HUMBOLDT, Kan. — If there’s a possible downside to the incredibly talent-rich field already pre-entered for this year’s King of America VI presented by Chix Gear, it’s that a lot of world-class names will not even get a whiff of the top 10.
The first crown jewel event for America’s elite dirt modified drivers is just a week away, and the popular Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., is gearing up the mega-event set for Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2.
Pre-entered drives as of March 22, 2016:
1. K6 Joe Adams, Enid, Okla.
2. 20 Trevor Anderson, Watertown, S.D.
3. 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.
4. 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
5. 2 Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
6. 04jr Adam Ayotte, Saint Paul, Minn.
7. 6 Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.
8. 4 Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.
9. 99 Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa
10. 99 Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada.
11. 1s Scott Bintz, Jamestown, N.D.
12. 71 Jim Body, Diamond, Mo.
13. 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.
14. 11s Scotty Bough, Nevada, Mo.
15. 91 Phil Braun, Danube, Minn.
16. 17 Jeremy Chambers, Parsons, Kan.
17. 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill, Kan.
18. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
19. 18 Tait Davenport, Paducah, Ky.
20. 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.
21. 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
22. 29D Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa.
23. 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
24. A1 Phil Dixon, Crosby, Texas.
25. 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo.
26. 88D Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo.
27. 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
28. 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
29. 9E Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.
30. 1x Cody Erickson, Uten, Minn.
31. 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
32. 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
33. 2G Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas.
34. 01 Joey Galloway, Emo, Ont., Canada.
35. 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn.
36. 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
37. H24 William Heath, Kaiser, Mo.
38. 86D Dagan Heim, Rosemount, Minn.
39. 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
40. 49 Chadd Howell, Waurika, Okla.
41. 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
42. 37 Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa.
43. 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
44. 4A Josh Lanterman, Derby, Kan.
45. 12 Lucas Lee, Paris, Tenn.
46. 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.
47. 42L Bud Longpine, Drummond, Okla.
48. 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas.
49. 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.
50. 15* Ryan Mikkelson, Jamestown, N.D.
51. 8 Steve Miller, Rosanky, Texas
52. B29 Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Pea Ridge, Ark.
53. 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.
54. 14 Aaron Olson, Mekinock, N.D.
55. 1TPO Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D.
56. 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
57. 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan.
58. 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
59. 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
60. 123 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
61. 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas.
62. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
63. 13s Randy Sandvick, Killdeer, N.D.
64. 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
65. 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
66. 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
67. 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
68. 29 Preston Seratt, Dyersburg, Tenn.
69. 5 Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa.
70. 18jr Chase Sigg, Iola, Kan.
71. 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa.
72. 24s Mike Stearns, Hecla, S.D.
73. 8 Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, Kan.
74. 27T Robbie Test, Kaiser, Mo.
75. 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.
76. 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.
77. 49 Bob Timm, Winona, Minn.
78. 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
79. 111jr Keith Tourville, Webster, Wis.
80. 21T Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.
81. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
82. 4 Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.
83. 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
84. 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.
85. 89C Steve Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas.
86. 40 Jessy Willard, Mound City, Kan.
Sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series, the show will once again feature a 100-lap finale that will see the winner going home with $12,000 while every other starter in Saturday’s main event will pocket at least $1,100.
Like last year, each competitor will run four heat races from four different starting positions-two on Thursday and two on Friday-with passing points combined for the best three of the four heats. The top 12 in overall points from Thursday and Friday will be locked into the first six rows of Saturday’s finale. The balance of the main event field will come from the “B” Main.
Heat race winners both nights will earn $100 with the overall hard charger of the heat races pocketing $200.
In addition to the fire-breathing machines of the USMTS, the King of America VI presented by Chix Gear will also feature the Iron Man Challenge for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. They will run a complete show of heat races and main events each of the three days.
Premium three-day reserved seats are just $60 and available by calling (515) 832-7944. Single-day general admission tickets are $20 Thursday and Friday, and $25 on Saturday. General admission tickets will only be sold on the night of the races only.
The inaugural running of the extravaganza took place in 2011, and fans have been treated to three nights of extraordinary wheel-to-wheel action and thrilling finishes each year. Jason Hughes is the reigning King of America, Rodney Sanders wore the crown in 2014, Ryan Gustin won in 2013, Stormy Scott scored the victory in 2012 and Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural title in 2011.
Saturday’s program will feature last-chance races and an “alphabet soup” of main events that will culminate with a stellar starting field for the 100-lap championship race that will start three-wide. Even if a driver has some tough luck during qualifying, he or she still has the chance to climb the ladder of qualifying events on Saturday to earn a spot in the finale.
There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free and pit passes are $20.
Every lap of every race every day at the King of America VI presented by Chix Gear will be broadcast live via pay-per-view on www.RacinDirt.com.
The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call 620-431-2470 or visit www.HumboldtSpeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.
Chix Gear Racewear is entering its second season as presenting sponsor of the event and is the Official Women’s Apparel of the USMTS. Chix Gear Racewear is available online at www.ChixGear.com or at their traveling boutique that shows up at several racing events across America. Make sure to like their Facebook page to get the first opportunity to purchase new apparel. You can also pick up signature Chix Gear apparel at the USMTS merchandise trailer.
This is a special event sanctioned by USMTS. No USMTS points will be awarded and a USMTS license is not required. All USMTS rules apply. For complete rules, visit www.USMTS.com/rules.
The entry fee is $250 if received or postmarked on or before March 13. The entry fee is $300 if received or postmarked after March 13 but on or before March 30. The entry fee is $400 on race day. Entry forms are available at www.USMTS.com/downloads/entry-forms.
To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.USMTS.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USMTS, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/USMTS and Instagram at www.instagram.com/USMTS or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.
-USMTS Press Release & Photo