Winston next stop for USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup

WINSTON, Mo. (Aug. 14)--The USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit roars into the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., this Thursday, Aug. 16, for the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown.

Sixteen more United States Modified Touring Series feature races have taken place at Mike and Kyle Johnson's 3/8-mile clay oval since John Allen won the first-ever show on March 29, 2002.

Kelly Shryock four-time winner here and Ryan Gustin has three wins to his credit. Ricky Thornton Jr. claimed the most recent victory here last April, and other one-time winners include John Van Den Berg, Scott Drake, Mark Noble, Ron Ver Beek, Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, Jason Hughes and current points leader Johnny Scott.

Along with the USMTS Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and E Mods will be in action with track points awarded in all three classes. Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national and regional points are up for grabs for the Stock Cars and B-Mods.

The pit gate opens at 3:30 p.m., grandstands open at 4 and the drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30. Hot laps begin at 7 with racing getting underway at 7:30.

Tickets are $20 for general admission or $18 for seniors ages 62 and older and our military personnel. Youth ages 7-12 are just $10 and kids 6 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Joe Duvall and his Spike Hardcore Energy No. 91 machine will be at the Casey's General Store located at 405 Grand Ave. in Cameron from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday to meet 'n' greet fans and give away coupons good for $2 off adult admission.

Coupons are also available on race day at the Smithville, Albany, Bethany, Braymer, Chillicothe, Gallatin, Hamilton, King City, Lathrop, Lawson, Maysville, Polo and Trenton locations. To find the store nearest you, visit www.Caseys.com.

Concessions are available throughout the facility, and the Trackside Bar & Grill overlooking the racing in turn 1 is a fan and driver favorite for dinner. Large tenderloins, hot fries, walking tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, sweet funnela cakes, root beer floats, beverages of your choice, free parking and mom-approved restrooms are just some of the comforts available at the I-35 Speedway.

The I-35 Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located just east of the interstate at exit 64. Built in 1994, the track was purchased by the Johnsons in 2007 and hosts weekly racing events from March through October. For more information, call (660) 749-5317 or point your browser to www.I-35Speedway.net.

On Friday, the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., hosts the 3rd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with a $10,002 top prize up for grabs. The weekend wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

 
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