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Four Days of USMTS Fast Blasts Off Wednesday in Winston

WINSTON, Mo. (Aug. 13)--The Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship roars into the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., this Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com.

Sixteen United States Modified Touring Series races have taken place at Mike and Kyle Johnson's 3/8-mile clay oval since John Allen won the first-ever show on March 29, 2002, at what was then called Winston Speedway.

Two-time USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin has three wins to his credit here. Ricky Thornton Jr. claimed the most recent victory here last April, and former winners include Kelly Shryock, John Van Den Berg, Scott Drake, Mark Noble, Ron Ver Beek, Stormy Scott, Jason Hughes, Johnny Scott and current USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders.

Hunter Marriott of nearby Brookfield, Mo., competed on a weekly basis at the track early in his racing career and now sits third in the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship points behind Sanders and Dereck Ramirez.

Fans can meet Marriott at the Casey's General Store located at 405 Grand Ave. in Cameron, Mo., on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you're there, pick up your coupon good for $2 off adult general admission at the races.

Discount coupons are also available on race day at Casey's locations in Albany, Bethany, Braymer, Cameron, Chillicothe, Gallatin, Hamilton, King City, Lathrop, Lawson, Maysville, Polo, Smithville and Trenton. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.

Along with the United States Modified Touring Series, the on-track action will feature American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods with track, regional and national points awarded in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. E-Mods with also be in competition racing for track points.

The pit gate opens at 3:30 p.m., grandstands open at 4 and the drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30. Hot laps begin at 7 with racing getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for general admission. Seniors (62+) and juniors (12-16) are $15. Children 11 and under are $5. Pit passes are $35.

Concessions are available throughout the facility, and the Trackside Bar & Grill overlooking the racing in turn 1 is a fan and driver favorite for dinner. Large tenderloins, hot fries, walking tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, sweet funnel cakes, root beer floats, beverages of your choice, free parking and mom-approved restrooms are just some of the comforts available at the I-35 Speedway.

The I-35 Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located just east of the interstate at exit 64. Built in 1994, the track was purchased by the Johnsons in 2007 and hosts weekly racing events from March through October. For more information, call (660) 749-5317 or point your browser to i-35speedway.net.

POINTS STANDINGS

Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship:
1. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 2362 (6 wins)
2. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 2177 (2 wins)
3. 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 2054 (2 wins)
4. 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 1936 (4 wins)
5. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 1889 (2 wins)
6. 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 1796 (2 wins)
7. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 1625 (1 win)
8. 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 1479
9. 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 1464
10. 91 Joe Duvall, Justice, Okla. ... 1259
Other winners:
19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. (2 wins)
24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. (1 win)
20rt Ricky Thornton Jr.., Chandler, Ariz. (1 win)
18a Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn. (1 win)
60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn. (1 win)

Casey's Hunt for the USMTS Championship powered by Summit:
1. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 480 (2 wins)
2. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 472
3. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 438 (1 win)
4. 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 423
5. 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 315
6. 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. ... 307
7. 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 302
8. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 294
9. 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif. ... 257
10. 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 249
Other winners:
18a Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn. (1 win)
60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn. (1 win)

Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year:
1. 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 1951
2. 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 1464
3. 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr..., El Paso, Texas ... 549
4. 22h Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo. ... 522
5. 55 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla. ... 415

USMTS Manufacturers Championship:
1. MB Custom Race Cars, Menomonie, Wis. ... 214 (8 wins)
2. Hughes Racing Chassis, Colcord, Okla. ... 212 (6 wins)
3. GRT Race Cars, Greenbrier, Ark. ... 156 (2 wins)
4. Rage Chassis, Springdale, Ark. ... 152 (2 wins)
5. LG2 Race Cars, Newport, Tenn. ... 146 (2 wins)
Other winners:
VanderBuilt Race Cars, New Sharon, Iowa (2 wins)
Lethal Chassis, Mooresville, N.C. (3 wins)

USMTS Engine Builder of the Year:
1. Hatfield Racing Engines, Joplin, Mo. ... 191 (6 wins)
2. Cornett Race Engines, Somerset, Ky. ... 179 (5 wins)
3. Kevin Stoa Engineering, Albert Lea, Minn. ... 132 (2 wins)
4. Durham Racing Engines, High Point, N.C. ... 128 (2 wins)
5. Stoen Racing Engines, Medford, Minn. ... 113 (2 wins)
Other winners:
Tri Star Engines, Baldwin, Wis. (4 wins)
Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (1 win)
Action Engineering, Rochester, Minn. (2 wins)
Sower Power Racing Engines, Parkers Prairie, Minn. (1 win)
Breeschoten Race Engines, St. Cloud, Minn. (1 win)

On Thursday, the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., hosts the USMTS for the first time for the inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness, and then on Friday, the series invades the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., in an event presented by PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain.

The 96-hour grind wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual Salute to Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Casey's General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KSE Racing Products, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD, MyRacePass, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, Impact RaceGear, PBM Performance Products, RACEceiver, Rancho Milagro Racing, River's Edge Scrap Management, Tony Moro Powder Coat, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, Hyperco, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wilwood Racing.

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Contact Info:
Jeff Nun
Communications Director
United States Modified Touring Series, Inc. (USMTS)
1715 W. 2nd St., P.O. Box 905
Webster City, IA 50595
Tel: 515-297-3835
Email: jeff@usmts.com
Web: www.usmts.com
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