USMTS rockin’ Rapid Tuesday Night During Lyon County Fair

The stars and cars of the United States Modified Touring Series heads to the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, this Tuesday, July 21, for the final event in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

The $3,000-to-win event will also be final points race of the year for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

The Lyon County Fair will be going on as well, so come to the track early and check out the fair. Tickets will be $18 for adults (get a $2-off coupon from participating Casey’s General Stores), $5 for kids ages 7-14 and free for children 6 and under. Hot laps will start at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.

Zack VanderBeek is the defending champion of the event. Rodney Sanders, who has already locked up the regional points title, won here in 2013 and 2011. Other winners at the Rapid Speedway include Jason Krohn (2008), Jon Tesch (2007) and Kelly Shryock (2006).

The Holley Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will also be in action. USRA Stock Cars slug it out for a $750 top prize and the USRA B-Mods battle for $600 to win.

The Rapid Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. (400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246). For more information call (712) 470-1850 or (712) 472-3742 or visit online.

The 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle takes place on Thursday,Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, as the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on the Deer Creek Speedway for the single-most super-mega-event in dirt modified racing and a $20,000-to-win finale.

After that, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental kicks off Aug. 6 at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., as the 15-race annual grind will conclude with the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our YouTube channel at


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