SPEEDWAY READYING FOR KICK OFF TO SPEEDWEEKS POWERED BY
SUNOCO RACE FUELS MODIFIED EVENT FEBRUARY 18TH
Speedway owner Ann Young announced Thursday further
details concerning the Saturday February 18th, 2017
Kick Off To Speedweeks powered by Sunoco Race Fuels
Tour Type Modified race at the ultra fast 1/3 of a
mile high banked oval. The 50-lap Tour Type Modified
event will again pay $2,000 to the winner plus
product prizes pushing the value of the victory over
the $3,000 mark.
"All of us at Bronson Speedway are excited for the
return of the Tour Type Modifieds with their 600
horsepower machines zipping around on our high
banks" Young noted. The Kick Off To Speed Weeks by
Sunoco Race Fuels will find the winner of the race
earning 10 gallons of Sunoco as well a set of
Hoosier Racing Tires complimenting the $2,000 first
place prize money.
Also returning as a sponsor for the 2017 edition of
the Kick Off To Speedweeks powered by Sunoco Race
Fuels will be Brad Lafontaine of Northeast Race Cars
& Parts of Pascoag, RI. LaFontaine announced
Thursday he'll again be providing a $200 Gift
Certificate to all race teams participating the
February 17th race. Northeast Race Cars & Parts is
an authorized Troyer Engineering distributor and
repair center in the heart of Modified country.
"I can't thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire and
Brad of Northeast Race Cars & Parts enough for their
support" Young commented. Additionally Ann took the
time to disclose that former Islip Speedway Figure
Eight talent "Racing" Bobby Mason and his Islip
based Aces Landscaping will return as a backer of
the 50-lapper. Mason during his driving days raced
against the late Chris Young in the 70's and has
remained close with the Young family over the years.
Young also indicated that Robert & Jane Hart along
with Kim Brown of New Smyrna Speedway have agreed
once again to provide the 5th starting position in
the annual Richie Evans Memorial to the winning
driver February 18th at Bronson Speedway. The 2017
Richie Evans Memorial 100 at New Smyrna is set for
Friday February 24th and remains the signature event
for the Tour Type Modified portion of the World
Series of Asphalt Racing at NSS.
"We are still actively seeking additional marketing
partners for the Modified race and the entire
February 18th program. Interested parties can
contact me at Bronson Speedway by calling
352-486-4998 or contacting our Facebook page." Young
offered. "I'm also happy to announce that Bob Finan
of Riverhead Raceway fame is working with us on this
race and will be announcing the race for us.
Potential marketing partners can also reach out to
Bob on social media". Ann concluded.
While busy announcing the marketing partners for the
Kick Off To Speedweeks powered by Sunoco Race Fuels,
race officials were able to confirm that 2016 race
winner Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct. will indeed defend
last year's race win. Car owner Ed Partridge
confirmed that Preece will embark on what the TS
Haulers team hopes will be a 40-race 2017 race
schedule commencing at Bronson Speedway Saturday
Preece led Jeremy Gerstner of Wesley Chapel, Fl. and
Ron Silk or Norwalk, Ct. to the checker last
February. Dalton Baldwin of Dunedin, Fl. and
Bertuccio completed the top five.
Tour Type Modified teams will be able to take
advantage of a Friday night Test & Tune session that
will feature a $10 pit admission for the evening.
Saturday night Modified teams will be charged a $50
entry fee for the car as well a $25 pit admission
per team member.
Joining the February 18th race program at Bronson
Speedway will be the Pro Trucks, Daytona Antique
Auto Racing Association, Pure Stocks, Strictly
Stocks and Pro Challenge racers.
For further information on the Kick Off To
Speedweeks powered by Sunoco Race Fuels as well all
events at Bronson Speedway please call 352-486-4998
or e-mail the track at Bronsonspeedway@aol.com.
Bob Finan / Bronson Speedway
December 23, 2016