Trent Young and Josh Harris would swap the lead back and forth in the early going of the contest before Young took control of the lead around lap 10. Young would maintain the lead, but Devin Gilpin would mount a charge on Young in the closing laps of the contest and pull alongside Young on several occasions, but Young would hold off the hard charging Gilpin in a close finish to grab the win in the event. Gilpin would settle for runner-up honors, while Harris would round out the podium finishers with his third place effort. Defending series champion Clayton Miller would finish in fourth, while Jacoby Hines would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the 3rd Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial would be Richie Lex, hard charger award winner Ray Bollinger, Mark Lamont, Derek Groomer, and defending event winner Kent Robinson.
In preliminary action, Josh Harris was the Quick Car Racing Products top qualifier among 43 entries at 12.154 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Trent Young, while Clayton Miller scored the win in Fast Shafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Josh Harris, with Tait Davenport winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. The Out-Pace Racing Products B-Mains went to Ray Bollinger and Derek Groomer. Series provisional starters were Matt Cooper and Dave Mitchell.
The next events for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will take place on Memorial Day weekend in a doubleheader of action going at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL on Friday May 27 for $1,500 to win and on Saturday May 28 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL in the AMS All-Star Shootout, paying $2,000 to win.
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 Jeff Evans at (859) 358-7178 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2016 Event #1: Bloomington Speedway- Bloomington, Indiana- April 29, 2016
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Josh Harris 12.154
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Trent Young, Preston Seratt, Richie Lex, Roy Bruce, Jr., Dillion Nusbaum, Collin Thirlby, Jake Humphrey, Chad Combs, Jordan Wever, Mike Bowersox, Matt Cooper
Fast Shafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Clayton Miller, Mark Lamont, Ryan Thomas, Randy Lines, Will Krup, Marty O’Neal, Jason Clark, Colin Green, Bryson Clark, Jeff Deckard, Ray Bollinger
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Josh Harris, Jacoby Hines, Devin Gilpin, Brandon Green, Derek Groomer, Bill Lewis, Kyle Herbert, Lee Hobbs, John Clippinger (DNS- Brian Shaw, Mike Bechelli)
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Tait Davenport, Lucas Lee, Jeffrey Ledford, Kent Robinson, Tony Anderson, Bradley Sterrett, John Demoss, Jay Humphrey, Tad Cheek, Dave Mitchell
Out-Pace Racing Products B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Ray Bollinger, Will Krup, Mike Bowersox, Dillion Nusbaum, Bryson Clark, Colin Green, Collin Thirlby, Jason Clark, Marty O’Neal, Chad Combs, Jay Humphrey, Jeff Deckard, Matt Cooper
Out-Pace Racing Products B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Derek Groomer, Tony Anderson, Bill Lewis, Dave Mitchell, Jay Humphrey, Bradley Sterrett, Kyle Herbert, John Demoss, Lee Hobbs, Mike Bechelli, Tad Cheek (DNS- John Clippinger, Brian Shaw)
3rd Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial A-Main– Trent Young, Devin Gilpin, Josh Harris, Clayton Miller, Jacoby Hines, Richie Lex, Ray Bollinger, Mark Lamont, Derek Groomer, Kent Robinson, Will Krup, Tony Anderson, Randy Lines, Matt Cooper, Dave Mitchell, Preston Seratt, Tait Davenport, Ryan Thomas, Jeffrey Ledford, Brandon Green, Roy Bruce, Jr., Lucas Lee
*Race Leaders- 2 (Trent Young, Josh Harris)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Matt Cooper, Dave Mitchell
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- N/A
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Josh Harris 12.154
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- Ray Bollinger (started 17th-finished 7th: advanced 10 positions)
*FAST Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Trent Young
*Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Jacoby Hines
*Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Ray Bollinger
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Trent Young
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Clayton Miller *Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Josh Harris *Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Tait Davenport *Out Pace Racing Products B-Main Award ($75 gift certificate to the first non-transfer)- Mike Bowersox
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2016 Racing Schedule April 29 (Friday)- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- 40 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- 3rd Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial (www.bloomingtonspeedway.com)- Trent Young (Crofton, KY) May 27 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start (www.farmercityracing.com) May 28 (Saturday)- Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- AMS All-Star Shootout (www.fairburyspeedway.com) May 29 (Sunday)- To Be Announced June 24 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- L&M Performance 30 (www.molerracewaypark.com) June 25 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start (www.florencespeedway.com) July 1 (Friday)- To Be Announced July 2 (Saturday)- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- 40 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start (www.tazewellspeedway.net) September 2 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start (www.farmercityracing.com) September 3 (Saturday)- Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 50 laps/$10,000 to win/$300 to start- 4th Annual Casey’s AMS Modified Nationals (www.fairburyspeedway.com) September 4 (Sunday)- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- 50 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 26th Annual Modified Fall Nationals (www.spoonriverspeedway.com) September 16 (Friday)- Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 2nd Annual Fall Classic (www.peoriaspeedway.com) September 17 (Saturday)- Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 2nd Annual Fall Classic (www.peoriaspeedway.com) October 8 (Saturday)- Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- Harvest Cup (www.tristatespeedway.com) October 22 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 7th Annual Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Championship (www.florencespeedway.com)
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2016 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 *FAST Fuel/Air/Spark/Technology- (www.fuelairspark.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 *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 2016 Marketing Partners Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com) Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) Bob Poynter GM (www.bobpoynter.com) Boknecht Trucking Dale Meers Race Engines DASCO Racing Supply Fast Shafts- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2 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) Maximum Energy Development (www.maximumenergy.us) Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) Out-Pace Race Products- “Sponsor of B-Mains”
Print Worx (www.facebook.com/print.workx/)- Official Merchandise Provider for the Series RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) Reaper Race Cars UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com) Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)