NEW ENGLAND: Tri Track Open Modified Series Ending 2016 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

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Steve Masse celebrates a victory in the most recent Tri Track race at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. (Michael Jaworecki/TTOMS photo)


The Tri Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is set to conclude the 2016 season on Sunday Oct. 23 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Instead of the normal heat racing followed by the B-Main and feature, this event will take on a different format. The design of the race will be the exact same as last year’s Bemer’s Big Show at the Speedbowl, with twin 35 lap races starting the afternoon.

The two 35 lap races will each pay $3,000 to winner and the top 11 finishers in each race will advance into the 65 lap feature event that will pay $5,000 to win later in the afternoon. There will also be a 25 lap B-Main race, that pays $1,000 to win and the top four finishers will advance into the 65 lapper.

Coming into the event, 45 cars are currently pre-entered in hopes of taking down the big check. NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ryan Preece will wheel the TS Haulers No. 6 on Sunday and he is joined by many of his fellow NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competitors.

Justin Bonsignore is entered in the SPAFCO Chassis No. 21 for the Barry family, while Rowan Pennink is set to wheel Gary Casella’s No. 25. Names like Anthony Nocella, Todd Annarummo, Troy Talman and Waterford SK Modified regulars Ted Christopher and Keith Rocco have also filed an entry.

Dick Houlihan, Rob Summers, Chris Pasteryak, Dylan Kopec and others are also scheduled to compete.

The 2016 Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists championship chase will also be decided on Sunday. Coming into the race, Matt “Money” Hirschman, Ron Silk, Woody Pitkat, Les Hinckley and Richard Savary are the only drivers who are eligible to leave the track with the title crown.

The Tri Track Series does drop the lowest finish for each driver during the 2016 season, so any of these drivers could come home with the title when the 65 lap main event is complete.

Sunday’s 35 lap races will each pay $14,380, while the 25 lap B-Main will pay $8,000. The 65 lap main event will pay a purse of $19,800.

Each and every one of the races will pay at least $300 to start, but if a driver can win both their 35 lapper and 65 lapper they will collect $8,000.

The total payout including all the races on Sunday will be $57,400.

TTOMS wishes to thank all sponsors, teams, media, fans and competitors for their hard work and dedication to the racing for the 2016 season. At this point, the future of the series is unknown.

Though the Bemer’s Big Show weekend at Waterford is a two day show, the Tri Track Open Modified Series will only be a part of the Sunday portion. No haulers may enter the track until Sunday morning.

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QUICK FACTS: Tri Track 65 at Speedbowl

Track Facts:

  • 3/8 mile asphalt oval located in Waterford, Conn.
  • Runs weekly on Saturday night as part of NASCAR sanction
  • Owned by Bruce Bemer

Race Facts:

  • Twin 35 lap feature races worth $3,000 to win — top 11 advance
  • One B-Main 25 lap race, top four advance to 65 lap race
  • 65 lap main event paying $5,000 to the winner

Event Schedule:

  • Practice from 12-1 p.m.
  • Heat racing at 2 p.m.
  • Feature racing to follow


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