|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.