HUMBOLDT, Kan. — The King of America III Modified Nationals slated for this weekend has been postponed one week to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 28-30.
A dire forecast guaranteeing precipitation and bone-chilling cold temperatures brought about the one-week layover, and USMTS officials also had to shuffle a couple of other dates in order to accommodate what would have been two USMTS Casey’s Cup Series events next weekend.
“You hate to postpone a show based on the forecast, but this weekend looks so miserable that nobody would have enjoyed being outdoors – and this event is first and foremost about having a good time,” said USMTS President Todd Staley.
The King of America III will culminate on Saturday, March 30, with a 100-lap, $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event. 2012 USMTS Rookie of the Year Stormy Scott is the defending champion of the event. Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock won the inaugural race in 2011.
In addition to dual qualifying races on Thursday and Friday, there will be two special events each night. On Thursday, the top 12 in passing points from 12 different states will have the opportunity to compete in a 12-lap Race of States. Friday night will feature the USRA Race of Champions which is open to all USRA Modified track champions from the 2012 season and past USRA Modified national champions. The weekend culminates on Saturday with the $10,000-to-win, 100-lap championship race.