MODS OPEN SEASON SATURDAY AT MONADNOCK
Ron Bouchard 100 Up First For Tri-Track Series in 2016
Northeast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS)
is ready to get rolling with the 2016 season on the
track, and it will happen this Saturday night, June
11, at Monadnock Speedway.
The 100 lap feature event, paying $5,000 to the
winner, will be in honor of the late, great Ron
The 67-year-old who was lost in Dec. of 2015, is a
former winner at Talladega in the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series, as well as a standout in the modified ranks
across New England for many decades.
Saturday, just before the qualifying begins, a
special presentation will take place in Bouchard's
honor on the frontstretch.
All drivers that will attempt to qualify for the
Tri-Track 100 will be asked to come trackside in
their firesuits to honor the veteran.
The 1/4 mile high-banked oval in Winchester, New
Hampshire held a feature race for the Tri-Track
Series in June of 2015. It was won by defending
champion Matt Hirschman, who leads the list of
drivers expected to challenge for the checkers this
As of Wednesday morning, more than 35 drivers have
pre-ordered tires for Saturday’s race.
Other drivers expected to challenge Saturday include
former Tri-Track winner Tommy Barrett, who will make
his first modified start of the 2016 season. Former
series winners Chris Pasteryak, Richard Savary, Ron
Silk and former champion Jon McKennedy are also on
the updated list.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Justin
Bonsignore will unload behind the wheel of the No.
21 for Art Barry and defending Valenti Modified
Racing Series champion Woody Pitkat is expected in
the Stebbins Racing No. 52.
"Monadnock Speedway is a great race track to see the
modifieds in action," series co-promoter James
Schaefer said. "With near 40 cars expected to pack
the pit area, it should be an exciting night of
action filled racing."
The tentative event schedule calls for the pit gates
to open for teams at 10 a.m. The thunder of the
modifieds hits the track at 2 p.m. for the first of
two practice sessions -- it will last 30 minutes.
The second session will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15
p.m. Qualifying action on Saturday begins at 5 p.m.
with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions
of Monadnock, followed by the 12 lap heats for the
Admission to the paddock area is $40.00 and
admission for adults to the front gate is $25.00.
For additional information on the raceday procedures
and schedule, teams and fans can visit
www.monadnockspeedway.com, or see the full event
schedule by clicking here.
This will be the first of five races for the 2016
season. Next up, Seekonk Speedway holds the annual
"Open Wheel Wednesday" on June 29, paying $10,000 to
the winner. Star Speedway will host the series on
July 30 & New London-Waterford Speedbowl will hold
two races (Aug. 25 & Oct. 23);
For information on the Tri Track Series, visit us on
the web at
or contact Dick Williams or James Schaefer.
QUICK FACTS: Ron Bouchard Tribute 100 at
1 1/4 mile, high-banked oval in Winchester, N.H.
2 Runs weekly as part of NASCAR Whelen All-American
1 100 lap feature event
2 Blind draw for heat race lineups
3 12 lap heat races (how many heats will be decided
1 Pit gates open for modified teams at 10 a.m.
2 TTOMS practice from 2-2:45 & 3:45-4:15
3 TTOMS heat races approx 6 p.m.
4 Ron Bouchard Tribute 100 approx 9 p.m.
Kyle Souza / Tri-Track Open Modified Series
June 8, 2016