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Midstate Site Development Joins Bullring Bash as Legends Title Sponsor

Attleboro, MA (January 4, 2019) — The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge is pleased to welcome Midstate Site Development as the official title sponsor of its Legends car division. The Midstate Site Development Legends will run at all three 2019 Bullring Bash events alongside the Modifieds, competing in 35-lap races that will each pay $1,500 to win and over $4,000 in total prize money.

“With the Bullring Bash, we’re taking two nationally sanctioned touring series and putting them together to make some of the greatest racing around,” said Glenn Korner, founder/CEO of Midstate Site Development. “On the Legends side, we tour all over the country, and when you assemble some of the best drivers, you see some of the best racing. The purses will bring in some great drivers from up the East Coast and put on a great show for the fans, and the tracks are great tracks. We’ve raced at White Mountain Motorsports Park before, and I don’t think they’ve had a Legends race at Thunder Road in many years, so it’ll be very exciting to get back there.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Midstate Site Development as our title partner for the Bullring Bash Legends class,” said Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada. “Glenn has been one of the most valuable supporters that Legends racing could ever ask for, because he’s somebody who truly loves the sport, and his passion for quality competition aligns perfectly with our mission. To be able to welcome him and MSD into our inaugural season only further strengthens our program.”

For 17 years, Midstate Site Development has been a leader in heavy highway, commercial, and industrial construction. Headquartered in Bloomfield, CT, with a staff of 20 people, MSD’s work is recognized throughout the state of Connecticut. Midstate Site Development was named one of the Hartford’s fastest growing private companies, and received the Hartford Business Journals Business Champions Award in 2006. For more information on Midstate Site Development, visit www.msdct.com.

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. Further announcements on sponsorships, competitors, and more will be made in the coming wee

Stan Mertz Racing to Compete in Inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge

Attleboro, MA (December 20, 2018) — Stan Mertz Racing has announced that it will participate in multiple Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge events in 2019 with its familiar #6 Modified. Two-time MRS champion and 2015 Thompson Speedway Sunoco Modified champion Woody Pitkat will continue his relationship with the team for the sixth straight year, and the team will make its Bullring Bash debut at White Mountain Motorsports Park on June 16.

“It’s an exciting time—there are a lot of touring series going on right now,” said team owner Stan Mertz. “My team has been an established SK team, and we’re actually moving up into solely the Tour-Type divisions now, rather than how we spent the last four or five years at Thompson Speedway for the most part. The other thing that I like about these races is that it becomes a race of champions when you get these Tour-Types together, versus when you’re at a weekly track. The level of competition is extremely high, and (founder) Josh (Vanada) has put together a great purse, which, as a car owner, really attracts me.

“I’ve never been to White Mountain, so we’re looking forward to going there. I’ve heard a lot about it—it’s a fast little bullring, so we’re looking forward to going these small tracks where we’re going to be running the SK package, rather than the full-blown Tour-Type engine package that others may run.”

Aside from the quality of the field and purse, two things have stood out to Mertz in joining the Bullring Bash in 2019: extending the reach of Modified racing in New England, and running on short tracks where top drivers and crews are prioritized over simply horsepower.

“It’s always about expanding the fanbase, especially in the Modified realm,” he explained. “There are still a lot of areas in New England where Modifieds haven’t really been that feature division or focus. There are still a lot of full-fendered tracks out there that love their Pro Stocks and Late Models. I think, in going out there and getting into new areas, we just want to be able to race.

“I love going to the small bullrings—those are my favorites, and that’s where a lot of the power band is equalized. They’re not horsepower tracks like Thompson or Stafford, so you can take a Modified that has many different engine configurations, and they’re all equal. It all truly comes down to setup and how good your driver is.”

Behind Pitkat, Mertz’s operation will remain relatively unchanged from its previous championship-winning seasons. The team will continue to compete with a Northeast Race Cars Troyer chassis and Ashaway Performance Engines will continue to supply motors. Norm Perry will also return as crew chief.

“We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Stan Mertz Racing to the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge for 2019,” said Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada. “I’ve known Stan for a long time, and his team has always been one of the top Modified teams anywhere they’ve raced. Having Stan and Woody as our first publicly committed competitors just shows the quality of competition we expect at our events this season!”

For more information on Stan Mertz Racing, visit http://www.stanmertzracing.com. To keep up with the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, teams and fans can visit http://www.bullringbash.com.