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The “GRP High 5 Bonus” by GRP Motorsports to give added incentive to 5 drivers at the Silver 1000 in Proctor

April 26th, 2009

Duluth, MN – The Como Modified Series presented by the Lake Country Chevrolet Dealers is pleased to announce that GRP Motorsports of Stillwater, MN will provide added incentive for the 5th race of the Como Mod Series schedule – the Silver 1000, by offering cash prizes to five select drivers after the first four races of the 2009 season.

The “High 5″ works like this:

Five drivers square off for the bonus prizes at the Silver 1000 on September 3, 2009. Those five drivers will be determined during the first four races of the season based on top five finishes in the feature races. GRP will award a very simple point formula based on 5,4,3,2,1 for positions 1 through 5. The top five drivers in High Five Points after the first four shows become eligible for the bonus at the Silver 1000. The highest finishing driver of those five will earn a $750 bonus while the second highest finisher will get $250. That means a total bonus of $1,000 will be paid out! The bottom three finishers unfortunately will earn nothing. Should the Silver 1000 rain out or another race end up being nixed by the weather and not made up in time, the Hibbing Labor Day race would be the fallback for the fifth race.

To keep up with the GRP High 5 Bonus visit the Como Modified Series presented by the Lake Country Chevrolet Dealers website at: and “Fuel The

About the Como Modified Series

The Como Modified Series is an eight-race series held on four northern local racetracks in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The total payout for the series eclipses $40,000 and brings in some of the biggest names in modified racing in the upper midwest. The Como Mod Series is committed to a superior fan experience, unmatched driver compensation, and sponsor’s representation with
a solid return on investment.

About Como Oil and Propane

Como Oil & Propane is a full-service heating fuel supplier providing propane, oil and related services to Northland customers. The company has nine local offices in Duluth, Barnum, Two Harbors, Hibbing, Grand Marais, Tower, Ashland, Cable and Minong. For more information, please visit

About Lake Country Chevrolet Dealers

The Lake Country Chevrolet Dealers are an eight-team group of dealers in the Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that include: Sonju Two Harbors (Two Harbors, MN), Ranger Chevrolet (Hibbing, MN), Grand Rapids Chevrolet (Grand Rapids, MN), Kolar GM Center (Cloquet, MN), Luther Family Chevrolet (Duluth, MN), Calumet Chevrolet (Calumet, MN), Iron Trail Motors (Virginia, MN), Don Johnson Motors (Hayward, WI)


June 2nd, 2008

Estey won the 30 lap feature with a pass on Modified rookie driver Ryan Aho after the only caution flag of the event which came on lap 23 when Dean Yrjanainen and Jody Bellefeuille who had taken the Como Provisional, clashed on the front straight. On the restart Estey who had been bottled up behind Bill Byholm,
found clear track between himself and Aho. He took advantage and went outside of Aho in turn one and grabbed the lead off turn two and raced away leading the final circuits for a convincing win.

25 cars were scheduled to take the green flag for the 30 lap main event. After the pole dash, Estey and Jayme Lautigar who had finished first and second respectively in the ’07 final Series points, shared the front row. At the start Estey and Lautigar were too close to call at the line for the lead on the first circuit but Estey quickly gained the point with Lautigar second ahead of Al Uotinen and Ryan Aho. The battle for fifth was between Joey Jensen and Jeff Wood. Estey extended his lead in the early going with Jensen winning out. The skirmish for second heated up as Lautigar, Uotinen and Aho battled with Aho going to the top groove and working his way past into the runner up spot. He then set out after the fleeing Estey who found himself battling
through traffic at the rear of the pack. Aho caught Estey in a gaggle of lapped cars as the 15 lap half way point was reached. At that point the top ten included Estey in the lead over Aho, Lautigar, Uotinen, Jensen, Wood, Craig Thatcher, Darrell Nelson, Bill Byholm and Don Copp.

On lap 16 Aho got to the outside of Estey in traffic on the back stretch and
completed the pass on the front stretch. Aho was able to stretch his lead over Estey until the lap 23 incident when Estey was able to return the favor going on for the win. Aho, Lautigar, Uotinen and Jensen completed the top five at the finish. A total of 42 WISSOTA AMSOIL Dirt Track Series Modified were on
hand for the event.