I’m from New England. I like modifieds.
Sometimes I think I like them more than NASCAR does. I mean, every time they race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Is there any other kind of speedway?), they put on the best show of the weekend. They do that at most tracks where they race.
And NASCAR still treats them like its illegitimate cousin.
That’s why I’m pumped for the NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series season.
Fifty-three drivers have officially pre-entered this series for the 2016 season, including some real names in mods, like NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour defending champion Doug Coby, and other top Whelen Tour drivers Timmy Solomito and Justin Bonsignore, Also on board is defending Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and Whelen Tour front-runner Woody Pitkat.
Tthe list of entered drivers includes defending series champion Matt Hirschman, weekly series favorites like Todd Annarummo, Roger Coss and Branden Dion, and defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified champion Andy Seuss.
In short, some of the biggest names in modified racing from its two big series will participate, starting with a non-points event at New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway June 11. The official points-chase starts at Seekonk Speedway on June 30 with a 100 lap, $10,000-to-win feature as part of the 11th annual “Open Wheel Wednesday,” in combination with the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites. After a month off, the Tri Track Series makes a stop at Star Speedway with another $10,000-to-win feature July 30.
A special $10,000-to-win event on Thursday, Aug. 25 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl and a season-ending feature at New London-Waterford as part of the “Bemer’s Big Show,” October 22 complete the schedule.
Wow. Some of my favorite cars racing on some of my favorite tracks. Cool..
For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, check out www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com.
Good stuff I’m looking forward to seeing.