BELLEVILLE, Kan. (Jan. 12)—For the first time in 13 years, the fire-breathing Modifieds of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s are returning to the Belleville High banks in Belleville, Kan., in the summer of 2022.
The two-night kickoff to the Belleville Dirt Nationals will take place Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, with a $5,000 top prize up for grabs Friday and $10,000 earmarked for Saturday’s winner. Stock Cars will also be racing under the lights both nights.
Although this will be the third visit by the USMTS to the famed facility, this event will take place on the shorter, but no less exciting, quarter-mile track that sits inside the behemoth half-mile oval that the USMTS competed on in 2008 and 2002.
An open practice is set for Thursday, June 9, and following the USMTS shows will be Monday and Tuesday’s XR Super Series Late Model events on the “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Dirt Track” paying $25,000- and $50,000-to-win, respectively.
The event is presented by XR—a marketing and multimedia firm which focuses on the racing industry, producing high-impact events and streaming broadcasts. To learn more visit racexr.com.
On June 4, 2002, Justin Boney of De Soto, Kan., won the inaugural USMTS event at Belleville and John Allen of Chanute, Kan., cashed in when the USMTS returned on Aug. 11, 2008.
The Belleville High Banks is located 2.0 miles north of US 36 on US 81, then 0.4 mile southeast on M St. to 7th St., then 0.1 mile east (near the water tower, at the North Central Kansas Fairgrounds). The physical address is 608 O St, Belleville, KS 66935.
2022 season blasts off March 3-5: The Summit USMTS Modifieds will invade the Rocket Raceway Park in Petty, Texas, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3-5, for the 12th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals.
The track opened in 2015 and hosted the USMTS on June 25 for the first and only visit here by the series. Philip Houston was the winner that night.
Formerly known as 82 Speedway, the fast quarter-mile dirt oval will also welcome USRA Stock Cars, USRA Limited Mods and USRA Factory Stocks all three nights.
The Rocket Raceway Park is a wide, sweeping 1/4-mile high-banked dirt oval and the facility holds 3,400 spectators in its elevated grandstands which offer superb viewing from any seat.
The venue can be found in Lamar County—about 15 minutes west of Paris and 25 minutes east of Bonham. The track’s physical location is 16369 US Hwy 82, Petty, TX 75470.
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