CHARLOTTE, NC – The Tour-type Modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will be back on track this Friday night at Ace Motor Speedway. The Ace Of Diamonds Presented By The North-South Shootout will once again pit some of the toughest Modified racers in the country against one another with $4,000 to win and $500 to start.
Walnut Cove, NC’s Burt Myers is one of the top names in southeast Tour-type Modified racing and has seen great success at Ace Motor Speedway in the past. After a strong start to the 2016 season, the multi-time Bowman Gray Stadium champion is excited about his chances for an SMRS win on Friday night at Ace.
“If the first race was a sign, the Southern Modified Racing Series will be a good series,” says Myers. “We look forward to coming to one of my favorite tracks on Friday night at Ace. The track is a little tight, but fun.”
Massachusetts’ driver Jonathan McKennedy found himself in the right place at the right time when the rains began at Hickory Motor Speedway to take the inaugural SMRS win in the Easter Bunny 125. That victory gives McKennedy the SMRS points lead as the series heads to Ace Motor Speedway on Friday night.
“Hickory was a good win for us because there was a good field of cars and lots of fans that attended the race,” says McKennedy. “All weekend down there we had good speed and when it was time to go after the pit stop I was able to grab the lead. Hickory has got a lot of history and to win for the first time there, against a majority of drivers and teams that have raced there a bunch, it says a lot I think.”
Like Hickory, Friday night will be the first time McKennedy will have the opportunity to race at Ace Motor Speedway. And, if his success at Hickory is any indication, McKennedy will be one of the contenders for the win on Friday night.
“I’m looking forward to Ace, it should be a good track for me,” says McKennedy. “Some of the people I talked to said the track is shaped like a paper clip and is pretty tight. It seems like it’s more of a technical track than most. Braking points and how you drive across the apex to keep drive in the car will be important.”
In addition to McKennedy, the entry list continues to grow by the day for the Ace Of Diamonds Presented By The North-South Shootout. Burt Myers, along with his brother, Jason, have entered as well John Smith, Brandon Ward and a strong group of Southern Modified drivers including Bobby Measmer, Jr., Chase Hunt, Mike Norman, Brian Loftin, Jimmy Wallace, and Jason Tutterow.
The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will hit the track this Friday night at Ace Motor Speedway, with grandstands opening at 6 PM, an on-track autograph session at 7:45 PM, and racing starting at 8:15 PM. Along with the SMRS Tour Modifieds, the Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models will also be in action as well as the Southern Outlaw Street Stocks, USAC Eastern Midgets, and Mini Stocks.
License forms, rules, and entry forms for Ace Motor Speedway are now posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and Modifieds, boasting such marquee events as the legendary HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning any PASS division, please send questions to [email protected] For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected] Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Southern Modified Racing Series on Facebook or follow PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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