Visits to Missouri and Arkansas up next for the USMTS
WINSTON, Mo. (March 11, 2003) - The United States Modified Touring Series will kick off its National Points Season March 28th at the Winston Speedway in Winston, MO for the first night of a two-day show. This will be two complete shows with the Friday night show paying $2000 to the winner of the modified main event. Saturday night the main event will pay $2500 to the modified feature winner. Also running will be the Grand Nationals, Factory Stocks, B-Mods, and the Street Stocks. Open practice will be held on Thursday night and will run from 6:30pm until 10pm. On Friday night racing will get underway at 7pm with racing set for 5pm on Saturday. This race will be the first race of the season for the USMTS National Points drivers, but the USMTS Southern Series has had five nights of racing so far this season. Four different drivers have found their way to victory lane this season. Johnny Bone, Eddie Martin, Jason Krohn, and Jason Hughes each have won this season. The new southern series for the USMTS is averaging over fifty cars a night. The race at Winston will be a south region and national points race. Some of America’s top modified drivers should be on hand for this race. The last points race of 2002 saw more than 90 drivers visit the Winston Speedway for the first ever Fall Nationals. Some of the expected drivers for this race are: Kelly Shryock, Tommy Myer, Chris Spieker, Jason Hughes, Jason Krohn, Willy Kraft, Kevin Peters, Randy Zimmerman, Mark Noble, David Grigg, Eddie Martin, Skeet Amason, Dean Wray, Lonnie Hibner, Lee Hibner, Pat Graham, John VanDenBerg, Jack Stotts, Mark Dotson, Mike Ryun, Tom Charles, Justin Boney, and Corey Dripps plus many more. Also running at Winston will be the B-mods, Factory Stocks, Street Stocks, and the Grand Nationals. A complete show will be run each night for all classes.
The following weekend the series will move to the Thunder Valley Speedway in Fayetteville, AR for the Arkansas Spring Nationals. This race will also be a complete show each night that will pay $2000 to win on Friday night and $2500 Saturday night. Also running will be the B-mods and the Factory Stocks. This race will award national and southern region points as well as the new southern series points will also be awarded. Johnny Bone from Pea Ridge, AR leads the southern series points after the first five races over Scott Drake. In 2002 the USMTS visited Fayetteville twice and Kelly Shryock picked up the first win in April and Jason Hughes picked up the win in September. A good field of cars is expected for this event and fans will get to see some of America’s top modified drivers do battle on this racy 3/8 mile speedway. For more information log on to the USMTS website at www.usmts.com or call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944.