CHARLOTTE, NC — The Tour-type Modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS will be back on track for a special Saturday night show at Wake County Speedway this weekend. The Battle At The Bullring will see many of the same racers who turned the famed Bowman Gray Stadium into the “Madhouse” compete for 125 laps on the Wake County “Bullring.”
And, while many might be familiar with the tight, quarter-mile confines of Bowman Gray Stadium, Wake County is an unknown for most of the SMRS field. Bowman Gray is flat, Wake County Speedway is banked, which should make for some outstanding action for the Southern Modified contingent. And, measuring at .23 mile in length, Wake County is actually smaller than Bowman Gray. Winston-Salem, NC’s Zach Brewer recently tested at Bowman Gray for the Battle At The Bullring and is excited to get back on track this weekend. This will be Brewer’s first time in action since losing an engine in the season opener at Hickory Motor Speedway in March.
“I think we should be able to carry a lot of the data we gathered at Bowman Gray and carry it over to Wake County,” says Brewer, who will be debuting new sponsor Flex Plus Financial this weekend. “They are close on the gear, but Wake County has a little more banking from what I’ve heard. I’m just glad to be back behind the wheel.”
Walnut Cove, NC’s Burt Myers is one of the top names in southeast Tour-type Modified racing and has seen great success throughout the region. After a strong start to the 2016 season, the multi-time Bowman Gray Stadium champion is enthusiastic about his chances for his first SMRS win on Saturday night at Wake County.
“I’m excited about racing at Wake County because I’ve never been there,” says Myers, driver of the Citrusafe BBQ Grill Cleaners #1. “They say it’s a banked quarter-mile so that should be cool. We’ll race at Caraway Friday night, make a change of cars in the middle of the night, and then head over to Wake County.”
In addition to Brewer, and Burt and Jason Myers, the entry list continues to grow by the day for the Battle At The Bullring. Former PASS Super Late Model winner at Wake County, Brandon Ward, has entered as well as SMRS points leader John Smith. Plus a strong group of Southern Modified drivers are expected including Mike Norman, Jimmy Wallace, Jason Tutterow, and more.
In addition to the SMRS Tour Modifieds, former Bowman Gray Stadium champion, Mack Little, will lead the Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models to Wake County Speedway for the first time, plus action for the Legends cars.
The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will hit the track this Saturday night at Wake County Speedway, with practice starting at 4:30 PM, grandstands will open at 6 PM, qualifying at 7 PM, the on track Pit Party at 7:45 PM, and racing starting at 8:30 PM.
License forms, rules, and entry forms for Wake County Speedway are now posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com.
-Southern Modified Racing Series Press Release
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