Thunder Road To Return To Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Schedule For 2024 Season

The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series staging before Sunday’s Granite City 100 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series kicked off its 2023 season Sunday at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. 

But it’s never too early for any series to get a start on planning the next year’s schedule. And the first piece of the puzzle is in place for the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series for 2024. 

Thunder Road co-owner Cris Michaud confirmed Tuesday that the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series will return to Thunder Road in 2024. 

“We’re real happy with Tri-Track and the drivers and the officials and everything that surrounds that series,” Michaud told RaceDayCT. “They’re easy to work with. We appreciate them and I think their drivers seem to appreciate Thunder Road and coming there. I think it’s a no-brainer to do it again.” 

The series will once again be a part of the track’s Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic weekend and will run on Sunday May 26, 2024. 

The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series ran its first event at Thunder Road in 2022 with Chase Dowling scoring the victory. Ronnie Williams won the second series event at the track on Sunday. 

The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series could also be looking at expanding their relationship with Michaud, who also co-owns White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H. Michaud said there are talks to bring the Tri-Track to White Mountain for the first time in 2024. 

“I’m definitely up for it,” Michaud said. “And I think they are. Right now I think it’s just about trying to make the logistics with their small schedule.” 

The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series returns to action on Wednesday June 28 at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway.


  1. White mountain would be fun.

    Interesting to see Tri track being a tad more open to traveling, and going to tracks that don’t really have local guys to pick from. I would be surprised if the car count is substantially different from what they get at thunder road. Even more so if it’s an awkward schedule spot.

    NOT saying there is anything wrong with that. But the series (and the fan base) has definitely hung its cap on having big car counts. Going to places where they have lighter fields, but maybe a less saturated market, is an interesting pivot.

  2. Fast Eddie says

    The two WMT races I saw there were really good, it’s a fast 1/4 mile. I think a TTOMS would be great!

  3. I don’t know man this scheduling strategy change is something to behold is it not? Only two years ago it was just three tracks with two thirds of the events in New Hampshire. Mostly they did not turn out big energized crowds. We didn’t know it at the time but big changes were afoot.
    Last year Monadnock, Star and even Seekonk with ho hum attendances. Thunder Road, the Speedbowl and Stafford delivering the best vibes so the die was cast.
    Much is made of NWMT vs MMTTS. I don’t get why anyone has to pick they’re both good in their unique ways but one thing seems clear they’re both series but “open” to the idea of chasing good crowds. The NWMT happy to open up in Florida in front of a big audience and back to Lancaster where they really got a good reception a couple years ago.
    Are the tour mods the draw at Thunder Road I’m not so sure. That’s a big show with their fav the full bodied late models. Who cares the track is pristine and the atmosphere enthusiastic. Another long haul for White Mountain next year apparently chasing an audience will that be a big show as well?
    No shows in Connecticut two years ago, half the schedule in Connecticut in 2023. Why, it’s obvious. Connecticut does modifieds. The beloved Haunted Hundred pulled from Seekonk has to hurt some but they do full bodied cars. Waterford is like a parched person stranded in the desert with no water. Thirsty for big events. thirsty to be relevant again in tour mods and thirsty to be distracted from the vultures continually flying over the track celebrating any failures. So when they’re given a drink of tour mods it’s almost guaranteed they’ll be all in, guzzling the whole thing down.
    Stafford not thirsty at all really they’re just good. Part of the Fall Final a natural, big numbers almost guaranteed making the Nutmeg State the new epicenter of the MMTTS.
    Star the sole survivor from two years again. Probably on thin ice as well since their audiences not particularly energized by tour mods based on the previous two years.
    So is the MMTTS this rousing success, beloved by fans producing outstanding fields of cars and generating energy wherever they go. I’m not seeing it at all. What I do see is a good management, making the changes necessary to be successful. Reducing the schedule to eliminate dead wood probably hard but necessary. Going to places where ever they are and whatever sized track to chase potential enthusiastic audiences is calling the audibles every successful organization has to do to be successful.

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