Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sun shines on USMTS; Racing action set for Friday night at Lakeside Speedway

ftp_1148KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 19) – The USMTS Casey’s Cup Series returns to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday night for a blockbuster event just a few miles from where the NASCAR boys and girls will be playing on Sunday.

“The area has had a lot of rain over the last two weeks, but we’re confident we’ll have a smooth racetrack prepared for the drivers tonight” said USMTS president Todd Staley. “Our crew is down here assisting the new owners and their staff in getting the track surface and everything else ready for a great night.”

Last July, the USMTS made its maiden voyage to the historic Lakeside Speedway and
the fans jam-packing the grandstands got a classic battle that ended with Ryan
Gustin claiming the victory en route to his second straight USMTS national
championship.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods and local Factory Stocks will also be
in action. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with hot laps at 7 p.m.
The night’s first heat race gets the green flag at 7:30.

The Lakeside Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest
of Kansas City, Kan.). The track hotline is 913-299-2040 or check them out the
track’s official website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

On Saturday, April 20, the popular Salina Highbanks Speedway near Pryor Creek,
Okla., will host another sure-to-thrill blockbuster featuring the USMTS Modifieds.
Not surprisingly, Gustin took down one of the two events in 2012 while Terry
Phillips captured the other checkered flag. Hughes was the winner when the USMTS
made its only prior appearance in 2004.

Support classes for Saturday’s show will be Grand Nationals, 360 Modifieds, Pure
Stocks and Factory Stocks presented by MCH Kenworth. Gates open at 4 p.m. with the
first green flag waving at 6:30.

The Salina Highbanks Speedway is located 7 miles east of Pryor on SR 20. For more
information, visit the website at www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com or call
918-434-7223.

Both events will award valuable points in the USMTS Arbor Masters Central Region
presented by Day Motor Sports.

The “Big Dog Buy-In” will be in effect each night to create a possible $8,000
take-home pay for one driver. Each race pays $2,000 to win, but the Big Dog Buy-In
allows any driver to gamble an extra $100 at the time of registration to compete for
an extra $2,000 cash for taking the win. In eight events this season, a gambler has
won the main event seven times.

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 or check out
our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

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

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: 4s Motorsports, Allgayer Inc., Arbor Masters, ASi
Racewear, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Erson Cams, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, FVP, Integra Racing
Shocks & Springs, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Lecolift, Mesilla Valley
Transportation, Olympic Fire Protection, Ramirez Motorsports, Road Runner Trucking,
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, GRT Race Cars, 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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