Story By: BOB MILLER / PA 358-MODIFIED TRI-TRACK SERIES – YORK HAVEN, PA – The PA 358 Modified Tri-Track Series returns to action this Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway for the fifth of six series events scheduled for 2022.
Brett Kressley is the current point leader holding a narrow 19 point advantage over Craig Von Dohren. Making up to top five in points is Duane Howard, Louden Reimert and Billy Pauch Jr.
The Sunday, July 24 event at BAP’s will offer a spectacular double header to include the 410 Sprint Cars in the Kevin Gobrecht Classic paying $5,300 to win.
The 358 Modifieds will go 30 laps and pay $3,500 to the winner. Dirt Track Digest has posted $100 to all modified heat race winners.
On race day, Sunday, July 24 the grandstands will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7 PM. Admissions is $30 for adults, $25 for Seniors and Students 13 -17 are $15. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. BAP’s is located off I-83 exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR 382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south in York Haven, PA
The Series started after a trio of tracks united to form the Pennsylvania 358 Spec Modified Tri-Track Series, which includes Big Diamond Speedway, Grandview Speedway/Thunder on the Hill and BAPS Motor Speedway. “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.”
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 disappointed 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.
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 358 modifieds and to show a good alliance of local tracks working together.
Each event will pay a minimum of $3,000 to win and $300 to start the feature. 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.
To be Eligible, driver would need to run all six Pennsylvania 358 Spec Modified Tri-Track Series events. The Point Fund is based on all 6 events being completed, with the point fund being paid at the last race at BAPS Motor Speedway.