GLASGOW, Ky. — After the much anticipated debut of the American Modified Series presented by Force for Earth on April 2, the newly formed series is set to present its next event on Friday April 16 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL. The event will feature at 30 lap A-Main and will pay the AMS feature winner $1,500 and pay $200 to start.
Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL will be the site of the series next event on Friday evening April 16. Events at Tri-City Speedway on Friday April 16 will include practice, one lap of SPEC Race Engines group time trials, Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products, PPM Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Wiles Driveshafts, Hypercoil Springs, and Willy’s Carbs qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 30 lap/$1,500 to win, $200 to start A-Main. Also in action at Tri-City Speedway on April 16 will be the National All Star Racing Association versus the UMP DIRTcar Monster Midwest Late Model Series Tour in a 35 lap, $3,000 to win event and UMP DIRTcar Pro Crate Late Models.
Activities for the April 16 Tri-City Speedway date will see the pit area open at 4:30 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., with practice immediately after the drivers meeting, followed by group qualifying time trials at 7:00 p.m., with racing immediately following time trials. All times are CDT. Ticket prices for this event will be $18 for adults, children ages 12 and under are free, and $30 in the pit area, with children ages 12 and under in the pit area for only $10.
The A-Main purse for the Friday April 16 Tri-City Speedway event is as follows: 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $800, 4th- $700, 5th- $600, 6th- $575, 7th- $550, 8th- $525, 9th- $500, 10th- $400, 11th- $350, 12th- $300, 13th- $275, 14th- $250, 15th through 24th- $200 to start.
Tri-City Speedway is a 3/8 mile clay oval promoted by Kevin and Tammy Gundaker. Tri-City Speedway is located at 5100 Nameoki Road just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO in Pontoon Beach, IL by taking exit 4 off I-270 and then proceed ½ mile south on SR 203. For more information about Tri-City Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.tricityspeedway.net or by calling the track office at (618) 931-7836.
The American Modified Series presented by Force for Earth Fuel debuted on April 2 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY and Clifty, KY native Randle Sweeney topped a 38 car field to score the inaugural series win and is also the tour’s current points leader.
The American Modified Series presented by Force for Earth Fuel 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, 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 for Earth Fuel- 2010 Upcoming Schedule of Events
*April 16- Tri City Speedway- Pontoon Beach, IL- $1,500 to win
*April 30- Fayette County Speedway- Brownstown, IL- $1,500 to win
*May 1- Vermillion County Speedway- Danville, IL- $1,500 to win
*May 15- Bluegrass Speedway- Bardstown, KY- $1,500 to win- Mod Squad Bash
American Modified Series presented by Force for Earth Fuel 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.forearthonline.com/nlc/)
*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 for Earth Fuel 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)
*Comp Cams (www.compcams.com)
*Dale Meers Race Engines
*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)
*Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil- Official Sponsor of Heat Race #3 (www.joegibbsracingoil.com)
*Landrum Performance Springs- Spring Certificate to first driver not transferring to B-Main (www.landrumspring.com)
*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)
*RHS Cylinder Heads (www.racingheadservice.com)
*Skillsaw Designs- “Official Webdesigner” of the AMS (www.skillsawdesigns.com)
*SPEC Race Engines- “Fast Time Award”-$100 per event (www.specracingengines.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 (www.willyscarbs.com)
American Modified Series presented by Force for Earth Fuel Payoff Structures
*$1,500 to win- 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $800, 4th- $700, 5th- $600, 6th- $575, 7th- $550, 8th- $525, 9th- $500, 10th- $400, 11th- $350, 12th- $300, 13th- $275, 14th- $250, 15th through 24th- $200 to start
*$3,000 to win- 1st- $3,000, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $1,000, 5th- $800, 6th- $700, 7th- $600, 8th- $575, 9th- $550, 10th- $525, 11th- $500, 12th- $400, 13th- $350, 14th- $300, 15th- $275, 16th through 24th- $250 to start
*Season Ending Points Payout- 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,800, 4th- $1,600, 5th- $1,500, 6th- $1,400, 7th- $1,300, 8th- $1,200, 9th- $1,100, 10th- $1,000