Saturday, July 20, 2019              (raindate-July 27, 2019 )
$3000 to win----35 Lap

The BRP Modifieds will make their second and final stop of 2019 at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The early season, rain postponed opener for the tour was won                                                                                                     by Rex King, Jr., followed by Jimmy                                                                                                         Holden and Garrett Krummert.

Pit gates open: 4pm
Grandstands open: 5pm
Racing @ : 7pm

                                                     AND JUST AROUND THE CORNER...…..


       MODIFIED                   MADNESS !

      BRP Tour                    Big Block                     Modifieds             plus...                     Elite Modified Series     UMP E-Mods     

  Vintage Modifieds         Sportsman Modifieds ​​

Pit gates open: 5 pm

Grandstands open: 5 pm
Racing @ : 7:30 pm

                                                          RECENT RESULTS


                             EXpo ! 

        At  The Fair 

Winner: Erick Rudolph
2nd Place: Rex King Jr. 
3rd Place:  Rex King Sr. 


                             Rudolph wins for Fifth year in a row at Expo Speedway

Cortland, OH, July 11, 2019– The rain held off and the sun came out for a great race during the Trumbull County Fair at Expo Speedway. Erick Rudolph, from Ransomville, NY, made his first start of the season with the BRP Modified Tour and ended his night in Victory Lane.

Twenty-one cars were set to compete for the $1,800 to win, twenty-five lap event at Expo Speedway. The last two BRP Modified Tour Points Champions started on the front row for the feature. Rex King Jr. and Erick Rudolph were side-by-side to start the green. It was a different start from the heat race where King Jr jumped out front, when the green flag dropped in the feature, Rudolph quickly jumped out front. With the top three running nose to tail, a hard-fought battle was going on for 8th place between Chris Haines, Garrett Krummert and Will Thomas III.

After five laps complete, Rudolph had opened up a half-straightaway lead over King Jr and by lap 8, the leaders were getting into lap traffic. The gap remained the same between first and second, and the top five would be Rudolph, King Jr., Rex King, Kevin Hoffman and Phil Vigneri III. On lap 10, it was a three-care battle for fourth between Hoffman, Vigneri and Kyle Fink. Vigneri would get the position on lap 14.

The green flag would remain out until lap 20 when a multi-car incident resulted in Max Smoker’s car rolling over. Thankfully, he was not injured. The incident also involved Fink, JR McGinley, Shawn Fleeger, Mark Frankhouser and Scott Kay. All cars would be able to continue racing except Smoker and Fink. Rudolph had lapped up to the 8th spot, which was held by Thomas who got the “lucky dog”.

The last five laps would stay under green. During that stretch Vigneri would come up to battle King for 3rd. Dave Murdick and Hoffman were side-by-side for 6th place. When the checkered flags flew on lap 25, Rudolph would pick up his first BRP Tour win of the season followed by King Jr., King, Vigneri and Thomas.



Saturday July 6, 2019

$2000 to win----35 Lap

Quick Results:

Winner: Rex King ,Jr.

2nd Place: Rex King ,Sr.

                                                                                                  3rd Place: Jeremiah Shingledecker 


                                                                 Hartford, OH, July 6, 2019 

       Rain was threatening all evening, but it held off for a great race honoring the late, great Lou Blaney. It was the largest car count of the season for the BRP Modified Tour as 34 cars were in attendance to vie for the win in the prestigious Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway.
Coming into the night, point’s leader Rex King Jr held a 25-point lead over his father, Rex King. After the top 12 redraw, Rick Regalski and King Jr would start on the front row. King Jr would jump out to the lead on the start, but the caution flag would quickly come out when several cars wrecked in turned four, including Tyler Willard, Lonny Riggs and Ralph McBride. Willard’s night would end on the restart when his car stopped in turn one. Garrett Krummert would also head to the pits, but would return. A third caution flew on lap 3 when the 29 of Krummert came to a stop. The top 5 would be King Jr, King, Sr.,Rick Regalski, Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick.
A stretch of green flag racing would allow the field to really start battling. Swartzlander would advance to the third spot, Jeremiah Shingledecker, who started 11th, would move up to the 7th position. By lap 10, the leaders were getting into lapped traffic. Maneuvering around lap cars worked to King, Sr.’s advantage as he was able to erase some of the five-car lead his son, King Jr, had gained earlier.
Any lead that King Jr had was eliminated when the car of Chad Brachmann, making the trip from New York, stopped in turn one on lap 12. The top five was now King Jr, King Sr., Swartzlander, Regalski and Murdick. On the restart, it was a great battle for second as the 83 of Swartzlander worked to the inside of King Sr., with Regalski and Murdick also joining the battle.
By lap 20, there would be a four-car battle for 6th between Brad Rapp, Rick Regalski, Jim Rasey and Shingledecker. The leaders caught lap traffic again by lap 23. The battle for second heated up on lap 26 as Swartzlander got up on the back of King Sr. Caution number five came out when Kyle Fink slowed in turn four. The tops five at this time were King Jr, King Sr., Swartzlander, Murdick and Will Thomas.
After the restart, King Jr would pull out to a multi-car lead as King Sr., and Swartzlander continued to battle for second. Shingledecker was the car on the move. He jumped to the top of the track and was picking off positions, moving to fourth by lap 30. On lap 33, cars were four-wide at the line for second and continuing to battle going into turns one and two. The caution would end that battle as Swartzlander, who was battling with Shingledecker and King for second, spun in turn two.
It was a two-lap shoot-out when the green flew again, and the race would end with Rex King Jr. picking up his second Lou Blaney Memorial win. Rex King Sr. would finish second, Jeremiah Shingledecker third, followed by Will Thomas and Brad Rapp.
The next race for the BRP Modified Tour will be Thursday, July 11th at Expo Speedway (Trumbull County Fairgrounds).
Unofficial Results
Heat 1 results: 1.65 Rex King Jr 2. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 3. 29 Garrett Krummert 4. 66F Kyle Fink 5. 11R Brad Rapp 6. 96B Bob Warren 7. 25B Steve Barr 8. 83T Tom Glenn 9. 03 Mark Frankhouser
Heat 2 results: 1. 28H Jimmy Holden 2. 35H Chris Haines 3. 18 Colton Walters 4. 00 Kevin Hoffman 5. 29* Steve Slater 6. C3 Chas Wolbert 7. 11B Don Blaney 8.15B Dillon Barr 9. 55 Scott Kay
Heat 3 results: 1. 65 Rex King 2. 61 Dave Murdick 3. 9 Will Thomas III 4. 45 Steve Feder 5. R13 Ralph McBride 6. 66M JR McGinley 7. 93x Max Smoker 8. 74 Rocky Kugel
Heat 4 results: 1. 83 Swartzlander 2.32 Jim Rasey 3. 13 Rick Regalski 4. 777 Tyler Willard 5. 3 Chad Brachmann 6. 7M Skip Moore 7. 58 Lonny Riggs 8. 25 Chris Rudolph
B-Main results: 1. 58 Lonny Riggs 2. 17M Skip Moore 3. C3 Chas Wolbert 4. 96B Bob Warren 5. 66M JR MGinley 6. 25 Chris Rudolph 7. 93X Max Smoker 8. 15B Dillon Barr 9. 74 Rocky Kugel 10. 25B Steve Barr 11. 03 Mark Frankhouser 12. 11B Don Blaney 13. 55 Scott Kay 14. 83T Tom Glenn (DNS)
Unofficial Feature Results: 1. Rex King Jr 2. Rex King 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker 4. Will Thomas III 5. Brad Rapp 6. Dave Murdick 7. Jim Rasey 8. Colton Walters 9. Rick Regalski 10. Chas Wolbert 11. Brian Swartzlander 12. Kevin Hoffman 13. Jimmy Holden 14. Chris Haines 15. Steve Slater 16. Bob Warren 17. JR McGinley 18. Steve Barr 19. Kyle Fink 20. Skip Moore 21. Ralph McBride 22. Chad Brachmann 23. Garrett Krummert 24. Tyler Willard 25. Lonny Riggs

The BRP Modified Tour would like to welcome Colonial Metal Products and Colonial Slitting Industries on board as our newest sponsors of the Tour.

The BRP Modified Tour  
2019 Schedule

                                        *Schedule is tentative and subject to change 
Saturday March 30, 2019.. ..………. Michaels Mercer Raceway ,  Mercer, PA  -RAIN
    April 13, 2019                                               "Chiller Thriller"

Saturday April 20, 2019....................Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV- RAIN

Friday May 3, 2019  .........................Thunder Mountain Speedway, Brookville/Knox Dale, PA- RAIN

Saturday, June 22, 2019 .......………Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY

Friday, June 28, 2019 ..……………. Thunder Mountain Speedway, Brookville/Knox Dale, PA

Saturday, June 29, 2019 ................. Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV (Make up race)

Saturday, July 6, 2019 ……………...Sharon Speedway, The Lou Blaney Memorial , Hartford, OH

Thursday, July 11, 2019 .................. Expo Speedway at the Trumbull County Fair, Cortland, OH

Saturday, July 20, 2019 ..………….. Michaels Mercer Raceway , Mercer, PA  (Rain date July 27, 2019)

Friday, July 26, 2019 ....................... Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA

Friday, August 30, 2019 .................. Thunder Mountain Speedway, Brookville/Knox Dale, PA

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019 ..…………..Ransomville Speedway,Ransomville ,NY


The next BRP Modified Tour Race will be Saturday July 20 2019 at Michaels Mercer Raceway in Mercer, PA.


The next meeting of the BRP Modified Tour is July 24, 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend the open session of our meetings.


Check out these Articles in Dirt Track Digest by: 
Mike Mallett
Managing Editor

News and Notes: (Shingledecker, King Jr and Murdick Quotes)

Who We Are

The BRP Modified Tour Inc. racing series  is a  non-profit organization established to give Big Block Modifieds a chance to compete for a higher purse structure and for a seasonal 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 regional cars together at various speedways in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West  Virginia and Canada.                                                   We are proud to be partnered with our   Series Sponsors:                                      Bicknell Racing Products 
           Hoosier Race Tires 
                         Bazell Oil providing Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Race Fuel of the Modified Tour.                          We thank our Associate Sponsors:  BCR Racing Supplies, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Colonial Metal Products/Colonial Slitting Industries, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking, Frankland Racing Supply, Halls Safety Equipment, K. Hoffman Door, King Bros., Lakeview Fertilizer, McCandless Ford, McCool’s Signs and Graphics, Moore’s Auto Body, Racequip Safety Equipment, Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, and X Factor Race Bodies
            Points after Expo Speedway                                 July 11, 2019
1.      Rex King Jr.                         295
2.      Rex King Sr                         268
3.      Dave Murdick                      239
4.      Rick Regalski                      230

5.      Jim Rasey                           215

6.      Jeremiah Shingledecker     209  

7.      Kevin Hoffman                    206

8.      Garrett Krummert                202

9.       Kyle Fink                            201

10.     Brad Rapp                         192

For a complete list of the points, please

visit our "POINTS" page . 

           RACING NOTES:

The BRP Modified Tour is proud to announce that the winner of The Gladiator MMXIX for Big Block Modifieds that will be held at Genesee Speedway on June 13, 2019 will get a guaranteed starting position for the BRP Modified Tour race at Ransomville Speedway on September 14, 2019. The Genesee race on Thursday 06/13/2019 is not a scheduled BRP Modified Tour race.  NOTE: Because of a rainout on June 13, this event has been rescheduled for July 25, 2019.