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Aikey aces Deery Series feature at Des Moines

August 16th, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeff Aikey turned in another blue ribbon-worthy performance at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, leading all 35 laps of Monday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event.

Aikey started outside pole for the IMCA Late Model tour feature and primarily ran the top side of the ½-mile oval to take the $3,000 checkers ahead of Justin Kay, Joel Callahan, point leader Brian Harris and Todd Cooney. The win was the career-leading 59th for Aikey, the seven-time and defending series champion.

While four yellow flags waved before midway, the second half of the race ran caution free. Kay stayed close and joined Aikey in lapped traffic over the final five circuits, finally falling off the pace and crossing the stripe six car lengths behind. Callahan closed the gap on both before ending in third while Harris’ fourth place finish was his worst in 12 series outings this season.

Cooney improved seven positions from his original starting spot to challenge Harris before round­ing out the top five and earning hard charger honors. Darrel DeFrance won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.

Aikey had won five previous Deery events at Des Moines, most recently in 2009. Monday’s checkers were his first this season. Five events remain on the 2013 schedule, the next being Monday, Sept. 2 at Boone Speedway on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

Iowa State Fairgrounds to host first of four consecutive Frostbusters

March 31st, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – The first of four consecutive Frostbuster specials will be held Thursday, April 4 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features will also pay $1,000 to win at season-opening Frostbusters on Friday, April 5 at Marshalltown Speedway; Saturday, April 6 at Boone Speedway; and Sunday, April 7 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton.

Each Modified event is a qualifier for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Temperatures forecast as high as the mid-50s this weekend will help considerably in getting the track surface at all four facilities race-ready.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 each night. Mach-1 Sport Compact are also on the Sunday card at Vinton.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Allstar Performance Iowa state points will be given at all four shows.

Entry fees each night are $30 for Modifieds, $25 for Stock Cars and $20 for SportMods and for Hobby Stocks. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. at both Des Moines and Marshalltown.

Boone opens the pit gates at 2 p.m. with hot laps at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. Gates and the grandstand at Vinton open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 4:30 p.m.

One-way radio receivers, NitroBee or RACEceivers, are required in each division at all four tracks.

More information about the respective Frostbusters is available from Iowa State Fairgrounds and Benton County promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, Marshalltown promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703 and Boone promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220.

The regular point season starts April 12 at Des Moines and at Marshalltown, April 13 at Boone and April 14 at Vinton.

New dirt and wet conditions forced postponement of the Frostbuster at Southern Iowa Speedway from April 3 to April 10. Track points will also be awarded to Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods that evening, with Sport Compacts seeing their first sanctioned action on April 17.

Tough Deery campaign at Des Moines ends with Andy Eckrich in victory lane

August 16th, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa – Andy Eckrich and Barack Obama were both the center of attention Monday at the Iowa State Fair. Eckrich held off brother Denny for the $2,000 Deery Brothers Summer Series victory on the night the president brought his re-election campaign to the state fair.

The IMCA Late Model tour win was the second of the season and career sixth for Eckrich. He is now second in the series standings, 11 points behind fifth-finishing Jeff Aikey. Ryan Griffith was third and Colby Springsteen fourth.

Andy Eckrich drew the outside row one start for the 35-lapper and was more than a straightaway ahead before the yellow flew for an ailing Jason Utter, who slowed on the frontstretch. After restarting fourth, Denny Eckrich passed Griffith and Jason Hahne for the second spot on lap 19. The front pair ran side by side on laps 23 and 24, Andy on the bottom of the Fairgrounds’ ½-mile dirt oval, Denny on the top.

Andy Eckrich finally edged ahead and took a four car length advantage into lapped traffic with four circuits left. Denny Eckrich closed the gap but couldn’t get close enough to challenge before Andy took the checkers. Two-time defending series champion Ray Guss Jr. took a provisional, started 23rd and finished 14th. Mike Murphy Jr. won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.

Highlights from both the Deery Series and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features will be part of State Fair broadcasts on Iowa Public Television Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 p.m. More than 130 cars were in the pits for the traditional State Fair show, which played out before a good crowd.

The 400th event in Deery Series history is next on the schedule when 34 Raceway at West Burlington hosts the $5,000 to win Pepsi USA Nationals on Saturday, Sept. 1. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Aikey aims to continue Deery success at Des Moines

August 10th, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeff Aikey looks to continue his Deery Brothers Summer Series success at Des Moines, when the IMCA Late Model tour headlines the traditional Iowa State Fair show on Monday, Aug. 13.

The six-time series champion owns five of his tour career-leading 56 feature wins at the State Fairgrounds Speedway. Aikey has been runner-up in four shows and in the top five another four nights in 18 career Deery Des Moines outings.

Monday’s feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. Mike Murphy Jr. of Colona, Ill., is second in the standings, nine points off the pace. Andy Eckrich of Oxford, two-time defending champion Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., and Jay Johnson of West Burlington complete the top five.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Karl Chevrolet dirt trucks are also on the fair race program.

More information is available from promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526 and at the www.jjamracing.net.

Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown extends his perfect series attendance mark to 399 consecutive events on Monday. He’s a three-time Deery winner at Des Moines, in 1995, 2000 and 2007.

The 400th event in Deery Series history is Saturday, Sept. 1 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington. That evening’s Pepsi USA Nationals feature pays $5,000 to win.

The final four events of the 26th annual tour are Sept. 3 at Boone Speedway, on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals; Sept. 14 and 15 during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway; and Sept. 22 at Davenport Speedway.

Darbyshire is Iowa State Fair Deery winner, Guss gains top spot in series point standings

August 18th, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa – Tom Darbyshire was in victory lane while Ray Guss Jr. was back in the driver’s seat following Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway.

Darbyshire took advantage when pole starter Brian Harris got too high and found the wall, taking over the lead on the 11th circuit and running in front to the finish of the IMCA Late Model 35-lapper on the Des Moines ½-mile.

Todd Cooney gave chase but couldn’t catch Darbyshire in the race to the checkers. Harris, Jeff Aikey and Colby Springsteen completed the state fair show top five. The $2,000 win was Dar­byshire’s Deery career third and his first on the tour since May
of 2008. Guss, meanwhile, took over the top spot in the point standings with his ninth place finish. Andy Eckrich was the leader at the start of the night but was saddled by motor problems in both his heat race and the feature.

After borrowing Ryan Griffith’s car and starting last in the field of 24, Eckrich was the cause of a lap 31 caution and was scored 20th. With 13 events in the record book, defending series cham­pion Guss has a seven point advantage over Eckrich and
Terry Neal, who ran sixth at Des Moines. Nate Beuseling had come to town with a streak of two Deery wins and finished 15th in
his career first Iowa State Fairgrounds outing. He also pocketed the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature quali fier drawing prize.

Next on the silver anniversary series schedule is the $10,000 to win Pepsi USA Nationals on Fri day and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington. Fifteen drivers with perfect attendance through the first 13 events of the tour will take the green flag in the Ironman Challenge race on opening night of the Pepsi. That race pays $750 to win.

The series concludes with four more September shows: Sept. 5, on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex at Boone Speedway; Sept. 9 at Davenport Speedway; Sept. 16-17, during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway; and Sept. 24-25 at Quad City Speedway

Close contest for national IMCA Late Model crown goes to Guss

September 4th, 2010

MILAN, Ill.– Two points made the difference as Ray Guss Jr. earned his first national IMCA Late Model championship and Terry Neal was runner-up for the fourth time in six seasons. The division leader with 19 feature victories, Guss also became the first IMCA driver to win three local Late Model track titles in a single season. He’ll get a $5,500 share of the $21,300 point fund to be paid this fall to top 20 finishers in the 2010 point standings.

Neal won 17 features and a single track crown. Both drivers got 20 bonus points, Guss for his Davenport Speedway crown, Neal for his Dubuque Speedway title, making the two point totals at the top of the standings 819-817.

Rounding out the top five are a pair of former national champions, Darrel DeFrance and Todd Cooney, and Dennis Woodworth. Rookie of the year Andy Eckrich was sixth.

Third in both the 2008 and 2009 national campaigns, Guss also paced points at Jackson County Speedway and Quad City Speedway as well as Allstar Performance Illinois State standings. He’s got the upper hand in the Deery Brothers Summer Series and is in position to become just the fourth driver to win national and series championships the same season.

Neal, the Iowa state king, had finished a single point behind Kevin Blum last year and was second to DeFrance in 2007 and to Rob Toland in 2005. Both those titles were determined by the tie-breaking number of feature wins.

Cooney won his division-best 15th career track championship at the owa State Fairgrounds Speedway. DeFrance topped standings at Hamilton County Speedway and Mark Burgtorf reigned at Lee County Speedway as both drivers won their 12th career track crowns. Neal’s title was his career 11th.

Gary Russell ruled at 34 Raceway for the fourth time in his career. First-time track kings were Tyler Bruening at Independence Motor Speedway, Eckrich at West Liberty Raceway, Charlie McKenna at Farley Speedway, Jay Stewart at Shelby County Speedway and Woodworth at Quincy Raceway.

IMCA’s point season for Late Models ran from April 23 to Aug. 29.

National standings are based on drivers’ best 20 finishes out of their first 55 starts. Bonus points, equal to the average weekly car count at tracks holding a minimum of eight sanctioned events, are awarded to track champions.

The higher average is used to award bonuses when drivers won more than one track title; pro-rated bonuses are given at tracks where fewer than eight weekly events were held. Track officials have until noon on Monday, Sept. 27 to notify IMCA of corrections affecting their top 15 before 2010 point standings become official.

Nine years later, Miller returns to Deery victory lane

August 20th, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa – Nine years to the day he last won a Deery Brothers Summer Series feature, Darren Miller raced his way back to victory lane in the tour for IMCA Late Models. Miller topped the Monday night main event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines, taking the lead away from Ray Guss Jr. following an early restart and running in front to the end of the
35-lapper.

Guss pulled to within three car lengths chasing Miller in lapped traffic, but once clear of the back runners Miller pulled away again and took the $2,000 checkers comfortably ahead of Guss. “B” winner Todd Cooney, Tom Darbyshire and Jeremiah Hurst rounded out the top five. Series point leader Guss drew the pole for the state fair feature and led the first circuit. Miller used a lap two restart to his advantage to pass Guss for the point, setting sail after the second and final caution of the contest came out when Kevin Blum got into the wall on lap seven.

Cooney had advanced nine spots and into the top four by midway. Four laps later, Miller was negotiating lapped traffic. Guss made up ground before Miller got through the pack with five laps to go and edged ahead again. The victory was Miller’s Deery career third and first since Aug. 16 of 2001, when he won the Pepsi USA Nationals at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.

He’d run second in his one previous series start this season, on July 28 at Knoxville.

T.J. Criss won the drawing for the $250 bonus from Sunoco.

Next up on the Deery schedule is the rescheduled Friday, Sept. 3 Titan Tire and Wheel Shootout at Quincy, Ill., Raceway, which pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Night two of the weekend doubleheader is Saturday, Sept. 4 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. The Late Model tour takes top billing on the Monday, Sept. 6 opening night program at the IMCA Speedway Motors Su per Nationals at Boone Speedway and concludes Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18, when 34 Raceway hosts the $10,000 to win Pepsi USA Nationals.

Bill Martin-Director of Public Relations
International Motor Contest Association
1800 West D Street
Vinton, Iowa 52349
Phone: 319 472-2201, ext. 213
Fax: 319 472-2218
E-mail: bmartin@imca.com
Web: www.imca.com

Deery Series headed to Des Moines for Iowa State Fair show

August 14th, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa – A $2,000 check and a hefty trophy – but no blue ribbon – await the winner of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature during the Iowa State Fair.

The 12th of 16 events on the 2010 tour schedule takes IMCA Late Models to the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines next Monday, Aug. 16.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Admission to the grandstand is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for youngsters five and under. Pit passes are $25. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the fair program, along with Karl Chev rolet dirt trucks.

More information is available from promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526 or at the www.jjamracing.net website.

Eighteen previous Deery Series races have been held at Des Moines since 1990, all but one of them in August.

Six-time and defending tour champion Jeff Aikey of Waterloo owns five of his all-time best 54 Deery wins in the Capitol City. Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance, a three-time winner at Des Moines, will extend his streak of series perfection to 364 consecutive events next week.

Four feature wins have helped Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., build a sizable lead in the point race heading to Des Moines. Mark Burgtorf of Quincy, Ill., has three wins to go with no shortage of bad mechanical luck this sea son, while Aikey has won twice and Rob Toland of Davenport and Andy Eckrich of Iowa City once each.

Eckrich is the leading rookie campaigner, is second in the point standings and also the most recent visitor to victory lane, on Aug. 3 at Farley.

Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 528; 2. Andy Eckrich, Iowa City, 459; 3. Jeff Aikey, Waterloo, 451; 4. Terry Neal, Ely, 449; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 412; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 411; 7. Kevin Blum, Colona, Ill., 384; 8. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 383; 9. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 375; 10. Josh Most, Red Oak, 372; 11. Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, 359; 12. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, 354; 13. Mark Preston, Port Byron, Ill., 331; 14. Tom Goble, Burlington, 324; 15. Jason Rauen, Farley, 322; 16. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 321; 17. Todd almstrom, Silvis, Ill., 317; 18. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 313; 19. Rob Toland, Davenport, 308; 20. Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, 300.

HUGHES KICKS OFF “DOZEN DAYS OF DIRT” WITH VICTORY AT DES MOINES

June 20th, 2008

On Monday night, Hughes helped put a dent in his fuel bill as he picked up his series-leading fifth main event victory of the season by capturing the 2nd Annual NASCAR vs. USMTS presented by Karl Chevrolet at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa.

The win, worth $2,000, was his 10th overall when factoring in his series-leading five wins in the O’Reilly USMTS Southern Series.

Defending O’Reilly USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn of Slayton, Minn., drew the pole position for the Holley “A” Main and jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Despite several cautions, Krohn held strong at the
front of the field until the lap 20 of 25 when Hughes was able to power ahead.

One lap later, a broken axle turned a good night into a 20th-place finish for Krohn, while Hughes held off Tim Donlinger of Rochester, Minn., at the checkered flag.

The youngest of three Gustins in the 24-car main event field, Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, scored a third-place paycheck while Clear Lake, Iowa’s Dean Mahlstedt raced from 10th to fourth at the finish. Eight-time O’Reilly USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock of Fertile, Iowa, started 12th but clawed his way to a fifth-place showing.

Richie Gustin Jr., 23rd-starting Al Hejna, Ryan Ruter, Scott Green and Alan Mondus finished sixth through tenth, respectively.

NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader won the first heat race, then drew the sixth starting spot for the main event. But the Concord, N.C., resident and Fenton, Mo., native found himself involved in the race’s first incident and wound up
last on the score cards.

With the win, Hughes moved into the top spot of the Central States Region points standings, leading Hejna by 23 markers (388 to 365). Shryock jumped to third with 357 points, while Zack VanderBeek fell from first to fourth
with 356. Fifth through tenth are Dereck Ramirez (340), Ryan Gustin (287), Ron Ver Beek (276), Mondus (270), Donovan Lodge (265) and Colt Mather (255).

The O’Reilly USMTS National Tour will make an encore appearance at the Iowa State Fair Speedway as part of the Casey’s General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship on Friday, Sept. 12.

UP NEXT:
The O’Reilly USMTS National Tour will be back in action again tomorrow (Tuesday, June 17) for the 3rd Annual Fort Dodge Modified Nationals presented by Plain Motorsports at the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ken
Schrader will again be among the competitors on hand, and his NASCAR buddy Kenny Wallace will be joining in the fun.

Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons for the event at Casey’s General Stores locations in Fort Dodge. Zack VanderBeek will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the Casey’s General Store location at 3327 5th Ave. South in Fort Dodge from 1-3 p.m. with his Cheetos/Casey’s General Stores #33z Skyrocket Modified.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag is scheduled to wave at 7. Also on the racing card will be Stock Cars and 360 Mods.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information, call (515) 573-8745 (office) or (515) 574-RACE (track) or visit them online at www.fdspeed.com.

Tuesday’s event at the Mineral City Speedway will be the second of 12 events over 13 grueling days, with NASCAR veterans Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace appearing (and racing) in five of those races:

June 16 – Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, Iowa (Schrader)
June 17 … Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, Iowa (Schrader, Wallace)
June 18 … Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. (Schrader, Wallace)
June 19 … Thunderhill Speedway, Mayetta, Kan.
June 20 … U.S. 36 Raceway, Osborn, Mo.
June 21 … Mid America Speedway, South Coffeyville, Okla.
June 23 … Independence Motor Speedway, Independence, Iowa
June 24 … Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, Iowa (Schrader, Wallace)
June 25 … Huset’s Speedway, Brandon, S.D. (Schrader, Wallace)
June 26 … Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.
June 27 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
June 28 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.

Afterwards, the O’Reilly USMTS National Tour teams get a well-deserved Summer Break before returning to action on Tuesday, July 22, at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, for the final stretch run to the Casey’s General
Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship.

The USMTS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season in 2008 with many special promotions to show thanks to the fans, drivers, team members, families and sponsors who have helped make the USMTS the premier dirt modified series in the nation.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, call the headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit www.usmts.com online for the latest news and information from the USMTS — America’s Hottest Ticket on Dirt.

NASCAR STARS TO BATTLE O’REILLY USMTS MODIFIEDS AT IOWA STATE FAIR SPEEDWAY JUNE 2

June 1st, 2008

NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will strap on the helmets and
stand on the gas as they compete with the O’Reilly USMTS National Tour on
the Des Moines half-mile dirt oval for NASCAR Night presented by Karl
Chevrolet. While they are best known for circling America’s superspeedways
with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, both are prolific dirt track racers with
a pedigree.

They won’t be looking for show up points, they’ll be looking to win.

Ken Schrader: It was on the dirt tracks where Schrader’s career began. He
started out driving mostly open-wheel cars and won in every division he
raced, including two USAC championships — 1982 Silver Crown and ’83 Sprint
Car. Schrader is a veteran second-generation racer, and has 722 career
starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Schrader’s victory in the 1991
Budweiser 500 at Dover International Speedway was his last to date. He
appears as a television analyst on Inside Sprint Cup on the SPEED Channel,
and is also the owner of Ken Schrader Racing, which fields entries for
himself in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Whelen All-American
Series for Chris Bristol. Schrader is also the owner of I-55 Raceway in
Pevely, Mo.

Kenny Wallace: Wallace currently drives part-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series. He also works as an on-air personality for SPEED Channel on shows
such as NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane. He was also featured on the
show NASCAR Drivers: 360 on FX. He has two brothers who are also current or
former NASCAR drivers: Rusty Wallace and Mike Wallace. As a child, Wallace’s
boisterous behavior earned him the nickname “Herman,” after a mischievous
cartoon character named Herman the German. Last year, Wallace was voted in
by fans to compete in the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor
Speedway.

The rugged road warriors of the O’Reilly USMTS National Tour will be led
into battle by Central States Region points leader Brad Pinkerton. Other
drivers expected for this blockbuster event include Al Hejna, Ryan Gustin,
Kelly Shryock, Jason Hughes, Zack VanderBeek, Jay Noteboom, Dereck Ramirez,
Mark Noble, Ron Ver Beek, Chris Spieker, Brandon Kenny, Colt Mather, Bryan
Rowland, Cale Sponsler, Jake Neal, Nate Caruth, Alan Mondus, Donovan Lodge,
Michael Long, Brandon Banks, Steve Kosiski, Josh Truman, David Holder, Steve
Stewart, Scott Dickey, Jeff Schluetter, Tommy Myer, Richie Gustin, Jr., Mark
Burgtorf, Tommy Weder Jr., Tony Fraise, Dean Mahlstedt and many more.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and grandstand gates will swing open at
5:00. Schrader and Wallace will be signing autographs for the fans from 5:30
to 6:30. After that, all three NASCAR stars will suit up for hot laps. The
first green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:00. Tickets are available at the
track, and all grandstand seating will be general admission only, so get
there early to grab your seat for this one-of-a-kind event.

Also on the racing card will be Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks. Cars
legal under USRA or IMCA rules will be able to compete, but there will be no
points awarded and the claim rule will not be in effect.

Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons for the event at Casey’s General Stores
locations in Ankeny, Des Moines and Pleasant Hill. Mark Noble, who will be
driving the Miller Lite/Casey’s General Stores #74 Modified will meet and
greet fans at the Casey’s General Stores location at 1010 SE Oralabor Rd. in
Ankeny from 12-2 p.m. At the Casey’s General Stores location at 1125 N.
Hickory Rd. in Pleasant Hill, Zack VanderBeek will be on hand from 12-2 p.m.
with his Cheetos/Casey’s General Stores #33z Modified.

The Iowa State Fair Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked dirt oval located on
the east side of Des Moines at 30th St. and University Ave. For more
information, call (515) 201-5526 or visit www.jjam.2y.net/statefair.html
online.

The USMTS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season in 2008 with many
special promotions to show thanks to the fans, drivers, team members,
families and sponsors who have helped make the USMTS the premier dirt
modified series in the nation.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, call the
headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit www.usmts.com online for the latest
news and information from the USMTS – America’s Hottest Ticket on Dirt.