WATERSNOGO ALL-STAR MODIFIED SHOWDOWN
The All-Star Nationals Weekend on October 24 and 25, highlighted in
part by the season finale of the four race WaterSnoGo All-Star
Modified Showdown Series, has just gotten bigger as a result of the
generosity of race fan Jim Schaefer, better known as "LongIslandModManiac"
from the website ModSeriesScene.com.
The 100-lap event paying $3,000 to the winner will now feature six
laps paying $200 each, to the leader of laps 3, 8, 40, 61 and 83
sponsored by Schaefer, and a lap 50 halfway bonus sponsored by
This means that, with the balance of the first ten laps already sold
at $50 per lap, a driver leading just the first ten laps of the race
will pocket an extra $800 in lap money. Another anonymous race fan
has also asked to sponsor 20 more laps at $50 per lap, helping boost
the current lap money total, all to be paid out to the drivers on
Saturday night, to well over $4,000.
With this kind of money for leading laps, the Friday night heat
races will take on an added significance, as drivers such as Mike
Stefanik, 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Ted Christopher,
2008 ROC Champion Matt Hirschman, Rob Summers, Jon McKennedy, Ronnie
Silk, Bobby Grigas, Andy Seuss and Rowan Pennink will be among those
vying for the extra cash.
In an effort to get the remaining laps sold, track owner Bobby
MacArthur is offering anyone who sponsors one of the remaining laps,
admission to the grandstand area at half price for either a two day
ticket, or a Saturday only ticket. For more information on
sponsoring a lap you can send an e-mail to:
or ask if any laps remain unsold when you arrive at the track, for
The WaterSnoGo Series has featured some very competitive racing in
2008, with Stefanik, Christopher and Hirschman each earning
victories in the first three events. The 100-lap green-flag only
Modified race is tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:45 PM.
Immediately following the Modified event, the Big Block
Supermodifieds will line up for their 50-lap race paying $2,500 to
the winner. Close to 20 cars are expected for that race, with Chris
Perley, Jon McKennedy, Bentley Warren, Russ Wood and Mike Ordway Jr.
among the favorites. Following that event will be a 150-lap Super
Late Model race, as Ben Rowe, Russ Heresy and Barry Gray race for
the $5,000 winners share.
Admission is $30 for the Saturday "Features-Only" program, with all
qualifying taking place on Friday evening. For a complete schedule
of weekend events log onto: