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Wheatley Nips Barber in American Modified Series 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash at Bluegrass Speedway

American Modified SeriesBARDSTOWN, Ky. — The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner returned to action on Saturday evening at the David and Anita Ferrell promoted Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash and Jason Wheatley would make a last lap pass of Bryan Barber to take the win and the $1,500 payday and his first series victory.

Wheatley’s win would come aboard the Kaylee and Tommy Wheatley owned St. Joe Garage/ VFM Manufacturing/Wheatley Seamless Gutters/Wheatley Tile Flooring/Wheatley Auto Sales/ Brian Wheatley Landscaping/Gootee and Mattingly Heat and Air/Central Kentucky Electrical and Plumbing/Brady Excavating/Mark Martin Chevrolet/Springfield Auto and Farm/Cozy Corner/ Rosewood Golf Course/TSM Shocks/Nukem Graphics sponsored #7 Larry Shaw Race Car by Landers, Mullins Race Engines powered machine. Barber would take second, followed by Benji Lee nipping Michael England for third in a photo finish, with Joey Kramer completing the five. The remainder of the top ten would be Randle Sweeney, John Demoss, Wayne Brooks, Earl Plessinger, and Randy Turpin.

Bryan Barber would take the lead at the drop of the green flag on the 30 lap, caution-free main event, followed by Jason Wheatley, Michael England, Randle Sweeney, and Joey Kramer. Kramer would take fourth from Sweeney on lap 2 as Barber and Wheatley would set a torrid pace at the point. By lap 5, Sweeney was attempting to retake fourth from Kramer, but would be unsuccessful. Benji Lee would now begin to pressure Sweeney for fifth and would take the spot on lap 10 as Barber continued to hold the race lead, with Wheatley giving chase.

The process of lapping slower traffic would begin on lap 11, with the lead pair of Barber and Wheatley clear of traffic until the halfway signal was shown on lap 15. The leaders would again get into traffic at this point, while Lee was mounting a charge on Kramer for the fourth position, with Lee finally able to claim the spot on lap 19.

The leaders would again get into heavy traffic on lap 22, with England still third and starting to get some pressure from Lee, while Kramer held down the fifth spot. Wheatley would close right up on Barber on lap 27 and the pair worked carefully in and around lapped traffic. Wheatley’s opening would come as the white flag would be displayed and would jump to the bottom of turn one and fire the slidejob pass on Barber exiting turn two to take the race lead and see the checkered flag first.

In preliminary action, Bryan Barber would lay claim to the SPEC Race Engines top qualifier award with a lap of 18.315 seconds. Barber would also win Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products heat one, Jason Wheatley would win PPM Racing Products heat two, Michael England would win Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil heat three, and Randle Sweeney would win Wiles Driveshafts heat four. The B-Mains would be captured by Elliott Despain and Levi Kissinger.

The next event for the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will take place on Sunday July 18 at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, IL as part of a make-up event from a rainout back on May 1. The Sunday July 18 at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, IL will pay $1,500 to win, $200 to start the A-Main.

The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will present UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. For more information concerning the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner, call series race director Niles Lauderbaugh at (270) 576-2969 or visit the series website at www.americanmodifiedseries.com.

RESULTS

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner- Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY-June 26, 2010

SPEC Race Engines Group Time Trials Top Qualifier- Bryan Barber 18.315

Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products Heat #1 (Top Four Transfer)- Bryan Barber, Joey Kramer, Randy Turpin, Bryan Fiscus, Elliott Despain, Billy Cooper, Broc Burton, Butch Shay

PPM Racing Products Heat #2 (Top Four Transfer)- Jason Wheatley, Benji Lee, Wayne Brooks, Adam Cole, Devin Gilpin, Matt Goulden, Kelly Warren, Joe Mattingly

Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Heat #3 (Top Four Transfer)- Michael England, Earl Plessinger, Rob Penny, Robbie Gullion, Levi Kissinger, Russ Gabbert, Doodle Farris, Mike Selby

Wiles Driveshafts Heat #4 (Top Four Transfer)- Randle Sweeney, John Demoss, Brian Shaw, Jared Bailey, Shawn Simpson, Brad Schlosser, Shelby Miles (DNS- Randall Basham)

B-Main #1 (Top Four Transfer)- Elliott Despain, Joe Mattingly, Kelly Warren, Matt Goulden, Billy Cooper (DNS- Devin Gilpin, Broc Burton, Butch Shay)

B-Main #2 (Top Four Transfer)- Levi Kissinger, Robbie Gullion, Russ Gabbert, Brad Schlosser (DNS- Shawn Simpson, Shelby Miles, Doodle Farris, Randall Basham, Mike Selby)

Series Provisionals- None

Track Provisionals- None

10th Annual Mod Squad Bash A-Main- Jason Wheatley, Bryan Barber, Benji Lee, Michael England, Joey Kramer, Randle Sweeney, John Demoss, Wayne Brooks, Earl Plessinger, Randy Turpin, Brian Shaw, Bryan Fiscus, Dion Benningfield, Adam Cole, Jared Bailey, Rob Penny, Levi Kissinger, Russ Gabbert, Elliott Despain, Joe Mattingly, Robbie Gullion, Kelly Warren, Brad Schlosser, Matt Goulden

Entries- 33

Lap Leaders- 2 (Bryan Barber 1-29, Wheatley 30)

Cautions- None

Red Flags- None

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner- 2010 Schedule of Events

*April 2- Ponderosa Speedway- Junction City, KY- $1,500 to win- 8th Annual Spring 30- Randle Sweeney

*April 16- Tri City Speedway- Pontoon Beach, IL- $1,500 to win- Michael Long

*April 30- Fayette County Speedway- Brownstown, IL- $1,500 to win- Mike Harrison

*May 1- Vermillion County Speedway- Danville, IL- $1,500 to win (rainout-run on July 18)

*May 15- Bluegrass Speedway- Bardstown, KY- $1,500 to win- 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash (rain)

*June 4- Fayette County Speedway- Brownstown, IL- $1,500 to win- Mike Harrison

*June 26- Bluegrass Speedway- Bardstown, KY- $1,500 to win- 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash-Jason Wheatley

*July 18- Vermilion County Speedway- Danville, IL- $1,500 to win

*July 23- Ponderosa Speedway- Junction City, KY- $3,000 to win- 6th Annual Summer Shootout

*July 24- Bluegrass Speedway- Bardstown, KY- $3,000 to win- 10th Annual Bluegrass Rumble

*August 13- Bloomington Speedway- Bloomington, IN- $1,500 to win (Presented by JB Salvage and Indiana Stone Works)

*August 14- Lawrenceburg Speedway- Lawrenceburg, IN- $1,500 to win- Monster Modified 40

*August 20- To Be Announced- $1,500 to win

*August 21- To Be Announced- $1,500 to win

*September 17- Moler Raceway Park- Williamsburg, OH- $1,500 to win

*September 18- Lawrenceburg Speedway- Lawrenceburg, IN- $1,500 to win

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner 2010 Sponsors

*Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the AMS (www.arizonasportshirts.com)

*Force for Fuel- Presenting Sponsor and “Official Fuel and Engine Conditioner” of the AMS (www.forcesavesgreen.com)

*Hoosier Race Tire- “Official Race Tire” of the AMS (www.hoosiertire.com)

*Wick Racing Fuels- “Official Race Fuel Supplier” of the AMS (www.wickoil.com)

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner 2010 Contingency Supporters

*AFCO Racing Products- “Hard Luck Award”- $50 certificate to first driver not advancing from B-Main and $50 certificate to 4th place finisher in A-Main each night (www.afcoracing.com)

*All Star Performance- “Hard Charger Award”-$100 product certificate per event (www.allstarperformance.com)

*Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net)

*Bilstein (www.bilsteinshocks.com)

*Blue Media

*Comp Cams (www.compcams.com)

*Dale Meers Race Engines

*DJ Safety (www.djsafety.com)

*Dyer’s Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com)

*Hypercoil Springs- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #5 (www.hypercoils.com)

*Impressive Race Cars- “Chassis to be given away at series banquet in a drawing of the top ten in series points-no purchase necessary) (www.impressiveracecars.com)

*Indiana Stone Works

*Intercomp Racing Systems (www.intercomp-racing.com)

*J.B.’s Salvage

*Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #3 (www.joegibbsracingoil.com)

*JumpStart Communications- “Official Webmaster” of the AMS

*Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com)

*PPM Racing Products- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #2 ($50.00 product certificate per heat win; $500 product certificate at series banquet) (www.ppmracingproducts.com)

*Raceceiver (www.raceceiver.com)

*RHS Cylinder Heads (www.racingheadservice.com)

*SPEC Race Engines- “Fast Time Award”-$100 per event (www.specracingengines.com)

*Stage 8 Fasteners (www.stage8.com)

*T & K Trucking- “Rookie of the Year”-$1,000 distributed among top three in Rookie Points)

*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)

*VP Racing Fuels- “Hard Luck Award”- $50 certificate on fuel for misfortune in A-Main (www.vpracingfuels.com)

*Wayne Bowen Racing Supply (www.waynebowenracing.com)

*Wehrs Machine & Racing Products- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #1 ($50.00 product certificate per heat win; free set of bird cages to be given away at series banquet) (www.wehrsmachine.com)

*Wiles Driveshafts- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #4 (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)

*Willy’s Carbs- “Official Sponsor of Heat Race #6- Miscellaneous Carb Tools (www.willyscarbs.com)

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