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BRP Modified Tour Top Award To Russell King


Grove City, PAJanuary 28, 2008 — By Marcie Barlow, BRP Modified Tour PR

The BRP/Hoosier Race Tires Modified Tour honored the top 20 drivers in the 2007 Series point standings with an Open House and Social Gathering held on Saturday, January 26 at Big Daddy’s Speed Center.

For the third consecutive year it was a “King” who took the home the Series’ top honors as rising young star Russell King of Bristolville, OH captured the title his father, Rex, had held in 2005 and 2006. The personable college freshman was quick to credit his parents (Rex and Sis King), his grandparents and Crew Chief John Zdelar for all of their hard work during the year.

Russell acknowledged his brother, Rex Jr., who loaned him his race car for the event at the Tyler County Speedway after his own ride was destroyed at Lernerville Speedway on the eve of the first ever Mod Tour event at the West Virginia oval. In closing, the 2007 Series Champion also announced that he will not return to defend his crown as he will be driving a Late Model in 2008.

Ron Smoker and Del Rougeux Jr. tied for second-place in the Series final standings, with Brian Swartzlander and Rex King Sr. completing the top-five. Butler, PA veteran Carl Murdick captured the Series Hard Charger Award and Steve Feder, also of Butler, PA, was the Series Rookie of the Year.

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The BRP Modified Tour ‘07 would like to thank the following series sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Bilstein Shocks, Ray’s Racing Collectibles, Approved Toilet Rental, Lowry Auto Body, Lake Erie Speed Specialties, Hall’s Safety Equipment, Engles Trucking, Big Daddy’s Speed Center, Precise Racing Products, Finishline Fabrication, Wilkinson Awards, McCool’s Signs and Graphics, Hands on Concepts, Waldo’s Towing, Hooter Chassis and Hobby, Jim’s Supermarket, Pennewell Sandblasting and Painting, Wedge Motorsports, Motorsports World and King Brothers.

The Modified Tour Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area a chance to compete with one another for a higher purse structure and for a point fund for the races that are run. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker and Randy Myers the Modified Tour has had great success at bringing the local cars together at the area racetracks.