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Bullring Bash to Debut 3-Event Slate of Modified and Legends Events in 2019

Attleboro, MA (December 12, 2018) — Modified racing will return to White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) and Thunder Road Speedbowl in 2019 with the inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge. The promotion includes three brand new events that will feature many of the top Modified and Legends Cars drivers and teams in New England.

The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge brings Modified and Legends Cars racing back to an area of northern New England that has been asking for its return. The events will feature some of the highest paying purses and most unique racing formats in modern grassroots motorsports.

The first Bullring Bash event will take place on Sunday, June 16 at WMMP. It will be joined by previously announced events at WMMP on August 10, and Thunder Road Speedbowl on September 14.

“With the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, we’re looking to take the promotion of Modified and Legends racing in New England to the next level,” said Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada, a veteran of multiple national and regional motorsports promotions. “We’ve assembled a team of the most talented personnel available in order to put on three incredible events in 2019, and we’ll be racing at two of the most exciting facilities in New England in White Mountain Motorsports Park and Thunder Road Speedbowl. The stakes are high, and the intensity on-track will be even higher.” “We’re looking forward to hosting the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge at Thunder Road and WMMP,” said Cris Michaud, the co-owner of both tracks.

“It’s been a long time since Modifieds have raced at either facility, and a number of fans have told the various track management teams over the years that they hoped we would bring them back. We think the Bullring Bash is the right opportunity for us to do so.”

The three-event Bullring Bash calendar for the 2019 season is as follows:

•June 16, 2019: White Mountain Motorsports Park, North Woodstock, NH•August 10, 2019: White Mountain Motorsports Park, North Woodstock, NH•September 14, 2019: Thunder Road Speedbowl, Barre, VT

Further announcements regarding the inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, including event distances, rules and regulations, sponsorships, and confirmed Modified and Legends Cars participants, will be made over the coming weeks and months leading up to the inaugural event.

To keep up with the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, teams and fans can visit http://www.bullringbash.com. Fans can also stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BullringBashQMC.

TTOMS ANNOUNCES ROBUST SCHEDULE FOR 2019

Seekonk, Mass. (December 10, 2018): In what will be the most robust schedule since its inception, the Tri-Track Open Modified (TTOMS) announced six race dates for the 2019 season.  The series will visit the Granite State three times during the season in a schedule marked by both traditional favorites and budding newer events.

“It is always exciting for us to know that track operators have faith in the product that our competitors and series officials put out year-after-year,” said TTOMS Managing partner, Wayne Darling, “not only to keep our existing events but to also secure new dates.”

Once again, the Series will kick off the season at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH, with the running of the second annual Claremont 100 on Saturday, May 25. The event was hugely successful in its inaugural year with strong car counts, enthusiastic fan support and great racing.

The summer events kick-off with two traditional favorites. The popular $10,000 Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway will take place on June 26. The SBM 125 at Star Speedway is set for Saturday, July 27 at the ultra-competitive Epping, NH, bullring.

On Saturday, August 24, TTOMS will make its debut at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME. The 100-lapper for the Modifieds is set for the eve of the Oxford 250.

“To be part of what is one the most prestigious weekend of racing in New England, if not the country, is a huge opportunity for our Series,” said Darling. “We plan to make the most of it.”

The final two events of the season include the Monadnock 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH, on Saturday, September 14 and the fun and festive Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 26 at Seekonk Speedway.

Over the course of the six-event schedule, competitors will vie for over quarter of a million dollars in purse money.

Pre-registration for teams looking to compete in the six-race schedule with eligibility for the point fund and bonus plan will be open in the coming weeks and will be available online at tritrackmods.com

To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit TriTrackMods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT RACING IN 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019

                RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED AS SEASON IS SET TO START ON MARCH 30

                ADDED ATTRACTIONS TO BE PART OF SOME SATURDAY NIGHTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 10, 2018 . . . Changes have been made for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway and Saturday night racing action will have a new look.

                “The lack of participants, car counts have been declining in recent years, and the lack of fan support has forced us to remove the Late Models from the Saturday night racing action,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “Over the recent years we have held meetings with the owners and drivers and listened to their ideas on how to save the division. However the car count could not support it any longer. With many teams selling out and others planning to travel the car count would be event less for 2019.

It is so sad that we have been forced to take this step as Late Models have been a big part of racing at Grandview for many years. Certainly our thanks go out to those who supported the division. It is the end of an era.”

A 10:1 compression rule replaces the old 9:1 engine rule. This change will allow Late Model owners wishing to do so to use their motors in the Modified division of competition. The maximum on a Whistler will be 10:4.

                Saturday night racing will now feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. The Sportsman division can look forward to more info on their new season as plans are being finalized. With the elimination of the Late Models track management will now be looking to add special attractions on Saturday nights and first to be signed is the URC Sprints on July 20 along with the East Coast USAC Sprints set for May 18th. As the schedule is filled in there will be a number of other special attractions.

                Another change announced after a meeting of track officials and management has all Modifieds and Sportsman being allowed to use single or double conventional rub rails on the left side of their car only.

                The Crate 604 Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman engines may now run a 750CFM Holley carburetor on gas. The carb rules can be found in the Modified section of the rule book at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

                And another rule being implemented is that all Sportsman sail panels must be of equal height.

                Ed Scott is available at 610.298.2408 and Cliff Quinn at 484.357.2587 should there be questions.

                The 2019 season, the 57th straight season of stock car racing, is set to start with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

                The VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial, featuring Modifieds, will be the first official night of racing action and is set for Saturday, April 6th. That race will pay $7,500 to win and $1,000 to start the race.  The race remembers the man who, with his father Forrest, developed the track into one of the most successful weekly dirt short track operations in the nation. The family continues the operation of the popular facility.

                Opportunities to benefit from marketing through NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview Speedway are currently available for the 2019 season. Details can be had by being in touch with Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or Esaxton144@aol.com. A brochure outlining all opportunities is available from Saxton.

                Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just a short distance off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. Check out the track website for latest information at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.