The Midwest Modifieds Tour is set to make their debut this weekend with the Run For The Gun, which has become one of the biggest Modified races outside the Northeast. Series co-owner Brian Nester pledged to bring 30 cars for the event, and he has done just that.
A total of 32 cars are currently pre-entered for the 50-lap event, more than double the number of drivers who started the race last year. The entry list is led off by former Run For The Gun winners Kyle Purvis, Matt Dimit, Terry Fisher, Jr. and Jeff Lane, who each will look to add another rifle to their collections.
Mason Keller is entered for what will be his first start in a Modified. It is part of a triple-duty weekend for the Indianapolis driver, who is also entered for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event and the Winchester 400.
Former ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Derrick Griffin is set to run for the gun Saturday night. He was runner-up to Boris Jurkovic in the 2011 Winchester 400.
Inaugural Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals Modified winner Chad Poole is entered for Saturday’s event. He is a multi-time winner at Winchester, but he has yet to visit victory lane on 400 weekend.
Other former Winchester winners entered include Greg Fullarton and Tim Burkett. Former series champions Trevor Berry and Scott Tomasik are entered, as well as former Winchester 400 polesitter Danny Jackson.
A full entry list can be found below.
The series began back in 1987 as the EMOD Series, eventually becoming the ICAR Jasper Modified Series. The tour had been under the ICAR banner for several years throughout its history under different names, while also taking the name USA Modified Series from 2002-2011.
The first Modified Run For The Gun event was held in 2006, with Rodney Scott winning the first two races. Nester, Ross Klingelhofer Brad Springer, Mike Stacy, Terry Fisher, Jr., Kyle Purvis, Jeff Lane, Doug Moff, Tyler Nuckles and Matt Dimit have also won the race over the years, with Nester having the most wins in the event with three.
The Winchester 400 weekend is scheduled for three action-packed days of racing at the “Fastest Half Mile” on October 9-11. More tickets have just been released and are available at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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Midwest Modifieds Tour Entries:
Terry Fisher Jr