WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series have announced the richest and boldest schedule of events in the history of the series.
“We’ve been blessed with having the best drivers, best fans and best marketing partners in the business for nearly a quarter century now,” said USMTS President and co-founder Todd Staley. “If we learned nothing else in 2020, it was that life is short and fragile so we all need to enjoy every minute of it. I think our competitors will enjoy the money they take home from every race this year—somebody needs to pay these guys what they’re worth.”
With 36 nights of racing on the calendar, just the winners of those main events are set to take home $310,032 with more than $1 million earmarked for the payouts in those shows. Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win. The other 10 carry a $5,000 top prize.
More than $230,000 is committed to the top-10 finishers in the points standings of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s. A paycheck for a record $70,000 is reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion.
The campaign lights the fuse with the 11th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals on Feb. 26-27, at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. Action wraps up Halloween weekend with the second year of the Modster Mash tripleheader with a trio of $10,000-to-win events including the sixth annual Grant Junghans Memorial.
Along the grueling dirt road that has produced just seven different USMTS National Champions in the previous 22 seasons, fans and drivers will visit legendary facilities hosting long-time USMTS classics, new and exciting venues, inaugural events and some tracks returning to the schedule after a multi-year absence.
April 2-3 will find the USMTS tour traveling to the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the first time for the inaugural USMTS vs. UMP Spring Challenge. Friday’s feature will pay $5,000 to win while Saturday’s show will send $10,000 home with the winner.
Although it’s not a new location, Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla., will host a two-day clash on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, at the facility formerly known as West Siloam Speedway and Flint Creek Speedway.
2021 Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s Schedule
Feb. 26 – RPM Speedway – Crandall, Texas
Feb. 27 – Big O Speedway – Ennis, Texas
March 26-27 – Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, Kan.
April 2-3 – 34 Raceway – West Burlington, Iowa
April 23 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway – Vivian, La.
April 24 – Superbowl Speedway – Greenville, Texas
May 14 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
May 15 – Tri-State Speedway – Pocola, Okla.
May 28 – Rapid Speedway – Rock Rapids, Iowa
May 29 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, Minn.
May 30 – Upper Iowa Speedway – Decorah, Iowa
June 4 – Park Jefferson Speedway – North Sioux City, S.D.
June 5 – Hamilton County Speedway – Webster City, Iowa
June 17-19 – Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, Wis.
July 14 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, S.D.
July 16-17 – Ogilvie Raceway – Ogilvie, Minn.
July 18 – Mason City Motor Speedway – Mason City, Iowa
Aug. 5 – 81 Speedway – Park City, Kan.
Aug. 6 – Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, Kan.
Aug. 7 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
Aug. 18 – Dallas County Speedway – Urbana, Mo.
Aug. 20-21 – Arrowhead Speedway – Colcord, Okla.
Sept. 3 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway – Fountain City, Wis.
Sept. 4 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, Minn.
Sept. 5 – Fayette County Speedway – West Union, Iowa
Sept. 24-25 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, Minn.
Oct. 28 – Tri-State Speedway – Pocola, Okla.
Oct. 29 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 30 – 81 Speedway – Park City, Kan.