SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday night a postponement, and rescheduled date of Wednesday, August 25, for Speed51.TV Modified Madness. Due to an electrical outage due to a power line down in the Seekonk area — and severe lightning in the area — officials had no choice but to move the race in the best interest of safety for all involved.
On August 25, the remainder of the event program will be run, with feature event action for the NEMA Lites and their 50-lap Dave Steele Memorial, a 40-lap event in the inaugural Seekonk event for the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and the 100-lap, $10,000 to win Speed51.TV Modified Madness for the Tri Track Open Modified Series.
Fans are asked to keep their general admission tickets to be granted re-entry on the new race date. Race teams and fans who entered the pit area are also asked to keep their pit passes for re-entry on the new date.
For Tri Track Open Modified Series teams, the five competition tires used at Seekonk on Wednesday must be brought back for the new date. Those five tires are not to be altered, and must be brought back dismounted from their rims, in order for officials to scan them in and check for any alterations.
“We worked with all three divisions to come up with the best date that would work for their teams, as well as our great race fans at Seekonk Speedway,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk, said. “We look forward to welcoming back all of the race teams, and the fans that came out to support the show, when it continues in August. That $10,000 Modified Madness check is on the line and the race is shaping up to be one of the best in the 16-year history of the race.”
The Tri Track Open Modified Series returns to the track for what will now be race three of the season on Saturday, July 24, at Star Speedway for the 10th annual SBM event.
For more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackModifieds.com and follow the series on social media. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza