MODIFIED RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
Modified Racing Series president Jack Bateman disclosed Sunday, Airborne
Speedway, Plattsburgh , NY., has been added to the 2010 schedule creating an
exciting two day event on Memorial Day weekend, traditionally a big
motorsports celebration across the country. Additionally, Bateman announced
one more race is expected to be added to the schedule in two weeks. That
event will take place September 10, at a track to be named. The two new
additions will bring the total to 20 races for the new campaign.
The announcement was made at the first winter meeting for
competitors and officials at the Keene Country Club, Keene, NH.
The Airborne date, Saturday, May 29, 2010, will be the first of two
race events on the holiday weekend. The series is also scheduled at Thunder
Road International Speedbowl, Barre, VT., on Sunday May 30. The Plattsburg
race will be the MRS first ever appearance there, and the second race
scheduled in the State of New York next season. Albany-Saratoga Speedway,
Malta, NY, will host the modified tour in April, 2010.
“We’ve been working on Airborne for three years now, it’s nice that
we were able to put it together,” said Bateman. “We could not have done it
without the cooperation of Thunder Road and Tom Curley. I am pleased with
the support they have given us for this special two-day event.” the series
Bateman is enthusiastic for the new season. “We could have had more
shows, four or five other tracks wanted races, but you have to draw the
line.” The schedule is receiving a lot of interest from both fans and
Mark J. Hann, president and CEO of Victory Motorsports Marketing
Services LLC, addressed those in attendance explaining his new position with
the series. Hann, who came on board during the 2009 season, told the
gathering he is presently seeking a title sponsor for the 2010 season.
Hann along with Bateman and race director John Hoyt, recently
attended the International Motorsports Industry Show, Indianapolis , IN.,
gaining a lot of exposure for the series. Hann told the audience that many
racing industry manufacturers were fully aware of the MRS and what the
series has accomplished. Many indicated they would like to become involved.
Hann explained a total of 24 companies will be involved with the
series next year. Those businesses will provide support programs including
product, point fund, and banquet contingencies, for the series racers.
Bateman feels the time spent at Indianapolis was beneficial in many
ways. “I was amazed how receptive these companies were to our series. The
key is we established a lot of new contacts and opened some doors.”
Race director Hoyt echoed Bateman’s comments. “The pulse these
companies have on our series is impressive. These are quality names that
will have a snowball effect. We are not just looking at next year, we are
looking beyond.” he said.
Bateman also told the gathering that a “spec” gas will be provided
by series sponsor, New England Race Fuels and Sunoco Race Fuels. Bateman
added, “It is something we feel a need to go too for a number of reasons and
certainly cost in the biggest concern.” Bateman furthered, “Sunoco will
provide a fuel truck at each race event and will also again be involved in
our contingency program. John Holland has been a strong supporter of this
series and we are grateful for his support.”
MRS officials will schedule another meeting for competitors in late
Source: John H. Spence
/ Modified Racing Series