Two-day USMTS shoot-out set for June 1-2 at Junction Motor Speedway
May 29, 2012
McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. -- The USMTS Casey’s Cup Series powered by Swan Energy will return to action this weekend as the nation’s elite open-wheel modified drivers make their annual trek to the Cornhusker State for the ninth straight year this Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, for the 9th Annual Nebraska Shootout presented by Sam’s Club at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.
Friday’s feature winner will garner $2,000 while a top prize of $3,000 is set aside for the driver visiting victory lane on Saturday.
Jon Tesch returns to “The Junction” as the defending champion of the event, winning last year’s finale on Saturday while currently retired Dustin Boney picked up the winner’s paycheck on Friday.
Tesch is a two-time winner of the event, along with Al Hejna who swept both nights in 2007. Other past winners of the former ‘Spring Thaw’ include Ryan Gustin, who won his first feature race driving for the Gressel Racing team in 2010. Tommy Myer, John Allen, Justin Boney, Jason Friesen, Johnny Saathoff, Corey Dripps, Jason Hughes and Mark Noble are also past winners, along with nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock, who captured the debut event at the Junction Motor Speedway in 2004.
Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Sanders leads the points coming into this weekend’s blockbuster event, with Gustin currently second followed by Stormy Scott, Hughes and Johnny Scott.
There have been eight different winners in the eleven USMTS Casey’s Cup Series events so far in 2012.
Race time is set for 7:30 on Friday with the pits opening at 3:30 and grandstands at 5:30. The first heat race on Saturday takes the green flag at 7:00 while the ticket window opens a half-hour earlier at 5:00.
Cruisers and Four-Cylinders will join the action on Friday while Saturday’s racing card will be rounded out with NASCAR Late Models, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks.
Admission is just $15 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6 to 12 and children ages 5 and under get in for free both nights. Pit passes are $30 each day, but NASCAR members get in for $20 on Saturday.
Race fans can pick up discount coupons good for $2 off adult admission each day at Casey’s General Stores locations in Aurora, Geneva and York. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com online.
Located five miles south of I-80 on US 81, the Junction Motor Speedway is a state-of-the-art facility entering its ninth year of operation. The track is a super-fast, 3/8-mile clay oval boasting 80-foot-wide straight-aways, making for a lot of racing room for the drivers and a lot of wheel-to-wheel action for fans. For more information, call 402-773-5538 or check out www.junctionmotorspeedway.com.
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 and follow us on Twitter.
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