Seekonk, Mass. -- Ronnie Williams of Ellington, CT, could be on the verge of his second championship in 2019. Williams, the 2019 Stafford Motor Speedway SK® Modified champion, holds a 23-point advantage over defending Series champ Matt Hirschman, of Northampton, PA going into the final race of the season for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). There are 50-points up for grabs in the Haunted Hundred scheduled for Saturday, October 26 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.
While winless in TTOMS competition this season, Matt Swanson, of Acton, MA, has ridden consistency into championship contention. He may be a longshot for the title at 28 points behind Williams; but, not to what is undeniably a hometown crowd at Seekonk Speedway. There’s reverence for Ole Blue and Boehler Family Racing, who hail from just down the road in Freetown, MA. And, the young gun, is certainly not a longshot for a season-ending victory.
Woody Pitkat of Bellingham, MA, sits fourth in the standings with 160 followed by a tie for fifth at 158 points for both Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, and Les Hinckley, of Windsor Locks, CT. Calvin Carroll of Andover, NJ (148), Anthony Sesely, of Matawan, NJ (146), Ron Silk, of Norwalk, CT (141) and Brian Robie of Sunapee, NH ( 139), make up the balance of the top-ten in the points chase heading into the sixth and final race of the TTOMS season.
While points are coveted, the 100-lap main event for the ground pounders will pay $6,000 to win.
In what is quickly becoming a traditional Halloween happening, the Haunted Hundred for the Modifieds will also include the Pro-All-Star Series (PASS) for a 150-lap Super Late Model feature event. The already stout schedule of short-track racing will also include a 50-lap Late Model race paying $2,000 to win.
Grandstands open at 11am on Saturday, October 26 with racing starting at 1pm. General admission is $30. Children under 12 are admitted free. Pit admission is $40 with gates opening at 8am for morning practice. A rain date has been set for Sunday, October 27.
Both Williams and Hirschman have posted victories with the Series in 2019. Williams is the most recent TTOMS winner at Seekonk; scoring the victory in the lucrative Open Wheel Wednesday event for car owner Gary Casella back in June. Hirschman is the defending Haunted Hundred winner.
There are definitely a ton of spoilers in the field as well. Pitkat and Anthony Nocella are fresh off twin 50 wins at Lee USA Speedway and Matt Galko of Meriden, CT, is still riding high from an outstanding showing in his first-ever Modified Tour start at Stafford’s Fall Final. Barrett and Richard Savary of Canton, MA, are both previous winners at the Cement Palace while Silk, Russ Hersey of Swanzey, NH and Kirk Alexander, of W. Swanzey, NH, all would like to turn their bad luck around during the Haunted Hundred.
There will be an open-practice on Friday, October 25 from 1pm to 5pm. For more information contact Seekonk Speedway at 508.336.9959.
To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.
-Tri-Track Open Modified Series Press Release
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