Mississippi Tripleheader On Tap For USMTS

The United States Modified Touring Series is set for a weekend tripleheader of events in Mississippi. (Carey Akin Photo)

BYRAM, Miss. – The ninth annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance continues March 9-11 when the USMTS invades three of the fastest dirt tracks in Mississippi.

The tripleheader gets started Friday at the historic Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., where Cade Dillard notched the victory last season to kick off the series’ swing through the Magnolia State.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and spectator gates open at 5:30. Hot laps start around 7 with racing at 7:30 p.m. Support classes will be NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith 602 Sportsmans and Factory Stocks. The track will also host a test ‘n’ tune session on Thursday, March 8, with gates open at 5:30 p.m. and practice from 7-10 p.m.

Cade Dillard captured last year’s inaugural visit to the Jackson Motor Speedway, as well as the following night at the Whynot Motorsports Park where the series will return on Saturday, March 10.

NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith Late Model Sportsmans, NeSmith Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Hot Shots round out the program with pit gates opening at 1 p.m., grandstands open at 3 p.m., hot lap at 6 and racing at 6:30 p.m.

The action reaches a boiling point on Sunday, March 11, series makes its maiden voyage to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., for a wheel-to-wheel showdown with four classes in action including 604 Crate Late Models, 602 Crate Late Models and Factory Stocks.

The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and spectator gates open at 3. Hot laps start at 4:45 and the green flag waves at 5:15 p.m.