WELCOME TO THE BRP MODIFIED TOUR

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT !

The BRP Modified Tour is proud to announce that Madskin Race Car Bodies and The Sunflowers of Sanborn have come on board as a sponsor for the 2022 racing series. Madskins is a racing fabrication shop that builds race car bodies of all kinds. Most products in house are built on our CNC router table. This allows for better quality and faster turnaround. There is always an inventory of fiberglass, heavy noses, bumper sets, lexan spoilers, body mounts and upper door mounts. We do have dealers of our product in several locations that can take orders as well. Madskins can do anything from simple piece work to complete mount jobs. Our goal is to build a quality product at an affordable price. Madskins is owned by James Henry and Dave Conant and are located at 2839 Niagara Street, Sanborn, NY 14132. You can check them out on their Facebook page as well.

The Sunflowers of Sanborn is located at 3311 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132 and can be reached at 716-628-95. Louise Brachmann, owner is continuing her family’s business along with her husband, Chad and have planted sunflowers for the past several years in memory of her Mom. Starting in August as the sunflowers start blooming, they open their fields for families to visit the different varieties that they have planted. They hold car shows, craft shows, and other activities and you can also pick your own bouquet. The sunflowers last through September and then are plowed under so that the fields can be planted once again the following year. They generally have over half a million sunflowers in their field. You can follow them on Facebook and their website.

For the 2022 season Madskins will be giving $150 gift certificates for the “Hard Charger” of all BRP Modified Tour races. Also at the 2022 banquet they will be giving away the following:

Prize #1 - 1-Outer Body Kit (Doors, Quarters, Windows & Pillars) also 1-Wing Kit (Deck, Middle Wings & Front Wings)

Prize #2 – 1- Outer Kit (Doors, Quarters, Windows & Pillars)

Prize #3 – 1- Bumper Kit

Prize #4 – 1- BRP Heavy Nose

Prize #5 – 1- $100 Gift Certificate

If you are in need of a new body for your Modified or if you would like to take a trip this Fall, please either call Madskins or visit The Sunflowers of Sanborn. Also, if you see or talk with these great sponsors, please thank them for being a part of the 2022 BRP Modified Tour season.

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UPDATES

   

          *     2020 RULES and PROCEDURES Page has been updated with changes  *




Welcome John Straitiff !

The BRP Modified Tour is proud to announce that John Straitiff will be our announcer for the upcoming 2022 racing season. John has years of experience and is currently also the announcer at Hummingbird Speedway. John will thrill the crowd with his exciting manner and keep you up-to-date on our drivers throughout the summer and you will be hearing John on the PA system at selected upcoming events!!


                                                                                                                     COMING UP THIS SATURDAY ...............................

 

WHERE: Knox Raceway - Knox, PA.

WHEN: Sat JULY, 02

WHAT: Sid Unverzagt, Sr. Memorial Race

DETAILS: $2500 to WIN / 35 laps 

       PLUS $1600 in Lap Money !

       PLUS $1,200 or more in Special Awards !

             1st Place- 

2nd Place- 

3rd Place-                   


                                                                                                             AND THIS SUNDAY............

 

WHERE: Tri-City Raceway Park - Franklin,Pa.

WHEN: Sun JULY, 03

WHAT: JULY 4th WEEKEND BASH

DETAILS: $2500 to WIN / 35 laps                                                1st Place- 

2nd Place- 

3rd Place-                   

THE RACE TO THE 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP !

(TOP TEN)


                  


Full points can be viewed on our "Points" Page             *indicates Perfect Attendance

   R.Susice #10 and L.Carleton # 97c lead pack to the green (BRP TOUR staff photo)

Ryan Susice Captures BRP Modified Tour event at Ransomville Speedway on a beautiful Friday night in New York

By: Pam Baker

Marble, PA….. (June 24, 2022) …..Ryan Susice from Wilson, NY won the 3rd event of the BRP Modified Tour series on Friday, June 24th at Ransomville Speedway. There were 33 cars registered for the event representing Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The weather was gorgeous and 15 of our regular point drivers made the tow to the track for only our second visit ever to the New York speedway.

Ryan Susice and Luke Carleton brought the 24-car field to the drop of the green flag for the 35-lap BRP Modified Tour feature event, with Susice leading the way over the field. Zach Payne took over third from BRP regular Dave Murdick, but Murdick would regain the position on lap two. Billy Van Pelt, Gary Lindberg, and Pete Bicknell, all started to make their way towards the front.

On lap seven, Susice would hit lap traffic just as Gary Lindberg moved into fourth place after passing Van Pelt and Payne. Mark Frankhouser spun in turn two bringing out the first caution flag on lap nine. Gary Lindberg used the restart to take second away from Carleton and would quickly go after Susice for the lead.

Lindberg and Susice battled for the lead, as Pete Bicknell entered the top three after passing Carleton and Murdick. Susice would hold off Lindberg through the halfway point. Marshall Hurd and Ryan Ferri got together on the back straightaway to bring out the second caution on lap 15.

On the restart, Pete Bicknell would take the second position away from Lindberg and would go after leader, Susice. Tyler Willard would enter the top four after passing Luke Carleton on lap 22. After a mid-race visit to the pit area, Erick Rudolph, current BRP Modified Tour points leader would re-enter the top 10 on lap 24. Susice would pull away from Bicknell and Lindberg to pick up the checkered flag and the $3,050 top prize money.

It was an eventful day for Susice, as he was scheduled to drive the Slack Racing #3rs car, but a motor let go while in the pit area which forced the team to go to another car. Susice was able to get in the Patrick Hoopes #10 entry, which proved to be the winning combination as Susice led wire-to-wire to pick up the popular victory. Finishing second was Pete Bicknell, followed by Gary Lindberg in third. Fourth place went to Tyler Willard with Luke Carelton rounding out the top five.

The BRP Modified Tour will be back in action on Saturday, July 2nd at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA for the running of the 1st Annual Sid Unverzagt, Sr. Memorial event. There will be over $1,600 in lap money along with another $1,200 or more in special awards added to the $2,500 to win purse. Included in this night of racing will also be a special 358 Modified Dash that will pay $1,000 to win. If a car is entered and driven in the BRP Modified Tour race, there will be no extra entry fee. However, if a driver runs a different car for the 358 Dash then a $50 entry fee will be required. Then on Sunday night, July 3rd the BRP Modified Tour will venture to Tri City Raceway in Franklin, PA for their fifth event on the season.

Feature Finish: Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Gary Lindberg, Tyler Willard, Luke Carleton, Robbie Johnston, Dave Murdick, Rick Richner, Greg Martin, Erick Rudolph, Rex King Jr, Steve Lewis Jr, Zachary Payne, Billy VanPelt, Ryan Ferri, Shannon Whaley, Mark Frankhouser, Brad Rapp, Mike Kinney, Chad Brachmann, Adam Hilton, Marshall Hurd, James Sweeting, Garrison Krentz DNQ: Shawn Kozar, Rick Regalski, Chaz Wolbert Rodney Beltz, Steve Slater, Ricky Newton, Steve Barr, Kevin Green

Heat Race Winners: Pete Bicknell, Luke Carleton, Gary Lindberg, Erick Rudolph

B-Main Winner: Rex King Jr

The BRP Modified Tour racing series is a non-profit organization established to give Big Block 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 BRP 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 would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our organization. Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Sunoco Race Fuels/ Bazell Oil, King Brothers, McCool’s Signs and Graphics/Slippery Rock Sportswear, Mad Skins Race Car Bodies/Sunflowers of Sanborn, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Centers,

Frankland Racing Supply, Hall’s Safety Equipment, McCandless Ford, Moore’s Auto Body,

MRO – Motor Racing Outreach/Team Green, Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Russ King Racing,

Steve’s Auto Body, Thermo Supply, Competition Carburetion, Eperthener Auto Wrecking,

GME Mfg., Racequip Safety Products, Rudolph Snow Plowing and Wrisco Aluminum.

Erick Rudolph Wins BRP Modified Tour Event at Hummingbird Speedway

By: Pam Baker


June 4, 2022………The most beautiful day of the year so far greeted drivers and fans at Hummingbird Speedway in Reynoldsville, PA on Saturday night as the 2nd event of the BRP Modified Tour Racing Series took place. Twenty drivers were on hand for the event and making the long tow from Ransomville, NY Erick Rudolph captured his second win in two events.

After the redraw that was done in front of the fans in the stands Brian Swartzlander had the lucky draw of number one and started on the pole alongside Dave Murdick. The two brought the field to the drop of the green with Swartzlander getting to the first ahead of Murdick and led the opening lap. Swartzlander continued his lead until lap four when a caution for Mark Frankhouser grouped the field back together.

On the restart, Swartzlander once again got the jump into the first turn, but this time ahead of Garrett Krummert. Krummert held second for two laps before Rex King, Jr. took over that position and then went to work on the leader, Swartzlander. On lap fifteen, King, Jr. was able to take the lead away from Swartzlander and led the next four laps before eighth place starter, Erick Rudolph took the lead away. The duo of Rudolph and King, Jr. battled for the top position several laps before Rudolph was able to gain a couple of car lengths cushion between the two.

With just two laps to go in the 35-lap event  Rodney Beltz brought out the caution flag which grouped the field together one more time. As per BRP Modified Tour rules, when a caution flies during the last five laps of the event, a single-file restart took place and Rudolph using the very bottom of the speedway was able to hold on for his second series win in 2022.

Rex King, Jr. held on for second ahead of tenth place starter, Brad Rapp who finished third. Fourth place went to Dave Murdick with Brian Swartzlander falling back to fifth. Heats were won by Erick Rudolph, Kyle Fink and Dave Murdick.

The next series event will take place on June 24th at the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY. Then over the Fourth of July weekend the BRP Modified Tour will visit Knox Raceway (formerly Sportsmans Speedway) on July 2nd and then the next night will travel to Tri City Raceway on July 3rd.

Feature Finish: Erick Rudolph, Rex King, Jr., Brad Rapp, Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander, Rick Regalski, Adam Hilton, Mike Kinney, Garrett Krummert, Chas Wolbert, Steve Slater, Tyler Willard, Kyle Fink, Mark Frankhouser, Mike Dougherty, Ray Bliss, Steve Barr, Shawn Kozar and Colton Walters.

The BRP Modified Tour racing series is a non-profit organization established to give Big Block 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 BRP 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 would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our organization. Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Sunoco Race Fuels/ Bazell Oil, King Brothers, McCool’s Signs and Graphics/Slippery Rock Sportswear, Mad Skins Race Car Bodies/Sunflowers of Sanborn, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Centers,

Frankland Racing Supply, Hall’s Safety Equipment, McCandless Ford, Moore’s Auto Body,

MRO – Motor Racing Outreach/Team Green, Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Russ King Racing,

Steve’s Auto Body, Thermo Supply, Competition Carburetion, Eperthener Auto Wrecking,

GME Mfg., Racequip Safety Products, Rudolph Snow Plowing and Wrisco Aluminum.

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    BRP Modified Tour 25th Anniversary Season Opener in the Books at Lernerville Speedway

By: Pam Baker

5/20/2022………Marble, PA…. The start of the BRP Modified Tour’s 25th Anniversary Season Series event is now in the books. Even though the weather was unpredictable during the day the sun came out and provided the fans with some great racing action at Lenerville Speedway on Friday night. Erick Rudolph picked up the feature win after traveling all the way from New York.

Twenty-six cars were on hand for the event and Lernerville Speedway was gracious enough to let all the cars start the feature without having to run a B-Main. On the pole for the event was Colton Walters and Tom Glenn.

Tom Glenn sprinted into the lead just past the flagstand to lead lap one of the 35-lap event. Glenn only held that lead for two laps before Rex King, Jr. came charging to the front from his fourth place starting position. King, Jr. led through lap six and on lap seven, Fonthill, Ontario, Canada driver Tyler Willard took the lead away from King.,Jr. Willard held the lead until lap eleven when Ransomville, NY’s Erick Rudolph used the high side of the speedway to capture the lead.

A caution flag waved on lap twenty-eight for Jeremiah Shingledecker who had white smoke pouring out of the back of his machine. This grouped the field together for the restart with Rudolph in first and Rex King, Jr. hanging on for second. However, on lap thirty the caution flag waved once again for Tyler Willard. The final five laps found Rudolph leading the way and went on to pick up the win. Brian Swartzlander and Garrett Krummert swapped the lead for second a few times before Swartzlander was able to cross the finish line ahead of Krummert.

Erick Rudolph won the event that paid $2,500 to win with Swartzlander second. Krummert finished third with Rex King, Jr. fourth and Brad Rapp came home fifth after being pushed over the cushion on the backstretch on lap six bringing out the caution and having to restart at the tail.

Chas Wolbert rookie driver in the Big Block Modified division this year brought home sixth after starting twenty-fifth in the field. Another rookie driver this year Mike Kinney finished seventh with Rick Regalski eighth, Tom Glenn ninth and Steve Slater tenth.

The next event for the BRP Modified Tour will be at Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday, June 4th followed by the Tour group heading North on June 24th to Ransomville Speedway.

Finish: Erick Rudolph, Brian Swartzlander, Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Jr., Brad Rapp, Chas Wolbert, Mike Kinney, Rick Regalski, Tom Glenn, Steve Slater, Steve Feder, Shawn Fleeger, Rodney Beltz, Shawn Kozar, Mark Frankhouser, Kevin Green, Dave Murdick, Tyler Willard, JR McGinley, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Colton Walters, Andrew Smith, Steve Barr, Ray Bliss, Jim Rasey, Kevin Long

                                                                                      The BRP Modified Tour

                                                                              2022 Schedule

                                                           Events


Sat

APR 02

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. (Chiller Thriller) CANCELLED(No Makeup)


FRI

MAY 20

  Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA    (raindate-TBA)


Sat

JUN 04

Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA   (raindate AUG 06, 2022)


FRI

JUN 24

Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY (raindate: July 22, 2022)


SAT

JUL 02

 Knox Raceway, Knox, PA           (Sid Unverzagt, Sr. Memorial Race)


SUN

JUL 03

 Tri City Raceway, Franklin, PA.         


Thur

JUL 14

  Expo Speedway (Trumbull County Fairgrounds) , Cortland, OH.


Sat

JUL 16


Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA        (raindate: August 06, 2022)

SAT

AUG 13

Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer,PA (Ralph Quarterson Memorial, Raindate: TBA)


SAT

SEPT 03

                      Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH (Lou Blaney Memorial Race)


FRI

SEPT 09

 Michaels Mercer Raceway (Final points race of 2022 – raindate: September 10-11)


Sat

SEPT 10

THE BRP MODIFIED TOUR AWARDS BANQUET-        Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. (NOTE :new date, new time, new location) 12:00 noon

                                                   


SAT

SEPT 10

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, 25th Anniversary Weekend Showdown w/ Banquet


THURS-SAT

OCT 13-15 

                    Lernerville Speedway - Steel City Stampede Event

                 (raindate: October 16, 2022 - Non-point event for 2022)


*Schedule is tentative and subject to change*