HISTORY TO BE
AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
in time, New Hampshire's Monadnock Speedway played
host to both weekly and special event Tour-Type
Modified racing. The history is memorable, with the
likes of Jerry Marquis, Reggie Ruggiero, Mike
Stefanik and dozens more very talented drivers who
have raced at the high-banked quarter mile known for
exciting Modified racing.
In recent years, Monadnock has hosted some weekly
racing, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Valenti
Modified Racing Series events, but none have brought
all of these teams together for one event, and none
have brought the race winner a minimum $5,000
This payoff to the race winner could double by the
end of 100 green flag laps this Saturday night, June
13. If attendance exceeds 3,000 adults, including
pits and grandstand the winners share will double.
Any additional lap money or bonuses would push the
winners share beyond that.
This "Riverside Park Reunion 100" is race two of the
Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track open Modified Series
for 2015, and drivers who have proven success at
Monadnock are ready to show the influx of newcomers
and tour racers the way around the tricky
Kirk Alexander is perhaps the best here, but Dwight
Jarvis, Todd Patnode and Russ Hersey are also proven
winners and champions at the historic track. Short
track specialist Matt Hirschman, Lee (NH) winner
Chris Pasteryak, Andy Seuss, Woody Pitkat, Todd
Szegedy, Rowan Pennink and many more figure to be
among the contenders for victory.
The number of drivers on this list of talent goes
even beyond those "glory days" events held at
Monadnock in the 1980's. Todd Annarummo, Doug Coby,
Steve Masse, Zane Zeiner and Andy Jankowiak are just
a few of the race winning-champion drivers entered.
Perhaps the most likely of all to be the one to beat
however is Ryan Preece, who is on a hot streak,
winning both Friday and Saturday this past weekend.
He will wheel the TS Haulers entry, representing the
NWMT. Preece is a former winner at Monadnock on the
Racing at the western New Hampshire track on
Saturday begins at 5:00 PM with heat races for the
Monadnock weekly divisions, followed by four very
competitive Tri-Track Modified qualifying heat races
as drivers not only look to put themselves at the
front of the 27 car starting field, but to qualify
among the expected 40 entries.
The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified
Series event on Saturday carries a payoff that will
exceed $50,000. That includes the "Red Roof Inn 25"
B-Main, which carries a purse payoff as well. The
winner will have the option to start the main event
or pocket the $1,000 winners share. The Red Roof Inn
has several locations in New England, including
nearby in South Deerfield, MA., Springfield, MA.,
Enfield, CT., and also in Salem and Loudon, NH.
Among the bonus money paid out will be $2,000 in lap
leader money, sponsored by Dunleavy's Truck &
Trailer Repair. Dunleavy's will also pay another
$500 in lap money as part of the B-Main payoff. Race
leaders in both event will earn $20 on every lap.
A Waddell Communications Halfway Bonus of $200,
$1,700 in Red Roof Tow Money. Hard Charger ($100)
and lap 90 leader ($100) will be paid by Diamond and
Crown Racing. The 3rd annual Chuck Montville Car
Owner Award will also be part of this event, paying
a deserving car owner more than $700 in his memory.
A $500 bonus goes to the driver leading the most
laps for the overall Tri-Track Series, paid by Joe
Duarte and Bridgewater-Raynham Overhead Door. Coil
Over Commander has a $300 gift certificate to the
B-Main winner, and Seals-It will pay $100 to the
feature event winner as well.
These are all a part of what makes this event
special, and with Grand Marshall Bob Polverari there
to add a historic flavor to this "Riverside Park
Reunion 100", this race is sure to go into history
as one of the most memorable Modified events ever
held at Monadnock Speedway.
Adult admission for this event is just $25 for
adults, $35 for pit entry, $20 for seniors 65 and
over, $10 for students with a valid ID and kids
under 12 will be admitted FREE. More information on
this event and late-breaking updates can be found on
the Northeast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified
Series Facebook page, at:
www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com and also
Kevin Rice /
June 7, 2015