Past Champions: 1998 Brian Swartzlander... 1999 Brian Swartzlander... 2000 Rodney Beltz/Jeff Hoffman... 2001 Dave Murdick... 2002 Ron Smoker... 2003 Ron Smoker... 2004 Ron Smoker... 2005 Rex King... 2006 Rex King, Sr. ... 2007 Russell King... 2008 Brian Swartzlander... 2009 Rex King, Sr. ... 2010 Rex King, Sr. ... 2011 Rex King, Sr. ... 2012 Brian Weaver... 2013 Chad Brachmann... 2014 Rex King, Jr. ... 2015 Rex King, Sr. ... and our 2016 Champion Erick Rudolph
LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT RACE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 2017 AT MERCER RACEWAY PARK, MERCER, PA.
Congratulations to our top 3 finishers at Expo Speedway on July 13, 2017!  1-Erick Rudolph, 2-Rex King Sr. 3-Mat Williamson.
FRONT COVER EXPO MODIFIED TOUR PHOTOS 7.13 BY JIM BALENTINE

Rudolph Makes it Five Tour Wins in a row at Expo Speedway

Cortland, Ohio  July 13, 2017  Rain was popping up around the region, but it held off for The BRP Modified Tour's (Modified Tour Inc) trip to the Buckeye State to take on Expo Speedway.  Track conditions made for a lot of passing, and allowed the top three to come to the front, from deep in the field.

A 12 car invert placed Justin Rasey and Rex King Jr on the front row at Expo Speedway, at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.  King Jr would jump out front at the drop of the green.  It did not take long for cars outside the top five, to move through the pack. At lap 3, 8th starting Erick Rudolph had moved up to third, and on lap four, 12th starting Rex King Sr had made his way to fifth.  By lap 10, leader King Jr was starting to catch lap traffic.  The top five on lap 10 was King Jr, Rudolph, King Sr, Jim Rasey, and Justin Rasey.

The race would stay green through 20 laps.  It would be a three car battle for lead, before Rudolph would grab the top spot.  Heat two winner, Mat Williamson, had an 11th place starting position, but he had a car that could work through the field, and by lap 21 had moved up to fifth. The top five would be Rudolph, King Sr, King Jr, Jim Rasey and Williamson with less than ten to go.

The caution was never seen in the 30 lap battle.  Williamson would make a last lap charge, and would get around King Jr going through three and four.  When the checkers flew on lap 30, Rudolph would be in Victory Lane for the fifth time in a row.  King Sr, Williamson, King Jr, and Jim Rasey would round out the top 5.

The next race on the Modfied Tour will be Saturday, August 12th at Mercer Raceway Park.

Unofficial Results

Heat 1 results:  1. 65 Rex King Sr 2. 61 Dave Murdick 3. 777 Tyler Willard 4. 32 Jim Rasey 5. 13 Rick Regalski 6. 25B Steve Barr 7. 00H Kevin Hoffman

Heat 2 results:  1. 6M Mat Williamson 2. 25R Erick Rudolph 3. 21K Randy Chrysler 4. 165 Rex King Jr 5. 66F Kyle Fink 6. 66M JR McGinley

Heat 3 results:  1. 35H Chris Haines 2. 17M Skip Moore 3. 35R Rod Laskey 4. 21 Justin Rasey 5. 03 Mark Frankhouser 6. 3K Shawn Kozar

Feature results:  1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 65 Rex King Sr.  3. 6M Mat Willliamson 4. 165 Rex King Jr. 5. 32 Jim Rasey 6. 21K Randy Chryler 7. 13 Rick Regalski 8. 777 Tyler Willard 9. 61 Dave Murdick 10. 17M Skip Moore 11. 66F Kyle Fink 12. 03 Mark Frankhouser 13. 21 Justin Rasey 14. 3K Shawn Kozar 15. 25B Steve Barr (DNF) 16. 35R Rod Laskey (DNF) 17. Chris Haines (DNF) 18. 00H Kevin Hoffman (DNS) 19. 66M JR McGinley (DNS)

The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization that started in 1998.  We are proud to be partnered with Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Big Daddys Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Hall's Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCools Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., and Engles Leasing.  

The schedule, rules, and all Tour information can be found on our website www.themodifiedtourinc.com.  We can also be found on Facebook (The Modified Tour Inc.) and on Twitter (@ModifiedTourInc).

 

2017  Modified Tour Schedule

Saturday, March 25, 2017......................Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA
Saturday, April 15, 1017........................Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV
Sunday, June11, 2017 ...........................Old Bradford Speedway, Bradford, PA
Friday, June 23, 2017.............................Raceway 7, Conneaut OH
Saturday, June 24, 2017.........................New Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY
Monday, July 3, 2017.............................Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley, NY
Thursday July 13, 2017..........................Expo Speedway, Cortland, OH
Saturday, August 12, 2017.....................Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA
Wednesday, August 16,2017..................McKean County Raceway, Smethport, PA
Friday, September 8, 2017.....................New Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY
Saturday October 21, 2017....................Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market, Rocky Grove Fire 
                                                              Hall, 29 Shuffstall St, Franklin, PA
Saturday November 11, 2017.................Mod Tour Banquet, Brandy Springs Park, 
                                                              103 William T Wardle Drive, Mercer, PA
Our next event will be at Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA on Saturday, August 12, 2017

NEXT BOARD MEETING:

The Next Meeting of the Modified Tour will be on Tuesday, July 25,  2017 at Eat N' Park in Grove City, PA.   Dinner will be at 6:30 pm with the meeting immediately following. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, Jul 25 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 12 All Day
Wednesday, Aug 16 at 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday, Sep 8 All Day
Top 20
Modified Tour Points after Expo Speedway on July 13, 2017
1. 25R Erick Rudolph            * 272
2. 165 Rex King, Jr.              * 236
3.  65  Rex King Sr.               * 218
  . 777 Tyler Willard              * 218 
5.  13  Rick Regalski             * 216 
6.  66F Kyle Fink                   * 214
7. 61 Dave Murdick              * 205
8.  66M JR McGinley              * 201
9. 21K Randy Chrysler             199
10. 17M Skip Moore               *191
11 . 35H Chris Haines            * 160 
12. Garrett Krummert               185
13. 00H/88R Kevin Hoffman    *175
14. 35R Rod Laskey                * 170 
15. 25B Steve  Barr                  * 164
16. 6M Mat Williamson              160
17. 3K Shawn Kozar                *157
18. 83T Tom Glenn                   149
19. 03 Mark Frankhouser          147
20. 73MD Travis  
            Shingledecker               132    
*  denotes perfect attendance

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Who We Are

The Modified Tour Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania/ Eastern Ohio area a chance to compete with one another for a higher purse structure and for a point fund for the scheduled events. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker and Randy Myers the Modified Tour has had great success at bringing the local cars together at various speedways in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and Canada.