Williamsburg, OH- July 1, 2011- The American Modified Series would visit Moler Raceway Park and Michael England of Glasgow, KY would score the win in the Midwest Modified Mania event and take home $1,500 for his efforts at the Kevin and Kim Moler promoted ¼ mile semi-high banked clay oval.
Bryan Barber would take the lead at the drop of the green flag and would hold the top spot for the first eleven circuits before England would drive past Barber for the race lead on a restart on lap 12. England would roll out to a five car length lead at times, while Barber would have his hands full with previous AMS winner Matt Hamilton and later Weasel Rhodes would pressure Barber for second. England would survive four cautions in the final ten laps of the event, one that would result in a red flag, to claim his second career American Modified Series victory and first of the 2011 race season. England’s victory would come behind the wheel of the WompusCat Enterprises owned Tri County Oil and Auto/Horton Racing/Williams and Tucker Auto Parts/Waterhead Motorsports/Kentucky Cycle Salvage/Davis Machine Shop/D&D Dairy/Simpson Machine and Fabrication sponsored #10.5 Lightning Chassis, Pro Power Race Engines powered machine. England’s mount carries product support from All Star Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Bilstein, and Bassett Wheels.
The battle for second would come down to the final lap as Weasel Rhodes of Sardinia, OH would nip Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY at the checkered for the runner-up slot. Thirteenth place starter Doug Adkins of West Portsmouth, OH and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten would be twenty-first and series provisional starting John Demoss of Bloomington, IN, Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN Broc Burton of Columbus, IN, Jeff Bland, Jr. of Springville, IN, and 16th place starter Pete Holt of Independence, KY. The event would be slowed by six cautions, one of which would result in a red flag, and take 34 minutes and 23 seconds to complete.
In preliminary action, Bryan Barber was the Williams Precision Engines Top Qualifier among 42 entries at 13.966 seconds. Michael England would win Hypercoils heat one, while Broc Burton won Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Bryan Barber would take VP Racing Fuels heat three and Joey Kramer would score Comp Cams heat four. Rick Curtin would win Racing Head Service B-Main #1, while Shawn Tolson would take the victory in Comp Cams B-Main #2.
The next scheduled events for the American Modified Series will be the Bob Poynter Auto Group Hoosier State Challenge with a Friday July 8 event at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN for the JB Salvage, Inc. 30 and a Saturday July 9 event 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). Both of these events 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 #4: Moler Raceway Park-Williamsburg, Ohio-July 1, 2011
Williams Precision Engines Overall Top Qualifier- Bryan Barber 13.966 Hypercoils Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Michael England, Matt Hamilton, Weasel Rhodes, Doug Adkins, Shaun Scott, Ryan Morton, Alex Brunner, Mike Marischen, Rick Curtin, Randy King (DNS- Nick Hodges)
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Broc Burton, Jeff Bland, Jr., Elliott Despain, D.J. Latham, Jimmy Lennex, Jr., Mark Kaetzel, Brian Thornberry, Adam Dixon, Denny Szekacs, Ray Branscum
VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Bryan Barber, Devin Gilpin, Randy Wash, Billy Cooper, Shawn Tolson, Kelly Warren, Shane Mugavin, Chris Kruetzkamp, David McWilliams (DNS- John Demoss, Spensor Watson)
Comp Cams Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Joey Kramer, Shawn Holliday, Chuck Griffis, Pete Holt, Shon Flanary, Rocky Wilson, Matt Edmisten, Dave Jamison, Dustin Webber, Danny Dehner
Racing Head Service B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Rick Curtin, Shaun Scott, Mark Kaetzel, Jimmy Lennox, Jr., Adam Dixon, Denny Szekacs, Brian Thornberry, Ryan Morton, Alex Brunner (DNS- Ray Branscum, Nick Hodges) Comp Cams B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Shawn Tolson, David McWilliams, Shon Flanary, Chris Kruetzkamp, Shane Mugavin, Rocky Wilson, Dave Jamison, Matt Edmisten, Danny Dehner, John Demoss, Dustin Webber, Kelly Warren (DNS- Spensor Watson) Midwest Modified Mania- Michael England, Weasel Rhodes, Bryan Barber, Doug Adkins, Devin Gilpin, John Demoss, Joey Kramer, Broc Burton, Jeff Bland, Jr., Pete Holt, Shawn Tolson, Shaun Scott, Elliott Despain, David McWilliams, Shawn Holliday, Matt Hamilton, Billy Cooper, Rick Curtin, Randy Wash, Chuck Griffis, Kelly Warren, D.J. Latham
Lap Leaders- 2 (Barber 1-11, England 12-30) Caution Periods- 6 (Laps 12, 15, 21, 22, 24, 26) Red Flag Periods- 1 (Lap 26)
American Modified Series Provisional Starters- John Demoss, Kelly Warren
Track Provisional Starters- None
Time of Race- 34 minutes and 23 seconds
Williams Precision Engine Fast Time Award ($100 cash award)- Bryan Barber Racing Head Service Slowest Qualifier ($100 gift certificate)- Matt Edmisten Hypercoils Heat #1 (Five Inch Spring)- Michael England Wiles Driveshaft Heat #2 ($50 gift certificate)- Broc Burton VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 ($50 gift certificate)- Bryan Barber Comp Cams Heat #4 ($50 gift certificate)- Joey Kramer Racing Head Service B-Main #1 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Mark Kaetzel Comp Cams B-Main #2 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Shon Flanary All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 gift certificate)- John Demoss (started 21st- finished 6th- advanced 15 positions) Frankland Racing Products Top Finisher ($25 gift certificate)- Michael England DJ Safety Lucky 13 Award ($100 gift certificate)- Elliott Despain PPM Racing Products Hard Luck Award ($50 gift certificate)- D.J. Latham Willy’s Carburetors Lucky Draw ($100 certificate toward a chassis dyno)- Weasel Rhodes
2011 American Modified Series Championship Point Standings (Top 10 after 7/1/11)
1. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 940
2. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 910
3. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)- 890
4. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 885
5. Kelly Warren (Columbia, KY)- 620
6. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 595
7. Rocky Wilson (Hodgenville, KY)- 555 ®
8. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 465
9. Matt Hamilton (Aurora, IN)- 465
10. Jeff Bland, Jr. (Springville, IN)- 395
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 *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”