Podium finish in USMTS debut at I-70 Speedway
The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) drew Dereck Ramirez and 30 compettitors to Dallas County Speedway (Urbana, Mo.) on Thursday evening for the third annual Wehrs Machine Bullring Bash. (Todd Boyd photos)
Starting the feature in 10th via a third-place performance in his heat race, Ramirez clawed forward one spot in the 42-lap affair to finish ninth.
For the Grant Junghans Memorial on Friday at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.), Dereck’s third-place finish in his heat race pinned him on the sixth row for the $20,002-to-win main event. Losing two spots in the 42-lapper, Ramirez logged a 14th-place outing.
On Saturday night at I-70 Speedway (Odessa, Mo.), Ramirez stopped the clocked second-fastest in his group before placing third in his heat. Wheeling his way into the Top-5 in the feature, Dereck passed seven cars to register a third-place finish. He trailed Rodney Sanders and Lucas Schott across the line with Jason Hughes and Tanner Mullens rounding out the Top-5.
Dereck is currently third in the latest USMTS point standings.