LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Twin brothers, Stormy and Johnny Scott, learned their trade at the El Paso Speedway Park and the Southern New Mexico Speedway in their hometown of Las Cruces, and they have mastered it on the road in the United States Modified Touring Series.
The USMTS drivers made their debut in El Paso Speedway Park this past weekend with Johnny Scott topping the first night and Stormy Scott securing the winner’s paycheck Saturday night.
The USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy now heads into a tripleheader this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1, at the track that the Scott brothers know very well.
One driver will leave the 20th Annual Winter Meltdown at the Southern New Mexico Speedway Saturday as the champion of the MVT Gulf Coast Border Region.
With a 49-point cushion over reigning USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders, Stormy Scott is in control of his own destiny.
If Stormy Scott wins the regional crown he will emerge as the lone racer in the running for a $100,000 payday which is on the line if he can go on to win the USMTS national championship.
Each of the four regional USMTS champions will earn at least $5,000 while the national champion is slated to earn $20,000 at season’s end, a $40,000 payday if one driver can will all four regions and the national crown.
With a new bonus system announced by USMTS officials last month, any driver that can win all four regions and cap that off with the 2014 USMTS National Championship will also earn a $60,000 bonus for an astounding $100,000 payday.
Sweeping all four regions and the national title is a tall order, but other mega-bonuses are also in place.
Any driver that can win two regional titles and the national title will get a $20,000 bonus for a take-home pay of $50,000 instead of $30,000. If a driver can win three regions and come out on top after the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s National Championship powered by Swan Energy, they will earn $75,000 instead of $35,000, an added bonus of $40,000.
In addition to the regional champion to be decided in Saturday’s main event, the top 15 in points, plus any other driver with perfect attendance in the region, will be qualified for the 2014 Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s National Championship.
This week’s trio of events will be the first-ever journey to the Southern New Mexico Speedway for the USMTS touring titans.
USRA stock cars, USRA B-Mods and mini-sprints will also be in action all three days.