NO CHANGES TO PURSE STRUCTURE ANNOUNCED PRIOR TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. -- Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday the purse structure for the season-opening event at Monadnock Speedway on July 4. After a two-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are excited to get back to the track, with strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety of race teams, drivers, fans and staff.
Fans will be allowed to attend the event at 50% capacity based on the latest guidance from the state of New Hampshire and town of Winchester. There have been no changes to the purse structure that was originally announced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the total purse rising over $40,000.
“The Tri Track Open Modified Series is committed to our race teams,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “We understand the COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone in the racing community, but we are committed to paying our full purse to give the drivers the value they deserve.”
The winners share for the event is $6,000, while second will earn $3,250 and third will collect $2,600. Fourth and fifth place are $2,200 and $2,000, respectively. Any cars that don’t qualify for the race will still earn $500 if they pre-registered early and $300 if they registered day of the event.
A full breakdown of the purse is below.
Registration for Monadnock remains open at $150 for just the one event, or $450 for the entire season. The $450 amount is only in place for teams that register by the time of entry into Monadnock. Teams that have already registered do not need to register again. Those who have not must visit tritrackmodifieds.com and the team info tab to fill out their registration.
Teams will be asked to contact Michelle at the Monadnock track office at 603-239-4067 with their car number and list of 10 people entering on their crew. If a team does not have 10 people, please just be ready to provide the people you have planning on attending. Teams can pre-order tires at Hoosier Tire East beginning immediately by calling Dan at 860-646-9646.
The schedule for the day includes pits opening at 9 a.m., practice starting at 12 p.m., heats starting at 4 p.m. and the feature to follow all qualifying. Support divisions will be announced soon. There will be no drivers meeting on race day – teams will be provided a handout with updated race procedures upon entry.
Series officials anticipate the remainder of the 2020 schedule will remain in place. A stop at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 25, is scheduled for the annual SBM 125, followed by another date at Monadnock on August 15. Seekonk Speedway’s rescheduled Open Wheel Wednesday on August 26th and the Haunted Hundred on October 24 will wrap the schedule.
For more information on Monadnock Speedway, visit the track at monadnockspeedway.com. For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit tritrackmodifieds.com and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.
PURSE: TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES OPENER AT MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY, JULY 4: