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July 25th, 2015 - Ben Kates Attends World Modified Dirt Track Championship
1Ben Kates returned on the 2015 season by making the trip to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the USMTS sanctioned 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle. In a staggering field of 63 Open Wheel Modifieds, Kates captured a heat race victory transferring him into the A-Main. With a 9th place starting spot, Ben improved one spot in the 30-lapper logging a 8th place finish.

1On Friday night Ben Kates captured a heat race win from the 2nd spot in a field of nine Open Wheel Modifieds. Starting in 9th for the 30-lap A-Main, Kates fell back to a 23rd place finish.

Wrapping up the busy weekend, Kates earned an 11th place starting spot for the first feature of the night. Battling for a $5,000 payday in the 30-lapper, Kates registered a 22nd place outing. For the 50-lap finale presented by Red Tail Tackle, Ben Kates logged a 30th place finish.

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July 17th, 2015 - Ben Kates Visits I-80 Speedway for USMTS Event
1On Friday night Ben Kates traveled to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) powering his #23k Kates Motorsports/Harris Open Wheel Modified in the United States Modifieds Touring Series (USMTS). With 30 entries signed in for the $3,000 to win Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Kates would need a 6th spot or better in his B-Main to get into the feature after placing 9th in his heat. After failing to hit a transfer spot, Ben relied on a provisional to get into the 35-lap feature. Starting in the back of the pack, Ben Kates logged a 23rd place finish.

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