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Trick no treat: Practice now Thursday, racing Friday-Saturday at Summit USMTS Southern Nationals

Trick no treat: Practice now Thursday, racing Friday-Saturday at Summit USMTS Southern Nationals


We wish we could control the weather, but alas... with between one and two inches of rain yesterday and last night, the conditions are simply not suitable for racing with over 200 cars tonight (Thursday) at the Kennedale Speedway Park for the inaugural Summit USMTS Southern Nationals.

With a forecast of sun and wind during the day today, crews are already working on the track and we will host a practice session tonight from 6-9 p.m. but the pit gate will not open until 5 p.m. as we need every every minute to dry out the pits but just no way we can open then and get 200+ cars registered and be done in time for curfew.

So... the Summit USMTS Southern Nationals is now a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3. All times and pricing for the next two days remain the same. Practice tonight is $20 for the pits and free for the grandstands. We will run two heats in each class Friday to set the starting fields for Saturday.

We are just an hungry to race as the drivers and fans are, but Mother Nature always has the final word. We've seen what happens when tracks try to force the issue and host a mud-fest. It makes for a sloppy track, sloppy show and expensive for the racers.

USMTS Modifieds will still pay $10,000 to win and $800 to start. Limited Mods are $5,000 to win and $350 to start while Factory Stocks will pay $5,000 to win and $300 to start.

Thanks for understanding and hope to see you tonight for practice and/or Friday and Saturday more some spectacular racing.

With more than 200 of the toughest dirt track racers in the nation expected to converge on the quarter-mile clay oval in Kennedale, Texas, fans seeking that final fast fix before winter arrives will see some incredible action both days with crucial qualifying events on Friday followed by last-chance races and main events on Saturday night.

Fresh off of his 19th Annual Budweiser USRA Fall Nationals win at the Southern New Mexico Speedway this past weekend, reigning USMTS national champ Johnny Scott comes into the event with the Summit USMTS Southern Series points lead as he looks to cap off a dream season with another victory and another title.

But first he’ll have to deal with several others fighting for a final spot in the Summit USMTS Southern Series final top ten in points include Stormy Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Joe Duvall, Zack VanderBeek, Jake O'Neil, Logan Robertson and Zane Ferrell.

Johnny Scott is a two-time USMTS winner in Kennedale with both victories coming in 2013. The series returned in 2017 with VanderBeek walking away with the winner’s check and earlier this year Ethan Dotson snagged his first-ever USMTS victory here after a legendary fight to the finish with Rodney Sanders.

Meanwhile, the driver roster in all three divisions screams talent.

ENTRY LIST

USMTS Modifieds – Carlos Ahumada Jr., Carlos Ahumada Sr., Chase Allen, Austin Bonner, Chris Brown, Billy Brutchin, Chris Buhler, Lonnie Coats, Bo Day, Joe Duvall, Zane Ferrell, Danny Florence, Chad Guest, Matt Guillaume, Ryan Gustin, Chris Hawkins, Chris Henigan, Jerod Herring, Philip Houston, Chris Huckeba, Carlos Jaramillo, Adam Kates, Lance Mari, Justin McCoy, Chad Melton, Jon Mitchell, Jake O'Neil, Terry Phillips, Lance Plant, Dereck Ramirez, Logan Robertson, Bryan Rowland, Bobby Ruffin, Kevin Rutherford, Rodney Sanders, Jack Sartain, Jason Sartain, Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Donnie Shipp, Marvin Skinner, Shawn Stephenson, Troy Taylor, Charlie Thieme, Max Thomas, Tyler Townsend, Zack VanderBeek, Michael Walker, George White, Rodney White, R.C. Whitwell, David Winslett.

Limited Mods – Dean Abbey, Steven Ashcraft, Brandon Ball, Brantley Beatty, Thomas Blackwell, Chris Brown, Billy Brutchin, Tim Clonch, Chris Cogburn, Wes Cummings, Dan Day, Jimmy Day, Rody Day, Cole Dennis, Brandon Deverin, Ryan Doyon, Josh Ellender, Danny Florence, Gary Fox, Eric Franklin, Jack Franklin, Dalton Fridely, Josh Graham, Shane Hebert, Chad Herning, Glen Hibbard, Kadden Honeycutt, Justin Hossler, Tanner Houston, Sid Kiphen, Kevin Manning, Michael Martin, James McCreery, Greg Moran, Craig Oakes, Jacob Pirkle, Ryan Powers, Lonnie Richardson, Kevin Rowland, Adam Roy, Justin Shaw, James Skinner, Tony Staatts, Robert Stewart, Ryan Thomas, Kris Traffanstedt, Rusty Trevathan Jr., Gabe Tucker, Jake UpChurch, Brandon Watson, Rodney White, Jon White Jr., James Willis, Tony Yant, Bret Young.

Factory Stocks – Dean Abbey, Jeffrey Abbey, Weston Abbey, Tracy Baker, Anthony Bichard, Dennis Bissonette, Mandy Bower, Rueben Broussard, Jonathan Capps, Will Carter, Chris Davis, Dillon Dous, Terry Dumas, Colin Dunn, Brenda Edwards, Josh Ellender, Donna Gafford, Jason Gore, Shawn Graham, Lance Hansen Jr., Jeff Hauser, Shannon Heartline, Chris Henigan, Jamie Herring, Jared Herring, Sean Hill, Tim Holder, Charles Jones Jr., Neil Kemp, Melvin Kemp Jr., Jeremy Keys, Jason Kirk, Frank Lackey, Justin Lamar, Josh Landers, Garren Lindsey, Tony Lindsey, Kevin Manning, Mason Martin, Chad McClain, Lee McCullough, Skyler McFarland, Brett McMillin, Justin McNeil, Danny Merrell, Chance Morris, Cody Myers, Chase Neill, Ralo Pilkington, Ryan Powers, Lonnie Richardson, Dustin Sprouse, James Thompson, Tiffany Welch, George White, Rodney White, Justin Whitehead, Tommy Williams Jr., Grant Wollam.

On Friday, drivers in all three divisions will run two qualifying heats of 10 to 12 laps each with 10 to 15 cars in each race. All classes will run two sets of heats from two different starting spots.

Passing points will be added together and be used for setting Saturday line-ups. The top 12 in points are locked into Saturday's “A” Main.

TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday, Nov. 1
Gates Open 5:00 p.m.
Practice 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Grandstands FREE
Pit Pass $20
Three-Day Pit Pass $100

Friday, Nov. 2
Pits Open 2:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Racing Starts 6:00 p.m.
Adult Tickets $20
Juniors (12-16)/Seniors (62+) $15
Kids (6-11) $5
Children 5 & Under Free
Pit Pass $40

Saturday, Nov. 3
Pits Open 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 4:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 4:30 p.m.
Racing Starts 5:00 p.m.
Adult Tickets $25
Juniors (12-16)/Seniors (62+) $20
Kids (6-11) $10
Children 5 & Under Free
Pit Pass $40

PAYOUTS

USMTS Modifieds – “A” Main: 1. $10,000 2. $5200, 3. $3300, 4. $2000 5. $1650 6. $1200, 7. $1100, 8. $1000 9. $950, 10. $900, 11. $875, 12. $850, 13. $840, 14. $830, 15. $825, 16. $820, 17. $815, 18. $810, 19. $805, 20-24. $800 to start; “B” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $600, 14. $550, 15. $500, 16. $475, 17. $450, 18. $425, 19-24. $400 to start; “C” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $400, 14. $375, 15. $350, 16. $325, 17-24. $300 to start; Last Chance Races: 1-6 advance, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $220, 12. $215, 13. $210, 14. $205, 15-24. $200 to start. Heat Races: 1. $75, 2. $50, 3. $40, 4. $35, 5. $30.

Limited Mods – “A” Main: 1. $5000 2. $2500, 3. $1900, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $700, 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $390, 13. $380, 14. $370, 15. $365, 16. $360, 17. $355, 18-24. $350 to start; “B” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $275, 17. $250, 18. $225, 19-24. $200 to start; “C” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $250, 14. $225, 15. $200, 16. $175, 17-24. $150 to start; Last Chance Races: 1-6 advance, 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $150, 10-24. $125 to start; Heat Races: 1. $50, 2. $40, 3. $30, 4. $25, 5. $20.

Factory Stocks – “A” Main: 1. $5000 2. $2500, 3. $1700, 4. $1000 5. $800, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450 9. $400, 10. $375, 11. $350, 12. $345, 13. $340, 14. $335, 15. $330, 16. $325, 17. $320, 18. $315, 19. $310, 20. $305, 21-24. $300 to start; “B” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $225, 17. $200, 18-24. $175 to start; “C” Main: 1-12 advance, 13. $225, 14. $200, 15. $175, 16-24. $150 to start; Last Chance Races: 1-6 advance 7. $250, 8. $200, 9. $175, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $135, 13. $130, $125 to start; Heat Races: 1. $50, 2. $40, 3. $30, 4. $20, 5. $10.

POINTS STANDINGS

Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by Production Jars (top 20):
1. 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M. ... 1110 (2 wins)
2. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 1034 (1 win)
3. 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M. ... 982 (3 wins)
4. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 979
5. 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. ... 897
6. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 821 (3 wins)
7. 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. ... 811 (2 wins)
8. 0 Jake O'Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz. ... 789 (1 win)
9. 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas ... 780
10. 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark. ... 687
11. 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La. ... 643
12. 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas ... 642
13. 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 616
14. 4v Billy Vogel (R), Fargo, N.D. ... 567
15. 19sb Lance Mari (R), El Centro, Calif. ... 423
16. 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla. ... 406
17. 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas ... 395
18. 174 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. ... 394 (1 win)
19. 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M. ... 392
20. 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla. ... 341

RULES & PROCEDURES

Thursday will be the only night for hot laps. Factory Stocks and Limited Mods will follow track rules. Modifieds will follow USMTS rules except NO SPOILERS. Mufflers are required. Check out www.KennedaleSpeedwayPark.com for muffler rules. Heats will be 10-12 laps with 10-15 cars in each. All classes will run two heats from two different starting spots on Friday. Passing points will be added together and used for setting Saturday lineups. Top 12 in points are locked into Saturday's “A” Main.

RacinDirt.com will bring you both nights of racing action with coverage of every lap in every division live online. Visit www.racindirt.com/live today to get the dirt on racin’.

The Kennedale Speedway Park is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located off of I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.6 miles southwest on New Hope Rd., then 0.3 mile east on Hudson Village Creek Rd. For more information, check out www.KennedaleSpeedwayPark.com online.

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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