HUMBOLDT, Kan.-Jason Hughes stalked Dereck Ramirez for 57 laps Saturday night at the Humboldt Speedway, finally pounced on an opportunity to take the lead on lap 58, and then paced the final 43 circuits to capture the victory in the King of America V Modified Nationals presented by Chix Gear Racewear.
In addition to his 2010 United States Modified Touring Series National Championship trophy, the 40-year-old from Watts, Okla., has won every USMTS major event at least once, but his 124th career USMTS triumph Saturday may be the sweetest of all. [click to continue…]
It wasn’t until several minutes later he learned that Kris Jackson, who crossed the finish line a half-car-length ahead of Bryant, was disqualified during post-race technical inspections. [click to continue…]
MAYETTA- Lester “Kit-tam-wa” Arnold, 82, of Mayetta, KS passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born March 22, 1933 in Holton, Kansas, the son of William and Leona (Pahmahmie) Arnold.
Lester attended Nieve Country School in Jackson County and later earned his G.E.D. He served in the United States Army from 1953 – 1955 during the Korean Conflict. Lester was a self-employed painter since 1979 and had previously worked for Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company.
He was a member of the Potawatomi United Methodist Church, Wa-te-se American Legion Post #410 and Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Lester married Wanda C. Fitzsimmons in May 8, 1965 in Topeka. She preceded him in death on March 24, 1987. He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Arnold July 18, 2006 and a brother, Albert Arnold. [click to continue…]
WHEATLAND, MO (March 26th, 2015) – Cedar Falls, Iowa based Performance Bodies has supported the Lucas Oil MLRA on a regular basis for many seasons. Series officials are elated to announce the agreement has grown to a multi-year partnership, with more offered to the racers than ever before. There will not only be nightly winners of Performance Bodies products, but also a special prize at the yearend banquet. [click to continue…]
WHEATLAND, MO (March 26th, 2015) – The richest and largest Dirt Late Model event in the State of Missouri, the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com is now less than 60 days away! The 23rd edition of the event held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, will take place on May 21st-23rd at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. [click to continue…]
Due to wet conditions and cold temperatures, I-35 Speedway is moving opening night for the weekly series to Sunday March 29, 2015. Pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m., grandstand gates open at 3:00 p.m,, driver’s meeting at 4:30 p.m., hot laps at 5:00 p.m. with races starting at 5:30 p.m. Join us for another exciting race night at I-35 Speedway, where you experience dirt trackin at its’ best.
Silver, KS – I was at a function with my daughter tonight when I got a text message from my brother John. It simply read that Lester Arnold passed away today.
It was sad to hear the news.
So many times we are on the sites or on tv talking about driver X and what amazing things he can do, the crew chief that makes all the right calls or the sponsors that plugged in a bunch of money to make an event happen. [click to continue…]
HUMBOLDT, Kan.-The who’s who of dirt modified racing will invade the Humboldt Speedway this week for the King of America V presented by Chix Gear, and although there is nothing like being there we’ve got the next best thing where the seat is probably more comfortable and the concession stand is just a few steps away in your kitchen.
Set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28, all three days of this week’s blockbuster event will be broadcast live online by the RacinDirt-the most respected and talented live and on-demand video providers in short track racing today. [click to continue…]
WINSTON, Mo.-As the United States Modified Touring Series invaded the I-35 Speedway for the 14th time in 14 seasons Sunday, Ryan Gustin scored his third USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental victory of the year and third of his career at the clay oval in Winston, Mo.
Keith Foss beat polesitter Nick Nevins to the first corner at the start of the 40-lap main event and led the first 13 laps before problems under the hood of Nevins’s machine ended his night and brought out the first and only caution flag of the race. [click to continue…]