In 2013 Valenti Modified Racing Series racing director Scott Tapley tweaked the series points system by awarding championship points for heat race finishes.
The transformation of the points system has continued. It was announced recently that beginning in 2014 the series begin awarding points in events for running up front. A driver will for receive two bonus points for leading a lap during an event and the driver that leads the most laps during each event will receive five bonus points.
The Modified Racing Series also announced a number of technical rules changes for the series recently.
– Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series director Ed Cox will retire from NASCAR in the coming weeks after 36 years of service with the company.
Cox, a native of Roanoke, Va., began with the sanctioning body in 1977. His most recent position was as special projects director for NASCAR’s touring and weekly racing series departments.
Cox spent 16 years as the director of the Whelen Modified Tour. He was replaced in the position by Chad Little prior to the start of the 2008 season. Many would argue Cox oversaw the series through its strongest era ever.
– It was the mystery item on the 2014 Stafford Motor Speedway schedule. An event listed for July 4 as the SK Modified 5K.
And nearly two week after the release of the schedule remains a mystery exactly what the event will be and it also remains unclear when Stafford officials will offer more details concerning the race.
– It was reported recently by Yankee Racer that Thompson Speedway regular John Lowinski-Loh of Milford, Mass. will compete full-time in the Late Model division at the Waterford Speedbowl in 2014.
Lowinski-Loh was the 2012 Thompson Modified division champion moved to the Late Model division at Thompson in 2013 and won one race. In addition to running at Waterford he also expects to run the seven-event schedule in 2014 at Thompson.