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USMTS blockbuster events fill Labor Day Weekend; First of five at Marshalltown Wednesday

 

 

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa-Five big events are on tap this week for the United States Modified touring Series, with more than $15,000 to win and nearly $100,000 in overall prize money up for grabs as the series inches closer to crowning a new champion.

 

Action begins this Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa. From there, the series travels to the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Thursday. Friday finds the mud-slinging monsters back at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., before heading to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Saturday. The pentathlon of power wraps up at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, Aug. 31.

 

Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, added three runner-up finishes this past weekend to expand his points lead as 'The Rocket' seeks his second straight USMTS national championship. Lurking close behind is New Sharon, Iowa's Zack VanderBeek who is looking for a late push in his home state to make a charge at the title.

 

Each of this week's five events will award $3,000 to the main event winner.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 - MARSHALLTOWN SPEEDWAY

The Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, will host the USMTS Modifieds for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday. In their last visit, fans witnessed a wild main event that saw Jon Tesch hold off Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders and Tommy Myer for the victory as a late downpour cut the race to 20 laps.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will complete to three-division card at Toby Kruse's 1/3-mile clay oval.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., with spectator gates swinging open at 5 p.m. Hot laps take to the track at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. General admission tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at all Casey's General Stores locations in Marshalltown. Also, Daniel Hilsabeck and his No. 22d AMP Energy Modified will be appearing from 11:30-1:30 at the Casey's located at 1402 S. 12th Ave. in Marshalltown.

The Marshalltown Speedway is located 1.5 miles east of SR 14 on US 30 to Exit 186, then 2.0 miles north on E. Olive St. For more information call 515-432-4703 or 641-752-9676 or visit www.marshalltownspeedway.com online.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 - HAMILTON COUNTY SPEEDWAY

The Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, hosts the USMTS speed merchants on Thursday, Aug. 28, where Johnny Scott captured the feature win in last year's standing-room-only blockbuster.

For the second straight night, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win) will share the spotlight, plus Hobby Stocks will also compete.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at both Casey's General Stores locations in Webster City. From 11:30-1:30, Kelly Shryock and his No. 3 Snickers Modified will be at the 1300 2nd St. location and John Allen and his No. 98 Sour Patch Kids/Oreos Modified will be at the 700 Superior St. store.

The Hamilton County Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.2 miles north of US 20, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. For more information call 515-832-1443 or visit www.hamiltoncospeedway.com online.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 - CHATEAU RACEWAY

The series returns to the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., on Friday, Aug. 29. The event is sponsored by Powder Werks, Y Waste Removal and Yeager Machine.

Hot laps will be at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Grandstand ticket prices are $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Pits passes are $30.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Austin and Blooming Prairie. Daniel Hilsabeck and his No. 22d AMP Energy Modified will be on location at the Casey's store located at 1702 12th St. SW in Austin from 11:30-1:30.

The Chateau Raceway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked gumbo clay oval located 5.0 miles north of Austin on US 218 (Lansing Exit), then 1.3 miles east on CR 2, then 0.4 mile south on CR 25, then 0.3 mile east on 266th St. For more information call 507-391-2486 or check out www.chateauraceway.net online.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 - DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY

The fourth stop of the week takes place on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 9th Annual Labor Day Dual.

A full night of racing is on tap with the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods in action, along with Wissota Midwest Mods, Super Stocks and Street Stocks.

Pits open at 2 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps begin at 5:30 and the green flag waves at 6 p.m. Fans are invited to come out early and enjoy action on the Button Buck Speedway beginning at 3 p.m. Adult tickets for the event are $20 and kids ages 12 and under are $5. Pit passes are $30.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Rochester and Stewartville on race day. Kelly Shryock and his No. 3 Snickers Modified will be available for a meet 'n' greet from 11:30-1:30 at the Casey's located at 605 Main St. in Stewartville.

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. 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 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 - CRESCO SPEEDWAY

The pentathlon of power wraps up on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the 12th Annual Cresco Bowl. This will be the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey's Cup, and emotions will be high along with the speeds.

Once again, the USMTS Modifieds will share the stage with the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win), plus USRA Hobby Stocks ($350 to win).

Ticket prices are $17 for adults 18 years of age and older, $10 for kids ages 13-17 and free for children ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 per person.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah and Waukon on race day. John Allen and his No. 98 Sour Patch Kids/Oreos Modified will be at the 601 2nd Ave. Casey's location from 11:30-1:30.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling 563-547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com. The Howard County Fairgrounds campground features seasonal camping with water, electrical hook-ups and a sewer dumping station. The camping fee is $10 per night or $50 per week. Long term stays are available for discounted rate.

For more information about Casey's General Stores or to find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com online. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaseysGenStore and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/caseysgenstore.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

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