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USMTS hoping third time's a charm in Winston

WINSTON, Mo. (April 8, 2003) - Hopefully the third time's a charm will work for the United States Modified Touring Series this weekend as the last two weekends have been cold and miserable forcing the USMTS to postpone the event.

The show was scheduled for a two-day show at the end of March and was rained out and was moved until the next Sunday to tie in with the Fayetteville race, which was Friday and Saturday.

This race was also rained and snowed out and will be rescheduled for this weekend and will be back to a two-day show that will pay $2,000 to win on Saturday and $2,500 on Sunday.

Two complete shows will highlight this weekends events.

Also running will be the Stock Cars and B-mods racing for $500 to win on Sunday with the Factory Stocks racing for $300 on Sunday the chargers and Grand Nationals will also be running Saturday night.

The normal weekly purse will be paid on Saturday night.

We will have an open practice on Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 10.

Pit admission on Friday night will be $10. On Saturday and Sunday pit passes will be $25 with the grandstand being $12 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12.

The USMTS had its first South Region races last weekend in Fayetteville and the sixth different winner in six races was decided on Saturday night as Justin Boney passed Jason Hughes with six laps to go to win the Saturday $2500 to Midwest Motorsports main event. Scott Drake topped the fifty-seven car field on Friday night. A total of 71 different cars raced the two-day show last weekend.

After the first two races, Hughes has taken the point lead with Boney and Tommy Myer close behind. This weekend's races should draw a strong field of modifieds to the Missouri area and some of the expected drivers include Hughes, Kelly Shryock, Boney, Myer, Mark Noble, Dean Wray, Greg Querry, Corey Dripps, John Vandenberg, Rick Gustin, Mike Chasteen, Mike Sorensen, John Schwab, Kevin Peters, Mike Ryun, Eddie Martin Drake, Johnny Bone, Mark Dotson, Tom Charles, Kerry Davis, Bruce Hanford, Ryan Ruter, Jack Stotts, Curt Rackers, the Hibners and many more.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday with hot laps scheduled for 5 and racing at 6. Sunday we will start with gates opening at 1 p.m., hot laps at 3:30 and racing at 4.

For more information call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944. Hope to see everyone this weekend at the Winston Speedway in Winston, Mo.

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