Edon, OH (Tuesday, November 24, 2020) - Although the 2020 season robbed many tracks and series of the ability to host events, some are already getting a jump start on the 2021 season. Midwest Modifieds Tour (MMT) announced on Monday during the Horsepower Happenings podcast that their 2021 series schedule is nearly complete. Five events had already been publicly announced on the MMT Facebook page, and Tour co-promoter, Brian Nester announced more events during the show.
Leading into Monday night, five dates and venues had been decided for next season. The MMT will make their first-ever trip to Ona, West Virginia to open up the season at Ona Speedway on May 1st.
From there, the Tour is scheduled to head back to Michigan for the $5,000 to win Mod Wars at Kalamazoo Speedway on May 15th - an event Nester says he has circled on his calendar.
“I’m looking forward to the Kalamazoo race,” Nester said. “I think that’s going to be a huge car count. It’s still going to pay $5,000 to win. The best part about that is, the mods ain’t been there for a while,” Nester concluded.
Currently, after Kalamazoo, is a trip to Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana, on June 19th, followed a week later by a stop in Birch Run, Michigan at Birch Run’s Dixie Speedway on June 25th.
On Sunday, the MMT added another track and another event. On July 2nd, MMT will take on Corrigan Oil (Spartan) Speedway in Mason, Michigan for the Wild Child 75, yet another race Nester is excited to have on the schedule.
“[Corrigan Oil]’s one of them tracks that, you know, as me as a driver would call a bullring, so you gotta ‘get up on the wheel’,” Nester explained. According to Nester, more details are expected to be announced for the Wild Child 75 in the coming weeks.
A key location that was missing from the 2021 schedule is the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile”, Winchester Speedway. Nester quickly laid concerns that the track wouldn't be on the schedule to bed Monday night.
“I can tell you tonight, that we’re going to have three races at Winchester,” Nester proclaimed. He confirmed after the show recording that Winchester will host MMT on Sunday, August 1st, Labor Day weekend as part of an event titled ‘The World’, and back again during the 50th Running of the Winchester 400 October 14-17th.
Nester says an ideal MMT schedule features around 10 events, and with what is in the works now, the Tour doesn’t have far to go. Nester did mention one key track that is currently missing from their schedule that he’d like to have before things get started.
“Still would like to get a Toledo race,” chuckled Nester. “We’re still looking forward to that, but that hasn’t happened yet,” he concluded.
The MMT enters 2021 with just one event under their belt - the Run for the Gun 50 from Winchester Speedway this fall. A strong competitor turnout and exciting racing have Nester and his entire crew ready to get 2021 underway.
For complete updates and more information on the Midwest Modifieds Tour, search for them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @MidwestModsTour. Log onto their official website at www.midwestmodifiedstour.com.
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Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - John Lund