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September 30th, 2016 - Adam Kates Visits Lakeside for Grant Junghans Memorial
1Competing in the two-day Grant Junghans Memorial, Adam Kates returned to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Thursday for the Deuces Wild event. Falling back to a 9th place outing in his heat, Adam transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at one of the two opening night features. Sending the Top 5, Kates fell short with a 9th place finish.

On Saturday night for the Grant Junghans Memorial race, Adam placed 6th in his heat giving him one last shot at the $10,002-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3 into the feature, Adam fell back to a 7th place outing in his 12-lap consolation event.  

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September 23rd, 2016 - Adam Preps for Grant Junghans Memorial
1Preparing for the two-day Grant Junghans Memorial the following weekend, Adam Kates visited Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday night. Gaining three positions in his heat, Adam posted a 4th place finish giving him the 13th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Kates improved three spots posting a 10th place outing.

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September 4th, 2016 - Kates Follows USMTS Over Labor Day Weekend
1Running in the 13th round of the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, the Kates Motorsports team traveled to Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 9th Annual KEVKO Summer Spectacular presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Bill & Sandy Johnson. Recording a 8th place finish in his heat, Adam improved one position in his B-Main logged a 7th place outing. Starting in 21st for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Kates held his spot for all 32-laps registering a 21st place finish.

Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) was the next stop of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup drawing 41 entries on Friday night. Recording a 8th place finish in his heat, Adam transferred into the B-Main with the 10th-starting position. Gaining three spots, Kates logged a 7th place finish but fell two positions short of a transfer spot into the A-Main.

On Saturday night the Kates Motorsports team headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual. In a stout field of 58 Open Wheel Modifieds, Adam logged a 6th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the $3,000-to-win show, Kates dropped two spots recording a 10th place outing.

Closing out the action-packed Labor Day Weekend, Adam Kates invaded at Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for second to last stop on the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Placing 7th in his heat, Adam needed a 5th place finish or better to make the 13th Annual Cresco Bowl. Starting in 7th, Kates fell two positions in the 15-lapper logging a 10th place finish.  

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