MODIFIED TRIPLE CROWN AWARD ESTABLISHED
The Tour-Type Modifieds and quarter-mile race tracks
have a long history of providing some of the best
racing in the history of these open-wheeled race
cars. During this 2012 race season three of those
races will have added significance thanks to a small
group of Modified supporters who have helped create
a brand new goal for race teams competing on the
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and beyond.
In the first annual, "Modified Maniac Triple Crown
Series" one Modified driver or car owner with the
best combined average finish in the May 12 WMT
Monadnock (N.H.) 200, the June 16 SBM 125 Modified
Open at the Star (N.H.) Speedway, and the July 28
Buzz Chew Chevy-Cadillac Night 200 at the Riverhead
(N.Y.) Raceway will pocket a minimum of $1,380.
Contributions for this award have been made by race
fans Jim Schaefer and Bruce Batcha, along with Eric
Sanderson, owner of the Ryan Preece driven number 16
WMT entry, and the Star Speedway. This award, to be
presented at the conclusion of the July 28 Riverhead
event, with cash and a trophy, could still grow
further if more contributions are made.
Preece, who will run his family owned car at Star,
Todd Szegedy, Daniel Hemric, Mike Stefanik and Doug
Coby are among the early favorites to earn the
award, given to the driver and/or car owner that
records the best combined average finish from these
three special events.
"I hope this is just a starting point for this
award," stated organizer Jim Schaefer. "The
quarter-mile tracks are what I grew up watching, so
these races are the ones I look forward to the
For more information concerning this award, and
eligibility requirements, please email:
StarPress2012@aol.com. Any updated award
total will be announced before the May 12 WMT event
at the Monadnock Speedway.
Source: Kevin Rice
/ Modified Maniac Triple Crown Series