New London, CT – The NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series will honor the late Ron Bouchard on Thursday night Aug. 25 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

 

In a $10,000 to win, 100 lap feature event, some of the top modified talent from across the Northeast will battle for glory around the Speedbowl. It will be the third ever Tri Track race held there – most recently it was Woody Pitkat and the only other saw Ron Silk visit victory lane.

 

Bouchard, who was a former winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega 500, will be honored pre-race. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at Monadnock Speedway in early June, but rain cancelled that event and the tribute has been moved to the Speedbowl.

 

“Dick Williams had a long, storied history with Ron Bouchard,” series promoter James Schaefer said. “He has worked incredibly hard to make this tribute to him a very special night. Other tracks have honored Ronnie this season as well and we are honored as a series to have this tribute as part of the Speedbowl event.”

 

The list of talent scheduled to appear on Thursday night includes stars of many modified touring series from across the region. Drivers of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, including most recent tour winner Eric Goodale, have entered.

 

He is joined by Justin Bonsignore, driving for Art Barry, and Rowan Pennink, driving for Gary Gasella.

 

Pitkat will hope to score again at the Speedbowl — this time driving for Stebbins Racing — while Ron Silk will return to action in the No. 50.

 

Stars of the Valenti Modified Racing Series, including Chris Pasteryak, will also compete.

 

Other names expected are Dwight Jarvis, Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco, Les Hinckley, Anthony Nocella, Richard Savary and many more.

 

An estimated 35 cars or more will roll into the paddock area at the Speedbowl on Thursday hoping to get the big trophy.

 

Honoring the late Mario Fiore, Tommy Barrett will return to action behind the wheel of his No. 44, with a tribute paint scheme to Fiore. Fans are asked to get up on their feet on lap 44 and hold four fingers up on each hand to honor Fiore during the race.

 

Following Thursday’s race, the final event of the 2016 season for the Tri Track Open Modified Series will take place right back at Waterford as part of “Bemer’s Big Show,” in October.

 

For more information, fans are encouraged to visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com.

 

Fans can see Thursday’s full schedule of events by clicking here.

 

-Tri Track Series Press Release.  Photo Credit: Tri-Track Open Modified Series

 

UPDATED ENTRIES; As of August 23, 2016:

0 –Mike Holdridge

00 — Ted Christopher

3 — Troy Talman

4 — Jeff Gallup

M6 — Dylan Kopec

7 — Kirk Vigeant

8 — Earl Paules

11 — Geoff Gernhard

12 — Todd Annarummo

15 — Chris Pasteryak

16 — Eric Berndt

17 — Roger Coss

21 — Justin Bonsignore

24 — Andrew Krause

25 — Rowan Pennink

27 — Andy Jankowiak

28 — Dwight Jarvis

28 — Jeff Rocco

32 — Chris Bakaj

39 — Calvin Carroll

40 — Kyle Trayner

41 — Karl Fredrickson

44 — Tommy Barrett

44 — Dave Salzarulo

45 — Dan Meservey

46 — Jon Kievman

47 — Ken Bouchard

50 — Carl Mederios

50 — Ron Silk

52 — Woody Pitkat

52 — Les Hinckley

58 — Sal Accardi

58 — Shawn Thibeault

60 — Matt Hirschman

68 — Keith Rocco

76 — Dennis Perry

80 — Dick Houlihan

85 — Mike Benevides

92 — Anthony Nocella

93 — George Sherman

99 — Richard Savary

 

UPDATED RACE PAYOUT:

 

1 – $10,000

2 – $4000

3 – $3000

4 – $2500

5 – $2000

6 – $1500

7 – $1450

8 – $1400

9 – $1350

10-$1300

11-$1275

12-$1250

13-$1225

14-$1200

15-$1175

16-$1150

17-$1125

18-$1100

19-$1100

20-$1100

21-$1000

22-$1000

23-$1000

24-$1000

25-$1000

26-$1000

27-$1000 (if b feature winner transfers)

Tri-Track Mod Series to Honor Bouchard at Waterford