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Thornton fourth winner in four races, snares USMTS opener at Shady Oaks Speedway

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — The fourth race of the season for the USMTS produced a fourth different winner as Ricky Thornton Jr. rolled to a wire-to-wire victory at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas.

Starting from the outside of the second row, Thornton wasted no time getting to the front and made it three wide with polesitter Chris Brown and Mickey Lassiter entering the first turn.

Stormy Scott followed to the inside down the back-stretch and slid into second behind Thornton as they completed the first lap.

The first four laps were plagued by five cautions, but the field rattled off 20 straight laps after that with Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott and Chris Brown chasing Thornton around the big 3/8-mile dirt oval.

The yellow flag flew with five laps to go, and again as the white flag was waving to set up a green-white-checkered finish, but each time Thornton was up to the task and paced Stormy Scott to the finish line to notch his second career USMTS triumph.

Brown, who fell back as far as sixth during the 30-lapper, clawed his way back to a third-place finish while Gustin nipped Johnny Scott as the finish line to take the fourth spot.

Racing from 18th on the starting grid to sixth at the checkered flag, Travis Saurer earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award with Jason Hughes, Tyler Wolff, Cade Dillard and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top 10.

Two more nights remain at the Shady Oaks Speedway.

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.

Can’t be there in person? Watch all three days live at www.racindirt.com/live.

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.

USMTS slides into Goliad for Last Lap at Shady Oaks Speedway

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — This weeks 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.

The Last Lap at Shady Oaks will be the final opportunity ever for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem.

Last year on opening night, the margin of victory was little more than a thin whisker as Rodney Sanders held off Jason Hughes in a duel of former USMTS national champions.

The current points leader in the USMTS Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Hughes has a win and two runner-ups, plus a third-, fourth- and a sixth-place finish in the six USMTS main events held at Shady Oaks.

His new teammate, Ryan Gustin, has a pair of wins, a pair of seconds and a third to his credit, and Cade Dillard is one of only six drivers to qualify for all six USMTS features at Shady Oaks including three straight third-place finishes here in 2016.

Dereck Ramirez has also tasted victory here, and Steven Whiteaker Jr. of nearby Corpus Christi captured the victory in the USMTS debut at the Shady Oaks Speedway in 2015.

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.

Can’t be there in person? Watch all three days live at www.racindirt.com/live.

The Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites in Goliad, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams, and is located just minutes from the track at 754 East Pearl St. in Goliad.

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.

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.

Atchison County Raceway to feature Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on Saturday nights

Friday, February 17th, 2017

ATCHISON, Kan.. — Embarking on their sixth season of racing in 2017, the Atchison County Raceway in Atchison, Kan., will feature Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods as part of the weekly Saturday night program at “The Cage.”

Drivers competing at the fast, high-banked 1/5-mile dirt oval will earn track, regional and national points in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series.

The Atchison County Raceway will be a part of the CP-Carrillo Mid-Central Region

Both classes competed during the Iron Man Challenge event last year, but will become a regular fixture at the popular speedplant for the first time this season.

E-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts and Kidz Modz will round out the six-division Saturday night card.

The track will host a pair of open practices on Saturday, April 15 and April 22, with a USMTS mega-show thrown in between on Thursday, April 20 before the season-opening event on Saturday, April 29.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 and racing at 8 p.m.

Promoter Phil Birkinshas Atchison County Raceway is located at 10548 Sedgewick Rd. in Atchison, Kan. To get there, just go two miles north of Atchison on Sedgewick Rd. (past 302nd St.).

For more information, call (913) 370-2520, visit them online at www.acraceway.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atchison-County-Raceway-400294506669315.

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.

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.