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Gustin hits jackpot at Casino Speedway, wins Sandy Benson Memorial

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Aug. 27)–Ryan Gustin took control at the drop of the green flag and then held off a swarm of challengers Sunday night en route to winning the 2nd Annual Sandy Benson Memorial and his first USMTS victory at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D. ‘The Reaper’ got the advantage over polesitter Tim Johnson to start the race, but ...

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Summit Racing Equipment AMS Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend September 1 through September 3

Glasgow, KY- August 27, 2017 (www.americanmodifiedseries.com) – The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is set for a huge Labor Day Weekend of racing action as the tour will have a Land of Lincoln tripleheader as the series will visit Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL Friday September 1 ($3,000 to win), Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL ...

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Woodworth, LaVeine, Oliver Jr., Dunker, and Reu Crowned Track Champions at the Pepsi Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 25, 2017) – It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year, as the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa held it’s final points night of the 2017 season on Friday night. At the end of the nights action five track champions would be crowned on Shottenkirk Parts Express Season Championship ...

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Danny Schwartz Scores Summit Racing Equipment AMS J.B. Robinson Memorial Victory at Bloomington Speedway

Bloomington, IN – August 25, 2017 – The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series would return to action on Friday evening for the 4th Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN and Danny Schwartz of Ashmore, IL would take the lead on lap fourteen of the event never look back in taking the victory and $2,000 payday. ...

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Mike Harrison, Trey Harris, Terry McCann & Dallas Lugge take wins at Tri-City Speedway!

Tri City Speedway Granite City IL Race Results for 8/25/2017 UMP Modifieds – A-Main Finish Car No Driver Hometown 1 24H Mike Harrison Highland, IL 2 77 Rick Stevenson O’Fallon, MO 3 36W Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 4 1A Steve Meyer Jr (M) Staunton, IL 5 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Wentzvile, MO 6 84 Tyler Deibert Highland, IL 7 41M ...

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Sanders dodges raindrops, tops USMTS feature at Nobles County Speedway

Mother Nature could only delay, but not deny, Rodney Sanders of victory Thursday night as the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental marched through the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., for the 7th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance. The one thing that did stand in his way-Stormy Scott-fell victim to ...

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Hughes triples up on hump day hullabaloo at Hamilton County Speedway

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 23)–Jason Hughes took another step toward winning his third straight United States Modified Touring Series national championship and fourth overall Wednesday with a victory at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa. Jake Timm led the first dozen circuits of the 35-lapper, but lapped traffic impeded his progress just enough to open the door for ...

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Hughes hauls in hometown USMTS Hunt win at Salina Highbanks Speedway

PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (Aug. 19)–Jason Hughes survived a royal rumble Saturday night at the Salina Highbanks Speedway and scored his first win of this year’s USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental in front of a partisan hometown crowd. Cade Dillard led the field to the green flag and expanded his advantage to six car-lengths ...

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Oliver Jr., Lennox and Barnes Extend Their Winning Streaks at the Pepsi Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 18, 2017) – Mother nature tried her best to cancel the second and final trip of the season by the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday, August 18th, as a brief shower went through the area just after the gates were opened. But it wasn’t ...

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Gillmore wires Out-Pace USRA B-Mod field at Grant Junghans Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 18)–Ryan Gillmore of Springfield, Mo., started on the pole and then survived a late-race caution and a furious challenge from Steve Clancy in the final two laps to secure the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event win during Friday night’s Grant Junghans Memorial at the lakeside Speedway. The Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national championship contender collected ...

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Sanders garners Grant Junghans Memorial glory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 18)–Rodney Sanders bested a talent-riddled gathering of 76 drivers Friday night to capture the checkered flag in the 2nd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City. Starting seventh on the 30-car grid, Sanders caught Jason Hughes on the 16th lap, secured the lead two laps later and then pulled away after several ...

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Thornton rolls Oreo machine into USMTS victory lane at Pepsi Scotland County Speedway

MEMPHIS, Mo. (Aug. 17)–Hustling around the hairy high side for 40 laps, Ricky Thornton Jr. nabbed his first main event win during the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental Thursday night before a packed house at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo. While it was Thornton’s sixth United States Modified Touring Series ...

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It was a happy (birthday) celebration for Wallace in Plymouth win

PLYMOUTH (AUG. 12, 2017) – NASCAR driver and Fox Sports commentator Kenny Wallace was surprised by his friends and fans at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night, as he was presented with not just one, but two cakes and a huge bouquet of balloons for his upcoming birthday, Aug. 23. “Herm” Wallace was even more touched when the grandstands then broke out ...

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Jensen survives Superior, snaps four-year USMTS winless drought

SUPERIOR, Wis. (Aug. 11)–Joey Jensen survived a rough-and-tumble main event Friday night at the Amsoil Speedway to secure his first United States Modified Touring Series victory in nearly four years. The 37-year-old from Harris, Minn., snagged the lead from Neil Balduc on lap 13 and remained in front for the final 12 laps to secure his sixth career USMTS win ...

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Scott stays hot with USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup win at Brown County Speedway

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 9)–Stormy Scott made it two straight with a wire-to-wire win Wednesday night during the 2nd Annual Bullet SportsWear Modified Showdown at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. Scott, who won the second race of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental last Friday at the Humboldt Speedway, continued his strong ...

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Scott seizes points lead with victory at Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (Aug. 4)–In just his second night behind the wheel of just the third VanderBuilt Race Cars chassis to roll off the assembly line, Stormy Scott captured a much-needed victory Friday night at the Humboldt Speedway in Round 2 of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Scott, who captured the 2012 King ...

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Night 2 of “Summerfest” Goes to Halstead, Waterman, Oliver Jr., Lennox, Papke, and Reu

by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 4, 2017) – Night two of “Summerfest” presented by Outdoor Power Inc., chem GRO, and Fat Jimmy’s Catering was held on Friday, August 4th at the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Beautiful weather on a late summer night night greeted the driver’s and the nice crowd on hand. At the end ...

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Wolff draws first blood, opens USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup with career-first win

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 3)–The first feature race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup belongs to a first-time winner after Tyler Wolff laid down a dominating wire-to-wire win in Thursday’s caution-free 40-lapper at the Springfield Raceway. Wolff, a Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year contender, was the class of the 45-car field from the first green to the final ...

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