Barre, VT — After a stellar debut last season, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series is returning to Thunder Road International Speedbowl for the 2nd annual Granite City 100 as part of the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 28th. The $10,000-to-win event is once again drawing the top Tour-type Modified talent to Barre, Vermont in spectacular fashion to kick off the popular series’ 10th anniversary season.
Starting out as a three-race series for open competition Tour-type Modified teams in the Northeast back in 2014, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series has grown to be one of the most popular series for these 600+ horsepower open-wheeled beasts. The pageantry, talent and professionalism of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series easily rivals the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in just nine years of competition here in New England.
Already at post time today, the Monaco Modifieds are boasting a talent-laden twenty car entry list led by inaugural Granite City 100 winner Chase Dowling. Stafford Spring Sizzler winner Ronnie Silk, Thompson Icebreaker 125 winner Ronnie Williams, multi-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Champion Doug Colby, hot-shoe Mike Christopher Jr. and the ‘Sultan of Stafford’ Woody Pitkat are also included in the star-studded lineup.
“We knew that afternoon last May that [the Monaco Modifieds] would be back again this year,” said Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud. “Between Wayne [Darling], Ed [Bennett] and myself it was a no-brainer with the talent-filled car count and the fans in the stands. All of us at Thunder Road are beyond excited to have them back, especially to help them kick-off their special 10-year anniversary season!”
Thunder Road roars back to life with the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 28th. The 125-lap Memorial Day Classic for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models kicks off their 2023 King of the Road track championship season with the winner earning their right to have their name etched in stone alongside legends. The ground-pounding Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series also returns for the 2nd annual Granite City 100 for the Tour-type Modifieds plus the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors also join the line-up for the fan-favorite event on Memorial Day weekend.
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(Alan Ward photo)