American Racer USRA Modified Series Fires Off March 13 at Monarch Motor Speedway

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (March 10) If there’s any snow and ice still clinging to life in North Texas this weekend, the debut of the American Racer USRA Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports this Saturday, March 13, at the Monarch Motor Speedway is sure to melt anything left.

Combining their efforts to keep dirt modified racing alive and well, several of the top dirt ovals in the South Central region of the United States will host one or more events during the 2021 racing season for the newly-formed series for USRA Modifieds.

The first event will take place March 13 at the Monarch Motor Speedway with up to $3,000 up for grabs for the USRA Modified winner at the popular Wichita Falls facility. There’s only one first time, and one racer will etch his or her name atop the record books as the first-ever ARMS victor.

Saturday’s show is also the season opener at the racetrack with USRA Limited Mods, Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks and USRA Tuners plus Eco-Mods on the racing card. The pits open at 4 p.m. and grandstands open at 5:30 with hot laps getting underway at 6:30.

General admission is $20 while seniors (55+), active military and first responders are just $15. Kids ages 6-11 get in for $5. Pit passes are $35 or $15 for kids ages 6-11.

USRA competitors are encouraged to purchase a USRA license ahead of time at as tracks no longer issue them. Temp licenses will be available at the track for $10. Track division event purses are posted at the track’s website under the Registration/Rules tab.

PW Transportation Dash for Cash: GPW Transportation of Belton, Texas, is putting up $500 to win for the Dash for Cash. After the USRA Modified qualifiers have been completed, the top 8 in points will go to the GPW Transportation Dash For Cash. The winner will collect $500 and earn the right to start the feature from the pole.

However, the dash winner can choose to turn down the pole position, keep the $500 and start the feature from eighth place. If that driver wins the feature, he or she will win the Monarch Challenge and receive an additional $500 from GPW Transportation.

Race fans won’t be left out in the cold either. After the GPW Transportation Dash For Cash, those eight drivers’ names will be assigned to eight lucky race fans. If the driver assigned to you wins the feature, you win $100 cash.

Meet the track's mascot A-Main: He’ll be available for pictures and selfies throughout the event (for free, of course) which make for great memories of your visit to the Monarch Motor Speedway.

Come hungry, leave happy: We have great food in our concession stands, so come hungry and we'll fix you up at an affordable price. The Monarch Motor Speedway sells adult beverages (under the grandstands). Outside food or drink coolers are not allowed inside the ticket gate.

Rainout policy: If the races rain out before completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub or pit pass as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same price.

If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete and any remaining races will not be rescheduled. All drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night for any feature events rained out.

The Monarch Motor Speedway is a 1/4-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 4 miles west of I-44 in Wichita Falls on Hwy 287, then head north about 3/4 mile on FM 369 (7300 Kiel Ln, Wichita Falls, TX). For more information, visit


Each of the venues hosting one or more these blockbuster American Racer USRA Modified shows are paying $2,000 to win or more, plus at least $200 to start the feature race. At season’s end, the points champion will pocket no less than $4,000 of the nearly $20,000 points fund.

USRA Modified racers will be able to compete for several individual points funds. In addition to the new American Racer USRA Modified Series, drivers will earn national and regional points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, and sanctioned racetracks may also award 2021 track points funds also.

Here’s the current 2021 schedule of events for the American Racer USRA Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports:

March 13 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas ($2,000 to win)
April 16 – RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas ($2,000 to win)
April 17 – Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas ($2,000 to win)
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.

USRA Director of Track Operations Bryce Hall will manage the day-to-day operations of the series and Brandon Houk will serve as the Tech Director in conjunction with each track’s tech inspector.

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