Claremont Motorsports Park will play host to one of the most lucrative Tour-type Modified races of the year on Friday, August 28. The Claremont, New Hampshire oval has joined forces with The Racing Guys, The Long Island Mod Maniac and Maurice Enterprises to host a $10,000-to-win open competition race named the "Racers Honoring Racers 100."
The event, which is being promoted by Tri-Track Open Modified Series founders Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams, was originally scheduled to be held at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT). However, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, race officials decided to move the event to Claremont and pay tribute to Modified racers who have competed at the track.
“We really want to honor the Modified drivers that made their names at Claremont Motorsports Park," said race co-promoter Dick Williams. “With all that is going on in the world and the state of Connecticut, it just wasn’t going to happen at Waterford so we got together with Mike (Parks) and here we are. We can’t wait to get some of the greats that put this speedway on the map together and pay homage to them.”
As one of the first tracks in New England to begin racing in 2020, Claremont Motorsports Park officials are eager to welcome an event of this stature to the speedway in August.
"Despite all of the craziness in the world today our season has started off pretty well. We had two very successful pay-per-view events and are just now welcoming back our fans," track promoter Mike Parks said. "This event is just the icing on the cake for an amazing 2020 season. I can’t thank Dick (Williams) and his group enough for helping to bring this event to Claremont Motorsports Park. All of those guys, Dick, Jim (Schaefer), Wayne (Coates) and Maurice (Hurd) have been huge in making this happen and I can’t thank them enough."
The race will be a 100-lap event with heat races and consolation races setting the field for the Racers Honoring Racers 100. NHSTRA Sportsman Modifieds, Late Model Sportsmen, Six Shooters, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will also be in action that night.
In addition to the minimum $10,000 check for the winner, a large purse will await the group of Modified racers making the trip to Claremont. Event promoters expect a purse in excess of $45,000, with a goal of $1,100 to take the green flag.
The race creates a huge week for Modified racers in the Northeast, with the $10,000-to-win Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway (MA) currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 26.
More information about the event at Claremont, including registration information, ticket prices, event schedule and more is expected to be released soon.
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