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USMTS set for long-awaited return to 81 Speedway
WICHITA, Kan. (June 14) – Sometimes when fate closes a door, it also opens a window. Such was the case two weeks ago for the United States Modified Touring Series.
When the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan., was forced to cancel the remainder of the 2013 season recently, it left a void in the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series schedule on Thursday, June 20—the first of four straight nights of racing in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
Enter promoter C. Ray Hall and the 81 Speedwa
“We put in calls to about three or four tracks regarding the June 20 date, but there aren’t too many promoters who have the resources to plug in a new date on their schedule at the last minute,” said USMTS President Todd Staley. “81 Speedway is different though. C. Ray has been in the business a long time and understands what it takes to put on a good show. He’s got an established track and a loyal fan base, so we’re both confident the fans and drivers will come out and support this show just like last time.”
When the USMTS last visited the 81 Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, the largest crowd ever for a one-day USMTS event was on hand to watch Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla., pull off the win against a field of 59 competitors.
Although he led every lap of the 35-lapper, Hughes was shadowed throughout the event by Zack VanderBeek, then by five-time NCRA Modified Series champ Brian Franz, and then again by VanderBeek in the closing laps.
Gates will open Thursday night at 5pm and race time is set for 7:30. There is no support division competing on the card, so fans will have the opportunity to see only the best and fastest touring Modified teams in the nation.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 21:09
WRAP-UP OF JUNE 8 FEATURE EVENTS FROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:42
Whether you are a huge race fan, looking to find something for a Dad that has everything or maybe want to try something different then 81 Speedway in Park City should be your destination this coming Father’s Day weekend as not only will there be two action pack nights of racing but many activities planned at the facility.
It all kicks off on Saturday night with “Park City Motorfest night” with free general admission tickets – courtesy of the Park City Convention and Visitors Board - available at all participating Park City area merchants. The nights racing action will see the 305-ci sprints, street stocks, thumper, hobby stocks, hornet and youth hornet divisions competing in heat races and feature events. All gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time.
Then on Father’s Day Sunday night it will be “Hoosier Daddy/Bill Hall Memorial” night at the speedway featuring the winged warriors of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City 360 - ci sprint car and modified divisions and an appearance by the Kansas Antique Racers.
Sunday night will also be “Steve King Foundation” night with $10 steak dinners available for purchase during the nights racing program at the concession stand. All money will be donated to the Foundation that assists members of the racing fraternity injured or killed, on or off the race track.
Opening ceremonies will see special guest and recording artist Robert Calhoun, of Hutchinson on hand to sing the National Anthem. Gates will open at 4:00 PM, hot laps at 5:00 PM, driver introductions at 6:30 PM with racing scheduled to start at 7:00 PM. General admission tickets are just $15 for adults ages eleven and up; $5 for ages six through ten and free admission for children five and under.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – June 9, 2013 - Former tour champion Jeremy Campbell will lead the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division to 81 Speedway in Park City this coming Father’s Day Sunday night as part of the tracks “Hoosier Daddy/Bill Hall Memorial.” This exciting night will also be “Steve King Foundation” night at the speedway. The series modified division will also be competing.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 21:03