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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Texas tripleheader on tap for USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series
HOUSTON, Texas (April 15) – Three events in the Lone Star State are up next for the USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series with a possible $6,000 to win as drivers look to make their move in the points standings during the 4th Annual Texas Shootout this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 16-18.
Each main event will carry a $2,000 top prize and nearly $50,000 in purses will be up for grabs during the weekend tripleheader.
With four USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series races in the books so far this season, defending champion Jason Hughes of Westville, Okla., has a pair of wins and leads the top-notch touring titans into Texas as the current points leader.
Other USMTS Southern Series drivers expected to make some noise this weekend include Jason Hughes, Terry Phillips, Jeremy Payne, Morgan Bagley, Kelly Shryock, Bumper Jones, John O Whittington, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Randy Timms, Rodney Sanders, Scott Green, Steve Holzkamper, John Allen, Bryan Rowland, Tommy Weder Jr., Shane Hebert, Kyle Schmidt, Brandon Davis, Rory Jordan, Jay Sale, Troy Seidl, Ben Stephens, John Webb, Lee Patton, Steven Whiteaker Jr., Mark Noble, Howard Willis, Dustin Hyde, Tristan Dycus, Tracy Denby Jr., Jon Mitchell, Grant Junghans, David Horner, Darrel Dawson, Shane Killingsworth, Steve Miller, Kyle Anderson, Wes Armstrong, Danny Barringer, Kenny Battarbee, Kevin Battarbee, Nathan Bischel, Jeremy Gossett, Derick Grigsby, Randy Heston, Brad Lasater, Brent Nicholas, Cody Smith, Mark Smith, Jerry Standifer, Shawn Stephenson, Chris Henigan, Hunter Rasdon, Brad Doherty, Chase Allen, Steve Pugh, Jeff Wood, Jon Tesch, Stormy Scott, Ryan Gustin, Ronnie Barbee, Joshua Majek, Jeremy Ross and Jarrod Havens.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16 – GOLDEN TRIANGLE RACEWAY PARK
On Friday, the tripleheader kicks off at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont.
Howard Willis of Vidor sat on the pole and never relinquished the lead as he captured the 2008 event. Four events were held at the track (then called Motorama Speedway) in 2007 with Kelly Shryock, Steve Holzkamper, Tommy Weder Jr. and Jason Hughes each capturing main event wins.
Last year, Bryan Rowland of Woodward, Okla., garnered his first and only USMTS victory here.
Pit and grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 and racing at 8. Also on the racing card will be Limited Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Street Stocks.
The Golden Triangle Raceway Park is a 1/4-mile high-banked clay oval located 9.5 miles west of I-10 on US 90 (SSR). For race day information, call the track hotline at 409-752-7200 or 409-781-2801 or visit www.motoramaspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 – GATOR MOTORPLEX
The action moves to the Gator Motorplex in Willis on Saturday. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 6 and hot laps start at 6:30 with racing to follow.
ASCS Micro Sprints, Limited Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Pure Stocks will also be on the racing card. Limited Modifieds will be racing for a special purse ($600 to win) with 24 or more entries. Mufflers are required at the Gator Motorplex.
Past USMTS Southern Series winners at the Gator Motorplex include Greg Skaggs (2007) and Steve Holzkamper (2008). Three events were staged in 2009 with Jason Hughes, John O Whittington and Kelly Shryock taking the wins.
For spectator comfort, bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch the races from the hill or the grandstands. During intermission kids can ride the “Gator School Bus” around the track for an unforgettable racing experience.
The Gator Motorplex is a 1/4-mile high-banked clay oval located off I-45 to Shepherd Hill (Exit 98), then east, then 1.4 miles south on SR 75. The track's official website is online at www.gatormotorplex.net.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 – 105 MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The three-race weekend wraps up on Sunday at the 105 Motor Speedway in Cleveland. Pit gate will open at 12 noon, grandstand open at 2 and hot laps are at 4 with racing to follow.
In 2007, local favorite Chris Brown led from start to finish and captured his first USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series main event. Paul White of Temple took home the runner-up paycheck while Quinlan's Tim Clonch finished third to give the Texas pilots a monopoly of the podium.
Brown remains undefeated in USMTS competition at his hometown track as he defended his title in 2008 by racing from third to first on the final lap of the main event. The 2009 event was rained out.
The 105 Motor Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 6.0 miles west of US 59 on SR 105, then 0.3 mile north on Fostoria Rd. For more information, call the track at 936-588-6127. The track website can be found at www.105motorspeedway.net on the World Wide Web.
RULES & PROCEDURES: All USMTS rules apply. Qualifying will be done by heat race passing points and Real Racing Wheels “B” Mains. Draw for heat race starting spot ends 15 minutes before hot laps. RACEceivers and AMB transponders will be mandatory and available for rent or purchase from the USMTS. The American Racer KK704 is the Official Tire of the USMTS; however, the Hoosier G60 is also permitted. Roll bar padding and a window net are required. Weight: If utilizing a Flat Tappet/Steel Head Engine or Brodix Aluminum Spec Head Engine with a 23- degree valve angle and mushroom lifters, the overall weight of the racecar must be a minimum of 2,400 pounds. If utilizing steel heads with a 23-degree valve angle or aluminum heads without raised runners, the overall weight of the racecar must be a minimum of 2,450 pounds. If utilizing aluminum heads other than the Brodix Aluminum Spec Heads, raised runner heads or less than a 23-degree valve angle, the overall weight of the racecar must be a minimum of 2,500 pounds. If utilizing aluminum heads other than the Brodix Aluminum Spec Heads, racecar must have a minimum 50 pounds of weight in front of mid-plate. Spoiler: If utilizing a Flat Tappet/Steel Head Engine, Brodix Aluminum Spec Head Engine or any engine with steel heads and a 23-degree valve angle, the maximum rear spoiler height shall be 6 inches. If utilizing aluminum heads other than the Brodix Aluminum Spec Heads or any engine with less than a 23-degree valve angle, the maximum rear spoiler height shall be 4 inches.
TOP DOG BONUS: The top-10 in USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series points are guaranteed a minimum $300 against winnings. Drivers ranked 11th through 15th are guaranteed $200 against winnings. Driver must have perfect attendance (no grace race) in the USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series to be eligible.
LICENSES: There is no requirement to purchase a USMTS license to compete in any USMTS event. However, benefits enjoyed by licensed drivers includes higher event purses and bonus payouts, increased tow money, discounted entry fees, contingency awards, points funds, increased media recognition, a personalized driver profile page at www.usmts.com and more. The cost of a USMTS Castle Rock Recruiting Southern Series license is $200.
ENTRY FEES: Pre-entry is $90 for non-licensed drivers or $80 for drivers with a USMTS license. Late entry for all drivers is $100.
PAYOFF: Licensed - 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $350, 11. $320, 12. $300, 13. $275, 14-26. $250, Tow $80; Non-Licensed - 1. $2000, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350 , 8. $300, 9. $250, 10. $230, 11. $210, 12-26. $200, Tow $60.
USMTS CASTLE ROCK RECRUITING SOUTHERN SERIES POINTS STANDINGS:
1. 12 Jason Hughes, Westville, OK … 395
2. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, MO … 377
3. 74 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO … 363
4. 5r Morgan Bagley, Longview, TX … 325
5. 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA … 314
6. 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, NM … 304
7. 5w John O Whittington, Vidor, TX … 276
8. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, OK … 275
9. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA … 263
10. 5t Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK … 260
11. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX … 254
12. 25 Scott Green, Derby, KS … 242
13. 5 Steve Holzkamper, Gentry, AR … 236
14. 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS … 214
15. 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK … 205
16. 20 Tommy Weder Jr., Woodward, OK … 200
17. 9 Shane Hebert, Lafayette, LA … 191
17. 10 Kyle Schmidt, Farmington, AR … 191
19. 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO … 180
19. 7x Rory Jordan, Victoria, TX … 180
19. 64 Jay Sale, Edmond, OK … 180
19. 20 Troy Seidl, Magnolia, TX … 180
19. 34 Ben Stephens, Hattiesburg, MS … 180
19. 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, OK … 180
25. JP5 Lee Patton, Ruston, LA … 175
26. 89 Steven Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, TX … 168
27. 74 Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, MN … 162
28. E Howard Willis, Dayton, TX … 156
29. 8j Dustin Hyde, Texarkana, TX … 152
30. 14t Tristan Dycus, Midlothian, TX … 149
31. 51 Tracy Denby Jr., Vidor, TX … 146
32. 5 Jon Mitchell, Texarkana, TX … 145
33. 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, KS … 144
34. 56 David Horner, Houston, TX … 142
35. 00 Darrel Dawson, Midlothian, TX … 141
36. 9 Shane Killingsworth, Dallas, TX … 140
36. 8 Steve Miller, Georgetown, TX … 140
38. 55 Kyle Anderson, Tomball, TX … 135
38. 5a Wes Armstrong, Marshall, TX … 135
38. 68 Danny Barringer, Lufkin, TX … 135
38. 10 Kenny Battarbee, Houston, TX … 135
38. 15 Kevin Battarbee, Houston, TX … 135
38. 58 Nathan Bischel, Amarillo, TX … 135
38. 186 Jeremy Gossett, Amarillo, TX … 135
38. 99 Derick Grigsby, Marshall, TX … 135
38. 69 Randy Heston, Stinnett, TX … 135
38. 17 Brad Lasater, Garland, TX … 135
38. 9 Brent Nicholas, Baytown, TX … 135
38. 18s Cody Smith, Kaufman, TX … 135
38. 7g Mark Smith, Lufkin, TX … 135
38. 2 Jerry Standifer, Howe, OK … 135
38. 190 Shawn Stephenson, Howe, TX … 135
53. 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, TX … 119
54. R5 Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro, AR … 114
55. 410 Brad Doherty, Ennis, TX … 103
56. 30 Chase Allen, Midlothian, TX … 90
56. 56 Steve Pugh, Anderson, TX … 90
56. 51 Jeff Wood, Willis, TX … 90
59. 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, SD … 82
60. 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM … 79
61. 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA … 58
62. 4 Ronnie Barbee, Siloam Springs, AR … 55
63. 82 Joshua Majek, Corpus Christi, TX … 45
63. 38 Jeremy Ross, Locust Grove, OK … 45
63. 21 Jarrod Havens, Muskogee, OK … 45
USMTS CASTLE ROCK RECRUITING SOUTHERN SERIES 2010 SCHEDULE:
Thu Feb 18 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX (winner: Kelly Shryock)
Fri Feb 19 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX (winner: Jeremy Payne)
Sat Feb 20 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX (winner: Jason Hughes)
Fri Mar 19 … Outlaw Motor Speedway, Muskogee, OK (winner: Jason Hughes)
Fri Apr 16 … Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat Apr 17 … Gator Motorplex, Willis, TX ($2000 to win)
Sun Apr 18 … 105 Motor Speedway, Cleveland, TX ($2000 to win)
Fri Apr 30 … Wild West Speedway, Clinton, OK ($2000 to win)
Sat May 1 … Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, TX ($2000 to win)
Sun May 2 … Lubbock Motor Speedway, Lubbock, TX ($2000 to win)
Fri May 14 … Grand Prairie Speedway, Grand Prairie, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat May 15 … Cowtown Speedway, Kennedale, TX ($2000 to win)
Sun May 16 … Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco, TX ($2000 to win)
Thu Jun 10 … Tri-State Speedway, Pocola, OK ($2000 to win)
Fri Jun 11 … Paris Motor Speedway, Blossom, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat Jun 12 … Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR ($2000 to win)
Sun Jun 13 … Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, LA ($2000 to win)
Fri Oct 8 … Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat Oct 9 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX ($2000 to win)
Sun Oct 10 … 105 Motor Speedway, Cleveland, TX ($2000 to win)
Fri Oct 22 … Gator Motorplex, Willis, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat Oct 23 … Gator Motorplex, Willis, TX ($3000 to win)
Fri Oct 29 … Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($2000 to win)
Sat Oct 30 … Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($3000 to win)
Thu Nov 18 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX ($2000 to win)
Fri Nov 19 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX ($3000 to win)
Sat Nov 20 … Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX ($4000 to win)
To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
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