek Robbie
    28 Paul Charette
    50 Dan Wesson
    50K Matt Kimball
    50M Carlos Medeiros Jr.
    55 Ryan Doucette
    60 Matt Hirschman
    66 Auston Kochenash
    76 Kirk Alexander
    82 Rob Murphy
    85 Ron Silk
    88 Woody Pitkat
    89 Matthew Swanson
    92 Anthony Nocella

    Participant Picks

    AIJ…..60 25nh 50 25 6 07
    Eddy…50, 60, 88, 10, 21, 5ct
    Ken L..50-60-9ct-50-25-88
    Liz C..50, 60, 10, 9ct, 15, 06
    Viva…60. 10 ,50 ,88 ,6 ,9 ct
    Gets..9, 60, 50Silk, 10, 15, 76
    Doug..9ct-60-25-25nh-15-88
    Jake…60-25-9ct-10-50s-15
    wmass..10 9 60 88 50s 06
    Earl…9CT, 60, 10, 50, 25, 88

    Please note the latest entry list updated yesterday.
    Biggest change is Silk from the 50 to 85. (Kevin Stuart Motorsports ?????)
    In scoring I will score Silk the driver, not the number so all 50S scored as the 85.
    If you want to change your line up please do. Show list and simply say “revised”

  25. Forum Pick 6,
    The 85 is still a Bob Horn Racing entry.

  26. Fast Eddie says

    Revised Pick 6: 85, 60, 88, 10, 21, 5ct
    Wow, that’s what I get for assuming, thought Silk would be in #50.

  27. Revised,

    9CT, 60, 10, 85, 25, 88 or Dowling, Hirschman, Coby, Silk, Williams, Pitkat if that makes it easier. Thanks for the revised 411.

  28. Fast Eddie says

    Revision to the revision… 85, 60, 92, 88, 10, 21.

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