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Thornton throttles to Thursday payday in USMTS Sooner Showdown opener

ARDMORE, Okla. (March 9) — The USMTS rolled into the Southern Oklahoma Speedway Thursday for the opening night of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars, and Ricky Thornton Jr. walked out with his third win of the season. The 26-year-old from Chandler, Ariz., garnered the Sybesma Pole Award and then led all 30 laps of the main ...

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Dialed-in Dillard visits USMTS victory lane in Cajun Clash finale

VIVIAN, La. (March 4) — Cade Dillard cemented himself as the hottest dirt modified driver in the world Saturday night at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway with a wire-to-wire win on the final night of the 6th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City. Leading the field to the green flag from the pole, Dillard survived two cautions and a ...

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Dillard gets it done in another USMTS barn-burner at Ark-La-Tex Speedway

MARCH 3, 2017   by Jeff Nun, Another night of USMTS racing at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway. Another white-knuckle ride for the fans. And a fourth win for Cade Dillard. The second night of the 6th Annual Cajun Clash on Friday backed up the barn-burner on Thursday night with a 40-lap main event battle at Gene Boyter’s high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Vivian, La. ...

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Dillard thrills Shady Oaks Speedway spectators

The Shady Oaks Speedway saved the best for last with a barnburner 40-lap main event Saturday to close the curtain on the second of five Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks tripleheader weekends. Several drivers took their shots, but in the end it was Cade Dillard of Robeline, La., claiming his first win of the season and 11th of his USMTS ...

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Hughes cuts through fog at Shady Oaks Speedway

By Jeff Nun – Jason Hughes was in the right place at the right time, and a familiar place at the end of the 35-lap USMTS main event Friday night at the Shady Oaks Speedway. With fog thickening above the 3/8-mile dirt oval, Ricky Thornton Jr. jumped out to the early lead over Chris Brown while Hughes battled Travis Saurer ...

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Thornton fourth winner in four races, snares USMTS opener at Shady Oaks Speedway

By Jeff Nun – The fourth race of the season for the USMTS produced a fourth different winner as Ricky Thornton Jr. rolled to a wire-to-wire victory at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas. Starting from the outside of the second row, Thornton wasted no time getting to the front and made it three wide with polesitter Chris Brown ...

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Brown captures Cotton Bowl Speedway thriller

PAIGE, Texas (Feb. 11) — The USMTS capped off the inaugural visit to the Cotton Bowl Speedway on Saturday with a wild feature race and nail-biting finish that saw Chris Brown become the third different winner of the 2017 campaign. Polesitter Dereck Ramirez jumped out to the lead at the start of the 50-lap Summit Racing Southern Region “A” Main ...

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Hughes picks apart USMTS challengers at Cotton Bowl Speedway

PAIGE, Texas (Feb. 10) — When Jason Hughes was asked last month at the USMTS awards banquet what the plans were for him and his new teammate, Ryan Gustin, his answer was “win every race.” So far, so good. After struggling to notch a top-ten finish in Thursday night’s Summit Racing Southern Region opener, the two-time defending USMTS national champion ...

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Gustin draws first blood, wins USMTS opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway

PAIGE, Texas (Feb. 9) — Marshalltown, Iowa’s Ryan Gustin picked up where le left off last November and notched his second straight USMTS victory with a wire-to-wire triumph in Thursday’s season opener at the Cotton Bowl Speedway. The inaugural event for the United States Modified Touring Series at the two-year-old speedplant in Paige, Texas, was a gold-star battle of dirt ...

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‘Rocket’ too light, ‘Reaper’ gets loot in Chisholm Trail Showdown

PARK CITY, Kan. (Nov. 5) — Polesitter Rodney Sanders crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s main event, but it was Ryan Gustin who took home the $5,000 Chisholm Trail Showdown winner’s paycheck at the 81 Speedway. Sanders started on the pole and led all 50 laps of the feature race, but after rolling over the scales under the minimum ...

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Schott wins Grant Junghans Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 30) — More than 8,000 family, friends and fans of the late Grant Junghans gathered at the Lakeside Speedway Friday for the inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial-the biggest one-day event in the history of dirt modified racing. And when the dust had settled shortly after midnight, there was one man-Lucas Schott-standing in victory lane with a $10,002 ...

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Thornton, Marrant deal “Deuces Wild” victories at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 29) — USMTS drivers converged on the Lakeside Speedway Thursday for the inaugural “Deuces Wild” event-a special prelude to Friday’s Grant Junghans Memorial. Ricky Thornton Jr. and Aaron Marrant both have USRA Modified wins on their résumé, but neither had ever won a USMTS main event prior to Thursday night. Thornton, who finished second in last ...

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Weder on top of Modified world, wins 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 24) — Nearly eight years after his last USMTS triumph, Tommy Weder Jr. made his way back to Widow Wax Victory Lane in a big way Saturday by winning the finale of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. The 31-year-old from Woodward, Okla., has competed in just a handful of crown ...

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Schott guns down Featherlite Fall Jamboree foes Friday

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 23) — Friday night shows have been very good for Lucas Schott when the United States Modified Touring Series comes to Southern Minnesota. Two years ago, at 18 years of age, Schott captured his first USMTS win during the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree and he did again this year by leading all 42 laps Friday ...

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Dillard wins first Featherlite Fall Jamboree feature while Hughes nets third USMTS crown

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 22) — It was a battle for the ages on opening night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree as a season-long battle to become the 2016 USMTS national champion came down to the final turn on the final points night. Trailing defending champ Jason Hughes by 10 points coming into Thursday night’s clash at the ...

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Louisiana Fast: Dillard dominates at Adams County Speedway

CORNING, Iowa (Aug. 18) — His hometown of Robeline, La., may be half a world away, but Cade Dillard has certainly taken a liking to the State of Iowa. With a dominating performance Thursday night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, the 25-year-old notched his second straight win in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by ...

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Driver roster at 95 for Grant Junghans Memorial

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 18) — The biggest and richest one-day event in the history of dirt modified racing will take place Friday, Aug. 19, when fans and the top drivers in the sport converge on the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial presented by BriggsAuto.com. DRIVER ROSTER (as of Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.) 1. ...

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Phillips tops USMTS trophy hunters at Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (Aug. 5) — The Humboldt Speedway hosted the second round of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental Friday night, and Terry Phillips hoisted the winner’s check for $3,000. The 50-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was the beneficiary of a rough-and-tumble battle for the lead between Cade Dillard and Rodney Sanders midway through ...

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