One week from today just one event will remain in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit and the crowning of the 20th United States Modified Touring Series national champion.
Before then, however, the rugged USMTS road warriors have some blockbuster business to attend to with four nights of fast and furious competition on four dirt ovals in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
The final surge begins this Thursday, Aug. 30, when the series returns to the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, for some unfinished business from last Friday. From there, the series heads to the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, on Friday, Aug. 31, and the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 1. On the eve of Labor Day, the quadrupleheader wraps up at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa on Sunday, Sept. 2.
RAPID SPEEDWAY – The touring USMTS titans ramble back into Rock Rapids, Iowa, as the Rapid Speedway hosts the 10th Annual Coral Lanes Rapid Rumble—for a second time—this Thursday, Aug. 30.
Fans witnessed a classic back-and-forth feature race last year that ended with Dereck Ramirez scoring his first victory since 2015, but this past Friday saw Mother Nature intervene and force race officials to postpone the event until this Thursday.
Tickets and wristbands from Friday’s show will be honored this Thursday. Those with tickets and/or wristbands who cannot return this Thursday can get a full refund by mailing them to the Rapid Speedway at 400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246.
The Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will also be in action for the Dave Mulder Memorial, along with Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks. The show will kick off with a feature race for the Iron Man Stock Cars that was rained out June 1 and again last Friday.