$40,000 Kenworth/Cummins Championship Series

------------------------------------------------------------ IN A NUTSHELL: The Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series will pay $15,000 plus to champion. To have a chance to win a driver must run at least 10...

------------------------------------------------------------ IN A NUTSHELL: The Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series will pay $15,000 plus to champion. To have a chance to win a driver must run at least 10 NASCAR Modified stock car racing events at Big Diamond Raceway and at Grandview Speedway. The total point fund for the series will exceed $40,000, an increase of 62% over the 1998 fund. ------------------------------------------------------------ KENWORTH/CUMMINS PA. NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP WORTH $40,000 PLUS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 23, 1999 . . . More than $40,000 in point fund money has been posted for The Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series. NASCAR Modified events being presented at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA and Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA will figure in the championship series with the overall champion earning $15,000 at the end of the season. Motor Truck Equipment Co, Pennsylvania's largest Kenworth truck dealership will join Cummins Power Systems, Inc., headquartered in Bristol, PA., a distributor for Cummins Engine Co., Columbus, Indiana. Motor Truck Equipment has locations in Carlisle, Dunmore, New Stanton, and Clintonville, PA. In addition to selling and servicing Kenworth, Motor Truck Equipment Co. offers authorized full service and overhaul dealer for Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel. Unofficially the series, featuring many of the best NASCAR dirt track modified racers, will be titled, "PA. Signature Series/Red Hot and Kenworth," Signature series refers to a 600 horsepower diesel engine recently unveiled by Cummins. All racers taking part in the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series will be required to carry series decals on both sides of their race vehicles and wear Cummins and Kenworth patches on their uniform. Each driver taking part in the series point chase will be required to race in at least ten NASCAR Modified events at each track. Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond will put a promotional push behind the series with billboard and track magazine advertising, inclusion in advertising and publicity plus other exposure opportunities. In addition two special events, one at each track, will feature the modifieds and offer bonus awards and other perks to the participants. Dates will be announced in the very near future. "This is a major shot in the arm to area modified racing and in particular to the modified programs at Big Diamond and Grandview Speedway. We have been funding the program with help from some of our suppliers (race tires and fuel) for the last few years. The addition of Kenworth and Cummins allows us to up the rewards to our modified racing talents. We want to encourage racers to run at both tracks, Big Diamond on Friday and Grandview Speedway on Saturday. It is our way of rewarding the racers who support both facilities. We think there is going to be a lot of interest in the championship series and it is going to make for an exciting battle for the title," said Grandview Speedway event organizer Bruce Rogers. Big Diamond Raceway event organizer Fritz Roehrig offered, " This is a very exciting time for NASCAR Modified racing at Grandview and Big Diamond. Our drivers will be reaping a harvest of awards not only from the series but also from NASCAR. Keep in mind that our modified racers have a chance to share in the $1.4-million being offered to outstanding performers in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series.Regional champions earn over $35,000 in end of the season perks." Grandview Speedway is part of the NASCAR New England Region while Big Diamond Raceway is part of the Northeast Region. That gives racers running at both tracks two chances to share in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series money. Drivers earn points based on their finishing positions in the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series events. And there are points for drivers who do not make the feature race but do make an attempt to qualify. "We want to give everyone that makes an effort to be part of the series a chance to do well," said Rogers. The top fifteen finishers in the final point chase will share in the $40,000 point fund while 16th through 20th will earn trophies. The champion earns $15,000, while the second place finisher takes home a handsome $7,000 followed by $4,000 for third, $2,000 for fourth, $1,875 for fifth on down to $500 for 15th spot.

Racing a NASCAR Modified at Big Diamond Raceway and Grandview Speedway has never been more lucrative. In addition to the lucrative point fund money being offered, there is the handsome purse offered at both facilities. And Grandview Speedway management even throws in a Champion's Trip for two that includes a cruise and a stop in Las Vegas. It is just another perk for being a champion. Grandview Speedway is located in Bechtelsville, PA and presents NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA offers NASCAR Modifieds, Roadrunners and Sportsman stock cars on Friday at 8 p.m.

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