Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn.,
leads the race for the "$1,500 Modified Maniac
Triple Crown Series" after winning Saturday's NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour event at the Monadnock
Speedway. The driver earning the lowest score at
three selected quarter-mile track special events
will earn the winner take all prize.
The first four finishers across the line at
Monadnock all plan on competing in the remaining two
events, on June 16 at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H.,
and on July 28 at the Riverhead Raceway, so the race
for the extra $1,500 will likely come down to the
final laps of that WMT Buzz Chew Chevy-Cadillac
Night 200 at Riverhead in July.
Next up for Preece, Doug Coby, Todd Szegedy and
Justin Bonsignore is the Exeter Decorating SBM 125
Star Modified Open, which will carry a purse of more
than $35,000. While Preece has raced at Star on
three occasions in his young career, Coby has only
been there once, and for Szegedy and Bonsignore, the
June 16 event will mark their first-ever laps around
the Epping oval.
""I'm very excited for that race, and grateful to
Star Speedway for putting on this show," Preece
stated after his Monadnock win. "It means a lot for
us Modified racers and owners.
"For my family especially, to have these races that
pay really well and they put up a lot of lap money.
It's a whole Modified community deal with drivers
from different tours and weekly venues racing
The June 16 event at Star is a one day show
featuring a full field of Modifieds vying for the
expected winner's share of more than $7,000. Other
drivers already entered for this event include: Les
Hinckley, Dwight Jarvis, Chris and Charlie Pasteryak
and Max Zachem from the Modified Racing Series. Star
Track Champion Josh Cantara and Mike Douglas Jr.,
head the list of weekly racers, while Matt Hirschman
will represent the race of Champions Tour.
Mike Stefanik and the Hillbilly Racing 79 are among
the early entries from the NASCAR WMT, with more
expected by the midnight June 9 pre-entry deadline.
For more information about the Modified Maniac
Triple Crown Bonus and the June 16 Star Speedway SBM
125 event you can email:
Mod Maniac Triple Crown
Standings (top ten as of May 16):
1. Ryan Preece- 1 point, 2. Doug Coby- 2 pts, 3.-
Todd Szegedy- 3 pts, 4. Justin Bonsignore- 4 pts, 5.
Ron Silk, 6. Donny Lia, 7. Mike Stefanik, 8. Eric
Beers, 9. Ed Flemke Jr., 10. Keith Rocco.