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World Modified Dirt Track Championship postponed to July 27-30

 

Spring Valley, Minnesota (March 31, 2011) -- This winter has lasted for what seems like an eternity to race fans throughout the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, and it appears that Mother Nature is reluctant to release her grip on the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

 

With wet and bitter cold weather forecasted for Southern Minnesota next week, officials from the Deer Creek Speedway and United States Modified Touring Series have reluctantly postponed the inaugural World Modified Dirt Track Championship.

 

The most-talked-about event in dirt track racing is now scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, July 27-30.

 

“Racing is supposed to be fun,” said USMTS President Todd Staley. “If it wasn’t fun, none of us – the fans, the drivers and the track promoters – would go through the personal and financial expense, hard work and risk that we do for this sport.”

 

The National Weather Service is calling for nighttime temperatures in the 30s, with a good chance of rain and possibly snow throughout next week.

 

“Unfortunately, even if the weatherman is wrong and we don’t get any precipitation next week it is still going to be uncomfortably cold and that will not be fun for anybody.”

 

Other than the change of dates for the blockbuster event, everything else remains the same for the.

 

To date, a record 145 different drivers from 23 different states have added their name to the list of possible one-armed bandits that will leave Deer Creek Speedway on July 30 with the $20,000 top prize.

 

In addition to the whopping $20,000 going to the winner, each of the 30 main event qualifiers will pocket a minimum of $1,500.

 

While the race will be sanctioned and officiated by the United States Modified Touring Series, the World Modified Dirt Track Championship will be a non-points USMTS race that features a one-of-a-kind qualifying format.

 

Drivers can register to qualify on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Racers registering for Wednesday or Thursday may also purchase a “mulligan” that allows them to qualify a second day if they aren’t satisfied with their result on the first day.

 

If they take a mulligan, however, they forfeit the result from the first night of qualifying.

 

Those who register for Friday will get just one qualifying day, but all drivers return on Championship Saturday to compete in feature races.

 

Group time trials will be staged each day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The top six qualifiers in each heat race will be inverted for starting positions in their heat races.

 

Points will be awarded each night for time trials, heat races, “B” Mains and the “A” Main with the top six in overall points each night being locked into the $20,000-to-win World Modified Dirt Track Championship main event on Saturday night.

 

The highest overall points earner during the three days of qualifying will earn the pole for the Saturday's “A” Main, second most points in the middle of the front row, third most points on the outside of the front row and so on for the 18 qualified drivers.

 

Saturday’s program will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events with the highest non-qualified points earner on the pole of the “B” Main and the lowest points earner from the previous three days at the back of the “H” Main (or lowest main event staged).

 

Six drivers will advance from each main event to the next, with 12 cars advancing from the “B” Main to the “A” Main to create a 30-car starting field for the championship race that will feature a three-wide start.

 

Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked for Saturday’s “A” Main alone, with a total purse of more than $160,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.

 

WORLD MODIFIED DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

SATURDAY’S PAYOUTS:

 

“A” Main: 1. $20,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $5,000, 5. $4,000, 6. $3,000, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,200, 9. $2,100, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,900, 12. $1,800, 13. $1,700, 14. $1,600, 15. $1,575, 16. $1,550, 17. $1,540, 18. $1,530, 19. $1,520, 20. $1,510, 21. $1,500, 22. $1,500, 23. $1,500, 24. $1,500, 25. $1,500, 26. $1,500, 27. $1,500, 28. $1,500, 29. $1,500, 30. $1,500.

 

“B” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. Transfer, 8. Transfer, 9. Transfer, 10. Transfer, 11. Transfer, 12. Transfer, 13. $1,000, 14. $900, 15. $800, 16. $700, 17. $700, 18. $700, 19. $700, 20. $700, 21. $700, 22. $700, 23. $700, 24. $700.

 

“C” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $1,000, 8. $900, 9. $800, 10. $750, 11. $700, 12. $650, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600.

 

“D” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $600, 10. $550, 11. $500, 12. $500, 13. $500, 14. $500, 15. $500, 16. $500, 17. $500, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500.

 

“E” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $700, 8. $600, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $450, 12. $450, 13. $450, 14. $450, 15. $450, 16. $450, 17. $450, 18. $450, 19. $450, 20. $450, 21. $450, 22. $450, 23. $450, 24. $450.

 

“F” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $600, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $400, 12. $400, 13. $400, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17. $400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400, 21. $400, 22. $400, 23. $400, 24. $400.

 

“G” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $350, 11. $350, 12. $350, 13. $350, 14. $350, 15. $350, 16. $350, 17. $350, 18. $350, 19. $350, 20. $350, 21. $350, 22. $350, 23. $350, 24. $350.

 

“H” Main: 1. Transfer, 2. Transfer, 3. Transfer, 4. Transfer, 5. Transfer, 6. Transfer, 7. $400, 8. $350, 9. $300, 10. $300, 11. $300, 12. $300, 13. $300, 14. $300, 15. $300, 16. $300, 17. $300, 18. $300, 19. $300, 20. $300, 21. $300, 22. $300, 23. $300, 24. $300.

 

With the race now being held July 27-30, the early entry deadline has been revised. The early entry fee is $250 if received or postmarked by July 1. Beginning July 2, the entry fee is $300 and the cost will be $400 at the gate on race day.

 

Each entrant may qualify on one day only, unless the driver purchases a “mulligan” which will allow that driver to throw out the points earned the first night and try again the following night (good for Wednesday and Thursday only).

 

Mulligans are an additional $100, must be purchased at the time of entry and are non-refundable.

 

To enter, drivers may download an entry form at www.usmts.com or call 515-832-7944 to register today and reserve your spot on the day of your choice.

 

Grandstand tickets are available for purchase on the Deer Creek Speedway website at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling 507-754-6107 or toll-free at 877-327-7223. To inquire about reserving a campsite, call 507-346-2342.

 

WORLD MODIFIED DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

ENTRY LIST AS OF MARCH 31, 2011:

 

Wednesday:

1. 22 Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.*

2. 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa*

3. 11 Ryan Peckham, Corning, Iowa*

4. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa*

5. 21 Andy Gordon, Murdock, Minn.*

6. 52w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.*

7. 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.*

8. 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, Kan.*

9. 8 Colt Mather, Webster, Iowa*

10. 12 Jason Hughes, Westville, Okla.

11. 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.*

12. 5t Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla.*

13. 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.*

14. 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.*

15. 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.*

16. 73 Troy Swearingen, Lake Mills, Iowa*

17. 29d Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa*

18. 01 Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask., Canada*

19. 21w Dano Ostrander, New York Mills, Minn.*

20. 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn.*

21. 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.*

22. 05 Mike Mashl, De Pere, Wis.*

23. 72 Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.*

24. 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa*

25. 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.*

26. 05 Steven Brooks, New Lenox, Ill.*

27. 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.*

28. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.*

29. 91 Joe Duvall, Chelsea, Okla.*

30. V2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn.*

31. 31 Jason Voigt, St. Cloud, Minn.*

32. 99g Jason Grimes, Jamestown, N.D.*

33. 4 Ben Mattick, Mantorville, Minn.*

34. 5w Darrin Walch, Postville, Iowa*

35. 50w Andrew Wiste, Adams, Minn.*

36. 16s Dave Schoenberger, Beaver Dam, Wis.*

37. 28 Bill Clemens, Chatfield, Minn.*

38. 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, Kan.*

39. 01 Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.*

40. 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.*

41. 99 Cale Arneson, Fargo, N.D.*

42. 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.*

43. 74 Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.*

44. 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.*

45. 111 Bumper Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.*

46. 11 Steven Pfeifer, Lignite, N.D.*

47. 83 Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.*

48. 27 Don Gerritsen, Rock Rapids, Iowa *

49. 12j Justin O'Brien, West Union, Iowa*

50. 56 Chris Spieker, Massena, Iowa*

51. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.*

52. 16b Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.*

53. 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.*

54. 30 Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.*

55. 77 Brian Craighead, Farmerville, La.*

56. 139 T.J. Herndon, Atwood, Tenn.*

57. 21x Joe Wernecke, Dodge Center, Minn.*

58. 22 Dustin Boney, Platte City, Mo.*

59. 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.*

60. 33s Dustin Steinbrink, Austin, Minn.*

61. 77a Cody Agler, Emporia, Kan.*

62. 7n Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa*

63. X Mike Wedelstadt, New London, Wis.*

 

Thursday:

1. 12t Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas*

2. 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa*

3. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas*

4. 31 Corey Dripps, Cedar Falls, Iowa*

5. 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.*

6. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.*

7. 74 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.*

8. 37 Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake, Minn.*

9. 33 David Karst, Mills, Wyo.*

10. 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.*

11. 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.*

12. 15s Don Scheffler, Wauwatosa, Wis.*

13. 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill, Kan.*

14. 3 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas*

15. 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.*

16. E85 Jason Strand, Mayville, N.D.*

17. 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn.*

18. 3L Jeff Leka, Buffalo, Ill.*

19. 33 Joe Huenefeld, Freeport, Ill.*

20. 20 TBA*

21. 20 Dustin Scott, Rosemount, Minn.*

22. 99s Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn.*

23. 110 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.*

24. 44 Adam Hensel, Barron, Wis.*

25. 61 Bruce Hanford, Davenport, Iowa*

26. 34 Gordie Peterson, Billings, Mont.*

27. 3cc Todd Dart, Algoma, Wis.*

28. 17 Chris Moore, Coldwater, Miss.*

29. 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas*

30. 66 Dan Bohr, Decorah, Iowa*

31. 4t Troy Heupel, Williston, N.D.*

32. 2r Ricky Roche, International Falls, Minn.*

33. 96 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.*

34. 12m Jason Miller, Osceola, Wis.*

35. 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa*

36. 71 Dustin Strand, Grand Forks, N.D.*

37. Y69 Mike Gregg, Morton, Minn.*

38. 5 John Correll, Jamestown, N.D.*

39. 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Okla.*

40. 12h Mike Hansen, Alton, Iowa*

41. 89 Mike Spatola, Manhattan, Ill.*

42. 711 Nate Caruth, Ames, Iowa*

43. 37 Scott Ward, Watertown S.D.*

44. 85 Mark Dotson, Cameron, Mo.*

45. 68 J.J. Wise, Manly, Iowa*

46. 73 Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station, Wis.*

47. 1k Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa

48. 20 Carlos Jaramillo, Fayetteville, N.C.*

49. 6t Corky Thomas, Fargo, N.D.*

50. 13 Randy Sandvick, Killdeer, N.D.*

51. 16 Gavin Paull, Fort Frances, Ont., Canada*

52. 3d Tim Donlinger, Rochester, Minn.*

53. 42 TBA*

54. 11 Josh Griggs, Dewey, Okla.*

55. 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla.*

56. 1c Chris Deaton, Wann, Okla.*

57. 17x Richard Michael Jr., Ischua, N.Y.*

58. 25p Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.*

59. 45 Bob Brookings, Grand Rapids, Minn.*

60. B1 Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.*

61. 43 Luke Schilling, Granton, Wis.*

62. 10c Jonathan Cribb, El Dorado, Ark.*

63. 26f Dan Fetters, Montour, Iowa*

64. 3 TBA*

65. 30 Dan Brockett, Grandview, Iowa*

66. 60 Kurt Krauskopf, Decorah, Iowa*

67. 54 Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg, Wis.*

 

Friday:

1. 12 Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, Ark.

2. 92 Jeff Stephens, Arion, Iowa

3. 02 Tommy Weder Jr., Woodward, Okla.

4. 29h Joe Horgdahl, Kasson, Minn.

5. 26p Kevin Pittman, Waterloo, Iowa

6. 32 Donavan Lodge, Moline, Ill.

7. 18 Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.

8. 15m Shane Demey, Denison, Iowa

9. 71s Brian Strand, Bemidji, Minn.

10. 9 Shane Herbert, Lafayette, La.

11. 29g Greg Peck, Sioux City, Iowa

12. 23 Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.

13. 1 Josh Richards, Shinnston. W. Va.

14. 5x Scott Danzeisen, Herman, Minn.

15. 86 David McClain, Potosi, Wis.

 

* driver is eligible to use a mulligan

 

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground.

 

With 48 shows in the books, more USMTS events have been staged at ‘The Creek’ than any other racetrack in the 12-year history of the series. The track annually hosts three USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy events – Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and the Featherlite Fall Jamboree in September – and with the addition of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship, race fans can witness the USMTS in action at Deer Creek on nine separate nights in 2011.

 

The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-DCS-RACE or 507-346-2342 on raceday or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

 

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

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