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USMTS to invade Sunflower, Sooner States next week


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (June 23, 2000) — The United States Modified Touring Series will be making their first ever visit next week June 28-29 to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS and also to Mid-America Motor Speedway in South Coffeyville, OK.

The first night of racing action is scheduled for Wednesday June 28th at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS. Some of the top modified drivers are expected for the racing action on this ¼ mile speedway.

The next night the series will head south to Mid-America Motor Speedway in South Coffeyville, OK. So far in the 2000 season the USMTS is averaging forty-eight cars per event. The series which is in its second full year has seen over 600 different drivers compete in the series races.

The 1999 points winner Kelly Shryock is leading the 2000 USMTS point standings over Mark Noble. The series has had eight different winners so far in the 2000 season and has had nine races. The only two-time winner of the 2000 season is Mike Chasteen from Peoria, IL. Chastten has two of the last four events.

For the two-race swing next week you can plan on seeing some of the best modified drivers in the country plus many local favorites. Some of the expected drivers are: Kelly Shryock, Mark Noble, Chad Lyle, John Allen Dan Daniels, Randy Zimmerman, Eddie Martin, Tom Charles, Johnny Saathoff, John Anderson, Kerry Davis, Johnny Bone, Klint Pursley, Mike Chasteen plus many more. The first night of action will also have the Bombers and Thumpers on the card with the USMTS modifieds.

On Thursday night the Factory Stocks and Pure Stocks will also be running with the USMTS modifieds. The racing action will start at 7pm with hot laps and racing at 7:30. These two races will pay $2000 to the winner of the A-main.

The USMTS is the best paying series around for the modified division as all races pay at least $2000 to win and $200 to start. This may be your only chance of the 2000 season to see some of the best modified action at these ¼ mile speedways.

The USMTS is expecting a very big and strong field of cars from over ten states for the racing action. Each night will be a complete show with heats, B’s and a 40 lap A-main. Grandstand price will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids both nights.



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