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USMTS embarks on three-day swing to kick off 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 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

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

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

FRIAY, MAY 19, 2017

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

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 on the World Wide Web.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

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 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 online.

This year’s 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 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 online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at or subscribe to our YouTube channel at Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at

April 29th Events Cancelled at The Creek

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

SPRING VALLEY, MN – All events scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway have been cancelled. Speedway officials have been forced to pull the pin on the weekend due to current conditions and the pending forecast.

The action will pick back up next Saturday, May 6th with an afternoon practice session on Button Buck Speedway for the Slingshot division. The evening’s event on Deer Creek Speedway will kick off at 6:00 and will feature all five weekly classes.

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Blowers & Moudry Sweep Deer Creek Opener

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Spring Valley, MN–The 2017 race season kicked off in grand style at Deer Creek Speedway. It was a beautiful day and 115-cars and a great crowd turned out for a fine night of racing. Before the action got underway, the kids had an Easter egg hunt with over 1200 eggs up for grabs. The Easter bunny made a special appearance at the event and the children had a good time.

After the qualifying races it was time for the first main event of the season. The National Fleet Graphics WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were on track for their 18-lap race. Garitt Wytaske led the 24-car pack early on in a caution filled affair. Dan Wheeler gave chase with Michael Wytaske third while fourth row starter Jason Vandekamp was on the move to fourth early on.

Wheeler challenged Wytaske up front through the yellows as Vandekamp was up to third on lap five. A couple of cautions kept things tight up front and Vandekamp would continue his assault to the front. Vandekamp got to second and then went after the lead. Robbie Franklin also entered the picture and got to the third spot.

Vandekamp took the lead on lap seven but Wytaske now had his hands full with Franklin for second. The fifth yellow flag showed up on lap 13 and that cut five laps off and set up a two lap dash to the finish. Vandekamp led the field to the checkered for his first Deer Creek feature win. Franklin got to second and Ryan Wetzstein slipped past Wytaske for third in the final lap. Wheeler would finish the race in the fifth position.

The Adams Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks rolled out 22-cars strong for their 18-lap feature race. Right off the bat they were four wide up front and then three wide. Mike Blowers took the lead with Troy Voth and Danny Richards in tow. Richards drove up alongside Blowers for the lead on lap three with Kyle King now third.

Richards took the lead on the high side but Blowers kept him in his sights. Richards looked to take the win but his car erupted in smoke with a couple of laps left to end his run. Blowers then lead the final two laps to score his 30th career win at Deer Creek. King finished in second with Travis Krause third Kory Adams fourth and Noah Grinstead in the top five.

A huge field of 36-Dirt Doctor Trucking USRA B-Mods was pared down to a 26-car field to start their 18-lap main. Ben Moudry took the early lead trailed by Taylor Ausrud and Erik Kanz. Ausrud drifted high on a restart and Dustin Kruse had a slick move on the low side to steal the lead on lap three. Parker Hale battled Kanz for third and Dan Hovden entered the top five.

Kruse and Moudry had a super race up front as Kruse worked the low side and Moudry lit up the top side. They were close on lap 13 and then Moudry got the lead back on lap 15 before a late race yellow set up an exciting finish.

Moudry got a little too high in turn two and grazed the wall. That gave Kruse a shot and he stole the lead down the backstretch. Moudry regained his composure and reeled Kruse back in as the end of the race drew near. Moudry powered past on the top side and held on to the win by less than a car length over Kruse. Hale would finish third with Hovden in fourth and Kanz fifth.

Dan Nissalke would led the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks for all 20-laps for the win, but it was not easy. Jeff Brauer dogged him the entire way and they were door-to-door several times and made some contact while the battle raged on. This would allow Neil Eckhart and Tommy Richards to reel in the lead duo.

Nissalke would hold off Brauer to pick up the win in a good hard fought battle. Eckahrt would wind up in third after a stirring race with Richards in which they swapped the spot a couple of times. A.J. Hoff ran in the top five for the entire way and was scored fifth at the checkered flag.

The 25-lap NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modifieds closed out the night with a 25-lap main event. Jason Cummins drew the pole and that was it as he checked out. Cummins won in a run away and lapped up to the seventh place car at the checkered flag.

Jake Timm ran second until late in the race when tenth starter Lucas Schott took over on lap 20. By the time Schott got to second, Cummins was long gone. Timm would drive home in third with Steve Wetzstein and Josh Angst in the top five.

Great Racing Action at I-35 Speedway on Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races!!!!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

“Dandy” Randy Smith #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!
E-Modifieds would kick off the night of great racing action as heat race winners Randy Smith Jr #75X and Jim Masoner Jr #66X would start on the front row as the green dropped on the field. Smith would take the lead early as the cautions would fly slowing the field. Masoner would fall into second until contact with Matt Dorssom #3D would send both cars to the back of the field. When the smoke had settled Randy Smith Jr would stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with his first win of the 2017 racing season. Ben Stockton #33S, in his first race at I-35 Speedway in an E-Modified would race his way to second place with Dorssom charging back to third. Masoner would recover to place fourth with Chris Mercer #13 backing up his win from the prior week with a solid fifth on the night.

“MudCat” Cletus Murray #21M Pure Stock Feature Winner!!

Pure Stock would charge to the track and see our first two time winner on 2017 as Cletus Murray #21M would pick up the victory. Murray would take the lead early and never relinquish holding off the late race charge of second place finisher and heat race winner Carson Masoner #20X. Third would belong to Beau Wells #555 as he would find the high line to his liking with Brandon Box #4D in a Sport Compact placing an impressive fourth. DJ Barnes #5DJ continues to impress in the Pure Stock Division as he would end the night in fifth place.

Billie Hoover #97 Grand National Feature Winner!!!!

Grand National would also see a two time winner as Billie Hoover #97 would pick up his second win of 2017. Ronnie Miller #98 would come home second with Chad Fuller #0R a close third. Fourth would go to Marty Powell #9P with heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 developing mechanical problems placing fifth.

Mike Tanner #20T USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!!

USRA B-Modifieds would witness one of the best features of the night as Mike Tanner #20T would take the early lead and never falter on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Tanner would be challenged early by heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 who would fade to finish fourth and other heat race winner Daniel Harris #07. As the race progressed Bud Wilson would work his way through the 100 mile per hour traffic to test Tanner only to place the #20X in to second for the night. Third would see Andy Bryant #28 always be in the mix for the front with fifth going to the always fast Ed Noll #15.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Car would see a familiar face in victory lane for the second time in 2017 as Dean Wray #77 would lead every lap on his way to the win. Heat race winner Brad Whitney #X9 would battle Wray every lap only to come up a little short and finish second with Jon Boller Jr #20X finishing third. Fourth would belong to #34X Mich Ross with fifth to Jayden Bears #20J.

Darren Shaw #11 USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Modifieds would witness great racing throughout the field with Darren Shaw #11 and heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 battling for the top spot. Shaw would use the high line to take the advantage on Elliott and hold off all challenges to pick up his first win of 2017. Elliott would place second with young driver Austin Johnson #98 impressing with a solid third place showing. Fourth would go to Derrick Hicks #78 with Buz Kaster #54 rounding out the nights top five.

Korey Weyant #99 War Sprint Winner!!!!!

Special event of the night would see POWERi War Sprint Cars in action of the fast 3/8ths mile speedway. Korey Weyant #99 and Wyatt Burks #11W would put on a show up front as Burks would attempt slide job after slide job only to see Weyant do a crossover and maintain the lead. As the two would come to the checkers Burks would again dive low and take the lead but drift up allowing Weyant to resume the lead and take the win. Burks would place second with Dylan Kadous #31 a very close third place run. Fourth place would go to Ty Hulley #24H with Chris Parkinson #65 fifth on the night’s action.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the great racing action where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

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 or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us at on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at