9th Annual Summit USMTS
Winter Speedweeks begins
Feb. 23 in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Feb.
8)--The engines have been silent
since November, but the Best of the
Best is less than two weeks away
from kicking off the 2018 campaign
with the 9th Annual Summit USMTS
Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD
The Summit USMTS
Southern Series presented by
Production Jars will open the season
with a doubleheader at the South
Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi on
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24.
Then on Sunday, Feb. 25, the action
moves to the Texana Raceway in Edna.
The South Texas Speedway will also
host an open practice on Thursday,
Feb. 22, from 6-9 p.m.
Limited Mods and Pure Stocks will
join the USMTS both nights at the
South Texas Speedway. Two separate
and complete shows await two of the
most popular racing divisions in
South Texas during this big event.
Limited Mods will pay $600 to win
Friday and $700 to win Saturday.
Pure Stocks are $400 to win Friday
and $500 to win Saturday (no entry
fee either class). Southern/Northern
Sport Mods or USRA B-mods are
welcome to come race, but must
completely conform to your class
Spectator gates open
at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday
with hot laps at 7 and racing at
payouts: Licensed - 1.
$3000, 2. $1600, 3. $1100, 4. $900,
5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450,
9. $425, 10. $400, 11. $375, 12.
$350, 13. $325, 14. $300, $275 to
start, $90 tow; Non-Licensed - 1.
$3000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $700,
5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $400, 8. $375,
9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $300, 12.
$275, 13. $250, $225 to start; $75
payouts: Licensed -1.
$3000, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $1000,
5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $500,
9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $375, 12.
$350, 13. $325, $300 to start, $90
tow; Non-Licensed - 1. $3000, 2.
$1500, 3. $100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6.
$600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10.
$350, 11. $325, 12. $300, 13. $275,
$250 to start, $75 tow.
South Texas Speedway is a 1/4-mile
dirt oval located east on I-37 to
exit 4A, then 3.4 miles south on FM
665/Old Brownsville Rd., then merge
onto S. Padre Island Dr., then right
onto FM665 W/Old Brownsville Rd.,
then 2.6 miles west. For more
information, call (361) 548-0669 or
Sunday's show at the Texana Raceway
will also feature Limited Mods and
Pure Stocks racing for $750 and $500
to win, respectively, with a
car/driver entry fee of $55.
Gates open at 1 p.m., hot laps start
at 4:30 and racing begins at 5.
General admission tickets are $20
and pit passes are $35.
Sunday's USMTS payouts:
Licensed - 1. $2500, 2.
$1500, 3. $1000, 4. $700, 5. $600,
6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375,
10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $300, 13.
$275, $250 to start, $90 tow;
Non-Licensed - 1. $2500, 2. $1200,
3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400,
7. $350, 8. $300, 9. $275, 10. $250,
11. $225, $200 to start, $75 tow.
The Texana Raceway is a
5.16-mile high-banked dirt oval
located 2.0 miles east of Edna on SR
111, then left on Haines Rd. (FM
412). For more information, call
(979) 758-4440 or visit
The boys are back at it again the
following Thursday, March 1, at the
Grayson County Speedway in Bells,
Texas, with an open practice on
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Friday,
March 2, will find the mud-slinging
Modified monsters at the Kennedale
Speedway Park and Saturday, March 3,
at the Superbowl Speedway in
This will be the
only swing through the Dallas-Fort
Worth area until the inaugural
Summit USMTS Southern Nationals
returns to Kennedale on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-3. Prior
to that, these first six races in
the Lone Star State are the only
Summit USMTS Southern Series events
not tied in with the USMTS Hunt for
the Casey's Cup national series.
The first points race in the
USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup
powered by S&S Fishing & Rental
happens two weeks later on Friday,
March 9, at the Jackson Motor
Speedway in Byram, Miss., which will
also be a Summit USMTS Southern
Series points race.
race for the USMTS Hunt for the
Casey's Cup will happen on Friday,
March 9, when both series clash at
the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram,
Miss. There will be a practice on
Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, the series will
move to the 'House of Hook' in
Meridian, Miss., at the Whynot
Motorsports Park, with the final
stop of the 9th Annual Summit USMTS
Winter Speedweeks taking place at
the Magnolia Motor Speedway in
races are on the schedule for the
Summit USMTS Southern Series and a
driver's best 15 performances will
apply toward the final standings and
year-end points funds. The Summit
USMTS Southern Series champ is
staring at a minimum $5,000 payday
at year's end, and any driver that
competes in at least 18 of the 21
races is guaranteed to earn at least
$1,000 in points fund money
regardless of finishing position.
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