Posted by Pam Baker on March 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM



Mercer, PA, March 26, 2017– Rex King Jr picks up the win at Modified Tour season opener.

It was a warm March night for the kickoff of the 2017 Modified Tour, Inc. season. A 27 car field took the green for the 35 lap feature led by Tyler Williard and Brad Rapp on the front row. Rapp took the lead going through the first turn and as the leaders crossed the start/finish line to complete lap one, cars were coming together behind them. Lonny Riggs got turned around at the exit of four and collected several cars. Mike Bowman and Tom Glenn were taking off on the hook, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Mat Williamson, Rex King Sr. and Erick Rudolph also sustained damage in the wreck.

On the restart, Rapp stayed in the lead, but there was a change for second as Rex King Jr. moved into that spot. Two laps later, King Jr. would pass Rapp for the lead. By lap 5, the front three cars of King Jr., Rapp, and Chrysler started to open up a gap on the fourth place car of Willard.

Lap 20, King retained the lead after two more restarts when the J. Shingledecker and Charles Willis III had issues on the backstretch. Nearly a straightaway behind leader, there was a battle going on for second between Randy Chrysler and Rapp. Rudolph, the 2016 points champion, had worked his way back into the top ten after having to make a trip to the pits on lap one.

After one more caution for debris, Rex King Jr. grabbed the checkered flag to go onto his second straight Chiller Thriller win, Chrysler finished second and Rapp came home in third. Rudolph, McGinley, Garrett Krummert, King Sr., Rick Regalski, Riggs, and Willard rounded out the top ten.

Heat 1 results: 1. 83T Tom Glenn 2. 65 Rex King Sr. 3. 11R Brad Rapp 4. 29Garrett Krummert 5. 71. Mike Bowman 6. 27Z Raymond Bliss 7. 35R Rod Laskey 8. 25B Steve Barr 9. 19W Richard Whitney

Heat 2 results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 21K Randy Chrysler 3. 777 Tyler Willard 4.66 JR McGinley 5.61 Dave Murdick 6. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 7. 35H Chris Haines 8. 17M Skip Moore 9. 3K Shawn Kozar

Heat 3 results: 1. 58 Lonny Riggs 2. 165 Rex King Jr. 3. 88R Kevin Hoffman 4. 6M Mat Williamson 5. 13 Rick Regalski 6. 21W Charles K. Willis III 7. 66F Kyle Fink 8. 74 Kevin Green 9. 73MD Travis Shingledecker (DNF)

Feature results: 1. 165 Rex King Jr. 2. 21K Randy Chrysler 3. 11R Brad Rapp 4. 25R Erick Rudolph 5. 66 JR McGinley 6.29 Garrett Krummert 7. 65 Rex King Sr. 8. 13 Rick Regalski 9. 58 Lonny Riggs 10. 777 Tyler Willard 11. 66F Kyle Fink 12. 61 Dave Murdick 13. 27Z Raymond Bliss 14. 3K Shawn Kozar 15. 73MD Travis Shingledecker 16. 19W Richard Whitney 17. 25B Steve Barr 18. 35R Rod Laskey 19. 74 Keving Green 20. 21W Charles K. Willis III 21. 17M Skip Moore 22. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 23. 6 Mat Williamson 24. 35H Chris Haines 25. 83T Tom Glenn 26. 71 Mike Bowman 27. 88R Kevin Hoffman

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