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11th Annual Performance Auto Minnesota Modified Nationals to Pay $11K to Win

For Immediate Release – St Cloud, Minnesota – January 30th, 2015

One of the country’s biggest open wheel Modified events just got bigger! The FYE Motorsports promoted Minnesota Modified Nationals has a few exciting changes in store for the 2015 event and promoter Chris Stepan is beyond excited to announce that the 11th running of the mega-event will pay $11,000 to the winner of the 70-lap Modified feature on Sunday, July 5th, 2015.

The event, which enters its 11th season, has been held at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota each of the previous 10 seasons and will continue to be hosted at the Central Minnesota facility in 2015. The event will once again be run under the WISSOTA banner and will pay a WISSOTA-record $11,000 to win and $700 just to start the feature event. An open practice session will be held on Friday, July 3rd from 6p-9p with heat races and a qualifying feature on Saturday, July 4th and b-mains, $1,000 to win a non-qualifier feature and the $11,000 to win / 70-lap finale on Sunday, July 5th.

Stepan said ‘with the success of our 10th anniversary event last year paying a then WISSOTA-record $10,001 to win, we wanted to keep the interest at an all-time high for this event, so we decided to pay $11,000 to win this year since it’s the 11th annual event. The World 100, one of dirt Late Model’s biggest events, increases its winners share by $1,000 each year, so why not apply that same thinking to the Modifieds?’

The event has also picked up a presenting sponsor for the 2015 season as Allstate Peterbilt Group has come on board to support the event along with title sponsor Performance Auto. Fargo, North Dakota based Performance Auto returns for the third year as the event’s title sponsor and with Allstate Peterbilt’s assistance as well, the event is able to continue to grow into one of the nation’s premier open wheel event year after year.

The Minnesota Modified Nationals has never seen a repeat winner in its 10 year history. Stepan went on to say ‘the staggering fact that no one has ever won this event twice goes to show the incredible talent pool that we draw for this show each and every year. 10 years with 10 different winners is just incredible and we couldn’t be happier to be able to host this large scale event so that our local and regional Modified drivers have a huge paycheck available for them during the mid-point of the season.’

One other change that fans and drivers will notice is that the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds will continue to race for their typical $500 to win payout on Saturday, July 4th, but instead of racing for $500 to win on Sunday, the Midwest Modifieds will run for $1,100 to win, sticking with the 11th annual theme of the weekend. Again Stepan said ‘we’ve had great support from the Midwest Modifieds over the first 10 years of this event, so this is our way to show our appreciation to them for always coming out with big numbers and putting on great shows at the Mod Nationals.’

WISSOTA Super Stocks will also be on the schedule, but in a change from recent years, the Super Stocks will only run one night – Saturday, July 4th – and will run for their typical $500 to win payout. Stepan commented ‘we love having the Super Stocks a part of this event, but last year on the second day the car count dropped drastically plus we want to ensure we have enough time to get all of the racing action completed before the city mandated curfew, so the decision was made to run three classes on Saturday night and just the two on Sunday night.’

For more information, ticket prices, race times, event format and entry forms, please log on to or call Chris at (715) 497-8916. We hope to see you at the Performance Auto Minnesota Modified Nationals presented by Allstate Peterbilt Group on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015.