COLCORD, Okla.-The United States Modified Touring Series is back on the road this week with a pair of $3,000-to-win blockbuster events in the tough MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports.
Friday, April 17, will find the carbureted USMTS cowboys and their iron steeds at the Flint Creek Speedway (formerly West Siloam Speedway) near Colcord, Okla., as the track plays host to the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental for the 6th Annual Sooner Modified Nationals.
In the last visit to the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval on April 6, 2013, Stormy Scott held off his twin brother, Johnny Scott, in a wild main event.
Prior to that meeting, 2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes had visited victory lane the last three trips here. Jason Krohn and Steve Holzkamper both picked up wins in 2008 and a doubleheader one year earlier went to nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock and Jay Noteboom.
Noteboom’s win in 2007 was the first for a driver utilizing a quick change rear end in USMTS competition-or for any open-wheel dirt modified, for that matter.
Friday’s program will also feature NASCAR legend Ken Schrader racing his USMTS Modified with Pure Stock, Grand Nationals and B-Mods also on the card.
Pits open at 5 p.m., grandstands open at 6 and hot laps begin at 7:30. Adults grandstand tickets are $20, youth ages 6-12 are $10 and children ages 5 and under get in for free.
The West Siloam Speedway is a located 5.5 miles west of Arkansas/Oklahoma State Line on US 412. For more information call (479) 304-8547 or check out www.flintcreekspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.
On Saturday, the United States Modified Touring Series heads to the Salina Highbanks Speedway near Pryor Creek, Okla.
Jason Hughes was the winner when the USMTS made its first appearance at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on Aug. 27, 2004. After an eight-year hiatus here, he returned to the track’s winners circle when the USMTS visited in 2012, and again in 2013.
Ryan Gustin has three checkered flags at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, Bryan Rowland and Jeremy Payne each have one.
Adult general admission tickets are $20 and kids ages 7-12 are $10. For fans looking to upgrade to VIP seating, those tickets are $35 each and the Beer Garden is $20. Pit passes are $35 for adults, and $25 for kids ages 7-12. Children 6 and under get in for free through the grandstands or pits.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Grand Nationals, B-Mods, Factory Stocks and Pure Stocks will also be in action.
The Salina Highbanks Speedway is a located 7 miles east of Pryor on SR 20. For reservations and ticket information, visit the website at www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com or call 918-434-7223.
MSD Central Region Points Standings:
1. 19r Ryan Gustin … 191
2. 2s Stormy Scott … 190
3. 4r Dereck Ramirez … 179
4. 95 Keith Foss … 167
5. 97 Cade Dillard … 161
6. 20 Rodney Sanders … 154
7. 2 Casey Arneson … 151
8. 10 Austin Arneson … 148
9. 3 Kelly Shryock … 146
9. 16 Austin Siebert … 146
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 or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.
-USMTS Press Release & Photo