SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.
For those unfortunate souls unable to attend the event in person, you can still be getting’ the dirt from every lap of every race all three nights as RacinDirt.com will broadcast the event in its entirety via pay-per-view.
Single-day broadcasts are just $21.95 on Thursday, $24.95 on Friday and $29.95 on Saturday. But you can save nearly $17 (that’s almost like one free day) by ordering your three-day V.I.P. package for just $59.95.
Visit www.racindirt.com/live right now and don’t miss a minute of the mayhem.
Race fans will witness a complete program of group qualifying, heat races and main events for the USMTS Modifieds each day as drivers try to claw their way into Saturday’s $20,000-to-win championship race.
In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and Wissota Midwest Mods will also share the spotlight with a complete program of heat races and main events each day.
There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. with free admission to the grandstands for early bird race fans.
USMTS drivers will qualify on Thursday and Friday. Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races and qualifying features with each driver’s total combined points for the two days determining the feature race line-ups on Saturday.
Saturday will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events and last-chance races with the top 12 points-earners locked into the championship “A” main. The 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days will be on the pole of the “B” main and so forth.
Saturday’s championship race will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start. At the conclusion of the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar. The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.
Two-time defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders is also the defending champion of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship. Jason Hughes conquered the 2014 event while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits.
Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. both Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s show gets started at 6 p.m.
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