Best of the Best of both worlds team up as USMTS Modifieds, Lucas Oil
Late Models set for Summer Speedweek July 2013
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Dec. 17) – Just in time for Christmas and race fans to submit their time-off days for the coming new year, officials from the United States Modified Touring Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have announced two new doubleheader events to create the ultimate dirt track racing fan’s dream vacation, July 16-20, 2013.
The Best of the Best of both worlds will share the spotlight for four nights of racing over the course of five days at three historic racetracks beginning on Tuesday, July 16, at the legendary Lakeside Speedway in
From there, both series head north to the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, for a Wednesday, July 17, tilt at the big half-mile fairgrounds facility.
“These are going to be two of the biggest shows ever for fans at Lakeside and
USMTS drivers will be battling in 40-lap features for at least $2,000 to win both nights, while both events will feature 50-Lap main events and pay $10,000 to win for the Lucas Oil Late Models.
“We are very excited to add such great venues to our schedule,” stated LOLMDS director Ritchie Lewis. “Lakeside Speedway and Hamilton County Speedway are both so historic in their communities and we look forward to being a part of these two venues, and having them as integral pieces of our
Tickets for both events go on sale Monday, Dec. 17, and can be purchased by calling 515-832-7944. Adult grandstand tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate on race day. Students ages 13-16 are $15, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free.
The Lakeside Speedway originally opened on April 17, 1955, and moved to its present location in 1988 where it operated as an asphalt track through the 1999 season. In 2000, it was again under new management, which converted the speedway to a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt track. Since then, the track has seen many great racers in victory lane, including NASCAR star Clint Bowyer, who won back-to-back modified track championships in 2001 and 2002. Mike Johnson and Don Marrs recently purchased the famed speedplant, and look forward to the 2013 season with great enthusiasm and bringing the best talent in the country to the facility.
The USMTS Modifieds made their debut at
The Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of
The first three Featherlite Fall Jamborees were held at the Hamilton County Speedway from 1999-2002. Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock won the first race on Oct. 7, 1999, while Ron Jones went on to capture the first Jamboree title two days later. Since then, drivers such as Kevin Pittman, Tommy Myer, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Johnny Saathoff, Jason Hughes and Ryan Gustin have found glory here, with Shryock winning the most recent race on Aug. 20, 2011.
The ultimate speed week for dirt racing freaks wraps up on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at the I-80 Speedway in
Building on that success, race fans throughout the
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com. Follow them as well at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.
The 15th season for the USMTS begins in a little over two months at the Royal Purple Raceway in
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/ustmts and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts.
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