Gaining steam as one of the most popular Tour-type Modified series in the nation, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series will open the 2021 season Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway.
Here are 10 things to know about the upcoming season:
1) This year will mark the eighth year of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. There have been 30 different races since the first race in 2014 and 13 different drivers have won races in the series.
2) The 2021 Tri-Track Modified schedule will feature six stops at three different tracks. Monadnock Speedway, Star Speedway and Seekonk Speedway will each get two races during the season. The Open Wheel Wednesday race on June 30 will pay $10,000 to the winner. A few weeks later, the 10th running of the SBM 125 will take place at Star Speedway.
3) The season-opening Wonder Casino 100 at Monadnock Speedway will of course be 100 laps like most Tri-Track Open Modified events. The SBM 125 at Star is the only extra-distance race of the year.
4) Fans heading to Monadnock Speedway this weekend will get to see the NHSTRA Modifieds, EXIT Realty Pro Truck Series, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Classic Lights on the Saturday racing card.
5) “Wait, there’s more.” The Sunday card features the Granite State Pro Stock Series, the NHSTRA Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, NELCAR Legends and Mad Dog 50 Enduros.
6) Matt Hirschman was one of four winners in 2020 as he took the title over Ronnie Williams by 28 points. Hirschman along with Craig Lutz, Sam Rameau and Chase Dowling claimed victories.
7) Matt Hirschman has won five Tri-Track Open Modified Series championships, with 12 wins along the way.
8) There will be several heavy hitters looking to get a crack at Matt Hirschman’s dominance on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. Ron Silk, Ronnie Williams, Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson, and Justin Bonsignore just to name a few. Look back at our review of the entry list: https://speed51.com/star-
9) That’s not all. After Speed51 published our story on the entry list for the Wonder Casino 100 at Monadnock Speedway, NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece added his name to the list.
10) Fans who can’t attend either Saturday or Sunday’s events at Monadnock Speedway can turn to Speed51.TV to watch all the action live. The race will be available to both monthly and yearly subscribers.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent
-Photo credit: Speed51 / Duane Canfield