Rain postpones Webster City to Aug. 23; USMTS heads to Memphis Thursday
The event slated for Wednesday, Aug. 16, for the USMTS Modifieds and Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods at the Hamilton County Speedway has been postponed to next Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The event will also feature USRA Hobby Stocks at the historic half-mile dirt oval in Webste City, Iowa.
It’s been more than ten years since the three divisions have battled at the Scotland County Speedway but a new chapter will be written when the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup and Iron Man Challenge invades the Memphis, Mo., oval on Aug. 17.
The mega-show will be highlighted by the United States Modified Touring Series as they continue the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the battle to become the 2017 USMTS national champion.
In addition to the stars and cars of the USMTS, the tripleheader will also spotlight the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. While Modified drivers will be fighting for at least a $3,000 top prize, the Stock Car and B-Mod feature winners will pocket $1,000 each.
Presented by J&J Ag, the event will be the 22nd visit by the USMTS to the semi-banked 4/10-mile dirt oval in the northeast corner of the Show-Me State, but the first since Ryan Gustin’s victory on June 19, 2010.
Fans can purchase discounted Early Bird Pricing tickets online at usmts.com/pepsispeedway before race day for significant savings:
Early Bird Pricing (online only):
Adult (16-61 years old): $15.00
Youth (6-15 years old): $7.00
Senior (62 years and older): $12.00
Early Bird Pricing ends at midnight tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 16). All ticket sales on Thursday, Aug. 17, will be at the track. Ticket prices on race day are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth. Children ages 5 and under get in for free.
However, fans can still save by picking up a coupon good for $2 off adult admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Edina, Farmington, Kahoka, Kirksville, La Belle, Lancaster, Memphis and Queen City, as well as the store in Bloomfield, Iowa.
Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., and his USMTS Modified sponsored by Double Stuf Oreo will be available for a meet ‘n’ greet with fans at the Casey’s General Store located at 110 North Clay in Memphis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fans can get a “Hot Ticket” worth $5 off adult admission directly from Thornton during his appearance.
Hot laps start at 7 p.m. with racing action getting underway at 7:30. Bring the whole family as the show includes a candy dash and a pair of bicycle giveaways for the kids.
Event sponsors include Pepsi Bottling of Memphis (Modifieds), Walker Motors of Memphis (Stock Cars) and Brewer Seeds (Lewis Seed) of Memphis (B-Mods).
Kelly Shryock has five USMTS wins at the Scotland County Speedway and Al Hejna owns four victories. In 2006 here, Hejna put an end to Shryock’s record-setting 11-race win streak. Jason Hughes is also a four-time winner here while Scott Menonigle won both features during the 2002 season.
The first race was held on Aug. 4, 2001, with Mike Spaulding picking up the win. Other drivers who have visited the USMTS winner’s circle here one time are Johnny Bone Jr., Tommy Myer, Dean Mahlstedt, Jon Tesch and Gustin.
The race track is located at the junction of US 136 and SR 15 in Memphis, Mo. (1.0 mile west of Memphis on US 136 to SR 15, then east. For more information, contact event promoter Jon Fuller at (660) 626-7550.
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