By PAM BAKER
MARBLE, PA – The BRP Modified Tour will be celebrating their 25th Silver Anniversary season in 2022 and many exciting events will be held during the upcoming season. With prices increasing for fuel, race car parts, tires, etc. and the availability of products being a problem right now, we are keeping our 25th season to a 10-race schedule with a 2-day season ending event that should make our 25th year the biggest ever!. Purses have increased across race the board for our 25th season with $2,500 to win a regular BRP Modified Tour 35-lap event. Money has been added to all positions, some more than others.
The BRP Modified Tour was started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker, and Randy Myers to allow the Big Block Modifieds in Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area a chance to compete for a higher purse structure and point fund for their scheduled events. Celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary season, The BRP Modified Tour has found our drivers competing in events at various speedways in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, and Canada.
Michaels Mercer Raceway Park is in the process of preparing the track with a new, red-clay surface, new LED lighting, new pit grandstands located off the back stretch and reopening the concession stands once again. With all these new additions the 2022 BRP Modified Tour schedule will start off at Michaels Mercer Raceway on April 3rd with the running of the Chiller Thriller. May 20th – Lernerville Speedway will host the BRP Modified Tour drivers, then we head to Hummingbird Speedway on June 4th. On June 24th the Tour will travel to Ransomville Speedway where something special is being worked on that will help us with our 25th season celebration.
Knox Raceway (the former Sportsman’s Speedway) will honor the late Sid Unverzagt, Sr. by hosting a BRP Modified Tour event on July 2nd. Thursday, July 14th the Tour will travel to Expo Speedway as part of the Trumbull County Fair, and then on Saturday, July 16th the Tour will return to Hummingbird Speedway. On Saturday, September 3rd the Tour will participate at Sharon Speedway for the Lou Blaney Memorial race. Tri City Raceway is also on the race schedule, but a date has not been figured out quite yet.
Our final points race of the season will be part of a two-day 25th Anniversary Weekend Showdown to be held on September 9-10 at Michaels Mercer Raceway. Friday night will be the final points race for 2022 and will be a regular 35-lap event paying $2,500 to win. Then on Saturday we will be running a $7,000 to win; $500 to start event to wrap up our 25th season! Our banquet for our 2022 Champion will be held at the track on Saturday, September 10th at noon and then our 50-lap, $7,000 to win race will be held at the regular race time.
The Steel City Stampede will still be a part of the BRP Modified Tour series for 2022; however, it will be held as a non-point event that we hope our drivers participate in on October 13-15, 2022. We will still have our trailer at the event and will help with registration and lineups.
There will be a separate release for the 25th Anniversary Weekend Showdown coming in the next day or so. Below please find a copy of the Tentative 2022 BRP Modified Tour Schedule.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA (Chiller Thriller)
(Raindate: April 9, 2022)
Friday, May 20, 2022 Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA
(Raindate: August 3, 2022)
Friday, June 24, 2022 Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY
(Raindate: July 22, 2022)
Saturday, July 2, 2022 Knox Raceway, Knox, PA
(Sid Unverzagt, Sr. Memorial Race)
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Expo Speedway, Cortland, OH
Saturday July 16, 2022 Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA
(Raindate: August 3, 2022)
Saturday, August 16, 2022 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA
(Ralph Quarterson Memorial, Raindate: TBA)
Sunday, TBA Tri City Raceway Park, Franklin, PA
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH
(Lou Blaney Memorial Race)
Friday, September 9, 2022 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA
(Final points race of 2022 – Raindate: September 10-11)
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Michaels Mercer Raceway, Mercer, PA
25th Anniversary Weekend Showdown
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 13-15 Lernerville Speedway – Steel City Stampede Event
(Raindate: October 16, 2022 – Non-point event for 2022)
Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change!
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