SEEKONK, Mass. – Tri-Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday the season opener will take place at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, July 4.
The series will celebrate Independence Day with the first event of the season after a two-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tri-Track officials have developed a list of strict guidelines to ensure the safety of race teams, drivers, staff and fans. Guidance provided by the state of New Hampshire and local officials, along with CDC recommendations were all used to come up with best practices.
Race teams will receive an email from series officials with a full list of guidelines and event information and are encouraged to contact series officials with questions.
Teams will be restricted to 10 crew members per car, including the driver and car owner, and face coverings are strongly encouraged when social distancing is not possible. Tri track officials will use face coverings. Social distancing protocols will be in place and teams are asked not to enter another competitors pit stall to avoid groups larger than 10.
Fans are allowed at the track due to guidance provided by the state of New Hampshire that allows the track to operate at 50 percent capacity.
The Tri-Track Open Modified Series management are working to ensure that the health and safety of competitors, team members, officials, employees and fans is paramount at this time.
“It’s been a long wait to get the season rolling and we’re so happy we are getting back to the track,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “We are expecting a stout entry list for this event and look forward to getting our season back on track, while making sure we keep everyone safe.”
Defending series champion Ronnie Williams, Matt Hirschman, Ron Silk and Chase Dowling are among those expected to enter the event.
Monadnock’s event will pay $6,000-to-win, $3,250 for second and $2,600 for third. All drivers that qualify for the feature race will take home at least a $1,000 prize. There have been no changes made to the purse structure following the COVID-19 pandemic.