Louisiana-Texas tripleheader in USMTS crosshairs




Delayed nearly five months due to the pandemic panic, the series will finally embark on a three-race adventure through Louisiana and Texas this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 11-13.


Friday finds the fire-breathing USMTS freaks at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., for the 8th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash presented by JE Pistons.


From there, it’s about a 40-minute commute to the Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., for Saturday’s 5th Annual USMTS I-20 Showdown presented by Champ Pans.


After a three-hour westbound drive on Sunday, the swing reaches the checkered flag at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, for the 2nd Annual USMTS North Texas Nationals presented by Penske Racing Shocks.


Ark-La-Tex Speedway – Vivian, Louisiana

8th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash presented by JE Pistons

Friday, September 11, 2020


Featured Divisions:

• Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s

• Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks

• USRA Limited Mods

• Ark-La-Tex ProMods


Times:

• Pits Open 4:00 p.m.

• Grandstands 5:00 p.m.

• Hot Laps 7:00 p.m.

• Racing 7:30 p.m.


Tickets:

• General Admission $20

• Juniors (12-16) & Seniors (62+) $18

• Youth (6-11) $5

• Kids 5 & Under FREE

• Pit Pass - Adult (11+) $35

• Pit Pass - Youth (6-10) $20

• Kids 5 & Under Free


• Track Configuration: 3/8-Mile Semi-Banked Clay Oval

• Physical Address: 13035 Boyter Ln, Vivian, LA 71082

• Driving Directions: 0.6 mile south of SR 2 on SR 1, then 0.7 mile west on Airport Rd., then 2.2 miles south on Boyter Ln. (ESR)


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Boothill Speedway – Greenwood, Louisiana

5th Annual USMTS I-20 Showdown presented by Champ Pans

Saturday, September 12, 2020


Featured Divisions:

• Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s

• Frazier Accounting Crate Late Models

• Granger Equipment Factory Stocks

• Limited Modifieds

• FWDs


Times:

• Pits Open 4:00 p.m.

• Grandstands 6:00 p.m.

• Hot Laps 7:00 p.m.

• Racing 7:30 p.m.


Tickets:

• General Admission $15

• Youth (6-11) $5

• Kids 5 & Under FREE

• Cooler Charge $10 (48 qt or less)

• Pit Pass $35


• Track Configuration: 1/3-Mile Semi-Banked Clay Oval

• Physical Address: 9144 Daytona Dr, Greenwood, LA 71033

• Driving Directions: West of Shreveport on I-20 to Carthage-Morningsport exit #3, then 0.2 mile north, then east on McGee Rd.


boothilldirt.com

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RPM Speedway – Crandall, Texas

2nd Annual USMTS North Texas Nationals presented by Penske Racing Shocks

Sunday, September 13, 2020


Featured Divisions:

• Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s

• Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks

• USRA Limited Mods

• USRA Tuners


Times:

• Pits Open 3:00 p.m.

• Grandstands 4:00 p.m.

• Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.

• Racing 6:30 p.m.


Tickets:

• General Admission $20

• Seniors (62+) and Military $15

• Youth (6-12) $10

• Kids 5 & Under FREE

• Pit Pass $35

• Kids 5 & Under $15


• Track Configuration: 1/4-Mile Semi-Banked Dirt Oval

• Physical Address: 1267 Co Rd 4106, Crandall, TX 75114

• Driving Directions: Southeast of Crandall on US 175 E to CR 4106 (Bud Stoy Rd. exit) to the intersection of CR 4104.


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Sanders marching toward fourth title:Except for one week, Rodney Sanders led the points from start to finish in 2019 en route to capturing his third USMTS National Championship. Fast forward to 2020 and it’s déjà vu all over again.


The 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, won the first race of the 2020 campaign in the USMTS debut at the I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, on February 28. After two races he was clinging to a one-point lead over Jason Hughes but a victory in the third race of the year set him on course to lead the points standings through today with just eight points races remaining.


In addition to the national points battle, ‘The Rocket’ leads in victory lane visits with nine wins this season and 233 feature laps as the leader. Sanders also tops the season-long FK Rod Ends Hard Charger standings. To date, he has passed 128 cars in 32 main events.


Sanders needs to average a fifth-place finish going forward—even if his closest pursuer, Dereck Ramirez, wins all eight of the remaining races—to tie Jason Hughes with a fourth USMTS crown. Only Ramirez and Hughes are still mathematically in the hunt for the 2020 title.


Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s

Points standings as of Sept. 9, 2020


1. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas … 2,851 (9 wins)

2. 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. … 2,689 (5 wins)

3. 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. … 2,547

4. 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa … 2,298 (1 win)

5. 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan. … 2,195

6. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. … 2,193 (3 wins)

7. 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan. … 2,011 (4 wins)

8. 6 Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D. … 1,990

9. 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. … 1,976 (2 wins)

10. 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. … 1,881

Other winners:

0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. (1 win)

19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. (1 win)

69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. (1 win)

4X Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa (2 wins)

20J Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX (1 win)

56 Tony Jackson Jr., Lebanon, MO (1 win)

4 Bo Day, Greenville, TX (1 win)

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