USMTS season gets underway this weekend at Winston Speedway
WINSTON, Mo. (March 25, 2002) - The United States Modified Touring Series season opener in the south region is set to get underway Friday and Saturday March 29-30 at the Winston Speedway in Winston, MO. This will be the first race of the season for the south region and a good field of cars is expected. Racing will get underway early on Saturday to give drivers a chance to get home at a decent time with the Easter on Sunday. Also running will be the B-Mods and Super Stocks. Fridays racing action will get underway with hot laps at 7pm and racing set for 7:30. On Saturday the racing will start with hot laps 4pm and racing at 4:30 pm.
The USMTS modifieds will begin the racing with heat races on Saturday. Fridays racing will consist of heat races for the B-mods and super stocks. The top twelve cars in each of these classes will be locked into the A-main for Saturday. The super stocks will race for $350 to win on Saturday and the B-mods will race for $400 on Saturday. The USMTS modifieds will have heat races, B-mains and A-main qualifier on Friday night. This race will pay $500 to win and $100 to start. The top eight cars will be locked into Saturday $3000 to win A-main.
On Saturday the USMTS modifieds will run heat races as well as B-mains before the final $3000 to win A-main.
The support classes will run a B-main as well as the main events. A good field of cars is expected for this event as not many tracks have opened up.
Fans will be treated to some great side by side modified racing. Some of the expected drivers for this race will be: John Allen, Tim Karrick, Klint Pursley, Kelly Shryock, Dan Daniels, Tommy Myer, Randy Zimmerman, Mike Chasteen, Steve Holzkamper, Chad Lyle, Justin Boney, Dean Wray, Mark Dotson, John Vandenberg, Doug Hillson, and Luke Cochran.
All the local favorites are expected for this race as well as many more travelers. Friday will be adults $7 with Saturday night adults $12.
Don’t forget the early start time on Saturday for more information call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944.