BIG DIAMOND, GRANDVIEW & BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 358 TRI-TRACK SERIES. . .
THREE EVENTS COMPLETE, THREE TO GO. . . TIM BUCKWALTER LEADS POINT SERIES, BIG DIAMOND UP NEXT ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JULY 1
BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 17, 2022 . . . . . . .Three events complete, three to go as the PA 358 Spec Modified Tri-Track Series of 2022 continues. The series has been highly successful with as many as sixty race teams taking part in the first three events. Craig Von Dohren was the winner of the two Grandview Speedway Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events collecting $5,225 for the May 29 victory and $3,000 for his June 14 win. The third race of the Tri-Track Series was won by Brett Kressley on Friday night, June 3.
The Tri-Track Series continues at Big Diamond on Friday night, July 1 with two stops still remaining at the BAPS Motor Speedway. One date to be announced and then the series will close out at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 12. The PA Tri-Track Series champion will be crowned at the final event and the point money will be distributed at that time as well. Plans are already underway for the 2023 PA 358 Modified Tri-Track Series.
Douglassville, PA star Tim Buckwalter is the current point leader of the Tri-Track Series with 408 points followed by Craig Von Dohren (396), Brett Kressley (395), Billy Pauch Jr. (364) as Jack Butler and Louden Reimert are in a tie, rounding out the top five with 363 points.
The newly formed Tri-Track Series is working as planned showing a strong turnout of support and offering an opportunity for new talent to rise to the top. Buckwalter is firmly atop the point battle with Jack Butler, Eddie Strada and Mike Lisowski showing some muscle half-way through the six race series.
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.
his 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.
“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 358 Spec Modified 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”.
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.
Pennsylvania Modified Tri-Track Series Races Schedule:
Friday July 1 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 7:30 PM
TBD BAPS Motor Speedway (Rain Out from May)
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
For additional details on event payoff and procedures, please visit us on Facebook or on any of three track websites.
POINT STANDINGS AFTER JUNE 14