Fast Shafts await Grant Junghans Memorial winners
Sneak a peek underneath just about any modified circling America’s dirt racks today and you’ll find a Fast Shafts driveshaft putting the power to the back wheels.
Why? Because Fast Shafts aren’t just fast, they’re usually first.
Friday night at the Lakeside Speedway, Fast Shafts will award a brand new carbon fiber driveshaft to the both the USMTS Modified and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event winners at the 2nd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial.
Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Fast Shafts has been producing driveshafts for race cars since 1992, and the staff at Fast Shafts takes pride in building each driveshaft to exact specifications.
Owner Pat Fagen has been involved in racing for more than 35 years and has over a quarter-century of on-track testing experience. All Fast Shafts driveshafts are balanced using only the finest balancing equipment.
Fast Shafts rides with more USMTS winners than any other manufacturer. Call Fast Shafts today at 800-622-6617 or visit them online at www.fastshafts.com to help you get to the finish line faster.
The racing world lost one of its finest ambassadors in March of 2016, and the Grant Junghans Memorial is an opportunity for his fans, family and friends to remember the good times and racing memories shared in his 27 years with us.
Junghans was first diagnosed with cancer in February of 2010. Despite on-again off-again chemotherapy treatments and numerous surgeries, he never lost his sense of humor, fighting spirit or natural-born tendency to be decent to others.
He was also the 2009 USMTS Rookie of the Year. The award has since been renamed in his honor.
The one-day event will once again pay $10,002 to the winner of the United States Modified Touring Series main event, with no less than $1,002 to each of the feature race starters. Lucas Schott of Chatfield, Minn., topped the inaugural event last year, besting nearly 100 of the most prolific field of dirt modified drivers ever assembled.
Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be racing for $2,222 to win and $222 to start their “A” Main.
Sponsors stepping up to make this race possible include Shop Quik Stores, ARMI Contractors, Rick Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning, Ramirez Motorsports, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Kenny’s Tile, Seeburg Muffler, Malvern Bank, RHRSwag.com, Shell Oil, Boubin Tire & Automotive/Real Racing Wheels, Town Oilfield Service, 33z Racing/VanderBuilt Race Cars, A&A Electric & Underground, MB Customs Race Cars, “Gator” & Lana Calhoun and Fast Shafts. An unbelievable fireworks show presented by Kenny’s Tile will also be a part of the night.
Contingency awards will be awarded by Allstar Performance, American Racer Racing Tires, Beyea Custom Headers, BigDeal Car Care, BSB Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, Day Motor Sports, Deatherage Opticians, Dickson Racing Shocks, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, Fast Shafts, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, GRT Race Cars, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, KSE Racing Products, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1 Precision Products, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Summit Racing Equipment, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, VP Racing Fuels and Wilwood Disc Brakes.
Payout for the 2nd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial main event: 1. $10,002, 2. $6002, 3. $4502, 4. $3502, 5. $2702, 6. $2202, 7. $1802, 8. $1602, 9. $1502, 10. $1402, 11. $1302, 12. $1252, 13. $1202, 14. $1152, 15. $1125, 16. $1102, 17. $1092, 18. $1082, 19. $1072, 20. $1062, 21. $1052, 22. $1045, 23. $1042, 24. $1035, 25. $1032, 26. $1025, 27. $1022, 28. $1015, 29. $1012, 30. $1002.
Drivers making a long-distance trek to the event are eligible for the following Long Tow Bonus: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $200. You must be pre-entered in order to be eligible for the Long Tow Bonus.
Pits open at 2 p.m., spectator gates open at 5, hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission seating is $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 11-15. Children ages 10 and under get in for free. Terrace admission is $25 for adults. A limited number of suite tickets are available for $30. Pit passes are $35. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944.
Coupons good for $2 off adult admission available at Casey's General Stores locations in Basehor, Kansas City, Lenexa and Overland Park, plus Belton, Blue Springs, De Soto, Grain Valley, Independence, Kansas City, Kearney, Lees Summit, Shawnee and Smithville in Missouri. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.
For fans unable to be there in person, RacinDirt.com will carry every lap of every class live.
The Lakeside Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City). For more information, call (913) 299-9206 or visit lakesidespeedway.net.
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 and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.
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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, MSD, Pace Performance, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, SToK Cold-Brew Coffee, Summit Racing Equipment, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels.
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, ElbowsUp.com, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, YouDirt.com.
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, BigDeal Car Care, BSB Manufacturing, Day Motor Sports, Dickson Racing Shocks, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, Keyser Manufacturing, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1 Precision Products, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.