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9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks begins Feb. 23 in Corpus Christi

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas–The engines have been silent since November, but the Best of the Best is less than two weeks away from kicking off the 2018 campaign with the 9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance.

The Summit USMTS Southern Series presented by Production Jars will open the season with a doubleheader at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24. Then on Sunday, Feb. 25, the action moves to the Texana Raceway in Edna. The South Texas Speedway will also host an open practice on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6-9 p.m.

Limited Mods and Pure Stocks will join the USMTS both nights at the South Texas Speedway. Two separate and complete shows await two of the most popular racing divisions in South Texas during this big event. Limited Mods will pay $600 to win Friday and $700 to win Saturday. Pure Stocks are $400 to win Friday and $500 to win Saturday (no entry fee either class). Southern/Northern Sport Mods or USRA B-mods are welcome to come race, but must completely conform to your class rules.

Spectator gates open at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Friday’s USMTS payouts: Licensed – 1. $3000, 2. $1600, 3. $1100, 4. $900, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $425, 10. $400, 11. $375, 12. $350, 13. $325, 14. $300, $275 to start, $90 tow; Non-Licensed – 1. $3000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $400, 8. $375, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, $225 to start; $75 tow.

Saturday’s USMTS payouts: Licensed -1. $3000, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $375, 12. $350, 13. $325, $300 to start, $90 tow; Non-Licensed – 1. $3000, 2. $1500, 3. $100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $300, 13. $275, $250 to start, $75 tow.

The South Texas Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located east on I-37 to exit 4A, then 3.4 miles south on FM 665/Old Brownsville Rd., then merge onto S. Padre Island Dr., then right onto FM665 W/Old Brownsville Rd., then 2.6 miles west. For more information, call (361) 548-0669 or visit www.southtxspeedway.com.

Sunday’s show at the Texana Raceway will also feature Limited Mods and Pure Stocks racing for $750 and $500 to win, respectively, with a car/driver entry fee of $55.

Gates open at 1 p.m., hot laps start at 4:30 and racing begins at 5. General admission tickets are $20 and pit passes are $35.

Sunday’s USMTS payouts: Licensed – 1. $2500, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $300, 13. $275, $250 to start, $90 tow; Non-Licensed – 1. $2500, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $300, 9. $275, 10. $250, 11. $225, $200 to start, $75 tow.

The Texana Raceway is a 5.16-mile high-banked dirt oval located 2.0 miles east of Edna on SR 111, then left on Haines Rd. (FM 412). For more information, call (979) 758-4440 or visit www.texanaraceway.com.

The boys are back at it again the following Thursday, March 1, at the Grayson County Speedway in Bells, Texas, with an open practice on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, will find the mud-slinging Modified monsters at the Kennedale Speedway Park and Saturday, March 3, at the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville.

This will be the only swing through the Dallas-Fort Worth area until the inaugural Summit USMTS Southern Nationals returns to Kennedale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-3. Prior to that, these first six races in the Lone Star State are the only Summit USMTS Southern Series events not tied in with the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup national series.

The first points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental happens two weeks later on Friday, March 9, at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., which will also be a Summit USMTS Southern Series points race.

The first race for the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup will happen on Friday, March 9, when both series clash at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. There will be a practice on Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

On Saturday, March 10, the series will move to the ‘House of Hook’ in Meridian, Miss., at the Whynot Motorsports Park, with the final stop of the 9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks taking place at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

Twenty-one races are on the schedule for the Summit USMTS Southern Series and a driver’s best 15 performances will apply toward the final standings and year-end points funds. The Summit USMTS Southern Series champ is staring at a minimum $5,000 payday at year’s end, and any driver that competes in at least 18 of the 21 races is guaranteed to earn at least $1,000 in points fund money regardless of finishing position.

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. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Hamilton County Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway team up to pay up for perfect attendance

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa–Officials at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Mason City Motor Speedway Mason City, Iowa, have teamed up to offer some serious bonus bucks to drivers racing at both tracks in 2018.

If you do not miss a race at either track in the USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod, USRA Hobby Stock or USRA Tuner classes, you will cash in.

Each track will chip in $70 each points night in for the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, $60 for USRA Hobby Stocks and $50 for USRA Tuners (that’s $250 each night).

All drivers in each class will split the amount of money for the season.

For instance, if 20 Saturday night races are run at the Hamilton County Speedway and 16 Sunday night shows at Mason City Motor Speedway in the USRA Stock Cars, that will be 36 total nights x $70 per night to make a $2,520 dual track prize pool.

If only one driver in the USRA Stock Cars has perfect attendance, he or she will pocket the whole $2,520. If five drivers have perfect attendance, they will split the money equally, and so forth.

Racing is slated to kick off at the Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday, April 21, and the first race of 2018 at the Mason City Motor Speedway is set for Sunday, April 29.

The Hamilton County Speedway is located off of US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. If you are interested in marketing partnerships or working at the speedway, call (515) 832-6000 or check out www.HamiltonCoSpeedway.com. You can also get social on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceWebsterCity or Twitter at www.twitter.com/HamiltonCoSpeed.

The Mason City Motor Speedway is a half-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 (at the North Iowa Fairgrounds). For more information, call (641) 424-6515 or check out www.MasonCityMotorSpeedway.com online. You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MasonCityMotorSpeedway follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RacinMasonCity.

To learn more about the USRA, visit usraracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at facebook.com/usraracing, follow twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at usraracing.com/subscribe.

Rancho Milagro returns as sponsor of USMTS loyalty program

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

TAOS, N.M. –Rancho Milagro and Top of the World Ranch in Taos, N.M., along with their Eagle Moon Farm in Las Cruces, N.M., are back in 2018 as supporter of the USMTS loyalty program.

USMTS feature race winners last year earned more than $20,000 in additional cash from Rancho Milagro, and this year the pie will be even bigger but cut into many more slices.

The Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program will pay the top ten loyalty program members at each USMTS points race. The rules are simple: the driver must have perfect attendance and display the official Rancho Milagro decal on the race car at all times.

If a driver misses one race without using a grace race, that driver goes back to the start of the payout scale and will begin receiving bonus payouts with his or her fourth consecutive race back. Once a driver misses a second points race, he or she is no longer eligible for the the Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program bonus payouts for 2018.

About Grace Races: Each driver can maintain his or her perfect attendance by purchasing an entry fee and garnering the minimum 45 show-up points up to three times during the 2018 campaign. The USMTS also provides for a two-race hardship if needed in case of an emergency.

The Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program bonuses are for drivers who have a paid membership of $300 to be a part of the loyalty program, and bonuses will be paid out according to how the member drivers finish in relation to each other.

Drivers will also be required to display the official Rancho Milagro Racing decal to be eligible.

The highest-finishing Rancho Milagro Loyalty Program member will always get the highest payout from the program and so forth. A driver has the opportunity to earn an additional $10,000 in bonus payouts during the course of the season.

Rancho Milagro grows organic hay for dairies, operates a mother cow calf operation and is heavily involved in team roping. The group’s main ranch is called Top of The World Ranch and the Healy Foundation funds multiple land and water issues in the region.

“Rancho Milagro and Top Of The World Ranch in Taos, N.M., along with their Eagle Moon Farm in Las Cruces, N.M., ask for you to support the ranching, farming and racing industries,” said owner Trudy Healy.

In addition to a strong focus on water conservation and irrigation issues, Healy and her company is also a supporter of several racing teams including Scott Brothers Racing and team roping where they sponsor Rancho Milagro Team Roping and the New Mexico Rodeo Association

Healy served as the New Mexico Representative for Irrigation or Conservancy District Surface Water, is a founding member and sponsor of the Savory Institute International and operates the Rancho Milagro Collection Gallery.

In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership New Mexico in recognition of her philanthropy and her focus on water issues throughout the state as part of her efforts to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans, and for future generations.

The 20th anniversary season featuring the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing features a points fund of more than $160,000 highlighted by a record top prize of $50,000 awaiting the 2018 USMTS National Champion.

The action gets going with the first Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series event on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The first points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup happens two weeks later on Friday, March 9, at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., which will also be a Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series points race.

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. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Reserved seats for 26th annual Show-Me 100 go on sale to general public starting Feb. 1

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

WHEATLAND, Missouri – Fans with three-day reserved passes at last year’s Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com have only one more week to renew those same seat locations.

Lucas Oil Speedway admissions director Nichole McMillan said that starting on Feb. 1, reserved and general admission tickets to the 26th annual Show-Me 100 will be go on sale to the general public.

“It’s getting down to crunch time for those fans who want those same seat locations for the Show-Me 100 they had a year ago. If they haven’t renewed and plan to do so, time is running short,” McMillan said. “Starting on Feb. 1, those reserved three-day passes will be up for grabs.

“So please, if you want to renew make sure you do so in the next week by giving me a call at (417) 282-5984.”

The three-day passes are $100 and offer the comfort of the high-back, stadium-style seats and prime viewing on the top few rows of the front straightaway.

The 26th annual Show-Me 100 weekend features the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA, plus USRA Modifieds. Action kicks off on May 24 with the “Cowboy Classic” headlining the program, with a $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start main event which also enables drivers to earn valuable points toward starting position into the night-night main event.

The “Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson” on May 25 also will see a $6,000-to-win feature with more points earned for the starting lineup the next night. Full USRA Modified programs also are scheduled each night.

The May 26 program includes B Mains, the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge and the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win main event along with a $1,200-to-win USRA Modified feature.

The daily ticket breakdown for Show-Me 100 weekend:

May 24: $25 general admission adults, $22 seniors (62 and up) and military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $50 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $35 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass.

May 25: $25 general admission adults, $22 seniors (62 and up) and Military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $50 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $35 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass.

May 26: $35 general admission adults, $32 seniors (62 and up) and Military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $70 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $40 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass.

Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Illinois, came from a 14th starting position to win his first Show-Me 100 last year. Pierce, 21, recently announced that he will follow the full Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2018 while driving the Dunn-Benson Motorsports car.

Fans also can still purchase season passes for all events on the dirt track in 2018 – including the Show-Me 100 – and an all-events pass that includes drag-boat races and on the off-road track. Contact McMillan at (417) 282-5984 for more information.

The Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 season begins April 7 with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and tentative 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 8th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, “Lake Lucas.” Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series are held annually. New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway’s dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.

Sweet Home Webster City: Staleys bring new vision to Hamilton County Speedway in 2018

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa–The Hamilton County Fair in Webster City, Iowa, has inked an agreement with TTMM Promotions, LLC, of Webster City to operate weekly and special event promotions at the historic Hamilton County Speedway.

TTMM Promotions is operated by Todd and Janet Staley of Webster City. The Staleys have been involved with the Hamilton County Speedway since 1974 when Todd, who lived near by the track, worked the back of the water truck for promoter Don Cryder. Todd worked for several promoters throughout his life including John Allison, Butch Weber, Bill Rice and the late Howard Mellinger, doing everything from track maintenance to head flagman.

“Our number one goal is to facilitate great racing on a great racing surface, starting the shows on time and running a smooth and efficient program,” Todd Staley said. “We will work to bring back the fun like it was in the glory days. In today’s economy and culture, more than ever it is all about giving the paying customer an experience unlike every other, and that’s what we intend to do.”

Opening night for the 2018 season is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 with the regular season finale on Saturday, Aug. 25, before wrapping up the schedule with the return of the Fall Futurity on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29.

As far as other marquee events, Saturday, May 12, will feature Modified Mania with a $3,000-to-win main event and special pricing and giveaways for kids. The inaugural Boone River Bayou, which was thwarted by weather in 2017, is slated to happen Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19-20, and will showcase Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and Tuners.

What’s more, the fire-breathing Modifieds in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup will be back on Tuesday, July 17, and the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprint Car Series will make an appearance on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The complete 2018 schedule of events will be revealed in the next few days.

With this agreement, TTMM Promotions will take over the weekly racing event promotions of the Hamilton County Speedway and will partner with the Hamilton County Fair for five nights of events during the annual Hamilton County Fair, July 25-29.

In addition to a solid schedule of events, this season will feature one of the area’s most generous weekly payouts for racers and a points fund awarding drivers at year’s end that will reward them handsomely for their hard work throughout the season.

Webster City husband and wife Brad and Sarah Ratcliff will share the General Manager duties for the track, and will be in charge of the operations of the speedway for the weekly racing program.

For the drivers that put on the show each and every week, the new management team will make the transition as easy as possible for all racers that have raced at the Hamilton County Speedway in the past.

New this season, weekly racing will feature the popular and fast-growing SLMR Late Models. The rules for this class were developed by multi-time NASCAR national national champion and Dirt Late Model Hall-of-Famer Joe Kosiski and his staff.

“The rules package works great because all Late Models are welcome and extremely competitive no matter what kind of motor package is used, so all of the Late Models that have raced here will be able to race,” Todd Staley added. “These are the same rules that will be utilized at several Eastern Iowa tracks in 2018, and have been in place at several tracks in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa for a few years now.”

The Modifieds at the Hamilton County Speedway will be sanctioned by the USRA, but the rules package will be different from the USRA Modifieds that race at other facilities throughout America’s heartland and be similar to those used at the Hamilton County Speedway in 2017. Any “open” USRA Modifieds will be required to add 50 pounds of weight for their aluminum heads and remove the spoiler. This will be the rules that will be run at Webster City for each year of the contract.

Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks will run with the 2017 classes welcome to race with no changes.

If a Stock Car driver wants to run the USRA rules, the only significant change is the 4-barrel carburetor with the small engine and the Holley 500 carburetor with the larger engine-those are both options. Everything else will be the same with minor changes.

In the B-Mod division, drivers that raced at the Hamilton County Speedway will not have to change anything. If you raced in Webster City last season, you are 100% legal to come as you are. Same goes for the Hobby Stocks.

A new class that will run weekly at the Hamilton County Speedway will be the USRA Tuners-a beginner class that is built for fun and allows new faces to get involved in dirt track racing. Sometimes called Sport Compacts or Hornets, this four-banger division will also be sanctioned under the USRA banner with track and national points funds for racers.

Perhaps the most welcome change for racers at the Hamilton County Speedway is a bigger and better weekly payout for all classes and a hearty guaranteed year-end points funds.

Late Models will pay $600 to win and $100 to start every Saturday night. Modifieds will pay $500 to win and $90 to start. Stock Cars and B-Mods will get $400 to win and $75 to start while Hobby Stocks are $300 to win and $60 to start. Tuners will race for #125 to win and $30 to start.

The year-end points fund will see both the Late Model and Modified track champions take home $1,500 with no less than $150 going to drivers finishing among the top ten. Stock Cars and B-Mods will pay $1,000 to win the track title and $125 for tenth. The Hobby Stock champ will pocket $700 with $110 for tenth, and the Tuner track champion will earn $200 with $75 for the driver finishing tenth in the final standings.

These are just track points funds and don’t include possible regional and national points fund money drivers may earn in the Summit Racing Equipment USRA Weekly Racing Series.

“There is a special place in our heart for the Hamilton County Speedway,” Todd Staley said. “We know we have a lot of work to do going forward with regards to both facility improvements and proving to fans and drivers that you don’t have to settle for what you’ve gotten in the past.”

In 1999 Todd and his wife, Janet, acquired the United States Modified Series (USMS) and changed the name to United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). They had their share of new business struggles, but with the help of sponsors, great drivers and fans, the USMTS is considered the pinnacle of dirt modified racing in the country today. The USMTS will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary season in 2018 with a great season planned and a whopping $50,000 up for grabs for the national champion of the 43-race schedule.

Todd and Janet have also owned and operated the United States Racing Association (USRA) since 2002. The USRA sanctions weekly racing at nearly fifty premier dirt tracks throughout the United States, and offers competitors a set of smart rules with some of the best year-end and national points funds in the sport.

The Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of Iowa, opening in July 1910. In 1938, work began on the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the track in September of that year.

California’s Jimmy Wilburn guides his Sprint Car through a corner at the Hamilton County Speedway in 1948. Opening in 1910, the race track is the oldest in the state of Iowa.

The track is located off of US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. If you are interested in marketing partnerships or working at the speedway, call (515) 832-6000 or check out www.hamiltoncospeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.