LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — official series release by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo —
With the second annual season of competition quickly approaching — the Tri Track Open Modified Series has officially been renamed and revamped.
The 2015 series will officially be titled the Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series, with Northeast Race Cars and Parts, based in Pascoag, R.I., signing on as the title sponsor of the quickly-growing modified tour on Wednesday.
Northeast Race Cars and Parts and the staff have more than fifty years of combined knowledge in the racing industry, especially in the New England region. They provide parts for modified teams across the northeast — including competitors on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Northeast Race Cars and Parts logo
“We have been involved with the modifieds all of our lives and we are proud to be the series’ title sponsor,” Brad Lafontaine from Northeast Race Cars and Parts said. “The main thing is the modifieds have been our backbone at Northeast Race Cars and Parts for a long time and we are excited to be a part of such an exciting series. The tracks should benefit from this and so should the fans.”
The series will be in competition at Lee USA Speedway on May 17 to kick-off the 2015 campaign with the Bullring Bash 100. Additionally, races will be held at Monadnock Speedway on June 13, Seekonk Speedway on July 1 and New London-Waterford Speedbowl on September 13.
For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit their website at www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com or contact series PR director Kyle Souza at 508-642-2033.
Contact: Mark J Hann For Immediate Release
Phone: (860) 979-0060
Seals-it Announces Support for Tri Track Open Modified Series
Ellington, CT: Seals-it, a leader in racing products and the rubber seal industry for over 25 years, recently announced that they have put together a sponsorship program for the Tri Track Open Modified Series.
Mark J. Hann, Director of Business Development for Seals-it stated that “our company has been involved with racing at all levels for over 25 years and we feel it is important to support racing and the racers who compete in the Tri Track Open Modified Series. James Schaefer has put together a great program and we want to support his efforts”.
Seals-it will be giving each race winner and the overall series champion an extra bonus award in the way of product that the teams need to keep their race cars running in winning form.
Hann went on to note that “our products are used by 100% of all NASCAR teams at the sports top level but it is the grassroots level such as modified racing that could benefit greatly by using the products we manufacture”.
Long Island NY. –The impressive list of bonus award sponsors and fan lap sponsors just grew again. This time with an award from the Coil-Over Commander Company in Westbrook Maine. They have come on board with an award for those teams that support the first 3 races of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.
The way this award works is any driver that runs the first three races at Lee USA Speedway May 17th , Monadnock Speedway June 13th and Seekonk Speedway July 1st will be eligible for a $2,470.00 value Coil-over Commander Tool picked randomly during the Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday race.
Coil-Over Commander owner Tony Ricci wanted to do his share to support the series so he came up with this award. Tony has already entered the Tri-Track Open Modified Series races with his own #4 modified. Tony also works on PASS race cars, races part time on the PASS and VMRS tours in addition to running the Tri-Track Open Modified Series,
Tony as with 45 other drivers have paid their $450.00 to eligible for the point fund and the extra money to be paid at the end of the season.
When asked what his Coil-Over Commander Tool does, Tony explained that it is tool that is common at Late Model races in New England but the modified community has not yet discovered it. Tony says it’s a time saver for any race car that runs coil over shocks. It allows you to change and set up springs on shocks without ever setting the car on the ground or on scales.
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo –
In an exclusive to Race Chaser Online, the Tri Track Open Modified Series has released their updated entry list for the four race series this upcoming season.
Races will be held at Lee USA Speedway on May 17, Monadnock Speedway on June 13, Seekonk Speedway on July 1 and New London-Waterford Speedbowl on September 13.
The series now has 43 confirmed entries for their upcoming group of races and the list is packed with both upcoming and veteran modified stars.
Defending Tri Track Open Modified Series champion Jon McKennedy has entered, as has 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby. Additional headline names include “Money” Matt Hirschman, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stars Woody Pitkat and Tommy Barrett, and defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss and former Rookie of the Year Spencer Davis.
The series is expected to announce additional entries as they become available.
For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com.
Updated Tri Track Open Modified Series Entry List as of March 4:
For the full entry list of the Tri Track Open Modified Series please visit:
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – Exclusive Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza- Seekonk Speedway Photo–
In an exclusive announcement to Race Chaser Online, Tri Track Open Modified Series promoter James Schaefer announced that the series will be changing up the lap money procedure for the newly added event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Sunday September 13.
“Instead of selling 100 laps at $50 a piece, the Tri Track Open Modified Series is hoping to develop a “Circle of Friends” for the first ever Tri Track race at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl,” Schaefer said.
Since the other three races have a B-main feature that will have a total purse of $5,000, Schaefer said the series goal is to have the same for the new event– except with a new and improved twist.
“The goal is the same – to raise at least $5000 to be put toward the B feature, but this time going after businesses and friends who wish to put up a little something extra for a race track that is a little something special too,” Schaefer said.
“It looks like that half the B-Feature purse will be put up by the track and the other half by our Circle of Friends. It will be $10,000 instead of the $5,000 prize.”
Schaefer went on to explain that there will be different levels that can be purchased for the event. “Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels are at $250, $ 500, and $1000. We plan to include these sponsors for some on track exposure prior to / immediately after the B feature,” Schaefer mentioned.
If any fans simple can not provide that type of cash towards the event, Schaefer provided another alternative for fans or businesses looking to get involved in sponsoring the event.
Drivers in New England are gearing up for what will be a racer’s dream– a chance to compete in New England modified action for a purse larger then anyone could have imagined for a second straight season.
The Tri Track Open Modified Series is a three-race series that will visit Lee USA Speedway on May 17, Monadnock Speedway on June 13 and Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday July 1.
As the series did in 2014, multiple different special awards have been put in place to spice things up even more.
The following awards have been put in place for 2015:
-$2000 per race ($20 per lap) – Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Lap Leader Bonus
-$100 per race ( to leader of lap 90 – Crown Award
-$100 ( to hard charger) – Diamond & Crown Award
-$100 – Go Naked Soap Co. “Clean Move of the Night Award” from Jen D’Allesandro (Monadnock and Seekonk)
-Red Roof Inn Longest Tow at Lee – $1000 to be split among 3 teams that tow the longest
-If 2,000 paying adults show up at Lee, Tri Track will automactically increase the point fund from 20 spots to 30 spots ( probably up to how many pre entered, 35, 36, etc) so that most pre-entered teams will bascially get back most of their entry money.
The roster for the series is quickly taking a turn towards having more cars than 2014 had.
Drivers who have not registered with the series are reminded that they must by March 1, in order to be entered into the $10,000 point fund. Below is the updated current entry list:
Updated entry list for the Tri Track Series as of February 25th:
-Norm Perry’s ride (Driver TBA)
Any fans interested in purchasing a t-shirt or a lap for the series, are encouraged to email James Schaefer at Js8x@aol.com. The T-shirt orders must also be in by Sunday, March 1. Regular t-shirts are $20 for anything XL or lower and $22 for 2XL or above. The series is also selling long-sleeve shirts for $25 and $27.
For more information on the series including entry forms and off-season updates, visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com
With constant Winter Storm Warnings falling over New England the last few weeks, fans are wondering when the warm weather will prevail and cars will hit the track.
However, the behind the scenes work of the Tri Track Open Modified Series has been rolling along and drivers are starting to jump on board.
Over the past few weeks, three official entries have been filed for the 2015 series. Stan Mertz filed an entry for his No. 6 with Dennis Perry behind the wheel, Dave Sapienza will drive his own No. 36 ride out of Long Island and owner Norm Perry has filed paperwork with a driver to be announced.
Drivers and teams that wish to compete for the point fund in 2015, must have their entries filed to James Schaefer by Sunday, March 1. Schaefer and the Tri Track Series officials are urging teams to file their entries as soon as possible. Schaefer can be contacted on Facebook, or via email at email@example.com.
In addition, the official 2015 Tri Track Series t-shirts are now available for purchase as well.
Schaefer, better known in New England as the Long Island Mod Maniac, is selling them in all sizes. This year, the T-shirts are gray with a modified plastered on them carrying the No. 15 — representing the 2015 season.
The prices for the t-shirts are $20 for a anything under a 2XL. Any orders that come in for T-shirts 2XL or larger will be $22. The series is also providing long sleeve t-shirts for $25 and $27 for anything 2XL or over.
“My goal is to have at least 200 t-shirts ordered by March 1. Right now, we have about 110 on the order sheet,” Schaefer told Race Chaser Online.
Schaefer also added that Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists leader Samuel Kramer has become a huge part of the sale.
“Samuel gave me money to order the first 300 shirts. Any money we make from them will be going towards the point fund,” Schaefer said.
“James has got great passion for modified racing,” Kramer added. “What I like about what James and The Racing Guys are doing is that they are giving the best modified drivers in the New England region a place to compete for a good purse. I saw this as a good opportunity to get my franchises name Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists out in front of thousands of people from New England, New York and Pennsylvania.”
In addition, Schaefer has also reached out to the fans of New England modified racing with another fan challenge.
“If we can sell 500 t-shirts I will automatically add $1,500 to the point fund,” Schaefer said.
The first fan challenge put up already by Schaefer is that if 3,000 people show up to the Lee and Monadnock events, respectively, he will add $5,000 to the winner’s share of the original purse.
For more information on the series including the 2015 official rules, fans and teams should visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com.