CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – It may be the shortest month of the year, but in 2014 it’s going to be a fast and furious February for the United States Modified Touring Series.
A first-of-its-kind slate of shows is set to launch next year’s season for the United States Modified Touring Series with 11 nights of racing at four racing facilities in Texas and New Mexico for a combined $32,000 to win.
The party gets started with three days at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 6-8. Action moves three hours northeast along the Gulf Coast the following weekend for three nights under the lights at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and the fifth annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals.
From there, the traveling band of mud-slinging USMTS Modifieds trek to the other side of the Lone Star State for a two-day stint at the El Paso Speedway Park. Just up the road, the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., will host the final three nights of high-octane energy on the last two days of February and March 1.
Each of the three-day shows will by $2,000 to win Thursday, $3,000 to win Friday and $4,000 to win Saturday. The two-day clash in El Paso will pay $2,000 and $3,000 to win, respectively.
The USMTS has visited the Royal Purple Raceway at least once in each of the last seven seasons. The series’ lone journey to the South Texas Speedway came in 2007 with Jason Hughes and David Horner taking the wins on the first two nights before rain thwarted the finale of the tripleheader.
This will be the first-ever journey for the USMTS to the El Paso Speedway Park and Southern New Mexico Speedway. However, both tracks host the similar USRA Modifieds during their weekly Friday and Saturday night programs throughout the year.