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Rex King, Jr. Picks Up Win # 5 in BRP Modified Tour Action at Latrobe Speedway
By: Pam Baker
Marble, PA ………10/9/2021……
Rex King, Jr. picked up win #5 on the season at the BRP Modified Tour event at Latrobe Speedway on Saturday night after a hard fought battle with Brad Rapp.
Brad Rapp and Mark Frankhouser led the field to the drop of the green flag for the 35-lap BRP Modified Tour event at Latrobe Speedway. Rapp was able to drag race Frankhouser entering turn one on the initial lap of the race and set sail into the lead over Frankhouser, Chad Brachmann and Rex King, Jr. The first caution of the event was for Steve Barr which grouped the field back together for a double file restart which put Rapp on the pole and King, Jr. outside the front row.
On the restart, Rapp once again took command of the race with King, Jr. close behind before the caution flew once again on lap thirteen as the current point leader going into the night’s events, Chad Brachmann, came to a stop on the back stretch. Motor issues sent Brachmann to the pit area and did not return. Once again on the restart, Rapp led the field, but a quick caution on lap fourteen for Steve Slater slowed the field once again.The restart on lap fifteen went single file as BRP rules go single file after the third caution of the race. Rapp once again go the jump and the lead going into turn one over Rex King, Jr. and as the laps clicked off the battled for the lead with King, Jr. finally able to get the lead away from Rapp on lap twenty-five. The caution flew three laps later on lap twenty-eight for Shawn Kozar whose car came to a stop.The final restart of the race came on lap twenty-nine and King, Jr. held on to the top position with Rex King, Sr. able to work his way past Rapp for second on the restart. The final seven laps found King, Jr. in command with Rex King, Sr. second and Rapp third. This would be the way they crossed the line on the final lap and Rex King, Jr. picked up his fifth win of the season. Rex King, Sr. was second with Brad Rapp third, Dave Murdick fourth and Steve Barr fifth. Heat were won by Rick Regalski and Rex King, Jr.
The final race of the season for the BRP Modified Tour will be at Lernerville Speedway as part of the Steel City Stampede. The champion will be announced after Saturday nights feature events and the Reverse Draw for the Bicknell 2022X chassis will be done in front of the fans during intermission. As we head into our final race, Rex King, Jr. leads Chad Brachmann by just five points for the 2021 Series Championship.
The banquet to honor the Series Champion will be held on November 13th at the Brandy Springs Banquet Center in Mercer, PA. The top 20 drivers in points will receive cash and prize awards at the banquet.
Feature Finish: Rex King, Jr., Rex King, Sr., Brad Rapp, Dave Murdick, Steve Barr, Mark Frankhouser, Steve Slater, Shawn Fleeger, Rodney Beltz, Ryan Riffe, Rick Regalski, Shawn Kozar and Chad Brachmann.