‘Clash Of The Titans’ Comes To Lakeside

Johnny Scott (2) will be part of the "Clash of the Titans" field. (USMTS photo)
Johnny Scott (2) will be part of the "Clash of the Titans" field. (USMTS photo)
Johnny Scott (2) will be part of the “Clash of the Titans” field. (USMTS photo)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The best of both worlds cross paths for the second straight year with the United States Modified Touring Series and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series share the spotlight for the second annual “Clash of the Titans” doubleheader.

This summer’s hottest ticket in dirt track racing will take place at the historic half-mile Lakeside Speedway dirt ovals in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday, July 15, with the nation’s hottest open-wheel dirt modified and super late model drivers fighting for their moment in the limelight.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers will be battling for $10,000 to win while the competitors in the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy will race for $3,000 to win the Major League Bowhunter Central Region main event.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series boosts a roster of premier Late Model pilots such as defending event winner Billy Moyer Jr., defending series champ Jimmy Owens, hall-of-famer Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Steve Francis, Jared Landers and current points leader Don O’Neal driving for former Lakeside Speedway track champion and current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Clint Bowyer.

The USMTS is the premier dirt modified series in the galaxy, and fans can expect to see the best of the best on the planet including defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders, nine-time USMTS national champ Kelly Shryock, twin titans Johnny and Stormy Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez, Trevor Hunt, Jeremy Payne and more.

Several drivers are also expected to pull double-duty, racing in both divisions throughout the night. Among the names planning on putting in overtime Tuesday night are Sanders, 2010 USMTS national champion Jason Hughes and second-generation superstar Terry Phillips.

Fans will also see the two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin as ‘The Reaper’ pilots his familiar blue #19R late model in search of his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.