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Saturday, November 17, 2007





CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 17) -- Late afternoon rain

showers on Saturday have forced USMTS Southern Series

officials to cancel the third and final night of the

inaugural South Texas Fall Nationals at the South Texas

Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. The race will not be



The USMTS Southern Series will be back in action in two

weeks at the Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, for

the season finale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov.

29-30 and Dec. 1. The inaugural Texas Winter Nationals

will feature some of the top Modified drivers in the

country as the battle to be crowned the first USMTS

Southern Series champ comes down to the wire.


A top prize of $1,000 awaits Thursday night's feature

winner while Friday’s main event winner will earn $2,000

and Saturday’s top dog will pocket $3,000. Each night,

race fans will be treated to some great Modified racing

with heat races, last-chance races and a 24-car feature



Despite of being shut out of victory lane at the last

three races, Fertile, Iowa's Kelly Shryock expanded his

USMTS Southern Series points lead over Wheatland, Okla.'s

Randy Timms coming into next weekend's South Texas

Speedway clash. Shryock continues to hold the top spot in

the USMTS Southern Series rankings with a 101-point

advantage (1533 to 1432) over Timms with six events



Kelly Shryock of Fertile, Iowa, will lead the points chase

coming into the season-ending tripleheader as he leads

Randy Timms of Wheatland, Okla., by 119 points (1711 to

1592). Jason Hughes of Westville, Okla., who won

Thursday's feature race at South Texas Speedway, sits

third in the standings with 1544 points, while his

teammate, Tommy Weder Jr. of Woodward, Okla., is fourth

with 1532. Fifth through 10th in the standings are Greg

Skaggs of Bixby, Okla. (1497), Steve Holzkamper of Gentry,

Ark. (1490), Scott Green of Derby, Kan. (1256), Rodney

Sanders of Happy, Texas (1053), Zack VanderBeek of New

Sharon, Iowa (1041) and Dena Wilson of Coweta, Okla.



Houston Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval

located east of Houston on I-10 to Exit 798, then 3.0

miles south on SR 146, then 0.8 mile southeast on FM 1405,

then 1.5 miles northeast on FM 565. For more information,

call Houston Raceway Park at (281) 383-RACE or check them

out online at www.houstonraceway.com.


All USMTS rules will apply. American Racer is the Official

Tire of the USMTS, and any driver seeking to receive USMTS

Southern Series points and/or contingency awards must use

the American Racer KK-704 racing tire. The Hoosier G60

tire will also be allowed for this race, but must be

mounted on all four wheels with no grooving allowed.


To learn more about the United States Modified Touring

Series, call the headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit

www.usmts.com online.

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Plant a tree, water your grass, or go camping. You and mother nature need to make up. I'm sure what ever you did to piss her off she will forgive you. You have about 10 weeks to get on her good side.....

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