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Bummer at The Hummer: King of America KO’d by COVID-19

HUMBOLDT, Kansas–Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced two executive orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelly’s latest executive order follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to limit group gatherings to no more than 50 individuals in a single area. “This is a difficult but essential step to further encourage social distancing and stem the spread of COVID-19,” ...

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Missouri’s Hunter Marriott scores Big O Speedway’s USMTS win!

Ennis, TX – 3/7/20 – Hunter Marriott returned to Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s victory lane for the first time since June 1, 2019, after besting Dereck Ramirez in a fierce battle to close out the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals at the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. Current Wrisco Points Leader and defending USMTS national ...

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Bo knows Big O, bags first USMTS win

ENNIS, Texas (March 6)–The track’s surface was smooth and fast at the Big O Speedway on Friday night, and Bo Day was the smoothest and fastest of all as he powered to his career-first USMTS victory on opening night of the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals. A second-place finish behind Dereck Ramirez in Fast Shafts Heat Race #2 allowed ...

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USMTS Texas Spring Nationals blasts off Thursday at Big O Speedway

ENNIS, Texas (March 4)–On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5-7, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s invades the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, for the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals. This will be the first-ever visit by the USMTS to the Dallas-area dirt track formerly known as 85 Speedway as the Big O Speedway becomes the ...

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Sanders back in USMTS winners circle at Cotton Bowl Speedway

PAIGE, Texas (March 1)–Rodney Sanders raced to his 99th career victory Sunday as the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s invaded the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. After being lapped by the winner and struggling to a tenth-place finish one night earlier, the 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, rediscovered his groove and fended off a late-race challenge from Dereck ...

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Jason Ingalls grabs USMTS win at South Texas Speedway

Ingalls in USMTS winners circle for first time at South Texas Speedway CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 29)–Jason Ingalls levied a smackdown Saturday night at the South Texas Speedway and sped to his career-first checkered flag with the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s. “This is top of the list,” Ingalls said when asked to rank this victory alongside his ...

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Rodney Sanders takes I-37 Speedway’s USMTS win!

Sanders draws first blood, wins USMTS opener at I-37 Speedway PLEASANTON, Texas (February 28)–As he did all of last year, Rodney Sanders will be sporting the fluorescent yellow Wrisco Points Leader spoiler on the trunk of his machine after winning the main event Friday at the I-37 Speedway in the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s lid-lifter. The first ...

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USMTS set to embark on 22nd year of wow

PLEASANTON, Texas (February 25)–With the beginning of a new decade, it’s only fitting that the 2020 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s will invade the I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, for the first time on Friday, February 28, as part of a six-race slate in the Lone Star State over the course of nine days. The ...

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53 nights at 30 dirt ovals dot 2020 USMTS slate

By Jeff Nun – The schedule is set with 53 dates at 30 unique dirt ovals confirmed for the 2020 United States Modified Touring Series schedule and the 22nd season for the world’s Best of the Best in dirt modified racing. With a new season on the horizon and new decade underway, it’s only fitting that the 2020 campaign will ...

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Bleess’ awesome autumn continues with Grant Junghans Memorial win; BShepp runner-up

On a history-making night at the 81 Speedway where crew members, fans and racers honored the late Grant Junghans and paid tribute to hall-of-fame promoter C. Ray Hall, a young driver from Chatfield, Minnesota, named Jacob Bleess forever etched his name into dirt modified racing lore. With the champagne still not dry on the Featherlite Fall Jamboree trophy he took ...

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Sanders shoots down challengers at Chisholm Trail Showdown; BShepp to 4th

Rodney Sanders rolled to his 11th main event victory of the season Friday as the United States Modified Touring Series kicked off the final weekend of the season with the 3rd Annual Chisholm Trail Showdown at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. Coming into the night as the newly-crowned and now three-time USMTS National Champion, Sanders emerged from a ...

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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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