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Four nights to the Fourth ahead for Iron Man Challenge

Friday, June 30th, 2017

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– The Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods is set to sizzle for four straight nights and four different race tracks leading up to the Fourth of July holiday.

Action kicks off Thursday, June 29, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and then moves to the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, on Friday, June 30. From there, the action moves to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday, July 1, followed by a stop at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, July 2.

Holley USRA Stock Cars will share the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday, with both Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card for the next three nights of racing.

Iron Man Challenge main events pay a minimum of $600 to win $60 to start for Holley USRA Stock Cars, and no less than $500 to win and $50 to start for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. The best 16 points nights for each driver will be used to calculate points standings in both divisions. In addition to series points, Iron Man Challenge events award regional and national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. Some tracks may also award track points.

REMAINING 2017 IRON MAN CHALLENGE EVENTS

June 29 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (SC)
June 30 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (SC/BM)
July 1 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (SC/BM)
July 2 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 15-16 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 24 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (SC/BM)
Aug. 25 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 26 … Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. (SC/BM)
Aug. 31 … Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. (SC/BM)
Sept. 1 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 2 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (SC/BM)
Sept. 3 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 16 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 21-23 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (BM)
Oct. 12-14 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (SC/BM)

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.

Seeburg Mufflers Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Starting a night of great racing action was the growing field of Pure Stocks as Cletus Murray #21M continues his winning ways taking the checkers in both his heat race and feature on this night of action. C J Turner #91 would take the early lead only to go through the spin cycle in turn number two allowing Caleb Pugh #8S to take the front. Murray would race side by side with Pugh and finally clear and move past and onto McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Tyler Cadwallader #69ER would look to the front placing second with Tim Hoselton #22H third on the night. Pugh would fade late placing fourth with one time front contender Colten Ishmael #17i developing problems to place fifth.

E-Modified would take to the track next with Chris Mercer #13 winning both heat race and feature staking his claim to that Rookie of the Year title as he continues to impress. Mercer would be challenged by a very fast Manlee Lamar #4M who would place second and Randy Smith Jr #75X, who was the hard charger of the race coming from 12th place to finish third. Other heat race winner Derek Carney #05 would be among the front runners all night fading slightly placing fourth with #12GA of Jason Nelson a very close fifth.

Grand National continues to see side by side racing as the class continues to grow. Heat race winner Marty Powell #9P would battle Chad Fuller #0R early and take the point with Donnie Brown #26 working through traffic. Brown and Powell would race side by side for many laps until Brown would take the lead for good and charge to the win. Powell would place second with other heat race winner Travis Walker #71 coming from the back to place third. Fuller would slip to place fourth with John Brown #36J rounding out the night’s top five.

Keeping with the earlier theme, Bud Wilson #22W would win both heat race and feature in the USRA B-Modified competition. Wilson would set his car out front early holding off all challengers for the win. Ed Noll #15 and Doug Keller #7 would battle to the checkers with Noll nabbing second by mere inches over third place finisher Keller. Shadren Turner #17T would start dead last on the field after a broken axle forced him from his heat race and would end the night the big mover placing fourth. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would be battling in the front when contact with a lap car would take him to the back of the field, but recover for a solid fifth on the night. Other heat race winner was Daniel Harris #07.

Lucas Oil POWERi Non-Wing Sprint Cars would take to the speedway to do battle next with Wyatt Burks #11W leading very lap of the feature landing in victory lane. Second place finisher Chris Parkinson #65 would hound Burks every lap coming up a little short with heat race winner Korey Weyant #99 a very close third. Fourth would go to Quinton Benson #15 with Rob Hockett #77H rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was #22S of Slater Helt who developed mechanical issues forcing him from contention.

USRA Stock Cars would not see the caution as they raced from green flag to checker. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would lad every lap and claim the win standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Throughout the feature racing was so close among the racers a blanket could have covered the field of competitors as other heat race winner Mich Ross #34X would slip past Jason Estes for second leaving Estes #55T to place third. Fourth would belong to Greg Gilbert #G23 with the always fast Jon Boller Jr #20X fifth.

USRA Modifieds lived up to their hype as the high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking, on the edge of your seat action like none other. Cory Wray #69N would set sail at the drop of the green and pull out to a big lead only to see a late race caution again bunch the field. Before the caution, Derrick Hicks #78 would battle alongside Dennis Elliott #29 and Darren Shaw #11 with Shaw running high slipping over the birm in turn four. Shaw would recover and again use the high line to perfection moving through the pack. After the caution and the green flag would fall, Hicks would dive low challenging Wray only to see Elliott even lower on the track and Shaw on the high side. As the white flag was displayed all four of these fierce competitors would charge to the checkers with Wray winning by a mere bumper at the line over second place finisher Shaw. Elliott would place a close third with Hicks fourth and Austin Johnson #98 a close fifth. Heat race winners were Austin Johnson and Dennis Elliott.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another great night of racing action and family fun! See everyone next Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Dillard bounces back at Deer Creek

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Cade Dillard put the sour taste of Friday night’s late-race collapse in the rear view mirror Saturday night with the sweet taste of victory at the Deer Creek Speedway.

Dillard, who passed Josh Angst at the halfway point of the 40-lap main event, led the final 21 laps to score his seventh Casey’s USMTS National Tour victory of the season and first in the RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

“We’ve been struggling here of late and we thought we had a pretty good car last night but just couldn’t seal the deal,” Dillard said in victory lane.

Jacob Bleess garnered the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award but it was Josh Angst who flexed his muscle first. The “Candy Man” grabbed the lead for the first two laps before Lucas Schott made it three-wide with Dillard and Angst to lead the third lap.

Two laps later, Angst regained the lead as the race’s first caution waved for John Doelle’s stalled machine in turn four.

Angst set a furious pace around the high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval for the next 14 laps with Dillard, Schott, Jason Hughes and Gustin in two around the top.

By lap 19, the leaders were dealing with heavy lapped traffic and Dillard took advantage, taking his first lead with 20 of 40 laps in the books.

“They were setting a pretty fast pace up there, one I wasn’t very comfortable with, and it was so crummy but you had to keep up or fall back,” Dillard added. “I got an opportunity to make a move in lapped traffic and took it. Luckily it worked out.”

Dillard took control and on lap 26 the second and final yellow flag waved when Angst and Schott made contact while racing through back-markers. The ensuing melee collected Ryan Gustin and sent both he and Angst to the pits while Schott rejoined the field at the back of the pack.

From there, Dillard kept Hughes at bay to cash the $3,000 winner’s paycheck and notch his 17th career USMTS triumph.

“Later on my car got pretty tight, so I was just clicking off laps and trying not to tear the wall down,” Dillard admitted.

Hughes finished about three car-lengths behind Dillard in second place while Zack VanderBeek knocked down his third straight top-three finish. Jake Timm used some late-race heroics to score fourth place and was presented with the Wehrs Machine & Racing Products “Trick Move” of the Race Award.

R.C. Whitwell was fifth and Dustin Sorensen raced from 21st on the starting grid to sixth at the checkered flag to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award. Cory Mahder, Joey Jensen, Craig Thatcher and Tyler Wolff rounded out the top ten.

On Sunday, the 10th Annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis Buick GMC takes place at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and will see the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus USRA Hobby Stocks on the card.

Zack VanderBeek collected his first of three wins at the Upper Iowa Speedway during his rookie campaign in 2005, and his most recent came in this event last year. Jon Tesch, Al Hejna and Ryan Gustin are two-time winners here. Jason Hughes and Johnny Scott have each made one appearance in the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds winners circle.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps start at 5:45 and the first heat race hits the track at 6. General admission is $20, juniors (ages 11-16) are $10 and kids ages 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Ossian, Postville, Waukon and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

Each of the three Memorial Day Weekend blockbusters will dole out $3,000 to the main event winner, with valuable points awarded to drivers in the RHRSwag.com USMTS Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

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.

Gustin grinds one out for Grandpa D, outguns Dillard in Mississippi Thunder thriller

Monday, May 29th, 2017

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — The worst part about the checkered flag waving at the conclusion of the USMTS main event Friday night at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway was that it had to end. The best part was that everybody in attendance was finally able to take a breath.

Bob Timm’s reshaping and resurfacing of the Fountain City, Wis., oval during the off-season paid dividends with a 40-lap feature race that could have been called great even without the incredible hair-raising final five laps.

But despite a new look and feel, victory lane felt just like old times with Ryan Gustin holding the winner’s paycheck. It was his fourth career USMTS win at the track, and second straight going back to last fall’s $40,000-to-win USRA Modified Nationals where Gustin edged Scott Bloomquist for the colossal payday.

This one was different for Gustin though.

On Monday, the patriarch of the DeFrance and Gustin families-Dale DeFrance-passed away at the age of 81. He was laid to rest yesterday.

“I’ve never wanted to win a race so bad in my life,” an exhausted Gustin said after he climbed out of his winning mount. “This one’s for you, Grandpa. We love you.”

It was the 82nd career USMTS win for Ryan Friday night.

Cade Dillard was in command most of the way. After starting on the outside of the front row, this season’s winningest driver so far wrestled control away from polesitter Jake Timm, but the boss’s son applied heavy pressure to Dillard for the first couple of laps before settling into the third spot behind the leader and Gustin.

While Dillard checked out slightly, Gustin and Timm waged a furious battle for second while Zack VanderBeek, who won the last race here for the Casey’s USMTS National Tour powered by S&S Fishing & Rental two years ago, began creeping up by taking the shortest route around the high-banked 1/3-mile dirt oval.

Lapped traffic became a factor on lap 12 with the top four runners racing in close quarters, swerving and diving inside and outside of back-markers until the race’s first and only yellow flag waved on lap 17.

On the restart, Gustin’s car faltered and that allowed both Timm and VanderBeek to slip past the two-time USMTS national champ. Gustin fought back with a vengeance, challenging VanderBeek around the bottom in one corner and rubbing elbows with Timm in the next.

Gustin finally edged ahead of Timm for second with nine laps remaining, and VanderBeek snuck underneath Timm one lap later. With five laps to go, lapped traffic was again part of the equation and the fans in attendance got to witness an incredible finish.

After splitting a lapped car, Dillard and Gustin raced side by side down the back-stretch and Gustin took advantage of the momentum shift with a full-throated ‘slider’ into turn three and up to the top of turn four. Dillard, however, was able to cross back underneath to remain the leader by a nose on lap 37.

Dillard returned the favor in the ensuing turn and Gustin made the hard left turn to launch back underneath Dillard, taking the lead as they raced down the back-stretch. Dillard slid up in front of Gustin again in the next corner, and the next, before Gustin finally was able to shut the door with two laps to go.

Meanwhile, while a raging storm was taking place in front of him, VanderBeek snuck up on the leaders as he calmly churned the shortest route around the track and Lucas Schott, who won his two previous USRA Modified starts here, crept into the picture after starting ninth on the grid.

After taking the white flag, Gustin took control and left his three pursuers to fight it out for second. VanderBeek edged in front of Dillard as they exited turn two, and Schott threw one final slide-job at Dillard as they raced through the final left-hand turn.

At the finish line, VanderBeek trailed Gustin by less than half a second while Dillard was able to minimize the damage with a cross-over move at the end to take back third from Schott. The top four crossed the stripe within less than a second of each other.

Never out of it, Timm followed close behind in fifth. Dustin Sorensen, R.C. Whitwell, Jason Hughes, Travis Saurer and Cory Mahder rounded out the top ten.

The Memorial Day Weekend is just getting started, and the stars and cars of the United States Modified Touring Series return to the scene of countless classic clashes as the 15th Annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge takes place on Saturday at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

More than any other race track, it will be the 97th feature race for the USMTS at ‘The Creek.’

Kelly Shryock won the first-ever race here on May 25, 2002, but since that night defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes has a series-best 14 career victories at ‘The Creek.’

Shryock is second on the all-time list with 10 wins here while Rodney Sanders has collected eight checkered flags. Tim Donlinger and Terry Phillips have five wins each. Ryan Gustin, Jason Cummins and Brad Waits have four apiece. Zack VanderBeek, Joey Jensen and Brandon Davis have each won three times.

Two-time winners include Corey Dripps, Jason Krohn, Ryan Ruter, Stormy Scott and Lucas Schott. Drivers who have visited Deer Creek Speedway’s victory lane one time include Mark Noble, Steve Wetzstein, Darin Walker, Tony Fraise, Dan Daniels, Chad Kinder, Mark Burgtorf, Brad McEwan, Randy Timms, Dean Mahlstedt, Tommy Myer, Mike Sorensen, Mike Spaulding, Dan Chapman, Les Duellman, Mike Hejna, Steve Arpin, Jon Tesch, Jordan Grabouski, Jeremy Payne, Craig Thatcher, Cade Dillard and Tommy Weder Jr.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. and grandstands open at 2:30. Slingshots race at 3 on Button Buck Speedway. Hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing starts at 6.

The USMTS Modifieds will share the spotlight with the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus WISSOTA Midwest Mods. Adult general admission tickets are $20 and kids ages 12 and under get in for $5.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Austin, Blooming Prairie, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Mantorville, Oronoco, Preston, Rochester, Spring Valley and Stewartville plus stores in Cresco, Lime Springs, Osage, Riceville and St. Ansgar, Iowa. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call 877-327-7223 or (507) 346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

On Sunday, the 10th Annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis Buick GMC takes place at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and will see the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus USRA Hobby Stocks on the card.

Zack VanderBeek collected his first of three wins at the Upper Iowa Speedway during his rookie campaign in 2005, and his most recent came in this event last year. Jon Tesch, Al Hejna and Ryan Gustin are two-time winners here. Jason Hughes and Johnny Scott have each made one appearance in the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds winners circle.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps start at 5:45 and the first heat race hits the track at 6. General admission is $20, juniors (ages 11-16) are $10 and kids ages 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Ossian, Postville, Waukon and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

Each of the three Memorial Day Weekend blockbusters will dole out $3,000 to the main event winner, with valuable points awarded to drivers in the RHRSwag.com USMTS Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

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.

USMTS embarks on three-day swing to kick off RHRSwag.com Northern Region slate

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

OGILVIE, Minn. — We’re not even to Memorial Day Weekend yet, and already the United States Modified Touring Series has 27 shows in the books, including the entire 21-race Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Region.

But now the snow is all but a memory and the earth is beginning to warm up farther north of the equator, so it’s time for the Best of the Best in the dirt modified world to help heat up the nation’s race tracks nearer our northern border with the kick off for the RHRSwag.com Northern Region this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 18-20.

The Casey’s USMTS National Tour powered by S&S Fishing & Rental will crack open the regional points battle on Thursday at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. On Friday, the series scoots up north to the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn., and then wraps up the tripleheader on Saturday with the first-ever visit to the Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, N.D.

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
OGILVIE RACEWAY – OGILVIE, MINN.

The 2nd Annual Chubbs Performance Midweek Modified Madness presented by Victory Door Systems will take place at “The Big O” on Thursday, May 18, and will also feature an unsanctioned “outlaw” B-Mod special with a top paycheck of $3,001 to win. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:45 and racing starts at 7.

Stormy Scott is a three-time former winner at Ogilvie and Jason Hughes has two victories including last year’s Midweek Modified Madness. Other past USMTS winners here include Jeremy Payne, Jason Krohn and Zack VanderBeek.

Adult general admission tickets are $20. Seniors age 55 and older, students and members of the military get in for $18. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. Fans can pick up $2-off discount coupons on race day at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cambridge, Foley, Milaca, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City, Princeton and Zimmerman. To find the location nearest you, go to www.caseys.com.

The Ogilvie Raceway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 2.0 miles east of Ogilvie on the south side of SR 23. For more information, call (763) 267-4572 or visit www.ogilvieraceway.com.

FRIAY, MAY 19, 2017
I-94 SPEEDWAY – FERGUS FALLS, MINN.

On Friday, May 19, the series returns to the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn., for the 3rd Annual Summersota Nationals presented by Barry Construction with Midwest Mods, Limited Late Models and Street Stocks also on the card. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m. and grandstands open at 5:30 with the first heat race going green at 7.

Rodney Sanders won at the I-94 Speedway in 2015 and Stormy Scott took home $10,000 after capturing last year’s Summersota victory here.

General admission tickets are $15 while kids ages 10 and under are admitted free with a paid general admission ticket. Tailgate vehicle entries are $20 and RV tailgate parking is $30. Race fans can get discount coupons good for $2 off general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Fergus Falls and Hoffman, plus the Wahpeton store just across the North Dakota border. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The I-94 Speedway is located off of I-94 at exit 54, then 0.9 mile east on SR 210 to North Tower Rd., then 1.3 miles north to stop sign, then 0.6 mile west. For more information, call (218) 998-2191 or check out www.i94speedways.com on the World Wide Web.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
DEVILS LAKE SPEEDWAY – CRARY, N.D.

The Casey’s USMTS National Tour powered by S&S Fishing & Rental makes its maiden voyage to the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday, May 20, for the inaugural USMTS event presented by Envision & Schill Construction.

Midwest Mods, Pure Stocks, Hornets and Circle Track Mini-Trucks will round out the five-division program. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and grandstands opening at 5 and racing action getting started at 7.

Early bird advance general admission tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-10 years old. Order tickets online any time up through May 20 at https://goo.gl/fsEu72 and save some money. Tickets are $25 at the gate or $10 for kids. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can get discount coupons good for $2 off general admission at the Casey’s General Store located at 309 N. U.S. Hwy. 281 in Carrington.

The Devils Lake Speedway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked clay oval located 1.3 miles east of Doyon on US 2 between mile markers 287 & 288, then south. For more information, call (701) 398-3577 or (218) 469-0576 or go to www.dlspeedway.com online.

This year’s RHRSwag.com Northern Region campaign consists of 13 races in Northern Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, with the regional champion earning a $6,000 payday. On top of that, every driver who competes in every event in the region is guaranteed a minimum of $1,500 in points fund money at season’s end.

Every main event in the RHRSwag.com Northern Region will dole out no less than $3,000 to the winner and $300 to start for licensed drivers ($250 for non-licensed).

Any driver finishing in the top-15 in points or with perfect attendance in a region is qualified for The Hunt which will once again pay $25,000 to the series champ. The Hunt will be a 23-race journey which begins Aug. 3 and crowns the 2017 USMTS National Champion on opening night of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Sept. 21. Every driver with perfect attendance in The Hunt is guaranteed no less than $2,000 in points fund money.

Drivers in each region will race for at least $3,000 to win a one-night show but even more is possible during The Hunt thanks to Rancho Milagro. Drivers qualifying for The Hunt through a single region will get a $1,000 bonus for winning a race during The Hunt (that’s $4,000 to win). If you qualify through two regions, the Rancho Milagro Bonus climbs to $1,500 and qualifying through all three regions earns you a $2,000 bonus, making a win during The Hunt worth $5,000.

Nineteen years ago, the USMTS debuted with a total points fund of $25,000. This year, the USMTS will dole out more than $200,000 in points fund money and contingency awards at the end of the season.

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.