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USMTS week-night special on June 3 added to Lucas Oil Speedway schedule

WHEATLAND, Missouri (May 22, 2020) – Lucas Oil Speedway has added a week-night program, with the United States Modified Touring Series and USRA Iron Man Stock Cars coming on Wednesday, June 3.   “This came together quickly and we’re excited about playing host to this week-night event,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said of the USMTS Modified/USRA Iron ...

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Indoor Racing Routinely Produces First-Time USAC Midget Winners

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020)………What’s the deal with indoor races producing new winners in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget ranks over the last six-and-a-half decades?   Is it based mainly on the fact that the tracks are usually on the smallish side, which produces tight racing where the variables for ...

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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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Falck still flawless, four others first in Summit USRA Nationals Friday night features

  WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Sept. 27)–Kyle Falck scored his second feature win in as many nights Friday while four other racers found their way into Hamilton County Speedway’s victory lane during the second round of action at the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals presented by MyRacePass. Like he did on Thursday, Falck had the field covered for the entire 20-lap ...

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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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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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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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