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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 .

Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites is host hotel for USMTS event at Shady Oaks Speedway

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — The Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites in Goliad, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams when USMTS Summit Winter Speedweeks invades the Shady Oaks Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-18.

Just a few minutes from the race track, the Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites is located 754 East Pearl St. in Goliad. and is found in the heart of the Texas ranching areas with a number of local attractions including Coleto Creek, The Texas Mile and Tour de Goliad.

During your stay at Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites, enjoy the hotel’s fitness center and outdoor pool, and every room is comes with a refrigerator, microwave, TV and all channels. Breakfast is on the house, and their complimentary meal includes stacks of waffles and eggs along with other breakfast favorites like pastries and fruits.

Other amenities include a business center, guest laundry, in-room movies, high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi and much more.

Race fans can get these following discounted rates for this weekend: King Standard $85.99, King Suite $90.99, Double Queens $95.99 or Two-Bed Suites $99.99, plus applicable taxes.

Call (361) 645-3100 today to book your stay, and remember to mention USMTS when making reservations. For more information about the Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites, check them out online at https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.44673.html and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BWGoliadInnSuitesGoliad.

It was announced this week that this week’s USMTS event will be the final race ever at the Shady Oaks Speedway as the land has been sold and it will be permanently closed, so this will be a last opportunity for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem.

An open practice is happening Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. with free admission for spectators and $20 to get in the pits.

On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 11-15 are $5 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. A top prize of $2,000 goes to the USMTS winner with $400 to win Limited Mods.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

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.

Brown captures Cotton Bowl Speedway thriller

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

PAIGE, Texas — The USMTS capped off the inaugural visit to the Cotton Bowl Speedway on Saturday with a wild feature race and nail-biting finish that saw Chris Brown become the third different winner of the 2017 campaign.

Polesitter Dereck Ramirez jumped out to the lead at the start of the 50-lap Summit Racing Southern Region A Main and led the first 33 laps before finally succumbing to the repeated challenges launched by Johnny Scott.

Scott led the next six laps before the first caution waved when Ryan Gustin’s thrilling charge to the front ended with a flat right rear tire while battling Brown for the third position.

Friday night’s winner, Jason Hughes, found himself sitting fourth as the field went back to green but the race was slowed again one lap later when Scott slowed, forcing another caution before exiting the race.

The next restart saw Ramirez regain control after a three-wide fight for the lead with Brown and Hughes.

Brown, however, muscled his way past Ramirez around the high side of the track and then shot past Hughes to claim the lead with eight laps to go. From there, Brown made his machine as wide as possible and was able to hold off Hughes for a $4,000 victory.

“The race track was perfect,” Brown stated. “The top three of us were right there in a group, and I know a couple times I saw Gustin peeking in there underneath, so it had to be a heck of a show for all the top cars to be right there.

“Right now the amount of talent following this southern series is just insane.”

The win was the 11th of Brown’s USMTS career, breaking a tie with Cade Dillard and Mike Chasteen on the all-time wins list.

Hughes had to settle for second after another impressive drive through the field while Ricky Thornton Jr. flew from 14th on the starting grid to third at the finish line to garner the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award.

Ramirez held on for a fourth-place finish, Zack VanderBeek came from 10th to get fifth and Cade Dillard came from 11th to get sixth.

Stormy Scott was seventh, Rodney Sanders steered an MB Custom out of Joe Duvall’s stable to an eighth-place finish, Tyler Wolff took ninth and Duvall earned the final spot inside the top ten.

With three shows in the books, Hughes leads the points in the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars with an eight-point advantage (272 to 264) over Stormy Scott.

SHADY OAKS SWAN SONG UP NEXT

Another Lone Star State tripleheader takes place in five days at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16-18.

It was announced this week that the upcoming USMTS event will be the final race ever held at the Shady Oaks Speedway as the land has been sold and it will be permanently closed, so this will be a last opportunity for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem,

An open practice is happening Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. with free admission for spectators and $20 to get in the pits.

On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 11-15 are $5 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. A top prize of $2,000 goes to the USMTS winner with $400 to win Limited Mods.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

After next week, the series treks into Mississippi for the first time at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram on Friday, Feb. 24; Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian on Saturday, Feb. 25; and Greenville Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., hosts the 6th Annual Cajun Clash, March 2-4, and the five-week grind wraps up March 9-11 at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.

Each three-day show will pay $2,000, $3,000 and $4,000 to win, respectively. The three events at three tracks in Mississippi will dole out $3,000 to win each night.

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.

USRA B-Mods kick off 2017 Iron Man Challenge campaign March 23-25 at Humboldt

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

HUMBOLDT, Kan.– The Iron Man Challenge will kick off the 2017 campaign with USRA B-Mods competing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23-25, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., during the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

The eighth season for the popular series will once again see the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods accompanying the USMTS Modifieds at more than 20 events this year.

All Iron Man Challenge shows will also award national points in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series for both divisions.

Other highlights on the season include a two-night early summer shoot-out at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, paying $5,000 to win for both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

The USRA B-Mods take part in the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 21-23, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and the points battles wrap up Oct. 12-14 at the USRA Nationals which are hosted by the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., this year.

2017 Iron Man Challenge Schedule:

Thu March 23 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Fri March 24 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Sat March 25 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Fri April 21 … Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat April 22 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat May 27 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun May 28 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu June 1 … Sioux Speedway, Sioux Center, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri June 2 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Tue June 27 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wed June 28 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa ($5,000 to win each)
Thu June 29 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Fri June 30 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat July 1 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun July 2 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wed Aug. 23 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu Aug. 31 … Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri Sept. 1 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 2 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun Sept. 3 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 16 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu Sept. 21 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Fri Sept. 22 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 23 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Thu Oct. 12 … USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri Oct. 13 … USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Oct. 14… USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)

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.

Early entries pouring in for 3rd Annual USRA National Championships

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– Officials at USRA headquarters are busy taking phone calls, opening envelopes and checking the fax machine as early entries continue to pour in prior to next weeks 3rd Annual USRA National Championships on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 13-15, at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Now in its twelfth season of sanctioning weekly racing at dirt tracks across America, the United States Racing Associations fall classic in the center of Americas heartland will feature all four of the organizations sanctioned divisions: USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Competitors at the USRA National Championships will take part in heat races and main events each night. USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will compete all three nights while USRA Hobby Stocks are on the card for Friday and Saturday.

Drivers will duke it out on Thursday and Friday with combined points earned for both nights (Friday only for USRA Hobby Stocks) setting the line-ups for Saturdays championship events.

Each night will be a complete show of heat races and main events, with USRA national points awarded each night. No track points are awarded at any USRA Member Track during the three-day event, and USRA national points are awarded at this event only.

Sweetening the pot for competitors at the 3rd Annual USRA National Championships is the True Car Count Bonus awarded to drivers in each class all three nights. On any given night at USRA-sanctioned events around the country, each driver is awarded bonus points equal to the car count with a maximum of 24 points for car counts of 24 or more.

However, at the USRA National Championships next week, each driver will earn a car count bonus equal to the actual car count with no maximum. Therefore, if 60 Holley USRA Stock Cars are racing one night then each driver in that class will get 60 bonus points toward his or her nightly total. This could have a huge impact on the tight USRA national points battles in all four divisions.

Entry fees are $100 for USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, which covers all three nights of racing. USRA Hobby Stocks have a $50 entry fee which covers both Friday and Saturday night action. Entry fee and completed entry form must be received by this Sunday, October 9. Late or at-the-track entry fees are double.

On Wednesday, the pit gate will open at noon and pre-race technical inspections will be open immediately thereafter. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. An open practice for drivers in all classes will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until at least 9 p.m., weather permitting. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20 each for everybody 11 and older or $10 for kids 6-10 years old. This will be the only night for hot laps unless needed briefly on one of the other three nights to shape and work in the track.

Thursday and Friday will feature heat races and main events all classes. Drivers will draw for heat race line-ups and passing points will be used to determine feature race line-ups.

USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod will be racing for the following A Main payout both Thursday and Friday: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $170, 6. $150, 7. $140, 8. $130, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11. $105, 12. $100, 13. $95, 14. $90, 15. $85, 16. $80, 17. $75, 18-24. $75.

On Friday, USRA Hobby Stocks will race for the following A Main payout: 1. $300, 2. $250, 3. $200, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60.

Each of the first two nights, drivers finishing in three mystery positions in each class will receive a bonus $5 for each USRA-sanctioned event that driver has competed in during the 2016 season.

The pit gate and tech area will open at noon both days (all cars must go through pre-race tech) and grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. with the first heat race at 7 p.m. Spectator tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military. Kids ages 6-10 are $5 and admission is free for children ages 5 and under. Pit passes are $35 for ages 11+ and $25 for ages 5-10.

Saturdays super show will feature last chance races, pole dashes and main events for all four classes. The top 10 points-earners in each class will run a pole dash to determine the A Main starting line-up for the first five rows.

Saturdays Pole Dash payout (each class): 1. $200, 2. $150, 3. $125, 4. $100, 5. $90, 6. $80, 7. $70, 8. $60, 9. $55, 10. $50.

Saturdays USRA Modified, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod A Main payouts: 1. $3000, 2. $2200, 3. $1700, 4. $1200, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $600, 9. $500, 10. $475, 11. $450, 12. $425, 13. $400, 14. $39, 15. $380, 16. $370, 17. $360, 18. $350, 19. $345, 20. $340, 21. $335, 22. $330, 23. $325, 24. $320, 25. $315, 26. $310, 27. $305, 28-30. $300; Tow $200 if raced all three nights.

Saturdays USRA Hobby Stock “A” Main Payout: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $300, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $140, 13. $135, 14. $130, 15. $125, 16. $120, 17. $115, 18. $110, 19. $105, 20-24. $100; Tow $100 if raced both days.

The top five main event finishers in each class will receive $25, $20, $15, $10 and $5, respectively, will receive a bonus $5 for each USRA-sanctioned event that he or she has competed in during the 2016 season.

The pit gate and tech area will open at noon Saturday and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. The drivers meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. with the first heat race at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $20 for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military. Kids ages 6-10 are $5 and admission is free for children ages 5 and under. Pit passes are $40 for ages 11+ and $30 for ages 5-10

Fans can purchase a three-day general admission ticket for $55. A three-day general admission ticket for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military is just $45. A four-day adult pit pass is $120 or $100 for a three-day pass. A three-day kids pit pass is $70.

A limited number of terrace and suite tickets are also available. Call the Lakeside Speedway office at (913) 299-9206 for details and availability.

Camping fees are $10 per night. Please come to the track office, sign a waiver and place a tag on camper.

This event is sanctioned by the United States Racing Association and all USRA rules apply. All competitors must possess a valid USRA Competitor License (no temp licenses). RACEceivers and transponders are required and will be available for rent or purchase.

Every day, every division and every lap of the 3rd Annual USRA National Championships will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Be sure to visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

The Lakeside Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City, Kan.). For more information, call 913-299-9206 or check out the tracks website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

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.