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2021 WAS THE LARGEST SCHEDULED SEASON IN THE BRP MODIFIED TOUR'S 24 YEAR HISTORY !

SCHEDULED RACE COUNT CURRENTLY AT : 19



The BRP Modified Tour Racing Series would like to welcome Epertherner's Auto Wrecking back on board as an Associate Sponsor for the 2021 season. Ron was a participant on the BRP Modified Tour several years ago and is a welcome addition as a sponsor to our organization. Eperthener's Auto Wrecking is located in Grove City, PA and is there for all your scrap metal and car parts needs. You can find brand name replacement and performance parts as well as second-hand pieces, junk auto value estimation, get cash for junk cars or purchase a used automobile by visiting them at 683 Tieline Road, Grove City, PA 16127

UPDATES


    


  • Chad Brachmann Cruises To Stampede Win and Clinches the 2021 BRP Modified Tour Season                                                                                Championship!
  • REX KING SR WINS THE PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD OF THE 2022X Bicknell Chassis !


  • THE MOD TOUR IS LOOKING FORWARD TO 2022 BY CELEBRATING OUR 25th SEASON


THE RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP

                  


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

Photo by Kenzie Kozar

BRP Modified Tour Closes Our 2021 Season by Honoring Chad Brachmann as Series Champion

By: Pam Baker

Marble, PA…… 11/13/2021……The 2021 BRP Modified Tour Racing season came to a close on Saturday night as Chad Brachmann was crowned the 2021 BRP Modified Tour Champion. Over $32,000 in cash and prizes were distributed to the top 20 point drivers in the series.

                                          The BRP Modified Tour series ended up with 19 events on the schedule. There were 15 races completed with three rained out and another canceled.

                                      Chad Brachmann and Rex King, Jr. had quite the battle during the season and when it was all over at Lernerville Speedway in October, Brachmann beat King, Jr. by one point. Brachmann made the long tow every race from Sanborn, NY to compete with the BRP Modified Tour during the season. Brachmann was presented a check for $4,000 for the championship and an additional $500 for perfect attendance of all 15 races. In addition he received a Hoosier Tire Championship jacket along with a beautiful metal wall hanging of his car.

                                        Every driver in attendance received a gift certificate for a sheet of Wrisco Aluminum, a $25 Big Daddy’s Gift Certificate and also a $75 Gift Certificate from Frankland Racing Supply. Door prizes were distributed as well as Chinese Auction items. The 50/50 was received by Christine Conners. The top 11 drivers with perfect attendance received a bonus of $500 for supporting the entire season of the BRP Modified Tour.

                                         Special awards that were distributed were: Hard Charger Award – Chad Brachmann with a total of 61 passing points; Hard Luck Award to Steve Slater; Most Improved Award to Mark Frankhouser; Rick Hall Memorial Award to Steve Barr and the Debbie Oyler Memorial Award went to Eric Gabany. Other special awards that were presented by Racequip went to Shawn Kozar who won a brand new Racequip helmet; Rex King, Jr. who won a pair of Racequip shoes and Dave Murdick who won a pair of Racequip gloves.

                                             Rex King, Sr. was awarded a brand new 2022X Bicknell Racing Products chassis kit valued at $6,285 at the season ending race at Lernerville Speedway. A reverse draw was held in front of the grandstands with the 11 perfect    attendance drivers eligible for the draw. It was announced at the banquet that Bicknell Racing Products will be back on board in 2022 with their sponsorship of a 2023X Bicknell Chassis to the drivers that have perfect attendance in 2022.

                                           Rex King, Jr. finished second in points ahead his father Rex King, Sr. in third. Fourth place went to    Brad Rapp with Dave Murdick fifth. Sixth place went to Rick Regalski over Garrett Krummert, Steve Slater, Steve Barr, Mark Frankhouser, Eric Gabany, Shawn Kozar, Rodney Beltz and Kyle Fink. Rounding out the top twenty in points were Shawn Fleeger, Paul Kot, Jim Rasey, Chris Rudolph and Jeremiah Shingledecker.

                                   After the awards presentation was over Chad Brachmann had a prize for two different drivers in attendance and decided that the best way to determine a winner was by playing Bingo.So, the drivers were each given two bingo cards and they played Bingo. The first winner to call Bingo was Eric Gabany. He received a completed body kit worth $1,000 donated by MadSkins Racecar Bodies and Sunflowers of Sanborn both from Sanborn, NY. The second place winner was a tie between Brad Rapp and Dave Murdick. To determine the tie breaker, they drew another number and whoever had it on their card would be declared the winner. The lucky winner of the outer body kit worth $550 was Dave Murdick.

                                 New for the 2022 season which will be the BRP Modified Tour’s 25th Anniversary season purses will be increased across the board. The $2,000 to win purse will increase to $2,500 in honor of our 25th year. The starting feature positions will drop to 24 from 26 based on our 2021 car counts. Redraws will find the top three in each heat going to the redraw or a maximum of 12 positions or half the field.

                                      The point system will see more emphasis on the features instead of the heat races. Heat race points will start at 6 and drop to 1 through all positions. The feature points will start at 50, drop two for each position back to 4. There will still be 20 show up points awarded for each race and at the end of the season 100 perfect attendance points will be given to all drivers with perfect attendance. The BRP Modified Tour will once again pay $500 to each driver at the end of the series that has perfect attendance.

                                      The schedule for 2022 is a work in progress and has not been finalized as of yet. However; it has always been our vision to schedule 8 to 10 races and with our 25th Anniversary season upon us, we would like to hold a “Special Event” at the end of our series to honor our drivers. We are in the process of contacting our local tracks to see who might be interested        in partnering with us for this endeavor. More information on the schedule and our exciting “25th Anniversary” season will be forthcoming so please stay tuned to our Facebook and Web Site at www.themodifiedtourinc.com for more details.

                                    The BRP Modified Tour Racing Series is excited about our upcoming 25th Anniversary season and are working hard to put together events throughout the season to make 2022 a Special Season for drivers and our fans.

                                         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 (24-year Sponsor), Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bazell Race Fuels/Sunoco, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Eperthener Auto Wrecking, Frankland Racing Supply, Hall’s Safety Equipment (24-year Sponsor), King Bros. (24-year Sponsor), McCandless Ford, McCool’s Signs and Graphics, Moore’s Auto Body, Racequip Safety Equipment, Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Slippery Rock Sportswear, and Wrisco Industries.

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2021 SEASON 

RESULTS


Chad Brachmann Wins Big at Lernerville Speedway for the Steel City Stampede Picking up the Feature Win and the 2021 BRP Modified Tour Championship while Rex King, Sr. takes home a Brand New Bicknell Racing Products Chassis.

By: Pam Baker

October 16, 2021…..Marble, PA……. Chad Brachmann came into the weekend five points behind Rex King, Jr. for the BRP Modified Tour series championship and after Friday night’s preliminary heat races went into the feature event on Saturday night just one point back. The feature money was boosted from the Stampede payoff of $3,000 to a cool $4,000 by two gentlemen that love Big Block Modified racing, Tim Thoma of Thoma Meat Market and Gary Heeman of the Dirt Track Network and Lernerville Speedway PR Director.

                                 By the luck of the draw on Saturday afternoon Brachmann drew the pole starting position and Rex King, Jr. pulled eleventh. Also on Saturday afternoon the eleven drivers that carried perfect attendance throughout the season participated  in a Reverse Draw in front of the fans for a brand new 2022X Bicknell Chassis sponsored by Bicknell Racing Products of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. The winner of this brand new chassis was none other than Rex King, Sr. Congratulations to Rex on being the winner of the 2022X Bicknell Chassis.

                                  Starting on the pole, Brachmann with Jeremiah Shingledecker to his outside led the twenty-eight car starting field to the drop of the green flag and it was Shingledecker who led the first lap before the caution flag flew for Colton Walters who stopped on the speedway. On the restart, Shingledecker once again led the field to the green and sprinted out to a four car lead, but the red flag would be displayed on lap four for Ryan Riffe who flipped his mount in turn two.

Once back underway Shingledecker who led into the first turn came off the second turn high and slipped just over the back stretch. He was able to come back on the track in fifth place, but something happened with the car and the next lap he exited the track slowly with problems with the car. From the lap four restart until the checkered flag flew Brachmann held the lead he inherited from Shingledecker and went the rest of the distance to pick up his sixth win of the 2021 season with the BRP Modified Tour and the $4,000 top prize money. Meanwhile, Rex King, Jr. was advancing his positions from the eleventh starting spot and wound up in third which gave Brachmann the 2021 BRP Modified Tour series championship by one point.

                                   Finishing behind Chad Brachmann in the race was Tonawanda, NY driver Matt Farnham followed by Rex King, Jr., Garrett Krummert and Rex King, Sr. Rounding out the top ten were Eric Gabany, Brad Rapp, Greg Martin, Dave Murdick and JR McGinley.

                                    This concludes the 2021 BRP Modified Tour schedule and our next event will be the BRP Modified Tour Awards Banquet which will be held on November 13, 2021 at the Brandy Springs Banquet Center in Mercer, PA. The top 20 drivers will be honored and will receive point fund money and contingency awards for their performance throughout the season.

                                         2022 will be our 25th Anniversary season and we are working on some special things that should take place next season, so please keep your eye on our Facebook page or the website at www.themodifiedtourinc.com

                                     Feature Finish: Chad Brachmann, Matt Farnham, Rex King, Jr., Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Sr., Eric Gabany, Brad Rapp, Greg Martin, Dave Murdick, JR McGinley, John Mollick, Travis Shingledecker, Kyle Fink, Colton Walters, Jim Rasey, Rick Regalski, Ray Bliss, Brandon Michaud, Steve Slater, Mark Frankhouser, Rodney Beltz, Shawn Fleeger, Shawn Kozar, Steve Barr, Dave Reges, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Kevin Long, Ryan Riffe


Photo by BRP TOUR staff

Rex King, Jr. Picks Up Win # 5 in BRP Modified Tour Action at Latrobe Speedway

By: Pam Baker

Marble, PA ………10/9/2021……

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                       Rex King, Jr. picked up win #5 on the season at the BRP Modified Tour event at Latrobe Speedway on Saturday night after a hard fought battle with Brad Rapp.

                          Brad Rapp and Mark Frankhouser led the field to the drop of the green flag for the 35-lap BRP Modified Tour event at Latrobe Speedway. Rapp was able to drag race Frankhouser entering turn one on the initial lap of the race and set sail into the lead over Frankhouser, Chad Brachmann and Rex King, Jr. The first caution of the event was for Steve Barr which grouped the field back together for a double file restart which put Rapp on the pole and King, Jr. outside the front row.

                          On the restart, Rapp once again took command of the race with King, Jr. close behind before the caution flew once again on lap thirteen as the current point leader going into the night’s events, Chad Brachmann, came to a stop on the back stretch. Motor issues sent Brachmann to the pit area and did not return. Once again on the restart, Rapp led the field, but a quick caution on lap fourteen for Steve Slater slowed the field once again.The restart on lap fifteen went single file as BRP rules go single file after the third caution of the race. Rapp once again go the jump and the lead going into turn one over Rex King, Jr. and as the laps clicked off the battled for the lead with King, Jr. finally able to get the lead away from Rapp on lap twenty-five. The caution flew three laps later on lap twenty-eight for Shawn Kozar whose car came to a stop.The final restart of the race came on lap twenty-nine and King, Jr. held on to the top position with Rex King, Sr. able to work his way past Rapp for second on the restart. The final seven laps found King, Jr. in command with Rex King, Sr. second and Rapp third. This would be the way they crossed the line on the final lap and Rex King, Jr. picked up his fifth win of the season. Rex King, Sr. was second with Brad Rapp third, Dave Murdick fourth and Steve Barr fifth. Heat were won by Rick Regalski and Rex King, Jr.

                         The final race of the season for the BRP Modified Tour will be at Lernerville Speedway as part of the Steel City Stampede. The champion will be announced after Saturday nights feature events and the Reverse Draw for the Bicknell 2022X chassis will be done in front of the fans during intermission. As we head into our final race, Rex King, Jr. leads Chad Brachmann by just five points for the 2021 Series Championship.

                            The banquet to honor the Series Champion will be held on November 13th at the Brandy Springs Banquet Center in Mercer, PA. The top 20 drivers in points will receive cash and prize awards at the banquet.


Feature Finish: Rex King, Jr., Rex King, Sr., Brad Rapp, Dave Murdick, Steve Barr, Mark Frankhouser, Steve Slater, Shawn Fleeger, Rodney Beltz, Ryan Riffe, Rick Regalski, Shawn Kozar and Chad Brachmann.


Photo by BRP staff

          Rex King, Sr. Leads Every Lap to Win the 2nd Annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial BRP Modified Tour event at                                                       Michaels Mercer Raceway

By:

Pam Baker

Marble, PA….9/18/2021….. Rex King, Sr. led wire-to-wire to capture the 2nd Annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial event at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday night and his first win on the Tour this season.

                                     Twenty-two cars were in the pit area to honor the local racing legend Ralph Quarterson. When Ralph Quarterson was racing he competed in both the Modified and Sprint Car divisions and won many races over the Western       Pennsylvania area. Ralph passed away a couple of years ago and his family along with Edward Michaels of Michaels Mercer Raceway has put this race on to honor him.

                                           By the luck of the redraw, Colton Walters and Rex King, Sr. brought the field to the drop of the green flag. King, Sr. jumped into the lead on lap one and led the first eight laps before the caution flag was displayed for Steve Barr who came to a rest on the back stretch. On the restart, King, Sr. led Dave Murdick and Walters until lap fourteen when the caution was brought out for Murdick who suffered a flat tire on his rig.Back under green King, Sr. now had Brad Rapp on his back bumper after starting in the eighth starting position. Rapp had used the high side of the speedway to work his way into second and was closing in on King, Sr. by lap twenty-three when the caution flew once again for Steve Barr who came to a rest in turn four.When the race restarted, King, Sr. was able to stretch out his lead over Rapp and Ryan Susice who towed from Wilson, NY to compete with the BRP Modified Tour. The final caution of the race was on lap thirty-one when Rapp came to a stop in turn four with rear-end troubles.

The final start belonged to King, Sr. with Susice moving into second ahead of Rex King, Jr. and Chad Brachmann. King, Sr. went the final two laps unchallenged to pick up his first BRP Modified Tour feature win of the 2021 season. Finishing second was Susice ahead of King, Jr., Chad Brachmann and Kyle Fink. Heats were won by Brachmann, Walters, and Susice.

                        The upcoming race at Dog Hollow Speedway has been canceled due to the sponsor of the event backing out on the track. So the next event will be on October 9th at Latrobe Speedway with the season ending race taking place the following weekend with the running of the Steel City Stampede at Lernerville Speedway which will be a two-day event with heats running on Friday night with B-Mains and Features taking place on Saturday.

            Feature Finish: Rex King, Sr., Ryan Susice, Rex King, Jr., Chad Brachmann, Kyle Fink, Rick Regalski, Tony Pangrazio, Dave Murdick, Ryan Riffe, Shawn Fleeger, Scott Kay, Rodney Beltz, Brad Rapp, JR McGinley, Colton Walters, Steve Barr, Mike Dougherty, Steve Slater, Mark Frankhouser, Shawn Kozar. DNS: Eric Gabany, John Venuto.


Photo by BRP Tour Staff

Rex King, Jr. picks up his 4th BRP Modified Tour win of the 2021 Season at Latrobe Speedway.

By:

Pam Baker

Marble, PA….9/11/2021……….The BRP Modified Tour made their first of two visits of the season at Latrobe Speedway on Saturday night. This was the first time since 2004 that the BRP Modified Tour series raced at Latrobe Speedway and the first time under the ownership of Dennis Bates. There were 18 cars on hand for the 35-lap feature event and when the checkered flags flew  Rex King, Jr. was in victory lane for the fourth time this season.

                                 Rex King, Jr. and Kevin Long led the field to the drop of the green flag and King, Jr. jumped into the lead on the first lap. A restart on lap ten then found third place starter, Garrett Krummert get the lead after going high in turn two and powering by King, Jr. for the lead. Krummert led the field through several caution periods for flat tires and even a red flag for someone in the stands until a caution waved on lap thirty-one. After several attempts to restart the race, when the green finally flew for the final time, Rex King, Jr. passed Krummert coming off of the second turn to get the lead and go on to get the win.

                            Garrett Krummert held on to finish second with Chad Brachmann third. Fourth place went to tenth place starter, Rex King, Sr. and Brad Rapp who blew a tire during the feature and pitted, returned to finish fifth. Heats were won by Krummert, Brachmann and Rex King, Jr.

                              The BRP Modified Tour returns this Saturday, September 18th to Michaels Mercer Raceway for the running of the Ralph Quarterson Memorial event that find the winner taking home $3,300. Pit gates will open at 3pm with racing at 6pm.

Feature Finish: Rex King, Jr., Garrett Krummert, Chad Brachmann, Rex King, Sr., Brad Rapp, Rick Regalski, Brian Swartzlander, Kyle Fink, Kevin Long, Shawn Kozar, Steve Slater, Steve Barr, Dave Murdick, Shawn Fleeger, Mark Frankhouser, --- DNS: Eric Gabany, Chris Rudolph and Rodney Beltz.

TRI-CITY winner Garrett Krummert (center) Is flanked by 2nd place finisher Ryan Susice (right) and 3rd place finisher Brad Rapp (left)

Photo by BRP TOUR staff

Garrett Krummert Sails to Victory in the BRP Modified Tour Race at Tri City Raceway

By: Pam Baker

Marble, Pa ……..9/5/21….. 

                  Garrett Krummert’s last win on the BRP Modified Tour series came on June 5th at Hummingbird Speedway. He has been shut out since, but on Sunday night Garrett Krummert put the competition in his rearview mirror and scored his second BRP Modified win of the season at Tri City Raceway.

                             Kyle Fink and Brad Rapp brought the twenty-five car field to the green flag with Rapp getting the jump on lap one. Rapp held the lead through the sixth lap when eighth place starter, Krummert used the outside of the track to take the lead. The first caution flew on lap twelve for Rex King, Sr. that had problems with the rear suspension on his car and came to a stop in turn four. On the restart, Krummert once again took command another seven laps clicked off before a caution for Steve Slater on lap nineteen slowed the action.

                           Two more quick cautions during the final portion of the race found Krummert in command and at times ¼ of track lead over the other drivers. A caution on lap twenty-nine of the thirty-lap event for JR McGinley and Tom Holden brought out a green-white-checkered finish, but Krummert was never challenged for the lead. At the finish Ryan Susice came home second behind Krummert with Brad Rapp holding onto third after losing a header pipe. Chad Brachmann finished fourth with Jeremiah Shingledecker coming from the seventeenth starting position to finish fifth. Sixth through tenth went to Rex King, Jr., Dave Murdick, Jimmy Holden, Greg Martin and Mark Frankhouser.

                         Heats were won by Krummert, King, Sr. and Rick Regalski. There were 27 cars in the pit area with Steve Barr and Chris Haines unable to make the call for the feature.

The next event on the BRP Modified Tour schedule is this coming Saturday night, September 11, 2021 at Latrobe Speedway. Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

                   Feature Finish: Garrett Krummert, Ryan Susice, Brad Rapp, Chad Brachmann, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rex King, Jr., Dave Murdick, Jimmy Holden, Greg Martin, Mark Frankhouser, Travis Shingledecker, Eric Beggs, Steve Feder, Eric Gabany, Kyle Fink, Rick Regalski, Steve Slater, Ryan Riffe, Shawn Fleeger, Shawn Kozar, Tom Holden, Rex King, Sr., JR McGinley, Dillon Barr, Rodney Beltz, Steve Barr – DNS; Chris Haines – DNS.


Photo by BRP Tour staff

Chad Brachmann Picks Up Win #5 on the Season at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Friday Night

By: Pam Baker

Marble, PA ……. August 27, 2021 …… 

                          The BRP Modified Tour completed their tenth race of the 2021 season on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA. There were 18 cars on hand for the event and Mother Nature stayed away to let the cars compete in the 35-lap event.

                          Rex King, Sr. and Eric Gabany led the field to the drop of the green but before a lap was completed the caution flag waved as Rex King, Jr., Rick Regalski and Brian Swartzlander came together in turn four. On the restart the caution flag waved again for Eric Gabany as his motor expired after taking the lead in turn one. On the third try Rex King, Sr. jumped out ahead of       JR McGinley and led the pack until lap seven when the caution flag waved once again for Steve Slater who spun in turn four.

On the single file restart, Rex King, Sr. once again took command of the lead with ninth place starter Chad Brachmann now sitting in second ahead of JR McGinley. Brachmann went to work on King,Sr. and the caution flag waved once again for Garrett Krummert after tangling with Tony Pangrazio and Steve Slater. Krummert retired from the event while the other two tagged the back of the field.The final restart on lap eighteen found King, Sr. and Brachmann going after one another and after some banging of the two cars Brachmann took the lead on lap twenty-seven but King, Sr. fought back and led the next three laps before Brachmann once again did a slide job in turn two to get the lead and went on to pick up the feature win.

                    Finishing second was Rex King, Sr. Brian Swartzlander who was involved in the initial start accident came from the back of the pack to challenge for second several times, but ended up third at the stripe. Fourth place went to JR McGinley with Rex King, Jr. making his way from the rear to finish fifth.

                 Heat races were won by Garrett Krummert and Chad Brachmann. The BRP Modified Tour was to venture to Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday night but early afternoon rains washed out the program. The next event on the schedule for the BRP Modified Tour will be Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Tri City Raceway. BRP Modified Tour board member Deanne Byers and race car driver Brad Rapp’s wife, Ashley have put together a Clash for Cash for the upcoming race at Tri City and have raised $1,075 for finishing positions 1-26 with each position receiving at least an extra $25 for each position as well as a few of the laps have $300 extra to be divided between them. They also have collected 13 different contingency awards valued at $100 each to be given away on Sunday night.

            This will make the Labor Day weekend event at Tri City Raceway a special event for the drivers and one you won’t want to miss. The BRP Modified Tour would also like to welcome Epertherner Auto Wrecking of Grove City, PA back as a sponsor for the 2021 racing season.

             Feature Finish: Chad Brachmann, Rex King, Sr., Brian Swartzlander, JR McGinley, Rex King, Jr., Rick Regalski, Dave Murdick, Brad Rapp, Paul Kot, Shawn Kozar, Tony Pangrazio, Steve Slater, Mark Frankhouser, Garrett Krummert, Rodney Beltz , Eric Gabany, Chris Rudolph and Steve Barr – DNS.

Photo by BRP Tour staff

WHERE: Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway

WHEN: Sun AUG 15, 2021 raindate from 06/13/21

DETAILS:  $3000 to win

QUICK RESULTS:

WINNER: REX KING JR

2nd Place: CHAD BRACHMANN

3rd Place: GARRETT  KRUMMERT

Photo by BRP Tour staff

                                                                       

WHERE: Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA.

WHEN: Sat AUG 07, 2021

DETAILS:  $5000 to win 

Last MICHAELS MERCER RACEWAY BRP Tour Race Winner : Rex King, Jr (03/27/21)

QUICK RESULTS:

WINNER: BRAD RAPP

2nd Place: Chad Brachmann

3rd Place: Kyle Fink

Photo by BRP Tour staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Rex King, Jr. Captures his 2nd Win of the BRP Modified Tour Racing Series Schedule at Lernerville Speedway


By: Pam Baker

August 6, 2021…..Marble, PA…….On a beautiful August evening Rex King, Jr. worked his way to the front of the field from his fifth starting position to capture his second BRP Modified Tour feature of 2021 on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.

                    There were 27 cars registered in the pit area for the first of two events at “The Action Track”, Lernerville Speedway. Rex King, Sr. and Chad Brachmann, through the luck of the draw in front of the fans in the grandstands, brought the field to the drop of the green flag. Rex King, Sr. had the momentum going to beat Brachmann to the first turn and was able to lead the first laps before Brachmann made the pass coming off of turn two for the lead. Brachmann was only able to hold the lead for two more laps and on lap seven, King, Sr. was able to wrestle his way past Brachmann for the lead once again. On lap ten Brian Swartzlander was able to make his way into second and by this time King, Sr. was entering heavy lapped traffic. The first caution waved on lap thirteen for a spinning Jim Rasey. The field regrouped for a double file restart with King, Sr. leading the way. However; on lap fifteen Rex King, Jr. had made his way into second past Swartzlander and using the very bottom of the speedway was able to make the pass on his father coming off turn four. A caution on lap 27 would slow the pace once again as Paul Kot spun in turn four. On the restart Brian Swartzlander came to stop of the speedway, so the following single file restart found King, Jr. bringing the field down to the green and going on for the win. Following King, Jr. across the line was Garrett Krummert followed by Chad Brachmann, Eric Gabany ,who started eleventh in the field, finished fourth ahead of Dave Murdick who came from the seventeen starting position. Heats were won by Rex King, Sr., Garrett Krummert and Rex King, Jr.

                                  Bob Oliver of Competition Carburetion presented $50 for the Fastest Lap Award which went to Brian Swartzlander. Nick Chevrolet provided $100 to Rodney Beltz for the Hard Luck Award.


Feature Finish: Rex King, Jr., Garrett Krummert, Chad Brachmann, Eric Gabany, Dave Murdick, John Mollick, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rex King, Sr., Colton Walters, JR McGinley, Brad Rapp, Steve Feder, Steve Slater, Rick Regalski, Steve Barr, Doug Fleeger, Shawn Kozar, Kevin Long, Ryan Riffe, Mark Frankhouser, Brian Swartzlander, Paul Kot, Rodney Beltz, Jim Rasey, Kevin Green, Mike Dougherty – DNS, Rodney Beltz – DNS

Photo by Jim Ballentine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                          Early Feature Leaders ,Steve Barr(25b)  and  Rex King ,Sr(65)  at Thunder Mountain on 7/23

Photo by BRP Tour staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Chad Brachmann Picks up his Fourth BRP Modified Tour Win out of Six Events at Thunder Mountain Speedway


By: Pam Baker

July 23, 2021…Marble, PA……….Chad Brachmann has it figured out when it comes to the BRP Modified Tour events as he captured his third feature win in a row and his fourth win out of six events on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

There were 20 cars on hand for the sixth race of the series and through the luck of the draw in front of the fans during intermission Steve Barr and Rex King, Sr. drew the top two starting position. Bringing the field to the drop of the green flag, Barr was able to beat King, Sr. to the first turn and took command of the lead on lap one. Barr held the top spot for the first fifteen laps before the caution flag flew for Shawn Kozar who spun in turn three.

                                  On the restart Rex King, Sr. was able to get to the first turn before Barr and took over the top position. King, Sr. led through lap twenty-one and while he was out front, third place starter Chad Brachmann and eighth place starter Rex King, Jr. were fighting door handle to door handle for the second position. Brachman was able to take the lead away from King, Sr. on lap twenty-two and despite several challenges from Rex King, Jr. was able to cruise to his third feature win in a row and his fourth of the season.

                              Finishing second behind Brachmann was Rex King Jr. followed by Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Sr. and Paul Kot. Rounding out the top ten was Brad Rapp, Steve Barr, Jim Rasey, Dave Murdick and Rick Regalski. Heat races were run by Rex King, Sr., Rex King, Jr. and Garrett Krummert.

                           The next event for the BRP Modified Tour will be a double header weekend on Friday, August 6th at Lernerville Speedway and then they will head up the road to Michaels Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, August 7th for the running of the Michaels Memorial event that will pay $5,000 to win.

Feature Finish: Chad Brachmann, Rex King, Jr., Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Sr., Paul Kot, Brad Rapp, Steve Barr, Jim Rasey, Dave Murdick, Rick Regalski, Jimmy Holden, Steve Slater, JR McGinley, Mark Frankhouser, Eric Gabany, Shawn Kozar, Randy Chronister, Rodney Beltz, Kevin Green, Nathan McDowell.

Photo by BRP Tour staff

Chad Brachmann Captures  Feature Win at Expo Speedway


By: Pam Baker

July 15, 2021…Marble, PA……….Chad Brachman keeps adding to the win column with the BRP Modiifed Tour racing series in 2021. Brachmann made the tow from North Tonawanda, NY to the Expo Speedway on Thursday night and picked up his third feature win in five events.

                         There were 22 cars on hand for the race that was held at Expo Speedway during the Trumbull County Fair and bringing the field to the drop of Kyle Hanshaw’s green flag was Dave Murdick and Steve Slater. Murdick jumped into the lead going into the first turn of the twenty-five lap event and as the first lap was being completed the only caution flag of the race waved for point leader going into the event, Garrett Krummert and Chris Haines. Both drivers left the track unable to return.

                        On the restart Murdick once again took charge of the lead with Jim Rasey and Slater close behind. Brachmann who started sixth in the feature was making his way towards the front and by lap six had settled into third behind Murdick and Rasey. The next lap Brachmann made the pass on Rasey and set his sights on the leader. Lapped traffic started to play a role around the thirteenth lap and on lap fourteen, Brachmann made the winning pass on Murdick and never looked back. Brachmann then stretched his lead out over Murdick by half a track and went on to get his third win of the season. With this win, Brachmann took over the point lead from Krummert.

                        Murdick had a great run finishing second with Rasey coming home third. Rex King, Sr. who started eighth finished fourth with twelfth starter Rex King, Jr. fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Steve Slater, Rick Regalski, Brad Rapp, JR McGinley and John Mollick. Heats were won by Krummert, Brachmann and Rex King, Sr.

                  Saturday night the Ralph Quarterson Memorial Race for the BRP Modified Tour was canceled due to heavy rains that hit the area on Saturday. This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 18th.

                  Coming up Friday night July 23rd the BRP Modified Tour will make their first of two appearances at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA.

                 Feature Finish: Chad Brachmann, Dave Murdick, Jim Rasey, Rex King, Sr., Rex King, Jr., Steve Slater, Rick Regalski, Brad Rapp, JR McGinley, John Mollick, Eric Gabany, Steve Barr, Nathan McDowell, Mark Frankhouser, Mike Stine, Shawn Kozar, Randy Chronister, Kevin Green, Garrett Krummert, Chris Haines, Dillon Barr, DNS: Rodney Beltz.

BLANEY MEMORIAL TOP THREE

WINNER CHAD BRACHMANN (center) SURROUNDED BY 3rd PLACE FINISHER REX KING JR.(left) AND RUNNER-UP KYLE INMAN (right)




                                                                                

Photo by BRP Tour staff

Photo by BRP Tour staff

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Chad Brachmann Wins the BRP Modified Tour Event during the 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial Race at Sharon Speedway


by: Pam Baker

Marble, PA …….7/10/21….On a beautiful night in Ohio, Sharon Speedway hosted the BRP Modified Tour racing series on Saturday night for the running of the 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial event.

                                    There were thirty-four cars entered in the pit area for this special event and through the redraw Chas Wolbert and New York invader, Kyle Inman led the twenty-six car field to the drop of the green flag. Wolbert got the jump at the drop of the green flag and led the opening lap before Inman took the lead away on lap two.

                                   Inman had opened his lead over Wolbert, Greg Martin and Kevin Hoffman by half a track by lap eight and started to get into lapped traffic by lap ten. A caution flag on lap nineteen for Wolbert who was running second at the time stopped the action. Under yellow Greg Martin suffered a right rear flat tire sending him to the pit area, but he was able to return to the tail of the field. On the restart it was Inman with Chad Brachmann who had worked his way to the front from his eleventh starting position, leading the group to the green once again. A couple of quick cautions allowed Brachmann the opportunity to get the lead on restart and he set sail ahead of the rest of the field.

                                     On lap thirty-two Brachmann held a half track lead over Inman, Rex King, Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker and Brad Rapp. Brachmann went on to pick up his BRP Modified Tour feature win of the young season and his first Lou Blaney Memorial victory.

                             Finishing second was Kyle Inman followed by Rex King, Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker, and Rex King, Sr. Rounding out the top ten were Brad Rapp, Kyle Fink who had to run the B-Main and started twenty-second finished seventh. Brian Swartzlander finished eighth with Garrett Krummert ninth and Greg Martin coming from the rear after his flat to finish tenth.

                          Heat races were won by Chas Wolbert, Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Jr., and Dave Murdick. The B-Main was won by Rick Regalski.After only four events the battle for the point lead is very tight as Garrett Krummert and Rex King, Jr. are tied with 186 points and Chad Brachmann sits close in second only one point behind the duo with 185 points.

                        Our next BRP Modified Tour event will take place on Thursday, July 15th at Expo Speedway and then turn around and travel to Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, July 17th with the running of the Ralph Quarterson Memorial event that pays $3,300 to win.

Feature Finish: Chad Brachmann, Kyle Inman, Rex King, Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rex King, Sr., Brad Rapp, Kyle Fink, Brian Swartzlander, Garrett Krummert, Greg Martin, Dave Murdick, Dave Murdick, Jim Rasey, Eric Gabany, Mike Dougherty, Paul Kot, Rick Regalski, Ray Bliss, Chas Wolbert, JR McGinley, Steve Slater, Mark Frankhouser, Kevin Hoffman, Chris Rudolph, John Mollick, Colton Walters, Todd English, DNQ: Dillon Barr, Shawn Fleeger, Greg Porter, Rodney Beltz, Nathen McDowell, DNS: Rob Kristyak, Steve Barr, Shawn Kozar

                                                                            The BRP Modified Tour

                                                                      2021 Schedule

                                                      Events


Sat

MAR 27

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. (Chiller Thriller)  


FRI

APR 30

Ohio Valley Speedway, Washington, WV.(Mountain State Double Header stop 1)

                                                                                          RAINOUT


Sat

MAY 01

Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV.(Mountain State Double Header stop 2)

 


Sat

MAY 29

 Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA   RAINOUT w/ June 05 RAINDATE


Sat

JUN 05

Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA   RAINDATE from MAY 29


Sun

JUN 13

 Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA.         RAINOUT w/ Aug.15 RAINDATE


Sat

JUN 19

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. ( the Rick Hall Memorial ) RAINOUT


Fri

JUL 02

 Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA                     RAINOUT w/ Aug. 06 RAINDATE


Sat

JUL 10

 Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH. ( the Lou Blaney Memorial )


Thur

JUL 15

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


Sat

JUL 17

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. ( Quarterson Mem.)RAINOUT w/Sept 18 raindate


Fri

JUL 23

Thunder Mountain Speedway, Brookville, PA.


Fri

AUG 06

 Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA.                     


Sat

AUG 07

 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. ( Michaels Family Memorial ) 


Sun

AUG 15

 Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA.          RAINDATE From June 13


Fri

AUG 27

Thunder Mountain Speedway, Brookville, PA.


Sat

AUG 28

Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA   RAINOUT


Sun

SEP 05

Tri City Raceway, Franklin, PA.  


Sat

SEP 11

Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA.  


Sat

SEP 18

Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA. ( Quarterson Mem.)    RAINDATE from JULY 17 


Fri

SEP 24


 Dog Hollow Speedway, North Cambria, PA.  CANCELED (NO MAKE-UP)   


Sat

OCT 09

Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA.  


Fri-Sat

OCT

15-16

 Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA.  (The Steel City Stampede)                   


Sat

NOV 13

THE BRP MODIFIED TOUR AWARDS BANQUET- BRANDY SPRINGS- Mercer, Pa. 

                                                   


*Schedule is tentative and subject to change*

                                                                                                                      


                                                                                                                         

                                          


IMPORTANT UPDATES !

We just wanted to keep you updated on what is happening in 2021 with our racing series. We are looking at reinstating our perfect attendance money for the upcoming season. Due to the current circumstances in our nation and with COVID 19 at this time, we have decided to break it down into a three tier scale. Contingent on the number of races that we are able to run in 2021 will determine how much perfect attendance money will be distributed at the end of the season. Here is the breakdown we will use for 2021:

If we are able to hold 1 to 5 races only, perfect attendance money will be $50.

If we have 6 to 10 events, perfect attendance money will be $250.

If we are able to have over 10 events, perfect attendance money will go to $500.

Drivers must attend every event that we are able to complete on our 16-19 race schedule in order to qualify for the perfect attendance money. Along with that money, we are once again able to give away a Bicknell Chassis 2021X kit compliments of Bicknell Racing Products to one lucky perfect attendance driver.

We will also be increasing the membership fee to $175 which will be payable either in one payment on opening night or it can be broken down into two payments of $87.50 on our first two nights of racing. You will also be able to pay per event at $25 each night.

We will once again be honoring our late board member Rick Hall by implementing the $25 given to any driver that pulls the Number 4 pill during our pill draws. If that number is not drawn, then we will add $25 to that for each week until we get a winner. We will then start over again.

We are also currently looking for someone that is interested in towing the Modified Tour trailer to each of our events. We need someone that has a truck capable of getting the trailer to the tracks on our entire schedule. If you might be interested, please give Pam Baker a call at 814-229-3837 to discuss further details. We will pay the fuel bill and you will be admitted to the tracks free of charge.

We are hoping that 2021 turns out to be a much better season that 2020. We are headed in a good direction so far, as we have the largest scheduled season in our 24 years in the business. If you have any questions, please contact us through our Facebook page or on our website at www.themodifiedtourinc.com


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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 *Competition Carburetion * Epertherner Auto Wrecking *Frankland Racing Supply *Halls Safety Equipment *K. Hoffman Door *King Bros. *McCandless Ford *McCool’s Signs and Graphics *Moore’s Auto Body *Racequip Safety Equipment*Ray's Racing Collectibles

*Rockhouse Bar and Grill *Slippery Rock Sportswear *Wrisco Industries         

RACING NOTES:

The BRP Modified Tour racing series would again like to thank Competition Carburetion of Sun Valley, Nevada for their participation in the 2021 "Fastest Lap" racing promotion!