|Posted by Pam Baker on July 16, 2017 at 11:10 AM|
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 Daddy's Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool's 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).