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Ransomville, N.Y. BRP Debut Race

Posted by Pam Baker on October 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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.

Jim Rasey Collects Thunder Mountain BRP Modified Tour Event

Posted by Pam Baker on August 30, 2019 at 12:55 AM
On a beautiful, sunny day the BRP Modified Tour visited Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA for the second time this season and bringing the victory was Jim Rasey of Southington, OH. There were 21 cars on hand for the event and Tom Glenn and Dave Murdick led the field to the drop of the green, but before all the cars could get through turn one, Skip Moore would get sideways in front of the field and collected six other car with him. Kyle Fink go the worst of it as he was towed to the pits and was unable to get back out for the feature. Once again, on a complete restart, Dave Murdick jumped into the lead at the drop of the green and set the pace for the race. Jim Rasey who started third was in second with Rex King, Sr. who started ninth came into third on lap two. On lap seven, Murdick started to lap the field and the next caution flew on lap eleven when Brad Rapp slowed in turn two and had to be towed off on the hook. The next green flag lap found Rasey taking the lead away from Murdick and extended that lead by several car lengths. JR McGinley would bring out the next caution on lap 25 when his car came to a stop just off the apron on the front stretch. Rasey kept his cool and maintained the lead on the restart with Murdick Rex King, Sr. and Rex King, Jr. close behind. The final caution would fly on lap 31 when Dave Murdick suffered a flat tire. He was able to change it and rejoined the cars at the tail of the field. The final four lap shoot out found Rasey in the lead, and he went on to pick up his first BRP Modified Tour win of the season. Finishing second was Rex King, Sr. over Rex King, Jr. Making his way from the seventeenth starting position, Rick Regalski finished fourth with Jeremiah Shingledecker fifth. Heats were won by Kevin Hoffman, Rex King, Jr., and Kyle Fink. The final race of the series will be held at Ransomville Speedway on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Currently Rex King, Jr. leads his father in the points battle by 30 points going into the final night. Feature Finish: Jim Rasey, Rex King, Sr., Rex King, Jr., Rick Regalski, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Paul Kot, Steve Barr, Skip Moore, Kevin Hoffman, Ralph McBride, Dave Murdick, Mark Frankhouser, Tom Glenn, Shawn Fleeger, Dillon Barr, Max Smoker, Scott Kay, Randy Chronister, JR McGinley, Brad Rapp, Kyle Fink.

Rudolph wins for Fifth year in a row at Expo Speedway

Posted by Pam Baker on July 27, 2019 at 1:45 AM
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 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.

BRP Modified Invades Thunder Mountain Speedway, June 28, 2019

Posted by Pam Baker on July 7, 2019 at 9:50 PM
By: Pam Baker On a very hot and humid Friday evening the BRP Modified Tour visited Thunder Mountain Speedway with 26 cars in the pit area. The drivers were given the option of using the sail panels on their cars for this event and the field was about 50/50 with and without them. Rick Regalski and Chris Rudolph led the field to the initial green flag, but before a lap could be completed an accident on the front stretch involving Brad Rapp and Mark Frankhouser brought out the yellow flag and a complete restart. While Mark Frankhouser was getting assistance from the wrecker crew, Regalski pitted and was able to return to the tail of the field. The field was realigned and Chris Rudolph and Jeremiah Shingledecker leading the cars around to the green with Shingledecker jumping out into the lead on the first lap. By lap ten the leader, Shingledecker, was into lapped traffic and Rex King, Jr. had made his way into second with Rex King, Sr. in third. By lap 13 King, Sr. started to show signs of smoke coming out of his car and the field came together on lap 15 when the caution flag was displayed for Shawn Kozar. At this time, Shingledecker who had just been passed by King, Jr. pitted with a flat tire and was able to make it back out to return to the tail of the field. On the restart King, Jr. led Jim Rasey and Garrett Krummert to the green with King, Sr retiring to the pit area a couple laps later. King, Jr. kept control of the lead, and the final caution flag waved with two laps to go when JR McGinley spun in turn two. The two lap dash to the finish found King, Jr. holding onto the lead and picking up the $2,000 top prize money. Finishing second was Jim Rasey with Dave Murdick making his way into third after starting in the tenth position. Fourth place went to Chris Rudolph with Paul Kot, running his first ever Big Block Modified feature event in the Mike Stein owned machine finishing fifth. The heats were won by Rex King, Jr., Rex King, Sr. and Dave Murdick. Feature Finish: 1) Rex King, Jr. 2) Jim Rasey 3) Dave Murdick 4)Chris Rudolph 5) Paul Kot 6) Jeremiah Shindledecker 7) Skip Moore 8 ) Rick Regalski 9) Bob Warren 10) Garrett Krummert 11) Steve Barr 12) Shawn Fleeger 13) JR McGinlety 14) Kevin Hoffman 15) Erick Bowser 16) Rex King Sr 17)Dillon Barr 18) Kyle Fink 19) Max Smoker 20) Shawn Kozar 21) Jimmy Holden 22) Lonny Riggs 23) Brad Rapp 24) Mark Frankhouser 25) Randy Chrosnister. 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, Bazell Race Fuels/Sunoco, BCR Racing Supplies, Big Daddy's Speed Center, Colonial Metal Products/Colonial Slitting Industries, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Hall's 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, Franklin, PA

REX KING JR. CAPTURES SECOND LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL VICTORY Hartford, OH, July 6, 2019

Posted by Pam Baker on July 7, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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, points 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 Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. 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 BRP 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, Franklin 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. 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).

SHINGLEDECKER EARNS FIRST WIN AT STATELINE SPEEDWAY Busti, NY, June 22, 2019,

Posted by Pam Baker on June 22, 2019 at 12:40 AM
The BRP Modified Tour was back into action, visiting the New Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY for a 35-lap, $2,500 to win event. When the checkered flag flew, it was Jeremiah Shingledecker picking up his first BRP Modified Tour win of the season and his first win at the New Stateline Speedway. The BRP Modified Tour took to the track at the New Stateline Speedway. After the top 12 redraw, Kevin Hoffman and Tom Glenn were to start on the front row. Unfortunately, issues kept Tom Glenn from starting the race, so that moved Jim Rasey to the front row. The caution quickly came out on the start as Bob Warren and Lonny Riggs had issues in number one as the cars were all bunched together. Jim Rasey would quickly jump to the front on the next start with Hoffman dropping back to second and Jeremiah Shingledecker up to third. A second caution flag came out with the 66M of JR McGinley slowing on the front stretch. Jim Rasey would open up a six-car length lead over second place Shingledecker, with Hoffman and Rex King Jr. battle for third. Rasey would extend that lead to half a straightaway, but it would be lost when the caution flew for the 00 as Hoffman spins in turns one and two. Rasey would grab the lead again this time trying to old off the challenges of the 777 of Tyler Willard. The two would battle side-by-side for several laps, exchanging the lead several times. Brad Rapp who started at the back of the field after issues in his heat, would move up to the top ten by the halfway point. 19 laps in, the tight battle between Rasey and Willard would come to an end when Willard is turned around. This would send Willard and Rasey to the back of the field. The top five would now be Shingledecker, King Jr and Dave Murdick, Kyle Fink and Jimmy Holden with Rapp up to sixth. While King Jr tries to reel in Shingledecker, it was a close battle for third between Murdick and Fink. Shingledecker able to hold off the challenges from King Jr, King Jr better in the turns, but Shingledecker would pull ahead on the straight stretches. Murdick was using the restarts to look to the inside of Keng Jr, who was putting a lot of pressure on Shingledecker. When the checkered flag flew, Shingledecker, from Polk, PA, would pick up his first win at the Busti, NY track. King Jr would finish in second. Fink would get around Murdick with two laps to go to take third and Rex King would finish in fifth. The next race on the BRP Modified Tour will be on Friday June 28th at Thunder Mountain Speedway. Followed by Tyler County on Saturday June 29th.******* _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Unofficial Results: Heat 1 results: 1. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 2. 65 Rex King 3. 00R Kevin Hoffman 4. 61 Dave Murdick 5. 35H Chris Haines 6. 58 Lonny Riggs Heat 2 results: 1. 777 Tyler Willard 2. 4 Greg Martin 3. 66F Kyle Fink 4. 66M JR McGinley 5. 96B Bob Warren 6. 13 Rick Regalski 7. 93X Max Smoker 8. 55 Steve Kay Heat 3 results: 1. 165 Rex King Jr 2. 32 Jim Rasey 3. 38H Jimmy Holden 4. 83T Tom Glenn 5. 25B Steve Barr 6. 03 Mark Frankhouser 7. 17M Skip Moore 8. 3K Shawn Kozar Unofficial Feature Results: 1. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 2. 165 Rex King Jr. 3. 66F Kyle Fink 4. 61 Dave Murdick 5. 165 Rex King Jr. 6. 11R Brad Rapp 7. 28H Jimmy Holden 8. 13 Rick Regalski 9. 35H Chris Haines 10. 4 Greg Martin 11. 25B Steve Barr 12. 96B Bob Warren 13. 32 Jim Rasey 14. 3K Shawn Kozar 15. 03 Mark Frankhouser 16. 777 Tyler Willard 17. 58 Lonny Riggs 18. 00 Kevin Hoffman 19. 93X Max Smoker 20. 55 Steve Kay 21. 66M JR McGinley 22. 83T Tom Glenn DNS 23. 17M Skip Moore DNS _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998.and We are proud to be partnered with our Series Sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Bazell Oil providing the official fuel of Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Race Fuel of the BRP Modified Tour. We thank our Associate Sponsors: Big Daddy???s Speed Center, Inc., Hall???s Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool???s Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., McCandless Ford, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body, X Factor Racing Bodies, Colonial Metal Products and Colonial Slitting Industries and BCR Racing Supplies. The schedule, rules, and all Tour information can be found on our website www.themodifiedtourinc.com. We can also be found on Facebook (BRP Modified Tour) and on Twitter (@ModifiedTourInc).

KING JR. DOMINATES IN BRP MODIFIED TOUR SEASON OPENER

Posted by Pam Baker on April 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Unofficial Results: Mercer, PA April 13, 2019‚?? It took a second try, but finally the weather cooperated to get in the 2019 season opener for the BRP Modified Tour at Michaels Mercer Raceway. It was a good showing in the pits with 28 cars looking to grab the first win of the season on the Tour. At the end of the 35-lap feature, it was Rex King Jr., the 2018 BRP Modified Tour Champion, seeing the checkers first. After the top-12 redraw in front of the crowd, it was King Jr. and Lonny Riggs starting on the front row. When the green flag dropped it was King Jr. who darted to the front. It was 1 lap in the books when we saw the first caution flag fly for the 29E of Erik Martin spinning and stopping in turn 4. The 17M of Skip Moore would head to the pits. King, Jr. would grab the lead once again when the green flag came back out and he would open up a gap over 2nd place Lonny Riggs who was getting a challenge from Jim Rasey in the 32. We would see two cautions while trying to complete lap 6. Before the cautions, we were seeing a great battle for positions 3rd through 6th, as the drivers were all bunched up. While King Jr. started to gap the next few cars, battles were tightening up throughout the pack. Brad Rapp and Rex King Sr. battle side by side for fourth. Will Thomas moved up to the fifth spot. By lap 11 King Sr. was up beside Riggs to try to take over second. The top four cars would stretch out and separate themselves from the rest of the pack. A little further back in the pack Dave Murdick and Jimmy Holden put on a great battle for position as the leader was getting into lapped traffic. As they started to get into lapped traffic the Kings held the top two spots, but the distance between them would start to shrink. Rapp was also using that traffic to gain ground on the 58 of Riggs with Will Thomas and Jeremiah Shingledecker running right behind them. On lap 26, Murdick and Richard Whitney would tangle and Murdick was taken back to the pits on the hook. On the restart Rapp would have issues in turn two, Shingledecker and Hoffman would also be involved. All drivers were in the top 7 when the wreck occurred. When it went back to green, King Sr. was trying to gain some ground on his son but got a little sideways on the backstretch. On the next lap King Sr. would have issues in turn two; Lonny Riggs and Will Thomas would be collected as well. King, Sr. would be able to get back out on the track after a quick visit to the pits. This really changed up the top five running order. The top five now would be King Jr., Holden, Krummert, Regalski and Fink. With a couple of laps of green flag racing in the book, the battle now was for second as Krummert was closing in on Holden. The leader, King Jr., would open up a half a straightaway lead on the rest of the pack. The final caution came on lap 34 as Shawn Kozar would spin, creating a green white checker situation. On the last lap dash, King Jr. would be able to hold off all other challengers. King, Jr. would be followed by Holden, Krummert, Regalski, and Fink across the line. Ron's Lawn Service was the provider of the $100 for the Hard Charger of the race. Picking up the money, was Shawn Kozar, having gained fourteen positions during the race. The next race for the BRP modified tour will be this Saturday April 20th at Tyler County Speedway in Heat 1 results: 1. 58 Lonny Riggs 2. 9 Will Thomas III 3. 28H Jimmy Holden 4. 19W Richard Whitney 5. 66F Kyle Fink 6. 13 Rick Regalski 7. 61 Dave Murdick 8.20J Jordan Eck 9. 74 Kevin Green 10. 69 Tom Mattocks (DNS) Heat 2 results: 1. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 2. 165 Rex King Jr. 3. 32 Jim Rasey 4. 00 Kevin Hoffman 5. 35H Chris Haines 6. 25B Steve Barr 7. 88* Shawn Fleeger 8. 93X Max Smoker 9. 3K Shawn Kozar (DNF) Heat 3 results: 1. 65 Rex King 2. 11R Brad Rapp 3. 29 Garrett Krummert 4. 83 John Venuto 5. 83T Tom Glenn 6. 66M JR McGinley 7. 17M Skip Moore 8. 96B Bob Warren 9. 29E Erik Martin Unofficial Feature Results: 1. Rex King Jr. 2. Jimmy Holden 3. Garrett Krummert 4. Rick Regalski 5. Kyle Fink 6. Kevin Hoffman 7. Chris Haines 8. Rex King 9. Shawn Fleeger 10. John Venuto 11. Max Smoker 12. Shawn Kozar 13. Lonny Riggs 14. Will Thomas 15. Brad Rapp 16. Jeremiah Shingledecker 17. Dave Murdick 18. JR McGinley 19. Richard Whitney 20. Jordan Eck 21. Jim Rasey 22. Kevin Green 23. Tom Glenn 24. Steve Barr 25. Bob Warren 26. Erik Martin 27. Skip Moore 28. Tom Mattocks (DNS) The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998.and We are proud to be partnered with our Series Sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Bazell Oil providing the official fuel of Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Race Fuel of the BRP Modified Tour. We thank our Associate Sponsors: Big Daddy‚??s Speed Center, Inc., Hall‚??s Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool‚??s Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., McCandless Ford, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body and X Factor Racing Bodies and BCR Racing Supplies. 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).

Rex King Jr Earns 2nd BRP Modified Tour Championship; Maresca gets his 2nd Tour Win of 2018

Posted by Pam Baker on September 10, 2018 at 3:50 PM
REX KING JR EARNS 2ND BRP MODIFIED TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP MARESCA GETS HIS 2ND TOUR WIN OF 2018 Brookville, PA,??? The BRP Modified Tour (Modified Tour Inc) wrapped up its 2018 season at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA. At the end of the night, Rex King Jr would be crowned Champion for 2018. It would be the first visit for the Tour to the central PA track. 28 cars would make the journey to Thunder Mountain Speedway. Rex King Jr would be fastest in Hot Laps. He had a nearly 30-point lead in the championship over his father, Rex King Sr. to start the night. Rex King Sr would grab the lead on lap one but Michael Maresca would take the lead from King Sr just after lap 10 and would go on to pick up his second win of the year. Rex King Sr, Jim Rasey, Rex King Jr and JR McGinley would round out the top five. Rex King Jr, would earn his second BRP Modified Tour Championship, the last one coming in 2014. Season Wrap Up: It was a great year for the BRP Modified Tour. There were seven different winners in ten races at eight different tracks. Unfortunately, we did suffer three rainouts, all for Sharon Speedway races. Rex King Jr, Michael Maresca and Erick Rudolph all had two wins this year. Single winners were Rex King Sr, Mat Williamson, Jim Weller Jr, and Jeremiah Shingledecker. Maresca was a first-time winner, earning that first win at the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway. 14 drivers had perfect attendance. The top-five in points would be Champion Rex King Jr followed by Rex King Sr, Jim Rasey, Dave Murdick and Tyler Willard. The Modified Tour and its Board Members would like to thank our Major Sponsors Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Bazell Oil providing the official fuel of Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Race Fuel of the BRP Modified Tour. We would also like to thank our Associate Sponsors: Big Daddy???s Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Hall???s Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool???s Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., McCandless Ford, Engles Leasing, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body and X Factor Racing Bodies. The BRP Modified Tour will hold their end of the year banquet on November 17th at Brandy Springs Community Park in Mercer, PA. Please check the website, www.themodifiedtourinc.com, for more information on times and tickets for the banquet. Unofficial Results ??? Thunder Mountain Speedway Heat 1 results: 1. Travis Shingledecker 2. Tyler Willard 3. Lonny Riggs 4. Rick Regalski 5. Chris Haines 6. Richard Whitney 7. Sidney Unverzagt Heat 2 results: 1. Rex King Sr 2. Jeremiah Shingledecker 3. Jim Rasey 4. Will Thomas III 5. Kevin Hoffman 6. Steve Barr 7. Shawn Fleeger Heat 3 results: 1. Michael Maresca 2. Brad Rapp 3. JR McGinley 4. Rex King Jr 5. Eric Gabany 6. Colton Walters 7. Erik Bowser Heat 4 results: 1. Jimmy Holden 2. Dave Murdick 3. Kyle Fink 4. Tom Holden 5. Bob Warren 6. Max Smoker 7. Randy Chronister Unofficial Feature Results: 1. Michael Maresca 2. Rex King Sr 3. Jim Rasey 4. Rex King Jr 5. JR McGinley 6. Tyler Willard 7. Brad Rapp 8. Rick Regalski 9. Jimmy Holden 10. Kevin Hoffman 11. Kyle Fink 12. Erik Gabany 13. Travis Shingledecker 14. Dave Murdick 15. Steve Barr 16. Colton Walters 17. Bob Warren 18. Max Smoker 19. Shawn Fleeger 20. Randy Chronister 21. Jeremiah Shingledecker 22. Lonny Riggs 23. Richard Whitney 24. Chris Haines 25. Tom Holden 26. Will Thomas III 27. Sidney Unverzagt 28. Erik Bowser (DNS) The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998.and We are proud to be partnered with our Series Sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Bazell Oil providing the official fuel of Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Race Fuel of the BRP Modified Tour. We thank our Associate Sponsors: Big Daddy???s Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Hall???s Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool???s Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., McCandless Ford, Engles Leasing, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body and X Factor Racing Bodies. 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).

JEREMIAH SHINGLEDECKER EARNS FIRST TOUR WIN SINCE 2011

Posted by Pam Baker on August 26, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Hartford, Ohio With just two races left in the season, the BRP Modified Tour (Modified Tour Inc) returned to Sharon Speedway for its third race of the season at the Ohio track. 29 cars in the pits battled for the top spot on a beautiful Saturday night. Jeremiah Shingledecker used the top groove to claim his first Tour win since 2011. Going into the nights action, Rex King Jr. would hold a 30-point leader over his father, Rex King Sr. in the Tour Championship. King Sr would start on the outside of the front row, alongside Tyler Willard, for the 35-lap, $2,000 to win feature. King Jr. would start back in the 16th starting spot. At the drop of the green, Willard would jump out front with Rick Regalski moving into second and King Sr. dropping back to third. The first caution flag would fly on lap 2, as six cars get tangled up in turns 3 and 4. Only Bob Warren and Colton Walters would not be able to return to action. When the green flag waved again, it was Willard once again getting a great jump and back to P-1. Will Thomas would close in on King Sr. to battle for the third spot. Dave Murdick, who started 12th, would work his way to 6th by lap 4 and King Jr. would break the top ten. A long green flag stretch made for great battles through the field. Regalski would start to close the gap with Willard for the lead. Jim Weller Jr. would pivot through the field to grab 6th place, after starting 11th. The 37MD of Jeremiah Shingledecker moved to the top of the track and his car was on a tear. After starting 9th, J. Shingledecker would be part of a five-car battle for 5th, and he would use the high line to take the position. On lap 11, the leaders would start to get into lap traffic. J. Shingledecker would continue to gain spots and work on Regalski for second. Five more laps was all J. Shingledecker needed to close in on the 777 of Willard and take over the lead. By lap 24, J. Shingledecker had a straightaway lead over second place Willard. The remainder of the top five would include Thomas, Regalski and Jim Rasey. King Jr. was up to 6th, one spot ahead of King Sr. The only other caution flag flew on lap 33 as Richard Whitney and Travis Shingledecker spin in front of the leader. It would be a two-lap dash when the green came out again. J. Shingledecker would quickly jump out front and was in command for the last two laps, picking up his 7th career Tour win. Willard would finish second, followed by King Jr., Thomas, and Rasey. The final BRP Modified Tour race will be on Friday, August 31st at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The points spread remains 30 between Rex King Jr. and Rex King Sr. going into the final event. Only seven points separate, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in points. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 1. Rex King Sr. 2. Jeremiah Shingledecker 3. Tyler Willard 4. Jim Weller Jr. 5. Kevin Hoffman 6. Rex King Jr. 7. Lonny Riggs 8. Colton Walters 9. Tom Mattocks Heat 2 results: 1. Rex King Sr. 2. Rick Regalski 3. Will Thomas 4. Tom Glenn 5. Bob Warren 6. Brad Rapp 7. Steve Barr 8. Tom Holden 9. Richard Whitney 10. Ziggy Kugel Heat 3 results: 1. Jim Rasey 2. Garrett Krummert 3. Kyle Fink 4. Eric Gabany 5. Chris Haines 6. Travis Shingledecker 7. Shawn Fleeger 8. Max Smoker 9. JR McGinley 10. Sid Unverzagt Unofficial Feature Results: 1. 1. Jeremiah Shingledecker 2. Tyler Willard 3. Rex King Jr. 4. Will Thomas 5. Jim Rasey 6. Rick Regalski 7. Garrett Krummert 8. Rex King Sr. 9. Eric Gabany 10. Dave Murdick 11. Kevin Hoffman 12. Chris Haines 13. Kyle Fink 14. Brad Rapp 15. Jim Weller Jr. 16. Lonny Riggs 17. Travis Shingledecker 18. Steve Barr 19. Tom Holden 20. Tom Mattocks 21. Richard Whitney 22. Tom Glenn 23. Max Smoker 24. Shawn Fleeger 25. Ziggy Kugel 26. Bob Warren 27. Colton Walters 28. JR McGinley 29. Sid Unverzagt (DNS) The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. 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 BRP Modified Tour. We thank our Associate Sponsors: Big Daddy's Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Hall's Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool's Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., McCandless Ford, Engles Leasing, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body and X Factor Racing Bodies. 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).

Menards Super Series action returns to Sharon on Saturday featuring The Mod Tour for big blocks

Posted by Pam Baker on July 21, 2018 at 11:40 AM
By Mike Leone July 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hartford, OH)After a successful 10th annual Lou Blaney Memorialon July 7 and a weekend off, Sharon Speedway looks forward to returning to action this Saturday (July 21) for a Menards Super Series event featuring The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds along with Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. It'll be Texas Roadhouse Night with kids bike races at intermission. Race time is 7 p.m. Fresh off the Lou Blaney Memorial and last Thursdays visit to nearby Expo Speedway part of the Trumbull County Fair, The Mod Tour will make their third visit to Trumbull County in two weeks on Saturday at Sharon in a $2,000 to-win event. Unfortunately, due to rain, the Lou Blaney Memorial was the first time all season that the Big-Block Modifieds have completed a feature event. Mike Maresca became the ninth different event winner in 10 years as he scored his first career Sharon win. The only other time the Big-Block Modifieds have hit the speedway was back on May 26 before rain washed out the remainder of the program. It'll be a doubleheader weekend for The Mod Tour as they'll also be at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night. Rex King, Jr. has an 18-point lead on his father entering action this weekend. Veteran racers Dave Murdick and Jim Rasey are third and fourth in points. Canadian Tyler Willard is fifth. Completing the top 10 in points are Rick Regalski, Jr., J.R. McGinley, Chris Haines, Kevin Hoffman, and Lonny Riggs. Erick Rudolph is the Series only repeat winner with victories at Tyler County and Expo Speedways, while Mat Williamson, Jim Weller, Jr., Rex King, and of course Maresca have also found victory lane. The Mod Tour has competed at Sharon 26 times throughout their history with Rasey leading the way at five victories.

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