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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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Gustin Excited For Full Season of Late Model Action

By Billy Rock – Wheatland, Missouri (March 11, 2020) -Ryan Gustin stole the show last October by winning night # 1 of the 2019 MLRA Falls Nationals, his debut event behind the wheel of the Tri Star Engines and Transmissions sponsored Open Late Model.  Ask him why he is so quick to adapt to change, and he’ll casually tell you, ...

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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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19-Year-Old Spencer Hughes Bags $5,000 Payday in Big Gator Championship Upset Victory

Nick Hoffman Secures 2020 DIRTcar Nationals Championship for Fifth straight title by Matt Prieur, photo credit to Joe Grabianowski BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 10, 2020 — The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their week-long battle at the 49th DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford with the $5,000-to-win Big Gator Championship, before crowning the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals Champion.  A thrilling last-lap pass ...

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Show-Me 100 ticket renewal deadline nears for Lucas Oil Speedway premier event

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 27, 2020) – Fans who purchased reserved three-day passes for last year’s Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com have until the end of this week to renew them through the Lucas Oil Speedway office. The 28th annual Show-Me 100 is set for May 21-23 with both individual daily reserved tickets and three-day passes going on sale to 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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Rodney Sanders makes it two in a row at Vado Speedway Park

The second night of racing action at the Vado Speedway Park for the inaugural Battle at the Border took place Saturday and Rodney Sanders continued where he left off with another $1,000 feature race win in the Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds. After coming from eighth on Friday night, the Happy, Texas, hustler had to get the job done from tenth ...

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Local Racer Jake Gallardo is Ready for the Outlaws!

NO FEAR: Las Cruces-native Plans Run vs. Outlaws at Vado Local track champ Jake Gallardo is ready for the biggest challenge of his racing career By James McMahen The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series invades Vado Speedway Park for the Battle at the Border, Jan 2-5. For 2019 Vado Super Late Model track champion, Jacob Gallardo, it’s a chance to measure his skills ...

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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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Lucas Oil Speedway tentative 2020 schedule includes oval, off road and drag boat racing

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 7, 2019) – Lucas Oil Speedway has released its 2020 tentative schedule and it includes something for everyone with motorsports events planned on three different venues at the complex – and even a professional bull ride.Along with the 13-week Weekly Racing Series, which General Manager Danny Lorton calls “the backbone of our schedule,” there’s at least one special ...

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Whitwell denies challengers, claims Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals qualifying feature

R.C. Whitwell staved off a mid-race challenge from Jake O’Neil and a late-race threat from Bobby Pierce to claim the checkers on night two of the 20th Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals at the Vado Speedway Park. The ace from Tucson, Arizona, started on the pole for the 25-lap Rancho Milagro USRA Modified qualifying feature, but his path to ...

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