Tony Modica is a long time resident of Hernando County Florida moving to Florida from Chicago Il. back in 1984. Tony has spent many years as a radio broadcaster working as most recent as the afternoon Sports Talk Show host at Sports Radio 930am in Jacksonville Fl. leaving in 2015,Tony spent time as a traffic reporter for many radio stations in Tampa such as 98 Rock,WFLZ 93.3 and News station 970 WFLA.
Along with a long radio career Tony has worked as a Motorsports announcer for the past 25 years,announcing at race tracks around the state of Florida including Citrus County Speedway,Sunshine Speedway ,Desoto Speedway and including some of the most famous tracks Daytona International Speedway and Charolette Motor Speedway announcing everything from Go Karts , Stock Cars,Monster Trucks,Motorcycle Ice Racing and is the current announcer at the Ocala Gran Prix Karting Facility.
Over the years Tony has appeared in many national tv and radio commercials along time as an actor appearing in several movies. This is my 7th year as the announcer of the Inverness Grand Prix.
2017 Kart Classes
- Kid Karts AKC & LTO
- Kid Kart Comer TAG
- LTO Karts Jr/Sr
- LO206 Jr/Sr/Clone AKRA Specs with local option.
- AKC Modified/Heavy AKC Specs.
- Tags Jr/Sr/Heavy GSKA specs. with local option.
- Yamaha-Animal Challenge
- Champ Karts Jr/Sr. Florida Oval Asphalt Series Regs. AKRA Engine Specs with local option
With the exception of kid kart classes eight karts constitute a class. Entrants in classes which have less than eight karts may be offered the opportunity to run a class of like performance. Weights may be adjusted to insure parity. Additional classes may be added If there is sufficient interest. Applicable specs for each of the titled classes will be available shortly.
Please contact us if you do not see your titled class
Available for sale Friday and Saturday. Each pit pass is $10, and all parties must be present for purchase. Friday night pit passes are available at the City Information tent near the Old Courthouse. On Saturday, pit passes are sold from the registration tent on the corner of Courthouse Square and MLK, Jr. Ave. All persons entering the pit area must have a pit pass wristband on.
Race Day Timeline
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Event hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 a.m. Pit pass and registration tents open
7 a.m. Sound and announcements set-up
9 a.m. Sound and track staff in place
9 a.m. Kart practice laps
11 a.m. Driver meeting
Vendors and car show open
11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
Invocation by Council Member Cabot McBride
Presentation of the Colors by the Nature Coast Yong Marines
National Anthem by Sophie Noelle
Tony Modica will serve as race announcer
12 p.m. Race begins
4 p.m. Awards Presentation