Polesitter Bryan Barber would take the lead at the drop of the green flag and survive a pair of restarts in the first portion of the contest, would earn the Reaper Race Cars $100 Halfway Bonus for leading lap 15, and worked lapped traffic masterfully throughout the later stages of the event to pick up his second series tour victory of 2013. Eighth starting Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would finish second, while defending series champion and outside polesitter Trent Young of Hopkinsville, KY would score a third place finish. Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN would finish fourth after starting third, and 12th starting Zach Fair of Petersburg, IN would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Todd Robinson (started 17th), Matt Westfall (started 5th), Kyle Strickler (started 4th), Larry Pickleheimer (started 23rd and earned the Hard Charger award), and Weasel Rhodes (started 20th). The 30 lap, $1.500 to win event would be slowed by two caution periods and took 15 minutes to complete.
In preliminary action, Bryan Barber would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among a competitive field of 34 entries at 13.975 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Bryan Barber, while Joey Kramer scored the win in Williams Precision Engine heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Trent Young, with Kyle Strickler winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. The Wehrs Machine B-Mains were captured by Todd Robinson and Brandon Green. Series provisional starting spots went to Rocky Wilson and Shawn Simpson, while track provisional starting positions were taken by Larry Pickleheimer and Jeremy Bretz.
The next event for the open-wheel warriors of the American Modified Series will be on Saturday June 22 at Florence Speedway in Union, KY, paying $1,500 to win and $200 to start. Also, NASCAR Playing Cards is offering a weekend bonus program for the top three series member drivers that accumulate the most points for the weekend between Moler Raceway Park and Florence Speedway (1st- $500, 2nd- $300, 3rd- $200).
The American Modified Series will present UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 361-7324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the series webpage at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, along with Facebook and Twitter at American Modified Series.
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2013 Event #3: Moler Raceway Park-June 21, 2013
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Bryan Barber 13.975
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Bryan Barber, Matt Westfall, Matt Hamilton, Will Krup, Jimmy Lennex, Chris Stotts, Richard Gibson, Brandon Ramsey, Taylor Cook
Williams Precision Engines Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Joey Kramer, Shon Flanary, Tommy Bailey, Don Adams, Todd Robinson, Shawn Simpson, Jeremy Bretz, Jeremy Scott
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Trent Young, Josh Ferguson, Keith Smith, Ricky Tinch, Anthony Slusher, Rocky Wilson, Weasel Rhodes, Kevin Copher, Mike Marischen
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Kyle Strickler, Devin Gilpin, Zach Fair, Brian Shaw, Brandon Green, Larry Pickleheimer, Jim O’Toole, Chris Hodge Wehrs Machine B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Todd Robinson, Taylor Cook, Jimmy Lennex, Jeremy Bretz, Chris Stotts, Shawn Simpson, Richard Gibson, Jeremy Scott, Brandon Ramsey Wehrs Machine B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Brandon Green, Weasel Rhodes, Kevin Copher, Rocky Wilson, Mike Marischen, Jim O’Toole, Chris Hodge, Larry Pickleheimer (DNS- Anthony Slusher)
Moler Raceway Park A-Main- Bryan Barber, Devin Gilpin, Trent Young, Joey Kramer, Zach Fair, Todd Robinson, Matt Westfall, Kyle Strickler, Larry Pickleheimer, Weasel Rhodes, Josh Ferguson, Tommy Bailey, Shon Flanary, Don Adams, Matt Hamilton, Taylor Cook, Brandon Green, Will Krup, Rocky Wilson, Ricky Tinch, Brian Shaw, Keith Smith, Shawn Simpson, Jeremy Bretz
Race Leaders- 1 (Bryan Barber 1-30)
Caution Periods- 2 (Laps 3, 9)
Red Flag Periods- None
American Modified Series Provisional Starters- Rocky Wilson, Shawn Simpson Track Provisional Starters- Larry Pickleheimer, Jeremy Bretz Time of Race- 15 minutes
Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash award)- Bryan Barber
All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 gift certificate)- Larry Pickleheimer (started 23rd-finished 9th: advanced 14 positions)
2013 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings (as of June 21, 2013)
1. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 760
2. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 550
3. Josh Ferguson (Covington, IN)- 525
4. Ricky Tinch (Deerlodge, TN)- 500
Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 500
6. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 420
Rocky Wilson (Elizabethtown, KY)- 430
8. Will Krup (Mount Carmel, IN)- 390
9. Don Adams (London, KY)- 375
10. Keith Smith (Clay City, KY)- 365
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Tour Schedule *April 13- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start (Bryan Barber) *May 18- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Will Krup) *June 21- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Bryan Barber) *June 22- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start *July 12- To Be Announced *July 13- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start *July 19- 191 Speedway (Campton, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start *July 20- 201 Speedway (Sitka, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start *August 30- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start *August 31- Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start *September 1- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start *October 26- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Official Sponsors *Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)- “Title Sponsor for the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Official Hard Charger of the Race” Award Sponsor *Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.arizonasportshirts.com) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems- “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.cranecams.com) *Quick Car Racing Products (www.quickcar.net)- “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Marketing Partners *AFCO Racing Shocks (www.afcoracing.com) *Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com) *Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) *Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com)- Presented by B&B Motorsports *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Dale Meers Race Engines *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #4”
*Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com) *Integra Shocks (www.integrashocksprings.com) *Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com) *RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *SpeeDecals Racing Graphics (www.freewebs.com/speedecals/) *UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com) *Wehrs Machine (www.wehrsmachine.com)- “Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”