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May 23rd, 2015 - Ben Kates Competes in Busy Memorial Day Weekend
1 Ben Kates next stop on the 2015 season was Crawford County Speedway (Denison, Iowa) for an USMTS event. Following 31 entries signed up for Thursday’s night show, Ben recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat and Ben earned a spot out for a chance at $3,000 payday. After starting in the 11th position in the Casey’s General Store A-Main, Ben Kates found himself in 12th place when 35 lap feature came to end.

Following Thursday’s night show at Crawford County Speedway, Ben Kates followed the USMTS series for Friday's show at Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota). With the stout field of 38 entries, Ben placed 4th in his heat transferring him to the B-Main. Once earning his way into the A-Main with a 22th place start, Ben Kates worked his through the field to record a 17th place finish.

On Saturday night Ben attended the USMTS event at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota). Via a 6th place finish in his heat and 8th place spot in the B-Main, Ben was granted a provisional and was slated for a 26th place start. He managed to work his way through the field to record a 20th spot in the 40-lap A-Main.

For more results of the event and series you can visit www.usmts.com.

May 18th, 2015 - Ben Kates Continues on USMTS Series
1 Following a four straight rainouts, Ben Kates followed United States Modified Touring Series to their next stop at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls Minnesota. After not racing for almost two weeks, Ben registered at 6th place finish in his heat earning him a spot in the B-Main. After jumping five spots and recording a 5th in the B-Main, Ben pulled off a 23rd place finish in the Caseys General Store A-Main.

Full results for this race and series are available a www.i94speedways.com.

The following night of action headed to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie Minnesota for another USMTS event. After starting pole postion in his heat Ben recorded a 3rd place finish earning him a spot in the 40-lap A-Main. After battling in the USMTS feature event Ben registered a 19th place finish in the A-Main.

Full results for this race and series are available at www.ogilvieraceway.com.

May 1st, 2015 - Ben Kates Battles More Bad Luck
1The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) slate took Ben Kates to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday night as he continued his rookie campaign on the tour.

Thirty-five entries took to the lightning-fast, 4/10 mile oval, and mechanical woes plagued Ben in his heat race and b-main. As a result he was forced to utilize a provisional to start the main event in the 23rd position. He would ultimately retire from the feature on lap 17 to a 23rd place finish.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com

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