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VanderBeek gets it done at 81, scores first USMTS checkers of 2019

PARK CITY, Kan. (April 25)–After several near misses in the early going this season, Zack VanderBeek finally found the road to victory lane and garnered his 48th career USMTS win at the 81 Speedway on Thursday night. The 34-year-old from New Sharon, Iowa, hasn’t employed any drastic measures to get faster, just plugging away. “We made some little changes, but ...

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Marriott cool under pressure in breakout USMTS triumph

VIVIAN, La. (April 12)–Not only did Hunter Marriott score his initial USMTS victory Friday night at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway, but he did it by fending off two of the most skilled drivers familiar with Gene Boyter’s high-banked speed palace in Vivian, La. In 14 USMTS main events held here over the past decade, Chris Henigan has two wins and Cade ...

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USMTS set for rock ’em sock ’em 2019 slate

DALLAS, Texas (March 3)–The 2019 USMTS campaign begins with a three-night excursion through Texas in March with 48 events featuring 62 nights of racing at 39 race tracks in 13 states along the road to the crowning of the next USMTS National Champion during the first weekend of November back in the Lone Star State. Along the grueling dirt road ...

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Gustin, Hovden, Jackson, Schlumbohm, Girard score Summit USRA Nationals victories

  WINSTON, Mo. (Oct. 20)–Ryan Gustin and Kris Jackson each captured their first Summit Racing Equipment USRA Nationals titles in dramatic fashion Saturday night at the I-35 Speedway, winning their third straight main event to complete a sweep of the weekend. Meanwhile, the checkered flag also waved for Mitch Hovden, Tyler Schlumbohm and Dakota Girard as they captured their first ...

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Gustin, Heeter, Jackson, Gulbrandson open Summit USRA Nationals in victory lane

WINSTON, Mo. (Oct. 18)–Four drivers who are no stranger to victory lane captured main event wins on opening night of the 5th Annual Summit USRA Nationals at the I-35 Speedway on Thursday night. Two-time USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin survived a flurry of yellow flags and a late-race challenge from USRA Modified national points leader Darron Fuqua of Mayetta, Kan., ...

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Gustin, Heeter, Jackson, Gulbrandson open Summit USRA Nationals in victory lane

WINSTON, Mo. (Oct. 18)–Four drivers who are no stranger to victory lane captured main event wins on opening night of the 5th Annual Summit USRA Nationals at the I-35 Speedway on Thursday night. Two-time USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin survived a flurry of yellow flags and a late-race challenge from USRA Modified national points leader Darron Fuqua of Mayetta, Kan., ...

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Crawley Holds off Swindell to Claim NCRA Sprint Opener!

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Park City, Kansas – March 30, 2018 – Tim Crawley of Benton, Arkansas out ran pole sitter Sammy Swindell to turn one on the opening lap and held on the rest of the way to claim the opening night of the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Friday night to open ...

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Morton masters final feature at King of America VIII Iron Man Challenge

  HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 17)–Things just kept getting better and better for J.C. Morton this weekend at the Humboldt Speedway for the King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. After leading the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event two nights in a row but settling for a fourth-place finish on Thursday and a runner-up on Friday, the ...

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American Sprint Car Series Closing In On 150 Nights Of Racing For 2018

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (February 23, 2018) The American Sprint Car Series is just over a week away from kicking off a combined slate of 143 nights of racing, with the potential for seven additional events to be added between National and Regional competition. With some race nights on the docket being co-sanctioned, the overall number of sanctioned events ...

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USMTS finalizes 2018 schedule, set for first stop in Arizona

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 10)–Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series announced the addition of four events to the 2018 campaign this weekend, filling the three dates previously marked as “to be announced” and adding the series’ first-ever date in the State of Arizona. Two shows were added to fill out the May 4-6 weekend, and features a return to two ...

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Gustin an army of one in 2018

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (November 7)–Ryan Gustin has won just about every title there is to win with the United States Modified Touring Series, and in 2018 he plans to add another new title to the list: team owner. And, of course, he’ll be driving the car too. For the first time since his initial USMTS start more than 11 years ago, ...

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Dennis Erb Jr. Takes the Checkers on Saturday Night at World Finals

Brandon Sheppard takes the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship CONCORD, NC- Nov. 4, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series hit the track for the last time in 2017 on Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Textron Off Road World Finals. When the checker flag waved after 50-laps it was Dennis ...

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Gravel Thrills Sellout World Finals Crowd with Last Lap Pass of Schatz

Schatz wins the war; Crowned 9-time Series Champion Charlotte, NC – November 4, 2017 – David Gravel couldn’t clear Donny Schatz with seven to go, but would not be denied, scoring the victory in a thriller with a last-lap pass of Schatz. It was Gravel and CJB Motorsports 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season, ...

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Scott goes out on top in Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown

PARK CITY, Kansas (November 4)–The United States Modified Touring Series kicked of the 2017 campaign nearly nine months ago and closed the curtain on a record-breaking season Saturday night at the 81 Speedway with the second running of the Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown presented by Kansas High Performance Racing Auction. Stormy Scott, who competed in all 71 USMTS-sanctioned races ...

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Brandon Sheppard Ties Outlaw Single-Season Wins Record

Late race pass by Sheppard makes a thrilling Textron Off Road World Finals feature CONCORD, NC- Nov. 3, 2017- Brandon Sheppard stunned the enormous crowd at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday after he commanded the lead of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series feature with only two laps remaining in the 50-lap event at the Textron ...

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Schatz Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Fifth Straight Year with Win at Textron Off Road World Finals

Ian Madsen and Dave Blaney complete podium in stacked 53-car field CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2017 – No matter who is in the pits, it’s tough to bet against Donny Schatz. That proved true on Night Two of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Schatz bested a ...

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Sanders parks it in 81 Speedway victory lane

PARK CITY, Kan. (Nov. 3)–Rodney Sanders powered his No. 20 USMTS Modified into the lead on lap 10 and led the final 20 laps to score a $2,000 victory Friday at the 81 Speedway on opening night of the 2nd Annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown presented by Kansas High Performance Racing Auction. Fresh off of a $20,000 triumph two ...

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BShepp Brings Out the Broom; Three races. Three wins. 17 total for the season.

PARK CITY, KS- September 24, 2017- Brandon Sheppard brought out the broom on Sunday night at 81 Speedway after his third consecutive win with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series in just as many nights during the Great Plains swing. His winning streak started on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS, continued to Saturday at Salina ...

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