USMTS Winter Speedweeks kicks off at Cotton Bowl Speedway Feb. 9-11
The 2017 campaign for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental will launch in February with USMTS Winter Speedweeks—a five-weekend slate of shows in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Opening weekend for the 19th season of the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-11, at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with a top prize of $2,000 Thursday, $3,000 Friday and $4,000 to win on Saturday.
This will mark the first-ever visit by the United States Modified Touring Series to the venue located just about 45 minutes east of the state capitol of Austin. It’s also the first of 21 nights of racing in the Production Jars USMTS Southern Region which will pay $10,000 to the regional points champion and $1,500 to any driver with perfect attendance in the region.
An open practice will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 per person and admission to the grandstands is free. Gates will open at 4 p.m.
Limited Mods will also be running all three nights with CBS Stock Cars joining the card on Friday and Saturday.
On Thursday and Friday, pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:10 and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. All times are one hour earlier for Saturday’s finale.
Adult tickets are $15 Thursday and $20 on Friday and Saturday. Youth ages 11-16 are $5 Thursday and $8 on Friday and Saturday. Kids ages 10 and under get in for free all three days. Pit passes on Thursday and Friday are $35 and $40 on Saturday.
The Cotton Bowl Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval located east of Paige at the intersection of US 290 and CR 202. For more information, call (512) 589-2738 or visit www.cottonbowlspeedway.com online.
Another Lone Star State tripleheader takes place the following weekend at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Feb. 16-18. After that, the series treks into Mississippi for the first time since 2008 at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram on Friday, Feb. 24; Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian on Saturday, Feb. 25; and Greenville Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 26.
The Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., hosts the 6th Annual Cajun Clash, March 2-4, and the five-week grind wraps up March 9-11 at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.
Each three-day show will pay $2,000, $3,000 and $4,000 to win, respectively. The three events at three tracks in Mississippi will dole out $3,000 to win each night.
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