Rex King, Jr. Makes Family History picking up the Russ King Memorial Feature Win at Expo Speedway

MARBLE, PA – The BRP Modified Tour held their sixth series event at the Expo Speedway during the Trumbull County Fair in Cortland, OH.  The race was the Russ King Memorial honoring Rex King, Sr’s. father and matriarch of the King family.

There were 18 cars on hand for the event on Thursday evening and starting on the front row for the event was Jim Rasey and Rex King, Jr. followed by Garrett Krummert, Chas Wolbert, Brad Rapp and Erick Rudolph who made us the first three rows.  At the drop of the green, King, Jr. got the jump on Rasey and led the first nine laps before the caution came out for Steve Slater who spun on the track.

On the restart, King, Jr. once took command of the race with Krummert right behind.  As the field went down the backstretch, sixth place starter, Rudolph passed Krummert to take over the second position with King, Jr. still leading the pack.

On lap 20 the red flag was displayed as Shawn Kozar went hard into the second turn jersey barrier and destroyed his fuel cell as fire erupted.  Kozar was able to get out of the car and the fire crew was right there to put of the fire.  Kozar was done for the night as his car sustained heavy damage.

Due to the size of the racetrack at Expo the race was shortened to 25-laps so when the race resumed under green King, Jr. found Rudolph, Krummert and Rapp lined up right behind him, but the hometown driver was not fazed and went on to pick up the feature win, his first BRP Modified Tour win of the 2022 season.  Point leader, Erick Rudolph finished second ahead of Garrett Krummert, Brad Rapp and Jim Rasey.

Heats were won by Erick Rudolph and Rex King, Jr.  Each driver that attended Expo Speedway received an additional $138 compliments of Rex and Sis King.

Feature Finish:  Rex King, Jr., Erick Rudolph, Garrett Krummert, Brad Rapp, Jim Rasey, Tyler Willard, Chas Wolbert, Steve Barr, Rick Regalski, Mike Kinney, Dave Murdick, Steve Slater, Rodney Beltz, Ray Bliss, Shawn Kozar, Mark Frankhouser, Kevin Green, Randy Chronister