Big Diamond Speedway, Grandview Speedway & BAPS Motor Speedway Unite For Tri-Track Series In ’22

Story By: BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY – MINERSVILLE, PA – Pennsylvania modified fans can’t help reminiscing about the former Tri-Track Sportsman Modified Tour that dominated the early 1990s.

It featured Friday night stops at popular Big Diamond Speedway before shifting to weekend staples Grandview Speedway and Penn National Speedway for intense racing on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The modified scene, as people knew it, was saddened in 1996 when Penn National closed its gates forever. Since then, area modified drivers and fans have asked for a similar collaboration and the return of the Tri-Track Series.

And now they will get their wish.

A Trio of tracks have united to form the Pennsylvania Tri-Track Modified Series, which will start out as six races on the schedule. Big Diamond Speedway, Grandview Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will be part of the Pennsylvania Tri-Track Modified Series in 2022.

“We’ve hosted Modified races at BAPS the last few years and have heard fans talking about that series,” said Kolten Gouse, General Manager of BAPS Motor Speedway. “That was a popular deal, and it got us thinking about doing something similar.

“This is a change to not only bring back what was a popular group of races in a smaller capacity to start, but also promote the spec modifieds in central Pennsylvania”

The Pennsylvania Tri-Track Modified Series kicks off Sunday May 1 at BAPS Motor Speedway before moving to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday May 13 and Friday June 3. The fourth and fifth race will head to Grandview Speedway, with the first stop being Tuesday, June 14 for the Thunder on the Hill Series and the Tuesday, June 28 race with the 410 Sprint Pennsylvania Speedweek. Things will wrap up at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 12.

Each event will pay a minimum of $3,000 to win and $300 to start the feature. Big Diamond Speedway & BAPS Motor Speedway will feature $3,500 to win for their series races. There will be a minimum point fund for the top 10 drivers that run all six events that will feature $1500 to the series champion and $150 for the tenth driver that runs all events.

Races that are held at each track will follow their track rules for the Pennsylvania Tri-Track Modified Series races. The format will consist of a draw for heat-race groups. Cars will then time in warm-ups against other drivers in their heat-race group to determine the heat-race lineup. Heat race winners and the fastest qualifier advance to a revenge draw. The rest of the A-main will be lined up heads up.

“We look forward to working with some of the local tracks in Pennsylvania” Big Diamond Speedway promoter Jake Smulley said. “This should help build up the PA Spec small block deal in the region and eliminate the need to travel far for special spec races.” “Hopefully, it will lead to bigger things down the road for the fans, racers and the racetracks”

Series Point Fund:

To be Eligible, driver would need to run all six Pennsylvania Tri-Track Series events. Point Fund is Based on all 6 events being completed, with the point fund being paid at the last race BAPS Motor Speedway.

Top 10 drivers in points that were present at all six events:

  1. $1500
  2. $1000
  3. $500
  4. $250
  5. $200
  6. $150
  7. $150
  8. $150
  9. $150
  10. $150

Series Races Schedule:

Sunday May 1 BAPS Motor Speedway
Kevin Gobrecht Classic
410 Sprint Cars & $3,500 to win for the 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES
Racing at 6PM

Friday May 13 Big Diamond Speedway
$3,500 to win for the 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES MASS/PASS Sprints
602 Sportsman
Roadrunners
Racing at 7:45PM

Friday June 3 Big Diamond Speedway
$3,500 to win for the 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES
602 Sportsman
Roadrunners
Central PA Legends
Racing at 7:45PM

Tuesday June 14 Grandview Speedway
Thunder on the Hill Series
NAPA AUTO PARTS Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Sprints & 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES
Racing at 7:30PM

Tuesday June 28 Grandview Speedway
Thunder on the Hill Series
NAPA AUTO PARTS PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES
Racing at 7:30PM

Saturday November 12 BAPS Motor Speedway
Final Showdown Presented by FK Rod Ends
410 Sprint Cars & $3,500 to win for the 358 Spec Modifieds
30 Lap TRI-TRACK SERIES
Racing at 3PM

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