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Wichita Falls falls to rain again

Wichita Falls falls to rain again


Following Wednesday’s cancellation at the 82 Speedway, officials at the Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, have been forced to pull the plug on Thursday night’s Summit USMTS Southern Series show there.

“This is our third attempt at hosting a Usmts event this year, and we are very disappointed that the weather keeps throwing a monkey wrench into what we know would be a great event for our fans,” said track owner/promoter Shannon Kelton. “We hope that the series can find a wedge in the schedule to plug us in. 82 Speedway has been in the same boat with us, so maybe both tracks can pair up with a doubleheader down the road.”

On Friday, the USMTS invades the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock. Presented by Wrisco, this will be the fifth visit to the facility. Jason Hughes won in 2010 when it was called Lubbock speedway and again in 2017 after it became known as West Texas Raceway. Rodney Sanders won here in 2016 and Lucas Schott was last year’s winner.

USRA Modifieds, USRA Limited Mods, USRA Stock Cars and WTR Street Stocks will also be racing. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:30 and racing gets underway at 8.p.m.

Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 6-12 and members of the military are just $10. A family pass is only $40 and gives two adults and two kids admission to the show. Children under 6 get in for free. Put passes are $30 with kids 5 and under free into the pit area.

The track boasts a full concession stand, cold beer on sale and a great gift shop on site. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Sponsors for this event include Matthews Backhoe, Matney Transportation, Diamond M Storage and Wild West Harley-Davidson.

The West Texas Raceway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located south of Lubbock on US 87 to FM 1585, then east to Frontage Rd., then 0.3 mile north. For more information, visit westtexasraceway.com.

Amarillo by morning: the five-day swing wraps up Saturday with the 10th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush presented by Genesis Racing Shocks at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.

This will be the tenth meeting of the USMTS and the tough regional and local USRA Modified racers in West Texas and New Mexico where past USMTS events have played out in front of standing-room-only crowds.

Hometown favorite Rodney Sanders captured the inaugural event in 2010, added a second trophy to his case in 2015 and a third in last year’s stop. Other winners here include Kelly Shryock, Jason Hughes, Randy Timms, Stormy Scott, who won back-to-back races in 2013-2014, and Ryan Gustin.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fans plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths.

For race teams, the racing surface at Bill Worthen’s speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with five degrees of banking. The pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.

Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, Sport Mods and 305 Sprints will also be racing. The pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands gates swing open at 6, hot laps start at 6:30 and racing begins at 7 p.m.

Adult tickets are $15. Seniors and military are $12. Kids ages 12 and under are $5. Sponsors for this event include K3 Towing, Budweiser, Rabern Rentals and Amarillo Auto Supply.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, check out route66motorspeedway.net.

For those unable to attend any either blockbuster event in person, RacinDirt.com will bring you all the racing action with live coverage of every lap in every division at every track. Visit racindirt.com right now to get the dirt on racin’.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.

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