Drivers and Cars Showcased on "Modified" Madness"

Modified Madness! March 6 Racing Connection Special Showcases Drivers and Cars (Atlantic City NJ)-- DIRT modified star Brett Hearn, defending New Egypt Speedway modified champion Roger Laureno, eight-time Bridgeport Speedway champion Jimmy...

Modified Madness! March 6 Racing Connection Special Showcases Drivers and Cars

(Atlantic City NJ)-- DIRT modified star Brett Hearn, defending New Egypt Speedway modified champion Roger Laureno, eight-time Bridgeport Speedway champion Jimmy Horton, 1998 Wall Stadium Turkey Derby champ Dave Garfinkel and the Delaware Destroyer-Ricky Elliott headline Racing Connection Modified Madness!, scheduled for March 6 at the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Twp.., New Jersey.

Modified Madness! will preview the 1999 racing season, and will feature driver interviews, autographs, photos, give-aways, plus race cars inside the Shore Mall. Bridgeport Speedway drivers Chargin' Charlie Higbee, Jim Chester, Howard Pierson and Ken Moren will also be on hand with their race cars on display, along with 1998 World Karting Enduro Champ Rick Skinner and the No. 4.0 America Online/ Maurtco Powder Coating Ford, and Bob Gelsi with the East Coast Race Trucks/ American Race Truck Series Ford.

The showcase for drivers and race cars will conclude with a one-hour television taping of Racing Connection Modified Madness!, inside the Shore Mall before the live audience with Andy Belmont, driver of the No. 4.0 AOL Ford as special guest co-host, with Racing Connection host Jack Stanton.

Maurtco Powder Coating of Cedarville, NJ, Easmunt Paving Co. of Millville, NJ, Port of Call Restaurant in Port Elizabeth, NJ and GQ & Associates in Pitman, NJ are the sponsors for Modified Madness!, along with the Shore Mall Merchants Association and merchants: Beachcomber Collectibles, Allen's Shoes, A.C. Special Events and Center City Sports.

"Modified Madness! is an opportunity for the great short track race fans in South Jersey to meet the top drivers who race on their favorite short tracks every weekend," explained Racing Connection Executive Producer Jack Stanton. " Our sponsors and participating Mall merchants have shown great support for Modified Madness!, and they all have done a terrific job preparing to host the drivers, cars and race fans. We have also received tremendous cooperation from the race teams and look forward to an exciting show for the fans and viewers across South Jersey."

Modified Madness! will be broadcast Wed., March 31 at 7 p.m. on Racing Connection, WWAC TV 53 Atlantic City.

RACING CONNECTION (1-609-344-0400), is a live, one-hour motorsports television program broadcast on more than a dozen cable systems throughout Southern New Jersey every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on WWAC TV Channel 53, Atlantic City. Jack Stanton, a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and Eastern Motorsports Press Association, is host/executive producer of RACING CONNECTION, and his motorsports column--Runnin' Wide Open is published every Saturday in the Bridgeton (NJ) Evening News and the Millville News.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andy Belmont , Brett Hearn