Hurd, Davis Battling For NCRA Modified Crown

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Marc Hurd (10) and Tyler Davis will decide 2012 NCRA modified championship this Saturday night. (Mary Gregory/inthedirtphotos.com Photo)
Marc Hurd (10) and Tyler Davis will decide 2012 NCRA modified championship this Saturday night. (Mary Gregory/inthedirtphotos.com Photo)

PARK CITY, Kan. – The 15th consecutive season for the National Championship Racing Ass’n presented by Precise Racing Products modified division will come to an end this coming Saturday night at 81 Speedway.

What should be no different than from years past, the battle for the point championship won’t be decided until after the final checkered flag falls.

Marc Hurd, the 2009 division champion, leads the point standings by just 135 points over defending champion Tyler Davis. Both drivers have picked up one feature victory on the 2012 race season, Davis’ coming at Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway back in the third race of the season while Hurd’s victory came in the tours first ever visit at Elk City (Okla.) Speedway back in August.

Josh Lanterman and Dan Powers sit third and fourth respectively in the point standings while leading rookie contender Jon Thompson sits fifth in the point standings.

While he has no feature wins to his credit, Lanterman has shown consistent finishes throughout the ten events that have been completed while Powers finally claimed his first career tour victory, this coming at the most recent event held at the Belleville (Kan.) High Banks..

Just as he does in the rookie standings, Dustin Belcher sits just behind Thompson and in sixth place in the standings while Don Hodge, Justin Moler, A.J. Brochu and Kirk Coleman round out the top ten.

Three previous NCRA modified events held at 81 Speedway has seen three different feature winners. They include Jason McGehee, Johnny Bone, Jr. and Ken Sweet.

Another interesting fact is that through the nine feature events that have been held thus far this season, there have been no repeat feature winners. They include McGehee, Bone, Jr., Davis, Sweet, Travis Johnson, Tanner Mullens, Hurd, Gene Weaver and Powers.