DOUG DUNLEAVY PARTNER FOR SEEKONK
OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY EFFORT
the NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open
Modified Series hits the track at Seekonk Speedway
next Wednesday night for the annual Open Wheel
Wednesday, Jeff Rocco will have a familiar sponsor
on the side of his ride.
On Wednesday, Doug Dunleavy confirmed to the Tri
Track Series that his company, Dunleavy Truck and
Trailer Repair, will be the primary sponsor for
Rocco's efforts towards the annual $10,000 prize at
"We're going to win this, we're not messing around,"
Dunleavy said. "I've already been in the winners
circle up there at the $10,000 to win race with
Tommy Barrett before. I sponsor Jeff's Late Model,
we talked about this -- I told him I had a car to
get ready for just a couple of races if he wanted to
play once in a while. We just wanna get the
chemistry working here."
Dunleavy mentioned that the deal could extend to
some of the other races that the Tri Track Open
Modified Series has to offer, especially those at
New London-Waterford Speedbowl later in the season.
He also confirmed that the car will have a driver
for the Seekonk Speedway AnytimeRealty.com 150
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Sept. 10 -- but
that won't be Rocco.
"Jeff is gonna do some testing for us and we're
gonna have fun," Dunleavy said. "I'm going to put
George Brunnhoelzl in the car for the Whelen
Modified Tour race down there in September. It will
be wrapped just like the colors of the No. 28 he
drives down south, just a little bit of the
Jeff Rocco has not only competed at Seekonk behind
the wheel of a modified, but also inside the cockpit
of a ACT legal Late Model. He showed up at Seekonk
late in the 2015 season with his Late Model and
stormed right to the front of the pack and battled
against some of the top Seekonk talent.
Rocco qualified for the 2015 Open Wheel Wednesday
event against a stout field, but didn't have the
finish he wanted. Some bad racing luck forced him to
a 21st place finish, three laps behind the leader.
"Seekonk is one of the places I have run the VMRS
races a few times and I had a lot of luck there,"
Rocco said. "Doug is a strong supporter of modifieds
and it's a great opportunity for me. We've put
together a good bunch of guys, they are all an
all-star bunch, so I hope we can go there and have a
podium finish -- it will be like a win for us."
All the action gets underway next Wednesday with
practice at 3:15 p.m. for the 100 lap feature. The
qualifying rounds go green at 7 p.m. and more than
40 cars will pack the pit area chasing the big
The Tri Track Open Modified Series will compete at
Seekonk on June 29, then make a stop at Star
Speedway on July 30. Two events at New
London-Waterford Speedbowl on Aug. 25 and Oct. 23
will round out the 2016 season.
Due to circumstances past control, the event that
was rained out at Monadnock Speedway on June 11 will
not be rescheduled.
For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified
Series, fans can visit
Kyle Souza / Tri-Track Open Modified Series
June 22, 2016