Mother Nature spoils American Racer USRA Modified Series doubleheader
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April 16, 2021

It seems that Mother Nature is working overtime in 2021 to one-up the damage done in 2020 by COVID-19. She struck again today, forcing the RPM Speedway and Big O Speedway to pull the plug on this weekend’s doubleheader for the American Racer USRA Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports.

Officials from the USRA are working with the staff at both North Texas facilities to find suitable dates to reschedule the pair of $2,000-to-win touring outlaw modified shows.

With just one race in the books for the inaugural season for the American Racer USRA Modified Series, the next scheduled dates are Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, with visits to Louisiana clay ovals at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian and Dirt On The Rev (Revolution Park) in Monroe.

Both blockbuster events will pay $2,000 to the main event winner each night with at least $200 going into the pockets of every driver qualifying for the feature race.

USRA Modified racers will be able to compete for several individual points funds. In addition to series points, competitors will earn Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national and regional points. Sanctioned racetracks may also award 2021 track points. At season’s end, the inaugural American Racer USRA Modified Series points champion will pocket no less than $4,000 of the nearly $20,000 points fund.

Revised 2021 ARMS Schedule:

March 13 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas (Rodney Sanders)
May 21 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La. ($2,000 to win)
May 22 – Revolution Park, Monroe, La. ($2,000 to win)
June 11 – West Texas Raceway, Lubbock, Texas ($2,000 to win)
June 12 – Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas ($2,000 to win)
June 19 – Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas ($2,000 to win)
July 24 – Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla. ($2,000 to win)
July 30 – Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker, Okla. ($2,000 to win)
July 31 – Creek County Speedway, Kellyville, Okla. ($2,000 to win)
Aug. 14 – Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Aug. 27 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La. ($2,000 to win)
Aug. 28 – Revolution Park, Monroe, La. ($2,000 to win)
Sept. 4 – RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Sept. 5 – RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Oct. 23 – RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Nov. 4 – Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas ($2,000 to win)
Nov. 5 – Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas ($3,000 to win)
Nov. 6 – Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas ($4,000 to win)

The minimum payout at each event is as follows: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $350, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, 14. $240, 15. $230, 16. $225, 17. $220, 18. $215, 19. $210, 20. $205, all other starters $200, non-qualifiers $90. There is a $100 entry fee at each event.

Beginning with the second event of the 2021 campaign, officials will draw three random names that will win a $100 cash bonus during the drivers meeting. To win this award you must attend the drivers meeting and have competed in the previous series event.

The points fund will award the following top 10 in the final points: 1. $4000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1700, 5. $1500, 6. $1300, 7. $1200, 8. $1100, 9. $1000, 10. $1000. Any driver racing in at least 80% of the events and failing to make top 10 will get a $500 points fund check. Dozens of contingency awards will also be doled out during race nights and at season’s end.

Qualifying at each event will typically be through heat race passing points with 12 racers advancing to the main event and the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 10 to 12 will advance from the “B” Mains. If 41 or more cars are in attendance, the main event will start 26 cars.

Beginning with the second event, two provisionals will be awarded at each event to the two drivers ranked highest in series points that did not qualify for the main event. Each driver is eligible for two (2) provisionals.

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