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Jul 8, 2012 10:02 PM EDT

Black Rock Prepares for Massive Two-Race Week

By RICH VLECK


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ROC Modifieds Roll in Wednesday While Monster Trucks Pound the Ground Friday

 

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (July 8, 2012)- It is perhaps the most highly-anticipated week of racing at the Black Rock Speedway this century, but there is more than one reason that excitement is being directed in the direction of Dundee.

 

This Wednesday, July 11, the speedway will come alive for the first mid-week event at the 4/10-mile Yates County oval since 2002 when the ROC Modified Tour makes their first appearance in series history. The ROC Street Stock Tour, plus the FWD 4-cylinders will also be on the card.

 

Since the day Dan Harpell announced the formation of this event, there has been a massive buzz surrounding this special event.  The Honeoye Auto Parts “ROC at the Rock” $5,000-to-win 60-lap modified feature will pay tribute to racing legend Dutch Hoag, but it is very possible that another racing legend will be holding the checkered flag at the end of the night. 

 

Stewart Friesen currently leads the ROC North Region points, but it is Danny Johnson who is chasing him in those standings and leads the combination standings.  The list of names that also plan on attending is not only massive, but highly impressive in quality and is sure not to disappoint this Wednesday Night.

 

The ROC Street Stock Tour also being on the card is a big deal to Bob Buono, the defending series champion who is also tied with Chris Fisher for the track point lead.  The top two each Friday night in the division will have to take on the likes of Rich Green, Earl Zimmer and Shane Wolf Sr., who will venture up from the Southern Tier for the 25 lap event.  The winner of the event will also secure a guaranteed starting spot in October’s Empire 100.

 

On this special night, fans will also have a chance to be a part of the action by taking part in the Virtual Ride Along Contest.  Each fan in attendance will have the opportunity to enter a drawing.  When the drivers draw for their feature starting position they will also choose a fans name.  That will be their driver for the race and if their driver wins, that fan will take home $250.

 

Less than 48 hours after this highly-anticipated night has concluded, the lights will fire up once again for a Friday Night show that will not only feature almost all of the weekly excitement BRS has to offer, but monster trucks will be back on the grounds and bringing some friends with them.

 

Mike Vaters of Black Stallion will make a triumphant return to BRS, along with Higher Education, the bus monster truck for a freestyle competition.  In addition, a jet-powered ATV will toast a car into ashes.

 

The late models will take the night off, but all of the other weekly classes will be back in action, including the Hoselton Sportsman division, which now finds Ross Vleck atop the standings after his first win at BRS this past Friday.  Brady Fultz is a close second though and will look to get back the position he held since the second week of the year.

 

The street stocks and FWD 4-cylinders will have their second events of the week, while the IMCA Modifieds will be among the divisions getting their final event of July in at the Yates County Powerplant.  Rich Karlnoski was once again the dominant force this past Friday, but it is still Phil Yaw atop the standings.

 

It is possible that the fifth straight duel between James Kreidler III and Rich Sharpsteen II will break out in the Signs Plus of Kanona 4-Cylinder Feature.  To kick off the night, the Black Rock Bandits will look to see if a fifth different driver can claim their first win of the season.

 

For more information on these two great shows, plus so much more, be sure to visit www.BlackRockSpeedway.com.