January 23, 2018 (Fonda, NY) – Last season Andy’s Speed Shop under the direction of perennial hall of fame Modified champion Mike Romano embarked on a journey with King Of Dirt Racing to offer drivers a little more if they hit victory lane. In 2018 Romano will once again offer up $250 bonuses making each KOD Sportsman victory worth a minimum of $1,250.
The famous Romano racing family name is one any racing fan would know. The team is fresh off another championship season at the great race place with Modified driver Peter Britten, but it’s Andy’s spot as title sponsor of the Sportsman Modified division where the family name ties into the upcoming King Of Dirt Racing season.
“Mike Romano has been working with us a couple seasons now and when the opportunity came up to move him into the title sponsor spot with naming rights of the Sportsman series, he once again didn’t hesitate to help out,” said King Of Dirt Racing Promoter Rob Hazer.
Andy’s Speed Shop will support each event with a $250 bonus. This makes each race during the KOD Sportsman tour worth a minimum of $1,250 to win except for the Northeast Crate Nationals at Albany-Saratoga. That event will be the culmination of the season in 2018 where we crown a champion and Romano’s bonus goes into the purse structure, as it’s one of the tours highest paying events.
Above and beyond Mike Romano and Andy’s Speed Shop are giving away a front axle of choice to one lucky Sportsman driver at the Night Of Champions banquet. The reward will be given via random draw to a driver present at the banquet.
Andy’s Speed Shop is located at 553 South Comrie Ave in Johnstown, NY. They can be found on the web at http://www.andys-speedshop.com, as well as on Facebook.
More details on the 2018 King Of Dirt Racing season for all divisions will be coming soon including schedule announcements, rule changes, and other news involving the quest to find Kings.
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KOD SMALL BLOCK NOTES: During the first season of racing for KOD Small Block Modifieds there were 87 different drivers who competed at scheduled events. There were 6 different winners out of the 7 scheduled events, with Bobby Varin being the only repeat winner on tour. The average car count was 30.1, with Marc Johnson winning the championship. It was his first on the KOD tour.
KOD SPORTSMAN NOTES: During the third season of racing for KOD Sportsman there were 166 different drivers who competed at scheduled events. There were 4 different winners out of 8 scheduled events, with Rocky Warner being the only repeat winner on tour. The average car count was 41.8, with Rocky Warner winning the championship. It was his second on the KOD tour.
KOD PRO STOCK NOTES: During the third season of racing for KOD Pro Stocks there were 61 different drivers who competed at scheduled events. There were 5 different winners out of 6 scheduled events, with Kenny Martin Jr. being the only repeat winner on tour. The average car count was 27.1, with Rob Yetman winning the championship. It was his first on the KOD tour.
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