Weather woes wipe out Tri-City Speedway event; USMTS show still a go Saturday at 24 Raceway

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    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (April 9) – Mother Nature just refuses to play fair.
    For the fifth time in this early 2009 racing season, inclement weather has forced the cancellation of a USMTS Casey's General Stores National Tour event.

    This time it's the Inaugural Frostbuster slated for Friday, April 10, at the Tri-City Speedway that has fallen victim to weather. Track and USMTS officials are working to set a new date to bring America's premier dirt Modified series to the historic facility.

    All systems are go, however, for Saturday, April 11, as the 24 Raceway in Moberly, Mo., hosts the USMTS Casey's General Stores National Tour for the second straight season. Last year's event drew national attention with a first-ever tie to end a USMTS main event as Jon Tesch and Zack VanderBeek crossed the stripe in a dead heat.

    The $2,000-to-win event will be the fifth of the season for the touring USMTS titans in the too-tough-to-tame Bear Tire Mo-Kan Region.

    Fresh off a clean sweep at the West Siloam Speedway last weekend, Jason Hughes of Westville, Okla., headlines the list of entries. Other mud-slinging masters race fans can expect to see include Dustin Boney, Jon Tesch, Rodney Sanders, Johnny Bone Jr., Kelly Shryock, Steve Holzkamper, Scott Green, Zack VanderBeek, Chad Wheeler, Bryan Rowland, Dereck Ramirez, Tommy Myer, Kip Hughes, Jason Krohn, Don Crnkovich, Tate Cole, Tim Shields, Tony Jackson Jr. and many more.

    Gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps slated for 6:15 and the first green flag scheduled to wave at 7 p.m.

    USRA Stock Cars will join the local Sportsman class and compete for national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series. B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and 4-Cylinders will also be on the racing card.

    The 24 Raceway is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 3.5 miles east of US 63 on US 24. For more information, call 573-881-8861 or visit on the World Wide Web.

    To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, call the headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit online for the latest news and information from the USMTS.
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    USMTS TITLE SPONSOR: Casey’s General Stores.
    USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Awesome Racewear,, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Karl Chevrolet, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, Nitroquest, PBM Performance Products, Sunoco Race Fuels.

    USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: ASi Racewear, Bear Tire, DandyLand Farms, Day Motor Sports, Diamond Oil Company, Gressel Oil Field Service, Just Say Yes, Ramirez Race Cars, Lone Star Super Gas, Olympic Fire Protection, Ruter Farms, Yeager Machine.

    USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Big Dog Chassis & Fabrication, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Dynatech Racing Exhaust, Hyperco, ISKY Racing Cams, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, Out-Pace Racing Products, Quarter Master, QuickTime Performance Race Parts, Real Racing Wheels, US Brake.

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