Glasgow, KY-June 18, 2011- The American Modified Series returns to action by closing out the month of June with the baddest racers in America without front fenders making their first-ever appearance at the historic Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Saturday evening June 25 for the Bandit Race Cars 30, paying $1,500 to the winner.
On Saturday June 25 at Florence Speedway in Union, KY, the American Modified Series will present a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap, $1,500 to win Bandit Race Cars 30 A-Main event. Other divisions in competition at Florence Speedway on June 25 will be the track’s Super Late Model division racing for $2,000 to win and Pure Stocks.
Activities for the June 25 event at Florence Speedway will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m., while the general admission area opens at 6:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:15 p.m., with practice set for 6:30 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:00 p.m., with green flag racing at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the June 25 Florence Speedway event will see general admission ticket prices be $16, with children ages 6 to 11 admitted at $2, and a pit pass will be $31.
The A-Main purse for the June 25 Bandit Race Cars 30 event at Florence Speedway is as follows: 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $750, 3rd- $600, 4th- $550, 5th- $500, 6th- $450, 7th- $400, 8th- $350, 9th- $325, 10th- $300, 11th- $275, 12th- $250, 13th- $230, 14th- $220, 15th through 22nd- $200 to start. This will be the tour’s first ever visit to Florence Speedway.
Florence Speedway is a ½ mile high-banked clay oval promoted by Jerry, Mona, and Josh King. Florence Speedway is located at 12234 US 42 just past Walton, KY by exiting at KY exit 180 from I-75 and then proceeding nine west on US 42. For more information about Florence Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.florencespeedway.com or phone the track at (859) 485-7591 on raceday.
The American Modified Series last competed on June 4 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY and Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN would win that event on the tour that features some of America’s toughest racers without front fenders. Kramer is also the current series points, holding a 15 marker advantage over defending series champion John Demoss of Bloomington, IN. The remainder of the top five in tour points are Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY, Michael England of Glasgow, KY, and Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY. The AMS event that was scheduled for June 18 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday August 20.
The American Modified Series presents UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the American Modified Series, call series race director Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or via the internet by visiting the series website at www.americanmodifiedseries.com.
American Modified Series 2011 Tour Schedule *May 7- Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, KY)- $1,500 to win-Rainout *May 13- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- $1,500 to win-Ryan Thomas *May 14- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash- Rainout *May 27- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win- Rainout *June 4- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash *June 25- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win- Bandit Race Cars 30 *July 1- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win *July 8- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- $1,500 to win- JB Salvage, Inc. 30 *July 9- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- $1,500 to win- Boknecht Trucking 30 *July 30- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble *August 13- Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)- $1,500 to win- Monster Mod 40 *August 20- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- $1,500 to win- 2nd Annual Open Wheel Modified Bash *August 26- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $3,000 to win *September 16- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win
2011 American Modified Series Championship Point Standings (Top 10 after 6/4/11) 1. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 515 2. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 500 3. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 460 4. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)- 445 5. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 380 6. Kelly Warren (Columbia, KY)- 370 6. Shelby Miles (Bloomington, IN)- 370 8. Rocky Wilson (Hodgenville, KY)- 355 ® 9. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 340 10. Joe David Turner (Richmond, KY)- 285
RHS Engine Builder of the Year (after 6/4/11)
1. Mullins Race Engines- 19
2. Pro Power Race Engines- 17
3. Jay Dickens Race Engines- 16
4. Williams Precision Engines- 15
5. Dale Meers Race Engines- 13
Chassis Builder of the Year (after 6/4/11)
1. Bob Pierce Race Cars- 19
2. Bandit Race Cars- 17
3. Diamond Race Cars- 11
4. Impressive Race Cars- 9
5. Bad Fast Chassis- 2
American Modified Series 2011 Sponsors/Supporters *All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Hard Charger of the Race” Award *Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the American Modified Series (www.arizonasportshirts.com) *Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com) *Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) *B&B Motorsports *Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com)- Presented by B&B Motorsports *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Boknecht Trucking *Comp Cams (www.compcams.com)- “Sponsor of Heat #4”
*Cruise with the Champions (www.cruisewiththechampions.com) *Dale Meers Race Engines *DART Machinery (www.dartheads.com) *Diamond Race Cars (www.diamondracecars.net) *DJ Safety (www.djsafety.com)- “Lucky 13 Award”
*Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com)
*Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)- “Top Finisher with a Frankland Rear End”
*H & H Computer Services- North Vernon, IN (812) 352-1221 *Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com) *Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com) *JB Salvage, Inc. (www.jbsalvage.com) *JumpStart Communications- “Official Webmaster” of the American Modified Series *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PPM Racing Products (www.ppmracingproducts.com)- “Hard Luck Award”
*Pro Power Racing Engines (www.propowerracing.com) *RACEceceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *RHS Head Service (www.racingheadservice.com)- “Engine Builder of the Year Award and Sponsor of Heat 4”
*SpeeDecals Racing Graphics (www.freewebs.com/speedecals/) *UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com) *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel of the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)- “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all events *Willy’s Carburetors (www.willyscarbs.com)- “Lucky Draw Award”