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June 26th, 2015 - Kates Follows USMTS Action
1Returning on the United States Modifieds Touring Series (USMTS), Ben Kates made the journey on Wednesday night to Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas). With 41 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand for the $3,000 to win feature event, Kates logged an 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Starting in 12th, Kates managed to pass four cars to achieve an 8th place finish although failing to make a transfer spot in the 30-lap feature event.

1The following night brought Ben to East Texas Speedway (Petty, Texas) to a smaller field of 33 entries. Competing another USMTS event, Kates hoped to earn a transfer spot into 40-lap Casey’s General Stores A-Main. After failing to do so with a 4th place finish in his heat, Ben Kates scored a runner-up finish in his B-Main paving his way into the $3,000 to win feature event. Starting in 16th, Kates fell one spot to retire a 17th place finish.

On Friday night Ben Kates traveled to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for another USMTS event. In a stout field of 41 Open Wheel Modifieds, Kates fell back in his heat to record a 9th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Battling for a transfer spot in the 15-lap B-Main, Kates logged a 15th place exit ending his night early.

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June 20th, 2015 - Ben Kates Notches Podium Finish at Humboldt Speedway
1Ben Kates made the trip to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Saturday piloting his #23k Kates Motorsports/Harris Open Wheel Modified. Preparing himself for some USMTS action, Ben captured a heat race victory setting him up for the feature event. Looking to wheel the top line, Kates retired a 3rd place finish when the final checker flag flew.

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June 12th, 2015 - Ben Kates Attends USMTS Events
1On Wednesday night Ben Kates traveled to KRA Speedway (Wilmar, Minnesota) for a United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) race. Following a field of 38 Modified’s, Kates earned his way into the Casey’s General Stores A-Main with a 3rd place spot in his heat. Starting in 23rd, Ben managed to advance five spots in the 40-lap feature to register an 18th place finish.

The next night brought Ben Kates to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) for another USMTS event. Via the 41 Modified’s in attendance, Kates relied on a provisional to get into the A-Main with a 15th place exit in his 12-lap B-Main. After starting in the 26th positon, Ben wheeled his way around seven competitors to record a 19th place finish.

On Friday night Ben traveled to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for night one of the two day USMTS event. With a stacked field of 20 cars, Kates scored a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Battling for a transfer position, Ben Kates experienced car trouble ending his night along with the rest of his weekend.

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