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American Modified Series Has Big Money Weekend on Tap for July 23-24 in Central Kentucky

American Modified SeriesGLASGOW, Ky. — The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will return after a few weeks off with its biggest money weekend of the year with a pair of $3,000 to win/$250 to start event in Central Kentucky. The tour will visit Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky., on Friday July 23 for the 6th Annual Summer Shootout, followed by an hour drive up the road to Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky., on Saturday July 24 for the 10th Annual Bluegrass Rumble.

On Friday, July 23, at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky., the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will present a full program of practice, A-B Group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap, $3,000-to-win 6th Annual Summer Shootout A-Main. Local divisions in competition at Ponderosa Speedway on July 23 will include Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, and UMP Sportsman.

On Saturday July 24 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky., the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will present a full program of practice, A-B Group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap, $3,000 to win 10th Annual Bluegrass Rumble A-Main. Local divisions in competition at Bluegrass Speedway on July 24 will include Super Late Models and UMP Street Stocks.

Activities for the July 23 Ponderosa Speedway date 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 6:45 p.m., with practice set for 7:00 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:30 p.m., with racing set to begin at 8:30 p.m. All times listed are EDT. General admission ticket prices for this event will be $15, children ages 6 to 12 will be $5, children under age 6 will be free, and a pit pass will be $35.

Activities for the July 24 Bluegrass Speedway date 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., followed by time trials at 7:00 p.m., with racing set to begin at or before 8:00 p.m. All times listed are EDT. General admission ticket prices for this event will be $15, children ages 6 to 12 will be $8, children under age 6 will be free, and a pit pass will be $30.

The A-Main purse for the July 23 Ponderosa Speedway event and the July 24 Bluegrass Speedway event is as follows: 1st- $3,000, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $1,000, 5th- $800, 6th- $700, 7th- $600, 8th- $575, 9th- $550, 10th- $525, 11th- $500, 12th- $400, 13th- $350, 14th- $300, 15th- $275, 16th through 24th- $250 to start.

Ponderosa Speedway is a 3/8 mile red clay oval promoted by Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz. Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane, just south of Danville, Ky., off of KY Hwy. 127. Visitors will turn onto KY Hwy. 300, proceed left on KY Hwy. 37, then 1.5 miles to Phillips Lane. For more information about Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or phone (859) 854-6808 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 in Bardstown, Ky. To access Bluegrass Speedway, take exit 21 of the Martha Layne Collins (Bluegrass) Parkway and the track is located right off the exit on KY Highway 31E. For more information about Bluegrass Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.bluegrass-speedway.com or by calling the track office at (502) 349-1241 on raceday.

This will be the tour’s second stop at both tracks. The series first-ever event was held at Ponderosa Speedway back on April 2 and Randle Sweeney of Clifty, Ky., would be victorious in that event, while Jason Wheatley of Loretto, Ky., would make a last lap pass to win the tour’s stop at Bluegrass Speedway back on June 26.

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

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- Pierce’s Vermilion County Speedway- Danville, IL- $1,500 to win- Rain (Concludes on July 18)
*May 15- Bluegrass Speedway- Bardstown, Ky.- $1,500 to win- 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash (Rainout)
*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- Pierce’s Vermilion County Speedway-Danville, IL- $1,500 to win- Cancelled
*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 Current Points (6/26/10)
1. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 282
Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL)- 282
3. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, Ky.)- 272
4. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 253
5. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, Ky.)- 235
6. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL)- 214
7. Rob Penny (Owensboro, Ky.)- 206
8. Randle Sweeney (Clifty, Ky.)- 192
9. Everett Bradham (Olney, IL)- 182
10. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL)- 174

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 (www.willyscarbs.com)

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner Payoff Structures
*$1,500 to win- 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $800, 4th- $700, 5th- $600, 6th- $575, 7th- $550, 8th- $525, 9th- $500, 10th- $400, 11th- $350, 12th- $300, 13th- $275, 14th- $250, 15th through 24th- $200 to start
*$3,000 to win- 1st- $3,000, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $1,000, 5th- $800, 6th- $700, 7th- $600, 8th- $575, 9th- $550, 10th- $525, 11th- $500, 12th- $400, 13th- $350, 14th- $300, 15th- $275, 16th through 24th- $250 to start
*Season Ending Points Payout- 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,800, 4th- $1,600, 5th- $1,500, 6th- $1,400, 7th- $1,300, 8th- $1,200, 9th- $1,100, 10th- $1,000

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