Bloomington, IN- July 8, 2011- The American Modified Series would make its second appearance of 2011 at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN on Friday evening and Clint Demoss of Bloomington, IN would take home the victory in the JB Salvage, Inc. 30 at the historic ¼ mile semi-banked red clay oval promoted by Mike and Judy Miles that has been in operation since 1923.
Chad Combs and Clint Demoss would bring the 22 car starting field to the green flag, with Demoss jumping to the race lead from his outside starting spot, but caution would wave before one lap was completed for a wreck between Combs and Bryan Barber in turn three. The restart would again see Demoss jump to the top spot, while Michael England would work his way to second until the caution waved again for a spin by fifth place running Brian Yeatman in turn two that would see Yeatman’s night be finished. This restart would again see Demoss jump away from the field by about five car lengths. The front five in the race would remain the same until the final caution of the race flew for a spin by Bryan Barber on lap 13, with Barber pulling pitside. The final 18 circuits of the race would be caution free, with Demoss holding the point, while England and 7th place starting John Demoss would battle for the runner-up position. Clint Demoss would see the double checkered flags of chief starter Rusty Nunn first aboard the Erwin and Rachel Cooper owned Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Sowder’s Lawn and Landscape/Rachel Cooper Racing Enterprises/Erwin’s Drywall sponsored #78c Diamond Race Cars, Travis Kern Race Engines powered mount. Demoss receives product support from Landrum Performance Springs and Willy’s Carbs.
Michael England of Glasgow, KY would take runner-up honors, with John Demoss of Bloomington, IN finishing third. Series points leader Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN would score a fourth place effort, while hard charger of the race Bradley Sterrett of Bloomington, IN would complete the top five after starting 14th. The remainder of the top ten would be Chad Combs of Bloomington, IN, Kelly Warren of Columbia, KY, 15th place starting Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY, 17th place starting Richie Lex of Morgantown, IN, and Jacoby Hines of Ninevah, IN. The event would be slowed by three cautions and would take 15 minutes and 51 seconds to complete.
In preliminary action, Shelby Miles was the Williams Precision Engines Top Qualifier among 25 entries at 13.339 seconds. Chad Combs would win Hypercoil Springs heat one, while Michael England won Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Clint Demoss would take VP Racing Fuels heat three and Bryan Barber would score Comp Cams heat four. Richie Lex would win Racing Head Service B-Main #1, while Robert Gullion would take the victory in Comp Cams B-Main #2.
The next scheduled event for the American Modified Series will be the second race of the Bob Poynter Auto Group Hoosier State Challenge on Saturday July 9 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the Boknecht Trucking 30. The Bob Poynter Auto Group Hoosier State Challenge will pay the top five point netters that weekend a $1,000 total point fund ($300, $250, $200, $150, and $100). The event will pay $1,500 to win.
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 Race Summary-Event #5: Bloomington Speedway- Bloomington, Indiana-July 8, 2011
Williams Precision Engines Overall Top Qualifier- Shelby Miles 13.339
Hypercoils Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Chad Combs, Brian Yeatman, Josh Harris, Karlie Holt, Richie Lex, Jerry Davis
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Michael England, John Demoss, Jacoby Hines, Elliott Despain, Jake Houts, Lee Hobbs
VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Clint Demoss, Shelby Miles, Joey Kramer, Bradley Sterrett, Robert Gullion, J.T. Ayers, Bennie Smith, Jr.
Comp Cams Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Bryan Barber, Kelly Warren, Shon Flanary, Nathan Voorhies, Greg Amick, Justin Bex
Racing Head Service B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Richie Lex, Jerry Davis, Jake Houts (DNS- Lee Hobbs)
Comp Cams B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Robert Gullion, Justin Bex, Bennie Smith, Jr., J.T. Ayers (DNS- Greg Amick)
JB Salvage, Inc. 30- Clint Demoss, Michael England, John Demoss, Bradley Sterrett, Joey Kramer, Chad Combs, Kelly Warren, Elliott Despain, Richie Lex, Jacoby Hines, Shon Flanary, Josh Harris, Karlie Holt, Robert Gullion, Justin Bex, Nathan Voorhies, Jerry Davis, Bennie Smith, Jr., Shelby Miles, J.T. Ayers, Bryan Barber, Brian Yeatman
Lap Leaders- 1 (Clint Demoss 1-30)
Caution Periods- 3 (Laps 0, 3, 13)
Red Flag Periods- None
American Modified Series Provisional Starters- Bennie Smith, Jr., J.T. Ayers
Track Provisional Starters- None
Time of Race- 15 minute and 51 seconds
Williams Precision Engine Fast Time Award ($100 cash award)- Shelby Miles
Racing Head Service Slowest Qualifier ($100 gift certificate)- Jake Houts Wiles Driveshaft Heat #2 ($50 gift certificate)- Michael England VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 ($50 gift certificate)- Clint Demoss Comp Cams Heat #4 ($50 gift certificate)- Bryan Barber
Racing Head Service B-Main #1 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Jake Houts
Comp Cams B-Main #2 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Bennie Smith, Jr.
All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 gift certificate)- Bradley Sterrett (started 14th- finished 5th- advanced 9 positions) Frankland Racing Products Top Finisher ($25 gift certificate)- Michael England DJ Safety Lucky 13 Award ($100 gift certificate)- Karlie Holt PPM Racing Products Hard Luck Award ($50 gift certificate)- Brian Yeatman Willy’s Carburetors Lucky Draw ($100 certificate toward a chassis dyno)- Elliott Despain
2011 American Modified Series Championship Point Standings (Top 10 after 7/8/11)
1. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 1,150
2. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)- 1,120
3. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 1,105
4. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 1,035
5. Kelly Warren (Columbia, KY)- 815
6. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 785
7. Rocky Wilson (Hodgenville, KY)- 555 ®
8. Shelby Miles (Bloomington, IN)- 515
9. J.T. Ayers (New Haven, KY)- 480
10. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 465
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- Joey Kramer *June 25- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win- Bandit Race Cars 30- Matt Hamilton *July 1- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win- Midwest Modified Mania- Michael England *July 8- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- $1,500 to win- JB Salvage, Inc. 30- Clint Demoss *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
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”
*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”