Saturday, November 18, 2017

USMTS invades Humboldt, Winston this weekend for MSD Central Region openers

USMTS ready for a big swing! Ron Skinner Photo

USMTS ready for a big swing! Ron Skinner Photo

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 17) — The preeminent powerhouse of dirt modified racing readies for a humungous tripleheader this weekend, March 18-20, as the United States Modified Touring Series kicks off action in the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Some stout names are expected for this weekend’s titanic trio of shows, including Jason Hughes, Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Zack VanderBeek, Jesse Sobbing, Joe Duvall, Scott Drake, Johnny and Stormy Scott, John Allen, Darron Fuqua, Brock and Cody Bauman, Dereck Ramirez, Jake Timm, Lance Town, Lucas Schott, Terry Phillips, Jeremy Payne, Hunter Marriot, Ricky Thornton Jr. and many more surprises.

To get the ball rolling, the fire-breathing machines of the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental take center stage at the Humboldt Speedway this Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, for the 11th Annual Spring Fling @ The Bullring.

Gates open at 4 p.m. both days. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 6:30 on Saturday. Spectator tickets are $18 Friday and $20 Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 both nights and children under 6 years old get in for free. Pit passes are $35 both nights.

Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and local Pure Stocks will also be on the racing card both nights. Saturday’s show will be the season-opening event in the Iron Man Challenge for both Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

Friday’s USMTS winner gets a $2,000 paycheck while Holley USRA Stock Cars go for $500, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods $400 and Pure Stock $250 to win. On Saturday, the USMTS feature race carries a $3,000 top prize with $750 to win Holley USRA Stock Cars, $600 for the Out-pace USRA B-Mod winner and $250 to top the Pure Stock division.

The Humboldt Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile clay oval located off of US 169 to the Humboldt exit, then 0.1 mile west, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east. For more information, call (620) 431-2470 or 620-473-3694. You can also visit www.humboldtspeedway.com.

On Sunday, March 20, the USMTS road warriors roll into Winston, Mo., for the 8 Annual Missouri Meltdown at the I-35 Speedway.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 and racing at 6:30. Spectator tickets are $20, kids ages 6-12 are $8 and children ages 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Also on tap is the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

Sunday’s USMTS main event winner takes home $3,000. Holley USRA Stock Cars will race for a $750 top prize and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods grapple for a $600 winner’s share of the prize money.

The I-35 Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (Exit 64). For more information, call 660-749-5317 or check out their website at www.i-35speedway.net.

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

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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, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt.com, RealTruck.com, 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, ElbowsUp.com, Erson Cams, I-29 Trailer Sales, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rivers Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids, YouDirt.com.

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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