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American Modified Series Set to Fire Engines on 2011 Race Season May 7

American Modified SeriesGlasgow, KY-April 25, 2011- The American Modified Series is pleased to announce its schedule of events and preview of the upcoming 2011 racing season as the tour, entering its sophomore season of sanctioning Open Wheel Modified dirt racing action, will operate once again under the rules and regulations of the UMP DirtCar Modified guidelines, allowing racers to not only earn points toward the American Modified Series championship, but also earn points toward the UMP DirtCar Modified national championship.

The open-wheel warriors of the American Modified Series will kick off the 2011 racing season on Saturday May 7 with the tour’s first-ever visit to Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Saturday May 7, paying $1,500 to win.  The following weekend will see a lucky Friday May 13 visit to Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, with a drive south the following day to Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash on Saturday May 14.  Both of those events will pay $1,500 to win.  The month of May will conclude with Memorial Day weekend action at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, OH on Friday May 27, paying $1,500 to win.

The tour dates on the schedule for the month of June will be at tracks that will be new to the American Modified Series.  Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY has scheduled its first ever American Modified Series event on Saturday June 18, paying $1,500 to win the track’s 2nd Annual Open Wheel Modified Bash.  The month of June concludes on Saturday June 25 with the tour’s first ever visit to Florence Speedway in Union, KY for the Bandit Race Cars 30, also paying $1,500 to win.

The series will have a trio of events on the docket in the month of July as the open wheel warriors will make their second trip of the season to Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN on Friday July 8 for the $1,500 to win JB Salvage, Inc. 30.  A to be announced date will take place in Kentucky on Saturday July 23, with the winning amount to be announced as well.  Another return trip concludes the month of July as Bluegrass Speedway will host its second event of the year, the 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble, on Saturday July 30, also paying $1,500 to win.

Action will return to the Hoosier state for the first two dates in the month of August as the fenderless fighters of the American Modified Series will visit Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN on Saturday August 13 for the $1,500 to win Monster Mod 40.  The following weekend, the tour will make their first-ever appearance at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for a $1,500 to win event on Saturday August 20 at the famed Jackson County Fairgrounds oval.  The month of August concludes with a Friday August 26 date and first-ever visit at the high-banked Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for a $3,000 to win event.

With the approach of September and the sunset of summer around the corner, the series will also conclude its 2011 race campaign.  Moler Raceway Park will host its second stop of the season on Friday September 16 for $1,500 to win in what will be the series finale at this point.

The points fund will again be based on the top ten in final series points, but competitors must compete in 85% of the series events to be eligible for points fund money and contingencies and must also be a signed-in member of the series no later than the third series event.  The series champion will be earn at least $2,000 in money and contingency awards, with the total payout for the top ten being at least $10,000 in money and contingency awards.

The American Modified Series will present UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.  For more information concerning the American Modified Series, contact series race director Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or by email at ams_director@yahoo.com, or visit the series webpage at www.americanmodifiedseries.com.

American Modified Series 2011 Tour Schedule *May 7- Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, KY)- $1,500 to win *May 13- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- $1,500 to win *May 14- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash *May 27- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win *June 18- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- $1,500 to win- 2nd Annual Open Wheel Modified Bash *June 25- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win- Bandit Race Cars 30 *July 8- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- $1,500 to win- JB Salvage, Inc. 30 *July 23- To Be Announced (Kentucky)- To Be Announced *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- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- $1,500 to win *August 26- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $3,000 to win *September 16- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win