SEEKONK, Mass. – Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores has joined forces with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series to bring some added excitement series with a two-race challenge.
The team with the highest point total following the Claremont and Monadnock Speedway series’ events will be awarded the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup.
“The family of the late, great racer Ron Bouchard has once again stepped up to help the Tri Track Series provide the best in modified racing,” said series co-founder Dick Williams.
Claremont legend Don Miller has also pledged his support of the Challenge Cup in memory of his son, late modified champion Ricky Miller.
Round one of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup will take place at Claremont Speedway on Saturday, May 25. The race will have a purse of more than $50,000 with $7,000 to win, $1,200 to start and at least $500 to non-qualifiers. Round two is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at Norm Wrenn’s Monadnock Speedway.
Through the combined efforts of Claremont Speedway, Tri-Track management and Don Miller, all drivers will receive free paddock admission for the two Challenge cup events as will all pre-registered owners.
The overall point’s leader of the two races will receive the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup trophy.
“With recognition of Bouchard and the Challenge Cup trophy, I get this throwback, nostalgic like feeling to what many call the golden age of racing in New England,” said series co-founder Jim Schaefer.
This season will also have many feeling nostalgic as Williams has announced his retirement from racing promotion.
“He has really been pounding the pavement, looking for sponsors and drumming up support to make this final year the best yet and to help secure the future of the series he loves so much,” added Schaefer.