FOR TALENT-LADEN THRILLER AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY
Haunted Hundred Set for October 28
racing community simply loves this time of the year
with the fanfare of title chases and big year-end
races. With Stafford’s Fall Finale, Lee’s
Oktoberfest and Seekonk’s D. Anthony Vendetti
Memorial in the books, a couple of outstanding
events still remain on the schedule including the
prestigious Thompson World Series of Speedway
Racing. With over three weeks and other
season-ending events still set to run, 26 teams have
already filed entries for the Tri-Track Open
Modified Series (TTOMS) Haunted 100 at Seekonk
While children are counting down the days until
Halloween, race fans are counting down the days to
the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway. Racers are
hoping to be counting the winner’s purse of $6,000.
Matt Hirschman’s prowess has been well-documented
throughout the season with his domination of the
Tri-Track Open Modified Series and Evergreen Raceway
Park and his success with the Race of Champions
Asphalt Modified Series and other local tracks in
the Northeast. While Hirschman has been undefeated
in TTOMS competition this season, his fellow
competitors have quite impressive accolades
themselves during the 2017 season.
Among the stout roster of drivers already entered
for the Haunted Hundred are winners from every
Modified racing series in the northeast.
The likes of Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, and Rowan
Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA, have found victory
in the ultra-competitive NASCAR Whelen Modified
Tour. Pennink also has a Modified Racing Series (MRS)
victory to his credit in 2017. Of course, Preece has
also racked up a win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series
for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has been victorious on the
Modified Touring Series (MTS) this season as well.
Other TTOMS regulars with MRS wins include Woody
Pitkat of Stafford, CT and Anthony Nocella of
Woburn, MA. With four MRS victories so far this
season, Nocella has already wrapped up the series
championship with one race to go. He is also a past
winner at Seekonk Speedway and will be considered
one of the favorites in the Haunted Hundred.
Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, MA, scored a victory
during 2017 in MTS competition at Stafford Speedway.
The talented young driver is also the International
Supermodified Association (ISMA) point leader going
into the final race at Thompson next weekend.
McKennedy was disappointed with his runner-up finish
in the TTOMS Open Wheel Wednesday race at Seekonk in
June and will be looking for redemption.
Other notable drivers having filed entries for the
Haunted Hundred include Calvin Carroll of Andover,
NJ and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY. Carroll is
the leader in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Standings for the Whelen Modified Tour. Jankowiak
has duked it out with the likes of Hirschman all
year in the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.
Back on September 24, Jankowiak bested not only
Hirschman but a full-field of strong competitors to
capture the series victory in the U.S. Open 125 at
Lancaster National Speedway. With multiple feature
wins with the Race of Champions this season,
Jankowiak hopes to ride the wave of success to
The current roster - which will undoubtedly grow
over the next few weeks - features drivers
representative of eight states and Canada. In fact,
from Alberta Canada, Karey Stular of Ardrossan, has
got be the sentimental favorite and a favorite among
his fellow competitors.
On Saturday, October 28 when the Tri-Track Open
Modified Series takes to the track for the final
time in 2017 at the Seekonk Speedway, the roster
will include a tremendous amount of talent; not only
of the winners from the four modified touring series
but many up-and-comers as well.
Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28.
Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting
at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general
admission is $25 and children 12 and under are
admitted free. Also on the racing card is a 50-lap
main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the
INEX Legends. Building on a Seekonk Speedway
Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the
best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited
to participate in the costume contest. The rain date
for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.
Tickets are available online by visiting
SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway
office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from
9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more about the Tri-Track
Modified Series, visit
Dale Wolbrink / Tri-Track Open Modified Series
October 10, 2017