Capital Speedway to host last South Region race, USMTS points finale
HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. (Sept. 25, 2001) - The United States Modified Touring Series will have its last points race of the 2001 season this Friday and Saturday at the Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, MO. This race will be the ninth race in the south region. This will be the first ever visit for the USMTS to the Capital Speedway and fans will be treated to some great modified racing. All the local classes will also be running with the USMTS modifieds.
The USMTS has raced eight times in the south region with seven different winners. Jason Hughes from Colcord, OK is the only driver to win more than once in the south region. So far in 2001 the USMTS has raced 33 times. Kelly Shryock from LeMars, IA has wrapped up the USMTS National Points. The south region points have also been wrapped up by Shryock, but other point systems that the USMTS uses are very tight.
In the Olympic Fire Protection Hard Charger Shryock has a 50 point lead over Tommy Myer. Myer made a huge jump last week as he started at the tail and collected 65 points to cut the gap to fifty. Kevin Peters and Tim Folkerts are also 55 points behind in the Hard Charger points. In the Home Pride Companies Passing Points award Shryock has a three point lead over Brian McGowen and 4.5 point lead over Tommy Myer.
Jason Hughes has wrapped up the USMTS Rookie of the year in all regions. In the South Region USMTS Points the battle for second is very close as Myer holds a 35 point lead over Dan Daniels with Steve Holzkamper behind Daniels by 41 and Hughes behind Daniels by 50. A very strong field of modifieds is expected for this race as the USMTS winds down the 2001 season.
Some of the expected drivers are: Kelly Shryock, Tommy Myer, Dan Daniels, Steve Holzkamper, Jason Hughes, Tim Folkerts, Johnny Bone, Tim Weaver, Brian McGowen, Kevin Peters, Mike Delozier plus all the local favorites.
On Friday night the series will run heat races, B-mains and an A-main-qualifier. The top eight drivers from the qualifier will be locked into Saturdays A-main. The race on Friday will pay $500 to win and $100 to start the A-main. On Saturday the USMTS modifieds will run heats, B-mains and aan A-main.
Saturday the USMTS A-main will pay $2,000 to win with the last place car getting $200. All support classes will run heats and cash dash. Depending on the number of cars 8-10 cars will be locked into the Saturday A-main.
Gates will open at 5pm on both days. Grandstand admission is Friday Adults $7, Kids 6-12 $2, and 5and under free. On Saturday Adults $12 with Kids 6-12 $3. For more information call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944. Don’t forget the big year-end special will be up next for the USMTS drivers.
The 3rd Annual Fall Jamboree at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, IA starting with practice on Monday October 1st with racing getting underway Tuesday.