USMTS kicks off Northern Region this weekend in Iowa

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (April 3, 2001) - The United States Modified Touring Series will kick off the northern swing this Friday April 6th at the Butler County Speedway in Allison, IA. This race will be the first night of a two-night swing in Iowa. The racing action will start at 7pm with hot laps and racing getting underway at 7:30pm.

This will also be the first race for the USMTS stock cars. A very good car count is expected for both of these races.

Some of the drivers that will be racing for the $2000 to win in the modified class are: local drivers Todd Ihde, Kevin Pittman, Corey Dripps, Troy Cordes, Dan Bohr plus many more. Some of the traveling guys that will be on hand are: Kelly Shryock, Mark Noble, Tim Donlinger, Tommy Myer, Dan Daniels, Jason Hughes, John Allen plus many more.

The modified class will race for $2000 to win and the USMTS stock cars will run for $600 to win. This will be the first race of the year for new promoters Al Uhrhammer and Todd Staley and Pro-Track Promotions is looking forward to get the racing underway at the Butler County Speedway.

The gates will open at 5pm and drivers are encouraged to get there early to get a good parking spot. Hobby stocks will also be running in Allison on Friday.

On Saturday the series will head to the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, IA. Last Sunday the speedway did get the racing underway and a good car count was on hand. This Saturday the USMTS is expecting a very good car count and with the early start time drivers and fans will get out of the speedway at a decent time.

The track on Sunday was a very smooth and fast track and we expect the same this Saturday. The winner of Saturdays modified feature will win $2000 and the winner of the stock car feature will receive $600. Also running will be the hobby stocks and the econos. A lot of traveling drivers are expected with the new region format for modifieds in 2001.

The gates will open at 1pm with hot laps slated at 4pm and racing at 5pm.

The same drivers are expected at both tracks and you will see some of the best modified drivers at these two races. This will be the only chance to see some of these drivers as it the USMTS will not be back in Iowa until June 19 when we come back to the Butler County Speedway.

For more information on these races call Todd Staley at 515-832-7944 or Al Uhrhammer at 515-899-2222. The phone numbers for the speedways are Allison 319-267-9977 or Webster City 515-832-5382. Hope to see everyone this Friday and Saturday.

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