Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Humboldt Speedway warming up for King of America VI presented by Chix Gear

koa-2016HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 10) — The first crown jewel event for America’s elite dirt modified drivers is three weeks away and the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., is heating up the 3/8-mile dirt oval in preparation for King of America VI presented by Chix Gear.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2, the mega-event for the United States Modified Touring Series will once again feature a 100-lap finale that will see the winner going home with $12,000 while every other starter in Saturday’s main event will pocket at least $1,100.

Like last year, each competitor will run four heat races from four different starting positions-two on Thursday and two on Friday-with passing points combined for the best three of the four heats. The top 12 in overall points from Thursday and Friday will be locked into the first six rows of Saturday’s finale. The balance of the main event field will come from the “B” Main.

Heat race winners both nights will earn $100 with the overall hard charger of the heat races pocketing $200.

In addition to the fire-breathing machines of the USMTS, the King of America VI presented by Chix Gear will also feature the Iron Man Challenge for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. They will run a complete show of heat races and main events each of the three days.

Premium three-day reserved seats are just $60 and available by calling (515) 832-7944. Single-day general admission tickets are $20 Thursday and Friday, and $25 on Saturday. General admission tickets will only be sold on the night of the races only.

The inaugural running of the extravaganza took place in 2011, and fans have been treated to three nights of extraordinary wheel-to-wheel action and thrilling finishes each year. Jason Hughes is the reigning King of America, Rodney Sanders wore the crown in 2014, Ryan Gustin won in 2013, Stormy Scott scored the victory in 2012 and Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural title in 2011.

Saturday’s program will feature last-chance races and an “alphabet soup” of main events that will culminate with a stellar starting field for the 100-lap championship race that will start three-wide. Even if a driver has some tough luck during qualifying, he or she still has the chance to climb the ladder of qualifying events on Saturday to earn a spot in the finale.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free and pit passes are $20.

Every lap of every race every day at the King of America VI presented by Chix Gear will be broadcast live via pay-per-view on

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call 620-431-2470 or visit For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

Chix Gear Racewear is entering its second season as presenting sponsor of the event and is the Official Women’s Apparel of the USMTS. Chix Gear Racewear is available online at or at their traveling boutique that shows up at several racing events across America. Make sure to like their Facebook page to get the first opportunity to purchase new apparel. You can also pick up signature Chix Gear apparel at the USMTS merchandise trailer.

This is a special event sanctioned by USMTS. No USMTS points will be awarded and a USMTS license is not required. All USMTS rules apply. For complete rules, visit

The entry fee is $250 if received or postmarked on or before March 13. The entry fee is $300 if received or postmarked after March 13 but on or before March 30. The entry fee is $400 on race day. Entry forms are available at

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at or subscribe to our YouTube channel at

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, COMP Cams, CP-Carrillo, Day Motor Sports, Deatherage Opticians, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Kevko Oil Pans & Components, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, MSD,,,, S&S Fishing & Rental, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: AMP Energy Drink, Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric,, Erson Cams, I-29 Trailer Sales, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rivers Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids,

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bell Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, Driven Racing Oil, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Precision Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Engineering.

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