Hunt For USMTS Crown Heating Up
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Five big events are on tap this week for the United States Modified touring Series, with more than $15,000 to win and nearly $100,000 in overall prize money up for grabs as the series inches closer to crowning a new champion.
Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, added three runner-up finishes this past weekend to expand his points lead as ‘The Rocket’ seeks his second straight USMTS national championship. Lurking close behind is New Sharon, Iowa’s Zack VanderBeek who is looking for a late push in his home state to make a charge at the title.
Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway will host the USMTS Modifieds for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday. In their last visit, fans witnessed a wild main event that saw Jon Tesch hold off Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders and Tommy Myer for the victory as a late downpour cut the race to 20 laps.
The Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, hosts the USMTS speed merchants on Thursday, where Johnny Scott captured the feature win in last year’s standing-room-only blockbuster. The series then returns to the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., on Friday. The event is sponsored by Powder Werks, Y Waste Removal and Yeager Machine.
The fourth stop of the week takes place on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 9th Annual Labor Day Dual. The pentathlon of power wraps up on Sunday at Cresco (Iowa) Speedway for the 12th Annual Cresco Bowl. This will be the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup, and emotions will be high along with the speeds.