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Karsyn's Krusaders, USMTS kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in West Union

Karsyn's Krusaders, USMTS kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in West Union

Cancer’s butt is fixin’ to get kicked Friday night when the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental joins Karsyn’s Krusaders at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa.

“Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt, One Lap at a Time” is more than just a slogan—it’s what Karsyn’s Krusaders does every day.

All fans, drivers and their families are encouraged to wear pink to the race track Friday to show your support for cancer research and survivors.

After the National Anthem Friday night, there will be a moment of silence to remember the late Jessica Miller and recognize the start of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Eight pink balloons will be released to honor the eight years Jessica spearheaded the Karsyn’s Krusaders effort and changed so many lives with her caring way and dedication.

Thirty gold balloons will be released to represent each day of September as we remember the kids and families effected by cancer.

Three honorary starters will wave the green flag to start the main events Friday night. Kameron Roberts will send the USMTS Modifieds on their way, Melissa Shanks will be in the flagstand for the start of the Holley USRA Stock Car feature and Gary Hovden will be the starter for the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

One week ago in Des Moines, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month proclamation recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Karsyn's Krusaders Vice-President Andy Miller joined board member Shane O'Malley, along with several other families and organizations, as Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg signed a proclamation on Aug. 25 recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Friday’s show at the Fayette County Speedway will be the fifth visit by the USMTS since 2007 when Jason Krohn won the inaugural event here. Jake Neal picked up his first and only USMTS victory the following year, and Ryan Gustin won here in 2009.

The series returned last year with Zack VanderBeek getting the win.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11 & under get in for free and pit passes are $30.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission available at Casey's General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Fairbank, Fredericksburg, Maynard, Oelwein, Ossian, Postville, Strawberry Point, Sumner, Tripoli and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit

USMTS driver Curt Myers and his Snickers-sponsored machine will be at the Casey’s General Store located at 102 E. Bradford in West Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fans can get a special $5-off ‘Hot Ticket’ directly from Myers during his appearance.

Presented by Appliance Plus of West Union, the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be back in the spotlight with the tireless USMTS touring titans.

The Fayette County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 0.9 mile south of US 18 on SR 150, then 0.1 mile east on SR 56 (Vine St.). For more information, call (563) 422-5202 or (563) 422-5286 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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