OGILVIE, Minn. – The United States Modified Touring Series has announced the addition of a tripleheader weekend at Ogilvie Raceway on Aug. 13-15 to the series’ schedule.
Following two nights of qualifying and a pair of $1,000-to-win races the first two nights, the first driver to cross the finish line in Saturday’s main event will pocket a stout $10,000 for his or her efforts. The three-day show will be known as Mod Wars.
The event will coincide with the tenth annual trip for the USMTS to the Wagamon family’s high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt oval where incredible action is always the norm.
The track’s original owners, Corey Owens and Lucas Ostermann, began construction on the new track and entertainment facility in 2008. The 40-acre complex includes over 12,000 square feet of climate-controlled spaces, featuring a full kitchen, bar and restaurant area, hospitality kiosks, display areas, modern restrooms and VIP suites.
The meticulously maintained grounds also include south facing grandstands, high-quality lighting, a state-of-the-art public address system and a trackside tailgating section along the turns where fans can watch the action from the comfort of their car, the back of their pickup truck or in their RV.
In 2015, the Wagamon Family purchased the Ogilvie Raceway. With nearly 60 years as business owners in the automotive industry, they brought a passion for racing to an already great racetrack.
Since then, they have added a large upper-level party room and bar called the Champions Club, and in 2016 an oversized deck was added to allow fans even better viewing and entertainment options.
Stormy Scott has won three times at Ogilvie while Jason Hughes has visited victory lane on two occasions, including the first on Aug. 17, 2011.
Other past USMTS winners here include Jeremy Payne, Jason Krohn, Zack VanderBeek, Jake Timm, Shane Sabraski, Johnny Scott and, most recently, Dan Ebert.