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posted July 26, 2001 10:22 AM
TRI-CITY TO HOST SUPER DIRT MODIFIED SERIES 100 ON AUGUST 5
by Brian Spaid
July 25, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKLIN, PA .... Tri-City Speedway is ready for the biggest DIRT Modified
event of the season as the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Modified Series
invades the half-mile Venango County oval on Sunday August 5th for the A.
Crivelli Chevrolet/GMC 100. The winner will earn $6,000 making it the
richest race for the DIRT Modifieds in the region.
Since 1997, Tri-City has been Western Pennsylvania's premier track for the
top stars of DIRT Motorsports. The 2001 season will be no different as many
famous names travel to the Oil Heritage Region. Among those drivers is Danny
Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., who won the inaugural Super DIRT Modified Series
race at Tri-City, and will be in action with his Sweeteners Plus Troyer No.
27J. Steve Paine of Waterloo, N.Y., is the 2001 Mr. DIRT Modified Champion,
and currently lead the points with four wins in his Terrell's Potato Chips
Teo Pro Car No. 7x. Johnson and Paine are undoubtedly the favorites for the
race win at Tri-City as well as second generation star Tim McCreadie of
Watertown, N.Y. Piloting the Finch's Trucking Teo Pro Car No. 56, McCreadie
has three wins on the 2001 Super DIRT Modified Series and sits second in
Other drivers who will be in action include former race winners Brett Hearn
of Sussex, N.J., (1998) and Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa., (1999) as well
as 2000 Eckerd Syracuse 200 winner Billy Decker of Franklin, N.Y., Kenny
Tremont Jr. of West Sand Lake, N.Y., Alan Johnson of Phelps, N.Y. and Jack
Johnson of Duanesburg, N.Y. The 2000 race was rained out.
Defending Titusville Motor & Auction Co. DIRT Modified Champion Kevin
Bolland of New Brighton, Pa., will lead the locals to battle. Other top
local names expected to compete include three-time Tri-City champion Brian
Swartzlander of Leechburg, Pa., current point leader Jeff Hoffman of
Franklin, Pa., Jim Weller of Hubbard, Ohio, Lou Blaney of Hartford, Ohio,
and Dave Murdick of Slippery Rock, Pa.
For the second time in 2001, the York Triathlon E Mod Series will also
invade Tri-City for this event. The York invaders will attempt to unseat
Brent Rhebergen of Clymer, N.Y., who has seven consecutive feature wins at
Tri-City in the RE/MAX E Mods heading into the July 29th races. Although
Todd Roncaglione of Linesville, Pa., and Bob McCann of New Castle, Pa., lead
the season point standings, Rhebergen is the main nemesis. He won the June
17th York Triathlon race at Tri-City defeating Jeff Taylor of Saltsburg,
Pa., and Roncaglione.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and racing commences at 6:00 p.m. Time trials will
start the show utilizing the new AMB Transponder system recently installed
at Tri-City that allows multiple cars to take qualifying laps at the same
time. Adult grandstand admission for this event will be $19.00.
For more information, please contact the track office at (814) 473-4038.