CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The tour-type modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series presented by PASS return to action Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
The series first trip to the multi-groove, .416-mile facility will see several familiar faces returning, while the addition of the Mod Lite division will expand the competition throughout the remainder of the 2016 season.
The Mod Lite cars, piloted by drivers like Scott Hall, will help grow the starting fields and will see the winner recognized in Victory Lane ceremonies and for the fastest qualifying lap in their division.
“I’m excited to get back to racing in the modified (ranks) and with PASS and the Southern Modified Racing Series,” said Hall. “Adding the Mod Lites division gives us a stepping stone to the Tour-Type Modifieds. I have heard great things about the series and am looking forward to our debut on Friday night at Tri-County.”
A familiar face that will be making his return to the SMRS Tour this weekend at Tri-County will be Bobby Measmer Jr.
Measmer returns following a popular and hard fought win at his hometown track, Concord Speedway, which saw him take the checkered flag over Burt Myers and Ryan Preece.
“To be able to win at Concord was awesome. It was my first Modified win, plus getting to do it in front of my family and friends made it that much more special,” said Measmer. “Another thing that win has done is not only let me, but our team, know we can win and be a competitor week in and week out.”
Now, still celebrating that Concord win and with local sponsor Crispy’s Bar and Grill coming on board, Measmer and the Hughes Motorsports team return to SMRS competition feeling confident that they can join John Smith and Jon McKennedy as two-time winners this season with the series.
“Our expectations going into this Friday night’s race at Tri-County is actually a little different,” Measmer added. “We didn’t plan at the beginning of the season to run this race, but with the awesome job that SMRS has done so far this year, we’re going to run this race and test a few things hoping to learn something new and still at the same time compete for the win.”
In addition to Hall and Measmer, SMRS points leader John Smith, brothers Burt and Jason Myers, and Brandon Ward are all expected entries.
CREDIT: Southern Modified Racing Series