registrations for Seekonk Speedway’s 11th Annual
Open Wheel Wednesday Modified Madness, this year
being held on July 23, have started arriving, and up
for grabs to the winner is a cool $10,000. Doug Coby
of Milford, CT. was the first entry to arrive, as he
will be behind the wheel of Rick Czarnecki’s #20.
Doug is a two time winner of the mid-summer classic.
Entries have also been received from two time winner
Matt Hirschman of North Hampton, PA., in Bob Horn’s
#59, which is the same ride he took to victory a
couple of years ago. Additional entries have come
from Joe Ambrose of Mattituck, NY, Canton, MA’s
Richard Savary, who was the winner of the most
recent Valenti Modified Racing Series event at
Seekonk, former MRS champion Jon McKennedy, former
MRS Seekonk winner Steve Masse, Pawcatuck, CT’s
Dennis Perry, Max Zachem of Preston, CT, Colby
Fournier of Berkley, MA, and Brandon Dion of
Taunton, MA, who has been running at Stafford
Speedway in the SK Lites.
The biggest surprise entry to date is former NASCAR
Whelen Modified Racing Series Champion Bobby Santos
III, who will be driving for Wayne Darling. Wayne is
a three-time winner of this event, and Santos has
many laps at the Bay State oval, winning with the
The 100 lap main event has a record purse, including
$1,000 to qualify, thanks to the Racing Guys and Jim
Schaffer, who have been raising money since the
winter months to push this third race of the
Tri-Track Series. In addition to the monies for the
race, there is a $10,000 points fund to be concluded
after this event.
Matt “Big Money” Hirschman was the winner of the
first event in May at Lee USA Speedway, with Jon
McKennedy grabbing the second event in June at Star
Speedway. Coming into this third and final event,
McKennedy leads the standings over Rowan Pennink, 55
points to 52. Savary, Zachem, and Hirschman are
third through fifth. Anthony Nocella, Ryan Preece,
Masse, Chris Pasteryak and Woody Pitkat round out
the top ten.
The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites are also on the
schedule for the annual Boston Louie Seymour
Memorial. This is the biggest winged midget event in
the East, This event honors one of the most
successful open cockpit owners, who traveled the
country with some of the biggest named drivers in
USAC Sprint car. He earned the moniker “Boston”
Louie from traveling from his hometown of Marlboro,
MA, just outside of Boston. Randy Cabral is the
defending champion of this event.
General Admission for one of the highest paying
modified races in the North East is $26 for adults,
with kids 12 and under FREE. The front gates open at
6, with the first qualifier starting at 7pm.
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