20th Annual Masters kicks off Thursday at Cedar Lake Speedway
The undisputed best of the best in the world of dirt racing will converge on the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this week for the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance.
Featuring one of the largest event purses on the United States Modified Touring Series schedule, this year’s overall purse for the crown jewel event is fatter from top to bottom with Super Late Models sharing the spotlight and competing for the same big paydays as the USMTS Modifieds all three days.
Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, the mega-event kicks off with a pair of $3,000-to-win shows on Thursday, followed by a $5,000 top prize in each class on Friday.
It all leads up to Saturday's ferocious finale which offers $10,000 to the winners of both the Super Late Model and USMTS Modified main events.
USRA Late Models will also run a complete program each night.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, June 13 - MASTERS Night #1 featuring 3 complete shows: $3,000 to win USMTS Modifieds, $3,000 to win Super Late Models and $400 to win USRA Late Models. Tickets – $25 Adults, $12 Students 6-16, Free 5 & under, $35 Pits. Times – Pits 2:00, Grandstands 5:00, Racing 7:00.
Friday, June 14 - MASTERS Night #2 featuring 3 complete shows: $5,000 to win USMTS Modifieds, $5,000 to win Super Late Models and $600 to win USRA Late Models. Tickets – $30 Adults, $15 Students 6-16, Free 5 & under, $40 Pits. Times – Pits 2:00, Grandstands 5:00, Racing 7:00.
Saturday, June 15 - MASTERS Night #3 featuring 3 complete shows: $10,000 to win USMTS Modifieds, $10,000 to win Super Late Models and $1,000 to win USRA Late Models. Tickets – $35 Adults, $17 Students 6-16, Free 5 & under, $45 Pits. Times – Pits 2:00, Grandstands 4:00, Racing 7:00.
You don't miss a night, but if you aren’t able to be there in person, RacinDirt will have the entire production live at racindirt.com.
As of Sunday, June 9, the following drivers are pre-entered for the 20th Annual MASTERS (showing car number, driver's name, hometown, primary sponsor, chassis manufacturer and engine builder):
9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Aberdeen Wings/Hughes/Dakota.
10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., U-Motors/VanderBuilt/ChevPerf.
3C Chet Atkinson, Hugo, Minn., Hugo Plumbing/Sidebiter/Stoen.
04 Adam Ayotte, St. Paul, Minn., Midwest Painting & Drywall/MBCustoms/Tim's.
21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., Kevko/VanderBuilt/KSE.
07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., CRC Motorsports/VanderBuilt/Troy's.
26 Chad Dawson, Coon Rapids, Minn., Tot Boss/Arrow/Adams.
89 A.J. Diemel, Elk Mound, Wis., White City Glass/MBCustoms/KSE.
91 Joe Duvall, Justice, Okla., Bravado Wireless/MBCustoms/ChevPerf.
87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, Kan., Big Time Bail Bonds/MBCustoms/Driskell.
7 Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, Transmissions Unlimited/MBCustoms/PTS.
2G Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas, Big Tex Auto Parts/MBCustoms/PTS.
12 Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/BeakBuilt/Adams.
19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Spike Hardcore Energy/Hughes/TriStar.
51 Alex Guthmiller, Huron, S.D., Four Bar Transport/MBCustoms/Dakota.
44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., Rod's Painting/DirtDueler/OFI.
12 Jason Hughes, Salina, Okla., West Siloam Pawn/Hughes/Mullins.
27x Calvin Iverson Eleva, Wis., Kelly Iverson Trucking/GRT/Tim's.
11 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn., M&B Services/Dominator/Hampton.
7J Corey Jones, Zimmerman, Minn., French Lake Auto Parts/MBCustoms/Tim's.
23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., River's Edge Scrap Management/LG2/Speedway.
30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., Rosebud Rentals/MBCustoms/Stoen.
16S Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo., Advance Auto Parts/MBCustoms/BME.
19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT Race Cars/MRT/Yeoman.
62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., Marriott Enterprises/Rage/KSE.
4/4 Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis., MB Customs Race Cars/MBCustoms/Tim's.
44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., Amsoil/MBCustoms/Tim's.
51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., Butch's Service/MBCustoms/Mullins.
0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., Red Eye Radiator/LG2/Cornett.
75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., Andy's Frozen Custard/GRT/Durham.
4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Boom-Test/Hughes/Cornett.
7 A.J. Roschen, Somerset, Wis., Connection Transport/GRT/Stoen.
20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, Swan Energy/MBCustoms/Hatfield.
8S Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., Diamond Machine/SSR/KSE.
69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., Schott's Hardwood Floors/MBCustoms/Stoen.
19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., ENEOS Oil/MBCustoms/Action.
35 Grant Southworth, Bloomer, Wis., Southworth Chevrolet/MBCustoms/Tim's.
17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., Enhanced Network Solutions/MBCustoms/Driskell.
52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., Diamond Buick GMC/MBCustoms/Tim's.
49 Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., Hurco/MBCustoms/OFI.
22 Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls, Wis., LLR Motorsports/MBCustoms/Tim's.
16 Jason VandeKamp, Scandia, Minn., FYE Motorsports Promotions/Dominator/C&S.
33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, Casey's General Stores/VanderBuilt/Stoen.
14W Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., Wagamon Bros. Performance/MasterSbilt/Wagamon.
24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., National Fleet Graphics/VanderBuilt/Stoen.
96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Hoskins Trucking/Longhorn/Mullins.
W Corey Williams, Spring Valley, Wis., King Enterprises/RidgeRunner/MAS.
4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., ARMI Contractors/MBCustoms/Hill.
55W Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Sawmill Saloon/Shaw/Stoen.
Super Late Models:
15 Nick Anvelink, Navarino, Wis., Unique Healthcare Products/MBCustoms/CompSpec.
9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Ken's Alignment/Longhorn/LAT.
31 Travis Budisalovich, Duluth, Minn., Gregorich Family Dentistry/MBCustoms/Tim's.
7C Jim Carlson, Minneapolis, Minn., Cedar Small Engines/MBCustoms/Breeschoten.
58 A.J. Diemel, Elk Mound, Wis., White City Glass/MBCustoms/Tim's.
11 Pat Doar, New Richmond, Wis., Kivi Trucking/Rocket/Smith.
33E Chris Engels, Green Bay, Wis., Kolosso Toyota/MBCustoms/Extreme.
F19 Marshall Fegers, Savage, Minn., Sunrays Tanning Center/Longhorn/ChevPerf.
11 James Giossi, New Richmond, Wis., All Seasons Maintenance/MBCustoms/Tim's.
7X Jesse Glenz, Fall Creek, Wis., Brunzlick Trucking/MBCustoms/Tim's.
71JR Buddy Hanestad, Boyceville, Wis., ServPro/MBCustoms/Becker.
71 Rick Hanestad, Boyceville, Wis., ServPro/MBCustoms/Becker.
0 Ben Hanke, Hudson, Wis., BOH Electronics/MBCustoms/Tim's.
14R Robbie Johnson, Wilson, Wis., ServPro/Rocket/Scott's.
85 John Kaanta, Elk Mound, Wis., Joe Provo Racewear/MBCustoms/Brown.
B1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., Drydene/Longhorn/ProPower.
19 Steve Laursen, Cumberland, Wis., TJ's Oil & Racing Fuels/MBCustoms/Breeschoten.
55C Chad Mahder, Eau Claire, Wis., Underground Systems/MBCustoms/Breeschoten.
28 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., Deppe Enterprises/MBCustoms/Tim's.
6M Jeffrey Massingill, Keewatin, Minn., JR Motorsports/Longhorn/Tesar.
90 Lance Matthees, Winona, Minn., Yaggy Transportation/Rocket/ProPower.
44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., Kivi Trucking/MBCustoms/Tim's.
55N Greg Nippoldt, Roberts, Wis., Gary's Automotive/MBCustoms/Scott's.
2 Mike Nutzmann, New Richmond, Wis., Chuck Nutzmann & Sons Excavating/MBCustoms/Paddock.
70 Justin Ritchie, New London, Wis., Meyers Electric Services/MBCustoms/Tim's.
27 Jake Redetzke, Eau Claire, Wis., Champ Pans/MBCustoms/Wegener.
06 Dave Smith, Edmonton, Alb., Can., Polar Industrial/Capital/Smith.
86 Matt Smith, Edmonton, Alb., Can., Polar Industrial/Capital/Smith.
49 Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., Hurco/MBCustoms/OFI.
32 Jordan Tollakson, Montevideo, Minn., Monte Motor Sales/MBCustoms/Sturdy.
37 Scott Ward, Watertown, S.D., Advantage RVs/Longhorn/Sturdy.
50 Jeff Wildung, Nassau, Minn., VEIT Companies/MBCustoms/Sturdy.
MODIFIED & SUPER LATE MODEL PAYOUTS
Thursday – “A” Main: 1. $3000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $375, 12. $350, 13. $325, 14. $300, 15. $275, 16-26. $250; “B” Main(s): 1-6. advance, 7. $200, 8. $ 175, 9. $ 150, 10. $ 125, 11. $ 120, 12. $ 115, 13. $ 110, 14. $ 105, 15. $ 100, 16. $ 90, 17. $ 80, 18. $ 75, 19. $ 70, 20. $ 65, 21. $ 60, 22. $ 55, 23-24. $50.
Friday – “A” Main: 1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $800, 7. $600, 8. $500, 9. $400, 10. $390, 11. $380, 12. $370, 13. $360, 14. $350, 15. $350, 16. $340, 17. $330, 18. $320, 19. $310, 20-26. $300; “B” Main(s): 1-6. advance, 7. $ 300, 8. $ 250, 9. $ 200, 10. $ 175, 11. $ 150, 12. $ 140, 13. $ 130, 14. $ 125, 15. $ 120, 16. $ 115, 17. $ 110, 18. $ 105, 19-24. $100.
Saturday – “A” Main: 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $2500, 4. $2000, 5. $1750, 6. $1500, 7. $1250, 8. $1000, 9. $900, 10. $800, 11. $750, 12. $700, 13. $675, 14. $650, 15. $625, 16. $600, 17. $575, 18. $550, 19. $525, 20-26. $500; “B” Main(s): 1-6. advance, 7. $ 300, 8. $ 250, 9. $ 200, 10. $ 175, 11. $ 150, 12. $ 140, 13. $ 130, 14. $ 125, 15. $ 120, 16. $ 115, 17. $ 110, 18. $ 105, 19-24. $100.
THINGS TO DO BEFORE/AFTER THE RACES
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 but add nearly another thousand people and you have a party. For a small fee we provide to and from Float-Rite Park and an 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.
Cedar Lake Speedway was founded in 1957. A field of 12 cars and 85 spectators were on hand for the opening show on a flat clay oval. Today, Cedar Lake’s state-of-the-art 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval has developed into one of the nation's leading short track facilities featuring a successful weekly racing program on Saturday evenings and many nationally-sanctioned and premier special events.
The track is 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 visit CedarLakeSpeedway.com.
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