Jefferson, Hamilton declare victory, brace for USMTS invasion June 4-5
Fresh off a thrilling three-night Memorial Day Weekend excursion, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s is back at it this weekend with a pair of $10,000-to-win blockbusters at two legendary dirt tracks.
Friday, June 4
Park Jefferson Speedway – Jefferson, S.D.
9th Annual USMTS River City Rumble presented by Malvern Bank
The Park Jefferson Speedway near Jefferson, S.D., will host the tireless USMTS touring titans on Friday, June 4, for the ninth time in series history, and while Mother Nature has been declared the winner three times no racer has been able to visit victory lane more than once.
The last time the USMTS touring titans visited Park Jeff was August 25, 2018, and Lucas Schott walked away with the trophy that night. Other former winners include Rodney Sanders, Ryan Gustin, Jon Tesch, Jason Hughes, Jason Krohn, Kelly Shryock and Jay Noteboom, who won the inaugural event in 2005.
Joining the program will be Park Jefferson Speedway's J&J Fitting Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. Each division will run for $400 to win.
The pit gate will open at 3 p.m. with the spectator gate opening at 5. Hot laps are slated for 7 with qualifications and racing getting the green flag at 7:30.
Adult tickets are $25, seniors are $23, kids ages 6-11 are $10 and children under 6 get in for free.
Hotel rooms are available at the Country Inn & Suites of Dakota Dunes for $85 and Hampton Inn of North Sioux City for $89.
The Park Jefferson Speedway is a semi-banked 4/10-mile dirt oval located just off I-29 at exit 4, then 0.2 mile east to SR 105, then 1.8 miles north (east side of SR 105). The physical address is 48426 332nd St, Jefferson, SD 57049. For more information, check out parkjeff.com or call (712) 202-5540.
Saturday, June 5
Karl Chevrolet Hamilton County Speedway – Webster City, Iowa
15th Annual USMTS Webster City Wrangler presented by BigDeal Car Care
On Saturday, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s faces east and journeys to the historic half-mile oval of the Karl Chevrolet Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, for another $10,000-to-win show.
It's the birthplace of the USMTS and hosted the first four Fall Jamborees from 1999-2002. Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock won the first race on Oct. 7, 1999, while Ron Jones went on to win the next two nights and capture the first Fall Jamboree title.
Since then, victory lane has been visited by Kevin Pittman, Mark Noble, Tommy Myer, Johnny Saathoff, Jason Hughes, Willy Kraft, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, Jake O'Neil, Zack VanderBeek, Terry Phillips and Dustin Sorensen.
Shryock has four wins here while Jones, Noble, Hughes and Scott each have two. Saturday's event will see the 24th feature winner emerge $10,000 richer.
A trio of Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series classes will be running both nights with national points and padded prize money on the line for Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars ($500 to win), stein Heating & Cooling USRA B-Mods ($500 to win), Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks ($400 to win) and MyRacePass USRA Tuners ($125 to win). Any class with 22 or more entries gets $100 more to win and $20 more to start.
The pits will open Saturday at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps gets underway at 7 and the green flag waves for qualifications and full-throttle racing at 7:30.
General admission tickets are $25. Military, seniors (62+) and juniors (12-16) get in for just $20. Kids under 12 year old get in for free. Pit passes are $40 each night or $25 for kids ages 6-10. Children under 6 are admitted for free to the pits.
Opening in July 1910, the Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of Iowa. In 1938, work began on the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the track in September of that year.
The Hamilton County Speedway is located off US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. The physical address is 1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595.
The Super 8 by Wyndham Webster City is the Official Host Hotel for this event. Located at 305 Closz Dr, Webster City, IA, 50595-3200, travelers can book online or call (515) 832-2000 and mention USMTS or Hamilton County Speedway this weekend to receive a discounted rate of $79.99.
For more information, call (515) 832-6000 or check out hamiltoncospeedway.com.
Taking dirt to a new level: 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. And 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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USMTS RACETRACKS: 81 Speedway, Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Arrowhead Speedway, Casino Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Park Jefferson Speedway, Rapid Speedway, Revolution Park, RPM Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway.