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USRA Late Model explosion continues

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

WINONA, Minn. — Beginning in 2017, the USRA Late Model division will have a national points fund and a national champion will be crowned in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway owner/promoter Bob Timm has spearheaded the development and growth of the USRA Late Models, and several new venues are set to welcome the full-fendered machines during the 2017 racing season.

Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa; Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa; Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa; and Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., will work together to add an additional 18 races for the USRA Late Models in 2017.

The following schedule is in addition to all Friday night weekly races at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway:

April 22 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
May 13 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
May 20 – Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
May 27 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
June 16 – Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa
June 17 – Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
June 22 – Cresco Speedway Cresco, Iowa (Fair Race)
June 29 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
July 1 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (Firecracker Special)
July 2 – Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
July 27 – Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis.
July 29 – Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Aug. 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
Aug. 10 – Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis.
Aug. 12 – Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sept. 14 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (Legendary)
Sept. 16 – Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sept. 21 – Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis. (Punky Manor)

Please mark your calendars and support as many of these events as you can so we can keep them going, and stay tuned as more events may be added as the season draws nearer.

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

Fast Shafts keeps driving USMTS racers into victory lane

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

HUMBOLDT, Kan.– Officials with United States Modified Touring Series are pleased to announce that Fast Shafts is back on board in 2017 as the Official Driveshaft of the USMTS.

As part of their program, Fast Shafts will award a new driveshaft to the winner of several special events this season, including this weekend’s King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Fast Shafts has been producing driveshafts for race cars since 1992, and the staff at Fast Shafts takes pride in building each driveshaft to exact specifications.

Owner Pat Fagen has been involved in racing since 1982 and has over a quarter-century of on-track testing experience, and all Fast Shafts drive shafts are balanced using only the finest balancing equipment.

Call Fast Shafts today at 800-622-6617 or visit them online at www.fastshafts.com. Fast Shafts rides with more USMTS winners than any other manufacturer. They’re not just fast… they’re first.

King of America VII takes place March 23-25 and features the nation’s best dirt modified drivers racing at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for $10,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start Saturday’s championship race.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 on Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s start time is 6:30.

Utilizing Fast Shafts, Zack VanderBeek captured last crown after a thrilling late-race battle with 2014 winner Rodney Sanders. Jason Hughes was the 2015 champion, Ryan Gustin won in 2013, Stormy Scott topped the 2012 event and Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural King of America crown in 2011.

Thursday will be a $3,000-to-win points race and the season’s first event in the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing.

On Friday, each driver will compete in three heat races from three different starting positions. Passing points will be combined for all three heats with the top 12 in overall points locked into Saturday’s A Main.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of feature races and last-chance races as drivers try to claw their way into a spot in the $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start finale.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days, racing for $600 to win Thursday, $1,500 to win Friday and $1,000 to win Saturday.

Every lap of every race will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m.

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 www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

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.

A Packed House for Opening Night at I-35 Speedway!

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

With full bleachers and a pit full of the best drivers in the country I-35 Speedway would kick off the 2017 racing season in style. We would honor our Military and have Motor Racing Outreach Member Robbie Skipper deliver the invocation with Jamie King singing our National Anthem setting the stage for a great night.

E-Modified would take to the smooth fast racetrack first and see rookie Chris Mercer #13 charge out front and lead the first few circuits. Lap 4 would see the familiar #3D of Matt Dorssom slip by Mercer taking over the top spot. Mercer would not give up easily and move back past Dorssom on the high side as the two would battle side by side. Dorssom would eventually pull ahead taking heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75x with him. Dorssom would not look back and not be challenged as he would pick up his first feature win of 2017. Smith would place a solid second with the ever present contender Matthew Lance #12x ending the night third. Mercer, in his first ever race, would hold off the challenge of other heat race winner Jim Masoner Jr to place fourth forcing Masoner to place fifth.

“Maddog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner!!!

Charging to the track next were the always entertaining and fast growing Pure Stocks. 2016 Rookie of the Year Cody King #29 would use the high side to his advantage and take the early lead to never relinquish on his way to Victory Lane. King would be challenged every lap by heat race winner Jacob Grotewiel #11J who would finish the night second. Other heat race winner 99A Kerry Ayers would slip back in the pack then rebound back to the front for a solid third place run holding Conner Masoner #47x to fourth. CJ Turner in his #91 would round out the nights top five.

“Kingdinger” Cody King, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would buzz around the speedway and see Allen Anders #15A win both heat race and feature on the opening night of action. Shawn Kraft #12 would place second with Mackenzie Edson #3m third and Matt Carr #16m fourth.

Allen Anders, Sport Compact Feature Winner!!!

Grand Nationals would see many different leaders as the front did not seem the place to be. Heat race winner Travis Walker #71 would take the early lead only go through the spin cycle in turn number two and hand the lead over to Donnie Brown #26. Brown would lead the next few laps until he would spin coming off turn four allowing Danan Knott #98 to grab the lead. Knott’s lead would be short lived as he would slide over the birm in turn three allowing Walker to regain the front and appear to be the car to beat. As the laps would wind down, Billie Hoover #97 would use the high side to pass Walker and pick up the feature win. Walker would place second with Brown third, Knott fourth and Chad Fuller #0R fifth.

Billie Hoover, Grand National Feature Winner!!!

With skill and perfection the USRA B-Modifieds would put on a show of epic proportions for all fans in attendance. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 would set the pace taking the lead until looping it in turn number four to bring out the first yellow. Cody Brill #96 would charge to the front on the restart and lead every lap from there on out to see the checker first and claim the win. It was not easy for Brill as heat race winner Steve Clancy #12c would challenge but have to settle for second as this night belonged to the #96 of Brill. Randy Ainsworth #57 was the big mover and shaker of the race using the high line to perfection to finish and impressive third place on the night. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would battle side by side and wheel to wheel with Mike Tanner #20T as both were in win contention all feature. Schwope would come home fourth with heat race winner Tanner rounding out the top five.

Cody “the Thrill” Brill, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Car was low in number but very high in quality as they would take to the track. Heat race winner Jay Barnes #19 would take the early lead until Hall of Famer Dean Wray #77 would work his way to the lead. Wray would not be challenged and pick up victory number one of the 2017 season in the USRA Stock Car Division. Sam Scott #93 would battle Jon Boller Jr #20x and Barnes until Barnes would develop problems and be forced to retire from the field. Boller and Scott would continue to battle for the second spot until the 20x would also encounter mechanical issues and exit the track leaving Scott to place second. Third would belong to the always fast and consistent #33 of Mark Ronnebaum with Ron Hill #72 fourth. Jon Boller would round out the nights top five.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

With a locked and loaded field the USRA Modifieds would take to the track and not disappoint with great side by side racing. Heat race winner Jesse Sobbing #99 would charge out front with the #11 of Darren Shaw close behind as the feature got underway. Sobbing would prove to have the setup for this night as he would lead every lap and do a super burnout in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle! Darren Shaw would end the night with a strong second place showing with 2016 Track Champion Dennis Elliott #29 working his way to third. Fourth place would see Wisconsin native and heat race winner Paul Niznik #42 work his way through the pack to place fourth with Austin Johnson #98 impressing with a fifth place finish.

“Crazy” Jesse Sobbing, USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for a great night of racing action and family fun! I-35 Speedway would also like to welcome Jacob Blair to the Announcers Booth and thank him for the great job.

See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products sponsors USMTS “Trick Move” of the Race

Monday, March 13th, 2017

BANGOR, Wis. — Wehrs Machine & Racing Products is back in 2017 as sponsor of the Trick Move of the Race at every USMTS event, officials from the United States Modified Touring Series announced this week.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products is a manufacturer of quality aftermarket racing products including a wide variety of suspension components, accessories, engine parts, tools and more.

The company was founded by Chad Wehrs in 1997, and since 1968 the Wehrs family has owned, sponsored, worked on–and even raced–dirt and asphalt cars, so they know what it takes to be in this business first hand.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will be having their 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the company’s headquarters located at 1710 Pearl St. in Bangor, Wis., followed by a dinner celebration until midnight at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis.

In addition to contributing to the USMTS regional and national points funds, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will award a $50 product certificate to the “Trick Move” of the Race at every event during the 2017 racing season, as well as contingency awards to the top five in “Trick Move” points at season’s end.

To learn more about Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, call toll-free 877-460-7211 or check them out online at www.wehrsmachine.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.

Jason Hughes Claims Cotton Bowl Cash; Shady Oaks Next

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Jason Hughes Claims Cotton Bowl Cash; Shady Oaks Next by powering his Henryetta Ford #12 Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified to the $3,000 triumph with the USMTS on Friday evening at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

On Friday night Jason Hughes kicked off the 2017 campaign by traveling to Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season-opener. In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd-place finish in his heat. Earning the 11th-starting position, Hughes improved two positions in the 40-lapper posting a 9th-place finish.

Returning on Friday to do battle against a field of 41 cars, Hughes failed to make up much ground in his heat race as he would start deep in the field before only managing a 7th-place finish. Coming from the 7th-starting spot in his B-Main, Jason charged to a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard, locking his spot into the show.

Rolling off 16th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Hughes wheeled his way into the lead in just the first 20 laps. Holding off the field for the remaining 20 circuits, Jason Hughes captured his first victory of the season topping Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Chris Brown, and R.C. Whitwell at the finish line.

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event presented by Production Jars on Saturday night, Jason advanced four positions in his heat race, edging his way into the $4,000-to-win finale with a 3rd -place finish. Earning the 9th-starting position, Jason worked his way into a podium finish by the mid-point of the 50-lap finale. Battling his way through lap-traffic in the final laps, Jason Hughes notched a 2nd-place finish behind Chris Brown with Ricky Thornton Jr., Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5 teammate as we go up and down the road, and hopefully we can keep going like scored the $2,000 victory in the opening round.

Jason sits in first in the USMTS point standings after the completion of the first weekend. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

This coming weekend Hughes Motorsports will again find themselves in action in the state of Texas as they make the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for another tripleheader of racing action. For more information on the event, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Henryetta Ford, Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .