10 Things to Know: Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk

A stout field of Modified stars storm into Seekonk Speedway Wednesday night for Speed51 Modified Madness, as part of Open Wheel Wednesday at the Massachusetts bullring.  To prepare for tonight’s race, here are 10 Things to Know about Open Wheel Wednesday.

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1 – The track has confirmed this week that more than 40 drivers will be on hand for the Open Wheel Wednesday event.  This very well could be one of the fiercest fields assembled.  From Doug Coby, Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore, to Ron Silk, Matt Hirschman, Jon McKennedy and Mike Williams.  The best of the best will be on hand for this one.

 

2 – Seekonk Speedway, known as “The Cement Palace,” is a 0.333 mile track that opened in 1946.

 

3 – After two rounds in the Tri-Track Modified Series, Ron Silk holds a eight point advantage over Sam Rameau.  Silk is the only driver this year to have top-five runs in both of the first two races.  Silk does not have a win. Rameau and Jon McKennedy have won the two events this year.

 

4 – The Tri-Track Modified event will be 100-laps on Wednesday night with $10,000 going to the winner.

 

5 – In all, 40 drivers have attempted to race this season with the Tri-Track Modifieds. That number is expected to rise after this Wednesday with at least 40 drivers on the pre-race entry list.

 

6 – Both Matt Hirschman and Doug Coby have three wins in this event as they are both seeking that separation, gapping fourth win on Open Wheel Wednesday.

 

7 – Another driver to keep an eye on this Wednesday is Woody Pitkat.  Speed51 caught up with him heading into the race.

 

8 – If you have a yearly or a monthly subscription then you can watch the Tri-Track Series event at Seekonk Speeday for free.  Log on to Speed51.tv to find other ways to watch the event.

 

9 – After Wednesday’s event, the series will have only the final three races of the season to wrap up 2021. The SBM X event at Star Speedway will be up next, with the Haunted Hundred coming back at Seekonk on October 23rd.

 

10 – The Tri-Track Modifieds are not the only race on the card this Wednesday night.  The 350 Super Mods, and NEMA Lites will be in action as well.

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know: Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk