By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. -- Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the purse structure for the six-race season in 2020. Competitors will be chasing at least $6,000 to win each event, with Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday listed as a $10,000 first-place prize.
With 26 spots open for each event, the total purse per race will rise over 40,000, with drivers who qualify taking home at least $1,000 to start.
“We’re very pleased with the purse we have come up with for the 2020 season,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “Registrations are open, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this year.”
The series will also produce hard luck and hard charger awards at each event, with $300 going to each driver that earn those.
Previously announced, the 2020 point fund totals $15,000 in prize money, with the top 15 spots in the final standings earning a bonus. To register for the season, teams are encouraged to visit tritrackmodifieds.com, a new website domain. If registration is completed prior to March 31, a price of $450 will be honored for all six events. Any registrations completed after March 31 will be $550. For those competitors interested in registering for just one event, the cost is just $150.
Also previously announced, the Pepsi Challenge will pay the winners of each heat race and consi race in 2020. Each heat race will pay $300 to the winner and each consi race will also pay $300 to win.
The 2020 schedule begins on Saturday, May 2, when drivers will take to the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. to open the year. After that, a stop at Claremont Speedway on Memorial Day weekend (May 24), is followed by the annual Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway, the only mid-week show, on Wednesday, July 1. The final three races include the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway (July 25), Monadnock Speedway (August 15) and the annual Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway (October 24), where the champion will be crowned.
Sponsorship packages are available for 2020, and those looking for more information can contact the series. Current sponsors include Pepsi, Meadowbrook Farm, Seekonk Grand Prix, Clarion Hotel Seekonk, Hampton Inn Seekonk, Lin’s Propane Trucks, Hoosier Tire East, Sunoco Race Fuels and Waddell Communications.
Any teams with questions ahead of the season can reach Managing Partner Ed Bennett at 732-278-6200 or Technical Inspector Director Greg Felton at 413-695-2272.