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Lucas Oil Modified Series Racer Chris Gerchman and Series Champion Jim Mardis Battle for Points

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Two-time Lucas Oil Modified Series Champion Jim Mardis and his dirt modified race car
Two-time Lucas Oil Modified Series Champion Jim Mardis and his dirt modified race car
Kicking off its seventh year in style, the Lucas Oil Modified Series proudly announced the addition of K&N Filters to its growing list of partners. Since then, the Lucas Oil Modified Series has seen its fair share of action and excitement.

Currently, the nine-race schedule is six races deep with the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California, the Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway remaining. K&N's series sponsorship is now over what most believe to be the most competitive season to date.
Chris Gerchman is gunning towards the Lucas Oil Modified Series championship
Chris Gerchman is gunning towards the Lucas Oil Modified Series championship


Right now, Chris Gerchman is gunning towards the championship, but Jim Mardis is close on Gerchman's heels and will try to close the gap during these final three races. The task at hand isn't an easy one for Mardis as Gerchman recently added 10 points to his lead at the Irwindale Events Center this past August 17th.

Mardis, the series' only two-time champion, drives an STR Chevrolet with engines built by Dave Arce and sponsored by Bluewater Technologies, JAM Sportswear, K&N Filters and Premier Wraps.
Lucas Oil Modified Series racer Jim Mardis and his STR Chevrolet try to close the point gap on Gerchman for the championship.
Lucas Oil Modified Series Rockstar racer Jim Mardis try to close the point gap on Gerchman for the championship.


Greg Scheidecker, the series co-founder and promoter, stated, "[K&N] chose two-time champion, Jimmy Mardis, to carry the K&N colors this season, and we know Jimmy will do everything possible to make K&N's return a success."

The current points leader and looking to win his first championship, Gerchman drives an STR Chevrolet with engines built by his father, Larry Gerchman, and sponsored by Peggy's Sunrise Café, G-n-G Automotive and Sign Source. Peggy is Chris's mother and G-n-G is a family business.

"We've had opportunities to win a championship in the series, but we came up short," Gerchman told Mike Adaskaveg of Speedway Illustrated magazine. "We're running smart this year. We've stepped up the maintenance. It is absolutely a goal to win the championship."

Related K&N News Articles about Lucas Oil Modified Series: Jim Mardis and the Mardis Racing Team Battle for Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series Championship; K&N is Onboard for the 2013 Lucas Oil Modified Series’ Most Competitive Year Yet; Lucas Oil Modified Series Racer Jason Patison Wins Trophy Dash then Finishes Top 10 at Lake Havasu 95 Speedway; Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series' Steve Bucaro and His 400cc Pilot Class Buggy at Lake Elsinore
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