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King of America VII set to crown Best of the Best
King of America VII Pre-Entry ListUnited States Modified Touring Series (USMTS)
King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing
Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
Thursday-Saturday, March 23-25, 2017
Pre-entered USMTS drivers as of March 21 showing car number, driver's name, hometown, primary sponsor, chassis builder and engine builder:
20 Trevor Anderson, Watertown, S.D., A&E Plumbing/Arrow/Victory
99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., Culver's/MBCustoms/Sput's
9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., SoDak Sports/MasterSbilt/Mullins
10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., I-29 Trailer Sales/GRT/GMPP
04jr Adam Ayotte, St. Paul, Minn., Midwest Painting & Drywall/Shaw/Kelly
71 Jim Body, Diamond, Mo., Body's Truck Repair/Hoffman/Yeoman
21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas, Lone Star Hydro/MBCustoms/Durham
73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo., B&B Racing Supply/TRE/Ruble
17 Jeremy Chambers, Parsons, Kan., Versatile Recovery/Custom/Sput's
8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., CarQuest/GRT/TBA
71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., L&D Ag/LG2/Sput's
81 Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., Miller Farms/Jet/Speedway
29d Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa, Precision Performance/Skyrocket/Sperry
97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., S&S Fishing & Rental/MBCustoms/ASI
88d Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo., M.A.D. Logging/Hughes/ProPower
55d Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo., Team Timberline/GRT/GMPP
48 Brett Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D., Evolution Powersports/Lethal/Sput's
91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., Duvall Electric/MBCustoms/Sput's
78 Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 121 Towing/GRT/Mullins
9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn., Kandi Water/SSR/Adams
26 Shawn Fletcher, Brainerd, Minn., Fletcher Trucking/SSR/Wagamon
G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., Gallardo Construction/LG2/ProPower
G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., G3 Fitness/LG2/ProPower
2g Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., Extreme Auto & Glass/GRT/Sput's
26g Bob Gierke, Villard, Minn., Gierke Farms/GRT/Durham
85 Jayson Good, Watertown, S.D., Good's Lawn Service/MasterSbilt/Tim's
30 Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., Keyser Manufacturing/GRT/Schmidt
1g Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa, Casey's General Stores/Skyrocket/Karl
19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Henryetta Ford/Hughes/Mullins
71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, S&S Fishing & Rental/MBCustom/KPE
12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., JRi Shocks/Hughes/Mullins
10w Ward Imrie, Winnipeg, Man., Canada, K4 Equipment/MBCustoms/Millar
23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., River's Edge Scrap Management/LG2/Speedway
4a Josh Lanterman, Derby, Kan., Auto Masters/BillsBuilt/KBS
19sb Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT Race Cars/MRT/GMPP
62 Hunter Marriott, Brookings, Mo., Rage Chassis/Rage/KSE
18 J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo., Shield of Faith/PCD/Yeoman
9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan., Phil's Coins/BillsBuilt/Stuart
75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., Andy's Frozen Custard/GRT/Hatfield
4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan., Chrispens Motorsports/BillsBuilt/KBS
38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo., Tom Campbell Racing/GRT/Midstate
4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Boom-Test/LG2/Cornett
20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, Wichita Tank/MBCustoms/Hatfield
69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., Schott's Hardwood Floors/MBCustoms/Sput's
1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Rancho Milagro/GRT/Durham
2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Rancho Milagro/GRT/Mullins
6s Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D., Solid Construction/Shaw/Mullins
95 Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb., Active Life/GRT/GMPP
99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, Home Pride/Harris/GMPP
20rt Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., Henryetta Ford/Hughes/Mullins
85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., United Cellular Services/Hughes/Geddes
49 Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., Oakridge Fabrication/MBCustoms/BuckBuilt
111jr Keith Tourville, Webster, Wis., Player Motorsports/Player/MAS
33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, Casey's General Stores/VanderBuilt/Sput's
4 Billy Vogel, Fargo, N.D., EZ Open Garage Door/LG2/Durham
14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn., Ogilvie Raceway/Wheeler/Wagamon
24 Brad Waits, Zumbrota, Minn., Lloyd's Speed Shop/Hughes/Sput's
40 Jessy Willard, Pleasanton, Kan., A-1 Lawn Care/Willard/Willard
The King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing happens this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23-25, as the nation's Best of the Best dirt modified drivers invade the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the marquee event that will culminate with Saturday's $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start championship race.
Six different drivers have claimed the throne in the first six installments.
Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon, Iowa, captured last year's crown after a thrilling late-race battle with 2014 race winner and two-time USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas.
Three-time USMTS national champion Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla., was the 2015 champion, and Marshalltown, Iowa's Ryan Gustin-who was the USMTS national champ in 2011 and 2012-won in 2013.
Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., topped the 2012 event and nine-time USMTS titlist Kelly Shryock of Fertile, Iowa, claimed the inaugural King of America crown in 2011.
Thursday will feature a $3,000-to-win USMTS points race and the season's first event in the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing.
On Friday, each driver will compete in three heat races from three different starting positions. Passing points will be combined for all three heats with the top 12 in overall points locked into Saturday's "A" Main.
The next 12 drivers will be locked into Saturday's "B" Main, the next 12 into Saturday's "C" Main and the remainder will run in "Last Chance" races on Saturday.
Saturday will feature an "alphabet soup" of feature races and last-chance races as drivers try to claw their way into a spot in the $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start finale.
The Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days, racing for $600 to win Thursday, $1,500 to win Friday and $1,000 to win Saturday.
Three-day reserved seats are just $60, and each day comes with a full-color commemorative event ticket. Single-day tickets on Thursday and Friday are $20 each while Saturday's show is $25. Youth ages 6-12 get in for $5 on Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge all three days.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 on Thursday and Friday. Saturday's start time is 6:30.
Modifieds will be sanctioned by the USMTS with points awarded in the MSD Central Region. B-Mods will be sanctioned by the USRA with points awarded in the Iron Man Challenge and Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series.
There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20.
Every lap of every race will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by www.RacinDirt.com.
The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call 620-431-2470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.
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