MONETT, Mo. — The fourth round of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental slated for Sunday at the Monett Speedway fell to Mother Nature.
Now a 21-race championship chase, the series now embarks on a five-night, five-track swing through Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Iowa this Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 10-14.
On Wednesday, the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis., hosts the stars and cars of the United States Modified Touring Series, followed by a trip to the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., for the third straight year on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Bob Timms Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., will welcome the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing on Friday, Aug. 12, and on Saturday, Aug. 13, the tireless touring titans of the USMTS make their second stop of the season at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn.
Then on Sunday, Aug. 14, the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, hosts the eighth round of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup.
All five events will see the main event winner walk away with at least $3,000.
Defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes leads the points battle after three rounds as he seeks his third title and a sweep of all three regions and The Hunt in 2016.
Each of the title hunters have a legitimate shot to pocket the $25,000 prize that goes with being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the dirt modified world.
2016 HUNT FOR THE USMTS CASEYS CUP POINTS: (top 20 after 3 of 21 events)
1. 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. … 853
2. 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa … 829
3. 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La. … 826
4. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas … 802 (1 win)
5. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa … 778 (1 win)
6. 4 Cody Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill. … 771
7. 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa … 759
8. 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. … 749
9. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. … 729
10. 6 Brock Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill. … 728
11. 81 Mike Densberger (R), Lincoln, Neb. … 726
12. 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M. … 722
13. 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M. … 717
14. 21t Lance Town, Louisburg, Kan. … 708
15. 37 Mike Jergens (R), Plover, Iowa … 701
16. 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa … 684
17. 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada … 674
17. 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan. … 674
19. 99 Jett Big Eagle (R), Manor, Sask., Canada … 670
20. 4w Tyler Wolff (R), Fayetteville, Ark. … 566
Other winner: 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. (1 win)
The Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental is comprised of 21 events, with the first 20 spanning 32 days at 20 different race track in seven states from Aug. 4 through Sept. 4.
When the checkered flag drops on opening night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., the USMTS will crown its 18th national champion.
2016 HUNT FOR THE USMTS CASEYS CUP SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Aug. 10, Amsoil Speedway, Superior, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Thursday, Aug. 11, Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Friday, Aug. 12, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Saturday, Aug. 13, Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Sunday, Aug. 14, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Thursday, Aug. 18, Adams County Speedway, Corning, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Friday, Aug. 19 Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. ($10,200 to win)
Saturday, Aug. 20, Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Okla. ($3,000 to win)
Sunday, Aug. 21, 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan. ($3,000 to win)
Thursday, Aug. 25, Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Friday, Aug. 26, Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Saturday, Aug. 27, Park Jefferson Speedway Jefferson, S.D. ($3,000 to win)
Sunday, Aug. 28, Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D. ($3,000 to win)
Thursday, Sept. 1, Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Friday, Sept. 2, Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Saturday, Sept. 3, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Sunday, Sept. 4, Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Thursday, Sept. 22, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ($5,000 to win)
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