This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on the Deer Creek Speedway for the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.
There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. with free admission to the grandstands for early bird race fans.
Race fans will witness a complete program of qualifying and main events for the USMTS Modifieds each day, with Saturday’s show featuring an “alphabet soup” of main events as drivers try to claw their way into the big dance.
In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and WISSOTA Midwest Mods will also share the spotlight with a complete program of heat races and main events each day.
USMTS drivers will qualify on Thursday and Friday with last-chance races and the $20,00-to-win finale on Saturday. Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races and qualifying features on Thursday and Friday with each driver’s total combined points for the first two days determining the main event line-ups on Saturday.
Saturday will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events and last-chance races with the top 12 points-earners locked into the championship main event. The 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days will be on the pole of the “B” Main and the lowest points-earner starts last in the lowest feature race.
Unlike the last four years, Saturday’s main event will have a new twist this year as Saturday’s championship race will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start.
At the conclusion of the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.
The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.
Two-time defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders is also the defending champion of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship. Jason Hughes conquered the 2014 event while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits.
USRA Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win Thursday, $600 to win Friday and $750 to win Saturday. WISSOTA Midwest Mods will be racing for $400 to win Thursday, $500 to win Friday and $600 to win Saturday.
Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s show gets started at 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20 each day. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70. Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day or $110 for a three-day pit pass. Pit passes are $20 for Wednesday’s practice.
For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Single-day broadcasts are just $21.95 on Thursday, $24.95 on Friday and $29.95 on Saturday. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package for just $59.95 and save.