United States Modified Touring Series to invade Nebraska with three-race swing in May
by Todd Staley, USMTS
DESHLER, NE (May 8, 2000) The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will invade the State of Nebraska for a three-race swing, May 23-35.
The series will kick off at the Thayer County Speedway in Deshler on Tuesday, May 23. The USMTS modifieds will be on hand as well as the Bombers and Cruisers at Deshler.
The next night, the series will head north to the Eagle Raceway in Eagle (Lincoln). Also running with the Modifieds will be the Flyers and the Pro-Ams.
The last night of the swing will be on Thursday, May 25, at the U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus. Also running in Columbus will be the Street Stocks.
This will be the first-ever visit for the USMTS at each of these tracks. All racing action will start with hot laps at 7 p.m. each night, with racing action to follow.
This will be the first three-race swing of the season for the USMTS modifieds.
So far in the 2000 season, the USMTS has had three races and Kelly Shryock form Story City, Iowa, holds the points lead over Chad Lyle from Lenexa, Kan. The series has had three different winners this season, including Chad Lyle, who picked up the first win at Adrian Speedway in Adrian, Mo. The second race of the season, at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, iowa, was won by Kevin Pittman. Mark Dotson won the third race at Winston, Mo., on April 22.
Jim Shereck from St. Louis, Mo., is leading the Midwest Motorsports Rookie-of-the-Year standings. Kevin Peters leads the Home Pride Companies Passing Points and Corey Dripps leads the Olympic Fire Protection Hard Charger.
Some of the expected drivers for these three races, in addition to those mentioned above, are Minnesota's Tommy Myer, Mark Noble and Tim Donlinger; Cornhusker State hotshoes John Anderson, Joe and Steve Kosiski, Kyle Berck, Johnny "The Jet" Saathoff and Dave Trauernicht; Kansas pilots Darrick Klima, John Allen and Tom Charles; plus many more local and traveling drivers.
Drivers from more than 10 states expected. For more information, call Todd Staley at (515) 832-6321.