Story By: KYLE SOUZA / RAMEAU FAMILY MOTORSPORTS – WESTMINSTER, MA – Rameau Family Motorsports announced today a full slate of scheduled events for the team for the 2022 season.
The schedule will begin in April and run through the end of October with the team set to visit at least nine different tracks across multiple states in the New England region to compete in Modified action.
The season will include a full-time schedule with the Tri Track Open Modified Series, which will run seven races in 2022. It will also include the debut of a new car for Rameau Family Motorsports as part of the new Whitcomb 5 Series – a five-race series for Crate Modifieds in New Hampshire – with races set across four different tracks – that will bring the team back to the grassroots, weekly environment. The team will also compete in a few Open Modified races during the season, while driver Sam Rameau will compete in select NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events for a team to be announced.
“I’m excited to have a busy schedule for the 2022 season,” Sam Rameau said. “I think running the Crate Modified races part of the Whitcomb 5 Series will be fun for the entire team – especially those events at tracks where we have previous success. We look forward to racing for the championship both there and with the Tri Track Series.”
The Tri Track season begins on Saturday, April 30, at Monadnock – as part of a two-day doubleheader for the team. Rameau will look to make it three victories in the last four Tri Track events at the high-banked oval on Saturday, then will switch to the Crate Modified entry for race one of the Whitcomb 5 Series on Sunday, May 1. From there, Rameau will compete in the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Lee USA Speedway on May 21, followed by the $15,000 minimum to win Open Modified event at Claremont Motorsports Park on May 27.
Rameau and the team will compete next on Sunday, May 29 with the Tri Track Open Modified Series at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Vermont.
From there, June includes another Whitcomb 5 Series event at Claremont Motorsports Park and a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Monadnock, along with the annual Tri Track $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway on June 29.
The month of July will include another Whitcomb 5 Series event at Lee USA Speedway on July 15, followed by the 11th annual Tri Track SBM event at Star Speedway on July 23. On Friday, July 29, Rameau will run the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour return to Claremont Motorsports Park.
August includes just two events – the Tri Track special at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on August 14 and the Whitcomb 5 Series event at Hudson Speedway on Sunday, August 14. On Sept. 16-17, Rameau and the rest of the Crate Modified drivers will race for the championship of the Whitcomb 5 Series, back at Monadnock.
On Sept. 24, the Tri Track Open Modified Series will return to Stafford Speedway, while the team plans to compete in the Thompson 300 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 9 as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. The season will conclude at Seekonk Speedway with the annual running of the Haunted Hundred with Tri Track.
“With some of the higher purses and competition levels in the events we have picked for the 2022 season, it’s not going to be easy to run up front,” Rameau continued. “But our team works really hard in the shop to make sure the cars are prepared and I couldn’t be more thankful for their efforts.”
Sam Rameau will continue his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology during the new year, where he recently accomplished making the Dean’s List once again.