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It’s Modified Masters week at Cedar Lake Speedway!

It’s Modified Masters week at Cedar Lake Speedway!

The undisputed best of the best in the world of dirt modified racing will converge on the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this week for the 2nd Annual Modified Masters with $40,00 on the line for the driver who reaches the checkered flag first.

Similar to last year’s rain-hampered event, the Masters is the largest event purse on the United States Modified Touring Series schedule. While the 2017 edition carried a $50,00 top prize, this year’s overall purse for the crown jewel event is fatter from top to bottom.

Set for June 14-16, the show kicks off on Thursday with a $2,500-to-win points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit.

Friday will see each driver compete in two 12-lap heat races with starting positions and drivers mixed. Last Chance Qualifiers and main events take place Saturday, culminating with the $40,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start, 70-lap championship finale.

Points will be combined for the two heat races on Friday with the top 12 locked into Saturday’s “A” Main. The next 12 in points (13th-24th) will be locked into Saturday’s “B” Main, the next 12 into the “C” Main and the remainder will run in Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday.

Drivers not advancing out of the “B” Main are guaranteed a minimum of $500 to start. Drivers not advancing out of the “C” Main will get no less than $350 with a minimum of $200 for all non-transfers in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

USRA Late Models will also run a complete show of heat races and main events on Friday and Saturday.


USMTS/USRA Modified “A” Main: 1. $40,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $6000, 5. $5000, 6. $4000, 7. $3500, 8. $3250, 9. $3000, 10. $2800, 11. $2650, 12. $2500, 13. $2400, 14. $2300, 15. $2200, 16. $2100, 17. $2075, 18. $2050, 19. $2040, 20. $2030, 21. $2025, 22. $2020, 23. $2015, 24. $2010, 25. $2005, 26. $2000.

“B” Main: 1-12 transfer, 13. $1000, 14. $750, 15. $650, 16. $600, 17-26. $500.

“C” Main: 1-14 transfer, 15. $450, 16. $400, 17. $375, 18-26. $350.

Last Chance Qualifiers: 1-6 transfer, 7. $325, 8. $300, 9. $275, 10. $250, 11. $225, 12-20. $200.

USRA Late Model “A” Main: 1. $500, 2. $350, 3. $325, 4. $250, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $150, 8. $150, 9-19. $125, 10. $125, 11. $125, 12. $125, 13. $125, 14. $125, 15. $125, 16. $125, 17. $125, 18. $125, 19. $125, $100 minimum to start.


As of Sunday, June 10, the following drivers are on the Modified Masters entry list: Josh Angst, Austin Arneson, Casey Arneson, Chet Atkinson, Adam  Ayotte, Cory Bruggeman, Dave Cain, Chris Clark, Cory Crapser, Cory Crapser, Andy  Davey, A.J. Diemel, Cade Dillard, John Doelle, Brent  Dutenhoffer, Joe Duvall, Keith Foss, Brady Gerdes, Troy  Girolamo, Jason Gross, Owen Grube, Ryan Gustin, Jake Hartung, Adam Hensel, Adam  Hensel, Jessie Hoskins, Philip Houston, Jason Hughes, Joey Jensen, Bumper Jones, Adam  Kates, Randy Klein, Jason Krohn, Trevor Latham, Matt Leer, Tony Leiker, Rich  Lofthus, Cory Mahder, Bobby Malchus, Lance  Mari, Jimmy Mars, Mike Mashl, Jake Miller, Curt Myers, Darrell Nelson, Gene Nicholas, Paul Niznik, Chris Oertel, Jake O'Neil, Terry Phillips, Dereck Ramirez, Logan Robertson, A.J. Roschen, Rodney Sanders, Tony Schill, Lucas  Schott, Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Marcus Simonson, Dustin  Sorensen, Grant Southworth, Alex Stanford, Ricky Thornton Jr., Jake Timm, Keith Tourville, Jason  VandeKamp, Zach VanderBeek, Billy Vogel, Clayton  Wagamon, Brad Waits, R.C. Whitwell and Tyler Wolff.


2:00 p.m. Pit gate opens.
5:00 p.m. Spectator gates open.
6:30 p.m. Hot laps.
7:00 p.m. Racing.
Full program of USMTS Modifieds paying $2,500 to win.
Party in the arena following the races.

8:30-11:00 a.m. Breakfast served.
2:00 p.m. Pit gate opens.
5:00 p.m. Spectator gates open.
6:30 p.m. Hot laps.
7:00 p.m. Dual qualifying heat races and Pole Dash for USMTS Modifieds plus complete program for USRA Late Models.
Party in the arena with a live band following the races.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast served in west restaurant.
12:00 p.m. Apple River tubing.
2:00 p.m. Pit gate opens.
4:00 p.m. Spectator gates open.
6:30 p.m. Hot laps.
7:00 p.m. Last-Chance Qualifiers, "C" Main, "B" Main and 70-lap, $40,000-to-win "A" Main for USMTS Modifieds plus complete program for USRA Late Models.


Thursday: Adults $25, Students (6-16) $12, Kids (5 & Under) FREE, Pits $35.
Friday: Adults $30, Students (6-16) $15, Kids (5 & Under) FREE, Pits $35.
Saturday: Adults $35, Students (6-16) $17, Kids (5 & Under) FREE, Pits $45.

Reduced two- and three-day advanced tickets available by calling (612) 363-0479 if ordered at least two (2) days before the event.


If you are unable to attend, RacinDirt will have the entire production live on This will be an explosive broadcast with a multi-camera production, a dedicated host, pre- and post-race interviews, FK Rod Ends Instant Replay, in-car audio and other video elements mixed in as time allows. Visit to order your pay-per-view package today.


Apple River Tubing: If you haven't tried what has made the Apple River famous you are missing out. Tubing down the river is an experience in itself but add nearly another thousand people and you have a party. For a small fee we provide to and from Float-Rite Park and a inner tube to enjoy the day under the sun. We will have you back to the track way before hot laps start.

Driver Autograph, Meet & Greet: Before the races come to souvenir alley and purchase an event T-shirt, your favorite driver's shirt or a die-cast and get the driver to sign it as the top drivers will be there to answer your questions, snap a couple pictures and sign your souvenirs.

Party in the Pits: Rub elbows with your favorite drivers, buy them a beer and enjoy the music in the Cedar Lake Speedway Arena both Thursday and Friday night after the races.


USMTS/USRA rules apply with the following variances: Tire permitted is American Racer KK-704 racing tire (no grooving or siping on right rear tire). Chip rule is 8,000 RPM. Five-inch spoiler permitted for all cars. Rest of USMTS/USRA spoiler rules will be in effect. All USMTS/USRA shock, spring and body rules will apply. Weight for USMTS/USRA spec engine, USMTS/USRA, Wissota and IMCA-type flat tappet steel-headed motors and Chevrolet Performance 525 crate engine (standard USMTS rules will apply) will all be 2,450 lbs. Weight for Chevrolet Performance 604 crate engine, USMTS/USRA or Wissota concept engine will be 2,400 lbs. All other engines with 23-degree heads must be 2,500 lbs. Any engine utilizing heads less than 23 degrees will be 2,550 lbs. If utilizing aluminum heads for either option, must add 25 lbs. in front of motor plate.

All cars are welcome to run this race. For rules questions, email Draw for heat race starting spot on Friday ends 15 minutes before hot laps. RACEceivers and AMB transponders are mandatory and available for rent or purchase at USMTS trailer. See complete USMTS rules at or USRA rules at


Each driver will run two heat races on Friday. Starting positions and drivers will be mixed. Each heat race will feature 12 or more starters for 12 laps, giving drivers the chance to advance as much as possible. USMTS passing points will be combined for the two heat races with the top 12 drivers in overall points locked into Saturday’s “A” Main. The next 12 in points (13th-24th) will be locked into Saturday’s “B” Main, the next 12 drivers (25th-36th) will be locked into Saturday’s “C” Main and the remainder will run in “Last Chance” races on Saturday. Promoter reserves the right to adjust qualifying procedures due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.


If Thursday USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup event rains out, Thursday's event is cancelled and refunds will be issued. If Friday rains out, we will run it at 1 p.m. on Saturday followed by the regular Saturday show at 6 p.m. with the "B" Main and "C" Main purse remaining exactly the same while the "A" Main finishing positions will be 80% of the published amounts. If Saturday rains out, we will run on Sunday with the "B" Main and "C" Main purse remaining exactly the same while the "A" Main finishing positions will be 80% of the published amounts. If both Friday and Saturday rain out, we will either issue refunds or reschedule the event for late September.

The Cedar Lake Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 1.0 mile east of SR 35 on SR 64, then 4.2 miles north on CR C to CR CC, then left 1.8 miles. For more information, call (612) 363-0479 or (715) 248-7119 or check out online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at or subscribe to our YouTube channel at Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at

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USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm,, Evolution Powersports, Oreo Cookies, PBM Performance Products, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Top of the World Ranch,

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mr. Gasket, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1,, Real Racing Wheels,, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

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