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USMTS Readying For 2014 Campaign

The United States Modified Touring Series field performs a four-wide parade lap prior to the 2013 feature event at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (RonSkinnerPhotos.com Photo)

The United States Modified Touring Series field performs a four-wide parade lap prior to the 2013 feature event at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (RonSkinnerPhotos.com Photo)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The 16th season for the United States Modified Touring Series and quest for the 2014 USMTS National Championship kicks off at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-8, for the first of four straight weekends along America’s warm southern border.

The series then moves to the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, for the 5th Annual Texas Spring Nationals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-15.

From there, the series treks to the El Paso Speedway Park for two nights on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, before heading a few minutes up the road to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28 and March 1.

Each of the three-day shows will by $2,000 to win Thursday, $3,000 to win Friday and $4,000 to win Saturday. The two-day clash in El Paso will pay $2,000 and $3,000 to win, respectively.

The USMTS has visited the Royal Purple Raceway at least once in each of the last seven seasons. The series’ lone journey to the South Texas Speedway came in 2007 with Jason Hughes and David Horner taking the wins on the first two nights before rain thwarted the finale of the tripleheader.

This will be the first-ever visit by the USMTS to El Paso and Las Cruces, but tracks host the similar USRA Modifieds during their weekly Friday and Saturday night programs throughout the year, as well as some well-attended special events that routinely draw the best dirt modified aces on the planet.

The February swing of races will also serve as one of four USMTS regions for 2014 with its own lucrative points fund, so by the end of the night on March 1 the USMTS Gulf Coast Boarder Region champion will be crowned and the first group of drivers will be qualified for the 2014 Hunt for the USMTS National Championship.

2014 USMTS Gulf Coast Boarder Region Schedule:
Thu Feb 6 … South Texas Speedway, Corpus Christi, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Fri Feb 7 … South Texas Speedway, Corpus Christi, Texas ($3,000 to win)
Sat Feb 8 … South Texas Speedway, Corpus Christi, Texas ($4,000 to win)
Thu Feb 13 … Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Fri Feb 14 … Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas ($3,000 to win)
Sat Feb 15 … Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas ($4,000 to win)
Fri Feb 21 … El Paso Speedway Park, El Paso, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Sat Feb 22 … El Paso Speedway Park, El Paso, Texas ($3,000 to win)
Thu Feb 27 … Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M. ($2,000 to win)
Fri Feb 28 … Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Mar 1 … Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M. ($4,000 to win)

The regional champion will earn at least $5,000 for winning the title while more than $200,000 in prize money will be doled out during the 24-day period. Each of the four USMTS regions will once again pay $5,000 to win and will pay the top 15 spots while the 2014 USMTS National Champion will earn at least $20,000 at season’s end.

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