By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WESTMINSTER, Mass. -- The last time Sam Rameau competed at Monadnock Speedway, he left carrying a $6,000 check from the Tri Track Open Modified Series. This Saturday, May 1, Rameau returns to the high-banks looking to take home another $6,000 prize in the season-opener for Tri Track -- the Wonder Casino 100.
“It’s definitely exciting,” Rameau said, “It’s good to be going back there with confidence, knowing that we have been able to do it there before. There will be a bunch of family and friends at the track, even my friends from school. It’s good to be the hometown kid… most of the people there who will be watching the race watched my dad race there when I was kid and I like to think most will be cheering for me. I love going there. It’s a good atmosphere.”
Rameau is one of more than 35 cars expected to compete in the Tri Track opener, which will include quite the competitive field of Modified talent. In Rameau’s first three races of the 2021 season, he has two top-10 finishes, including a sixth-place effort in the debut of the Outlaw Open Modified Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 10. Following Monadnock, the team will begin preparation for the second Tri Track race of the season at Star Speedway on May 22.
Saturday’s Tri Track race day includes practice from 2-3 p.m., followed by qualifying heats at 5 p.m., with consi racing and the feature to follow. The 100-lap race will air to a live audience on Speed51.TV. Live updates from the track can be found on the Rameau Family Motorsports Facebook page.
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BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
LOUDON, N.H. -- Sam Rameau and the Rameau Family Motorsports team salvaged an eighth-place finish out of a difficult weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on April 18. Following carburetor issues in Saturday's practice rounds, the team went to work, got the car prepared, and started the 50-lap Open Modified feature in ninth position. The race was part of the inaugural Northeast Classic, promoted by the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series at the 'Magic Mile' of New Hampshire.
The race didn't play into the hands of Rameau, but he was able to wheel the No. 06 Central Mass Tree machine around to the finish inside the top-10 and load the car in the trailer in one piece.
"Just fought the handling during the whole day and really never got it where we needed it here at New Hampshire," Rameau said. "Thank you to our great partners for their support. We look forward to getting to the next race and trying to rebound."
Next up for Sam Rameau is a trip to Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 1 -- which marks the quest for a $6,000 winning check with the Tri Track Open Modified Series. Rameau went to Victory Lane in the most recent Tri Track race at Monadnock last August.
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By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WESTMINSTER, Mass. -- Race three of the season for Sam Rameau and the Rameau Family Motorsports team will come with a chance for a big payday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 18. With $5,000 on the line in the inaugural Northeast Classic Tour-Type Modified 50-lap feature, Rameau is looking forward to heading back to the 1.058-mile oval to attempt to score one of the biggest wins of his career.
Rameau and the team are coming off a solid sixth-place finish in the Icebreaker 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 10. New Hampshire is known for a drafting-style of racing that keeps fans on the edge of their seats, and with no restrictor plates required for this special event, speed and steam will be key factors in deciding the winner.
“I think we will have somewhat of an advantage going into New Hampshire using what we have learned from Thompson,” Sam Rameau said. “I think we will be good up there. It’s going to be a big motor race, whoever has the best motor, and the best crew, is probably going to be the one in Victory Lane. Thanks to all of our supporters for making this trip possible.”
In previous starts at New Hampshire, which came with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Rameau had a best finish of 12th. He will be up against some of the top contenders in the Modified ranks including the likes of Bobby Santos III, Eric Goodale, Craig Lutz and more.
Racing begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning with qualifying heat races and will be followed by feature racing around 1:30 p.m. Tickets for general admission are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $50 for Sunday only or $75 for both days. All tickets and pit passes will be sold at the track. For those who can’t attend, Speed51.TV is offering PPV coverage of the entire day, including the Tour-Type Modifieds, Pro All Star Series Supers Late Models, American-Canadian Tour Late Models and more.
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BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
THOMPSON, Conn. -- Sam Rameau wrapped a busy week of competition for the Rameau Family Motorsports team with a sixth-place finish on Saturday night, April 10, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Rameau scored the top-10 run by driving the No. 06 Central Mass Tree machine back to the front after pitting late in the race for fresh tires. He was running second, pressuring leader Ronnie Williams on a caution with just over 30 laps to go, and was optimistic about what would have happened if it stayed green from there to the end.
"If the caution didn't come out, I think we had a good shot to win the race," Rameau said. "I was faster than the No. 25 (Ronnie Williams) at that point, but was pushing him to push his stuff because I knew he had some older tires. I was planning to move within the next five or so laps. But that's just racing. All in all it was a good day."
Rameau's trip to Thompson came off the heels of a disappointing effort in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener at Martinsville Speedway on April 8. After high hopes, Rameau suffered a broken axle on his Modified and was sidelined with a 32nd place finish. The experience of visiting Martinsville and taking laps around one of NASCAR's most historic tracks was still worth it for the Westminster, Massachusetts, native.
"It was the coolest thing to say that I raced with NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Preece and Ryan Newman, at that track, that I'm able to watch on TV," Rameau said. "The whole experience of Martinsville was great. The car was really good -- I think it would have been really good on the long run. But just cut short on a mechanical issue none of us can control."
"I can't thank all of our crew, sponsors and supporters enough for everything they have done in the last week. We can't wait for the next race."
Up next for Sam Rameau and Rameau Family Motorsports is a trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17, for a 50-lap Tour-Type Modified race worth $5,000 to win. The race will air to a live audience on Speed51.TV via a pay-per-view.
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BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
WESTMINSTER, Mass. -- Sam Rameau and Rameau Family Motorsports are about to get down to business quickly with their 2021 season. It will begin with three races in the span of 10 days, starting with the opener of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Thursday, April 8, at Martinsville Speedway. Following a trip to Virginia, the team will travel back to New England to compete in the debut race for the Outlaw Open Modified Series on Sunday, April 11 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, worth $10,000 to the winner.
"It's going to be busy for sure," driver Sam Rameau said. "The preparation that goes into all of it is surreal. I'm comfortable saying that with the hours my guys have put in inside the shop, we are comfortable for whatever is going to come our way this week."
Martinsville Speedway, a track filled with NASCAR history, will play host to the Whelen Modified Tour for the first time since 2010. Rameau has never taken laps around the .526-mile paved oval, but knows the prestige that surrounds the track and the upcoming Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200. He hopes to park the No. 06 in Victory Lane and bring home the familiar grandfather clock that Martinsville offers as a trophy.
"It's probably the most prestigious race I have ever run other than the Musket 250 at New Hampshire," Rameau said. "The team has been putting in 80 hours per week. Going to these races on the Whelen Modified Tour, we are going to take what we can get. We aren't going there to finish second. To win a grandfather clock... I would do anything for it. With the Modifieds going back there, and the people that have won there before... whoever wins this race did a good job as a driver and has a good team behind them."
The Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 will air to a live audience on NBC Sports Gold "TrackPass" at 8 p.m. on Thursday night.
After 200 long laps in Virginia, Rameau will travel home approximately 11 hours and plans to compete over the weekend at Thompson in Connecticut. With the folks from the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series leasing the track for the season, Thompson will host the debut of the Outlaw Open Modified Series on Sunday, April 11. The race is 125 green flag laps and worth $10,000 to the race winner. Rameau has plenty of experience on Thompson's high-banks from running with the Whelen Modified Tour.
"My father and I sat down and we said at the beginning of the year that we were going to do three Whelen Modified Tour races, the six Tri Track Open Modified Series races and we decided we were going to do Thompson," Rameau said. "Without my guys working so hard at the shop, none of this would happen. We have some amazing sponsors that are back with us and a few more joining as new sponsors for the year. The preparation has been surreal. We will be ready."
Fans can watch Rameau compete at Thompson by visiting Speed51.TV and purchasing their pay-per-view option for Sunday, April 11. The Outlaw Open Modified Series will qualify and race on Sunday.
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