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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 Comments comments (0)
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 Comments comments (10)
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 Comments comments (0)
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.

MOTHER NATURE AND WILLIAMSON GET WINS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Posted by Pam Baker on July 2, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (8)
Hammett, PA - May 27, 2018. It was a busy Memorial Day weekend for the BRP Modified Tour with visits to Sharon Speedway and Eriez Speedway. It had been since the end of April since the Tour was able to get on the track, due to rainouts. Unfortunately, Mother Nature got the W at Sharon Speedway. Mat Williamson was able to hold off Erick Rudolph, who was going for his tenth straight Tour win, at Eriez Speedway, holding on for the victory in the 35-lap, $1800 to win feature. 31 Modifieds drivers were in attendance for the show at Sharon Speedway. An earlier scheduled race had been rained out at Sharon. Rain was once again threatening, but that didn't stop the strong field of drivers from taking to the track and putting on a great show. Unfortunately, only heat races were completed before the skies opened up and ended the night. The race will not be rescheduled, so drivers in attendance will receive their heat race points, plus points for attendance. Mother Nature gets the win. 31 drivers also set out Sunday to take on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval at Eriez Speedway. In front of a large crowd, and full pits (which included over 160 cars), the BRP Modified Tour gave the fans a great race on a picture-perfect evening. Mat Williamson and Michael Maresca made up the front row for the 35-lap feature. Williamson got the jump on the start and would open up a small lead over Maresca. It would only be two laps before the first caution flew. Several cars tangled in turns one and two, with all getting going except Jim Rasey, who was stopped just inside the infield. Rasey had a rough start in the race, also bringing out the caution with a spin on lap 12. Maresca would get up beside Williamson on the restart, but the 6M of Williamson would hold on to the top spot. Rex King Jr would move up to 4th on lap 5, getting around Haines, with the 33 of Jim Kurpakus just ahead of him in third. Jimmy Holden and Jeremiah Shingledecker, who both have had strong runs all season, would call it an end of the night by lap 10. They were both in the top ten in points going into Sunday nights action. By lap nine, the leader was already reaching the back of the field and getting into lap traffic. Erick Rudolph, who started in the 10th spot, would move into the top five by lap 12. The top five would include Williamson, Maresca, Kurpakus, Rex King Jr, and Rudolph. On the restart, battling for third, cars would go three wide coming out of two and there just wasn't enough room. Cooter, Rex King Jr would hit the backstretch wall hard. He would be okay. He had a slim point lead over Jeremiah Shingledecker and Dave Murdick going into Sunday night's race. Williamson would get a great jump on the single-file restart. Brad Rapp used a higher line than most cars and was working quickly through the field. While battling with Garrett Krummert, Rapp would get into the front stretch wall, slowing with a flat right rear. He would head to the pits to get fixed and would rejoin the tail of the field. Lap 15 restart, the top three would be Williamson, Maresca and Rudolph. Just at the drop of the green, the 44V of Phil Vigneri III would slow on the front stretch, bringing out the caution for a fifth time. The race would go green for 17 laps. The leaders would again reach the tail of the field and get into heavy lap traffic. Rudolph would get around Maresca and would close in to battle Williamson. Williamson would get behind a couple of lap cars running double-file, which would allow Rudolph to get a little closer. Rudolph would close within two car lengths, but the 6M would work through traffic and be able to open up a gap on the 25 sitting in second. The final caution would fly on lap 33 when Skip Moore would slide in turn one, Krummert, having no where to go, would slam hard into the side of him. Krummert had moved up to the fourth spot. It would be a two-lap shootout for the victory. Williamson, who had great restarts all night, would hold on for the win and take home the $1,800 check. Rudolph, Maresca, King Sr and Kurpakus would round out the top five. The BRP Modified Tour will race next at Sharon Speedway on June 23rd for $2,000 to win.

RUDOLPH WORKS THROUGH THE FIELD TO WIN THE MODIFIED TOUR OPENING NIGHT

Posted by Pam Baker on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (2)
April 15, 2018 Middlebourne, WV, April 15, 2018. It was a warm spring night for the kickoff of the 2018 BRP Modified Tour season. 28 cars in the pits at the Bullring at Tyler County Speedway. Two-time point champion Erick Rudolph had to work from a 21st starting spot to pick up his 9th straight win on the Tour, dating back to last season. With the 12-car invert, Jimmy Holden and Tommy Glenn made up the front row for the 35-lap, $3000-to-win feature. Holden would jump out to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Before a lap was complete, the yellow would come out for the first time for the 73MD of Travis Shingledecker stopped in turn 4. Holden would have the advantage once again on the restart. The track did not disappoint as from the start there was a lot of three-wide racing including right after the restart, with Lonny Riggs splitting Ricky Richner and Tommy Glenn, with Richner taking second. It was a rough night for Travis Shingledecker as he would bring out the first two cautions before two laps were complete. He would head to the pits after the second caution. Just before the third caution, Richner was closing the gap on Holden for the top spot. We'd go a few more laps before the caution would wave once again. This time it was for former Tour Champion Rex King Jr, who gets loose and just clips the wall. He would stay on the track and go to the tail of the field. Tyler Willard, who started in sixth, would spin on lap 6 but would rebound to finish the night in the top ten. The top three are Holden, Richner and Phil Vigneri III. Erick Rudolph, who started 21st, after having wheel issues in his heat and winning the consi, has worked his way up to the 6th spot. Holden remained out front through 17 laps until he slowed coming out of four and would stop at the exit of turn four, with smoke pouring out. Holden had held the lead all race. The top three now shows Rudolph up to first, followed by Richner and Vigneri. The 165 of King Jr. is working his way back into the top ten by lap 20. Problems on lap 27 for one of the top runners. Richner, who had been running in the top five all night, connects with the front stretch wall and stops at the entrance to turn one. Rex King Sr. also stops on the track with ten to go. Jeremiah Shingledecker, who started in twelfth has made his way into the top five. Rudolph would stay out front for the last ten laps and one more caution with three to go. The Ransomville native picks up his ninth straight win on the Tour. J. Shingledecker would get around Vigneri on the last lap to claim second with Vigneri to third. Dave Murdick had a good run finishing fourth, and King Jr. would round out the top five. The next race for the BRP Modified Tour will be Saturday, April 28th at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 2. 66m Jr McGinley 3. 58 Lonny Riggs 4. 25B Steve Barr 5. 35H Chris Haines 6. 69 Tom Mattocks 7. 3K Shawn Kozar Heat 2 results: 1. 7MM Michael Maresca 2. 61 Dave Murdick 3. 26 Ricky Richner 4. 65 Rex King Sr. 5. 32 Jim Rasey 6. 66F Kyle Fink 7. 17JR Sidney Unverzagt Heat 3 results: 1. 165 Rex King Jr 2. 777 Tyler Willard 3. 83T Tom Glenn 4. 73MD Travis Shingledecker 5. 29* Eric Briggs 6. 25R Erick Rudolph DNF 7. OO Kevin Hoffman DNF Heat 4 results: 1. 29 Garrett Krummert 2. 47V Phil Vigneri III 3. 28H Jimmy Holden 4. 11R Brad Rapp 5. 13 Rick Regalski 6. 17M Skip Moore 7. 03 Mark Frankhouser Unofficial Feature Results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. Jeremiah Shingledecker 3. 47V Phil Vigneri III 4. 61 Dave Murdick 5. 165 Rex King Jr. 6. 11R Brad Rapp 7. 32 Jim Rasey 8. 777 Tyler Willard 9. 66F Kyle Fink 10. 7MM Michael Maresca 11. 13 Rick Regalski 12. 00 Kevin Hoffman 13. 03 Mark Frankhouser 14. 25B Steve Barr 15. 65 Rex King Sr. 16. 26 Ricky Richner 17. 66M JR McGinley 18. 29 Garrett Krummert 19. 35H Chris Haines 20. 58 Lonny Riggs 21. 69 Tom Mattocks 22. 28H Jimmy Holden 23. 3K Shawn Kozar 24. 29* Eric Beggs 25. 83T Tom Glenn 26. 73MD Travis Shingledecker DNQ: Skip Moore, Sidney Unverzagt. 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 Daddys Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCools Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., Engles Leasing, K. Hoffman Door, The Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Moore's Auto Body, Lakeview Fertilizer, 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). by Jae Coates

Erick Rudolph Honored as BRP Modified Tour Champion for the 2nd year in a Row

Posted by Pam Baker on November 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)
By: Pam Baker November 11, 2017. The BRP Modified Tour honored their top 20 drivers in points at their 20th year Annual Banquet at the Brandy Springs Community Center in Mercer, PA on Saturday night. Over 125 people were in attendance for the event where they saw Erick Rudolph crowned the Champion of the Modified Tour for the second year in a row. Over $30,000 in point fund money, perfect attendance money and contingencies were distributed to the drivers for the nine race series. Erick Rudolph had a banner year with the Modified Tour in 2017 winning eight out of the nine events held on the schedule. The only other driver to pick up a win was Rex King, Jr. who won opening night at Mercer Raceway Park. Rudolph then started his winning streak picking up wins at Tyler County Speedway, Bradford Speedway, two races at Stateline Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Expo Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and McKean County Speedway. Erick was awarded $4,000 for the Championship along with receiving $500 for Perfect Attendance. Finishing second in points to Rudolph was Rex King, Jr. followed by his father, Rex King, Sr. Fourth in points was Rick Regalski followed by Small Block driver, Kyle Fink in fifth. Sixth through tenth in points went to Tyler Willard, who made the long tow every week from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada to compete with the Modified Tour. Seventh place went to JR McGinley with eighth position to Chris Haines. Randy Chrysler finished ninth with a tie for tenth position between Garrett Krummert and Rod Laskey.Rounding out the top twenty were Steve Barr, Shawn Kozar, Kevin Hoffman, Dave Murdick, Mark Frankhouser, Skip Moore, Tom Glenn, Mat Williamson and Ray Bliss. In 2017 the Modified Tour rewarded the drivers who had perfect attendance with a $500 cash bonus. Those drivers receiving the bonus were Erick Rudolph, Rex King, Jr., Rex King, Sr., Rick Regalski, Kyle Fink, Tyler Willard, JR McGinley, Chris Haines, Rod Laskey, Steve Barr and Shawn Kozar. Along with the cash payoff to the drivers, each driver received a $25 gift certificate from Big Daddys Speed Center in Grove City, PA along with a free sheet of aluminum sponsored by Wrisco Aluminum. Former board member Debbie Oyler passed away several years ago and the Modified Tour has been giving an award to a special driver who displays a smiling personality despite adversity at the track. Debbie always had a smile on her face and brought out the best in everyone that she was around. This years award went to Shawn Kozar and he was presented with a brand new helmet sponsored by Racequip. The Rookie of the Year Award went to Rod Laskey who made the move up to the Modified division this year racing for car owner Chris Haines. Rod received a free pair of racing shoes compliments of Racequip. Other special awards went to Erick Rudolph, Rodney Beltz, Rick Regalski and Dave Murdick. The 2018 schedule is shaping up nicely with six shows at Sharon Speedway. The dates for those shows will be April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, July 7th, which will be the Lou Blaney Memorial race, July 21st and August 25th. We will also be returning to Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 30th. The rest of the schedule will be forthcoming and you can check us out on our website at www.themodifiedtourinc.com. ModifiedTour, Inc. Racing Series 2017 384 Hemlock Drive Marble, PA 16334 814-229-3837

RUDOLPH PICKS UP 8TH WIN & 2ND POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted by Pam Baker on September 10, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)
Busti, NY September 9, 2017. The BRP Modified Tour (Modified Tour Inc.) wrapped up its season on a cool Saturday night at the New Stateline Speedway. Ransomville, NY native, Erick Rudolph, continued his winning ways, with victory number eight en route to his second Point Championship. It was a straight up start for the 25-car field at the New Stateline Speedway. Heat winners Erick Rudolph and Kyle Fink would bring the field down to the green. Rudolph would jump out to the lead on lap one, as Tyler Willard battled with Rex King Jr. for second. Willard, who finished third at this year???s first visit to the New Stateline Speedway, closed on the back of Rudolph and would pressure the leader many laps. Rick Regalski worked his way up to fifth, but had challenges from Chris Haines and Kevin Hoffman. By lap 8, the leaders were working into heavy lap traffic, allowing Willard to use the lap cars to his advantage and take the lead from Rudolph. Phil Vigneri III, who started eighth, was working his way through the field, and by lap 12 was on the bumper of third place Randy Chrysler. The leaders would move deeper in the field and put on a great show for the fans, with side-by-side racing. The first caution would fly on lap 14 for Fink stopped near the pit entrance, Rodney Beltz also having mechanical issues would have to retire to the pits. It took several restarts to get the field back rolling, as Dillon Barr would end up against the front stretch wall on the initial restart. The next restart would see the leaders tangling a bit and cars stacking up behind them. Mark Frankhouser, Tom Mattocks and Rex King Sr. would end up stopped in turn two. On the restart, Willard would get the jump, but he was battling a left front flat and would give the lead back over to Rudolph. Vigneri III continued to move up through the pack and worked hard on Chrylser, making the pass to move into second on lap 18. The caution would fly once again as Steve Barr stopped in turn four. The top five would include Rudolph, Vigneri III, Chrysler, Willard and Rex King Jr. Regalski would get around King Jr. the fifth spot, who was now getting pressure from John Mollick. Rudolph remain out front and would once again get into lapped traffic. The race would stay under green through lap 31 for Regalski spinning in four. Regalski, King Jr. and Mollick had a great battle going on. With two laps remaining, the caution would fly for debris in turn two. Willard, who had been running in the top five all race, dropped a spring and would be sent to the pits. Rudolph would stay out front for the final two laps and would take home victory number eight. Vigneri III would come home second, followed by Chrysler, King Jr. and Haines. The Modified Tour Inc will be hosting an Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market on October 21, at the Rocky Grove Fire Hall in Rocky Grove, PA. Please check our website for more information. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 27Z Ray Bliss 3. 13 Rick Regalski 4. 4J John Mollick 5. 28H Jimmy Holden 6. 65 Rex King Sr. 7. 26 Rick Richner 8. 03 Mark Frankhouser 9. 35R Rod Laskey Heat 2 results: 1. 66F Kyle Fink 2. 777 Tyler Willard 3. 47V Phil Vigneri III 4. 00H Kevin Hoffman 5. 29 Garrett Krummert 6. 64 Rodney Beltz 7. 25B Steve Barr 8. 3K Shawn Kozar Heat 3 results: 1. 165 Rex King Jr 2. 21K Randy Chrysler 3. 35H Chris Haines 4. 66 JR McGinley 5. 69 Tom Mattocks 6. 25 Dillon Barr 7. 71 Randy Chronister 8. 21III Randy Chrysler Jr. Feature results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 47V Phil Vigneri III 3. 21K Randy Chrysler 4. 165 Rex King Jr. 5. 35H Chris Haines 6. 00H Kevin Hoffman 7. 26 Rick Richner 8. 29 Garrett Krummert 9. 28H Jimmy Holden 10. 66F Kyle Fink 11. 66 JR McGinley 12. 4J John Mollick 13. 35R Rod Laskey 14. 13 Rick Regalski 15. 03 Mark Frankhouser 16.69 Tom Mattocks 17. 25B Steve Barr 18. 3K Shawn Kozar 19. 71 Randy Chronister 20. 777 Tyler Willard 21. 27Z Ray Bliss 22. 65 Rex King Sr. 23. 25 Dillon Barr 24. 64 Rodney Beltz 25. 21III Randy Chrsyler Jr. The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. We are proud to be partnered with Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Big Daddys Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCools Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., 5M Farms, Fox Shocks and Engles Leasing. 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).

RUDOLPH DOMINATES AT MCKEAN COUNTY FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT BRP MODIFIED TOUR WIN

Posted by Pam Baker on August 17, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (35)
Smethport, PA - August 16, 2017. The BRP Modified Tour (Modified Tour Inc.) headed east to tackle the 1/3 mile, clay oval at the McKean County Fairgrounds. Erick Rudolph would charge to the front and take home the victory. The Ransomville, NY native wheeled his way to his seventh straight win on the Tour. Twenty-two modifieds took to the track for the feature, but a bad break for Kyle Fink right from the start. The 66F suffered rear-end problems and had to be towed to the pits before the drop of the green flag. Lap one saw Rex King Sr. jump out front with Justin Wright, Brad Rapp and Ricky Richner coming up behind him. Problems for Rapp on lap 8 as he heads to the infield showing smoke. Rapp's troubles would change up the top four which now belonged to King Sr., Rudolph, Wright and Richner. The caution flag would fly on lap eleven for an incident involving Jerry Bowser, Rick Regalski and Chris Haines. On the restart, King Sr. would get the jump, but it would not last long as the caution would quickly come back out for Garrett Krummert. The next restart saw Rudolph jump out front by turn two. King Sr., Wright, Richner and King Jr. would round out the top five. The caution would come out one more time on lap fourteen for Chris Haines having issues. Long green flag runs meant the leaders coming into lap traffic. Rudolph would maneuver around the field and by lap 29, had lapped up to the 9th place car. At the end, only seven cars would remain on the lead lap. Rudolph would take the checkers with Rex King Sr., Ricky Richner, Justin Wright and Rex King, Jr. filling out the top five. The final race for the 2017 BRP Modified Tour season will be on Friday, September 8th at the New Stateline Speedway. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: Ricky Richner, Justin Wright, Rex King, Jr., Rick Regalski, Erick Rudolph, Tyler Willard, JR McGinley, Rod Laskey Heat 2 results: Kyle Fink, Brad Rapp, Kyle Coffey, Chris Haines, Shawn Kozar, Ray Bliss, Steve Barr Heat 3 results: Rex King, Sr., Garrett Krummert, Randy Chrysler, Rodney Beltz, Mark Frankhouser, Jerry Bowser, Randy Chronister Feature results: Erick Rudolph, Rex King, Sr., Ricky Richner, Justin Wright, Rex King, Jr., JR McGinley, Kyle Coffey, Garrett Krummert, Randy Chrysler, Rick Regalski, Rodney Beltz, Ray Bliss, Steve Barr, Mark Frankhouser, Shawn Kozar, Randy Chronister, Rod Laskey, Tyler Willard, Chris Haines, Jerry Bowser, Brad Rapp, Kyle Fink (DNS) 5M Farms Hard Charger: JR McGinley The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization that started in 1998. We are proud to be partnered with Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Big Daddys Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCools Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., 5M Farms, Fox Shocks and Engles Leasing. 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).

ITS BRP MODIFIED TOUR WIN NUMBER SIX FOR ERICK RUDOLPH IN 2017

Posted by Pam Baker on August 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (1)
Mercer, PA August 12, 2017. Erick Rudolph takes advantage of his front row start, thanks to the four-car invert in the feature, and grab his first BRP Modified Tour win at Mercer Raceway Park. Rex King Jr. takes home a second-place finish, while Jeremiah Shingledecker finishes third in the Big Block vs Small Block battle. Thirty Modifieds filled the pits at Mercer Raceway Park on a gorgeous Saturday night. Thirteen small blocks would be in house to battle the big blocks. Lonny Riggs the only small block to win this challenge in years past. The top two in points, and the only two feature winners this season, would start on the front row at Mercer Raceway Park for the 35-lap feature. This is the BRP Modified Tours (Modified Tour Inc.) second visit to Mercer this season, with Rex King Jr. taking the first win back in March during the Chiller Thriller. Rex King Jr. on the pole had Erick Rudolph on his outside at the start. When the green flag dropped, King Jr. would get a good jump and the early lead going through turns one and two. Before the leaders could cross the start-finish line, Jimmy Holden would spin on the backstretch, leading to a complete restart. On the second attempt at the start, Rudolph would grab the lead this time. Chris Haines, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Lonny Riggs would be battling hard behind the leaders. By lap five, the leaders were approaching lap traffic. On lap seven, Rex King Sr., a six-time Tour Champion, would slow on the backstretch and stop just before the pits, bringing out the caution. Just after the restart, several cars were collected in an accident in turn four. Kyle Fink, Rodney Beltz, Jason Sines, Shannon Whaley and Shawn Kozar were all involved, and all could rejoin the tail of field. The top five would be Rudolph, King Jr., Shingledecker, Riggs and Chrysler when the caution flag flew. Shingledecker and Riggs would battle for third with Riggs grabbing that position and moving up to challenge King Jr. before the caution flew for Brad Rapp stopping along the front stretch wall. On the restart, Riggs, running a small block, would put pressure on King Jr. again for second. By lap 24, the front five would spread out a little before Shingledecker and Riggs would battle side-by-side again for third, with Garrett Krummert moving up to fifth and getting in on the battle. Fink, who was involved in the lap 8 incident, would be able to make it back into the top ten with around 10 to go. The rest of the laps would stay under green, and Erick Rudolph would pick up his sixth Modified Tour win in a row, and his first at Mercer Raceway Park. Rex King Jr. would come home second. Jeremiah Shingledecker, Garrett Krummert and Lonny Riggs would round out the top five. The Modified Tour will make a stop at the McKean County Fairground in Smethport, PA on Wednesday, August 16th before finishing out the season at the New Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) on Friday, September 8th. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 61 Dave Murdick 2. 21K Randy Chrysler 3. 29 Garrett Krummert 4. 777 Tyler Willard 5. 3K Shawn Kozar 6. 66 JR McGinley 7. 35 Rod Laskey 8. 71 Randy Chronister Heat 2 results: 1. 35H Chris Haines 2. 00H Kevin Hoffman 3. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 4. 64 Rodney Beltz 5. 38DD Jason Sines 6. 83T Tom Glenn 7. 03 Mark Frankhouser 8. 74 Kevin Green Heat 3 results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 28H Jimmy Holden 3. 13 Rick Regalski 4. 11R Brad Rapp 5. 69 Tom Mattocks 6. 44 Shannon Whaley 7. 260 Tom Kristyak Heat 4 results: 1. 165 Rex King Jr. 2. 65 Rex King Sr. 3. 58 Lonny Riggs 4. 66F Kyle Fink 5. 25B Steve Barr 6. 89 Jerry Bowser 7. 12W Travis Walsh Feature results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 165 Rex King Jr. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 4. 29 Garrett Krummert 5. 58 Lonny Riggs 6. 21K Randy Chrysler 7. 35H Chris Haines 8. 66F Kyle Fink 9. 777 Tyler Willard 10. 66 JR McGinley 11. 13 Rick Regalski 12. 28H Jimmy Holden 13. 69 Tom Mattocks 14. 35R Rod Laskey 15. 64 Rodney Beltz 16. 44 Shannon Whaley 17. 03 Mark Frankhouser 18. 74 Kevin Green 19. 25B Steve Barr 20. 71 Randy Chronister 21. 3K Shawn Kozar 22. 12W Travis Walsh 23. 11R Brad Rapp 24. 38DD Jason Sines 25. 00H Kevin Hoffman 26. 65 Rex King Sr. 61 Dave Murdick (DNS) The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization that started in 1998. We are proud to be partnered with Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Big Daddys Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCools Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., 5M Farms, Fox Shocks and Engles Leasing. 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).

RUDOLPH MAKES IT FIVE TOUR WINS IN A ROW AT EXPO SPEEDWAY

Posted by Pam Baker on July 16, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Cortland, Ohio July 13, 2017 Rain was popping up around the region, but it held off for The BRP Modified Tour's (Modified Tour Inc) trip to the Buckeye State to take on Expo Speedway. Track conditions made for a lot of passing, and allowed the top three to come to the front, from deep in the field. A 12 car invert placed Justin Rasey and Rex King Jr on the front row at Expo Speedway, at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. King Jr would jump out front at the drop of the green. It did not take long for cars outside the top five, to move through the pack. At lap 3, 8th starting Erick Rudolph had moved up to third, and on lap four, 12th starting Rex King Sr had made his way to fifth. By lap 10, leader King Jr was starting to catch lap traffic. The top five on lap 10 was King Jr, Rudolph, King Sr, Jim Rasey, and Justin Rasey. The race would stay green through 20 laps. It would be a three car battle for lead, before Rudolph would grab the top spot. Heat two winner, Mat Williamson, had an 11th place starting position, but he had a car that could work through the field, and by lap 21 had moved up to fifth. The top five would be Rudolph, King Sr, King Jr, Jim Rasey and Williamson with less than ten to go. The caution was never seen in the 30 lap battle. Williamson would make a last lap charge, and would get around King Jr going through three and four. When the checkers flew on lap 30, Rudolph would be in Victory Lane for the fifth time in a row. King Sr, Williamson, King Jr, and Jim Rasey would round out the top 5. The next race on the Modfied Tour will be Saturday, August 12th at Mercer Raceway Park. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 65 Rex King Sr 2. 61 Dave Murdick 3. 777 Tyler Willard 4. 32 Jim Rasey 5. 13 Rick Regalski 6. 25B Steve Barr 7. 00H Kevin Hoffman Heat 2 results: 1. 6M Mat Williamson 2. 25R Erick Rudolph 3. 21K Randy Chrysler 4. 165 Rex King Jr 5. 66F Kyle Fink 6. 66M JR McGinley Heat 3 results: 1. 35H Chris Haines 2. 17M Skip Moore 3. 35R Rod Laskey 4. 21 Justin Rasey 5. 03 Mark Frankhouser 6. 3K Shawn Kozar Feature results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 65 Rex King Sr. 3. 6M Mat Willliamson 4. 165 Rex King Jr. 5. 32 Jim Rasey 6. 21K Randy Chryler 7. 13 Rick Regalski 8. 777 Tyler Willard 9. 61 Dave Murdick 10. 17M Skip Moore 11. 66F Kyle Fink 12. 03 Mark Frankhouser 13. 21 Justin Rasey 14. 3K Shawn Kozar 15. 25B Steve Barr (DNF) 16. 35R Rod Laskey (DNF) 17. Chris Haines (DNF) 18. 00H Kevin Hoffman (DNS) 19. 66M JR McGinley (DNS) The Modified Tour, Inc is a nonprofit organization that started in 1998. We are proud to be partnered with Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Big Daddy's Speed Center, Inc., Engles Trucking, Halls Safety Equipment, King Brothers Feed & Supply, McCool's Signs and Graphics, RaceQuip, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, Inc., and Engles Leasing. 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).

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