Deshler, Humboldt up next for USMTS South Region
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2001) - The next race for the USMTS south region will be Thursday night September 13th at the Thayer County Speedway in Deshler, NE. The series will move to the Humboldt Speedway on Friday September 14th. So far in 2001 the series has raced 32 times with six of these races being in the south region. After six races Kelly Shryock maintains a 77 point lead over Tim Folkerts in the south region. Shryock has made more than $8000 in the six races so far with six top five finishes. The last race in the south region was June 7th at the North Fork Speedway. Fifty-five cars checked in for the racing action on this night. Shryock picked up the win his first in the south region. On Thursday night the series will move back to the Thayer County Speedway where the series raced twice in 2000 with two different drivers picking up wins. The first race saw Joe Kosiski win and the next visit went to Willy Kraft with Johnny Saathoff running second. The series was scheduled to visit the speedway in Deshler in August, but USMTS had to reschedule another race on that date after a rainout occurred in Illinois. Pit gates will open at 5pm on Thursday with hot laps set for seven and racing at 7:30. Also running on Thursday will be the stock cars and crusiers. A strong field of cars is expected for the only visit of the year to Nebraska area. In the first visit in 2000 more than fifty cars was on hand. Some of the expected drivers are: Kelly Shryock, Tim Folkerts, Tommy Myer, Mark Noble, Tim Donlinger, Mike Chasteen, Jason Hughes, Dan Daniels, John Allen, Steve Holzkamper, Tim Weaver, Brian McGowen, Brad McEwan, Johnny Saathoff, Kevin Larkins, Darrick Klima, Dave Trauchnicht, David Murray, John Thompson and many more.
On Friday the series will move back to Humboldt Speedway for the last race of the season at Humboldt Speedway. The series has visited the speedway two times in 2001. Tim Donlinger and Jason Hughes have each won a race at the speedway. The first visit of the season saw thirty-eight cars stop at the speedway when Tim Donlinger picked up the win. The next visit on June 6th saw Jason Hughes in the Hughes chassis #12 set the car on cruise control and pick up the win. Forty-four cars checked in for the racing action on June 6th. The expected driver list for this race will see a lot of the same drivers plus more local drivers as Scott Daniels, Levi McGowen, Jason McGowen, Jess Folk, Tom Folk, Justin Folk, Rodney Sigg plus many more. Racing will get underway at 7pm with hot laps and racing at 7:30 pm. For more information on these races feel free to call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or visit us at www.usmts.com. The USMTS south region will race one more time in 2001 with a first ever visit to the Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, MO on September 28-29.