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Super 8 Chanute welcomes Humboldt Speedway fans as Official Host Hotel of King of America X

Super 8 Chanute welcomes Humboldt Speedway fans as Official Host Hotel of King of America X


King of America X powered by Summit and the Battle at The Bullring VI driven by G-Style Transport share the spotlight in a gargantuan dirt track racing mega-event set for Wednesday through Saturday, March 24-27 at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas.

Fans, racers and their families and crew members will rest comfortably once again with Super 8 by Wyndham Chanute as the Official Host Hotel at this year’s King of America X powered by Summit and Battle at The Bullring VI.

Just 20 minutes from the racetrack, the Super 8 by Wyndham Chanute is located near the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum off Route 169 at 3502 S Santa Fe Ave in Chanute, Kansas, and offers comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are with them just one night, or plan to stay and enjoy the area.

Among the many amenities offered are a 24-hour reception desk, bus/truck parking, coffee/tea maker, flat screen televisions, free breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, laundry facilities, pet friendly, RV parking and rollaway beds available.

Book your stay right now at super8.com or call (620) 431-7788 and ask for the Humboldt Speedway discounted rate.

With convenient locations around the world, Super 8 by Wyndham gives you the freedom to roam. Follow the signs to a comfortable place where you can rest up and refuel with free WiFi and breakfast. Military members and their spouses can also enjoy discounted rates at participating hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

Racers can get their feet wet and their engines warm on Wednesday, March 24, during an open practice test ‘n’ tune at the semi-banked quarter-mile dirt oval, and then on-track action gets underway on Thursday, March 25, with B-Mods and USRA Modifieds both racing for a $2,000 top prize while Medieval USRA Stock Cars shoot for $750.

The mud-slinging Modifieds of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s take center stage on Friday, March 26, as they compete for $5,000 to win the main event. Meanwhile, Medieval USRA Stock Cars will see $1,000 going to the feature winner while B-Mod drivers battle in dual qualifying heats to set their starting lineups for Saturday.

Saturday’s King of America X finale will see a top prize for the USMTS Modifieds of no less than $15,000 while B-Mods have a $10,000 paycheck awaiting the main event winner. Finally, Medieval USRA Stock Cars have a $1,200-to-win feature race.

Eight different USMTS drivers have claimed victory in the previous nine King of America blockbusters and the list is a who's who of dirt modified racing.

Ricky Thornton Jr. captured the crown two years ago and is the defending champion of the event. Reigning and two-time USRA Modified national champion Lucas Schott was the 2018 winner and two-time USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin won in 2013 before he became the first repeat winner at the 2017 event.

Zack VanderBeek captured the title in 2016 after a thrilling late-race battle with 2014 race winner Rodney Sanders. Jason Hughes was the 2015 champion; Stormy Scott topped the 2012 event and nine-time USMTS champ Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural crown in 2011.

In the 53 main events staged here, Hughes has more than doubled his nearest competitor with 13 career USMTS wins at ‘The Hummer’ while Scott has six wins. Gustin and Shryock both have five and Sanders follows with four victories.

Drivers with two wins include VanderBeek, Terry Phillips, Johnny Scott, Jason Krohn and Johnny Bone Jr. On one occasion the checkered flag has waved for Thornton, Schott, Tanner Mullens, Kyle Strickler, Tim Donlinger, Jon Tesch, Jeremy Payne, Mitch Keeter, Steve Holzkamper and William Gould.

Jared Timmerman notched the biggest victory of his career in 2019 when he captured the fifth annual Battle at The Bullring, which was the last running due to the pandemic of 2020. Other past winners include Skeeter Estey (2016 and 2018), J.C. Morton (2017) and Shawn Strong (2015).

The Humboldt Speedway is located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. (1663 Georgia Rd, Humboldt, KS 66748). For more information, call (620) 431-2470 or visit humboldtspeedway.com.

TIMES & TICKETS

Wednesday, March 24
Pits Open 3 p.m., Practice 6-9 p.m.
General Admission FREE
Pit Pass $25 • Kids (6-10) $15

Thursday, March 25
Pits Open 2 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7 p.m.
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30 (limited availability)
Seniors (62+) $20 • Kids (6-12) $10
Pit Pass $40 • Kids (6-10) $25

Friday, March 26
Pits Open 2 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7 p.m.
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30 (limited availability)
Seniors (62+) $20 • Kids (6-12) $10
Pit Pass $40 • Kids (6-10) $25

Saturday, March 27
Pits Open 2 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7 p.m.
General Admission $30
Reserved Seating $35 (limited availability)
Seniors (62+) $25 • Kids (6-12) $10
Pit Pass $40 • Kids (6-10) $25

Children under 6 years of age get into the grandstands or pits for FREE all week long.

If you can’t be at the Humboldt Speedway in person, you can still enjoy every lap of every race in every division on every night of King of America X and Battle at The Bullring VI at racindirt.tv.

USMTS TAKING DIRT TO NEW LEVEL IN 2021

The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s features 36 nights of racing with the winners of those main events set to take home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1 million in prize money earmarked for those shows. Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win while the other 10 carry a $5,000 top prize.

As if that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings with a record $70,000 reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion.

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