USMTS Gears Up For Busy Weekend
KILLEEN, Texas – Two first-time venues and a series mainstay are on tap this week as the USMTS Modifieds gear up for a trio of events in the Allgayer Inc. Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.
The three-day 4s Motorsports Red River Rumble powered by Lecolift will kick off on Thursday at the Texas Thunder Speedway in Killeen, Texas, and then on to the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Friday. The trio of titanic events concludes on Saturday with a trip to Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.
The “Big Dog Buy-In” will be in effect each night to create a possible $12,000 take-home pay for one driver. Each race pays $2,000 to win, but the Big Dog Buy-In allows any driver to gamble an extra $100 at the time of registration to compete for an extra $2,000 cash for taking the win. In ten points races this season, a gambler has won the main event nine times.
Thursday’s event will mark the first-ever visit to David Good’s Texas Thunder Speedway in the 15-year history of the United States Modified Touring Series, with Limited Mods also joining the program.
Although Friday’s tilt at the Kennedale Speedway Park will be the first for the USMTS, finding the track should be no problem for most teams as the facility is located just across the street from the now-dormant Cowtown Speedway.
Saturday sees the series’ return to Southern Oklahoma Speedway where promoter and off-and-on USMTS competitor John Webb is enjoying his sophomore season at the former Lake Country Speedway.
Webb, who purchased the facility in 2011, has made several notable changes to the landscape, including new infield lights, painted buildings, a new concession stand with a bigger kitchen as well as an inside eating area on the spectator side and remolded bathrooms on both the pits and grandstand area.
Rodney Sanders won the most recent event at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway last June. In the four previous USMTS events here, Ryan Gustin and Jason Hughes each have two wins to their credit.