Top Notch Modified Field Ready to Race Claremont Friday Night

Since throwing the green flag in June, Claremont Motorsports Park has been one of the places to be for short track racing in 2020 on Friday nights. Next up is one of the big ones that the Southwest New Hampshire oval is hosting this season, the one and only appearance for Tour-type Modifieds, which will include a hefty $10,000 winner’s prize.


The Maurice Enterprises 100 scheduled for this Friday, August 28 is being headed by The Racing Guys with veteran motorsports promoter Dick Williams still at the helm. Along with efforts of Claremont General Manager Mike Parks, Friday’s event is set to be one of the richest Modified races of the year.


With big bucks on the line, the response from Modified teams across the Northeast has been very warm. It is a first class corps of drivers which you will be able to see in action live on this Friday night.


“We got an unbelievably stout field of cars entered, about 34 or 35. Craig Lutz who won the Jennerstown race this past Saturday. Chuck Hossfeld, and the list just goes on and on. It’s a solid field and it should be a great show,” said Parks on ‘The Bullring’ Monday morning.


Hossfeld is one of the long haulers entered from out west in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania along Andy Jankowiak, Austin Kochenash, and Matt Hirschman who won at Claremont in 2019 under the Tri-Track Open Modified Series sanction.


Meanwhile, Craig Lutz is among drivers such as Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat, Jon McKennedy, Calvin Carroll, Ron Silk, Eric Goodale, and Anthony Nocella who are expected to do double-duty on the weekend, running the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour just down the road at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday.


Fellow Northeast veteran drivers Les Hinkley, Tommy Barrett, and Anthony Sesely will also be in the house, having to take on sturdy list of locals who are eager to keep the trophy in the Granite State.


The 2019 Claremont NHSTRA Modified division champion Brian Robie is loaded for bear after a recent runner-up finish at Monadnock in Tri-Track competition. Along with Jeff Murray, TJ Bleau, Mike Douglas Jr, Derek Robbie, Matt Kimball, Kirk Alexander, and the most recent Tour-type Modified winner at Claremont in the Modified Racing Series Mike Willis Jr, there is a wide list of talent to choose from.


For those outside of New England, you won’t miss any of the 100 laps Friday night, as the Maurice Enterprises 100 will air live on Speed51.  Stay tuned to Speed51 for more details regarding Friday’s broadcast.


-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT

-Photo credit: Speed51


Maurice Enterprises 100 Expected Entries

  • 06 Les Hinckley
  • 1 Chuck Hossfeld
  • 1j Bobby Jones
  • 3 Jeff Murray
  • 3 Matt Swanson
  • 5 Tommy Barrett
  • 6 Woody Pikat
  • 7 Kurt Vigeant
  • 7ny John Mckennedy
  • 12 Andy Jankowiak
  • 14 Scott Wylie
  • 15 TJ Bleau
  • 17 Danny Knoll Jr
  • 21 TBA (Spafco Racing)
  • 23 Mike Douglas
  • 25 Brian Robie
  • 25 Calvin Carroll
  • 27 Derek Robbie
  • 44 Anthony Sesely
  • 46 Craig Lutz
  • 50 Ron Silk
  • 50 Matt Kimball
  • 50 Carl Medeiros Jr.
  • 55 Ryan Doucette
  • 58 Sal Accardi Jr
  • 58 Eric Goodale
  • 60 Matt Hirshman
  • 62 Les Rose
  • 66 Austin Kochenash
  • 71 Brad Babb
  • 76 Kirk Alexander
  • 78 Diego Monahan
  • 82 Anthony Nocella
  • 83 Mike Willis

Top Notch Modified Field Ready to Race Claremont Friday Night