Crapser, Myers, Thornton comprise Casey’s Crew for 2017 USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup
Casey’s General Stores and the United States Modified Touring Series are celebrating the tenth year of their partnership in 2017, and for the tenth straight season three USMTS competitors will comprise the Casey’s Crew during this year’s Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.
Cory Crapser, Curt Myers and Ricky Thornton Jr. will each carry an associate sponsorship from Casey’s General Stores during the championship series, and primary sponsorship from one of three popular brands available in thousands of Casey’s General Store locations across America.
Myers of Cameron, Wis., will be piloting the Snickers-sponsored car this year. Myers, who finished fifth in the 2010 USMTS rookie points, has competed in Wissota Super Stocks for the past several seasons but returned to the cockpit of a Modified this year. The driver of the No. 1M GRT Race Cars chassis focused on the RHRSwag.com Northern Region where he placed ninth in the final standings.
Snickers is the world’s biggest selling candy bar … simple as that. Crammed with peanuts, caramel and nougat then coated with milk chocolate, Snickers quickly became one of the planet’s favorite treats after its introduction in 1930. And it is still at the top, 75 years later. Pick up a Snickers today at Casey’s General Stores and visit them online at snickers.com to learn more.
Crapser, driver of the No. 07 MB Customs machine, will be enjoying a second season in the Casey’s Crew. The Chippewa Falls, Wis., driver will be representing new Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade. Crapser was a Casey’s Crew driver two years ago and won his first USMTS feature at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, that year.
Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade take the refreshing flavor of a cool glass of lemonade to the next level and charge it up with a shot of prickly pear cactus juice. Pick up a 16-ounce can of Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade today at Casey’s General Stores and visit them online at mountaindew.com to learn more.
The third driver in the Casey’s Crew for 2017 is last year’s Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year Award winner, Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz. His No. 20RT Larry Shaw Race Cars Modified will sport the livery for Double Stuf Oreo. He already has multiple wins this season, and hopes to add a USMTS national title to his glowing resume before October.
Oreo is Milk’s Favorite Cookie™. The classic cookie you know and love, Oreo has become the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. Pick up some Double Stuf Oreos today at Casey’s General Stores and visit them online at oreo.com to learn more.
Each driver will appear at several Casey’s General Store locations near the tracks that the USMTS will visit during The Hunt, and will be handing out samples and coupons to fans during radio remotes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at most stores.
A first in motorsports, the unique partnership between Casey’s General Stores and the USMTS directly benefits competitors through sponsorship of their teams. In addition to financial support from each sponsor, all three Casey’s Crew teams will utilize a custom driver suit courtesy of LEAF Racewear and each racecar will be colorful and professionally detailed with a colorful wrap from Forty9 Designs.
Drivers in the Casey’s Crew are selected based on several criteria including, but not limited to, accomplishments both inside and outside of the cockpit, popularity among both fans and fellow competitors and the ability to represent themselves, Casey's General Stores, the USMTS and their participating brands in a positive manner.
Be sure to stop by Casey’s General Store before and after the races for all your supplies and needs. And don’t forget to pick up your $2-off general admission coupons which are available on race day at most events during The Hunt.
To learn more about Casey’s General Stores or to find the location nearest you, visit them online at caseys.com.
2017 HUNT FOR THE USMTS CASEY’S CUP POWERED BY S&S FISHING & RENTAL
Aug. 3 - Springfield Raceway, Springfield, Mo., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 4 - Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 5 - Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 6 - Monett Speedway, Monett, Mo., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 9 - Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D., ($3,200 to win)
Aug. 10 - Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 11 - Amsoil Speedway, Superior, Wis., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 12 - Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 13 - Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 16 - Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 17 - Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 18 - Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan., ($10,002 to win)
Aug. 19 - Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Okla., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 20 - 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 24 - Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 25 - Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 26 - Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 27 - Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D., ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 30 - Kossuth County Speedway, Algona, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Aug. 31 - Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn., ($3,000 to win)
Sept. 1 - Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Sept. 2 - Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn., ($3,000 to win)
Sept. 3 - Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa, ($3,000 to win)
Sept. 21 - Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn., ($5,000 to win)
At the conclusion of The Hunt on Thursday, Sept. 21, following the first night of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, the 2017 USMTS national champion will be crowned and earn $26,000 for his or her efforts.
A whopping 23 races in 32 days lies ahead between now and Labor Day Weekend, with the opening weekend of The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 3. The series moves to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Friday, Aug. 4, and then the beautiful Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday, Aug, 5, before finishing up on Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Mo.
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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, MSD, Pace Performance, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, SToK Cold-Brew Coffee, Summit Racing Equipment, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels.
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, ElbowsUp.com, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, YouDirt.com.
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, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, Keyser Manufacturing, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1 Precision Products, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.