|Posted by Pam Baker on July 9, 2017 at 11:15 AM|
RUDOLPH DOMINATES AT LITTLE VALLEY SPEEDWAY Little Valley, NY July 3, 2017 ??? The BRP Modified Tour (Modified Tour Inc) headed to the southern tier to take on the big half-mile track at Little Valley Speedway (NY). There were 29 cars in the pits to battle for $2000. It was a new track for point???s leader Erick Rudolph but that didn???t change up the result, as the Ransomville, NY native took home his fourth Modified Tour win in a row. Rick Richner and Kyle Fink started on the front row of the 30-lap, $2000 to win event at Little Valley Speedway. Richner, running with the Tour for the first time this season, would jump out front for the first five laps. Behind the leader, Mat Williamson and Randy Chrysler would battle hard for fourth. On lap five, the top five would be Richner, Erick Rudolph, Rex King Sr, Williamson, and Chrysler. The top two would battle hard, side-by-side for most of the next four laps, before Rudolph would grab the lead on lap 9. The first yellow came out on lap 12 as the 73MD of Travis Shingledecker would stop in turn 4. Rudolph retained the lead with Richner lined up on his outside, and Williamson and King Sr lined up in row two. By lap 15, the battle for the fifth spot would become a three-car battle, as the 2B of Ron Cartwright and the 777 of Tyler Willard would close in on King Sr. Willard would grab the position on lap 17 just before the next caution for Jason Sines stopped in turn four. King Sr, who ran in the top five most of the race, would head to the pits during the caution. Trouble on the restart, as Garrett Krummert, positioned sixth at the time, slowed on the backstretch, and Cartwright and Rod Laskey got caught up on the backstretch as well, changing up the top ten spots. The top five would remain Rudolph, Williamson, Richner, Chrysler, and Willard. Rex King Jr had moved up to sixth after starting 12th. There would be one more caution, and Williamson would give Rudolph a good battle on the restarts, but Rudolph was able to stay out front through the checkered flag. It would be Rudolph???s fourth win in a row on the Modified Tour. Williamson would finish second, followed by Richner, King Jr, and JR McGinley. The Modified Tour will its next stop at Expo Speedway, the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, on Thursday, July 13th. Unofficial Results Heat 1 results: 1. 6M Mat Williamson 2. 21K Randy Chrylser 3.13 Rick Regalski 4. 00H Kevin Hoffman 5. 73MD Travis Shingledecker 6.83T Tom Glenn 7. 38DD Jason Sines Heat 2 results: 1. 777 Tyler Willard 2. 65 Rex King Sr. 3. 2B Ron Cartwright 4. 17M Skip Moore 5. 07 Patrick Emerling 6. 3K Shawn Kozar 7. 93 Cory Riffe DNS Heat 3 results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 66F Kyle Fink 3. 35H Chris Haines 4. 35R Rod Laskey 5. 25B Steve Barr 6. 27Z Ray Bliss 7. 03 Mark Frankhouser Heat 4 results: 1. 29 Garrett Krummert 2. 26 Rick Richner 3. 165 Rex King Jr. 4. 61 Dave Murdick 5. Will Thomas 6. 74 Kevin Green 7. 66M JR McGinley Feature results: 1. 25R Erick Rudolph 2. 6M Mat Williamson 3. 26 Rick Richner 4. 165 Rex King Jr. 5. 66M JR McGinley 6. 777 Tyler Willard 7. 13 Rick Regalski 8. 17M Skip Moore 9. 2B Ron Cartwright 10. 35H Chris Haines 11. 66F Kyle Fink 12. 07 Patrick Emerling 13. 61 Dave Murdick 14. 25B Steve Barr 15. 03 Mark Frankhouser 16. 83T Tom Glenn 17. 38DD Jason Sines 18. 3K Shawn Kozar 19. 93 Cory Riffe 20. 21K Randy Chrysler 21. 35R Rod Laskey 22. 29 Garrett Krummert 23. 65 Rex King Sr. 24. 9 Will Thomas 25. 00H Kevin Hoffman 26. 73MD Travis Shingledecker 27. 27Z Ray Bliss 5M Farms Hard Charger Award Winner: J.R. 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 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., 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).