culmination of a lot of work by a group known as
'The Racing Guys' and race fan Jim Schaefer is
Sunday afternoon, as New Hampshire's Center of
Speed, the Lee USA Speedway welcomes tour-type
Modified teams from across the northeast and beyond
for a very special and lucrative 100-lap event on
While Lee has held two Modified events annually
through the Valenti Modified Racing Series, this
event will look a bit different to race fans. One of
the biggest differences will be the allowed one tire
change at any time during the 100-lap main event on
a track known for tire conservation racing.
That fact, the lap money added by the Seekonk Grand
Prix go-kart track, and having no points on the line
should lead to some hard racing for the lead
throughout. And just tonight Dunleavy's Truck and
Trailer Repair has upped that amount.
The leader of each lap will now earn $30, with eight
laps worth an impressive $80 to the race leader.
Laps 2, 5, 20, 57, 61, 69, 85 and 99 are those laps.
Additionally, lap 73 will pay $130 through
sponsorship from Pat's Auto Center. These additional
bonuses cound bring the race winner upwards to
This race also has a significant amount of money on
the line, to the tune of $41,000 plus. This will
lead to some hard racing just to qualify, and earn
the $1,000 in the process for being among the top 24
and a starting position in the first annual
"Bullring Bash 100" powered by Sunoco Race Fuels.
Early entries for the race include Rowan Pennink and
Matt Hirschman from Pennsylvania. Both have to be
considered favorites given Pennink's recent success
at Lee in the VMRS events driving for car owner Gary
Casella and Hirschman's uncanny ability to shine in
open show events no matter what car he drives.
Traveling teams include teenager Spencer Davis from
Dawsonville, Georgia driving the Hillbilly Racing 79
and Andy Jankowiak from Buffalo, who has been a
champion in nearly every style car he has raced.
Jankowiak, a champion in the New York SK-type
Modified began racing tour-type Modifieds just last
season, but the son of the late Tony Jankowiak has
proven his talent already.
Other drivers in the lineup will be Justin
Bonsignore, Todd Szegedy, Chris Pasteryak, Les
Hinckley, Max Zachem, Rowan Pennink, the most recent
VMRS race winner Richard Savary and many more.
New Hampshire native Andy Seuss will travel from
North Carolina to compete. Both he and Jon McKennedy
will debut brand new cars for this race. A full list
of early entries will be released by mid-week.
Also on the schedule will be the NASCAR 350
Supermodifieds, the Hobby Stocks and the Classic
Lites. In honor of Mothers Day, ladies will get gate
admission discount. Qualifying will begin at 1:30
PM, with features to follow and the "Bullring Bash
100" scheduled to go green at around 4:15 PM.
This is the first of three races that make up the
Tri-Track Series, paying a point fund of $10,000
sponsored by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of
Quincy, Mass. More than 30 race teams will converge
on New Hampshire for this event Sunday, with
additional practice time allowed Saturday weather
For more information on this special Mother's Day
Sunday event log onto the track web site at:
www.leeusaspeedway.com or onto the Tri-Track
Series site at:
www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com and also
on the Lee and Tri-Track facebook pages for any