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Second Annual Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend Triple Shot Next Up for Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series August 29, 30, and 31

American Modified SeriesGlasgow, KY-August 17, 2014- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series returns to action on Labor Day weekend with its 2nd Annual Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend Triple Shot events at three of the finest racing venues in the state of Illinois as the tour will be in action on Friday August 29 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL for $3,000 to win, at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL on Saturday August 30 for $5,000 to win, and conclude the weekend on Sunday August 31 at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL for $5,000 to win.

The trip for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series to Farmer City Raceway will the tour’s third appearance at the track, with previous winners having been Jeff Leka of Buffalo, IL and Jacob Poel of Spring Lake, MI. It will also mark the tour’s third appearance at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway, with Jeff Curl of Forrest, IL and Poel having won in those previous visits. The stop at Spoon River Speedway will mark the tour’s second visit to that facility, with Jeff Curl having won that event. Also of note, the event at Farmer City Raceway on August 29 will mark the tour’s 50th event in series history.

The weekend starts on Friday August 29 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL as the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will present a full racing program featuring practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 35 lap/$3,000 to win/$225 to start A-Main event. Joining the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series in action at Farmer City Raceway on Friday August 29 will be the Corn Belt Clash and Sunoco American Late Model Series West tours in a co-sanctioned event that will pay $3,000 to win. Activities for the Friday August 29 event at Farmer City Raceway will see the pit area and general admission area open at 4:00 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 6:15 p.m., followed by practice at 6:30 p.m., time trials at 7:00 p.m., and racing at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the Friday August 29 event at Farmer City Raceway in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, while a pit pass will be $30. All times listed are Central time. Farmer City Raceway is located at 850 North Grove Street in Farmer City, IL 61842. For more information concerning Farmer City Raceway, visit the track’s website at www.farmercityracing.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/Farmer City Raceway.

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Farmer City Raceway A-Main Payout: 1st- $3,000, 2nd- $1,500, 3rd- $750, 4th- $600, 5th- $550, 6th- $500, 7th- $450, 8th- $400, 9th- $350, 10th- $325, 11th- $300, 12th- $275, 13th- $260, 14th- $240, 15th through 22nd- $225 to start ($40 entry fee for AMS series members/$50 entry fee for AMS series non-members).

The midpoint of the weekend will be on Saturday August 30 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals featuring the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series in a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 40 lap/$5,000 to win/$250 to start 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals A-Main. Joining the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series in action at FALS on Saturday August 30 will be Corn Belt Clash and Sunoco American Late Model Series West tours in a co-sanctioned event that will pay $3,000 to win, along with $500 to win feature events for the track’s Sportsman and Street Stock divisions. Activities for the 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals at FALS will see the pit area and general admission area open at 3:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., with practice set to begin at 5:50 p.m., followed by time trials at 6:30 p.m., with green flag racing immediately following time trials. All times listed are Central time. Tickets prices for the August 30 event at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, while a pit pass will be $35. Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway is located at 600 South Third Street in Fairbury, IL 61739. For information concerning Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.fairburyspeedway.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Fairbury-American-Legion-Speedway/127131240638893.

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals A-Main Payout: 1st- $5,000, 2nd- $2,500, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $800, 5th- $650, 6th- $600, 7th- $550, 8th- $500, 9th- $450, 10th- $400, 11th- $375, 12th- $350, 13th- $325, 14th- $285, 15th- $265, 16th through 22nd- $250 to start (NO entry fees).

The final event of the weekend will take place on Sunday August 31 at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL for the annual Modified Fall Nationals, featuring the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series in a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 50 lap/$5,000 to win/$250 to start Modified Fall Nationals A-Main. Joining the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series at Spoon River Speedway on Sunday August 31 will be the track’s Pro (Crate) Late Model and Four Cylinder divisions. Activities at Spoon River Speedway on Sunday August 31 will see the pit area and general admission open at 4:30 p.m., with the drivers meeting at 6:00 p.m., with practice at 6:15 p.m. Time trials will get underway at 6:30 p.m., with racing at 7:00 p.m. All times listed are Central time. Ticket prices for the Spoon River Speedway event on Sunday August 31 in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, while a pit pass will be $35. Spoon River Speedway is located just off of Highway 24, seven miles west of Banner, IL. For more information about Spoon River Speedway, visit the track’s website at www.spoonriverspeedway.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Spoon-River-Speedway/194777123893144.

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Spoon River Speedway Modified Fall Nationals A-Main Payout: 1st- $5,000, 2nd- $2,500, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $800, 5th- $650, 6th- $600, 7th- $550, 8th- $500, 9th- $450, 10th- $400, 11th- $375, 12th- $350, 13th- $325, 14th- $285, 15th- $265, 16th through 22nd- $250 to start ($40 entry fee for AMS series members/$50 entry fee for AMS series non-members).

In addition, all patrons need to visit the souvenir area and stop by the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Maxima Racing Oil Vending Area and pick up the official 2014 series t-shirt. Also, bring the children out and let them register to win a FREE bicycle courtesy of Tennessee RV Sales and Service and also pick up a FREE coloring book featuring drivers of the tour.

The host hotel for the weekend’s 2nd Annual Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend Triple Shot is the Hampton Inn and Suites of Bloomington/Normal, IL. Room rates will be $59 per night as long as patrons mention the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series. To get this special rate, please email richard.raube@hilton.com.
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presents UMP DirtCar Modified sanctioned dirt track entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 576-6474 or by email at shane@mugavin.com or by visiting the series social media outlets at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/American-Modified-Series, and on Twitter @AmericanModSeri.
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 1,630
2. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 1,610
3. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 1,575
4. Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 1,555
5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 1,390
6. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 1,255
7. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 1,100
8. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 1,070
9. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 955
10. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI)- 940

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Racing Schedule March 15 (Saturday)- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 10th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic: Lucas Lee-Paris, TN April 5 (Saturday)- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet: Kyle Strickler- Mooresville, NC April 11 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN April 25 (Friday)- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- 30 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN April 26 (Saturday)- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN May 23 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Jacob Poel- Spring Lake, MI May 24 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,064 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial: Jacob Poel-Spring Lake, MI May 25 (Sunday)- Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 1st Annual Kim Henderson Memorial: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN June 20 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Rainout June 21 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Brandon Green-Walton, KY July 12 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start: Trent Young- Hopkinsville, KY July 26 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 2nd Annual Hope for Harlie Benefit Race: Brian Shaw- Robinson, IL August 29 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start August 30 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals August 31 (Sunday)- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- 50 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- Modified Fall Nationals September 13 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start September 27 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start October 25 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Championship

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 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 at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Crane Cams Ignition Systems- (www.cranecams.com) “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *KBC Graphics- (www.kbcgraphix.com) “Official Graphics Company” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.kbcgraphix.com) *Maxima Racing Oil- (www.maximausa.com) “Official Oil” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and Tough Fifth Place Award Sponsor *Quick Car Racing Products- (www.quickcar.net) “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Something Inked- (www.somethinginked.com) “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *Wilwood (www.wilwood.com)- “Official Brakes” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and “Lucky 7” Award Sponsor

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 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) *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Bob Poynter GM (www.bobpoynter.com) *Boknecht Trucking *Dale Meers Race Engines *DASCO Racing Supply *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Fox Shocks (www.ridefox.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) *Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com) *RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *Stealth Racewear (www.stealthracesuits.com)- Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Tennessee RV Sales and Services (www.tennesseerv.com)- “Bicycle Sponsor for children’s giveaway at each event”
*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)

(Media Relations: Michael Despain-mgdespain@windstream.net, @MichaelDespain-Twitter, Michael Despain- Facebook)

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