MODIFIED TOURS ADD NEW CONTINGENCY AWARDS
Hoosier Racing Tire Sponsors Prizes in
Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours
NASCAR and Hoosier Racing Tire, the exclusive tire
supplier for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours,
announced today an exciting new awards program that
is sure to be a hit among the teams in both tours.
Hoosier Lap Leader Award, Hoosier Fastest Lap Award,
and Hoosier Most Improved Award will be presented at
each event for both Modified tours throughout the
season, with additional mid-year and year-end awards
increasing the prize pool for eligible teams.
“There is no more passionate racing community than
the teams, drivers, and fans associated with our
Modified tours,” said Brad Moran, NASCAR’s managing
director, touring series. “Our partners share that
same passion, and these new awards further cement
the position of the Whelen Modified and Southern
Modified Tours as the premier short-track,
open-wheeled racing league in North America.”
NASCAR and Hoosier Racing Tire recently reached an
agreement for Hoosier to continue as the exclusive
tire supplier for NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour and
Whelen Southern Modified Tour through 2019.
All three awards will be for each event in both
tours. In the Whelen Modified Tour, the mid-year
bonus for each award will be presented after the
July 18 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In the Whelen Southern Modified Tour, mid-year
awards will be presented after the July 4 race at
Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina.
· The Hoosier Lap Leader Award goes to the eligible
car owner whose driver leads the most laps in each
event. The mid-year and season end awards will be
presented to the eligible car owner whose driver has
led the most laps at those points in the season.
· The Hoosier Fastest Lap Award will be presented to
the eligible car owner whose driver scores the
fastest lap time in each event, with the mid-year
bonus going to the owner whose driver has won the
most per event awards. The season end award goes to
the eligible owner whose driver wins the most per
event awards during the course of the season.
· Eligible owners can win the Hoosier Most Improved
Award if their driver improves the most positions
during the course of each race. The mid-year award
will go to the owner whose drivers secures the most
per event awards, with the season end award
presented to the owner whose driver wins the most
per event awards for the season.
The Whelen Modified Tour kicks off the 2015 season
with the Icebreaker 150 on April 12 at Thompson
Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut.
The race will air on NBCSN on April 17. The Whelen
Southern Modified Tour opens the season on March 14
at Caraway Speedway.
Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR
February 17, 2015