ASA MODIFIED TOUR RETURNS TO FRANKLIN COUNTY SPEEDWAY
(King, NC): The stars and cars of the ASA Southern Modified Race Tour thunder into one of the most exciting tracks on the East Coast on Saturday, July 12th for the running of the second annual “Kenny Minter Memorial 150”. Kenny Minter was a strong supporter of the Southern Modifieds and a Champion at Franklin County Speedway. Kenny lost his life in a race at Caraway Speedway.
Many of the South’s best Modified drivers will return to FCS for this event including current ASA / SMRT standings leader, Brian King from Gibsonville, NC. King finished in the runner-up spot in standings in 2007. Also scheduled to return is home town favorite, Jay Foley from nearby Stuart, VA and local dirt tracker converted to the Modified ranks, Mark Crowe in a second Foley machine. 2007 ASA / SMRT “Rookie of the Year”, John Lain, Josh Nichols, Jason Myers, Kevin Wilson, L. W. Miller and many more will be on hand. New Jersey drivers, Cal Snyder and David Cranmer are scheduled to make their first ASA / SMRT series starts at Franklin County. The Hillbilly Racing Team from nearby Westfield, NC snared both FCS wins in 2007 with Teddy Christopher and James Civali claiming the wins. Their plans to defend will be announced early next week.
One of the things FCS Promoter, Richard Gluth does for his fans is schedule some time for the folks in the stands to meet the drivers and see the cars on the track before racing action begins. As an added treat, many of the “Legends” of Southern Modified Racing have been invited to participate in the “Fan Walk” at this event. Invitations have been extended to Billy Hensley, Johnny Bryant, Paul Radford, Gary Myers, Melvin “Puddin” Swisher, Joe Henry Thurman, Satch Worley and several more drivers as well as Car Owners Clarence Pickerel and “Chubby” Arrington. More on that line-up as we receive replies.
Racing action begins at 7:00 PM so be there early to catch qualifying and meet the drivers and “Legends”. Other divisions featured include the Pro Challenge cars along with the Virginia Mini Cups, Street Stock, Mod 4’s and UCARS.