Glasgow, KY-May 8, 2011- The American Modified Series will present its first doubleheader weekend of the 2011 points chase as the open wheel warriors invade Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN on Friday May 13 and then travel south of the Ohio River for a Saturday May 14 date at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash.
On Friday May 13 at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN, the American Modified Series will present a full program of practice, group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap, $1,500 to win A-Main event. Other divisions in competition at Bloomington Speedway on May 13 will be UMP Super Stocks, Hornets, and Bombers. This event is new on the American Modified Series schedule in 2011.
On Saturday May 14 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY, the American Modified Series will present a full program of practice, group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap, $1,500 to win 11th Annual Mod Squad Bash A-Main. Other divisions in competition at Bluegrass Speedway on May 14 will include Super Late Models and UMP Street Stocks. Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY is the defending champion of this race.
Activities for the May 13 date at Bloomington Speedway will see the pit area open at 4:30 p.m., with the general admission area open at 5:30 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:20 p.m., with practice set for 6:30 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:00 p.m., and racing at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the May 13 Bloomington Speedway event will see general admission ticket prices be $12, with children ages 12 and under free with a paying adult, while a pit pass will be $25.
Activities for the May 14 date at Bluegrass Speedway will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m., with the general admission area open at 5:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., with practice set for 6:30 p.m. Time trials will take place at 7:00 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at or before 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the May 14 Bluegrass Speedway event will see general admission ticket prices be $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children under age 6, while a pit pass will be $30.
The A-Main purse for the May 13 Bloomington Speedway event and May 14 Bluegrass Speedway event 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.
Bloomington Speedway is a ¼ mile semi-high banked red clay oval promoted by Mike and Judy Miles. Bloomington Speedway is located at 5185 South Fairfax Road, just off of Old State Road 37. For more information about Bloomington Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.bloomingtonspeedway.com or by phoning the track office at (812) 824- 7400 on raceday.
Bluegrass Speedway is a ½ mile high-banked clay oval promoted by David and Anita Ferrell. Bluegrass Speedway is located at 2221 New Haven Road at exit 21 of the Martha Layne Collins Parkway. For more information about Bluegrass Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.bluegrass-speedway.com or by phoning the track office at (502) 349-1241 on raceday.
The American Modified Series was scheduled to open its 2011 season back on Saturday May 7 at Lake Cumberland Speedway, but that event was rained out and has been rescheduled for Saturday May 28.
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 *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- Boknecht Trucking 30 *August 26- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $3,000 to win *September 16- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win
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 Cars- (www.badfastracecars.com) *Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) *B&B Motorsports *Boknecht Trucking *Comp Cams (www.compcams.com)- “Sponsor of Heat #4”
*Dale Meers Race Engines
*Diamond Race Cars (www.diamondracecars.net) *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com) *H & H Computer Services (www.handhcomputers.com) *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 *Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PPM Racing Products (www.ppmracingproducts.com) *RHS Head Service (www.racingheadservice.com)- “Engine Builder of the Year Award and Sponsor of Heat 4”
*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”
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)- “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all events