2010-2011 Modified Season Wrap

The fastest five

Brett Gilmore once again dominated the Modified division this past season winning the points championship by 66 points and taking 11 out of the 15 features.  Brett the Jet ran his career feature win total to 40.  He started the year with 6 straight wins.  Gilmore won 75 segments bringing his career segment total to 349.  Shane Hiester finished 2nd in points as he scored 5 feature runner ups and 41 segments on the season.  His career segment win total moves to 89, so he is only 11 short of becoming a 100 segment winner.  Older brother Sheldon Hiester finished 3rd in points just 35 points behind his brother.  Sheldon also had 5 feature runnerups and 32 segment wins.  The Reading driver now has 64 career segment victories.  Veteran Jim Levan finished fourth in points scoring a feature victory in week 11 his 4th career win.  Levan also had 23 segment wins bringing his career total to 124 placing him 6th amoung active racers in modified segment wins.  Rounding out the top 5 was Steady Scott Bender.  Scott won 5 segments bringing his career total to 63 and he had 5 top 5 finishes.
The fast five
Sixth in points was New Smithville’s Bob Amore.  He had 15 segment wins and 2 top five finishes.  Amore now has 141 segment wins on his career.  The seventh spot went to Eric Beard out of Gettysburg.  He was fast most every week and won 16 segments making it 19 on his career in a real breakout season.  Finishing eighth this season was Easton’s Billy Decker winning 8 segments and making it 127 on his career.  Ninth went to Boyertown’s Toby Reinhard who had his best season here.   Toby won 3 segments this season.  Son Cory rounded out the top 10 and also won rookie of the year honors.
A few others of note-
Mark Williams finished 11th in points winning the final 2 features making it 18 on his career.  He also won 26 segments making it 314 career segment wins.  Another ageless veteran Bill Brenner was 12th scoring his first career modified feature victory in week 7.  That win stopped Brett’s streak of 6 in a row.  Brenner also won 14 segments this season making it 45 for his career.  Tony Zappacosta was 13th followed by Adam Zappacosta and Brian Vanbuskirk.  Other segment winners this season were Alex Amore 9, Kenny Gilmore 5, Peyton Kochel 3, Fred McCullough 2, Bob Zelano Sr 4, and Sam Heller 1.
The lowest falloff average by a driver who made every modified race this season goes to Cory Reinhard.  This is an graet accomplishment by the young racer.  Watch for more graet things from him in the future.

I’ll have some more thrilling stories soon.  Stay tuned for the summer blockbuster rumor mill.  Hint a big announcement about our own Randy J.  And a controversy over boundaries may have been resolved after all.