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Rancho Milagro returns as sponsor of USMTS loyalty program

February 6th, 2018

TAOS, N.M. –Rancho Milagro and Top of the World Ranch in Taos, N.M., along with their Eagle Moon Farm in Las Cruces, N.M., are back in 2018 as supporter of the USMTS loyalty program.

USMTS feature race winners last year earned more than $20,000 in additional cash from Rancho Milagro, and this year the pie will be even bigger but cut into many more slices.

The Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program will pay the top ten loyalty program members at each USMTS points race. The rules are simple: the driver must have perfect attendance and display the official Rancho Milagro decal on the race car at all times.

If a driver misses one race without using a grace race, that driver goes back to the start of the payout scale and will begin receiving bonus payouts with his or her fourth consecutive race back. Once a driver misses a second points race, he or she is no longer eligible for the the Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program bonus payouts for 2018.

About Grace Races: Each driver can maintain his or her perfect attendance by purchasing an entry fee and garnering the minimum 45 show-up points up to three times during the 2018 campaign. The USMTS also provides for a two-race hardship if needed in case of an emergency.

The Rancho Milagro USMTS Loyalty Program bonuses are for drivers who have a paid membership of $300 to be a part of the loyalty program, and bonuses will be paid out according to how the member drivers finish in relation to each other.

Drivers will also be required to display the official Rancho Milagro Racing decal to be eligible.

The highest-finishing Rancho Milagro Loyalty Program member will always get the highest payout from the program and so forth. A driver has the opportunity to earn an additional $10,000 in bonus payouts during the course of the season.

Rancho Milagro grows organic hay for dairies, operates a mother cow calf operation and is heavily involved in team roping. The group’s main ranch is called Top of The World Ranch and the Healy Foundation funds multiple land and water issues in the region.

“Rancho Milagro and Top Of The World Ranch in Taos, N.M., along with their Eagle Moon Farm in Las Cruces, N.M., ask for you to support the ranching, farming and racing industries,” said owner Trudy Healy.

In addition to a strong focus on water conservation and irrigation issues, Healy and her company is also a supporter of several racing teams including Scott Brothers Racing and team roping where they sponsor Rancho Milagro Team Roping and the New Mexico Rodeo Association

Healy served as the New Mexico Representative for Irrigation or Conservancy District Surface Water, is a founding member and sponsor of the Savory Institute International and operates the Rancho Milagro Collection Gallery.

In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership New Mexico in recognition of her philanthropy and her focus on water issues throughout the state as part of her efforts to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans, and for future generations.

The 20th anniversary season featuring the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing features a points fund of more than $160,000 highlighted by a record top prize of $50,000 awaiting the 2018 USMTS National Champion.

The action gets going with the first Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series event on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The first points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup happens two weeks later on Friday, March 9, at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., which will also be a Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series points race.

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Macon & Cerro Gordo Speedways Presenting 2016 Kart Series Battle In The Prairie Opener Scheduled For April 9th

December 29th, 2015

The 2016-racing season will be a little bit busier for Central Illinois kart racers, as a new four race series has been announced. The 2016 Battle In The Prairie, sponsored by Laukaitis Racing, will feature three events at Macon (IL) Speedway and one at Cerro Gordo (IL) Speedway. The series is being run by former Track Enterprises employee Jason Woodhead and Cerro Gordo promoter Tommy Bennett.

The series schedule will begin at Macon Speedway on Saturday, April 9, then move to Cerro Gordo on Friday, July 1, followed by the final two races at Macon on Saturday, August 6 and Saturday, September 3. At Macon, pits will open at 11:00 with hotlaps at 1:00. The Cerro Gordo event will have pits opening at 12:00 and hotlaps at 6:00.

Divisions will consist of Cadets Red 250#(5-7yrs), JR 1 Green 250#(8-12 yrs), JR 3 Blue 300#(12-15 yrs), Clone Med 350#(15+), Clone Hvy 375#(15+), Clone Super Hvy 400#(15+), Clone 35 & Over 375#, 500cc Outlaw Cage Kart(15+), and 500cc RWYB classes(15+). The Outlaw Cage Karts will not run on August 6th due to a big race at another facility the same day.

For further information on the Battle In The Prairie events, contact Jason Woodhead at 217-561-6057 or Tommy Bennett at 217-519-2471.