REX KING JR .                                            IS OUR 2019 BRP MODIFIED TOUR                                       CHAMPION!

                                                                 COMING UP ……………….

                                            AND JUST AROUND THE CORNER...………...

                           The  2019 BRP Modified Tour Awards Banquet

                       @ Brandy Springs - Mercer, PA. November 16, 2019

                                                 Saturday Sept 14, 2019

                                                    $3000 to win /35 Lap


                                          QUICK RESULTS:

                                 1st Place - GARY LINDBERG

                                 2nd Place - Justin Haers

                                 3rd Place - Chad Brachmann                                                                                                    


                     

                                                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of Tom Stevens

By Lou Long



Ransomville, NY September 14, 2019):  The BRP Modified Tour made its first visit to Ransomville Speedway for a showdown between the best of the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio Big Block Modifieds and the 358 Modified stars of the Niagara region. Mix in a few Central New York racers and it made for a very entertaining and competitive program. The event was a big success, and promoter Jenn Martin proudly announced a return engagement for the 2020 season.

 There were no less than four leaders through the 35 lapper, with Modified Tour drivers having the upper hand early in the contest. But, in the end, drivers more familiar with the Big R dominated the action. Taking the win was Gary Lindberg, from Ridgeway, ONT. Rex King, Sr. and Rex King, Jr. were the highest finishing Modified Tour regulars, at seventh and eighth. The close finish between the father and son was enough to ensure that the point title would go home to Bristolville, OH with the younger generation.

 King Sr. was paired up with another Ohio veteran, Jim Rasey, for the start of the feature event. Chad Brachman and Dave Murdick were in the second row, with Alan Johnson and King Jr. in the third. Lindberg and Jesse Cotriss were in row four. Kevin Hoffman, Justin Haers, Greg Martin, and Ryan Susice occupied rows five and six.

 At the drop of the green, King Sr. led Rasey, Murdick, Brachmann and Johnson. While Rasey was chasing King Sr., Murdick was struggling to keep Brachmann at bay. There was some contact between them in the third turn, and Murdick slid out of the groove, losing several positions. A quick caution for Steve Barr's slowdown on the front stretch enabled Rasey to start beside King Sr. again. This time, Rasey assumed command, with King Jr. moving into third ahead of Johnson and Brachmann. The leaders caught the rear of the field with eleven laps in the books. Rasey picked through them with ease, as did King Sr. Soon thereafter, AJ Slideways moved into second as King Sr. got loose in turn two. Brachmann was on the move again, too, as he was hounding King Jr. for third. Brachmann got into King's rear quarter when Cooter checked up for a lapper. King Jr. went around and was called for the yellow.

That set up a restart with fifteen complete. Rasey led Johnson to the stripe, but Johnson powered by in turns one and two. Lindberg moved into the top three , while Brachmann and Haers were putting on quite a show for the fourth spot. Johnson led the next ten laps, but Lindberg found extra speed around the high side of the track. He moved into second and was closing in on Johnson as the leaders began working through traffic again. Lindberg grabbed the lead with a powerful move off the second corner to lead lap 26. Brachmann and Haers were now running third and fourth, with James Sweeting into fifth. Rasey, Martin, and King were fighting for the sixth spot.

 A major skirmish coming off turn four brought a halt to the excitement. Cotriss spun, causing cars to scatter. Most made it through without contact, but Murdick got over the lip of the speedway and made heavy impact with the front stretch wall. His car was severely damaged, but Murdick was able to walk away from the accident scene. Lindberg scooted away from the field on the restart and led the final eight laps without incident. Haers moved into second when the green came on for the final time. Brachmann was the third racer to see the checkers. Johnson and Sweeting  topped Susice. King Sr. was seventh, with King Jr. coming up through the field to get eighth. Martin and Justin Wright took ninth and tenth.

 

The four heat winners were King Sr., Lindberg, Susice, and King Jr. Rick Regalski was the B Main victor. Max Smoker claimed the Modified Tour provisional.


                                                                                                                                        Photo courtesy of Tom Stevens

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

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019..................... Michaels Mercer Raceway , Mercer, PA ( Make up race)

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

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


Saturday, Oct.26, 2016 ..….. BRP Modified Tour Racers Flea Market, Michaels Mercer Raceway
                                                          see info above

Saturday, Nov 16 , 2019...……BRP Modified Tour Awards Banquet , Brandy Springs- Mercer, PA.
                                                             

CONGRATULATIONS to Rex King , JR.***** "Cooter" is our 2019 CHAMPION !

NEXT BOARD MEETING:


The next meeting of the BRP Modified Tour will be held at Emlenton Truck Stop at 6:30 pm. on October 16, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open session of our meetings.


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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
    BRP TOUR TOP 10 IN POINTS
               Final 2019 Season Points 
                           (unofficial)
1.      Rex King Jr.                 530
2.      Rex King Sr                         501
3.      Dave Murdick                      441

4.      Jim Rasey                           433

5.      Rick Regalski                      421

6.       Kyle Fink                            403

7.      Kevin Hoffman                    392

8.      Brad Rapp                          361

9.      J.R. McGinley                     357

10.    Steve Barr                          348

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.
WINNER- ERICK RUDOLPH