Wednesday, February 21, 2018

USMTS warriors invade pair of Oklahoma ovals this weekend

reaper222MUSKOGEE, Okla. (April 3) – Oklahoma . where the roar of engines come sweeping down the plain this Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, as the United States Modified Touring Series invades a pair of Sooner State dirt ovals where the land is grand.

The USMTS Modifieds will be singing as they invade the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Friday night for the first time in the 15-year history of the series.

Not only will fans in the region get their first and only chance to see the hottest
open-wheel dirt modified drivers on the planet, race sponsor York Street Tires will
be giving away a front-end alignment and two free tire rotations to some lucky fans
in attendance at the inaugural event on the big half-mile oval.

The track will host a practice session on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. On
Friday, the pits will be open all day to accommodate drivers arriving early. Hot
laps will start at 6:45 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 7:30.

Street Stock, Pure Stock, 360 Modifieds and SportMod will also be in action.
Grandstand tickets are $17 for adults with youth ages 12 and under admitted free of
charge. Pit passes are $35.

The Thunderbird Speedway is a slightly-banked half-mile clay oval located 2.1 miles
east of US 69 on Okmulgee St. to B St., then 0.9 mile south. For more information
call 918-684-6149 or visit online.

Saturday night will find the carbureted cowboys and their iron steeds at the West
Siloam Speedway near West Siloam Springs, Okla., as the track plays host to the
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series for the 5th Annual Sooner Modified Nationals presented by
Advanced Energy, Inc.

Jason Hughes visited victory lane the last time the USMTS Modifieds were here on
April 30, 2011, and it was his third straight win at the track. Jason Krohn and
Steve Holzkamper both picked up wins in 2008 and the 2007 doubleheader went to Kelly
Shryock and Jay Noteboom.

Saturday’s program will also feature Grand Nationals, 360 Modifieds, Pure Stocks and
Front-Wheel Drives and Late Models. Pit gates open at 12 noon, grandstand gates open
at 3 p.m., hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing starts at 6 p.m.

Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults. Seniors 62 and older plus members of the
military get in for $10 with their i.d. card. Kids ages 10 and under get in the
grandstands for free.

The West Siloam Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 5.5 miles west
of Arkansas/Oklahoma State Line on US 412. For more information call 479-427-9295 or
check out on the World Wide Web.

Both events on Friday and Saturday will pay $2,000 to win and award USMTS Casey’s
Cup Series points in the USMTS Arbor Master Central Region presented by Day Motor
Sports. The current top 10 in points are Stormy Scott, Ryan Gustin, Jason Hughes,
Chase Junghans, Kelly Shryock, Mark Dotson, Johnny Scott, Terry Beckham II, Zack
VanderBeek and Lucas Schott.

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 or check out
our YouTube channel at

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Casey’s General Stores,
Cheetos, COMP CamsĀ®, Day Motor Sports, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, New
Vision Graphics, Nitroquest, RACEceiver,, Snickers.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Allgayer Inc., Arbor Masters, ASi Racewear, BRODIX
Cylinder Heads, Erson Cams, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, 4S Motorsports, FVP, Integra Racing
Shocks & Springs, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Lecolift, Mesilla Valley
Transportation, Olympic Fire Protection, Ramirez Motorsports, Ruter Farms, Something
Inked, United Cellular Services.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AERO Race Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Bell Racing
Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, CPD Racing Tools,
Crane Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod
Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, JRi Shocks,
Keyser Manufacturing, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, MSD Ignition, PBM
Performance Products, Power Lift Racing Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing
Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Tiger Rear Ends, VP Racing Fuels.

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