Tri-Track Open Modified Series, with the help of the
Connecticut based Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer
Repair and Doug Dunleavy have just finalized a deal
to help encourage teams from afar to compete in the
biggest Modified Open events of the year.
For each event, beginning with the May 11, "Bullring
Bash Powered by Sunoco" at NH's Lee USA Speedway,
the three race teams traveling the furthest distance
to race will share a total of $1,000 regardless of
their results on raceday.
"I asked Jim Schaefer, who has worked so hard to
make these events a success how I can help, Dunleavy
said. "He suggested that we help out the teams
traveling the furthest. We don't want teams to get
discouraged by travel expenses, because these three
races are going to be worth the trip."
The car being hauled the most miles- not the driver-
as determined by Google Maps, will be paid $500 by
Dunleavy's. The second furthest traveled car will be
worth $300, and the third longest distance will pay
$200 on top of the guaranteed purse money available
to every team who attempts to qualify for the May 11
race at Lee.
This bonus will also apply to the other two
Tri-Track events. The fifth running of the SBM 125
at NH's Star Speedway on Saturday, June 14 which
already has a guaranteed purse of more than $41,000
and growing. The July 23 Seekonk 100, on "Open Wheel
Wednesday" will close out the three race
spectacular, paying out an additional $10,000 point
fund, sponsored by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of
This added bonus from Dunleavy's brings the expected
payoff for the Sunday, May 11 "Bullring Bash Powered
by Sunoco" to roughly $45,000. This brand new major
event, made possible by 'The Racing Guys' group, is
set up to pay every entrant a minimum of $300 to
non-qualifiers and $1,000 to qualified cars.
The new bonus is only open to race teams who send in
their entry blanks prior to the early entry
deadline, which is May 4 for Lee. A number of early
entries have already been received, as the event now
only two weeks from Sunday.
Heading the list of those already entered are two
former winners at Lee in previous Valenti Modified
Racing Series events at the three-eights mile oval.
Both Les Hinckley and Chris Pasteryak are
pre-registered, and either could leave Lee on May 11
with more than $7,000 in their pocket from a race
win, including bonus lap money.
Max Zachem is also entered. He too has found success
at Lee, earning finishes in the top three
previously, and it would be no surprise if he is
able to find the fastest way around Lee as well.
Drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, such
as Ryan Preece and Justin Bonsignore will be among
those entered, as will Race of Champions stars Matt
Hirschman and Andy Jankowiak and many, many more.
With a one tire change being allowed during the
100-lap race, and a field of quality drivers not
seen in years at Lee, almost any one of the drivers
who qualify through the four competitive heat races
will have a shot at the $5,000 plus bonuses first
Sunday, May 11 is the date, and because the
available date falls on Mothers Day, ALL MOTHERS
will be given a $5 discount off the $25 general
admission price for this event. The Small Block
Supermodifieds, Hobby Stocks and Classic Lites will
also run feature events.
For more information log onto the track web site at:
www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com or check
out the Tri Track Open Series Facebook page.