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Bleess seizes piece of history with Featherlite Fall Jamboree victory

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)–Jacob Bleess drove the race of his life Saturday night in the finale of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. Bleess took the lead at the waving of the green flag and went on to pace all 50 laps in securing his career-first USMTS win on the world’s biggest stage for ...

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Sanders best of the best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree thriller

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 20)–Magical things just seem to happen between the walls of the Deer Creek Speedway when the United States Modified Touring Series is in town, and the racing gods bestowed yet another badass blessing on the race fans Friday during the second night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. When considering the amount of sheer excitement ...

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Ramirez, Deer Creek bury the hatchet in Featherlite Fall Jamboree lid-lifter

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 19)–Dereck Ramirez watched the monkey on his back grow old, but the 32-year-old from Woodward, Okla., finally laid it to rest Thursday on opening night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Ramirez started on the outside of the front row and followed polesitter Joel Alberts for the first six laps of Thursday’s main event before ...

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Phillips finds $4,000 and fourth ‘Hunt’ win in Casino Speedway’s Sandy Benson Memorial

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Aug. 25)–Terry Phillips capped off a big week of USMTS racing on Sunday with a hard-earned $4,000 victory in the Sandy Benson Memorial at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D. Phillips may very well be the hottest driver on dirt right now. If not for a last-lap pass by Jake O’Neil one night earlier, Phillips would be riding ...

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O’Neil wows Worthington crowd with last-lap pass

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 24)–Ever since Terry Philips nipped Dereck Ramirez by two one-thousandths of a second for the win on the first night of ‘The Hunt’ three weeks ago, the racing in the USMTS has been nothing short of incredible. Saturday night was more of the same. After a riveting 39 laps of racing around the Nobles County Speedway, the ...

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O’Neil cops USMTS Casey’s Clash at Hamilton County Speedway

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 22)–The Hamilton County Speedway hosted the 13th Annual USMTS Casey’s Clash presented by AmericInn on Thursday night, and Jake O’Neil made himself at home in victory lane for the third time this season. Hunter Marriott garnered the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award and led early on before giving way to Dereck Ramirez, who came from the sixth ...

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Gustin garners 100th USMTS victory in maiden voyage to Dallas County Speedway

URBANA, Mo. (Aug. 15)–The United States Modified Touring Series invaded the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., for the first time Thursday for the inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness, and a record crowd was on hand to witness Ryan Gustin beat Dereck Ramirez to the finish line by a whisker. “That was one heck of a race,” Gustin ...

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Sanders sails to USMTS victory at I-35 Speedway

WINSTON, Mo. (Aug. 14)–Rodney Sanders rolled to his series-best seventh win of the season Wednesday as the I-35 Speedway hosted the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com. The current points leader in the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship, Sanders was patient while he battled with Ryan Gustin, Darron Fuqua, Zack VanderBeek and Terry Phillips for the first ...

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USMTS invades Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, MO on August 15th

The United States Modified Touring series will rock the town of Urbana, Missouri on Thursday, August 15th with a stop on the Casey’s Hunt for the Championship tour. This enormous event will certainly be one for the history books. A-Modifieds have not appeared at Dallas County Speedway in 12+ years. The track has never hosted a National Touring event, nor ...

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Sanders continues to steamroll through Show-Me State with USMTS triumph at Monett

Rodney Sanders continued his march toward a third USMTS National Championship Sunday night, winning the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Nationals presented by Wilwood at the Monett Motor Speedway. The 2012 and 2013 title-holder, Sanders hunted early leader Dereck Ramirez for the first 17 laps before using lapped traffic to steal the lead and then remained on top until the checkered ...

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Sanders hangs on for USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout win at Lucas OIl Speedway

By Lyndal Scranton – WHEATLAND, Missouri (August 3, 2019) – Rodney Sanders took command midway through Saturday night’s 40-lap feature and went on to win the 10th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment.   Sanders, of Happy, Texas, held off Dereck Ramirez and Terry Phillips in a two-lap shootout after a pair of late cautions wiped ...

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Phillips nips Ramirez in USMTS instant classic at 81 Speedway

PARK CITY, Kansas (August 1)–The Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship blasted off Thursday night at the 81 Speedway with another instant classic produced by C. Ray Hall’s 3/8-mile dirt oval outside of Wichita. After following six spectacular qualifying events, the 40-lap feature race was fierce and fast from the waving of the green flag until the checkered flag ...

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Silver Dollar Prelim: Sanders nabs ninth USMTS win at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 19)–Rodney Sanders picked up where he left off last year by winning Friday’s preliminary feature for the USMTS Modifieds during opening night of I-80 Speedway’s 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. After six qualifying heat races, 20 drivers competed in the 30-lap main event which was split into two 15-lap segments. Terry Phillips was the leader ...

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Gustin outduels Mars to score second Masters victory

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)–Ryan Gustin battled mechanical gremlins from the time he left his home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon through early Saturday evening, but when the big money was on the line Saturday night ‘The Reaper’ exorcised the demons and bolted to his second Masters title in three years. After a tight three-way battle between early leader ...

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Phillips reels in rain-delayed USMTS Friday feature Saturday at Masters

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)–The last USMTS win for Terry Phillips came last November in a rain-shortened Summit USMTS Southern Nationals, and his next came in a rain-delayed 40-lap feature Saturday evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway during the conclusion of night #2 of the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance. A heavy downpour around 10 p.m. Friday night ...

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Sorensen the USMTS Master on opening night at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 13)–Three nights of fierce racing kicked off Wednesday with opening night at the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance at the Cedar Lake Speedway, and the competitors will be hard-pressed to exceed the bar they set tonight. A spectacular 40-lap main event saw Jimmy Mars steal the lead from Dereck Ramirez just shy of the ...

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Gustin finds his groove in Greenville

GREENVILLE, Texas (June 4)–When Ryan Gustin won the USMTS feature Sunday night at the Creek County Speedway, it snapped a winless streak that lasted for more than a year. He barely had time to let his engine cool down before scoring his next one Tuesday night at the Superbowl Speedway. Just three of the eight previously scheduled USMTS shows at ...

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Gustin grinds out USMTS victory at Creek County Speedway

KELLYVILLE, Okla. (June 2)–Ryan Gustin roped himself a rugged victory Sunday night when the USMTS invaded the Creek County Speedway for the 2nd Annual Bullring Badass presented by Bravado Wireless, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Pizza Express and Duvall Electric. Following up last year’s inaugural event where fans were treated to a caution-free 40-lap barnburner, another epic battle in the tight ...

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