With 2018 right around the corner, race tracks have been releasing their schedules for next season. In the Northeast, many of the released schedules for 2018 look similar to what they were one year ago.  But for some, there’s one glaring hole. The Modified Touring Series is not there.


Seekonk Speedway (MA), Stafford Motor Speedway (CT), Monadnock Speedway (NH), and Riverhead Raceway (NY) have all released their schedules minus Modified Touring Series dates for 2018.  Multiple sources have also told Speed51.com that the New London-Waterford Speedbowl is not expected to host an MTS event in 2018.


All of those tracks mentioned hosted MTS events one year ago, leading many to wonder about the status of the like-new Modified series.


300x250 51 Network 2017(2)Speed51.com powered by JEGS reached out to Modified Touring Series owner and operator Gary Knight on Tuesday evening to find out the status of the series for 2018.


Knight declined to comment.


Speed51 pressed Knight further to find out if the Modified Touring Series would still continue to exist. Knight again declined to comment.


However, Knight said that teams and fans should expect an announcement regarding the status of the Modified Touring Series in “four-to-five weeks.”


The Modified Touring Series held its first race at New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway in 2016. Ryan Preece won the $10,000-to-win event.


The series held 10 events at five tracks in 2017. Eric Goodale of Long Island won the championship.


Speed51.com will continue to follow this story as it progresses.


-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

-Photo credit: Michael Jaworecki

Uncertainty Surrounds Future of Modified Touring Series