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LEE, NH – Kevin Rice, auto racing reporter for Area Auto Racing News, raises the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour purse for the Granite State Derby at Lee USA Speedway on May 21 by selling lap money.
With the addition of the funds, the Granite State Derby 175 total purse alone will exceed $115,000.
Each round costs at least $100 to buy, with half of the money going to the leader of that specific round and the other half to a random top 10 car. Laps are available for the first 100 green flag laps of the race. If a driver were to lead all of the first 100 laps of the green flag, he would go home with over $5,000 in cash per lap alone. Several towers have already been purchased for over $100 and more are expected. Precautionary spins will not see spin money distributed.
Anyone interested in purchasing a ride should contact Kevin Rice directly at [email protected]mail.com for more information.
“When I spoke with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car owner Danny Watts and he went over some of the costs associated with racing this year, it really spoke to me,” said Kevin Rice. , who has been collecting bonus rewards for many years. “We need to help these teams through the 2022 season. Tour money gives fans, businesses and those in the racing industry a chance to help, while continuing to add to the anticipation of the return. of the Whelen Modified Tour at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed next month.
The race itself will be the first of three in the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup.
Nocella Paving also presented a $1,000 prize to the highest ranked driver in the race who has never been to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Carl Rice offered a $300 bonus to the top-ranked sire in the 175-lap race. Anyone wishing to post an additional reward outside of spin money can also do so by contacting Rice.
When purchasing each trick, buyers will have the option to choose what they would like the trick to say. Most chose to buy towers in memory of others, while some put their business name on. A full list of currently completed laps is available at jdvproductions.com/granite-state-derby.
“The opportunity to remember some of the best in sport who have passed away, like Venetta Narducci, who we recently lost to cancer, is a good feeling and a big part of that,” Rice said. “Venetta was an amazing woman, who not only hugged everyone she met, but also helped keep the race teams on track, just like we’re trying to do with this bonus money.”
The first Granite State Derby at Lee USA Speedway will take place on Saturday, May 21. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be the headline of the day with its 175-lap race, returning to the New Hampshire oval for the first time since 1998. The race will serve as the fourth event of the season for the oldest touring series of NASCAR. In addition to the Whelen Modified Tour, fans will be able to see countless other divisions, featuring just about every type of race car a fan could ask for.
“We are thrilled to see Kevin and all the fans and businesses add to the bonus funds to give back to the dedicated NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams,” said Josh Vanada, owner of JDV Productions. “We are always happy to reward teams that commit to racing in one of the toughest divisions in the entire country. With the element of strategy and tire conservation often playing a major role in races at Lee, drivers will now have more incentive than ever to race as hard as possible to collect the extra money in the pot.
The Granite State Pro Stock series will be joined by the NHSTRA Mini Stocks in a Battle For The Belt race, the NEMA Lites and Pro 4 Modifieds as internal divisions. Racing will begin at 2:45 p.m. and continue into the evening, capped off by the Granite State Derby 175.
Tickets are available in advance today by visiting JDVProductions.comwhere fans can also purchase tickets for the JDV Experience – a behind-the-scenes view with private autograph session, inspection tour, marquee seating and more.