ENTRIES POURING IN FOR TRI TRACK DEBUT AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
$10,000 TO WIN SPECTACULAR SET TO CLOSE SEASON OCTOBER 24
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
SEEKONK, Mass. — With just under one month until the drop of the green flag on the Tri Track Open Modified Series season-finale, entries are starting to pour in for the debut at Stafford Motor Speedway. The Call Before You Dig Modified Classic 81, scheduled for October 24, is going to be one of the major Modified events of the entire 2020 season – with $10,000 up for grabs to the winner and a purse rising over $49,500.
Fans won’t want to miss this one.
Tickets are currently on sale via the Stafford Motor Speedway website, with adult tickets priced at $35, tickets for those ages 6 to 14 priced at $10, and those five and under free. Pit passes are also for sale at $50 per pass. Race teams and fans are encouraged to purchase ahead due to capacity limits and COVID-19 regulations in the state of Connecticut.
Multiple-time Tri Track champion Matt Hirschman, driving the No. 60, leads the list of Tri Track regulars who will look to defend their ground against Stafford regulars and invaders. Hirschman is joined by veteran Les Hinckley, Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson, Richard Savary and Dylan Izzo as some of the early favorites.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series made a triumphant return to the New London Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday evening and it was Seekonk Massachusettes Dave Darling coming out on top of a stacked field.
Under race day perfect skies, the GSPSS kicked off the show with The Crazy Horse Racing Fast Time Challenge. Twenty two cars took time and it was Angelo Belsito setting the GSPSS Speedbowl track record with a time of 14.681 seconds. Jake Matheson and Dave Darling would complete the top three in time trials with Belsito and Matheson leading a pair of heat races to the green flag.
In both heats it would be the outside pole sitter who would get the jump and lead all the laps. Darling in heat one and point leader Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk in heat two would take convincing wins and head to the redraw with the rest of the top four out of each heat.
Granite State Pro Stock Series Headed Back to New London Waterford Speedbowl
On Saturday September 26 the Granite State Pro Stock Series will return to the newly remodeled New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford Connecticut. The last event held at the Speedbowl was on October 20, 2018 and it was a thrilling race featuring a side by side battle between veteran Ben Rowe and then newcomer Ray Christain III.
Christain III comes back to his home track second in points for the first time in 2020 and looks to use home track advantage to retake the lead. The Uncasville CT driver grew up racing at the Speedbowl and couldn’t be happier that the series is going back.
Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk has a stellar record at the southern CT Speed plant and will arrive as the new GSPSS point’s leader. In four starts there in late models, the Hudson NH driver has scored three wins and looks to continue that pattern of success. Coming off a thrilling victory at the Star Classic, “Pole” holds a slim two point lead over Christain III with just three races to go in the 2020 season.
Top Names, Local Heroes Add Names to Milk Bowl Entry List
Barre, VT — The 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is once again shaping up as the Northeast’s premier Late Model showcase. Well-known regional racers and local heroes are eagerly throwing their names into the hat for “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America” at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 4.
With nearly two weeks still to go before race day, the early entry list is already filling up with regional ACT-type Late Model racers and Thunder Road stars. Many more names will be added over the coming days for the 58th edition of the nationally-known event.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG TO SPONSOR TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES $10,000 TO WIN EVENT AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Press Release by Stafford Speedway & Tri Track Open Modified Series
(Stafford Springs, CT) — Call Before You Dig has partnered with Stafford Speedway to bring the Tri-Track Modified Series to the half-mile for the first time in the series history. The Inaugural 81-lap event will pay a whopping $10,000 to the winner with total posted awards of nearly $50,000.
ma“2020 has been challenge for everyone but the chaos of scheduling this season has provided the opportunity to partner with Wayne [Darling], Ed [Bennett], and the Tri-Track Series for a big season ending event,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark rute. “$10,000 to win and a very strong purse should attract a great field of modifieds. We appreciate Derek Brown and Call Before You Dig’s continued support of Stafford and partnership for this event. We’re all looking forward to this one.”
The regulars versus the outsiders will be in full effect as the top modified drivers in the Northeast descend on Stafford Speedway for the season ending event. Stafford regulars Keith Rocco, Marcello Rufrano, and Ronnie Williams, who all have Open Modified victories at Stafford this season, will battle with Tri-Track Series drivers Matt Hirschman, Sam Rameau, Andy Jankowiak and more. With a large field of cars expected for the $10,000 to win show, one of the biggest challenges of the day will be qualifying for the 81-lapper.
GSPSS Kicks off Star Classic with a spectacular finish
The Granite State Pro Stock series made its annual trip to Star Speedway to compete on opening night of the 55th annual Star Classic Friday night and Derek Griffith and Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk put on a show for the ages.
Griffith, the hottest man in northeast pro stock racing of late, showed up to star just off an airplane after competing in an ARCA car at Bristol the night before. “Pole” came to star winless in 2020 and feeling like their season had been sub-par. Their seasons would collide in spectacular fashion before the night was over.
In Claremont Derek Griffith was perfect. Crazy Horse Racing Fast Time Challenge winner, heat winner, drew #1 in the GSPSS redraw and won the race. Star seemed to be more of the same. Fast time, heat race win, #1 in the redraw and dominant through 83 laps of the race.