21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree full speed ahead Sept. 19-21
SPRING VALLEY, Minnesota--The 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-21 at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.
The truly super, undisputed heavyweight champion of dirt modified shows will feature the fire-breathing Modifieds in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup and the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods sharing the spotlight each night.
The high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located in the rolling hills of Southern Minnesota will be host to the world's elite open-wheel Modified and B-Mod drivers and their machines for a little more than 100 hours as they battle for more than $150,000 in prize money.
At this year's blockbuster, race fans will witness a complete program all three nights with $5,000 going to the USMTS Modified winner on Thursday and Friday while Saturday's winner will pocket $10,000. B-Mods will battle for $1,000, $1,200 and $1,500 to win, respectively, over the three nights.
The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into "A" Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the "B" Mains.
Thirty cars will start the main event each night in both classes. Saturday's championship features will go three-wide for the green flag starts.
For the titans of the USMTS, Thursday's Non-Qualifiers Race will award $700 to win and a minimum of $100 for each of the 24 starters. Saturday's 30-car Non-Qualifiers Race will pay $2,000 to win and a minimum $250 to start.
New this year, Friday's program will feature the first-ever "Stoen Speed Dash" for the USMTS Modifieds. The driver with the fastest one-lap time in each heat race gets the invite. The 8-lap sprint will pay $700 to win and $100 to start with a slew of valuable contingency awards and high-performance products being awarded too.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the final three points races in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit and will also award USMTS national points. Meanwhile, the B-Mods get Iron Man points as well as national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series all three nights.
The United States Modified Touring Series held its first race here on May 25, 2002. Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock was the winner that night. Since then, more than 100 main events have been staged at 'The Creek' with 41 different drivers earing the right to turn onto victory lane.
While Shryock has amassed 10 wins at the Deer Creek Speedway, four-time USMTS National champ Jason Hughes leads all competitors with 14 career triumphs here, including a three-night sweep of the 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Not surprisingly, the only other races with multiple national titles are third and fourth on the wins list. Defending Jamboree champ Rodney Sanders has eight wins here while his fellow two-time USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin lays claim to seven.
Terry Phillips and Tim Donlinger each have five wins at Deer Creek while Brad Waits, Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis have four wins apiece. Davis was the most recent winner here, taking the 14th Annual J&S JCB Labor Day Duel presented by FK Rod Ends on August 31.
Three-time USMTS feature winners include Cade Dillard, Joey Jensen and Zack VanderBeek. Drivers wheeling their rides into the winner's circle twice are Corey Dripps, Dustin Sorensen, Jason Krohn, Johnny Scott, Lucas Schott, Ryan Ruter and Stormy Scott. One-hit wonders include Brad McEwan, Chad Kinder, Craig Thatcher, Dan Chapman, Dan Daniels, Darin Walker, Dean Mahlstedt, Jeremy Payne, Jon Tesch, Jordan Grabouski, Les Duellman, Mark Burgtorf, Mark Noble, Mike Hejna, Mike Sorensen, Mike Spaulding, Randy Timms, Steve Arpin, Steve Wetzstein, Tommy Myer, Tommy Weder Jr. and Tony Fraise.
Al Hejna (7), Mike Sorensen (19) and Mark Burgtorf (69) battle during the 2006 Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.
USMTS rules apply. The top 15 in passing points locked into "A" Main, top 8 redraw and 15 advance from the "B" Mains to the 30-car "A" Main each night. Saturday's "A" Main will start three wide. Thursday's Non-Qualifiers Race will start the top 24 "B" Main cars that failed to make the "A" Main. The top 30 in Saturday's "B" Mains not advancing to the "A" Main are eligible for the Non-Qualifiers Race. All drivers will redraw for starting spots in both Non-Qualifier Races. USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup and national points, along with two provisionals, will be awarded each day. The USMTS Top Dog Bonus is awarded Thursday only.
Thursday Payout - 1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $1800, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $850, 7. $775, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $575, 12. $550, 13. $525, 14. $500, 15. $475, 16. $450, 17. $425, 18. $400, 19-30. $350; Non-Qualifiers Race: 1. $700, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $300, 6. $275, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $140, 13, $130, 14. $125, 15. $120, 16. $115, 17. $110, 18. $105, 19-24. $100; Tow $50.
Friday Payout - 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $750, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16. $500, 17. $475, 18. $450, 19. $425, 20-30. $400; Tow $50; Stoen Speed Dash: 1. $700, 2. $300, 3. $200, other starters $100.
Saturday Payout - 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $4000, 4. $3300, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1300, 11. $1200, 12. $1100, 13. $1000, 14. $900, 15. $850, 16. $800, 17. $775, 18. $750, 19. $725, 20. $700, 21. $675, 22-30. $650. Non-Qualifiers Race: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $475, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, 23-30. $250; Tow $100.
Entry Fees - Three-day entry fee is $200 on or before Sept. 9, $300 after Sept. 9 and before Sept. 18 or $400 on race day. Three complete shows-driver can race one day or all three. Thursday only is $100 in advance or $125 at the gate. Friday only is $125 in advance or $150 at the gate. Saturday only is $200 in advance or $250 at the gate.
From left to right: NASCAR Xfiity Series driver and Iowa native Landon Cassill, feature winner Jason Cummins, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and famed crew chief and announcer Larry McReynolds were part of the 2008 Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
USRA rules apply. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the "A" Main, top-8 redraw and an additional 15 drivers advance from the "B" Mains to the 30-car "A" Main each night. Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be awarded each night. A USRA license not required to enter this event. Wissota Midwest Mods permitted with some changes (call 515-832-6000 for more info).
Thursday Payout - 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $225, 8. $200 9. $14. $175, 10. $150, 11. $145, 12. $140, 13. $135, 14. $130, 15. $125, 16. $120, 17. $115, 18. $110, 19. $105, 20-30. $100; Tow $50.
Friday Payout - 1. $1200, 2. $800, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $300, 7. $275, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $145, 15. $140, 16. $135, 17. $130, 18. $125, 19-30. $120; Tow $50.
Saturday Payout - 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $450, 7. $400, 8. $350, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250, 12. $225, 13. $200, 14. $190, 15. $180, 16. $175, 17. $170, 18. $165, 19. $160, 20. $155, 21-30. $150; Tow $75.
Entry Fees - Three-day entry fee is $150 on or before Sept. 18 or $175 on race day. Three complete shows-driver can race one day or all three. Thursday only is $50 for licensed or $60 for non-licensed. Friday only is $60 for licensed or $70 for non-licensed. Saturday only is $75 for licensed or $85 for non-licensed.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
Bear Down Breakfast - A delicious Featherlite Fall Jamboree tradition, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church will once again be serving breakfast in beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. A hearty all-you-can-eat plate is just $9.
Thursday Bench Racing - Fans, drivers, crew members and their families and friends are invited to join the USMTS and Deer Creek Speedway staff for an epic gathering featuring music and plenty of bench racing in the hospitality area behind the grandstands.
Concert & Costume Party - County Line Drive will be performing live on Friday night immediately following the races in the hospitality area behind the grandstands. The show is free for all race attendees, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert. To say it gets a bit crazy at times may be the understatement of the century.
Bean Bag Tournament - Bragging rights for this year's Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon.
TICKETS & TIMES
Wednesday - An open practice is scheduled for Wednesday. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. (earlier to park vehicles) with a drivers meeting at 5:30 at the USMTS trailer followed by practice from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20. Students ages 6-15 are $15 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free.
Thursday - The pit gate opens and driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 for adults or $30 for kids. Pit passes are $40. Students ages 6-15 are $25 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free.
Friday - The pit gate opens and driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 for adults or $30 for kids. Pit passes are $40. Students ages 6-15 are $25 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free.
Saturday - The pit gate opens and driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. The drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 for adults or $30 for kids. Pit passes are $40. Students ages 6-15 are $30 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free.
Beat the rush and avoid the lines. Buy your tickets online at DeerCreekSpeedway.com.
For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV.
Track prep will be done as needed and order may change depending on weather or other unforeseen factors. Pits will need to be cleared by gate opening time each day. Remember, drivers, you are responsible for your crew and family members, so let's have fun and keep it clean. We want everybody to have a good time. Fires must be in gravel or fire pit-do not burn in grass. Oil dump is located behind the pit concession. Don't forget to get your limited edition 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree souvenirs at the USMTS trailer.
Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Miner's Outdoor & Rec, Red Tail Tackle, Orchard Creek Transportation, Summit Racing Equipment and Casey's General Stores.
ABOUT THE DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY
The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America's most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out DeerCreekSpeedway.com online. Follow 'The Creek' on social media at facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.
ABOUT THE USRA
To learn more about the United States Racing Association (USRA), visit USRAracing.com or call (515) 832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USRAracing, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USRAracing, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USRAracing and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USRATV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USRAracing.com/Subscribe.
ABOUT THE USMTS
To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Casey's General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KSE Racing Products, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD, MyRacePass, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries.
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, Impact RaceGear, PBM Performance Products, RACEceiver, Rancho Milagro Racing, River's Edge Scrap Management, Tony Moro Powder Coat, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, Hyperco, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wilwood Racing.
United States Modified Touring Series, Inc. (USMTS)
1715 W. 2nd St., P.O. Box 905
Webster City, IA 50595