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Hughes chalks up 150th USMTS win at I-94 Speedway

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (May 19) — Jason Hughes was behind the eight-ball all night Friday at the I-94 Speedway, but after the checkered flag waved the three-time USMTS national champion was in front of the cameras and standing in victory lane for the 150th time after a United States Modified Touring Series feature race. Meanwhile, a crop of rookie drivers ...

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VanderBeek breaks through with Summit Showdown victory at Kennedale

VanderBeek breaks through with Summit Showdown victory at Kennedale KENNEDALE, Texas (May 12) — One of the most entertaining main events of the season took place Friday night at the Kennedale Speedway Park, followed up by one of the biggest celebrations of the year after Zack VanderBeek notched his first United States Modified Touring Series victory since early last September. ...

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Hughes wheels into West Texas Raceway winners circle

LUBBOCK, Texas (May 5) — It looked like any one of three drivers in a late-race dog fight might pull off the win Friday night at the West Texas Raceway, but just as it had been on 148 previous occasions it was Jason Hughes standing in USMTS victory lane. Following two quick cautions on the first two laps of the ...

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Scott rock solid in USMTS stint at Southern Oklahoma Speedway

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 4) — It took him 20 races to get his first of the year, and now Stormy Scott has won two of the last three United States Modified Touring Series main events after an impressive wire-to-wire win at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway Thursday night. After receiving the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award, Scott led Cade Dillard the entire ...

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Thornton does it again, wins 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown

WINSTON, Mo. (April 22) — Ricky Thornton Jr. collected his second USMTS Casey’s Cup MSD Central Region win of the weekend Saturday night at the I-35 Speedway for the 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown. It was also the third straight weekend that Stormy Scott led at least one lap in the main event, and he paced the first ten laps ...

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Thornton conquers “The Cage”

ATCHISON, Kan. (April 20) — Twenty-six days of silence was broken Thursday night when the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental invaded the Atchison County Raceway and refired the engines for the 2nd Annual “Cage Match.” The Scott brothers-Johnny and Stormy-filled the front row for the start of the 50-lap MSD Central Region main event, and Stormy ...

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Gustin golden, garners second King of America crown

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 25) — Five days shy of his first King of America victory in 2013, Ryan Gustin became the first two-time winner of the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing after a jaw-dropping performance Saturday night at the Humboldt Speedway. In tallying his 80th career USMTS triumph, the 26-year-old legend-in-the-making from Marshalltown, Iowa, pocketed ...

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With finish line in sight, rain forces final King of America qualifier to Saturday

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 24) — After 21 races and 210 laps of racing Friday, the rain that had held off all evening finally fell on the Humboldt Speedway and forced the postponement of the final 10-lap qualifying heat at King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing until Saturday. The skies opened up just as the fifth and ...

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Keeter claims first USMTS win in King of America VII kickoff

By Jeff Nun – Mitch Keeter recorded his first ever United States Modified Touring Series victory Thursday against what may have been the strongest field of competitors he’s ever been a part of. Starting on the front row of the 40-lap main event next to polesitter Cade Dillard—a five-time USMTS winner already this season—Keeter never flinched as he led all ...

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Sanders sizzles in Sooner Showdown finale

ARDMORE, Okla. (March 11) — Rodney Sanders reeled in his first win of the season with a dominating wire-to-wire effort on the final day of the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown Saturday at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway. The 2012 and 2013 USMTS national champion had not led one of the previous 545 laps of feature racing this season, but ...

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Scott never tires, notches second USMTS win of 2017 in Ardmore

ARDMORE, Okla. (March 10) — Johnny Scott’s winning move at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., Friday night likely came on the first lap of the race as he cruised to his second victory of the season on night two of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars. Normally, the top eight drivers in heat race passing ...

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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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