2014 TOP 20







Chad Poole



Dan Loughan



Travis Eddy



Jordan Pruitt



Mark Bott



Brian Nester



Damon Breedlove



Dave Dobbins



Mel Klein



W. Obrinske, Jr.






Tim Burkett















J. Parrish



































     Top Speed Modified Tour News...... 


 --- October 5 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!

Top Speed Modifieds 2014 Finale at Winchester Speedway - "Run for the Gun"


October 9-10-11, 2014 - Schedule of Events


 2014 Finale


Schedule of Events for Thursday, October 9 (Optional)

 3:00-8:00p.m. - Unload Equipment, Purchase Pit Passes & Park Haulers


 Schedule of Events for Friday, October 10

 10:00a.m. - Pit Gates Open

 12:30p.m. - All CRA Divisions Drivers Meetings


 1:00p.m. - Practice Session #1 Begins

 ARCA/CRA Super Series (60 Minutes)

CRA Late Model Sportsman (15 Minutes)

 Top Speed Modifieds (15 Minutes)

 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour (30 Minutes)

 CRA Street Stocks (15 Minutes)

Vores Compacts (15 Minutes)


 3:30p.m. - Break (15 Minutes)


 3:45p.m. - Practice Session #2 Begins

 ARCA/CRA Super Series (45 Minutes)

CRA Late Model Sportsman (15 Minutes)

Top Speed Modifieds (15 Minutes)

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour (30 Minutes)

CRA Street Stocks (15 Minutes)

Vores Compacts (15 Minutes) - (NOTE: Also Serves as Group Qualifying)


6:00p.m. - New Stars Qualifying (CRA Late Model Sportsman)

6:15p.m. - New Stars Qualifying (CRA Street Stocks)

6:30p.m. - Boyne Machine Company Qualifying (JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour)


6:55p.m. - Invocation / National Anthem


7:00p.m. - Racing Begins

 Vores Compacts Heat Races (8 Laps Each)

Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com (JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour)

 CRA Late Model Sportsman New Stars Feature (25 Laps)

CRA Street Stocks New Stars Feature (25 Laps)

Vores Compacts Feature (20 Laps)


Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 11

 8:00a.m. - Pit Gates Open

 10:15a.m. - All CRA Divisions Drivers Meetings


11:00a.m. - Practice Session #1 Begins

ARCA/CRA Super Series (45 Minutes)

CRA Late Model Sportsman (20 Minutes)

Top Speed Modifieds (30 Minutes)

CRA Street Stocks (20 Minutes)


12:55p.m. - Break (20 Minutes)


1:10p.m. - FINAL Practice Session Begins

ARCA/CRA Super Series (45 Minutes)

CRA Late Model Sportsman (20 Minutes)

Top Speed Modifieds (30 Minutes)

CRA Street Stocks (20 Minutes)


3:10p.m. - Break (20 Minutes)


3:30p.m. - Allstar Performance Qualifying (CRA Late Model Sportsman)

4:00p.m. - Top Speed Modifieds Qualifying

4:30p.m. - Allstar Performance Qualifying (CRA Street Stocks)

 5:00p.m. - ARCA/CRA Super Series Winchester 400 / EDCO Welding Qualifying

(ARCA/CRA Super Series)


5:55p.m. - Invocation / National Anthem


6:00p.m. - Racing Begins

Top Speed Modifieds Last Chance Race(s) - (15 Laps/Each)

CRA Late Model Sportsman (Vore's Welding 50)

ARCA/CRA Super Series - Winchester 400 Last Chance Race (25 Laps)

Top Speed Modifieds (“Run for the Gun” 50)

CRA Street Stocks (Stealth Trailers 50)


Party in Pavilion w/Live Music 9:00p.m.-????


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




 --- September 25, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers - Mandatory Rules Change

Hello Racers, with the growing concerns that have happened over this racing season we feel that is important to take this next step immediately.


This rule change is effective immediately starting at Winchester Speedway on October 10, 2014.


All front spindles must be tethered with a minimum of 3/16 inch stainless cable or larger. One end must be wrapped around the spindle with a cable clamp and one end to front hoop.  This will prevent the wheel, hub and spindle from separating from the car and is mandatory for all ICAR top speed mod races.


Spindle Tether 

Thank you. Any questions feel free to call Dave at 260-668-4912



 --- September 8 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!



Ranndolph County Sherrif's Department

September 5, 2014


On September 2, 2014 at approximately 4:45 am, the Randolph County Sheriff's Department responded to a residence near Lynn, IN reference to a burglary.


Between the hours of 6:00 pm September 1, 2014 and 4:30 am September 2, 2014, unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the home of Charlie Shaw, owner of the Winchester Speedway.  A large amount of cash and checks were stolen from the residence.


The burglery occured after the conclusion of the annual Labor Day Weekend Stock Car Festival.  It is believed the suspect(s) intentionally targeted Shaw's residence after the weekend's race.


Mr. Shaw is offering a $ 1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).  Anyone with information related to the burglary is encouraged to contact Detective Sargeant Jeff Riggins at (765) 546-0512.


Let's Help Out Charlie!


ICAR Top Speed Modified tour is asking that all mods drivers that paid in cash to Winchester Speedway to help out by sending a check to Winchester Speedway; P.O. Box 638; Lynn , IN 47355 and put on memo line ICAR pit pass.


I am asking you to please help out with this, we as a group need to show how much we love racing at Winchester Speedway. Please give what you can.


 Charlie, for the past few years, has taken money from his own pocket to keep this this track open.  Let us do our part to help him out as he has helped us out.


Then, in October for the 400 weekend we as a group can walk through the gates of Winchester Speedway; walking tall with our heads held high and say, Charlie, the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour is here to support you and Winchester Speedway.  Thank you, for everything you have done for us!


                                                     Thank you, Dave Muzzillo


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




--- August 19, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!

With a weekend off the ICAR Top Speed Mods will be back at Auto City Speedway for the 5th annual Greg Yost memorial modified race for 50 laps on August 23rd.


Gates open at 2:30


Hot Laps at 3:00


Qualifying at 5:00


Racing at 7:00.

With all the problems with the tire rule at this time ICAR will suspending the 2 tire rule for Auto City Speedway and Springport Speedway for the remainder of 2014.  We are working on more options for 2015.


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




 --- August 12, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!


 Whittemore Speedway Recap of the HOTSHOE 100 ON 8/9/2014


Saturday night Michigan's oldest speedway hosted the "Hot Shoe 100", a premier event for the modified class, supported by a fifty lap event for the street stock class.


Friday evening after practice there were two shoot outs held. Nick Carr (#21) picked up the win for the mods and Tom Stone (#10) got the win in the street stocks.

As the sun was setting behind turn four, twenty-five, high powered, open-wheeled, very fast ICAR Top Speed Modifieds pulled onto the racing surface. Dash winner Dan Loughan (#72) and home town favorite Andy Hess (#37) led the field to the first green flag. At the drop of the green Hess grabbed the lead with Loughan, Brian Nester (#11), Nyle Wieler (#27) and twenty-one other racers in hot pursuit.


The front three ran bumper to bumper and began to pull out a little lead. With ten laps in Hess, Loughan and Nester were still nose to tail as they reached the back of the pack and began to work lap traffic. Nester got by Loughan for second as they weaved their way through the slower cars, as Hess continued to lead. With twenty-five laps in the book, Hess, Nester, Loughan, Weiler and Jordan Pruett (#8) were running in the top five spots.


Nester passed Hess and took the lead as Weiler moved by Loughan for third. Nester began to stretch out the lead with Hess in second, Weiler third and hard charging Pruett moving into fourth. As Nester passed lap cars on the inside and the out, Greg Fullerton (#05) spun in turn four bringing out the yellow flag. We reset the field and B. Nester and Hess would lead the field to the green for the restart.


They say cautions breed cautions and when the green flew again Loughan made contact with Hess and the field piled up in turn one. With the mess cleaned up and several less cars in the race, we restarted this one again. Nester took the lead again with Hess, Pruett, Weiler and Bob Farley (#2) rounding out the top five at the half way mark.


Nester stretched out a straight away lead over the field as the race went on. Pruett put pressure on Hess for second but as the laps wound down he couldn't get the job done. Nester passed lap cars like they were in a different class as this race ran caution free for the remainder.


At the finish it was Brian Nester with the win. Hess was second, Pruett was third. Weiler and Farley rounded out the top five. Heat winner John King finished sixth.


Congratulations to everyone for running such an exciting race.


Brad Springer (#61) picked up a heat win earlier in the day.

Friday night's shoot out for the modifieds had Nick Carr (#21) getting the win with Dave Christensen (#39) second and Andy Hess (#37) third.

Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




 --- July 16, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!




11:30a.m. - Pit Gates Open
12:45p.m. - JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Drivers Meeting

1:30p.m. - ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #1 (30 Minutes)
2:00p.m. - JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Practice (60 Minutes)
3:00p.m. - Top Speed ICAR Modifieds Tour Practice (30 Minutes)
3:30p.m.- Top Speed ICAR Modified Driver's Meeting at ICAR trailer
3:30p.m. - Outlaw Super Late Models Practice (20 Minutes)
3:50p.m. - ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2 (40 Minutes)

4:30p.m. - Top Speed ICAR Modifieds Tour Qualifying
5:00p.m. - Outlaw Super Late Models Qualifying
5:30p.m. - Boyne Machine Company Qualifying - JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

6:00p.m. - On-Track Autograph Session
6:20p.m. - Group Lap
6:25p.m. - Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem

6:30p.m. - Racing Begins
(NOTE 1: A more detailed Schedule of Events will be Released soon....)
(NOTE 2: The ARCA/CRA Super Series will get one Final Practice Session during the evening which will be 15 Minutes)

Jegs and CRA teams will be unloading and removing haulers. Support divisions will be parking along the backstretch and turn 3. Please keep them parked tight please.

ICAR TOP SPEED BROASTER CHICKEN MODIFIED TOUR NOTE: ALL Mods must go thru Tech before ever entering track ,NO Exceptions. This is a 2-Tire race(You can only buy 2 new tires). Feature event is 40 laps.

Come Watch the ICAR Top Speed Broaster Chicken Modifieds, The Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the JEGS/CRA Super Series. Tickets for the Friday Event are just $12 and will feature $1 beer & $1 Hot Dogs, Tailgating Competition, Post Race Band Entertainment with DJ Keller spinning tunes in the Left Turn Lounge before and after the show! The Michigan Outdoor Hertiage Foundation will also be in attendance looking for kids to nominate for their special program!


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912



 --- July 16, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!


Top Speed Mods Chad Poole hits Victory Lane at Auto City 7-12-14

Poole Pots $7,000 Top Speed Mod Victory at Auto City

CLIO, MICHIGAN – It was a night of celebration for the late Sam Faur at Auto City Speedway (MI) on Saturday July 12th. A stellar field of 38 of the best drivers from the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour packed the Clio, Michigan speedplant to pay tribute to the man that was very influential to Modified racing in Central Michigan.

One driver, Chad Poole, left the seventh-annual event the happiest after claiming the biggest win of his Modified career.

A final restart on lap 52 saw Poole and Travis Eddy side-by-side, but it was the Springfield, Ohio native who drove away with the victory.

Poole and fellow Ohioan Dave Dobbins would lead the 24-car field to get things started in the 7th Annual Sam Faur Memorial. Poole would power his way to the front and stretched his lead very quickly.

Eddy quickly made his way to sixth place by lap seven and was a showing he was going to be a serious threat to capture the victory. A caution on lap 17 saw Gaylord, MI driver Jordan Pruitt, who was running fifth, go for a spin off turn two. Pruitt would have to restart the race but wouldn’t go away unknown in this one.

The “Madhouse” style restarts would again be beneificial for Eddy, as he picked up two spots at the line and was now sitting in the fourth spot. Just a few laps later, Eddy was in second.
Edon, OH driver Brian Nester would get by Eddy for the second spot on lap 39. Nester would quickly pull away from Eddy and was beginning to set his sights on race leader, Poole. Things got very interesting when Jerry Artuso went for a spin on lap 43.

Poole and Nester broke away from Eddy and would battle for the race lead. Nester was trying high and low to find a way to get by. Nester was able to find something on the high side and was able to get along side Poole on lap 47. Nester was finally able to get to the outside of Poole in turn one. It appeared as if the two made slight contact and sent Nester spinning down the backstretch.

That left Eddy as the chief challenger for Poole down the stretch, but Poole proved to be too tough at Auto City as he took the checkered flag.

Eddy hung on for second, with Tony Basalone, Ken O’Connor and Jordan Pruitt rounding out the top five.

The next event for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will be on Friday, July 18th at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.

- By Kyle Callahan, Speed51.com Correspondent


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




  --- July 9, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!


The Top Speed Mods invaded the fastest 1/2 mile on the planet last Saturday night for the July 4th Century of Speed Celebration. Qualifications were paced by T. J. Fisher in the Coe Motorsports entry and prelims were run including an Australian pursuit race, $200.00 to win. Top Speed management had the feature line up on the front stretch and presented Winchester Speedway owner Charlie Shaw with a cake commemorating 100 years of speed at the worlds famous oval. 2011 champ Jonathan Martin and Indianapolis's Damon Breedlove made up the front row of the field. Lap one turned ugly fast and several cars didn't make it through turn one  taking out several cars including current points leader Chad Poole. After the clean up delay racing started in earnest with 2013 points champ taking the point with T.J. Fisher following in his tire tracks. Lap 35 was not very good for Fisher as he heard an unwanted engine noise and rolled into the pit area leaving Burkett with a 1/2 track lead over Greg Fullerton. Tire management became a major factor in the last 1/3 of the race with Fullerton making up .3, .4 and sometimes .5 tenths of a second each lap. Fullerton got to Burkett's rear bumper, dove low on the exit of turn for but the grip just wasn't there down low. Tim Burkett takes home his first win of the season, followed closely by Greg Fullerton. Third went to Damon Breedlove who fought with a loose racecar from the start. Fourth was the young Josh Nester and rounding out the top five, fan favorite Don Skaggs.

Don't forget race fans, you can follow Top Speed Modified Tour on twitter now @topspeedmods


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912




 --- July 9, 2014 ---


 Attention Racers and Fans!!

WOW, I hope you all had fun last week at Toledo speedway with Derek Griffin driving the Burkett Nester race car number 11 with a new track record of 16.380 with Travis Eddy taking second at a 16.661. Derek pulled a 10 chip and for the redraw he pulled a 6 with Travis pulling a 2 outside row with Knightstown Indiana driver Jeff Lane pulling a 1 on the inside.  At the drop of the green it would be Lane and Eddy side by side for 3 laps then Eddy would pull away.  At half way coming out of turn 2 Dave Dobbing number 53 car got side ways with a another car putting the Doug Meyer, Trevor Berry and Mark Bott cars out for the night.  On the mad house restart Eddy took the bottom and Derek took the top and at green flag Eddy jumps out to the lead and at the checker flag is Eddy, Griffin, Burkett, Shullick and point leader Chap Poole.


Thank you all. Questions or Comments? Call: Dave. 260-668-4912