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Bryan Barber Bags Wick Racing Fuel/VP Racing Fuel Summer Shootout 30 at Ponderosa Speedway

Junction City, KY-July 23, 2010- The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner returned to action on Friday evening at the Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz promoted Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for the 6th Annual Wick Racing Fuel/VP Racing Fuel Summer Shootout 30 and Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY would lead all 30 laps of the A-Main to pick up the $3,000 payday and take over the series points lead.

Bryan Barber and Joey Kramer would bring the field to the green flag to start the 30 lap, $3,000 to win event, with Barber taking the race lead, while Jason Wheatley, Kramer, Everett Bradham, and J.T. Ayers would give chase. Ayers would drive past Branham for fourth on lap 3 as Barber would build a six car length lead by lap 5. The front five would remain the same until lap 8 when Michael England would race his way into the top five and into fifth past Bradham, with Don Adams moving into sixth two trips later on lap 9.

Barber would continue to hold the lead as the race approached its midpoint, with Wheatley and Kramer still second and third, but England would work past Ayers for fourth on lap 12 and Adams would continue his charge forward by taking fifth from Ayers on lap 14. Race leader Barber would begin the process of lapping backmarkers on lap 16 and Wheatley would slowly begin to reel in Barber. England would mount a challenge for third from Kramer and take the spot on lap 19, with Adams driving Kramer for fourth one circuit later.

By lap 22, Wheatley had closed to within a car-length of Barber for the race lead and the front pair worked heavy traffic at this point, allowing England to begin to close in on Wheatley for second, but Adams would get in the mix as well and would drive around England for third on lap 24. As action continued to be hot at the point, the field received the five to go signal with Barber and Wheatley nose-to-tail for the lead. However, a caution for debris on the backchute would slow the action and set up a double-file restart. The restart would come back for a six car melee in turn two among John Demoss, Benji Lee, Matt Goulden, Randle Sweeney, Jimmy Payne, and Kelly Warren, with Lee and Sweeney both eventually pulling putside. The final restart would see Barber gain the advantage again, with Kramer going back around Adams for fourth. Barber would pull away in the final three laps to take the victory in his Roby’s Country Gardens/ B&B Motorsports/All Star Performance/Scott Clippenger Racing/Cox Wrecker Service sponsored #10 Bandit Race Car, Jay Dickens Race Engines powered mount, with Wheatley, England, Kramer, and Adams completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Bradham, Ed Shamhart, Elliott Despain, Skylar Marlar, and Trent Young.

In preliminary action, Michael England be the SPEC Race Engines top qualifier with a lap of 15.096 seconds. Barber would win Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products heat one, Wheatley would win PPM Racing Products heat two, Joey Kramer would win Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil heat three, and Everett Bradham would win Wiles Driveshafts heat four. The B-Mains would be captured by John Demoss and Earl Plessinger, while series provisionals went to Matt Goulden and Brian Shaw, with Kelly Warren taking the track provisional.

The next event for the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner will take place on Saturday July 24 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 10th Annual Bluegrass Rumble, paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start.

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.

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner- Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-July 23, 2010

SPEC Race Engines Group Time Trials Top Qualifier- Michael England 15.096
Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products Heat #1 (Top Four Transfer)- Bryan Barber, Michael England, Elliott Despain, Russ Gabbert, John Demoss, Tommy Gregory, Bryan Fiscus, Matt Goulden, Bartley Grant (DNS- Keith Smith)
PPM Racing Products Heat #2 (Top Four Transfer)- Jason Wheatley, Don Adams, Ed Shamhart, Jimmy Payne, Jacoby Hines, Rob Penny, Matt Huddleston, Travis Preston, Tim Patrick
Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Heat #3 (Top Four Transfer)- Joey Kramer, J.T. Ayers, Randle Sweeney, Dave Wietholder, Earl Plessinger, Kelly Warren, Miguel Coffey, Steve Back, Mikah Reams, Mike Selby
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #4 (Top Four Transfer)- Everett Bradham, Trent Young, Benji Lee, Skylar Marlar, Keith Gray, Brian Shaw, Doug Adkins, Daryl Herbert, Timmy Coontz
B-Main #1 (Top Three Transfer)- John Demoss, Tommy Gregory, Jacoby Hines, Matt Goulden, Rob Penny, Tim Patrick, Travis Preston, Bryan Fiscus, Matt Huddleston, Bartley Grant (DNS- Keith Smith)
B-Main #2 (Top Three Transfer)- Earl Plessinger, Miguel Coffey, Doug Adkins, Daryl Herbert, Keith Gray, Steve Beck, Mikah Reams, Mike Selby, Timmy Coontz, Kelly Warren (DNS- Brian Shaw)
Series Provisionals- Matt Goulden, Brian Shaw
Track Provisional- Kelly Warren
6th Annual Wick Racing Fuel/VP Racing Fuel Summer Shootout 30 A-Main- Bryan Barber, Jason Wheatley, Michael England, Joey Kramer, Don Adams, Everett Bradham, Ed Shamhart, Elliott Despain, Skylar Marlar, Trent Young, Brian Shaw, Miguel Coffey, Doug Adkins, Kelly Warren, Jimmy Payne, Matt Goulden, Tommy Gregory, John Demoss, J.T. Ayers, Benji Lee, Randle Sweeney, Russ Gabbert, Jacoby Hines, Dave Wietholder, Earl Plessinger

Entries- 38
Lap Leaders- 1 (Bryan Barber 1-30)
Cautions- 2 (Lap 26, Lap 26 restart)
Red Flags- None

American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner-Top Ten Points (7/23/2010)
1. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 357
2. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL)- 327
3. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 325
4. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 303
5. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 291
6. Everett Bradham (Olney, IL)- 242
7. Rob Penny (Owensboro, KY)- 241
8. Randle Sweeney (Clifty, KY)- 232
9. Jason Wheatley (Loretto, KY)- 230
10. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL)- 214

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