WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — The newly-rebranded 602 Tour has announced the formation of the new 602 Modified Series.
The popular tour debuted in 2016 with the 602 Super Limited Series, but this year will mark the debut of the 602 Modifieds.
The new class will feature tour-type modifieds, utilizing a Chevrolet Crate Motor, a 650cfm carburetor and a 10-inch American Racer tire, similar to the New England-based SK Modified classes.
This season’s rules will allow the Grand American modifieds from Orange County Speedway to compete using a built late model stock motor with a 350cfm carburetor, however in 2018, the tour will utilize Chevy 602 crate motors only.
The modified series will hold four events of 50 laps apiece during its inaugural season, kicking off on July 28 at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh N.C.
Additional races will be held on Labor Day weekend and in October (either Oct. 7 or 28) before the season-finale event at Franklin County Speedway on Nov. 12.
A complete schedule is expected to be distributed at the series’ rules meeting on Saturday at Bib’s Downtown Barbeque Restaurant in Winston-Salem.
In the future, the 602 modified tour will not only run select events with the 602 Super Limiteds, but may run companion events with the SMRS Mod Tour and stand-alone events with local area tracks.
The series was designed off of the successful 602 motor platform utilized by the 602 Super Limiteds in 2016. The modifieds will be able to take advantage of a bigger carburetor and have more freedom in rebuilding their motors, providing an outlet for used Super Limited sealed crate motors and cutting costs for modified competitors.
CREDIT: 602 Tour