BROOKVILLE, PA – On a beautiful night at Thunder Mountain Speedway, Erick Rudolph made it four for four by winning the BRP Modified Tour 35-lap feature event.
There were 27 cars filling the pit area at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA on Friday night for the fifth race in the BRP Modified Tour series. Bedford Speedway winner, Garrett Krummert and Rick Regalski brought the 26 car field to the drop of the green flag.
Rick Regalski led the first lap, but Garrett Krummert took that position away on lap two. Before the third lap could be completed, a pile-up in turn four that found Mark Frankhouser, Chris Rudolph, Steve Feder, Steve Slater and Ralph McBride all collected at the bottom of the speedway.
On the restart, Krummert jumped out once again into the lead with Regalski and Erick Rudolph fighting for the second position. Lap ten would find Rudolph finally making his way past Regalski for second. The caution flag flew once again for Ralph McBride which would end his night.
Krummert led once again until misfortune on lap twenty entered the picture and ended his night after breaking a shock and bird cage. Rudolph who was sitting in second, inherited the lead, but Rex King, Jr. had made his way into third and challenged Rudolph on the restart.
Rudolph and King, Jr. battled back and forth for a couple laps before Rudolph pulled out to a couple car lengths ahead of King, Jr. and the duo entered heavy lapped traffic by lap thirty. Rudolph held on to pick up his fourth win in four races with the BRP Modified Tour.
Following Rudolph across the line was King, Jr. Finishing third was Brian Swartzlander followed by Jim Rasey and Chad Brachmann. Rounding out the top ten were Rick Regalski, Rex King, Sr., JR McGinley, Colton Walters and Paul Kot. Heats were won by Rex King, Sr., Brian Swartzlander and Rex King, Jr.
The BRP Modified Tour will head to Michaels Mercer Raceway on August 8th for the running of the Michaels Family Memorial Race. The raindate for this race will be August 15th.
Feature Finish: Erick Rudolph, Rex King, Jr., Brian Swartzlander, Jim Rasey, Chad Brachmann, Rick Regalski, Rex King, Sr., JR McGinley, Colton Walter, Paul Kot, Ricky Richner, Eric Gabany, Mark Frankhouser, Shawn Kozar, Brad Rapp, Steve Slater, Chris Rudolph, Garrett Krummert, Greg Martin, Steve Barr, Phil Vigneri, III, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Dave Murdick, Rodney Beltz, Ralph McBride, Steve Feder
The BRP Modified Tour racing series is a non-profit organization established to give Big Block Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania/ Eastern Ohio area a chance to compete with one another for a higher purse structure and for a point fund for the scheduled events. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker and Randy Myers. The BRP Modified Tour has had great success at bringing regional cars together at various speedways in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and Canada. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our organization. Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bazell Race Fuels/Sunoco, BCR Racing Supplies, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Colonial Metal Products/Colonial Slitting Industries, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking, Frankland Racing Supply, Hall’s Safety Equipment, K. Hoffman Door, King Bros., Lakeview Fertilizer, McCandless Ford, McCool’s Signs and Graphics, Moore’s Auto Body, Racequip Safety Equipment, Rockhouse Bar and Grill, Slippery Rock Sportswear, Wrisco Industries, and X Factor Race Bodies, Franklin, PA