USMTS Special at Humboldt Speedway on Saturday and Sunday to open season


March 11, 2010 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — The USMTS Modified Special is this weekend at Humboldt Speedway. Rain has pushed the two-day event back a day.
Racing will be Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. instead of Friday and Saturday.
Kenny Wallace, veteran NASCAR driver and a consistent competitor on the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will be there.
It will be Wallace’s third year in a row racing — a fourth career stop at Humboldt — in an USMTS event at the Speedway.
“Every time that I race at Humboldt, the people are nice and the competition
is tough,” said the 46-year-old Wallace in a USMTS news release. “The USMTS series is the NASCAR Sprint Cup of Modified racing in the United States. I really respect the drivers and the officials in the USMTS.”
After 29 starts over the course of the last three seasons, Wallace has 15 top-ten finishes with three of those inside the top five. His two runner-up finishes came last June when he ran second to Jon Tesch at the Park Jefferson (S.D.) Speedway on June 16, then followed Ryan Ruter to the checkers eight days later at the I-35 Speedway in Mason City, Iowa.
Regular season races begin Saturday March 27. Races switch to Friday nights in April for the rest of the season.
Humboldt Speedway’s second play day is March 21.

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