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Bullring Bash drivers and teams prepping for Thunder in the Mountains 100

The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge presented by RaceChoice is closing in fast on its first-ever event, the Thunder in the Mountains 100 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. With around 20 cars in both the Modifieds and MSD Legends divisions expected for Saturday’s event, both drivers and owners are growing more and more excited about Saturday’s event.

Sam Kramer, the owner of Richard Savary’s No. 99 Modified, said the race was a good option for their team.

“We’ve been looking for some shots to race,” Kramer said. “We pick and choose where we go. We’re not looking to run a full series… It just fit perfectly into our schedule.”

There’s also a slate of Modified competitors ready to race, including Whelen Modified Tour winner Woody Pitkat and Modified Racing Series points leader Mike Willis.

”Definitely nice to get all the big-name guys coming at you,” Willis said. “You’ve got this guy who won this and this guy who won that. It definitely revs up the show a lot.”

Kramer was one to agree.

“You want to race against the best in New England,” he said.

For many drivers, this will be their first trip to race White Mountain Motorsports Park, which makes the race a wild-card of sorts.

“I’ve only been there to spot and crew before,” Willis said. “I think it’s awesome that everyone will be in the same place because you’re not going to somebody’s home track, so everybody’s gotta learn the groove.”

Saturday will be the first time Anthony Nocella goes to WMMP at all.

”I’ve never even seen the track,” he said. “I like going to new places. It’s something different. I’ve heard from a lot of people that its a real fun track, a fast track, and that it’s fun to race on.”

Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada remains excited for the green flag to drop on the inaugural Bullring Bash event.

“I know it’s been a long wait for fans in the Northeast, but the time is finally here,” Vanada said. “I can’t wait for the racing to get started on Saturday!”

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

Bullring Bash announces format changes for WMMP opener

The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge presented by RaceChoice is announcing several format changes for the inaugural event on August 10 at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

The main event for the Modifieds will now be run as a straight-up 100-lap feature with no stages. The qualifying format will not change, as there will still be 12-lap qualifying races and a 15-lap last chance qualifier.

As there are no longer stage breaks, the tire allotment for each team is now limited to five. Teams who enter for the event by August 1 will be entered to win a set of four free tires.

Those who start the race are now guaranteed $800, and the winner will earn $3,500 for taking the checkered flag. All other previously stated rules for Bullring Bash events will remain the same going forward. The revised entry blank can now be found on the Bullring Bash website.

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

RaceChoice.com Driver Profile Series: Joe Marfeo

The entries are piling up for the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge presented by RaceChoice. More and more racers from across the Northeast have sent in their entry for Sunday’s opener at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Another Legends driver who will be there is Joe Marfeo. Marfeo hails from Exeter, Rhode Island. He’ll be driving the No. 712 A1 Waste Disposal and Sons/Mikey’s Motorsports INEX this Sunday.

Marfeo first learned about the event from a friend. That got him interested in driving in it.

“My buddy told me about it,” Marfeo said. “My father and his father are good friends. They both love racing. I wanted to do it, so now we’re heading up there.”

Despite having some success in Legends cars in the past, Marfeo had to step away from the race car for the past season. But he’s ready to return with force this weekend.

“I used to race every weekend at Seekonk Speedway, and the last year, from work and everything, I didn’t race as much. Coming into this season, we heard about this race, and even though I haven’t raced in a while, I think we will be ready.”

With the long absence from racing, Marfeo isn’t going into Sunday’s event with the expectation that he’ll be standing in Victory Lane when things are said and done.

“Me personally, top-10’s my goal,” he said. “If I get top-five, that’s great. I’m not trying to go there just for the win. It’s more experience and just having fun.”

As the Legends race is sandwiched between the second and third segments of the 125-lap Modified event, Marfeo hopes a large crowd will be on hand to see what he expects to be a thrilling battle.

“Usually, when there’s big races like this with a big crowd, people usually love the Legends cars,” Marfeo said. “Most people don’t understand how fast they are. I know Legend cars are really quick. I know when they first sit, they want to keep watching us race… I hope the fans are gonna appreciate it. It’s going to be a fun race.

“I know there’s going to be good competition. It’s a big race. It’s going to be a tight fun race. We’ll see how it unfolds.”

Should the race be a success for Marfeo, he wants to come back for the other two Bullring Bash events later on in the summer.

The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge will have additional announcements regarding registered teams, sponsors, officials, and much more coming soon. To keep up with the Bullring Bash, teams and fans can visit http://www.bullringbash.com. Fans can also stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BullringBashQMC.