Glasgow, KY-September 7, 2011- The American Modified Series is set to conclude its 2011 championship campaign with a weekend doubleheader on Friday September 16 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, OH and on Saturday September 17 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble. Both events will pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start.
On Friday September 16 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, OH, the American Modified Series will present a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and a 30 lap, $1,500 to win A-Main event. Other divisions in competition at Moler Raceway Park on September 16 will be track’s Sunesis Construction Late Models, The Big Red Book Street Stocks, and Holman Motors Chevettes.
On Saturday September 17 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, 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 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble A-Main event. Other divisions in competition at Bluegrass Speedway on September 17 will be the track’s 44 Auto Mart Super Late Models, Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman, and the UMP Street Stocks, who will be racing for $300 to win.
Activities for the September 16 event at Moler Raceway Park will see the pit area open at 4:30 p.m., with the general admission area also open at 4:30 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., with practice set for 7:00 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:45 p.m., with green flag racing following immediately after time trials. Ticket prices for the September 16 Moler Raceway Park event in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, while a pit pass will be $30.
Activities for the September 17 event at Bluegrass Speedway will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., with practice set for 6:30 p.m. Time trials will be begin at 7:00 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at or before 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the September 17 Bluegrass Speedway event in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, while a pit pass will be $30.
The A-Main purses for the September 16 Moler Raceway Park event and the September 17 Bluegrass Speedway 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble 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.
Moler Raceway Park is a ¼ mile semi-banked clay oval promoted by Kevin and Kim Moler. Moler Raceway Park is located at 2059 Harker Waits Road just outside of Williamsburg, OH. From I-275 East, take exit 63B and merge onto OH-32E toward Bativia, traveling 14.2 miles before turning left onto Dela Palma Road, which turns into Greenbush West/County Road 55 before taking a slight right onto Harker Waits Road/Township Hwy 125. For more information about Bloomington Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.molerracewaypark.com or by phoning the track office at (937) 444-6215 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 (Bluegrass) Parkway on KY Highway 31E. 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 last competed on August 26 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN and Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN picked up the win the event. Kramer is also the series points leader into the championship weekend, with John Demoss of Bloomington, IN in second place in points, while Michael England of Glasgow, KY sits third in series points. Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY is currently fourth in points, while Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY completes the top five in points headed into the championship weekend events.
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 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- Ryan Thomas *July 30- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble-Rainout *August 26- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $3,000 to win- Joey Kramer *September 16- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win *September 17- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble
American Modified Series Championship Point Standings (Top 10 after 8/26/11)
1. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 1,605
2. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 1,545
3. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)- 1,535
4. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 1,505
5. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 1,120
6. Kelly Warren (Columbia, KY)- 990
7. Rocky Wilson (Hodgenville, KY)- 915 ®
8. Shon Flanary (Church Hill, TN)- 725
J.T. Ayers (New Haven, KY)- 725
10. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 675
RHS Engine Builder of the Year (after 8/26/11)
1. Mullins Race Engines- 62
2. Pro Power Race Engines- 61
3. Jay Dickens Race Engines- 60
4. Dale Meers Race Engines- 51
5. Williams Precision Engines- 31
Chassis Builder of the Year (after 8/26/11)
1. Bandit Race Cars- 63
2. Bob Pierce Race Cars- 61
3. Diamond Race Cars- 49
4. Impressive Race Cars- 35
5. Bad Fast Chassis- 18
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) *RACEceiver (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”