Modified stars continue pursuit of USMTS crown in Saturday's Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout
The stars of the United States Modified Touring Series make their lone appearance of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night for the 8th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment.
The nation's premier Modified drivers make Lucas Oil Speedway stop No. 3 on the 24-event Hunt for the USMTS Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental with the feature winner earning $3,000.
Also in action will be the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks.
"It's always one of our biggest events of the season when the USMTS visits, and this year's event is no exception," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "These guys are the best in the business and put on a great show. Mix in the B-Mods and Street Stocks and it's going to be a tremendous program."
Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon, Iowa, captured last year's Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout over Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa. Gustin recently won the 7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., taking home $10,000, but VanderBeek enters The Hunt as the points leader.
At the conclusion of The Hunt on 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.
Jason Hughes, third in last year's Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout, went on to capture the 2016 USMTS national title—his second straight and third overall.
Along with the USMTS standouts, a strong cast of local favorites in the Lucas Oil Speedway Pitts Homes USRA Modified division are expected. There will be two track provisional starting spots in the feature available to Lucas Oil Speedway weekly drivers who don't otherwise qualify for the main event.
Pits Open 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Hot Laps 7 p.m.
Racing 7:35 p.m.
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40
For ticket information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foley Equipment, in business since 1940, is the Caterpillar dealership for Kansas and western Missouri. From 19 locations in 14 cities, Foley Equipment serves 104 of 105 counties in Kansas and 40 counties in western Missouri. For more information on the company, visit FoleyRental.com.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Mo. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social by following Lucas Oil Speedway on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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