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Circuit returns to Webster City for show tonight

Zack 7 of New Sharon (inside) and Johnny Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., battle for the lead during a USMTS event last month at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. Both will be part of the USMTS show at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City on Tuesday. Photo/Tyler Rinken

WEBSTER CITY — After a summer vacation for the road warriors of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit, a historic Hawkeye State half-mile oval of dirt awaits the dirt modified titans tonight at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive.

Also competing this evening will be the wildly popular Iron Man Challenge featuring Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars and Stein Heating and Cooling URSA B-Mods, plus Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks to round out the four-division card.

The United States Modified Touring Series returns to its birthplace for the 12th Annual Casey’s General Store Webster City Wrangle presented by AmericInn.

This will be the only visit of the season to the legendary speedplant where a complete makeover of the facility has taken place since the end of last season.

Todd and Janet Staley, who have steered the USMTS since 1999, became the promoters of the track last fall with Brad and Sarah Ratcliff running the weekly operations.

New dirt was put down, a newly-remodeled VIP booth was completed, a unique racing experience party deck was erected and so much more has transformed this place into a fun venue for fans with an awesome, multi-grooved race track all year long.

Now in its 20th season, the first three Fall Jamboree events were held at the track from 1999-2001 before moving to the Deer Creek Speedway. Kelly Shryock won the first race on Oct. 7, 1999, while Ron Jones went on to capture the first Fall Jamboree title two days later.

Since then, drivers such as Kevin Pittman, Tommy Myer, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Johnny Saathoff, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott, Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing and Cade Dillard have found glory in Webster City.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5 p.m., and racing will get underway at 7:15 p.m.

General admission is $20 with kids ages 12-16 and seniors 65 and over just $15. Children 10 and under get in for free.

Pit passes are $35.

Come meet USMTS competitors “Big Daddy” Joe Duvall and Cory Crapser at the Casey’s General Store located near the race track at 700 Superior St. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and see Duvall’s No.91 Spike Energy MB Customs Modified powered by Pace Performance and Crapser’s No. 07 Snickers MB Customs powered by Troy’s Shop.

Coupons good for $2 off an adult ticket are available on race day at Casey’s General Stores locations in Alden, Clarion, Dakota City, Dayton, Dows, Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Gilbert, Goldfield, Jewell, Roland, Story City and Webster City. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com or download the Casey’s app for your mobile device.