OSWEGO, NY (March 19, 2017) – There may still be snow on the ground in the northeast, but a half dozen of the best in Supermodified racing have already pledged their intention to compete in the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, the ultimate challenge in all of Supermodified racing.
The most recent pair of entries comes from the Danzer and Lane Racing stables for drivers Dave Danzer and Tim Jedrzejek.
Each driver will compete for the $6,000 top prize in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, with Danzer utilizing each of his machines to compete between Oswego and ISMA. Jedrzejek will run his potent Lane Racing No. 97 on the ISMA trail and hop behind the wheel of the Danzer No. 72 for TCCS events at Oswego.
However, with Danzer running his newer Hawk chassis at Oswego and his older machine on the ISMA and winged TCCS trail, that winged racecar will be eligible for the $6,000 Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, as the car will cross over with Jedrzejek driving it in non-wing action at Oswego.
These latest entries now show a total of six drivers competing for the Bentley Warren Supermodified Driver of the Year championship including former ISMA champions Dave Shullick Jr. and Dave McKnight, past ISMA Super Nationals champion Jedrzejek, Mr. Supermodified champion Danzer, as well as Oswego champion and Classic winner Otto Sitterly, and defending International Classic champion Jeff Abold.
Currently the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship will be contended between the Team Abold Racing No. 05, the Gary Morton No. 70 driven by McKnight, and Danzer Racing with driver Danzer and Jedrzejek.
The TCCS will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.
While points will be awarded at all 10 events only a driver’s best three Oswego point finishes will be combined with his or her best three ISMA point finishes to count toward the overall championship, for a total of six events.
Drivers or teams do not have to compete in all 10 events, but they must compete in at least three TCCS races on each series to be eligible for the year end point payout.
A minimum of $27,000 in point fund money will be split between two separate championships.
Half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the driver competing. Drivers in this championship have the ability to run as many different race cars as they wish, on either series, in order to collect points.
The TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year will earn a cool $6,000 for his or her efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth.
The other half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the car entry. Supermodifieds eligible for this portion of the championship must run as the same built Supermodified in all entered TCCS events, on either series, wing and non-wing.
The TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year will earn another $6,000 for their cross-over efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth. The entire $13,500 Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year point fund will be paid, no matter the number of eligible Supermodifieds taking place.
Under this format, drivers and teams utilizing the same driver and Supermodified across the TCCS could bring home a total of $12,000.
If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.
About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.
Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96)
Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95)
Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05)
Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70)
Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 52, Danzer No. 52)
Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 72, Lane No. 97)
Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold)
Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight)
Danzer Racing No. 52/72 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek)
Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total