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Preece Wins Inaugural Tour Type Modified Race at Bronson Speedway by Denise DuPont

With the 2016 race season opening in Florida with SpeedWeeks, Bronson Speedway made the decision to add the tour type modifieds to their Saturday night race schedule. With $2000 on the line for the win and a guaranteed Richie Evans 100 starting position at New Smyrna Speedway five NASCAR type modifieds made the trip to Bronson all looking for the victory. This was the first ever modified race at the 3/8ths high banked track.

After practice and qualifying drivers expressed their surprise on the uniqueness of the tracks configuration and challenges. All of them were up for ready to out and apply their strategies in the feature event, all hoping to claim the purse. The 50 lap feature event counted cautions so teams pulled together their plan and were ready to run for the money.

The track is abrasive surface which during Friday’s testing on showed major tire wear. So drivers knew they had to use their judgment and save some rubber for race end and the victory challenge. And Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT. was ready for the challenge. He started on the pole and held the lead position for all 50 laps. He held off moves from Jeremy Gerstner and Ron Silk to maintain the top position and to come across the finish to take the checkered flag.

“I want to thank them for having us (tour type modifieds) out here,” one happy Preece explained in victory lane. “It is always cool to come to a new track and this place is really pretty neat. “This place is definitely interesting. I like it. I hope that they do this again and I hope that they get more cars because I think that this place would be a pretty racy track with fifteen to twenty modifieds on it. It was neat to be here and take on a new track. We kind of knew from yesterday in practice that you were going to get about ten solids laps out of these tires. Just because these tires are so soft and this track is so abrasive. So we knew what we had to deal with. We knew we had to try to make them last as long as we could. I am very happy and the car is very good.”

So with one victory to his credit, Preece will now onward to New Smyrna Speedway with the Eddie Partridge owned #6 Modified for five nights of tour type modified racing. “We are going to go to New Smyrna tomorrow for the rest of the week and then it is on to Daytona. We are going over to Daytona on Friday with JD Motorsports for the Xfinity Series for the start of the division’s race season.”

We would like to thank Ann Young and the staff of Bronson Speedway for their hospitality and their support of modified racing. Bronson Speedway is a neat track and definitely one that needs to be added to one’s bucket list.
Source: Denise DuPont / TheChromeHorn.com
: February 14, 2016

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