NORTHEAST’S BEST MODIFIED DRIVERS TO CONVERGE ON FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY FOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS DIRT MODIFIED TOUR 60. 64TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL TO PAY A MINIMUM OF $5,000 TO THE RACE WINNER

Date: 7/9/2014 12:40:16 AM

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RE:  Wednesday RoC Tour

Current point standings on bottom

 

NORTHEAST’S BEST MODIFIED DRIVERS TO CONVERGE ON FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY FOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS DIRT MODIFIED TOUR 60.  64TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL TO PAY A MINIMUM OF $5,000 TO THE RACE WINNER.

 

KIRKWOOD, NY…The top Modified drivers in the northeast will converge on Five Mile Point Speedway on Wednesday for the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour 60 lap special event.  The race will pay a minimum of $5,000 to the race winner.  Qualifying action gets underway at 7:15 p.m.

 

Defending Race of Champions Tour Titlist Stewart Friesen leads the way again in the current tour point standings over Auburn’s Matt Sheppard.  Friesen, originally from Niagara on the Lake, Ont. is a former Five Mile Point Speedway Track Champion and certainly feels at home at the quarter mile oval.  Sheppard has found recent success at the speedway after going winless for several years.  In April Sheppard recorded win in the Race of Champions Tour 100.   This was his first victory at the speedway.

 

The race will also award 15 Guaranteed Starting spots to upcoming major northeast Modified events at facilities throughout the region.  The top 15 Modified feature finishers will each get a guaranteed spot selection at the conclusion of the 60 lap event.

 

Driver’s from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Canada will be competition on Wednesday night for the event that will celebrate 64 consecutive years of racing at the Kirkwood oval.  Companion races for the GRIT Series Crate Sportsman, Race of Champions Street Stocks and Four Cylinders will join the Wednesday night card.

 

Current Five Mile Point Speedway Street Stock point leader Matt Roberts from Ninevah Junction is also the current Race of Champions Street Stock point leader over Gene Sharpsteen of Waverly.

 

Grandstand gates open at 5:15 p.m. with practice set for 6:15 p.m.  Racing gets underway at 7:15 p.m.  IMCA Modified driver Matt Cole will have his car on display throughout the evening behind the grandstand area.  Cole is the Defending Race Winner of the “Little Mike’s Race to Win” for IMCA Modifieds scheduled to take place this Saturday night at Five Mile Point Speedway.  

 

For more information on the 64th racing season please phone the Five Mile Point Speedway offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to www.fivemilepointspeedway.net.  You can also find us on Facebook. 

 

Current Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Point Standings…

Pos.

Driver

Total

1

Friesen, Stewart  1F

350

2

Sheppard, Matt  357

333

3

Laubach, Rick  91

309

4

Johnson, Danny  86/27J/5J

232

5

Perrego, Anthony  55

228

5

Watt, Ryan 14w

201

7

Godown, Ryan  747

126

8

Infante, Rocco  JR1

126

9

Dippel, Tyler  1

125

10

Howard, Duane  126/66

118

11

VonDohren, Craig  14s

115

12

Blewett, Jimmy  76

114

13

Piazza, Sammy  29

100

14

Phelps, Jimmy  98h

93

15

Malcolm, Brian  119

85

16

Ward, Pat  42P

84

17

Mahaney, Mike  77x/21

83

18

Colsten, Mike  51

79

19

Anderson, Ryan  27A

79

20

Coffey, Vic  32C

77

 

Current Race of Champions Street Stock Point Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

1

Roberts, Matt  06

175

2

Sharpsteen, Gene  7

151

3

Karlnoski, Jake

126

4

Boynton, Eric  18

118

5

Carpenter, Jonothan  J12

118

6

Krebs, Daryl  13K

100

7

Savercool, Tom

92

8

Miller, Brenton   87

68

9

Wolf Sr, Shane  81

60

10

Green, Butch

55

11

Zimmer, Earl  2ez

50

12

Winslow, Chuck

46

13

Hill, Jared

44

14

Noe, Gary  1

42

14

Balmer, Gene

42

16

Ames, Josh  110

40

17

Fuller, Dominic

38

17

Harris, Dustin

38

19

Daggett, Nate

38

20

Stark, Kyle

36

 



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