Star Studded Lineup Coming Out For Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Return To Speedbowl

Ryan Preece is one of many of the top names in Modified races on the entry list for the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series event on Aug. 6 at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

When the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series heads to New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the first time since 2016, many of the top stars in Modified racing are planning to compete for the big prize. 

On Saturday, August 6, teams will head to the Shoreline oval for the Belltown Motors/Fowler’s Auto Wrecking 100 presented by CBYD 811. With a large field expected and a strong purse to cover the entire field, it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest races in the history of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, and race fans are going to be there to support one of the biggest races at the Speedbowl in recent memory.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Ryan Preece, seven-time Waterford SK Modified champion Keith Rocco, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ron Silk and former Whelen Modified Tour champion Todd Szegedy are just part of the early list of invaders.

Preece, who has a Camping World Truck Series win with David Gilliland Racing this season, will continue his return to the grassroots Modified division to compete in the special event. Rocco, who spends most of his time competing in the SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway these days, is a proven Waterford winner and champion, and will be in contention to win the 100-lap race. Silk will take a break from his Whelen Modified Tour championship effort to compete with Bob Horn in the Waterford event, driving the No. 85.

Mike Christopher Jr., a former Legends Cars winner at the Speedbowl, is also entering to compete in the race for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Driving the famed No. 7NY, Christopher will look to add yet another win to what has been a dominant season for the Baldwin Racing team, including victories on the Whelen Modified Tour and various Open Modified events in the region.

Add young gun Andrew Molleur, who has a Waterford SK Modified Victory Lane appearance in his history, driving for the famed Boehler Racing family in the No. 3. As another driver who cut his teeth and grew up at Waterford, Molleur will look for what would be the biggest win of his career in the 100-lap event. Timmy Solomito will enter the race driving for his family in the No. 66, while defending Waterford Speedbowl and Stafford Motor Speedway SK Modified champion Todd Owen will also compete in his own No. 81. 

Driving for John Hummel, historic Modified personality Ed Flemke Jr., has entered, along with Craig Lutz, who will help car owner Jimmy Paige bring out the No. 00 machine for the first time in over nine months for race action. 

Additional names entered for the race include those invested in the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series championship battle, as the train continues at Waterford with just three races to go in the 2022 season. Matt Hirschman leads Chase Dowling by just five points, with Ronnie Williams 15 out in third. 

Coming off his first career Tour-Type Modified win in the SBM Classic at Star Speedway last time, Jake Johnson heads to Waterford fourth in the championship standings, 21 points from the lead. Additional Tri-Track regulars to watch include Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat, Sam Rameau, Kirk Alexander, Chris Pasteryak, Les Hinckley and others. Pitkat won a Tri-Track Series event at the Speedbowl in October 2015 and will look to follow-up his second-place finish at Star with car owner Doug Dunleavy.

A full schedule for race day will be released when available. A full entry list for the race will be posted to next week.

Tickets will be available at the track on race day. Grandstand passes are $30 for adults, while youth will enter for $15, aged 6-12. Kids five and under are free. All pit passes are $50 for adults and those 5 and under will be free.

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  1. Sharpie Fan says

    Thanks for the info Shawn!

  2. David Fisher says

    Preece to Waterford, then North Wilkesboro Monday and Tuesday. Awesome.

  3. Any open port in a storm.

    Way less modified racing going on at Thompson, leaving the 🚽 as the alternative.

  4. Jussayin says

    Great to see the entry list stacking up. Some so called.. Fans… hate on the Bowl for the way it’s managed but it’s still is great racing. Hell no one wants to pay the ridiculous concession prices anyway! So all you Mod fans can bring your coolers and and enjoy the show!!!

  5. Critical Thinker says

    Fans hate on the bowl for the way it’s been managed because it’s been managed horribly since the day current owner took the place. Hoping for the best for Foster, maybe he’ll finally be the one to fix things. He’s got a long road to go. But how many times can you hire people to run a race track who have no experience running a race track? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  6. Critical Thinker, just how big is that pool of talent that have successful experience running a race track. Go ahead… prepare that list.

    Foster is a proxy for the owner that can’t show up at his own track for all those nefarious reasons he admitted to and we have read about. Foster can only do what he is told to do by the owner. It’s all about the budget, and the owner controls the purse strings. Please realize this and stop expecting the 🚽 to turn into some wonderful, palatial facility in a couple days, it’s never going to happen.

  7. Hillary 2024 says

    Thanks New London Waterford speedbowl for keeping the port open. This is going to be one of the best events of the year for modifieds. Again Dafella is mortified, devastated and will need to self medicate to get any sleep for the foreseeable future.

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