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.
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