$40,000 Dual Track Fund at Big Diamond and Grandview

MOTOR TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO. KENWORTH/CUMMINS NASCAR PA MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WILL CONTINUE IN 2000 TREVOSE, PA JANUARY 8, 2000 . . . The lucrative point fund offered to NASCAR Modified racers at Big Diamond Raceway and Grandview Speedway ...

MOTOR TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO. KENWORTH/CUMMINS NASCAR PA MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WILL CONTINUE IN 2000

TREVOSE, PA JANUARY 8, 2000 . . . The lucrative point fund offered to NASCAR Modified racers at Big Diamond Raceway and Grandview Speedway will continue in 2000 according to an announcement made at the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Convention held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center this weekend. Ernie Saxton, Communications Director at Grandview Speedway, acted as spokesman for the two tracks in announcing that the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR PA Modified Championship Series will return in 2000. "There may be some minor changes in the series that includes modifieds racing at Big Diamond Raceway and Grandview Speedway. The point fund, which was $40,000 in 1999, is expected to remain the same. It is pretty impressive that Jeff Strunk, the series champion, was able to walk off with $15,000 for his efforts. That is over and above the NASCAR point money at each track and at Grandview Speedway there is a third point fund for the modified racers. Racing at Big Diamond and Grandview offers some handsome rewards," said Saxton. Keith Harring, who represents the sponsors, Motor Truck Equipment Co., Cummins and Kenworth, expects to finalize all the details on the series in meetings with Grandview and Big Diamond Speedway management. "However we did want to make racers, and the media, aware that the series would definitely continue in 2000. And the best way to do that was to announce it in front of all the media attending the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Convention," said Harring. Strunk, Grandview Speedway champion Terry Meitzler and Big Diamond Raceway champion Duane Howard were all part of the Friday night activities sponsored by Pocono Raceway at the EMPA Convention. All local short track and regional organization champions were invited to be the guests of the EMPA as part of the special evening of activities. In the past the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR PA Modified Championship Series has required that each racer participate in at least 10 events at each speedway in order to qualify for point fund money. The top fifteen in the overall standings receive money with the champion earning $15,000, second place paid $7,000 and third was worth $4,000. Final plans for the series will be announced in the next few weeks.

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