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Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop is host hotel for USMTS opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway

Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop is host hotel for USMTS opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams when the USMTS Summit Winter Speedweeks kicks off Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-11, at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

Located just 20 minutes from the race track, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop is located just off Hwy. 71 and Hasler Blvd. and is close to restaurants, shopping, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Lake, the Colorado River, the Austin360 Amphitheater and Circuit of the Americas.

While you’re there, enjoy complimentary high speed internet, spacious rooms and full HD television service including complimentary On-Demand movies and dozens of sports channels such as NFL Network and NBA TV.

Other amenities include a business center, fitness center, an outdoor pool and spa, on-site laundry facilities, Sweet Shop Convenience Mart and Complimentary Happy Hour Daily.

Call 512-321-1900 today to book your stay, and remember to mention USMTS when making reservations. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop is located at 491 Agnes, Bastrop, TX 78602. Check them out online at and like them on Facebook at

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. This will mark the first-ever visit by the USMTS to the two-year-old venue, and it’s also the first of 21 nights of racing in the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region.

A top prize of $2,000 is up for grabs Thursday, with $3,000 to win Friday and $4,000 on Saturday. The Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region points champion will earn up to $10,000 any driver with perfect attendance in the region will earn up to $1,500 in points fund money.

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.

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.

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 online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at or subscribe to our YouTube channel at Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: Alpinestars, American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Kevko Oil Pans & Components, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, MSD,,,, S&S Fishing & Rental, Summit Racing Equipment, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: AMP Energy Drink, Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric,, Erson Cams, I-29 Trailer Sales, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing,, Rivers Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids,

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, BigDeal Car Care, BSB Manufacturing, Day Motor Sports, Dickson Racing Shocks, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, Out-Pace Racing Products, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Precision Products, Real Racing Wheels, Sweet Manufacturing, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Engineering.

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