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RYAN PREECE & MATT HIRSCHMANN HEADED TO HIGH BANKS OF BRONSON SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

Archer, Fl. Feb. 12th.

Arguably over the last decade in asphalt Tour Type Modified racing Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct. and Matt Hirschmann of Northampton, Pa. are currently two of the most successful and popular drivers competing. This Saturday February 18th the two young veterans will bring their talents to the high banks of Bronson Speedway for the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels.

Preece will come to the $2,400 to win Bronson event as the defending race winner with his TS Haulers team who have mapped out an energetic 40 race schedule for 2017. Ryan only ran a handful of races in the Eddie Partridge owned entry while running the Xfinity Series for the JD Motorsports team. Recently Preece the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and 15 time winner declared a return to his racing roots with the ambitious slate he and the TS Haulers team hope to run foregoing a return to Xfinity Series.

Last fall Matt Hirschmann known in racing circle as “Big Money” for his ability to choose and win the bigger paying races in asphalt Tour Type Modified ranks joined his famed father Tony as a 4-time winner of the prestigious Race of Champions at the Oswego Speedway. Matt also drove to victory in the season ending Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium on the Jersey Shore to conclude another successful season of winning big paying races. Matt will enter the PeeDee Motorsports machine at Bronson.

Sunday morning 2016 New York State NASCAR Whelen All American Series champion Jimmy Zacharias of Candor, NY confirmed he’ll be at Bronson Speedway this Saturday. Zacharias will steer the Midstate Basement Authorities/NAPA Auto Parts of Candor machine. Also readying for the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels are former Riverhead Raceway champion JR Bertuccio of Centereach, L.I. who will pilot his Gershow Motorsports Chevy. Bertuccio was 5th in the 2016 edition of the race. Christopher Young of Calverton, L.I. will make his first start in the race wheeling the Bill Mitchell Racing/Ace’s Landscaping Chevy.

Jeremy Gerstner of Wesley, Fl. will compete with his the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys entry, Gerstner’s racing resume includes Open Wheel Modified championships in 2003 & 2004 at Ocala Speedway as well a 2010 Open Wheel Modified title at Citrus County Speedway. Jeremy was runner-up to Preece last year and Sunday he announced he’ll field a second car for veteran Shawn Balluzzo of Hampton, Va. Balluzzo is a 4-time Langley Speedway Modified champion with his car backed by his own firm Shawn Balluzzo’s Signs & Graphics as well Q Auto & Injury Attorneys.

Adding further racing excitement to the Saturday night portion of the Kickoff To Speedweeks Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels weekend at Bronson Speedway are the Southern Pro Am Truck Series (SPATS), Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, Pure Stocks, Strictly Stocks and Pro Challenge classes will be in action.

On Friday afternoon Bronson Speedway promoter Ann Young and her staff at Bronson Speedway will be hosting a Test & Tune for all divisions with just a $10 pit fee per team member charged. Pits will open for the practice at 12 noon with cars taking to the high banks at 2:00 pm.

Bronson Speedway is located at 9956 NE State Road 24 in Archer, Florida, 32618 and can be reached by dialing 352-486-4998.

BRONSON SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $1,000 BONUS MONEY FOR KICKOFF TO SPEEDWEEKS EVENT SATURDAY

Archer, Fl. Feb. 12th.

With the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels just days away at Bronson Speedway promoter Ann Young announced two additional special award sponsors have stepped forward for the Tour Type Modified race bringing the bonus program total to $2,140. Aside from the Tour Type Modifieds a full compliment of Bronson Speedway divisions will entertain race fans this Saturday evening February 18th on the high banks.

Recently Young turned some racing heads when she disclosed that both Hoosier Racing Tires as well as the Bronson Speedway mandated American Racer Tires would be allowed in the Tour Type Modified portion of the weekend. To that end Bronson Speedway in conjunction with American Racer Tire have announced a $500 bonus for the first car across the line in the 50-lapper on American Racer Tires. Teams that are going to run the American Racer Tire brand will be able to purchase their tires at Bronson Speedway @ $150 per tire.

Hoosier Racing Tires will again award the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels winner a set of Hoosier Tires. Teams that choose to race on the Hoosier brand can purchase their tires at New Smyrna Speedway and either transport them to Bronson themselves or contact Ann Young who will arrange for a truck to transport the tires for race teams.

The second special award announced Saturday comes from Russell Goodale who along with Young announced the establishing of the Cathy & Keith Goodale “Going The Distance Award”. This unique and heartfelt bonus will award $500 to the highest finishing driver in the February 24th Richie Evans Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway who also competed in the Bronson Speedway race. The award is a touching tribute from the Goodale family and the sport they love so dearly and to those who compete in Modified racing.

These two awards join an extensive list of bonus money sponsors previously announced for the Tour Type Modifieds. The leader of lap 49 will earn a $490 bonus from Bill Mitchell while the winning crew chief of the race will take home $150 from Lou & Tracy Maestri in memory of Joe DiGangi. Bronson Lube has posted a $100 fast time award for the driver quickest in qualifying while Myracenews.com awards $100 to the crew chief of the quickest car in qualifying. Ace’s Landscaping has posted $100 for the Hard Charger of the race this after Bobby Mason of Ace’s already sponsored purse money for the race as he did in 2016. Joe Larsen’s 5 Off 5 On show at Inravio.com will award $100 to the Rookie of the Race. Long Island based Sunoco Race Fuels distributor Long Island Performance has added $100 for the Hard Luck driver of the 50-lapper.

Brad LaFontaine of Northeast Race Cars & Parts will present a $200 Gift Certificate to all who start the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels.

Young announced Saturday that the race winner will pocket $2,400 including the Northeast Race Cars & Parts gift certificate. It is conceivable that if the leader of lap 49 who earns the $490 Bill Mitchell bonus leads that entire final lap to the checker the winning team will earn as much as $2,890 plus a set of Hoosier Tires, 10 gallons of Sunoco Race Fuel and the 5th starting berth in the Richie Evans Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway.

Joining the Tour Type Modifieds Saturday will be the Southern Pro Am Truck Series (SPATS), Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, Pure Stocks, Strictly Stocks and Pro Challenge classes of Bronson Speedway.

A Friday February 17th Test & Tune session for all divisions will take place with pit gates swinging open at 12 noon and practice going green at 2:00 pm. A $10 pit pass fee will be charged for Friday.

Bronson Speedway is located at 9956 NE State Road 24 in Archer, Florida, 32618 and can be reached at 352-486-4998.

BRONSON SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES TOUR TYPE MODIFIED TIRE POLICY FOR FEBRUARY 18TH EVENT

Archer, Fl. Feb. 7th.

Bronson Speedway owner & promoter Ann Young announced Tuesday the tire policy that will be in effect for the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels for the Tour Type Modifieds Saturday February 18th. In what many would consider a rarity in modern day short track racing Young disclosed both American Racer and Hoosier Racing Tire brands will be permitted for the 600 horsepower machines.

“Bronson Speedway will be transitioning to the American Racer Tire brand for our 2017 season as our official track tire” Young noted but also added, “we’ll have the American Racer Tire on hand for Tour Type Modified teams at $150 per tire. While we would prefer teams to use the American Racer Tire we will allow teams to compete on Hoosier Racing Tires for the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered By Sunoco Race Fuels”.

Those teams who’d rather run on the Hoosier brand can either bring their own tires or order/purchase their Hoosiers at New Smyrna Speedway and notify officials at Bronson Speedway, “I will send a truck to New Smyrna and transport your Hoosier tires to Bronson for you” Ann offered. It should be noted if teams choose to run Hoosier tires they must be the same compound tire allowed at New Smyrna Speedway.

As for the teams that opt to bring their own Hoosier Racing Tires Young put forth a stern warning, “we DO NOT ALLOW the soaking of tires and we will be very vigilant with our tire durometer. Our goal and effort is to keep this race as affordable as possible to facilitate a great turnout of Tour Type Modifieds”

To that end while most major asphalt Tour Type Modified races as well race series lock race teams into one tire brand or another the Kickoff To Speedweeks 50 Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels is indeed “thinking outside the box” in allowing the use of both the American Racer Tire and Hoosier Racing Tire in 2017.

No matter the tire brand teams chose the Tour Type Modified teams will have the opportunity to sake down their machines Friday afternoon February 17th when Bronosn Speedway will host a Test & Tune session. Pit gates will open for the session at 12 noon with cars taking to the track at 2:00 pm

Bronson Speedway is located at 9950 NE State Road 24 in Archer, Florida 32618 and can be reached by dialing 352-486-4998.